5 Recent Magic Kingdom Treats
For the most part, most guests visiting Walt Disney World return to the parks less frequently than visitors to Disneyland. This reality makes for some significant differences is the products that are offered at the two resorts. For example, in order to appeal to the constant flow of California locals at Disneyland, the variety of unique treats changes regularly. Whereas, at Walt Disney World, guests tend to return to their favorites they remember from their most recent trip made some time ago. Mickey pretzels, popcorn, Mickey bars and Dole whips all fall in that category. Opportunities for any variation are usually made only available during Epcot festivals.
But recently, Walt Disney World has tried to introduce some new culinary items throughout all of its parks. Some have even been around a few months (which still makes it fairly new for Magic Kingdom. Let’s look at a few.
Dumbo’s Magic Feather Brownie
Shown above, this little treat has been on the market for about five months. I believe that it’s priced around $5.00. It’s a peanut butter-swirled brownie topped with dark chocolate ganache, roasted peanuts, and a white chocolate feather. I loved this and it was the perfect portion. The candied looking peanut was fun, as was the feather, but all the tastes came together. My only disappointment was that it was served cold–probably necessary for the candy pieces in this hot and humid client. But served warm and a big cold glass of milk would have made it perfect.
Let’s head to Tomorrowland at a place I seldom visit–The Lunching Pad. I seldom go there because there is seldom anything new in that location. Hot dogs, pretzels and sodas have been the fare for what seems like decades. But there’s actually a couple of new options here.
Sliced Roast Beef Sandwich
This is in-house hand-sliced roast beef on a Kimmelweck roll served with potato chips and/or applesauce. It includes a horseradish sauce on the bun. It was fairly delicious and a big portion. Truly two people could split this. Of just the roast beef falling off to the side of the dish, you could have made a portion. I liked the concept of the bun, but it tasted like it had just been defrosted. Horseradish is always an iffy thing for me, but it really complemented the sandwich. $12.99 is the price of this sandwich, but in comparison to the hot dog at $9.49, it’s still a bargain.
Mickey Celebration Vanilla Doughnut
This donut also comes from the Lunching Pad. It obviously was part of the Mickey 90th Celebration which has been going on for 6 months. So maybe not it’s not so new, but it was new to me, as I really never expect anything but hot dogs, pretzels and sodas from The Lunching pad.
This donut is pricy at $8.99 but it’s also huge. Between all three of us, we didn’t finish it. But honestly, it was pretty good. A yeast-style donut, but it was fresh, with no aftertaste like I often get from a Dunkin’ Donut. It comes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but when I went to order it on Mobile Ordering, I only saw the vanilla.
There are lots of donuts in the Magic Kingdom. We could do a post on that alone. Here’s one from our next location, Sunshine Tree Terrace.
I didn’t try this one–remember, I didn’t finish the other. It’s a temporary offering aligned to Disney’s Aladdin in the theater. Clever looking presentation. This is the Wish Granted Donut, a glazed creature topped with gold sugar, a chocolate lamp piece, and cotton candy. Over the top! Not sure how long it will last.
What I did try was this crazy thing:
This is a clever concept. A sparkling apple cider served with Dole orange soft serve. In my instance, I added a blend of orange and vanilla soft-serve. Surprisingly the combination of apple cider with the ice cream was crazy delicious! But look again at the image. There was very little apple cider. Disappointing. And a bigger problem, was that they served this dish in a mimosa glass. This was simply stupid. I challenge any culinary manager to sit in 100 degree heat and eat this without it dripping all over. It was a mess before I picked it up. All I did was make a mess, and I swear there was a custodial host walking behind me trying to pick up after me. I may order it next time, but ask that it be placed in a paper cup.
Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pie
Harbor House is currently offering Mickey and Minnie whoopee pies. They are a little dry, and small. But they taste like whoopee pies. They were okay. But Harbor House serves a seasonal cobbler, and frankly, it’s one of the best desserts in any counter service restaurant. I would go with that, and I think it would be great if Harbor House served the cobbler a la mode–but in a bigger dish.
Those are five treats we reviewed, but two mentions. Is there a favorite go-to when you visit the Magic Kingdom? Would you try something different like any of these dishes? We’ll showcase more in the weeks ahead.