If you believe everything you read online, many sites will have you believe that most iconic Disney Park snacks are only available at one, possibly two, places in each resort. The truth, however, is much simpler. The snack staples at the Disneyland Resort are rarely offered at just one location and if you know where to look you can save yourself a great deal of time in line and still get the same experience everyone on the internet is raving about.
Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
One of the biggest culprits of this charade is the hand-dipped corn dog. Most places talk about the Little Red Wagon on Main Street, USA and they're wonderfully warm and crispy dogs that are only available in a small corner of the street at certain times of day.
In reality you can find identical corn dogs at the Corn Dog Castle at Paradise Gardens Park in California Adventure and at the Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland. In addition, the Stage Door Cafe offers more food for your money so you essentially are not wasting as much on the same meal.
Mickey Shaped Beignets
These are those French-style donuts that you see on Instagram all the time. Most would have you believe these are only available with a long wait at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square.
People love this non-alcoholic version of a classic southern cocktail and believe it can only be found at either the Blue Bayou (the hottest meal ticket in Disneyland) or the Mint Julep Bar, both in New Orleans Square and both with extremely long waits.
By what I see in the parks every day I visit, the idea is that you can only really catch these tropical coolers at the Tiki Juice Bar by the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland. That would be why the line is always insanely long.
Monte Cristo Sandwiches
These tasty fried ham, turkey and cheese sandwiches have been on and off the menu at the Blue Bayou for a while, but as far as most people know that's the only place you can find them.
Classic Disney Parks Candy & Sweets
In the mood for a giant cookie? Cake pop? Rice cereal treat? How about a caramel apple? These can only be found inside the parks at just a few locations, right?
Wrong. You can find the largest selections at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure or the Candy Palace on Main Street, USA in Disneyland. Select treats are also found at Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff in Pixar Pier (DCA) and Pooh Corner in Critter Country (DLP). On your way out? Marceline's Confectionary in Downtown Disney sells the exact same things so you don't have to step into the parks to grab one at all.