The 12 Best Snacks at Magic Kingdom You Gotta Try
Finding things to eat in Disney World isn’t difficult, but all the possibilities may be daunting. At Magic Kingdom especially, food options range so widely that you and your family may have a hard time deciding where to grab a snack, what to have for lunch, or simply where to get your drinks. With this list of Disney World restaurants and snacks in the Magic Kingdom, however, you’ll have a better idea of where to find the best food at the park.
It’s important to note that some of these items are not included in the meal plans Disney offers. When those items come around, there will be a note stating that the snack or meal is not included in the meal plan.
Dole Whip at Aloha Isle
If you ask anyone who’s been to Disney, they’ll tell you to get a Dole Whip. Everyone loves Dole Whip, and for a good reason. It’s delicious, refreshing, and relatively cheap for what it is. At $4.99 a cup, you can choose between pineapple, vanilla, or a swirl of the two. Most people get the pineapple because of the refreshing taste, but both flavors are tasty. This frozen treat does not contain dairy, so it’s good for everyone as long as you don’t have an allergy to pineapple.
It’s the perfect blend of soft serve and fruit juice. You can get it at Aloha Isle, which specializes in Dole Whip and Dole Whip floats. Those are equally tasty if you’d rather have a small dose of whip paired with a refreshing drink.
Popcorn from Main Street
Disney popcorn is arguably the best popcorn on the face of the Earth. It’s salty, buttery, and overall wonderful. You get to take it with you in a big bucket, so you get a lot for your money. The buckets are usually themed to the park you purchase it from, and there are occasionally limited edition buckets.
For holidays, especially, you’ll probably find some really cool buckets for your popcorn. The popcorn on its own costs around $4.25, but the souvenir bucket brings it up to around $10.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas from Storybook Circus
If you’re looking for a cool, refreshing snack that isn’t ice cream, then you definitely want to get a chocolate covered banana from one of the pop-up stands around the park. You can get them at Storybook Circus, but there are other places to find these frozen treat. It’s the perfect blend of fruity and sweet, and great for little ones that have been snacking on candy for the duration of their vacation. You can get them without nuts or with, and they cost around $3.79 and $4.29, respectively.
Cheshire Cat Tail and Cold Brew at Cheshire Café
The Cheshire Café takes the prize for cutest restaurant on this list. Like the rest of Disney, this café completely brings you into another world. Most of the restaurants at Disney are themed, but this one truly makes you feel like you’re in a fairytale. And as far as WDW menus go, the Cheshire Café has the most themed dishes out of all the restaurants you’ll see in this article. Of these treats is the cat tail.
The pastry itself is a chocolate Danish, which is yummy enough on its own. But for a little added magic, it’s decorated with purple and pink stripes to look like the Cheshire Cat himself. To go along with this tasty snack, grab one of the cold brews for a quick breakfast before you take on Magic Kingdom. The pastry on its own costs $5.49 and the cold brew comes in at $3.79.
LeFou’s Brew and a Cinnamon Roll at Gaston’s Tavern
Haven’t had enough sweets at the Cheshire Café? Head over to Gaston’s Tavern for a second round of breakfast treats. Gaston’s Tavern, like the Cheshire Café, themes its menu around Gaston and his sidekick LeFou. More specifically, LeFou’s Brew—a frozen apple juice drink with some toasted marshmallow and passionfruit mango foam—will become a new favorite of yours and your family’s. It’s significantly fancier than most drinks at Disney, but it tastes just as good as a simple Dole Whip. Have one of the cinnamon rolls with it to complete the Gaston’s Tavern experience. The roll costs approximately $5.29 and the brew rings in around $5.79.
Our Tavern Keeper’s Favorite at Liberty Tree Tavern
When you’re ready for lunch, head on over to Liberty Tree Tavern for a colonial experience. If you’d rather have a light lunch, this one may not be for you. However, if you’re looking for a hearty meal, then you definitely need to invest in Our Tavern Keeper’s Favorite. This meal is more expensive than most things on this list—it’s a whopping $20.00 for one—but it’s very sharable. You get pot roast, mashed potatoes, and a selection of garden veggies. It’s perfect for a couple who wants to have a meal together but don’t want to spend too much on separate meals. Liberty Tree does accept some meal plans, too, so you may not even need to worry about paying for it out of pocket.
