Sep 06

Disney Offers Healthy Snack Options at Prince Eric’s Market in New Fantasyland

PrinceEricsVillageThere’s some new healthy snack options available to Disney World fans with yesterday’s opening of Prince Eric’s Village Market in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. This new location expands the Disney “better for you” goodies in all four theme parks.

At the new market, guests can find refreshing Odwalla lemonade and strawberry-flavored lemonade served with a fruit garnish, along with bottled juices, waters and teas. Snacks include whole and cut fruits, hummus and chips, Greek yogurt and fresh veggies and dip.

Guests can find other healthier treats in every land as they stroll through Magic Kingdom Park, with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies and drinks beyond sodas.

Near Prince Eric’s, Gaston’s Tavern offers soy milk, hummus with pretzel chips, light lemonade, mixed fresh fruit, veggies and sliced apples with caramel sauce. In Fantasyland, Cheshire Cafe has bananas and oranges, light lemonade, lowfat milk and PrinceEricsVillage2Simply Orange juice. Across the way, Liberty Square Market features baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fresh veggies, lots of fruit (grapes, pineapple, apples, bananas, Clementines), Ocean Spray Craisins and teas and fruit juices. Westward Ho in Frontierland has bananas, oranges and Granny Smith apples. In Adventureland, Aloha Isle is serving fresh-cut pineapple spears. And in Tomorrowland, the Speedway Ice Cream Cart has added fresh pineapple and grapes; The Lunching Pad offers oranges, bananas, soy milk and Simply Orange Juice; and Auntie Gravity’s is blending strawberry-banana and tropical fruit smoothies. Even the popcorn wagons all over the park offer oranges and crisp apples, and the ice cream wagons sell no-sugar-added strawberry bars.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Discovery Island Gardens Kiosk is the newest addition to the healthy snack options, with vegan and gluten-free granola bars, cupcakes, cookies and brownies; hummus with veggies and all sorts of fresh fruit (plus dining info for guests with food-related allergies). Harambe Fruit Market in Africa offers whole and cut fruits and juices. In Asia, at Mr. Kamal’s kiosk, guests can find hummus and veggies, edamame salad and Asian noodle salad.

Epcot favorites include Ocean Spray Craisins and Ocean Spray Trail Mix at the Mission Space cart; PrinceEricsVillage3mixed fruit (apple, watermelon and cantaloupe) at Space Ice Cream in Future World, and Perry’s Power Pack, a “Phineas and Ferb“-themed lunch box with Smuckers PB&J Uncrustable, carrot sticks, Dannaon Danimals strawberry yogurt and Minute Maid Apple Juice at African Cool Post.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios a variety of healthy goodies include whole and cut fruits and veggies, granola bars, Ocean Spray Craisins and Ocean Spray Trail Mix at carts all over the park. We gave high marks to the smoothies made with nonfat yogurt at KRNR the Rock Station on Sunset Boulevard.

For many guests, vacation is an excuse to splurge and enjoy so many tempting treats, but it’s nice to know that we can spend a day in any of the Walt Disney World theme parks and have the option of fresh, whole food choices as well. And sometimes a fresh fruit option or fresh squeezed lemonade is the perfect choice to cool off on a hot afternoon in the parks.


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