Oh Disney World. You give us SO MANY delicious snacks. How could we possibly choose a favorite? (Oh wait…I guess we already did!)
But if we could only pick ONE land in the Magic Kingdom, which would reign supreme? We’re ranking them ALL right here!
We’re starting at the bottom and working our way to the tippy top! Maestro — cue the drum roll, please!
And just a fair warning: to preserve the integrity of our usually unbiased opinion when it comes to ranking stuff, some of these decisions were almost too close to call! This was like trying to choose a favorite child! But with much blood, sweat, and even the occasional tear, our team persevered even when the margin seemed impossibly narrow! With that being said, let’s get on to the mouth-watering, delicious RESULTS!
7th Place: Tomorrowland
You can’t make us say anything bad about the food in Tomorrowland, but what kind of ranking would this be if we didn’t actually RANK the lands? Truth be told, we didn’t want to do it Tomorrowland (after everything you’ve done for us!), but unfortunately, last place seemed about right — oh, but it STILL weighs heavy on our collective consciences!
Despite being the Land of Tomorrow, the food isn’t very cutting edge or innovative. They just don’t have those you-can-only-get-that-in-Tomorrowland snacks like some other lands. You’ll see what we mean shortly.
The Lunching Pad
Back during Mickey’s 90th Anniversary shindig, you could find the colossal Celebration Mickey Donut at The Lunching Pad. Ah yes, those were the good ol’ days! After moving temporarily to Cheshire Cafe and Main Street Bakery, the donut completely disappeared from Disney World — and hasn’t been spotted SINCE!
Now the menu consists primarily of Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzels (which we’re not complaining about), Churros, and Hot Dogs — none of it bad, but all pretty standard for Disney park fare.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Tomorrowland’s Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies is a good place to duck in for a quick, cold treat. Here you’ll find a variety of Floats, shakes, smoothies, and a Brownie Sundae. All are honestly pretty generic and boring by Disney World standards, but every now and then a special surprise shows up on its menu.
For example, this 2319 Cone that magically appeared last year! But Character Cones like this one have a way of disappearing, despite how wildly popular they are (or how obscure their movie reference is!).
Auntie Gravity’s does also get a nod for its Halloween and Christmas themed treats. It’s basically just seasonally flavored soft serve used to make the same ol’ sundaes and shakes, but bonus points for the extra effort (plus the Mickey marshmallow straws for the shakes are CUTE!).
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Come for the Chili Cheese Fries, stay for the Sonny Eclipse — he’s the alien lounge singer who performs all day long at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe — that is, when he’s not “away on one of his lengthy tours” a.k.a. — being refurbished! Even so, we’d love to see another sweet treat like this delightful cookies and cream cheesecake that appeared on the menu in 2018 for a VERY limited time in tribute to the crooner! But such delights are SO few and far between!
Remember — we’re looking at SNACKS, not full meals. If you’re looking for a full meal, you’ll find lots of decent options here, but in the “just a snack” department, it’s rather lacking. We seriously need more Sonny Eclipse Desserts in our lives. Then our ranking of Tomorrowland might look VEEERY different! 😉
Blast off to tasty cinnamon sugary planets with Cool Ship’s Churros! You’ll also find the occasional Mickey Pretzel and a variety of Coca-Cola products to choose from!
Again, these goodies are…fine, but rather boring compared to stunners a short walk away in nearby lands.
Other Tomorrowland Snack Spots
Tomorrowland has Joffrey’s Revive where you can munch on a selection of Mini Donuts which are rotated out seasonally as well as your favorite specialty beverages including a signature S’mores Latte and Frozen Kona Mocha!
Joffrey’s can be found all around Disney World and, while they can fulfill your need for caffeine, we don’t often find ourselves seeking it out for its snacks. (YES, we love the giant donuts, but you can find them all over Disney World!) We recommend saving those calories for something more substantial!
Tomorrowland also has a Popcorn Cart to satisfy your buttery and salty tastebuds as well as a Turkey Leg Cart that’s only open for special occasions — (any occasion to eat a Jumbo Turkey Leg sounds pretty special to us, but sadly we don’t make the rules!).
6th Place: Frontierland
From Tomorrowland, we’re moving onto Frontierland, which was another tough placement to make — and we’re still lying awake at night wondering if we made the right decision!
But just like Tomorrowland, Frontierland’s pioneering spirit doesn’t necessarily translate over into its eats. Most of its snacks are, once again, pretty typical and homogenous with no real Annie Oakleys amongst the crowd.
