Theme parks are chock full of delicious bites and fantastic flavors, but Disney Parks are extra special. It’s honestly impossible to try all the best Disneyland treats in one trip. Today we’re cataloging 12 of our favorite classic Disneyland treats, available year round.
Classic Disneyland Treats in Disneyland Park
There are a few classic Disneyland treats that are only sold at specific locations in Disneyland Park and today that’s where we’re going to start…
DOLE WHIP – TROPICAL HIDEAWAY, ADVENTURELAND
The Disney Dole Whip. The most famous of all the Disney treats. It shows up on every foodie guide, from “best treats in Disneyland” to our own list of healthy Disneyland snacks. It’s absolutely got to be the first, on our list of classic Disneyland treats.
There’s a reason this delicious dessert has developed a cult following since its debut in the mid-80’s – it’s delicious! The light, refreshing flavor that cuts perfectly, in the hot California sun. Though we enjoy it just as much in a Florida downpour.
Currently, the original pineapple Dole Whip is priced at $6.49. This is one of the classic Disneyland treats available via mobile order. You can also pick up a Dole Whip Float (delicious) for $7.29.
Note: At Disneyland, we like to mobile order the classic pineapple cup at the Tiki Juice Bar and enjoy our it in the air conditioned comfort of the Tiki Room. However, you can grab an update to this classic Disneyland treat, at Tropical Hideaway right around the corner. This small quick service stop offers seasonal Dole Whip flavors, like raspberry and watermelon. They even offer a “swirl” option.
Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron – Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, Main Street USA
If you’re on Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve seen photos of the Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron. It’s one of the most photographed desserts in the Park and a foodie favorite and some would argue the best treat in the park.
The light, airy macaron filled with almond filling and fresh raspberries is pretty darn good. It’s the best macaron we’ve ever had. And, the fact that it’s Mickey shaped only adds to the appeal.
The Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron can be purchased at Jolly Holiday Bakery, located at the end of Main Street, for $6.49. This dessert is available via mobile order.
Note: While the Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron is one considered a modern-day Disneyland classic treat, we’re more likely to order the rich, Mine Cart Brownie that debuted this summer. It’s an easy dessert to share!
Matterhorn Macaroon – Jolly Holliday, Main Street USA
Despite a similar sounding name, the Matterhorn Macaroon is entirely different than the Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron. This flaked coconut, white chocolate covered cookie, that looks just like the mountain it’s named after. Fortunately, these soft, crumbly cookies go down a lot smoother than their namesake.
Matterhorn Macaroons can be found at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, at the end of Main Street USA. You can buy this classic Disneyland treat for $3.49, making it one of the least expensive snacks in the Park. This dessert is available via mobile order.
Note: Speaking of the Matterhorn, if you’re not looking for a full back adjustment, take to the right and select the front seat. The Fantasyland side of this ride is slightly longer, with smoother turns. We like to ride after dark to take full advantage of some pretty spectacular nighttime views.
Mickey Beignets – Mint Julep Bar, New Orleans Square
Made to order Mickey Beignets are available at the Mint Julep Bar, a walk up in New Orleans Square. The warm, powered sugar-coated pillows come in a bag of three ($5.59) or six ($8.99) – perfect for sharing!
Many folks hover for a table near the walk up counter. We like to grab our Mickey Beignets and head for the low brick wall on the other side of the seating area, or a bench near the Haunted Mansion queue. Regardless where you decide to sit down, be sure to eat your beignets right away. They’re much better warm.
Shake your bag of Mickey Beignets well before eating, but be warned powdered sugar transfers easily. You’re likely to leave white dusty trail in your wake…
This dessert is available via mobile order.
Note: Exercise a little bit of caution on the seasonal flavors, which can be hit or miss. We’ve tried everything from the peppermint (yum), to butterscotch (meh), and banana (tastes like Laffy Taffy). If you’re really looking for classic New Orleans-style beignets, try a box from Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.
The Grey Stuff – Red Rose Tavern, Fantasyland
While a swirl of gray goop may not seem like the best option, it’s not a stretch to say, “Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious.” It is truly one of the best Disneyland treats available.
This whipped dessert is made of a red raspberry, surrounded by a red velvet cake, topped with white, or in this case, grey chocolate mousse, all atop a scalloped tea cookie. It nearly an exact replica of the “grey stuff” shown in the movie, Beauty and the Beast.
The Grey Stuff can be picked up at Red Rose Tavern, on the western edge of Fantasyland, for $6.49. This dessert is available via mobile order.
