Lyndsay is a huge fan of all things Disney, and she enjoys finding ways to incorporate its magic in everything from crafts to recipes.
Disneyland Best Snacks
Let's face it. Sometimes (or a lot of the time) Disneyland is all about the food and beverages. I love to eat when I am in the park. On busy days, it might just be all I do. Am I alone in this?
There are always debates on what the must-have snack is, and arguments on turkey legs versus churros. Let me set the record straight. Here are the 10 best snacks you can get inside the park (at least according to me). I am going to be very up-front: there are NO turkey legs on this list. I am not a turkey leg person. Now that you know, we can move on from that. I think I should also note that there is no particular order to this list. I hope you all enjoy, and I dare you not to get hungry!
1. Mickey Pretzel
Who doesn't love a big, warm, soft pretzel? I think the fact that it is shaped like Mickey's head makes it even tastier when walking around the park. Now I can't eat them anymore (the whole gluten thing), BUT these were my go-to snack for standing in line. You can get both salted and unsalted, cream cheese filled, or with cheddar dipping sauce. You really can't go wrong with any of them! The flavored pretzels do not have the Mickey shape, but they are still very tasty.
Disneyland probably (definitely) has the best churros on the planet. They are sweet, cinnamony sticks of goodness that are always served warm. It's hard to keep people from taking a bite off the end. I would suggest getting two because we all know you won't want to share yours.
3. Corn Dog
Confession time: I use to hate (HATE) corn dogs. I know, I know, how could I? It wasn't until I was force-fed a corn dog at Disneyland that I fell in love with them (by them I mean Disneyland corn dogs only). You will never be disappointed. Crispy on the outside warm and delicious on the inside. The batter ratio is perfect and the best part is that it is on the stick so you can eat it anywhere! I also love that they come with the option of chips or apples. A snack with a snack? How can you say no?
4. Dole Whip
Of course a Dole anything would end up on the list! I mean how could it not? Disneyland is one of the only places in the world you can get one. Order anything from the Tiki Bar and you will not regret it. So do I really need to say more? I think not.
Want to learn how to make a Dole Whip? Check out my article Disneyland's Dole Whip Float!
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5. Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar
I know that everyone hypes about the ice cream on Main Street, and don't get me wrong, it's delicious, but I prefer the Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar. Available at all ice cream carts throughout the park, it is the best thing to eat on a hot day (shoot, I even eat them on cold days). The hard chocolate shell makes the most delicious cracking sound when you bite into it as you make your way to the best vanilla ice cream.
6. Mint Julep
Most people really don't know about the Mint Julep. It always shocks me! I don't know if it is because of the location or the fact that people hone in on the Dole beverages, but it is one of the best drinks in the park! I almost don't want to tell y'all about them because I like my short lines. You can find these little green beauties right next to the New Orleans Train Station. I personally love getting one of these and jumping on the train for a little breather. I like to sit back and feel the breeze on the train; it's almost like sitting out on a veranda (at least in my mind it is).
7. Mozzarella Sticks
So I am not sure if you are aware but Disneyland has many secret menu items, including these delicious sticks of cheese. They are made fresh to order from the Stage Door Cafe located on the side of the Golden Horseshoe Corral. The mozzarella sticks are some of the best I've ever had and even though they are a little expensive, they are well worth the price (and wait). They are big on the size scale (big enough for two to split) and come with a large side of marinara sauce for dipping. I mean, what's worse than getting mozz sticks with not enough marinara? Nothing.
8. Crispy Chips Con Limon
These are one of my most recent finds. During the holiday season, I had the pleasure of going to Disneyland with one of my best friends. We have this little tradition of getting dinner at our favorite restaurant, Zorco del Rancho. As it so happened, I wasn't very hungry come dinner time, so instead of getting my usual combo, I decided to try the chips and salsa. I instantly fell in love with the chips. They come in a re-sealable bag and have lime on them. What's not to love? The salsa was just pico, so nothing too special there, but I now have to get the chips as a snack every time I go.
9. Mickey Mouse Fruit Crisps
These little bags of freeze-dried apples are one of my favorite recent finds. I first discovered them at Mickey's Halloween Party a few years ago. There is one whole apple in each bag, and they are always so flavorful.
10. Caramel Apples
I don't know how they do it, but somehow Disneyland makes the best caramel apples! There are so many flavors and characters you can get. My favorites are the ones with chocolate and caramel. So good! I love to take one home with me and share it with someone.
What Are Your Favs?
So I hope ya'll enjoyed my Disneyland foodie list! I had a wonderful time eating, I mean making it for you guys. So, when you are in the park, what do you always have to get to eat? Take a vote below in the poll and/or leave a comment. I would love to know what is on your food list!
© 2015 Lyndsay Gamber