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Uncovering Delicious Disneyland Secret Menu Items

by Mommy Frog on March 25, 2024 18 Los Angeles

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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 the Disneyland secret menu items!

Disneyland Secret Menu - Harbour Galley Cookies

Psst ... some past secret menu items have made it to the big-time menu permanently. We see you, Mac & Cheese Chili in a Sourdough Bowl at Refreshment Corner, and we congratulate you on your graduation. We'll leave a few of those kinds of mentions here for a hot minute until everyone catches up with the news that the secret is out.

What Is Disneyland's "Secret Menu?"

Uncovering Disneyland Secret Menu Items-Chili Mac Bread Bowl

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. 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? And then you might know some big-mouth frogs who tell everyone about them. That means the not-so-secret items might graduate to the real menu when enough people order them. As a result, a lot of our froggy favorites aren't really, well, secrets anymore. But we are hoppy because that means more people get to try them!

Disneyland Secret Menu Items

Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Secret Menu Items - Firefly at Refreshment Corner

"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!

Main Street Secret Ice Cream and a Third Scoop — Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

The parlor's secret float involves scoops of rainbow sherbet in orange soda. You cannot mobile order this item. You can mobile order other floats off of the main menu though. There's often a promotional menu item or special flavor of ice cream at Gibson Girl. During the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, cherry, pistachio and banana ice cream return with a Uni-Cone. Just simply ask about secret flavors, as they can change! During holiday time, the secret flavor is peppermint.

But the biggest secret of all is the third scoop of ice cream. It's not on the menu, so you have to order in person. A double scoop of ice cream costs $1 more than a single scoop. A triple scoop costs 50 cents more than a double. That means you get over $17 worth of single scoops for about $7 in one triple. That's a lot of savings if you have several mouths to feed!

Carnation Café — Plant-Based Brownie à la Mode 

Speaking of ice cream, where are our vegan friends? We saw this plant-based item pop up in the allergy menu, but it's not always on the main menu. So ask about it next time you want a dairy-free and egg-free dessert!

Uncovering Disneyland Secret Menu Items - Neverland SunsetSecret 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 hoppen 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 to be 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!

Tomorrowland

Galactic Burger "Alien Style" — Galactic Grill

Disneyland Secret Menu Items - Galactic Burger Alien Style

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, 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.

Frontierland

Golden Horseshoe

Uncovering Delicious Disneyland Secret Menu Items-Mozzarella Sticks at Golden Horseshoe

We want to point out that a former secret menu item that went away for a bit but is back and on the main menu. Yes! The mozzarella sticks are back!

If you have a picky eater who just wants a cup of ice cream (or with chocolate sauce), you can order it here. And that little dish goes perfectly with our next item from Harbour Galley to make your own secret treat.

New Orleans Square

Harbour Galley

It's no secret that one of the most popular new food items at Disneyland is an old familiar comfort food. The chocolate chip cookies are warm and gooey, and they taste like home. They made it to the mobile order menu and can sell out. So we are bringing these yummy favorites to your attention. They've gone viral, so the secret of the cookies is out. But here's how to make your own secret treat. Order the 13-pack for pick-up early in the day, and then order a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream from Golden Horseshoe. It's not on the menu, but you can order in person. Sit down and make yourself an ice cream cookie sandwich or six. Yum!

We love combining foods to make our own secret treats in the park these days. Some things just go better together. For instance, you can purchase the cheesy garlic pretzel bread from Edelweiss Snacks or Maurice's Treats. Then mobile order a beef skewer from Bengal BBQ. Put the meat from the skewer in the garlic bread to make a delicious sandwich and enjoy!

Uncovering Disneyland's Secret Menu - Loaded Fries and Onion Rings

Critter Country

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. The toppings can change seasonally. You can still order them in person, as long as you know they exist. We hopped in to try them both — because, you know, research — and were hoppy to say they were a fun find! They are now loaded with red pepper cheese.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Blue Mule — Oga's Cantina

For a limited time, there is a secret menu item at Oga's Cantina. The Blue Mule is a Moscow Mule cocktail. It was created in honor of Oga’s birthday, but it's available only upon request and for a limited time. The Blue Mule is made with citrus vodka, blue curaçao, pure cane syrup, mule mix and club soda. It's garnished with a lime wheel and candied ginger, and it's served over ice.

Disney California Adventure Secret Menu Items

Cars Land

Uncovering Delicious Disneyland Secret Menu Items-Neapolitan Shake at Flo's in Cars LandNeapolitan 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. The cafe often has promotional shake flavors for holidays and festivals, so it’s worth pulling in to try a limited-time flavor!

Pacific Wharf

Mac and Cheese Bread Bowl — Aunt Cass Café (This old Pacific Wharf item made it to the main menu!)

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 Aunt Cass Café is one of my favorite quick-service restaurants in Disney California Adventure?

Disneyland Secret Menu - Mac and Cheese Bread Bowl

Japanese-style Fluffy Cheesecake — Aunt Cass Café 

There is an item we never see on mobile order at Aunt Cass. You have to order the Japanese-style fluffy cheesecake in person.

