Disney World is known for its snack game and some snacks have even gained so much notoriety that they have their own merchandise. We’re looking at you Dole Whip! And then other snacks start building a bit of a cult following, and that’s what we’re looking at today. The infamous, and often illusive, Disney Spring Rolls.
What’s The Deal With Disney Spring Rolls?
Disney Spring Rolls have risen to internet fandom because of their exclusivity. We have seen them all over Instagram as if they were a Kardashian! You see, unlike other snacks in Walt Disney World, this one is only available on some days, at certain times, and only has a limited quantity. Basically, you get them when you’re lucky!
This is exactly how they have become the new cult snack amongst Disney fans.
Where To Find Spring Rolls in Disney
Ok, there is a bit more than luck involved. You have to know where to look. As you make your way into Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, you may or may not see a small snack cart off to the right hand side. We mean really tucked into the right hand side. Like practically behind the leaves!
This cart follows no rules! There is no set in stone schedule so you can assume that it might come out on weekends or busier days. But, we have been there on a calm Tuesday and BOOM there’s the cart! On the days when the cart is there, it will come out around 10:30 in the morning and it will stay there until it sells out. Read that again…. That means if you are a mid to late afternoon Magic Kingdom goer you may never eat Disney Spring Rolls because they sold out and left. No wonder these have become the hottest savory snack in town!
Price Of Springs Rolls at Disney
Each day the cart is operating there will be 2 flavors of Spring Rolls to choose from. An order comes with 2 Spring Rolls, and you can choose to have 2 of the same or 1 of each flavor. This snack took a pretty steep price hike in the last 3 years, making it now $9.50 for 2. Yes, that’s a lot, but it is totally worth it! At first glance, you think it’s not a lot of food for the price, but seriously, the flavor packs a punch, and not only that, they are so filling! This is the type of snack that you share with a friend because it would be tough to eat both.
Don’t forget to ask about available dipping sauces!
Disney Spring Roll Flavors
Just like the spontaneity of its schedule, the cart also likes to offer whatever flavors it wants when it wants! We have seen the following flavors: Pizza, Philly Cheesesteak, 50th Anniversary Pastrami, and Cheeseburger.
When Different Spring Roll Flavors are Available
While we never know what 2 flavors are going to be featured on a given day, we know that the 50th Anniversary Pastrami Spring Roll will only be available until March of 2023 because that’s when Disney announced the 50th Anniversary Celebration will end. If you get the chance to try the 50th Anniversary Celebration Spring Rolls, these are Pastrami and Pepperjack Spring Rolls served with a mustard dipping sauce. As for us, we were glad to try them, but really, they just missed the mark for us. We think it’s because it was trying to be a Reuben but was missing crucial things to make a sandwich a Reuben, like swiss cheese, marble rye, and sauerkraut.
Pizza Spring Rolls
The Pizza Spring Roll is like a grown up version of those microwave pizza rolls from the 90s. There’s overly hot sauce, cheese, and pepperoni all wrapped up and deep-fried in a spring roll wrapper. Overall, it’s fine. Not bad, but too much grease for the amount of flavor that you’re getting, and frankly, not exciting enough for this illusive snack.
Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll
The Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll features that steak hoagie style thin beef with onions, mushrooms, and pepperjack cheese. Yum! Don’t shy away at the sound of “pepperjack”. This is not a spicy snack. If you are hankering a salty, savory snack that just hits, this is your Spring Roll. Note: We have seen Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls less than any other flavor.
Cheeseburger Springs Rolls
By far the most famous Disney Spring Roll is the Cheeseburger Spring Roll. Imagine, if you would, a famous burger featuring two all-beef patties, pickles, cheese, lettuce, onion, and special sauce on a sesame seed bun from one of the world’s most famous fast-food chains. Yeah, that one. This Spring Roll tastes like chopped up that burger, so it’s like a hash, you rolled it up and then deep-fried it. Now, don’t forget the special sauce on the side!
