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Foodie Guide to Spooky Eats and Treats Halloween Time 2021 at Disneyland Resort

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Disney’s chefs and candy makers have conjured up all sorts of eerie eats and treats for Halloween Time 2021 at Disneyland Resort – all frightfully delicious! From Mummy Marshmallow Wands and Halloween Grey Stuff to Blood Orange Slushes and Ghost Pepper Potato Bites, there’s something scary good for everyone! And be on the lookout for all the creepy-cool novelties this year!

This Foodie Guide is seriously jam-packed with all the yummy details on where to find all of this year’s offerings available at Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, which runs through October 31, 2021. Happy Hauntings!

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Disneyland Park

Alien Pizza Planet (mobile order available)

  • Deconstructed Lasagna – Campanelle pasta tossed in ricotta cream sauce topped with Bolognese sauce and bread crumbs
  • Supernova Special – Spiced marinara sauce topped with sausage, salami, assorted cheeses, onions, olives, and tomatoes drizzled with pesto
  • Halloween Alien Macaron filled with blackberry buttercream and lemon curd

Café Orleans

  • Chocolate-Praline Mousse Cake – Decadent praline mousse, dark chocolate brownie, vanilla creme anglaise, and ganache

Candy Palace (mobile order available)

  • Jack Skellington Apple
  • Poison Skull Apple
  • Mummy Marshmallow Wand
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Minnie Witch Crispy
  • Spider Web Crispy
  • Pumpkin Brittle (available Oct. 1-31)
  • Pumpkin Fudge

Carnation Café (opening Sept. 16)

  • Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich – Sriracha-glazed fried chicken breast on a brioche bun with spicy sandwich spread, pepper jack cheese, creamy mustard slaw, and cilantro served with fries
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French Market (mobile order available)

  • Haunted Mansion Holiday Wreath Cookie (limited offering available while supplies last)
  • Chocolate Cherry Cake – Chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, sour cherries, and cream cheese filling finished with a splatter of cherry sauce

Galactic Grill (mobile order available)

  • Blood Orange Slush – Blood orange slush with a swirl of raspberry sauce and a glow cube
  • Loaded BBQ Pork Fries – Crisscut fries topped with slow-cooked BBQ pork, cheddar, chipotle ranch, and spicy slaw
  • Chocolate & Red Velvet Parfait – Layers of red velvet cake, ganache, cookies, dark chocolate ​mousse, and chocolate cake topped with chocolate flakes, a chocolate Darth Vader helmet, and a mini chocolate lightsaber​

Gibson Girl (mobile order available)

  • Halloween Candy Sundae – Two sundaes in one: sour gummy ice cream with raspberry sauce, gummy treats, and fruit candies; and chocolate ice cream with hot fudge and pieces of chocolate candy bars

Hungry Bear (mobile order available)

  • Honey Cream Cold Brew – cold brew coffee and honey-flavored cream poured over ice
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Funnel Cake – Pumpkin cheesecake filling and vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream
  • Loaded French Fries – French fries topped with a creamy cheese sauce, crispy bacon, and green onions
  • Loaded Onion Rings – Onion rings topped with a creamy cheese sauce, crispy bacon, and green onions
  • Loaded Bowl – Choice of french fries or crispy onion rings topped with a creamy cheesy sauce, crispy bacon, and green onions in a Zero Dog Bowl
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Hunny Spot at Pooh’s Corner (mobile order available starting Sept. 2)

  • Jack Skellington Apple
  • Poison Skull Apple
  • Mummy Marshmallow Wand
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Minnie Witch Crispy
  • Spider Web Crispy
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday Wreath Crispy (available Oct. 1)
  • Pumpkin Brittle (available Oct. 1-31)
  • Pumpkin Fudge

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café (mobile order available)

  • Toasted Salsa Roja Chicken Sandwich – Salsa roja shredded chicken on rustic bread with jack and cotija cheeses served with tortilla soup
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Dark & White Chocolate Mousse Brownie – Chocolate brownie with black and white chocolate mousse
  • Cookie & Cream Macaron – Mummy mickey macaron shell with a cookies and cream filling
  • Bat Cookie – Shortbread bat cookie dipped in dark chocolate with a Vampire Mickey face
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Classic pumpkin cheesecake decorated with a chocolate spider web and a Halloween decoration

Market House

  • Bat Cookie – Shortbread bat cookie dipped in dark chocolate with a Vampire Mickey face

Mint Julep Bar (mobile order available)

  • Mickey-shaped Strawberry Chocolate Beignets topped with strawberry-chocolate powdered sugar (3 and 6 Packs)

Plaza Inn

  • Halloween Cake – Chocolate cake with multi-colored mousse, green buttercream, royal icing, and Halloween sprinkles

Rancho del Zocalo

  • Milk Mamey – Vibrant tropical mamey fruit with flavors of persimmon, sweet potato, stone fruit, and vanilla served over ice
  • Creamy Horchata – Sweet creamy cinnamon rice and milk beverage served over ice

Red Rose Taverne (mobile order available)

  • Halloween Grey Stuff – Traditional Grey Stuff with tombstone cookie and holiday sprinkles
  • Candy Apple Cold Brew – Cold brew coffee, apple syrup, whipped cream, and caramel sauce
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Refreshment Corner (mobile order available)

  • BBQ Bacon Dog – All-beef, foot-long hot dog with bacon slices, BBQ sauce, fried onions, jack and cheddar cheese, and chives served with choice of sliced apples or small bag of chips

River Belle Terrace

  • Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread
  • Chicken & Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Brisket grilled cheese, hot chicken, and pickled pepper relish

Stage Door Café (mobile order available)

  • Spicy Corn Dog – Spicy beef frank hand-dipped and fried, drizzled with cheese sauce and crushed spicy chips served with fries
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Funnel Cake with Halloween Sprinkles – House-made funnel cake  topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread and whipped cream dusted with chocolate- espresso powder
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Churros

  • Churro Cart near Casey Jr. Circus Train
    • Churros with Pumpkin Dipping Sauce
  • Critter Country Fruit Cart
    • Chocolate Dusted Churro – Classic churro dressed in a duo of dark and milk chocolate
  • New Orleans Churro Cart
    • White Chocolate Churro – Elegantly dressed churro in a bouquet of vanilla and sugar
  • Tomorrowland Churro Cart
    • Pumpkin Spice Churro – Chocolate churro rolled in pumpkin spice sugar with brown butter cream cheese dipping sauce
  • Town Square Churro and Churro Cart near Sleeping Beauty Castle
    • Chocolate Cookie Churro – Churro covered with chocolate cookie crumbles blended with colored sugar
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Disney California Adventure Park 

Award Weiners (mobile order available)

  • Halloween Candy Funnel Cake Fries – Dusted in crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies with cream cheese sauce, cookie pieces, gummy candies, chocolate-coated candies, and whipped cream
  • Halloween Candy Funnel Cake Fries in Mickey Ear Hat Bowl

Bing Bongs

  • Jack Skellington Apple
  • Poison Skull Apple
  • Mummy Marshmallow Wand
  • Minnie Witch Crispy
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy
  • Pumpkin Fudge

Boudin Bakery/Boudin Bread Cart

  • Vampire Mickey-shaped Sourdough

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (mobile order available)

  • Cookies & Candy Sundae – Scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate cookie crumbles, and gummy candies in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone
  • Halloween Ice Cream Bar – Ice cream bar dipped in chocolate with chocolate accents and sprinkles
  • Spiked Hard Apple Float – Hard apple cider and apple sorbet drizzled with caramel sauce
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Corn Dog Castle (mobile order available)

  • Pepper-Jack Cheese Stick – Pepper jack cheese stick dipped in corn dog batter and topped with raspberry sauce

Cozy Cone Motel (mobile order available)

