Oh the joy of Walt Disney World Treats. It’s safe to say I question whether I enjoy dining or the rides more when visiting my favorite place on earth. Whether you are at one of the parks, Disney Springs or on the Boardwalk, there are so many great treats both sweet and savory at every turn. The above Seashore Sweets on the Boardwalk closed earlier this year to make room for the expansion of the Flying Fish Cafe. Fear not, Boardwalk Bakery is located just a few doors down and serving up one of my favorite Disney desserts, the below Cheesecake Brownie. Side note, Trattorio al Forna serves Mickey Waffles at breakfast! Below I’m sharing a few more of my favorite snacks when visiting the parks.
I’m of course partial to eating at the French Pavilion at Epcot. But who can blame me when 100% of the food is made fresh and in-house. When you don’t have time to sit down for a meal at Les Chefs de France or Monsieur Paul (which are both incredible), pick up some treats to go. I love their macaroons, frozen cocktails (the below was fittingly called La Vie En Rose slushy) or grab a cheese plate and a glass of wine and relax at one of the tables overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. The ice cream shop, L’Artisan des Glaces also makes a Croque Glace, their signature pressed brioche ice cream sandwich. Follow them on Instagram: @artisandesglace
Some of my other Epcot treats of choice are the Falafel and mint tea at Tangerine Cafe in Morocco and Fish & Chips at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop at the United Kingdom Pavilion.
When you’ve stepped into the park you will first see the appropriately named Main Street Confectionary. They sell the cutest treats from packaged candy you can bring home and give as gifts, fresh baked goods and chocolate dipped candy apples. There’s something for everyone. At the end of Main Street, you’ll find the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, with delicious waffle bowl sundaes. (One sundae can feed at least 2 people) When its a hot sunny day nothing is more refreshing than a cold treat like the Mickey Mouse ice cream cookie sandwich which you can find at the ice cream kiosks located around the park. However, one of my all time favorites is the Dole Whip soft serve pineapple ice cream. It’s fruity heaven and can be found at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. (also at Epcot during the Flower + Garden Festival)
Finally, a Turkey leg, one of my favorite savory treats at the Magic Kingdom. It’s a great afternoon snack to share when in FrontierLand. But wait and eat one AFTER you’ve ridden Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. (ps. These are no longer sold at Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios)
When you’re in need of a sweet fix at Hollywood Studios, I highly recommend the milkshakes at the 50’s Prime Time Diner. Since I’m typically at Animal Kingdom first thing in the morning (the best time of day for animal spotting on Safari), I opt for healthy treats like fresh fruit at the Harambe Fruit Market. Growing up, there weren’t nearly as many healthy food options as there are now which I think is really smart. In all of the parks you can now find stalls with fresh fruit, bottled water and fruit juice.
This summer, some of my favorite NY treat spots have opened up at Walt Disney World. Stop into Ample Hills Creamery at the Boardwalk and Sprinkles cupcakes at Disney Springs. I haven’t been to these new Disney locations yet but can assure you, they are amazing.
See the full list of Disney Dining locations on there site HERE