The SATURDAY SIX Looks at Mickey Shaped Food at Walt Disney World!

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This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Mickey Shaped Food at Walt Disney World! Long time SAT SIX readers have probably noticed that we are more than a bit obsessed by theme park snacks. Whether it be in Disneyland, Disney World, or Universal, if the theme parks make it, we’ll eat it, that’s our policy. In fact this very blog series is the leading cause of adult onset diabetes. You may be thinking, “maybe you guys should cover some healthy options?”  To that we say NAY, NAY! We’re only going to cover the good stuff here. In fact, today we are going to check out some of our favorite foods in all of Walt Disney World: those shaped like Mickey.  That’s right, Disney snacks that taste good and bring a smile to our face, so let’s kickoff the countdown with…

# 6 – Ice Cream Sandwich

To show the power that Mickey shaped foods have over us, let’s start off with a staple snack of our Disney trips: Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich. Back in the real world we may buy a pint of Ben & Jerrys, or maybe a box of popsicles, but who gets ice cream sandwiches? Inside the Disney parks this cookies and cream flavored frozen treat just tastes better than the vanilla ones we get back home. This is also one of the rare treats that has Mickey Mouse’s full face smiling back at you, making it even more special.

Available: Throughout the resort.

Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich.(photo by Brandon Glover)

# 5 – Mickey Waffle

The small Mickey waffles are our go-to foods at Disney buffets like Tusker House and Cape May Cafe, but it’s inside the Magic Kingdom where we can get the full size version. At rope drop many guests head straight to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but we take a left hand turn at the hub and head over to Liberty Square to get a plate of golden brown goodness.

Available: Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

Mickey Waffle. (photo by Brandon Glover)

Mickey Waffles at Cape May Cafe.

# 4 – Rice Krispies Treats

Bakeries in Walt Disney World have a lot of tremendously tasty options, but we love the Mickey-shaped Rice Krispies treats. Unlike traditional Rice Krispie treats, these are served on a stick, so your hands won’t get sticky while eating. Several bonus points awarded here as Disney uses the actual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal in making them, so you don’t have some goofy name like “crisped rice snack” that you’ll see elsewhere, and this is also the only food on this list that you pretty easily replicate in your own home.

Available: At bakeries throughout the resort along with hotel food courts

Rice Krispies + Butter + Marshmallows = YUM

# 3 – Pretzel

We love pretzels at the theme parks. They are a filling snack that is easy to eat while on the go. Some pretzels are better than others though, such as a Bavarian pretzel and beer at Germany in Epcot that should be on every Disney foodie’s bucket list. The best pretzel however is a Mickey pretzel. The optional cheese sauce can help turn this large and hot pieces of perfection into just about a meal by itself.

Located: At all the Disney theme parks.

Mickey pretzel. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Mickey pretzel with “cheese” sauce. (photo by Katie McNair)

# 2 – Mickey Bar

When it comes to iconic snacks in Walt Disney World we have a short list of front runners for the top spot. Dole Whip, popcorn, and churros would be in contention, but don’t count out the Mickey premium ice cream bar. The perfect treat for a hot day (which, in Florida, is just about every day,) the crunchy chocolate coating mixed with the softer vanilla ice cream inside combine for a great taste in every bite. The Mickey bar is a first ballot Hall of Famer snack for both young and old.

Available: Throughout property.

Mickey’s premium ice cream bar. (photo by Lisa Gilmore)
Mickey’s premium ice cream bar. (photo by Brandon Glover)

# 1 – Colossal Cinnamon Roll

When you bill a food item as “colossal,” you better deliver on the goods. When it comes to “blessing of size” at Walt Disney World we could just as easily be referring to foods such as the s’mores baked Alaska at The BOATHOUSE or the famous Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream. At Animal Kingdom, the colossal cinnamon roll at Kusafiri is the real deal and should be your second stop in the park after stopping by Pandora: The World of Avatar. Doubters may think the price of near $9 may be excessive for a cinnamon roll, but remember we are now in a world of $7 pizza slices. If anything the cinnamon roll (which serves two people) can be considered a “value.” Think of it as three cinnamon rolls, a giant one for the “face” and two regular ones for the ears. It is LOADED with extra cinnamon on top, and Disney doesn’t get skimpy with the frosting either. Pro Tip: start your journey in the morning with a colossal cinnamon roll at Kusafiri; in the afternoon stop by Dawa Bar for a sugar cane mojito and walk over to Satu’li Canteen for lunch , and finish your day with a meal at Tiffins.

Available: Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery

Colossal cinnamon roll. (photo by Michael Carelli)
Colossal cinnamon roll. (photo by Michael Carelli)

So there you have it: Six Mickey-Shaped Food at Walt Disney World! See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan).

It’s a scientific FACT that everything
tastes better when it’s shaped like
MICKEY.

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Special Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, Ledo’s favorite customer and Captain Phasma’s ex, @HoCoHowie, hot shot Michael Carelli, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with goofballs co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and LitemAndHyde , while fellow Potterheads may enjoy Meg’s work on the Central Florida Slug Club.

FINAL PLUG! Did you know The 2018 Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando has a special edition of the SATURDAY SIX in it? Finally, someone came up with an actual reason to read a book. ORDER this baby now!

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11 thoughts on “The SATURDAY SIX Looks at Mickey Shaped Food at Walt Disney World!

  • February 17, 2018 at 9:33 am
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    The giant chocolate chip cookie is my favorite. Must be #7 on the list 🙂

    • February 17, 2018 at 9:38 am
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      I have a sneaking suspicion a sequel to this article will be sooner rather than later…

  • February 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    Yes, if they’re Mickey shaped, they must taste better! Ask the grandson, who scarfed down the Mickey ravioli at Kona & Mickey meatballs at Rose & Crown. And requested seconds. This from a kiddo who doesn’t eat anything but mac & cheese!

  • February 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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    Have tried everything on this list except #1 the cinnamon roll. I guess I will need to have that my next trip to complete the list.

  • February 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Surely the Mickey Mousse deserves an honorable mention.

    Mickey Mousse

  • February 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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    true confession, I’ve never had a mickey waffle. Any idea if they are available on Disney cruise line?

    • February 18, 2018 at 8:58 am
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      Yes, Mickey Waffles are available on the ships. In Cabanas, look for them near the pancakes. If you do not see them, ask. From time to time, for some inexplicable reason they keep them under lock and key, but are happy to go into the cabinet under the buffet and serve you one from the tray.

      • February 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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        Thanks captain cruise Line! I hope you record more podcasts soon-

  • February 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm
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    The giant Mickey head rice crispy treats are a vacation staple for our family! We make sure there are some in the room each night and pack several when we head home! (They don’t last very long!)

  • February 19, 2018 at 10:08 am
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    Can’t argue with these six choices. Certainly can be a part two. Our favorite consistent Mickey Head treat we always get, in the Parks or at Disney Springs, are chocolate covered Mickey apples that we bring home to eat.

  • February 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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    Yes!!! – I haven’t tried the Cinnamon roll – but will be on the list for my next trip. I think that I could eat Mickey waffles for every meal LOL
    In the spirit of everything Mickey shaped tastes better – my boyfriend got a bag of veggie chips – they were Mickey shaped so obviously they were much better than normal (I even ate some)

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