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What Are the Top 10 Treats at Disney?

July 26, 2021, 5:51 PM · Besides the rides, the castles, and Mickey himself, I think of all of those delicious treats that I can get when I am at the Disney Parks. To me, getting some, if not most, of the treats has become a necessary part of the experience. Having a fun time at the parks also means enjoying the delicacies they serve, and that’s why I am sharing my top 10 treats to try at least once at the parks.

Nutella Waffle

10. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich (aka Nutella Waffle): Located at Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow quick-serve, this warm waffle that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside is topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. This is a meal in itself and probably should be shared - unless you want the Headless Horseman to come after you.

Turkey Leg

9. Turkey Leg: Probably one of the most iconic theme park treats, this treat can be found in various locations in all the parks. This super salty and savory turkey leg to me is more nostalgic than it is tasty, but it’s something you must have every once in a while. By the way, did you know that Disney sources these legs from male turkeys with each leg weighing around 1.5 pounds?

Popcorn

8. Popcorn: When I like to stroll around the park, I like to have a nice bucket of popcorn in my hand. It’s one of those few treats you can endlessly eat while looking around. Disney does a nice job with the right amount of butter and salt. Have it served in a souvenir bucket, and you have yourself a fun treat. You can find a popcorn stand just about everywhere in each of the parks.

Crêpe

7. Crêpe with vanilla ice cream: I have a friend that gets this every time he’s at the France pavilion in Epcot and for good reason. The French delicacy is a sweet batter rolled out to be very thin, cooked on a very hot plate and served with soft serve vanilla ice cream and topped with sugar. I cannot wait for the new Crêperie de Paris to open in the upcoming Ratatouille area.

Mickey Pretzel

6. Mickey Pretzel: A pretzel in the shape of Mickey - sign me up! A warm and soft pretzel served with cheese dipping sauce is a great treat between meals. You can usually find these sold at carts around the parks.

Sundaes

5. Sundae: One of my favorite things to get is an ice cream sundae, and there’s no better place to get it at the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop located at Disney’s Beach Club Hotel. It has two scoops of ice cream of your choice with one topping of marshmallow, strawberry, pineapple, peanut butter, hot fudge, caramel, or chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a cherry. Additional toppings are $1. They also have a sundae that serves four to six people, called the Kitchen Sink.

Egg Rolls

4. Egg Roll: Not many people know about this, and it has since been my mission to make everyone aware of these delicious little fried treats. A little cart located in or around Adventureland in Magic Kingdom sells egg rolls that can be some of the strangest but tastiest treats you can find. Take, for example, the cheeseburger and pepperoni pizza ones. Two are served in an order and you can get two of each or both - with their own dipping sauces. I suggest the cheeseburger.

Churros

3. Churros: We’re now getting into the most iconic treats that Disney serves, and what better to begin to end this list with a churro? Sweet, fried long strips of dough topped with cinnamon sugar are the best when warm. Disney makes a variety churro flavors, usually for different occasions, but you cannot go wrong with the original, which are sold at many carts around all the parks.

Dole Whip

2. Dole Whip: I know people were waiting for this one and here it is, a treat that has a cult following and not to mention its own Wikipedia page. This pineapple soft serve will satisfy any fan who appreciate one of Hawaii’s most prized exports. Still located in Aloha Isle, part of Adventureland in Magic Kingdom, this treat has spread to many of the parks and now Dole has shared a recipe so you can try making the treat at home.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar

1. Mickey Ice Cream Bar: Nothing beats a Mickey Ice Cream bar on one of those hot days that you’re in the park. And that’s most days when you are in the park, especially in Florida. The hard chocolate-covered shell that covers yummy vanilla ice cream on a popsicle stick makes this treat a go-to almost every single time I am at the park. I’m happy that you can find a smaller version at grocery stores to satisfy those Disney cravings.

Now that I have shared my top treats, what’s at least one treat that you absolutely must have when you’re at Disney?

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Replies (10)

July 26, 2021 at 6:32 PM

On my recent trip to Disneyland, I decided to hit the hotel restaurants instead of the ones in the park. Boy, they’re much better than the park and not as crowded.

July 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Bread Pudding at Polynesian, Boozy Beignets at Port Orleans resort, Jack-Jack Nom Nom Cookies at Hollywood Studios, School Bread at Epcot's Norway Pavilion.

July 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM

I didn’t know about the waffle and the egg roles! I’ll have to try those! Whenever we go to Epcot, I have to get a bratwurst in Germany.

July 26, 2021 at 8:29 PM

A dole whip is top of my list, but also a cinnamon roll (extra frosting) and LeFou’s Brew from Gaston’s Tavern is a must have!

July 27, 2021 at 8:07 AM

I love those Mickey ice cream bars. The local wholesale club near me sells them in a box of 15.

Never tried a Dole whip....

But there was a Stuffed Pretzel in Tomorrowland that had cinnamon on the outside and cream cheese inside..... Not sure if they still have them. So damn good...

July 27, 2021 at 9:06 AM

DOLE WHIP!! (sorry about that). Also yeah the egg rolls have always been an Epcot thing for me.

July 27, 2021 at 9:57 AM

On our most recent trip to WDW, we got a popcorn bucket, mostly for the novelty of the bucket (Disney has a way of coming up with unique designs you just have to get). However, we found ourselves filling it most frequently at EPCOT, where they actually have different flavors of popcorn beyond the standard butter version that is good, but nothing spectacular.

July 27, 2021 at 6:09 PM

Roasted nuts with no sugar coating - you know who you are.

July 27, 2021 at 11:37 AM

The Mickey Bars for sure, I have to have at least one a day every visit, just love them.

Also, enjoy at Food and Wine Festival, some of the small snacks of nations like mini-steak pieces from Canada and such.

July 27, 2021 at 1:10 PM

I never know about the egg rolls! Those will be a must try on our next Disney trip. Well-written and informative article- thank you!

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