Golden Oak Outpost
Frontierland’s snacks tend to skew a little more savory than other lands. For instance, Golden Oak Outpost is where you’ll find Loaded Onion Rings or Waffle Fries, which are sometimes topped with Chili and Cheese.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not turning our noses up to plastic cheese covered, crispy fried snacks (they’re actually really tasty!), but we want MORE stuff like it in Frontierland! We’re plastic cheese-covered wagon pioneers!
Westward Ho is the perfect spot to pick up a quick bite AND keep your spurs jangling while you enjoy it!
That’s because most of their snacks come on a stick, like their Corn Dogs, Bacon Skewers, and Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers! Food on a stick is, in our experience, almost always a good thing. 🙂 Plus, a thick slab of bacon? It makes for an unusual park snack, but no less tasty.
Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is a place we’d rather stop by for a full meal, buuuut we’ve been known to mobile order their Nachos or Tacos to share with our posse! Especially after we doctor them up at the complimentary fixin’s bar!
You can really go to town on all that free unlimited shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa (if ya know what we’re sayin’!). Aside from sharing a small meal, the only true “snacks” on the menu are mini churros or chips and queso. They’re…fine, but nothing amazing.
Other Frontierland Snack Spots
You can also hitch your Conestoga wagon to Frontierland’s Churro and Pretzel Cart as well as their Hot Dog Cart! These spots are reliable for a quick ‘n easy bite by about mid-day when we’re visiting Magic Kingdom.
And nothing hits the spot after a Country Bear Jamboree like a big ol’ Jumbo Turkey Leg from Frontierland’s Turkey Leg Cart! We just hope Big Al doesn’t catch a whiff of it while we’re walking by!
Seriously, Jumbo Turkey Legs are like bear bait — but their intoxicating scent might attract other humans, as well!
It’s almost worth contending with large crowds to get to enjoy Aunt Polly’s! The restaurant is located on Tom Sawyer Island and rarely open. We usually see it open for business during peak summer and spring break or holiday crowds, which is a SHAME, because their menu is pretty tasty!
But when they are cookin’ they’ve got a small but mighty menu including Becky’s Buttery Biscuit Barbecued Pork Sliders and Peanut Butter Sandwiches that are served warm with either raspberry preserves or chocolate hazelnut spread and sliced banana! Aunt Polly’s also makes the best Root Beer Float!
Frontierland also has a candy store called Prairie Outpost & Supply where you can buy pre-packaged snacks, candy in bulk, and fresh baked goods!
They also sell homemade Fudge in a variety of flavors like chocolate, peanut butter, and cookies & cream!
5th Place: Liberty Square
Enough circling the wagons! It’s time to ride off into the sunset and giddy up to our next destination right next door to Frontierland — Liberty Square!
Liberty Square’s patriotic spirit is alive and well! It has passion, it has a giant Liberty Bell, it has…EVEN MORE Jumbo Turkey Legs! And thankfully, a few more unique food items are starting to show up (FINALLY!).
Turkey Leg Cart
That’s right, fellow Americans! You don’t have to lay down your fife and drumsticks quite yet! Liberty Square serves up plenty of those big yummy Jumbo Turkey Legs!
Hey, the turkey was almost our national bird (and would have been if Benjamin Franklin got his way!), so next time you salute the Star-Spangled Banner, we hope you’re holding THIS mega-sized drumstick! Truthfully, it’s more of a meal with how big these legs are!
Columbia Harbor House
It’s basically a cross between a cake with a molten chocolate center and everything you love about a half-baked chocolate chip cookie! Just like our gal pal Minnie, this one’s a real keeper and we sure hope it sticks around for a while!
Liberty Tree Tavern
Speaking of all things ooey gooey, we’d be remiss not to take this opportunity to tell you about the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern! It’s piles of toffee candy pieces with loads of vanilla ice cream and a generous dousing of caramel sauce on top of a warm toffee cake!
Even though this is a table service restaurant and you can’t quite grab-n-go this dessert like the rest on this list, we feel its definitely worth mentioning because it’s DE-LIC-IOUS! You can get the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake for lunch or dinner — just make sure you snag an Advance Dining Reservation first; this spot books up quick! (We recommend lunch as it’s served a la carte. Just be sure to tip your server well if you’re only getting dessert.)
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
With all this talk of Lava Cakes and Ooey Gooey Toffee Cakes, we can’t forget to mention Sleepy Hollow Refreshment‘s Funnel Cakes! You can get them topped with either powdered sugar or whipped cream and strawberries!
This is also where you’ll find Mickey Waffles, the Fresh Fruit and Nutella Waffle Sandwiches (that’s what we call an AM snack!), and the delicious Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich (that’s what we call a PM snack!).
Not to mention this is where you can sometimes nab a foot-long corn dog! SO many good snacks in one location! No wonder there’s always a line!
