You know, I go to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments SO often when I’m in Disney World that I sometimes forget that it’s been a while since I actually “reviewed” it here on DFB! Let’s remedy that with some awesome pics of one of my favorite spots in the Magic Kingdom.
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Sleepy Hollow has always been one of the hidden gems in Disney World. It looks small and standard, but the menu packs a bunch of unique items that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World. These include the now-cult-favorite waffle sandwiches in a couple of different varieties. Few folks visiting the park can resist stopping by for a sweet or savory waffle!
I’ve tried them a time or two, and I certainly have my favorites (mmmm…Nutella!). But today, I’m stopping by to see if they’re just as good as I remember! And I’ll probably need to snag a certain very favorite dessert while I’m here as well. 🙂
If you veer left from Main Street toward Adventureland, and then hang a right on the foot bridge leading toward Cinderella Castle, you can’t miss Sleepy Hollow. Located at the entrance to the quaint Liberty Square area, this is a great spot to take a breather.
As you approach, you’ll see that Sleepy Hollow is a walk-up spot. The line wraps around the side — and there often is one, so be prepared.
Here’s some seriously fascinating trivia — the design of Sleepy Hollow’s facade is actually based on Washington Irving’s house in Tarry Town, New York. The detail of this place never ceases to amaze me. (Irving penned The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. But you knew that, of course.)
The spot is centrally located in the park, which means you’re steps away from anything that you’d like to take in next. That makes it a good rendezvous spot as well.
There is quite a bit of picnic-style seating beyond the pick up window, and you have a fun side view of the castle show while you’re eating.
All of the seating is located outdoors, but there’s a shady area with an overhang if you prefer it. Not many folks know about this seating area, so you may be able to find a table even on busy days.
When we finally got through the line and were ready to order, I had to snap a pic of the MyMagic Reader that’s set up at the ordering window. This is where you scan your key card to pay these days! It’s part of the MyMagic+ system Disney will be rolling out over the next year.
So, what will it be today? So much awesome to choose from…
Sleepy Hollow is still primarily a snack or breakfast stop, but with the addition of the savory waffles, you can easily make a meal here. (Look at all those Disney Dining Plan snack credit options!)
At Sleepy Hollow, you’ll find them decked out with The Headless Horseman on one side and Ichabod Crane on the other.
I was here mostly for the eats, however. Famished, I went for the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich.
We’ve reviewed this one before, and it’s definitely gotten high marks. The chicken and toppings seemed a little smaller this time than last, but it was still quite a large serving.
A freshly made waffle is wrapped around a breaded and fried chicken breast which has been liberally coated with a sweet and spicy sauce.
Topped with creamy, crunchy slaw with an Asian flavor and arugula, this is so delicious. It’s shareable as a snack and substantial enough for a meal. But beware! It’s VERY messy. Get a lot of those little Disney napkins when you pass by the dispenser! 🙂
But I wasn’t leaving one of my favorite stops without one of my favorite desserts — the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!
Seriously, this is one of the snacks that has stuck with me since my very first “grown-up” visit to Disney World. They’re unique, fresh, and delicious…and well worth the cost!
Two big, beautiful chocolate chip cookies, smooshed together with vanilla bean ice cream make up this simple treat. Again…very big, and very messy! 😉
And what makes a homemade ice cream cookie sandwich even better? Eating it beside Cinderella Castle, of course!
And with that quick stop, I was fueled up for more fun!
I continue to adore Sleepy Hollow for the beauty of its location as well as the remarkable eats that it features. Long a favorite of mine for soups and ice cream, lots fellow DFB readers find this a mandatory stop for delicious, fresh funnel cakes as well.
I happily and heartily recommend that you stop by Sleepy Hollow if you haven’t had the chance, and especially try the remarkable waffle sandwiches. They’re filling, delicious, not-too-expensive, and unique — a combination that makes them perfect Disney food.
What are your favorites at Sleepy Hollow? Let’s hear your opinions below in comments!