The magical minds at Disneyland arrrr hard at work again.

For the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the Disney chefs have whipped up something special for us landlubbers — gold-dusted churros.

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Lost Treasure Beignets

The ride, which opened in 1967 in the New Orleans Square portion of Disneyland, inspired the movie franchise first released in 2003. It was the last attraction that Walt Disney himself participated in the design of before his death.

The golden churros consist of the classic fried-dough pastry popular in Spain and Latin American and a heavy dusting of yellow sanding sugar.

Key your eye (the one not covered by your Pirate patch, obviously) open for these other new items available in Disney’s New Orleans Square:

  • Caribbean Breakfast Burritos: Scrambled eggs, Andouille sausage, rice, sweet potatoes, black beans and cheddar cheese
  • Lost Treasure Beignets: Mickey-shaped lemon-flavored beignets dusted with gold shimmer
  • Buccaneer Pulled Pork Sandwich: Jerk-spiced pork, sweet and tangy barbecue
    sauce, pineapple Caribbean-style slaw and fried yucca
  • Jolly Roger Punch: Spiced tropical juices with pineapple, orange and mango
  • Calypso’s Caribbean Chicken Stew: Stewed Caribbean-seasoned chicken with onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, potatoes and yucca
  • Fruits de Mar: Pan-seared red snapper, sautéed shrimp, scallop and hush puppy atop spinach with spicy shrimp sauce and remoulade

Don’t try your luck by waiting. The special offerings can only be purchased at the park during the celebration March 16-18, and for a limited time after. So haul wind down to Disney and get your golden churros before other pirates get them all first.

(h/t Disney Food Blog)





Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.