Other Liberty Square Snack Spots
Liberty Square Market is your one-stop shop to fill up on Fruit, Chips, Hot Dogs, frozen slushes, and yes, even Jumbo Turkey Legs! There seem to be legions of those legs in Liberty Square! No wonder it’s a favorited land by many!
And on REALLY busy days, you might spot something a little out-of-character for Liberty Square! Premade Cheese Pizzas are sold to the masses from the Liberty Square Pizza Cart, but this one is pretty rare!
4th Place: New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus
Now we’re starting to really get down to the real nitty-gritty! As you can see, relative newcomers New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus are doing quite well for themselves in Magic Kingdom!
That’s because they offer a whimsical and more character-driven take on their food, incorporating a good amount of variety along with humor and playfulness as well!
Perhaps nothing exemplifies our love of New Fantasyland’s snacks more than Gaston’s Tavern. The Disney villain you love to hate makes a mean Giant Cinnamon Roll (that bears a striking resemblance to the one that used to be sold at Main Street Bakery back in the day!).
And even though LaFou’s Brew is a non-alcoholic option, we’ll always give it “two frosty mugs up” in approval! It doesn’t get much yummier and refreshing than a frozen apple juice slushy!
Maurice’s Amazing Popping Machine
Just steps away from Gaston’s Tavern (and near where the lovable lug likes to greet his adoring public), you’ll find Maurice’s Amazing Popping Machine! (Though this kookie cart has been known to meander around from time to time!)
Okay, so maybe this isn’t the great emporium of popcorn delights we were hoping for (they only sell butter-flavored!), but the theming is cute and we’re all for supporting Belle’s dad’s side hustle!
Big Top Treats
You’ll find many of the same goodies under the Storybook Circus’ Big Top Treats as you will at the Main Street Confectionery! They’ve got fresh Caramel Corn made in-house as well as Caramel Apples, Character Cupcakes, Marshmallow Wands, and MORE!
We’ve also been known to go home with a bag or two of their Pecan Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge!
Prince Eric’s Village Market
And not to be outdone by Liberty Square, Prince Eric’s Village Market has also gotten into the Turkey Leg-slingin’ biz! Although it looks like you can soon buy his drumsticks as part of a meal with CHIPS!
We’ve also found several short-lived Ariel-inspired treats at Prince Eric’s dive where he pays delicious tribute to his lady love!
Other New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus Snack Spots
On busy days, you might find Storybook Circus Hot Dogs open, and you can always grab a bucket of the good stuff from the Storybook Circus Popcorn Cart. Complete the snack trifecta with Storybook Circus Pretzels!
3rd Place: Main Street, U.S.A.
We can’t believe we’re already down to 3rd place! And FINALLY! The time has come to express our true passion for all of Main Street, U.S.A.’s awesome snack offerings!
Main Street, U.S.A. gives the Magic Kingdom’s food offerings a more balanced equilibrium! From savory to sweet, they’ve got all your treat needs covered!
You’ll never strike out with Casey Corner’s Hot Dogs, some of which can be very extreme depending on which toppings you choose. We’re especially fond of their Mac and Cheese Hot Dog! And just like how we want our bases when our home team is up to bat, these puppies come fully-loaded with all sorts of unique, over-the-top toppings!
You’ll also find some over-the-top sides like the Bacon Mac and Cheese Fries, and, after a temporary change last year, Casey’s has gone back to their original Corn Dog Nuggets recipe which you can dunk in a cup o’ Plastic Cheese (what we call Disney World’s cheddar cheese sauce) for just a buck! Oh and their baseball brownie is top notch! We can’t say enough good things about this place — they’re all home runs to us!
Main Street Bakery — a.k.a. Starbucks
And while there are many lands to explore at Magic Kingdom, none of them besides Main Street U.S.A. have a Starbucks! The only location in the Kingdom to get your Starbs on is right there!
No matter what land you’re standing in when you suddenly feel your energy start to dwindle, it’s worth the pilgrimage over to this Starbucks to get a quick pick-me-up!
The Main Street, U.S.A. location has also been known to offer special treats in its bakery cases on occasion (like this ridonculous pumpkin-style coach cake in honor of Cinderella’s 70th anniversary), so always keep your eyes peeled for something new!
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
There are many other temptations as well including Seasonal Specialty Sundaes, Mini Kitchen Sink Sundaes, and Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches to name just a few! Or just grab a scoop of your favorite ice cream! But don’t forget the chocolate Mickey ears!
Main Street Confectionery
It’s no secret that Main Street Confectionery is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth! They’ve got bakery cases aplenty brimming with fresh handmade candies, treats, cookies, and cupcakes!
