A Purple Mermaid Doughnut Is Flipping Its Way to Disney World, and It's MAGICAL

POPSUGAR Photography | Erin Cullum
POPSUGAR Photography | Erin Cullum

The geniuses behind the food at Disney parks continue to give the people what they want. Case in point: a brand-new Mermaid Doughnut that's making a splash at Walt Disney World very soon. This is essentially the doughnut's answer to Disney's Mermaid Cupcake, and if you love a homemade doughnut that's equal parts delicious and Instagrammable, this was made for you.

So, what exactly is in this Ariel-inspired treat? It's a yeast doughnut (nice and cakey) topped with purple icing, crunchy sprinkles, and a few white chocolate treats straight from Ariel's treasure chest. It will soon be available at Prince Eric's Village Market, which is not terribly well known (there's no explicit sign) but easy to find. The market is right across from the Little Mermaid ride in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. If you can't find it, just ask around for the Mermaid Doughnut — there's only one!

Once you scoop one of these up, here's a pro tip: Prince Eric's castle is right around the corner and makes for the perfect backdrop to your required photo of this unforgettable doughnut. Eat with your eyes ahead, and then add this to your list of must-eat foods at Disney World.

Travel and expenses for the author were provided by Disney for the purpose of writing this story.