A while back we ranked every single place to eat inside Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. But times have drastically changed in the Southern California House of Mouse thanks to the addition of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, and it will continue to morph with the just-announced Avengers Campus. And that means that the food items, too, have changed.
We've come a long way since the days when a turkey leg and a Dole Whip alone made a balanced meal in the Happiest Place on Earth. Indeed, in the past few years eating at Disneyland has become a thirsty subculture within the larger Disney fandom, with hundreds of Instagram accounts and hashtags devoted to what people are eating right now in the parks. Some of that #influencerlife influence (and the FOMO it causes) led Papa Disney to add fancy new things like mobile food and beverage ordering for certain restaurants (sorry, Susan, you still can't mobile-order a pickle from a cart), but there's still plenty of room for the popcorn, Mickey-ears ice cream, and cafeteria-style restaurants of yore.
For those among us who aren't simply obsessive about theme-park food -- and the cost of it after you've already paid for tickets, FastPass, photo downloads, and at least 15 sets of souvenir ears -- the likelihood that you're going to eat everything the park has to offer and still brave the teacups without getting sick is low. Choose wisely by consulting this handy guide to the best eats at Disneyland and California Adventure.