Just the smell of this place is intoxicating! AHHH! Heaven! Do you think they’d let us roll out a sleeping bag and LIVE here??? They also sell lots of prepackaged sweets and snacks that you can grab on your way out of the park and enjoy back at your resort later on!
Other Main Street, U.S.A. Snack Spots
The Main Street, U.S.A. Popcorn Cart is fully-equipped to outfit you with any pre-firework munchies! Of course, you can just as easily get to one of your favorite snacks before the big show thanks to Magic Kingdom’s “hub and spoke” layout, so if any of these other options on our list caught your eye, consider hustling over there pre-show!
2nd Place: Fantasyland
And now, we’re already down to our first runner up for the BEST LAND at Magic Kingdom — “snackidly” speaking!
That’s right, — we’re crowning Fantasyland is our snacky Miss Congeniality!
Looking for something other than vanilla and chocolate soft-serve? Storybook Treats has you covered (they have plain soft-serve here too, actually!). Currently, they have a Peter Pan Float made with Lime Dole Whip! Storybook Treats is also a hot spot for seasonal flavored soft serves (Gingerbread Sundae, anyone?!).
Sadly, it looks like Storybook Treats has taken away the super-popular Arendelle Aqua Cone, but we’re looking forward to seeing what other unique stuff they’ll be cooking up next!
The Friar’s Nook
Looking for a truly magical Magic Kingdom carb fest? The Friar’s Nook’s Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese Tots or Loaded Buffalo Tots are a seriously good time in a bowl!
Although the good Friar won’t accept Disney Dining Plan snack credits for his potatoey goods, we think they’re worth shelling out the extra money for.
Pinocchio Village Haus
In the past, we’ve seen really fun slushes sold here for a limited time, so always keep your eyes open. You’ll also find Chocolate Gelato and a selection of Flatbread Pizzas on the menu, but none are quite as delicious as Punzie with the good hair — in dough form!
It’s a flaky pastry twist served warm with melty chocolate chips and icing drizzled on top! We know that furry mischief-maker is usually up to no good, but as long as he keeps churning out this snack, he can do no wrong!
You can also pick up a super photogenic Wonderland Slushy here (with a candy-coated straw!) to wash it all down.
1st Place: Adventureland
You’ve probably figured out who the winner is by now since there’s only one land left: Adventureland!
We have such a love of this tropical paradise, we’re even visited in our dreams by many of its snacky delights!
First and foremost, Adventureland’s Aloha Isle (winner of our Quick Service Throwdown Bracket!) is the home of the sacred Pineapple Dole Whip, our readers’ favorite snack! We also love treating ourselves to the Pineapple Upside Down Cake which comes topped with a healthy dollop of ‘whip!
But Pineapple Dole Whip isn’t the only contender for our affections these days! Enter the Kakamora Float made with Coconut-flavored Dole Whip!
Our heart skips a beat when we’re over by Aloha Isle — and it seems we’re not ALONE! To save precious time waiting for your precious Pineapple Dole Whip or other goodies, skip the line by using mobile order on your My Disney Experience app instead! It’s a faster, easier way to get that Dole Whip in your mouth without waiting in that loooong line!
Sunshine Tree Terrace
If you thought Aloha Isle was the only place serving up delicious stuff in Adventureland, then Sunshine Tree Terrace must have slipped your mind!
We also recently saw this spot serving up Strawberry Dole Whip and the oh-so-classy looking FOMOsa, which is Orange Dole Whip served in a flute with sparkling apple cider. You can also order the famous Citrus Swirl or Orange Cream soft-serve separately or as a float, if you prefer!
Spring Roll Cart
And it seems only fitting to end our ranking of the lands of Magic Kindgom by its snacks with one of our favorites of ALL TIME! Behold! The fried, crispy specialty spring rolls you’ll only find at Adventureland’s Spring Roll Cart!
Flavors vary and rotate quite often but so far Pepperoni Pizza and Cheeseburger Spring Rolls are amongst our favorites. We’re certainly not opposed to rollin’ with their Philly Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken, or Rueben Spring Rolls either! They aren’t Disney Dining Plan snack credit eligible, but they’re definitely worth throwing down the extra money for. Just make sure you get there early for the best selection!
Other Adventureland Snack Spots
Don’t forget — there’s also an Adventureland Nut Cart which serves delicious Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds like you’ll find over in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! It also serves Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars and other novelties to help you cool down in a hurry!
And Tortuga Tavern might not be open when you stop by, but if it is, look for some swashbuckling snacks like Jumbo Turkey Legs and even a Rum Cake!
Wow! Is anyone else completely ravenous right now or is it just us??? We hope you’ve enjoyed this ranking of the Magic Kingdom lands by their snacks — and let us know which other Disney parks you’d like to see us rank in the comments below!
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