Disney World is celebrating its 50th Anniversary for a FULL 18-months and we’ve been bringing you along for the PAR-TAY featuring all-new attractions, fireworks shows, decorations, and SO much more since it began!
Of course, what’s an anniversary celebration without some tasty eats and drinks, right? Well, Disney World introduced OVER 150 new snacks to keep our bellies full as we wave at Mickey and shop every new piece of merchandise there is (and there’s A LOT). We’ve already brought you our COMPLETE ranking of the 50th-anniversary snacks in Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but if you find yourself craving something that isn’t covered in EARidescent sprinkles, we’re bringing you 50 OTHER things to try in Disney World for the 50th Anniversary!
WEIRD but GOOD Foods
Over the past 50 years, we’ve seen some downright weird foods debut in Disney World — after all, if there’s anyone who can top a hot dog with funnel cake, it’s Disney! So, we’re starting off this snacking list with some of the BEST foods that you can ONLY find in the parks. Yes, they may sound a little weird, but trust us, they’re worth the risk.
Why settle for any regular theme park burger when you can have your burger steamed in a pod!? It may sound a little different, but the Cheeseburger Steamed Pod at Satu’li Canteen in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is SO.GOOD. For $12.29, these little babies are stuffed with ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and cheddar cheese plus they come with a side of dipping sauce and chips.
If you’re a little skeptical to give this one a try, you can buy a single Cheeseburger Pod off of the kid’s menu for $7.99. Or, you can even test your skills at making your very own with our at-home recipe!
Cheeseburger Spring Roll
Cheeseburger Pods aren’t the only Disney World twist on the classic theme park dish! Magic Kingdom’s Spring Roll Cart is home to the Cheeseburger Spring Roll, which has been a long-time DFB favorite. You can order up two for $9.50 or get a little sampler and order one Cheeseburger Spring Roll and one 50th Celebration Spring Roll (more on these later) for the same price!
If you like the cheeseburger pods in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then you’ll probably like this too, though be warned — this snack cart isn’t always open, so make sure to check back frequently.
Mini Mango Pie
If you find yourself in the mood for something sweet and you’re feeling adventurous, then the Mini Mango Pie from Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe must! This little dessert has a graham cracker crust and with every bite, you’ll get the sweet/tart mango filling.
This treat is stupid good so do yourself a favor and try this sweet little mango pie for $5.29 the next time your in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Corn Dog Nuggets
Are Corn Dog Nuggets weird!? Well, maybe the plastic cheese that we pair with almost anything in Disney World is! These golden little nuggets are BIG a fan favorite and you can find them at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom.
For $9.99 this is the perfect shareable snack — but we won’t judge if you want them all for yourself! Plus, if you’re like us, you can order up a side of goupy plastic cheese for $1.
Blue Milk…Green Milk…is it even really milk? This Star Wars-inspired beverage is both beloved by some and despised by others. But, no matter which team you’re on, this space drink is one that you need to try at least once on your adventures to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This little snack is a pineapple cream cheese spring roll and, much like Blue Milk, it’s a little controversial. Some park-goers are BIG fans and others would rather chow down on an extra Cheeseburger Pod if they find themselves hungry in Pandora. So, you’ll just have to try it for yourself and let us know your thoughts!
Dole Whip Nachos
They might sound weird, but anything with Dole Whip is an automatic win in our book! Yes, you can order up a regular cup of Dole Whip in Magic Kingdom, but why opt for just a simple Dole Whip treat when you can have Dole Whip Nachos?! This monstrosity can be found at Marketplace Snacks in Disney Springs for $8.99 and, wow are they tasty.
There’s a lot going on with these nachos, so you might want to share them! And, from one Disney Dole Whip lover to another — make sure to really dip those waffle cone nachos in your Dole Whip for the full effect.
We’re headed back to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for this next one! The Fuzzy Tauntaun can be found at Oga’s Cantina and features “Buzz Button Tingling” foam, making it one of the STRANGEST drinks on this list! It’s sweet, light, and, well…tingly!
