We’re going for an absolutely classic confection today, so get your sweet tooth ready to bite into a Mickey Caramel Apple at Magic Kingdom’s Big Top Treats!
Big Top Treats
Of course, Caramel Apples at Disney World don’t just come dressed up as Mickey… and they aren’t only available at Big Top Treats, either. Magic Kingdom’s apple spots also include the Main Street Confectionery. And you can find them at other sweet stops like Sweet Spells at Hollywood Studios or Goofy’s Candy Co. in Downtown Disney.
But nothin’ says “Caramel Apple” quite like living life under the Big Top, so that’s where we’re grabbing our apple today! While you just gotta love the classic Mickey Apple, part of the fun of getting any Caramel Apple at Disney World is seeing all the choices up for grabs. Options available vary based on the time of year or nearest holiday. Most recently, Mickey Apples could be found participating in the Wearing o’ the Green for St. Patrick’s Day.
The Halloween Caramel Apples are particularly noteworthy every year.
Apples may also be tied to a current Disney film release, or even a previous one. Take, for example, the recent Cinderella Coach Apple celebrating the live-action film release.
Another case in point: the ongoing existence of the Olaf Candy Apple for those who just can’t… ahem… let. it. go.
So, selecting one is pretty rad. What’s the other fun part? Watching the apples come to “fruition” (see what I did there?) before your eyes. You can almost always find Cast Members creating them, and see the apples in their various stages. They all start as green Granny Smiths.
After receiving their marshmallow ears and being dipped in caramel and chocolate, the Mickey Apples await their red shorts.
And though I can’t resist joking about the Olaf Apple, I do think all of that white chocolate looks pretty incredible on the Olafs waiting for their eyes and signature grins.
Every once in a while you can catch a Caramel Apple sample. But be warned: they offer these for a reason 😉 . It’s because they know once you’ve tried even one bite, it’s practically impossible to resist getting an entire apple!
Which is what brings us to this moment: digging into our very own Mickey Caramel Apple.
You can request, of course, that Cast Members please slice the apple for you for easier chomping. So be sure to get your photo opps in first!
Notice the marshmallows that were previously “ears” waiting in the to-go carrier :).
You can see how the apple is perfectly sliced for sharing… or not 😉 .
The crisp and slightly tart crunch of the apple goes perfectly with the thick layer of gooey, soft caramel. An additional flavor and crunch boost comes from the sugar glitter and jelly beans that make up Mickey’s famous trousers over the outer chocolate shell.
This is everything that anyone could possibly want in a snack: sweet, tart, buttery, crispy, gooey, chocolatey… and cute to boot! There is hardly a dessert descriptor that you can’t use when describing a Disney caramel apple, which is exactly what makes it so perfect.
And, yes, for a “snack” they are a little pricey (decorated apples run around $9.99), but when you consider the artistry, the quality, and the fact that these are a great option for sharing with a friend or even as a family, it is so very worth it.
Enjoying a Disney Caramel Apple is every bit as much a memory in the making as it is a snack. If you’ve never tried one at Disney World, I highly recommend adding one to your “Must-Eat” list on your next Disney vacation!
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