How to Celebrate Pi Day in Disney World
Do you know what day it is?! We’ll give you a hint — it has to do with math and dessert.
Have you figured it out yet? That’s right! Today is Pi Day, otherwise known as March 14th. If you celebrated this in school growing up you might be having flashbacks of trying to memorize a bunch of numbers right now.
But, we have a way less stressful way that you can celebrate, which is by enjoying the various pies you can get around Disney World! And, even though you usually think of pie as dessert, there are some savory options available as well. Let’s take a look!
Mini Mango Pie
Over in Animal Kingdom, you can find a lovely Mini Mango Pie at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes. This pie is small enough to eat on the go and it’s usually served pretty chilled, which helps when you’re dealing with that 90 degree weather!
If you’re a fan of mango and want a little sweet treat, this is a unique option. Grab it for $7.99.
Disney World is home to a few different kinds of whoopie pies, and some of them change depending on the season. Right now, you can actually get a Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie over at Gasparilla Island Grill in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
This whoopie pie is available for Women’s History Month and is a gingerbread whoopie pie filled with latte cream for $8.99. It celebrates the partnership between Chef Kristine and Proprietor Debbie who help bring the giant gingerbread house at the hotel to life each holiday season!
We really enjoyed this pie when we tried it out, but it’s a limited-time item, so grab it while you can.
If you’re looking for a whoopie pie in the parks, you can grab the Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie in Hollywood Studios! This is located at Trolley Car Cafe for $4.99.
It’s a great sweet treat for those carrot cake lovers, and also a nice snack to split with a friend since it’s pretty big!
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Looking for some southern comfort food? Head on over to Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs! Here you can find the Chocolate Pecan Pie for $14.
This pie is a 100-year-old family recipe from Chef Art Smith and it’s served with vanilla ice cream.
Chorizo and Potato Empanadas
Okay, so while this item might not say pie in the name, it is similar to a hand pie! Chorizo and Potato Empanadas with spicy aioli are now available at Refreshment Outpost in EPCOT for $6.75.
A similar version of this item was previously available at the Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina booth for EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts. This is a great option if you want something savory, but be warned that it does have a little bit of a kick to it!
Peanut Butter Pie
Back to the sweet side, you can find another delicious pie at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The Peanut Butter Pie is a vanilla tart shell filled with custard and peanut butter filling, drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with crispy chocolate pearls for $5.19.
There is also a 50th Anniversary version of this treat available right now and it’s a little bit different. This version is a Peanut Butter-Banana Pie and is a sweet tart shell filled with peanut butter mousse and banana sauce topped with chocolate glaze and chocolate décor for $5.29.
The 50th Anniversary pie will probably be going away at the end of March since that’s when celebrations officially end, so grab it while you can!
Pressed Penny Silk Pie
Speaking of the 50th Anniversary, you can also find a celebratory pie at Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom. The Pressed Penny Silk Pie has a chocolate tart shell, silky chocolate filling, sweet whipped cream, and a chocolate-pressed penny for $6.49.
This pie is rich and decadent, so you might want to grab it as a snack, unless you’re still hungry after one of those legendary Casey’s hot dogs (no judgment here!). This pie will also likely be disappearing at the end of March, so Pi Day is a great time to try it out!
One of the best savory pie options is OBVIOUSLY a pizza pie! And, there are a ton of different pizzas you can find around Disney World.
Via Napoli is one of the most popular spots to get a pizza. Located in EPCOT’s Italy pavilion, these authentic pizza pies come in classic combos like Margherita, as well as more unique options like cantaloupe and prosciutto.
There are also quick service spots like Pizza Ponte and Blaze Pizza in Disney Springs, Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom, and PizzeRizzo in Hollywood Studios.
You could even double down on the Pi Day theme and eat a pizza for dinner, then get one of the sweet pies we previously mentioned for dessert!
Key Lime Pie
You can find several Key Lime Pies around Disney World (since you are in Florida, after all!). However, if you can’t make it to Disney World this Pi Day, we have a Disney Key Lime Pie you can make at home!
Disney shared its recipe for Starring Rolls Café’s Key Lime Pie today in honor of the holiday! This quick service spot no longer exists in Disney World, so making this pie at home is the only way you can try it out. Take a look at the recipe below!
Starring Rolls Café’s Key Lime Pie
(Makes one 9-inch pie)
Graham Cracker Crust
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⅓ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons key lime juice
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the crust
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Stir together butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a medium bowl. Firmly press the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan.
- Bake crust for 8 minutes. Cool slightly.
For the filling
- Whisk together sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
- Slowly pour filling into crust. Bake at 10 minutes or until set.
- Refrigerate at least three hours before serving.
There you have it — a bunch of different pies to help you celebrate the holiday the Disney way! There are options in all 4 Disney World theme parks, as well as Disney Springs and some of the resort hotels. You can even make your own Disney pie at home!
Wherever you are this Pi Day, the best way to celebrate is through delicious food, of course. Stay tuned for more Disney news and info.