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Let’s be honest, when you walk through the entrance of Disney’s Magic Kingdom you’re thinking about what rides to do, and what yummy treats to eat! In fact, I always make a list of the best snacks at Magic Kingdom because no matter how many times you go, there is always some new ice cream, pretzel or sweet treat or an old favorite to go back for.
We want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best the Disney has to offer so here is the must-try list of the 23 best Magic Kingdom snacks for your next trip. We’ve organized this list of treats into 3 categories of Savory, Sweet and even the snacks to avoid.
We also try to keep our list up-to-date because it seems like there are new food items popping up in the park almost every day. Some of the things on our list are classic snacks that you should always be able to find, but shouldn’t skip (hello dole whip!). Meanwhile, others are newer snacks and will definitely be included as best snacks in Magic Kingdom in 2020, but beyond that we’ll have to see.
Please let us know down below what you think of our list and then tell us what your favorite must-have Magic Kingdom Snacks are!
Best Savory Snacks at Magic Kingdom
I figured we can start off in logical order with the savory Magic Kingdom snacks before filling our sweet tooth. After all, sometimes you can only handle so much sugar and you need something salty instead. Don’t worry the sugar rush is coming, but here are my favorite savory snacks.
1. Bacon Mac and Cheese Fries – Casey’s Corner
Casey’s Corner is known for their amazingly huge hot dogs, but did you know that some of the sides are just as amazing!? Take the bacon mac and cheese fries for example which are quickly becoming a Magic Kingdom favorite! It’s those classic thin French fries, but then doused with two huge scoops of Mac and cheese in a warm, gooey cheese sauce.
You could eat them by themselves, or as I prefer, right along side a foot-long hot dog. If these don’t do it for you, try the Chili-Cheese Waffle Fries from the Golden Oak Outpost which are equally as tasty.
2. Candied Bacon and Chicken Skewers – Westward Ho Refreshments
It doesn’t get any better than a huge piece of meat on a stick, and the two meat skewers from Westward Ho Refreshments are just that! The candied bacon one is basically a huge piece of caramelized pork belly which falls apart in your mouth.
The Chicken on the other hand is a Sweet and Spicy Chicken, and believe it or not, even juicier than the bacon. You can’t go wrong with either one, in fact….get both!
3. Spring Rolls – Adventureland Egg Roll Wagon
The spring rolls in adventureland are to die for and a must-get savory snack in the Magic Kingdom. If you see that little red and green wagon sitting there, it’s almost impossible to stop.
The flavors change, but right now you can choose between the Cheeseburger Spring Roll or Pepperoni Pizza Spring Roll. Both of them are delicious, but the pepperoni one takes it for me. It has to be the thinnest, flakiest egg roll crust I’ve ever tasted and a can’t miss!
4. Loaded Tots – Friar’s Nook
Friars Nook used to be THE go-to place in the Magic Kingdom and famous for their pot-roast Mac and cheese. In the last few years the menu has changed and they are now home to a variety of tots. One of the most loved are the Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots which are incredible!
However, I’m partial to the Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots myself with the bed of mac and cheese, crispy tater tots piled on high and doused with bacon bits, chives and a dollop of sour cream! Make a stop here and try all the tots, they’re fantastic!
5. Turkey Leg – Liberty Square Market
You may think that the Turkey Leg is boring, but it’s a rite of passage Magic Kingdom snack, and something you just have to have at least once. They sell turkey legs in the other Disney Parks, but something about eating it here is a whole other experience.
It’s nothing like what your turkey from Thanksgiving dinner tastes like. Instead it’s smoked and tastes more like ham than turkey, but it’s so savory and so juicy I just can’t help myself. Of course to eat it, you’ll need an army with you because it’s a snack for 2-3 people easy!
6. Any Disney Pretzel – Various Snack Carts
Something about warm dough covered in salt makes me hungry, and a trip to the Magic Kingdom without getting a pretzel is almost not a trip at all. Of course you are familiar with the classic Mickey Pretzel, best served with a cheese dipping sauce, but have you tried any of the other varieties?
There are both savory and sweet ones, but we’ll just throw them all in this category. You can get a ham and cheese-stuffed pretzel from Gaston’s Tavern, or a cream cheese stuffed pretzel at various snack carts. Also you can’t skip the sweet cream cheese-filled soft pretzel or a salted caramel stuffed pretzel from the Lunching Pad.
