The holiday season offers more than the usual enticements at Disneyland Resort: There are the seasonally tweaked rides (It’s a Small World gets even more psychedelic), the fireworks that end with Southern-California-friendly snow, and the dizzying array of snacks.
We have already expressed our deep love of Disneyland Resort snacks—from the Mickey Beignets to the Matterhorn macaroons and the timeless Dole Whip (see our list of don’t-miss Disneyland snacks).
The holiday season, though, takes that buffet of goodies to a whole new level. Go to Disney California Adventure Park and peruse the Festive Foods Marketplace—12 kiosks with names like Joy to the Sauce, Grandma’s Recipes, and Winter Sliderland. In Disneyland Park, nosh your way through the holiday goodies scattered around the park—and be sure to stop for the peppermint mochas, gingerbread men, and snowman shortbread cookies at the Jolly Holiday Café.
For Disney foodies, one of the biggest hot zones are the spots offering the hand-spun, limited-quantity candy canes: go to Candy Palace in Disneyland and Trolley Treats in California Adventure (and come in the morning for the best chances). Serious snackers can plan ahead by calling the Disneyland Candy Hotline at 714/781-0112 and find out which specific candy the Candy Kitchen will be focusing on each day. (We’ve called: The hotline lays out the next week’s lineup, like fudge mallows, candy canes, and English toffee.)
Keep in mind: Holiday activities at Disneyland Resort last from Nov. 10 through Jan. 7.