Smart Snacking Around the Magic Kingdom

I absolutely love the Disney Dining Plan (DDP)! I find dining to be an attraction at Walt Disney World…can you tell I like to eat? One of my favorite things to do when we are on the DDP is to be on the hunt for fabulous snack options.  We see our snack options as more of a meal rather than a snack.  Magic Kingdom is my favorite park so I want to share the best ways to use your Disney Dining Plan snack credit at Magic Kingdom.

Before we begin, you are looking for items that are labeled with the DDP symbol. (shown here…)

First stop….Main Street USA!!Main Street Bake Shop is a gem of a place to use your snack credit. One way we save time and money in my family is to snack for breakfast and save any dining credits for lunch and dinner.  However, we need something to get us going until our big meal. Main Street Bake Shop has a plethora of bakery items that you can purchase using your DDP snack credit and would be very sufficient as a breakfast item. Choose from the enormous cinnamon rolls, to their fruit filled turnovers, cheesecake (okay probably not breakfast) bread pudding, and many more options. I have not done this but I have read that you can also get cereal with milk for one snack credit.  Some other options that can also be purchased using your snack credit include, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits and even smoothies…my husband loves this!!  For many, including me, the very best item on the menu is the cookie ice cream sandwich. The best part is you customize it yourself! Choose your favorite homemade cookie and ice cream flavor for a delectable treat! Even though you would not have the cookie as a breakfast, I just had to mention it.

One of the reasons that I love the DDP is that I as well as my children can try things that we normally would not try at home.  If you are looking for a unique snack option, look no further than The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland. They have either a spicy cheese or cream cheese stuffed pretzel option….we just love them both!

Head on over to Adventureland to the Eggroll Wagon a small but yummy variety of crispy eggrolls. These tasty treats are sure to curb your appetite.  Keep in mind the cart that serves the eggrolls is open seasonally.

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If you are a French fry fan you may want to pay a visit to either Pecos Bills or Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café. At both of these locations you can use your snack credit to order French fries but the best part is you can take those fries over to the burger fixing bar and load them up with all of your favorite toppings!!  This is something that both my kids and my husband LOVE to do on every trip to Walt Disney World.

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And of course last but certainly not least is the ever so famous Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float. A trip to Disney World would not be complete without a visit to Aloha Isle in Adventureland. The Dole Whip is every Disney fans favorite DDP snack.  Dole Whips are soft serve ice cream that comes in pineapple, vanilla, swirl or citrus swirl (like an orange dream).  If you opt for the float option they add fresh fruit juice to the bottom which makes for a refreshing treat! My family and I love to get a Dole Whip and watch “Wishes.”

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There are of course many more snack options throughout Magic Kingdom but these are the options that I would consider for getting the most bang for your buck!  I would love to hear how you like to use your DDP snack credit.  Share your thoughts on The Affordable Mouse Facebook page or by commenting below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kelly, her husband, and three children live in the Chicagoland area. Kelly has been traveling to Walt Disney World since the age of two. She considers Walt Disney World to be her primary vacation destination.  With 20 plus trips under her belt she still enjoys researching and learning new things about the most magical place on earth! Kelly began Disney Guru in August of 2010 with the vision of sharing fun vacation tips and magic with all fans of Disney World.

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