I’m back from vacation and so excited that I get to share with you all some of the tasty treats I got to experience while in Walt Disney World. My goal was to post more frequently while I was away but I ended up being at the parks much later than expected. Plus, I was exhausted after doing an average of 20,000 steps each day!
For the most part, we ate at the quick service locations and only had a couple sit-down meals. Since that food isn’t quite as exciting as some of the desserts, I decided not to take pictures of the chicken tenders and fries I had. Partly because it’s boring, but also, I’m a little embarrassed by how often I had that as a meal. I think I could count on one hand how many times a non-fried vegetable appeared in front of me.
Universal Studios Day
But before we get to Disney things…we made a detour to Universal Studios for a day. The chemist and I are both big Harry Potter fans, so Wizarding World was a must-do for us. We didn’t do too many rides while there, but we did stop at Ollivander’s an each got ourselves a wand.
One of the snacks we got during the day was a Cauldron Cake. And while it looked appealing, we were both pretty underwhelmed, especially since it cost almost $12.
But I guess like everything in a theme park, you pay for the look of the item. And I have to admit, it was quite enticing. We also got really tasty ice cream in Diagon Alley, and I think it was the best ice cream during the entire trip. Sadly, I didn’t take a photo of it.
For dinner, we ate at Mama Della’s at the Portofino Resort on Universal property. This is an Italian restaurant that came well-reviewed by a member of the yarn arts group I run at work. I got chicken carbonara and the bf got the lasagna. Both were out of this world and our server was incredible!
Disney World Desserts and Treats
The rest of our trip was spent on Disney World property. We park hopped just about every day and ate way more than we should have. Sadly, the amount of walking probably only kept a tiny fraction of the weight off. I think I gained three pounds during the week!
I won’t go into detail because it’s a lot to type and read. Plus, the pictures are much more fun to look at!
In the Norway pavilion at EPCOT, you can treat yourself to School Bread. It’s a little bit lighter than a donut and filled with lemon cream and topped with toasted coconut. There’s a reason that this is one of the most popular items at EPCOT.
Instead of doing a dinner, we decided to eat our way around the World Showcase. It also helped that it was the Festival of the Arts at EPCOT. One of the dishes I had was General Tso Chicken Wontons.
These tiny, but flavorful appetizers were a real treat. But sadly, they disappeared too quickly. 😦
Heading over the Hollywood Studios, we treated ourselves to the Pizza Cookie at Pizzerizzo. What would normally be a plain sugar cookie is jazzed up with some jelly, melted white chocolate, pepperoni-looking chocolate discs and sprinkles. It really did resemble a pizza! Though it wasn’t the best dessert I had of the trip, it was pretty clever.
Ahh the Magic Kingdom. Disney World’s most famous park and for good reason. When most people think “Disney World” that’s the Park they think of. It’s the one with the castle and the princesses and the most rides. It’s also the one with the most people. It also has some of the best food items. I was really hoping to try the egg rolls this trip, but every time we walked by the cart, I was already full from eating something else.
This trip, I went to Magic Kingdom just about every day, so four times. These photos are from all of the different days.
As we were leaving the park one night, we stopped at the Main Street Confectionary and I got a Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie. It hit the spot, but overall wasn’t the best thing I ate on this trip. At this point, the best thing was still the Rose Cake from Disney Springs.
Eating three meals a day in Disney World is a little different than when you’re not at Disney World. Most of the time, they’re less healthy. So for breakfast one day, the chemist and I split one of the giant cinnamon rolls that you can find at Gaston’s Tavern.
Though quite tasty, we were hungry within an hour or so. Luckily we had a refillable popcorn bucket (aka a refillable carb bucket).
Another goodie from the Confectionary was this Caramel Apple that was specifically designed for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. Though we are now in the final weeks of the celebration, there is still A TON of 50th Anniversary merch and food.
This caramel apple was a Granny Smith covered in the usual caramel sauce. Then it was coated in melted white chocolate with some marshmallow “ears” added for obvious reasons. Then M&Ms that resembled the Earidescent colors of the 50th Anniversary were added. Surprisingly, this wasn’t overly sweet but it was a mess to eat!
For our final meal in Disney World, we ate at the top of the Contemporary Resort and were able to watch the fireworks. If you’ve never done it before, it’s actually really nice. They dim the lights and pipe in the music from the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Plus the staff doesn’t rush you or anything. We had a reservation for 7:00 and were waiting for our final course before the fireworks started.
Currently California Grill is doing a three-course menu. Below are the photos from our courses.
To start, I had the duck a l’orange pizza. The appetizer nearly could have been a meal on its own. It was the size of my plate! My date got the beef wontons. (Can you tell we enjoy wontons??)
For our main courses, I had Plancho-seared Chicken, and it included all the veggies I had that week. My date treated himself and got the Oak-Fired Filet of Beef, which was delectable. Medium rare was definitely the right choice that night.
After the fireworks, it was time for our dessert course. Since I am a big fan of cake, I ordered the Five Magical Bites plate which includes a sampling of five different types of cake from over the years. The flavors were Honey, Lemon, Carrot, Strawberry, Chocolate. My favorite: the cheesecake (Strawberry on the menu) and the Honey cake. For me, since the pieces were so small, it was hard for me to get a real flavor profile for each one.
The chemist ordered one of the tortes: Banana Peanut Butter. The look of slightly more stable flan was interesting, but the taste was incredible. It was quite rich and since he couldn’t finish all of it, I got to have some too. It made me rethink my choice. In fact, I think that his torte was my favorite thing of the week!
While this experience was a little on the pricier side, we found that it was worth it, especially to watch the fireworks over dinner. I would do it again on my next trip if I’m able to.
Well there is it. All of the interesting food I had during my trip to Disney World. It will be a few years before I return and while nothing is on the books yet, I am looking forward to it.
Next week, we return to our regular programming of baking reviews and inspiration.
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What a great trip! You are correct- I think you would need 1 million steps to counter your daily menu. That’s why vacations are memorable & fun. Start saving…… You might want to try a cruise next-all kind of food/dessert options and many cruises include almost everything. I’ve never tried Disney line though- I believe they have their own Island-Jason can fill you in.