The Gourmet Dish You Probably Didn't Know Is Served At Disney World

Correction 10/5/22: A previous version of this article stated escargot is served at two Disney World restaurants, it is served at three.

When people visit Disney World, it's not just the rides and rollercoasters that they come for. Disney World is also home to some of the most delicious and iconic food you can get from any amusement park. There are multiple restaurants where you can interact with your favorite Disney characters as you eat and there are snack stands all over the park where you can get different Mickey Mouse-shaped treats, drinks in collectible cups, and of course, turkey legs and Dole Whip (via Visit Orlando). Food is such an important part of the Disney experience that people once even waited in line for seven hours for popcorn that came in a souvenir bucket.

July through November, Disney World hosts its annual International Food & Wine Festival, but even guests who come any other time of the year can get a taste of food and drink from around the world. At Disney World's EPCOT park you can sample pretzels at the German pavilion, gelato from the Italian one, and tacos at the Mexican pavilion. 

But there's a gourmet French option you may not expect to find offered at a theme park, and it's not hidden away in the perhaps more adult EPCOT park.

These Disney World restaurants serve escargot

It turns out, you don't have to book a flight to Paris or make a reservation at a fancy French restaurant in order to try escargot — you can order the delicacy during your visit to Disney World. According to the Disney World website, the baked snail dish is available on the menu at multiple park restaurants.

At EPCOT's Chefs de France you can enjoy escargot prepared in a traditional French style, baked with parsley and garlic butter. Meanwhile, at Hollywood Brown Derby, located in Hollywood Studios, escargot gets a different treatment and is served with a roasted garlic béchamel, crispy prosciutto, and piquillo pepper crumbs. (It's worth noting Hollywood Brown Derby is not a French restaurant but inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood and otherwise serves American cuisine, as stated on the restaurant description page.)

Part of Disney World's Magic Kingdom park, the Be Our Guest restaurant serves up the snails in the same classic French style as EPCOT's Chef de France: baked in garlic parsley butter with baguette on the side. The restaurant offers pre-fixe menus for lunch and dinner, with escargot as one of the appetizer options for both. Inspired by the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast, the restaurant is located in the Beast's enchanted castle for a memorable meal.