Aside from the foam that makes your mouth go numb, it is an overall fruity drink made with Ciroc peach vodka, Bols peach snaps, Simply orange with tangerine, and pure cane sugar. And, while you may have to fight to snag a reservation here, this sip is well worth the whopping $17 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Fried Chicken Tip Yip
If you haven’t picked up on it by now, space food in Disney World is notorious for being a little weird, and the Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip, served at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, is no different! It features crispy chicken served with house-made macaroni & cheese and roasted vegetables and though the chicken can be a little hit or miss, this mac is seriously good.
You can give it a try for $15.49.
We spend a lot of our days snacking around Disney World, so naturally, we’ve got a few favorites. While we’d enjoy these treats almost any day, here are the ones that are worth giving a try to honor the 50th-anniversary!
Carrot Cake Cookie
First up is the Carrot Cake Cookie that can currently be found at The Trolley Car Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For $4.99 this DFB snack icon is loaded with yummy cream cheese frosting that is sandwiched between two delicious cake-like carrot cake cookies.
Cheshire Cat Tail
The Cheshire Cat Tail is a flakey pastry filled with chocolate and drizzled with lots of icing on top and, while there’s certainly nothing groundbreaking about it, it’s a classic Magic Kingdom snack that most people pass right by without even knowing it.
It is (unsurprisingly) sold at the Cheshire Cafe in Magic Kingdom and costs $5.79
Okay, we’ve already covered the Dole Whip Nachos, but we also have to give a little shoutout to all the other variations of the treat in Disney World. Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom is THE place to get the goods if you find yourself craving a refreshing treat in the afternoon and a cup of this fruity goodness will cost ya $5.99.
Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie
When we fell for Gideon’s Bakehouse when they first opened in Disney Springs, we fell hard, so it’s no wonder that the half-pound cookies would make this list! Of course, we’re not the only people looking to celebrate the 50th anniversary (or really anything for that matter) with a giant cookie, so you’ll want to be prepared to wait in Disney Springs.
Although most would argue you can’t go wrong with the classic chocolate chip cookie here, we tend to prefer the seasonal cookies (which cost $6 each) or the exclusive cakes so get adventurous and explore the menu!
Peanut Butter Pie
For $5.19 you can indulge in the vanilla tart shell filled with custard and peanut butter filling that’s then drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with crispy chocolate pearls.
EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion serves a cult classic — School Bread! If you’re not familiar, school bread is basically a sweet custard-filled roll topped with coconut. Plus, it’s even topped with a white chocolate Olaf (it is Disney after all!).
You can find this fun Norwegian treat at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe for $4.49 the next time you make your way around World Showcase.
Werther’s Original Caramel Butter Bar
Karamell Kuche in the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT serves some of the BEST caramel treats in Disney World making it hard to pick just one thing to include on this list. But, the gooey Caramel Butter Bar has definitely run away with our hearts!
The slice of buttery goodness is made with Werther’s Original Caramel layered into buttery shortbread and costs $4.49.
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich
If you love waffles, fruit, and Nutella (or “chocolate hazelnut spread”), Disney has put it all together to create a whopping tasty snack also known as the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich. Not only is this snack delicious, but it is also a HUGE portion size, so you can gather your friends for a feast or save it all for yourself and skip the pricey Quick Service meal.
It can be found at Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom for $8.29, though we tend to see it vary on whether you can get it all day or just in the morning.
So, yes, most of our favorite snacks involve a lot of sugar (who can blame us), but there are a few extra treats that shout “Disney” and are a must-try if you’re looking to top off your day with a sugar high.
Cupcake Topped Shake
It’s already been established that calories don’t count when you’re on vacation, so if you’re really on the hunt for a splurge, look no further than a cupcake (or CAKE) topped shake from Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Not only are these milkshakes SUPER extravagant, but they’re also delicious.
There are milkshakes topped with brownies, rainbow cupcakes, and (of course) EARidescent cake, so pick your poison and cough up the $15. And, maybe bring along a friend or two because these shakes are seriously giant.
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
Speaking of ice cream, L’Artisan des Glaces in EPCOT is a hidden gem that serves up some amazing ice cream and sorbet, but the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich stands above the rest. We mean, just look at it! The flavors here also tend to rotate on a seasonal basis so you can try something new whether you’re visiting Disney World to celebrate the 50th anniversary for the first time or the 50th time.
Macarons? Delicious. Ice Cream? Delightful. Price? $7.
Hear us out — oatmeal cookies + vanilla cream filling = the perfect treat to eat in between all those crazy thrill rides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and that’s just what you’ll find with the Wookiee Cookie!
It’s easy to pass right by this little treat at Backlot Express but it is a seriously underrated cookie sandwich for $6.29.
Gaston’s Warm Cinnamon Roll
You’ll have to venture to the back of New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom for this next one, but you just might be happy that you were forced to log a few extra steps to get to the GIANT Warm Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s Tavern.
It’s got all that ooey-gooey goodness and is about the size of your face for $6.79. Plus, as a little tip — if you get full and want to take the rest back to your hotel room, stop into Bonjour! Village Gifts right next door and ask for a bag to carry around your cinnamon roll!
There’s no such thing as too much sweet in our book, but you still need some balance when you’re visiting Disney World. So, if you’re craving something savory, here are the best snacks to grab between celebrating.
Chicken Guy! Chicken Tenders
Chicken Guy! serves some of THE.BEST. fried chicken tenders. But, what sets them apart even more? Chicken Guy! has a whole list of specialty dipping sauces to complement the chicken tenders — and you get to choose two per order!
You can get three tenders for $5.99, or five tenders for $7.99. Our advice? Go for the 5-piece (it’s so worth it!).
Morimoto Baby Ribs
It may not scream “Disney” as much as other themed restaurants around Disney World, but Morimoto Asia is an incredible sit-down Asian restaurant in Disney Springs. And, just because you don’t have time to sit down for a full meal doesn’t mean that you need to forego the delicious eats. The neighboring Quick Service restaurant, Morimoto Asia Street Food serves some of our favorite menu items too including the drool-worthy Morimoto Baby Ribs (covered in a cilantro and hoisin sweet chili glaze).
These are total sticky goodness and come as a three-piece for $10.
What do you get when you combine tater tots and nachos? The iconic TOTCHOS, of course! This bowl of tots includes Potato Barrels coated with Beef and Bean Chili, Shredded Cheese, and signature Queso with Tomatoes and Corn Chips finished with Sour Cream and a sprinkle of Green Onions — YUM!
The fan-favorite snack is served at Woody’s Lunch Box in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for $9.99.
Who says theme park food can’t be classy?! Sample some bite-sized meats and cheese for $10 at BaseLine Tap House in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or head over to the Hollywood Brown Derby for a Charcuterie Board and Martini Flight. These samplers have become super popular around Disney World over the past few years and, while they are certainly pricey, they very rarely disappoint.
Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork
Pulled pork AND Mac and cheese? Say no more.
Pricey (but delicious) Snacks
We’ve spent a good amount of time gawking at the super expensive 50th-anniversary merchandise (hello $1,000 Mickey Ears). But, if you’re willing to spend a few extra bucks on your snacks when you visit for the celebration, then check these out!
Saganaki on Fire
We couldn’t make a best-eats and treats list without including Wine Bar George in Disney Springs. And, if you want to eat something that is truly a spectacle then look no further than the Saganaki on Fire. It is a delicious Vlahoriti cheese that your server douses with Metaxa and then it is LITERALLY set on fire — so make sure your camera is out when you see it coming!
It’s a little expensive at $16 BUT it’s totally shareable!
Thigh High Chicken Biscuits
Also in Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ where you can find some of the best fried chicken in Disney World (in our humble opinion).
Every time we think about those Thigh High Chicken Biscuits we automatically get hungry — warm, fresh biscuits, fried chicken, bread and butter pickles, and a drizzle of hot honey…need we say more? Bring an empty stomach and $16 for this southern snack.
Air Pirate’s Cargo Loaded Pretzel
Yes, $22 is a lot of money for a pretzel…but, what can we say, the Air Pirate’s Cargo Loaded Pretzel is SO good that we’re willing to force a few friends to come along with us and share (or at least pretend to)! And look at all that STUFF that’s included!
You can find this mega-pretzel at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs.
The Ronto Wrap is $12.99, which is a little on the pricey side, but it’s worth a try! Plus, you can also find a variety of other Ronto Wraps here like the Ronto Morning Wrap (which is a breakfast specialty) and the Zuchii Wrap.
If you’re not already convinced that ‘Ohana Noodles are a must-try just by looking at them, then take the word of literally THOUSANDS of Disney World fans who went bananas when they weren’t originally on the reopening menu at ‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Yes, they are THAT good, but you’ll need to snag a reservation at the restaurant to give them a try as part of the all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner menu (which costs $55 per adult and $33 per child).
Most Instagrammable Treats
Celebrating Disney World’s 50th anniversary for the ‘gram? Check these eats and treats out!
Amorette’s Patisserie is one of the more expensive dessert locations in Disney Springs, but their pastries and desserts have a great reputation. Not to mention the petit cakes are usually SUPER artsy and Disney-inspired — just LOOK at the sparkling 50th Celebration Petit Cake!
Each cake is $22, but a high-quality food pic is priceless, right? 😉
Looking for a Disney World classic that is just as photogenic as it is delicious? The Mickey Waffle will do the trick!
These are served all over Disney World, which makes sense because they’re pretty much a Disney staple so you can find them at your Disney resort food court or at select breakfast locations in the parks, like Sleepy Hollow. The price can range from $5.79 to $9.99 depending on where you are and what’s included.
The Kitchen Sink
We mentioned Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort earlier for their giant cake-topped milkshakes, but there’s another HUGE dessert here that every ice-cream loving Disney-goer should give a try — The Kitchen Sink! This monstrosity serves four and comes with Scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies ‘n Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip topped with, Hot Fudge, Peanut Butter, SNICKERS® pieces, Fresh-baked Brownie, and is then smothered in every additional topping they’ve got.
So, yes, it is a literal kitchen sink full of ice cream and toppings for $35.
An Everglazed Donut
The donuts at Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew can be a little over-the-top, but that’s what makes them so much fun! We’ve tried everything from a classic glazed donut with icing and sprinkles to an Everything Donut (which is basically an everything bagel in donut-form) and so far this donut shop in Disney Springs hasn’t disappointed.
If your stomach can only handle so much sugar, you can buy one donut for $4.50 or go big and go for a dozen!
Best Quick Service Foods
It can be easy to fill up on sweets when you’re visiting for the 50th anniversary, but you’ll probably find yourself craving something that resembles a meal at some point during your trip. So, here are the BEST classic Quick Service eats in the parks and resorts!
A Build-Your-Own Satu’li Canteen Bowl
If you’re visiting with picky eaters or looking for something that might be just a little healthier than a Turkey Leg, the Build Your-Own-Satu-li Canteen Bowls can be a crowd-pleaser. You’ll find these at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and what makes them great is that they are fully customizable!
You can pick your own base, meat, and dressing and the prices range from $7.99 to $16.99.
Fish and Chips
Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the UK Pavilion at EPCOT is so good that they only have ONE thing on the menu — Fish and Chips! Here you can pile on all the vinegar and tartar sauce and enjoy the freshly fried entree.
And, there’s no need for a sit-down reservation! You can pick these up for $11.49 in the World Showcase.
BBQ Brisket Melt
We’re back at Woody’s Lunch Box for this next one! The BBQ Brisket Melt is another highlight on the menu and is made with shredded smoked brisket, pickles, and tangy barbeque sauce between melted cheddar and Monterey jack served between two slices of grilled sourdough bread for $12.99.
It is full of warm cheese and sweet barbeque — aka the perfect combination!
We already covered the VERY popular ‘Ohana Noodles from Disney’s Polynesian Resort, but if you’re visiting the resort for breakfast, then Tonga Toast tops the menu. If you’re not familiar with this fan-favorite dish it is a HUGE slice of sourdough bread, which is deep-fried and then stuffed with bananas and dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Gasparilla Island Grill House-Made Macaroni & Cheese
The House-Made Macaroni & Cheese from Gasparilla Island Grill isn’t any old theme park mac & cheese…it’s WAY better! This Quick Service spot is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and you won’t regret your decision to go a little out of your way to try the mac.
It’s creamy, it’s thick, and somewhere within that thick cocoon of cheese are heaps of classic elbow macaroni. We’ve been known to call it the ultimate comfort food and you can give it a try for yourself for $9.29.
