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

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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

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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

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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!

Sneak Peek of Regal Eagle Smokehouse Menu Coming to the America Pavilion at Epcot This Winter

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Get ready to chow down on some good ol’ classic American barbecue with Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue, coming to Epcot this winter! This new fast-casual barbecue experience at The American Adventure will offer up classic American backyard barbecue from around the United States as well as a variety of home-style craft brews. 

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On the menu are a variety of sandwiches and platters as well as a plant-based option. Chow down on a sliced Texas beef brisket sandwich with house-made spicy mop sauce on garlic toast or the South Carolina smoked sausage sandwich with tangy mustard sauce and caramelized onions.

You can also feast on Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rub pork ribs, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, all available by themselves or as part of a delicious hearty platter. For a lighter option, you can grab the Power Greens Salad with chilled pulled chicken, fresh citrus, and a citrus vinaigrette. And if you’re looking for an all-American burger, try the grilled burger topped with BBQ pork and a fried onion ring or take a bite out of the plant-based BBQ burger featuring a plant-based patty topped with BBQ jackfruit served on vegan garlic toast. 

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Of course, if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy slathering your entrée in a delicious barbecue sauce. Sauces include a spicy mop sauce, sweet BBQ, tangy mustard, and a vinegar-based sauce. The side items include your classic barbecue complements like french fries, beer-battered onion rings, mac and cheese, baked beans with burnt ends, house-made pickles, and creamy slaw. 

Kids can enjoy their own fun-sized bites including a burger, BBQ chicken salad, BBQ chicken leg or chicken salad, and even a BBQ rib platter, all served with their choice of two sides.

And finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable dessert like banana pudding or a s’mores brownie as well as a cup of fresh watermelon garnished with torn mint – YUM. 

All-American beverage offerings will include a selection of beer and cider from around the country, wines from the west coast, and specialty regional cocktails with and without alcohol. Coca-Cola® fountain beverages will also be available to quench your thirst. You’ll also get to enjoy an outdoor bar pouring your favorite craft brews on draft, and the outdoor seating area will be a great place to sit back and sip on a Tennessee Lemonade Cocktail or a non-alcoholic Berry Sparkler!

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Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue will open this winter at The American Adventure at Epcot. For more information visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app. Stay tuned for more details to be released soon. 

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Complete Guide to Sweet Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Holiday snacks are finally here at Magic Kingdom Park! That’s right, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 starts TONIGHT! This year’s party features an array of sweet and savory bites that will keep you merry and bright all season long. If you’re not familiar, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 occurs on select nights throughout November and December and features exclusive food and beverage offerings, special entertainment and character greetings, festive dance parties, complimentary holiday cookies throughout the park, and more. This year’s party begins on November 8, and this Foodie Guide contains all of the delicious info you need to know!

And of course, you can always enhance your festive experience with two special add-ons this year: Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party (with reserved viewing for the holiday parade) and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party (with either Tomorrowland Terrace or Plaza Garden fireworks viewing). Both of these special events offer wonderful buffets of holiday eats and treats as well as a place to hang out, relax, and watch your favorite holiday time entertainment. Check out the links listed above for all of the yummy details and to make reservation!

Now, on to the eats and treats! As always, our incredible Magic Kingdom chefs have outdone themselves with this year’s assortment. And in addition to the party-exclusive treats listed below, there are also many items available all day, every day! 

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Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake (Available Daily at Main Street Bakery)  Gluten-friendly chocolate cake layered with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate panna cotta, and marshmallow fluff

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Snowflake Brownie (Available Daily at Casey’s Corner) – Chocolate brownie decorated with sugar snowflakes and icing

Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available Daily at Main Street Bakery) – A Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll garnished with red and green icing and a white chocolate Mickey Santa hat

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Carved Turkey Sandwich (Party Exclusive, Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Oven-roasted turkey with Applewood smoked bacon, smoked gouda, chipotle garlic aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a roll

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Christmas Cookie Milkshake (Available Daily at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Cookie butter milkshake topped with whipped cream and a Mickey marshmallow straw

