If You Eat One Thing in Each Walt Disney World Park, Eat This!

You have to make a lot of “tough” decisions when you’re at Walt Disney World — where to stay, what to ride, which character to hug, and possibly most importantly what to eat.

Bakery Case at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe

There are so many choices of what to eat at Walt Disney World. From gourmet desserts to iconic snacks, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

I recently polled the AllEars team with the impossible question: “If you were going to tell someone to eat ONE thing in each Disney World park, what would it be?!” After the (friendly) fire settled, these were the winners! So I am happy to share with you our TOP choices (and runners-up) of the ONE thing you MUST eat in each Disney World park!

Magic Kingdom

Winner: Dole Whip

 

Is this a shock to anyone? Arguably one of the most iconic Disney Snacks of all time, you gotta get a Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom. Sure, you can now get them at other parks and even some resorts, but there’s just something so quintessentially Disney about a visit to Aloha Isle after a trip to the Enchanted Tiki Room. 

Dole Whip

And while the classic is pineapple, you can now get several varieties of Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom. From strawberry to lime, you can basically eat a Dole Whip rainbow.

Runner Up: Spring Rolls

Adventureland takes home of the silver as well — in the form of the land’s delicious savory egg rolls. These delights can be found at a cart, currently located near the entrance of the land. They are sold in a pair, and you can get two of the same flavor or mix and match! Usually they have cheeseburger and one other — we’ve seen pepperoni pizza, buffalo chicken, and cuban. And ALL are delicious.

Adventureland Spring Roll Cart

These hearty spring rolls are perfect to share for a snack — or could even be a light lunch if you’ve got a big dinner on the books!

Epcot

 

Winner: Anything from the Les Halles Bakery Case

While the team couldn’t decide on ONE item from the French Bakery case, it was unanimous that you have to get something at Les Halles! Les Halles (full name Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles) is the quick service location in the France pavilion, and truly, you cannot go wrong.

Croissant Jambon Fromage

Notable items the team mentioned include the Croissant Jambon Fromage (get it toasted!), quiche florentine, bacon roll, and Frangipane.

Runner-up: Fish & Chips

Sometimes simple is still the best, and there is often nothing better than an order of crisp Fish and Chips doused in Malt Vinegar. You can grab them at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop.

Fish and Chips

Personally, I like to eat them while I enjoy the British Revolution rock band. (And a pint.)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

Winner: Brown Derby Cobb Salad

This was the undisputed champ of Hollywood! The Brown Derby Cobb Salad is a signature item that’s been on the menu since the park opened — and they use the original recipe from the real Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood.

Brown Derby Cobb Salad

You can get the salad when dining inside the Hollywood Brown Derby, as well as a smaller version on the patio at the Brown Derby Lounge (which doesn’t require an ADR!).

Runner-up: Ronto Wrap

Our favorite food item from the Galaxy was our second place choice. You can grab this delightful snack/meal at Ronto Roasters in Galaxy’s Edge. It’s a pork sausage, wrapped in a warm pita, cozied up to roasted pork slices, and topped with peppercorn sauce and slaw. It is SO tasty — we definitely recommend enjoying one after you’ve piloted the Millennium Falcon.

Ronto Wrap

Bonus tip: the breakfast Ronto Wrap is the same sausage, pita, and sauce, but topped with eggs and cheese It may be even better than the lunch version. But we’ll happily take either.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Winner: Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

Though she may be small, the menu at Eight Spoon Cafe is mighty! Located on Discovery Island, this stand serves up a few varieties of mac and cheese. The team favorite is the Pulled Pork Mac. Creamy pasta, sweet barbecue sauce, smokey meat, and crunchy, acidic pickles — what’s not to love?

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

Bonus pulled pork goodness: Pulled Pork Fries at Flame Tree Barbecue. 

Runner-up: Cheeseburger Steamed Pods

Head to Satul’i Canteen in Pandora for our silver medal winner! These little cuties are on the kid’s menu, but anyone can order them. (And, you can order an adult’s portion if you ask a Cast Member. 😉 )  While they look other-wordly, they taste like a delicious cheeseburger! What a surprise and delight.

Cheeseburger Pods

And there you have it!Our list of the best of the best when it comes to Disney World eats. What are your must-haves when you eat in the parks? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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5 Replies to “If You Eat One Thing in Each Walt Disney World Park, Eat This!”

  1. I have been going to WDW my whole life since i was 3 years old (1990). I never had or even heard of a Dole Whip. I met my wife and we went on our first Disney vacation together. She introduced me to the Dole Whip and I can’t believe that i had be deprived of the delicious frozen delight for so long. It has now become a must have day one treat. Thanks for the great article!

  2. Our family is pretty cheap & usually only eats 2 table service meals each trip but one of them is always the Brown Derby so the rest of them can eat the Cobb salad. My aunt still thinks it’s the best one out there.

  3. For the Magic Kingdom it is the Citrus Swirl. While the Dole Whip gets all of the fame, the Citrus Swirl is the snack that could. Not only can you get the Dole Whip at other location at Walt Disney World, you can get it outside of the Mouse House. There is stand in the historic district of St Augustine where you can get.

    For the Citrus Swirl the only place you can get it is at the Sunshine Terrace in Adventureland. I have created something similiar at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice (a small chain that has a location in my hometown) however it is not quite the same.

    For Disney Hollywood Studios, definitely agree with the Cobb Salad. A long time ago I worked in a restaurant that served and authentic cobb salad. Disney matches it.

    For EPCOT Center definitely Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles. However I can narrow it down to Croissant Jambon Fromage. It is my go to snack.

    No input on Animal Kingdom