Top 10 Activities for Kids at 2019 Holidays at Disneyland Resort

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The holiday season has arrived at the Disneyland Resort. To help you plan, here are some “winter-ful” holiday experiences and treats for kids at 2019 Holidays at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.

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Disneyland Park

1. Celebrate Peace on Earth and board “it’s a small world” Holiday together

Your little ones will be in awe as they experience this classic attraction’s transformation into a festive yuletide winter wonderland with delight at every turn. New this year, you and your little ones will experience three immersive scents, including cherry blossom in Asia, holiday cinnamon in South America and coconut in the South Seas.

2. Take a gander at the festively funny garland around Mickey’s Toontown

Mickey will be home for the holidays and all are welcome to his wacky wonderland town complete with “toon” trees and decorations that celebrate Mickey and his pals’ seasonal styles. While you’re in town, take a tour of Mickey’s house and Minnie’s house for a greeting of a lifetime! 

3. Indulge in sweet holiday treats with your little sweeties

Children will enjoy the smells and tastes of the holidays with delicious holiday sweet treats! Take them to taste treats like the Mickey gingerbread man, Sugar Cookie Churro and Mickey & Minnie Crispy Treats at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort.

4. Bond together as a family and experience “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade

This classic parade has returned for the holiday season with magical floats and joyous characters. Enjoy seeing your children light up like a Christmas tree when they see the reindeer prance and the toy soldiers dance! Dazzling floats include Elsa and Anna from “Frozen,” Woody and Buzz from “Toy Story,” the Disney Princesses and more!

5. Behold the awe-inspiring “Believe…In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular

Gaze at gorgeous Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle as it sparkles before you during this nighttime pyrotechnical spectacle – perfect for all ages! Your little ones will be amazed by the shimmering lights above and the “snow” that falls after the celebration!

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Disney California Adventure Park

1. Dance along to the beat during “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” character celebration

Come cheer, the party’s here! As part of Disney Festival of Holidays, kids will love seeing their favorite characters from Disney and Pixar dance down the street to holiday rhythms beat by the Holiday Toy Drummers. 

2. Taste delicious food and enjoy kid-friendly crafts during Disney Festival of Holidays

Walk along and stop at the various Festival Foods Marketplace locations to experience belly-loving bites sure to please any little one. Some offerings include the holiday stuffing mac & cheese and hot cocoa marshmallow macaron. In between bites, take some time to make multicultural crafts — which are complimentary for kids!

3. Have yourselves a “haul-y” jolly season while exploring Cars Land

The residents of Radiator Springs have transformed the town with holiday décor for all to see! Two attractions have embraced the holiday spirit: Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. Your little ones will love singing along to “car-tunes,” such as “We Wish You Season’s Speedings” and “Carol of the Horns.” 

4. Visit with Santa at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Make your list and check it twice before heading to see Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Make sure to utilize Disney PhotoPass to capture memories of this holly jolly encounter.

5. Enjoy the nighttime spectacular “World of Color – Season of Light

Spread holiday magic by taking your little ones to experience this evening spectacular. Watch in awe as water, light, story and song are transformed into pure holiday magic.

We hope these experiences with your little ones will add to your family’s holiday traditions. What is your favorite holiday experiences for kids at 2019 Holidays at Disneyland Resort?

Four Unique Themes Planned for Early 2020 Disneyland After Dark Events

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Disneyland After Dark—the specially themed, after-hours park experience featuring unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more—kicks off 2020 with four distinct events at the Disneyland Resort! Four unique themes are planned for the early 2020 Disneyland After Dark events.

These separately ticketed evening events grant you special access to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park after closing. Select attractions will also remain open exclusively for event guests, usually with shorter wait times! In addition, you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party to capture all of your Disneyland After Dark memories.

Here are the details:

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80s Nite

Jan. 29, Disneyland Park

Stroll down memory lane during this throwback bash packed with totally tubular fun! Dust off those leg warmers, shoulder pads and other vintage looks for 80s Nite to enjoy:

  • “Flashback To Videopolis!” takeover of the Fantasyland Theatre with a live VJ, music videos and dancers boogieing to the decade’s hottest hits. 
  • “Awesome After Dark – Fireworks To The Max!” fireworks show, high-energy musical entertainment and more.
  • “Throwback”-style encounters with Disney friends of yesteryear.
  • Immersive photo opportunities with a nostalgic twist.
  • Decade-inspired décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
  • Access to Disneyland park starting at 6 p.m.

Sweethearts’ Nite

Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, Disneyland Park

The Happiest Place on Earth will once again transform into the most romantic—with an extra pinch of pixie dust! If you missed last year’s Sweethearts’ Nite, now is your chance to experience the ultimate date night in style with: 

  • Love song-themed dance parties throughout the park, as well as a glitzy royal ball.
  • Encounters with darling Disney couples, including Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aladdin and Jasmine, and of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Romantic photo opportunities featuring sweet scenes from iconic Disney films.
  • Lovely décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
  • Access to Disneyland park starting at 6 p.m.

PIXAR Nite

Mar. 5, Disney California Adventure Park 

Spend an exciting night celebrating some of the world’s best-loved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios! Proudly wear your Pixar-best and check out all that Pixar Nite has to offer, including: 

  • Interactive dance parties themed to favorite Pixar stories, including the retro-cool Incredibles family and scare-tastic gang from Monsters, Inc.
  • Encounters with crowd-pleasing Pixar pals, including Russel and Carl from “Up” and Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out.”
  • Playfully fun photo opportunities. 
  • Whimsical décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
  • Access to Disney California Adventure park starting at 5 p.m.

Villains Nite

Apr. 30, Disney California Adventure Park 

Unleash your inner villain at a deliciously sinister soiree bursting with Disney’s most mischievous misfits! Villains Nite will summon you to come dressed in garb inspired by Disney Villains and experience:

  • Villains Cabaret with a cast of outlaws singing and dancing their way through a riff-raff-lovin’ revue.
  • Spellbinding DJ-hosted dance parties and sing-alongs throughout the park. 
  • Encounters with some of Disney’s famously nefarious fiends or their henchmen!  
  • Photo opportunities themed to popular villain lairs and thrones. 
  • Dastardly décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
  • Access to Disney California Adventure park starting at 6 p.m.

