Theme parks aren't always known as foodie destinations, but Disneyland® Park isn't your typical theme park; it is an institution, and the food served inside the 'Happiest Place on Earth' is an integral part of the visitor experience. From Main Street, U.S.A. to the Galactic Grill—we've found the top 10 foods to create some fabulous memories with the family at Disneyland.
Churros: No surprise here. With over 2.8 million sold at Disneyland each year, it’s not hard to walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and catch the cinnamon-sugary scent of a warm, crispy taste of heaven that is the churro. These sweet treats can be found at food carts all over the park.
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Corn Dogs: The corn dog cart (a.k.a.: The Little Red Wagon) at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. is always a popular food choice. There is something magical about these hand-dipped, cornmeal battered delicacies on a stick. Luckily, The Little Red Wagon is not the only place you can find that iconic corn dog inside Disneyland Resort; Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland and Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure both serve them.
Dole Whip: A non-dairy, soft serve, frozen work of art, this cup of perfection can be enjoyed at the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventure Land. Try it plain as a soft serve or in a pineapple juice float to give you the perfect taste of summer.
For those over 21 years old: The Coffee House inside the Disneyland Hotel serves the classic Dole Whip treats with an optional splash of rum! Yum!
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The Pastry Menace: May the “fork” be with you when you challenge this spicy milk chocolate filled éclair inspired by the evil Sith lord Darth Maul. With the Star Wars-themed land on the horizon at Disneyland, this might be the treat to bring you to the dark (chocolate) side. You can find this menacing dessert at the Galactic Grill located in Tomorrowland.
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Beignets: Those who have had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans may already know the powdered sugar joy of the beignet, but did you know that Disneyland has its own mouse-shaped version? You can find these decadent treats at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar, both inside of New Orleans Square. Enhance the experience even more by dipping your Mickey beignet inside a cup of hot chocolate or café mocha.
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Turkey legs: Embrace your inner caveman with Disneyland's giant smoked turkey legs weighing in at 1.5 pounds! Each juicy leg (grab plenty of napkins) is flavorful, portable and a great meal to share with fellow carnivores. They can be found at three carts in the park: Edelweiss Snacks by the Matterhorn, Ship to Shore by the Mark Twain Riverboat and near the entrance to Frontierland.
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Plaza Inn Specialty Chicken: The colonel has nothing on Disney’s winning combination of herbs and spices, which have been made at the Plaza Inn for decades. Dedicated fans return every year for three crispy, cooked-to-perfection pieces of fried chicken complete with mashed potatoes, veggies and buttermilk biscuit.
Bacon and Sour Cream Stuffed Baked Potato: Made fresh and served warm, the bacon and sour cream stuffed baked potato is a perfect mixture of cheese, bacon bits and chives sitting atop a warm baked potato. I think it’s safe to say this $7 dollar item will give you a reason to return to Troubadour Tavern every time you come to the park. We’ll let the photo speak for itself on this one.
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Matterhorn Macaroon: The largest landmark in all of Disneyland is the mighty, snow-capped Matterhorn. Besides serving as the backdrop for the popular bobsled roller coaster, it’s also the inspiration for a very special macaroon which is served inside the Jolly Holiday Bakery on Main Street. This giant coconut macaroon is topped with a pointed peak of white chocolate snow. It’s almost too pretty to eat but much too tasty to ignore.
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60th Celebration Cupcake: Get your own taste of Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration for a limited time. To not feel left out, try both flavors (lemon and orange) with a friend. These can be found at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café until September 2016.
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