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Christmas Cookie Sundae (Available Daily at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Cookie butter soft-serve topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and a white chocolate piece

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Gaston’s Cheese Dip (Party Exclusive, Available at Gaston’s Tavern) – Beer cheese dip with smoked bacon bits served with breadstick antlers

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Gingerbread Sundae (Available Daily at Storybook Treats) – Gingerbread soft-serve sundae topped with whipped cream, gingerbread pieces, and a Minnie Mouse waffle topper

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An Orange Bird Christmas (Party Exclusive, Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Orange-scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd on a citrus-almond cream cake with buttercream leaves and a white chocolate piece

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Cherry & Pistachio Float (Available Daily at Aloha Isle) – Cherry and pistachio swirl soft-serve served over cold hot chocolate

Kakamora Float (Party Exclusive, Available at Aloha Isle) – Coconut soft-serve served on top of pineapple juice and non-alcoholic blue curaçao syrup topped with a chocolate Kakamora cake pop

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Sven’s Carrot Cake (Party Exclusive, Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, sugar carrots, and a chocolate Sven piece

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Jolly Tamale Christmas (Party Exclusive, Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Three house-made tamales filled with shredded chicken and your choice of toppings from the complimentary fixings bar

Christmas Churros (Available Daily at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Outdoor Vending Churro Carts) – Mini churros topped with red and green sprinkles and served with chocolate dipping sauce

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Santa Mickey Waffle Sundae (Available Daily at Sleepy Hollow) – Red velvet waffle topped with mint-chip ice cream, seasonal sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and peppermint powder

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Tis the Season (Party Exclusive, Available at Cool Ship) – Chilled Fanta Orange mixed with cranberry juice and green apple popping pearls

To Be Jolly Float (Party Exclusive, Available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor) – Peppermint iced coffee topped with vanilla ice cream, crushed peppermint, and a chocolate Minnie Mouse bow

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Deck the Halls (Available Daily at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Frozen eggnog topped with whipped cream, confetti sprinkles, and a chocolate bulb

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Holiday Novelty Souvenirs Offered Daily (Only Available While Supplies Last)

  • Holiday Base Popcorn Bucket – Various popcorn carts throughout the park
  • Mickey Jingle Bell Sipper –Sleepy Hollow and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Mickey Gingerbread Straw Clip – Quick-service restaurants throughout the park
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Party-Exclusive Holiday Novelty Souvenirs (Only Available While Supplies Last)

  • Mickey Light-Up Tree Premium Popcorn Bucket – Various popcorn carts throughout the park
  • Sven Sipper – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Gaston’s Tavern

There’s also an array of complimentary goodies that you won’t want to miss out on (included in the price of your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 ticket). Alternative healthy and allergy-friendly goodies are also available upon request.

Complimentary Goodies

  • Pinocchio Village Haus: Snickerdoodle Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Fanta
  • Storybook Snacks Cart: Snowman Pretzel
  • Miner’s Cove: Peppermint Cookie
  • Friar’s Nook: Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Lunching Pad: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Apple Cider
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Peppermint Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Apple Cider
  • Jungle Cruise: Ginger Molasses Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern: Snowman Pretzel and Fanta
  • Golden Oak Outpost: Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Diamond Horseshoe: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Eggnog

Remember, unless otherwise noted, all of these items are exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 on select nights Nov. 8 – Dec. 22, 2019. And be sure to check out the My Disney Experience app to mobile order meals and snacks on demand, pay in advance, and skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations. It’s the best way to maximize your time in the park!

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And if you’re interested in the holiday shirts and headbands you see in the photos above, then be sure to stop by the Emporium or select merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort so you can grab your very own Gingerbread Ears or holiday spirit jersey!

So, what are you waiting for? These holiday eats are calling your name! Get your tickets today for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 and come celebrate the season!

Looking for more holiday fun? Don’t miss the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios!

Disney Villains After Hours 2020 Returns to Magic Kingdom Park in February

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Guests loved Disney Villains After Hours in 2019 so much that next year, Disney Villains After Hours 2020 is coming back to Magic Kingdom Park with more nights and more wicked fun for all!

