Yes there are Disney World mom foods! Walt Disney World Resort is an amazing place for food! And these delectable treats are for both the young and the young at heart. One of the smartest things about the parks is that there really is something for everyone.
On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort to attend the #AwakenSummer media events and the TravelingMom retreat (woohoo!), I started scoping out the Disney World mom foods I would eat if I was there by myself. These are those dishes that kids either wouldn’t like, would be too pricey to buy it for them and have them only eat one bite, or that they are too young to legally enjoy. Mom foods. This was not just a futile exercise. I’m heading back to Disney World this month without the kids for another event (Disney Social Media Moms Conference) and I plan to gobble up all of these things. (Don’t judge.)
Disney World mom foods can be found at every park. Sometimes they are well-known and beloved, and others are a bit more hidden. Let your kids go hunt for the hidden Mickeys. You hunt for the Disney World mom foods. And when you find them, you may want to send the kids on a ride with Dad so you can enjoy them all to yourself. It will be our secret.
5 Disney World Mom Foods Worth the Splurge
Poutine. This is a Canadian dish made with french fries and cheese curds and topped with a light brown gravy. Originally from Quebec, this dish can be found throughout Canada and at Walt Disney World. Go to Canada in Epcot’s World Showcase at the L’Cellier restaurant. They have an entire poutine section on their menu with it served in three different ways. Why not go for the gusto with the Bacon-Cheddar Poutine which includes world-renowned Neuske’s applewood-smoked bacon. L’Cellier is a signature dining restaurant and reservations are required. Cost: $10
- Turkey leg. One of the most fun things about Walt Disney World is that you can eat whatever you want and not care what people think about you. They’re doing it too! Eating one of those gigantic turkey legs while you’re walking around is a prime example. While you can find them several places; head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Toluca Legs Turkey Co. for the best experience. This quick service restaurant in the Sunset Boulevard area only serves two things: turkey legs with chips and turkey legs with baked beans and corn. Go ahead and indulge! Cost: $12.99 or $13.99.
- Dole Whip with Rum. Sure you’ve had a Dole Whip before…this ain’t your first Disney rodeo. But have you ever had the wonderful addition of Caribbean rum added to the frosty goodness?
Oh boy. Your taste buds will be in for a treat. Just be sure to drink responsibly, of course! I found this rare concoction at one of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchen kiosks last month. It was at the Pineapple Promenade in the World Showcase. I have it under good authority that it makes a return in the fall during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Cost: $13
- South American Crazy Corn. Yes, you’ve had corn before. But never quite like this! Head over to Disney Springs and make a reservation at Paridiso 37, Taste of the Americas, for a culinary explosion. One of the things you must start with is the crazy corn. This dish starts with fire roasted corn on the cob, Aji Amarillo, and P37 cheese. It is a little indulgent so they say it serves two. But I won’t tell if you eat it all yourself. These are mom foods at Disney World, not lets-share-with-everyone-foods! Cost: $9.99
- Kitchen Sink Sundae. At Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beaches Club Resort (Epcot area), everyday is ‘sundae’. They have burgers and sandwiches, but guests really come for the ice cream. And rightly they should! While the malts, floats, and deluxe sundaes are all very nice, the real showstopper is the Kitchen Sink Sundae. It includes scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and mint chocolate chip ice cream all smothered in every single topping they have in the shop. Want to be fancy?
They can also deliver this sundae with a Chocolate Lovers or Neapolitan focus. Now they do say that this sundae feeds four people, so you may want to meet up with some other mom friends to enjoy this decadent treat together. And if there are only two or three of you…it will be our little secret. Cost: $29.99
Yes, Walt Disney World is for families, but it is also for moms too. And whether or not we are visiting the parks, the resorts, or even Disney Springs, there is something fantastic to eat. If you are there with your kids, maybe you indulge with them. Or if you have managed to give the kids the slip, these are the foods you are going to want to find.