It’s summertime. It’s parade time. And it’s hot. If you spend the morning catching attractions and save parade time for food on the run, here are some portable ideas along the route of “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” in Disneyland park – beyond turkey legs and Mickey Ice Cream Bars.
If you need an afternoon pick-me-up, head to Blue Ribbon Bakery on Main Street, U.S.A., for an iced coffee or mocha (you can add a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie, that’s up to you). If you want carbs, nearby Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner offers a jalapeño-cheese-filled pretzel (cream cheese if you don’t like spicy). Or a hot dog – but we’ll point you across the street to the Little Red Wagon near Plaza Inn for the all-time favorite Disneyland corn dog. If you haven’t had one, it’s time.
If ice cream is your vacation splurge, stop on Main Street, U.S.A., at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, where you can fill a waffle cup with mocha almond fudge ice cream topped with hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry (or behave with a single scoop). There’s also ice cream at the Main Street Cone Shop window, where you’ll be tempted with two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle. You pass the Main Street Fruit Cart to reach this window, so if you’re feeling guilty, just stop there for fresh pineapple, oranges, bananas, grapes, watermelon and other healthfully delicious snacks.
A short stroll west of the parade route, over in New Orleans Square, we recommend the decadent Mickey-shaped beignets with an iced mocha coffee or a New Orleans mint julep (sans alcohol, of course) from the Mint Julep Bar. And if you’re a Dole Whip fan, you’ll just have to hurry over to the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland for a float or soft-serve. Surely someone will save your spot.
What’s your favorite Disneyland park snack?
Best snack at DL…Gotta go with the Hot Link Corn Dog from the Corn Dog Castle…!!!
just wanted to say that this is the best parade ever Disney has created! Saw it a couple a weeks ago! Wish we had parades like this here at WDW 🙁
I will admit that many times a year I drop into Disneyland with the main purpose of picking up some delicious decadence from the Candy Palace (my favorite is the dark chocolate covered peanuts). This becomes especially true during the holiday season, when I’m getting treats for others as well as my own household.
For a “favorite park snack,” though, I gotta go with the bacon wrapped asparagus at the Bengal Barbecue. It’s a great excuse to mosey through Adventureland at some point during every visit!
Mickey mouse pretzle..They are so good 🙂
An ice cold Lemon Slushy, and a bucket of popcorn. Oh and let’s not forget the Mickey Mouse Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream! Y.U.M. !
Anything from the Blue Ribbon Bakery is most satisfactory, but when I am really wanting more…..Turkey Leg, or Clam chowder in the bread bowl does the trick!
There are so many good snack but my favorite is the Dole Whip!
Cotton Candy or a Mickey shaped Ice Cream Bar!! YUMMY! Oh yeah or a cheese filled pretzel or a turkey leg…. or a pickle. Oh my goodness they are all good! I can’t pick just one!
churros are a must for any day in the park the beignets are amazing too especially when u have a friend or 2 to share them with
The corn dogs. The corn dogs are so good that after returning home to Washington, I started scouring the internet for corn dog recipes, and experimenting with them at home, because I didn’t have enough money to fly down to Anaheim and buy a ticket just for a corn dog. So, yes, they are good, but consume responsibly! 😉
churros! for sure (:
I keep forgetting New Orleans Sq. serves beignets, they look delish! Definitely on my “to-do” list next visit!
I love getting popcorn as a snack.
Popcorn and yes, definitely the corn dogs at the Little Red Wagon. Get there early for the latter though since the line gets long just before a parade.
Also, the Candy Palace is right on the parade route and have scrumptuous caramel apples.
Churros!!! A must have snack for almost any show 🙂