We're always excited to dig into our favorite yummy eats in the parks (Hellllooooo, Jolly Holiday Combo, big pickle or clam chowder in a bread bowl). But we also find it toadally exciting to shake things up a bit and try some Disneyland secret menu items. These are secret items hiding in kitchens at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Anyone can order these "undercover" items — you just have to ask for them. And since we are Disneyland experts, we’ll let you in on these little secrets so you, too, can order like a pro! We hop around the parks every so often to update this list, so always check back. Well, frogs, work up those appetites as we bring you Disneyland secret menu items!
What Is Disneyland's "Secret Menu?"
Disneyland secret menu items are made from existing menu items, but they are served up in a fresh, new and secret way. You won’t find these mouthwatering treats printed on any permanent menu at Disneyland, but if you know what to ask for, they can easily be yours. And you should order them, because they are so good that we want them to be added to the main menu for all to enjoy. You may find some of the items on the online or Mobile Order menu, but not on permanent signs in the park. What good is a secret if nobody knows about it?
Disneyland Secret Menu Items
Main Street, U.S.A.
"Firefly” Corn Chip Chili Cheese Pie with Jalapeños — Main Street Refreshment Corner
This fun dish (or bag, really) is more like a hearty snack or a small meal. If you like corn chips and shredded cheese in your chili, then this treat (with a jalapeño kick) is for you. It comes in a bag for easy eating on-the-go and is really quite tasty. At $4.59, we think it’s a great deal. We may need to add this secret menu item to our post on the cheapest food at Disneyland! This secret treat has become so popular it has remained on the secret menu longer than it was meant to be offered, and now it's moving up in the world. We see that it's made it to the Mobile Order menu, so now we don't have to wait in line to order it!
Chili Mac Bread Bowl — Main Street Refreshment Corner
Disneyland chili with macaroni and cheese in a bread bowl? Did they read my mind? It’s no secret that I love anything served in a bread bowl, so yes, please!
Main Street "Floats" and Secret Ice Cream — Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
The parlor's secret float involves scoops of rainbow sherbet in orange soda. You can also order other floats off of the main menu. There's often a promotional menu item or special flavor of ice cream at Gibson Girl. In the past we've uncovered strawberry cheesecake flavor, and then a birthday cake flavor. During the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, Fantasia ice cream (cherry, pistachio and banana swirl) returned with a colorful Fantasia Waffle Bowl Sundae. Be sure to ask about secret flavors, as they can change! During holiday time, the secret flavor is peppermint.
Secret Disneyland Drinks at Market House
Did you know that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure each have a secret Starbucks? Market House in Disneyland and the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café in Disney California are actually Starbucks locations in the parks. There may be occasional, secret themed drinks that pop up. Starbucks fans know that if you can tell the barista the ingredients of a particular drink and they happen to be on hand, the barista can make it up for you ... so screenshot these two Disney-themed drinks for your next visit:
- Neverland Sunset - Iced lemonade beverage layered with peach juice and a splash of passion fruit tea. We found this so refreshing on a hot summer day!
- Wonderland Frappucchino - Mocha Crème Frappucchino with strawberry puree, topped with whipped cream and a mocha swirl.
There are always new Disney-themed secret Starbucks drinks at Market House, so check the handwritten signs before you order. You just might catch a new drink.
Galactic Burger "Alien Style" — Galactic Grill
The Galactic Burger is a secret-within-a-Disneyland-secret-menu item. You won't find the Galactic Burger listed on the menu at the Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland. Space travelers must have picked up the idea from a hidden menu item at a well-known fast food restaurant in a strange neighboring galaxy known as Southern California. At In-N-Out Burger (read here for the best Orange County eats under $5), you can order your fries animal style — topped with cheese, a Thousand Island-like spread and grilled onions. Well, the “Alien Style” Galactic Burger comes with cheese, Thousand Island and grilled onions, along with fries — all inside the sandwich (yes, the fries are inside, too)! You can get more fries on the side or some Greek yogurt. It’s a sizable burger for a Wookie-sized appetite.
Galactic Grill is also home to the secret Spicy Chicken Sandwich. The secret spice comes from the honey sriracha sauce. You can get it on the sandwich or on the side to control your kick.
Fish 'n' Chips — Stage Door Café
The fish 'n' chips fell off the main menu and gained secret menu status when the Stage Door Café revamped the whole menu. You can still get the fish 'n' chips, but only if you know to ask for them. Sadly, the mozzarella sticks were recently removed from the secret menu (and all menus).
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches — Golden Horseshoe
This pair of ice cream sandwiches that come drizzled in chocolate or caramel rank high among our favorite Disneyland secret menu items. They are the perfect treat to share with a friend or family member. The ice cream is creamy and the cookies are fresh. We like them much more than the hard, frozen version from the ice cream carts. But be sure to grab extra napkins!
