There are some NEW EATS in Disneyland and we’ve got the scoop!!
With the new Fantasy Faire opening at Disneyland this week, park goers are very excited to get a peek at what has been hidden by walls for months now…
I was lucky enough to score a wristband to one of the Annual Passholder “sneak preview” days just before the official opening.
I have to say there is nothing like a brand new, sparkling area at a Disney Park. I loved the themeing and details. The colors were amazing; so bright and fresh even on a gloomy day. (And when I say gloomy, I mean pouring rain.)
You can see in the photo below how dark the sky was, but you can also see how awesome the view at the entrance to Fantasy Faire is (tip: a great spot for a castle photo opp)!
The new area features princesses, princesses and more princesses. But me? I was excited to get in line for the new snack cart, Maurice’s Treats. Belle’s father has cooked up some fun new goodies that I’m sure will be a hit in the park.
Maurice’s Treats stands right across from the new Royal Theatre, and it’s a perfect place to grab a snack before you catch a viewing of “Tangled” & “Beauty and the Beast.”
The adorable cart features 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage that people have already been buzzing about; the Boysen Apple Freeze.
Other than the Royal Theatre, there is no seating for snacking in Fantasy Faire. This makes sense because it is a pretty small area. Tables would take up precious royal real estate, which means less room for princess action…
Standing in a downpour I ordered one of each of Maurice’s Treats: A Strawberry Twist, a Chocolate Twist, and a Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist. I also grabbed a Boysen Apple Freeze to wash them down!
When you order your twists, you can opt to have them put in a bag in case you want to walk over to a bench near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle or around the Hub Area. I quickly photographed my twists and then took them “to go” so I could go and try them in a dry area.
All three of the “twists” were fabulous. I was quite surprised though, to find that the Chocolate Twist was my favorite. Flaky pastry twisted with chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar, the treat reminded me of a chocolate croissant. A little on the messy side, but oh so tasty.
I also enjoyed the Strawberry Twist. Normally I am not a fan of strawberry flavors, but this had a very fresh taste to it.
It was the same format as the chocolate twist, but wrapped with strawberry instead of chocolate. The strawberry tasted like fresh jam. Warm and wrapped up in the pastry, it was pretty fabulous.
Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist
I was really thinking that the Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist would be my favorite of the three, but alas it was not. I liked it, but it didn’t knock my socks off like I thought it was going to. Partly I think because I did not eat it immediately.
Because the consistency of this twist is a denser bagel and not a flaky pastry, as it cooled off I noticed that it hardened quite a bit. The flavor was good, plenty of cheddar, not too much garlic. And it was not greasy at all.
I think I will go back and try another one while it is still warm and see if it makes a difference.
Boysen Apple Freeze
In addition to the Twists, Maurice’s Treats offers a fabulous new signature drink called the Boysen Apple Freeze: frozen apple juice with a hint of boysenberry topped with passion fruit foam.
I loved the sweet/sour combo of the apple and berry. This one is going to give Red’s Apple Freeze (aka LeFou’s Brew at Walt Disney World) from the Cozy Cones in Disney California Adventure a run for their money.
The Boysen Apple Freeze comes in a 16 ounce cup (shown above) for $4.69, or you can order it in a souvenir Princess Goblet or Beast Stein for $9.99. Bottled water is also available for purchase at Maurice’s Treats.
Overall, I think Maurice’s Treats is a great addition to Disneyland. It’s a fun themed cart with some tasty new snack options. I also feel that the price point is very fair for the portion size and quality. I will definitely be back for more of Maurice’s Treats!
Which twist would you choose? And would you get a Boysen Apple Freeze to go with them? Let us know by leaving a comment!