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!
Keep in mind that not all Disneyland menus (including secret menus) have returned to normal yet. On the other hand, many past secret menu items have made it to the big time actual menu. We see you, Mac & Cheese Chili in a Sourdough Bowl at Refreshment Corner and Lobster Mac and Cheese at Habour Gallery, and we congratulate you on your graduation. We'll leave a few of those kinds mentions here for a hot minute until everyone catches up with the news that the secret is out.
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 (and our wishes came true with many items lately!). 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. It's recently been highlighted as a returning snack for the Main Street Electrical Parade. We are toadally excited to see it again, so much so that we got it twice on opening weekend!
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 70 cents more than a single scoop. A triple scoop costs 50 cents more than a double. That means you get over $15 worth of single scoops for about $6.50 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 on the main menu. So ask about it next time you want a dairy-free and egg-free dessert!
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 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!
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.
We want to call 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!
The Hidden Burrito — Rancho del Zocalo
The hidden burrito, also known as the Zocalo, may not be found on the menu, so you'll need to order in person. But in one giant burrito, it includes almost everything you'll find in the 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 and Cheese in a Bread Bowl — Harbour Galley (unavailable at the moment)
Ahoy mateys! Be sure to drop anchor when in port for this former Disneyland secret menu item. This is no ordinary mac and 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. This item made it to the main menu and then suddenly disappeared. It is not available at the moment, but we are not giving up hope that it returns soon.
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, you know, research — and were hoppy to say they were a fun find! They are now loaded with chili 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
Vegetarian Chili Cone Queso — Cozy Cone Motel (temporarily not available)
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 and Cheese Bread Cone. I repeat: bacon, mac and cheese and a portable bread cone. What’s not to love? During festivals and celebrations, 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. The cafe often has promotional shake flavors for holidays and festivals, so it’s worth pulling in to try a limited-time flavor!
Mac and Cheese Bread Bowl — Pacific Wharf Café (This 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 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.
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!
You can still get these exciting secret menu drinks at the Carthay Circle Lounge — Alfresco Dining. Just ask your server.
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! A Pastrami-spiced Impossible Burger has made it to the menu. 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.
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
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 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 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 with others! Oops, we are just terrible at keeping secrets when it comes to Disneyland food and drinks!