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The tiger cubs are on show at DAK

Wed, 2017-12-13 23:09
Two Sumatran tiger cubs, Anala and Jeda, are now part of Animal Kingdom's Maharajah Jungle Trek.The cubs were born in August as part of the international Species Survival Plan. Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species with fewer than 500 left in the wild.
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Help - Christmas gift ideas

Wed, 2017-12-13 22:34
Hello All,

I am looking for help :confused: with a Christmas gift idea for my aunt - I'm thinking of a small collection of "practical" but still "gifty" items she can use while she's in Florida for a couple of months. She's renting a house, but money is tight. She likes to be pampered, so I was thinking of a spa or relaxation basket, but that is sooo not my thing that I can't come up with any ideas for it besides a box of specialty tea bags, lotion, and maybe a candle. HELP!!!!! I'm not locked into this idea, so if anyone has another suggestion, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks!
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Help - Christmas gift ideas

Wed, 2017-12-13 22:34
Hello All,

I am looking for help :confused: with a Christmas gift idea for my aunt - I'm thinking of a small collection of "practical" but still "gifty" items she can use while she's in Florida for a couple of months. She's renting a house, but money is tight. She likes to be pampered, so I was thinking of a spa or relaxation basket, but that is sooo not my thing that I can't come up with any ideas for it besides a box of specialty tea bags, lotion, and maybe a candle. HELP!!!!! I'm not locked into this idea, so if anyone has another suggestion, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks!
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Mosquitoes at poly/wl vs epcot area

Tue, 2017-12-12 18:45
Hello everyone, ,may seem an odd question but planning a trip and wanting to stay somewhere new, always stay in epcot area hotels. I want to maybe try Poly or WL, and spend a little more time having fun around the hotel etc. When I went to the poly luau I was eaten alive by mosquitoes, I've also had the same happen at fort wilderness area (not far from wl) and was wondering for folks who stay there, does this happen much to you all? I know they are nearer to natural areas and waterways and the epcot resorts and areas closer to manmade areas waterways. I'm not focused on zika or anything, I just don't want to spend my vacation covered in bugspray, but I keep staying the in same areas so considering something new. Any experiences appreciated, thank you!
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Mosquitoes at poly/wl vs epcot area

Tue, 2017-12-12 18:45
Hello everyone, ,may seem an odd question but planning a trip and wanting to stay somewhere new, always stay in epcot area hotels. I want to maybe try Poly or WL, and spend a little more time having fun around the hotel etc. When I went to the poly luau I was eaten alive by mosquitoes, I've also had the same happen at fort wilderness area (not far from wl) and was wondering for folks who stay there, does this happen much to you all? I know they are nearer to natural areas and waterways and the epcot resorts and areas closer to manmade areas waterways. I'm not focused on zika or anything, I just don't want to spend my vacation covered in bugspray, but I keep staying the in same areas so considering something new. Any experiences appreciated, thank you!
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Help! Where do I start planning?

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:38
We are WDW veterans, having taken over 20 trips there since 2000. But we've only been to DL once, in 1996, before children, DTD, California Adventure, etc. We're planning a trip out there in a couple of years...hoping to use DVC points, and probably pay for the entire thing with Disney Visa rewards we will have built up.

Our trip will likely be five us, but four will be adults, and one teen.

How many days do we need?
Are there perks to staying in the Disney hotels?
Do they use MagicBands?
Is there a dining plan?
How far out do I need to book dining?
What are some suggestions for restaurants?
Do you have to book rides? I.E. have they implemented FP+ for attractions?
What attractions are the busiest and we should hit at rope drop?

Any and all help is appreciated!
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Help! Where do I start planning?

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:38
We are WDW veterans, having taken over 20 trips there since 2000. But we've only been to DL once, in 1996, before children, DTD, California Adventure, etc. We're planning a trip out there in a couple of years...hoping to use DVC points, and probably pay for the entire thing with Disney Visa rewards we will have built up.

Our trip will likely be five us, but four will be adults, and one teen.

