If you are a DDP newbie, its important to know that there are literally thousands of items available to you as a snack credit. Although the official Disney brochure mentions things such as a soda pop, a bottle of water, a box of popcorn or an ice cream bar, the actual options available are much more varied. For more great info, you can check out one of my most popular blog entries, "Ins and Outs of the Disney Dining Plan". Over on the DisBoards, they have a yearly list that tells you items that have been confirmed as a snack on the plan, so check that out here. Anything that is available to purchase with the DDP is also available to those paying cash, so don't despair if you must try some of these yummy items and you are not on the dining plan!
10. Rice Cream from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway (Epcot)
Not to be confused with rice pudding, rice cream is exactly as it sounds, a sweet concoction of soft rice mixed with sweet whipped cream. To add to the light deliciousness of this traditional dessert is a strawberry topping. I first tried this dessert at Akershus Princess Storybook Dinner where it arrives family style with chocolate mousse and a marscapone mousse puff pastry. But there is no need to book the $40 buffet to try rice cream as a simple walk across the street to the bakery will find it available to go as a snack credit! If you choose to use a quick service credit to eat lunch or dinner there, you can choose the rice cream as your dessert option.
9. Anything from Boulangerie Patisserie in France (Epcot)
8. S'mores Brownie at Sunshine Seasons (Epcot)
Tiny Bits of Magic.) I'm already a huge fan of the Sunshine Seasons food court, and I think it is one of the best uses of a quick service meal at WDW. Traditionally, I get the Soarin' Brulee (see #6). Once she showed me that brownie, though, I had to use a snack credit and take one home for later! The brownie has a graham cracker crust, then the chewy brownie on top (chewy brownies are my fav), followed by mini-marshmallows, and then drizzled with caramel and chocolate. Uh, YUM!
7. Cinnamon Bun at Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom)
6. Soarin' Brulee at Sunshine Seasons (Epcot)
5. Zebra Domes at The Mara (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
4. Funnel Cake at Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom)
3. Wheezy's Breezy Freezy near Pixar Place (Hollywood Studios)
2. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar, available everywhere!
1. Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float from Adventureland's Aloha Isle (Magic Kingdom)
It is also available at Captain Cook's quick service located inside the Polynesian resort. You can also get a great quick service meal there (try the grown up grilled cheese) and get the Dole Whip (not available as a float) as, you guessed it, your dessert!
Do you have a favorite WDW snack? Any suggestions of what to try on my next trip if I can tear myself away from my old favorites? Let me know in the comments below!