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Skip This Disney Snack…Eat This Instead!

There are so many Disney snacks to enjoy during a Disney vacation. A Disney trip is only complete with you eating at least one Disney snack. However, there are so many to choose from that it takes effort to enjoy them all, especially if you wish to dine at Disney quick-service and full-service restaurants. So, which Disney snacks should you skip? Here are the snacks that we prefer to enjoy instead.

Disney Snacks, Walt Disney World
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Magic Kingdom

Skip: Disney Popcorn

You can get Disney popcorn at any of the Disney Parks. However, one of the most popular places to get popcorn is at the hub in front of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park. Fresh popped corn is available to buy in limited-edition souvenir buckets, as well as disposable boxes. While the usual popcorn is a relatively cheap snack to enjoy, there’s a better option available in Magic Kingdom Park.

Eat: Candied Popcorn

The Main Street Confectionery store is just down Main Street U.S.A., from the Castle hub. You’ll find the Kernel Kitchen inside, where you can get candied popcorn. Place your order at the counter, then watch your popcorn being mixed. While the candied popcorn is more expensive than the popcorn from the Magic Kingdom carts, it’s a tasty treat you want to experience. Your choice of popcorn with syrup and two toppings is $12.99, while three toppings are $13.99. Additional toppings are available for $1 each.

Candied Popcorn, Main Street Confectionery, Magic Kingdom
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Skip: Gelato

You’ll find Gelateria Toscana in the Italy Pavilion in EPCOT World Showcase. A selection of Gelati and Sorbetti can be ordered in a waffle cone or cup. You can also enjoy a selection of Gelati creations, desserts, and frozen beverages. While enjoying a snack from Gelateria Toscana provides you with an authentic taste of Italy, we prefer to buy another ice cream snack in EPCOT.

Eat: Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich

Just a short stroll from the Italy Pavilion is the France Pavilion. L’Artisan des Glaces is a little ice cream shop serving our favorite frozen treat in EPCOT theme park – a Croque Glace. For $9.50, you can enjoy a large scoop of ice cream sorbet served in a warm brioche with your choice of sauce. It’s as good as it sounds! In addition to a wide selection of ice cream and sorbet flavors, you can order a Macaron Sandwich from L’Artisan des Glaces. 

Les Halles & L'Artisan Des Glaces, EPCOT
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Skip: Lunch Box Tart

Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land is an excellent quick-service Walt Disney World Resort restaurant. Its menu features a great selection of sandwiches, Totchos, and Lunch Box Tarts. Daily flavors of Lunch Box Tart from Woody’s Lunch Box include Chocolate-Hazelnut and Raspberry. Lunch Box Tarts are available for breakfast or as a sweet treat after lunch or dinner. While Lunch Box Tarts are a great option, there’s another Disney snack that we prefer to enjoy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Eat: Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie

Just around the corner from Toy Story Land is Pixar Place. We love to stop at the Neighborhood Bakery for Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie. Enjoy a warm, chocolate chip cookie that is crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie is the perfect size to share or enjoy yourself. The Disney snack is available for $6.19 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Jack-Jack's Num Num Cookie, Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Skip: Pork Egg Rolls

There are plenty of excellent snack options in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We love to snack our way around the Disney Park. A savory snack that is available in Asia is Pork Egg Rolls. They are available at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes, just around the corner from Kali River Rapids. The Pork Egg Rolls can be ordered as a snack or accompany your entree from the Disney quick-service restaurant. However, another type of roll is available in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that we prefer to enjoy.

Eat: Pongu Lumpia

Across the Disney Park in Pandora – The World of Avatar is Pongu Pongu. The quick-service location is the place to get the Guest favorite drink, Night Blossom. It’s also the place to get Pongu Lumpia. The sweet spring roll is filled with pineapple and cream cheese, making a perfect dessert or afternoon snack. You could even enjoy it for breakfast, as Pongu Pongu is open from 7:30 a.m. daily.

Pongu Pongu, Pongu Lumpia, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Disney Springs

Skip: Goofy’s Candy Co. Cookies

In Disney Springs, there is a wide variety of snacks to enjoy. If you want a cookie, consider visiting Goofy’s Candy Co. The Disney store in the Marketplace is where to pick up a wide variety of Disney snacks. They make perfect souvenirs for friends or family and treats to enjoy when you return home. In particular, giant Mickey cookies are available to purchase from the counter. However, if you need a cookie, there’s somewhere else you should visit in Disney Springs.

Eat: Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookies

The best cookies in the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Gideon’s Bakehouse. Gideon’s Bakehouse is located in The Landing at Disney Springs. It’s the place to pick up half-pound chocolate chip cookies and other delicious flavors of cookies and cake. While there may be a line to enter Gideon’s Bakehouse, the wait is most definitely worth it. You won’t taste a cookie like a Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie!

Gideon's Bakehouse Chocolate Chip Cookie, Disney Springs
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Which Disney snacks will you enjoy during your next Disney vacation? Make sure you plan to enjoy some. We usually make a list of snacks that we plan to enjoy when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney snacks help to make the Disney experience.

Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!

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