How many days do we need?
Are there perks to staying in the Disney hotels?
Do they use MagicBands?
Is there a dining plan?
How far out do I need to book dining?
What are some suggestions for restaurants?
Do you have to book rides? I.E. have they implemented FP+ for attractions?
What attractions are the busiest and we should hit at rope drop?

Any and all help is appreciated!
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Flights of Wonder to be Replaced by Wilderness Explorer Themed Show at Animal Kingdom

Tue, 2017-12-12 00:32
Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced that the long-running Flights of Wonder show will be replaced by a new show themed to the Wilderness Explorers from Disney-Pixar Up:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
.. {An} all-new show {is} coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

As you plan ahead, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare for the new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, December 31, 2017 will be the final showing of Flights of Wonder. Until the end of this month, you can still experience Flights of Wonder at the park.
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Flights of Wonder to be Replaced by Wilderness Explorer Themed Show at Animal Kingdom

Tue, 2017-12-12 00:32
Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced that the long-running Flights of Wonder show will be replaced by a new show themed to the Wilderness Explorers from Disney-Pixar Up:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
.. {An} all-new show {is} coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

As you plan ahead, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare for the new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, December 31, 2017 will be the final showing of Flights of Wonder. Until the end of this month, you can still experience Flights of Wonder at the park.
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Surprise up-grade

Mon, 2017-12-11 17:25
WE always do on-line check in. Last week we stayed at the Contemporary, pd for standard Garden wing room. Got a text with our room number. When we arrived we couldn't find the room( asked two housekeepers) So we went to the desk. They looked at my phone text and said there was no such rm #. They quickly :cloud9::cloud9:gave us a new #. We entered the room and it was a Deluxe Suite!! :santa3:
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Surprise up-grade

Mon, 2017-12-11 17:25
WE always do on-line check in. Last week we stayed at the Contemporary, pd for standard Garden wing room. Got a text with our room number. When we arrived we couldn't find the room( asked two housekeepers) So we went to the desk. They looked at my phone text and said there was no such rm #. They quickly :cloud9::cloud9:gave us a new #. We entered the room and it was a Deluxe Suite!! :santa3:
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Warcraft, Disneyland and Beaches Oh My Day 8

Mon, 2017-12-11 11:30
Me- 46 year old Disney lover who doesn't act her age
DR (Dear Roommate) - 33 year old who has no idea what he is getting himself into
DS - 27 Disney veteran extraordinaire
DDIL- 23 Earning her ears
DSMIL (DS' Mother in law) - Hasn't seen Disney in over 20 years.

I had been waiting for this day since the moment we had decided to go to Disneyland several months ago. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of DR's favorite movies, and I knew a ride that was calling his name. :D First, we had a date with Goofy.

I was up and in the shower early. Mickey waffles were calling my name. Then I went in to pounce on DR. He was feeling better and groggily got out of bed. A quick call to DS as we headed out to the car confirmed that everything was set for a Great breakfast. Goofy greeted us exactly at 9:15 am. 45 minutes and several character pictures later, we all waddled out of the restaurant. One thing I found out that I wish I had known during our first breakfast was that our pictures with Goofy were included in our Maxpass. I didn't think to ask about it until this morning. We just had to run into the Photopass shop to have them added to our Maxpass account. This turned out to be easier said than done.

We got through the entrance to DCA pretty quickly. We all hit the bathroom. Then I went to add the breakfast pictures to my Maxpass. There was only one employee working. She was with a customer who was taking up an extraordinary amount of time deciding on a border for one picture while her small child screamed at the top of his lungs and alternated between running around the room and steering an electronic wheelchair into the walls. After watching this for about 15 mins, I left. I don't know how that employee kept her composure.

I caught up with the group outside of Soarin'. None of us had seen the new Soarin' movie, so the excitement was pretty palpable. It was a big hit and I was so glad to see the ending was still at Disneyland. I miss the orange smell, but there were other smells in there that I loved.