Visit Disneyland.com for more details and pricing for these early 2020 Disneyland After Dark events. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. A limited quantity of tickets for each event will be available beginning next week:

  • Dec. 3: Tickets on sale for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders
  • Dec. 4: Tickets on sale for general public

Which early 2020 Disneyland After Dark events do you want to attend? Book your visit today!

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price.  Tickets can be purchased online, at Disney Desk locations in participating Good Neighbor Hotels, or by calling (714) 781-4636 until the day before the event, or at any Disneyland® Resort Ticket Booth.  Limit eight (8) tickets per person, and no discounts apply. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be resold. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/ for restrictions.  Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

8 Gingerbread Displays at Disney World for the 2019 Holiday Season

8 Gingerbread Displays at Disney World for the 2019 Holiday Season

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We love the holiday season at Disney World! And, as always, Disney’s pastry chefs have outdone themselves! With displays at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as Aulani and aboard each Disney Cruise Line ship, there are dazzling gingerbread displays wherever you go! Here’s all the info you need to know on this year’s eight holiday gingerbread displays at Disney World, from finding your favorite displays to purchasing holiday sweets. And be sure to look out for some exclusive merchandise, including limited edition pins, ornaments, mugs, headbands and more themed to each of the displays, which can be found at the merchandise shops in each resort’s lobby while supplies last.

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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gingerbread Display

New this year is a gingerbread display at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Escape to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest! This gingerbread cabin is inspired by the turn-of-the-century National Park lodges and even features a familiar bear named Humphrey hanging out right in front of the display. Set inside the lobby, the cabin is nestled beside a murmuring creek among the resort’s towering totem poles right next to a stone hearth fireplace and the majestic seven-story Christmas tree. If you look closely, you might just find a few hidden Mickeys! 

Holiday Treats for Sale:

  • Gingerbread Man Kits
  • Gingerbread Pine Tree
  • Chocolate Pine Cones
  • Reindeer Food
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Man
  • Spiced Moose Cookie
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Cider
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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Gingerbread Display

Another new display this year comes to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Here you’ll find a holiday village themed to the Saratoga Springs, New York complete with a carousel in the park. You’ll also be able to purchase sugar cookies and gingerbread man cookies! 

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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney Springs Gingerbread Display

Located in the popular Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, this storefront display depicts a miniature version of the pastry shop and a miniature kitchen. This adorable gingerbread house will be on display starting Nov. 25, 2018, and will be up through the end of December. And when you stop by the shop to see it for yourself, you can indulge in one of the many holiday offerings available:

  • Holiday Petit Cake – Morello Cherry, Chantilly, Chocolate Chiffon Cake, and Dark Chocolate Mousse
  • Yule Log Dessert – Red Velvet Cake with Spice Cream Cheese Icing 
  • Ornament Macaron – With Milk Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
  • Ornament Pastry – Bourbon Hot Chocolate Mousse, Marshmallow, and Chocolate Chiffon Cake
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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Gingerbread Display

Representing the fun restaurants and shops located along Disney’s Boardwalk, this gingerbread display is in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The display will be up through the end of December. In this display, the BoardWalk Bakery takes center stage with Chef Mickey at the helm! You’ll also be able to snack on festive sweets available for purchase nearby the display:

  • Decorated Mickey and Minnie Sugar Cookies
  • Jumbo Coconut Macaron
  • White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Zimsterne Sugar Stars
  • Spitz Kuchen
  • Mini Contessa Cookies
  • Spitz Lerkerli
  • Stollen
  • Drinking Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Martini
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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Castle

For the 10th Anniversary of Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display, Cinderella and Prince Charming greet guests as they come to visit the fanciful gingerbread castle set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop. This 18-foot tall display is located on the 4th floor concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The castle is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate and features a rolled fondant Fairy Godmother and a display box featuring Cinderella’s glass slipper. The display will be up through January 5, 2020. Be sure to come by and see it, and try to find the nine hidden Mickeys and ten images highlighting ‘it’s a small world’ and ‘Frozen 2’ to celebrate the 10th Anniversary! As a tribute to Mary Blair, you might even see the famous five-legged goat! And available for purchase at the Gingerbread Hut nearby are holiday sweets such as:

  • Tree-Shaped Sugar Cookie
  • No-Sugar-Added Cookie
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Chocolate Pecan Cookie
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gingerbread Boy
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Boy
  • Gingerbread Shingle
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Frozen Apple Cider 
  • Alcohol Floaters available for Frozen Drinks
  • Plant-Based Gingerbread Loaf
  • 10th Anniversary Cookie Box of Assorted Guest Favorites
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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gingerbread House

As always, the iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House fills the resort’s lobby with sugary-sweet scents! This life-size gingerbread house will be up throughout the holiday season. Featuring hidden Mickeys, gingerbread shingles, and more, this 14-foot tall display also houses a little sweet shop selling freshly baked house-made items such as:

  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Stollen
  • Christmas Tree Brownie
  • S’mores Cookie
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Ornaments
  • Mini Gingerbread Houses
  • Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags
  • Lollipops
  • Grand Floridian Combo Box
  • Snowman Donut
  • Aurora’s Gifts (petit fours)
  • Grand Floridian Cake Pop
  • Gluten-free Plant-Based Gingerbread Boy
  • Gluten-Free Plant-Based Mint Cookie
  • No-Sugar-Added Cookies

You can also enjoy a Gingerbread House Decorating Demo conducted in front of the display daily Dec. 1-25, 2019. 

