Hungry For The Holidays At The Happiest Place On Earth

If you feel that the food is expensive, you can get the AP “Sip and Savor” Pass for $45 for free eight food items at the food stands.

Ava Caleca, Staff Writer

It is officially time for the holidays at Disneyland, and with it comes the Christmas Fantasy Parade, new rides, bright decorations and the “Festival of Holidays.” The food stands showcase a variety of dishes common for different holidays such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and Navidad. This festival started Nov. 11 and ends Jan. 7.

The festival features various food stands, such as: Grandma’s Recipes, Brews and Bites, and Winter Sliderland. These stations host a balance of sweet and savory food items. Disney is known for being expensive, and it can sometimes be hard to find inexpensive food to eat. Luckily, the festival’s food prices are relatively cheaper than other food items. All of the food items are in smaller portions as well, making it easier to grab and go.

At the Festive Holiday Extras station, you can find the baked cheesy scalloped potatoes for $6.50. Another popular food item this year is the “Chorizo Queso Fundido” from Chips, Breads and Holiday Spreads for $6.00. The “Chorizo Fundido” is a cheese-based dip that has added sausage to give the dish an extra kick.

“My favorite items this year would be the turkey slider and the mac and cheese,” Disney employee Chris said.

You can find the roasted turkey slider with cranberry sauce at the Winter Sliderland booth, which is located in front of “The Little Mermaid- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” attraction for $7.50. Other items that you can find at this station are the holiday ham slider with pineapple relish and an eggnog macaron.

It is clear while walking through the festival that the busiest booth this year is the Holiday Duets. Here, you can find the macaroni and cheese with cornbread crumbles for $7.25. Other items at this station include the warm polenta and chilled crab salad along with the cookie butter and jelly cheesecake and the holiday Mickey and Minnie cookies. If you are in the mood for a beverage, you can indulge in the warm chocolate float.

If you are an annual passholder, there is a package that makes the festival so much easier. For $45, you can get an AP lanyard that gives you eight dishes to try. This makes going to the stands easier, and it saves a few bucks in the end. The “Festival of Holidays” is what makes the Disneyland Resort a magical place to visit during the holidays.