As an Orlando native, I happen to have quite a bit of expertise in the Mouse’s sweet selection. Next time you’re there and you are craving a delicious dessert, think about these favorites!
*Please note that I’m fully aware that all the Disney analogies below are cheesy, but it just didn’t seem right to have Disney without some cliches!
Resorts: Yacht and Beach Club‘s Fudge Mudslide Sundae
On the Beach side of the Yacht and Beach Resort you can find the Beaches & Cream’s old fashioned soda fountain. There you can find just basic ice cream cone to the Kitchen Sink, which is a ridiculously large bowl of every ice cream flavor they have to offer! My personal favorite is the Fudge Mudslide Sundae and, because I can’t have just chocolate, I ask to add in some peanut butter sauce to go with the hot fudge, brownies, and Oreo cookies. If you aren’t into chocolate and peanut butter (how could you not like chocolate and peanut butter?!?! That’s like not enjoying the Lion King), Beaches & Cream also has a mega huge Strawberry Shortcake that looked delectable.
EPCOT: Karamell-Kuche in Germany
When touring around the World Showcase at EPCOT, you can’t help but come upon some great desserts. France’s pastries and Germany’s caramel top my list. The German pavilion’s bakery has everything caramel! The Karamell-Kuche shop has gigantic caramel covered apples that look much better than anything Snow White ever ate! My favorite concoctions at this site include Werther’s Original Caramel on top of a Brownie or Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie. These gooey sweets leave your hands sticky but your sweet tooth completely satisfied.
Magic Kingdom: Aloha Isle‘s Dole Whip
Aloha Isle’s Dole Whip adds to any Magic Kingdom experience in Adventureland. What is a Dole Whip you ask? It’s Pineapple Softserve ice cream. The best way to partake in this little heaven on earth is to get the Dole Whip Float. I prefer to get the Vanilla soft serve that compliments the Pineapple Juice like Jasmine compliments Aladdin. It’s a great treat to grab in between riding Pirates of the Caribbean and climbing around the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.
Hollywood Studios: Darth Vader Cupcake
The annual Stars Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios provided us with the glorious opportunity to try the… dun, Dun, DUN! Darth Vader Cupcake. It’s sinfully dark, but much like Vader himself, has a sweet soft inside (filled with peanut butter!).
This cupcake comes at a steep price of $4.99, but it’s well worth every penny. And of course it is a bit pricey, it’s Disney! The Vader Cupcake is available at quite a few restaurants around the park: Blacklot Express, ABC Commissary, Pizza Planet, and Starring Rolls Cafe to name a few! And if you are worried about all the calories that come with that not-so little treat, go ahead and walk from the Star Tours line to Tower of Terror a few hundred times. It will help easy your guilty conscience and waist line. Join the Dark Side and you won’t want to go back… Sorry Luke!