Universal Holiday Tour!

I am excited to share a NEW experience this holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort. Universal Studios Orlando announced that they will be offering a limited access evenings-only tour for guests who want to experience all the holiday entertainment and options at the resort with minimal wait. This all-new “Universal’s Holiday Tour,” will cost $59.99 (plus tax) per guest and theme park admission with a 2-Park 1-Day Park-to-Park ticket is required. Annual Passholders receive a special discount on the tour with pricing starting at $49.99. Guests who purchase tickets for this event, which takes place select evenings through the holiday season will be able to enjoy the following: 

  • Enjoy priority access to Universal’s Holiday Experience Featuring Macy’s Balloons, where they can get up-close with larger-than-life parade balloons and stunning floats inspired by everything from iconic holiday staples to characters from popular animated films – and enjoy a special appearance by Santa Claus
  • Embark on a tour of the first-ever Holiday Tribute Store, featuring four incredibly-themed rooms – including one inspired by The Grinch – stocked with a variety of new merchandise
  • Meet and greet The Grinch at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Seuss Landing, where they can encounter the mean, green one himself and enjoy a delicious Hot Cocoa Bar Cap off the evening in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure with an exclusive showing of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” – a stunning projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by the beloved “Harry Potter” stories
  • Guests will also receive a special, themed gift during the tour to commemorate their experience

I am so excited about this! We already have our Universal tripped BOOKED and I can’t wait to add this on!!!

Until Next time!

Mom Behind the Magic

Foodie Guide to the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Get ready to sip, savor, and stroll across six continents at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! YES, it’s time, once again, to celebrate the best in global food and drink at our longest festival ever starting July 15! 

This year’s festival will be understandably different from what it was in the past. What has not changed is our chefs’ focus on authenticity through ingredients, cooking techniques, and presentation to honor the diverse global cuisines. And our beverage team has, once again, thoughtfully paired wine and beer with selections at each marketplace for the perfect sip.

There are more than 20 festival-exclusive marketplaces and discover all the family fun activities like the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt; entertainment including the merry Mariachi Cobre and the rhythmic JAMMitors crew; plus, a peek at the limited-edition 25th anniversary merchandise for purchase. 

Here is the first peek at all the delicious offerings in this official Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guide to the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy! 

Mac & Cheese Hosted By Boursin® Cheese (World Showplace)

Food

  • Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko 
  • Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles 
  • Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko 
  • Macaroni & Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria 
  • L’ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA 
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Appleseed Orchard (World Showplace)

Food

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup 
  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn 

Beverage

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI 
  • Heavy Seas Brewery Tropicannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MI 
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA 
  • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI 
  • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI 
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows 

Desserts & Champagne (World Showplace)

Food

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops 
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crumbled Twix® Original 
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crushed M&M’S® Milk Chocolate 

Beverage

  • Frozen S’mores (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne 
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne 
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne 
  • Frozen S’mores with Whipped Cream Vodka 

Wine & Dine Featuring Festival Favorites (World Showplace) 

Food

  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Poland 
  • Seafood Fisherman’s Pie, Ireland 
  • Spanakopita, Greece 

Beverage

  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake 
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California 
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast 
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast 
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley 
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls 
  • Guinness Baileys Milkshake 

Canada

Food

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario 
  • Inniskillin Icewine 
  • Château des Charmes Merlot 

Refreshment Port

Food

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum 
  • Bud Light Seltzer 

Hawai’i (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise 
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise

Beverage

  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI 
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine 

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)  
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL 
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy 

Shimmering Sips (Showcase Plaza)

Food 

  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone
  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices 
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice 
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice 
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont 

Islands of the Caribbean (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli 
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Flancocho:Passion Fruit Cake with Coconut Flan 

Beverage

  • Red Stripe Lager 
  • Opici Family White Sangria   
  • Frozen Mojito 

Earth Eats Hosted By Impossible™ (Near Mexico)

Food

  • Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-Based) 
  • The Impossible™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (Plant-Based) 
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble, and Baby Herbs (Plant-Based and Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL 
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar 

Mexico

Food

  • Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge 
  • Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro 

Beverage

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager Crafted with Citrus Notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater 
  • Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime 
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim 
  • Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim 

China

Food

  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw 
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun 

Beverage

  • Jasmine Draft Beer 
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum 
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice 

Africa

Food 

  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-Based)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Scented Couscous 

Beverage

  • Tusker Lager 
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape 

Refreshment Outpost (Located in the African Outpost)

Food

  • Frozen Slushy Coca-Cola® or Minute Maid® Lemonadein a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)

Beverage

  • Bud Light Seltzer 

Germany

Food

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese  
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverage

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager 
  • M.I.A. Brewing Company Hugo, Doral, FL  
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb 
  • Riesling 

Italy

Food

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese 
  • La Classica: Cheese Tortellini with Ricotta, Provolone, Fontina, Parmesan, Vodka Sauce, and Crispy Bacon 
  • Cannoli Siciliani:Crisp Pastry Filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange 

Beverage

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner 
  • Pinot Grigio, Terre Di Bacco 
  • Chianti, Gabbiano 
  • Prosecco, Terre Di Bacco 
  • Moscato, Batasiolo 
  • Rosa Regale, Banfi 
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco 
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon 

Hops & Barley

Food

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll  
  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn, and Andouille Sausage 
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Beverage

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA  
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas Americannon APA, Baltimore, MD 
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 

Funnel Cakes (Located in the American Adventure)

Food

  • Street Corn Funnel Cake topped with Roasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro and Cumin Crema dusted with Paprika 

Japan

Food

  • Tempura Donburi: Two Pieces of Tempura Shrimp and Kakiage Vegetable Tempura with Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce served over Sushi Rice 
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles in a Dashi Broth topped with Egg White Froth 
  • Chirashi Sushi Flowerpot: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, and Spinach served over Sushi Rice with Furikake and topped with Poke Sauce 

Beverage

  • Kirin Draft Beer 
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake 
  • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup, and Yuzu Juice 

Morocco

Food

  • Beef Kefta Pocket with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, and Spicy Tomato Concassée 
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce 
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce 

Beverage

  • Mediterranean Beer 
  • Kasbah Prestige Red 
  • Red Organic Sangria 
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur 

Brazil (Between Morocco and France)

Food

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Pão De Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL  
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring Leblon Cachaça 

France

Food

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises Et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust 
  • Canard Confit À L’orange: Braised Duck Confit À L’orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes 
  • Tarte Tropezienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake Filled with Light Pastry Cream and Raspberry Coulis 

Beverage

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer 
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor 
  • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin 
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice 

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East – Spring Berry Bliss: Frozen Strawberry and Coconut Syrup topped with Raspberry Vodka 
  • Canada – Orange Splash: Frozen Lemon mixed with Orange Vodka 
  • American Adventure – Tropical Breeze: Frozen Lemon, Coconut Syrup, and Pineapple Rum 
  • Showcase Plaza – Passion Flower: Frozen Passion Fruit and Tea infused with Lemon Vodka 

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Throw It Back to the ’70s with New Wear It Proud Collection, Available Now at Disney Parks and Online at shopDisney.com

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Are you a dancing queen or a disco king? This new Disney Parks Wear It Proud Collection will take you right back to the ’70s, whether you were around in that decade or not! The wide assortment of apparel in fun, vibrant colors has something for every hippie at heart!

 

Get a groovy Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort spirit jersey at your next park visit, and you’ll be boogieing down all night long!

Perfect for the beach, a day at Disney Parks, or a dance party, these colorful Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort tank tops will keep you cool as a cucumber.

When the sun goes down, you’ll stay warm in these far-out hoodies and jogger pants. There’s no better way to run around Disney Parks in style!

Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can wear their ’70s pride on their wrists with a limited-edition Wear It Proud MagicBand.

Carry your modern belongings in retro style with an adjustable crossbody bag, perfect for a day at the parks!

Hey, Sunshine! Don’t let the rays get in the way of your fun. Sport an out-of-sight Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort baseball hat. Can you dig it?

Complete any of these looks with these psychedelic platform Crocs, and you’ll be stepping out in style!

Already excited for this new collection? At select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you can take part in a Mickey Tie Dye recreational activity that lets you join in on all the retro fun! Visit Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort for this exciting offering. Check your Recreation Guide or ask a recreation cast member for specific days and times of offering.

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If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, check out some of the top locations that carry this groovy collection:

Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Star Traders (Magic Kingdom Park)
  • MouseGear (Epcot)
  • Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Once Upon a Time (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • World of Disney (Disney Springs)

Disneyland Resort:

  • Pioneer Mercantile (Disneyland park)
  • Bonanza Outfitters (Disneyland park)
  • Elias & Co. (Disney California Adventure park)
  • World of Disney (Downtown Disney District)

Of course, if you can’t make it to Disney Parks, you can find an assortment of both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort items such as jackets, spirit jerseys, t-shirts, tanks and more online at shopDisney.com.

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Disney Cruise Line Takes #1 Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line Rankings for the Seventh Year in a Row

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For the seventh year in a row, Disney Cruise Line has earned number one spots in the Best Cruise Lines for Families and Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean categories of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line rankings.

