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Spectacular nighttime food, meals and desserts at Disneyland and DCA

Disney announced the return of special food for fireworks, parades and other nighttime shows at Disneyland and California Adventure next week. Here’s a full rundown of salty snacks and sweet treats, plus details on the World of Color Dessert Party and Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package.

As a quick recap, Disney previously announced that Disneyland Forever Fireworks and Main Street Electrical Parade would return to the original Walt Disney Magic Kingdom on April 22, 2022. The latter will have an all-new final float, and die-hard Disneyland fans won’t miss not to go out. to see this (and Disneyland Forever, which is actually an anniversary-worthy show – unlike some more recent additions elsewhere).

At Disney California Adventure, World of Color also returns on April 22, 2022. With that, nearly all Disneyland Resort entertainment will either be back or have a fixed return date in the future (Fantasmic is next, coming to life on the Rivers of America from May 28, 2022). That really only leaves Magic Happens Parade, Mickey and the Magic Map, and Frozen – Live at the Hyperion – and the latter two are likely gone for good.

Anyway, let’s turn our attention here to the fun food for these return night spectaculars at Disneyland Resort, all of which will debut alongside entertainment on April 22, 2022!

In both parks, you can taste sweets and themed novelties. From the Macaron Parade to the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket, these items are the foodie embodiment of those incredible nighttime shows at Disneyland.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming to Disneyland and DCA on the food front for these nightly shows.

Disneyland

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (available on Mobile Order)

  • Uni-cone: Banana, cherry and pistachio ice cream in a waffle cone dipped in white chocolate with fancy sprinkles

Churro Hub Trolley

  • Blueberry suits you: Churro sprinkled with blueberry sugar (New)
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Dip Sauce: Blueberry Filling with Cream Cheese Frosting (New)

Fantasyland Theater and Small World Popcorn Carts

  • Sweet and Salty Electric Popcorn: Colorful sweet hot corn combined with buttery popcorn (New)

Fantasyland and Small World Churro Carts

  • Electric Sprinkled Dip: Citrus Buttercream Frosting with Sprinkles (New)

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (available on Mobile Order)

  • Macaron Parade: Yellow macaroon filled with honey buttercream and lemon curd topped with rainbow sprinkles and drum decoration Main Street Electrical Parade (New)
  • Mine Cart Brownie: Dark chocolate brownie coated in white chocolate and topped with sugar sprinkles
  • Linzer cookie: Citrus shortbread Linzer cookie with strawberry glaze

Plaza Inn

  • Confetti Bundt Cake Parade: Blue Sopapilla Filled Confetti Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Chocolate Decor Main Street Electrical Parade (New)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade Meal Package: Plaza Inn Fried Chicken, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Oven Roasted Carrots, Baby Salad, Mickey Shaped Cornbread & Berry Cheesecake (only available with the purchase of the meal plan) (kids option also available)

Refreshment corner (available on Mobile Order)

  • Electric Relish Dog: All Beef Hot Dog, Bacon, Mustard Cheese Sauce, Electric Relish, and Sporty Peppers served with your choice of Cuties Mandarin or a small bag of chips (New)
  • Firefly Chips: Corn chips topped with chili, cheddar, Monterey Jack, and jalapeños

Red Rose Tavern (available on Mobile Order)

  • Pineapple night light: Fresh pineapple puree and Sprite with a luminous cube (New)

Town Square Churro Cart

  • Parade Dreams: churro sprinkled with colored sugar with a fruit drizzle topped with rainbow candy (New)

Town Square Popcorn Cart

  • Electric Pop: Brightly Colored Hot Corn (New)

Available at various Disneyland locations in Summer 2022:

  • Premium Light Up Turtle Sip (Limit two per person, per transaction while supplies last. Availability may vary throughout the season.) (New)
  • Elliott Dragon Premium Light Bucket (Limit two per person, per transaction while supplies last. Availability may vary throughout the season.) (New)

If you’re looking to spice up your nighttime celebrations, book one of the special dining packages, which include food as well as reserved viewing of a selected show. At Disney California Adventure, there are three different options:

Gardens of Paradise Park – DCA

  • World of Color Dessert Party: Indulge in sweet treats including raspberry cookies, cheesecake, and Mickey crisps.

