Review: Sleepy Hollow Refreshments at Magic Kingdom

You know, I go to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments SO often when I’m in Disney World that I sometimes forget that it’s been a while since I actually “reviewed” it here on DFB! Let’s remedy that with some awesome pics of one of my favorite spots in the Magic Kingdom.

Sleepy Hollow has always been one of the hidden gems in Disney World. It looks small and standard, but the menu packs a bunch of unique items that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World. These include the now-cult-favorite waffle sandwiches in a couple of different varieties. Few folks visiting the park can resist stopping by for a sweet or savory waffle!

I’ve tried them a time or two, and I certainly have my favorites (mmmm…Nutella!). But today, I’m stopping by to see if they’re just as good as I remember! And I’ll probably need to snag a certain very favorite dessert while I’m here as well. :-)

Atmosphere

If you veer left from Main Street toward Adventureland, and then hang a right on the foot bridge leading toward Cinderella Castle, you can’t miss Sleepy Hollow. Located at the entrance to the quaint Liberty Square area, this is a great spot to take a breather.

As you approach, you’ll see that Sleepy Hollow is a walk-up spot. The line wraps around the side — and there often is one, so be prepared.

Here’s some seriously fascinating trivia — the design of Sleepy Hollow’s facade is actually based on Washington Irving’s house in Tarry Town, New York. The detail of this place never ceases to amaze me. (Irving penned The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. But you knew that, of course.)

Sunnyside, Washington Irving's Home in Tarry Town, New York

The spot is centrally located in the park, which means you’re steps away from anything that you’d like to take in next. That makes it a good rendezvous spot as well.

There is quite a bit of picnic-style seating beyond the pick up window, and you have a fun side view of the castle show while you’re eating.

All of the seating is located outdoors, but there’s a shady area with an overhang if you prefer it. Not many folks know about this seating area, so you may be able to find a table even on busy days.

When we finally got through the line and were ready to order, I had to snap a pic of the MyMagic Reader that’s set up at the ordering window. This is where you scan your key card to pay these days! It’s part of the MyMagic+ system Disney will be rolling out over the next year.

My Magic Key Card and Band Scanner Set Up at Sleepy Hollow

So, what will it be today? So much awesome to choose from…

Eats

Sleepy Hollow is still primarily a snack or breakfast stop, but with the addition of the savory waffles, you can easily make a meal here. (Look at all those Disney Dining Plan snack credit options!)

Sleepy Hollow Menu -- Click to Enlarge

As we reported on the Disney Food News Pin Board, [Read more…]

Food Challenge: The Disney Food Blog Waffle Crawl

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good Disney Food Crawl around here, don’t cha think? Let’s take care of that right now!

My friends, gather ’round — for we are about to carb load like never before!

Introducing…

The Disney Food Blog Waffle Crawl!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Waffles are just for breakfast. But you’d be only half right! There’s plenty of waffle-ness to be had at all hours of the day throughout Walt Disney World, believe it or not.

But since this one is definitely going to challenge your stamina, I heartily recommend you plan to cover two days with this one, and enlist the help of some able-bodied and empty-stomached friends. Sharing will be beneficial! ;-)

So what are you waiting for? Grab your butter and syrup and let’s go!

Sleepy Hollow Waffle Sandwiches

We’re starting at the Magic Kingdom first, since some of our favorite waffles can be found here!

When I’m looking for a treat at Disney World’s very first park, it’s pretty hard to imagine finding anything as rockin’ as a waffle from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. And of all the amazing choices available, the Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle usually wins out with me!

Nutella Waffle Sandwich With Fruit

A fresh-from-the-iron waffle, malty and thick and still warm, is slathered with Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread. Then it’s heaped high with a mix of fresh bananas and berries. It’s big enough to share — if you want to! ;-)

Looking for a more savory waffle experience? My second favorite is the Spicy Chicken Waffle, an sweet-and-spicy Asian riff on fried chicken and waffles that is nothing short of incredible. (We’ll have a full review of this one coming up soon on DFB!)

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow

You may think you don’t want [Read more…]

Review: Nutella Waffle Sandwich in Magic Kingdom Park

Welcome back, friends, to one of the great hidden gems of Walt Disney World dining! Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom offers so many unique and classic Disney treats that the entire menu likely worth ordering these days!

