Tips from the DFB Guide: Must-Eat Snacks at Disney World Resort Hotels

Did you know, did you know? We love some Disney snacks around here. :-)

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And part of the reason that we love them so much is that we know that you do, too! In fact, I’m 100% confident that I could spend an entire vacation in the ‘World and sustain myself on snacks alone.

And that’s why I dedicate a lot of real estate in the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining to offering you pictures and details about snacks in all four corners of Walt Disney World.

And if that’s not enough for you, I’ve also written guides dedicated to the snacks in each Park as well as special events happening throughout the year — which, believe it or not, usher forth their own seasonally-themed treats. You can discover it all in our DFB Guide Everything Bundle.

But more about that in a minute. Right now, let’s look at one of my favorite lists: Must-Eat Snacks in Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. The list comes to you courtesy of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining. And if you like what you see, check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 Second Edition. With more than 650 pages of information, we leave no Disney Food topic uncovered!

But let’s get back to that list. :-) Time to check ‘em out!

Naan Bread with Dipping Sauces

Head to Disney’s Art of Animation for our first snack stop. Landscape of Flavors, the resort’s counter service offering, is a great place to enjoy some out of the ordinary quick service options.

But one of the best values is the Side of Naan with Dipping Sauces.

SIDE of Naan

Side of Naan with Dipping Sauces

The house-made Flatbread and trio of Accompaniments are so good, I’m willing to make an special trip for them! These aren’t on the menu as a side item, but you can order them that way!

Magic Cookie Bar

There are many foods to capture my attention when I’m spending time at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Whispering Canyon Cafe is famous for its all you care to enjoy skillets and platters anytime of day. (Check out our breakfast and dinner reviews.) And Territory Lounge is one of my favorite spots in the Disney Universe for a friendly chat over delicious Pub Grub.

But if you’re looking for a quick dessert, try their Magic Cookie Bar at Roaring Fork.

Magic Cookie Bar

Magic Cookie Bar

Layers of Chocolate Chips, Nuts, and Coconut come together for a decadent bar cookie that’s big enough to share! If you want to, that is. And yep — we know that for part of 2017, Roaring Fork is under renovation. Bookmark this and keep it for when they reopen. In the meantime, you can also find the treat sometimes at other Disney locations, like Port Orleans Riverside and Beach Club Marketplace.


To enjoy most of our favorite Disney beignets, you’ll have to head to Disneyland. But if a trip out west isn’t in the cards right now, you’ll find a couple of options to answer that fried dough craving at Disney World.

For an immersive experience, plan a visit to Port Orleans French Quarter. When you get there, head over to Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, the resort’s counter service stop, for deliciously fresh Beignets.

Beignets at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

They’re the perfect quick breakfast with a cup of coffee, or try them with dipping sauces or as part of a sundae!

Beignet Sundae

Beignet Sundae

Zebra Domes

While you’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you should totally make time (and room on your plate) for a Zebra Dome. Or four. :-)

The little Mousse Domes are flavored with creamy and distinct Amarula Liqueur. You’ll find unlimited quantities of these gorgeous gems at Boma, the resort’s buffet dining experience. One bite, and you’ll know why they’re #OnTheList of DFB Favorites!

Zebra Dome

Zebra Dome

But you can enjoy this tip without the advance dining reservation — and in a four-pack! Just head to The Mara to pick up your to go container. (Wanna try them at home? Check out our Zebra Dome recipe!)

No Way Jose Sundae

There are tons of ways to enjoy Ice Cream around Walt Disney World. But one sundae holds the top spot for me — and that’s the No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream.

This stunner has it all: Chocolate and Vanilla ice cream, Hot fudge and Peanut Butter Sauce(!!!!!!!), plus Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips. Crowned with more Whipped Cream than you can shake a stick at, the Cherry on top is, well. A Cherry.

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

There’s a reason this one made the cover of our guide for years. It’s outstanding.

