Let’s face it, food and snacks have always been one the best things about visiting Disney theme parks! Has there ever been a time that Disney didn’t have amazing and iconic snacks? Throughout the years, Disney has really upped the snack game and come up with some of some really great and unique options. Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane and discover Disney snacks throughout the years! It is really fun to see what was popular around the year you were born. Let’s go through the last 16 years of Disney theme park snacks and treats!
1955, Pancakes and Ice Cream- The popular snacks when Disneyland first opened in 1955 were pancakes and ice cream, along with the now-famous Monte Cristo sandwiches!
1970, Tonga Toast- Now a staple at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Tonga Toast is a delicious, banana-stuffed french toast. It is one of the most popular breakfast items served throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
1971, Citrus Swirl- The Citrus Swirl was a result of a partnership between the Florida Citrus Commission and Walt Disney World. This tasty frozen treat even came with its very own mascot, the adorable Orange Bird!
1978, Corn Dogs and Mickey Funnel Cake- Two classic, yet favorite snacks still served hot and fresh at the Stage Door in Disneyland.
1979, Mickey Cinnamon Rolls- In 1979, Disney took cinnamon rolls to a whole new level when they decided to serve them in a Mickey shape! Now we know, everything is better when it’s shaped like Mickey!
1980, Mickey Rice Crispy Treats- These yummy treats are still popular today, and often found dipped in chocolate!
1982, Mickey Pretzels and Mickey Waffles- Perhaps two of the most popular items still found throughout Disney today! Mickey waffles are possibly the most popular breakfast item found at Walt Disney World Resort.
1983, Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich- These delightful and sweet treats have been available since the opening of the France pavilion at EPCOT.
1985, Mickey Premium Bars- These iconic ice cream treats were brought to the theme parks in 1985 and today can be purchased at your local grocery store!
1986, Churros- A Disneyland classic, churros are a must-have, and taste as good as they smell!
1987, Dole Whip- How can anyone visit Disney and not try the popular Dole Whip frozen soft-serve? Today, you can even add rum in select locations!
1989, Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake- When the 50’s Prime Time Cafe opened in Hollywood Studios, the start of the show quickly became the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake- still served there today!
1990, Turkey Leg- Since 1990, turkey legs have been responsible for the smokey smell throughout Frontierland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom!
1991, Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches- Another treat still found throughout the parks today, and also now available in select grocery stores.
1993, School Bread- Found at the Kringla Bakeri ofg Kafe in the Norway Pavilion, this sweet roll has been popular since the early 90’s.
1995, Chili-Cheese All-Beef Hot Dogs- Casey’s Corner in Disney’s Magic Kingdom has been serving these up since 1995!
1997, Candy Apples- At Disney’s Candy Cauldron, guests can get all different types of candy apples made right in front of them. These snacks have become increasingly popular around Halloween!
1999, Spring Rolls- These delicious spring rolls can be found at a cart in Adventureland next to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. They have become a fan favorite for guests visiting the Magic Kingdom.
2000, Cheshire Cat Tails- Found at Cheshire Cafe inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom, these baked treats are a colorful Danish twist with bright colors made to resemble a Cheshire Cat tail from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.
2002, The Kitchen Sink- While not an actual “kitchen sink” this HUGE ice cream dish can be found at Disney’s Beach Club Resort’s beaches and Cream Soda Shop.
2004, Fresh Fruit and Waffle Sandwhich- This sweet andsavory snack can be found at Sleepy Hallow inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park and consists of fresh fruit and a hazelnut spread inside warm waffles.
Wow, I am suddenly craving so many of these amazing snacks! It is hard to even imagine Disney without some of these popular snacks, and we can all be certain there will be many more to come in the next 16 years!