There’s a reason why it’s the most famous Spring Roll – Because it’s delicious! But also because it’s different. Disney World is filled with cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, and caramel apples. There’s only so much sweet that a person can take! These Spring Rolls are savory, complex, indulgent, and unique! It may be the exclusivity that got the Disney Spring Rolls on the radar, but it’s the flavor that keeps them on the map!
More Adventurous Snacks In Adventureland
Did the world of Spring Rolls open your eyes to a whole new level of Disney Snacking? Adventureland is for more than grand adventures, it’s also for adventurous palettes…
You know the Jungle Cruise attraction and you love their Skippers full of corny jokes, now you need to check out the restaurant made for them, by them! Lovingly shorted to simply Skipper Canteen, this restaurant is full of the terrible puns that you know you love, but it also has another trick up its sleeve – A wild menu more adventurous than any on Disney World property.
Disney knows what they are doing. Restaurants may offer a specific type of dining and theme, but ultimately it must appeal to the masses. And they mean masses. Over 200,000 meals are served in Disney Restaurants each day. That’s a lot. In order to accommodate that many people Disney keeps their food “safe”. Not too crazy. Not too spicy (like at all). Not too “wow”.
Skipper Canteen bucks all of that. Their entire menu is international fusion madness. Disney considers this restaurant to be a fusion of Asian, South American, and African foods. We say that that pretty much covers most of the world so, basically, anything is free game. If you’re a foodie who appreciates new combinations of flavors, you will love the menu. It boasts different curries, spices, that “something new” that you’ve been craving.
Sunshine Tree Terrace
Sunshine Tree Terrace can be located by just looking for our good old friend, Orange Bird. This stand is famous for the citrus swirl, but we’re not here today for that! We want the weird. We want different!
Frankly, there isn’t anything unique on the menu, but there is a snack of Fried Pork Pot Stickers with a ginger and orange sesame sauce that is severely underrated. People aren’t expecting to get a savory snack when they go to Sunshine Tree Terrace, and it almost seems unfair to keep it there.
Just like the Spring Rolls, the Pot Stickers are a welcome reprieve from the sugar coma that you get from Disney park snacks. Next time, forget the Dole Whip float, get the Pot Stickers!
Aloha Isle is the home for Dole Whip. Classic Pineapple Dole Whip. There are other flavors and sometimes seasonal floats that make their way into here, but really, Aloha Isle is just ol’ reliable for a classic.
If you’re a classic Dole Whip enthusiast who just wants to try something “adventurous” in the way of Dole Whip, you should try the new(ish) coconut Dole Whip. Coconut Dole Whip first came in Christmas 2020 in the Kakamora Float, but the people loved it so much that it has been permanently added to the menu. This may come as a shock, but many people actually like it more than the O.G. pineapple Dole Whip.
We never really know what’s going on with Tortuga Tavern. I think she’s been sippin’ the rum a little too hard. It’s always super quiet in this quick service and the menu is always pretty weird. It always features some hot dogs… Ok… Though if it ain’t from Casey’s Corner, I don’t trust it. But then there are some really oddball dishes that make you just say, “why not”?
Break out your adventure pants because Tortuga’s current menu features some interesting foods. Looking at the 2 most interesting things on the current menu, we’ll start with the tamest of the 2 – The first is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Sandwich. That is basically a grilled cheese but with peanut butter and nutella. That doesn’t sound bad at all! But my millennial self is looking at it wondering its calorie count… And the current most interesting item on the menu is the Veranda Teriyaki Burger which features a teriyaki marinated burger with red onion and grilled pineapple. First of all, I hope you’re not on a date, and second, I feel like this burger would respark the epic “Does pineapple belong on a pizza” debate.
I am a mother of three that has refused to grow up. Adulting is for the birds, so I go to Disney World every chance I get for that magical escape from reality. I believe that Haunted Mansion is the best ride in all of the Disney Parks, and I am fervently in team Happily Ever After for fireworks spectaculars, (sorry, not sorry, Enchanted). Finally, I hope I never grow tired of skipping down Main Street, USA, and my dream come true would be “friends with” the Fairy Godmother in my old age.