By Jennifer Stuart
Tropical Hideaway is a quick-service or counter-service restaurant located in Adventureland in Disneyland. The theming takes inspiration from both the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room which are located to either side of the restaurant. Read on for more information about the history and menu of Tropical Hideaway, and of course food photos.
Tropical Hideaway is a relatively new restaurant at Disneyland, opening in December 2018. It replaced Aladdin's Oasis which hadn't really operated as a real restaurant in several years. It was mainly used as a character meet spot for Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and Genie, and as a pick up spot for Take Out Fantasmic! meals. Remnants of it's former life exist as theming details in the lamps and in the floor mosaic at the entrance.
The seating for the Tropical Hideaway is all located outside and is shaded by several large canvas awnings.
Insider Tip: Look for Rosita, one of the Enchanted Tiki Room birds. She has been re-located from inside the Enchanted Tiki Room to a riverside perch.
The Tropical Hideaway is a quick-service location that has items that qualify more as snacks, and it serves a limited menu.
There are three different kinds of bao buns on the menu currently and two of them are pictures above. Both were good, but we give the nod to the beef bao. These are part of the savory items currently on the Tropical Hideaway menu. These won't fill you up but make a great snack or part of a lighter meal.
The sweet Pineapple Lumpia are a cream cheese and pineapple egg roll that is then rolled in sugar and cinnamon. The pineapple is not overwhelming and is definitely heightened by the pineapple dipping sauce. This was tasty and it was similar to the Pongu Lumpia at Pongu Pongu in Animal Kingdom at Disney World. (You can read our review of Pongu Pongu).
Most people, however, are really here for the Dole Whip. Dole Whip is an iconic Disneyland treat and has previously only been available at the Tiki Juice Bar. (Read our review ofTiki Juice Bar). The classic pineapple Dole Whip and Dole Whip Float that you know and love is available here at Tropical Hideaway along with some new variations. One of the variations is new Dole soft serve flavors such as lemon, raspberry and mango. You can get these flavors as a stand alone soft serve or swirled with pineapple.
This loaded Dole Whip is served sundae-style in a bowl. This is an orange and pineapple swirl of soft serve with tropical fruit, coconut and dried hibiscus. The fun garnish is several Pocky sticks that are inspired by the ambush scene in the adjacent Jungle Cruise.
As always menu items are subject to change. Click here to link to the current menu for the Tropical Hideaway at Disneyland.
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Photos by Jennifer Stuart and Kim Stuart
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