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding at the Polynesian Village Resort is, in a word, AMAZING. To be honest, it’s probably my favorite part of a meal at ‘Ohana. (For dinner, anyway.)

'Ohana Bread Pudding

‘Ohana Bread Pudding All Dressed Up

The bread pudding itself is lovely. But what makes it is the sauce. In fact, I hear angels singing every time I pour that thick, rich caramel sauce over the top of the dessert. (I’d turn up my sound right about now if I were you.)

Warning. This is pretty sexy.

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See what I mean?

And no worries; if you don’t have time or inclination for a dinnertime advance dining reservation, you can enjoy this one at Tambu Lounge as well.

King Cupcake Whoopie Pie

The King Cupcake from Pop Century Resort’s Everything Pop Food Court has been a favorite treat of mine since the first time I tried it. It’s one of our #OnTheList favorites!

But Disney…well, they do like to change things up a bit. And who can blame them? So these days, you’ll find all the same flavors in a brand new classic, the King Whoopie Pie! (We should have suspected as much. Suddenly, Mini Whoopie Pies seem to be all the craze at Disney like never before.)

King Whoopie Pie

King Whoopie Pie

Is it all still there? Well, mostly. We miss the Banana Custard Center, but it’s been replaced with Peanut Butter Fluff. So…can I really complain? Sandwiched between rounds of dark  Chocolate Cake and crowned with Peanut Butter Icing, it’s finished off with Candied Bacon Bits, Chocolate Drizzle, and the only Banana presence in the dessert, a Dried Banana Chip.

So don’t be too blue if you miss the cupcake. Because the King 2.0 is something pretty special as well.

Spikey Pineapple

We dreamed about it for years and Disney finally made it happen — a grown-up version of that snack cult favorite, the Dole Whip. Find the Spikey Pineapple only at the Tiki Terrace, the separate, outside bar at the Polynesian Village Resort, adjacent to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. The drink is an exclusive there!

Spikey Pineapple

Spikey Pineapple

While I’ve enjoyed Dole Whip (or more accurately, “Pineapple Soft Serve”) with a pour-over of rum during both the Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot as well as at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs, this one is a little different. It’s a mix of Barbancourt Pango Rhum blended smooth with the soft serve. Kinda like a Pineapple Smoothie. Except waaaaaay better.

Peanut Butter Pie

If you’ve spent any time with me at all, you know that Peanut Butter tops the list of my favorites. So if a treat involves peanut butter, chances are I’m gonna love it.

I thought I had seen it all. But then, the Contempo Cafe introduced this thing of beauty: Peanut Butter Pie.

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

What a deceptively simple name that is! Because this, my friends, is a must have. Rich and thick Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling, Vanilla Cream, and a Vanilla Crust, all drizzled with Chocolate. The Contemporary Pastry team created an instant classic with this one, and I hope it never goes away.

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But There’s MORE! Are You Ready For All The Walt Disney World Snacks You Can Handle?

We’ve got the skinny on snacks in the DFB guide. In fact, there’s a whole (LOOOOOOONG) chapter completely devoted to them — our favorites, our recommendations, and more. The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book is the place for details, for sure! Get yours today for 25% Off with Code DAYLIGHT!

Whatever you love — snacks in a specific Park, the Food and Wine Festival, the Holidays, or ALL of it — we have a Guide for you!

And if you truly want it all, then the DFB Everything Bundle is the answer you’ve been looking for!

The DFB Everything Bundle

But for those of you who want to be prepared for EVERYTHING at Disney World, we’re also the DFB Everything Bundle, for added savings! This bundle packs in all of our e-Books, including the Guide that started it all — the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining.

This Bundle is priced at a huge discount — over 40% off the guide prices. Learn more about the DFB Everything Bundle here.

2017 Everything Bundle

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But now — I want to hear from all of you! What are your Top Disney World Resort Snack Choices? Leave a comment and let us know your favorites!

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