We totally get it, you’re going to Disney World and you want to do all the BEST things!
You probably want to stay at the best resort, go on the best rides, and (maybe most importantly) eat all the best food! As the Disney Food Blog, we consider ourselves experts on that last one, and we’ve put together quite a few “best food” lists over the years. Today we’re talking about the best snacks in Disney World, but more precisely, how much it would COST to eat the 20 best snacks. Let’s start that budget now!
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that prices and offerings may change at any time. Some of these snacks have come and gone over the years, and we can’t guarantee that they’ll be available (or that they’ll cost the same) during your next trip. Also, we’ve been eating Disney World food for a LONG TIME and have developed many of what we think are the “best of the best” over the years. For this list though, we’re mixing some classics with a few more modern “gotta have ’em” treats!
Each Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie is $6 before tax. It may seem expensive for a cookie, but keep in mind that these things are piled high with toppings and weigh half a pound!
Adventureland Spring Rolls
Some people may not be huge fans of these, but here at DFB, we can’t get enough of the savory Adventureland Spring Rolls! You can find these at a cart outside of the entrance to Adventureland (when it’s open!) and they typically have two flavors available. In the past, we’ve seen flavors like pepperoni pizza and cheeseburger. Right now, they’re serving up a NEW 50th Celebration Spring Roll that we simply can’t get enough of and the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls (but remember that the flavors can vary).
We’ve seen other flavors over the years, and we can’t wait to see what other creations Disney might think of in the future. For $9.50 you’ll get two rolls. You can mix-and-match, or you can double up on your favorite flavor. These are a great option for a savory snack in a park that’s full of sweet treats!
Dole Whip Floats
Listen, we could sit here all day long and share our passion for Dole Whip Floats. If you’ve been a longtime reader, you know how true that is. We’ve seen so many different combinations of these over the years, although some have stood out as clear winners (pls come back, Kakamora Float 😋).
You’ll find Dole Whip floats all around the parks at various locations: Aloha Isle, Sunshine Tree Terrace, Tamu Tamu, and many others. The options vary from place to place, but most of the time, a typical float will cost you around $5.99-6.99. In early 2022, the pineapple Dole Whip floats at Aloha Isle went up to $6.99, but again note that the price of your float can vary at other spots depending on what you get.
Cheshire Cat Tail
Looking for a surprisingly good pastry to eat for breakfast in Magic Kingdom? Well, let us just tell you about the Cheshire Cat Tail. It’s a flaky pastry filled with chocolate and drizzled with icing — all good and delicious things.
Since the parks reopened, this thing bounced around a bit. We’ve seen it at the Lunching Pad and at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, but it has since returned to its home at the Cheshire Cafe (when this spot is open). Right now you can get one for $5.79 at Cheshire Cafe (but if this spot isn’t open, be sure to check some of the other places we’ve seen it in the past).
Charcuterie Board from BaseLine Tap House
This charcuterie board has all the goods: various meats, multiple kinds of cheese, grapes, cornichons (itty bitty baby pickles), and toasted baguettes. The main reason we love it (aside from, you know, meat and cheese and bread!) is that price — $10 gets you all these goodies!
Carrot Cake Cookie
The Carrot Cake Cookie in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a longtime DFB favorite. Most recently, we found it at the park’s Starbucks location, Trolley Car Cafe but it has a tendency to come and go (particularly during the holiday season when it gets replaced by its red velvet cousin).
It’s made with two chunky pieces of carrot cake filled with SO MUCH yummy cream cheese frosting. You can snag this beauty for $4.99!
And speaking of cookies in Hollywood Studios, let’s chat about the Wookiee Cookie! First up, if you wanna get Star Wars technical on it, it’s a Wookiee cookie, but many people spell it Wookie. If you’re a fan of oatmeal creme pies, then this was made for you.
Two gigantic soft and chewy oatmeal cookies form a sandwich with a fluffy cream filling in-between. To top it off, you get a chocolate decoration to make it match the bandolier of our favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca! Pick this one up at Backlot Express for $6.29.
Num Num Cookie
You didn’t think we were done talking about cookies, did you? Seriously, what is it about Hollywood Studios that they just bring it so hard in the massive cookie department?? The Num Num Cookie at The Market in Hollywood Studios is inspired by Jack-Jack from the hit movie, The Incredibles.
It’s made sort of like a chocolate chip skillet cookie and served inside a paper cookie cup. The edges have nice crispiness to them but the middle is soft and gooey — just how we like it. And yes, friends — it’s served warm 🙌. Pick this one up for $6.19.
Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake (AKA The Butterfinger Cupcake)
The cupcake has hopped between Rosie’s All-American Cafe and Trolley Car Cafe over the years (though right now, it appears to have been replaced with some specialty 50th Anniversary treats). In the past, when we’ve found it, it’s cost around $4.99. If you’re in the market for a Disney cupcake, we think this should be at the top of your list! Butterfinger-crusted peanut butter frosting and fudgy filling are a match made in heaven!
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich
Also known as the Nutella Waffle Sandwich, this treat has become a big hit in Magic Kingdom. Whether you order one for breakfast or dessert, you won’t likely be disappointed. It’s a soft, large waffle topped with chocolate hazelnut spread (AKA Nutella) and a load of fresh fruit, including bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.
We like to convince ourselves that this is a totally acceptable and healthy breakfast because it has fruit on top, and if you agree with that claim, then we think you’ll fit in nicely here! Just ignore the mini boatload of Nutella smeared all over it! 😉 If you’re tempted by the photo above, then make sure to stop by Sleepy Hollow Refreshments and pick this up for $8.29.