Any Flatbread at Pinocchio’s Village Haus
Pinocchio’s Village Haus is another restaurant that has a wonderfully magical theme. This one, though, doesn’t have a menu that matches. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less delicious! The menu mainly consists of flatbreads, all of which are worth getting. It all depends on what toppings you enjoy most on your flatbreads. There are 5 types of flatbread to choose from:
- Sausage and Pepperoni
- Flatbread of the Month
The Flatbread of the Month varies, obviously, by the month, but the toppings are always super tasty. The prices based on the toppings vary from around $8.99 to $11.99.
Apple Blossom Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is potentially one of the most recognizable treat stops at Magic Kingdom. It’s right on Main Street so you can’t miss it. You can get all kinds of ice cream at this shop, but the Apple Blossom Sundae is one of the best treats you can get. You get a slice of warm apple pie topped with caramel sauce, whipped cream, a cherry, and two scoops of ice cream. You pick your two flavors, which makes this dessert all the tastier! It costs about $7.49 for all that yumminess.
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow
Despite the spooky name, Sleepy Hollow serves mostly waffles of all sorts. If you’re craving a Mickey waffle in the middle of the day, here’s the place to go. This is the restaurant that does not accept meal plans, though, so be aware of that before getting any treats. There are plenty of waffles to choose from, but the fresh fruit waffle sandwich is the perfect pick me up if you’re looking for a fresh snack with a hint of sweetness. This one comes in around $8.29, which isn’t too bad for an entire waffle and fruit. Again, though, this place does not take meal plans, so if that’s any hinderance on your decision, then you might want to go for a different snack on this list.
Funnel Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream at Sleepy Hollow
Another Sleep Hollow snack, so those who don’t want to pay out of pocket, head on over to the next snack on the list! If you’re okay with spending some of your own cash, then you need to have the funnel cake with strawberries and whipped cream. The funnel cake at Disney World is another absolute essential. You can just get the funnel cake with powdered sugar, which is equally delicious, but the strawberries and cream add a bit of luxury to this fair food. This one costs about $7.99 with the strawberries and whipped cream, but only $6.99 if you only want powdered sugar.
Peter Pan Float at Storybook Treats
This one wins the award for most character-centric treat on this list. This is another non-meal plan snack, so beware of that! The Peter Pan Float features lime soft-serve over Sprite soda with a chocolate feather in the soft serve to represent Peter’s famous feathered hat.
When you’ve got it in your hand, you’ll want to start singing “You can fly, you can fly, you can fly!” It really does look like Peter’s hat, and it’s so wonderfully nostalgic. This is the type of dessert you expect when you arrive at Disney World. Not only is it magical in appearance, it tastes delicious. If you like citrus-y flavors, you’ll love this drink. It’s very refreshing, too. And the best part of all, it’s only $5.99.
Turkey Leg at Tortuga Tavern
The last stop on this food tour of the Magic Kingdom is the Tortuga Tavern right by the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. If you’ve stayed at the park for dinner, you definitely want to visit the tavern for your fill of hearty food. They have a variety of meat-based meals to choose from—and a tasty pepper jack pretzel—but the turkey leg is one of the most iconic meals from this restaurant. If you want to feel like a pirate, you need to get the turkey leg. After you’ve finished chowing down on this massive leg, you’ll be asking for a pint of rum and a boat to take you to Tortuga. At around $12.49, this meal is reasonably priced for the amount you receive. You’ll certainly feel full and recharged after eating this turkey leg.
Magic Kingdom: The Perfect Place to Snack
Out of all the parks, Magic Kingdom arguably has the most themed restaurants. Of course, Epcot has an entire showcase dedicated to different countries and their cuisine, but as far as magical themes go, Magic Kingdom has everything you need to feel like you’re completely immersed in a fairytale. From the Cheshire Café to the Tortuga Tavern, there’s something to snack on for visitors of all ages. The variety of sweet and savory options ensures that there are things to eat for everyone, no matter what you prefer to snack on.
Most of the snacks on this list are included on the meal plans, but some are not, so be aware of that before picking out a snack at random. The Disney World website notes which restaurants are included on meal plans, so double check there if you only want to stick with what your meal plan provides. Again, the two restaurants that do not accept meal plans on this list are Sleepy Hollow and Storybook Treats. Out of all the places, though, those two are relatively inexpensive if you want to pay out of pocket for their tasty snacks.
Overall, the snacks at Magic Kingdom revolve around making your experience as immersive as it possibly can be, so be ready to fall in love with almost every snack you see while you’re walking around the park. Be sure to come with an empty stomach—you’ll need all the room you can get if you want to try all the snacks on this list! You won’t regret it.
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