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The Walt Disney World Junk Food Challenge

Please note: I have been compensated by Pepto-Bismol for this post. The opinions and words are my own.

There are lots of challenges you can contemplate embarking on while visiting one of Disney’s magical theme parks. Among my favorites are the Mountain Range challenge (ride all the ‘mountain’ attractions in the park), the No-Caffeine challenge (see all the movie based attractions and try to stay awake without consuming any caffeine), and the Junk Food challenge (in which you eat only from outdoor vending carts and walk-up windows).

While the choices on what food and treats to include in the junk food challenge are up to each individual contestant, here are five of my favorites as suggestions:

Chicken Waffle – From Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom it combines a breakfast waffle with fried chicken and glorious topping of coleslaw. Sweet, hot, and sugary, it’s a street food paradise.


Corn Dog – In my book, this is the classic theme park treat. Cornbread dipped hotdog and deep fried to a perfect goodness. For me they were a Disneyland tradition available right the end of Main Street from the Little Red Wagon. I’m very happy they’re now available in Walt Disney World too. Find it in the food truck lot in Disney Springs.


A Turkey Leg – So big it’s possible they actually come from Emus not Turkeys. But they’re ooh so delicious. Who cares if the grease soaks through 5 layers of napkins while you’re eating it. You’re flying away on the wings of America’s bird. (sorry, no picture, you’ll just have to use your imagination.)

The Kitchen Sink – Forget Mickey Bars, the king of desserts is the Kitchen Sink sundae. You can get a downsized version of it at the Magic Kingdom, but the real challenge is finishing one off at Beaches and Cream over at the Beach Club. There’s nothing to be ashamed of if you try and fail, but it’s better than never having tried at all.


As a reminder, here’s what’s included:

  • ½ cup fudge topping, warmed
  • ½ cup butterscotch topping, warmed
  • ½ cup peanut butter topping, warmed
  • 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2 –inch slices
  • 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 ¼-inch), quartered
  • 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 ½-inch), quartered
  • 2 4-oz. scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup marshmallow crème
  • ¼ cup strawberry topping
  • ¼ cup pineapple topping
  • 1 14-oz can dairy whipped topping
  • 1 brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered
  • 1 regular-sized (2 ounce) candy bar, quartered
  • 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate cookies with cream filling, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices (approximately 2 large slices)
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
  • ½ cup drained maraschino cherries

Funnel Cake – Good anytime of day, but best consumed at night when the powdered sugar covered doughy concoction warms your inside as surely as your shirt gets a fine dusting of white sugary snow. Fried like a doughnut, but large enough to share with friends and still feel like you’ve had a treat, this is one of my favorite ways to end the night.


By this time of the day, you are probably recognizing the classic signs of stomach troubles. Mix in a little motion simulator or roller coaster action and that’s where pink relief comes in.

Pepto-BismolPepto-Bismol, in pink liquid or chewable form, will help you get back on your feet quickly and enable you close out your day at Disney’s magical theme parks in fine form. We all know that over-indulgence can be a part of any trip, keep some pink relief in your supplies and you won’t miss a second of your vacation.