Did you know that Walt Disney World is known for its large variety of foods, snacks, and drinks? Many Disney guests come to the parks expecting rides and shows, but not many are as prepared for the large assortment of snack and dining options available on property. There will always be favorites and snack staples at the parks such as the Mickey Pretzel, Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, and Pineapple Dole Whip Soft Serve. But what about the more obscure snacks? Nobody knows their way around Disney food like Cast Members. Here are the 5 best snacks to get at Walt Disney World according to Cast Members.
1. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom
If you make your way down to Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park you’ll come across the Sleepy Hollow food stand. Here you will find the famed Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich. This delicious creation consists of strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and a chocolate-hazelnut spread sandwiched on a Belgian waffle. Cast Members love this lesser-known snack because of it’s heartiness and shareability. Not much of a fruit person? You can also find a Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, an assortment of funnel cakes, and corn dogs at Sleepy Hollow.
2. School Bread from Kringla Bakeri Og at EPCOT
Located in the Norway pavilion in EPCOT‘s World Showcase, School Bread is a little known snack that has Disney regulars and Cast Members lining up. This snack is described as a Sweet Roll that is filled with custard and dipped in coconut. Cast Members love this lesser known treat because of its taste and authenticity. Kringla Bakeri Og also offers other Norwegian treats and classic favorites like cinnamon rolls and apple pie. You can also find Nordic Draft Beer and an assortment of coffee beverages at this stand.
3. Lunch Box Tarts from Woody’s Lunchbox at Hollywood Studios
Just inside Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Woody’s Lunchbox, a food stand that contains a Cast Member favorite: Lunch Box Tarts. Modeled after a childhood favorite, these sweet snacks give Cast Members a taste of home. The tarts come in a variety of flavors such as chocolate-hazelnut, raspberry, and lemon-blueberry. Look out for seasonal variations of these tarts as well. The Pumpkin Lunch Box Tart is currently being offered for the Halloween season.
4. Cheeseburger Steamed Pods- Bao Buns from Satu’li Canteen at Animal Kingdom
If you are a more of a savory snack fan, then consider giving the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods Satu’li Canteen a try. This quick-service restaurant is located in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. While this snack could be considered an entrée, Cast Members love it because it is so easy to share. This can be easily split between a few people for a great mid-day snack break. These Cheeseburger Steamed Pods are stuffed with ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and cheddar cheese. They are a perfect on-the-go variation of an American classic.
5. Gideon’s Cookies from Disney Springs
After a long day at the parks, whether you are making magic or experiencing magic, nothing will unwind you like a massive chocolate chip cookie. Gideon’s Bake House is located in Disney Springs, and it is a favorite for guests and Cast Members alike. This bake shop serves huge cookies in unique flavors such as Peanut Butter Crunch and classic flavors like Chocolate Chip. You can also find an assortment of cakes and Cold Brew coffees at Gideon’s Bake House.
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