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Check Out Disneyland’s New ‘Elote Style’ Deep Fried Corn on the Cob and Chicken & Waffles Skewer

Just when you thought Disneyland had run out of ways to keep you from having money in your pockets — I’m kidding, that will never happen.

In their latest food offerings that will have us gladly shelling out the cash, the Paradise Garden Grill inside Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, CA has once again developed quite a stir all over social media.

Enter the ‘Crispy Battered Corn on the Cob’ and ‘Chicken and Waffles Skewer’.

As you may know, many Californians are all about their eloté style corn and chicken & waffles so its no surprise that this exclusive dish is deep within the California Adventure park.

Photo by: Peter Pham

The buttery corn on the cob is lathered with the same famous batter they use on their corn dogs, but is then topped with cilantro-lime mayo, lots of parmesan cheese and other seasonings.  While its not “technically” eloté, you still have a way to kinda satisfy those cravings inside the park.  Or you could just ask for a knife and whittle down the kernels.

Photo by: Peter Pham

The skewer on the other hand is a juicy chicken breast covered in waffle batter, deep fried to golden perfection, topped with powdered sugar and accompanied by a rich, delectable sage,maple and bacon bits-filled syrup that just steps the flavor up multiple notches.

In classic theme park fashion, DCA has taken the deep frying to a fantastic level, delivering more variety and deliciousness within the company’s many parks.  Who knows how long these menu items are going to last, though… so get going!

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We Experience A Magical Street Food Crawl At Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

What could make the most magical place on Earth a bit more magical? Street food and booze, in our humble opinion.

Disneyland’s annual Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure theme park is booming and guests are able to indulge themselves in spellbinding dishes that’ll bring the most powerful king and the poorest pauper together for a meal.

A few of us Disney lovers hopped into the park to check out some of the best things the Food & Wine Festival had to offer. To say it was a good work day would be such an huge understatement.

Photo: Peter Pham

The annual celebration that features California-inspired small plates, desserts, and wines has been expanded to feature nearly twice as many food booths as the previous year.

Mouthwatering dishes from the 15 Festival Marketplaces include Maple Bacon Macaroni and Cheese, Pork Belly Adobo Baos, Sliders, Jackfruit Carnitas Banh Mi Nachos, Macarons, and Whoopie Pies.

Let’s also not forget there’s tons of wines.

Photo: Peter Pham

Aside from simply food and wine — though that’s pretty much all it took to win us over — the Food & Wine Festival holds culinary demonstrations, wine education seminars, live music, and sells limited-time festival merchandise.

Make sure to check out Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival before it ends on April 16. Unless you don’t mind waiting another year to partake in the magical festivities.

Once the festival ends, make sure to consult our Disneyland food guide to check out some of the best things to eat at the two California theme parks.

Photo: Brayden Curtis
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Disney California Adventure Now Has Dole Whip Cotton Candy

Dole Whip ice cream has become an integral go-to dessert at Disney theme parks, as it’s one of the only places outside the Dole Plantation in Hawaii to offer it.

Now Disney converted the pineapple-flavored treat into cotton candy form and fans are sure to go just as crazy for it as they have with the Whip itself.

The Disney Food Blog posted a photo of the cotton candy, confirming that it is available at Disney’s California Adventure park. Unfortunately, it’s only going to be available for a limited time, according to Pop Sugar.

Pineapple Dole Whip Cotton Candy! 🍍🍍🍍 #disneyland #disneyside #disney #dolewhip #cottoncandy

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Debbie Wilson, who posted the photo above and is an avid Disney-goer, said that the cotton candy tastes like, “a sugary pineapple,” that “melts in your mouth.”

I’m sold. I’m not a big “Disney person” but I’m down to let a sweet pineapple melt in my mouth.

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The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is Coming Back

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Brace yourselves, Disney foodies. The annual food and wine extravaganza you’ve been waiting for is returning to SoCal.

Disneyland Resort announced through the Disney Parks blog that the official return of the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival will begin March 10, and occur every day until April 16th inside of Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, California.

This is the second straight year of the Food and Wine Festival, which returned last year after postponing to allow for the construction of Cars Land, according to NBC Los Angeles. Unlike last year, where the event only occurred on weekends, the festival will take place every day this year, and expand to include even more of the features from last year’s festival.

The California-inspired food festival involves tons of “Festival Marketplaces” to purchase food and souvenirs, along with tons of California items being added into existing restaurants within California Adventure. A selection of California wines, spirits, and local dishes will be featured throughout the park, which will make it an incredible celebration of California’s rich and diverse bounty of food.

Some of the foods to expect at this event based on years past include flights of local California wine, Asian fusion and poke, San Francisco sourdough, and lots of other signature California items.

On top of that, the festival will feature tons of ticketed events, which includes culinary demonstrations, seminars on all different kinds of alcohol, premium dining occasions, and even appearances by celebrity chefs. Fan favorites like Duff Goldman, Guy Fieri, and Robert Irvine will be providing chef demonstrations during the festival.

Tickets to these special events go on sale February 1st, and tend to run out quickly. This is definitely a must-attend event for any foodie in California, and is the tastiest thing Disneyland does all year.

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Disney’s Bacon Mac & Cheese Bread Cone Could Become Permanent Menu Item

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Last summer, Disney fans freaked out at the sight of an illustrious Bacon Mac & Cheese Cone that was being temporarily sold at Cars Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Well, although very low key, this cheesy, bacon-y treat has become available at Disney’s California Adventure for the holiday season.

Disney’s Food and Beverage Concept Development Manager, Karlos Siqueiros, told Foodbeast that it is very likely that the new bread cone will stick around as a permanent menu item.

The Bacon Mac & Cheese joins a savory lineup of Chili Cone Queso and Chicken Verde, which also come in bread cones.

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If you’re feeling restless and need to try the cone right now, they can currently be found at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land and are selling for $7.99.

Disney fans have already gravitated toward the new bread cone this winter, and of course, expressed their love for it through social media:

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It seems to be popular enough and is definitely delicious, so it’d be a good idea to keep it around.

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15 Stunning Disneyland Foods and Drinks Worth Waiting in Line For

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Disneyland: home of fantastical fireworks, rip-roaring rides, more souvenirs than you can shake a four-fingered glove at — and, it so happens, some of the best theme park food this side of Arendelle.

Bars and restaurants at the Disneyland Resort have figured out what guests crave, from sweet, buttery pineapple soft serves to boozy green screwdrivers made with five different kinds of rum. We’ve compiled some of our favorite must-eats and drinks to put on your Disney Bucket List. Yep, turns out that, in addition to bringing joy to the lives of suburbanites everywhere, the Mouse sure knows how to fry a mean beignet.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda

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What: A light, pinkish grape soda infused with hints of peanut and topped with a fizzy foam. The secret here is in the subtlety, since neither the PB nor the J is too overpowering, but just present enough to remind you of after school snacks.

Where: Carnation Cafe, Main Street, Disneyland

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The Uh-Oa!

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What: The name Uh-Oa! can be one of two things: a sizable Tiki fishbowl filled with light and dark rums, various tropical juices, and a pinch of cinnamon; or what you’ll say when you order the damn thing. Find it in the Enchanted Tiki Room-like Trader Sam’s Bar at the Disneyland Hotel, along with plenty of chanting and a high chance of showers.

Where: Trader Sam’s Bar at The Disneyland Hotel

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Wine and Cheese Box

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What: Gorging indiscriminately on turkey legs and soda is so 1955 (we’re guessing). In any case, Disney’s classed it up a bit since Walt’s days, and you can too, by pairing your own wines and cheeses on the Mendocino Terrace. The box also comes with extra packets of breadsticks, score.

Where: Mendocino Terrace, Pacific Wharf, California Adventure

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The Zombie

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What: This one’s a doozy. Recipes vary by bartender, but expect three to five different kinds of rum including Bacardi 151 and just a “splash” of fruit juice. Just the thing to snap you out of zombie mode after a long day at the park, or send you right back into it.

Where: Cove Bar, Paradise Pier (behind Ariel’s Grotto Restaurant), California Adventure

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Matterhorn Macaroon

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What: This mini-mountain is basically a crunchy, coconut crag crowned by delicate snow “cream.” It’s sweet and simple, and best of all, totally Insta-worthy. #vacationcaloriesdontcount

Where: Jolly Holiday Bakery, Main Street, Disneyland

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Dole Whip, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cream-Flavored Churros

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What: When regular cinnamon just won’t cut it, don’t fret. These sundry flavored churros found outside the park are edgier and more inspired than your average deep-fried sugar stick. Pro-tip: save a pineapple one for dipping into your Tiki Room Dole Whip for an unimaginably indulgent treat.

Where: California Churro Cart, Downtown Disney (near The Lego Store)

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Dole Whip

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What: Speaking of, Disneyland’s Dole Whip soft serve is quite possibly the closest thing you’ll get to tasting an orgasm in a cup (or whatever the PG version of that might be). Available as a plain soft serve or in a pineapple juice float, its lush, buttery, and tart flavors shine best when eaten slowly and deliberately, Ratatouille-style.

Where: The Enchanted Tiki Room, Adventureland, Disneyland

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich

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What: Perfectly sized and perfectly peanut buttery, the Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich is a bit more cookie than sandwich, but ideal for an in-park Reese’s fix.

Where: Pooh’s Corner, Critter Country, Disneyland

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Beignets

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What: Consider these your next-level churros, deep fried dough breathed out into pillow form and dusted with a healthy amount of confectioner’s sugar. We prefer the Jazz Kitchen versions because they’re square and therefore slightly larger, but the Mickey-shaped ones really get you into the spirit. (You are, after all, in the happiest place on earth).

Where: Mint Julep Bar, New Orleans Square, Disneyland (also The Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney)

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Lobster Roll

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What: There are plenty of hidden gems on the back side of the park, but perhaps none as smack-yourself-upside-the-head surprising as the Lobster Roll at Harbour Galley, right by the exit of the Haunted Mansion. Inside a fluffy, butter-toasted roll goes a sparingly mayo’d lobster salad just tasty enough to make you forget it’s mostly filler. Will it be the best lobster roll you’ve ever had? No. But is it one of the best foods you’ll find inside the park? Abso-freaking-lutely.

Where: Harbour Galley, Critter Country, Disneyland

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Carnitas Nachos

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What: We suggest skipping the pool after trying these fellas. Tucked inside the Grand Californian, past the hotel entrance to California Adventure, is White Water Snacks, a cute place to grab a quick bite to eat . . . or knock yourself into a food coma for a few hours with any of their angus cheeseburgers or shredded beef nachos. Swap the carne asada for carnitas and you’re onto some serious black magic.

Where: White Water Snacks at The Grand Californian (by the pool)

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Broasted Chicken

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What: I’ll just out and say it: this chicken is crack. Deep fried, golden brown, salted-to-perfection crack. Forget the usual trumpets of turkey. The Plaza Inn serves up dinner just like mom used to when guests were over — fully dressed with green beans, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls. Altogether it’s as filling and homey as theme park food can be.

Where: Plaza Inn, Main Street, Disneyland

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Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato

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What: The chicken comes juiced up in a sweet orange glaze and spooned unfussily — along with chives, cole slaw, sour cream, and butter — into a steamy crevasse of baked starch. You’ll need every bit with every bite (the chicken can be too sweet otherwise), but there’s nothing better for fueling you up at snack time.

Where: Harbour Galley, Critter Country, Disneyland

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Lobster Nachos

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What: No trip to Cove Bar is complete without washing everything down with a heavy helping of Lobster Nachos. There’s nothing too crazy here: lobster pieces, cheese, black beans, gorgeously thick tortilla chips. The good news is there’s plenty to go around, so bring a friend or four.

Where: Cove Bar, Paradise Pier, California Adventure

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The Monte Cristo

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What: The ultimate indulgence, this sugar-powdered deep fried ham and cheese sandwich will set you back an not-insignificant $17 — (that’s a whole parking pass!) — but it’s well worth it, trust. Surprisingly ungreasy, the melty slabs of toast are sure to satisfy for an entire day. Sides of fruit and jam add a nice, fat-cutting, finishing touch.

Where: Cafe Orleans, New Orleans Square, Disneyland

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Honorable mentions: Corn Dogs at Little Red Wagon and Corn Dog Castle, Red Velvet Push-Pops at Hearthstone Lounge, Cookie Bakes at Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus at Bengal Barbecue, Elote (chili-lime corn on the cob) on the Boardwalk, House Biscuits at Carthay Circle, Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Scramble Cone at Cozy Cone

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Mickey Mouse’s Caffeine Addiction — Starbucks to Enter Every Disney Theme Park in America

News of Mickey Mouse and the siren from the Starbucks logo forming a partnership has just been made public.

Starbucks announced that it plans to open six locations within Disney theme parks in California and Florida, with the first of which popping up this summer at the Disneyland California Adventure park in Anaheim, CA.

While these Disney parks will be the first in America to house a Starbucks, Disney Village at Disneyland Paris was home to a Starbucks cafe that opened back in 2009.

The first cafe location at California Adventure will be located in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista street, for those of you Disneyland-goers who know the lay of the land. Starbucks notes that this first cafe will play off the Spanish/Mexican architecture of the period — calling on baristas to wear 1920s-inspired attire to keep the mood.

Starbucks president of Global Development Arthur Rubinfeld expressed his thoughts on the partnership, claiming that the Starbucks and Disney brands have “many things in common.” He continued, “We share a passion for providing excellent customer service, delivering high quality in everything we do, and ensuring that every experience with our brand exceeds our customers’ expectations. This is something our customers and partners (employees) have asked for through MyStarbucksIdea.com since the site launched more than four years ago, so we are pleased to bring this idea to life.”

I can only imagine the Disney character-themed specialty drinks they’ll undoubtedly incorporate into the menu. A Goofy Frappuccino? Maybe a Beauty and the Barista Herbal Tea?

Share a few of your drink ideas in the comments!