Classic Disney Treats
While the 50th anniversary has brought a lot of NEW things to the parks, there’s something to be said about the classics. So, if you’re looking to really feel like you’re in Disney World, give these a try!
Mickey Premium Bar
These little guys are messy (they melt fast!), sticky, and a little expensive ($5.99) BUT we still adore a good old Mickey Premium Bar.
You can find Mickey Premium Bars in all four parks at snack stands and resort Quick Service locations.
For $6.39 (including chocolate sauce), who could pass up a warm Disney churro? Bite-sized or full-sized — it doesn’t matter! We love ALL the Disney World churros!
Churros are served all around the parks at snack carts so you can’t miss ’em!
Mickey Pretzel with Cheese
Ever have one of those days where you’re desperately craving a warm pretzel with cheese? This is one of those no-fuss can’t go wrong snacks we will never get tired of!
Mickey Pretzels are currently $6.79 and, if you don’t want to wait in line at a snack kiosk, you can mobile order a Mickey Pretzel from select counter service restaurants, like The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland!
Popcorn is served at popcorn stands ALL OVER Disney World! You might even smell Disney’s popcorn before you see it!
A box of popcorn will cost you $5.25 (or $2.25 for a refill if you have a popcorn bucket). And, just a heads up — this stuff tends to spill pretty easily so be sure that you don’t pass these boxes to little hands until you’ve eaten off the top.
Mickey Krispy Treat
These chocolate-covered, Mickey-shaped rice crispy treats are $5.49 at most locations.
Of course, we couldn’t make a 50th-anniversary list without mentioning at least a few 50th-anniversary snacks — sorry! We tried to keep the blue dye and edible glitter to a minimum!
One of the 50th anniversary treats that we just can’t stop talking about is the Tropical Serenade from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom. It is made of the fan-favorite POG juice (passion fruit, orange, and guava juice) with coconut soft serve, topped with a pineapple upside-down cake pop.
Disney pretty much took two of our favorite things — coconut soft serve and POG juice — and combined them into one beautifully tasty treat so you absolutely should go grab one for $6.99.
The Monte Cristo is one of the most classic Disney foods and you can get one right now in Magic Kingdom at Plaza Restaurant. It is made with a Deep-fried Funnel Cake Batter, Bacon, Roasted Turkey, and Provolone sprinkled with EARidescent and Powdered Sugar served with a side of Strawberry Jam.
It’s cheesy, it’s filling, it’s delicious, and you can get it for $18.
50th Anniversary Celebration Spring Rolls
Remember allll the way back at the beginning when we talked about spring rolls? Well, there’s another one that you should try. The 50th Celebration Spring Rolls are a new flavor available at the Spring Roll Cart in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, and they have Pastrami and Pepper Jack Cheese inside, served with a Mustard Dipping Sauce.
You can get two rolls and the sauce for $9.50.
Glimmer and Shimmer Blondie
The toasted coconut blondie is made with ooey gooey toffee, salted caramel buttercream, and festive gold nuggets and it is sure to have you coming back for seconds if you’re a fan of salty and sweet flavors. Plus, it’s not priced too over-the-top at $4.49.
50th Anniversary Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich
Okay, we know we said that we’d be avoiding anything covered in EARidescent sprinkles, but the 50th Anniversary Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich is worth the risk of getting blue dye 57 all over your mouth.
It can be found at Dino-Bite Snacks and is a Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched between two House-Made Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, dunked in glittery Celebration Sprinkles and topped with a 50th Anniversary Medallion. And, even though it says that it comes with vanilla ice cream, you can swap that out for whatever flavor you want for the same price (which is $6.99).
Seven Dwarfs Specialty Cone
Lastly, we’ve got to talk about the newest addition to the 50th anniversary treats in Magic Kingdom — the Seven Dwarfs Specialty Cone. What’s unique about this treat from Storybook Treats in Fantasyland is that ALL seven dwarfs have their very own and you never know which dwarf is being featured!
Ok, we’ve got a confession: that was more than 50 foods. But we couldn’t resist! Disney World has SO MANY great snacks and desserts, and we barely even touch on the new 50th Anniversary treats! So, what will you try on your next Disney vacation? The possibilities are ENDLESS! And, be sure to stay tuned to DFB for reviews of ALL the new eats and drinks around Disney World!
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