Tokyo Disney Resort has arguably the best Disney snacks of any property in the world, and certainly the most original.
Okay, granted, I’ve only been to one other park besides the Tokyo Resort, but still, where else can you get ridiculous popcorn flavours? Or delightfully themed steamed buns? OR TOY STORY ALIEN MOCHI?! Read on reader, for my in-no-particular-order list of the Top 10 Tokyo Disney Snacks.
Popcorn is a star of the Tokyo Disney snacks scene. They make it in every flavour imaginable. And THE BUCKETS! Oh the buckets. Specially themed after different characters and movies, with a convenient strap so you can let your delicious popcorn to hang hands free and covered while you explore; plus you get discounted refills! With a bucket, it’s probably the most practical snack on the list. Unfortunately I wasn’t going to be able to fit one in my luggage. Highly recommend at least the popcorn though.
Regular Popcorn – 310JPY
Souvenir Bucket – 1500JPY to 2400JPY approx, depending on the bucket. Comes filled.
Souvenir Bucket Refill – 520JPY. Note the buckets hold more popcorn than a regular. Depending on the design, around 2-3x the amount.
2. Curry Popcorn
This gets its own entry! It’s THAT GOOD. While I tried a few of the many delicious flavours and liked them all, curry popcorn was my absolute favourite. I mean, I may be bias because curry popcorn is actually something I’ve made for years at home movie nights. But still do yourself a favour and try it! Tastes like a medley of buttery spices and smells amazing, but it’s still mild enough for those who don’t like spicy food.
3. Ukiwa Bun
The Ukiwa Bun is a super delicious steamed bun filled with spicy shrimp and pork. The usual version is shaped like a life preserver and features Donald Duck on the packaging, looking like he’s popping out of the life preserver. As I was there for Halloween though, they had an equally awesome seasonal Ursula version. The packaging makes a nice free souvenir if you save it, which is easy because it’s good etiquette in Japan to not walk and eat at the same time, so you’ll usually sit down somewhere to eat anyway.
4. Chandu Tail
Another uber popular choice among Tokyo Disney Snacks. This firm steamed bun with creamed corn and chicken filling is themed after the main character from the Sinbad’s Storybook Adventure attraction. No, not Sinbad, but his friend/pet tiger, Chandu. Chandu is a FREAKING ADORABLE little tiger cub who steals the show – and your heart – on the ride. The packaging on this snack, like the ukiwa bun, makes a nice free souvenir; it’s designed to look like the tail inside is actually attached to Chandu’s body. You can find them at ‘Sultans Oasis’ in Arabian Coast, a counter service food stop near Sinbad’s Storybook Adventure at DisneySea.
5. Sparkling Tapioca Drink with Confetti
Okay so technically a ‘refreshment’ rather than a snack, but I had to mention it. This lemon soft drink with Tapioca pearls (like you get in bubble tea) and edible ‘confetti’ totally revived me! I’d arrived in Japan early that morning and gone straight from the airport to Tokyo Disneyland…on the train, with my luggage. By mid afternoon, after lots of walking, my energy was starting to wane. This drink was delicious, refreshing, and pretty to boot!
6. Pizza Spring Roll
This is so not health food, but IT’S SO FREAKING GOOD! What more can I tell you besides that it’s literally a crispy, slightly sweet spring roll filled with hot gooey cheese and chunky pizza sauce. It tasted kind of like a pepperoni pizza, though I’m not sure if there’s actual pepperoni in the filling. Plus it comes in a cute and super convenient sleeve for mess free eating, and is one of the cheapest Tokyo Disney Snacks on the list. Found at a snack cart near Huey, Dewy and Louie’s Good Time Cafe at Disneyland.
7. Mickey Nuggets
So these are exactly what you’d expect, a typical chicken nugget like you would get at any fast food chain. They aren’t anything special beyond the shape really, but damn it if it isn’t just the cutest thing! I got these from Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland. You get a few in a small cup and it’s just a good little snack to fill the gap if you’re busy exploring; and get those Mickey pics…obvs.
8. Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich
Adorned with Mickey in a rather adorable pose, this ice cream sandwich is delicious and genuinely tastes like tiramisu. The outer biscuits are surprisingly soft with just a hint of chewiness, and a faint mocha flavour. The pillow of ice cream in between was firm and creamy, and perfect at the height of a super hot afternoon. You can get these, along with a plethora of other awesome looking ice creams and ice treats, at snack carts all over the parks. This one was in Lost River Delta.
9. Seasonal Beer Cocktail (for the 18+ crowd)
Alright…I get it! This is even less of a ‘snack’ than the Sparkling Tapioca Drink at number 5, but come on! A green beer? For Halloween? It’s genius! Even better, it’s thirst quenching and tasty as all get out. This was from the New York Deli in American Waterfront at DisneySea, and was apple flavoured. They don’t water down the beer either, I suspect the apple flavour is added with syrup. While this particular one was a Halloween special, the beer cocktail exists all year round, with the flavour changing according to season.
Price: 680 JPY
10. Alien Mochi
These are probably the most popular of Tokyo Disney Snacks, they’re definitely the most photogenic; and the taste? UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! I’m actually shocked at how good they were. In case you didn’t know, mochi is the name given to the ‘dough’ that forms from pounding short grain glutinous rice, and is popular all over Japan. I had mochi a few times over the course of my trip and these held up to the authentic stuff pretty well. The Toy Story alien mochi balls come in a set of three, each with a different custard-type filling – strawberry, vanilla and chocolate – and are delightfully chewy, sweet but not over the top. They come in a super cute little cup with mini Alien heads printed on it, which alone makes a great free Tokyo Disney Souvenir. Or, for a little extra, you can also get this awesome Souvenir Case; all you’ll need then is “the clawwww”.
360JPY – with standard plastic cup
880JPY – with plastic cup and souvenir case