ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland is full of snacks. And if you’re going to spend all day at the theme park, there’s no question you’re going to want something to eat while you’re waiting for rides.
Deciding on what to eat can be a multifactor problem. What’s the best price? What’s the best taste? What should you eat in the 100-degree weather? What about when it’s 70 degrees.
During a recent trip to the park, I tried all the basic snack items available at Disneyland. Here’s a breakdown and rankings of the snacks, using no other scientific data but my own.
Churro toffee bar
You’ll find this at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff shop over at Pixar Pier. It’s a hidden gem for those who enjoy churros and toffee bars. Mix them together and you get a crunch, hard churro bar that you’ll want to down in three bites. Trust me — take your time and eat them slowly.
Burnin’ hot mac and cheese dog
This hot dog will change your life. A full hot dog with macaroni and cheese on top, and it’s dusted with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. And you get a bag of Cheetos to eat with it. Such a fiery good deal. Disney definitely feeling a heat check with the meal.
The churro is the staple. At $4.75, it’s a little pricy for a single churro. But a warm, fresh churro blanketed with sugar and cinnamon is too delicious to miss.
“Jumbo” turkey leg
You won’t have a chance to finish the turkey leg. And if you do, major props go your way. I couldn’t finish the $11.99 drumstick. But it’s worth it just to take the single photo. The turkey meat has a delicious taste to it, too. It’s definitely worth sharing with your family, though.
Corn on the cob (Chili lime seasoning)
Corn on the cob isn’t exactly an exciting snack. It’s sort of ... average. But add some chili lime seasoning and you’ll have a corn on the cob that tastes like pizza. The seasoning certainly adds a new twist to the snack, and it’s definitely worth it when you need something light.
Picture this. It’s about 70 degrees. You’re hot from the sun. You need something refreshing so you order a mint julep. You sit by the water outside of New Orleans Square. Nothing compares to how that feels. Definitely worth purchasing the delicious lemonade and mint combination.
OK. A drink full of cherry flavoring with the Mellow Yellow drink. Add in some habanero-lime flavoring with some delicious mango boba pearls, too. It’s a perfect sweet-spicy drink.