Our family loves to eat when we got to Disney. Planning our restaurant choices is as much fun as planning which day we are going to ride Splash Mountain or Dumbo. One thing we are not great about planning are our snacks and perhaps that would be a little over-planning. However, we have discovered several delightful sweet snacks that Walt Disney World has to offer that are not your usual cookie or cotton candy. Here are our Top 5 “Secret” Sweet Treats at Walt Disney World.
1. Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich
Located just over the bridge into Liberty Square, our family stumbled onto this delicious treat. Our son had just visited the Pirate League and our daughter’s only wish that day was to meet Princess Tiana. We met Tiana just across the street in a tucked away gazebo and then went to sit down, rest, and hopefully catch the 3:00 parade. We spotted Sleepy Hollow Refreshments and were pleasantly surprised! The waffle is made to order so it is nice and warm, which makes the Nutella melty. The fruit includes bananas, strawberries and blueberries. It is quite large and the four of us shared this treat. It was not included in the snack on the Disney Dining plan, but it only costs around $7.00. Much to our delight, we had a complete added bonus as this location is perfect for viewing the 3:00 parade! You can sit at the tables and see the parade come across the bridge. We later discovered, though, it is not ideal for the nighttime parades because they come the opposite direction
2.Dole Whip Float
Aloha Isle, Magic Kingdom
Most people know about the Dole Whip, which is a delectable pineapple soft serve ice cream. However, the Dole Whip is taken to a whole new level when cold pineapple juice is added to a large cup of the soft serve. This treat is the perfect combination of sweet and sour and is refreshing on a hot Florida day. It costs around $5.00 and can be found in Adventurelad just across from the Swiss Family Tree House.
3. Create your Own Krispie Treats
Goofy’s Candy Kitchen, Downtown Disney
This was another one we stumbled on while wandering at Downtown Disney Marketplace. Our children were sure they NEEDED some candy for a bedtime snack that night so we went in this store. We noticed that this place was more like a specialty bakery creating cupcakes, cake balls, and candy apples, but then we moved around to the other side and saw that they have a whole area that you can create your own Mickey Krispie Treats. The dipped Mickey Krispie treat has long been one of my favorite treast at Disney, but this tops them all! You get to pick what type of chocolate your Mickey is dipped in (white, dark, milk), then the topping (there are tons to choose from…pecans, candy, candy bars), then a drizzle chocolate. It is quite large and we ate on ours for a few days. Extra added bonus…it was included on the Disney Dining Plan snack!
4. “Stitch Juice”
Served at Polynesian Resort at the O’hana Best Friends Breakfast
While this may not necessarily be considered by some as “sweet treat,” it was one sweet things we kept talking about after our last trip. According to several websites this juice is called POG juice and comes from Hawaii. It is a delicious blend of passion fruit juice, orange juice, and guava juice. Our children named it “Stitch Juice” because Stitch is one of the characters you meet at this breakfast. This breakfast as a whole is a great character experience and the meal is great as well, with breakfast staples, but also sweet Hawaiian bread and this cold and satisfying juice blend. The O’hana Best Friend Breakfast is at the Polynesian Resort and requires advanced dining reservations. While it can be pricey (adult prices range from $22.00 – $28.00, child prices $12.00 – $17.00 depending on what time of the year you are there), it is included as a sit down meal on the Disney Dining Plan.
5. Mickey Bar
Served all over Walt Disney World
This, of course, is not a secret at all, but what list of sweet treats at Walt Disney World would be complete without this iconic bar? When I was a young girl on some of my first visits, these ice cream bars were primarily vanilla ice cream with chocolate ice cream eyes and noses and chocolate dipped ears. Now they are creamy vanilla ice cream dipped in a thick chocolate shell. They are messy for the littles, but hit the spot on a warm day.
Sarah Garner was born, raised, and continues to live in Central Illinois, which is a very long way from the Mouse’s home in Florida. A former public school teacher, turned homeschool Mom, she enjoys reading, quilting, and cooking (but really only has time for the last one). She has been to Walt Disney World 17 times and her family recently took their first Disney Cruise. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 11 years and they have a 7 year old son and a 6 year old daughter.