When you first arrive at Disney World, is there a treat you must have? Some treats are definitely cult favorites, making it a tradition to have it at least once before you go home. Here are a few Disney World treats that stand out as having a passionate following, year after year.
- School Bread
Found in Norway’s bakery, this is a sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla creme custard, topped with glazed, toasted coconuts.
- The Beverly
This one isn’t on the list because it’s delicious. On the contrary, this soda’s bitter taste is legendarily distasteful. It’s also the only “treat” on this list that’s free—you can sample it at Club Cool in Epcot. You can also sample it at the Coca-Cola rooftop bar in Disney Springs. We warned you!
- Zebra Domes
We’ve only found these in two places so far: the Boma buffet and the Mara food court, both at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It’s a mousse made with Amarula Cream Liquor and white chocolate that sits atop a yellow cake base and is covered in white chocolate with dark chocolate accents.
- Dole Whip
On hot days, the line to get these extends through Adventureland. Pineapple soft serve ice cream, served on its own or as a float with pineapple juice. (You can also get them at the Polynesian Resort, and during Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.)
Officially known as the croissant doughnut, it’s covered in cinnamon sugar and is best hot.
- Mickey Ice Cream Bars
These classic treats are found everywhere—just look for the nearest ice cream cart. They are vanilla ice cream covered in dark chocolate (confession: I sometimes use them as a chocolate fix and either toss the ice cream or give it to my son…am I the only one?).
- Tonga Toast
Also found at the Polynesian Resort, this decadent treat is sourdough bread stuffed with bananas, deep fried, and covered in cinnamon sugar.
- The Grey Stuff
“Try the grey stuff—it’s delicious!” sings Lumiere, and now you can. It sits atop the Master’s Cupcake at Be Our Guest restaurant.
- Kitchen Sink
A GIANT bowl filled with Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, smothered in every single topping. There’s a smaller version found at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in the Magic Kingdom.
- Jumbo Turkey Leg
The iconic turkey leg is getting harder to find lately. It’s no longer served in Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. You can still find them readily in the Magic Kingdom, and one remaining spot in Epcot.
- Funnel Cake
It is really, really difficult to walk past the funnel cake stands and not get pulled in by the heavenly aroma of these fried treats. You can get them plain or with toppings, which vary by location (powdered sugar, cinnamon, strawberries and whipped cream, apples, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, even pumpkin spice). You can also buy funnel cake gift kits to take home.
- Mickey Pretzel
Oversized, salted Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzels are a cult favorite and a must-have for many. Some locations have cheese dipping sauce.
How many have you tried? Which one is your favorite? And are any of Disney World’s cult favorite treats overrated? Let us know in the comments.
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