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Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

This life-sized spinning carousel is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The display features Peter Pan-themed carousel horses decorated with hand-crafted chocolate, sugar, and fondant as well as hand-crafted gingerbread shingles and snowflakes. Can you spot all 20 hidden Mickeys? Treats for sale include:

  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Paint-Your-Own Sugar Cookie
  • Stollen Bread Loaves
  • Holiday Cookie Bags
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Plant-Based Chocolate Mint Cookie
  • Plant-Based Gingerbread Cookie
  • Chocolate Lollipops
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Walt Disney World Resort – The American Adventure Gingerbread Display at Epcot

This patriotic gingerbread display features the United States Capitol Building as well as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and a seven-foot gingerbread Washington Monument topped with golden Mickey ears. Located in The American Adventure at Epcot, the display contains six hidden Mickeys and is made with over 50 pounds of gingerbread and 20 pounds of icing! You can visit this display throughout the holiday season at Epcot starting on Nov. 29. 

For more information on the holidays at Disney World, be sure to check out the top six reasons you need to visit Disney World for the 2019 holiday season!

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the 2019 Holidays at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort

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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the 2019 Holidays at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort

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The holidays are one of the most enchanting times of the year to visit the Disneyland Resort and stay at one of three on-property hotels! Here are 10 merry and bright ways you can immerse yourself in the magic of the season of the 2019 holidays at the hotels of Disneyland Resort:

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1. Festive Decor: The Craftsman-inspired design at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa extends to the towering tree lit with Arts and Crafts motif lanterns. The midcentury Disneyland Hotel gives a wintry nod to “it’s a small world” Holiday in its lobby décor. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel has shells and starfish garland draped on an underwater themed tree for a beachy holiday setting.

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2. Grand Gingerbread House and Holiday Treats: In the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a giant gingerbread replica of the hotel. Standing 7-feet tall and 12-feet wide, it is made from 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, 1 pound of “pixie dust” and 25 hidden Mickeys! Nearby, purchase sweet treats from the lobby holiday cart.

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3. A Grand Gingerbread House Experience: At this hands-on workshop, you can work with the resort’s pastry chefs to make a miniature gingerbread house, wear a souvenir apron and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The class is open to the public and takes place at Storytellers Café on select dates Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2019. For workshop details, please call (714) 781-DINE or visit Disneyland.com.

4. Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, Holiday Style: Share special moments with several Disney Princesses while enjoying a three-course brunch at Napa Rose. A dozen new Winter Holiday menu items include orange scones, a Tangled Ham and Cranberry Cheese Sandwich, Mini Chicken and Mickey Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Ariel’s Under the Sea Peppermint Shells and Frozen Gingerbread Cake Pops. The morning includes activities, story time, a private portrait location and premium keepsakes. The breakfast is offered year-round, 8 a.m. to Noon, Thursdays through Mondays.* The Winter Holiday menu is offered Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020.

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5. A Very Merry Holiday Tea: Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel offers an elegant afternoon tea on select days from noon to 3 p.m., now through Dec. 31. Savor scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and more. Throughout the year, make plans to attend other themed afternoon tea events, including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, summer and Halloween. Reservations are recommended.

6. Santa Claus and Carolers: Santa is visiting each Disneyland Resort hotel Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. Meet, greet and take a seat with St. Nick! Then, enjoy the joyful sounds of the Holiday Harmony carolers strolling the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Dec.15-25, and The Handbell Carolers perform at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.

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7. In-Room Holiday Celebration: Families can deck the halls of their Disneyland Resort hotel room with a little magic from Mickey Mouse. The experience begins as guests discover a holiday banner on the hotel room door, then luminaries give a warm glow throughout the room, leading the family to discover a collection of gifts for all. To arrange this surprise, call Disney Floral & Gifts at (714) 781-4438 or visit www.disneyfloralandgifts.com for details.

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8. Holiday Animation Cel Class: Experience what it might have been like to be a Disney Ink & Paint artist! Paint Santa Mickey or Minnie and learn about the history of the Disney hand-drawn animation cel process. This complimentary, one-hour class at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is for overnight guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and is recommended for ages 6 and older. Supplies are provided; space is limited and registration is required.

9. Extra Magic Hour: With easy, convenient access to both parks, guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can make the most of their visit with Extra Magic Hour admission with their valid theme park ticket. Extra Magic Hour offers park admission to a designated theme park one hour earlier than the general public. Separate theme park admission is required.**

10. Seasons of Savings: Save up to 25% off select stays during the 2019 holidays at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort most Sunday through Thursday nights now through December 19, 2019. Book now through December 5.*** Or, give the gift of a spring getaway! Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel for stays from January 5, 2020 to April 6, 2020, when booked by March 14, 2020.****

*The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures event includes five hours of valet parking at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made, upon availability, up to 60 days in advance. For more details, please visit Disneyland.com or call (714) 781-DINE. Character appearances and offerings are subject to change.

**Extra Magic Hour is valid for registered Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests for admission to select attractions at designated theme park before the park opens to the general public. Check Disneyland.com for schedule of when each park offers Extra Magic Hour. Each registered hotel Guest (ages 3 and older) must have a valid theme park ticket and active hotel room key card. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and attractions, offerings and services may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity, cancellation and other restrictions.

***Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights now through 12/19/19.  Book through 12/5/19; travel must be completed by 12/20/19. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Artisan, Paradise, Junior and Family suites.  Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room.  Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

****Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from 1/5/20 through 4/16/20.  Book from 11/12/19 through 3/14/20; travel must be completed by 4/17/20. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites.  Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room.  Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Holiday Kitchen Menus for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

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Holiday Kitchen Menus for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

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The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth returns to the park on Friday, November 29! Celebrating joyous holiday traditions from around the globe, this year’s festival runs from November 29 through December 30, 2019 and features a variety of yuletide decorations, flavors, family-friendly activities, and of course, the wondrous “Candlelight Processional.”

In addition to enjoying the stirring retelling of the Christmas story as told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a choir and a 50-piece orchestra, special dining packages are also available for this experience every night throughout the festival. The Candlelight Dining Package allows you to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner with guaranteed seating that night during the show. These reservations fill up fast, so be sure to make yours today via the My Disney Experience mobile app or by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort website.

