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Compilation of All Disney World Foods I Ate on My Trip & Thoughts

October 20, 2016

Vacations are the spice of life – new experiences, exciting things to see, and lifetime memories made. But we all know that one of the best things about any vacation is the FOOD! Disney World is such a fun place to try so many new and different foods and snacks because there are just so. many. options. Today I want to share all of the food photos I took while on my first ever Disney trip from back in March. While I wasn’t able to snap a pic of every single food I ate, I tried really hard to get as many as I could. I have organized them by park and tried to list where I got each item so if you see something you like, you can make a mental note for the next time you head to the most magical place on Earth!

MAGIC KINGDOM 

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This is LeFou’s Brew from Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland. This amazing drink was a frozen apple slush with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with a passion fruit-mango foam. This drink has mixed reviews – it seems like people either love it or hate it. I absolutely loved it! It is sweet, but I didn’t find it sickeningly sweet. It tasted like an apple juice slush, but the marshmallow gave it a sweeter flavor. This is a must try in my book and I’ll be getting one every time I visit Disney!

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Just as it looks, this is the Mickey pretzel. I got it from a stand near Space Mountain, but it is sold in numerous locations throughout Disney World. I love soft pretzels, so I enjoyed it. That’s all it is though, a soft pretzel. Although I think that everything shaped like Mickey tastes better haha! Tip: I bought 2 pretzels and 2 cheese dips for my niece and I. The dips are $1 each and are quite large, so we definitely could’ve shared just one.

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This is the Citrus Swirl from Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. It is vanilla ice cream swirled with a tangy orange slush sorbet. Personally, I liked this better than the famous Dole Whip – it was so so yummy. The tangy-ness of the orange and the sweet creaminess of the vanilla make the perfect combo, just like a dreamsicle. Plus, it was cheaper than a cup of Dole Whip! Definitely one of my top favorites of the trip and a must try!

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This is the Pina Colada Slush from Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. This was my favorite drink of the entire trip! It has a very strong pina colada flavor so if you don’t care for pina colada you probably won’t like this. I loved it though! Creamy and delicious!

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And lastly from Sunshine Tree Terrace, the Raspberry Lemonade Slush. Super delicious and refreshing – the perfect balance of sweet raspberry and tart lemon. The perfect drink for those hot and humid Florida days. Sometimes, you just need something a bit more than plain water when it’s hot, and this definitely hit the spot! So refreshing!

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Chicken Caesar Salad and breadsticks with marinara sauce from Pinocchio’s Village Haus in Fantasyland. This salad was yummy, though not really any more amazing than any other chicken caesar salad from anywhere else. On the other hand, the breadsticks and marinara were awesome! The breadsticks were soft and chewy and really well seasoned, and the marinara had a wonderful fresh flavor. I could’ve eaten tons of these! Together, they made for a yummy and filling lunch, without being too “heavy” of meal and weighing you down.

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This is a Root Beer Float from Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland. It is simply their root beer and vanilla soft serve, but this was the best root beer float I have ever had and it was huge. Highly recommend!

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This is the Carved Turkey Sandwich from Be Our Guest in Fantasyland. It comes with dijon-aise and arugula on a toasted baguette with french fries. Don’t get me wrong, this tasted good, but I was disappointed by how…plain it was for this restaurant.  It wasn’t anything special, especially not for the price and the fries were just, well fries. Overall it was okay, but I probably will try something else next time.

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The Master’s Cupcake and Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake from Be Our Guest as well. These were a lot more pleasing than the sandwich. Both were rich and moist, absolutely delicious! The Master’s Cupcake was topped with “the grey stuff” which was also really good. I would get both cupcakes again.

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This is the famous Dole Whip (technically the float). You can get this delicious pineapple treat at Aloha Isle in Adventureland, Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom, or Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. I had super high hopes for this Disney gem as it popped up everywhere while I was planning for the trip. I honestly did like it, but I didn’t really understand all the hype. It really is just pineapple soft serve either plain in a cup or on top of cold pineapple juice (which was my favorite way to have it, though sweet and very filling). I would still get some every time I visit and it’s definitely a Disney must do, but it didn’t top my favorites.

NOT PICTURED – cinnamon sugar almonds from a small stand over by the front of Cinderella’s castle, grilled chicken sandwich from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (super good!), and a raspberry smoothie from Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (delicious!)

ANIMAL KINGDOM

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Apple Danish from Isle of Java in Discovery Island. A really yummy and moist danish. Nothing super special, but a great quick breakfast!

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These are Samosas with mango salsa. Sorry guys, I can’t for the life of me remember where I got these. They do have these at Tusker House also though! I’d never had samosas before, but they were a great snack. The hot, crispy outer shell with the beans and peas inside matched perfectly with the sweet and slightly spicy mango salsa.

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This was my lunch at the Tusker House restaurant in Africa. You guys, Tusker House is a MUST!! It was one of my favorite restaurants/meals of the entire trip. It’s a little pricey, but totally worth it. The food is amazing, the decor is super impressive, and you get to meet Safari Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy during lunch. Tusker House is a buffet and the food emphasizes African cuisine. There were so many choices and everything I tried was delicious. The drink pictured is the Jungle Juice. While our waiter was listing off drink choices during our drink orders, he didn’t mention Jungle Juice, but I had seen it in numerous different reviews so I asked for it. I really liked it, but my niece and sister-in-law didn’t care for it. It is very tropically flavored, like guava and passionfruit. Not for everybody, but I liked it. Again, Tusker House is a must when visiting Animal Kingdom, not to mention that it was nice to have a break to sit down in air conditioning in the middle of the day!!