These annual rankings celebrate the very best of the best and recognize how our fantastic teams continue to outdo themselves each and every year. In the words of our Disney Cruise Line President Jeff Vahle, “The energy and enthusiasm our Crew Members bring to their roles is the driving force behind why Disney is such a trusted name in cruising.”

U.S. News & World Report rates more than 150 cruise ships based on an analysis of expert and user opinions that factor in traveler type, overall cruise ship quality, reputation in the industry, types of itineraries, approval ratings and more.

There is so much passion and planning that goes into creating the perfect ocean-going vacation for each member of the family, but what is the best thing about a Disney cruise for you? Is it seeing the Broadway-style shows in the Walt Disney Theater or splashing along our amazing “water coaster” at sea? For me, it’s watching the waves roll in from the comfort of a swaying hammock at our island paradise, Disney Castaway Cay. And, I will never miss an opportunity (and you shouldn’t either) to indulge in a delicious brunch at Palo, our chic adult-exclusive restaurant.

Hope to see you around the ship real soon!

Since we first set sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has delivered incredible family vacation experiences that combine the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world. From Broadway-style productions inspired by classic Disney tales and dedicated spaces for kids and adults to signature dining and spa experiences, Disney Cruise Line offers something for every member in your family. For a full list of this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line rankings, visit U.S. News 2020 Best Cruises Guides.

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Foodie Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 at Magic Kingdom Park

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Time to get your seasonal stretchy pants out, because holiday snacks are finally here at Magic Kingdom Park! That’s right, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts THIS WEEK and I, personally, am SO EXCITED! 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 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 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 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!

 

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 and come celebrate the season!!!

Are you ready to head to Disney for the Holidays?  Its not too late!!!!

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New Mid-Day Magic Ticket Invites You to Enjoy an Afternoon and Evening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Fun After 12 p.m.

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With the Aug. 29 debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival leading the way, you’ll find plenty of excitement all around Walt Disney World Resort this fall. The new Mid-Day Magic Ticket, available starting today, is a great value for families to take in the unsurpassed fun across our four theme parks.

Mid-Day Magic Tickets are valid for admission after 12 p.m. and were designed with your flexibility in mind, with timing that helps meet your needs – like, say, a couple more hours of shut-eye, or maybe a leisurely brunch. Mid-Day Magic Tickets may be used at any of the four theme parks, allowing you to catch a parade, enjoy a meal, experience favorite attractions, and then get ready for wondrous nighttime shows.

The fall and winter months will be a fantastic time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. You can climb aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can taste their way around World Showcase during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Or you can enjoy the resort as it transitions into a winter wonderland in November and December, with holiday décor and festivities at all four theme parks.

The 2-, 3- and 4-Day Mid-Day Magic Tickets* are available for use on or before Dec. 15, 2019:

  • Two-day ticket from $88 a day, plus tax (from $176 total, plus tax)
  • Three-day ticket from $84 a day, plus tax (from $252 total, plus tax)
  • Four-day ticket from $79 a day, plus tax (from $316 total, plus tax)

Tickets are valid for one theme park per day. Prices are for ages 10 and older. The price varies based on selected start date. Lower prices may apply on certain dates. The two-day ticket expires four days after the selected start date. The three-day ticket expires five days after the selected start date. The four-day ticket expires seven days after the selected start date.

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* Mid-Day Magic Tickets not valid for admission to morning Extra Magic Hours. Disney FastPass+ selections made for use before 12 p.m. will not be valid with this ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable, nontransferable and exclude activities/events separately priced. 

Walt Disney World Resort Sweet Treats: August 2019

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Walt Disney World Resort has several new additions like the new Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet Food Truck coming to Disney Springs and plant-based Coconut Mickey Onigiri at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. But this week, we have even MORE sweets to share with you! This month’s Sweet Treats features a few more sweet offerings at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Read on to find out more!

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Rainbow Unicorn Cupcake – Available August 15-18 at Magic Kingdom Park

Head on over to Main Street Bakery to try this limited time rainbow confetti cupcake with white buttercream, sparkly crispy pearls, fondant ears, and a rainbow fondant horn.

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Monster Brownie Sundae – Available through August 31 at Magic Kingdom Park

This crazy dessert can be found at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. This cookie dough ice cream comes sandwiched between two brownies topped with caramel, hot fudge, candy-coated chocolates, whipped cream, and a cherry and is served in a waffle bowl.

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Pride Cone – Available through August 18 at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Celebrate love with this purple cone topped with Dole Whip Strawberry and a white chocolate rainbow Mickey! You can find it at Pineapple Lanai.

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Fall Treats at Disney’s All-Star Resorts – Available Aug. 25-Nov. 30

Try one of these FABULOUS fall treats coming to all three of Disney’s All-Star Resorts. Find them at Intermission Food Court, World Premiere Food Court, and End Zone Food Court.