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The official Holiday Cookie Stroll is also returning this year with yummy cookies galore! Purchase any five cookies from any of the official cookie stroll locations noted in your Passport, making sure to collect a matching stamp for each cookie purchased. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring the stamped Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats for a complimentary completer cookie! How fun is that? This activity is great for the kids, and can be completed at your own leisure. You can even bring back your stamped Passport to Epcot at any time during the festival to complete your stroll. And what’s more, there’s a variety of new cookies for you to enjoy this year!

And now – onto the FOOD! If you’re wanting all the info on the menus for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, you’ve come to the right place! This list is fresh out of the oven and jam-packed with unique dishes, holiday cocktails, and seasonal beverages as well as the classics like cookies, eggnog, gingerbread treats, hot cocoa, and more. Check out all the yummy details below! 

Please note that GF indicates “Gluten/Wheat Friendly” items while KA indicates Kid-approved items

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Feast of the Three Kings (Near the Mexico Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (GF)  
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (GF) 
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (GF, KA)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (GF)  
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic, KA)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Tres Reyes Mango Golden, Doral, FL
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater 
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Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments):

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (GF, KA)
  • Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic, KA)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (non-alcoholic) 
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky) 
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
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L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France):

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard 
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke 
  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream (KA)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic) 
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company Chanukah Hanukkah Pass the Beer, Clifton Park, NY 
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail 
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Refreshment Port (Near the Canada Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, and Crispy Onions 

Beverage Items:

  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic) 
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Spiced Rum 
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Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada Pavilion)

Food Items:

  • Seared Verlasso Salmon with Crown Royal Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant 
  • Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll 
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble 
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Cassis
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Icewine Flight also available

Canada Popcorn Cart (Canada Pavilion)

  • Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar

UK Beer Cart (United Kingdom Pavilion)

  • Mulled Cider: Strongbow Apple Cider, Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pimms No. 1, and Apple Juice with Star Anise (served warm) 

UK Tea Caddy (United Kingdom Pavilion):

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic, KA) 
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie  

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made bread
  • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Christmas Log with Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (KA)

Beverage Items:

  • Sparkling Rosé Veuve Dubarry Cuvée Prestige
  • Syrah, Grand Vallon, Charles Brotte
  • Kir Imperial: Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liqueur
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose Vanilla, Vodka, and Chocolate Milk

L’Artisan des Glaces (France Pavilion):

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (KA)

Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles (France Pavilion):

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Orange Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (KA)

Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • “Sfenj”: Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Sauce

Beverage Items:

  • Casa Beer
  • Bonassia Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan Pavilion):

Food Items:

  •  Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) and Chopped Green Onion
  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura, and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
  • Matcha Crème Brûlée: Creamy Green Tea Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Crust topped with Mochi, Strawberry, and Red Bean Jam

Beverages:

  • Ichigo Milk Boba (non-alcoholic): Strawberry Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico and popping Strawberry Boba Pearls
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Tsubaki Whiskey Sour: Plum Wine with Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, and Lemon 
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American Holiday Table (The American Adventure):

Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce(KA)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (GF, KA)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Whisky-Caramel Sauce 
  • Gingerbread Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic, KA)
  • 81Bay Brewing Company Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL 
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Titusville, FL 
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Holiday Beer Flight also available 
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Funnel Cake (The American Adventure):

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

Fife & Drum (The American Adventure):

Food Items:

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping(KA)

Block & Hans (The American Adventure):

Beverage Items:

  • Orlando Brewing Blonde Ale, Orlando, FL
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
  • Spiked Frozen Apple Pie: Minute Maid Apple Juice, Monin Cinnamon Syrup and Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine 

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Bianca Neve: Italian Flatbread, Mozzarella, and Parmesan (KA)
  • La Genovese: Rustic Flatbread, Vidalia Onions, White Wine Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mozzarella
  • Collezione Barilla: Pennette Pasta, Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Creamy Sauce (KA)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters with a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle and Confectioner’s Sugar
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Berry Sauce
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake

Beverage Items:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Moscato Fior D’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
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Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (KA)
  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spätzle 
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (KA)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream  
  • Linzer Cookie 

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Cider Flight also available

Prost! (Germany Pavilion):

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company White Christmas IPA, Doral, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing 70 Degree Winter Weizen, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale, San Francisco, CA 
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing Figgy Terno, Boca Raton, FL 
  • Castle Church Brewing Here I Stand Stout, Orlando, FL 
  • Beer Flights also available

Refreshment Outpost (African Outpost):

Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (KA)

Beverage Items:

  • Coca-Cola Cinnamon Float (non-alcoholic, KA) 
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (KA)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie 
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chengdu Spicy Street Fries 

Beverage Items:

  • Tsingtao Beer 
  • Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water 
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba 
  • The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk 

Norway- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway Pavilion):

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
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Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico Pavilion):

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Puerco: Braised Pork served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Spread, Guajillo Sauce, Queso Fresco, Crema Mexicana, Pickled Onion, and topped with Chicharrón Dust (GF) 
  • Tamal de Pollo: Braised Chipotle Chicken served in a Corn Masa with Yellow Mole and topped with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Queso Cotija and Crema Mexicana (GF, KA) 
  • Horchata Cheesecake: Creamy Rice Cheesecake served with Cajeta Sauce 

Beverages:

  • Holiday Cider: Hard Apple Cider with Cinnamon-infused Tequila
  • Mexican Fruit Punch: Mezcal, Red Wine, and Blackcurrant Liqueur infused with Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger and Orange Peel (served warm)
  • Horchata Margarita: Tequila, Horchata Rum, Cinnamon Whisky, and Agua de Horchata served on the rocks

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company:

Future World East: Choco-Latte: Latte with Chocolate Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur 

Canada: Ginger Chai Madness: Chai Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Gingerbread Syrup 

Showcase Plaza: Coconut Snowstorm: Latte with RumChata and Coconut Syrup 

The American Adventure: Toffee Coffee: Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Sea Salt Caramel Toffee Sauce 

The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays starts November 29 and runs through December 30, 2019, so be sure to come on out and feast on these delicious yuletide offerings! For more information on the festival and to make reservations, visit EpcotHolidays.com

Heading to Disneyland Resort for the holidays instead! Don’t miss Disneyland’s Festival of the Holidays!

Enjoy the New Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge from 7-10 am

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Sanaa is one of the most popular restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, known for its incredible bread service, African-inspired cuisine and, of course, its incredible views of the lush Sunset Savannah. It is here that you can sit back and enjoy a delectable meal while taking in the spectacular views of African wildlife right outside the windows of the restaurant. With animals including gazelle, zebras, kudu, giraffes, ostriches, cranes, and more, they’re sure to make your meal a memorable experience. 

The restaurant currently offers wonderful table-service dining for both lunch and dinner, but did you know that Sanaa now features a delicious breakfast menu? Recently, the talented chefs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge created the Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast – served from 7:00am to 10:00am – for those guests looking for an early-morning meal. Highlighting a variety of different flavors inspired by authentic African cuisine, this new dining experience transforms Sanaa into a casual quick-service restaurant featuring grab-and-go options as well as a few familiar dishes with a unique twist that you can only find at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. 

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When you approach the counter, you’ll be greeted with a variety of grab-and-go items including yogurt parfaits, fruit plates, banana bread with house-made African chocolate-hazelnut spread, and more. And if you’re looking for a heartier, sit-down dining experience, you can browse a full menu of entrees which can be ordered at the counter and brought directly to your table! 

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On the entrée menu, you’ll find several familiar dishes complemented with unique African flavors. These dishes include Eggs Benedict (with two brown poached eggs, farmer’s ham, spice route hollandaise, arugula, and berries), Shahi Tukra French Toast (with saffron-scented sultan raisins, whipped chai cream, and almonds), and the Methi Paratha Wrap, which features scrambled eggs, potatoes masala, gouda, chermoula, and papaya achar. And for a plant-based option, you can try the Enriching Grains and Fruit dish with mixed grains, seasonal fruit, South African rusk, and coconut milk yogurt. 

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The Boere Breakfast is another incredible plate with two cage-free eggs, African home fries, house-made boerewors sausage, bacon, and a coconut drop biscuit. 

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For the kids, they can enjoy the Kid’s Explorer Platter with one cage-free egg served any style, African home fries, bacon, and a coconut drop biscuit. Or they can chow down on some classic Mickey waffles and bacon! 

Sanaa is located in Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast is offered 7-10am and reservations are not required. If you’re dining for the lunch or dinner period, reservations are highly encouraged. For more information and to make reservations, check out the My Disney Experience mobile app or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website. And with the holiday season upon us, be sure to make your reservations today, as bookings fill up fast! 

Complete Guide to Delicious Treats at Disneyland’s Festival of the Holidays 2019

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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The holiday season is upon us at the Disneyland ResortDisney Festival of Holidays 2019 has returned to Disney California Adventure park with music, dance and diverse cultural festivities. You can also enjoy the Festival Foods Marketplaces featuring many delicious destinations and lots of good cheer!

This guide has everything you need to know about this year’s marketplaces and additional locations with festival-inspired offerings. You can even grab a Disney Festival of Holidays 2019 Tasting Passport at any of the marketplaces to guide you on your yummy holiday journey. As you visit each marketplace, get your passport stamped and when you’ve filled your passport, you’ll get a special completion stamp! How cool is that?

In addition, available for all guests is the Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of eight different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festival Foods Marketplace locations. This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside SouvenirsKingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.

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Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo – With garlic fried rice
  • Shrimp & Grits – With Andouille sausage
  • Mickey & Minnie Cookies
  • Cranberry Sangria
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)
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Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • Chorizo Fundido – Served with House-made Tortilla Chips
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, American Light Lager 
  • Cerveza Rrëy, Kölsch 
  • SLO Brew, Cali-Squeeze, Blood Orange Hefeweizen 
  • Two Pitcher’s Brewing, Nordic Jam, Berry Lager 
  • The Bruery Or Xata, Horchata Blonde 
  • Einstök Beer Company, Arctic Pale Ale 
  • Lost Winds Brewing Company, Reddy or Not, Amber Ale 
  • Alaskan Brewing, Winter, English Olde Ale 
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Celebration, IPA 
  • Saint Archer Brewing Company, Mosaic, Double IPA 
  • Karl Strauss® Brewing Company, 10 Beers for Breakfast, Maple Stout 
  • Festive Progressive Beer Flight – Rrëy Kölsch, Einstök Arctic Pale Ale, Alaskan Winter English Olde Ale, and Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA
  • Flavors of the Season Beer Flight – SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze Hefeweizen, Two Pitcher’s Nordic Jam Lager, The Bruery Or Xata Blonde, and Karl Strauss 10 Beers for Breakfast Stout
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Winter Sliderland Marketplace

  • Fried Turkey Slider – With cranberry sauce
  • Beef Pot Roast – Served on a potato roll with horseradish cream
  • Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail
  • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float (Non-Alcoholic)
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Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace

  • Shepherd’s Upside-down Pie (Plant-Based)
  • Curried Cauliflower & Chicken – With lemon tahini sauce and black garlic drizzle
  • Crimson Pear Cocktail
  • Modelo Negro, Dark Lager
  • Navidad Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
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A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

