We’ve got a very important matter to discuss with you today!
We know we’re always talking about our favorite foods at the Disney theme parks, BUT did you know many of our favorite snacks don’t even require a park ticket?!
That’s because many of our must-have snacks are actually found at the Disney World RESORT HOTELS! Let’s examine a few of our top picks!
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Baked Brie at Bar Riva
This ooey-gooey cheesy delight is wrapped in a flaky puff pastry crust and served warm with fruit preserves and slices of sourdough bread! The cheese is warm and creamy and easily sharable (but you SO don’t have to!). Scoop this one up for $10.99!
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Tie-Dye Cheesecake and Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich at Everything POP Shopping & Dining
You got to hand it to Disney’s Pop Century Resort — it sure doesn’t skimp on unique dessert offerings, like its signature Tie-Dye Cheesecake! The totally far-out treat features a psychedelic multi-colored cheesecake layered on top of red velvet cake and costs $5.49.
We gotta admit, this snack LOOKS a lot groovier than it tastes since it’s just a regular ol’ cheesecake (it still tastes good though!), but we look forward to grabbing one every time we swing by! (Raise your hand if you remember back when this was served like a regular cheesecake wedge??!!)
You can also find a massive Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich like the one you might have gotten in your lunchbox as a kid, but BETTER!
This fabulous snack features two soft oatmeal cookies smushed together with a marshmallow buttercream filling, drizzled with dark chocolate and cinnamon fondant icing and topped with chocolate crispies! Try saying that five times fast! Pick up this snack for $5.29!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Peanut Butter Pie at Contempo Cafe
Where should you go if a serious peanut butter craving strikes? Contempo Cafe makes a mean Peanut Butter Pie! This snack is seriously legit and hands-down, one of our favorite treats at Disney World! Snag it for $4.79!
The treat is about as close to peanut butter perfection as we can get: a massive scoop of peanut butter-flavored cream cheese sits atop vanilla custard in a soft cookie tart shell, finished with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate sprinkle bits. SO GOOD!
Back in February, we enjoyed a special Scar-version of the Peanut Butter Pie for Villaintine’s Day — a once a year special event! This version featured a white chocolate garnish, but was slashed with cocoa powder claw marks from Simba’s evil uncle from The Lion King!
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Mickey Beignets, Beignet Sundae, Specialty Beignets, and Boozy Beignets at Scat Cat’s Club Cafe (basically — ALL THE BEIGNETS!)
Our next stop brings us to the Big Easy for a taste of something we can’t live without — Mickey Beignets! But you won’t find these fluffy little pillows of fried dough at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory anymore — they have a NEW home over at the newly remodeled Scat Cat’s Club Cafe!
And now there are more ways than EVER before to enjoy your Mickey Beignets! New seasonal flavor Mickey Beignets come and go often while Specialty Beignets, Boozy Beignets, and the Mickey Beignet Sundae are always on the menu (and on our minds!).
You can also always order “plain” powdered sugar beignets and get special dipping sauces like salted caramel, strawberry, or chicory chocolate ganache to go with them!
You can really do some damage to your waistline at Scat Cat’s Club Cafe these days, but at least your wallet won’t take a beating! A set of three Mickey Beignets only costs $4.99 while a six-pack costs $8.49.
Specialty and Boozy Beignets cost around $2.99 per beignet while the Mickey Beignet Sundae served with your choice of ice cream, sauce, and whipped cream will run you about $6.99.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Magic Cookie Bar and Fried Green Tomatoes at Riverside Mill Food Court!
Have you ever heard of a Magic Cookie Bar? This mythical creature made with chocolate and butterscotch chips, condensed milk, coconuts, and nuts is available over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge’s Roaring Fork, but it’s also up for grabs at Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. These have SO much going on in the flavor department — a little salty, a little sweet — they’re surprisingly addictive!
(By the way, if you’ve ever made Seven Layer Bars, that’s what these are!)
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Campfire Cupcake at Roaring Fork and Campfire Brownie at Geyser Point
Remember Disney’s Wilderness Lodge we mentioned a moment ago? That’s where you can stoke the flames on Roaring Fork’s Campfire Cupcake! It’s a super-rich chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow icing and “dirt” (cookie crumbles), with a little frosting campfire, candy rocks, and the TINIEST TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ON A STICK WE’VE EVER SEEN!
