Ever since I visited Walt Disney World last year I have been watching travel vlogs of other people’s adventures in the magical location and reading blogs of guides on what to do and eat in the parks. One of my favourites on YouTube is TheTimTracker and I also enjoy reading posts from blogs like DisneyFoodBlog and InsideMagic. As this has become a regular occurrence and I’m planning my next visit I got inspired to revisit my last trip and share a few of my favourites just in case any of have a trip planned in the future yourself.
One thing you will notice with any Disney park you visit is how much there is a fascination for the food. To be honest, when is comes to going on holiday a big part of it circles around food. No matter where I go I always try new cuisines.
If you are researching places to eat you will probably find that people try to eat what looks like everything. Basically everywhere you turn there is places serving food from quick service to table service. To themed restaurants to hotel restaurants it can make it very hard to choose where to put your money, especially when eating in the parks can be so expensive particularly if you are going with a big family. For this post I just wanted to show you the things I enjoyed eating during my visit.
Pineapple Dole Whip, Magic Kingdom
You can buy this refreshing treat from Aloha Isle in Adventureland. This is actually the Dole Whip Float as the Dole Whip is the soft serve on the top. The soft serve is more of a consistency of an ice cream but is refreshing like a sorbet. The float is definitely the best but if you are not a fan of pineapple juice then a tub of Dole Whip soft serve is still fab for a hot day.
T-Rex, Disney Springs
This was one of the surprisingly good meals. The restaurant is on the same lines as The Rainforest Cafe but is based around dinosaurs. The picture above is the Paleozoic Chicken Sandwich which was just so tasty, I wish I could have another one. It was light, with the lettuce and avocado and ranch like dressing, but also with having the flat bread instead of a bun meant the wasn’t that heavy bread to eat. T-Rex is a bit pricey but you are paying for the experience as well as the food, and the food is worth it.
Pizzafari, Animal Kingdom
The best place to go for quick service pizza. If you choose to eat quick service meals more you will notice they are much smaller portions. But to be honest the days are so hot that you will find you want to drink more than eat. So if you spread out snacks through out the day before possibly having a bigger meal at night then that is probably is the most cost effective option. If you are in Animal Kingdom, Pizzafari is a good stop for a lunch snack.
Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich, Epcot
If you are visiting during one of the peak seasons for heat, you will be looking for anything to cool you down. And more than likely ice cream and ice lollies will become your best friend. But sooner or later you will probably become sick of Mickey’s ice cream sandwiches which are available everywhere. So its nice to know there is a few different options around and one of them is in the French Pavilion in Epcot. L’Artisan Des Glaces sells cold scoops of ice cream inside a warm pressed brioche roll, its a great delight especially if you are able to grab a glass of champagne from the bar next door.
Starbucks, All Parks
Trust me Starbucks will be your friend while visiting the Disney parks. Not only do they offer a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, it’s is also a cheaper option when picking up a snack. There is at least one in every park and they will also give you free iced water if you ask for it.
Waffle Bowl Ice Cream Sundae, Magic Kingdom
Another great option when hunting down different ice cream alternatives around Magic Kingdom. You can get this insane offering from the ice cream parlour on Main Street USA. The sundae is made up of two flavours of ice cream of your choice served in a waffle cone bowl, which hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.
Seafood Risotto, Epcot
About one of the only table service meals I done last year but a great option if you don’t want to be in the hustle and bustle of the World Showcase. We went to the Coral Reef Restaurant which sits next to the Finding Nemo ride. It is primarily a seafood restaurant but there are meat options available. This was such a lovely meal, the risotto was not heavy, the scallops were cooked to perfection and the salmon was nice crispy. Never be put off by the prices of table service restaurants because it will usually end up being your favourite meal of your holiday. But it is not worth it to do it every time unless you have a Disney Dining Plan.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. If you have any favourite eats from your trips to Disney, let me know me know below!!