  • Reimagined Beef Wellington
  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
  • Vanilla Pear Mule
  • Skyside, Cabernet Sauvignon
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Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • Caramelized Apple Cake – With Crème Anglaise and Salted Caramel Sauce
  • Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Grgich Hill Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • William Hill Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses, Rosé, France
  • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Louis Latour, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne
  • Austin Hope, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Apple Mimosa
  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Cran-Blackberry Mimosa
  • Chandon, Sparkling Wine
  • White Wine Flight
  • Red Wine Flight
  • Mimosa Flight
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Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Glazed Ham Shanks – With Honey Crumble
  • Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Warm Bourbon Cider
  • Bell’s Brewery, Lager of the Lakes, Czech-style Pilsner
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Witbier
  • Modern Times Beer, Space Ways, Hazy IPA
  • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore Beer, Chocolate Cookie Milk Stout
  • Stone Brewing, 2014 Imperial Russian Stout
  • Beer Flight – Bell’s Brewery Lager of the Lakes, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Modern Times Beer Space Ways, and Legends Brewery Cookies Galore
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Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Turkey & Stuffing Tamale – With Cranberry Relish
  • Pork al Pastor Naan Taco – With Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema
  • Churros Yule Log
  • House-made Horchata
  • Habanero Hibiscus Margarita
  • Non-Alcoholic House-made Horchata
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Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill

  • Burrito – Flour tortilla filled with black beans, Spanish rice, molcajete salsa, crema, and choice of beef, carnitas, or chicken served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Plant-Based Chile Relleno – Roasted poblano stuffed with vegetable stew, topped with roasted tomato sauce and tofu sour cream, and served with Spanish rice and black beans
  • Torta al Pastor – Pork al pastor, chorizo beans, cabbage, guacamole, and crema on a soft terela roll, served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Street-Style Tacos – Three corn tortillas filled with carne asada, carnitas, and chicken with white onion and fresh cilantro and served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco
  • House-Made Pozole – Mild red chile and pork stew with hominy topped with shredded cabbage, chopped onions, radishes, lime, and oregano served with tortilla chips
  • Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla – Whole wheat tortilla with melted cheese served with apple slices
  • Kid’s Street-Style Tacos – Corn tortilla filled with choice of carne asada, carnitas, or chicken served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco
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Festival-Inspired Offerings:

  • Buñuelos with Cajeta – Two golden fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar served with a side of cajeta
  • Mojito
  • Red Sangria
  • Dos Equis Lager
  • Dos Equis Ambar

Paradise Gardens Seasonal Cart

  • Holiday Tamale
  • Seasonal Empanada
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Pacific Wharf Café

  • Apple Fritter Bread Pudding
  • Pumpkin Soup

Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart

  • Blueberry Apple Cider
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Cocina Cucamonga

  • Horchata Agua Fresca
  • Tamales Plate
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Smokejumpers

  • Loaded Latkes

Sonoma Terrace

  • Merry Cherry Punch

Willy’s Churros on Buena Vista Street

  • Pecan Pie Churro

This special holiday festival runs Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020. For more information on Disney Festival of Holidays 2019 as well as Holidays at Disneyland Resort, check out the Disneyland Resort website.

Looking for more holiday fun? Don’t miss Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Four Disneyland Attractions with Holiday Overlays You Won’t Want to Miss

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort brings magical entertainment, sparkling décor, festive foods, specialty merchandise and of course, seasonal attractions! From now through Jan. 6, 2020, enjoy Disney magic with friends and family on attractions themed especially for the holidays. There are four Disneyland attractions with holiday overlays that you won’t want to miss this season!

Over in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, the residents are racing to celebrate the season. Two attractions rely on holiday magic to celebrate the haul-idays:

  • Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl – Luigi and his extended family of roadsters are celebrating the season in style. Take a seat and take a merry spin as the cars cruise to festive tunes, including “We Wish You Season’s Speedings,” “Joy To The Whirl,” “Jolly Joyous Santa Car,” “Carol Of The Horns” and “Jingle Bells.”
  • Mater’s Jingle Jamboree – This haul-iday tractor spins through a festively decorated junkyard. Mater croons classic holiday tunes, including “Christmas In Radiator Springs,” “Mater’s Jingle Jamboree,” “Radiator Rockin’ Holiday,” “The Gifts of the Mater” and “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors.”

In Disneyland park, two popular attractions also transform just for the season:

  • “it’s a small world” Holiday – The beloved attraction takes you around the world and back as dolls and toys representing children enjoy the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries. In the evenings, the attraction’s facade twinkles with 50,000-plus colorful lights, music and video projections. 
    • AP Bonus: Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at “it’s a small world” Holiday after park closing on Nov. 18-22 (Nov. 18-21 starting at 10 p.m. and Nov. 22 starting at midnight), as well as a special photo opportunity. Blockout dates apply. 
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday – ‘Twas “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and all through the Haunted Mansion, Jack Skellington and his friends are causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween. Enjoy the frightfully festive décor and familiar characters from the classic film, including Sally, Zero and Oogie Boogie.
    • AP Bonus: Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at Haunted Mansion Holiday after park closing on Dec. 9-11 (Dec. 9 and 11 starting at midnight and Dec. 10 starting at 11 p.m.). Blockout dates apply. 

What are your favorite Disneyland attractions with holiday overlays?

Sneak Peek of New Plant Based Dishes at Disney World

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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You can now choose from hundreds of new plant based dishes at Disney World! All major quick and table service restaurants are dishing up delectable new options at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort – accompanied by a new plant-based menu icon, a green leaf.

Each one is made from plant-based ingredients like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes – and without animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey. From sweet treats to three-course meals, and everything in between, there are more than 400 craveable creations to choose from.

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort? Check out the brand-new Guide to Plant-Based Dining on the resort’s website to learn where these dishes – and many more! – can be found during your visit.

(Top) Panna Connie’s Congo Lime Delight from Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen at Magic KingdomPark – Tasty lime ‘panna cotta,’ served with mango-lime sorbet, fresh fruit and a Brazil nut cookie. 

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Marrakesh Falafel Platter from The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – This delicious plate features falafel alongside creamy hummus, soy yogurt, tabbouleh and a cucumber-tomato salad – and don’t forget the pita bread!   

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Chocolate Mint Financier from Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk – This tempting chocolate financier is accompanied by a creamy frozen mint scoop.  

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Lavender Donuts from California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Don’t miss these delightful lavender donuts with blueberry gin jam, pistachio crumble and blueberry “faux yo” (plant-based frozen yogurt)!

