After what seems to have been an eternity, the construction walls of Disney California Adventure will soon be no more. Lots of exciting things are on the horizon, including some fun new treats!
At this week’s Annual Passholder Preview, I was able to get my taste buds revved up for a few of these unique new eats n’ drinks.
With ElecTRONica coming to an end Mid April, The Mad T Party is scheduled to take its place starting in early Summer.
Along with its debut comes some interesting new frozen beverages. These ones are of the kid friendly, non-alcohol variety: Cotton Candy & Sour Apple Slushies.
Cotton Candy Slushie
Bight turquoise in color and insanely sweet in taste, the Cotton Candy frozen beverage was a bit much for my taste buds. But I know for a fact though that my kids would’ve LOVED it. Liquid cotton candy!
Granny Apple Slushie
The Granny Apple was way more to my liking, and reminiscent of a green Jolly Rancher hard candy.
Here’s the kicker though, Food & Beverage Concept Extraordinaire, Karlos Siqueiros, informed me that after I tried each one, I needed to mix them and try the frozen treat as a Cotton Candy/Granny Apple combo. Sounds crazy right?
Well, Karlos knows what he’s talking about, because it was super yummy! Mixing the two flavors toned them both down and created a tasty sweet/sour combo I never in a million years would’ve thought I’d enjoy.
The new frozen beverages will be offered in disposable cups, but for an extra fee, you can purchase them in some fun souvenir themed cups. Choices include a twisty neon sipper, a themed Cheshire Cat Sipper, and a Mad Hatter Hat mug.
In addition to the new frozen beverages, The Mad T Party will also be offering the standard Coca Cola product line as well as some options from Coke’s “Fuze” line.
New Popcorn Flavor
Touted along with the frozen beverages was a new popcorn flavor. Pickle lovers pucker up and rejoice, because Disney is rolling out Dill flavored popcorn.
Personally, I really enjoyed the Dill Popcorn. It was pretty salty, and the dill was not too overpowering. Let’s just say this: when the box was empty, I had no qualms about using my finger to get every last speck of dill dust left in the bottom…
We’re also wondering if this treat will be served as part of the new flavored popcorn options in Cars Land!
New Candy Line
The Mad T Party will also be introducing a new line of candy when it debuts. “Mad Treats” will include rock candy, candy sprinkles, lollipops — which can be purchased in a bundle or as individual “light reflective” pops, bagged candy, and a new themed chocolate box entitled “I’m just MAD about chocolate.”
If I had to make a call on this, I’d say by looking at the concept art that this line will be extremely popular with both kids and adults. Light up lollipop? Rock candy? Yes, PLEASE!
As far as themeing goes, the current “End of the Line Club” will be turned into “Drink Me,” an Alice in Wonderland inspired place to wet your whistle. Both kid-friendly and “adult” beverages, for those of us 21 and older, will be sold here.
If you’d like to go and check out the preview for yourself, all it requires is an Annual Pass and a visit to Stage 17 in Disney California Adventure. The preview is open from 10am-8pm on March 27, 28 & 29.
Are you looking forward to Dill popcorn? Are you brave enough to mix your Cotton Candy and Granny Apple Frozen Beverages? Let us know what you’re looking forward to in Disney California Adventure!