School is almost out for the summer which means the lines are about to get legit long at Disneyland. Nothing says summer like sweating it out under the blistering sun while moving at a glacial pace.
It’s no longer just the rides garnering waits that exceed two hours; the food is almost as big of a draw at Disney theme parks. Here are five food crazes that nearly trumped Mickey and all the rides combined. The proof is in the Dole Whip.
This is the newest fad at Disney California Adventure. It’s a slab of sourdough bread in the shape of Groot, Marvel’s treelike character of the same name. The lines to get it are nearly as long as the lines for the new Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! ride, where people have stood in line for up to 5 hours. The $8.50 face has black olive eyes and jalapeño-cheddar hair.
Grub Street reports the bread is baked on-site at Boudin Bakery (inside the San Francisco–themed Pacific Wharf land, of course). You can find it at Fairfax Market in Hollywoodland and Cosmic Canteen.
Red Rose Tumbler And Grey Stuff
Earlier this year, to promote the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, Disneyland transformed Village Haus Restaurant into the Red Rose Taverne, where they sold an enchanted rose tumbler: a plastic Frappuccino looking cup with a rose in the middle and a dome lid that lights up. People waited up to two hours for the $15 cup that is now going for way more than that on eBay.
They also sold something way more edible — the Grey Stuff, in reference to one of Lumière’s most famous lines from “Be Our Guest.” It’s a red velvet cake encased by white chocolate mousse and a raspberry center perched on a ribbed cookie. Wasn’t it Belle who said, “Take the cake. Leave the tumbler”?
It’s found at the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland’s Adventureland, at Aloha Isle in Disney World’s Adventureland, and at Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. A Dole Whip Float has the addition of pineapple juice.
Dole Whip Cotton Candy
Basically, the world lost its s*** when this limited-edition treat debuted in March. It’s available at Disney’s California Adventure Park.
Caveman Turkey Legs
These giant smoked meat legs tip the scales at 1.5 pounds each. They can be found at several carts within the theme park: Edelweiss Snacks by the Matterhorn, Ship to Shore by the Mark Twain Riverboat, and near the entrance to Frontierland. And no, despite their Flintstonian stature, they are not made from emus.