  • Fruity Sugar Churro – Churro tossed in fruity cereal sugar topped with a purple and green glaze
  • Spicy Mac & Cheese Cone – Pasta with spicy red pepper-cheese sauce topped with crushed chile-cheese puffs served in a bread cone
  • Cozy Cone Macaron filled with peanut butter cream and pretzels
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Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café

  • Oogie Boogie Macaron – Black macaron filled with green apple buttercream, caramel, brownies, cookie crumb dust, and gummy candy

Flo’s V-8 Café (mobile order available)

  • Spicy Chicken & Fries – Steak fries drizzled with ranch dressing topped with chicken tenders tossed in mango-habanero sauce and finished with green onions
  • Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries – Steak fries topped with cheddar cheese, chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, and celery bits drizzled with ranch (available at Oogie Boogie Bash)
  • Loaded Gravy Fries – Steak fries topped with chicken tenders, jack cheese, and smothered in gravy (available at Oogie Boogie Bash)
  • Loaded Chili Fries – Steak fries topped with cheddar cheese, Walt’s Chili, diced onions, and sour cream (available at Oogie Boogie Bash)

Hollywood Lounge (mobile order available)

  • Fanta Spooky Spirit – Fanta Piña Colada with white rum and melon liqueur
  • Worms, Dice & Everything Nice – Midori, peach schnapps, crème de menthe, orange juice, and pineapple juice topped with gummy worms and Oogie Boogie dice glow cubes
  • PBJ & W – PB & raspberry jam hard cider with peanut butter whiskey
  • Howl-o-Ween Concoction – Pineapple michelada with white tequila and pineapple chamoy topped with spicy candy
  • My Bugs! My Bugs! – Limeade with grenadine float and gummy worms
  • Orange Cream Fanta-sy – Fanta Orange infused with vanilla topped with whipped cream and black sprinkles
  • Various refreshing bottled Micheladas

Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums

  • Shortbread Halloween Cookie

Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining

  • Ghost Pepper Nachos – House-made green tortilla chips, ghost pepper cheese sauce, ghost pepper-marinated steak, refried black beans, tomatillo avocado salsa, tomato, and cilantro
  • Specialty Cocktail – Añejo tequila, mezcal, agave, hibiscus, and lemon juice

Mortimer’s Market

  • Mickey Bat Sourdough Bread

Pacific Wharf Café (mobile order available)

  • Vampire Mickey-shaped Sourdough
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Paradise Garden Grill (mobile order available)

Plaza de la Familia – Celebrate the everlasting bonds of family and the spirit of Día de los Muertos from September 3 to November 2, 2021

  • Pollo Verde Wet Burrito – Chicken cooked in grilled salsa verde, golden rice, black beans, and crema
  • Traditional Tamale Plate – Red chile pork tamales with golden rice and black beans
  • Tacos with Estilo Callejero – Trio of sirloin beef tacos with pickled vegetables, golden rice, and black beans
  • Tortitas de Papa – Plant-based crispy potato cakes with sautéed spinach, ranchero salsa, golden rice, and pickled onion salsa
  • Ensalada de Frutas – Jicama, watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, and mango with chili-lime salt and chamoy
  • Kid’s Offerings –  Cheese Quesadilla or Street-style Taco
  • Coco Cake – Layers of vanilla cake filled with a cinnamon “churro” flavored mousse and covered in sweet cream cheese frosting
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate – Cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate topped with whipped cream
  • Aqua de Jamaica Slush – Sweet hibiscus tea slush
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Schmoozie’s Smoothies (mobile order available)

  • Mint-Chocolate Cookie Shake with whipped cream and chocolate cream-filled cookie ears
  • Chocolate Chip Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate cookie stick

Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available)

  • Green Apple Lemonade with sour green apple syrup, cherry pearls, and raspberry sauce
  • Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseburger – Angus beef patty, pickled jalapeños, bacon, pepper jack, beer-battered onion rings, jalapeño popper, jalapeño chips, and chipotle mayo

Studio Catering Truck (mobile order available)

  • Hawaiian BBQ Chicken with Fanta pineapple-infused fried rice and soy-ginger glaze
  • Ghost Pepper Potato Bites – Potato bites, ghost pepper cheese sauce, smoky bacon, and pickled jalapeños
  • The Backlot Carnitas Nachos with house-made tortilla chips, red pepper cheese sauce, chipotle crema, and green onions
  • Plant-based Backlot Nachos – Soy chorizo with house-made tortilla chips, dairy-free cheese, and crema topped with green onions

Trolley Treats (mobile order available)

  • Jack Skellington Apple
  • Poison Skull Apple
  • Mummy Marshmallow Wand
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Minnie Witch Crispy
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy
  • Pumpkin Brittle (available Oct. 1-31)
  • Pumpkin Fudge
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Churros

  • Cozy Cones
    • Fruity Sugar Churro – Churro tossed in fruity cereal sugar topped with a purple and green glaze
  • Grizzly Peak Churro Cart
    • Caramel Apple Churro – Churro rolled in green apple flavored sugar topped with a caramel drizzle
  • Hollywood Churro
    • Chocolate-Marshmallow Churro – Classic churro rolled in crushed chocolate cookies and “mummified” in marshmallow icing “bandages”
  • Willie’s Churros (Buena Vista)
    • Chocolate & Matcha Churro – Churro rolled in chocolate cookie crumbs and drizzled with a matcha cream cheese buttercream and strawberry sauce
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Downtown Disney District

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

  • Halloween CrazyShake – Chocolate shake with a vanilla frosted rim with candy corn topped with a “spider-web” chocolate cupcake, orange and white twisty pop, orange rock candy, whipped cream, orange sprinkles, and a chocolate drizzle (available Oct. 28-31)

Ballast Point Brewing Co.

  • Victory at Sea Braised Short Rib – Slow braised short rib in Victory at Sea, cheddar grits, and bacon greens

Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs

  • Cheddar Pickle Dog – Kosher pickled corn dog rolled in a cheddar cheese blend

Jamba

  • Pumpkin Smash – Made with our original pumpkin spice blend with your choice of either classic or plant-based

Kayla’s Cake

  • Mummy Macarons with cookies and cream buttercream (available Sept. 9-Oct. 31)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons with white chocolate pumpkin ganache (available Sept. 9-Oct. 31)

Marceline’s Confectionery (mobile order available starting Sept. 9

  • Minnie Witch Apple
  • Jack Skellington Apple
  • Poison Skull Apple
  • Mummy Marshmallow Wand
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Minnie Witch Crispy
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy
  • Pumpkin Brittle (available Oct. 1-31)
  • Pumpkin Fudge
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Naples Ristorante e Bar

  • Spookaccino – Cappuccino with edible scary paper spiders and insects

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Crouching Dragon Sushi Roll – fresh tempura shrimp, asparagus and creamy avocado. Before serving, the roll is topped with a spicy krab mix and drizzled with eel sauce, spicy mayo, and sriracha

Sprinkles Cupcakes

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – Chocolate cake filled (and topped) with peanut butter frosting dipped in chocolate ganache and finished off with mounds of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (available Oct. 4-10)
  • Double Stuffed OREO – Orange vanilla buttercream filled chocolate cake lined with Halloween orange OREO cookie crust topped with orange vanilla buttercream frosting, OREO crumble rim, and black bat (available Oct. 18-31)
  • Bewitched – Signature Red Velvet is rolled in our exclusive Halloween inspired decorations by fancy sprinkles (available Oct. 26-31)

Uva Bar & Cafe

  • Trick or Treat – A spooky cocktail with bourbon, pumpkin spice syrup, lemon juice, and soda water
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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Craftsman Grill (mobile order available)

  • Mickey-shaped Pumpkin Cupcake
  • Mickey-shaped Pumpkin Donut
  • Mickey-shaped Mummy Donut

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Holiday Cart

  • Jack Skellington Cookie
  • Mickey-shaped Monster Cookie
  • Minnie-shaped Halloween Cookie
  • Oogie Boogie Cupcake Treat
  • Oogie Boogie Cupcake Trick
  • Mickey-shaped Whoopie Pie
  • Skull-faced Cookie
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy Treat
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glass with Milk
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Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

If you have tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park, be sure to check out the dinner and dessert packages for a grim, ginning good time!  

