Colossal Snacks, Disney Parks Edition: Part 4
This is it folks, the final installment of the massive 4-park tasting tour around Walt Disney World Resort! It’s been awhile since the Colossal Snack article series was first posted, so you might want to revisit parts 1, 2 & 3 before you read further! In this final chapter, we leave the today and enter the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy in search of the biggest, baddest snacks. Have you guessed where we’re going yet?
Magic Kingdom wasn’t coincidentally held in reserve until the end; I do think it’s good practice to save the best for last. Home to some of the most iconic and quintessential Disney Snacks, the Magic Kingdom has a long, long list of delicious snack foods I had a tough time choosing from for this article. Like I said earlier in the series, a big snack doesn’t mean anything unless it tastes good, and the snacks featured here have passed rigorous flavor and size tests.
A Gaston-Sized Breakfast
Definitely head to the park without having breakfast, because the first snack on the list constitutes breakfast, mid-morning snack, and possibly even lunch if you time it correctly. The cinnamon rolls from Gaston’s Tavern have taken over Instagram, Twitter, and blogs internet-wide with countless ‘icing pull’ videos and photos that make my mouth water no matter how many times they’re posted in my feed.
There’s plenty of room in these enormous rolls to pack in the flavor, and the bakers here do their job flawlessly. The layers of the roll are cinnamon sugar loaded and no matter how many times you reach for more, you won’t ever have a mouthful lacking in gooey bliss. Every time I’ve had one, its been served warm and the icing had dripped perfectly into the twisted layers. YUM.
*Tip: If you’re big into icing and frostings, you can ask for extra to be added to yours!
Who’s Hungry for Lunch?
For lunch, you have two delicious, colossally big options in Magic Kingdom Park. Let’s start with a Disney classic. You’ve seen the shirts, you’ve seen the memes, and you’ve doubtlessly smelled them cooking if you’ve ever walked through Frontierland. Yep, I’m talking about those famed turkey legs! It’s true that you can pick one up in other locations outside of Magic Kingdom, but this park is where this mammoth snack was created- and everyone knows an original is always better.
I don’t have much else to say about these bad boys other than…they’re really big. So big, that I would never want to cross paths with a turkey whose leg is that large…yikes. As for flavor, the smoky, cooked-to-tenderness meat is easy to sink your teeth into and is so tender it hangs off the bone. Just to be safe, you might want to take a seat while you’re eating; you don’t want to lose any of that precious leg.
Not into turkey legs? They’re not my go-to either. Lucky for you and I there is another equally as enormous food we can indulge in for lunch. The foot long hot dogs from Casey’s Corner on Main Street are where I go when my stomach is asking for a big meal to get me through the rest of the afternoon. Last time I visited Casey’s, a friend and I got two dogs to try: one plain and one topped with mac and cheese.
They’re both pictured here so you can get an idea of the franks’ sheer magnitude- the huge buns can’t even contain the dogs! The hot dogs are pretty standard and it’s the toppings offered here that really send the footlongs over the top- think chili cheese, buffalo chicken, mac and cheese. As if there aren’t enough options, there is always a featured dog of the month, so check the menu when you arrive!
Where (Ice Cream) Dreams Come True
Ice cream lovers, I haven’t forgotten you! Maybe it’s because the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is so darn cute, or maybe it’s because I am the world’s biggest ice cream fan, but I can’t visit Magic Kingdom without stopping in for my (daily) fix. Since I’ve visited one or two times, I’m familiar with the menu offerings, and can wholeheartedly proclaim the following: the Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Ice Cream Sundae is huge!
You get to choose from fudge, peanut butter, or caramel sauces and watch as cast members hand scoop generous portions of ice cream over brownies, top it with your sauce, throw on some chocolate and peanut butter chips, finish it with a big squirt of whipped cream and send it over the counter to you with a cherry on top!
The Kitchen Sink Sundae is served in a ‘sink’ version of…Mickey’s Pants? It seems odd in writing, but trust me, the presentation is absolutely adorable. Based on the Kitchen Sink Sundae available at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, this smaller version is portable enough to carry through Magic Kingdom while still packing a serious size punch. Speaking from experience, you’ll want to have a buddy handy to share this with. The first time I got one, I misjudged its size and attempted to finish the entire thing alone- it’s a mistake I only made once! The ice cream and fudge from the Plaza are top quality, making it not only a colossal snack, but a delicious one too.
That’s All For Now
Sadly, the colossal snack tour has officially come to an end. We’ve visited each of the four parks and highlighted some fantastically tasting, huge-in-scale snack foods worth tasting. From big bites in Hollywood, Africa, and all around the World (Showcase), I’m confident you’ll be raving about these treats when you return from your next Disney trip. What are you waiting for? Get snacking!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer/musician thrilled to be bringing you all things Disney! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!