It’s FUNNEL CAKE TIME!!! But this isn’t just any funnel cake… .
Now, as someone who loves a good funnel cake, I have to admit… Disneyland has cornered the market as far as Disney Funnel Cakes go. Stage Door Cafe offers consistently great toppings right down to the signature Whipped Cream Mickey. And the latest Churro Funnel Cake at Hungry Bear Restaurant really upped the ol’ ante.
Disney World, on the other hand, doesn’t have quite the same Funnel Cake game. While you can always grab a Funnel Cake at spots like Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, Oasis Canteen, or the Funnel Cake Kiosk along Disney’s BoardWalk, toppings are typically pretty standard; usually ice cream or often strawberry along with the classic powdered sugar.
The Funnel Cake stop that does change its options from time to time, though, is the Funnel Cake Stand in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion. Double Chocolate Funnel Cakes and Pumpkin Spice have rotated over the past couple years as the seasonal options (and they used to offer a Strawberry a few years back), but even those haven’t seen any further variety for some time.
Until now, that is… because a Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake has hit the scene at Epcot’s Funnel Cake Stand!
The standbys remain, of course; you can still grab the standard funnel cake with sugar, or add that big ol’ slab of vanilla ice cream or chocolate sauce as additional toppings. But the new headliner is the Cookies n’ Cream.
The toppers here include each of the regular extras (rectangle slab of vanilla ice cream (why?!?) and chocolate sauce), with the addition of crushed cookies, and one full Oreo for the finishing touch.
Okay, first things first: obviously, points for presentation still go to Disneyland Funnel Cakes. I’d love to see this one with a more traditional soft serve swirl — or even hand scooped ice cream as opposed to the vanilla ice cream slab. Because while the toppings are fun, the appearance doesn’t hit the mark. But moving beyond that…
As always, my funnel cake was made to order by the friendly cast members in the stand.
The result? A fresh, soft, nicely browned and hot funnel cake.
In spots, the thick layer of powdered sugar was almost equaled by the crushed chocolate cookie.
The giant slab of vanilla ice cream with even more chocolate drizzled on top lent the whole thing that fun hot-and-cold mixture, while the fried batter helped to cut the almost crazy amount of sweet stuff happening on the top.
Oh, and if you have room… there’s still that final Oreo .
So was it good? Well, let’s just say that we eat a LOT of food here at DFB, and there’s no way we can finish everything. But this? This was finished — completely.
With everything going on here, this is definitely an item that’s great to share (which is a good thing, because I’m thinking it’s also a little easier sharing that $11.50 price tag with a buddy or two; another feather in Disneyland’s cap where even the most extreme Funnel Cakes typically run around seven bucks).
Still, this is a fun treat, for sure, and it’s definitely encouraging to see them changing things up again at the Funnel Cakes Stand after a long while. Is a Funnel Cake part of your Disney vacation traditions? If so, I’d like to hear what you think about the latest addition!
Will you stopping by the Funnel Cake Stand to try the new Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake? Let us know in the comments below!