Oogie Boogie Bash Dining Parade Package at Wine Country Trattoria

Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party at Sonoma Terrace

And while you travel down the moonlit Treat Trails at Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, be sure to get your fill of M&M’s Milk Chocolate candies, SNICKERS Original, and SKITTLES while meeting up with your favorite Disney Villains! Yum!

Reminder to download or update the Disneyland mobile app*, as this is the primary way to order food and beverages at most quick-service dining locations. Here is a link for additional details on mobile order.

Guests with confirmed theme park reservations and tickets for the same park can make dining reservations on the same date 60 days in advance with mobile check-in and mobile wait-list at select full-service locations, available on the Disneyland mobile app.

Visit the Dining: Know Before You Go for more information. Be sure to have the latest version of the app downloaded and installed on your mobile device.

Check out our Know Before You Go blog post to learn more about theme park reservations, tickets, and more.

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

(Note: All offerings subject to change.)

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Top 5 Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland Resort in California

Top 5 Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland Resort in California

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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While the sun is often shining upon the Disneyland Resort, there is a rainy day now and then. If you think damp weather puts a damper on a day at Disneyland, think again! Here are five tips for enjoying a rainy day at Disneyland Resort.

Pack that Poncho…
…or grab one when you get here! Many Disneyland Resort merchandise locations offer ponchos and umbrellas. If you don’t see them on the shelves, just ask a cast member.

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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Take it Inside
Whether you’re learning to draw at the Disney Animation Building in Disney California Adventurepark or exploring a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland park, there are many indoor attractions that will keep the fun going while keeping you dry. Check out the list of indoor attractions on Disneyland.com.

One More Time!
Rainy days can mean more opportunities to ride your favorite attractions!

Unique Photo Opportunities
Rainy days are the perfect time to catch a unique photo of icons like Sleeping Beauty Castle, framed by dramatic clouds or even reflected in a puddle. For inspiration, check out these rainy day reflection photos from former Disneyland Resort Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer.

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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Catch a Show
The climate is always nice when you’re enjoying an amazing show inside a comfortable theater. Cozy up for “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” or settle in for the classic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln!

What are your best tips for enjoying a day at Disneyland Resort? Tell us in the comments!

Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2021 Treats at Disney World and Disneyland

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Ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish and all things green at Disney? Well, you ARE in luck because Disney’s chefs and beverage managers have created some fun and tasty limited-time offerings in honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2021. You may not be Irish by birthright, but you can join in the spirit of this festive Irish celebration which, happily, food and drink is an integral part!

Check out our Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks. Sláinte!

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort

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Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs

  • Shamrock Cream Puff with Irish cream mousse and whiskey-caramel sauce (available March 12-20)
  • Crème Brûlée – Matcha orange crème brûlée (available March 12-20)
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The Ganachery, Disney Springs

  • Irish Whiskey Chocolate Squares – Dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish whiskey (available March 12-20)
  • Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache Squares – Milk chocolate ganache infused with Irish cream (available March 12-20)
  • Leprechaun Mickey Piñata – Chocolate piñata filled with gold-dusted chocolate marshmallows (available March 12-20)
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D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs

  • Dubliner Burger – Signature-blend beef patty topped with Dubliner cheddar, corned beef, shoestring fried onions, Irish stout barbecue sauce, lettuce, and grilled onions (available March 1-31)
  • Irish Cream Milkshake – Vanilla gelato with Irish cream, caramel sauce, toasted marshmallow, and green sprinkles (available March 1-31)
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City Works Eatery & Pour House, Disney Springs

  • Corned Beef Reuben – Shaved corned beef, Champagne kraut, whiskey mustard, Irish stout onions, Gruyere, marble rye (available March 10-17)
  • Shepherd’s Pie – Stout-braised ground beef, peas, carrots, onions, shredded cabbage, potato purée (available March 10-17)
  • Irish Libations (available March 10-17) 
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Vivoli il Gelato, Disney Springs

  • St. Patrick’s Affagato – Your choice of gelato, matcha tea, and whipped cream (available through March 31)
  • Green Velvet Cake Shake: Cake batter gelato, green velvet cake, milk, whipped cream and cannoli filling (available through March 31)
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YeSake, Disney Springs

  • Peppermint Patty – Slush with mint, lemonade, and blue curaçao syrup served with whipped cream and peppermint bark topping. Available alcoholic and non-alcoholic  (available March 5-31)
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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs

  • Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival – Unplugged! Think more acoustic than electric. More intimate than boisterous. The same great live entertainment, with all bands imported from Ireland. The same delicious Irish food and drink. Visit www.raglanroad.com for reservations. (March 17)
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Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Isle of Java, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Irish Coffee with Irish whiskey, Joffrey’s Coffee, whipped cream, and shamrock sprinkles (available March 12-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake – Chocolate with mint ganache filling, vanilla frosting, and chocolate shamrock (available March 2-17)

Nomad Lounge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Trio – Madeline rainbow cake, cream liqueur-coffee panna cotta, and vanilla chiffon cake pop with whiskey-caramel ganache (available March 17-20)
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Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Reuben Totchos – Crispy tater tots loaded with nacho cheese, sautéed corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and crunchy rye croutons (available March 12-17)

Dino-Bite Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Sandwich – Mint Ice cream between double chocolate-chip cookies rolled in shamrock sprinkles (available March 1-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll – Green icing drizzle on Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll (available March 17)
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Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Luck of the Green – Chocolate cupcake filled with mint crème topped with vanilla buttercream and shamrock sprinkles (available March 15-18)
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Dahlia Lounge, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Three Bridges Bar & Grill, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • St. Paddy’s Dessert – Irish cream mousse filled pâte à choux with pistachio cream and a chocolate shamrock (available March 17-20)
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Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Luck of the Irish Coffee Panna Cotta – Chocolate coffee mousse, Irish cream-Irish whiskey panna cotta, and vanilla cream topped with a shamrock cookie (available through March 17)

Goods to Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Key Lime Tart with graham cracker crust, key lime custard, and shamrock garnishes (available March 8-18)

The Artist Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Irish Car Bundt – Irish stout Bundt cake with Irish cream mousse and Irish whiskey caramel (available March 8-18)

Wind & Waves Market, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Shamrock Whoopie Pie – Green tea cake with gold citrus crème filling (available March 12-20)
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Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • St. Patrick Cupcake – Green velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing decorated with Chip  ‘N Dale and shamrocks (available March 17)

Beach Club Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

  • Irish Cream Mousse Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake topped with Irish cream mousse dome and chocolate crisp pearls (available March 10-18)

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at Disneyland Resort

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Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure Park

Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District

  • St. Patrick’s Mickey Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, marshmallow ears, enrobed in milk chocolate, colored white chocolate, and a green top hat (available March 10-17)
  • Pot of Gold Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, and embellished with yellow white chocolate and gold candy-coated milk chocolates, rainbow sour belt, and green chocolate shamrock (available March 17)
  • Shamrock Krispy – Shamrock-shaped krispies dipped in green and white chocolate decorated with a yellow Mickey (available March 7-17)
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie Marshmallow Wand – Mickey-shaped marshmallow dipped in mint milk chocolate, enrobed in chocolate cookie crumbles, and drizzled with green and white chocolate (available March 10-17)
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Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express, Downtown Disney District

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Beignets – A sweet blend of chocolate chips and fresh mint with a “touch of the Irish” green sprinkles (available March 15-21)
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Uva Bar & Café, Downtown Disney District

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Burger – Angus Beef patty resting on a bed of braised cabbage topped with Swiss cheese, sliced corned beef, and whole grain mustard a oli on a brioche bun served with garlic fries (available March 17)
  • Irish Nachos – French fries topped with corned beef, Guinness beer cheese, pico de gallo and spicy aoli (available March 17)
  • Irish Libations (available March 17)

What are your St. Patrick’s Day 2021 plans? Will you be visiting one of the Disney Parks?