Oh, Totchos, how we love you! You may think, “those just look like loaded tater tots,” but you’d be wrong my friend…they are so much more.
They’re tater tots topped with chili, queso, corn chips, sour cream, and green onions and they’re a perfect size — just right for an individual meal or to be split as a snack. They’re $9.99 at Woody’s Lunch Box, and next time you’re in Toy Story Land, you NEED to stop by.
Dino-Bite Ice Cream Sandwiches
Over at Dino-Bite Snacks in Animal Kingdom is a handmade snack worth stopping for — ice cream sandwiches. The flavors here vary from season to season, so you can stop by on every trip and try something different! The gist is the same though — 2 fresh cookies smooshed around a massive scoop of ice cream, often rolled in sprinkles or other goodies.
Some of our favorite sandwiches include the Strawberry Shortcake and the Peppermint one at Christmastime. Next time you’re in Animal Kingdom, swing by this spot in DinoLand and you may just find a new favorite snack. Right now the standard sandwich (vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies) is $6.99, but the 50th Anniversary ice cream sandwich is pricier at $7.29!
Speaking of Animal Kingdom, let’s head over to Asia for a snack that’s seriously underrated…Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries. You may be wondering how french fries weaseled their way onto this list, but these are no ordinary fries!
They’re fried up nice and crispy and topped with an intriguing seasoning, but the best part is that they come with two dipping sauce options: Curried Honey Mustard and Korean Chili Ketchup. We think everyone should try these at least once, and for $5.99, they’re a great shareable option.
Blue or Green Milk
Traveling to a galaxy far, far away? Then you need to drink what the locals drink! While blue or green milk may not be the best snack out there depending on your tastes, it’s definitely one that you need to try for the sake of saying you did. The mix of coconut and rice milk is soft frozen and full of interesting fruity flavors.
Stop by the Milk Stand in Galaxy’s Edge over in Hollywood Studios to try these two beverages and decide where you stand. Can’t decide? Get both and make a layered parfait or a cool waterfall-style mix! You can order them for $8.49 each (the alcoholic versions are $15).
Grey Stuff Cupcake
You remember that famous line from “Be Our Guest” where Lumiere sings “try the grey stuff, it’s delicious?” Well, he was right!
Right now, you can ONLY try the “official” grey stuff over at Be Our Guest Restaurant. But, previously there was another spot to find the iconic dessert — Gaston’s Tavern. In the past the Grey Stuff Cupcake has been priced at $5.49 and it typically comes topped with the decadent cookies and cream mousse-like treat!
They have some regular, straightforward donut choices, but if you want to go for one of the big ones (like the Oreo one pictured above), then it’ll cost you $5.75. Warning, these are MASSIVE donuts with lots of toppings, so you may want to split one!
‘Ohana Bread Pudding
Oh ‘Ohana, we couldn’t forget you on this list! The fan-favorite restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has quite a few must-have menu items (those NOODLES). But, dessert is something special with the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding that draws guests from far and wide!
Prior to the reopening of ‘Ohana, we also spotted the Bread Pudding at spots like Kona Cafe and the Tambu Lounge. You can get it as part of ‘Ohana’s Dinner menu (which includes family-style appetizers, entrees, and dessert) for $55 per adult and $33 per child. But, if you’re able to find it (typically at Tambu Lounge) without the full meal, it will generally cost around $12.
It may not look like much, but the Pongu Lumpia from Pongu Pongu in the Pandora section of Animal Kingdom is a yummy surprise in disguise! It’s a spring roll filled with cream cheese and pineapple, and we highly recommend it for a snack or breakfast.
For only $3.79 you can try this treat. This one seems to be a “love it or hate it” treat for many Disney fans, so give it a go and see which side you land on.
Dole Whip Nachos
It’s shocking to us that more people aren’t screaming and shouting from the rooftops of Disney World because Dole Whip Nachos EXIST! You can grab this treat at Marketplace Snacks in Disney Springs for $8.99 and it’s seriously everything we’ve ever dreamed about all in one.
You’ve got pineapple Dole Whip, pineapple tidbits, whipped cream, strawberry drizzle, sprinkles, mango boba balls, AND waffle cone chips — what more could you ask?
Corn Dog Nuggets
After Casey’s Corner had its official grand reopening in 2021, we couldn’t help but eat SO many corn dog nuggets! But, Casey’s isn’t the only place you can find them since Westward Ho in Frontierland has also offered them on their menu in the past too. These nuggs are golden and perfect with all the flavors that pair PERFECTLY with our favorite plastic cheese.
If you want to stop by and grab an order to test them out for yourself, they’ll cost you $10.29 at Casey’s Corner and/or Westward Ho! Note that they do come with french fries or a Cuties mandarin when ordered from Casey’s Corner. Want to plus that up even more? You can order up a $1 side of plastic cheeeeeese from Casey’s Corner for maximum corn dog nugging. In the past we’ve also seen $1 white queso available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe — check to see what’s available during your visit!
So what does it cost if you want to grab all 20 of the snacks on this list? Well keep in mind you gotta snag Park Pass reservations and tickets into the parks to get many of these. And some spots have quite the wait to get in (looking at you, Gideon’s!), so your time and added expenses are certainly going to add up as well. BUT, just for the foods, the grand total is (drum roll, please) $147.10!
Keep in mind that the total only includes getting one of each item on the list, so if you have a big group or want to try multiple Dole Whip floats or donuts, then you’ll need to budget more. If you’re looking for more snack and food recommendations from us, then make sure to stick around! We’re constantly visiting Disney World and reviewing the latest treats and all the restaurants, so you can trust DFB for the best Disney eats!
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