Departing the Happiest Place on Earth is never easy. It’s a bummer having to return to reality. To lessen the pain, many guests like to stock up on favorite snacks before the journey home. I’m partial to the chocolate covered pretzels. And the Krispie Treats. And the Caramel Apples. Whatever you choose, these sweet treats make the wait at the airport, flight, or car ride less agonizing.
Tips and Tricks For Bringing Snacks Home
Some guests pack food for the plane or car trip home. These munchies are handy for long flights and/or layovers. Others bring them home as gifts for the pet-sitter, teacher, class, and/or as a treat to savor just a few more minutes of Disney magic.
Aren’t sure how to use up your snack credits or what snacks will travel well? Ask a Cast Member! Many guests report being taught by helpful Cast Members as to which items survive a long distance journey. Cast Members at resort gift stores and the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom seem especially helpful.
Our favorite snack items to take home from Walt Disney World include fudge, caramel apples (these will keep surprisingly well!), chocolate-covered pretzels, rice krispie treats, bakery cookies, candy from the World Showcase pavilions, brownies from Earl of Sandwich, candy from Goofy’s Candy Company, peanut brittle, caramel corn, and shortbread.
But there’s lots more to consider! Let us know some of your favorite portable snacks in the comments section below — and any specific tips you have for transporting them!
Particularly hardy is the peanut brittle, which guests say stands up to the Florida heat. Mickey rice krispie treats also travel well, and Goofy’s Candy Co. wraps them in paper before boxing them. Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion will package cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, and other candy delicacies in nice containers. Earl of Sandwich does a great job of packaging cupcakes and other items to-go (particularly useful if you’re driving home and like to have your brownies right by your side in the cup holder!).
If your purchased snacks will be traveling with you, ask the Cast Member to package them extra carefully.
International travelers should check their airline’s guidelines for bringing food home. Also consider whether chocolate will last the long trip. Generally, chocolate travels best in a carry-on bag.
Seasoned snackers bring a cooler in their vehicle to keep items fresh such as pastries from Boulangerie Patisserie. The difficulty is getting these home before they get mushy! My solution would be having them as an “on-the-road” snack!
Walt Disney World Guest Services follows you home! If you forgot to pick up a souvenir, check with the WDW Mail Order Merchandise department. To place an order call 407-363-6200, by fax at 407-352-6369 or by e-mail with the following: Item List, Name, Phone Number, Billing Address, Shipping Address and Credit Card information with Expiration Date. Inquire about shipping costs before placing your order as they can add significantly to the total price.
Please note that perishable items (such as cupcakes…sorry!) can not be shipped.
Need WDW Snacks, but Don’t Have a Trip Planned?
If you’ve left the resort and would like to taste a little WDW at home, check out some of the goodies you can purchase on Amazon.com — just click “Disney Food Memories” on the right-hand side of this page to see some of the foods we’ve gathered that remind us of Disney parks and resorts!
You can also visit www.selmas.com to place a cookie order. Disney Parks used to sell Selma’s cookies in the candy and gift shops, already wrapped. And you can still order them for home delivery direct from Selma’s!
What snacks do you bring home? Share your methods for getting your fave Disney snacks home safely! We can all benefit from your successful snack tips (and trips)!