I love visiting Disneyland during the holidays, it’s our favorite time to go! The decorations are just breathtaking and it’s been a tradition of ours for years. One thing I have also grown to appreciate is the treats that Disneyland has to offer. And thanks to social media, I feel like Disney has really upped their game when it comes to holiday desserts, drinks, and food!
Let’s start with some fun classics. I feel like you can’t go to Disneyland and NOT get the rice krispies treats. For that reason, these came in at our all-time classic favorite.
Disney always seems to surprise me when it comes to their delicious Beignets that are only found in New Orleans Square at Disney. At the Mint Julep bar, you can find the classic peppermint but at Cafe Orleans, you can find the delicious Hot Chocolate Mickey Mouse Beignets! One year did pumpkin and I think those will still remain one of my favorites but these chocolate ones are almost a tie!
Our underdog surprise at Disneyland this year was the Santa Hat Macaron filled with mint chocolate! This was definitely my favorite treat this year. These can be found at Jolly Holiday and guess what, you can order it through the app so you don’t need to wait in line!
Also found at the Jolly Holiday was the Gingerbread Cookies, is there anything better than a classic gingerbread cookie?
The one dessert you will want to share with your family and friends are these delicious whoopie pies from the Golden Horseshoe.
You really can’t go to Disneyland without enjoying a churro, so of course, I had to try a few of the holiday ones. This year, Disney and DCA have quite a few of them!
Our favorite churro was the turtle one from Frontier Land that tasted just like pecan pie, sweet and crunchy!
If you have some downtime, head on over to the Plaza Inn. They have a few desserts that everyone can share. I really enjoyed the classic pumpkin pie but the yule log treat and holiday cake were also quite delicious.
The gingerbread funnel fries from DCA’s Award Weiners were another favorite sharable treat.
Not to be missed is the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. We bought the sip and savor pass and snacked our way around the different stands. A bonus was we found out that you can order food from ANY booth and they will put in your order for another booth so no waiting in multiple lines. We don’t drink much but I tried the hot bourbon cider and it was delicious!
This Churro Yule Log was almost too sweet for me but was still a great way to end the night.
Here are our tips for scoring holiday treats at Disneyland:
- Be sure to grab the treat list when you grab your map in the morning.
- If you aren’t in a hurry to do rides, go to the stores first! The candy stores were freshly stocked at the opening of the parks and there were NO lines!
- Order through the app! While not available for all treats, you can order most of the holiday treats through the app.
- If you want to order treats from a busy restaurant, make a reservation.`
- If you can’t find an ideal time for a meal, make a reservation at an off time and go for dessert only (we did this for both Cafe Orleans and Blue Bayou).
- Some of these desserts are definitely sharable so make sure everyone in your group gets something different so everyone can try a little of everything!
- You can ask the cast members who are providing the treats for a box. We were able to take some treats home this way.
- Disneyland makes handmade candy canes but they are only available on certain days. Be sure to grab them before they sell out! You can find more about them here – https://disneylanddaily.com/candy-canes-at-disneyland/
- Don’t forget about the treats that include a souvenir! We bought the Mickey popcorn Christmas Tree buckets (shown above) and the Jingle Bell Sipper (shown below).
- You can plan your foodie adventures before you go by visiting these links:
Even little Baby B got her own cupcake for her birthday!
If you want to show your love for Disney Holiday Desserts, check out their fun Minnie and Mickey Mouse headbands like these gingerbread ones!