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Disneyland’s Avengers Campus, With Its WILD Food Creations, Set To Open June 4th

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Disneyland Foodies Rejoice, Themes Park Set To Reopen On April 30th

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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.

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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.

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Disneyland’s New Avengers Campus Food Lineup Was Just Released

Disneyland just announced the opening date of their new Avengers Campus, a section of the California Adventure theme park dedicated to all things Marvel.

With the announcement of the superhero area, which opens on July 18th, came a sneak preview of the different food options that will come in the park. Each of them is packed with all of the eye-catching, Instagram worthy treats you would expect from Disney, but with some unique and interesting twists as well.

The big restaurant in the area is the Pym Test Kitchen, which will focus on making foods in both giant and little sizes. We knew about this dining area beforehand, but we’re getting a look at some of the foods it will be selling for the first time.

An item that veers on the more shocking end is this Not So Little Chicken Sandwich. Think a German schnitzel-sized cut of chicken breast, but with flavors like teriyaki and red chili sauces slathered on top. The bun-to-cutlet ratio on this sandwich is pretty comical upon first glance.

Other items in the Pym Test Kitchen include a pasta dish made with Impossible Foods meatballs, both in giant and tiny form, served inside of a giant spoon with a tiny fork.

There’s also giant pretzels and elongated “Pym-Nini” sandwiches that you can order by the portion, or take an extra-long one for the whole squad to share.

 

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An early look at Avengers Campus eats!!! An yes, even though it’s not pictured, THEY WILL HAVE SCHWARMA! • Picture 1 – Terran Treats on the Avengers Campus features a menu of intergalactic eats, including colorful Sweet Spiral Ration Churros with unique flavors. • Picture 2- Pasta under giant vegetarian meatballs served in an oversized spoon with a tiny fork. • Picture 3 – Dubbed Experiment No. EE90, the “Not So Little Chicken Sandwich” is a fried chicken breast with teriyaki and red chili sauces, pickled cabbage slaw and crispy potato tots. We have all the info as a swipe up in our story! • Looks like the eating is going to be good! We’ve got even more pictures of new food in our post on the food (link in bio)! All picture credits and info to Disney.

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Another eating option in the Avengers Campus is called “Terran Treats,” and it focuses on vibrant and eye-catching eats of all kinds. The only items we know about so far from here are a “Cosmic Cream Orb,” which is a creampuff stuffed with purple raspberry cheesecake mousse, and “Space Ration Churros.” These spiral-shaped churros come in the colors of the six Infinity Stones from Marvel and Avengers lore.

In a nod to the 2012 Avengers film, Disneyland has also confirmed that there will be a shawarma cart inside of Avengers Campus, serving up standard shawarmas with protein options like chicken and falafel.

We’ll obviously know a lot more details about the full food lineup when the park opens in July, but for now, the options that we’re seeing are definitely tantalizing.

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Disneyland’s Newest Food Lineup Is All About The Hidden Mickey Ears

Disneyland is known for sticking hidden Mickey figures and Mickey Mouse ears just about everywhere imaginable. You stare at a light panel long enough or look hard enough at a fence, and chances are you’ll find one there.

There’s also plenty of sweets with actual Mickey Ears on them, but the Disneyland food team is now subtly placing them within the savory dishes as well.

This new lineup of “Hidden Mickey Foods” is sure to be collector-worthy for those looking to have proof of every single hidden Mickey in the park. It comes out to correspond with the Get Your Ears On celebration, which will have Mickey and Minnie-themed everything scattered throughout the park all year long.

You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to find some of the most subtle ones. In a preview of all of the new food, Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth was only able to spot five, but there was potential for many more. For those wondering, the hidden Mickeys he found were in the above burger, a smoked salmon salad, a pizza, a mac and cheese hot dog, and the below Pad Thai spring roll.

While we did take more pics of the Mickey ear items, instead of throwing them all on this post, we felt it’d be more fun if you experienced finding them yourselves.

The new lineup of Mickey-centric foods are available throughout the duration of the Get Your Ears On celebration, which lasts the entire year.

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Disneyland’s Newest Macaron Comes With A Hidden ‘Bleeding Sprinkle’ Surprise

Have your smartphones on the ready when buying Disneyland’s newest macaron, because whoever bites into it is gonna be in for a bit of a surprise.

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When you break into the new Birthday Hat Macaron at Disney California Adventure’s Cozy Cone Motel, you’re going to unleash a flurry of sprinkles that are hiding in the middle of the treat. It’s akin to the viral “bleeding sprinkles” cakes that have cracked off on Instagram, but in a smaller, more jolting form.

Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth got an early sneak peek at the new treat, which drops in January to coincide with the new “Get Your Ears On” Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebration. Peep the video below to check out his full experience with the macaron, including the color it changed his tongue at the end.

It’s not all flash and flair with the Birthday Hat Macaron, however. Ayrouth noted that the macaron and filling inside tasted like cotton candy, making this treat a unique fusion of multiple modern theme park favorites.

The macaron will be available at the Cozy Cone Motel during the Get Your Ears On celebration, which lasts through the whole of 2019.

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Disneyland’s Pixar Pier Is Opening, These Are The New Foods That Will Be There

While Pixar Fest has been going on for a while now at Disneyland, there is now a whole new Pixar-themed part of the resort for you to explore.

The grand opening of Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier is underway, and of course, the new section comes with plenty of new treats.

There’s a handful of new food vendors within the Pier, and the Pixar-themed treats they’re offering look pretty tasty already.

If you’re headed to Disney California Adventure soon, and need a guide to Pixar Pier’s food, here’s a look at what to expect from each of the new food spots.

Adorable Snowman Frozen Treats (Monsters, Inc.)

This booth has been open as a “sneak preview” for a while now, and has become one of the most popular spots in the park, of late. Their signature is the vegan lemon soft serve, called “It’s Lemon!” People have been calling this the “new Dole Whip,” and with its bright citrus flavor, is definitely a standout treat. You can get it on a cone, with a “Snow Cap” of white chocolate, or as part of the fan-favorite Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait, where the soft serve is swirled together with blue raspberry slush.

Jack Jack Cookie Num-Nums (Incredibles 2)

Themed after the new Incredibles 2 film, this stand is all about cookies. There’s the classic chocolate chip available as well as a plain shortbread. For gluten-sensitive folks, there’s the IncrediCookie, which is gluten friendly and stuffed with blackberry jam.

Lamplight Lounge

Replacing the Cove Bar is this new restaurant, which is described by Disney as a “California casual gastro-pub.” New offerings on the menu include some interesting takes on sushi, like the above Carne Asada Roll with escabeche and a roasted Fresno chile salsa. There will also be some favorites from the Cove Bar returning, including the beloved Lobster Nachos.

Poultry Palace (Toy Story)

Based on a Toy Story Pixar short, you’ll be able to get your fried chicken fix here. While there aren’t buckets of it available to carry around, you can get a set of fried drumsticks with coleslaw. Other Disney favorites, like smoked turkey legs and chimichangas, can also be found at this spot.

Señor Buzz Churros (Toy Story)

Would it be a new Disneyland Resort area without a churro cart of some kind? This one offers up two new specialty churros: The spicy sugar-coated Caliente churro, or the Cinnamon Sugar Galaxy Churro, where the crystals decorating the churro are colored silver to represent the night sky.

Angry Dogs (Inside Out)

You can get hot dogs throughout the park, but this stand will have a special “Angry Dog” that utilizes a spicy sausage and is served with red-hot fries.

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff (Inside Out) 

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This candy shop is one of the only spots not opening up right away, but is going to have multiple things going for it when it does launch later this summer. There will be seasonal and permanent lineups of cake pops and caramel/candy apples available, as well as “Candy Tears” from Bing Bong himself and “Memory Refreshers,” multi-colored and flavored frozen drinks.


As Pixar Pier opens, all of the non-seasonal foods will permanently be around, as they are a new addition to Disney California Adventure, not a seasonal listing as part of Pixar Fest. So even if you come to the park after September 3, you’ll be able to add most of these treats to your Instagram feeds.

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Disneyland Has A Halloween Flamin’ Hot Mac & Cheese Cone Made For Instagram

Disneyland is famous for serving up some hype and over-the-top theme park food creations. Their newest one, a flamin’ hot mac & cheese cone, is a spicy spin on mac & cheese that evokes the Halloween spirit.

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Dubbed the Slow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese Cone, the new item is found in Disneyland’s California Adventure, over at the Cozy Cone Motel inside of Cars Land. It is made up of a charcoal-colored bread cone is filled with a spicy mac n cheese, made with a warm red pepper cheese sauce. The entire thing is topped with “crushed chile-cheese puffs,” which are basically Disney’s version of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The cone retails for $8.99.

Jet black foods and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are currently both hot on social media, and Disney managed to incorporate both into one food to make it look good for the ‘gram. Based on some of the pictures we’ve seen, the stark contrast between the black cone and orange mac n cheese is already looking pretty sharp, and is a cool addition to any Insta-foodie’s feed.

The fiery mac n cheese cone will only be available until October 31st, giving park visitors a short time frame to try it and the other Halloween-themed eats out.