Now that we live so close to France, we promised the kids we would take them to Disneyland Paris. Before the trip, I did some searching to find out what foods and snacks I couldn’t miss while we were there. I found this great post 10 Must-Have Disneyland Paris Snacks! I made it my mission to try the suggestions in that post as well as anything else I could get my hands on. I felt a moral responsibility to see what snacks at Disneyland Paris really were the very best!
I was disappointed by some and surprised by others. I am excited to share what I found and learned with you! …I feel it is also important to note that if you have been to Disney World Orlando or Disneyland California, you might be sad to hear that they do not have Dole Whip at Disneyland Paris. That’s right, folks. You heard me correctly. There is no Dole Whip at Disneyland Paris….so sad. The food selection in general is much more limited and basic than what you find at Disney World…but there are still some gems that I’ll be craving until we make it back there. So here are my picks for the 12 Best Snacks at Disneyland Paris.
1. Chocolate Dipped Mickey Shaped Meringue
This was one of my absolute favorites–so much so that I had to go back and get another before we left the park on our last day. They sell these at the Boardwalk Candy Palace. It is located on the right as you enter the park and start walking down Main Street. They also sell Mickey Meringues that are not dipped in chocolate, but I’m telling you…go for the chocolate-dipped one. So yummy!
2. Yummy French Fries From the French Fry Truck at Walt Disney Studios Park
I am so sad. I didn’t pay attention to the name of this French fry stand. It is the only one in the park at Disney Studios Park (which is literally right by/practically hooked on to Disneyland Paris) and is easy to find because that park is relatively small. It was sort of between the Tower of Terror and the Lilo and Stitch ride/show. Hopefully, you will find it without any problems. Anywho, I LOVE A GOOD FRENCH FRY, and these were delicious. Such a great easy snack. As far as theme park food goes, I thought roughly five dollars a piece for such a large order was not bad at all. A must-have for sure!
3. Potatoes Gratin
Another fun find at Walt Disney Studio Park was this cheesy, ham and potato goodness. Over by the Ratatouille Ride, they have five or six cute little vendor carts with all kinds of things to choose from. We sampled a lot of things from these vendor carts…I definitely have FOMO, and I also wanted to make sure I was finding out what was truly worth eating so I could share the intel with all of you. A few things didn’t make the cut, like the roasted chestnuts….they were really dry. Also, the beef stew was a little blah, but these potatoes–especially if you dipped one of the yummy pretzels from a different cart (pictured and spotlighted below)–were really good. The only problem is the portion is small but still worth the six bucks in my opinion.
4. Big German Soft Pretzel
I almost didn’t buy one of these pretzels because they are very common where we live in Germany, and you can buy them for between 30 cents and one dollar. Paying five dollars for one didn’t seem like something I wanted to do…but I ended up buying one because it would be something easy for the baby to hold and eat…then I tasted it, and I decided to find something else for the baby to eat. Ha! It was awesome. It was warm and chewy and total pretzel perfection. I then decided to dip it in the Potato Gratin (pictured above), and that was a good idea. So delicious! I highly recommend getting both and eating them together. This pretzel was also at one of the little red vendor stands near the Ratatouille ride.
Ok, I’m starting to realize that most of my favorites are from the little Ratatouille area. We didn’t go to that section of the park until our third day…it’s a little out of the way. That’s probably a good thing, or I would have been tempted to spend most of my time there. The other two days I kept seeing people eating crepes and couldn’t figure out where they were getting them. They were getting them over by the Ratatouille ride from one of those little vendors I keep talking about. The little stand offers a variety of flavors. Nutella is for sure one of them. Fun fact about me: not a huge fan of Nutella. I opted for a caramel-filled one, and it was delicious. It reminded me of a pancake with buttermilk syrup on it. If you never had buttermilk syrup, you need to go whip up some amazing pancakes and make some of this delicious syrup asap! Or you can just go to Disney Paris and get you one of these crepes.
I also tried a savory crepe at that stand…I was so excited to see that they put mushrooms on it. I Love, Love, Love mushrooms. It was good, but something was lacking just a bit for me…I still recommend it, but if I had to choose, I’d go for the caramel one.
6. Toasted Roll with Salami and Cheese
Really, really, I promise this is the last one from the vendor carts over by Ratatouille. I’m sure there is actually a real name for this sandwich, but I didn’t catch it. It has a nice salami and a giant hunk of cheese in it. They have rows of them prepared. When you order one, they put it in the toaster until it is golden and the cheese is melty perfection. If you are a toasted sandwich person and a fan of European cheeses, you will really enjoy this cute little sandwich.