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Top 10 Ways to Give Your Family a Surprise Disney Vacation

I am always so impressed with parents who can keep the secret while planning a surprise Disney vacation. Have you ever wanted to surprise your kids with a Disney World vacation, but just unsure the best way to do it? Whether it’s a first visit or a special celebration, it can be a lot of fun to plan a surprise Disney vacation. Here are ten different ways to give your kids a surprise Disney vacation!

surprise Disney vacation

1. Scavenger Hunt: You can hide clues throughout your home where they will eventually find the last clue revealing the big trip. You can even have them pick up small gifts at each stop to compile at the end. Some of the earlier clues can be more generic like sunglasses, new luggage, hats, and swim suits.

2. Gift Basket: You can give your children new luggage, backpacks, and other goodies that will be useful during your vacation. Some of the “essentials” include an autograph book, Mickey ears, Mickey drawstring bags, glow sticks, plush, and water bottles. You can even find a pre-made box here.

3. Disney-inspired Dinner: You can make an entire meal based on your favorite Disney movie. Disney Family has A TON of recipes to help you create the perfect menu for your big reveal. We always love Mickey waffles as a quick and easy meal. You can make mini Mickey waffles or classic Mickey waffles.

4. Book: There are some great planning and Disney inspired books that you can give your family. These are great if you’re going to reveal the big surprise a while before you leave. You can get everyone involved in the planning process this way. Some of our favorites include Birnbaum’s Official Vacation Guide, Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World for Kids, the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, the Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World and Disney World’s Hidden Mickeys.

5. Letter from Mickey: You can make a letter from Mickey Mouse for your kids letting them know that you’ll be coming to visit. Or, if you book your Disney World vacation with us, we will send your family a letter from Mickey Mouse in addition to an autographed picture to help with your surprise.

surprise Disney vacation

6. Custom Shirts: You can reveal your surprise Disney vacation with new shirts! If you are crafty, there is plenty of inspiration on Pinterest or you can always order some from Etsy or Amazon.

7. Character Call: If you are sailing on a Disney cruise, you can schedule a FREE call prior to your sailing from Mickey, Goofy, or Mickey and Minnie together. This can be a great way to tell the kids about your cruise!

8. Surprise at the Airport: If your kids aren’t big enough to read, you may be able to make it all the way to the airport before having to reveal the big surprise. Imagine the look on their faces as you pull up and they see all of the airplanes coming in and out!

9. A Box Full of Balloons, Characters, and More: If you can get a big cardboard box, fill it with Disney inspired goodies like balloons, plush, confetti, and more. Your kids will love unwrapping it and opening it to find surprises with clues revealing your vacation.

10. Puzzle: You can make your own puzzle at home or order one from Shutterfly to reveal your special message telling your family about their surprise Disney vacation. You can also find a beautiful wooden puzzle for a Disney World vacation or a Disney Cruise Line vacation.

Have you ever revealed a surprise Disney vacation? Share your experience below!

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10 Official Disney Parks Recipes You Can Make at Home

Disney Parks recipes

Do you love eating at Disney? I do! Half of the fun of a Disney vacation is all of the delicious meals and snacks that I can enjoy in the parks and resorts! We can’t be in the parks every day though to enjoy all of those delicious treats. So, instead we can can taste a bit of the magic at home with these ten official Disney Parks recipes.

Disney Parks Churro Bites

Disney Parks Churro Bites
Photo: Disney

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
  6. Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry. 
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on paper towel.
  9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 
  4. Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.  Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tarts Recipe (from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tarts Recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients

Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread

Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Garnish

  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

For Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

  1. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, butter, coconut oil, and 2 of the eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  2. Add water and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed and blend until dough is smooth. Do not overmix.
  3. Divide dough into two even balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Rest in refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  5. Mix remaining egg and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  6. Lightly flour a large cutting board and roll first ball of dough into 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into eight 2- by 6-inch rectangles.
  7. Place rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with reserved egg wash. Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread on the rectangle.
  8. Roll remaining ball of dough into 1/4-inch thick rectangle and cut into eight 2- by 6-inch rectangles. Place on top of chocolate hazelnut covered tarts and seal edges with a fork. Brush top of tarts with egg wash.
  9. Bake for 17 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely.

For Icing

  1. Mix sugar, 1 tablespoon of the milk, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Slowly add remaining milk until icing is smooth and spreads easily, but is not runny.
  2. Spread icing on each cooled tart and top with bacon pieces.

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich Recipe (from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Spread

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Double Gloucester or cheddar 
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Garlic Spread

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich

  • 8 slices of artisan bread
  • 8 cheddar cheese slices
  • 8 provolone slices

Instructions:

For Cream Cheese Spread:

  1. Combine cream cheese, Double Gloucester or cheddar, heavy cream, and salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

For Garlic Spread:

  1. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and salt in small bowl and stir until blended. Set aside.

For Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich:

  1. Lay out artisan bread slices on parchment paper or large cutting board.
  2. Place 2 slices of cheddar on 4 of the bread slices. Place 2 slices of provolone on remaining bread slices. 
  3. Equally spoon cream cheese spread on slices with provolone. Gently smooth cream cheese spread over each slice.
  4. Press cheddar side and provolone side together.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot. 
  6. Brush both sides of the sandwiches with garlic spread. 
  7. Grill sandwiches for 2 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. 

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe (from Le Cellier Steakhouse at EPCOT)

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
4 cups milk
1 pound white cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup warm Canadian golden lager or any pale lager-style beer
Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon, stirring, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  2. Add red onion, celery, and butter and sauté until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes over medium heat.  Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add milk and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil after milk is added.
  5. Remove from heat and add cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Blend with immersion blender until cheese is melted and soup is smooth. Stir in warm beer.  If the soup is too thick, thin with some warm milk.
  6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped scallions or chives.

The Grey Stuff Recipe

The Grey Stuff recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk 
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies 
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed 
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix  
  • 12 scalloped sugar cookies 
  • Edible sugar pearls  

Directions: 

  1. Pour milk into large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm. 
  2. Place chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor and pulse until puréed.  
  3. Fold puréed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed. 
  4. Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding.  Stir until fully mixed. 
  5. Place in refrigerator and chill for one hour. 
  6. Spoon grey stuff into piping bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies. Top with sugar pearls. 

Tonga Toast Recipe (from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)

Tonga Toast recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients: 

Sugar-Cinnamon 

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 

Batter 

  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 

Tonga Toast 

  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying 
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long) 
  • 2 large bananas, peeled 

Directions: 

For Sugar-Cinnamon: 

Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended.  Set aside. 

For Batter: 

Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.   

For Tonga Toast: 

  1. Using caution, preheat oil to 350°F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.) 
  2. Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices. 
  3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise. 
  4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice. 
  5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil. 
  6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil. 
  7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake Recipe (from 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake Recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons jelly (strawberry or grape)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add additional peanut butter or jelly to taste.

Cook’s Notes: Two cups sliced strawberries can be substituted for jelly.

Totchos Recipe (from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Totchos Recipe
Photo: Disney

Chili with Beans

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Ground cayenne, to taste

Queso Sauce

  • 2 cups jar cheese sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies

Totchos

  • 1 (2 pound) bag frozen potato barrels
  • 1 1/2 cups corn chips
  • Chili with Beans
  • Queso Sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

For Chili with Beans:

  1. Brown ground beef in a 5-6 quart Dutch oven over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, and cumin. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt.
  4. Add black pepper and cayenne, as needed.
  5. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Queso Sauce:

  1. Place cheese sauce and diced tomatoes with chilies in small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, until warm.
  2. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Totchos:

  1. Cook potato barrels according to package instructions.
  2. Divide potato barrels into 6 bowls. Place 1/4 cup each of corn chips, chili with beans, and queso sauce on top of each bowl of potato barrels.
  3. Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 teaspoon green onions.

