Disney World food…it’s like a theme park attraction in itself!  Usually, we get the Disney Dining plan, but for our trip this time, we went sans Dining Plan for the very first time.  Normally, I’m so stuffed that I just can’t fit another thing.  But I planned out all the fun treats I wanted to try before I went to make sure I got to try all the good stuff!  I mean, let’s face it…dessert is where it’s at, am I right?  Here’s the top 5 making the list:

  1. Hollywood Studios: Butterfinger Cupcake

This guy was pretty dense and delicious.  Soft chocolate cake with white cream filling made the cupcake good, but the chocolate layer frosting on top with crumbled Butterfinger pieces just brought it to another level.  We actually ate this for breakfast with coffee!  You can find this treat at the Trolley Stop Cafe located on the corner as you turn towards Tower of Terror.

2. Magic Kingdom: Character Candy Apple

These little beauties are so cute!  They carry a hefty price tag at $10.99 per apple, but they’re absolutely yummy.  In Magic Kingdom, they’re available at Big Top Treats in the new Storybook Circus park area as well as on Main Street in the Confectionary.  They will even cut it for you so that you don’t have to worry about any of the chocolate falling off.  Mmmmm!

3. Magic Kingdom: Dole Whip Float

Ya’ll this beauty was a delicious surprise.  The juice on the bottom is fresh and cold, tasting as if it is fresh squeezed on property (and I wouldn’t doubt that it is).  The pineapple soft serve was…fluffy for lack of a better word.  It wasn’t dense and thick like ice cream, giving me the feeling of eating a whipped sorbet instead of a soft serve ice cream.  I can see the hype over this beverage, though this was my first time having one.  And it is diary free and vegan!  How awesome is that?

4. Epcot: Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

The little ice cream shop in the France area of Epcot’s World Showcase is so sweet!  I never get tired of seeing the details that go into making that area seem like a real French country neighborhood .  And there was a line out the door for these little guys!  They are pre-made, so you can’t select your macaron and ice cream combo, but trust their judgement on this one.  It was every bit as delicious as it looks!  (Photo courtesy of Disney Urban Taste Bud).

5. Animal Kingdom: Pineapple Soft Serve with Rum

So I originally wanted to try this with Coconut Rum, which is one of the available options; however, they ran out of coconut rum when I got to the window.  Bummer!  So instead of pass up this treat altogether, I opted to add a shot of dark rum instead.   I know I would have preferred it with coconut rum because I’m not really a dark rum person, but it was still yummy and also dairy free!  This was a win/win for me.  We all know mama needs a little cocktail when in Disney with her kids.  And if you didn’t know it, just embrace it ya’ll.  I’m from New Orleans.

So there you have it: my top 5 treats on this trip to Disney World.  I know every time I go I will change/update/amend this list.  But I mean, that’s what going to Disney World is for!  I just need to go back and taste a few more treats, am I right?  

Until next time, y’all!