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My niece and I plotted for months for my husband’s birthday surprise. I made up a crazy story that my aunt was visiting Los Angeles from Mexico, and we just had to meet up with her. The Hubs bought it. Hook, line, and sinker!
We got in the car very early in the morning and started driving north. When we got to the merger for the 405 freeway and I continued onto the 5 freeway, he started asking questions. My niece jumped in to save the day and said she was treating us to brunch in Anaheim. When I exited the freeway, I asked for his help with directions. I handed him the phone, and he said, “No way!” On the phone, there was an arrow, asking us to turn left onto Disneyland Drive. He was totally shocked.
It was the Hubs first visit to Disneyland, and I had everything planned. The only thing that I did not plan was the snacking. It had been years since my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. So, I didn’t know what tasty snacks were available for purchase. My advice: Download the App. It gives you a map of the park, wait times on rides, allows you to make dining reservations, gives dining options for some must-try snacks, and more.
The first place we stopped at was in the Grizzly Peak area of California Adventures. We found a stand with kettle popcorn with Olaf on the cover. Salty, sweet, and fun!
Next, we went on a few rides (Radiator Springs is the best ride ever!), watched some performers and periodically checked our map to see what else we could get into.
The Corn Dog Castle is “royalty on a stick”. It is located in the Paradise Pier area of California Adventures.
If you walk from Cars Land towards Grizzly Peak, you’ll find a snack area called “Fillmore’s Taste-In,” offering fresh fruits and bottled beverages. Who says you can’t be healthy around Mickey and the gang?
I found these Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps at this stand. My son loved these apple crisps. So yummy!
Next off, Disneyland. We went on the rides and got Fast Passes where we could get them (Changed my mind. Hyperspace Mountain is the best ride! … after It’s A Small World).
There are a lot of food carts by the Rivers of America in Frontierland. More than I remember from years ago. Frozen lemonade was one of my favorites must-try snacks as a kid.
Freshly made popcorn. Warm and salty. Can’t argue with that!
Of all the must-try snacks at Disneyland, my favorite is the churro. They are everywhere. All over the park, but this one comes from New Orleans Square. Fried dough topped with sugar and cinnamon. It’s incredibly yummy!
If you’re on Main Street, stop by the Jolly Holiday Bakery. They have decadent and delicious baked goods like these brownie bites, but you can also get sandwiches and salads too.
We talked about Disneyland for days. It was one of the best family experiences we have ever had. I can’t wait to go back and do it all over again. … Seriously, though, Indiana Jones is the best ride EVAH! 😀
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. However, I was provided tickets to Disneyland and California Adventures. As always, all opinions are my own.