Themed Disney Teas at Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel
One of my favorite Disneyland Resort dining experiences is the themed teas available at Steakhouse 55, the elegant restaurant inside the Disneyland Hotel. There are typically 2-3 themed teas each year with a different Disney theme, and in between there are classic afternoon teas. For the teas, you can select the classic tea ($52 per person) the premium tea ($65 per person), or the Kids tea ($35 per person) – and good news, annual passholder discounts apply! At Disneyland Hotel’s Steakhouse 55, you can book a themed tea on weekend afternoons.
During Pixar Fest in 2018, they had a special afternoon tea experience themed to Pixar. For the classic tea, you receive unlimited iced or hot tea, an assortment of tea sandwiches, tea desserts, and 2 small scones. For the premium tea, you get sparkling wine, a souvenir Remy straw, and an Inside Out themed salad in addition to the scones, sandwiches, and desserts. For the classic and premium teas, the sandwiches include an avocado toast (inspired by the green aliens), toast with veggies on top (inspired by Ratatouille), toast with carrot cream cheese (inspired by Merida), and a blue and yellow deviled egg (inspired by Dory). The tea desserts include a grape soda eclair, chocolate covered strawberry (inspired by Up), blackberry marmalade cupcake (inspired by Sully), and cheesecake (inspired by Ratatouille). All of the adult tea sandwiches and the deviled egg are vegetarian, if you request no caviar on top of the deviled egg.
For the kids tea, kids can choose tea (iced or hot), milk, hot chocolate, or juice. The tea sandwiches are PB & J (in the shape of Woody’s boot), pepperoni and cheese (that looks like a monster mouth), and watermelon and cucumber sandwich. The desserts are a chocolate covered strawberry (inspired by Woody), and the same eclair, cupcake, and cheesecake as the adult tea. If you have dietary restrictions, be sure to mention it upon check-in. While they don’t have a separate allergy menu, they can accommodate allergies and gluten-free diets upon request.
Other special touches for the tea are the centerpieces on the tables (subtle centerpieces that are Pixar inspired, I saw a Finding Nemo one, an Up one, and a Toy Story one.
Most recently, I experienced the Alice in Wonderland tea! My daughter went dressed as Alice, perfect since she has blonde hair and blue eyes! The sandwiches were very whimsical, and the desserts bold and colorful!
I think the Alice tea was pretty equal in taste with the Pixar theme, with the main difference being the theming. I will say I loved the butterscotch scones though better than the previous ones I had. Each tea is the same pricing and includes the same items based on the package you choose.
I also love that the waiters will tell you the names of all the treats as they serve them, as well as the inspirations behind them! The teas are fantastic, truly a Disney fan’s dream! Coming up next on September 6, 2019 is a Haunted Mansion tea! You can find reservations here.