Your Top Ten Secret Disney Indulgences.

Do you ever find yourself doing something in a Disney park you wouldn’t do anywhere else? Like how you rationalize eating an entire cupcake as big as your head? Or putting pink glitter in your hair? Well don’t feel alone. There are thousands of other guests who share your secret shame. Now, I’m not saying I do all of these, but let’s just say I’m, ahem, familiar with the following:

10.  Hunting down the biggest snack that will count as your snack credit.

And why wouldn’t you? If you want to beat The Mouse at the dining plan, you’re practically obligated to do so.

kitchen sink

9.  Feeding the kids a Kitchen Sink for dinner.

Six months later when the kids are complaining about having to do their homework and eat vegetables and how you’re the worst parent ever, whip out those pictures and silence them (almost) immediately.

8.  Napping through Hall of Presidents.

Let’s face it: You deserve a nap and you didn’t really like history class anyway.

7.  Going crazy on soda with your refillable mug.

See item number 10.

6.  Buying too many plastic “things!”

Sometimes, it makes complete sense to me to buy refrigerator magnets. Do you know when that is? On the last day of my trip, when I’m kind of sad to be leaving.

5. Dessert at every meal.

Why not? Think of all the calories you’re burning. In fact, all the walking you do at Disney World is such an effective form of weight loss that Disney is actually in the beginning stages or marketing it as a weight loss camp. Okay, I made that up, but now that it’s out there in the internet, it’s going to become a thing. I’m sure of it.

4.  Overdoing it at the toppings bar.

There’s something about the toppings bar at Cosmic Rays that makes me lose my judgment.  Suddenly, I want to glop on mustard and ketchup and stack pickles and lettuce several inches high. Sure you might have to use a knife and fork to eat your burger, but it’s free! You have to take it.

3.  Stealing a kiss in the Haunted Mansion.

Come on, we’ve all done it. Just remember kids, there are cameras in there!  You don’t want to end up on YouTube.

2.  People Watching.

It’s a known fact that Walt Disney World has some of the most interesting, awesome, and weird people-watching on the entire planet.

turkey leg kid

1. Turkey Leg.

Let’s face it: You secretly think Disney’s smoked turkey legs are the perfect food: They smell delicious, they’re portable, and they’re high in protein. And what do you need when you’re tackling the parks? A portable high-protein food.

What are your favorite Disney Indulgences?

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About Christina Wood

For more travel planning articles by Chris, check out her Disney travel blog, Everything Walt Disney World. Chris is also a member of the Mouse Chat podcast team and an authorized Disney travel planner with Pixie Vacations, and visits the parks about 55 days each year. To get free planning and assistance with your next Disney vacation, please call her at 919-889-5281 or email at ChrisW@PixieVacations.com. You may also fill out a quick Disney Vacation Quote form here.
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8 Responses to Your Top Ten Secret Disney Indulgences.

  1. The Mommy says:

    Things I might do at a Disney Park but nowhere else: 1) Wear a fanny pack (I haven’t done this since we started having babies and therefore a stroller, tho). 2) Spend an inordinate amount of time admiring ducks – what is it with kids and ducks?!?! 3) This isn’t really something I “do” but something that has only ever happened at Disney – watching my then-5-year-old puke on a group of cheerleaders during their “convention”. If you want to hear that whole story: http://www.longdazeshortyears.blogspot.com/2010/08/trip-from-hell-part-ii.html

  2. Kaz says:

    Beignets @ Port Orleans resort. Having a beer in the middle of the day at Epcot. Popcorn or Ice Cream before lunch.Lots of free samples at Ice Station Cool (or whatever the international coke thing is called nowadays).

    • Carlos Silva says:

      Hey Kaz i LOVE to have a beer in the middle of the day at Epcot… ah… Once I did it twice, at the Mexico pavillion and at the German pavillion…

      • Kaz says:

        Ahh.. I have since discovered the Tequila bar in the Mexico pavilion.. I never liked tequila until I had some of the good, sipping stuff there.. it is also, perhaps my favorite pavilion.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Love these! Have you been spying on me? The only one you missed was bedtime. Instead of tucking my kids in at 8:30pm, we’re sitting down at Chef Mickey’s for a raucous dinner of Oreo bonbons and self serve sundaes. Sleep? We’ll do that when we get home. Or during the Carousel of Progress!

  4. Theresa Kirk says:

    I am guilty of letting my son walk through Captain Hooks at the Polynesian Resort after the fireworks and buying one of those cupcakes that’s bigger than your head. Sitting by the pool at midnight watching him enjoy that cupcake is priceless.

  5. Carlos Silva says:

    To choose the most expensive option of Bibidi Bobidi Boutique for your little princess! :)

  6. JOSEPHINE DISNEY says:

    Last year before my high school graduation, our graduating class was treated to a private breakfast at Epcot in the Coral Reef Restaurant. It was the best day ever! :D In addition to graduating of course! But if I had to choose my Disney indulgences they would have to be looking at trading pins, stuffed animals, the handbags by Dooney and Bourke, and eating ice cream wherever! Oh and I collect refrigerator magnets too Chris. Also, the one indulgence from Disney World that I remember the most would have to be the shaved ice in Downtown Disney. :) I was 5-6 years old then and my relatives would always buy me a cone. :)

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