Disneyland has always had a special spot in my heart. As a kid, I grew up going to Disneyland a lot, because my aunt and uncle needed help watching my little cousin’s whenever they went to Disneyland, so they got me an annual pass to go with them so I could help out. In college, my girlfriend (wife now) and I use to ditch class just to go to Disneyland on Tuesdays, when the lines were at their shortest. Today, my wife and I take our daughter all the time to build family memories. In the last 4 months, we’ve gone over 15 times, so we know Disneyland inside and out. Since we go so often, we know all the best places to eat as well as what places you want to avoid. Here are the top 10 Disneyland best snacks that you should try.
If you are a churro lover, then I highly recommend you to try a churro at Disneyland. It’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and it’s a good size Churro too. There are a ton of Churro stands throughout Disneyland, at the bottom of this post I’ve included a Disneyland Best Snack Map. If you are looking for a stuffed Churro, you can find them at Downtown Disney. I like my Churro simple and traditional, so I stick with the Disneyland Churro.
Disneyland Dole Whip Float
On a hot summer day, the best Disneyland snack is the Dole Whip Float found at the Enchanted Tiki Room located at the entrance of Adventure Land. They have fresh pineapple juice, dole whip (soft serve frozen dessert) as well as a Dole Whip Float (combination of the two). Dollar for dollar, the Dole Whip Float is the best bang for your buck and it is amazingly refreshing.
Disneyland Hand Battered Corn Dog
At the end of Main Street, on the right side of the street just before the main courtyard you can find the Disneyland hand battered corn dog at the Little Red Wagon. So far this is the best corn dog I’ve found in southern California.
When you first bite into their corn dog you get a nice crispy crunch from the fried batter, then you immediately taste the sweet and savory flavors of the inner batter mixing with the hot dog.
Although it is a bit pricey for a corn dog ($8.75), it isn’t that bad of a deal because the corn dog itself is a good size and you get either a bag of lays potato chips or a small bag of sliced apples. For me this is the perfect lunch, because it leaves room for other snacks.
Disneyland Cinnamon Roll
As if a churro was not enough, Disneyland had to go make a delicious cinnamon roll that rivals Cinnabon! Personally I like the Disneyland one better than Cinnabon, because to me the Cinnabon cinnamon roll is too sweet. Disneyland’s cinnamon roll is very sweet as well, but the dough has a nice sour note from the yeast which helps to offset the sweetness. You can find the Disney cinnamon roll at a cart between Disneyland French Market and the Haunted Mansion.
Disneyland Dill Pickle & Pineapple Spear
On a hot summer day, two of the best things to snack on are the Dill Pickle and/or the Pineapple Spears at Disneyland. There are a few stands that sell them, you can see all locations on the Disneyland Best Snacks Map at the bottom of this post.
Disneyland Garlic Cheddar Bagel Twist
Right in front of the Disneyland Royal Theater (left of the castle) you will find Maurice’s Treats, a food stand that sells a variety of twisted treats. Below you will see their famous garlic cheddar bagel twist, the name and picture speaks for itself.
If you are looking for something sweet, they have a chocolate twist which is really good.
Disneyland Ice Cream Sundae
If you are looking for ice cream, check out the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street.
This place is usually packed, but for good reason.
If you are looking for the best french fries in Disneyland, you have to try the Pommes Frites at Cafe Orleans. They are traditional French fries tossed with Parmesan, Garlic, and Parsley served with Cajun Sauce. They aren’t cheap, but they are well worth every dollar.
Mickey Shaped Beignets
One of the best desserts at Disneyland is the Beignets. You can get Beignets in Downtown Disney at the Express Jazz kitchen, but those are a little bit on the greasy side. Inside Disneyland you can get Mickey Shaped Beignets which are less greasy but just as tasty (if not better). You can find them either at Cafe Orleans or at the Mint Julep Bar, which is tucked away behind the French Market.
If you are looking for a snack that is basically 100% sugar, get yourself a Tigger Tail at Pooh’s Corner at the end of Critter Country. Pooh’s Corner is a gift shop and bakery that has tons of sweet treats, but the Tigger Tail has to be one of the sweetest.
Disneyland Best Snacks Map
Below is a map of Disneyland best snacks where I mapped out all of the snack locations.
(click to zoom)