This summer has been absolutely amazing. I’ve been on the go for 3 weeks all over Europe, which included an 11-day Disney Mediterranean Cruise followed by 3 days in London and 3 days in Paris. I begged and pleaded for a trip to Disneyland Paris and guess what? I got my way!
My cruise dining photos are amazing, over 1,000 of them if you can believe it, but I just couldn’t wait to share some super fun pics of the snacks and special treats that we found in Disneyland Paris.
Only there for one short day, we really made the most of it. We spent half of the day at Walt Disney Studios and the latter half at Disneyland. Both parks were beautiful as well as FULL of amazingly yummy snacks. Unfortunately, while I did not try most of them, I did drool over the sights and smells. Enjoy!
Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Studios Park Eats
The first thing I noticed when we entered the Toy Story Playland at the Studios was an adorable “Barrel of Monkeys” store. While my boys rode “RC Racer,” I took a peek inside and found something that made me very excited…
…Disneyland Paris has their own Haribo gummy line! There were marshmallows, sour gummies, sweet gummies — gummies galore!
I also saw these “apple straws,” which were not Haribo. In hindsight, I really wish I’d bought some to try. I’m not sure if they were “gummy” — they looked almost like chewing gum, but I think they were more like a licorice. Anyhow, they looked interesting and I’m pretty much a fan of anything green apple flavored.
Below the gummies was a selection of chips, popcorn, and cotton candy.
We also saw lots and lots of lollipops!
Another treat trend I noticed in Paris were marshmallows. So many pretty treats to choose from.
(Editor’s Note: Check out Erin Foster’s Disneyland Paris Boardwalk Candy Palace post for more sweet treats from Disneyland Paris!)
Something that really disturbed me was that Disneyland Paris did NOT have Mickey Bars. Their standard ice cream cart included a menu of four items: the Super Twister, which was a fruity Big Stick type Popsicle; a Magnum Bar, almond ice cream covered in chocolate with toffee pieces; the Cornetto Enigma, a “Drumstick” type treat; and believe it or not, cups of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream.
My boys tried the Super Twisters and loved them. Fruity and refreshing. Their only complaint? The bee situation. There are bees EVERYWHERE at Disneyland Paris right now, and they especially like Super Twister Popsicles.
Many of the Ice Cream Stands also had these apples, which to me looked like candied apples. The English sign I saw called them toffee apples and the French one called them Pomme d’ Amour.
We only saw them at the beginning of the day, and by the time I wanted to try one, they were no longer for sale. If the bees get too bad, they stop selling them. Apparently bees also really love the Pomme d’ Amour.
Another ice cream treat we stumbled across was the “Ice Cool Guitar,” which was sold near the Rock N’ Roller Coaster in Walt Disney Studios.
Disneyland Park, Paris
Now, it’s time to head over to Disneyland Park! When we first walked into Main Street USA “Paris,” we noticed that it looked a lot like our Main Street here at home in Anaheim. We did, however, notice some major differences as well.
I’m sure you can see some similarities. Now, for some differences. The Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour? Well, they serve Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, which I thought was sort of odd…
Something that my husband loved? This coffee stand. They make it fresh for you right there AND there’s an option to get a Mickey Cake with it!
Another major difference? In Anaheim, we have our churro stands, we have our popcorn stands, we have our ice cream stands. Pretty much the same standard food carts around the parks.
What I noticed at Disneyland Paris was variety. Crepes? Waffles? Tea Time Snacks? Pasta? Specialty Pop Corn? Freshly Spun Cotton Candy? Most made fresh right there as you order. It’s just not fair! Again, I wish I could have tried everything, but with one day to spend, we chose rides over food. I did however take photos to share.
All of these carts were intriguing and looked delicious. The one that really caught my eye, though, was located right inside the entrance of the castle. We’re so used to the bagged or “bucketed” cotton candy, we rarely see it being made fresh to order.
This adorable stand featured a cast member making “old fashioned” cotton candy served on a wooden stick. But, the purchasing was actually a little complicated. You first had to go into a store to buy a ticket, then present your ticket to the candy maker, and she would then spin you a fresh spool of cotton candy. I loved the hand painted signs and look of the whole process. Really unique and adorable.
Below are some other random treats we ran across:
Disneyland Paris Photo Collage!
AND, just for fun, I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the day. So grateful to have spent the day at Disneyland Paris, but one day was not enough!
Have you been to Disneyland Paris or would you like to comment on the differences between the snacks at DLRP and your home park? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!