In 2020, the event will take place on 24 select nights February 7 through July 10! Yes, that’s 14 additional nights!  

Disney Villains After Hours 2020 is bringing back the villain-themed elements guests loved:  

  • “Villains Unite the Night” stage show. Hades and Meg from “Hercules” will set the castle stage ablaze in this exciting and villainous show which also features appearances by Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.
  • Spot Maleficent the Dragon. Maleficent the Dragon, with her Steampunk style and signature wicked grin will be let loose at night – breathing fire as she creeps through the park as a one-of-a-kind experience for party guests.
  • Dance the night away at the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage, where a party DJ will be spinning some sick beats, transforming the entire Central Plaza of the park into a killer club scene.
  • Discover surprising, villain-inspired additions to Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
  • Eat and drink wickedly good food & beverages. A variety of specialty food & beverage offerings will be available for purchase, including tasty desserts, drinks and dishes inspired by your favorite villainous friends.
  • Event attendees can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as items from a curated collection of the best Disney Villains merchandise available.
  • Enjoy low wait times at more than 25 attractions and experiences after the park closes to day guests.

Tickets for Disney Villains After Hours 2020 are now on sale! You can purchase tickets in advance for $145 plus tax or $155 plus tax on the event night. That’s at $10 savings if you buy early! Plus, Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount. Limited tickets are available, so get yours soon!

Event tickets allow entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy fireworks before heading off to the attractions. Select complimentary snacks and beverages are also included in the cost of admission. 

And don’t forget to show off your sinister side by dressing in attire inspired by your favorite baddie and sharing your experience using #VillainsAfterHours.

As a reminder, this event does not include character greetings with the Villains.

For more information on Disney Villains After Hours 2020 and to purchase your tickets, visit DisneyWorld.com/VillainsAfterHours or call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 939-2742.

Looking for more after hours fun in the parks? We have a list of seven special ticket events to consider for your next visit.

Frozen 2 Treats Now Available at the Walt Disney World Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Frozen 2 treats at Disney World
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You don’t have to journey to an enchanted forest to try these new Frozen 2 treats celebrating the premiere of Disney’s highly-anticipated animated film, “Frozen 2.” All you have to do is visit Walt Disney World Resort, where you’ll find a variety of yummy sweets across property. This list will give you the inside scoop on all of the offerings available! While some items are coming soon, others are available now – so be sure to come on out and try them for yourself! You won’t want to miss these Frozen 2 treats. And be sure to see “Frozen 2” in theaters Nov. 22. 

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Magic Kingdom Park (available starting Nov. 8)

  • Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake (Main Street Bakery, available all day) – gluten-friendly chocolate cake layered with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate panna cotta, and marshmallow fluff
  • Sven’s Carrot Cake (Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, Exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) – carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting, sugar carrots, and a chocolate piece
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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Leaning Palms

  • Elsa’s Frozen Wave – cotton candy vanilla milkshake with whipped cream, fall and winter sprinkles, and a white chocolate coin 
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Disney Springs, The Ganachery (available starting Nov. 15)

  • Chocolate Olaf – creamy milk chocolate Olaf filled with mini pumpkin spice marshmallows frolicking in a pile of chocolate leaves
  • Pumpkin Spice Ganache Square
  • Chocolate Ganache Pop – salted caramel ganache pop

Disney Springs, Marketplace Snacks

  • Olaf Dole Whip Slushy – vanilla soft-serve on top of blue raspberry slush with Olaf chocolate piece and chocolate chip buttons

