Holidays at Disney are the best! My son, best friend and I snuck away for two fun filled days. We park hopped between Disneyland and California Adventures. The trip was all about food, rides and Galaxy’s Edge.
Festival of Holidays
While I’ve been to California Adventures during Festival of Holidays I’ve never actually sampled the yummy offerings. This year my friend and I each purchased a Sip and Savor Pass- this allowed us the opportunity to taste 16 dishes/non alcoholic drinks. The pass was $56 with tax. A little tip: You can purchase food from any of the carts at one time just be sure to keep your receipt. This way you can avoid the pay lines and just wait by the food windows for your items. Another tip: do NOT tear off any of your tabs until you pay for your dishes, they will NOT accept pre-torn tabs.
The full menu of items is here.
Sixteen small dishes between three people was a lot of food, even spread out through the day. The faves of the day were the Glazed Ham Shanks and Pork al Pastor Naan Taco.
Pork al Pastor Naan Taco – With Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema | Churros Yule Log | Caramelized Apple Cake – With Crème Anglaise and Salted Caramel Sauce | Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron (Gluten-Friendly) | Navidad Punch (Non-Alcoholic) and Shepherd’s Upside-down Pie (Plant-Based) | Gingerbread Mickey Cookie | Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast | Glazed Ham Shanks – With Honey Crumble | Not pictured Pecan Pie Churro
Myy son loved Pixar Pier! He finally got to ride Incredicoaster which he wasn’t a fan of, he preferred the ride as California Screamin’. Ate my first Num Num cookie and it was as good as everyone says it is! We also got to ride Emotional Whirlwind, previously Flik’s Flyers. This ride always makes me dizzy but it was fun to see the new theming. I FINALLY also tried the Churro Toffee, can we say delicious?!? I purchased a couple of more pieces to bring home, I don’t think they’ll last too long.
What I love about Disney is that each trip always brings something new- whether it’s a new food, experience or ride. It makes each trip unique and special! Tip: Mobile Ordering is your BEST FRIEND! This trip we mobile ordered at several locations. We found our seats first and then ordered from our table. It took mere minutes to get our meals.