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  • How many years has the Churro been sold @ DL?

    Is that Pixie dust? ... No, it's cinnamon and sugar...

    Ahhh, the mighty Churro. Everyone's favorite Mexican/Spanish pastry. As Disneyland celebrates it's 50th Anniversary, I'm curious if anyone knows when the Churro first made it's appearance in the park. Has it been around since day one? How much did the Churro first cost when it was introduced at the park?

    /a curious Churro fan

    P.S. As much as I love Churros, a recent trip to El Pollo Loco (a SW fast food restaurant) revealed that they taste better when consumed inside a theme park.






  • #2
    I don't know the answer but I remember when Churro's were $1.75. Not that a churro and ice cream were my dinner at DL or anything when I went . :devil:
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    • #3
      I would have to guess mid 90's. (we go too often to remember any specific date/year) I do remember paying $1.75 for them at the cart which used to be kept next to the Autopia cars.

      I would bet that we have "invested" (ingested) about $500 worth over the years (6 of us).

      I'm sure someone here can come up with an exact date or at least year.

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      • #4
        I had a friend who worked on the first churro cart around 1984.. I think...

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        • #5
          Once Upon A Time...
          The churro was originally sold to the farmworkers that picked oranges on the site that Disneyland still stands on. They proved to be so popular after construction began, that Disneyland almost didn't open on time because of a strike that was caused when they ran out of churros. After the strike was settled, Walt and Roy Disney forbid anymore churro carts on Disney property.
          After Walt and Roy passed away, Disneyland management continued the churro ban in memory of the 2 Disney brothers. The churro industry was furious that they could not sell their product in the Park, which left them only with swapmeets and county fairs. The United Brotherhood of Churro Workers (UBCW) hatched a plan to bankroll a buyout of Disney, and install a puppet CEO.
          In 1985, Disney management changed hands, and Michael Eisner was placed in charge of the company. The very first thing that he did when he took over as CEO was to install churro carts at the Disney Parks. Now you know the rest of the story.
          And they lived happily ever after
          Last edited by Circarama; 05-14-2005, 04:29 PM. Reason: spelling
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Circarama
            Once Upon A Time...
            The churro was originally sold to the farmworkers that picked oranges on the site that Disneyland still stands on. They proved to be so popular after construction began that Disneyland almost didn't open on time because of a strike that was caused when they ran out of churros. After the strike was settled, Walt and Roy Disney forbid anymore churro carts on Disney property.
            After Roy and Walt passed away, Disneyland management continued the churro ban in memory of the 2 Disney brothers. The churro industry was furious that they could not sell their product in the Park, which left them only with swapmeets and county fairs. The United Brotherhood of Churro Workers (UBCW) hatched a plan to bankroll a buyout of Disney, and install a puppet CEO.
            In 1985, Disney management changed hands, and Michael Eisner was placed in charge of the company. The very first thing that he did when he took over as CEO was to install churro carts at the Disney Parks. Now you know the reat of the story.
            And they lived happily ever after

            Ah ha. So THAT explains the Spanish spiels and the Spanish-speaking Princesses. I'm beginning to understand this whole conspiracy now....
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Circarama
              Once Upon A Time...
              The churro was originally sold to the farmworkers that picked oranges on the site that Disneyland still stands on. They proved to be so popular after construction began that Disneyland almost didn't open on time because of a strike that was caused when they ran out of churros. After the strike was settled, Walt and Roy Disney forbid anymore churro carts on Disney property.
              After Roy and Walt passed away, Disneyland management continued the churro ban in memory of the 2 Disney brothers. The churro industry was furious that they could not sell their product in the Park, which left them only with swapmeets and county fairs. The United Brotherhood of Churro Workers (UBCW) hatched a plan to bankroll a buyout of Disney, and install a puppet CEO.
              In 1985, Disney management changed hands, and Michael Eisner was placed in charge of the company. The very first thing that he did when he took over as CEO was to install churro carts at the Disney Parks. Now you know the reat of the story.
              And they lived happily ever after
              :lol:

              Well, I'm glad, even though Walt and Roy were against it (but I'd be mad if I couldn't have any churros either lol). Weird, I'm happy of something Eisner did... :lol:

              But yes, those churros are darn good.




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              • #8
                psshhhh...Disneyland churros are Mexican style, which are good in their own way, but not the way real churros are made in the rest of Latin America. Also not as good, IMO.

                Cuban-style churros are thin and crispy, and don't have cinnamon on them, just sugar. My mom used to make them at home with this awesome "churro press" she used to have. Mmmmmm, real churros!

                Man. Now I want to go to DL just to have a fake, chewy, cinnamony (not to mention overpriced) churro.
                I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.

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                • #9
                  mmmm churro (drools) o_o

                  yes it's my fav theme park snack

                  I like em gooy :P if they weren't like they are then they'd be too much like cinnamin toast crunch no doubt

                  wait was that a rip off of the almighty churro :P did some general mills exec figure that maybe if he made em into little squares he could put em in milk and sell him

                  how DARE they impeed on the sanctity of the churro
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                  • #10
                    Churro: Wanna real one? Travel about 100 miles south of Disneyland to Tijuana, BC. There you will find street carts with a large metal bowl filled with cooking oil... a fire underneath... and a large tube filled with dough. There's a screw-like device at the end of the tube and the operator spins a automobile steering wheel to extrude raw dough into the hot oil. As he cuts off the extrusions, they drop into the oil and cook to a dark golden brown. They are then extracted with tongs and rolled in a combination of cinnamon and sugar. A small brown paper sack filled with about eight these crispy delights is
                    One American Dollar.
                    YUM!
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                    • #11
                      A churro looks the same going in as it does coming out.
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                      • #12
                        I don't get the churro. Not a big fan.

                        Give me a cheese-filled pretzel anyday!
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                        Just because it's gone doesn't mean I changed my mind! :cwink:

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                        • #13
                          I'm not particularly fond of DL churros, either, but sometimes I'll get a craving for 'em. And dammit, MickeyJCA...now *I* want a cheese-filled pretzel!

                          *jumps in my car to drive 300some-odd miles to get one*
                          I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SilentBob66
                            Ah ha. So THAT explains the Spanish spiels and the Spanish-speaking Princesses. I'm beginning to understand this whole conspiracy now....
                            HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA so true. :bow:

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                            • #15
                              I was disappointed that DLP didn't have churros... till I realized that their odv had crepes and gauffres! Mmmm.... gauffres..... our DL hasn't had those since petite patisserie in NOS was closed up.

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                              • #16
                                I have had a churro filled with melted chocolate once......I got it all down my shirt . It was like heaven, sugar-coated.
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                                • #17
                                  Does anyone remember when they had purple (grape) and red (strawberry) churros?
                                  My finger points.

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                                  • #18
                                    I think I remember the grape and strawberry churros!

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                                    • #19
                                      Churros came to the park in the mid to late eighties. They were originally $1. ODV has never been the same since...
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                                      • #20
                                        Yesterday I saw a lady with six churros, chowing down on number 7!
                                        Crazy.
                                        I really don't think they're that good....
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