Category Archives: Snacks

New Halloween Novelty Items Coming to Disney Parks

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Disney parks are releasing some fun novelty drinkware and popcorn buckets to celebrate, according to the Disney Parks Blog. This Poison Apple Stein will be available with a beverage from several locations at Disneyland, while at WDW, it will be found at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

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The Vampire Mickey Premium Popcorn bucket will be available in early October at popcorn carts throughout Disneyland and WDW.  This year, the Zero Premium Popcorn bucket will feature a glow in the dark Zero and will be available  at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.

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Two Dining Experiences Coming to Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

With Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land heading to Hollywood Studios in the coming years, we must say goodbye to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. For it’s final year, two dining experiences are being added for guests, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

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Starting September 16, guests will be able to book the Merry & Bright Dessert Party (running Nov. 6-Dec. 30) and the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception (from Jan. 1- 3), which will overlook the Spectacle of Dancing Lights. During the dessert party, guests will enjoy holiday-themed desserts. The dinner reception will feature a selection of small bites including beef, shrimp and turkey, plus wine, beer and specialty beverages. Check (site coming soon as of this post) for full details and to reserve your spot.

20th Anniversary Cookbook Coming to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and this year’s cookbook is celebrating that fact, according to the Disney Parks Blog (be sure to visit the site for the recipe for this year’s Pepper Bacon Mac and Cheese from the Farm Fresh Marketplace!).

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This year’s cookbook is going to be heftier than previous recipe collections, as it also includes 50 pages of history, photos, and memories from the past 20 years. Recipes date back to 1996 and feature dishes that represent the festival since then. Epcot Executive Chef Gregg Hannon is bringing back some classic dishes to the menus, including pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese puffs), apple strudel in Germany, spicy chicken sausage with polenta in Canada and the lobster roll at Hops & Barley, all of which will be featured in the book. You’ll also find Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup, Belgian waffles with berry compote, and bo ssam from South Korea.

The festival runs for 53 days, from September 25-November 16, and you can visit for more official information.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats

The Disney Parks Blog has shared a first look at the treats that will be served at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The party kicks off September 15th, so let’s take a look at what’s available!

At Main Street Bakery, you’ll find a few treats. First up is this Monster Cupcake.

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They will also serve a chocolate Spider Cupcake.

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The Halloween Cookie is a sugar cookie featuring Halloween sprinkles.

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You can also get A Halloween Cookie Ice Cream Sandwith at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

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FerryTale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise to Debut Oct. 5 at WDW

FerryTale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise is set to debut October 5 at WDW, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Guests will set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon to watch Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from an exclusive viewing area and will enjoy desserts and drinks. Audio for Wishes will be piped through the boat’s soundsystem, and there will be other “magical moments.”

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Guests will sail on the double-stack ferryboat from the Ticket & Transportation Ferryboat Dock one hour prior to showtime on select nights weekly. Desserts will include “The Grand” key lime tart, pineapple upside down cake from the Polynesian Village Resort, spiced flourless chocolate cake from the Contemporary Resort, “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts, mini “fireworks” cupcakes with a pop, Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier, no-sugar-added Florida mango panna cotta, and a fruit and cheese spread. The evening will also be toasted with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in souvenir glow glasses.

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Harambe Market’s African Milk Tart


When Harambe Market opened a few months ago, there was an item on the menu that sounded interesting and I wanted to try, but we were sampling so many other foods, we knew we wouldn’t have any room: the African Milk Tart. You can also find them at the Creature Comforts Starbucks, which is where I picked mine up.


It is described as Coconut Custard in a Chocolate Shell dusted with Sugar and Five Spice Powder, drizzled with Dark Chocolate Ganache. If you’ve been reading the blog a while, you are probably aware that I’m not big on sweets or chocolate, but the promise of coconut certainly gets my attention.


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Gardens Kiosk’s Farmer’s Salad

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In addition to the recently added Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese that was added to the menu at Beastly Kiosk, the Gardens Kiosk also made some changes. Also known as the “Allergy-friendly” kiosk (see former menu here), they recently became home to two new salads. The Trek Power Salad features Quinoa, Beets, Edamame, and Citrus, while the Farmer’s Salad features Blueberries, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecans.


At the ordering window, a display shows what each of the salads looks like. They are also prepared to order (at least mine was), so you don’t have to worry about the greens getting saturated and wilting.


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