The Walt Disney World Snacks & Drinks Roundup
Some of those who have never been to Walt Disney World (or Disneyland) may be surprised to find out that it really is a foodie’s paradise. Snack carts, bakeries, food kiosks, quick service restaurants, full service restaurants, bars, lounges, and ice cream parlors are around every corner it seems. In this post I’m going to reminisce about some of snacks and drinks are on most recent trip during the Christmas season.
So here I am with a Mickey bar, which is basically a Klondike ice cream shaped as Mickey on a stick. Except more magical and sprinkled with pixie dust, of course.
Gary has a different version of the Mickey bar, a stuffed toy version from the World of Disney store.
On Thanksgiving night we were enjoying Illuminations: Reflection of Earth (the nighttime show at Epcot) right outside of the Germany pavilion when a cast member handed this wonderful bag of caramel popcorn from the Karamell Kuche to us free of charge. Probably my most favorite place to get a snack in all of Walt Disney World is the Germany pavilion. And free popcorn just tastes better too.
Speaking of popcorn…
The Pluto popcorn bucket was very popular during our time in Walt Disney World. About two days after we bought ours, they pretty much became obsolete and people were asking us where to find one. The bucket was $13.50 and refills were $1.50. We carried it around a few more times after that for refills, but Pluto here is oddly shaped and kind of a pain to transport. Still it’s a pretty good deal for Disney.
This is the menu for Pongu Pongu, which is a little snack and drink area for the new Pandora (Avatar) section in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I wanted to try the Pongu Lumpia, which is a pineapple cream cheese spring roll. I’ve made a version of this myself at home, and wanted to see how it compared.
I thought this was pretty good. The one I had wasn’t as warm as I would have liked it to be, but I enjoyed it. (I think I actually like the ones I make a little better!)
These are the famous beignets at the food court at Port Orleans French Quarter. Technically, these were “free” as well. We participated in the Port Orleans Fun Run/Beignet Dash (which we paid an entry fee) and the prize for finishing included 3 beignets each. Immediately after finishing the race we headed to the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory to have these. Delicious as always. (Warning: powdered sugar gets everywhere.)
This trip was kind of centered around the Pixar film Coco, since we saw it while we were there at the AMC Dine-In Theater and loved looking at all of the Coco displays at the Mexico pavilion. I stumbled upon this beauty of a cupcake in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I couldn’t pass it up. Absolutely delicious. Maybe my favorite snack of the whole trip. I’m sure this is no longer available as it was probably a special to coincide with the Coco premiere.
The Cookie Nook was part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. We choose the Warm Apple Fritter topped with cinnamon ice cream. We liked this, but the portion was very small (well, especially for two people) and at nearly $5 kind of expensive. Still a good use of a Disney Dining Plan snack credit.
Now this is an interesting snack. I had heard about these years ago, but decided to seek it out on this trip. This is a Croque Glace, which is an ice cream sandwich you can get at L’Artisan des Glaces in the France pavilion at Epcot. It is ice cream, a sauce (like chocolate syrup) on a grilled brioche bun. Yep, ice cream on bread. You know what? It worked. I can’t even remember my ice cream/sauce combo, but I remember being bummed that I hadn’t noticed they had a gingerbread ice cream because I’m pretty much obsessed with all things gingerbread. I would recommend this. Why not?
Now for some drinks! We took the boat from Disney Springs to visit Disney’s Old Key West Resort because we had never been there before. We wandered around and ended up at a tiny bar called the Gurgling Suitcase.
This it the Turtle Krawl and the Key West Loaded Bloody Mary. We sat here and watched a few minutes of the Steelers game. It definitely has that hometown/dive bar feel with a Disney twist, of course. We really liked hanging out here.
And while we were sitting here we were gifted with another snack.
This was some sort of pastry that they were getting rid of (perhaps getting close to the sell-by date?) that a cast member was handing out to everyone at the bar. We took these back with us and had them for breakfast the next day.
Before dinner at Ohana (on our last night) we had to have drinks at the Tambu Lounge.
No trip to Walt Disney World would be complete without a Lapu Lapu (the pineapple drink here). All the ones we’ve had have always been strong as well. You can also get a refill, which is slightly cheaper since you don’t get a second pineapple. We refilled while we were at Ohana and our server poured it into the pineapple for us. It’s one of those cult following drinks that you have to get while you’re at Walt Disney World.
So that’s my tour of various snacks and drinks we got on our last trip. We love to try new things and revisit our favorites as well. We’ll have to make a list of what we want to try during our April trip!
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