Note: The name and appearance of this dessert may change slightly with the season. For instance, in the summer it’s often called “Summer Stuff,” while during the Christmas holiday it often appears as the Holi-grey Stuff. Regardless the name, it tastes delicious.
Tigger Tail – Pooh Corner, Critter Country
One of our favorite shops in all of Disneyland is Pooh Corner, in Critter Country. We’ve spent hours in this little store, many of them spent watching cast members make Tigger Tails (a mesmerizing process). Nevertheless, this ubiquitous dessert is one we resisted trying, thinking it wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is.
We’re not big fans of marshmallows, unless their toasted, roasted and squished between two graham crackers. At yet, these marshmallow wands dipped in caramel and coated in chocolate are delicious!
We always buy our Tigger Tails at Pooh Corner, but they can sometimes be found in the Park’s other bakeries. Tigger Tails are available for $5.49. Unfortunately, this is one of the few classic Disneyland treats not available via mobile order.
Note: Though the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a ride that was developed for kids, it’s one of our favorite rides in the park. It rarely has a long line and is perfect for hot afternoons when you could use a cool break. Be sure to watch for the “hidden” remnants of the Country Bear Jamboree inside the ride.
Classic Disneyland Treats Available in Disney California Adventure
At 20 year’s old, Disney California Adventure (DCA) is still considered a “new” park. With that here are two “new” sweets popular enough to be considered classic Disneyland treats.
Jack Jack Cookie Num Num – Pixar Pier
Jack Jack Cookie Num Num is a treat we haven’t passed up on a single trip. While it may not look terribly different than the cookie pies available in all of the Disneyland Resort bakeries, it’s much, much better. These giant chocolate chip cookies are heated on the spot, which makes for ooey gooey, chocolatey goodness in every bite.
Jack Jack’s thick chocolate chip cookie is available in the small plaza located at the exit to the Incredicoaster. The cookie runs $7.50 and is large enough to share. Sadly, Jack Jack Cookie Num Num is one of the classic Disneyland treats not available for mobile order.
Note: Don’t skip out on Incredicoaster. This ride covers just over a mile in under two minutes 15 seconds, making it the fastest coaster (55 mph) in the Parks. Skip the single rider line on this one though, it’s one ride where it doesn’t typically pay off.
Celestial Sized Choco-Smash Candy Bar – Avengers Campus
The Choco-Smash Candy Bar has been supersized in the Pym kitchens for sharing. Filled with chocolate brownie, nougat, caramel, peanuts and covered in dark chocolate, this dessert is absolutely extra. Munch on it all day long or share it with three or four friends.
The Choco-Smash Candy Bar is available at Pym’s Test Kitchen in Avengers Campus for $7.99. It is one of the best Disneyland treats that can be mobile ordered and packed away for sharing later. The Choco-Smash bar transports well. Bring a large gallon sized Ziplock bag to carry this snacky souvenir to share with loved ones.
Note: Pyms Test Kitchen is a great place to enjoy a meal in DCA. We’ve tried everything fro the Pym-ini Sandwich and Not so Little Chicken Sandwich, to the Caesar Salad with a Colossal Crouton and it’s all been great. Enjoy the potato bites, but skip the giant Quantam Pretzel, which is a bit dry.
Classic Disneyland Treats Available in Both Parks
Disneyland Churros – Various Locations
Disneyland cast members heat and dust every churro on the spot. They’re perfectly crisp and never stale. We’ve tried this tasty cinnamon sugar snack on both coasts and the Disneyland churros are hands down, the best. There is no comparison, which is why Disneyland churros make our list of the best Disneyland treats.
You can grab a churro and one of several locations in Disneyland or Disney California Adventure:
- Churros on Main Street USA
- Churros near Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Churros at Small World Promenade, Fantasyland
- Churros near Casey Jr. Circus Train, Fantasyland
- Churros near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland
- Churros near Haunted Mansion, New Orleans Square
- Churros & Lemonade in Critter Country
- Churros near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Tomorrowland (great location for fun dips!)
- Willie’s Churros on Buena Vista Street (great location for seasonal churros!)
- Churros at Cozy Cone Motel, Cars Land
- Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (our favorite location for seasonal churros!)
- Churros near Goofy’s Sky School, Pixar Pier
- Señor Buzz Churros, Pixar Pier
Currently, a regular churro is priced at $5, while seasonal churros are available for $6.75. We love seasonal churros, our favorite always seem to be found at the churro cart near Redwood Creek Challenge in Disney California Adventure.
