June 15th is right around the corner and two of the places I can’t wait to get to are Trolly Treats & Clarabelle’s Ice Cream, both located on Disney California Adventure’s new Buena Vista Street.
We got the chance to sample some goodies from these spots, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Clarabelle’s Ice Cream
Clarabelle’s Ice Cream will be serving up some old fashioned frozen favorites as well as some treats with some interesting toppings!
The “story” behind Clarabelle’s is that it was inspired by an ice cream shop that young Walt might have visited in the early 1920′s. “Clarabelle Cowherd” ran her bovine inspired ice cream shop where she used farm fresh dairy products and old fashioned churns to make her flavorful hand scooped ice creams. Decorated in full “cow” theme, this may have been what “Moo-ved” Walt to create the humorous Clarabelle Cow.
Clarabelle’s will serve hand scooped ice cream as well as a new to the resort item; chocolate or vanilla bean hand dipped ice cream bars with various topping choices that include sprinkles, chocolate pearls, nuts, and drum roll please…. POP ROCKS!
Clarabelle’s will also serve specialty sundaes like this adorable two scooper served in a Red Trolley cup.
All ice cream products at Clarabelle’s will be Dreyer’s. And while I understand that this is a company that Disney contracts with, I do wish that the ice cream here was made by a local creamery. I think this would really fit in well with the whole theming that Disney California Adventure has going on. Or even better, churn it on site. Guests would love to see their ice cream being made from “cow to cone!”
Trolley Treats will be a one stop sweet shop offering all things yummy. There will be a candy kitchen on location, which is a first for DCA; and some specialty items are already in the making.
In addition to the classic sweets that are currently offered at Candy Palace, they will also be making signature fresh-made hand pulled taffy and a variety of homemade marshmallows!
Treats will be sold in new themed “Trolly Treats” packaging; and the adorable new Red Car Trolly will be featured on lots of fun merchandise, including tee shirts, key chains, bottle openers, and even Red Car Trolley cookies!
Trolley Treats will also feature the awesome “Rock Candy Mountain.” Displayed prominently in the front window, Rock Candy Mountain is a replica of an idea envisioned back in 1957 by Imagineer Claude Coats.
Originally, the sweet slopes were going to be a part of the Storybook Land Canal Boats, and the Casey Jr. Circus Train was going to travel around it in Disneyland Park. Concept art was drawn, but the project was never built.
Fortunately, Rock Candy Mountain will now get the attention it deserves. I can’t wait to see it in person!
AND just a little “Fun Fact” for you: If you’re riding the Buena Vista Red Car Trolley, be sure to look at the ads that are being featured on its walls. They’re for the shops located on Buena Vista Street. Here’s one for Trolley Treats!
There will be lots of delicious delights available on Buena Vista Street starting June 15th! See you there!
We can’t wait to try the create-your-own ice cream bars. How about you?
Thanks to Disney for inviting me to attend this Food Preview event! While the food was complimentary, all of my opinions are my own. See more on our disclosure policy.