When I visit the Walt Disney World theme parks, I am always searching for new snacks and updated menus. Recently I poked around in Fantasyland, looking to see which locations have the best snacks. You might be asking, what are the qualifications for a food item to make this list? For me, the snack has to be unique; it can’t be another Mickey Mouse pretzel or basic French fries. The snack has to look like the culinary team actually gave it some thought.
As I snooped around Fantasyland, I found some standout snacks, and I also had to include two basic snack spots that I think everyone should try if they can. Let’s dive into it!
The Friar’s Nook
Nestled between Princess Fairytale Hall and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, you’ll find The Friar’s Nook. Here guests can order anything from creamy bacon macaroni & cheese to bratwurst and tots covered in cheese. They also serve a plant-based bratwurst too!
This dining location is a walk-up window, and as of writing this, they still accept Mobile Order here. Sometimes finding a place to eat at Magic Kingdom can be stressful, but a walk-up window like this makes it easy to grab something and keep going.
Right next to The Frair’s Nook, there’s another walk-up snack location, but this one offers sweet treats. If you aren’t in a savory mood, hop on over here and satisfy that sweet tooth. Here guests can find the Heigh-Ho Sundae, the Snow White Cone, and the Seven Dwarfs Specialty Cone. If these themed desserts are too much for you, they also have a basic strawberry sundae, a hot fudge sundae, and floats.
Okay, friends, bear with me. This next part is where we will be discussing the “basic” treats. I highly recommend checking out the location above, but be sure to check the operating hours on the My Disney Experience since they can change. As of right now, The Friar’s Nook closes at 5 PM, and Storybook Treats closes with the park.
At the edge of Fantasyland near the start of Tomorrowland, you’ll find the Cheshire Cafe. Guests can order Joffrey’s coffee here, along with a few treats. This is where you find that Instagram-famous Cheshire Cat Tail. Before developing my food allergies, I indulged in this sweet treat all the time. Another fan-favorite can also be found here, the Pepper Jack Pretzel. A new menu item is the Merry Unbirthday Cupcake, and the description is very interesting. This is a sprinkle-filled birthday cake-flavored cupcake with tea-infused buttercream. Question, would you order that cupcake?
I know this has been on everyone’s list since it opened. I only ever ate the cinnamon roll once, and I can say it’s worth it. If you are getting to Magic Kingdom early in the morning or your travel party wants an early evening sweet treat, this is a great place. It’s important to remember that they do serve more than just the delicious roll covered in icing. They offer a sandwich that consists of ham, provolone, and swiss and sounds fantastic. If you are looking for something sweet but not a cinnamon roll, they have a Pluto dome cake with peanut butter mousse and a chocolate ganache center on top of a chocolate cake. Sounds delicious.
Which of these four snack locations would be on your must-do list? Leave your answers in the comments!
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.