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Ready for a delectable journey filled with sweetness and a touch of Disney magic? Look no further than the enchanting Beignets at Disney World.
Whether you’re a fan of the beloved Mickey Mouse or simply a lover of irresistible pastries, this treat has it all.
Undoubtedly, one of the first things I do at Disney World is grab one of these fluffy Mickey Beignets. And that’s just what my daughter and I did both in January and May of this year (ok, it’s really every time we go – they are THAT good).
Let me show you where to get these Disney beignets and why you want them!
Where to Find Beignets at Disney World
As a seasoned Disney-goer, I know that finding delicious snacks is part of the magic of visiting the parks.
But, there’s only one place to get these treats and that is at Scat Cat’s Club Café at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
Scat Cat’s Club Cafe offers a selection of different beignets, including 3 or 6 Mickey-shaped Beignets, a Mickey-shaped Beignet sundae, and the Baton Rouge Beignets (these are for adults only!).
Don’t forget to snap a photo of those iconic Mickey-shaped treats before taking a bite! Hmmm.. maybe it’s just me that does that.
Oh, if you are wondering where Scat Cat’s is located, it’s just behind Sassagoula Floatworks – the French Quarter’s terrific quick-serve food court.
Mickey Beignets at Disney World
The Mickey-shaped beignets come with three different dipping variations: salted caramel, chocolate ganache, and strawberry. One choice of your choosing is included with your beignet order.
They are all delicious, but my personal favorite is just eating it plain.
The powdered sugar on top adds just the right amount of sweetness, and the dough is perfectly fluffy and light.
If you’re looking for the adult-only (re: liquor) option, try the Baton Rouge beignets at Scat Cat’s Club Cafe. Alcohol, such as Bailey’s or Kahlua, is injected into the dough for a different level of sweetness.
Need gluten-free beignets? Just ask! They will take a little longer to make, but it will be worth the wait.
When it comes to beignets at Disney, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind.
🔷 First, powdered sugar will get everywhere.
Make sure to grab a handful of napkins before digging in. However, if you are anything like my daughter and swear that napkins only make things worse, there is a restroom right next to Scat Cat’s where you can wash your hands (and mouth).
🔷 Second, enjoy beignets fresh and hot.
Eat them as soon as possible. Usually, they make them right when you order so you get them fresh from the oven.
🔷 Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for extra powdered sugar if you’re a real sweet tooth like me.
How much do Beignets at Disney World cost?
Indulging in the delightful Mickey Beignets at Disney World is a must for any food lover visiting the magical realm. These iconic pastries, shaped like the beloved Disney character, have captured the hearts and taste buds of visitors from around the world.
Here’s the exact price (as shown on the sign) for each type of beignet found at Scat Cat’s in May 2023:
Tips for Enjoying Beignets at Disney
As a huge fan of Disney beignets, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks for enjoying them to the fullest. Here are some of my recommendations:
➡️ Eat them fresh: Beignets are best when they are fresh out of the fryer. Lately, since the beignets moved to Scat Cats, they are made right when they are ordered.
If you are taking them to go, they are still good. But, if you can sit and lounge around the café, you’ll eat them warm.
➡️ Try different flavors: While the classic beignet with powdered sugar is delicious (and my favorite), don’t be afraid to try some of the other dipping flavors available or even the Baton Rouge boozy beignets.
➡️ Pair with a drink: Remember, beignets are a sweet treat, so it’s nice to balance them out with a drink. I recommend a coffee, hot chocolate, or a cold glass of milk.
➡️ Share with friends: Beignets are a great snack to share with friends and family.
They come in different sizes and quantities, so you can choose the one that best fits your group. Truthfully, my daughter and I share the 3 portion of the Mickey beignets and we can’t eat another bit.
➡️ Take them to-go: If you’re in a hurry or want to enjoy your beignets later, ask for them to-go. They usually come in a paper bag or a box, which makes them easy to transport. Just be careful not to squish them!
Overall, beignets are a must-try treat when visiting Disney. With these tips, make the most of your beignet experience and satisfy your sweet tooth.
How to Eat a Beignet Without Making a Mess
Enjoying these delectable delights can sometimes lead to a messy affair.
Fear not, for we have gathered some expert tips on how to savor your beignets at Disney World without creating a sticky situation.
It’s time to master the art of taking a bite. Mickey Beignets often have a distinctive shape, resembling everyone’s favorite Disney character. Take a small, controlled nibble from one of the beignet’s ears.
Ok, does everyone start with the ears?
For some reason both my daughter and I do, but I’m not sure if she just saw me doing it first! Kinda like biting the ears off the chocolate bunnies first at Easter.
To minimize the mess, keep your napkin or paper towels close at hand. Oh, and if you are wearing any dark color, prepare for the powdered sugar to go everywhere.
Keep napkins on your lap and in your hand!
Ok, maybe I haven’t mastered the art of eating powdered beignets yet.
Remember, moderation is key.
Beignets are a treat to be savored, not devoured hastily. Take your time, relish each bite, and engage in conversation with your fellow Disney enthusiasts.
Finally, after the last delectable morsel has been consumed, resist the temptation to lick your fingers clean.
Instead, use the napkin to gently wipe away any remaining crumbs or sugar from your lips and fingertips (and clothes). Better yet, head to the restroom to the left of Scat Cats to get rid of all that stickiness!
Eating a beignet at Disney without making a mess is an art that can be perfected with practice. I just haven’t found the right way to do so yet. But, I keep trying every time I go back to Disney World!
