One of the biggest, if not the biggest, traditions we have when visiting Walt Disney World is snacking. Lots of snacking. Whether you’re in Epcot for the day or spending the afternoon at Disney Springs, you can snack to your heart’s content at Disney World. Today, we’re sharing our top 10 favorite snacks at Walt Disney World.
Snacking is an especially important part of your trip if you are using the Disney Dining Plan. Depending on your plan, you have at least two snack credits to use each day. We’ve even seen many families exchanging their remaining quick service credits for snacks (which is NOT a good value). If you are on the dining plan, you need to know how to optimize those snack values to get your money’s worth. Personally, we don’t spend too much time focusing on value. As long as you aren’t buying twelve Mickey rice crispies at the end of the week to use up your credits, the value is in the enjoyment of the snack.
10. Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich – Magic Kingdom
The Sleepy Hollow Cafe in Magic Kingdom serves up a variety of waffle sandwiches and snacks and our favorite was the Nutella and fruit sandwich. It’s possibly a stretch to call this a “snack” but when shared it’s a really great brunch or second breakfast option at Disney World. Plus, there are no boundaries limiting the definition of snacks and meals at Walt Disney World.
9. Mickey Ice Cream Bar
This seems to be just a simple chocolate-covered ice cream bar but the Disney magic makes it special. Some Mickey-shaped snacks are overpriced, over-purchased, and terrible (cough Mickey rice crispies cough), but this iconic ice cream is worth your snack money every time. The ice cream is best enjoyed sitting on Main Street watching a parade.
8. Butterfinger Cupcake – Hollywood Studios
These massive chocolate delights can be found in Hollywood Studios at Starring Rolls and often in the Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard. These cupcakes are massive and extremely rich. We can easily share one and get plenty to eat. These are a good value for a snack credit at around $4.
7. LeFou’s Brew – Magic Kingdom
This specialty beverage is only found at Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom Fantasyland area. LeFou’s Brew is a frozen apple slush with a passionfruit whipped topping. The drink alone, NOT in a souvenir cup, can be purchased using a snack credit and is a good value at around $4.50. These drinks seem like an attempt to imitate the fame of the Butterbeer at Universal Studios and don’t quite live up to the hype, but they are still great.
6. Dole Whip Float – Magic Kingdom
On a hot Orlando day, there aren’t many things as refreshing as a Dole Whip in the Magic Kingdom. The Dole Whip float is an improved variation of our beloved Dole Whip with pineapple juice as the float’s liquid (is there a culinary term for the liquid portion of a float?). As the Dole Whip is eaten- or melts, if you are too slow- it gets the extra boost of sugar and sweet from the pineapple juice. We all need a good carb load for a Disney summer.
5. Troll Horn – Epcot
This cream-filled “horn” is found in Kringla Bakery at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Kringla is an excellent place for snacking in general. We recently mentioned our favorite use of Kringla as a line snack in our Frozen Ever After Tips post.
4. Amorette’s Pistachio Eclair – Disney Springs
With the expansion to Disney Springs, there are tons of new places to grab a snack. Our favorite of the new locations is Amorette’s Patisserie. Amorette’s offers a rotating group of pretty fancy pastries and snacks. Of the five or six that we’ve tried, the Pistachio Eclair was our favorite and is among the best snacks at all of Walt Disney World.
3. Strawberries and Cream Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich – Epcot
L’Artisan des Glaces is an ice cream shop at France in Epcot. They serve a changing list of ice creams that can be eaten with a cone, in a brioche sandwich, or in a float. They also offer this macaron ice cream sandwich. Instead of the typical cookie, a french macaron serves as the bread for the sandwich. Brittany might argue that this should be at the top of the list of the best snacks at WDW.
2. Napoleon – Epcot
The Napoleon is arguably the perfect dessert. A pastry with layers of crust, cream, and chocolate filling all wrapped up inside a plastic packaging. The Napoleon is found at the France Pavilion in Epcot at our favorite Quick Service location (see our list HERE), Boulangerie Les Halles.
1. School Bread – Epcot
You may have seen us proclaim our love for School Bread, but trust me the hype is real. Found only at Kringla Bakery at Norway’s Pavilion in Epcot, this cream filled bun is everything that is good in the world. We first experienced School Bread on our most recent trip and ended up sampling about 5 more over the course of a week, for research purposes.
Honorable Mention – The Matterhorn Macaroon at Jolly Holiday Bakery, Disneyland California
The Matterhorn Macaroon is our favorite Disney snack in the world (sorry WDW). It’s the perfect combination of coconut and pastry and heaven and it’s downright supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It’s arguably worth the trip from Georgia to Disneyland just to grab a Matterhorn Macaroon. Sorry for the low quality picture, we usually did not have them in our hands long enough to take a good picture.
That does it for our top 10 snacks at Walt Disney World (and our special Disneyland honorable mention).
If you’re heading to Disney World soon to get your snacking fix (or for the rides I guess), be sure to check out some of our other posts including: