A couple weeks ago we took a mini-tour of the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary Foodie Guide released at Disneyland, where we found some of our new favorite dishes in our corruptible, mortal state. Since then, we’ve been dying to taste more–so, get your ghoulish appetites ready, there’s no turning back now!
We popped in to the Resort for a quick lunch, planning to try the special dish that materialized at Rancho del Zocalo. But, we couldn’t help taking the ‘long way’ and ended up picking up a Blackberry Midnight Julep from the Mint Julep Bar.
This playful take on a julep features blackberry, citrus and mint with a lychee “moon” for $4.49 (no discounts apply). If you’re not a huge fan of mint–but can’t help getting a julep when you’re at the parks, this one’s for you! It took everything in us not to drink the entire thing on the way over to Rancho del Zocalo.
Now for the main event: The Long Forgotten Duelist Tacos. We aren’t sure why these are long forgotten, because we won’t soon forget this fantastic dish.
It comes complete with two fry bread tacos featuring grilled fajita beef and braised butter chicken served with Mexican rice and pickled vegetables. The serving size is generous (definitely shareable) and the flavors are spot-on. It’s well worth the $13.49 (discounts apply), especially if you plan on sharing.
Saving our Blackberry Midnight Julep was the right move to make. This is where the perfect pairing happens. The flavors go so well together and we couldn’t help but be temporarily transported to a different world altogether while we enjoyed this meal. These special offerings haven’t been given an expiration date, but we suggest you hurry back to Disneyland with Halloween just around the corner. Have you had the chance to try any of the Haunted Mansion Anniversary foods?