11 Best Desserts in Magic Kingdom From a Disney Pro

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Walt Disney World is known for its spectacular and iconic desserts.

Guests can find staples like the Mickey Ice Cream Bar throughout the theme parks on their Disney World vacation – which you can visit as part of an Orlando CityPass!

When we visit, my kids love to pick out treats from the bakery case at the Confectionary on Main Street or Storybook Treats in Fantasyland

On the other hand, certain desserts are more location-specific and may not be widely available.

For example, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is known for its Carrot Cake Cookie. Over the years, this cookie has been available exclusively at Hollywood Studios. Similarly, you can only find School Bread at the bakery in the Norway Pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase. 

So, each park has its own special desserts. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best desserts at Magic Kingdom


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What is the most popular dessert in Magic Kingdom?

The Dole Whip is probably the most popular dessert item in Magic Kingdom.

People recognize it, cherish fond memories of it from their childhood and even wear T-shirts dedicated to it. Obviously, it’s at the top of the list. 

Aloha Isle's Dole Whip Magic Kingdom
The Dole Whip is likely Disney’s most iconic treat (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Dole Whip

Aloha Isle & Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland

This iconic frozen treat has been a favorite of Disney fans for decades.

For many years, you could only find this pineapple soft serve at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. Nowadays it’s also on the menu at Sunshine Tree Terrace, too.

Happily, you can also find it at EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon.

You can try it in a cup by itself, swirled with vanilla or as a float with pineapple juice. Other locations offer additional flavors and variations, too. 

i lava you float at disney's magic kingdom
Sunshine Tree Terrace offers a Citrus Swirl Dole Whip and also the I Lava You Float (pictured) (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Citrus Swirl Dole Whip & I Lava You Floats

Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland

Unlike the more popular Dole Whip, these frozen treats are more exclusive to the Magic Kingdom. My (perhaps unpopular) opinion is that the Citrus Swirl is better than the regular Dole Whip.

If you’re a 90s kid who grew up begging your mom for a spoonful of frozen orange concentrate whenever she pulled a can out of the freezer to make a pitcher of O.J., you might find the taste of the Citrus Swirl familiar.

Specifically, the bright and slightly tart flavor of the orange swirl is the perfect complement to the creamy vanilla soft serve.

I’d suggest visiting Sunshine Tree Terrace and ordering both to decide for yourself which one you like better. I know which one I like better, but my family almost always does this when passing through Adventureland. 

funnel cake on a tray at sleepy hollow refreshments
The funnel cakes at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments are massive (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich or Funnel Cake

Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square

Although listed on the Sleepy Hollow menu as a snack, these babies can work as either a breakfast or dessert. The sandwich is a freshly-made waffle filled with chocolate hazelnut spread, blueberries, strawberries and banana slices.

Sleepy Hollow also serves a mean funnel cake topped with fresh strawberries and powdered sugar. 

Read Also: 13 Best Magic Kingdom Breakfast Options at Disney

the all American sundae
Enjoy an ice cream sundae on a hot Florida day (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

4. All-American Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street

This sundae starts with generous scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Next, it’s drizzled with hot fudge and peanut butter. Whipped cream and a cherry top off the masterpiece.

Of course, the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor has other ice cream sundaes on its menu. The Plaza Sundae is served in a waffle cone bowl.

There’s a Brownie Sundae as well, and this shop serves classic ice cream in cups or cones. My family likes to swing by The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor before staking out a viewing location for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. 

a Cheshire Cat tail
The Cheshire Cat Tail is a croissant pastry shaped like a cat’s tail (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. Cheshire Cat Tail

Cheshire Café in Fantasyland

This croissant-style pastry is shaped like a cat’s tail and filled with melty chocolate chips. It’s then drizzled with pink and purple icing as a nod to its namesake character from Alice in Wonderland.

You can also get the All Mixed Up Slushy to wash it down, which is excellent. It is a mixed berry tea with whipped cream and sprinkles.

It’s available all day on the snack menu at Cheshire Café near the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland. 

a cinnamon roll in front of gastons tavern
The cinnamon roll at Gaston’s Tavern is a bit different from other cinnamon rolls in the park (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

6. Warm Cinnamon Rolls

Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland 

These enormous cinnamon rolls are large enough to share and served warm. This dessert also makes a great breakfast.

You can often find Mickey Cinnamon Rolls on the menu at bakeries and coffee shops throughout the theme parks, but there’s something special about the ones served at Gaston’s Tavern. The icing has a subtle maple flavor, and you can even ask for extra!

leFou's brew in front of gaston's tavern
LeFou’s Brew is a fun and fizzy mocktail served in a souvenir stein (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

7. LeFou’s Brew

Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland

This unique specialty beverage consists of frozen apple juice magically infused with a hint of marshmallow. It’s topped with a mango passion fruit cold foam.

The flavor combinations here are unexpected, and I find the drink too sweet personally. That being said, my kids love it! 

A Dessert Trio at Be Our Guest Magic Kingdom
The dessert trio at Be Our Guest includes the Grey Stuff (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

8. The Grey Stuff 

Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland

This decadent mousse tastes a bit like cookies and cream frosting. It’s a nod to the line in the Be Our Guest song from “Beauty and The Beast” in which Lumiere insists, “Try the grey stuff – it’s delicious!”

However, keep in mind that an advanced dining reservation will be required at Be Our Guest. This has been a consistently popular table service restaurant since it opened in 2012. Your best bet is to snag a reservation as soon as the window opens 60 days in advance.

Alternatively, you may luck into a last-minute same-day reservation if your plans are flexible and you check the My Disney Experience app often. 

Liberty Tree Tavern Exterior
Liberty Tree Tavern’s signature dessert is the Toffee Cake (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square

I consider Liberty Tree Tavern a sleeper table service restaurant. Both the food and theming are excellent.

They serve traditional American fare family style, and this Toffee Cake is included as their signature dessert.

The Vanilla Toffee Cake is topped with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. They also offer a plant-based dessert option called Johnny Appleseed’s Warm Apple Cake

Read Also: 24 Best Restaurants in Magic Kingdom Ranked by a Disney Pro

a strawberry smoothie
Fruity and refreshing, this strawberry smoothie is available in Tomorrowland at Auntie Gravity’s (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

10. Strawberry Smoothie

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland

This refreshing plant-based smoothie hits the spot when you’re in search of something light and fruity on a hot summer day.

Auntie Gravity’s menu also includes a brownie sundae, chocolate milkshake, churros and chocolate and vanilla soft serve. 

a cream cheese filled pretzel
If you love cream cheese bagels you are probably going to enjoy this cream cheese stuffed pretzel from The Lunching Pad (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

11. Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel

The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s sweet but not too sweet, this is a great option for you in Magic Kingdom. I’m a big fan of bagels, and I love this sweet and salty dessert option.

It’s not super-sweet, and the cream cheese gives it some staying power.

Do you have a favorite dessert at the Magic Kingdom? If so, let us know in the comments!

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Kirby Russell

Kirby Russell is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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