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Must-Do Snacks In Orlando
We have been visiting Florida for some 20 years now and have found many snacks that we love and we keep on trying more! If you like your food, Florida is a great place to vacation……..here are some of our favourites and “you must try” snacks!
At the Parks, if you want a quick bite to eat as opposed to a complete sit down meal:
Flame Tree Bar-b-q at Animal Kingdom makes a nice change to fries and burgers – no fries here but chicken sandwiches etc served with sweetcorn and coleslaw. If you purchase a meal deal option available at Animal Kingdom, for $16 you can have a meal here, a drink, popcorn and then an ice-cream – THIS can be used throughout the day and not in just one go (children are around $11 – well worth the money!)
Fish and Chips in the UK at Epcot! I know you are in Florida but after a couple of weeks of burgers, you will find this good old English tradition a welcome change.
Skewered Chicken at Yakitori House, Japan again at Epcot, similarly try a take-away from China! The beauty of Epcot is that each member of the family can have exactly what they want from the “snack bars” – Great hotdogs and burgers at the American pavilion – they also serve Bud!
In both Epcot and Magic Kingdom you can find Turkey legs at some carts – very popular and they look huge but you will manage to eat one on your own and at $4 they are a bargain.
Then of the course, are the naughty snacks!
Top of the list for us and the children have to be The Mickey Mouse ice cream bars – similarly at Seaworld, try the Shamu bars – both vanilla ice-cream covered in chocolate and shaped like Mickey/Shamu.
If you do like ice-cream, try dipping dots – tiny dots of ice-cream in a tub – chocolate, vanilla or strawberry – all three if you want to mix them up – again served at Disney and Anheuser Busch Parks – around $3. Blizzard Beach has a cart.
Soft serve ice-cream sundaes! There used to be a fabulous place in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, I am not sure if it is still there but if you find it try fudge brownie sundaes with lashings of chocolate sauce. The water parks also do nice sundaes, sometimes served in a bucket!
Visit the boulangerie in France at Epcot and try their pastries – delicious!
Doughnuts – hot, just cooked doughnuts covered in sugar, naughty but nice.
Funnel cake stands are everywhere at the parks – around $3 and very filling – best to share this one.
You can try the popcorn in all the parks – not sweet however, salty. Beware of Frontierland though – the one year there were so many birds and it did get a bit frightening when they kept swooping down for the dropped popcorn and had their beady eye on everyone’s bags.
Try the fudge from the Broadwalk Bakery – and don’t forget to buy Goofy’s obligatory Florida Salt Water Taffy – we always bring this back as presents as people here love it too (can also be bought at Orlando airport ).
This is just a sample, hopefully we can keep adding to it!
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