You know it! You love it! You have to have it! It’s Dole Whip (affectionately called Pineapple Soft Serve a lot of the time), and it’s been a staple of Walt Disney World for years. Of course you know where you can find it in Adventureland at Aloha Isle (Disney World) and the Tiki Juice Bar (Disneyland) in the shadows of the Tiki Room (you can even bring your sweet treat inside to eat during the show!).
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.
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).
Of course, one of your options is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. [Read more…]
Wow… we’re gearing up for a LOT of new experiences coming to Walt Disney World in the coming weeks. Next month, the new “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular will make its debut in Magic Kingdom, and Animal Kingdom will unveil an entire new LAND with Pandora — The World of AVATAR!
But, as always, there is plenty taking place in the here and now in Disney World, too. So, let’s take a look around the parks and resorts to find out What’s New!
Happy New Year, DFB Friends!
Let’s face it: 2016 handed us some real bummers. But there were some good things that happened, too. And that’s especially true where Disney Food is concerned.
Today as we gather our noisemakers, funny hats, and bubbly to ring in the New Year, let’s take a few minutes to review some of the biggest Disney Food News Stories of 2016.
Are you with me? Let’s go! [Read more…]
Are your halls decked? Are your presents wrapped? Are you bursting with anticipation as you’re getting ready to celebrate the HOLIDAYS?!?
Because it’s the Most Wonderful — and Delicious! — Time of the Year at Walt Disney World! And we’re taking a tour around the Parks, Disney Springs, and several Disney Resorts to find out What’s New for this most festive season! [Read more…]
I don’t know about you, but I can NOT get enough Dole Whip!
You know about the main places to get the Disney Cult Classic Snack in the Parks. Find it at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom and Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland. The other classic spot to enjoy this refreshing treat is Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (and now at the Coffee House in Disneyland Hotel — but more on that later!).
PLUS, in the past couple of years, Dole Whip — sometimes called Pineapple Soft Serve — has popped up at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival as well as the Food and Wine Festival. And it seems to be a mainstay on the menu at Disney’s Animal Kingdom these days, too. Find it at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. [Read more…]
I get lots of emails and questions about the food I personally love in Disney World, and today I’m sharing some of my favorite Disney Food Kiosks!
You know the ones — those cute little structures that are almost restaurants, but not quite? Here are a few of the BIGGEST TASTES you can get at the smallest places in Disney World!
I hope you’ll share some of your favorites in the comments, too!
There is no way I could have a list of favorite kiosks without putting Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle right up front! The welcoming little stand, located in Adventureland, is home to one of Disney’s most beloved treats, after all.
That’s right — we’re talking Dole Whips!
As for me, I prefer about one visit to Aloha Isle for each day I’m at Disney. No kidding, even though I’m usually eating non-stop on every Disney trip, this is one snack I never skip.
Fife and Drum
At the midway point while you’re walking around Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll encounter another of our favorite stops, Fife and Drum.
This unassuming little stand looks like just another drink stop, but be sure to swing by and check out the menu for some seriously fun eats. Fife and Drum is home to some items you won’t find anyplace else! But there are not-to-be missed classics here as well, like the cult favorite Smoked Turkey Legs.
If you’re a pretzel fan, you have three different varieties to choose from. The stuffed Jalapeno Cheese Pretzel has a great spicy kick! And you’ll also find the sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel (decadent!) and the Mickey Soft Pretzel (cute!) here, too. This is one of the few places in Disney World to find all of these kinds of pretzels sold in one spot.
UPDATE: Please note, you can still find all these pretzels in the American Adventure Pavilion; however, they are now located at the Block and Hans Craft Beer kiosk.
There are also some amazingly tasty drinks here as well. We’ve told you about the Jim Beam Red Stag Lemonade, a wonderful little frozen drink with a punch, thanks to black cherry-flavored bourbon.
You can get your root beer float fix here, too, made with vanilla soft serve.
Woo!! We’re starting to get real details about this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
First, we have the full line-up of Eat to the Beat Concerts (new this year — The Go-Go’s, Manhattan Transfer, Spin Doctors, and more!); AND we also know that the Scotland booth will be a new addition to the festival!
