I’ve got a small dilemma and I need your help. My ODPS (Obsessive Disney Planning Syndrome – it’s not a rare condition, I’m told) has kicked into overdrive now that we’re under the 30 day mark. I’ve been listening to you here in the blog’s comments and out there on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other Disney blogs – everyone has a favorite Disney food…I’ve been meticulously planning my vacation snacks based on all this info-gathering. I’ve also got an item on my Disney New Years Resolution list I need to cross off. I’ve allowed myself a $50 snack budget – here’s my problem…I’ve planned out 7 snacks over 6 days and still have a little money left over! I KNOW, right? Who would have thought it possible? Oh, not to worry, I’m planning on splitting these snacks with The Fam so there aren’t any unanticipated consequences which might result in my vacation wardrobe becoming…shall we say ill-fitting.
So, I’m going to list the snacks in my plan, their price, and where they can be purchased. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to recommend additional snacks I can add to the list with the $13.29 I have left over.
Here we go:
1. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar $3.75 – can be purchased at any park. I know, why waste a snack on an ice cream bar – plain old vanilla dipped in chocolate…it’s my favorite snack and I have to have one, that’s why.
2. Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich $7.19 – Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. Sure, if I count it as a meal (and don’t share!), I can save the 7 bucks for other options…and that might happen, but as of now, we’re all planning on taking a taste and group voting on this highly praised food item.
3. Dole Whip $3.79 – Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. Going with the traditional version of this incredibly popular snack food that I have never tasted…shocking, I know.
4. and 5. Side by side, head on comparison of the new and allegedly amazing Cronut (officially called Croissant Doughnut) $4.49 and my beloved Chocolate Croissant $2.99 – both at Epcot. The Cronut is available at the Refreshment Port and the Croissant at Sunshine Seasons. Will the new snack on the block be able to hold its own against the tried and true perennial favorite? We shall see.
6. Churros $3.75 – Magic Kingdom, Frontierland Churro Cart. Nah, I’ve never had these either – go ahead and set that shocked gasp free! It’s the missing sweet tooth…but I’m going to give them a try and see if I will join the legions of churro lovers everywhere.
7. Empanadas de Queso $10.75 – La Cantina de San Angel, Epcot’s World Showcase, Mexico Pavilion. Another meal disguising as a snack, but we can all have a taste and do that group voting thing again. The Mexico Pavilion will just not get the family’s vote for a meal, but in the interest of research, I’m sure I’ll have no shortage of taste volunteers. I like Mexican food – the others would rather dine elsewhere. My friend Heather from over at one of my favorite Disney blogs, Disney for Five+, swears these empanadas are a not-to-be-missed culinary masterpiece and I believe her!
So, here I sit…$36.71 down, $13.29 to spare. What should I add? If you’re thinking adult beverage, that’s an entirely different list with a separate budget!
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