Review: Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Garden Grill at Disney California Adventure

Zocalo Park in Disneyland’s Frontierland has honored Dia de Los Muertos for some time now, featuring specialty displays and even snacks in honor of the annual Mexican celebration.

Dia de los Muertos Krispy Rice Treats

Dia de los Muertos Krispy Rice Treats

But things have gotten a lot bigger and better. Because this year’s Disneyland celebration extends to Disney California Adventure! Running now through November 2nd, the all-new Plaza de la Familia seasonal celebration offers live music and entertainment, interactive activities, and special decorations to enjoy. [Read more…]

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket, NEW Hitchhiking Ghost Tiki Mugs, and MORE Lines To Get In This Halloween Season at Disney Parks

You’ve seen him. You’ve already fallen in love with him. You MAY have already tried but failed to find him (because he’s selling’ out, y’all)…

Oogie Popcorn Bucket

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket

It’s the Glow-in-the-Dark Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket, and he’s taking Disneyland at Halloween Time by storm! AND you may be able to find him floating around Disney World, too, where he’s exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party. [Read more…]

Disneyland Halloween Eats and Treats!

It’s (almost) Halloween Time again at Disneyland Resort!

Disneyland Halloween Time

Disneyland Halloween Time

And you know what that means… ghoulish goodies and creepy confections will be haunting the parks! From September 15th all the way through the big day — October 31st! — keep an eye out for all the extra spooky selections!

You’ll be able to scare up treats just about anywhere you go! Candy Kitchens such as the Candy Palace in Disneyland and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure will bring back the Jack Skellington Apple!

Jack Skellington Apple

Jack Skellington Apple

Jack couldn’t resist bringing along a couple of his pals… the classic Minnie Witch Apple and the Poison Skull Apple. [Read more…]

News: Festival of Holidays Returns to Disney California Adventure on November 10

Hooray! Dates have been announced for the return of Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure! From November 10, 2017 through January 2, 2018 — as part of the Holidays at Disneyland Resort — the Festival of Holidays celebrates the season with special entertainment, music, and FOOD!

Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney Festival of Holidays

Last year, that food came by way of Fourteen Festival Marketplace Booths, featuring everything from global bites to comfort foods to traditional holiday goodies. And today Disney announced that the Festive Foods Marketplace will return for its second year. [Read more…]

Review: Paradise Pier Ice Cream Co. at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland Resort

I know, I know: you’re still catching your breath after our whirlwind 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival coverage… ‘cuz so am I. But did you know that just days before the Festival kicked off, I spent some quality time on the west coast, too?  (Well, you did if you follow me on Instagram!)

Yep! I went to Disneyland! And of course my trip included a stop at Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure.

Welcome!

Welcome!

This super fun, boardwalk-themed area is full of lights, music, laughter, and mega-good eats. We’re talking Boardwalk Pizza & PastaBayside Brews, and the famous Corn Dog Castle, for starters! Ariel’s Grotto offers Character Dining, and you’ll also find Paradise Garden Grill, where you can nosh on Mediterranean-inspired skewers, PLUS my very favorite spot: Cove Bar (where you can check out the Secret Menu!).

But on this visit I had my sights set on something a little sweeter. Enter Paradise Pier Ice Cream Co.! [Read more…]

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!

©Disney

©Disney

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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