The Most Instagrammable Food at Disneyland’s Pixar Fest


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So Many Yummy Treats!

Churros at Disneyland

Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

There’s a new sheriff in town at Disneyland this season. It’s Woody, and he’s there through September 3rd with the rest of his Pixar pals for Pixar Fest—a celebration of food, fun and friendship! I had the good fortune of planning a trip to Disneyland/California Adventure during Pixar Fest’s opening day, so of course, I ate all the things and took pics so you could see how seriously gram-worthy and delish it all is. I did it for you. My inability to say no to adorable food had nothing to do with it.

My top picks for Pixar Fest foods for your ‘gram and your taste buds, in no particular order:

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Nemo and Alien Caramel Apples

Nemo and Alien Caramel Apples at Disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

These are so cute, you’re not gonna wanna eat them. But do, because they’re also delicious, and each apple is totally hand designed! I got to chat with one of the candy-makers and she said that Nemo is her personal pick out of every Pixar Fest treat! Rumor has it you can find Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land, too.

WHERE: Pooh’s Corner and Marceline’s Confectionary Downtown Disney


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Color-Changing Noodles

Color-Changing Noodles at Disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

Looking for a great vegan option? Don’t miss this Monsters, Inc.-inspired cold noodle salad. It’ll be a hit with the kids because the noodles change from blue to purple when you mix in the soy-based sauce, but it’s super-tasty for adults, too, and a nice light option! It’s got a great sweet/spicy Thai flavor.

WHERE: Lucky Fortune Cookery at Disney California Adventure


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Churros!

Churros at Disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

It’s churropalooza at Pixar Fest and you’re gonna want ALL of them. They come in a ton of flavors: carrot cake, chocolate, strawberry, and lemon—a multi-colored version inspired by the UP balloons.

WHERE: Churro carts around the parks. The cocoa one is in Frontierland, strawberry is in Tomorrowland, lemon is at near the Sleeping Beauty Castle, and get your carrot cake on at New Orleans Square.


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Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza at disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

It’s a cheeseburger on a pizza. And by ‘cheeseburger,’ they really mean it—complete with ketchup, mustard, hamburger and special sauce. Your kids are gonna freak out.

WHERE: Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland


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Berry Funnel Cake

Berry Funnel Cake at disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

Just when you thought plain ol’ funnel cake couldn’t get better you find a version with whipped cream and berries and realize you were WRONG. This one’s a crowd-pleaser—share it and grab plenty of napkins!

WHERE: Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland


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Root Beer Float in a Woody Boot

Root Beer Float in a Woody Boot

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

There are tons of adorable drinks for Pixar Fest, including an Alien Smoothie, but if you’re a collector, this root beer float won’t let you down. The boot’s a keeper, and of course, it’s got Andy’s signature on the bottom. Oh and the float’s a yum-fest, too.

WHERE: Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland


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Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad at disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

If you’re on the hunt for healthy options, this "ensalada de fruta" in a cup is a super good one. Inspired by Coco, it’s topped with chili-lime salt for that perfect sweet/salty refresher.

WHERE: Paradise Garden Grill, Disney California Adventure


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Green Pesto Pasta Salad

Green Pesto Pasta Salad

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

Looking for a substantial lunch or dinner that’ll have your insta-fam ooh’ing and ahh’ing? Well, this green pasta will do the trick. It’s got pesto and miso for a flavor burst that’ll put smiles on those exhausted faces.

WHERE: Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland


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Deviled Eggs and Toast

Deviled Eggs and Toast

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

Is there a better egg than the deviled egg? Go ahead and try to change my mind or my son’s! This perfect appetizer will give you that protein fix you need to charge your engines. Bonus: It’s pretty.

WHERE: Cove Bar until the end of May, and then Lamplight Lounge when it re-opens June 23rd in Disney California Adventure


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Cake Pops Aplenty

Cake Pops Aplenty at disneyland

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Photo courtesy of Gina Cohen

OK, my son isn’t a cake pop fan, but even HIS eyes lit up when he tried these. They’re SO ridiculously cute, you’re going to want to take them home and keep them as pets, especially Dug from UP! Also don’t miss Finding Dory, Wall-E friends, and more.

WHERE: Dug’s at Candy Palace, Dory AND Nemo are at Pooh’s Corner, and check Marceline’s Confectionary in Downtown Disney for more.

Gina Cohen is a freelance writer whose work appears in The Washington Post, MSN, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Redbook, Woman’s Day and more.  Come find her on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.