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Snacks that will Maximize the Value of the Disney Dining Plan

Snacks that will Maximize the Value of the Disney Dining Plan

For those of you heading off to Disney World with a Disney Dining Plan, you may be wondering what you are going to spend your snack credits on. If you are looking to truly maximize your Disney Dining Plan snack credits, you should aim to find snacks that are over $5. If you didn’t already know, the value of one snack credit is around five dollars. So here are my recommendations for snacks that will maximize the value of the Disney Dining Plan.

For more tips on the Disney Dining Plan read How to Get the Most Out of the Disney Dining Plan

Dole Whip Float

Since this is my favorite snack at Disney, of course, this one had to make the list. While the Dole Whip itself isn’t the great deal the float with pineapple juice is! If you are a big of a fan as I am you are also gonna want to check out our whole article covering the Pineapple Dole Whip.

Mickey Pretzel with Cheese Sauce

Since Mickey-shaped food is a must do during a Disney vacation we had to find one that made our list. While just the pretzel itself is a pretty good value you can order it with cheese and get even more bang for your buck.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Let’s talk about this handmade tasty creation. The ice cream sundae consists of two freshly made Chocolate-Chip Cookies served with your choice of a hand-scooped ice cream.

Specialty Cupcakes

Belle Specialty CupcakeJust prepare yourself because cupcakes are expensive at Disney World but oh so delicious!

Ice Cream Floats

This is just what it sounds like. They have them in at the Disney World theme parks and make the perfect way to cool down on a hot Florida day (which is just about every day here).

Starbucks Drink

Starbucks latte Imagination Pavillion Epcot

We all know that Starbucks is expensive, so the fact you can use a snack credit on any drink at Starbucks makes it a mega value! Be sure to order the biggest size possible.

Elephant Ears

This giant puff pastry is layered with a yummy sugar filling and then dipped in chocolate! You can find these at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Allergy-Free Mini Brownie Bites

babycakes brownies

If you suffer from food allergies it comes as no surprise that allergy-friendly food comes at an extra expense. When you are at Disney World be sure to stop into Erin McKenna’s Bakery for some fantastic eats. They also have her mini brownies bites around Disney property and at quite a few hotels in the quick service spots.

The “Plaza” Ice Cream Sundae

If you are in the mood for ice cream go for this mix of hot fudge, whipped cream, all piled in a freshly made Waffle Bowl with your choice of two hand-scoops of ice cream. This dish is served up at the Plaza found at the end of Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup at Be Our Guest

French Onion Soup at Be Our Guest

Head over to Be Our Guest for lunch at the Magic Kingdom. They actually count soup as a snack here and it’s over $5! If French Onion isn’t your thing the Potato Leek soup is also the same price.

Funnel Cake

Good news funnel cake fans, they are over $5 and make for an extra good value on the Disney Dining Plan.


At Epcot head over to the quick service location in Japan, you can actually get sushi for a snack credit. It’s actually pretty fresh, you can pick between Temari Sushi (Bite Size Nigiri topped w/Tuna, Salmon, & Shrimp) and Combo Sushi (2 pieces California Roll with Salmon and Shrimp Temari Sushi).

Bonus: Festival food booths actually have options that are considered snack credits. We didn’t add any of these to our list because the festivals do not run all year.

snacks that will maximize the value of the Disney Dining Plan


Thursday 21st of May 2020

Patty you said soup at be our guest is a snack credit does that include cupcakes as I want to eat the grey stuff


Friday 22nd of May 2020

Yes it is! Keep in mind this is for lunch only.