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)
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.
# 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!
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.