7. Giant Mickey Chocolate Chip Cookie filled with Hazelnut Cream
This Cookie is pretty iconic of Disneyland Paris. It’s almost a rite of passage to get one while you are there. However, I’ll admit it was not my favorite…mostly because (if you will remember from my confession above) I am not a fan of Nutella and hazelnut spreads. My kids really enjoyed it, and it was a fun surprise to see that it had a hazelnut filling in the center, but I would go for a Mickey Meringue over this cookie any day. This cookie is at the Boardwalk Candy Palace on Main Street. I’ve heard that they often sell out of these, so make sure to grab one early when you are arriving at the park.
7. Garlic Bread
My kids LOVED this one. They were so happy that we got it twice. It is available at two lunch spots, and we happened to hit both of them during our trip. You can get it as part of your meal or you can order it separately. So if you just want to pop in and grab it for a snack, you can. I think it was around 3 or 4 dollars to buy it separately. I will warn you, the lines were pretty long at peak meal times. You might want to try and grab it at an off time, if you are just wanting the garlic bread without a whole meal. You can get it at Bella Note Pizzeria in Fantasyland or Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost in Adventureland.
Ok, so maybe I’m a fudge snob…I was so excited when I read in this post that there was fudge for sale in the Boardwalk Candy Palace at Disneyland Paris. I made sure to stop right away when we got there and bought one of almost every kind for research purposes, of course. Let’s just say, it wasn’t my favorite….but there was one flavor that definitely stood out above the rest…so if you like fudge and want to try some…don’t go crazy like I did and get one of each before trying them. I realized after I bought all of them that I could have asked for samples. Oops! The one I liked best and actually everyone in our family liked best was this layered one pictured below.
9. Chocolate Dipped MARSHMALLOW Sticks
This is another fun snack we really enjoyed. Sometimes you just need a little something sweet to get you through another long line…especially with little kids, having a fun snack to share in line always helps. I love coconut, so I preferred the one with coconut, but they were both yummy. Homemade marshmallow covered with a quality chocolate, you can’t go wrong. I think these were 2.50 each. They were at the Boardwalk Candy Palace. I love me a candy store. This one is really cute.
10. Mini Churros
These little cuties of fried goodness rolled in cinnamon sugar are available at the Fuente Del Oro. It’s a Mexican restaurant over by Thunder Mountain. Just like the garlic bread, they can come with your meal or you can buy them separately. We all really enjoyed these. I believe they were 3 or 4 dollars, if you bought them separately, and there are about 5 in a bag. One of our favorites.
11. Seasonal Cookies
The Cookie Kitchen on Main Street has seasonal cookies. We were there in February, and the cookie themes were Frozen and Star Wars.
I purchased a variety, but the one pictured above was my favorite. It was a double chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips and Frozen sprinkles. Really good. There was another one I didn’t think I would love which was a berry cookie with white chocolate chips…also delish. The sandwich cookies were a tad disappointing to me, and the white-chocolate-dipped star cookie on a stick was also a little blah…but so pretty….so there’s that. Just my opinion, I would love to go during other seasons and taste all the different cookies. Let me know if you’ve tried others and how they were.
12. Mickey Shaped Almond Muffin
Finding this little muffin was kind of an accident. My little one-year-old was just getting over being sick and was still very finicky about what food he would eat during the entire trip. I was constantly trying to find something that he would eat. There is a snack stand behind Space Mountain, which is the same place you can purchase the picture from your ride. I saw a package with this little muffin in it and decided to give it a try. He liked it. YAY! When I tasted it, I liked it, too. Such a nice almond flavor…I don’t know if I would buy them in bulk, but it was a nice treat and definitely a quick and good snack to grab if you are traveling with a toddler. I saw them at other stands throughout our time at the park…so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Congratulations! You made it all the way to the end of this post! I hope you get a chance to visit this fun park and try some of these yummy snacks!
Here are a few tips that were helpful to us:
- If you need to purchase tickets, go over to the ticket lines at Walt Disney Studio Park instead of The official park…the lines were much shorter.
- Take your own water bottles to the park. Water is very expensive in the park.
- Take a few bags of hard candy like Jolly Ranchers, Life Savers, and Werther’s Caramels…these were great to pull out when waiting in long lines, and really kept the kids’ morale up, if you know what I mean.
I would love to hear your favorite snacks if you have been to Disneyland Paris, and I would also love any tips you have for surviving theme parks with toddlers.