Jun 12

Top 10 Disney Snacks – Magic Kingdom

I don’t often purchase the dining plan when we are at Walt Disney World.  It’s not because I don’t think it is a great value because it can add up to be a great savings, especially for families.  When we are in the parks and do have meals, they are table service dining but for the most part, we snack ALL day long, especially in the Magic Kingdom.  So, here is a list of my Top 10 Disney Snacks at the Magic Kingdom.  Did your favorite make my list?


The smoked turkey leg found in Frontierland is considered one of the Magic Kingdom’s 4 food groups.  This giant smoked leg is large enough to be a meal, and sometimes enough for 2 people to share, but it is considered a snack.  Loaded with the smoky, salty flavor, this leg is sure to satisfy your snack attack.


images9.  FUNNEL CAKES

My, oh my, the funnel cakes are divine!  Whether you like them sprinkled with powdered sugar, covered in cinnamon or loaded with fruit and whipped cream, Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square is where you need to be to enjoy one of these sinful delights. I usually just go for the powdered sugar one although the one with the strawberries and whipped cream is to die for!


images8.  PORK SHANK

If you are looking for a manly sized snack, served in a manly tavern then stop by the manliest of manly places, Gaston’s Tavern, for a tender and delicious roasted pork shank.  Partner you shank with LeFou’s Brew, a mixture of apple juice, marshmallow and passion fruit, for a great quick service snack.



No trip to Disney is complete without one of these premium ice cream bars! The creamy, cool vanilla ice cream dipped in a decadent chocolate shell is also known as one the Disney’s 4 food groups and a definite must-have in our book. This is the most common snack credit used on the dining plan and can be found in numerous ice cream carts throughout the park.


Ahhhh, the candied and carmel apples found at Disney – the sweetest treat in the World. Starting with a Granny Smith apple, the Main Street Confectionary creates various characters that are a true work of art. Whether you want Mickey, Minnie, Belle, Maleficent or even Mike Wysowski, these giant candied orbs will definitely please your sweet tooth.

images5.  POPCORN

It’s the first thing you smell when you walk through the train station’s arch into the Magic Kingdom and makes for the best snack while waiting for the parade. Yes, it’s fresh popcorn – Disney style!  More than 5.2 million bags of popcorn are popped at Disney World every year.  That’s over 45,000 pounds of buttery, salty goodness.


If you love a good ice cream sundae, then this is the treat for you.  One scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, topped with hot fudge, caramel and strawberry sauce, covered in whipped cream and topped with chocolate and peanut butter chips and cherries.  Enough to share with several people. And…you get to keep the Mickey sink!  Yes, please!


Everyone loves cupcakes, right? This goodie found at the Cheshire Cafe is a not a cupcake – it’s a cake cup. Take a cup and add a layer of icing and then a layer of moist cake. Cover that with more icing and then more cake and then more icing. Oh and don’t forget more cake and a massive pile of icing on top. Yum! 


There is a very close tie between number 2 and number 1 in my snack list.  I absolutely love the Mickey Pretzel.  To me, it is quintessential Disney and I must have at least one on every visit. I can’t resist them. Again, one of the 4 Disney food groups, this salty treat can be found at a cart in Frontierland across from the Trading Post.

tumblr_n5d402uzNx1tw4524o3_2501.  DOLE WHIP

Last but definitely not least, the Dole Whip! If you have not had one, you have not truly experienced Disney.  It is a great reminder of my childhood and the hot days of summer spent in the parks. This refreshing soft-serve pineapple dessert is sure to cool you off and tantalize your taste buds.  Found only at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.

Have a magical day snacking!


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Holly Wiencek

Holly Wiencek is the author of Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks. A Florida native and lifelong Disney enthusiast, Holly has been visiting Disney Parks since she was a toddler. With countless visits to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, she has spent a lifetime exploring and learning about the history and legacy Walt Disney left behind and the details created by Disney Imagineering. She spends her spare time making Disney magic in her everyday life and enjoys sharing that magic with her husband and her daughter, Abby.

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