Finally, we’ve got details on a few returning Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths, like Brazil!
Here’s more news!
Disney Food News
Here’s the Disney Food News this week…
- Check out the new food items on the menu for Disney’s Monstrous Summer!
- More details about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, including the new Scotland Booth.
- The full Eat to the Beat concert line-up announced for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, including 5 new bands!
- Mull over the Be Our Guest Restaurant menu updates in the Magic Kingdom.
- We tried the new Meatball Cone at Downtown Disney’s Marketplace Snacks in Disney World.
- Purchase your tickets for the Disney Food Blog Snack Attack IllumiNations Dessert Party on October 2nd!
- Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila hinted at new merchandise — personalized glasses for cava regulars!
- Catch up on the menu changes at Everything Pop Food Court at the Pop Century Resort.
Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including End Zone Food Court Refurbishment at All-Star Sports, the return of ‘Ohana’s sweet and sour dipping sauce at the Polynesian Resort, and Woody’s All-American Roundup at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch.
This week we’re featuring the iconic Mickey! Like this Mickey Ice Cream Bar antenna topper we got from Stacie via Instagram.
And Stephanie tweeted “Just tried the chocolate ganache at our hotel! Soo rich and creamy! Thx for the tip, AJ :).” You are welcome!!
Thanks for sharing these Mickey goodies with us!
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On to the Round-Up!
Mickey Fix celebrates summer with a Disney California Adventure candy and cookie jar.
Cake Wrecks shares some fun sweets with characters from The Lion King, Monsters, Inc., and more!
Studios Central re-visits the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups reviews Disney’s Magical Star cocktail.
disZine features new Vinylmation including the beloved Orange Bird!
Main Street Gazette leads us to a great cup of Kasbah coffee at the Tangierine Cafe in Epcot.
All Ears features Disney World Publishing Worldwide’s announcement for a diabetes-focused series for children. Hooray Mickey!
Disney Parks Blog highlights Woody’s All-American Roundup at Disneyland.
We first told you in March that some favorite Cone-Shaped Foods from Disney California Adventure had arrived in Walt Disney World!
This is a trend that we’ve been seeing more and more lately. When a new, “unique” food is introduced at one of the parks, it usually shows up on the other coast with a different name or themeing. Case in point: Red’s Apple Freeze at California Adventure’s Cozy Cone Motel has morphed into Le Fou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland.
Cones Come to Disney World!
And now, we’re seeing the migration East of the cone foods — sadly sans the awesome Cars themeing. So you’d better believe that I made a special trip over to Downtown Disney’s Marketplace Snacks to check them out!
Two new cones replace a couple of the more upscale “gourmet” hot dog selections that were previously available here. If you’re a big fan of the Philly Cheesesteak Dog or the Barbecued Pork and Coleslaw Dog, you’ll have to enjoy them elsewhere. (At our last check, the Philly Cheesesteak Dog could still be found at Magic Kingdom’s Lunching Pad, while you can head to Casey’s Corner for the Barbecue Pork Coleslaw Dog.)
While that’s all good, I was here for one reason: those cones. Some have heralded cones as the blessed return of the Disney handwich.
The Cones come with two different fillings: the Chili Cone Queso and the Meatball Cone.
Since I’m a big fan of bread bowls, I thought they both looked pretty amazing. So, which one did I try on this first outing?
The Meatball Cone
And it’s happened again now that Disney World’s Downtown Disney is serving another big Disneyland hit — Chili Cone Queso!
Introduced first at the Cozy Cone Motel in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land at its landmark opening in 2012, the Chili Cone Queso — along with other savory food-in-a-cone options — has been delighting Disneyland Resort visitors.
Once they order the Chili Cone Queso, diners discover a meaty chili topped with shredded cheese and corn chips all tucked into a hand-held, thick bread cone.
Now, Marketplace Snacks in Downtown Disney Orlando offers the same “cone”-coction along with a Meatball Cone version as well. Some would say that this is just the long-awaited return of the “handwich” to [Read more…]