8am Pretzels? Disneyland Dreams DO Come True!
If you’ve ever read a Disney Park Nerds article, you know the Nerd is gaga for Mickey Pretzels. You probably also know that he has complained about a lack of Mickey Pretzel availability for the past quarter century at Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort…the best that could be done was 10:30a at Bay Side Brews at Disney California Adventure.
It was well documented by the Nerd that Mickey Pretzels are available in the morning at Disney World and just plain don’t exist at Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. This is a complete shame, but I digress.
So imagine the Nerd’s
joy jubilation glee pure happiness delight bliss euphoria thrill rapture when he walked to Space Mountain just after rope drop on a Thursday morning in May to be greeted with an OPEN MICKEY PRETZEL STAND at 8am!!!!!
The Nerd was nearly brought to tears by this sight. It was a scene to behold. Of course, the fresh and hot Mickey Pretzel was delicious, but it was more than that. It was as if the Disney overlords had finally seen the light.
From there…it got interesting. The Nerd spoke with the Cast Member and expressed gratitude for the early opening. The Cast Member looked perplexed and replied, “We’ve always been open mornings.” The Nerd has known to be a wee-bit on the sarcastic side and may (or may not) have thought to himself:
- Sure, just not in the past quarter century; AND
- Right. 11:30am IS technically the morning
In the end, the Nerd said his thanks, enjoyed his Pretzel and Starlight Coke (and will be immediately switching back to Diet as he was not a fan of the Starlight Coke).
Part of writing for Disney Park Nerds requires regular visits to the park. Let’s fast-forward one week. It’s a Wednesday in the middle of May at 8am. The Nerd practically floated to Tomorrowland on Cloud Nine after the rope drop to enjoy Mickey Pretzels while waiting to be joined by two Nerdlings. After gleefully walking to the Mickey Pretzel stand, he was turned away and told the pretzels would not be ready until 8:30am. Not the end of the world, but a bit of a shock. It still worked out, the Mickey Pretzels just had to wait until AFTER Space Mountain.
All of this morning Mickey Pretzel back and forth is making the Nerd feel like he might have an issue. Case in point….at around 10a the next day the Nerd stopped by Tomorrowland for a Mickey Pretzel and Diet Coke. The Cast Member from the previous week (the one who was confused that the Nerd was surprised about morning pretzel availability) asked innocently, “Are you a regular here?”
Might be time for a low carb diet.
Aside from Mickey pretzels (because this is obviously the first choice), what snack do you get so excited about in the Disney parks?