Review: The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

Review: The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook  by Ashley Craft is a fun cookbook that takes you on a culinary tour of the Disney Parks. If you are longing for some coveted Disney churros or a Mickey waffle, this book has it all. It is a well-organized and easy to follow book of recipes that will make a staycation a little bit easier.

Review: The Unofficial Disney Parks CookbookTitle: The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes
Author: Ashley Craft
Also by this author: The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book: From LeFou's Brew to the Jedi Mind Trick, 100+ Magical Disney-Inspired Drinks
Publisher: Adams Media
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Experience the magic of the Disney Parks right in your kitchen with these 100, easy and delicious recipes inspired by Walt Disney World!

Stroll right down the middle of Main Street USA, journey from Adventureland to Infinity and Beyond at Pixar Pier, and explore every avenue in between to taste the flavors of the Disney Parks…all without leaving your kitchen.

With The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook you can bring the magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World snacks and treats right to your home. Recreate favorites like the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier.

These 100 recipes inspired by iconic yummies are perfect whether you are a forever Disney fan or just love a good snack. Now you can feel as if you shared a snack with Mickey himself right from the comfort of your own home!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

The book starts off with quite a lot of information about the food at the US Disney Parks and a backgrounder on how the author came to create the collection of recipes. There is also an extensive list of supplies included for those who are looking to whip up some of these copy-cat recipes. Although there aren’t as many images in the book that show off the various dishes that are included in the book, they are colourful and stunning.

❀ The contents of The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook:

  • Part 1: Disney Parks Cooking 101
    • The Delicious Disney Experience
    • The Disney Cook’s Essentials
  • Part 2: Magical Recipes
    • DIsneyland
    • Magic Kingdom
    • Epcot
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Disney California Adventure

❀ Lots of Different Recipes to Create

The book is divided into the various parks and there are quite a few different recipes to create from each area. Depending on how exact you are hoping your dish to be, there are quite a few items that will need to be purchased in advance. Items such as Mickey-shaped cookie cutters and a Mickey waffle iron might be needed for similar results. The instructions are fairly straightforward and many of the recipes are so basic that even the most inexperienced cooks can achieve success.

❀ Pleasing Results

I am always up for trying a cookie recipe and created the Mickey Sugar Cookies. The recipe is a typical sugar cookie with the exception of the shape and the ideas for how to decorate it to achieve the same look as those you will find in the Magic Kingdom. I did purchase a Mickey cookie cutter and was quite pleased with the results.

Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

Mickey Sugar Cookies

❀ A Culinary Disney Trip

The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook is definitely one recipe book to look for if you are a craving some Disney-inspired food, There are many yummy and interesting recipes included in this book that will take you on a culinary Disney trip.

About Ashley Craft

Ashley Craft

As a child who grew up in Anaheim, California, Ashley Craft could recite the Star Tours ride by heart, navigate the Park without a map, and fell asleep to the sound of Disneyland fireworks each night in her bedroom. After two internships at Walt Disney World and many, many more visits to the Disney Parks, Ashley is now one of the leading experts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Her popular blog, Ashley Crafted, is best known for featuring recipes inspired by Disney Park foods to help people recreate that Disney magic right in their own kitchens. Today, Ashley lives in Kansas with her husband, Danny, and three kids, Elliot, Hazel, and Clifford…but she still makes time to visit the Mouse.


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28 thoughts on “Review: The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

  1. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It’s a pity there aren’t more pictures. I like to know what it’s supposed to look like!

  2. Cindy Merrill says:

    My recipe book collection just isn’t complete yet, because I don’t have this cookbook! I’m going to buy it.

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