There are a lot of reasons to go to a Disney theme park. Maybe you’re celebrating a birthday or honeymoon, maybe you want to finally check some of Disney’s rides off your bucket list, or maybe you just want to feel like a kid again and meet Mickey Mouse. But the best reason to go to a Disney theme park isn’t just to ride Space Mountain but to eat. Yes, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando are full of snacks and treats that are as iconic as Sleeping Beauty Castle.
You may want to buy that cake pop or beautifully-decorated candy apple, but is it really worth your time and money? To determine which Disney food is the best, we looked at the 15 snacks and food items that are easily available on both coasts and ranked them by originality, photograph-ability, theming, and taste. So limited-edition items, treats that are available only at one park, and seasonal specialties were not eligible for our list.Of course, there’s no real wrong way to snack around Disneyland or Walt Disney World. If a Mickey-shaped Rice Krispie treat or a lollipop from Goofy’s Candy Company is a must-have for your vacation or invokes a certain sense of nostalgia or happiness, go ahead and buy it!
But if you’re debating between a Mickey pretzel and a Mickey ice cream bar, well, you may want to check out our ranking of the most iconic Disney snacks before you buy.