Not to be outdone by Disney World’s New Fantasyland expansion, Disneyland is set to open Fantasy Faire next month. Although smaller in scale Imagineers have once again done a wonderful job of transporting guests into the land of Princess’. Fantasy Faire will give Disney Princess’ a place to greet guests in one spot rather than trekking through the park to find them.
I know you might be wondering “when is he going to get to the food?” OK here it goes. They have created Maurice’s Treats, a nod to Belle’s father from Beauty and the Beast. It is a quick service cart style eatery. In concept drawings the cart is a whimsical invention thought up by Maurice. After looking at the menu however, I don’t think it’s very inventive (pun intended).
They will offer a selection of “sweet twists” either in chocolate or strawberry, and a cheddar garlic bagel twist, all ranging from $3.99-$4.19. I have been following New Fantasyland in Disney World since it was announced. Although they have Gaston’s Tavern, which is a pub-style eatery, I think a few things could have transferred well to Maurice’s in Disneyland.
For example, instead of the twists they could serve flavored croissants. You could also use the French tradition of fondue and have bagel bites served with a cup of warm cheese. Most importantly the roasted pork shanks at Gaston’s Tavern could be easily served on Maurice’s cart. Disney World serves their famous turkey legs on quick service carts, and I think the same could be done at Maurice’s.
If you just want something cold to drink on a hot California day you can get a Boysen Apple Freeze. Originally created for the Cozy Cone in Cars Land, it was then borrowed for Gaston’s Tavern and now makes the trip to Fantasy Faire. It is frozen apple juice with a hint of wild berry topped with a passion fruit foam. You can take home a keepsake princess goblet or stein for $9.99 or just a 16oz cup for $4.69.
I am sure that Maurice’s Treats will be a go to destination while waiting to see the Princesses, either for the treats, a cold drink, or just to see another wonderful creation of Disney Imagineering.
Keith was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.He now lives with his wife a few miles from his childhood home. His first trip to the Magic Kingdom was at the age of two and while the only memories are in pictures, the magic laid dormant within him. Until he saw the animated movie Robin Hood, and his love began to grow. He has always had an interest in food and the togetherness it brings. He became a classically trained chef and all around foodie. His last trip to Disney World was in 2011 and he has been learning, researching, and keeping up on all things Disney since. He hopes to bring you all of the food news from the parks, tips on how to save money on food, and all the tastes and smells from the House of Mouse (especially when smell o vision is invented). You can follow Keith on Twitter @DarthChef79.