SATURDAY SIX: Six of our Favorite WDW Snacks Outside of the Theme Parks

by on January 31, 2015 8 Comments

Filed under: Beyond the Parks, Downtown Disney, DVC, Saturday Six, Walt Disney World (FL)

This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Six of our Favorite WDW Snacks Outside of the Theme Parks. Let’s get this out of the way: we love theme park snacks. We think you know we love theme park snacks, but did you know that there are just as many great treats – if not more – outside of the parks? Today, in part one of planned 27 part series, we’re looking at six of our favorite WDW treats available at the Disney resorts, water parks, and Downtown Disney, starting with…

# 6 – Zebra Domes (Animal Kingdom Lodge)

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Zebra Domes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village. (photo by Brandon Glover)

Zebra Domes are synonymous with the Animal Kingdom Lodge and one of its signature restaurants, Boma. Thankfully, these tasty treats are also available elsewhere at AKL including The Mara and Johari Treasures at Kidani Village. The base of a Zebra Dome is a small layer of cake with a dollop of Amarula liqueur mousse on top of it. The Dome is then coated with white chocolate, while dark chocolate is used to create the zebra stripes. Run, don’t walk. to try this one on your next WDW vacation.

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Zebra Dome at Boma. (photo by Lindsay DuBose)

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Zebra Domes at Johari Treasures in Kidani Village.

# 5 – Oreo Bon Bons (Disney’s Beach Club)

Another cult favorite in the  Disney fan community is the Oreo Bon Bons at the Beach Club Marketplace. The foundation of the bon bons is an Oreo cookie, and on top of that is a cookies-and-cream flavored mousse. The mousse is then covered in chocolate, with even more chocolate on top. Even better? Zebra Domes come in a pack of four while Oreo Bon Bons come packaged as a six pack. The more the merrier!

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Oreo Bon Bons from Beach Club Marketplace. (photo by Brandon Glover)

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Believe it or not, it tastes even better than it looks. (photo by Brandon Glover)

# 4 – Truffle Fries (Crew’s Cup Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club)

After trying the Oreo Bon Bons at Beach Club, head over next door to the Yacht Club and make sure you try the Truffle Fries at Crew’s Cup Lounge. House cut french fries that have been soaked in truffle oil and topped with Parmesan cheese? Hard to top that. Wait, did we mention the incredible roasted shallot mayonnaise dipping sauce? These are – hands down – the best french fries on Disney property. Period.

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Truffle Fries at Crew’s Cup Lounge. (photo by Brandon Glover)

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Run, don’t walk, to the Crew’s Cup Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club. (photo by Brandon Glover)

# 3 – Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites (Disney’s BoardWalk)

Taking a stroll along Disney’s BoardWalk area is one of the more enjoyable things to do at WDW, and no trip is complete without a stop at the BoardWalk To Go kiosk. Filled with fried goodness including mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, and foot long corn dogs, here is where you can find Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites. The crunchy fried coating mixed with the warm mac & cheese inside produce a terrific flavor, and the small size makes them easy to eat while walking around and enjoying the trip back through time. For me, the BoardWalk overall is one of Disney’s biggest triumphs in overall resort theming. While you’re there, step on into to the Belle Vue lounge and just soak in the atmosphere.

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Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites. (photo by Brandon Glover)

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Fried Foods, American’s gift to the world. USA! USA! USA! (photo by Brandon Glover)

# 2 – Mini Donuts (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon)

There are many reasons to check out Disney’s fantastic water parks, but for us the two biggest reasons are the Sand Pail ice cream bucket (which we’ll cover in a future article) and the mini-donuts! These donuts are so addicting that it’s actually good they are only at the water parks, because if they were at Epcot or the Magic Kingdom we would be buying larger pants in a matter of weeks. You can get the donuts sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon, and there are several dipping sauces as well to make it that much easier to go straight into a diabetic coma.

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Mini-Donuts. Good enough to justify getting one of the Premium Annual Passes or the Water Park Fun and More option. (photo by Tom Bricker of the Disney Tourist Blog.

# 1 – Dalkey Duo (Raglan Road)

Many guests have been avoiding Downtown Disney for the last few months years because of various reasons, but I promise you it is worth making a day trip there, if only to experience the Dalkey Duo at Raglan Road. Perfectly battered cocktail sausages served on rows of forks with a Dalkey mustard dipping sauce. The Dalkey Duo has it all, great taste and served with style. We are suckers for presentation, and this forrest of sausages has us entranced. Grab a pint of your favorite draught beer (better yet, get a beer flight) and enjoy the Dalkey Duo while Downtown Disney continues its conversion into Disney Springs.

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Raglan Road’s Dalkey Duo. (photo by Brandon Glover)

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Dalkey Duo’s beer battered sausages. (photo by Brandon Glover)

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Dalkey mustard and extra sausages. (photo by Brandon Glover)

Have a favorite WDW snack outside of the theme parks? Let us know in the comments so we can get to some more research!

So there you have it: Six of our Favorite WDW Snacks Outside of the Theme Parks. Clearly this is part one of 25 part series. See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you had fun, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the Pardon the Pixie Dust podcast. You can also catch Your Humble Author’s attempt to make 1,000,000 typos on Twitter: @derekburgan

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Special thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, Disney Photo Icon Tom Bricker, and Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and Brian Carey, while Bricker can be seen killing it on the great site Travel Caffeine.

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Posted on January 31, 2015

8 Responses to “SATURDAY SIX: Six of our Favorite WDW Snacks Outside of the Theme Parks”

  • Event better than Crew Cup Truffle Fries – Territory Lounge Truffle Fries dipped in their fondue. heart attack food sure, but so very good.

  • Please tell me that zebra domes are still sold in six packs as well. Beautiful food pics!

  • My Dad loves though battered sausages. Yummy. Going to try all of these in April – thanks Derek.

  • I would figure Ghirardelli’s with it’s chocolate and ice cream concoctions would rank up there. And it’s at Downtown Disney. It’s always VERY busy. And much better than the ice cream sundaes that you can get on Main st USA at the ice cream parlor.

    Also, the “free” ice cream is fun after a DVC tour. Although, that’s five figure plus a hefty yearly bill of maintenance fees ice cream if you buy a time share.

  • Beer flight, you say!?

    Raglan Road just made the honeymoon dream list.

  • The Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory are crying in the corner wondering why you don’t think they’re pretty. 😉