The Hidden Burrito — Rancho del Zocalo
The hidden burrito, also known as the Zocalo, may not be found on the menu. But in one giant burrito, it includes almost everything you'll find in main menu Mexican dishes! It has three kinds of meat, rice, beans and all of the extras. It comes smothered in both red and green sauces (and when sprinkled with white cheese, the sauces resemble the colors of the Mexican flag). Bring your appetite or share with an amigo. You might want to skip the roller coasters for a little while after eating this bad boy!
New Orleans Square
Lobster Mac n Cheese in a Bread Bowl — Harbour Galley
Ahoy mateys! Be sure to drop anchor when in port for this Disneyland secret menu item. This is no ordinary mac 'n' cheese. Yes, there is lobster and it comes in a fresh sourdough bowl, but the hidden spicy Sriracha sauce really kicks things up a notch.
Loaded Fries and Onion Rings — Hungry Bear Restaurant
Sometimes secret menu items appear on the Mobile Order menu, but are nowhere to be found on the main menu in the restaurant. That's the case with the loaded fries and loaded onion rings at Hungry Bear Restaurant. You can still order them in person, as long as you know they exist. We hopped in to try them both — because, know you, research — and were hoppy to to say they were a fun find! The topping is the same for either side: cheese sauce, bacon, scallions and cilantro lime crema. We felt the flavors most complimented the onion rings.
Candied Bacon — Tropical Hideaway
What’s better than a new location to get your Pineapple Dole Whip, along with Loaded Whips and new flavors of Dole Whip (like raspberry, orange and mango)? Getting your Dole Whip with a new secret menu item, the candied bacon topping! Try it on the Loaded Whip. If you think smoky candied bacon does not belong on a sweet frozen treat, you would be wrong. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Disney California Adventure Secret Menu Items
Vegetarian Chili Cone Queso — Cozy Cone Motel
One of our favorite treats is the Chili Cone Queso when we are visiting Cars Land, but many people don't realize that there is a vegetarian version for our extra green friends. One former secret menu item made it big time and is now on the official menu as a permanent item — the Bacon Mac & Cheese Bread Cone. Bacon, mac and cheese and a portable bread cone. What’s not to love? During festivals and celebrations, be sure to look for special cone variations that are not on the main menu!
Neapolitan Shake — Flo's V8 Café
If you cannot decide between a chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake, then make a pit stop at Flo’s V8 Café for the indecisive, easy answer — the Neapolitan Shake. No secret handshake needed. Lily test drove this beauty (with some crushed Oreo road gravel topping) and it definitely passed. They often have promotional shake flavors for holidays and festivals, so it’s worth pulling in to try a limited-time flavor!
Mac-n-Cheese Bread Bowl — Pacific Wharf Café
If you haven’t met a carb you didn’t like, then dig into this carbalicious dish that takes the ultimate comfort food and serves it up in a fresh Boudin sourdough bread boule. Isn’t fresh sourdough bread good with every meal? Can you tell that Pacific Wharf is one of my favorite quick service restaurants in Disney California Adventure?
Secret Menu Adult Beverages — Lamplight Lounge
The off-the-menu drinks on the Lamplight Lounge secret menu are perfect for chillin' in the sun or relaxing around a fire pit before the World of Color show at night. The conversion of the Cove Bar to the Lamplight Lounge had us worried about the future of the secret menu drinks, but they are still there for those in-the-know. In case you were wondering, lobster nachos remain too!
If you want a secret drink, ask your server for one of the following fun Lamplight Lounge secret menu concoctions. Mickey's Funwheel boasts three colors and is oh so pretty. (It's so popular it made it on the main cocktail menu at the Alfresco Tasting Terrace.) This adult beverage will light up your day or night! This is not the only Lamplight Lounge secret menu drink at the Cove Bar. Ask the bartender about the Black Pearl, the Earthquake, the Neverland Tea, the Zombie, the Sea Witch, the Melrose Place or the Sideshow Novel-Tea. Note that even though you can get the same secret drinks, the glass shapes have all changed to a more consistent style.
You’ll have to pace yourself if you want to try these exciting secret drinks. How will you choose between these secret menu cocktails and the colorful standard menu drinks? Note: There are no bad choices here!
Even though the theme parks are closed, you can still get these exciting secret menu drinks at the Carthay Circle Lounge — Alfresco Dining experience. Just ask your server. Now if they could just find a way to get us the lobster nachos too, we might get through this pandemic a little hoppier.
Secret Nachos — Lamplight Lounge
Speaking of the Lobster Nachos … if you love nachos, but lobster not so much, here’s another Lamplight Lounge secret menu treat: You can order your nachos with chicken, steak or vegetarian-style. If you want to be super stealthy, you might work your way into the “the Office," the Lamplight Lounge's secret room. You’ll need to be a party of about 8 to 13 people and a little bit of luck to get in. You won’t find it on your own. It’s hidden in a back room in a vault! Now that’s good secret-keeping.
