Food to Try in Disneyland


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A perfect lunch at Disneyland: a Monte Cristo sandwich with Dole Whip!

As it’s said, Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Their rides and attractions contribute to this ‘happiness’ factor, but the food is also a big part of the Disney experience. Without it, the parks would lose their spirit and the mouth-watering scents of cotton candy and gourmet turkey legs. The following foods sold at Disneyland are delicious enough to have tourists going back for more.

Dole Whip

Dole Whip is a pineapple soft-serve that’s not overly sweet, slightly tart, and dairy free. Dole first started sponsoring the Tiki Room on the edge of Adventureland in 1976, selling pineapple spears. In 1986, the company created and introduced Dole Whip to Disneyland and has since then been a fan-favorite sweet treat. Compared to other assortments of ice-cold desserts found throughout the park, Dole Whip can only be purchased at the Adventureland Tiki Room.

Mickey Mouse Beignets & Mint Juleps

Beignets are squares of deep-fried dough that are doused in powdered sugar. They are a breakfast staple in New Orleans. Disneyland puts their own twist on these delicious treats by making them shaped like Mickey Mouse. The beignets are made to order and fried on the spot, guaranteeing a fresh bag of the warm, fluffy pastries each time. They are found at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. Speaking of the Mint Julep Bar, Mint Juleps can also be found by the beignets. They are cool drinks with hints of mint, lemon, and lime. Light and refreshing, the drinks make the perfect companion alongside Mickey shaped beignets.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Once again, a food located only in the New Orleans Square is one of the best foods to eat at Disneyland. Monte Cristo Sandwiches are pan-fried ham, turkey, and cheese sandwiches. At Disney, they are coated in a light batter and deep-fried, covered in confectioner’s sugar, and are served up with a berry sauce.

Corn Dogs

Sure, corn dogs seem like an underwhelming food to spend money on. But at Disneyland, the corn dogs aren’t soggy and ready-made. They’re hand dipped in a thick exterior of cornbread batter and deep-fried fresh. The food has gained enough popularity to gain a lengthy queue outside the Little Red Wagon on Main Street around lunchtime.

Turkey Legs

The turkey legs are also a popular food at Disneyland, and one will almost always see a tourist nearby munching on one. They’re humongous snack foods that taste and somehow look like chunks of smoked ham and sold on hot food carts throughout Disneyland.

Disneyland wouldn’t be complete without its wonderful foods, many of which have developed fan bases willing to travel back to the park just to get the freshly made goods.  Be sure to look out for these foods on the next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!