Pixar Pier

Secret Menu Adult Beverages — Lamplight Lounge

Uncovering Delicious Disneyland Secret Menu Items-Zombie at Lamplight LoungeThe 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.

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. 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 (pictured), the Sea Witch, the Melrose Place or the Sideshow Novel-Tea. There are other secret drinks as well. When you learn about them, be sure to screenshot the ingredients since they are so secret that the other bartenders might not even know about them!

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!

Uncovering Delicious Disneyland Secret Menu Items-Dole Whip Cocktails with pineapple wedges

So there's the official secret drink menu at Lamplight Lounge, and then there are unofficial secret drinks that the bartenders concoct. And they are not the best-kept secrets, especially if they take off on social media. One of those drinks is the Dole Whip shot. Our server talked us into turning the shot into a larger cocktail for $5 more. And it tasted like a piña colada.

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 Office," the Lamplight Lounge's secret room. You’ll need to be a party of about eight 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

Well, the secret is out! You can sub a veggie patty on the burger. 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.

Festival Secret Menu Items

Disneyland adds some not-so-secret menu items during certain festivals, holidays, parades and color promotions! Look for the seasonal items on the menus. If some of them are incredibly popular, they just might stick around after the festival fun has ended.

Some items, such as 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 bringing them to your attention 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. We usually include them in our blog posts for:

We’ve also discovered items that were not even on the Foodie Guide. 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 for your meals and snacks without missing out on the fun.

Late-Night Menus

During the summer months, you might see late-night menus pop up. You can enjoy some fun special snack and drink items at Galactic Grill and Red Rose Taverne. If you want to save money, order the drinks in person without the glow cube.

Disneyland Hotel Secret Menu Items

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Disneyland Secret Menu Items - Kungaloosh at Trader Sam's

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.

Uncovering Disneyland Secret Menu Items - The Bounty or The AssetYou'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 come 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, 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 its 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! Trader Sam's now takes reservations.

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 dietary 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 example, you can get 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 them in the comments below so we can hop to it and share them with others! Oops, we are just terrible at keeping secrets when it comes to Disneyland food and drinks!

Related: Best Disneyland Quick-Service Restaurants

Related: Getting the Scoop on Disneyland Mobile Order Service

Related: Guidelines for Eating Healthy at Disneyland

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Aug 12, 2019 at 5:09 p.m. Allie Says...

They have these amazing fries at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Frontierland, with cheese, bacon bits, chives and an INCREDIBLE cilantro lime crema.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 12:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

YUM, Allie! Thanks for sharing!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2019 at 9:44 a.m. Maria Says...

I read about a rainbow shake just don't remember where they serve it. Do you know?

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Jul 26, 2019 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

In terms of rainbow sweets, we know of a rainbow sherbet float at Gibson Girl and a Rainbow Unicorn Slushie at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff (though it's not a secret). We'll do some sleuthing in the park for you and update if we find anything more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2019 at 11:27 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Disneyland Dole whips are not my favorite, but the Polynesian serves them swirled with vanilla and they are SO good - do they make them that way anywhere at Disneyland???

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May 17, 2019 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

You cannot mix pineapple Dole Whip with vanilla at Disneyland (unless you got vanilla from a different stand and combined it yourself), but you can mix it with orange or raspberry Dole Whip at the Tropical Hideaway. You can, however, mix the lemon Dole whip with soft serve vanilla or chocolate ice cream (or even blue raspberry slush) at Adorable Snowman’s Frosted Treats at DCA—we highly recommend that if traditional Dole whip doesn’t float your boat. Yum! It’s our favorite!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. Bri Knodel Says...

You can get IceCream Nachos at the Golden Horseshoe. It’s a secret menu item! Super delicious!

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May 16, 2019 at 1:08 p.m. Leonard Says...

I asked for those this past weekend. No longer available!! :(

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Jul 25, 2018 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bri!

YUM! Thank you for sharing this deliciousness with us! We might just have to try them!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 16, 2017 at 5:38 a.m. Madell Landrum Says...

Been coming since 1955. Find something new every time I come. Just found out about the secret menus

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Nov 9, 2017 at 1:38 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Do you know if all the secret menu items are still available? I really want to try the Mac and cheese chilli bread bowl!

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Sep 10, 2017 at 9:08 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

Went to Disneyland on September 9th, 2017. The Golden Horseshoe does not make ice cream nachos anymore. They have only one kind of ice cream sundae with 1 scoop of ice cream and a hard cookie and it was awful.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 9:51 p.m. Earlene Lanter Says...

Had the brownie ice cream sundae at the "horseshoe" and it was delicious! Sept.11, 2017.

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for the note. We took them off the post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2017 at 8:32 p.m. Erin Dent Says...

You didn't mention the secret burito... shhhhh

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Jul 16, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Bobby Says...

What all is in the secret buritto and where is it at

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Jun 6, 2017 at 9:15 p.m. Chant Macleod Says...

Is there a version of this for Disney World? Can you share it? :)

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Jun 7, 2017 at 7:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chant,

We're glad you liked the Disneyland Secret Menu Items post. We're working on a version for Disney World. Keep Hopping back to see!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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