When I think of the holiday season, one of the first things I think of is food. And for me, the holidays mean great food ... at Disneyland. I grew up going to Disneyland for Thanksgiving every year, and I recently had the opportunity to visit the park.
If you're planning on visiting the magical land of Disney this holiday season, be sure to check out some of these these food items you can only get this time of year:1. Festival of Holidays
This year is Disney California Adventure's second annual Festival of Holidays, and it's seriously awesome. Plan on letting your kids do fun holiday crafts while you go on a food tour.
When it comes to the food for this festival, my very favorites were the Beef Corn Tamales and the Reuben Potato Smash, but you honestly can't go wrong. The chef is awesome, and he makes sure his recipes are absolutely perfect for guests.2. Peppermint churros
After the major success of the pumpkin spice churros, Disney took another spin on the classic park treat and made a chocolate peppermint flavor. The churros are darling, festive and delicious. If you love yummy churros and peppermint, this treat is definitely the thing for you.3. Delicious hot cocoa
It gets pretty chilly at night, even in sunny southern California. I had my fair share of hot cocoa while I was exploring the parks. Sprinkled with holiday magic, this hot cocoa will warm your body and your soul.4. The most darling gingerbread cookies
These gingerbread cookies are hard to come by, but they're seriously amazing. My mom even said they were some of the "best gingerbread cookies" she had ever had. It was a little awkward eating them while the gingerbread men danced down the street in the parade, but the darling cookies are a must-have during your Disney holiday vacation.5. The too-cute-to-eat cookies
You can get these in the Festival of Holidays food carts, and they're definitely worth buying. They're so yummy and so adorable.
6. The Main Street candy cane
These weren't available yet when I was in the park, but I'm on a quest to get my hands on one. These rare candy canes are only given to the most devout Disney-goers, and you have to have a special wristband to purchase one.7. Holly jolly holiday funnel cake
OK, how cute is this funnel cake? Disney doesn't do anything half-heartedly, and their food proves just how serious they are about the holidays. This darling spin on a theme-park classic will have your mouths watering and your hearts swooning.8. Peppermint beignets
Another holiday spin on a Disney classic, these peppermint beignets. There's nothing better than a fried, Mickey-shaped, peppermint and powdered sugar covered dessert to get you in the holiday spirit.9. Candy cane covered marshmallow
You're probably wondering what's so special about a marshmallow on a stick, but these babies are what dreams are made of. They're mysteriously delicious, and they're the perfect size for a little afternoon snack.10. Mickey and Minnie caramel apples
You can't go wrong with a classic Mickey and Minnie caramel apple! And the marshmallow ears are both darling and delicious.11. Ghirardelli peppermint squares
If you're looking for a little sweetness but don't want to spend any money, look no further than the Ghirardelli shop in California Adventure. When you visit the chocolate shop, you'll be greeted by heavenly smells and a smiling cast member ready to hand you a complimentary piece of peppermint chocolate.
12. Pluto popcorn
Souvenir buckets from Disneyland are double the fun; you get a yummy treat and you get to keep the adorable container! These pluto souvenir buckets can be used over and over again.13. The bread bowls
These are technically at Disneyland year-round, but there's something special about eating warm soup out of a bread bowl when it's just a tad bit chilly.
If you're planning on visiting the Disney parks this holiday season, don't forget to check out all of these amazing foods.