Disney Springs, Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Anna and Elsa Petit Cake – cinnamon-nutmeg chiffon cake with Calvados caramel mousse, cranberry-cherry pate de fruit, and roasted hazelnuts
  • Arendelle Anna Petit Cake – cinnamon-nutmeg chiffon cake with Calvados caramel mousse, cranberry-cherry pate de fruit, and roasted hazelnuts
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Epcot, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • 4 Pack Mini Spirit Cupcakes – 
    • Earth – chocolate cupcake with cookie crumbles and candy rocks
    • Wind – vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream and fall leaf sprinkles
    • Fire – chocolate cupcake with fire buttercream
    • Water – vanilla cupcake with blue buttercream and sugar bubbles
  • Fall Cheesecake – lemon cheesecake with graham cracker crust topped with Olaf and fall leaf sprinkles
  • Caramel Mousse – sea salt caramel mousse with vanilla cake crust and white chocolate piece
  • Frozen Orange Vanilla Cream Soda – served in a souvenir sipper
  • Sven’s Apple Cheesecake – apple-filled cheesecake
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Resorts

  • Dark Sea Chocolate Cake (Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort) – chocolate cake with caramel cream cheese swirl, a dulcey chocolate mousse dome, glaçage, and a white chocolate glaze
  • Frozen Waves Cupcake (available starting Nov. 17 at Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort) – chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with vanilla mint buttercream and sanding sugar
  • Frozen Fractals Cupcake (available starting Nov. 1 at Food Courts at Disney’s All-Star Resorts) – blue confetti cupcake with shades of blue frost buttercream and a white chocolate piece
  • “Frozen 2” Pumpkin Spiced Donut Tart (Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort) – vanilla tart shell filled with pumpkin custard and topped with a spiced donut cake top, cinnamon glaze, and chocolate leaves
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  • Hidden Truth Cupcake (Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort and The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa) – chocolate cupcake with blackberry ganache, blackberry buttercream, white chocolate garnish, and blue and white sprinkles
  • Water Spirit Cupcake (Food Courts at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort) – chocolate cupcake filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with vanilla buttercream, crispy pearls, and a white chocolate garnish
  • Enchanted Forest Leaves (Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) – maple leaf-shaped sugar cookie sandwich filled with maple and praline buttercream and garnished with a chocolate coin
  • Fall Into Winter Dessert (available starting Nov. 24 at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge) – spiced cheesecake with a caramel apple compote, embossed fondant, and sprinkles

Which of these delicious Frozen 2 treats do you plan to try? For more information on all of the locations listed above, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app. 

Heading to Disney World for the holiday season? Don’t miss the $10 bonus card with the Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler.

Add a Sweet Ending to Your Day with the 2019 Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Dessert Party

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Your favorite elves are returning once again this holiday season for the popular holiday nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to fun holiday decorations and offerings throughout the park, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is a fabulously festive fireworks spectacular that occurs every night from November 8, 2019, to January 5, 2020. And with the return of this popular show comes the return of the amazing 2019 Jingle Bell Jingle BAM Dessert Party! If you’re looking to add a sweet ending to your fun-filled day in the park, this festive holiday dining experience is the way to go. 

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First, head over to Echo Lake to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. On the menu this year are items including warm cheese fondue with pretzel bread, roasted onion dip with kettle chips, winter-spiced trail mix, Yule log cake, caramel apple verrine, and more. There will also be festive holiday cookies and assorted beverages such as a gingerbread martini and hot chocolate. And while you take part in the festivities, Chip and Dale will available for character greetings! 

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Before the show, you’ll be escorted to a reserved viewing area to enjoy Wonderful World of Animation – a beautiful projection show that takes you on a journey through more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

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Reservations are now open for the 2019 Jingle Bell Jingle BAM Dessert Party for bookings starting on November 8, 2019. This festive dining experience will occur nightly November 8, 2019 –January 5, 2020. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.

Reservations for the 2019 Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Dessert Party can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort Website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463). 

Traveling after the holidays? There are some wonderful dessert parties to be enjoyed year-round! Learn more about all of the delicious dessert parties here.

Top 4 Reasons You Need to Book the New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Vacation Package

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dreaming of a Harry Potter vacation since the moment you opened your first book. I’d picture myself walking through Platform 9¾ with fellow witches and wizards. Never in my wildest dreams did I actually think I would be able to ride the Hogwarts Express or stand beneath the towering and enchanting Hogwarts castle.

