has taken over the Backlot area of Disney California Adventure, and with it come some pretty tasty snacks. Let’s head inside of Olaf’s Snow Fest and see what Arendelle has to offer.
The lighting inside of Olaf’s Snow Fest is very pink, so it made for a tough photo spot. Adorable nonetheless though! A snack area in the corner is set up so that visitors to Arendelle can recharge after playing in the snow. Although there is only one spot to order, the area is organized to look like separate food booths with different offerings.
The menu is set up in the center of the snack area.
On my recent visit, I tried just about everything they had to offer!
cooler in the snack area of Olaf’s Snow Fest consists of a few prepackaged eats and bottled soda & water. Here you can grab a Crunchy Snowman Veggie Cup. The “Snowman” is filled with fresh veggies like jicama, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. It’s packaged to look like a snowman and comes with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
Not in the mood for jicama? Grab a Duke of Cheeselton Cheese Platter. I swear, that’s what it’s really called. This snack will set you back $7.99. It’s filled with cheese, crackers and some grapes.
In this same area you can find Olaf’s Just Chillin’ cupcakes.
The cupcakes are vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and an edible chocolate Olaf face. I thought the head/body proportion was a little bizarre on these. I do love the striped cupcake wrappers though. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them used at the resort before.
Next to the refrigerated case you’ll find the sign for Arendelle Warmer Uppers.
I will tell you right now that Gunvar’s White Hot Chocolate is a MUST try when you hit Olaf’s Snow Fest. The menu board calls it Warm Hugs Hot White Cocoa, but I prefer using the Gunvar moniker. The white hot chocolate comes with House Made Minty Marshmallows that will instantly beautify your tasty warm beverage. On the day I visited, the minty marshmallows were blue, but I’m told that they have been spotted in pink as well.
Here are the lovely marshmallows on display. With each order of White Hot Chocolate you are given two marshmallows to put into your drink.
I took a bite of one before dropping it in! Squishy, minty & delicious.
Your white hot chocolate will instantly start to turn a beautiful shade of blue!
Looking for something cold to sip on? The Summertime Blues Frozen Cooler will satisfy your icy craving.
Served in a double sided souvenir cup featuring Olaf on one side and Anna & Elsa on the other, this generously portioned blue raspberry slushie is a really sweet treat! And I mean that literally, very very sweet! Yummy, but sweet. Did I mention it was sweet?
Also, please note that the base on the photo below is not how thick the actual base of the cup is. It’s displayed here on a rotating stand.
There are a few “Warm and Delicious” (per above menu) snacks to choose at Olaf’s Snow Fest: Rock Troll Festival Meat Balls and Kristoff’s Corn Dog Bites. They also serve the amazing Snowberry Twist that we previously reviewed from Maurice’s Treats.
I did try both the Kristoff’s Corndog Bites and Rock Troll Festival Meatballs. Of the two I preferred Kristoff’s Corndog Bites. For $5.49 you get 5 corndog bites
Kristoff’s Corndog Bites are by no means comparable to the hand dipped corndogs served at Corn Dog Castle, but they are pretty great! Perfect for sharing, the not so mini corn dog bites have a crisp outside and a juicy center. Ketchup and mustard packets are available for your dipping pleasure.
If you’ve ever had the meatballs at Ikea, then you’ll know exactly what the Rock Troll Festival Meatballs taste like.
I’m seriously wondering if they are purchased straight from Ikea; very much a cafeteria type dish. The description reads “Creamy sauce melted over Scandinavian meatballs served with a lingonberry drizzle.” I thought they were just ok, a little too bland. I’d choose the corndogs over them any day.
In addition to the savory treats, there are lots of sweet treats to choose from. Olaf’s Snow Fest offers the super refreshing Olaf Frozen Lemonade Strawberry Bar. I was able to try this at the Frozen Dessert Party during my December visit to Walt Disney World. I’ve also seen them around the Disneyland Resort at the frozen treat carts. They are tart, but delicious!
I did not try the Caramel Corn or Fluffy Snowy Cotton Candy, but I did think the packaging was cute!
The Fluffy Snowy Cotton Candy is white in color and I was told it is “regular” cotton candy flavor.
You can never go wrong with a Crisp Rice Treat. They come in two fun designs, both featuring Olaf.
We chose the one with a close up of Olaf. I LOVE Disney’s Crispy Rice Treats, but I’m not a fan of the edible images. I usually peel them off.
Ok… Let’s talk about the “Royal Sisters” Shortbread Cookie. It was the only item I tried that I actually did not like at all.
Although it is gorgeous, this cookie was really dry and had very little flavor. The cookie consisted of two pieces of shortbread sandwiched together with an edible image in the center. The snowflake cut out made the image visible and the two pieces were “glued” together with an unrecognizable fruit flavor spread.
I dissected the cookie to try and get a better look at what was in the middle. I was really hoping for this cookie to be delicious, but it was very sub par. More fruit filling would have improved it a little bit!
Looking for a little hands on activity? Grab one of the tables at Olaf’s Snow Fest and check out the “Do you want to build a snowman?” Cookie Kit. For $5.59 you get everything you need to build and eat your own snowman cookie. Cookie decorating supplies include frosting, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, candy corn and pretzel sticks.
Over in the merchandise area of Olaf’s Snow Fest, you can grab Olaf Caramel Apples and Olaf Marshmallow Wands. I did not have them on this trip, but I have had them in the past and both are great!
Overall, I highly recommend a visit to Olaf’s Snow Fest. If you’re a Frozen fan or have one in tow, the area is not to be missed. It’s themed perfectly, you can meet Olaf himself, snack on some tasty eats and there’s snow to play in, REAL snow!
I don’t know an exact date, but I believe that Frozen Fun including Olaf’s Snow Fest will be at Disney California Adventure through mid May. I do know that the Mad T Party is returning as part of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary on May 22nd, so I am guessing the area will close down a bit before that to prepare for the new Mad T Party reveal.
There’s still plenty of time to visit Olaf’s Snow Fest, and in this current So Cal heat, it’s a great place to cool off!
Have you been to Olaf’s Snow Fest? Did you try any of the food offerings? What did you think?