Kitchen Sink Recipe (from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort)

Kitchen Sink recipe
Photo: Disney

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup warm fudge topping 
  • 1/2 cup warm butterscotch topping
  • 1/2 cup warm peanut butter topping
  • 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 1/4-inch), quartered
  • 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 1/2-inch), quartered
  • 2 generous scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 generous scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 generous scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 generous scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 generous scoop coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup 
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry topping
  • 1/4 cup pineapple topping 
  • 14-ounce can dairy whipped topping 
  • 1 large brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered  
  • 1 regular-sized candy bar, quartered
  • 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds 
  • 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
  • 1 tablespoon crushed chocolate cookies with cream filling 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices, about 2 large slices
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles 
  • 1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries 

To Serve:

  1. Pour hot fudge, butterscotch, and peanut butter toppings into bottom of large bowl.  
  2. Layer banana slices and cupcake pieces over toppings. Top with all ice creams.  
  3. As quickly as possible, spoon chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream, strawberry, and pineapple toppings over ice cream.
  4. Cover completely with dairy whipped topping. Tuck brownie pieces, candy bar pieces, and cookies in whipped topping.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted almonds, dark and white chocolate shavings, crushed cookies, jellied orange slices, milk chocolate chip morsels, peanut butter morsels, chocolate sprinkles, and rainbow sprinkles. Top with cherries.

What are some of your favorite Disney Parks recipes?

10 Fun Facts About Grim Grinning Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion

10 Fun Facts About Grim Grinning Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion

From the Disney Parks Blog:

“Grim Grinning Ghosts,” the theme of The Haunted Mansion, is both merry and spooky at the same time, and is perfectly fitting for one of our guest-favorite attractions. Of all the Disney Parks attractions with catchy theme songs, we can probably agree that we don’t mind when this one gets stuck in our heads.

Grim Grinning Ghosts

In honor of The Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary at Disneyland which was celebrated last August, here are 10 fun facts about Grim Grinning Ghosts the Haunted Mansion:

Grim Grinning Ghosts
  • The arrangement of the tune progresses throughout the attraction, starting off on an eerie piano in the library and funeral scenes, then bolder as organ music in the dining room and a whooping party in the graveyard scene.
  • “Grim Grinning Ghosts” hits a high note in the graveyard scene, where a set of singing busts await “to shriek and harmonize.” Did you know that each of these busts has a name? They are: Rollo Rumkin, Uncle Theodore, Cousin Algernon, Ned Nub and Phineas P. Pock.
  • The face of singer Thurl Ravenscroft appears on one of the singing busts – Uncle Theodore, which you can identify at Magic Kingdom Park attraction as the “broken” bust.
  • Buddy Baker, X. Atencio and Thurl Ravenscroft have all been named Disney Legends in years past for their contributions to Disney Parks and films.
  • The pop band Barenaked Ladies did a cover of “Grim-Grinning Ghosts” in 2003 for the film “The Haunted Mansion” which starred Eddie Murphy.
  • A reference to a “Grim Grinning Ghost” (note “ghost” is singular, not plural) appears in the William Shakespeare poem “Venus and Adonis” which was completed in 1593.

Do you prefer The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland or Disney World?

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Disneyland Resort Hotel

Disneyland Resort vacation goes way beyond the theme parks. A stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel is as much a part of the experience as a ride on Space Mountain! Between Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, theDisneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, there are many options for staying in the magic. But why choose a Disneyland Resort hotel for your vacation? Here are the top ten reasons to stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel!

1. More time to play: All Disneyland Resort hotel guests enjoy admission to select attractions, stores, entertainment and dining locations in Disneyland or Disney California Adventure parks for one full hour before the parks open to the general public on select days!

2. A warm welcome: Everyone knows that a stay in a Disneyland Resort hotel begins with a warm “Welcome!” from the cast members at the front desk. At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, more than 50 of these cast members have learned to say “welcome” in 10 different languages to make all guests feel at home.

3. Surf’s Up!

Disneyland Resort Hotel

Did you know that the PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is the only dining location at the Disneyland Resort where you can enjoy a meal with Mickey Mouse? The Surf’s Up! Mickey and Friends Breakfast is an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast experience, and seeing Mickey Mouse himself dressed in his beachy best is a perfect way to start surfing your way through a fantastic day at the Disneyland Resort.

4. Closer to the magic

Disneyland Resort Hotel

Staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel puts you just steps away from all there is to do at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks and the Downtown Disney District. Plus, you’re surrounded by all the special Disney details that make the Disneyland Resort such a magical place to be – you never have to leave the Happiest Place on Earth until it’s time to go home!

5. Get shipwrecked at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Disneyland Resort Hotel


Thirsty travelers over 21 years of age can order a Shipwreck on the Rocks or Krakatoa Punch at this tropical oasis at the Disneyland Hotel. But be careful, because the tiki gods might just create a fearsome lightning storm (complete with thunder and a sinking ship in a bottle) or cause a volcano eruption.

6. Kids have a getaway of their own

Disneyland Resort Hotel

Pinocchio’s Workshop offers supervised play and themed activities each evening for children (ages 5 – 12) of hotel guests, providing parents an opportunity to have their own adventures. This fun-filled child activity center is located at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa but is open to guests staying at any of the three hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

7. A ‘Signature’ experience

Disneyland Resort Hotel

While every guest room at a Disneyland Resort hotel includes special Disney touches, the six themed Signature Suites at the Disneyland Hotel fully immerse guests in the magic of Disneyland. From the replica of Davy Jones’ Dead Man’s Chest in the Pirates of the Caribbean Suite to a twinkling Tinker Bell turning on the lights of theSleeping Beauty Castle model in the Fairy Tale Suite, it would take much longer than one night to see all the details in these extraordinary suites.

8. Something special for fitness fanatics

While a walk in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks is a great way to stay in shape during a vacation, a power walk before a park opens to the public is a special treat. The early-morning Get Up and Go Power Walk through Disney California Adventure Park and Fitness Fusion class at the outdoor fireplace at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are open to guests at all three hotels.

9. See more with a tour: The Happiest Hotel on Earth tour at the Disneyland Hotel teaches guests about the history and heritage of the hotel, while the Art of the Craft tour at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa shows the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement on the hotel. These tours are complimentary and available on select days to all guests, including those not staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, though reservations are encouraged.

10. Time for a bedtime story: Everyone loves a good story — and there’s nothing quite like having your own personal storyteller at bedtime. Guests cuddle up with blankets and gather in the rocking chairs around the stone fireplace in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to hear Tales from the Hearth. It’s a great way for the whole family to wind down after a day at the parks. But if you miss it, no fear: just turn to the designated channel on your TV at any of the three Disneyland Resort hotels to hear Disney’s Princess Story Time. What better way to have sweet dreams?

Which one is your favorite Disneyland Resort Hotel?

5 Ways to Take a Virtual Disney Vacation from Your Home

Thousands of guests have had to cancel or reschedule their Disney vacations this spring due to the global pandemic. Many were planning to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, first visit, or just being at Disney. We could all use some pixie dust and Disney magic to lift our spirits during these trying times. We have five ways that you can take a virtual Disney vacation from your own home while the parks are closed.

Virtual Disney Vacation

Set the Scene

You need to get all ready for your virtual Disney vacation! You and your home need to look the part!

Order a backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland or backdrop of Cinderella Castle at Disney World so you can feel like you’re in the middle of the magic. You will also need some music for your day! Check out the Disney Parks hits on Apple Music. You can also order the Walt Disney World Official Album or the Disney Theme Parks Classics CD.

