Disneyland’s punniest ride, Jungle Cruise, just got a major revamp and is now reopened. To celebrate, the theme park is going big on one of their most iconic tropical treats and making a Dole Whip Pineapple Split.
Sold at the Tropical Hideaway just next to the Jungle Cruise ride entrance, this spin on the banana split swaps in slices of fresh pineapple. Generous dollops of Dole Whip are served on top, along with mandarins, strawberries, blueberries, coconut caramel sauce, dried hibiscus, crushed plantains, and toasted coconut.
While supplies last, these will be served in souvenir containers designed to look like one of the boats from Jungle Cruise. It’s available starting July 16th, so if you’re in the park and love the ride, you may want to go for one of these souvenir boats first.
Disneyland’s reopening is clearly in full swing with the new rides reopening and treats that come with those occasions. With the Halloween season at the theme park just around the corner (September 3rd is the starting date), we’re excited to see what else the theme park has to offer after a year-long hiatus.
If you’re looking for a spot of tea to serve as some respite from Knott’s Berry Farm’s gravity-defying roller coasters, look no further than Mrs. Knott’s famous chicken restaurant. Though the spot is known for their fantastic fried chicken, they now offer Cordelia’s Tea Party within if you’re down for a change of pace.
Cordelia’s Tea Party will offer a variety of herbal, green, and black teas, small bites like an avocado sandwich, and desserts like honey lavender madeleines.
Seating is available Monday through Friday, from 11am until 2pm and reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, you contact the restaurant at 714-220-5319 or visit Knotts.com and request seating via OpenTable, then add “Cordelia’s Tea Party” in the Special Requests box.
I wonder if a spot of tea is fitting to get the appetite charged up for a sumptuous and satisfying fried chicken dinner.
Knott’s Berry Farm is celebrating their 100th anniversary in a massive way. As they should, it’s a monumental occasion for any establishment to last a whole century.
To kick in the festivities, they’re debuting three new items that require a few big appetites to conquer. Here’s the details on them:
The Xcelerator Burger: – 12-inch Hawaiian bun stuffed with 2 pounds of 100% Angus beef, 2 pounds of fries, 10 slices of bacon and tons of cheese sauce. – $56, serves 4-6 people.
The Proud Bird: – 12-inch Hawaiian bun served with 12oz marinated and hand-breaded chicken breast, aioli, lettuce, pickles, all crowned with a whole chicken slider. Served with 1 pound of fries. – $55, serves 4-6 people.
Super Fun Bun: – This dessert is a 12-inch glazed cinnamon bun, coated in Knott’s famous funnel cake batter and deep fried to golden perfection, all topped with boysenberry glaze. – Sold for $20.
Avengers Campus opens up inside of Disney’s California Adventure on June 4th, and with it will come a slew of foods with fun and wacky twists.
The theme park crew did a lot of work with the Imagineering team to bring their food to life, according to a Q&A session with reporters, and it shows in pretty much every aspect of the culinary offerings.
Foodbeast got a chance to try out several of the new food items ahead of the land’s opening, and these were the eats that stood out the most to us.
The new restaurant in Avengers Campus, Pym’s Test Kitchen, is very liberal with choosing which items to shrink and expand to create a mind-boggling dish.
In this case, they have a cocktail fork stabbing a baseball-sized Impossible Foods Meatball, plus a smaller plant-based meatball, along with tiny pieces of pasta plus larger rigatoni, all of which are sauced up and served inside of a bowl-sized spoon.
It’s insane on visuals, but doesn’t skimp out on taste. The meatball, surprisingly, was quite juicy for a meat-free protein option.
Not So Little Fried Chicken Sandwich
Remember those viral two-finger gloves that people would use to eat fried chicken? This bun is essentially an edible form of those, and its size compared to the platter-sized chicken cutlet is comical.
That being said, if you do treat this like a Taiwanese Hot Star chicken filet, and hold the bun while chomping around it, this meal will deliver on flavor, especially with the heat and spices coming from the sauces drizzled on top.
Cosmic Cream Puff
This sweet treat surprised us with all of the little nuances it had. If held in the right sunlight, there’s plenty of sparkly sugar coating the top. When you bust it open, the raspberry cheesecake mousse inside has an extremely satisfying consistency.
When it comes to taste, you would expect a kaleidoscopic cream puff to be extremely sweet. However, the tang of the cheesecake helps keep everything balanced, and while it is still quite sweet, it’s not overwhelming.
Of course, these are just a few of the items available, as shawarma, giant pretzels, unique takes on Caesar Salad, and a slew of unique beverages are also awaiting those anticipating the Avengers Campus opening. Regardless of what you get, each dish is going to make you rethink how the classic it’s inspired by could be eaten.
After much anticipation, Disneyland’s hyped-up Avengers Campus will finally be opening inside of the California Adventure theme park on June 4th.
Disneyland itself will be reopening at the end of April, which means early parkgoers will have to wait a few weeks before they can step inside the Marvel-themed section of the park.
Once they do, there will be a variety of fantasy-based food located throughout Avengers Campus, a lot of which has been revealed in previous sneak peeks.
The new food vendors include Pym’s Test Kitchen and Tasting Lab, where you can find foods sized both giant and small (plus plenty of beer and cocktails), Shawarma Palace (a restaurant from the first Avengers movie with plant-based Impossible Shawarma), and Terran Treats (located near the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and is filled with churros and other sweet treats).
One of the biggest companies involved in this futuristic food lineup is Impossible Foods, whose plant-based meat will be found throughout the land in the form of meatballs, the aforementioned shawarma, and more.
It’ll be exciting to see this new part of Disneyland open up, and we can’t wait to see what the food will be like as well.
To get into the park, for now, you have to be a California resident, as well as score an online reservation and have an admissible theme park ticket for the date you want to visit.
The pickle-covered food hysteria has made its way into Disneyland as the theme park begins its reopening process. Fortunately, their latest hype item, a pickle-wrapped corn dog, doesn’t require a highly coveted admission ticket to obtain.
Called the Pickle Dog, you can find this mashup of fried pickle and corn dog at the Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs stand inside of the Downtown Disney District. It takes an entire pickle, envelops that around a hot dog, and then sends the entire thing to the deep fryer with batter and a panko coating.
Since its initial release, the Pickle Corn Dog has been going viral over social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. The fact that you can get something as wild as this at Disneyland provides some pretty major intrigue.
Unfortunately, Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs has stated on their Instagram that the corn dog is only around for two weeks. They launched the item on March 17th, meaning that it may be heading off of menus sometime soon.
After over a year of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland is officially setting its reopening date to April 30th, 2021.
The news came from a press release from Disneyland, confirming an official reopening of rides and main attractions, including the first proper reopening of the Disneyland park since its closure in March 2020.
Parts of the theme park and resort have been slowly reopening, including Downtown Disney and California Adventure. A Touch Of Disney, a planned food event inside of California Adventure, will also go on as planned through April 19th.
For the reopening, it will be on a reservation and ticket-based system, meaning guests will need to have both a reservation (free to obtain online) and a ticket to enter the park. Per California rules, the parks will also be at limited capacity that can increase as Orange County moves through the state’s tier reopening system (currently, the county sits in the “Red Tier,” which makes it eligible for theme park reopening).
While this does mean space to get in the park will be limited, it is exciting to know that all of our favorite treats, drinks, and Disney rides are on their way back with a concrete reopening.
Since the early days of the pandemic, theme parks have shuttered their turnstiles in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them was popular Southern California-based Knott’s Berry Farm.
Now, months later Knott’s is reopening their doors. At least partially.
In specific, the theme park will be hosting a Taste of Calico food and beer event. Held only on weekends through the end of July, the Ghost Town section of the theme park will reopen for guests to walk around and eat their way through some of Knott’s new culinary offerings, as well as shop.
This new menu includes dishes like Boysenberry Elote, Boysenberry Sausage on a bun, Boysenberry Steak Chili, Boysenberry stuffed churros, Mac n Cheese Bites, Pastrami Sandwiches, and Samosas.
With Knott’s announcement of Taste of Calico, we’ve wondered if it really is the right time to reopen their doors, especially with Governor Newsom’s order of closing down businesses to slow the spread of the pandemic only days ago.
To address health and safety concerns, Knott’s announced a plethora of safety measures that adhere to CDC guidelines ahead of the event. Here are essential safety measures the theme park stated will be taking during this re-opening period:
Admission will be limited each day to ensure physical distancing
Upon arrival, guests will be asked to enter a temperature screening and security checkpoint at the main gate
All associates and guests must wear a facial covering while visiting Taste of Calico or the Knott’s California Marketplace store locations and restaurants – masks are not required while eating.
Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected daily and sanitized frequently. This includes but is not limited to cash counters, scanners, EMV readers, pens at cashier counters, register screens, store fixtures, door handles, and shopping baskets.
Signage is present to aid guests in the proper direction of travel and as a reminder to practice social distancing.
Seating will be spaced out throughout the Taste of Calico event footprint
Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the event area.
All associates are screened, including temperature and symptom checks using CDC guidelines before being allowed on the property to work.
Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene.Separate entrances and exits will appear at some store locations.
Store occupancy is limited to less than 50% of the normal building capacity. Queue lines outside of store locations with six-foot markers are present where applicable.
Those interested in attending this event will need to order tickets ahead of time online through the Knott’s website.
The event will take place on July 17-19 and the following weekend July 24-26. Event hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 10pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm.