REVIEW: A Twist on Tradition Returns with New Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese and Margarita for 2023 Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

A Twist on Tradition, a staple marketplace available during the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, always brings classic comfort dishes and drinks and adds something special to them, bringing the dish to an entirely new level. This year, they’ve added twists to mac & cheese, lassi, and even a margarita!

Menu for A Twist on Tradition Marketplace at Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays 2023


  • 🆕Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese – $8.50


  • Guava-Melon Lassi– $7.50
  • 🆕Glacier Margarita – $16.00

Photos of Menu Items from A Twist on Tradition Marketplace at Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays 2023

*NEW* Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese – $8.50

Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese with Herb Breadcrumbs, Sour Cream and Chive

The Kugel Mac & Cheese is very interesting. The predominant flavors come from the sour cream and chives on top.

The cheese is also creamy and delicious underneath, and the dish is complemented well by the breadcrumbs.

*NEW* Glacier Margarita – $16.00

Blanco Tequila, Blue Curaçao, Coconut and Rosemary Syrups, and White Cranberry and Lime Juices garnished with Champagne Bubbles Candy 

The Glacier Margarita is a winter wonderland in a cup. It’s sweet and refreshing (with a hint of earthiness), and we couldn’t taste the alcohol.

Plus, the little gumdrops on top are a nice touch. We’ll be back for more of this.

Guava-Melon Lassi – $7.50

Guava Nectar, Rock Melon Syrup, Yogurt, and Honey garnished with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Honey-flavored Cereal (Non-alcoholic beverage)

guava-melon lassi

This is a wonderful, light, creamy, perfectly balanced, non-alcoholic drink. The tropical fruit flavor is the primary taste; however, it does not overpower the creaminess and the cinnamon-spiced whipped cream, which makes it more of a festive drink for the season!

We thoroughly enjoyed this drink, almost preferring it over the many alcoholic beverages available here. We will be returning for this one many times over.

The Festival of Holidays will run at Disney California Adventure from November 10, 2023, to January 7, 2024.

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