Don’t forget to wear your Mickey ears or Minnie ear headbands! There are so many cute Minnie ear headbands available like these mint green ears with a pink bow, magic mirror metallic ears, flower ears, Epcot inspired with German flag ears, Buzz Lightyear ears, navy blue with pink polka dot ears, Mardi Gras ears, millennial pink ears, Disney Parks 2020 ears, or birthday ears.

You’ll also want your Disney shirts! Some of our favorites include this Never Grow Up shirt, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” shirt, Minnie Mouse polka dot t-shirt, Pizza Planet shirt, boys Toy Story shirts, Mickey Mouse sunset shirt, Hakuna Matata shirt, girls Disney Princess shirts, Star Wars shirt, and Villains shirt. This “I’m done adulting, let’s go to Disney” shirt may sum up all our sentiments perfectly.

You can also read about how the magic is made throughout the parks and resorts with the new One Day at Disney book.

Watch YouTube Videos of Rides, Shows, Parades, and Fireworks

You can feel like you’re actually in the parks with these virtual rides and shows. Here are a few videos to get your day started:

Magic Kingdom Park

Epcot

Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom

Disney World Water Parks

Virtual Disney Vacation

Disneyland Park

Disney California Adventure Park

Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney Characters

There are free animation classes at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort Visit Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, or the Animation Academy in Disney California Adventure Park. Pretend that you are learning to draw with a Disney artist at home! Here are some characters to get you started:

Make Some Delicious Disney Treats

Disney snacks are AMAZING! You can taste a bit of the magic at home with the official Disney Parks recipes. Iconic churros are served throughout the parks at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Mickey Mouse- shaped beignets are served in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Resort and at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter at the Walt Disney World Resort. Both the chocolate-hazelnut tarts and grilled cheese sandwich are served at Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney Parks Churro Bites

Disney Parks Churro Bites
Photo: Disney

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
  6. Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry. 
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on paper towel.
  9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 
  4. Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.  Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tarts (from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tarts
Photo: Disney

Ingredients

Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread

Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Garnish

  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

For Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

  1. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, butter, coconut oil, and 2 of the eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  2. Add water and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed and blend until dough is smooth. Do not overmix.
  3. Divide dough into two even balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Rest in refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  5. Mix remaining egg and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  6. Lightly flour a large cutting board and roll first ball of dough into 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into eight 2- by 6-inch rectangles.
  7. Place rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with reserved egg wash. Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread on the rectangle.
  8. Roll remaining ball of dough into 1/4-inch thick rectangle and cut into eight 2- by 6-inch rectangles. Place on top of chocolate hazelnut covered tarts and seal edges with a fork. Brush top of tarts with egg wash.
  9. Bake for 17 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely.

For Icing

  1. Mix sugar, 1 tablespoon of the milk, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Slowly add remaining milk until icing is smooth and spreads easily, but is not runny.
  2. Spread icing on each cooled tart and top with bacon pieces.

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich (from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich
Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Spread

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Double Gloucester or cheddar 
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Garlic Spread

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich

  • 8 slices of artisan bread
  • 8 cheddar cheese slices
  • 8 provolone slices

Instructions:

For Cream Cheese Spread:

  1. Combine cream cheese, Double Gloucester or cheddar, heavy cream, and salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

For Garlic Spread:

  1. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and salt in small bowl and stir until blended. Set aside.

For Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich:

  1. Lay out artisan bread slices on parchment paper or large cutting board.
  2. Place 2 slices of cheddar on 4 of the bread slices. Place 2 slices of provolone on remaining bread slices. 
  3. Equally spoon cream cheese spread on slices with provolone. Gently smooth cream cheese spread over each slice.
  4. Press cheddar side and provolone side together.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot. 
  6. Brush both sides of the sandwiches with garlic spread. 
  7. Grill sandwiches for 2 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. 

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (from Le Cellier Steakhouse at EPCOT)

Photo: Disney

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
4 cups milk
1 pound white cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup warm Canadian golden lager or any pale lager-style beer
Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon, stirring, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  2. Add red onion, celery, and butter and sauté until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes over medium heat.  Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add milk and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil after milk is added.
  5. Remove from heat and add cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Blend with immersion blender until cheese is melted and soup is smooth. Stir in warm beer.  If the soup is too thick, thin with some warm milk.
  6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped scallions or chives.

The Grey Stuff

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk 
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies 
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed 
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix  
  • 12 scalloped sugar cookies 
  • Edible sugar pearls  

Directions: 

  1. Pour milk into large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm. 
  2. Place chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor and pulse until puréed.  
  3. Fold puréed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed. 
  4. Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding.  Stir until fully mixed. 
  5. Place in refrigerator and chill for one hour. 
  6. Spoon grey stuff into piping bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies. Top with sugar pearls. 

Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 

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Ingredients: 

Sugar-Cinnamon 

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 

Batter 

  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 

Tonga Toast 

  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying 
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long) 
  • 2 large bananas, peeled 

Directions: 

For Sugar-Cinnamon: 

Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended.  Set aside. 

For Batter: 

Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.   

For Tonga Toast: 

  1. Using caution, preheat oil to 350°F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.) 
  2. Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices. 
  3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise. 
  4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice. 
  5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil. 
  6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil. 
  7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake from 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons jelly (strawberry or grape)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add additional peanut butter or jelly to taste.

Cook’s Notes: Two cups sliced strawberries can be substituted for jelly.

Totchos from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Chili with Beans

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Ground cayenne, to taste

Queso Sauce

  • 2 cups jar cheese sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies

Totchos

  • 1 (2 pound) bag frozen potato barrels
  • 1 1/2 cups corn chips
  • Chili with Beans
  • Queso Sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

For Chili with Beans:

  1. Brown ground beef in a 5-6 quart Dutch oven over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, and cumin. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt.
  4. Add black pepper and cayenne, as needed.
  5. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Queso Sauce:

  1. Place cheese sauce and diced tomatoes with chilies in small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, until warm.
  2. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Totchos:

  1. Cook potato barrels according to package instructions.
  2. Divide potato barrels into 6 bowls. Place 1/4 cup each of corn chips, chili with beans, and queso sauce on top of each bowl of potato barrels.
  3. Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 teaspoon green onions.

Kitchen Sink from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup warm fudge topping 
  • 1/2 cup warm butterscotch topping
  • 1/2 cup warm peanut butter topping
  • 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 1/4-inch), quartered
  • 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 1/2-inch), quartered
  • 2 generous scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 generous scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 generous scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 generous scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 generous scoop coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup 
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry topping
  • 1/4 cup pineapple topping 
  • 14-ounce can dairy whipped topping 
  • 1 large brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered  
  • 1 regular-sized candy bar, quartered
  • 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds 
  • 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
  • 1 tablespoon crushed chocolate cookies with cream filling 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices, about 2 large slices
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles 
  • 1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries 

To Serve:

  1. Pour hot fudge, butterscotch, and peanut butter toppings into bottom of large bowl.  
  2. Layer banana slices and cupcake pieces over toppings. Top with all ice creams.  
  3. As quickly as possible, spoon chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream, strawberry, and pineapple toppings over ice cream.
  4. Cover completely with dairy whipped topping. Tuck brownie pieces, candy bar pieces, and cookies in whipped topping.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted almonds, dark and white chocolate shavings, crushed cookies, jellied orange slices, milk chocolate chip morsels, peanut butter morsels, chocolate sprinkles, and rainbow sprinkles. Top with cherries.
Virtual Disney Vacation

Make your Own Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League

Many of your little princesses, princes, pirates, and mermaids were looking forward to a makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League. You can still have a makeover at home! Order a costume and give your little one a pirate or princess inspired makeover.

PS- We always recommend bringing your own costume to these locations in the parks to save on the cost of your experience!

Here are some costume ideas:

Disney Princesses

Pirates

Here are some inspiration videos for your makeover:

After your Pirates League makeover, Pirate Mac can teach his newest recruits how to ready for life on the high seas here.

