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12 Disneyland Treats You Can Only Indulge In During The Holidays

Thankfully, calories don't exist at Disney.

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For those who are ~in the know~, Disneyland isn't just a magical land filled with amazing rides and attractions. It's ALSO the tastiest place on earth, filled with treats, snacks, and culinary delights that will satisfy even the most finicky of eaters. If you're visiting during the holiday season, you'll want to save some EXTRA stomach space, because Disneyland has some very, very special gastronomical nom-noms that are ONLY available this time of year. We tried some of these treats out, and decided whether they should make the "Naughty" or "Nice" list!

1. Holiday Funnel Cake

Naughty or Nice? Nice. This is like, the LeBron James of funnel cakes (aka a WINNER) — super moist and warm, like a cozy hug to your stomach. The whipped cream, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, and crushed candy canes that come on top push this thing over the edge. This was our first meal of the day, and really, shouldn't EVERY day start with funnel cake?

Where You'll Find It: Stage Door Café, Disneyland


2. Praline Cheesecake

Naughty or Nice? Nice! RUN, do not WALK, to get a praline cheesecake. TBH, we didn't know what praline was, and neither did we care (technically, it's a confection created from nuts, sugar, and sometimes cream) because this was an AMAZEBALLS dessert. It's the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and has a creamy texture, almost like you're eating caramel-flavored butter (sounds weird, actually amazing). It's also the perfect size so you feel like you're indulging, but not going overboard.

Where You'll Find It: French Market Restaurant, Disneyland

3. Candy Cane Beignets

Naughty or Nice? Nice. Listen, there's no easy way to eat one of these beignets — I looked like I had done lines of coke after eating one of these — but it's worth it, because these are like dessert pillows so that your stomach can take a nap. For the peppermint fans out there, choose this over the funnel cake — it's got a much stronger flavor, to the point it feels like you're taking a bite straight out of winter. Oh, and did we mention they're Mickey-shaped? WIN.

Where You'll Find Them: Mint Julep Bar, Disneyland

4. Peppermint Ice Cream

Naughty or Nice? Nice. The ice cream is silky smooth, and the dark chocolate coated cone is BOMB. Ice cream during the winter may sound crazy, but the cold never bothered us anyway. Also, this treat comes in limited supplies, so by the time you read this, Disneyland may have already ran out! You'll just have to visit to find out if any is left...

Where You'll Find It: Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Disneyland

5. Candy Canes

Naughty or Nice? Naughty. We didn't get to try these, but they had to make the list. Disneyland's candy canes are the sugary equivalent of the Kylie Jenner Lipkit — nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get. They're only sold on certain days of the holiday season, and you need to line up for a wristband to capture one from the limited supply. All this for a candy cane (admittedly, probably the best one you'll ever have)? Just get another Praline Cheesecake.

Where You'll Find Them: Candy Palace, Disneyland


6. Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

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Naughty or Nice? Naughty. Maybe it was because we were nearing a sugar coma, but this dessert didn't blow us away. The bread is moist enough, and the spices really shine through in the dessert, but unless you're a big fan of all things pumpkin spice, there are better options out there.

Where You'll Find It: Pacific Wharf Café, California Adventure

7. Turkey Pot Pie Soup

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Naughty or Nice? NICE NICE NICE. This was our first non-dessert food item of the day, and BOY did it blow us away. The creamy soup tastes EXACTLY like the chef cut open a turkey pot pie and poured out the filling. Oh, and the fact it's served in a sourdough bread bowl doesn't hurt, either!

Where You'll Find It: Pacific Wharf Café, California Adventure

8. Pozole

Naughty or Nice? Nice! Pozole is a chile and pork stew. It's not super spicy, and it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the holidays, but this stew is GOOD. The pork is super tender, and after eating a half-dozen desserts in a row, it was nice to have something on the lighter side — though it didn't stop us from noshing on the tortilla chips.

Where You'll Find It: Paradise Garden Grill, California Adventure

9. Ceviche

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Naughty or Nice? Nice! This might have been the prettiest item we ate all day, even though eating seafood right next door to The Little Mermaid ride seemed a little weird at first. It's crisp and flavorful, and the zesty flavor has a nice bite to it. If you want to try something a little out of the ordinary from typical theme park food, the ceviche is a pretty good bet. Just don't tell Ariel you ordered it.

Where You'll Find It: Paradise Garden Grill, California Adventure


10. Sweet Pineapple and Raisin Tamales

Naughty or Nice? Nice. This was probably the biggest surprise of the day, but it was TASTY. The pineapple flavor actually works really well with the tamale — think of it like a warm, carb-y Dole Whip — but the BEST part was the dipping sauce that comes with it. Like, in a perfect world, we could take a bath in the sauce — although it might get you kicked out of the parks.

Where You'll Find Them: Paradise Garden Grill, California Adventure

11. Black Forest Bundt Cake

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Naughty or Nice? Naughty. Listen, this is a perfectly good chocolate cake — super moist, super chocolatey. But it's also the type of dessert you can probably find somewhere else when you're not at Disney. Save your stomach space for some of the more unique, exotic treats.

Where You'll Find It: White Water Snacks at Grand Californian Hotel, Surfside Lounge at Paradise Pier Hotel, and The Coffee House at Disneyland Hotel

12. Gingerbread House

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Naughty or Nice: Naughty, but only because you can't actually eat it. Luckily, there's a cart next to the house that sells gingerbread cookies. Also, this picture doesn't do the size of the gingerbread house justice. We were standing about 10 feet in front of it. TBH, I'm surprised you can't find this at IKEA ready to assemble, it's THAT big!

Where You'll Find It: Grand Californian Hotel