Walt Disney World is having a major moment! With the 50th Anniversary Celebration firmly underway and a significant push in advertising, Walt Disney World is packed—even during the so-called ‘slow season.’ If you’re headed to Walt Disney World and are looking for a chill day away from the parks, Perfecting the Magic has you covered! We scoped out the best Disney snacks at Walt Disney World, and you won’t even need a park ticket to experience them!
The Best Dole Whip at Walt Disney World
Love hitting up Aloha Isle for Dole Whip in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom, but wish you could enjoy it without half of the treat dripping onto the ground? Or maybe you’re craving another Dole Whip Float, but you can’t make park reservations before you leave. Head over to the Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. You’ll find all of your favorite Dole Whip treats there.
The AC and gorgeous surroundings are a bonus, too. We could spend an entire afternoon at the Poly, and we highly recommend you stop by for the best Dole Whip of your trip—no park ticket required. It’s truly one of the best Disney World snacks you can find!
Be Our Guest: Check Out Walt Disney World’s Enchanted Rose Lounge
Have you been dying to try Be Our Guest but felt put off by the new prix fixe menu, or couldn’t nab a reservation in time? Head on over to the Enchanted Rose Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa! If you’re already at Magic Kingdom, you can take the Monorail or ferry over, and if you’re just dropping by for a Disney World snack, parking is free. Tuck into truffle fries and a cocktail and feel worlds away from it all. Stroll the grounds. Hang out in the lobby. Take some selfies by the swan topiaries—make a day of it! You’ll be happy you did.
Finding the Best Secret Menu Snacks at Walt Disney World
Do you love insider snacks? You know the kind, the snacks that only the Disney-obsessed know about? We’ve got a recommendation! Head over to the Maji Pool Bar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for a Nyala brownie. This peanut butter frosted brownie earns top marks from Disney foodies, and it is worth getting every single time. Mickey-shaped, sweet, salty, and completely perfect, it shouldn’t be skipped. Bite into an ear of this Disney World Snack as you gaze out on the savannah and watch zebras bask in the afternoon sun. It’s an experience to be savored, and a perfect way to enjoy Disney treats without needing a park admission.
If the savannah is a bit too warm for you and you need to cool down, head over to the Grand Floridian and stop into the Grand Floridian Café. Check for reservations ahead of time in the app, but if they’re booked, you can always try to put your name in and wait for an opening. It’s not on the menu, but their Strawberry Soup is famous and absurdly delicious. We recommend asking for a side of whipped cream to really elevate it, too! It’s the perfect Disney World snack for a hot day and is truly unique.
Is EPCOT packed? Here’s the Second-Best Way to Drink Around the World
Wish you were drinking around the world at EPCOT, but don’t have the budget for another park day? Head over to Bar Riva at Disney’s Rivera Resort with friends for Riva Margaritas and split an order of Confit Chicken Wings. You’ll have a taste of Mexico and France at your fingertips in no time!
Or maybe you need to relax and are looking for immaculate vibes that feel out of reach in a crowded theme park? Make the trip to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and head straight for Geyser Point. While all the seating offerings are nice, we think it’s worth it to wait for a table by the lake. Split the Cheesy Brisket and house-made chips or order a Blue Wilderness—an open-secret cocktail made with pineapple and black cherry vodka while you watch the day pass by. Disney World snacks don’t get much better than this.
The Best Sweet Snacks at Walt Disney World
Are you craving a donut fix that rivals the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom? Head over the Disney Springs and check out Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew! If you need your coffee fix, they offer drinks with a loaded donut of your choice on top—if you’re just there for the extra sweet stuff, Everglazed is a literal candy shop of choice. Try the fruity pebbles donut and thank us later. It’s the stuff Disney snack dreams are made of.
If donuts aren’t your thing and you’re experiencing a serious churro craving when the parks are at compacity, fear not. Take a drive over to Disney Springs and check out Sunshine Churros. This churro cart offers the classics and limited-edition flavors that feel like they were dreamed up by pixie-dust. Try the new Dulce de Leche Churro and let us know how you like it!
Not into churros, but need something for the ‘gram before you leave? Did you find yourself sugared out on Disney World snacks while in the parks, and now you’re experiencing a bit of FOMO? Head on over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, bask in the fantastic Mary Blair mural, and get yourself into the Contempo Café for a cupcake! Their offerings are beyond cute and wildly delicious. Check out the Monorail cupcake. It’s the perfect nod to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
The Best Coffee at Walt Disney World
To round out our list, we have the perfect Disney World snack choice for a rest day between park visits, especially if you’re looking to recharge! Make your way back to Disney Springs and drop by Gideon’s Bakehouse for one of their Peanut Butter Cold brews. The drink expertly bridges the gap between dessert and caffeine and adds pep to every step—even after you’ve walked the equivalent of a half-marathon around a Disney park all week.
Where Are Your Favorite Disney World Snacks?