Bonus Churro: Churro Gears – Maurice’s Treats, Sleeping Beauty Castle
Regular churros are good and all, but to be honest our FAVORITE churros are actually the Churro Gears found (most of the time) at Maurice’s Treats near Royal Theater and Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Churro Gears are a fun take on an old fashioned, classic cinnamon sugar donut, but it’s the best take we’ve ever had…Churro Gears are quite light and we may have indulged in them for breakfast a time or two.
It may be a little early to claim “classic” status for churro gears, but they’re one of the best Disneyland treats we’ve tried recently. We hope they’re a Disneyland staple for years to come.
come in a packet of two, for $5.49. Yikes! These bad boys have increased in price to $3.99 each! Unfortunately, Churro Gears are one of the classic Disneyland treats not available for mobile order.
Churro Toffee – Various Locations
Churro Toffee, aka Disneyland crack, consists of the Park’s traditional crunchy, butter toffee candy, white chocolate and cinnamon sugar. These are all flavors that you might not think would work together, but totally do.
We first picked up this amazing dessert mashup in 2018. Back then, it was sold exclusively in Disney California Adventure. Over the last few years, it has become a classic Disneyland treat that can be found in bakeries throughout both Parks.
Today, you can find this sweet treat at Candy Palace or Pooh Corner in Disneyland, Trolly Treats in Disney California Adventure, or Marceline’s in Downtown Disney for $6.99. This is one of the classic Disneyland treats available for mobile order at Candy Palace.
Note: Pick up Churro Toffee early, as it often sells out. Churro toffee packs really well. It’s one of the best Disneyland treats to take home as an edible souvenir.
Okay. Okay. Time to move beyond churros and churro flavored treats…
Mickey Caramel Apple – Various Locations
There are few treats more iconic than Disney’s Caramel Apples. Though they’ve always got Mickey apples, these sweet treats come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
We’re partial to the cute Honey Pot Caramel Apple, available at Pooh Corner, and the Maleficent Caramel Apple, available during the Halloween season, but they’re all fantastic.
Grab a caramel apple at any of Disneyland’s bakery locations:
- Candy Palace, Main Street USA
- Pooh Corner, Critter Country
- Trolly Treats, Beuna Vista Street and Carthay Circle
- Bing Bongs Sweet Stuff, Pixar Pier
- Marceline’s, Downtown Disney
Note: Be sure to grab a plastic knife. Disneyland employees are not allowed to cut your caramel apple for you the way they used to. We actually have an extra apple slicer that lives in our Disney suitcase and makes the trip to California, when we drive.
Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar – Various Locations
We’re pretty sure our son, Owen, is about 1/4 Mickey Bar. If he were limited to one snack per trip, he’d likely select a Mickey Bar, even if it’s just for “old time’s sake.”
Proclaimed the “Happiest Snack on Earth,” Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar can be found throughout the Park in freezer carts. This $6, Mickey Mouse-shaped snack, is made of vanilla ice cream, with a chocolate coating.
Though it’s a “premium ice cream” bar, the vanilla ice cream isn’t nearly as thick as a traditional ice cream. Perhaps the name is a move to justify the price (we pay $6 for a full container of premium ice cream at the grocer), but the ice cream isn’t nearly as thick as the type you’ll get at the Gibson Girl shop or Clarabelle’s. It’s appreciated, because honestly this ice cream treat is almost more perfect (if that’s a thing) on a hot summer day.
Mickey Bars are kept in deep freeze, so it’s often best to wait a few minutes before trying a bite.
Note: If you need a shot of the Parks on a day at home, visit Target and pick up a box of Mickey Ice Cream bars. They’re not the same size (and possibly not the same formulation), as the ice cream bars sold at Disneyland, but they still make for a sweet Disney boost to an otherwise boring day at home.
But, Where’s the Funnel Cake?
While funnel cake is a well-known theme park dessert, it’s not as quintessential as some of the other classic Disneyland treats on our list.
If you’re absolutely dying for funnel cake though, you can grab a great big plateful at The Hungry Bear or Stage Door Cafe in Disneyland Park for $8.99. This sweet treat is available by mobile order at both locations.
How to Save Money to Buy Classic Disneyland Treats
It’s no secret that a trip to Disneyland is a pricey adventure. We’re able to splurge while at the Parks, because of the money we save on our travel costs. We regularly book hotels within walking distance of Disneyland at a discount through our travel partner, Get Away Today.
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