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What is Your Favorite Thing to Eat at Disneyland?

August 3, 2015, 10:26 AM · With crowds filling queues at the Disneyland Resort (and other theme parks around the world), many frequent theme park visitors use this time of year to skip the most popular rides and choose instead to enjoy some of their favorite parks' other delights.

In my Orange County Register column this week, I write about 10 favorite snacks and treats at the Disneyland Resort, then offer five suggestions for treats from other Disney parks around the world that I would love to see Disney bring to Anaheim.

Barbecue chicken baked potato
Okay, it's more a meal than a snack, but the Harbour Galley's barbecue chicken baked potato made my list top tasty treats at the Disneyland Resort.

At the end of the column, I ask readers to offer their picks for favorite theme park snacks, not just at Disneyland, but from other parks as well. So I'll make the same offer to you — what are your favorite theme park snacks? Ideally, we're looking for snacks that are unique to specific park or chain, as opposed to a treat you can find anywhere. Tell us you picks in the comments, and I'll feature the most popular ones in a future Register column.

Replies (14)

August 3, 2015 at 11:02 AM · From the gone but not forgotten file - Six Flags over Georgia's Cherry Berry. It was a frozen cherry flavored sherbert on a plastic stick. The top of the stick was a plastic figure (I most remember a donkey, but I think there was also a cowboy) that you would uncover as you ate the Cherry Berry. SFOG brought them back I believe during the park's recent 40th anniversary, and I believe the same item is still sold at Six Flags over Texas under the name, "Pink Thing". Sadly, they don't continue to sell them on a daily basis. Very sadly.
August 3, 2015 at 11:48 AM · Butter Beer - hahahaha - I had too..
August 3, 2015 at 12:21 PM · I definitely can't go to a Disney resort and leave without eating popcorn at least once. I honestly don't know what is their secret, but it is the perfect amount of salt and butter for my taste.
The newest addition to my list is Krusty Burger's curly fries, which are AMAZING!
On my bucket list: Tokyo's flavored popcorns...
August 3, 2015 at 12:38 PM · My favorite snack in Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom's Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle, found at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. It's the perfect blend of light yet filling, it's somewhat healthy yet also pretty decadent, and it's big enough to share. Perfect mid-morning treat to tide you over until lunch!
August 3, 2015 at 1:29 PM · It's not really a snack item, but the Monte Cristo (now only available at the Blue Bayou) should be a right of passage for all 1st time Disneyland guests.

The flavored popcorn in Cars Land is pretty good, but I wish there were more flavors available.

August 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM · Lumberjack's Chips with Cheese and Bacon - Silver Dollar City

The Dole Whip Pineapple Float - either coast

Boysen Apple Freeze & Matterhorn Macaroon - Disneyland

Scallop Forest & Ger's Bread 'n Butter Pudding - Raglan Road, Orlando

Kaki Gori - Japan, Epcot

Bavarian Soft Pretzel - Germany, Epcot

Kringla Sweet Pretzel, School Bread, and Lefse - Norway, Epcot

No Way Jose - Beaches and Cream

PB&J Shake - 50’s Prime Time Cafe, DHS

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich - Sleepy Hollow, Magic Kingdom

Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel - Various Locations, WDW

Rice Krispy Sushi Treats - Mythos, IOA (if they still have them)

Crabfries - Chickie's and Pete's, Worlds of Fun

August 3, 2015 at 8:25 PM · The Warm Gooey Chocolate Banana Cake at Mythos, IOA, Universal Orlando.
August 3, 2015 at 8:41 PM · Larosa's pizza at Kings Island.
August 3, 2015 at 9:33 PM · Dollywood's cinnamon bread and King's Island blue ice cream.
August 4, 2015 at 6:34 AM · My favorite thing has to be Bengal BBQ. Specifically the beef skewers. my mouth waters just thinking about them
August 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM · Wow, James, that's a pretty impressive list!

My daughter and I really enjoyed a funnel cake with a slab of vanilla ice cream on it when we were at Typhoon Lagoon a few years ago. Sounds way too simple to be impressive, but I remember it as being an absolutely perfect treat. The heat from the freshly fried funnel cake melted the cool creamy ice cream at just the right pace, and they were pretty generous with that ice cream, by the way. By the time we were finished with it, I had a new favorite treat.

From a non-Disney park, we took everyone's recommendation for the best snack at Legoland, and thoroughly enjoyed Granny's Apple Fries. Twice, if I were being perfectly honest. Here's how I described it in my trip log from last year's family vacation:

Picture, if you will, a couple dozen french-fry-sized slices of tart Granny Smiths dipped in a sweet, light, fluffy batter (somewhere between Belgian waffle and a good tempura in consistency) and deep-fried to a crispy golden crunch. Dusted in cinnamon sugar and served up in a paper cone with a big old dollop of cool vanilla cream dipping sauce on top, they were the perfect balance of tart/sweet, crunchy/creamy, and hot/cool. Add a pint of ice cold milk to wash it down with and we were pretty much in snack heaven.

August 4, 2015 at 6:28 PM · Kennywood had an Icee with soft serve added which I think was called an Iceberg. Regardless, it was tasty on a hot day.
August 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM · Disneyland - Safari Skewer (bacon wrapped asparagus) at Bengal BBQ, a single piece of fried chicken from Plaza Inn - yes you can buy them by the piece! The full platter is a filling meal but one piece makes for the perfect savory snack.
DCA - Hot Link Corn Dog at Corn Dog Castle - I wish they would add this option to the LIttle Red Wagon at Disneyland!
WDW - School Bread from Kringla Bakery - Norway Pavilion - Epcot
August 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM · I'm not sure anything can compare to the chocolate mousse in France at Epcot. Nothing like finishing off a Mousse and a margarita from Mexico while waiting for IllumiNations.

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