End Your Magical Virtual Disney Vacation with Happily Ever After

Our favorite way to end any day at Disney World is with Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After. It is a beautiful show and the perfect “kiss goodnight.”

Watch as Cinderella Castle becomes a canvas for the heart-tugging story of the importance of chasing your dreams, no matter what, and finding your happily ever after.  

Have you had to cancel or reschedule your Disney vacation? We hope that these ideas for your virtual Disney vacation brought a little Disney magic to your home while we can’t enjoy the parks in person. When you’re ready to start planning your next adventure for the fall or holiday season or even 2021, we’re happy to help!

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Have Some Disney Fun at Home with the Ultimate Disney Fan Challenge

Disney Fun at Home

For the first time ever, Disney Parks are closed for 2 full weeks. I know thousands of guests had to cancel their Disneyland, Disney World, and Disney Cruise vacations. 

Disney Fun at Home

Since we are all stuck inside, I’m sure you and your family are craving some Disney fun at home! Here are some fun ideas to create a little Disney magic at home with your family. 

Take the Ultimate Disney Fan Challenge

Disney fan challenge

Disney Puzzle Time

Puzzles are a wonderful way to pass the time and enjoy quality time with your family! If you are looking to add some new puzzles to your collection, the Dollar Tree usually has a great selection for kids just $1 or there are some more challenging options on Amazon like the Disney VillainsDisney Classics CollageDisney Princess CollageAladdinPocahontas, and Toy Story

Disney Movie Night

If you have Disney+, you can find so many incredible Disney movies, from animated classics to the newly released Frozen II. If you don’t subscribe to Disney+ or are just looking to add to your Disney movie collection, you can order Frozen IIMoanaThe Lion KingThe Little Mermaidthe Complete Toy Story Collection, or Toy Story 4

Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls

Disney Family has a Mickey Mouse cinnamon roll recipe that you can make from home with your preferred brand of cinnamon rolls (or homemade dough). If you thought Mickey Mouse pancakes were easy, just wait until you try these cinnamon rolls! You can find many more Disney recipes here

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

You can always celebrate your un-birthday with an Alice in Wonderland tea party! You could make these cheshire cat cookies and cupcakes or your favorite flavor of cupcakes, topped with these fun toppers. There’s even a recipe for these edible teacup treats. You may also want to check out all the Disney inspired crafts here

Learn How to Draw a Disney Character

YouTube has tons of videos to help teach you how to draw your favorite Disney character! Some of our favorites include Mickey MouseGenieDaisy DuckAnnaTinkerBellBuzz LightyearPlutoPascal, StitchWinnie the PoohJack Skellington, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Play Disney Heads Up

Have you ever played the Disney version of Heads Up? You may have even seen fellow Disney Parks guests playing this game while waiting in line for an attraction! The Disney Parks themed deck features iconic attractions, characters and experiences.The Heads Up app is available for $0.99 in iOS or free on Android. Some other fun Disney games to help you pass the time are Disney HedbanzDisney Color BrainDisney Eye Found It, and Disney Family Feud

Have a Disney Parks Music Dance Party

If you have Apple Music, you can listen to Disney Parks Hits. Pandora also has some great Disney stations, even without a subscription. Or, if you want a CD, we recommend the Walt Disney World Official AlbumDisney Classics, or Disney Theme Parks Classics

Take the Pixar in a Box Course on Khan Academy

Khan Academy, a free learning resource for all ages, has a FREE course called Pixar in a Box which allows you learn about the storytelling process at Pixar. They also just released another FREE course, Imagineering in a Box, which allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own. 

Download the Play Disney Parks App

You can download the Play Disney Parks app on iOS and Android devices to interact with the parks like never before! You can download the app through the App Store and Google Play. We especially love the Disney trivia and Disney Parks sounds and music! 

Disney Fun at Home

We are wishing you and your family a magical, safe, and healthy spring!

And please don’t ever forget that…

Disney Fun at Home

How many days until your next Disney vacation?

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Complete List of Menus for the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Complete List of Menus for the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

From the Disney Parks Blog:

2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Photo: Disney

Get ready to discover the beauty of California with the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Disneyland Resort now through April 21! This popular festival features the best of the west coast with unforgettable cuisine, beverages, and special events that you won’t want to miss. Take part in culinary demonstrations, get the kids involved with our Jr. Chef cooking event, or even enjoy wine, beer, and mixology education and tasting seminars throughout the duration of the festival. 

2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
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There’s something new to do around every corner, and of course, we can’t forget about the FOOD! Scattered around Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll find a variety of marketplaces with menus featuring everything from hand-selected wines and craft beers to plant-based dishes, regional recipes, and more that will delight your taste buds. And in addition, several restaurants, including Paradise Garden Grill and even several restaurants at the Downtown Disney District, are also joining in on the fun with special offerings available only during the festival. 

While you’re wandering the festival, you’ll definitely want to grab a Festival Tasting Passport, which contains every menu throughout the marketplaces as well as important information about events, exclusive merchandise, and more. You also have the option of purchasing a Sip and Savor Pass! This special pass allows you to explore your way through the festival with a souvenir lanyard and credential with eight pull-off tabs. Each of these tabs is a coupon that can be redeemed for select food and beverage offerings at festival locations (excluding alcohol and souvenir items). Use them all at once spread out over a single visit, or save your pass and come back on multiple days to make the fun last even longer! Remember that the Sip and Savor tabs should remain attached until point of redemption with the Cast Member. The Sip and Savor Pass can be purchased at Elias & Co., Festival Gifts and Marketplaces, Kingswell Camera Shop, Rushin’ River Outfitters, Seaside Souvenirs, the Sip and Savor Cart, and the Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

For more information on the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, details on special events, reservations, tickets, and more, visit the Disneyland Resort website. And at various quick-service restaurants throughout the park, be sure to check out the Disneyland app to mobile order select items, skip the lines, and get straight to snacking!

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Nuts About Cheese Marketplace

  • Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin® Sourdough Bowl (Vegetarian)
  • Impossible™ Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese (Vegetarian)
  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt Banoffee Tart
  • Honey Bourbon Lemonade (Alcoholic)
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Uncork California Marketplace

  • California Artisan Cheese with Central Coast Creamery Holey Cow Swiss and Vintage Cheese Co. Cabernet Cheddar (Vegetarian)
  • White Wine Flight 
    • Malibu Rocky Oaks, Sauvignon Blanc, California
    • Rombauer, Chardonnay, Carneros
    • Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sofia, Rosé, Monterey County
  • Red Wine Flight
    • Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
    • The Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa Valley
    • Quilt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • Road Trip Mimosa Trio
    • Pacific Mimosa
    • Mojave Mimosa
    • Sierra Mimosa
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
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Golden Dreams Marketplace

  • Brunch Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with Mimosa-inspired Slaw and OJ Bubbles
  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Lemon Pea Purée, Black Rice and Meyer Lemon Relish (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Strawberry-Rose Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fig & Lavender Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)
Photo: Disney

California Craft Brews Marketplace

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls 
  • Triple B Cocktail with Beer, Bourbon and Berries (Alcoholic)
  • Beer Flight – Fun with Flavor
    • Mother Earth Orange Vanilla Cali Creamin’ Ale
    • Black Market Cucumber Sour
    • Golden Road Strawberry and Pomegranate Balboa Blonde Ale
    • Aftershock Guavaaah! Hazy Pale Ale
  • Beer Flight – Bigger & Bolder
    • Bootlegger’s Rocco Red Ale
    • Stereo Perfect Day IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing Hazy IPA
    • Karl Strauss® Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
  • Backstreet La Calleja Mexican-style Lager
  • Boomtown Ingenue Belgian White
  • Divine Science Event Horizon Blonde (Gluten-Friendly)
  • JuneShine Acai Berry Hard Kombucha (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Meiomi, Rosé, California
  • MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Central Coast
  • Joel Gott, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
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One in a Melon Marketplace

