Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Disney World Waffle Sandwiches

In November (2014) we made a family trip to Disney World in Florida. What began as two Grammies and my Mum (a non-Grammie) chatting over breakfast about bringing their grandkids to Disney one Sunday morning rapidly turned into a gang of 15 family members! With just 5 kids and 10 grown ups, we traveled from Hawaii, Washington, and Pennsylvania. There were Mommies and Grammies, Aunts, Uncles, Godparents, siblings, and cousins.

Because I'm a brat, planner, Capricorn, child-less adult, food fanatic I dragged half of the group clear across the Magic Kingdom and into a long line outside of a small cottage near Cinderella's Castle. [I'd assumed it was common knowledge, although my muggle husband had no idea that Cinderella's Castle is in Disney World in Florida while Sleeping Beauty's Castle is in Disney Land in California.] My research and keen hunter-gatherer skills led us to Sleepy Hollow for their famed waffle sandwiches.

My Mom had the sweet and spicy chicken [$7.49] with arugula and slaw.

Bryce and I share well together, when it's pre-planned and my idea, especially when we go halvsies on a savory/sweet combo. Our sweet was the Nutella and fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, and bananas) waffle sandwich [$6.69]. It was just as great as it looks and sounds.

Our savory sammie was the ham, prosciutto, and Swiss cheese [$7.49] with arugula and tomatoes. It was my favorite of them all!

All three sandwiches were tasty and worth the wait. Did I mention that there was an exceptionally long line because they had run out of waffle batter? Regardless, our lunch was awesome and I'm glad to have family who humor my absurd ideas! The only thing I'd change about the waffle sandwiches, if I recreated them at home, would be to make the waffle "bread" a little crispier.

As the big kid of the group, I showed the kids the way inside the Honey I Shrunk the Kids area. "That slide is a giant can of film!" (blank stares). THE GIANT OATMEAL CREAM PIE still rocks my socks and I remember it well from my last visit some 20 years ago. 

Like the kids in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, we eventually found our way back home and resumed our normal lives. FilarDisney 2014 is a trip we will never forget!
UPDATE: After this post was published, my cousin Dana (Mom of the three girls) sent me this awesome and hilarious photo of 7 year old Marissa enjoying her waffle sandwich! 
It should be on the menus, don't you think?


  1. Loved reading this! We are on the same page -- I had an oat waffle, banana and peanut butter sandwich for breakfast today :)

  2. I'm ready to make these at home and watch a Disney movie or two! Katy that combo sounds delicious.