And at nearby Geyser Point Bar & Grill, you can pick up the Campfire Brownie! It’s not quite as cute as its cupcake-counterpart, but it’s just as fudgy, filled with gooey marshmallow, and only costs $5.49!
Trust us when we say “roughing it” never tasted so good!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Zebra Domes, Nyala Brownie, and Jungle Juice Slushy at The Mara
If you’re looking for a truly wild time in Disney World, stop by The Mara! It’s a quick-service spot at Jambo House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and they’ve got one of the best secrets of Disney World snackage hiding in their to-go case: Zebra Domes!
This now cult-level snack is the SAME fancy dessert you’ll find at the resort’s table service restaurant, Boma. That’s right — you won’t need to make a reservation to dine on this sweet delicacy!
For only $4.29, you can pick up four of these black & white bad boys — plus they’ll have a nice chill them having just come out of the refrigerator! Zebra Domes consist of Amarula cream liquor mousse over a thin layer of sponge cake, enrobed in panna cotta-esque white chocolate, topped with a drizzle of chocolate and chocolate shavings.
Of course, if you want something more substantial, you can’t go wrong with the Nyala Brownie for $4.79 — it’s almost equal parts peanut butter frosting and cakey chocolate brownie (not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with that!).
And to wash it all down, look for the Jungle Juice Slushy for $4.99!
You’ll sometimes find this specialty frozen drink at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well! It features a blend of passion, orange, and guava juices which some of you might recognize as the key ingredients used in making POG Juice — because it IS!
Yup, the Jungle Juice Slushy is really just a POG Juice Slushy and now you know! You’re welcome! (Keep your eyes peeled for this sneaky drink — it pops up ALL around Disney World in various forms!)
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort
Sally Sells Sea Shells and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream at Ample Hills Creamery
We couldn’t talk about all of our favorite treats at Disney World without taking a trek to one of our favorite resorts! And Ample Hills Creamery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has an exclusive ice cream flavor you won’t find anywhere else!
It’s called Sally Sells Seashells and it features orange marshmallow ice cream with housemade salty chocolate seashells!
Of course, we have a hard time deciding between Sally Sells Seashells and Ample Hills Creamery’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream — another one of our favorites!
While a small cup of ice cream costs $6.99, we prefer to size up to the large for an extra buck! Don’t forget, you can get any of their ice creams as sundaes or floats, and for the truly indecisive, you can get an Ice Cream Flight for $9.99 which includes SIX different flavors!
We’re keeping a close eye on Ample Hills Creamery now that they’ve filed for bankruptcy, but we’re hoping they’ll resume scooping up their delicious ice cream treats once Disney World reopens! There are even talks that Ben and Jerry’s could buy the brand!
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
No Way Jose Sundae at Beaches and Cream
Just across the lake, you’ll find another favorite spot of ours — Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort! This place is hallowed ground for us because it’s where the No Way Jose Sundae heralds from!
For $11, you will be literally (not literally) plunged into a vat of peanut butter, hot fudge, 3 scoops of ice cream, and whipped cream. Beaches and Cream just reopened not too long ago after a lengthy refurb and there is finally more seating, but we still highly recommend snagging an advance dining reservation before you go! And don’t be afraid to pair their sweet snacks with more savory menu items like their awesome Chili and Cheese Tots for $9!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
‘Ohana Bread Pudding and Secret Menu Items at Tambu Lounge
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a veritable treasure trove of tasty snacks! We couldn’t possibly name them all, but we definitely want to highlight a few! If you’ve ever dined at ‘Ohana before, you might remember their incredible Bread Pudding served with vanilla ice cream and a rich bananas fosters caramel sauce!
Now you won’t find the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding printed on Tambu Lounge’s menu since it’s a secret, but it’s there along with some other ‘Ohana-exclusive eats including Pineapple-Coconut Bread, Chicken Wings, Teriyaki Noodles, and Potstickers! They’re the exact same ones they’ll serve you in the restaurant and all you have to do is ask your Tambu Lounge bartender if you can order them!
