If you’ve got the Disney Dining Plan for your upcoming trip to Disney World, you’ll absolutely want to get the biggest and best value for your snack credits in order to make your Dining Plan worth it.
And you KNOW we’ve got your back! We’ve scoured the snack landscape to find five of the best ways to use a DDP snack credit. Follow along with us and you’ll be on your way to becoming a Disney snack credit pro!
Try an Over-the-Top Funnel Cake
Crispy, sugary funnel cakes are found at theme parks around the globe, but Disney World’s funnel cakes can be serious business if you find the right ones. If you’re in the mood for a traditional funnel cake, you can grab one for $6.99 at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom.
But, if you really want to get the best value for your snack credit, head on over to Oasis Canteen in Hollywood Studios. There, you’ll find a duo of GIGANTIC funnel cakes — one with strawberry toppings and soft-serve vanilla ice cream, and the other with cookies and cream toppings and soft-serve vanilla ice cream.
Both cost a whopping $8.49 if you’re not using your Disney Dining Plan snack credit, and are easily shareable.
Check out our reviews for the strawberry-topped funnel cake and the cookies and cream funnel cake from Oasis Canteen!
Fill Up on a Snack That Doubles as a Meal
If you’re trying to conserve your meal credits during your Disney World vacation, get a snack that doubles as a meal! Animal Kingdom, in particular, has some delicious meal-worthy snacks.
First on our list is the Pulled Pork Cheese Fries from Flame Tree Barbecue. These are super killer and totally worth your snack credit and calorie allotment. French fries are topped with a pile of savory pulled pork before being doused in barbecue sauce, green onions, and of course, PLASTIC CHEESE. These fries are super yummy, super filling and are priced at $6.99.
Also at Animal Kingdom, head over to Eight Spoon Cafe for the Baked Mac and Cheese. They have a standard baked mac, and two topped versions — one with shrimp and one with pulled pork. These dishes are currently priced at $6.69 and $6.49, respectively. The shrimp version gives you a bit more value for your snack credit, but both are EXCELLENT options.
Snag The Most Epic Cinnamon Roll You’ve Ever Seen
Cinnamon rolls can be found all over the Disney World parks and resorts. The option at Gaston’s Tavern in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is pretty impressive, but the Mickey-shaped Colossal Cinnamon Roll is even MORE impressive — and it has the price tag to match.
The Colossal Cinnamon Roll is currently priced at $7.49! It is absolutely shareable and is not too dry despite its large surface area. This would be a great breakfast option for two, three or even four people.
You can find this one in most Starbucks locations in Disney World, but it originated at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery in Animal Kingdom. If you’re in the mood for a sweet pastry to start your Disney day, the Colossal Cinnamon Roll is a great way to go.
Get a Sugar Rush from Ice Cream Sundaes
I don’t know what’s better than a refreshing ice cream sundae on a hot summer day (or any day, TBH). Disney World has several delicious ice cream sundaes that are great uses of a snack credit.
You’ll also find the All-American Sundae there for $6.99 as well as some specialty, limited-time sundaes like the current Peanut Butter Dream!
If you’re just in the mood for some good, old-fashioned ice cream, Ample Hills Creamery is the way to go. You’ll find Ample Hills on the Boardwalk and you can try a small cup or cone of their ice cream for $6.99. Our personal favorites are Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and PB Wins the Cup.
Eat Around the Epcot Festivals
Probably the best way to use your Disney Dining Plan snack credit is by visiting the food booths at Epcot’s festivals. There are four festivals spread throughout the year – Festival of the Arts, Flower and Garden Festival, Food and Wine Festival, and Festival of the Holidays. Many of the items found at the food booths are snack credit eligible and can be worth between $7 and $9.
If you’re planning to attend one of Epcot’s festivals, be sure to use your snack credits there. We personally love to make a meal out of several items from the festival booths! Keep an eye on Disney Food Blog for the latest on this year’s upcoming festivals!
See? We told you we had your back! Hold out for these snack items to get a great value for your Disney Dining Plan snack credits.
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