What’s New in Disneyland Resort: Birthday Cake Churros, a Monte Cristo Update, and More

Well, it’s Disneyland’s reopening day today.


But today’s not the only day we visited the resort this week. To make sure you’re up to date on all the news in Disneyland Resort, we’re bringing you an update on ALL the latest news from earlier this week too. Take a look!

Disneyland Resort Food Updates

Disneyland Park Churro Cart

During the select group previews at Disneyland Park, we tried the new Birthday Cake Churro at the Churro Cart.


TBH, it tasted just like a regular churro — but with blue sugar!

Click here to learn about the churro-buying process in Disneyland!

Cafe Orleans

We’ve got a pretty unfortunate update over at Cafe Orleans. The Monte Cristo is now a HALF serving.

Um…where did the other half of the Monte Cristo go?

This updates a pretty big bummer and get this, the plate is still $21. Now, we’re paying the same amount for a handful of fries and half a sammie?! Hard blow.

Want to learn more about this sad change? Click here!

California Churro Company

And we didn’t JUST try the Birthday Cake Churro. We also got to try the French Toast Churro at California Churro Company.

Dipped in syrup like breakfast should be

This sweet costs $6.95 and was VERY yummy. The star of the show was the maple syrup for dipping!

To see our full review of the French Toast Churro, click here!

Disneyland Resort Construction Updates

Disneyland Theme Park Reopening Previews

As we mentioned, some guests were allowed into Disneyland and Disney California Adventure earlier this week for previews. We spotted folks heading in!


One of our reporters who was able to go to the preview noticed that Cast Members were lined up to say hello as we entered and thanks and goodbye as we left. A Cast Member told us they’re going to be doing that for the opening weeks!

Click here to see more pictures from our return to Disneyland!

Disneyland Hotel

We checked in on construction over at Disneyland Hotel. We could see a lot of landscaping going on and there have been fences up around the perimeter of the hotel for some time. It’s pretty hard to see much past those fences!

Disneyland Hotel

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel has opened as well!

Grand Californian Open

Currently, guests cannot visit the hotel unless they have a reservation.

Want to learn more about the hotel reopening? Click here!

Disneyland Entrance Area

Near the Disneyland entrance, we noticed that the Lost and Found spot has opened.

Lost and Found

And day lockers were available for rent too!

Day Lockers

Simba Parking Lot

As a note, the Simba Lot is now back to an hourly rate where guests pay as they exit.

Various Locations

Disney+ posters are now posted on the building that was previously ESPN Zone. 

New Disney+ Posters

And there are new “Magic is Here” banners on many of the streetlights.

New Banners

Disneyland Resort Merchandise Updates

World of Disney

Let’s talk about merchandise! World of Disney had a number of new apparel options. Take a look at the So Good So Happy Tank Top for $34.99.

Disney Shirt

Looking for a way to add a little magic to your outfit? Look no further than the Magic Every Day T-shirt for $29.99.

Disney Shirt

There are also some patriotic items like this America Sweatshirt for $59.99

Disney Shirt

…and the USA Denim Bucket Hat for $29.99.


Plus, up your mood with the Mood: Happy T-shirt for $36.99.

Disney Shirt

We’re big fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction so we love the Pirates of the Caribbean T-shirt for $36.99

Pirates Shirt

…and the Pirates of the Caribbean Sweatpants for $44.99.

Pirates Pants

For $69.99, you can snag the new Stitch Spirit Jersey.

It’s Stitch!

Get this, this top has an updated, lightweight material!

To learn more about this change, click here!

There are some new Mickey & Co. items! Take a look at the Mickey & Co. Baseball Hat for $27.99

Mickey Hat

…and the Mickey & Co. Sweatshirt for $42.99!

Mickey Sweatshirt

Shade your eyes with the Mickey Visor for $24.99

Mickey Hat

…or the Think Happy Thoughts Baseball Hat for $27.99.

Peter Pan Hat

You might know that biker shorts are very in and Disney’s on the trend. Check out the Disneyland Black Biker Shorts

Bike Shorts

…and the Mickey Balloon Biker Shorts. These are $34.99 each!

Bike Shorts

Dress Shop

The Dress Shop had the new face masks that we saw in Disney World.

New Mask

This new style has nose bridge wires and they’re $14.99 each.

Read our full review of these masks here! 

They also had the new Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection including a Cardholder for $55

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

…a Wallet for $178

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

…a Pouch Duo for $128

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

…a Backpack for $298

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

…a Satchel for $328

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

…and a Crossbody Camera Bag for $168.

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection

Disney Home

Over in Disney Home, there were some new-to-us snowglobes, a Peter Pan Snowglobe that plays “You Can Fly…”


…and a Mickey Mouse Snowglobe that plays “Mickey Mouse March.” These are $39.99 each!


Pin Traders

Our final stop is Pin Traders! There were four new pins here for $19.99 each: the Where Fantasy Grows Terrarium Timon Pin

Disney Pin

…the Magic in the Stars Aries Brother Bear Pin

Disney Pin

…the Visit 100 Acre/Aker Wood Pin

Disney Pin

…and the Cinco de Mayo Pin!

Disney Pin

Whew! That’s all the new stuff from Disneyland from the last few days. Keep in mind though, Disneyland does OPEN today! We’re covering it all live and YOU can follow along. Stay tuned!

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