Where to Shop: The best sweet shops at Downtown Disney

Goofys Candy Co. (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Goofys Candy Co. (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney Vacation Guide to shopping for sweets

If your mouth waters at the sight of sweets, Disney stores have you covered. From the Boardwalk Bakery in Downtown Disney to Delizie Italiane in the Italy pavilion, your sweet tooth will be satisfied. Here are our favorites:

Goofy’s Candy Co., Downtown Disney

If you can’t decide what you want, walk around the scrumptious displays or watch the confections being made in the centerpiece show kitchen. Goofy’s fun-filled-factory has every candy assortment available, from taffy and lollipops to rock to cotton candy. There are also cookies, cupcakes and chocolate, or you can dream up a frozen drink at the made-to-order counter at Goofy’s Glaciers. Even private rooms are available for birthday parties.

  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m – 10:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m – 11 p.m.

Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, Downtown Disney Marketplace

What can’t taste good when it’s got Ghirardelli Chocolate in it! Really, anything here is good! It gets even sweeter when you add in the ambience of a turn-of-the-century soda fountain with root beer floats, sumptuous ice cream and hot fudge sundaes, and old-fashioned malts.

  • Soda Fountain Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m – 11:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m – midnight.
  • Retail Store Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m – 11:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m – midnight.

Disney’s Candy Cauldron, Downtown Disney West Side

Not sure if you’re craving a sweet? Step into the show kitchen and see if the brewing and stirring, the waft of chocolate and fudge don’t get your mouth watering. From homemade chocolate fudge to hand-dipped candy apples, to cotton candy and rice krispies, Disney puts magic into every decadent treat. The chocolate-dipped marshmallows are one of our favorites!

  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m – 11:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m – midnight.

Tell us…

If you have a sweet tooth, what’s your favorite treat?