  • Jack’s Hallow-Lime Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with lime whip cream, a chocolate Jack Skellington, and a dropper of “liquid goo”
  • Queen’s Poisoned Apple Tart – Butter tart filled with cinnamon apples and topped with a spiced panna cotta glazed with green icing
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake – Vanilla cheesecake with whipped pumpkin panna cotta, pie crust crumble, and chocolate ganache (Only available at World Premiere Food Court and Intermission Food Court)
  • Chai Tea Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with colored chai tea buttercream and dark ganache (Only available at World Premiere Food Court and Intermission Food Court)

 

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Christmas is July for Walt Disney World!

Celebrate the holidays in the Most MAGICAL Place on Earth!!! Check in December 21, check out December 26, 2019, and enjoy an itinerary full of festive fun in between.

Check out the included Yuletide offerings:

Saturday, December 21, 2019: EXCLUSIVE nighttime access to ride Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Plus, catch an EXCLUSIVE showing of the park’s new Rivers of Light: We Are One show.

Sunday, December 22, 2019: Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park.

Monday, December 23, 2019 or Tuesday, December 24, 2019 (one night per reservation): Access to an EXCLUSIVE reserved viewing area to watch Epcot Forever, an all-new nighttime spectacular. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and up) will receive a digital $50 Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating Epcot locations.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019: An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your hotel room.

This package includes a 5-night stay at a select Disney Resort hotel and a 4-day theme park ticket with Park Hopper option.

For example, for just $199 per person, per night (total package price of $3,980), a family of four can stay in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

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Magic Kingdom Park Attractions Get an All-New Holiday Twist for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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It’s time for Christmas in July! Although it may be a bit too warm out for sweaters and Santa hats, it’s the perfect excuse for us to give you the gift of exciting new Disney Parks news. For the first time ever during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, select Magic Kingdom attractions are receiving special enhancements just for the holidays!

When you get behind the wheel on the Tomorrowland Speedway, you’ll find yourself cruising a festive freeway filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor. The crew at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is putting some “Ha Ha Ha” in their “Ho Ho Ho,” with a new show for everyone visiting the Monster World during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Space Mountain launches you on a trippy jaunt through the cosmos, filled with dazzling lighting and high-energy holiday tunes, and Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland becomes a wild and wacky Christmas party, as you spin your teacups to one of four new holiday combos of lights and music.

All this is in addition to the brand new “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” show, debuting this year. And there are plenty of returning favorites like “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas,” Club Tinsel, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”, not to mention sparkling décor, complimentary treats and a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Treat someone you love to a Christmas in July surprise, and get tickets today for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party starts at Magic Kingdom Park on November 8 and is offered select nights through December 22, 2019.

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Catch These Special Walt Disney World Resort Experiences this Summer Before Time Runs Out

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Summer is here, and now, more than ever, is the time to visit Walt Disney World Resort before the clock strikes midnight on limited-time magical moments across all four theme parks.

Or maybe fall is the fairest time of all for you? Never fear – several recently opened experiences will extend their stays. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few months across the Walt Disney World theme parks:

Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye …

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

  • Drop by Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse together – in special celebratory outfits – as part of Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Discover seldom-seen Disney friends at the flagpole in Town Square. (Ends Sept. 30)

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Entertainment at Epcot

  • Bid a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” as the nighttime spectacular’s nearly 20-year run at World Showcase Lagoon draws to a close. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Take a musical journey through the cosmos with Star-Lord and Gamora during Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! at the America Gardens Theatre. (Ends Aug. 18)

An Incredible Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Leap into action at Pixar Place during “The Super Shindig” dance party with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. (Ends Sept. 30)

“Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Walk on the wild side during this raucous celebration where young adventurers let their inner animals roam free on the dance floor along with their pals Timon and Rafiki. (Ends Sept. 30)

… And There’s Still Plenty of New Magic in Our World

Several special experiences new to Walt Disney World in 2019 will continue into the fall and beyond, including:

  • Dance with favorite Disney pals in front of Cinderella Castle during “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom.
  • Become a rookie racer and learn the rules of the road during Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, step into the world of Disney and Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” or meet Edna Mode from Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles.”
  • Take in the grandeur of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it awakens anew each night with scenes inspired by “The Lion King,” or snap a photo in front of special “Lion King” backdrops perfect for sharing on social media.
  • Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, see the nighttime show “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” now featuring additional imagery and familiar animal characters.

Immersive Themed Lands Take You Inside Favorite Stories

  • Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom immerses you in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.
  • Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios makes you feel like an “honorary toy” as you play alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other favorite Toy Story characters. While in Andy’s backyard, take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash or grab a bite to eat at Woody’s Lunch Box.

 

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