We still had about an hour to kill before their fastpass time for Guardians of the Galaxy. I have to backtrack for a moment here. All through breakfast, DS had been acting like he was terrified of going on GotG. He has been on Tower of Terror countless times. As I mentioned previously, he likes messing with people. He had DR and DSMIL convinced they were all going to die in an hour. lol. In an effort to keep their minds off of it, we headed to Monsters Inc. After visiting Monstropolis, we headed to the Disney Visa's character picture spot. DDIL refused to get her picture taken, so DR and I went alone. We had a great time with Stitch. As soon as we rounded the corner, Stitch stole my pirate hat that I had been wearing. He high-fived DR. Then it was time for them to die. :thedolls:

I can't ride this ride, so I headed off to Wine Country Trattoria. DR and I had World of Color dining reservations for dinner. I ran over to see if we could add DS' group to our reservation. The girl at the podium told me to just show up with them at our reservation time. She seemed pretty confident about it, so I assumed that is something that happens quite often. Everyone else escaped from the Collector with smiles on their faces. I made sure to get their ride photo. The look on DR and DSMIL's faces amused me greatly.

I wanted DR to see the Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-off and DSMIL loves Groot, so we sat outside of the ride eating mickey bars and getting pictures where they put Baby Groot in our hands to pass the time. A CM came by to let us know we would have to move off of the sidewalk in 10 mins. I asked her where we should stand for the show, and she got us front and center. DR was to my left eating a minute maid frozen treat. DSMIL was to my right eating her mickey bar. DS and DDIL were to DSMIL's right. I was turned saying something to DR when someone shoved their way between me and DSMIL. I turned around to say something to the rude person when I realized it was Peter Quill talking to Gamora. DSMIL and DR were practically beside themselves with excitement. The show was pretty good with a lot of audience participation.

Next up was Carsland. We wandered through Radiator Springs, and DR began missing his kids. His son is a huge Cars fan. He decided on a present to get for his son (He had already gotten a Minnie for his daughter), and then it was time for our race. As we stood in the fastpass line, DR looked at the 90 minute standby line and asked what all the people were standing in line for. I had to explain the three different lines to him - single rider, standby and fastpass. He was rather flabbergasted that someone would stand in the standby line for so long instead of getting a fastpass. I told him that it just pays to do your homework and know about your vacation destination. He said "now I understand why your kids tell people that they haven't done Disney until they do it with you." That made my son laugh.

Our race car was ready. We drove through desert scenery, went out cow tipping, got away from a bulldozer, got a snazzy new paint job and then raced to the finish line. It was a photofinish! Everyone agreed they wanted to do it again. We decided we would do it at night so the newbies could see how different it looked. We took a break so DR could call his kids, and DDIL booked fastpasses for Grizzly River Run. Our return time was only 15 minutes later.
We hurried across the park to get in line. I ducked into the gift shop, but no ponchos were to be found. I resigned myself to destiny and hoped for the best. 5 minutes later, we were all white water rafting down Grizzly River on our very own raft. Fate was with me. DSMIL and DDIL got drenched. I got a little splash on one leg. The boys were just a little wet. DR was laughing hysterically like a 5 year old boy and yelling to do it again. I couldn't tell him no.
While we sat in the sun waiting for our new fastpass time to come up, DR was commenting on how it probably isn't as much fun when you have strangers in the raft with you. I told him that on Grizzly River Run and Kali River Rapids, strangers seem to quickly bond over who is going to get wet next. He got to see that first hand as a mom, dad and a little boy about 7 joined us in our second raft. DR will talk to anyone and had the little boy all excited about seeing his parents soaking wet. I think it helped him with missing his kids a little bit. Fate did not smile on me a second time. Our raft tilted at the top of the big drop and then spun around so that I was facing backwards. DR and his new little friend busted out laughing and pointing at me as the water came splashing all over every part of my body. We parted ways with the other family as my shoes squeaked down the walkway.
Next up was Paradise Pier. DDIL and DS had a fastpass for California Screamin'. I can't ride it. DR and DSMIL refused to. We sat on benches in the sun while waiting for the fastpass time. It was getting to be evening, so I was still freezing cold. DR and I ducked into a gift shop. They had lots of cute tops, but no pants. Disney really needs to bring back their pants to buy.
We stood and watched the takeoff point for DS and DDIL to appear. I managed to get a video on my phone of them taking off. Then we went and found their picture. This ride really does end rather quickly. DS talked DR into going on it which is unusual given is normal tendency to try to get people nervous about a ride. They booked another fastpass for 10 mins later. While they got in line, DSMIL and I went back to watch the take off point. As luck would have it, the ride got shut down. DS texted me to let me know it had been stopped, but we already knew. A couple of castmembers were walking out to the ride car that was sitting in front of us. One of the guys on the ride had taken his right shoulder out of the harness and his right arm was hanging out of the restraint system. Meanwhile, the other group thought that something had gone wrong with the ride, and DR was getting even more nervous about going upside down. Everything was all settled with the guy who got out of the harness, and they started the ride up again. On the ride picture, DR looks like he is holding on for dear life, but he didn't chicken out once he said he would go.
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Warcraft, Disneyland and Beaches Oh My Day 8

