dlr activities 03; gingerbread; bakers; holiday parade; Pluto
  • On Dec 7, 2023
    Kelly from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I’m doing a kid-free Disney day to go on the big rides without my 3 and 5 yr old. What amazing Christmas time food should I get that I won’t have to share?

    Hey there, Hi there, and Ho ho ho, Kelly!

    Thanks for visiting me again here at planDisney! I love this question because the seasonal Foodie Guides that the Disney Parks Blog publishes every season have become more important to me than the actual theme park maps!

    Now, as a toddler mom, I fully understand the simple joy of savoring your own dessert alone. So, although nearly everything on this year's Foodie Guide to Holidays is scrumptious, let me make a more concise list of not-to-miss items that can be enjoyed by one person on one glorious day:

    • Snowman Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: As an expecting mama, I daydreamed about this decadent treat for weeks and weeks before I had the opportunity to pick one up for myself. Kelly, I tell you, it did not disappoint.
    • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread Cookies, also at the Jolly Holiday Bakery: A Disney classic! They fly off the shelves by late morning, but here's a pro tip: you can snag them at the Grand Californian Great Hall Cart in the lobby at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and the line is usually much shorter. And they're individually wrapped, perfect for bringing a piece of the magic home to your little Mousketeers!
    • Mickey Ornament Macaron, once again, at the Jolly Holiday Bakery: Sadly, I missed out on this during my last visit in 2023, but it's universally adored by everyone who's had the pleasure!
    • Mocha Peppermint Taverne Cold Brew at Red Rose Taverne: A delightful way to wash down that cheesecake!
    • Loaded Fried Tamale at Cozy Cone Motel: If you're planning to do the adult thrill rides, you're sure to find yourself at Disney California Adventure Park. Don't miss this loaded delight—it lives up to its name. And if you fancy something milder, explore the…
    • Disney Festival of Holidays: Holiday traditions from around the world are celebrated bite by bite in this limited-time festival.

    Well Kelly, I'm not worried that you'll find something to tickle your fancy tomorrow at the resort. The holiday season is my favorite time of year, partially because it's prime time for treats! Be sure to find me again if you'd like any more handy tips!

    You've got a friend in me!

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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