The Disneyland Resort just got sweeter for the holidays with the addition of their scrumptious Christmas and holiday treats. Guests will begin arriving before the magical gates open with hopes of getting one of the limited handmade candy canes from Main Street U.S.A., and once inside the beautifully decorated parks, there are holiday treats around every corner to make your visit to the Disneyland Resort even sweeter this season. With a little sugar, spice, and everything nice, here are the six best holiday treats for your family to enjoy during your holiday visit to Disneyland Resort, and a bonus section covering the great food selections offered at “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!”
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Holiday Candy Apples
Your eyes will light-up with delight when first getting a glimpse of the wide variety of candy apples available throughout both parks and downtown Disney, including Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure Park. Guests can sink their taste buds into a delicious Mickey or Minnie, Jack Skellington, or, new for 2014, Olaf the snowman holiday decorated candy apple. Olaf’s adorable candied nose, toothy grin, and whimsical eyes make this treat perfect for Frozen fans.
Head to the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café at Disneyland Park to get your hands on the park’s specialty Holiday cupcake. This chocolate cake is piped with perfectly themed holiday colored icing, and is topped with an adorable (and edible) Mickey Mouse candy. Nearly too cute to eat, you’ll want to snap a picture of this cake before taking a bite of the sweet goodness.
Mickey Marshmallow Wand
With a little pixie dust, the traditional marshmallow is transformed into a magical Mickey Marshmallow wand. Dipped in warm milk chocolate and then decorated to represent everyone’s favorite Mouse, this holiday treat will leave a lasting memory on everyone who enjoys it during this holiday season.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Your children’s faces will light-up like a Christmas tree, when offered one of the delicious salty and sweet chocolate covered Christmas tree pretzels at Disneyland Resort. With every bite of these delicious treats, your children will be dancing with delight throughout Disneyland Park.
Holiday Sourdough Bread
For a sweet, yet substantial, holiday treat, head to the Boudin Bread Cart at Disney California Adventure Park’s Pacific Wharf. Kids will love the festive shapes including candy canes, snowmen, Christmas trees, stockings, and more, and everyone will enjoy the yeasty perfection of this sourdough, made with the same recipe and tradition as the Boudin Bakery in San Francisco. Bonus: this bread makes a wonderful hostess gift!
Handmade Candy Canes
One of the park’s most popular (and longstanding) holiday treats, handmade candy canes are carefully crafted with care at the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. The process, which takes over 2 hours from start to finish, creates beautiful, large canes that are available on select dates at both the Candy Palace and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. Look for the candy makers at Candy Palace window on Main Street; catching them in the act of making these quintessential treats by hand is a pleasure in and of itself. (You can watch a video of the process on the Disney Parks Blog!)
Bonus Coverage: Treats at “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!”
Guests are also invited to enjoy cultural holiday treats at the “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!”celebration happening at Paradise Garden at Disney California Adventure Park. In addition to the authentic lunch and dinner offerings including Torta al Pastor, Sopes De Barbacoa, Street-style Tacos, Ceviche, and a fabulous House-made Pozole, the festivities include some fabulous genuine Mexican treats and goodies as well. Don’t miss Buñuelos with Cajeta, two golden-fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar, served with a side of cajeta, Sweet Tamales , a pair of traditionally-made sweet tamales with pineapple and golden raisins, or Champurrado , a traditional Christmas-time Mexican hot chocolate made with chocolate, milk and cornmeal.