Disney’s California Adventure is the adjacent park right across Disneyland both of which are located in Anaheim, California. There are many visitors who come yearly that are simply pressed for time. What do you do when you want a quick snack or drink? Where do you know where to go or what you should try? I’m an Annual Pass Holder and here are my five picks on items you should try before leaving Disney’s California Adventure.
1. Catch-a-Flave: This soft serve ice cream joint situates at the end of the boardwalk and is hard to miss. They have a variety of flavors including the regular chocolate, strawberry and vanilla but also have the unique twists including cotton candy, grape and raspberry. A cup or a cone is reasonably priced around $4-$8 depending on size. The taste is indescribable! You can taste the soft pallet of milk in your mouth but also the flavor of your choice. The best part? It doesn’t melt so fast like usual soft serve ice creams!
2. Sam Andreas Shakes: Priced around $4-$7 but is completely worth it. Say you don’t wanna scoop ice cream out of a cup or eat it out of a cone.. what better way than to drink it out of a cup? I decided against being a daredevil and went with the regular chocolate flavor. Their chocolate shake was cold and frothy. They have a variety of other flavors as well as candy mix ins of your choice! It was the perfect addition to a hot summer day.
3. Schmoozies: Located in the Hollywood part of the park and priced around $5-$8. This place is a flavor burst in your mouth. A refreshing twist of juice and fruits. This is definitely not your ordinary smoothie! You can literally taste the juice and each fruit. Deliciousness!
4. Pizza Oom Mow Mow: The atmosphere of this place is California style! You have surfboards hanging from the wall and summer music playing even in the winter. The pizza slices range from $6-$9 but you can also buy a whole pizza for those with bigger parties. I got the typical cheese and pepperoni pizza and was amazed on how delicious it tasted. The cheese really gave the pizza away! It was so tasty and stringy. On the other hand, the dough was easy to chew while the crust was the right kind of ‘burnt.’ The sauce was sweet and salty, my perfect mixture.
5. Fairfax Market: Now this place is really on-the-go! It really looks like a fruit stand in any flea market. All products are fresh and are neatly displayed on top of ice to preserve the coldness. Depending on the fruits and snacks, prices can range from $2-$6. I usually buy the fresh pieces of mangos for $4 and its really refreshing!
I hope the soon-to-be Disney’s California Adventure travelers get a bite out of my list.