The World of Color Dessert Party can be booked from April 20, 2022. (Presumably the same goes for World of Color Meal Packages, but that’s unofficial.)

Wine Country Trattoria – DCA

  • World of Color Meal Package: Before the show, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, including dishes like chicken parmesan, fettuccine alfredo, salmon, roasted vegetable lasagna, and tiramisu, to name a few -ones. Just ask your host or server about upgrading your reservation to the meal plan!

Storytellers Cafe – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • World of Color Dining Package: Treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet with specialty treats and a soft drink, followed by a reserved seat in World of Color. When you arrive for your reservation, simply let your server or host know that you want to upgrade to this exciting improvement.

The old Disneyland.com page for World of Color dining packages says the price is $25 for children and $50 for adults at Wine Country Trattoria or Storytellers Cafe. I’m 99% sure this hasn’t been updated as it still refers to the Carthay Circle restaurant.

Given the price increases on…literally everything…we’d be shocked if the prices were only $25/$50. Expect them to be about 20% higher – I’m guessing it’s $29 for kids and $59 for adults, but who knows. I hope I am pleasantly surprised and the actual prices are the same as before or the increases are minimal.

color world "Shine with the show"

The (also outdated) World of Color dessert party page promises the chance to sit down and relax in a “dedicated seating area and feast on decadent desserts and drinks.” Previously, it cost $84. (That seems very high even by today’s standards, but I’m sure they can go higher with the hype and pent-up demand!)

The World of Color Dessert Party Package includes:

  • A selection of sweet and savory desserts and appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Reserved seating at Paradise Gardens Park in World of Color’s favorite viewing area.

The price includes taxes and tip. Please note that children 2 and under can participate for free, provided they are seated on an adult’s lap.

At Disneyland, enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade dining package at the Plaza Inn with classic comfort food. You can book this experience from April 14, 2022.

Here are all the (updated) details of the Main Street Electrical Parade dining package at the Plaza Inn:

Meal days and times

  • Every day From April 22, 2022
  • Meal time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Showtime: All guests will receive a voucher for the first Main Street Electrical Parade performance of the day.

Lunch package price

  • $40 per adult
  • $25 per child (3 to 9 years old) – taxes and tip not included.

Adult meal plan menu

  • World Famous Plaza Inn Fried Chicken
  • Oven roasted carrots
  • Homemade smoked macaroni and cheese
  • Salad of bacon wedges and pickled onions served with homemade ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbs
  • Mickey shaped honey sweet cornbread
  • Decadent Berry Cheesecake
  • Choice of drink: 20 oz. fountain drink or 20 oz. Dasani Water

Child meal plan menu

  • Plaza Inn World Famous Fried Chicken Thigh
  • Oven roasted carrots
  • Homemade smoked macaroni and cheese
  • Applesauce
  • Mickey shaped honey sweet cornbread
  • Decadent Berry Cheesecake
  • Choice of drink: small Dasani water or small low-fat milk

We are planning to do both the World of Color Dessert Party and the Main Street Electrical Parade Meal Package at the Plaza Inn (any excuse to eat fried chicken is a good excuse for me!). We will share our experiences booking these packages, viewing location, quality of food and desserts, and everything else. Stay tuned!

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Your thoughts

What do you think of the fun food for the return of the nightly shows at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Will you order one of these savory snacks or decadent desserts? Planning on doing the World of Color Dessert Party and Main Street Electrical Parade Meal Package at the Plaza Inn? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Questions? Hearing your feedback, even when you disagree with us, is both interesting for us and helpful for other readers, so share your thoughts below in the comments!