From funnel cakes and Chicken and Wild Rice Soup to homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches and Liberty Swirl slushes (review coming soon!), this spot is a Disney Snack Superstar these days.

However, it’s the Waffle Sandwiches that are truly putting Sleepy Hollow on the map! Included in the list are a breakfast sandwich; a ham, proscuitto, and swiss sandwich, a spicy chicken sandwich, and this outstanding Fruit and Nutella sandwich!

Nutella Waffle Sandwich With Fruit

I couldn’t wait to get my first taste of this sweet waffle sandwich. Pairing trendy Nutella — a chocolate hazelnut spread that I became addicted to when I was working overseas (try it with peanut butter!!) — with gorgeous berries bananas and smooshing it all into a giant Belgian waffle is clearly a [Read more…]

What Disney Food Are You Most Excited To Eat?

OK, we’ve got an interactive post today, because I need your suggestions!

I’m headed back to Disney World this Summer, and I’ve got a few treats I can’t wait to finally eat. But I’d love to hear what snacks, entrees, and other menu items you’re looking forward to eating on your next Disney visit so that I can add a few of your eagerly anticipated eats to my list! Let me know your choices in the comments!

First up, here’s what I can’t wait to try on my upcoming trip…

Chicken Waffle in the Magic Kingdom

I keep hearing raves about this giant, saucy sandwich found at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, and I’m really looking forward to trying it for myself.

I’ve had the Prosciutto waffle, but still need to try the others!

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich

“The King” Cupcake at Pop Century Resort

Um… peanut butter frosting, chocolate cake, banana custard filling, candied bacon, and chocolate drizzle. Must have.

This Elvis-inspired King Cupcake at Everything Pop Food Court has both [Read more…]

Ode to Disney Dessert Sandwiches

You know we like to follow the Disney food trends here on Disney Food Blog, and one that we’re noticing more and more are the “dessert sandwiches” that keep popping up.

Of course, Disney has seemingly always offered the beloved Carrot Cake Cookie and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich, and now there are a few more options. Let’s take a look at some old and new favorites!

Whoopie pies

Whoopie pies (cake-like cookie sandwiches with frosting or whipped cream in the middle — borne out of the Northeastern United States) are a huge trend nationwide; and over at Sunshine Seasons in The Land, they’ve introduced a red velvet whoopie pie with your favorite mouse right on top!

The frosting inside is buttercream, not cream cheese, but we’re pretty happy with it either way!

Mickey Whoopie Pie at Sunshine Seasons

Decked out in chocolate chips, this is a great one to try while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ fastpass to open up!

And at the Boardwalk Resort, Flying Fish Cafe offers a Trio of Concessions Sweets aptly named “Out on the Boardwalk”. A highlight of this dish is the Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Marshmallow “Moon Pie”.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Whoopie Pie with Pound Cake Fries

The pound cake “fries” have strawberry “ketchup” to add to the look-alike whoopie pie “burger”. It’s an innovative boardwalk dessert…and delicious!

Carrot Cake Cookie

Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the Carrot Cake Cookie, another whoopie-pie like menu item featuring two soft, cake-like cookies with delectable cream cheese frosting sandwiched in between. These days, you can also find these goodies at [Read more…]

Review: Sleepy Hollow’s Ham, Prosciutto, and Swiss Waffle Sandwich

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments unveiled new waffle sandwiches in November 2011.

Guests can choose between the popular sweet and spicy chicken waffle sandwich, the nutella and fruit waffle sandwich, and this ham with prosciutto and swiss waffle sandwich. And if you’re an early riser, be sure to check out the breakfast waffle version with egg, cheese, prosciutto, and tomato!

We’ve highlighted three of the four on this blog so far, but I wanted to have a complete set! So on a recent visit to the Magic Kingdom, I headed to Liberty Square to sample one of these creations; mindful that they are only served from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Atmosphere

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is definition of “location, location, location!” With a sweet spot right in between the castle and Liberty Square’s Hall of Presidents, this is a great spot to stop for a snack as you’re headed from one land to another.

