There are so many different snack plan options for you if you’re on the Disney Dining Plan. Disney definitely provides you with some very tasty options and large portions. There are snacks that you want to avoid using your credits on though since they really don’t maximize your credit value (i.e. drinks or water, ice cream bars, fruit, or chips), so it’s good to budget for those items out of pocket if you truly want to make the most of your credits.
Here are my Top 10 Disney Dining Snack Credit Buys at Walt Disney World.
Funnel Cake – This is a classic treat that we enjoy eating just before the parade or fireworks in Magic Kingdom. They can be found in Sleepy Hollow and surprisingly are still a snack credit even though they’re almost $6! Skip the ones at the American Pavilion in EPCOT though, they’re much more expensive and are the same ones you can get from Magic Kingdom.
Ice Cream Sandwich or Sundae – I discovered ice cream sandwiches earlier this year after I realized it was the same price as a cup of ice cream, yet you get the same amount of ice cream AND two huge cookies, which were warm even at 9PM. My biggest mistake was getting the sandwich with cookies & cream ice cream – I like sweets, but it was a bit too sweet even for me, so be warned that it’s not a good idea to mix cookies with cookies. If you don’t want cookies, then get an ice cream sundae. They always look great as well, but seem to be a bit messy once they add the hot fudge. I always make it a point to grab a cold treat from Hollywood Scoops in Hollywood Studios before walking in to see Fantasmic, but you can also get the sandwiches in other parks.
Cupcakes – If you’ve never had a Disney cupcake, then you are missing out on one of the best snack credit options out there. The cupcakes are HUGE and it takes two of us to eat one, which is probably why it ends up being our breakfast when we visit Hollywood Studios. We personally love the Peanut Butter Cupcake from Starring Rolls Café in Hollywood Studios and the Oreo Cupcake from Boardwalk Bakery.
Mickey Rice Crispy Treats – While I’m not usually the biggest fan of rice crispy treats, I have to admit that the ones at Disney are just a bit more special. I particularly like that you can create your own special treat if you visit Goofy’s Candy Co. in Downtown Disney. They’re big portions and can definitely be shared.
Cinnamon Roll – While nothing will ever compare to the humongous cinnamon rolls you once could get at the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom, you can find some that are similar at Gaston’s Tavern. I can’t vouch for how good they are in comparison to the ones you once could get, but they still are generous in size and make a great snack or breakfast item.
Dole Whip / Dole Whip Float – This is a classic and I’m sure you’ve heard about the infamous Dole Whip that you can find at Magic Kingdom and in the Polynesian Resort. I’m not the biggest fan of fruit flavored ice cream/frozen yogurt, this stuff is pretty good and the pineapple juice they add to the floats really help you cool down on a warm day.
Zebra Domes – We kept hearing so much about these things called Zebra Domes. We had no clue what they were, just what they looked like, so on our last trip we made our way over to Animal Kingdom Lodge just to try this highly talked about dessert. Man, these things were good. You receive 5 or 6 in a pack, but they go very quick if you’re sharing since they’re the size of cake pops. They can be found at Mara if you want to give them a try without eating at Boma.
Carrot Cake Cookie – This is another one of those that I’ve yet to try, but they always look so good and tempting in the dessert case and most people swear that it’s the best carrot cake treat they’ve had. I think I’ve shied away from trying them so far because I don’t really like carrot cake or cream cheese filling, but it’s definitely on my list of sweet treats to try in our next trip. And they’re a generous size, so it’s probably a suitable treat to share. You can find them in Hollywood Studios at the Writer’s Shop or the Scary Apothecary.
Anything from Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie – You really can’t go wrong with any of the desserts here in the France Pavilion of EPCOT. There are so many that I have a hard time picking just one, but if I had to say what my favorite one is, then it would be the Chocolate Mousse. It’s very rich and disappears quickly, but it’s still one of my favorites and a must-have every trip.
Anything from Karamell-Küche – This is another one of those ‘I can’t pick just one item’ places for snacks and this shop can be found in the Germany Pavilion of EPCOT and as you can tell by the top picture, there are A LOT of choices. The caramel here in so decadent – my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We’ve tried nearly everything they have and love most of it. I wasn’t too thrilled with the caramel filled cookies, but maybe that’s because it wasn’t fresh. And while the caramel apples aren’t a snack credit, they are definitely something you do not want to miss!
The great thing is that Disney is always adding new snacks and desserts to their repertoire, so you can really find something to satisfy any craving. Did I miss anything that should make the Top 10 snack credit list?