Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 22, 2012
    Sharon Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be at WDW Dec. 30-Jan.5 with DDP kids age 6 & 4, both picky eaters & I am concerned about allowing dessert at 2 meals/day. I would like your advise on Snack options in all 4 parks that are the best values and nonsweets (beyond pretzels)

    I understand your concerns, Sharon.  Here's the good news, though: most kids meals include desserts that are mom approved.  It's fairly standard for counter service kids meals to include grapes or applesauce as dessert.  I think certain locations may offer yogurt.  Even at table service restaurants where more traditional dessert choices are offered (think ice cream sundae or cupcake), your children will also be able to choose fruit as dessert.  As for healthy snack options, I like the following:

    - fresh fruit from the Harambe fruit market in Animal Kingdom
    - popcorn from various vendors in the parks
    - pineapple spear from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
    - apple slices with caramel dip from various vendors
    - steamed fresh broccoli at Columbia Harbor House
    - grapes from the Liberty Square Market
    - bagged carrots from Sunshine Seasons at Epcot
    - pita chips from the Backlot Cantina at Hollywood Studios
    - granola bar from Dinosaur Gertie's at Hollywood Studios

    Hopefully one of those snacks will fit the bill.  Enjoy!
thumbnail image for Darcie

Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.