How to Get to Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
Unless you are a guest at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, you are not allowed to park your car.
Note: If you have a dining reservation at a Disney Resort, you can also park your car with no issue. However, French Quarter does not have a sit-down restaurant.
However, there are other easy ways to get here!
➡︎ Staying at Port Orleans Riverside? There is a tree-lined walking trail that follows the river leading from one resort to the other. Just head up to the main check-in building when you arrive.
➡︎ Looking for things to do at Disney Springs? Enjoy the free boat ride down the Sassagoula River from Disney Springs to Port Orleans French Quarter.
Boats typically run every 20 minutes and take a leisurely 15 minutes or so to get there. Just make sure to get one bound for Port Orleans, but don’t worry, a cast member will direct you to the correct spot.
Beignets at Disney World FAQs
Disney World beignets are light, fluffy, deep-fried dough drenched in powdered sugar. Three different dipping sauces are available: chocolate ganache, salted caramel and strawberry.
Currently in 2023, the only Disney World location serving these delicious treats is Scat Cat’s at Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
Yes! You can ask for these Mickey Beignets to be made gluten-free. It will take a little longer, but it will be worth the wait.
Beignets at Disney World typically cost between $7.50 – $12.00 depending on which beignet you choose as well as how many.
Unfortunately, at this time, Scat Cat’s Cafe does not take Disney Dining credits according to their website.
What Are Mickey Beignets? A Guide to the Iconic Disney Treat
As a fan of Disney theme parks, I have always been curious about the famous Mickey Beignets. These delicious treats are a staple at Disneyland and Disney World, and they have become a must-try snack for many visitors.
In this section, let’s explore the history, ingredients, preparation, and variations of Mickey Beignets.
History and Origin
Mickey Beignets are a type of pastry that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Similar to French beignets, they are deep-fried doughnuts sprinkled with powdered sugar.
However, the Mickey Beignets are shaped like the iconic Mickey Mouse head, which makes them even more special.
Disneyland introduced these iconic beignets at their New Orleans Square in the 1990s, and they quickly became a fan favorite.
Disney World then started offering Mickey Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks before moving to Scat Cats Café in the Port Orleans Resort. So, if you need any reason to visit Port Orleans French Quarter, this is it!
Ingredients and Preparation
Make Mickey Beignets with a simple dough that includes flour, sugar, salt, eggs, milk, and yeast.
Roll out the dough and cut into shapes using a special mickey-mouse shaped cutter.
If you want to try this at home, this is the exact Mickey cutter I have. Then, deep-fry the beignets until golden brown and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
The preparation of Beignets is a time-consuming process that requires patience and attention to detail.
The dough needs to rise for at least an hour before it can be cut into shapes. The frying process also requires precision to ensure that the beignets are cooked evenly.
While the classic Mickey Beignets are delicious on their own, Disney has also introduced several variations over the years.
One of these is the Mickey Beignet sundae which is your choice of ice cream, beignets and whipped cream.
Another popular variation is the Baton Rouge Beignets, which come with pipettes filled with your choice of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, or RumChata liqueur.
There are also dipping sauces available, such as salted caramel, chocolate ganache and strawberry.
Other Beignet Variations
Ok, so you want a Mickey beignet, but also want a little more sustenance?
Right next door at Scat Cat’s Club Lounge, enjoy these two beignet dishes. Just know that the lounge only serves appetizers from 5pm-10pm.
🔷 Scat Cat Beignets ($10) – Trio of Mickey-shaped Beignets served with Red Pepper Jelly, Pimento Cheese, Green Goddess Dressing, and Dusted with Powdered Sugar
🔷 Oyster Beignet Po’Boy ($15) -Mickey-shaped Beignet with Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato, Cajun Rémoulade, and House-made Pickles served with Potato Chips
Mickey Beignet Recipe: A Taste of Disney Magic
Indulging in the iconic beignets at Disney World is an experience that lingers in the hearts of visitors.
These delectable treats, beloved by both young and old, have become a symbol of Disney’s culinary enchantment. If you yearn to recreate the magic of Disney World beignets in the comfort of your own home, we have the perfect recipe for you.
Well, technically we did not create it. Rather, Disney released several of their special recipes back in 2020 when the parks were closed for several months.
This, along with the Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom, are my personal favorites.
The official recipe is from the Disney Parks website. I encourage you to read through the comments before making them to see how others have adapted it.
- 1 packet dry yeast (Disney’s recipe said 1/2 teaspoon, but so many comments said that isn’t enough)
- 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
With a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg.
Gradually add the wet ingredients, including the yeast mixture, to the dry mixture, stirring until a smooth dough forms. If you prefer, use the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed.
Next, transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Using a Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the beignets and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer to around 350°F (175°C). Carefully drop a few beignets at a time into the hot oil, frying them until they turn golden brown on both sides. Once cooked, transfer the beignets to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Finally, generously dust the warm Mickey beignets with powdered sugar, mimicking the enchanting snowfall of magic. Serve them fresh and warm, and prepare to be transported to the whimsical world of Disney with each delightful bite.
Now you can bring the enchantment of Disney World beignets into your own kitchen.
Beignets at Disney World Summary
Ready to sink your teeth into some of these mouth-watering beignets at Disney World? Next time you are visiting, head over to Scat Cat’s Cafe at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and enjoy this iconic Disney treat.
Have you tried Mickey Beignets? Let me know in the comments your favorite flavor.