The Disneyland Resort has officially kicked off their Holiday Time season, and this year they’ve added a super fun place to get your Christmas on: The Jingle Jangle Jamboree.
Located in the back of Big Thunder Ranch, the Jingle Jangle Jamboree is filled with all sorts of fun activities, entertainment, and most importantly — food!
When you visit the Jingle Jangle Jamboree, you’ll immediately notice the festive atmosphere.
With lots of fun things to do, the Jingle Jangle Jamboree is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Activities include free games, special character visits, entertainment by Billy Hill and the Holiday Hillbillies, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Cookie Decorating (which we will post about soon), and some very special menu items.
Monte Cristo Bites and Other Eats
I now give you, my friends, perhaps my most favorite discovery ever: Monte Cristo Bites! Actually, they are called “Merry Monte Cristo Bites” and I think I know why… I’ve never been merrier eating a snack!
Why so merry? Here’s the deal. I LOVE me a Monte Cristo sandwich. The problem, though? They are giant, a bit on the pricey side, AND you have to take the time to sit down, order, and eat them. Monte Cristo Bites, though? Nope. They come in a bag with mini sides of powdered sugar and blackberry jam.
For just $6.25, you can order yourself a bag of toasty goodness. Monte Cristo Bites are not cooked on site, but I didn’t notice this as a set back. They were served to me warm, in a bag containing 8 pieces.
The bites are basically the size of donut holes and are seriously mini Monte Cristo sandwiches. Inside of the deep fried batter you will find a tiny pieces of turkey and ham along with melted cheese. Note that because these are pre-made, you can not order turkey only or meat free.
If you are serious about having some Merry Monte Cristo Bites, you need to head to the Jingle Jangle Jamboree early in the day. Rumor has it that they sell out fast.
My only request? Do NOT eat these without dipping them in blackberry jelly followed by powdered sugar. You will be depriving yourself of fantasticness that can not be put into words. That is all.
I’m going to make your visit even easier by posting the Jingle Jangle Jamboree hours so you can get there in time to get your bites. You’re welcome!
Even if you’re not a huge Monte Cristo fan, there are lots of other fun foods to try.
The cookie decorating is a blast, and they have “Candy Cane” Cotton Candy. I say this loosely, because I was sad to find out that it just looks like a candy cane, no candy cane flavor. I so wish that is was actually candy cane flavored. That would be awesome.
The special menu also includes a Chicken Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and a hot dog combo. We’ll get back to you soon with posts on those items too!
Have you visited the Jingle Jangle Jamboree? Did you try the Monte Cristo Bites? How would you say they compared to the “real” deal Monte Cristo Sandwich? Let us know in the comments below!