I was thinking (or dreaming is more like it) about my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. This is the first trip we will have the Disney Dining Plan (Quick Service). The deal with the “Stay, Play, and Dine” discount was too good to pass up. While I was researching what was included on the dining plan, I wanted to make a list of my top 10 snacks I must have/try on our trip. So here we go!
10- Kakigori from the Kabuki Cafe in the Japan Pavilion of World Showcase. This shaved ice treat is served with your choice of fruit syrups. it is $3.75 but splurge for the sweetened milk on top for an extra dollar!
9- Hand-Twisted Pretzel from the Bier Stand in the Germany Pavilion of World Showcase. This warm fresh made pretzel is the perfect snack while drinking one of the wonderful beers from this “country”. Just remember the beer is not on the Dining Plan!
8- Rullekake from the Kringla Bakeri og Cafe in the Norway Pavilion. Yellow cake layered with raspberry filling and covered in powdered sugar. Not only is it delicious but it is fun to say.
7- Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel from the Harambe Fruit Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These are amazing!
6- Churro from various locations around the parks. These classic snacks are a perfect portable treat to satisfy your taste buds. They are fried dough sticks that are covered in cinnamon sugar.
5- Carrot Cake Cupcake from Sunshine Seasons EPCOT. I have not had a Disney cupcake I didn’t like. I like the carrot cake one because it isn’t overly sweet.
4.- Mickey Ice Cream Bar from various locations. This is your basic vanilla ice cream with a hard chocolate shell. This treat will not only cool you off on a hot day, but acts as a time machine to your childhood.
3- School Bread from the Kringla Bakeri og Cafe in Norway. A sweet bread roll injected with vanilla custard and topped with sweet icing and coconut. This isn’t like your normal donut. It is more like a sweetened bread roll so it has some chew to it. It is fantastic!
2- Collassal Cinnamon Roll from Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Ok I have to admit this isn’t on the dining plan. I couldn’t have a top snacks list without including it. Now I used to get them from the Main Street Bakery. We all know what happened to that and my blood pressure won’t allow me to go into it. Anyway, they have added the regular cinnamon roll at Gaston’s Tavern. I have heard reports they aren’t as good as the bakery was. So I found out that Kusafiri serves a family sized one (or just me). This version is flatter than the original, but is more like monkey bread style.
1- Dole Whip/Dole Whip Float from Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom. It should come as no surprise to anyone who comes in contact with me that this is my favorite treat. This cool pineapple flavored soft serve dessert is just amazing. It is dairy free so if you have an intolerance you will be fine. The float adds Dole pineapple juice to the bottom of the cup.
Honorable Mention: The Cronut from the Refreshment Port near the Canada Pavilion. This New York City sensation has made it’s way to Walt Disney World. The cross between a croissant and donut has swept the nation.
No matter what your favorite is, Walt Disney World will tempt all of your senses!
Keith was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.He now lives with his wife a few miles from his childhood home. His first trip to the Magic Kingdom was at the age of two and while the only memories are in pictures, the magic laid dormant within him. Until he saw the animated movie Robin Hood, and his love began to grow. He has always had an interest in food and the togetherness it brings. He became a classically trained chef and all around foodie. His last trip to Disney World was in 2011 and he has been learning, researching, and keeping up on all things Disney since. He hopes to bring you all of the food news from the parks, tips on how to save money on food, and all the tastes and smells from the House of Mouse (especially when smell o vision is invented). You can follow Keith on Twitter @DarthChef79.