The 8 Must-Eat Disney World Snacks You Can Get WITHOUT a Park Ticket

There are so many amazing snacks to enjoy within the parks of Walt Disney World! We can all rattle them off — school bread in Epcot, killer mac and cheese in Animal Kingdom, cupcakes everywhere — and so on, and so on.

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But what happens if you want to get some crazy good Disney treats — but you don’t have a park ticket? Maybe you’ve gotten to town late, and you don’t want to burn a park day. Or maybe you’re between renewal dates for your pass. Or maybe you’re just wondering about some great treats you haven’t tried yet.

We’re here to help! Because some of our all-time, must-have, super-crave-worthy treats can be found outside of the parks. How amazing is that? And if you love the great suggestions we’re sharing here, be sure to check out the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World  Dining, Second Edition for even more great snacking tips!

Join us as we check out this latest installment of our favorite Walt Disney World Treats You Can Enjoy — No Park Ticket Needed!

Dole Whip (Outside of Magic Kingdom!)

Who doesn’t love Dole Whip? That’s right. Nobody. So we start with the Quintessential Disney Treat — and tell you where to get it outside of Magic Kingdom (and the other parks at which it’s lately started to appear).

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Of course, one of your options is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

You used to be able to score Dole Whip at Captain Cook’s. But these days, Pineapple Lanai is Dole Whip Central. You can enjoy Dole Whip here plain or swirled with vanilla soft serve. You can even get my favorite — Dole Whip Floats!

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float

And don’t forget to pick up a Spikey Pineapple at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace at the Poly. This is — you guessed it — a spiked Dole Whip drink!

If you don’t want to mess with trucking all the way to the Poly to get your fix, head to Disney Springs, where you’ll find Dole Whip options at Marketplace Snacks — including a Pineapple Rum Float!

Peanut Butter Pie at Contempo Cafe

I was just there last week, and I’m sooooo happy to report that the Peanut Butter Pie at  Contempo Cafe is totally still there! This has been a must-have, I-don’t-care-where-you-are-staying-go-get-it kinda snack since I first had it. And nothing has changed!

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

What makes up this amazingness? It’s peanut butter cream cheese filling on a base of vanilla cream, and a vanilla sweet crust. Then, there’s chocolate ganache, and surrounded by more chocolate.

There is literaly nothing that I don’t love about this dessert. I would tell you it makes me speechless. Except I just went on about it for 3 paragraphs. So. Yeah. Get it.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae at Ample Hills Creamery

There was a lot of excitement about Ample Hills Creamery coming to Disney’s BoardWalk. And it turns out that it was well founded. While we love their fun, from scratch flavors, their flights, and their floats, my current favorite is the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae

These babies are totally customizable. I went for warm Ooey Gooey Butter Cake topped with Baked/Unbaked and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ice creams, caramel and hot fudge, whipped cream, and cherry. (Yep! I doubled the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake goodness.) I think you should, too. But note…this is SOOOOOO SWEET! Be prepared. You might just get a li’l bit sick. I’m just sayin’. #worthit

Poutine at The Daily Poutine

I think that poutine is just about the best thing ever. And while I absolutely love the original poutine of thick cut fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy, I also enjoy seeing creative takes on the Canadian classic. So I highly recommend a stop at The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs to get your loaded fries fix.

Three variations on the Classic

All the Poutines!

Here, in addition to the classic brown gravy and cheese curds version, you’ll also find variations like French, which features mushroom cream sauce and Gruyere as well as a Latin version, offering fried yucca, black beans, pulled pork, and queso fresco.

Look for fun seasonal favorites too. We’ve enjoyed a version topped with turkey and dressing around the holidays. And the breakfast version with tots and sausage gravy is a total winner!

Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks

I have the perfect idea for your dessert after you finish your poutine. Board a boat at Disney Springs and head to Port Orleans to enjoy beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks!

We love the inventive take on New Orleans classics that this counter service spot serves up, but their beignets top our list of favorite treats. You can also add your choice of dipping sauces for an additional charge. Choose from caramel, raspberry or chicory coffee ganache. Or get all three, like we do. :-)

Beignets and Dipping Sauces!

Beignets and Dipping Sauces!

For an extra dose of decadence, order the beignet gelato sundae.

Beignet Sundae

Beignet Sundae

‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

But it’s not just new stuff that you can find outside the parks. Be sure to make room for another classic, ‘Ohana Bread Pudding. Anyone who’s been reading the blog knows that this is my favorite dessert in Disney World…and has remained so for years and years.

The rich bread pudding is topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it’s served with a warm pitcher of caramel-y Bananas Foster sauce on the side. And when you smother the bread pudding, I promise you’ll here angels singing if you listen closely.

'Ohana Bread Pudding

‘Ohana Bread Pudding

No plans to book your advance dining reservation at ‘Ohana? No worries. You can also order the dessert next door in Tambu Lounge.

Hand Dipped Corn Dog at Fantasy Faire Food Truck

For our last must-have treat, we’re going mobile — to the Disney Food Trucks, which you’ll usually find at Disney Springs. Head to West Side, and hit up the Fantasy Faire Food Truck for a hand dipped corn dog.

This is the real deal, not the frozen kind you usually get when you order a corn dog.

Hand-dipped Corn Dogs Served with Freshly Made Potato Chips

Hand-dipped Corn Dog from Fantasy Faire Food Truck

Previously, you could only get this amazingness in Disneyland — IN THE PARK! So I’m thrilled that I can now satisfy this craving without even setting a foot in a park at Walt Disney World. It’s — should I say it? — magical. :-D

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8 Must-Eat Disney World Snacks You Can Get WITHOUT a Park Ticket

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Now, we wanna hear from YOU! What are your favorite Disney snacks that you can score without a park ticket?? Leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Jean says

    I am very proud to say that I’ve had most of these!! (I have NOT have poutine yet!!! What is wrong with me?!) I must say, you guys rave so much about that peanut butter tart that I finally went to the Contempo one time to get it. And it did NOT disappoint. OH MY GOSH. I daydream about it now. It is peanut butter heaven. And also… I recently had the banana bread pudding at ‘Ohana for my first time, and it was AMAZING! The perfect ending to an incredible meal.

  2. jane says

    We discovered ohana bread pudding last year at Tambu Lounge. We ordered one each and the portion was huge. We looked at each other and said ‘we should have got one between us’ then proceeded to eat all of it! We won’t be sharing one this year either.

  3. Kelly M says

    How? How? How did I not know about the beignet gelato sundae??????????
    Here I was thinking my life was pretty full – its empty, EMPTY I tell you, without this in my life!
    (I may be slightly dramatic here – but…NEED!)

  4. Diane says

    I’ve done half that list and I plan to the other half in September. Poutine is heaven and so is the Ooey Gooey Butter cake Sundae. I was lucky to get it as a freebie last year when Ample Hills was just about to open, that with She Sells Sea Shells ice cream is heaven on earth.

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