Mickey pretzels are also the perfect shareable snack and the best on-the-go snack in the Magic Kingdom. Just pick one and you can’t go wrong!
Best Ice Cream and Sweet Snacks at Magic Kingdom
Now that we’ve had something salty, are you ready for the best sweet treats in the Magic Kingdom? These will satisfy that sweet tooth, ASAP!
7. The Master’s Cupcake – Be Our Guest
They don’t say “Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious” in Beauty and the Beast for nothing you know, and the Master’s Cupcake in Be Our Guest is worth the trip over there and the hard-to-get reservations all by itself.
It’s a soft chocolate cupcake base which is amazing in of its own right, but the Oreo cream frosting (The Grey Stuff) is where it’s at! Definitely a can’t miss Magic Kingdom snack for any cupcake lover!
8. Citrus Swirl – Sunshine Tree Terrace
The Dole Whip gets all the credit for best refreshing treat in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but the Citrus Swirl is just as good, if not better in some ways. It’s a perfect mix of vanilla ice cream, and a tart orange juice slushy that hits the spot every time.
The citrus swirl comes in many forms including in a cup with a spoon, or our personal favorite, the Citrus Swirl Float, which served in orange soda!
9. Vanellope’s Ice Cream Sundae – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes you are in a sharing mood and you want to split a tasty treat. Well, Vanellope’s Ice Cream Sundae at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is the perfect thing and maybe the biggest snack in the Magic Kingdom.
This thing is five scoops of your choice of ice cream, then topped with: fruity cereal, chocolate chunks, hot fudge, whipped cream, cherries and don’t forget the chocolate Ralph on top! If you somehow manage to finish it all, you really will get a “sugar rush!”
10. Candy Apples – Main Street Confectionery
I know I’ve heard that an apple a day is good for you, well I don’t know about the Candy Apples, but they sure are tasty! There are so many varieties of them and they change with the seasons, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them.
I personally like the ones that have the Mickey shape because they are so adorable and Instagrammable. You can get them in Main Street Confectionery or Big Top Treats. Worried about them being too messy? Just ask the cast member to slice it for you and it will be much easier to eat.
11. Redd’s Revenge – Sunshine Tree Terrace
We’re back at the Sunshine Tree Terrace for another cold and refreshing snack, but this time instead of orange flavor, we’re having strawberry. Disney came up with Redd’s Revenge this year in honor of Redd the female pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean, and it’s quickly become one of the best Magic Kingdom snacks!
It’s definitely on the sweet side because of the strawberry Fanta, and it’s topped with a chocolate pirate’s hat. If you don’t want the float you can get it in a cup, and even in swirl form with chocolate or vanilla swirl. If we can somehow add rum to it it would be unbeatable!
12. Mickey’s Ice Cream Bar – Various Snack Carts
Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar is a Magic Kingdom must-get snack and it’s super cute to boot! Not all ice cream bars are created alike, and to us the combination of the creamy vanilla with the slightly dark chocolate coating does wonders for the taste buds.
Since most days in the MK are hot, there is really never a bad time to get one. Plus if you are going to any of the After Hours Events, you can get these by the bucket-full, and I highly recommend you eat as many as you can!
13. Raspberry Pineapple Swirl Dole Whip – Aloha Isle Refreshments
In our last trip to Disneyland we stopped by the Tropical Hideaway at least 4-5 times, and it was always to go back for more raspberry and pineapple swirl dole whip. Thankfully it’s now available here too, and is quickly become a Magic Kingdom must-try snack.
If you like the original dole whip, then adding the tart raspberry flavor might make it even better. You can get it in a regular cup, or in float form for those really hot days. Even though Hei-Hei is gone, at least we have this to tide us over!
14. Cotton Candy Arendelle Aqua Cone – Storybook Treats
Inspired by the mega-hit Frozen, Disney launched a number of tasty snacks last year on the Arendelle Aqua brand. Of all of them, the Cotton Candy Arendelle Aqua Cone was our favorite.
We had this on a day in the park when the temperature was 100 degrees and boy did we love that cool refreshing cotton candy soft serve. It’s one of the sweetest snacks at Magic Kingdom, but if you like cotton candy this is a dream come true!
15. Nutella Fruit Waffle – Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is famous for its waffle sandwiches, some of which are savory, but the one we keep coming back for is the Nutella Fruit Waffle.
Picture a warm waffle right off the skillet, then Nutella spread melting across it and lastly, piled high with strawberries, blueberries and banana. Just try to tell me you won’t add it to your best Magic Kingdom snacks list!
16. Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Aloha Isle Refreshments
Let’s just be real here, Dole Whip is the best Magic Kingdom snack of all-time, so how can you make it even better? How about throw it on top of a super moist and sweet pineapple upside-down cake!
They compliment each other so much and there is just the right quantity of each ingredient to make this dish a success. Being only a couple of bucks more expensive than a regular dole whip, this is a no-brainer!
17. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – Main Street Ice Cream Parlor
We’re back at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor again, and this time it’s for one of the massive handmade ice cream sandwiches! You choose the flavor ice cream you want and the cookie and a must have Magic Kingdom snack is born!
I’ve eaten this myself many times, and it’s really filling so two people is probably a better option. This is a great option at the end of the night when you want something sweet and most other places in the park are closed. Go for it!!
18. Peter Pan Float – Storybook Treats
If you like any of the other floats we tried before, you’ll love the Peter Pan Float. Lime dole whip mixed together with Sprite and topped with a white chocolate feather! Storybook is known for trendy snacks lately, but the Peter Pan Float isn’t all look, but it’s also delicious!
It not only takes awesome pictures, but it’s maybe the most refreshing snack in Magic Kingdom, perfect for those killer heat days in Florida. Also we absolutely adore the sweet and tart combo going on here. If you get addicted and have to go back over and over, don’t say I didn’t warn you!
19. Dole Whip – Adventureland
You knew it was all building towards this, the best sweet snack, and the best overall snack in the Magic Kingdom is hands down the original Dole Whip! You just can’t beat this thing, and as many other amazing snacks are introduced, nothing is better than this Disney classic.
Some form of Dole Whip is sold across Disney World in every park, in Disney Springs, and even at some of the resorts, but in the end, and regular pineapple dole whip in a cup or float is the ultimate snack to me! Try to prove me wrong! 😉
Worst Snacks at Magic Kingdom and What to Avoid
So even though there are dozens of must-try snacks in the Magic Kingdom, there are also some mustn’t try ones too. It’s not that they are completely uneatable, but these 4 snacks are just way overrated and you absolutely shouldn’t waste your time on them when there are so many more options out there.
20. Loaded Corn Dog Nuggets – Casey’s Corner
The regular corn dog nuggets are an all-time favorite of mine, but the loaded ones not so much. And it’s funny because you’d think that since they’re topped with Cheese Sauce, Chile-Lime Seasoning, Sliced Jalapeños, Diced Tomatoes, Garlic Ranch, Corn Chips, and Green Onion, they would be spectacular. Try again.
Most of the things in there I love, but it’s that garlic ranch that I just despise and makes them uneatable. I’ll probably try them without the sauce one day and might love them, but served like this is a solid pass for me and one of the worst Magic Kingdom snacks out there.
21. Warm Cinnamon Roll – Gaston’s Tavern
I love a good cinnamon roll as much as the next guy or gal, but this one is so overrated. They are super skimpy with the topping and the whole thing just feels dry and without much flavor.
If you want a real cinnamon roll in Disney World then try the Mickey Cinnamon roll in Disney’s Animal Kingdom which is much better. Get a LaFou’s Brew at Gaston’s and leave the cinnamon roll.
22. FOMOsa – Sunshine Tree Terrace
The Sunshine Tree Terrace is one of my favorite snack stops in Disney World, but I have no idea what they are doing with the FOMOsa. I love apple cider and I love the orange soft-serve here, but together they are just a bad combo. I was expecting something sweet and refreshing, and the whole thing is just bitter tasting.
Get a Citrus Swirl or Redd’s Revenge here and call it a day and leave one of the worst Magic Kingdom snacks behind.
23. Churro Ice Cream Sandwich – Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Who doesn’t love a Disney Churro? I should rephrase that…a Disneyland churro, which is an amazing snack. The Disney World churros just don’t live up to the hype and as much as I thought I would really love the churro ice cream sandwich, I found it super doughy and almost impossible to eat.
Though it may look awesome in pictures, you’ll buying it when you realize it doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as you thought it would.
That’s the end of my list of the 23 best snacks at Magic Kingdom. I hope I gave you a lot to put down on your list for your next trip to the Magic Kingdom, and I really hope you weren’t hungry when you were reading this post!
Please leave me a comment down below and let me know what your favorite Magic Kingdom snacks are and what you think I left off the list!
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