One of the first things I do when it comes to planning my Walt Disney World vacation is decide where I eat and what new snacks I’m going to try. Delicious cuisine is one of my absolute favorite things about trips—there is nothing that brings back the memories of a magical vacation like the taste of your favorite dish. So whether you want to remember a past trip or you’re just looking for ways to get excited about a postponed or upcoming vacation, you need to try some of my favorite Walt Disney World copycat recipes.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that Homecomin’ is my favorite restaurant on the property. Because of my personal goal to eat at every single restaurant at Disney World, it’s rare that I return to places I’ve already eaten at—but Homecomin’ is the only exception. It is so fantastic that I have to go EVERY time I am in Orlando, even if it’s just for a few hours. My Art Smith cookbooks get so much use in my house, but here are two of my favorites:
Another favorite you will often see me talk about is Dole Whip. Despite trying a few copycat recipes, I haven’t found anything that exactly replicates the consistency. I ended up buying a soft serve machine, and I found the mix they use on Amazon. But when I need a little bit of that special taste and don’t feel like lugging my machine out, I love this recipe:
Ohana Pineapple Bread
I am a big fan of pineapple—I love it as a symbol of hospitality in my home decor, I love the message it sends to stand tall and wear a crown, and, of course, I love to eat it. This coconut and pineapple bread from Ohana is another staple in my house:
Another favorite from Ohana I love to make are the Honey Coriander Wings. This recipe is INSANELY easy as well!
Hoop De Doo Cornbread
Cornbread will always remind me of Walt Disney World. During a family trip, we ate at the Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe, which had been recently converted from a seasonal quick service restaurant to an all-you-can-eat family style meal. We all enjoyed the cornbread so much that we asked for more!
Our server noticed that my sister-in-law had hid some cornbread under her napkin and called her out for food hoarding. He was so fun and delightful throughout the meal, and kept us laughing the whole time. We paid our compliments to his manager, and turns out, he was just filling in and actually worked at the Jungle Navigation Co Skipper Canteen, where we had reservations for just a few days later! When we arrived, we requested him as our server. Remembering how much we loved the cornbread, he went over to the Diamond Horseshoe, grabbed us a bowl, and dumped it on our table!
While I don’t have a recipe for the Diamond Horseshoe’s cornbread, we do enjoy this similar recipe from the Hoop Dee Doo Revue.
Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad
Did you know that Cobb salad was invented at the original Hollywood Brown Derby in LA? Since that restaurant closed, the only place you can get an original Cobb salad is at its sister location in Hollywood Studios. On a hot day, we love to sit inside and split this enormous salad and enjoy a martini and a slice of grapefruit cake,
Le Cellier Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
I love the cheddar cheese soup served at Le Cellier and at Canada’s festival booths, but it’s usually way too hot there to truly enjoy it. I like to recreate this delicious soup, although I will admit that I haven’t perfected it yet. Next, I need to work on the pretzel bread, because the soup isn’t quite the same without it.
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