News and Review: Summer of Heroes Eats at Disney California Adventure

The Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure is ON!!! The celebration began on May 27th when the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT attraction opened its doors — and its drops! — to guests for the very first time. And the party keeps going until September 10th. That means there’s plenty of time to try the specialty Summer of Heroes snacks and sips!

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Thank gooooodness Heather Sievers, our @DiningInDisney bestie, is on the scene to scope it all out for us (because there is a LOT to take in)! Can we get a Groot-hoo?!

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GROOT BREAD at Disney California Adventure’s Summer of Heroes

So, let’s say you’re in Disney California Adventure for the Summer of Heroes celebration (running now through September 10th), and you need some fueling up STAT.

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Well, you’ve only got about a bajillion options (and we’ll be taking a look at lots and LOTS of them soon!). You could choose a Spider Bite Doughnut at Schmoozies or pop over to Award Wieners for a variety of Funnel Cake Fries.

But there’s something you simply have to see before you decide.

It’s Groot Bread. Otherwise known as I AM BREAD.

Groot Bread

Groot Bread

And it’s completely stinking PERFECT.

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News: Guardians of the Galaxy Eats and More at Disney California Adventure

The Summer of Heroes begins on May 27th in Disney California Adventure with the grand opening of the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction.

The celebration will run through September 10th, featuring Super Hero Encounters, the Adventures Training Initiative, and even a Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Off.

With all that going on, a hero’s gotta fuel up!

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And here’s a list of where you’ll find specialty eats available throughout the Summer of Heroes (through September 10th) to do exactly that…

Award Wieners

  • Quiver of Funnel Cake Fries with mango and raspberry coulis and whipped cream
  • Angry Little Pudding Cup with chocolate pudding, chocolate sandwich cookies, whipped cream and funnel cake fries

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Review: BBQ Crunch Dog and Fried Bananas at Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure

Award Wieners is an old Hollywood style counter service joint in Disney California Adventure. It’s located in Hollywood Land, which isn’t surprising when you see the sleek art deco exterior.

Award Wieners Exterior

Award Wieners Exterior

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News and Review: Pineapple Cotton Candy at Disneyland’s California Adventure

You know how we feel about Dole Whip. It’s a love/love relationship. And Dole Whip loves us back by being so delicious.

So we were pretty excited when we discovered Pineapple-Flavored Cotton Candy at Disney California Adventure while there for the DCA Food and Wine Festival. (You’ll recognize Pineapple-Flavored Cotton Candy by the white and pale yellow stripes.)

Disneyland's Dole Whip Cotton Candy

Disneyland’s Pineapple Cotton Candy

Of course, like any cotton candy, it’s just sweet. Super sweet. But this version also has a bit of a pineapple flavor.

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Best and Worst of the Fest: What to Eat (and What to Skip) at the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

Greetings from sunny California! We’re coming to you from Disneyland where the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is in full swing!

The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Has Begun!

The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Has Begun!

And the Festival is running EVERYDAY this year. So that means you’ve got from now through April 16th to try your top picks at this year’s FOURTEEN Festival Marketplace Booths.

To help you make your list, I’ve tackled each and every food item at ALL of them. Well, with the help of our Dining in Disneyland columnist and best west coast dine-around pal, Heather Sievers, of course!

Click here to check out photos AND prices of ALL the food at the Festival! (Allergy-Friendly Menus, Too!)

Overall, we found the food to be fantastic. It was much better than last year, and much MUCH better than Festival of Holidays. They’re thinking outside of the box and experimenting a little with flavors, and I commend that. [Read more…]

News: Booth Menu Details for Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure

Are YOU preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, and Mushu at Disney California Adventure?

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©Disney

If so, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for three new Asian Marketplace Booths that will be serving special items for the celebration, which runs from Friday, January 20th, through Sunday, February 5th.

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Let’s take a look at the limited-time eats, inspired by the cultures of China, Korea, and Vietnam! [Read more…]

News: Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland Resort in 2017!

Yeah yeah yeah!!!! So jazzed that this is coming back, bigger and better!

It was GREAT news for Disneylanders when the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returned from a hiatus last Spring.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

And it’s time to mark your calendars for March 10 – April 16, 2017. And this year’s Festival will be running DAILY! [Read more…]

Review: NEW Street-Style Hot Dog Menu at Disney California Adventure’s Award Wieners

So… speaking of hot dogs!!!

We’ve long enjoyed Disney California Adventure’s Award Wieners not only for its punny name, but also for its often unique take on typical Hot Dogs and Sausages.

Award Wieners

Award Wieners sign

Recently, they changed things up even more with a new selection of Street-style Dogs, so our Disneyland Correspondent, Heather Sievers, made her way over to Hollywood Land to check things out! [Read more…]

News: Lunar New Year Celebration Expanding With Three Marketplace Booths in Disney California Adventure

The Lunar New Year Celebration in Disney California Adventure Park will expand to 17 days in 2017!

Running from Friday, January 20th through Sunday, February 5th, the Festival will offer live performances throughout the Paradise Garden area, extra activities and decorations, special merchandise, and Disney characters — Mickey and Minnie, Mulan and Mushu — all dressed up to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

It will also feature additional food offerings by way of three new Asian Marketplace Booths. These will serve items inspired by the cultures of China, Korea, and Vietnam — the countries which traditionally celebrate the Lunar New Year. [Read more…]