In past posts, covered some classic snacks and even some cold snacks, but there’s still so much more that Walt Disney World has to offer. So, here are some other scrumptious treats that don’t necessarily fit into one of the above categories.
Although most people may not realize it, Walt Disney World is known for their ingenious Candy Apples that feature tons of different toppings, designs, and even characters. Whether it be classic characters (Mickey and Minnie), favorite characters (Olaf and the Cheshire Cat), or even characters from new Disney movies (Dory and Nemo) you’ll have a ton of options. Also, depending on what time of year it is, you might even be able to find seasonal Candy Apples such as a snowman or a pumpkin. Designs vary, so check different places often! You can find these candy apples all over Disney, most notably at the Confectionery on Main Street U.S.A., where you can actually watch the apples being made! But there are plenty of other places that specialize in this unique treat, such as Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs, and Disney’s Candy Cauldron, which is also a part of Disney Springs. However, if you’re looking for a little something different, head over to Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Animal Kingdom. They make animal-themed Candy Apples (and other various treats) that are exclusive to that store, including monkeys, elephants, and even cotton top tamarins. However, if all that Candy Apple fun isn’t enough for you, can personalize your own candy apple at Goofy’s Candy Company at Disney Springs.
Many will disagree that this classic food should be considered a snack, since it’s more properly regarded as a breakfast item. But the Mickey Waffle has become almost as ubiquitous to Disney as the Mickey Bar (it is in Mickey’s likeness of course) and is enjoyed by more than 3.6 million people visiting Florida and California each year. In case you didn’t know, the secret ingredient that makes them so special is malted flour. Mickey Waffles can be found pretty much anywhere in Disney, from character breakfasts, quick service locations in the parks, and resort food courts. Not all Mickey Waffles are the same though. Different varieties to be found include chocolate chip (Wilderness Lodge), chocolate (Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom), multigrain (The Wave, Contemporary Resort), and even gluten free (many locations including the Crystal Palace, Tusker House-Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood and Vine-Hollywood Studios). You can even find a larger version of the classic Mickey Waffle at such locations as the Intermissions Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Whether you consider it a breakfast item or a snack, it’s an undeniable Disney classic, and one you simply can’t pass up! Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Although this snack has gone through a name change, most will remember it as the Nutella Waffle. In case you haven’t heard of Nutella, it’s a chocolate and hazelnut spread that is sweeping the world and has managed to find its way into the Magic Kingdom via the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread found at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. The waffle is huge and comes covered with a good amount of Nutella along with bananas, strawberries, and blueberries on the top. This is just one of the many varieties of waffles that Sleepy Hollow offers, along with funnel cakes. If you grab this waffle early enough in the morning, you’ll be able to enjoy your treat while basking in the glory of Cinderella Castle and looking at the people as they stream down Main Street U.S.A., embarking on their day of happiness and excitement at the Magic Kingdom.
Disney cupcakes have been around for ages, and are quickly becoming one of the most popular snacks in Walt Disney World (and possibly worthy of a future article!). They can be found pretty much anywhere, and come in a dizzying array of flavors. Some are even designed to resemble favorite Disney characters. (Our favorite was a BB-8 cupcake that we enjoyed while watching the new Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.) Cupcakes are used to celebrate just about every major holiday and season at Disney. After all, nothing makes it feel more like Christmas than when you’re strolling down the middle of Main Street U.S.A with a snowman cupcake in your hand as the twinkling Dreamlights of Cinderella Castle glisten in the distance. Cupcakes can be found anywhere, particularly at the resort bakeries and food courts. We came across a lemon blueberry cupcake at the Gasparilla Grill at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa that literally made our knees buckle! Also, if you ever get the chance, treat yourself to a cupcake from Be Our Guest restaurant in the New Fantasyland. To put it simply, they’re exquisite. Plus, if you order the Master’s Cupcake, it will give you a chance to try the Grey Stuff. Trust us, it’s delicious! We hope that we’ve given you a taste of all of the great snacks that are just waiting to be found at Walt Disney World. No matter what you prefer, there is definitely something for you. Whether it’s a classic, savory snack like a Jumbo Turkey Leg, something cool and refreshing like a Goofy Glacier, or even a Sorcerer Mickey Candy Apple (yep, they really exist, complete with marshmallow ears!), you have no end of choices throughout the parks and resorts. As the entire resort keeps growing, so will it’s array of fabulous, tempting treats. Let’s just hope that they’re as delicious as they are now. But, knowing Disney, they’ll be more scrumptiously delicious than ever before. We look to forward to what Disney has to offer in the future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to enjoy the moment. So, Disney Snackateers, raise your Mickey Bars high. Cheers!