Vegetarian Burger — Lamplight Lounge
It's not on the menu, but there is a plant-based burger available at the Lamplight Lounge. You can also modify some other menu items to make them vegetarian. Sometimes you need to make some modifications to find some of the best vegetarian food at Disneyland.
Swirled and Other Combinations of Frozen Treats — Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
Just past the Cove Bar on Pixar Pier, you’ll encounter The Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. He’s serving up some of the most popular frozen desserts in the park, including his Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait, non-dairy lemon cones and chocolate and vanilla ice cream. What you won’t find on the menu are the swirled cups and cones. It seems that they are a secret treat, but so yummy that you’ll be glad you know about them!
You can no longer get the It's Lemon! swirled with vanilla or chocolate, but you can get chocolate and vanilla swirled together. If you want to combine lemon with other flavors, you can order the It’s Lemon! side-by-side with either It’s Vanilla! or It’s Chocolate! in a cup, which is how we like to order it. The lemon and vanilla make a refreshing combination of sweet and tart. The lemon is the star of the show here, and once you try it, you’ll understand why.
Festival Secret Menu Items
Disneyland adds some not-so-secret menu items during certain festivals, holidays, parades and color promotions! If some of them are incredibly popular, they just might stick around after the festival fun has ended.
A sprinkling of the popular secret menu items from the run of the Main Street Electrical Parade are still offered permanently as secret items today, such as the Firefly and Alien Style Galactic Burger. Others, including the Lobster Roll at Harbour Galley or the Make Mine Mocha at Schmoozies!, have graduated to the regular menu — well done!
The fun festival temporary treats are kind of like secret menu items. There are usually temporary signs or Foodie Guides bringing them to your attention when you order during their limited runs. If you are visiting during any celebration or holiday time, it's best to research the online Foodie Guides before your visit. Sometimes you can pick up a printed Foodie Guide in the park so you're in the loop.
We’ve also discovered items that were not even on the Foodie Guide, such as the incredibly cute red and yellow Mickey Macaron at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café. (It was available for Get Your Ears On in 2019, and we've seen it return in early 2020!) So keep your eyes and ears open for news on Disneyland secret menu items. It is still best to know about them in advance so you can plan them into your meals and snacks without missing out on the fun.
Disneyland Hotel Secret Menu Items
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Speaking of secret drinks, let's hop over to the Disneyland Hotel for a moment. Trader Sam's is the resort's tiki-inspired watering hole. Inspired by the Jungle Cruise and Enchanted Tiki Room, guests can sip amazing elixirs from the expansive menu, or dive into the secret menu.
You'll find delightful diversions such as King Kamehameha, Missionaries Downfall, Miehana, Liquid Luau and Fog Cutter on the secret menu. The true gem of secret Trader Sam's drinks is the Kungaloosh. Transplanted from the now-closed Adventurer's Club at Disney World, you may order two different versions of this drink. "Old" is vodka, Malibu rum, Midori, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry. "New" is a blend of strawberry daiquiri mix, orange juice, Captain Morgan spiced rum and blackberry brandy. It's neat to see something from the past return to the Disney fold, even if it's under the radar!
Of course, one of the more popular secret menu drinks is The Bounty, also known as The Asset. It resembles a certain Force-sensitive green character from "The Mandalorian." This drink may comes from another galaxy, but it's a tropical drink that is as perfectly sweet as it looks. It has flavors from Midori, lime, coconut and pineapple. Since the bartenders, aka "skippers," all have their own secret drinks they've invented, be sure to ask them about any secret drinks they specialize in for some bonus fun.
Hop over to our post on Trader Sam's Disneyland location to learn more about their frogtastic themed food and beverages. One of our favorite hidden drinks that doubles as a dessert is the pineapple Dole Whip Float with rum! Yum!
Other Off-Menu Items
Sometimes finding and eating Disneyland secret menu items is more of a necessity than a novelty if you have food intolerances or allergies. You can substitute a gluten-free roll, bun or hot dog bun at most restaurants. Gluten-free pizza crust is available at Pizza Port. Rice noodles can replace pasta in some locations. To avoid cross-contamination, you can request that fries be cooked in a fries-only fryer. Request an allergy-friendly menu before ordering if you have any special dietary needs. If you make table-service reservations through Disney Dining, let them know ahead of time if you have any allergies or special needs so that they can accommodate you. Sometimes you need to go off the menu to modify dishes or find vegetarian food at Disneyland.
You can often order items à la carte if you do not want a large meal or do not want all of the sides. For an example, you can get a single piece of chicken at the Plaza Inn instead of a large meal, or a single scoop of vanilla ice cream instead of a sundae for picky tadpoles at The Golden Horseshoe!
It takes a lot of (delicious) work to uncover all of the secret menu items at Disneyland. If you know of any hidden menu items we haven't uncovered, whisper it in the comments below so we can hop to it and share with others! Oops, we are just terrible at keeping secrets when it comes to Disneyland food and drink!