REVIEW: New Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade Joins Returning Gingerbread Bundt Cake and More at Disneyland

A new Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade is joining the returning Holiday Cake and Gingerbread Bundt Cake at Plaza Inn for the holidays at Disneyland.

Gingerbread Bundt Cake – $5.99

Gingerbread Bundt cake with apple cinnamon filling, vanilla glaze, and holiday sprinkles

This is the weakest gingerbread cake we’ve had so far, but only by default. It didn’t wow us, and that puts it at the back of the line.

The cake is spiced nicely and it’s not too sweet, which is a plus. Most of the sweetness comes from the ample frosting on top which allows the diner to control how sugary their dessert is going to be.

There’s only a small amount of apple cinnamon filling, but it does work well with the ginger cake. We never realized that apple cinnamon and cinnamon gingerbread cake had so much in common and worked so well together. That flavor combination was a revelation for us, but overall the cake was only okay and there are better gingerbread cakes available at the resort for the holidays. But if you’re already at Plaza Inn and looking for a sweet end to your meal, you can’t go wrong with this.

Holiday Cake – $5.99

Devil’s food cake with swirled white chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting, and holiday sprinkles

This holiday cake was pretty average. If you are looking to play it safe with your treats this season, this is a good sweet for you. The cake is simple, sticking to chocolate flavors.

The chocolate mousse on the inside was sweet, but nothing out of the ordinary. Buttercream frosting tops the cake, as well as the buttercream Christmas tree. The frosting was good, but there was a lot of it.

The cake remained very fluffy, and it all stayed intact when we cut into it. This cake was good, but we don’t think it’s anything special.

Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade – $5.29

Lemonade infused with honey and pear nectar

This sweet drink is light on the lime and more upfront about the pear flavor. The vanilla notes help to add a roundness to the pear flavor. The lime in the limeade adds some complexity and cuts through the sweetness just a bit, though it remains an overall very sweet drink. This would pair well with many of the dinners available at Plaza Inn, especially the fried chicken.

The holiday season at Disneyland runs from November 11 through January 8.

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