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?

©Disney

©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…]

News: Special Menus for New Year’s Eve in Disneyland

Are you welcoming 2017 at the Disneyland Resort?

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle

Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

Then you may want to know about a few dining locations offering special menus for the New Year’s Eve celebration! [Read more…]

News: Tower of Terror 13th Hour Dessert Party in Disney California Adventure for ONE NIGHT ONLY

If you’re spending New Year’s DAY in Disney California Adventure, there also will be a very interesting way to spend New Year’s NIGHT. An extra-ticket Dessert Buffet event will be held and you just may want to drop in…

Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 13th Hour will take place for one night only on Sunday, January 1st. Starting at 10:00 pm, guests will enjoy a dessert buffet and live music while having access to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in its original form before the attraction is transformed into “Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout.” The party will last until 1:00 am on January 2nd (which is the attraction’s final day of operation). [Read more…]

Review: Festival of Holidays Food Booths in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort

I just got back from the very first Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort!

Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney Festival of Holidays

This new Festival is running now through January 8, 2017, and features music, dance and entertainment, and decorations all in honor of the season as it is celebrated around the globe.

You can see photos of every food item, plus prices and menus, at our

Festival of Holidays Page!

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News: MENUS UP for Disneyland’s Festival of Holidays!

The very first Festival of Holidays debuts in Disney California Adventure on November 10th! AAAAAH! Heather and I are SO EXCITED!

Part of the celebration — which will also include live music and dance performances, beautiful decorations, and a special holiday version of the World of Color nighttime spectacular — is the addition of FOURTEEN festive marketplaces (wha?!?!?) featuring global holiday cuisine!

©Disney

©Disney

With all the additional eats, it will likely be well worth it — much like the Epcot Food and Wine Festival — to study up on the various booth menus before your visit. So it’s a good thing they’ve just been released!

Ho Ho Ho… Here we GO! [Read more…]