NOT PICTURED – chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream waffle cone from Anandapur Ice Cream Truck,  Dole Whip cup from Tamu Tamu Refreshments, and a container of fresh cut watermelon from Harambe Fruit Market (super expensive and not that good)

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

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This is the Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. This was a delicious sandwich – large and very filling. I ended up having to take half to go! I would definitely get this again.

NOT PICTURED – Carrot cake cookie from Writer’s Stop (huge, moist and delicious!), Sci-Fi Appetizer Sampler from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (really good, but super small portions for the price), and the Orange Cream milkshake of the day from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (so so good!)

We didn’t head over to Hollywood Studios until just before our 1 o’clock lunch reservation and unfortunately got rained poured out after only about 2 hours in the park. There were so many other foods I had on my list to try, but we just didn’t get a chance. I was really bummed, but there’s always next time!

EPCOT

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School Bread from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway. Ah-MAZING! This Norwegian pastry is a sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla crème custard and topped with toasted coconut. It’s one of the most famous Disney World snacks and I totally get why. So good!

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Pistachio Baklava and Harissa Chicken Kebab with Sweet Couscous Salad from the Taste of Marrakesh stand in Morocco. I wasn’t a fan of the baklava or couscous salad, but the kebab was good, though a bit spicier than I cared for. I probably wouldn’t get either of these again, but they were fun to try. *Both were only available during the annual Flower and Garden Festival*

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Raspberry Macaron with chocolate fudge and raspberry jam from the Fleur de Lys stand in France. Good, not great. Very chocolate-y with some subtle raspberry. First macaron I ever had, and won’t be my last! *Only available during the annual Flower and Garden Festival*

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This is the Fish & Chips from the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the United Kingdom. Best battered fish I’ve ever tasted. Simply amazing. If you like fish, you need to give this a try!

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Orange Chicken from the Lotus Blossom Cafe in China. Delicious. I love Chinese food, and you can never go wrong with some chicken and rice!

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Pepperoni Mezzo Metro Pizza from Via Napoli in Italy. Best. Pizza. EVER! This restaurant is an Epcot must do!

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This is Frushi from the Hanami stand in Japan. I was not a fan of this Flower and Garden Festival dish at all. The idea is super cute, but I didn’t care for the taste of the rice with the fruit together at all.

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This is the American Dream from Fife & Drum in America. So yummy! It was blue raspberry slush on the bottom, vanilla soft serve in the middle, and cherry slush on the top. I love slushies and ice cream, so I thought putting them together was a great idea! Definitely recommend.

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This is a Cronut from Promenade Refreshments. It’s a heavenly combo of a croissant and a cinnamon sugar donut. Crispy and flaky on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. Very large and filling, but really good.

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Watermelon Feta Salad from the Urban Farm Eats stand. Never tried a watermelon feta salad before and wasn’t too sure about how this would taste, but it was surprisingly delicious! All of the ingredients complimented each other so well and I ended up really enjoying it. *Only available during the annual Flower and Garden Festival*

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This beautiful little thing is the Desert Violet Lemonade from the Pineapple Promenade stand. I had no idea what to expect flavor-wise, since the only thing I could devise from the name was that it was a lemonade. The closest flavor I can use to describe the taste of this lemonade slush was a tangy grape. Whatever it was, it was delicious and I loved it! I’d get this every time. *Only available during the annual Flower and Garden Festival*

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This is a cup of strawberry and coconut white chocolate ice cream from L’Artisan des Glaces ice cream shop in France. Both flavors with delicious, flavorful and creamy. Loved them both!

NOT PICTURED – peach oolong bubble tea from Japan (different, but so good), eggrolls from China (best eggrolls I’ve ever had!), and assorted candy from a few countries

OHANA (Inside the Polynesian Resort)

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These are pictures from our Ohana dinner. I didn’t get a picture of the pineapple coconut bread, but everything was amazing. I LOVED this restaurant and will come here every time I come to Disney World. I didn’t care for the honey coriander wings, but everything else was unbelievably delicious. This is a Disney must do for sure!!

GENERAL COMMENTS

  •  Everything in Disney World is expensive. Some things were worth the price, some were not. For the most part, I didn’t find the prices that insane and didn’t really pay attention to it.
  • I didn’t purchase a dining plan. I looked into it and I didn’t really think it would work for me. I wanted to try a lot of different foods throughout Disney World and didn’t plan on doing a table service restaurant every day. I liked the freedom of paying out of pocket. I know the dining plans work really well for many people, so I may give it a try in the future.
  • I had researched and made a list of all of the foods/drinks I wanted to try while in Disney. I tried a lot, but I also didn’t get to a lot. I probably would’ve needed more days to try everything on my list!
  • Bottled waters & drinks are super super expensive in Disney World and totally NOT worth it. I ended up having to buy my niece a Powerade one day to help with her bad headache and it was $4. FOUR DOLLARS! And it was pretty small. I didn’t care about spending money on anything else that we got in Disney, but this frustrated me. Remember, you can get a free cup of ice water at any counter service restaurant. Don’t be afraid to go up and ask for one. They were always really nice about it!

Hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions for me, don’t be afraid to ask!

Miranda ♥

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