Sadly, we heard the secret ‘Ohana menu items at Tambu Lounge had recently received a major price hike! But we still think $12 is a fair price to pay for ‘Ohana’s Bread Pudding — especially because it means we won’t have to cough up the funds for a full meal at ‘Ohana which can easily run over $55 per adult!
Remember, though, these items are available AFTER 4PM ONLY.
Te Fiti Cone at Pineapple Lanai and Spikey Pineapple at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
This spot changes up their Dole Whip offerings frequently, but we’re big fans of this Moana-inspired Lime soft-serve cone! It’s similar to the Peter Pan Float at Storybook Treats in Magic Kingdom, but comes garnished with a beautiful edible orchid instead!
And before we leave this tropical paradise, we gotta tell you about Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace’s Spikey Pineapple! If we’re picturing the PERFECT Disney World adult drink, this would definitely be at the top of the list!
This drink is deceptively simple — it’s just Barbancourt Pango Rhum blended with Pineapple Dole Whip for $14! Be careful though — these go down SHOCKINGLY easily!
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Watchos at Rix Sports Bar and Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip at Three Bridges
These are crispy golden-fried waffle fries loaded with house-blend queso blanco, bacon, and scallions! We’re starting to wish we had a big plate right now just writing about them! Pick some up for $13.50!
This relatively new restaurant is located entirely over water just outside the recent addition. Its signature appetizer is Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip served with house-made blue and white tortilla chips. It’s a big hot bowl of toasty, cheesy goodness.
Thankfully, you won’t need a boat to paddle over to this much deliciousness! You can just walk right over one of the three bridges which connect the restaurant to the mainland — hence the name! Grab this one for $14!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Gingerbread Snack Shop (Seasonal)
If you’re fortunate enough to be traveling to Disney World during the holiday season, make sure you stop by Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Spa! Not only do they build an almost life-sized replica of a Victorian-style house out of real gingerbread every year, but they also stuff it full of some of the most incredible snacks!
Last year they sold Giant Cake Pops that were almost the size of a softball! Plus you can buy plenty of gingerbread goodies to take back home to your friends and family for the holidays — or just eat them yourself!
We’ve been known to plow through quite a few Gingerbread Roof Shingles when left to our own devices! 🙂
More and more resorts have started putting up gingerbread displays including Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for the first time in 2019 (it was a gingerbread CABIN!). But Disney’s Grand Floridian gingerbread is a true Christmas icon! Look for it in the main lobby — you can’t miss it!
Disney’s All-Stars Resorts
Cookie Dough and Mickey Waffle Sundae at Intermission Food Court and End Zone Food Court
All that Grand Floridian gingerbread has us really hankering for some cookies! But you know what’s even better than a freshly-baked batch of cookies? A cup of the uncooked stuff!
If you’re like us and prefer your cookies unbaked (on occasion) check out the Edible Cookie Dough you can get at Disney’s All-Star Music’s End Zone Food Court for $3.99!
Don’t worry — it’s a completely safe version without any raw eggs! It is, however, totally yummy!
And did you know the Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Stars Music Resort is one of the few spots where you can get a Mickey Waffle Sundae?
Mickey Waffles: they’re not just for breakfast anymore! Sometimes you’ll find these rare types of sundaes at the parks, but they have a tendency to come and go. Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom even offered one last year for Mickey and Minnie’s 90th Surprise Celebration which had even-harder-to-find MINNIE Waffles! At least the Mickey Waffle Sundae is a permanent fixture on All-Stars’ menu — they’ve been around this joint for years!
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
S’mores Cookie at Landscape of Flavors
In fact, we couldn’t think of a more suitable ending to this delicious endeavor! Although it’s referred to as a cookie, this treat is more like a CAKE filled with gooey marshmallow fluff and crumbled cinnamon graham crackers! The drizzle of dark chocolate on top ain’t bad either. This one costs $5.95!
So next time a snack attack hits and you think you have to head for the parks, see if one of these delicious options is nearby instead! Who knows — you might be surprised to discover you’ve found your new favorite food item at Disney World! Tah-tah for now!
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What is YOUR favorite Disney World resort snack? Let us know in the comments!!