When you hear the words, Disney World, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For some it’s the rides, the princesses, or the shopping. But let me be the first to tell you, you’re missing the biggest and the best thing about Disney. And that is the FOOD!! Seriously, Disney World has some of the best food you’re bound to find anywhere. You could visit 20 times and still not try everything they have to offer. Between the 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 30+ resorts and Disney Springs area, you’re looking at over 350 restaurant options. That’s a lot of food people! Plus, there’s way more in store than your everyday nachos, pretzels and popcorn. I had an absolute blast in Disney World, and trying all the different snacks was one of my favorites.
It’s no secret that a trip to Disney World can come with a hefty price tag, and the food is no exception. It is definitely more expensive to eat in Disney than it is many other places, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t worth it! However, eating at the happiest place on Earth doesn’t have to break the bank. Today I’m sharing with you 5 snacks no trip to Disney World is complete without, plus over 25 more. Oh and did I mention they’re all under $5!?!
No trip to Disney World is complete without trying the most iconic Disney snack – the Dole Whip! This pineapple flavored soft serve is served either in a cup ($4.49) or as a float on top of ice cold pineapple juice for just a dollar more. This sweet treat can be found at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom, Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom, or Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
This little beauty is called the Croissant Doughnut, or better known by fans as the ‘Cronut’. Huge, warm, flaky, chewy and tossed in cinnamon sugar makes this doughnut the perfect snack while you’re checking out the World Showcase at Epcot! The ‘Cronut’ can be found at the Refreshment Port alongside the Canada Pavilion for $4.99.
Yet another iconic sweet treat is the Citrus Swirl! This delicious snack is the perfect combo of sweet and creamy vanilla soft serve and tart and refreshing orange juice slush. Just like a dreamsicle! You can find this yummy treat at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Magic Kingdom for $4.29. Don’t miss this one, it was one of my absolute favorites!
School bread is one of the most well known and famous snacks in all of Disney World. After trying it, I totally get why and you will too! This sweet cardamom bun is filled with a creamy vanilla custard, topped with toasted coconut and even more vanilla custard. Delicious. And at only $3.49, it can’t be beat! Head on over to Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot to snatch up this snack.
Root Beer Float
Stay with me here. Now, I know root beer floats are not really unique to Disney World, but trust me when I say a Disney root beer float is the best root beer float you will ever try. Ice cold root beer topped with a generous serving of vanilla soft serve makes this treat so amazing and yummy. You can find this treat at numerous locations throughout Disney World, pretty much anywhere that serves soda and soft serve. You can technically make a float out of any of their soda options, but this one takes the cake! For a few location options, head to Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Magic Kingdom or Anandapur Ice Cream Truck in Animal Kingdom to get your float for $4.99.
Now that I’ve shared my top 5 under $5, here are over 25 MORE Disney snacks under $5 to check out (in no particular order):
1. Fresh Cut Pineapple Spear from Aloha Isle (Magic Kingdom) $4.19
2. Soft Serve Waffle Cone (numerous locations) $3.99 to $4.49
3. Cotton Candy from Casey’s Corner (Magic Kingdom) $4.39
4. S’mores from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Magic Kingdom) $3.99
5. Crepes from Crepes des Chefs de France (France Pavilion – Epcot) $4.75
6. Baked Macaroni & Cheese from Eight Spoon Cafe (Animal Kingdom) $4.29
7. Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s Tavern (Magic Kingdom) $4.49
8. Chocolate Croissant from Gaston’s Tavern (Magic Kingdom) $3.59
9. Single Scoop Cup/Sugar Cone from Ghirardelli’s (Disney Springs) $4.75
10. Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls from Joy of Tea (China Pavilion – Epcot) $3.99
11. Kakigori Shaved Ice from Kabuki Cafe (Japan Pavilion – Epcot) $4.00
12. Troll Horn from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway Pavilion – Epcot) $3.79
13. Churros from La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico Pavilion – Epcot) $4.25
14. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich from L’Artisan des Glaces (France Pavilion – Epcot) $4.69
15. Cream Cheese Pretzel from The Lunching Pad (Magic Kingdom) $4.79
16. Breadsticks from Pinocchio Village Haus (Magic Kingdom) $4.99
17. Garlic Knots from Pizzafari (Animal Kingdom) $4.99
18. Mickey Mouse Kid’s Cone from Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Magic Kingdom) $3.49
19. Pongu Lumpia from Pongu Pongu (Animal Kingdom) $4.59
20. Beignets from Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory (Port Orleans Resort) $3.79
21. Baked Potato from Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom) $3.99
22. Nudel Gratin from Sommerfest (Germany Pavilion – Epcot) $4.29
23. Cupcake from Sprinkles (Disney Springs) $4.95
24. Apple Strudel from Sommerfest (Germany Pavilion – Epcot) $4.79
25. Hot Fudge or Strawberry Sundae from Storybook Treats (Magic Kingdom) $4.99
26. Black Forest Cake from Sommerfest (Germany Pavilion – Epcot) $4.79
27. Original Pretzel from Wetzel’s Pretzels (Disney Springs) $4.59
28. Pretty much all of the pastries from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
**There are also numerous basics under $5 found at multiple locations all over Disney World. These include chocolate chip cookies, fresh fruit, muffins, popcorn, chips and slushes.**
And there you have it! There are so many more amazing snacks and treats to try at Disney World, but I’m always looking to get a good deal! So if you’re trying to save your money (like me), make a mental note of these affordable Disney snacks under $5 for your next trip to the most magical place on Earth!
What are your Disney must-eat favorites? Did I miss anything?