  • Compressed Watermelon and Tomato with Whipped Ricotta and Lemon Olive Oil (Vegetarian, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Poke-style Watermelon with Cucumber (Plant-Based, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Pabana Cream Puff with Mango, Passion Fruit and Banana Mousse
  • Berry Mule (Alcoholic)
  • House-made Watermelon Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic)

Peppers Cali-Ente Marketplace

  • Creamy Poblano Pepper Pasta (Vegetarian)
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos on Jicama Tortillas (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Cantarito-style Paloma (Alcoholic)
  • Annabella, Chardonnay Special Selection, Napa Valley
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LA Style Marketplace

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos
  • Smoked Bacon Barbecue Beef Loco Moco on Rice (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Monkey Bread with Caramel Whiskey Glaze and Candied Pecans (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)
  • Amaretto Stout-Cream Cold Brew (Alcoholic) 
  • Blue Angeleno Cocktail (Alcoholic)
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Avocado Time Marketplace

  • Petite Impossible™ Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack (Vegetarian)
  • Tortilla-crusted Fried Guacamole with Carne Asada
  • Mezcal Cocktail (Alcoholic)
  • Chapman Crafted Slow Riser with Coconut, Red Ale on Nitro 

Off the Cob Marketplace

  • Mini Chicken Chimis with Chimichurri Corn Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Crema
  • Shrimp and Braised Corn with Chorizo (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Mickey-shaped Caramel-Peanut-Milk Chocolate Macaron
  • Fields & Orchards with Elderflower and Artichoke Liqueurs  (Alcoholic)
  • Farmstand Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
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I  <3 Artichokes Marketplace

  • Fried Artichokes with Lemon Aïoli (Vegetarian)
  • Artichoke Toast with Artichoke Cream Cheese and Olive & Artichoke Tapenade (Vegetarian)
  • Lolea, Red Sangria, Spain
  • Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non-Alcoholic Lager (Alcohol regulations apply)

Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo Marketplace

  • Ranch Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Hot Sauce Drizzle
  • French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Witbier (Limited-Time Offering)
  • Craft Micheladas, Beers, and Flights
    • Pizza Port Honey Blonde Golden Ale
    • Golden Road Pineapple Cart Wheat Ale
    • Lost Coast Watermelon Wheat
    • King Harbor Cerveza Hermosa Mexican Amber Lager
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Berry Patch Marketplace

  • Raspberry-Lychee-Rose Custard with Mixed Berry Compote
  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt California Berries Summer Pudding (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)
  • Blue Marble Berry Hard Seltzer (Alcoholic)
  • Blue Marble Tropical Hard Seltzer (Alcoholic)
  • Ruby Citrus Sparkler (Non-Alcoholic)
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Garlic Kissed Marketplace

  • Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese with Nueske’s® Bacon
  • Aperol Cocktail (Alcoholic)
  • Wither Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
Photo: Disney

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Impossible™ Meatball Submarine (Plant-Based)
  • Beer-battered Fish Tacos, with Karl Strauss® Follow the Sun Pilsner-infused Batter
  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Blue Cheese (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Brisket Sliders
  • Brisket Fries
  • Black Forest Parfait 
  • Watermelon Vodka Lemonade (Alcoholic, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
  • Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager
  • Sudwerk Märzen Amber Lager
  • Berry Spectacular Cookie Shake (Non-Alcoholic)
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Paradise Beer Garden 

  • Smog City Little Bo Pils Unfiltered Pilsner
  • Ayinger Bräuweisse Hefeweizen
  • Chihuahua Guava Lime Suprema Low-Cal Lager
  • 2 Towns Outcider Hard Cider
  • Karl Strauss® Practice What You Peach Sour
  • Bottle Logic Marceline Muffin Blueberry Imperial Blonde
  • Enegren Valkyrie Alt Bier
  • Figueroa Mountain Point Conception IPA
  • Lost Winds Whirlpool Galaxy Double IPA 
  • Allagash Black Stout
  • Twisted Horn Raven’s Claw Apple & Boysenberry Mead
  • Founders Backwoods Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
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Outdoor Vending Carts 

  • Savory Empanada with Chipotle Crema Sauce
  • Sweet Empanada with Caramel Sauce

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake

Hollywood Lounge

  • Leading Role Lemonade – Gin with Lavender Lemonade (Alcoholic)
  • Opening Night Cocktail – Banana Whiskey with Cream Soda (Alcoholic)
  • Movie Star Mule – Whiskey with Black Cherry and Ginger Ale (Alcoholic)
  • On Location Libation – Stone Peak Conditions IPA with POG juice (Alcoholic)
  • Backlot Michelada – Tomato-based Michelada with Modelo (Alcoholic)
  • Modelo Especial Lager
  • Hangar 24 Passion Punch Gose
  • Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA
  • Honest Abe Limoncello Hard Cider
  • Bottle Logic Emerald City Raspberry Piña Colada Hard Seltzer
  • Supporting Role Lemonade – Lavender Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
Photo: Disney

Hollywood Churro Cart

  • Churro topped with Peanut Butter Cream, Chocolate Icing and Chopped Peanuts
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Schmoozies!

  • Almond Mocha Shake
  • Almond Mocha Affogato

Sonoma Terrace

  • California Cheesesteak
  • Italian Meatball Sandwich
  • Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese Sauce
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie
  • Sandy Beach – Green Apple Vodka with flavors of Sea Salt Caramel (Alcoholic)
  • Catalina Island – Vodka and Passion Fruit with flavors of Raspberry Lemonade and Lime (Alcoholic)
  • Sparkling Greyhound – Vodka with flavors of Grapefruit, Chamomile and Cardamom (Alcoholic)
  • Pineapple Passion – White Rum with flavors of Pineapple and Passion Fruit (Alcoholic)
  • Firestone Walker Rosalie Beer Rosé 
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sofia, Brut Rosé, Monterey County
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
  • Selection of Craft Beers and Ciders

Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart

  • Tropicalifornia Tea Cocktail with Berry Vodka, Green Tea, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Alcoholic)
  • Fruitful Green Tea with Berry, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Non-Alcoholic)

Pacific Wharf Distribution Company

  • Karl Strauss® Crazy Eyes Doppelbock

Downtown Disney District Offerings

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Ballast Point Brewing Co.

  • Impossible™ Lettuce Cups With Impossible™ Protein, Peppers, Hoisin, Sriracha, Garlic, Lime, Fresno Chilies and Hydroponic Lettuce
  • The Ballast Point Burger: 8 Oz Kobe & Chuck Blend Patty, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, House-made Pickles, and Ballast Point Remoulade on a Brioche Bun served with Fries
  • Cioppino: PEI Mussels, Fish of the Day, Argentinean Shrimp, Spanish Chorizo, Stewed Tomatoes, Chili Flakes, Oregano, Crème Fraiche, Chili Thread, House-Made Pasta and Grilled Baguette
  • All Three Paired with Designated Beer Flight 

Catal Restaurant

  • Smoked Salmon Crostini: Whipped Ricotta, Smoked Salmon and Basil Pesto
  • Burrata: Burrata, Prosciutto, and Balsamic Gastrique
  • Hand-shucked Oysters with Champagne and Black Pepper Mignonette

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

  • Creole Cobbler with Beefeater Gin, Santhenay Crème de Peche, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Orange Bitter
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Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Surf & Turf Slider Duo: Salmon Slider featuring House-made Salmon Patty, Sriracha Aïoli, Red Onion, Butter Lettuce and Heirloom Tomato, and Filet Mignon Slider featuring Beef Tenderloin, Béarnaise Sauce, Arugula and Oven-Roasted Tomato
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Salt & Straw

  • Apple Pie with Beecher’s Flagship Cheesecake: Warm-spiced Apple Pie Ice Cream with Beecher’s Flagship Cheddary Cheesecake 

What are you most excited to try at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival?