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Guide To The Best Treats at Disneyland

I love rides, but I also love to eat. When you visit Disneyland Resort, you need to get the full experience – trying some of the unique delicious treats in between all of the fun rides. In my opinion, some of the best Disneyland foods are the sweet treats you can find in the two parks, the resorts, and Downtown Disney.

During my first trip to Disneyland with my son, we were on a mission to try as many Disneyland treats as we could. We were very successful, so on our most recent trip, we revisited some of our favorites.

Here are some of the best treats at Disneyland California, as well as some tips and guidelines for trying all of these great treats (as well as some other special ones).

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Dole Whip float on a table

Guide To The Best Treats at Disneyland

Dole Whip

You can’t have a best Disneyland treat list without including most people’s all-time favorite, the Dole Whip. This dairy-free frozen treat (similar to soft serve ice cream), was created by the Dole company but is very popular at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

At Disneyland Park, you can get these popular treats at the Tropical Hideaway or the Tiki Juice Bar. Both are located in Adventureland, right by the Enchanted Tiki Room.

Dole Whip options include the classic Dole Whip pineapple flavor, a Dole Whip float, or other flavors including Strawberry and Mango. When I was there this winter, they offered a special Chili-Mango Whip which was my all-time favorite Dole Whip.

Not going into the parks? You can also pick up a Dole Whip at Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel.

Large chocolate chip cookie

Do you love chocolate chip cookies? One of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had is the Cookie Num Num. It’s available at Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums on Pixar Pier at Disneyland’s California Adventure. You’ll find this tiny snack stand right by the entrance of the Incredicoaster.

The Jack Jack Cookie Num Num is a large cookie, and you’ll need plenty of napkins. We tend to share this treat because it is pretty large and very rich, but it’s also delicious.

Mickey shaped beignet


Beignets aren’t specifically a Disneyland California treat, but you can get some delicious ones right at Disneyland. There are several locations to find them.

Within Disneyland Park, you’ll find Mickey-shaped beignets at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square (pick up a refreshing, non-alcoholic Mint Julep while you are there). They offer traditional beignets in addition to seasonal flavors. You can also get a seasonal filled beignet at Tiana’s Palace in New Orleans Square.

Outside the parks, you can get beignets at Beignets Expressed, adjacent to Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill and Patio at Downtown Disney. There are signature beignets in addition to glazed beignets. Different dipping sauces are also available.

My favorite of these options are the Mickey beignets. Although they are all delicious, these are my favorites.

Churro with paper wrap on th ebotton

Disneyland Churros

While you can get churros at Walt Disney World in Florida, the churro selection at Disneyland California is next level! You’ll find them at churro carts throughout the two theme parks and Downtown Disney. There are different varieties, as well as different dipping sauces that you can purchase in addition to your churro.

Popcorn cart in front of ferris wheel


While not specific to the Disney parks, popcorn is certainly a popular Disneyland treat and one of the most iconic snacks. You can find this ubiquitous snack in popcorn carts almost everywhere you turn.

Disney often releases special edition popcorn buckets that can be refilled for a lower fee after your first purchase. These can be very popular and often result in long queues waiting for the opportunity to purchase one.

Churro Toffee

I was introduced to churro toffee on my recent Disneyland trip. This treat includes toffee in the center, with a churro coating surrounding it. It’s pretty rich, despite being small, so it’s good to share or save some for later.

I got my churro toffee at Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney, but it’s available at a few other places on the property.

Two large shakes - one with a slice of cake and one with a brownie on top

CrazyShake® Milkshakes

These aren’t a Disney treat, but they are available at Downtown Disney. Offered at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer, CrazyShake Milkshakes are huge milkshakes that you can eat with a spoon. I’d recommend sharing one because they are gigantic.

large cookie with Reese's Pieces on top

These delicious, gigantic peanut butter cookies are sold at the quick-service restaurant at the Grand Californian, GCH Grill. Even if you aren’t staying at this resort, you can visit the restaurant and get your cookie. While you are there, we recommend trying one of the delicious Poke Bowls.


Surprisingly, one of the popular Disneyland treats is a pickle. These are served in little bags that you can use to eat your pickle on the go. Various varieties are offered, including sour, Tapetio, kosher and dill pickles.

Chili Mango Dole Whip

Tips For Getting These Disneyland Treats

We recommend the following when trying these various Disneyland treats.

  • Use mobile ordering where possible. Look on the Disneyland app to see where you can mobile order, because it’s a great way to save time in line.
  • Sharing some of the larger treats is a great way to try many different things.
  • Some treats, like churro toffee and the Peanut Butter Blondie cookie, can be brought back to your room and enjoyed later in the day
  • Use the mobile app to find the location of any treats you absolutely want to try.
Mickey peanut butter macaron

Special Events

Disneyland offers different special events throughout the year, like Lunar New Year, the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, and Sweetheart’s Night. During these events, special, limited-edition treats are offered.

These are often very popular, and lines can be long through the events. For some of the Disney California Adventure events, you can order everything you want at one booth, and then show your receipt at the food counter. That will save you time in standing in all of the lines.

When these events are going on, I tend to eat at the kiosks for lunch. It’s often some of the best food at Disneyland.

For other events, mobile ordering may be available. Do that as early as possible, because the wait time for mobile ordering of the best snacks gets longer as the night goes on.

What is your favorite treat at Disneyland?

Chili-mango Dole Whip, large cookie with Reese's Pieces, Mickey-shaped beignet.

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