We’re transported back to the year 1790 in Dutch Tarry Town, New York. The more detailed location is Sleepy Hollow (which has yet to become an official town), and here we find the memory of a star-crossed couple, Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel…
You never know what to expect with those brilliant Imagineers. Believe it or not, you’re actually in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park — at a counter-service location, no less. Sleepy Hollow (the snack spot, not the town) is located just southwest of Cinderella Castle and marks the entrance of Liberty Square.
The location references the 1949 “Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad,” which included the Legend of Sleepy Hollow — a Washington Irving classic done Disney-style. Around Sleepy Hollow, you’ll find memories from the film, like the locket above, depicting Ichabod and Katrina. You’ll also find a collection of pumpkins, of course, representing the Headless Horseman — Ichabod’s pursuer.
But even the style of the building is reminiscent of story author Washington Irving. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the structure was based on Irving’s own home in Tarry Town:
Sleepy Hollow is a great place to stop and relax for a bit. With ample seating — and even some in the shade — it’s ideal for a mid-afternoon snack.
As a snack stop, primarily, Sleepy Hollow offers ice cream, coffee, espresso, cappuccino, Coke and Root Beer floats, funnel cakes, and even some Mickey Waffles and chicken soup from time to time.
But the most beloved thing on the menu has to be the homemade ice cream cookie sandwich. You’ve heard us talk about these before, and they truly are worth standing in line for!
What’s your favorite treat from Sleepy Hollow? Let us know in the comments section below!