Nighttime Spectacular Food, Dining & Dessert Parties at Disneyland & DCA

Disney has announced special food for fireworks, parades, and other nighttime spectaculars returning to Disneyland and California Adventure next week. Here’s a full rundown of the savory snacks and sweet treats, plus details on the World of Color Dessert Party and Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package. (Updated April 21, 2022.)

As a quick recap, Disney previously announced that Disneyland Forever Fireworks and Main Street Electrical Parade will return to Walt Disney’s original magic kingdom on April 22, 2022. The latter will have a brand new finale float, and diehard Disneyland fans are sure to come out to see that (and Disneyland Forever, which is actually a worthy anniversary show–unlike other more recent additions elsewhere).

Over at Disney California Adventure, World of Color also returns on April 22, 2022. With this, almost all of the entertainment at Disneyland Resort will be back or have a set return date in the future (Fantasmic is next up, coming alive on the Rivers of America starting May 28, 2022). That really leaves only Magic Happens Parade, Mickey and the Magical Map, and Frozen – Live at the Hyperion–and the latter two are probably gone for good.

Anyway, let’s turn our attention here to fun food for these returning nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland Resort, all of which will debut alongside the entertainment on April 22, 2022!

Across both parks, you can enjoy sweet treats and themed novelties. From the Parade Macaron at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket, these items are the foodie embodiment of these incredible nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming to Disneyland and DCA on the food front for these nighttime spectaculars..

Disneyland

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (available on Mobile Order)

  • Uni-cone: Banana, cherry, and pistachio ice cream in a white chocolate-dipped waffle cone with fantasy sprinkles

Hub Churro Cart

  • Blueberry Looks Good on You: Blueberry-flavored sugar-dusted churro (New)
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Dipping Sauce: Blueberry fruit topping with cream cheese icing (New)

Fantasyland Theatre and Small World Popcorn Carts

  • Electric Sweet & Salty Popcorn: Colorful sweet kettle corn combined with butter-flavored popcorn (New)

Fantasyland and Small World Churro Carts

  • Electric Sprinkle Dip: Citrus buttercream frosting with sprinkles (New)

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (available on Mobile Order)

  • Parade Macaron: Yellow macaron filled with honey buttercream and lemon curd topped with rainbow sprinkles and Main Street Electrical Parade drum decoration (New)
  • Mine Cart Brownie: White chocolate-dipped dark chocolate brownie topped with sugar gems
  • Linzer Cookie: Citrus shortbread linzer cookie with strawberry glaze

Plaza Inn

  • Parade Confetti Bundt Cake: Confetti cake with blue sopapilla filling, cream cheese glaze, and Main Street Electrical Parade chocolate décor (New)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package: Plaza Inn fried chicken, smoky mac n’ cheese, oven-roasted carrots, baby wedge salad, Mickey-shaped corn bread, and berry cheesecake (only available with purchase of the dining package) (kids option also available)

Refreshment Corner (available on Mobile Order)

  • Electric Relish Dog: All-beef hot dog, bacon, mustard cheese sauce, electric relish, and sport peppers served with a choice of a Cuties mandarin orange or small bag of chips (New)
  • Firefly Chips: Corn chips topped with chili, cheddar, Monterey Jack, and jalapeños

Red Rose Taverne (available on Mobile Order)

  • Pineapple Night Light: Fresh pineapple purée and Sprite with a glow cube (New)

Town Square Churro Cart

  • Parade Dreams: Colorful sugar-dusted churro with fruit drizzle garnished with rainbow candy (New)

Town Square Popcorn Cart

  • Electric Pop: Brightly-colored kettle corn (New)

Available at Various Locations Throughout Disneyland in Summer 2022:

  • Light-up Turtle Premium Sipper (Limit two per person, per transaction while supplies last. Availability may vary throughout the season.) (New)
  • Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket (Limit two per person, per transaction while supplies last. Availability may vary throughout the season.) (New)

If you’re looking to enhance your nighttime celebrations, reserve one of the special dining packages, featuring food as well as reserved viewing of a select spectacular. Over at Disney California Adventure, there are three different options:

Paradise Gardens Park – DCA

  • World of Color Dessert Party: Indulge in sweet delights including raspberry cookies, cheesecake, and Mickey crispies.

The World of Color dessert party can now be booked.

April 21, 2022 UPDATE – Over 24 hours after World of Color dessert party bookings went live, and there’s still scattered availability for late April and May 2022. Many dates in the next two weeks are sold out, but plenty of options remain if your dates are flexible.

Look for a full World of Color dessert party review coming soon! (Consider booking something before then, as you can always cancel if the reviews are bad. If reviews are good but availability is gone, you’ll be out of luck.)

Wine Country Trattoria – DCA

  • World of Color Dining Package: Prior to the show, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, including dishes like chicken parmesan, fettuccine alfredo, salmon, roasted vegetable lasagna, and tiramisu to name a few. Simply check in with your host or server about upgrading your reservation to the dining package!

Storytellers Cafe – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • World of Color Dining Package: Indulge in an all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner buffet with specialty sweets and a non-alcoholic beverage followed by reserved seating for World of Color. Upon arrival for your reservation, just let your server or the host know you want an upgrade to this enhancement.

It does not appear that World of Color dining packages will be bookable as a standalone reservation option. Instead, make normal restaurant reservations and request the World of Color dining package at the restaurant.

The old Disneyland.com page for World of Color dining packages indicates that pricing is $25 for kids and $50 for adults at Wine Country Trattoria or Storytellers Cafe. I’m 99% sure this has not been updated, as it still references Carthay Circle Restaurant.

Given the price increases on…literally everything…we’d be shocked if the prices are only $25/$50. Expect them to be at ~20% higher–my guess is $29 for kids and $59 for adults, but who knows. Hopefully I’m pleasantly surprised and the actual prices are the same as before or the increases are minimal.

World of Color "Glow with the Show"

The (also outdated) page for the World of Color dessert party promises the ability to sit back and relax in a “dedicated seating area and feast on decadent desserts and drinks.” The World of Color dessert party costs $89, up from $84 before.

The World of Color dessert party package includes:

  • A sweet and savory selection of desserts and appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Paradise Gardens Park reserved seating in the World of Color preferred viewing area.

Price includes tax and gratuity. Please note that children ages 2 and under may attend free of charge, provided they are seated on the lap of an adult.

At Disneyland, enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn featuring classic comfort dishes. Here are full (updated) details for the Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn:

Dining Days and Times

  • Daily Starting April 22, 2022
  • Dining Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Showtime: All Guests will receive a voucher for the day’s first performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Lunch Package Pricing

  • $40 per adult
  • $25 per child (ages 3 to 9) – tax and gratuity not included.

Adult Dining Package Menu

  • World-famous Plaza Inn fried chicken
  • Oven-roasted carrots
  • House-made smoked mac & cheese
  • Bacon and pickled onion wedge salad served with house-made ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles
  • Mickey-shaped sweet honey corn bread
  • Decadent berry cheesecake
  • Choice of one beverage: 20 oz. fountain beverage or 20 oz. Dasani water

Child Dining Package Menu

  • World-famous Plaza Inn fried-chicken leg
  • Oven-roasted carrots
  • House-made smoked mac & cheese
  • Apple sauce
  • Mickey-shaped sweet honey corn bread
  • Decadent berry cheesecake
  • Choice of one beverage: small Dasani water or small low-fat milk

We plan on doing both the World of Color dessert party and Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn (any excuse to eat fried chicken is a good excuse for me!). We will share our experiences booking these packages, viewing location, food & dessert quality, and everything else. Stay tuned!

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Your Thoughts

What do you think of the fun food for the return of nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Will you be ordering any of these savory snacks or decadent desserts? Planning on doing the World of Color dessert party and Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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