When I visit Disneyland or Walt Disney World, I’m not only going to experience the attractions and magic. I’m also there for the food! And I love me some Disneyland snacks. A Disneyland churro is always a must-eat snack, but on my last trip I tried new snacks that have moved to the top of my list. Instead of traditional meals, try snacking around Disneyland one day. Your taste buds will thank you.
Snacks are always on the brain when I visit Disneyland. It’s the Happiest Place on Earth and the happiest place for snacks. I made that second one up, but it’s true. Usually, it’s a churro and a corn dog from Little Red Wagon that makes my heart flutter. Snack choices are subjective, but these are my new favoritos!
Fried dough and powdered sugar is always a winner. But then make it into a Mickey head shape? Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Extra bonus for the nonalcoholic Mint Julep. You can get both at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park. You can also find Mickey beignets at Café Orléans.
Chewbacca Cheesecake with Salted Caramel
You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy this awesome dessert, but it’s fun if you are. My daughter loved carrying her Chewbacca plush all around the park, so when she saw this dessert, she knew he would love it. I don’t think she knew how much her mom would love it. It’s really rich and has layers of a chocolate frosting on top. In short, it’s divine. I love salted caramel anything. You can find this “wookie” of deliciousness at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland park. It’s Chewie approved.
A light snack? Probably not, but these Lobster Nachos at Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure Park are a shareable meal. Since they have chips, I’m calling them a snack. Pieces of lobster on house-made tortilla chips with black beans, pico de gallo, chipotle crema, and cheddar and oaxaca cheese sauce will make your mouth water. I love all the flavors mixed together. We had an awesome view of Mickey’s Fun Wheel and Paradise Bay as there are tables next to the water.
Chili Cone Queso
Stop on by the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. There are different cones set up where you can find different snacks like churros, ice cream, pretzel bites, and flavored popcorn. However, my favorite cone is Cone #3 and the Chili Cone Queso. It’s beef chili, cheddar cheese and corn chips served in a bread cone. You can also get vegetarian chili. When my husband first wanted to try this, I turned my nose up at him. But then I had a few bites and had to order my own. It is ¡delicioso! No joke. Just try it. Unless you hate chili and corn chips, then it’s probably not a good idea.
So my last two favorites are a macaroon and a macaron. Don’t confuse the two. A macaroon is made with coconut, like this beauty. The Matterhorn Macaroon is also dipped in white chocolate to make it even more drool-worthy and to remind us of the snow covered attraction, The Matterhorn Bobsleds. I picked this up at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland Park.
Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron
This one is my favorite. Have I said that before? No, I mean it. I love macarons (one o)! A macaron is a French sweet meringue-based confection. I’ve never been a huge fan of raspberries though. All the cast members at Jolly Holliday Bakery Cafe told me I had to try it. All of them. So I couldn’t be rude, and I tried it. It was amazing. And once again – Mickey shaped! The macarons were flaky and soft, the raspberries added a nice texture and balanced out the rose cream in the middle. I called my friend after I ate it and told her how amazing it was.
So there you have it, the best Disneyland snacks! And if you spend all your money on snacks, check out all the free things you can find at Disneyland Resort here. ¡Buen provecho, amigos!