White Water Snacks

By all rights, White Water Snacks should just be a standard hotel fast food counter. Surprisingly good food and proximity to the parks, however, made it the insider's secret for a quick uncrowded lunch during a day at the park, though menu changes and price hikes have drawn criticism from longtime fans. With the opening of the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian (the new DVC property), White Water Snacks has expanded its offerings to include a very small selection of convenience store grocery items.


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  • Location: At the far back of the hotel, beyond the gate to Disney's California Adventure.
  • Date Opened: January, 2001
  • Seating: Indoor and outdoor tables
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: Nuggets, hamburger, turkey dog, grilled cheese
  • Vegetarian Options: Cheese pizza, Veggie burger, assorted "grab and go"
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Reservations: No
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Menu as of August 2014


Served daily until 11:00 a.m.

Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich - Fried eggs, smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese. $7.49
California Breakfast Burrito - Scrambled eggs, diced tomato, cheddar cheese, bacon, and red bliss potatoes. $7.49
French Toast Sticks - With maple syrup and lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. $6.99
American Breakfast - With eggs, smoked bacon, red bliss potatoes and toast. $7.99<
"Mickey" Waffle - With maple syrup and lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. $6.49
Oatmeal - With berries and brown sugar. $5.49

All Day Menu

Served after 11:00 a.m

Carnitas Angus Cheeseburger - with Jack cheese, seasoned pork, pico de gallo, and guacamole served with seasonal fruit or French fries.  $11.49
Classic Angus 1/3 lb Cheeseburger - served with seasonal fruit or French fries. $9.49
Veggie Burger - served with seasonal fruit or French fries. $8.49
Hot Dog - With chili, cheddar cheese, onions, served with seasonal fruit or French fries. $6.99
Personal Pizza - With mozzarella or pepperoni. Served with a fresh garden salad. Cheese $7.79; Pepperoni $7.99
Char-Broiled Chicken Sandwich - With grilled Ortega chile, guacamole and lettuce. Served with seasonal fruit or French fries. $10.19
Chicken or Shredded Beef Nachos - With guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, and salsa. $9.99

Mickey Check Meal

Served with sliced apples, carrots, and choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution.

Turkey Sandwich - $6.49

Kids' Meals

Served after 11:00 a.m. Includes seasonal fruit, and choice of small low-fat milk, small low-fat Nesquik chocolate milk, Minute Maid juice box or small Dasani water. French fries and soda available on request.

Chicken Breast Nuggets - $6.49
Hamburger - $6.49
Grilled Cheese Sandwich - $6.49

Self Service Items

Assorted Kellogg's Cereals - $2.49; with small milk. $3.99
Kashi Cereals - $3.19; with small milk. $4.49
Assorted Danish - $3.19
Bagels - $2.39
Muffins - $2.99
Potato Chips - $2.99
Yoplait Yogurt - $1.99
Chicken Salad Sandwich - $8.49
Egg Salad Sandwich - $8.19
Roast Turkey Sandwich$8.49
Tuna Salad Sandwich - $8.49
Smucker's Uncrustables Sandwich - $5.99

Assorted Desserts - $3.29 - $5.99


Fountain Soda - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer, Minute Maid Lemonade. $2.99/3.49
Bottled Soda - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Barq's Root Beer, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade, Minute Maid Cranberry. $2.99
Hot coffee, tea, or cocoa - $2.79
Minute Maid Juice Box - $1.79
Nesquik Chocolate or Strawberry Milk - $2.79
Milk - $1.79
Beer - Selection varies. $5.50 - 6.75

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Number of Grand Californian Hotel - Whitewater Snacks Reviews: 19
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   2/15/11
Reviewer: Alaskaliz Alaska     February 26, 2011
Food was good, but not a great deal we expected ordered Steak/Chicken Nachos, Kids Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Was told by staff that they are now only allowed 3 ounces of meat per order on the nachos. Excellent taste with fresh chips, guacomole and sour cream. I was glad to have tried them, but it won't be on my list as a must have. A Nice place to relax for lunch mid day.
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   10/5/2009
Reviewer: jacandjan Oregon     October 11, 2009
We had heard great things about this place and were not disappointed.

We stopped in for lunch right around noon and had no wait at all. The ordering part of the service was fast. Since your meal is made after you order, it takes a few minutes for the wait staff to bring it to your table.

I had a BBQ chicken breast sandwich and the wife had nachos. Each meal was a dollar or two more than the production line meals in the park but well worth it. We ate for less than $20.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   10/04/08
Reviewer: Yvonne1626 Camarillo, CA     November 17, 2008
Ever since my daughter and I have found Whitewater Snacks we don't eat anywhere else in the park. Food is cook-up when you order. My daughter gets a childrens grilled cheese sandwich with fruit and I usally get their Cheeseburger with fries. There is more than enough fries for us to share. Both meals with drinks comes out to under $15. We have both eaten at different place in the parks and find this to be the BEST! For price and freshness.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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