Now, you have the chance to experience all this and more. Universal Orlando Resort has a ‘you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package with all-new exclusive offerings. This vacation package is so incredible that my fellow Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss these details and the top four reasons that the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package is perfect for your next visit.

1. Special Themed Keepsake Box

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This brand-new customized, special themed keepsake box is a perfect collectible for any Potter fan-family. Not only is this exclusive to this vacation package, but when you see the special items contained inside, you’ll see why this will kick-off the vacation of your dreams.

What makes this exclusive to this vacation package?

  • A red, unique special themed keepsake box, exclusive to this vacation package with gold lettering that includes:
    • A personalized vacation welcome letter
    • Set of (3) luggage tags, featuring:
      • Harry Potter
      • Ron Weasley
      • Hermione Granger
    • Hogwarts Railways Lanyard —one for everyone in the family
    • Travel planning guide that includes: fun facts, information about Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, including each lands’ unique dining options, shops and rides

2. Three Words: Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio

Have you ever dreamed of being a part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? You know, really picture yourself here. Well, Shutterbutton’s at Universal Orlando Resort is making this fantasy a reality. Wear your favorite Harry Potter-themed outfits, house colors and other wizarding gear and this magical shop will place you in your favorite Wizarding World sights and scenes!

Why is this so unique??

  • Only this vacation package will unlock an exclusive background
  • Vacation package guest(s) will now receive a complimentary 8” x 10” photo

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Enjoy (12) iconic scenes from Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley
  • Bring your wizarding world props like wands, merchandise, hats, etc
    • Don’t worry if you don’t have a robe because you’ll be able to borrow robes there
  • (5) guests are allowed per session
  • Reservations are required

3. The Details: Vacation Package & Breakfast

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So, what exactly is included in this vacation package? It was carefully created by Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations to help fans make the most of immersing themselves in the wizarding world. Take it from me, this curated package offers exclusive experiences and convenience – making it something you truly something you can’t miss on your vacation.

What’s included?

  • Hotel accommodations at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel
  • Admission to all (3) Universal Orlando theme parks:
    • Universal Studios Florida
      • In this park, you’ll roam the streets of London before entering Diagon Alley
    • Universal’s Islands of Adventure
      • This park is where you’ll enter the snow-capped village of Hogsmeade and get to experience the awe-inspiring Hogwarts castle
    • Universal’s Volcano Bay
      • Relax in Waturi Beach and enjoy the towering views of the Krakatau volcano

Fun Fact: With your park-to-park passes, you’re able to ride the Hogwarts Express between the lands at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay (and select attractions)
    • Get access 1-hour before the park officially opens
  • Breakfast at an iconic eatery from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Special-themed keepsake box with a personalized welcome letter, travel planning guide, luggage tags and lanyards
  • Shutterbutton’s experience that unlocks an exclusive background and a complimentary 8” x 10” photo
  • Access to select venues at Universal’s CityWalk

4. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lands: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need convincing to why you need this vacation package in your life. However, if you need reminding, I wanted to list out some of the must-have whimsical experiences offered at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  • Relish in the picturesque views of Hogsmeade, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
    • Head into the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
    • Spiral and dive past Hagrid’s hut on Flight of the Hippogriff
    • Go on a journey with Harry Potter and his friends on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
    • Explore the familiar corridors and passageways of Hogwarts castle
    • Board the Hogwarts Express and travel to Diagon Alley
  • Follow in Harry’s footsteps through Diagon Alley, located at Universal Studios Florida
    • Witness a wand choose its wizard at Ollivanders
    • Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
    • View unforgettable shows at Carkitt Market
    • Walk through the brick barrier in King’s Cross Station and onto Platform 9¾ to board the Hogwarts Express
    • Savor the delectable taste of Butterbeer

We know you’ll want to spend your entire vacation at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; however, remember that you’ll be able to enjoy other parts of Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. There’s so much to do in our parks that I’m sure you’ll have a blast.

So, tell us in the comments, what’s your favorite part of The Newly Enhanced The Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package? Can’t wait to see you here!

Ready to start planning your Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation? This post will help you choose the best resort for your visit!