Walt Disney World is FULL of amazing snacks ranging from savory to super sweet. We had so much fun compiling our list of faves throughout the resort that we’re going to take it a step further and go park by park. Magic Kingdom has some of the best and most inventive snacks in all of Walt Disney World, so that’s where we’re starting with the best Magic Kingdom snacks! We skipped over the basic churro (since they’re so much better at Disneyland!), Mickey pretzel, and turkey leg options because there are so many other delicious choices. **updated 5/25/2021 – Disney Dining Plan is not currently available so disregard those references for now**
Okay, so yes, Popcorn is a pretty basic snack, BUT at Disney World, you can get popcorn in refillable souvenir buckets, which definitely ups the fun factor. The refillable popcorn buckets range in price from $10 to over $20 depending on the character and how exclusive it is, and there really is a popcorn bucket for everyone. In the past, they’ve had everything from Mickey to Cinderella’s Coach (not technically a character!) to the little green alien from Toy Story. Refills are $1.75, and you can fill them up throughout all of the parks.
MICKEY ICE CREAM BAR
Another somewhat basic treat, the Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, can be found throughout the Walt Disney World area, but there’s just something about enjoying one on a hot day at the Magic Kingdom- and let’s face it, most days at MK are hot! For $5.75, or a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan, you can enjoy the cold, chocolatey deliciousness of a Mickey ice cream bar. We love to have one while watching the castle show or after taking a ride on Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain as we walk along the Rivers of America.
CORN DOG NUGGETS
CURRENTLY CLOSED At Casey’s Corner, you can get Corn Dog Nuggets with a side of cheese sauce (for an extra $1). The corn dog nuggets are perfectly crispy, and the cheese is hot and gooey, and it’s a nice change of pace from the hot dog options at Casey’s. It technically comes as a meal with fries or apple slices, but you can order the nuggets on their own and save a few dollars- we love to split an order and enjoy them on the hub grass.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE WITH DOLE WHIP
Dole whips and dole whip floats are a popular snack around Disney World, but did you know that you can get Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip at Aloha Isle?? The pineapple upside-down cake is soft and packed full of pineapple deliciousness (and a hidden cherry!) and then is topped with pineapple (or vanilla or twist) dole whip making for a not-too-sweet treat! At $6.99, this makes excellent use of a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
Also available at Aloha Isle, the Kakamora Float is a must order on EVERY trip for us! This Moana-inspired treat pairs Coconut Soft Serve on top of Pineapple Juice + Blue Curaçao Syrup and garnished with a Chocolate Kakamora Cake Pop. It’s like two treats in one!! Make sure to mobile order this one next time you visit the Magic Kingdom!
LOADED BUFFALO CHICKEN TOTS
Make sure to stop by The Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland for this delicious treat. While the Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots are not technically a snack, they’re totally splittable and work well as a snack for our family. For just under $10, you get a generous portion of crispy tots, topped with buffalo chicken, blue cheese dressing, and celery – or you can get it in a Mickey Souvenir Hat Bowl for $18. It’s a great snack to split, plus the seating area is shaded, so it’s a perfect place to escape the afternoon sun or thunderstorms. Mobile Ordering is now available at The Friar’s Nook and is definitely the way to go.
FRESH FRUIT WAFFLE SANDWICH (AKA NUTELLA WAFFLE)
OMG, this one is a cult favorite! It’s a fresh and delicious waffle topped with chocolate hazelnut spread (AKA Nutella) and fresh fruit! The Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich is only available as a breakfast item. So if you really want to get one of these, and I HIGHLY recommend that you do, make sure to stop by Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square before 11am. Mobile Order is now available at Sleepy Hollow, and we always recommend going that route rather than waiting in line! We often get a couple of these delicious treats to split as a breakfast snack!
So I know that you can get Starbucks at home, but there’s something magical about getting it in the Most Magical Place on Earth. As you make your way down Main Street towards Cinderella Castle, pop into the Main Street Bakery to get your morning caffeine fix. We love to start our day with an iced coffee or swing by for a drink and head to the hub grass in the afternoon- hub grass and chill, anyone?? Prices are a bit higher than our Starbucks at home, but you can use a Disney Dining Plan snack credit for just about any drink (in any size!).
CHESHIRE CAT TAIL
At the Cheshire Café, you can get a Cheshire Cat Tail- a delicious chocolate-filled, braided pastry topped with chocolate chips and pink & purple frosting drizzle. The Cheshire Cafe, right across from Mad Tea Party, is super small but does have a limited seating area. We typically pick up our treats and just enjoy them as we’re walking around or waiting in our next line. At $5.49, the Cheshire Cat Tail is a great choice for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan! The Lunching Pad also has Cheshire Cat Tails, and you can mobile order.
STARBUCKS AT NIGHT
Clearly, we’re addicted to caffeine, but you really can’t beat a hot cup of coffee (or likely a latte in my case!) while you’re watching Happily Ever After. We usually stake out a fireworks spot well before the show and then send one person to the Main Street Bakery to pick up our Starbucks drinks. Most drinks (in most sizes) count as one-snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan, so if you’re using it– go ahead and get a fancy drink!
PLAZA ICE CREAM PARLOR CONES
CURRENTLY CLOSED We always wrap up our Magic Kingdom days with a Double-scooped Ice Cream Cone from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. It’s a tradition that we started on our first married trip to Disneyland, and one that we look forward to on every Disney trip now. If you ask nicely, they’ll even put the chocolate Mickey ears that normally go on a kids’ scoop on your cone!
With so many delicious treats to try, where will you start? What’s your favorite Magic Kingdom treat??