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Chickpea Panisse from Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park – Crispy chickpea panisse, tomato jam, roasted carrots, chermoula-spiced garbanzos and chive powder make this dish fit for royalty.

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Loaded Slaw Dog from Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park – You can’t go wrong with this plant-based sausage, topped with pickled slaw, barbecue vegan aioli and roasted corn relish – plus your choice of french fries or apple slices.

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Quinoa Salad from Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Served with dried fruit and fresh herbs, this salad makes for a tasty snack any time of day! 

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  • Le Fou Festin Breakfast from Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park – Get your day started with this spread of plant-based eggs, sausage and bacon served with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit.  

These are just a few of the amazing plant-based dishes at Disney World that you can discover across the resort! With so many dishes to discover – like the Mushroom (Lobster-style) Salad from Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot or the Carrot Gnocchi from The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And don’t forget that even more plant-based dishes will be arriving at Disneyland Resort in spring 2020, accompanied by the new menu icon.

Food and Beverage Offerings for 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Food and Beverage Offerings for 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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The most magical time of the year is finally here – the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort have arrived! They have got everything from candy cane beignets and gingerbread men to eggnog and holiday cocktails.

Throughout the holiday season, you’ll be able to feast on all of these yummy goodies! For more information on all of the seasonal festivities happening around Disneyland Resort this year, check out the Disneyland Resort website.

To bring more holiday cheer to your visit, many of these seasonal items are available for mobile ordering through the Disneyland App! Mobile ordering makes it easier than ever for you to order, pay and pick up fresh food while spending a day at the parks. Check out the full list here of participating quick-service restaurants around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.

And with that, here is the official guide to the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – happy snacking!

Disneyland Park

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Holiday Churros

  • Caramel and Coconut Churro (Town Square Churro Cart and Churros Near Sleeping Beauty Castle)
  • Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro (Churros Near Casey Jr.) – Artisan churro rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with sweet milk dipped sauce
  • Toffee-Flavored Churro (Tomorrowland Churro Cart) – add-on chocolate-almond or chocolate dipping sauces available
  • Turtle Churro (Frontierland Churro Cart) – Artisan churro rolled in chocolate sugar and served with caramel pecan dipping sauce
  • Sugar Plum Candy Churro (New Orleans Churro Cart) – Sweet and tart churro

Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Pink, Blue, and Candy Apple Cotton Candy
  • Peppermint-Caramel Corn
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Carnation Café

  • Fried Bolonga Sandwich – Pullman bread, mayo, fried bologna, lettuce, tomato, and pickle stackers served with fries
  • Pork Chop TV Dinner – Pork chop with seasoned apples, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and a cheddar and chive scone served with caramel bread pudding

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae – Peppermint ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and crushed peppermint

Refreshment Corner

  • French Dip Sandwich – Roast beef, spicy mustard, and au jus served on a crunchy French roll with chips
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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • Thanks-Mas Sandwich – Oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce on rustic bread
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Santa Hat Macaron – with white mint filling and chocolate ganache
  • Pumpkin Muffin (available through Dec. 1)
  • Dutch Apple Cinnamon Muffin (available Dec. 1)
  • Eggnog Latte Cheesecake – with white chocolate mousse foam and a sprinkling of nutmeg
  • Holiday Cupcake – Vanilla bean cupcake filled with red and green chocolate pieces, finished with green and white-swirled white chocolate mousse, and chocolate swirl candy pieces
  • Holiday Brownie – topped with white chocolate mousse and sprinkles and finished with chocolate presents and a Christmas tree
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
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Market House

  • Holiday Strawberry Linzer Cookie
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man

Plaza Inn

  • Raspberry Mascarpone Yule Log – Vanilla sponge wrapped with raspberry marmalade and mascarpone filling topped with buttercream ganache and chocolate curls
  • Christmas Cake – Chocolate sponge cake with red, green, and white swirled chocolate mousse filling topped with buttercream and finished with sprinkles
  • Christmas Bundt Cake (available Dec. 1)

Red Rose Taverne

  • Beast’s Forbidden Pastrami Burger – Angus beef patty, uncured wagyu pastrami, Swiss-American cheese, spicy mustard aïoli, and a skewered accompaniment
  • Pumpkin Spice Shake
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
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Galactic Grill 

  • Caramel Pecan Brownie Parfait
  • Steakhouse Burger – Angus beef patty, provolone, onion strings, and sweet spiced bacon on a toasted bun served with choice of yogurt or french fries
  • Apple Pie Slush
  • Nova Coffee Slush – Chocolate-mint-flavored coffee slush
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Alien Pizza Planet

  • Bruschetta Poultrium Pizza – Tender chunks of chicken, house-made bruschetta, and assorted cheeses with spiced marinara sauce
  • Green Alien Holiday Macaron – with lemon filling
  • Alpha Broccolius Parfait – Layers of soft mint ganache, green cake, white chocolate mousse, cookies and cream streusel, and whipped topping
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Rancho del Zocalo 

  • Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich – Colorful shell-like Mexican sweet bread with dulce de leche ice cream, cajeta, and churro streusel
  • Champurrado with Churro Bites – Rich, traditional-style Mexican hot chocolate served with cinnamon-sugar churros
  • Chicken Mole – Seasoned half chicken topped with mole, drizzled with sour cream, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and served with Mexican rice and refried beans
  • Caldo de Pollo – Hearty soup of chicken, vegetables, and rice served with onions, cilantro, and lime
  • Frozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate – Layered with frozen horchata and topped with spiced whipped cream
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Golden Horseshoe

  • Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich

Stage Door Café

  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake – House-made funnel cake with cajeta, whipped cream, and streusel

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Snickerdoodle Cold Brew
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Funnel Cake

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Gingerbread Crème Brûlée – with Chantilly cream and a mini chocolate gingerbread man
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Café Orleans

  • Hot Chocolate Beignets – Served with hot chocolate sauce and whipped cream

Harbour Galley

  • Holiday Pozole – plant-based pozole with slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles and served with limes, radishes, and shredded cabbage
  • Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

