Welcome back to DADventure Disney’s round table of some of my favorite Disney Fan Parents on Instagram.
Every week, I work alongside this merry band of Disney fans to find our Top 10 favorites in all things Disney.
This week, the Disney Parent Panelists are: @dad_at_disney, @daddingatdisney, @disneybaby4life, @disneymagicmam, @disneymommingsohard, @milehighdisneymom, @suburbandisneymom, @thediaryofadisneydad, @the_pixie_mom, and yours truly @dadventuredisney.
Our topic this week: Top 10 Favorite Disney Parks Snacks!
Sweet tooth mania in the Disney Parent Panel this week. What are our favorites and where can you find them? Baked goods, frozen treats, candies and so much more fill this yummy list.
We have 10 ballots this week and almost 50 different treats were nominated. One treat made it on to EVERY list – an impressive feat for a sweet treat. From the classic to the fancy, we have a little of everything for you today.
The park breakdown: 17 treats can be found in the Magic Kingdom, 6 each at Disney Resorts and Hollywood Studios. 5 in Animal Kingdom. Epcot has 3 and Disney Springs has 2. Disneyland and California Adventure were mentioned 10 times – however you can find some of the other treats listed in Florida parks here as well.
What’s our bucket list of Disney Sweets – let’s find out!
Mickey Rice Krispies Treats
Magic Kingdom and other park snack carts/shops
Top 10 Score: 1.80, nominated on 2 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
We talked about our love of Disney rice krispie goodies in our Top 10 Classic Snacks list. Check it out!
Also – the EVER AWESOME Disney Food Blog shares this:
Did you know that you can watch Disney’s Confectioners create these goodies? You can! Just head to the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World, where the talented Cast Members are always whipping up something special. Sometimes you’ll see them making caramel apples or fudge, but they’re often churning up some of your favorite light-as-air crispie treats as well!
Peter Pan Float
Storybook Treats – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 1.80, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Disney Food Blog: With a base of Key Lime soft-serve ice cream, this colorful float is poured over with Sprite for the lemon-lime lovers out there, and topped with a red chocolate feather in tribute to Peter Pan.
Mickey Mouse Celebration Donut
Main Street Bakery – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 2.00, nominated on 4 of 10 ballots.
Disney Food Blog: You can certainly see they’re pretty — but how do they taste? Pretty darn delicious! It’s a yeast donut with tasty frosting that tastes, well…like a donut! But a very good donut at that. 🙂 We saw plenty of families sharing them which we would certainly recommend because it’s so big!
Oreo Funnel Cakes
Oasis Canteen – Hollywood Studios
Top 10 Score: 2.10, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots.
Some other variations of Funnel Cakes were nominated, but Oreo showed up the most!
Delish.com: For less than $9, you can get a snag a hefty portion of fried dough covered in sandwich cookies, whipped cream, vanilla soft serve, chocolate sauce, and crumbled cookie pieces.
Disneyland and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort in Disney World
Top 10 Score: 2.20, nominated on 5 of 10 ballots.
Disney Food Blog: Mickey-Shaped Beignets have been a signature Disneyland treat for ages. And while Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter has long served Beignets, they’ve always been of the more traditional pillow shape. But all that has changed.
Candy and Caramel Apples
Magic Kingdom and various snacks stands and shops
Top 10 Score: 2.30, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
We also talked about our love of Disney candy or caramel apples in our Top 10 Classic Snacks list.
Giant Cinnamon Roll WITH LaFou’s Brew
Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 2.90, nominated on 5 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
We LOVE an amazing warm, gooey, cinnamon roll and the one at Gaston’s Tavern is HUGE! However, it didn’t make this list alone. Almost every vote for it had the caveat that you get the Lafou’s Brew with it!
Disney Parks Blog: LeFou’s Brew, named after Gaston’s sidekick in “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam.
Everywhere in Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Top 10 Score: 3.70, nominated on 6 of 10 ballots.
We can’t get enough churros. It was ranked high in our Top 10 Classic Disney Snacks list, too. You can get them classic, mini, flavored or even as the bun of the most amazing ice cream sandwich ever!
Kitchen Sink Sundae
Beach’s & Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort AND NOW Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 4.00, nominated on 5 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Disney Food Blog: At the Ice Cream Parlor, you’ve got three scoops of ice cream — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry — topped with three toppings — hot fudge, strawberry, and caramel. The whole thing is covered in whipped cream, chocolate and peanut butter chips, and cherries.
All over Disney World and Disneyland
Top 10 Score: 5.60, nominated on 10 of 10 ballots. 2 first place votes.
I can hear you all saying, “Well, duh”. Of course the world famous Dole Whip is our #1. But where does it come from?
Bon Appetit: When Hawaiian pineapple behemoth Dole first began sponsoring Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in 1976, the little hut on the border of Adventureland only served pineapple juice and spears. Their sponsorship grew to other Disney parks, but it wasn’t until 1984 that Dole began selling the now-iconic soft-serve at Florida’s Magic Kingdom. The dairy-free dessert is made from a pineapple-flavored dry mix (dried pineapple juice and the key to all silky smooth soft serve: stabilizers) that’s combined with water and pumped out of a soft-serve machine. Though other citrus and vanilla flavors can be found at various Disney locations, the original pineapple Dole Whip, as well as the more tropical float, consisting of a float of whip in a glass of pineapple juice, topped with a maraschino cherry, came to Disneyland in 1986 and quickly became a fan favorite. While most other Disney desserts—Mickey Mouse shaped ice creams, warm churros, and the like—could be found throughout the park, Dole Whips were only available at a few places, creating a sense that you had to chase them down.
Since the dessert’s mid-80s inception, Dole Whip demand has been consistently high, with lines longer than some Disney rides. (At Disneyland those queues have only swelled since Frozen actor Josh Gad revealed a second, “secret” Tiki Bar window to buy whips from during a 2016 Disney Anniversary Special.) In 2016, between Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the theme parks sold over 3.4 million cups of Dole Whip.
Who’s hungry now? Let’s take a look at some more that didn’t crack the Top 10! Here are the sweets that earned more than 1.00 point but didn’t quite get enough love.
The Grey Stuff
Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
Mickey or Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Churro Ice Cream Sandwich
Bread Pudding at ‘Ohana
Jack Jack Cookie Num Num
German Apple Strudel
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