The Walt Disney World Resorts are home to a lot of magic. Of course you have the theming, the fun pools, water slide and play areas, and activities. Not to mention the smells!
While all of these things make the Walt Disney World Resorts unique in their own way, one thing also stands out, and that is the food!
I am not talking table service dining or waving at Mickey Mouse at the Contemporary while you dine at Chef Mickey’s. I am talking about snacks…. all the snacks and fun foods that you can only find at the resorts! It’s worth visiting the Walt Disney World Resorts, and here are all the yummy reasons why!
Zebra Domes at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Zebra Domes are these perfectly shaped domes you can find at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Zebra Domes are a chocolate, cream liquor mousse that are covered in a smooth white chocolate. Then, it’s drizzled with chocolate shavings. They are perfect with a cup of coffee! A pack of 4 is only about $5, so they are reasonable and shareable!
Dole Whip Float at Polynesian Village Resort
Now, before you tell me you can find these at Magic Kingdom, you are right! You can!
BUT, you can’t have one at Magic Kingdom surrounded by tiki torches and the exotic music playing in the background at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Not to mention eating in the gorgeous lobby while you take in all the smells and sounds.
The one thing that makes the DOLE Whip Float at the Polynesian stand out is that you can get it with rum. Everyone loves to pop over and visit the Poly, so you may as well plan on picking up this sweet treat and taking in the ambiance.
Tonga Toast and Kona Coffee at Polynesian Village Resort
This is the ultimate combination when you want to enjoy the tastes of the islands for a tasty breakfast before heading off to the parks. Tonga Toast is thick slices of French toast stuffed with bananas and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. It’s served with a strawberry compote. YUM! Even better, you can get this treat at the Kona Cafe To Go, right inside the main lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. So no dining reservation required!
Tie Dye Cheesecake at Pop Century Resort
This can be found at the Everything Pop Food Court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. You can easily access Pop Century via the Skyliner or a Disney motorcoach, so there really isn’t any reason NOT to hop to Pop to get some Tie Dye Cheesecake.
This classic, and very colorful cheesecake, has the tie dyed cheesecake on top of a layer of red velvet cake. It tastes like classic cheesecake….not like a color combination. This is a fun twist on a cheesecake, and you can only find it at Pop Century!
No Way Jose at Beach Club Resort
You will definitely be saying “yes way” when your family asks if they can share this with you! This is one of those amazing, tasty, giant ice cream treats that you can easily share. Or, if you are like me, eat almost the entire thing with no shame!
This is vanilla and chocolate ice cream, peanut butter and hot fudge, and chocolate morsels. Then it’s topped with whipped cream and a cherry. It is AMAZING.
Key Lime Tart at Caribbean Beach Resort
With the overall theming of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, you are bound to find two flavors… jerk and key lime! While their Jerk Chicken Bowl is great, my personal favorite is the Key Lime Tart. This is the perfect end to a meal…or even a tangy pick me up treat for the afternoon.
This treat would be a perfect stop on a “Skyliner Food Tour”… you can explore the resort and pick up some Key Lime! It’s key lime in a graham cracker filling, and then topped with a tropical sauce and a little piece of white chocolate. So good! It’s also very reasonably priced, and about $5.
Conch Fritters at Old Key West Resort
These are on the menu at Disney’s Old Key West’s Olivia’s Cafe. While Disney’s Old Key West Resort may not be on your “must visit” list, it’s worth a trip over there to check it out and feel as if you are on a faraway island!
Not only is Olivia’s home to the yummy conch fritters, but also their Buttermilk Chicken is to die for! The Conch Fritters are served with Key Lime Mustard… perfect for a tropical taste!
Not only can you find these specialty foods at some of the Walt Disney World Resorts, it’s worth noting that many resorts are home to exclusive cupcakes and seasonal treats.
These do change often, and while you are visiting the resorts, it’s worth asking about! The Contemporary has been known to house a Cinderella or FROZEN inspired cupcake.
Pop Century Resort is home to The King Chocolate Cupcake – an Elvis Presley inspired treat – features banana custard, peanut butter icing, candied bacon and of course chocolate! Some resorts even have specialty caramel apples, too.
While you are taking a break from the Walt Disney World Parks, hop over to a nearby resort to enjoy some unique foods! It’s a nice break from the theme parks, and will give you a chance to try something unique you won’t find anywhere else.