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Disneyland Food Calendar – When To Go, Based On The Food

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We all know some of the best parts of traveling include new experiences, delicious food and lots of memory-making. At the Disneyland Resort you can accomplish all of the above, and at any time of year! I have a Disneyland Food Calendar guide to help you plan your next trip, all based on what foods will be available.

If you are trying to plan when to visit Disneyland based on what food options might be available, then this is your guide. I have admitted on several occasions that I am not a foodie. But in my many conversations with Get Away Today, it became apparent that they definitely know their food.

I asked them to help put together this Disneyland Food Calendar. It will let you know what Disneyland foods you can find when, as well as some of the best foods at Disneyland you won’t want to miss.

Disneyland Foodie Calendar – Disneyland Food Year, At A Glance

No matter when you decide to visit the Disneyland Resort, you’ll find unique, magical treats that are bound to become favorites. Check out the following dishes, snacks and treats that are among the most popular and best Disneyland foods, and where to find them specifically.

Best Disneyland Food Guide – Available Year Round

Luckily, there are a number of amazing Disneyland foods available year round so you don’t have to travel at certain times of year. Some of the best Disneyland food items are listed below. Is there anything you’d add to this list?

 

  • Popcorn: Various carts throughout both Parks (specialty flavor available in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), while popcorn is available year round, souvenir and limited edition popcorn buckets are available through out the year

Disneyland Popcorn in caludron bucket held by boy

  • Bread bowls: Royal Street Veranda, New Orleans Square in Disneyland; Pacific Wharf Cafe, Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure Park
  • Chimichangas: Various turkey leg carts throughout both Parks
  • Caramel apples: Pooh Corner and Candy Palace in Disneyland; Trolley Treats and Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff in Disney California Adventure Park; Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney.
  • Tigger tales: Pooh Corner in Disneyland
  • Corn dogs: Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure Park; Stage Door Cafe in Disneyland; Little Red Wagon in Disneyland
  • Dole Whip: Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland
  • Classic churros: Various carts throughout both Parks
  • Soft pretzels: Various carts throughout both Parks
  • Mint Julep: Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland, Cafe Orleans in Disneyland, Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland
  • Raspberry macarons: Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland
  • Barbacoa nachos: Lamplight Lounge in Disney California Adventure Park

From January through February you can enjoy the last remaining days of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort as well as Lunar New Year, which includes limited-time menu selections. Again, meals and treats may change year to year, but they’re often inspired by the same classic ingredients that represent the season or celebration.

 

Holiday eats

The first week of January continues to delight with all things peppermint and more. Look for some of these choices:

  • New Year’s dining packages in Disneyland Resort Hotels
  • New Year’s dining packages for Fantasmic!
  • New Year’s dining packages for World of Color
  • Holiday-Inspired Churros (Did you see that my family tried all of the Holiday churros in 2018?)
  • Holiday-Inspired Hot Cocoa
  • Holiday-Inspired Cookies, Cakes, Macarons and more
Red and Green holiday churros at Disneyland
Holiday Churros are a huge hit with my churro loving crew

Lunar New Year eats

Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese inspired dishes will fill California Adventure Park for Lunar New Year. Look for the following, or similar:

  • Crispy Fried Shrimp with Edamame
  • Chinese BBQ Pork with Pickled Onions
  • Mango-Pineapple Pastry
  • Vegetable Rolls
  • Purple Yam Macaron with Crème Fraiche

Disney California Food and Wine Festival sign

Disney Food and Wine Festival eats

The Disney California Food and Wine Festival is quickly becoming one of the most popular events at Disneyland Resort. The California Food and Wine Festival takes place in the spring at California Adventure and includes food, shows, and more.

  • Specialty Macaroni & Cheese (My husband was particularly fond of the Ghost Pepper Mac & Cheese in 2019)

  • Watermelon Lemonade
  • Shrimp Tacos
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Chicken Wings
  • Dessert Parfaits

Disneyland Seasonal Foodie Guide – Summer

Besides a refreshing Dole Whip or any number of ice cream options, you should try the following during the summer months at Disneyland Resort:

blue and green milk in star wars galaxy's edge
I tried the Blue and Green Milk
  • Watermelon Mint Julep from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square, Disneyland
  • Churro Toffee from the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland
  • Green or Blue Milk in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland
  • Meiloorun Juice in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland 
  • Black Tap over-the-top shakes in Downtown Disney (I definitely suggest splitting these as they are A LOT!!!)

  • Fruity Pebbles Soft-Serve from the Cozy Cone in Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park
  • Corn on the Cob from the Cozy Cone in Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park
  • Schmoozies Shakes in Hollywood Land, Disney California Adventure Park

Disneyland Seasonal Foodie Guide – Fall to Winter

As temperatures cool down, it’s time to taste everything pumpkin in Disneyland Resort! There are a lot of fun seasonal treats, plus menu selections themed for the fall and winter holidays.

Halloween eats:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired cake pops, crispy treats and more
  • Dia de los Muertos-inspired churros with dipping sauces
  • Darth by Chocolate Parfait in Tomorrowland, Disneyland 
  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake in Frontierland, Disneyland
  • Rest in Peace-strami Dog in Hollywood Land, Disney California Adventure Park
  • Traditional Tamale Plate in Paradise Garden Grill, Disney California Adventure Park
  • Exclusive menu items at Oogie Boogie Bash in Disney California Adventure Park
  • Pumpkin Spice Churro in Disney California Adventure Park 
  • Churro Sundae at The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland, Disneyland
Halloween Churro
Coco Churro with Spicy Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Thanksgiving eats

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at one of the following restaurants and quick-service vendors in Disneyland:

  • Blue Bayou Restaurant
  • Café Orleans
  • Carnation Café
  • French Market Restaurant
  • Plaza Inn 
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Rancho del Zocalo (seasonal tamales)

Flo's Cafe in Disney California Adventure

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner or Thanksgiving-themed bites at one of the following restaurants and quick-service vendors in Disney California Adventure:

  • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Flo’s V-8 Cafe 
  • Wine Country Trattoria
  • Pacific Wharf Café 
  • Festival of Holidays food booths
Sip and Savor pass Disneyland during the Holidays
The sip and savor pass will save you money and help you explore the yummy food offerings. Photo credit: Leslie Harvey, Trips with Tykes

Holiday eats

During Holidays at Disneyland, you can find what feels like an endless line up of special food offerings. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • Festive Foods Marketplace in Disney California Adventure Park (This works similar to Food and Wine, with booths and even a sip and savor pass)
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Ghirardelli’s in Disney California Adventure Park
  • Gingerbread-Flavored cookies, crispy treats and more
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Holiday Churros through out Disneyland Resort

festive foods marketplace Disneyland during the HOlidays

Now that you know when you can expect to find what, it is time to plan a trip, or two, or three so that you can try the foods you are most looking forward to.

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