Sleepy Hollow

Seating is ample, and there are even picnic tables under cover, so it’s a great spot to get out of the sun. Of course, you can also get a pretty fun view of the Cinderella Castle show from these [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: March 11, 2012

New Sleepy Hollow Breakfast Waffle Sandwich in Magic Kingdom

It’s been a fun Disney Food news week with sneak peeks of new menu items and upcoming restaurants. Take a closer look at the Be Our Guest Restaurant’s progress in the Magic Kingdom. I’m so ready to be “magically transported” there!

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Disney Food News

Here’s the latest…

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DFB Podcast

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On to the Round-Up

AKLResort.com shares a recipe for Chai Cream from the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Sanaa in Kidani Village.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World shares a fun look at snacks, travel mugs, and other merchandise from around the parks.

Daveland reminisces (in pictures) about Coke Corner and the Candy Palace at Disneyland in the 1950s.

Main Street Gazette reviews a vegetarian dish at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jiko!

The Chew features a behind the scenes video tour of the Disney Fantasy’s galley!

All’s Fare Food Blog reviews the character breakfast at ‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Beer in Florida reviews the free Beers and Ears iPhone app.

The Disney Parks Blog shares the recipe for Veggie Tater Casserole, which will be served at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.

New! Breakfast Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow

Have you ever been headed to the Magic Kingdom and found yourself saying, “I wish there was a protein-filled, portable, delicious breakfast item that I could get at the Magic Kingdom…except I don’t want to wait in a line for it”…? Hmm? I know…who hasn’t?!

Well, your dreams might just be coming true!

Thanks to @MyMuse18, Melissa Sue Sorrells Galley, and @Kelbelle, we’ve got a fun peek at a new breakfast item in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

New Breakfast Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow

Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

The Sleepy Hollow Breakfast Waffle is the newest specialty waffle introduced by this tiny wonderland of a kiosk. (You’ll remember the other three Disney waffle sandwiches here!)

As you can see from the description, it includes prosciutto, cheese, egg, and “gourmet” tomato on a warm waffle!

Inside of Egg Waffle Sandwich

Reports have been positive on this new [Read more…]

New! Waffle Sandwiches at Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow

You heard me right! Waffle sandwiches!!!

But before we go off on a tangent, let’s start at the beginning…

Sleepy Hollow, the small counter-service location in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Liberty Square, has long offered some of our favorite snacks, including the large Mickey-shaped waffles (one of the last places you could get these!), and the filling and delicious chicken and wild rice soup.

We’ve heard through the grapevine (Thanks, Laurie!) that the menu has changed significantly and asked one of our colleagues, Brooke Fehr from DisZine.com, to investigate during her recent WDW visit!

New Waffle Sandwiches

The new menu at Sleepy Hollow has introduced what we think will be a new Disney food classic — waffle sandwiches. And these are true waffle sandwiches — as in a giant waffle with stuff crammed into it, then folded over!

There are three new offerings: A sweet and spicy chicken waffle and a ham, prosciutto, and Swiss cheese waffle, both for $6.99; and a Nutella and fresh fruit waffle for $5.59. None of these are currently listed for a snack credit.

Here’s Brooke’s report:
“The waffles were huge. Both sandwiches were full-sized, round waffles, folded in half with the filling in the middle. Think ‘waffle taco.’ While neither sandwich came with any sides, they were more than enough food for a heavy snack or meal. They were served in those tiny baskets, so they were [Read more…]

Try It! The Magic Kingdom “I Heart Mickey” Snack Crawl

The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book is packed with salty, savory and sweet munchies that make a day at the Magic Kingdom even more memorable! You know how much I love food-inspired crawls, so today I’d like to share with you the details of the I Heart Mickey Snack Crawl we developed for our Magic Kingdom Snacks guidebook.

I can’t promise that you’ll run into Mickey Mouse during this icon-enriched tour, yet you can honor our favorite mouse by feasting on these Mickey-shaped treats in the Magic Kingdom!

Here we go…

Mickey Waffle

Travel to your starting point — Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square — to enjoy the ever popular Mickey Waffle. We’re going for the plate-sized Mickey waffle, here; and this is one of the only places in the World you can get them!

Mickey Waffle

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar

Next up, we’ve got another iconic snack for you! Head to any treat cart in the Magic Kingdom to revel in the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar! Go ahead and get [Read more…]