The Disneyland Resort just shared lots of new treats special for Dapper Days and the end of spooky season, and we’ve got the scoop on everything you need to try next time you’re in the park.
New for 2019, Disneyland is offering Dapper treats go along with this fall’s edition of Dapper Day. From November 1-3 guests can order dinner in style with a bowtie pasta plate tossed with caramelized beef, sweet onions, herbs, and a mushroom cream sauce from French Market. River Bell Terrace is keeping the Dapper festivities going with a classic Hot Brown Sandwich, with turkey, cheese sauce, fried pork belly, and green tomato served open-faced on parmesan garlic toast.
Get your Dapper Day snack fix in Disney’s California Adventure this weekend with themed cocktails from Lamplight Lounge mixed with Italian aperitif, hibiscus and elderflower liquors, topped with lime juice, agave, cucumber, mint, and for a true vintage experience, an egg white. For eats, Lamplight Lounge is serving mango-chipotle-rum-glazed chicken wings that are served with crushed tortilla chips and topped with cilantro.
For another vintage-inspired cocktail, head to the Alfresco Tasting Terrace to try a Rosemary Gimlet made with gin, lemon juice, and rosemary. And while you’re there order the Roasted Garden Flatbread that comes with roasted shallots and tomatoes, Gruyere cheese, lemon-thyme ricotta sauce, arugula, and Abbey ale reduction.
California Adventure is home to some of our favorite souvenir popcorn buckets (Oogie Boogie, anyone?!). This bucket is a treat for the Halloween season, so if you’re hoping to get your hands on one of these you’ll need to get to the parks soon. You can find it in popcorn carts throughout the park, and if stock starts to run low and you aren’t finding it don’t fret just yet. It’s sometimes difficult to track down souvenir buckets at the end of their run, but just because one cart doesn’t have anymore does not mean they are entirely sold out, so keep checking as you explore the park.
Over at Carthay Circle Restaurant, fall has brought on the Poison Apple-tini. This festive concoction is complete with a quartz poison apple glow cube, and if you happen to be a glow cube collector you can even purchase a three-pack with all the available colors included (red, green, and purple).
Taking a walk on the sweeter side, head over to Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land to pick up your Maleficent 2 light-up cotton candy wand. Cotton candy is always a go-to and Instagram-worthy treat and this spin featuring a sort of souvenir from the movie is a fun take on a classic. Only visiting Disneyland? Visit Town Square instead to pick yours up.
We love The Nightmare Before Christmas because its seasonality has some serious longevity running from the beginning of the Halloween season to the end of the Christmas season. While in Disneyland, visit the Royal Street Veranda or Harbour Gallery to grab a Jack Skellington sipper.
We’ve been seeing more and more Dia de los Muertos merchandise and experiences around Disney Parks lately, and we are especially loving the new Coco-themed mugs from Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland. Order one of these up (filled with delicious Mexican hot cocoa) and you’ll have a warm sweet treat and a souvenir to take home.
It’s no secret that Haunted Mansion items are hugely popular among Disney fans, so if you love this classic attraction you simply must pick up the Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. The mug comes filled with a perfectly-themed drink, the Grim Grinning Grog, which is a mix pineapple-mango dark rum, Bermuda black rum, blood orange, lime juice, tropical fruit juices, and a hint of aromatic bitters. A non-alcoholic version is also available.
Lots of new plant-based offerings have been added to menus lately at Disney parks, and even more vegan goodness is coming to California for the weekend! From November 1-3, Harbour Galley in Disneyland will feature a new vegan pozole soup with slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles topped with limes, onions, and radishes. For a more fall-inspired comfort option this weekend, try the vegan spicy lentil chili that comes complete with a bread bowl.
After all these savory snacks we’re thinking about reaching for something sweet and Disneyland has just the thing. Available at candy shops all around the Disney Parks, the Harvest Brittle is a November 2019 exclusive offering. It’s made with cinnamon, almonds, pecans, cashews, and cranberries, and we just can’t wait to give it a try!
You can always find more information on Disneyland’s seasonal specials on their official website or app, or from an authorized Disney vacation specialist like Academy Travel. If you’re booking a last minute trip for Dapper Day weekend or a quick foodie getaway, Academy Travel can secure your accommodations and ensure you get the right tickets and know where to snack during your trip. Click here for a free, no obligation quote, and start picking out your Dapper Day look for the occasion.
Which snacks would you be most excited to try? Have another favorite seasonal Disneyland treat? Share your picks in the comments!