Destination Disney World: The Must-Try foods at Disney World
Sarah Vetesi, a self-proclaimed Disney enthusiast tells us about her favorite foods at The Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.
March 22, 2017
It’s not everyday that you get to go to Disney World, which is in fact, the happiest place on earth. As a self-proclaimed Disney connoisseur, there are so many aspects to Disney that I absolutely love. But my personal favorite aspect of Disney is the incredible array of food and deserts they have. I mean, what can be better than Disney and some good eats, am I right?
The most iconic park of Disney World is, without a doubt, Magic Kingdom and any trip is not complete with the picturesque walk down Main Street USA with Cinderella’s Castle poking through the horizon. However, that walk down Main Street will get so much better if you stop into Main Street Confectionary. All it takes is a few steps in the door, and you are greeted with the most amazing view, a wall lined with sweets and treats. If your sweet tooth hasn’t been completely satisfied to maximum capacity, then you haven’t had enough to eat. My favorite treat is definitely the red velvet cake pop that is covered with chocolate, even mouse shaped to spread the Disney cheer as you chomp on the most delicious treat.
As you continue through the winds and turns of Magic Kingdom, it is an absolute must to flock to Aloha Isle, conveniently located near the classic Dumbo ride. Although it may appear to be another fast food restaurant, it is so much more. This restaurant holds the best, in my opinion, hidden treasure of all of Disney World, the Dole Whip. Now, if you don’t know what a Dole Whip is, worry not. In real life, it is tangy and sweet pineapple custard, but that description does not do it justice. It is the perfect desert to cool off on a hot day spent running around Magic Kingdom, and can only be found in Disney or Hawaii. So if you need an excuse to go to Hawaii, by all means go for it, but at least buy a cup or cone of this amazing treat while you have the chance!
The food journey does not stop there! If you are a little more adventurous, I strongly recommend that you pay a visit to the Golden Oak Outpost, tucked away near the famous Splash Mountain. The menu is stocked with the standard theme park essentials such as chicken fingers and hot dogs, but they truly set the standard for amazing French fries. The brown gravy and cheese waffle fries is one of the best things that I have ever tried. Similar to the Canadian classic treat poutine, these fries are loaded to the brim with savory gravy and cheese curds that make any mouth water.
As you journey on throughout Magic Kingdom, try to stop off at whatever restaurant catches your eye, you never know what you will find behind each door!