7 Budget-Friendly Disney World Snacks

by | Jul 11, 2023 | Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Can’t get enough delicious food options and Mickey-shaped treats? We’re sharing our favorite budget-friendly snacks you’ve got to try on your next Disney World visit.

The enchantment, magical attractions, and memorable moments of visiting Walt Disney World are undeniably exciting. But the almost endless array of different food options is just as thrilling – especially when it comes to fun, thoughtfully designed treats! The snacks you’ll find at Disney theme parks are always changing, but when you’re trying to save instead of splurge, it can be tricky to find options that are as tasty as they are affordable. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy some of the Resort’s most classic treats. Disney World offers a variety of budget-friendly snacks for whatever kind of mood you’re in. Whether you’re craving savory, sweet, or healthy at any price, Disney World has you covered! Here are seven of our favorite affordable treats you can indulge in the next time you’re at the parks.

1. Mickey Pretzel

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Photo by Laurie Sapp

No trip is complete without an iconic Mickey-shaped snack, and one of the best picks is the Mickey pretzel. Shaped like the iconic mouse himself, these adorable pretzels are warm, soft, and make for a satisfying snack. And did we mention they’re nicely sized for the price? For less than $10, a Mickey pretzel serves a dual purpose: an affordable savory treat and a great Instagram-worthy snack pic. You can even get cheese sauce or mustard on the side with your pretzel! | Price: $7.49 to $7.75

2. Pretzel Bites

Sharing with more than one person? Try this (literal) twist on the traditional pretzel and opt for pretzel bites! These bite-sized soft pretzel pieces make for the perfect on-the-go snack. Like the Mickey pretzel, they come with a cheese sauce for dipping. They cost about the same price as a full pretzel; talk about a great budget-friendly snack deal to refuel multiple people (or one person who wants an adorable, bite-sized snack!). | Price: $7

3. Popcorn

The smell of buttered popcorn is kind of a hallmark throughout Walt Disney World, and it’s also a classic (and budget-friendly) park snack. Popcorn is both affordable and friendly for dietary needs – it’s vegan and gluten-free. Plus, it’s easy to find at the many popcorn carts scattered around the Resort. A tub of fresh, hot popcorn is a portable, munchable snack that’s perfect to take along as you walk around or wait for your favorite show or ride (just make sure to finish it or store it before hopping on the ride). Disney also releases new popcorn bucket designs frequently, so keep an eye out for them; they make for awesome souvenirs. Plus, popcorn buckets are also refillable for $2.25 a refill! | Price: $5.50

4. Turkey Leg

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Photo by Cliff Wang

In the mood for a hearty and flavorful snack? You’ll get great bang for your buck if you opt for one of Disney World’s famed turkey legs! Stop by one of the outdoor vending carts (like Prince Eric’s Village Market, Gaston’s Tavern, and near Rockettower Plaza stage, to name a few) for this filling snack. Priced at around $13, they are a great for sharing (or not) because they are about 1.5 pounds each. They will definitely fill you and your party up. | Price: $12.49 and up

5. Mickey Ice Cream Bar

If your sweet tooth is kicking in, indulge your craving with a Mickey ice cream bar. What, exactly, is this cute-sounding ice cream bar? Glad you asked! It’s a chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bar shaped like everyone’s favorite mouse. I know what you’re thinking: It sounds too simple. But, mixed with the magic of Disney World, it makes for a delicious, magical treat (especially during the summertime in Florida). This iconic treat can be found at ice cream carts throughout the parks and resorts. | Price: $5.99

6. Fresh Fruit

If you want to opt for a lighter and healthier snack, that’s also budget-friendly, Disney World has that for you, too. There are fruit stands located throughout the parks, and they offer the perfect opportunity to grab something that’s hunger-satisfying. These fruit stands are packed with healthy snack options like apples, oranges, and grapes as well as prepackaged fruit cups featuring a mix of fresh produce. These snacks range from about $3 to $6, depending on size and location, which makes them a great choice for anyone looking for healthy snacks for both themselves and for their wallets. | Price: $2.29 for whole fruit, $3.99 for a fruit cup

7. Dole Whip

Aloha! Take your taste buds on a tropical adventure with the classic Disney treat: the cool and creamy Dole Whip! It’s super refreshing and oh-so-tropical. The original Dole Whip is pineapple-flavored soft-serve. But, if you’re feeling more adventurous, there are other varieties you can try – depending on where you get your treat, you can opt for a Raspberry-Pineapple swirl or more thrilling flavors like orange, lemon, or watermelon. You can find the original flavor of this tropical treat at Aloha Isle in Adventureland, Tamu Tamu Refreshments, or at the Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, but there are more varieties (and floats!) to be found at Sunshine Tree Terrace, Swirls on the Water, and more destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Best of all, the price to take your taste buds on a tropical adventure? It’s surprisingly affordable! | Price: $5.29 for a cup

For more budget-friendly Disney World snacks, dining, and beyond, keep reading:

How to Have a Romantic Date Night at Magic Kingdom On a Budget

Staying On-Property and On-Budget at Value Resorts

Posts by Emily Santana

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Emily has been a Disney fan all her life. Growing up, she enjoyed watching Disney shows and movies (and she still enjoys watching them today!). She also loves to visit the Parks any chance she gets. One of Emily’s favorite things to do at the parks when she’s not on rides or exploring is to go to the stores and check out all the cute merch!
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Emily Santana

Emily has been a Disney fan all her life. Growing up, she enjoyed watching Disney shows and movies (and she still enjoys watching them today!). She also loves to visit the Parks any chance she gets. One of Emily’s favorite things to do at the parks when she’s not on rides or exploring is to go to the stores and check out all the cute merch!
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