Disneyland holds a special place in the hearts of many. It’s the most famous amusement park in the world, mainly because it taps into our inner child without us even realizing it. As a kid, all I wanted to do was run around from ride to ride without slowing down for anything.
Now, however, I need to take a break from time to time, get off my feet for a few minutes here and there. More often than not, those breaks include snacking, since Disneyland is renowned for having awesome (albeit expensive) food. The hype is real people, and this list of the hottest new treats at Disneyland will turn you into the hungriest person on earth at the happiest place on earth.
1. Tri-Tip Nachos
Nachos Rule #1: If you can barely see the actual chips, you’re doing it right.
While this pile of crunchy, chewy goodness isn’t seen on the menu, it’s often used as a substitute for the Lobster Nachos. Some people are allergic to shellfish and some simply don’t like lobster, so feel free to request a tri-tip replacement next time you’re at Cove Bar in Paradise Pier.
2. Pulled Pork Cone
Cars Land has a cozy little spot reserved for the hungry and tired called the Cozy Cone Motel. Each cone-shaped hut at this pit stop (pun absolutely intended) serves a different item in a pretzel-like bread cone, ranging from popcorn to beverages and everything in between. This Pulled Pork Cone comes packed with sweet, succulent pork topped with ripe, crispy coleslaw and paired with a crunchy pickle.
3. Pizza Flavored Popcorn + Pear Of Dice
Clearly the Cozy Cone Motel has been killing it lately, and they continue to do so with the discovery of this eclectic pairing. The “Popcone” serves up a pizza flavoring for one of their their popcorn cones that will make you think you’re eating tiny pieces of crunchy pizza. Couple that with the crisp sprite- and pear-flavored Pear of Dice soda and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.
4. Strawberry Shortcake
The Plaza Inn has finally brought the return of the Strawberry Shortcake, and we’ve never been more excited! This decadent dessert is almost too pretty to eat, but don’t waste your time ordering and not eating it because this seasonal item won’t be around for long.
5. Banana Corn Dogs
With the release of the hilariously heartwarming film Zootopia, Disneyland unveiled their new Banana Corn Dogs at the Award Wieners restaurant in Hollywoodland for a short time, then brought them back for the release of The Jungle Book. Dipped in batter then deep fried to a golden brown, these soft, warm treats come standard with both chocolate and mango dipping sauces. MANGO DIPPING SAUCE, GUYS.
6. Crab N’ Corn Chowder Bowl
The Pacific Wharf Cafe at Disney California Adventure serves bread bowls that rival the famed bread bowls of San Francisco. Yeah, I said it. This Crab N’ Corn Chowder Bowl is a seasonal item only though, so make sure to give it a try before it’s gone!
7. Frozen Hot Chocolate
With a conundrum of a name like that, it’s no surprise that the imaginative and whimsical minds at Disney came up with this delight. Made with hot chocolate ingredients then frozen, this treat is sure to keep your lust for chocolate slaked while keeping you cool throughout the day. Head to the Cove Bar to try one out, but be quick, it will be gone very soon!
8. Cotton Candy Lemonade
This non-alcoholic specialty drink is made with Odwalla Lemonade then mixed in with cotton candy flavoring, followed by a cotton candy garnish to top it off, along with a couple of lemon slices to recreate the iconic Mickey look. I know I said the Frozen Hot Chocolate was refreshing, but THIS is ever so slightly more refreshing. This drink is not seasonal, so you’ve got plenty of time to try it out.