When you are treking all over Walt Disney World you can work up quite an appetite.
In between meals you can be wanting a little something but not a full meal. Luckily, there are a lot of places within Walt Disney World to pick up a quick bite.
However, not all snacks are created equal. This is especially true if you are on the dining plan where you receive two snacks per night booked at the resort.
A few years ago, Disney changed what was considered a snack on their dining plan.
One of the easiest ways to identify a snack is looking for a little white and purple box next to the item. If you have this, then you know it is a snack.
However, any single serve item is considered a snack (box of popcorn, ice cream bar, etc.)
But, a smart vacationer knows how to use the snacks to their favorite.
For example, you can use a bottle of water for a snack credit or you can use it on a cup of chili at Columbia Harbor House.
Below, are my top choices for how best to use your snack credits in the Magic Kingdom.
Liberty Square Market: This location has a variety of fresh fruit available, yogurt and even a Mickey pretzel. It opens at 9 a.m.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: This quick service restaurant offers smoothies that would make a quick breakfast on the go. It opens at 10:30 a.m. (This however is not on the dining plan so you will have to pay out of pocket.)
Main Street Bakery: Here you can use your snack credit to get your Starbucks fix for the day. The bakery opens at 9 a.m.
Aloha Isle: This is my personal favorite, Dole Whip. This creamy (yet vegan) frozen treat is an icon of Disney cuisine. You can also get a pineapple spear. This location opens at 10 a.m.
Columbia Harbor House: This, in my opinion, is the biggest bang for your snack buck. Here you can get a cup of vegetarian chili, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Vegetables and coleslaw. Columbia Harbor house opens at 11 a.m.
The Friar’s Nook: Sometimes when it is really hot in WDW you will want something that will cool you off in the middle of the heat. Here you can get a frozen lemonade that should do the trick. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
The Lunching Pad: Another location to get your Mickey pretzel fix. This location opens at 10 a.m.
Those are just a few of my favorite ways to make a meal out of a snack in the Magic Kingdom. For more tips on using the dining plan pick up your copy of Mousekatots.