UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the Fudge Brownie and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes are no longer being served at Storybook Treats.
I’d been hearing from far and wide about the yummy sundaes at Storybook Treats (formerly Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard) in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, and while doing research for our DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks I finally got to try them!
There are plenty of sweet options at this little stand, sandwiched between Friar’s Nook and The Many Adventure’s of Winnie the Pooh. But some of the best known are the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and the Fudge Brownie Sundae.
What makes these stand out in the Magic Kingdom? Well, at many stands this size you’ll find the option to purchase soft service ice cream and cookies, but this is one of the only spots that offers unique dessert options like the sundaes (you really can’t get these at other counter-service locations).
There’s limited outdoor seating around Storybook Treats, but not a lot that’s out of the sun. Plan accordingly.
Fudge Brownie Sundae
One of our top five Disney brownies, this sundae comes with hot fudge, but here’s a tip — you can also order it with caramel!! Me, personally? I’d probably ask if they’d throw some of that strawberry sauce on it instead. I love chocolate and strawberries!
You can see in the close-up photo below that the brownie really is extremely moist, fudgy, and rich. No crumbly or dry brownies here!!
This one’s a real winner. And it’s also quite large, so it can be shared between two people easily. Especially when you’re just taking a break from touring the MK. But take stock of how hot it is on the day you’re visiting! You can see that our ice cream started to melt significantly before we even got the pictures taken!
Strawberry Shortcake Sundae
I think this one is my favorite, since it’s just so unique among counter service spots. A large piece of pound cake covered in soft serve and topped with yummy strawberry sundae sauce. Deeelish!
You can see it a bit in the close-up below, but the pound cake is a thick, moist version — not a biscuit-type shortcake as is so often used in authentic Strawberry Shortcake. ‘Tis OK with me…I like it this way better (don’t tell my mother — she’ll be mortified).
Again, this is a big ‘un, so plan to share so that you’re not too weighed down when you get back to the rides.
Root Beer Float
Our DFB editor Kim La Paglia is a HUGE fan of root beer floats in Disney World, and I’d never actually had one! Several spots serve root beer floats with soft serve ice cream in the Magic Kingdom, so while this isn’t unique among counter-service locations, it is still a great way to indulge and quench your thirst!
Again, sorry for the melty ice cream — it was pushing 100 degrees and we just couldn’t get the camera moving fast enough!
These snacks and over 70 others are highlighted in the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks! Get your copy at http://DFBMiniGuides.com!
What are your favorite chilly snacks in the Magic Kingdom? We’d love to hear your thoughts!