6 Food Challenges to Try in Orlando

Walt Disney World Tickets , Universal Orlando Resort Tickets , Orlando , Eating and Drinking
Two women stood eating snacks in Universal Studios Florida, with a lake and rollercoasters in the background. One is eating a long churro and the other is eating a pretzel.
Better start practising now...
Don't worry, you won't go hungry on your holiday to Orlando...just check out some of these food challenges you might encounter in Florida...

We all know that Americans love big portions, and at the Orlando theme parks this is certainly true! Check out these epic snacks and meals that could defeat even those with seemingly endless appetites...

1. Turkey leg


Turkey Leg Walt Disney World


Although this could be considered a ‘snack’, we’d be pretty impressed if you managed one of these gigantic Disney snacks and then a full meal straight after! These turkey legs are epic in size and are covered in a smoky barbecue flavour which is sure to satisfy any meat cravings you might have. The turkey legs have become one of the iconic snacks of the Disney parks, joining the Dole Whip and Mickey ice creams in the Disney food hall of fame and you’ll spot quite a few guests walking around eating them, so you’ll be in good company.

Where can I find a turkey leg at Walt Disney World? The Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

2. Lard Lad Donut


Someone taking a photo of a woman smiling holding a giant doughnut with pink icing and sprinkles on it. The doughnut is in a white paper box which she is holding up to the right of her head.


Over at Universal, their jumbo snack is of the sweeter variety…the MUCH sweeter variety in fact. Lard Lad doughnuts, which you’ll find in the Springfield area of the park, are giant doughnuts which would feed one hungry park guest for a day or work as a snack for a few hungry family members.  Our favourite is the bright pink ring doughnut covered in sprinkles – it’s heaven! We do recommend sharing it though, especially if you’re heading on the Simpsons ride after!

Where can I find one? The Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida

3. Sugar Factory


King Kong Sundae, Sugar Factory Orlando


If you’re impressed with the Lard Lad Donut but think you could do better, why not check out the Sugar Factory on I-Drive? The World Famous Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae there takes 15 minutes to assemble and consists of 20 scoops of ice cream and gelato in 12 different flavours, topped with waffle cones, marshmallows, chocolate chip chunks, M&M’s, Skittles, whipped cream and, if that wasn’t enough, it’s garnished with 2 huge sparklers to really draw attention to it. You might want to get a few friends to chip in and share!

Where can I find one? At I-Drive 360


4. ‘The Kitchen’


The Kitchen at Universal Orlando Resort

The brand Hard Rock is synonymous with over-indulging, so it’s hardly surprising that one of Orlando’s best food challenges can be found at The Kitchen in the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. The Kitchen Sink Challenge consists of The Kitchen Burger (Fresh Black Angus beef, bacon, cheddar, onion rings, lettuce, tomato and Chipotle Horseradish Aioli), 1 lb of chips, a fried pickle and the 7-layer Kitchen Sink Cake and must be finished, plates licked clean in 30 minutes or less. If you manage to complete this Man vs. Food challenge, the meal (feast!) is free and you’ll get ultimate bragging rights.

Where can I find one? At the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando Resort

5. Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae


Two children tucking into large ice cream piled into bowl shaped in a rectangular shape with two legs, coloured red with two yellow circles on. There is a lot of whipped cream and brownies in the bowl.


For a different type of kitchen sink meal, head to Disney for an epic sundae served in a Mickey Mouse sink. At $14.99 it’s more affordable than the King Kong sundae above, and you get to keep the adorable cup as a souvenir so it’s win-win. Inside the sundae cup you’ll find scoops of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream drizzled with hot fudge, caramel and strawberry sauce and covered in chocolate and peanut butter chips, whipped cream and cherries – yum!

Where can I find one? At the Boardwalk Ice Cream at Disney's Boardwalk and Beaches & Cream Soda Shop in Disney's Beach Club Resort 

6. The Clogger Burger


The Clogger Burger


Back in the Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida, don’t miss the burgers at Krusty Burger. Despite the name, they really are delicious – we promise! And there’s one in particular that will appeal to food-challenge lovers out there – the Clogger Burger: a burger so big you can barely hold it in one hand! It’s 2/3 lb. patties topped with Applewood smoked bacon and accompanied by cheddar cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and ‘secret sauce’ and served in a speciality bun. Eat it with a side of fries and you’ll definitely need to give it at least an hour to digest before you head to Lard Lad Donuts next door.

Where can I find one? The Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida

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