Disneyland recently hosted my family for the purpose of a review. Our opinions, photos and love for Mickey Mouse are 100% ours!
It’s no secret that my family LOVES Disney! My husband and I were married at the Disneyland Hotel 10 years ago next month and my son’s very first vacation was to Disneyland. While we’ve done plenty of Disney World trips, we had never taken my daughter to Disneyland and decided to remedy that this summer. High on our priority list was to eat all the Disney food! We hadn’t been to Disneyland in 5 years and it was fun to discover new favorite treats and snacks, like the grey stuff at the Red Rose Tavern or the chili cone queso at the Cozy Cone Motel. Here are our top 10 favorite snacks and treats at Disneyland and California Adventure, in no particular order.
The next time you’re in California Adventure’s Cars Land, grab a Churro from the Cozy Cone Motel. All of the Disneyland churros are equally amazing, but Cars Land serves them with a side of caramel dipping sauce! This is always our first stop on any Disney trip.
2. Dole Whip
Don’t leave Disneyland without grabbing a Dole Whip in Adventureland. Here’s a little tip, head to the counter just outside the Enchanted Tiki Room for a shorter line and enjoy your treat while watching the show. The pineapple soft served in pineapple juice is my all time favorite Disney dessert!
3. Mickey Beignets
You can find these delicious Mickey shaped beignets at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square (Disneyland). They offer a 3 pack and a 6 pack, opt for the latter and enjoy them with powdered sugar. I also recommend the Mint Julep drink while you are there.
4. Chili Cone Queso
I could hang out in Cars Land all day, eating my way around Cozy Cone Motel. In addition to the churros, you’ll also want to grab a Chili Cone Queso. It’s like frito pie, but way better and serves in a fun bread cone. Even my pickiest eater loves this!
5. Corn Dog
Head to the Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure for the most amazing corn dogs! The cheddar cheese stick is also delicious from there. Paradise Pier will soon be transforming to Pixar Pier, which we are super excited about, but I’m hoping the Corn Dog Castle will remain.
6. Matterhorn Macaron
Stop by the Jolly Holiday Bakery on Main Street, U.S.A. for a matterhorn macaron, which resembles the iconic ride. If you like coconut + chocolate, this treat is for you! The raspberry rose Mickey macaron is also amazing. In fact, you really can’t go wrong with any of the treats inside this bakery.
There’s nothing like Disneyland popcorn. This snack is a Disney staple for my kids and comes in really handy for snacking on while waiting in lines. If you an adventurous snacker, you might want to try the dill pickle flavored popcorn at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land.
8. Mickey Pretzel
My family practically lives on Mickey pretzels while we are in the parks, this is another Disney staple for us. They are the best soft pretzels and you can find pretzel carts scattered throughout the parks.
9. The Grey Stuff
Stop by the Red Rose Tavern in Disneyland for lunch and don’t forget to try the grey stuff, it really is delicious! Disneyland replicated the grey stuff in the film to create this yummy treat. It’s a mix of white chocolate mousse, red velvet cake and a raspberry center on top of a cookie.
10. Chocolate Covered Pineapple
For the grand finale, I asked a cast member at the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. what the most popular treat there was. She mentioned the chocolate covered pineapple sticks and I was sold! It didn’t disappoint!
What’s YOUR favorite Disneyland snack or treat?
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