French Market

  • Smothered Beef – Braised beef with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic, and caramelized onion jus
  • The Wedding Cake – Buttercream frosting, cherries, and cream cheese filling finished with a splatter of cherry sauce
  • Blue Velvet Cake – With blueberry purée, rice croquette brittle, and a vanilla-blueberry crisp
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Mint Julep Bar

  • Candy Cane Beignets 
  • Chocolate Dipping Sauce Add-On
  • Cranberry Julep – Cranberry-infused mint julep

Royal Street Veranda

  • Blue Lump Crab Fritters – Blue lump crab, cream cheese, herbs, citrus, and herb seasoning with cocktail sauce

River Belle Terrace

  • Burnt Ends Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Kansas City-style brisket ends tossed in barbecue sauce with pickle and pepperoncini relish and melted cheddar served on Texas toast
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Bengal Barbecue

  • Yellow Curry Rice Plate – Outback vegetable skewer and herb-marinated tofu served on a bed of jasmine rice with peas, green onions, and a side of citrus-miso slaw

Disney California Adventure Park

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Holiday Churros

  • Peppermint Churro (Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) – Churro coated with crushed candy canes and chocolate and vanilla icing
  • Milk & Cookies Churro (Hollywood Land Churro Cart) – Churro with chocolate chip cookie and cookies and cream sugar with cookies and cream dipping sauce
  • Sugar Cookie Churro (Cozy Cone Motel) – Churro rolled in sugar and topped with white icing and holiday sprinkles
  • Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk (Churros Near Goofy’s Sky School)

Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Hot Chocolate Cotton Candy
  • Snowflake Cotton Candy
  • Peppermint Tree-Shaped Cotton Candy
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Mortimer’s Market

  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
  • Snowman-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café

  • Holiday Brownie
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
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Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Candy Cane Premium Cone or Waffle Cup
  • Red and Green Sprinkles Premium Cone
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Cone – Scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a candy cane premium cone with chocolate-dipped cookies
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae – Scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a candy cane premium waffle cup topped with whipped cream, chocolate-dipped cookies, and crushed peppermint
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Bar – Choice of ice cream bar dipped in chocolate, drizzled in peppermint icing, and topped with crushed peppermint
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

  • Sleigh Ride Cocktail – Premium gin, elderflower liqueur, fortified white wine, lemon juice, cherry bitters, and berry liqueur garnished with a lavender sprig
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Award Wieners

  • Cheesy “Corn” Dog – Jalapeño-cheddar sausage, tangy corn-cheese sauce, chile-lime-dusted corn fritters, pickled fresno chiles, and cilantro on a toasted potato bun
  • Cheesy “Corn” Fries – Filmstrip fries topped with tangy corn-cheese sauce, chili-lime-dusted corn fritters, pickled fresno chiles, and cilantro
  • Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries – Churro funnel cake fries topped with crumbled gingerbread, caramel, icing, and whipped topping
  • Stone Xocoveza Stout Beer

Studio Catering Truck

  • Plant-etarium Street Tacos – Brussels sprouts, salsa verde, pickled red onions, and apple and pomegranate slaw
  • Sleigh-Ride Slush – Cranberry-apple lemonade frozen slush
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Schmoozies!

  • Holiday Affogato – Espresso poured over choice of peppermint or brown sugar-cinnamon ice cream
  • Peppermint Mickey Shake – Peppermint-chocolate crème cookie shake, whipped topping, holiday accents, and chocolate cream-filled cookie ears
  • Churro Shake – Brown sugar-cinnamon ice cream, cinnamon churro cereal, whipped topping, and churro toffee
  • Minnie Wreath Donut – Flaky donut filled with chocolate-peppermint ganache
  • Cranberry-Orange Lemonade
  • Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich – Scoop of brown sugar-cinnamon ice cream rolled with crushed gingersnap cookie
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Hollywood Lounge

  • Modelo Especial
  • Stone Delicious IPA
  • Stella Artois Midnight
  • Wonderland Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps, crushed peppermint, and whipped cream
  • Honest Abe Apple Pie Hard Cider
  • Holiday Hard Cider – Honest Abe Apple Pie Hard Cider with spiced rum
  • Stone Xocoveza Stout Beer
  • Hibernation Great Divide
  • Elf Nog – Non-alcoholic egg nog
  • Holiday Egg Nog – With spiced rum
  • Winter Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate with whipped cream and crushed peppermint
  • Mistletoe Mule – Cranberry-orange lemonade with ginger ale and vodka
  • Sleigh-Ride Slush – Cranberry-apple lemonade frozen slush
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Flo’s V8 Café 

  • Blue Plate Special: Salisbury Steak – Angus beef patty, green chile mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and seasonal vegetables
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Shake – Topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint “Road Gravel”

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Peppermint Ice Cream Cone or Cup – Decorated with holiday sprinkles and topped with a sugar star
  • Crushed Peppermint “Road Gravel” Ice Cream Topping – Peppermint cream-filled chocolate cookie crumbles
  • Crushed Candy Cane Ice Cream Topping
  • Luigi’s Pesto Cone – Creamy pesto alfredo pasta, marinated chicken, balsamic reduction, bruschetta tomatoes, and Romano cheese served in a bread cone

Pacific Wharf Café 

  • Candy Cane-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-Based)
  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
  • Snowman-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Sugar Cookie – Topped with red and green sprinkles
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA

Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
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Boudin Bakery Bread Cart

  • Candy Cane-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-Based)
  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
  • Snowman-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Holiday Dinner Pizza – Roasted Turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, bacon, vegetables, and cranberry sauce
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Bayside Brews

  • Karl Strauss Golden Stout

Lamplight Lounge

  • Specialty Holiday Cocktail – Aged tequila, mezcal, agave, hibiscus, and lemon juice

Remember, these items are only available Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020, so be sure to come on by to the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort to try them for yourself! For more information, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Can’t wait to try some of these AMAZING treats? Start planning your trip today!