Snack Stops for Disneyland


Planning a Disney trip is the only way to go for some. I like to plan out our meals, ideal order of rides and which shows to catch, and remember to be flexible within the plan! Our Dapper Day trip is less than 30 days away and I’ve provided a detailed outline of each day of our trip.
Our plane arrives into Orange County airport in the afternoon so we will have 7 hours in the parks our first day to eat and snack our way through Disneyland park! Right on Main Street, USA we can track down the donuts, cupcakes, and caramel apples at Jolly Holliday, corn dogs at Little Red Wagon, and the secret flavor of the month at Gibson Girl Ice Cream. Our plan is to focus on larger rides such as Big Thunder, Splash Mountain, and Jungle Cruise on Friday which offer different experiences at night. Crossing these rides off our list early will make for a more relaxing Dapper Day on Sunday. My hubby is planning to eat his way through Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which means a Ronto Wrap, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Outpost Popcorn, blue and green milk! We’re going to end the night in Oga’s Cantina with some specialty drinks and entertainment.

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On our second day we are going to conquer Disney California Adventure. Along with organizing FastPasses for the most popular rides such as Radiator Spring Racers and Mission Breakout we will be grabbing popular and Instagramable snacks. Schmoozies shakes, hot dogs at Award Weiners, street corn and mac and cheese in bread cones at the Cozy Cone, and Cookie Num Nums just scratch the surface of the list! Keeping an eye on my 60 day window, I was able to get a brunch reservation for the Lamplight Lounge (#CinnamonToastCocktail) and dinner reservations at Cathay Circle. As Cathay circle is a signature restaurant designed after the famous LA theater where Snow White premiered, we have planned this for our first “fancy” dinner for the trip. Since the Disneyland Hotel is a short walk from both parks this allows us to change for dinner – much like folks would have done in the 1950s when the park opened. Our night will end with another bar/lounge stop at the Hearthstone Lounge in the Grand Californian hotel.
For our last full day we are going all out with the Dapper Day outfits - @sarahemm and I have planned rockabilly/pin-up outfits for day and 50s dress silhouettes for evening. Starting with breakfast at Tangaroa Terrace, snacks at Hungry Bear, funnel cakes at Stage Door Café, Mint Juleps and beignets, flame grilled meats at Rancho del Zocolo, dinner at Café Orleans, and a nightcap at Trader Sam’s, our day should be full of enjoying park entertainment, music, and fabulous Dapper fashions to be found all over the park. A road bump has appeared in my plan for catching as many rides as possible during our 1.5 days at Disneyland – it’s a small world will be closing on Oct 28th for holiday overlay and the Matterhorn Bobsleds will be temporarily closed as well by the time of our arrival.  No fear, though, as we are still going to check all the other rides off on our list!
While we are in the parks, celebrations for Dia de los Muertos will be still be occurring in Frontierland and DCA until November 3rd giving us a chance to sample some great cuisine before the Christmas holiday overlay kicks into high gear.
What are your favorite snacks or meals at Disney? What should we have on our list? Comment below!

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