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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beignets to churros: The best bites at Disneyland

Top dogs: Get your hand-dipped, golden-brown corn dogs at several stands around Disneyland.

By Amanda Ficili

Snacking your way around the Disneyland Resort is an attraction all its own, and with so many deliciously tasty opportunities, it’s easy to see why. Sure, the spot is home to a multitude of fabulous restaurants and eateries, but sometimes you just need a little pick me up in between, especially after a few hours of adventurous park hopping at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland snacks come in all shapes and sizes and while some are widely available and obvious, some of the best ones can be found off the beaten path like hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

1. Dole Whip Float
Available at The Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland, this yummy concoction consists of the ever popular Dole pineapple soft-serve floating in a glass of fresh pineapple juice.

2. Caramel Apples
From simple to intricate, Disneyland takes caramel apples to the next level. Delicious apples dipped in sweet caramel and decorated in just about any fashion are widely available throughout the park.

3. Beignets
Nothing says “New Orleans” like an order of sweet and crispy beignets. The mouth-watering Mickey-shaped variety can be found in Disneyland’s own New Orleans Square. These doughnut-like pastries are fried to a golden hue and topped with powdered sugar.

4. Premium Mickey Bar
No trip to Disneyland is complete without one. Creamy, premium vanilla ice cream dipped in rich dark chocolate and of course, shaped like the main mouse himself can be found at snack carts everywhere!

5. Popcorn
For some reason, Disneyland Popcorn just tastes better. You just can’t beat a box of freshly popped Disneyland popcorn on a sunny afternoon at the parks.

6. Mint Julep
The non-alcoholic version of a Deep South favorite can really hit the spot on a warm day. The refreshing mix of lemonade and fresh mint is garnished with mint leaves and a cherry and is only available at the Mint Julep Stand in New Orleans Square.

7. Giant Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
These corn dogs are available at a few locations around Disneyland, including Stage Door Cafe and The Little Red Wagon. They are hand-dipped in a sweet corn batter and fried to a crispy golden brown. So delicious.

8. Churro
Sold at snack carts throughout the park, the Churro may be one of the most popular Disneyland snacks. These crispy sticks are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and are sure to fix your sweet tooth craving in an instant.

9. Frozen Apple Juice
A nice change from the traditional frozen lemonade, refreshing frozen Minute Maid Apple Juice can be purchased in Fantasyland near the entrance to the Big Thunder Ranch area.

10. Cream Cheese Pretzels
When an ordinary pretzel just won’t do, take it up a notch with the sweet, cream cheese version available at several snack carts around the park. My favorite is the “it’s a small world” themed cart located near this nostalgic attraction.

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Amanda Ficili is a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

Panelists have received/will receive a Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland Resort or Disney Vacation Club vacation for panelist and up to three family members and/or park tickets for their participation on the Walt Disney World® Moms Panel. The views expressed in the Panel are those of the panelists, who are independent contractors. These views are not intended to reflect the opinions of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online, its affiliates, its management, its agents or its employees and have not been reviewed or approved by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online prior to posting.

 

 

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