As Valentine’s Day approaches, Disney Guests who have a sweetheart to bring to the Disney Parks (or Disney Guests who are single, but just love celebrating love) will definitely want to pay attention to Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney’s offerings for the romantic holiday!
An in-depth Disney Park Valentine’s Foodie Guide will be released next week by Disney for all of the couples or romantics heading to Disneyland or Downtown Disney in February, but the Disney Parks Blog already shared some of the sweet treats — and we’ve got the highlights here!
It goes without saying that any Disneyland Park will be featuring lots of pink and red, lots of hearts, lots of sweets, and lots of milk chocolate (or dark chocolate or white chocolate) in its Valentine’s Day menu items. But don’t forget, Disney also brings the flavors for any special event in any Disney Park when it comes to main courses!
The Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes is embracing the Valentine’s Day romances with a Red Velvet CakeShake (which “is topped with a slice of red velvet cake, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and a cherry”) between February 12 and February 14, but this establishment will also have a special Truffle Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich throughout February for Guests who are celebrating Valentine’s Day!
Romantics craving comfort food to offset the sweets should also head to Splitsville Luxury Lanes (which the Disney Parks Blog also recommends for Galentine’s Day, the holiday for female friends coined by Leslie Knope in Parks and Rec, as well as Valentine’s Day) to enjoy pizza, sandwiches, or sushi on an exciting night out with friends or couples. Don’t forget to stop by the Fantasy Tower at the Disneyland Hotel for a photo with the floral heart that’s being added to Mickey and Minnie’s topiaries too; the special photo opportunity will be available between February 11 and 15!
If you want to lean into Valentine’s Day, and you also love Emily in Paris or Disneyland Paris, then you’ll want to head to Kayla’s Cake for “pink heart-shaped macarons made with Persian rose buttercream” or try some ombre macarons in the Grand Californian’s lobby (along with some other treats like chocolate-dipped strawberries)!
While we’re all already familiar with the classic Valentine’s Day flavors and favors, sometimes Disney Guests will want to try something new. For that, definitely head to Salt & Straw for a unique blend of honey and lavender in ice cream (keeping in mind that Disney Springs Guests will soon get to taste those flavors too), and take a peek at Marceline’s Confectionery with your other half to try out the “Bee Mine” Granny Smith apple (which is “dipped in caramel and red chocolate and is adorned with dark chocolate and a honey bee chocolate piece”). You might also be tempted by the chocolate marshmallow wands!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, Disney also has its Guests covered. Giving your loved one some treatments at the Tenaya Stone Spa would be a great gift, particularly since there’s a special Rosé and Roses Foot Treatment available! Essentially, in this spa experience, you’ll “treat your feet with an exquisite rose fragranced foot bath with floating rose petals, cleansing exfoliation and tantalizing massage designed to soothe your legs and feet and leave you feeling satin smooth”.
Then you’ll follow up the relaxation with some optional rosé! If you think your Valentine would love this, act fast — it’s only available at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa between January 30 and February 15.
Other gift ideas include flower deliveries from Lovepop, a Valentine’s basket (only available for Guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa), or “a pop-up card featuring Grogu” from The Mandalorian!