Aloha Isle (Magic Kingdom) and Pineapple Lanai (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
Perhaps the most iconic snack in the Disney parks, Dole whip, and all of its variants (my favourite is the float), is the delicious pineapple flavoured soft serve that I race to get whenever I’m in the Magic Kingdom, or at the Polynesian. Dole Whip is equal parts wonderfully refreshing in the Floridian heat and hugely sentimental to me and for that reason it makes my number one spot.
Warm Colossal Cinnamon Roll
Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery (Animal Kingdom)
For taste alone the colossal cinnamon rolls could have easily been number one. Freshly cooked, these cinnamon buns are presented in the typical Mickey Mouse shape, oozing with warm cinnamon filling and drizzled with lashings of icing. A healthy start to the day they are not, but no trip to Animal Kingdom would be complete without them.
Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich
Available throughout Disney Parks and Resorts
If you like your food character themed and delightfully sickly-sweet, Disney is the place for you. For ice cream, themed like the main Mouse, many Disney aficionados opt for the classic Mickey bar: simply chocolate encasing a vanilla ice cream. While you can never go wrong with an old classic I have always favoured the Mickey ice cream sandwich. This has all the fun of the Mickey shape, whilst also tasting like an Oreo ice cream sandwich, which is a big win in my books.
Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
L’Artisan des Glaces (France Pavilion, Epcot)
Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway Pavilion, Epcot)
School bread: the not-so-hidden, hidden gem of Epcot. Tucked away in the Norway pavilion lurks this delicious snack. Somewhere between an iced bun and a donut, school bread is effectively a sweet roll, stuffed with custard and topped with icing, with a subtle coconut flavour. It’s more divisive than I expected and while I love it, others don’t get the fuss. So give it a try for yourself and see what you think.
Rice Krispie Treats
I simply couldn’t have a list of favourite disney snacks and not include these little bites of heaven. The rice krispie treats at Walt Disney World are another absolute cult classic, and can be found throughout the parks in every possible flavour and size combination imaginable. I’ve seen these in ball form, with around 20 in a bag, in one huge Mickey shaped mass larger than my face, on a stick and dressed as a mummy during halloween. One word of warning: Though I may have the sweetest sweet tooth and can absolutely demolish these treats, many friends and family members I’ve given them to back in the UK have found them a tad too sickly.
So, that’s my top five must-eat snacks across Walt Disney World. I hope I’ve been able to provide some foodie inspiration for your next trip! Next time, I’ll be counting down my Top Five Table Service Restaurants across the parks and resort hotels!