Mon, 2017-12-11 11:30
Me- 46 year old Disney lover who doesn't act her age
DR (Dear Roommate) - 33 year old who has no idea what he is getting himself into
DS - 27 Disney veteran extraordinaire
DDIL- 23 Earning her ears
DSMIL (DS' Mother in law) - Hasn't seen Disney in over 20 years.

I had been waiting for this day since the moment we had decided to go to Disneyland several months ago. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of DR's favorite movies, and I knew a ride that was calling his name. :D First, we had a date with Goofy.

I was up and in the shower early. Mickey waffles were calling my name. Then I went in to pounce on DR. He was feeling better and groggily got out of bed. A quick call to DS as we headed out to the car confirmed that everything was set for a Great breakfast. Goofy greeted us exactly at 9:15 am. 45 minutes and several character pictures later, we all waddled out of the restaurant. One thing I found out that I wish I had known during our first breakfast was that our pictures with Goofy were included in our Maxpass. I didn't think to ask about it until this morning. We just had to run into the Photopass shop to have them added to our Maxpass account. This turned out to be easier said than done.

We got through the entrance to DCA pretty quickly. We all hit the bathroom. Then I went to add the breakfast pictures to my Maxpass. There was only one employee working. She was with a customer who was taking up an extraordinary amount of time deciding on a border for one picture while her small child screamed at the top of his lungs and alternated between running around the room and steering an electronic wheelchair into the walls. After watching this for about 15 mins, I left. I don't know how that employee kept her composure.

I caught up with the group outside of Soarin'. None of us had seen the new Soarin' movie, so the excitement was pretty palpable. It was a big hit and I was so glad to see the ending was still at Disneyland. I miss the orange smell, but there were other smells in there that I loved.

We still had about an hour to kill before their fastpass time for Guardians of the Galaxy. I have to backtrack for a moment here. All through breakfast, DS had been acting like he was terrified of going on GotG. He has been on Tower of Terror countless times. As I mentioned previously, he likes messing with people. He had DR and DSMIL convinced they were all going to die in an hour. lol. In an effort to keep their minds off of it, we headed to Monsters Inc. After visiting Monstropolis, we headed to the Disney Visa's character picture spot. DDIL refused to get her picture taken, so DR and I went alone. We had a great time with Stitch. As soon as we rounded the corner, Stitch stole my pirate hat that I had been wearing. He high-fived DR. Then it was time for them to die. :thedolls:

I can't ride this ride, so I headed off to Wine Country Trattoria. DR and I had World of Color dining reservations for dinner. I ran over to see if we could add DS' group to our reservation. The girl at the podium told me to just show up with them at our reservation time. She seemed pretty confident about it, so I assumed that is something that happens quite often. Everyone else escaped from the Collector with smiles on their faces. I made sure to get their ride photo. The look on DR and DSMIL's faces amused me greatly.

I wanted DR to see the Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-off and DSMIL loves Groot, so we sat outside of the ride eating mickey bars and getting pictures where they put Baby Groot in our hands to pass the time. A CM came by to let us know we would have to move off of the sidewalk in 10 mins. I asked her where we should stand for the show, and she got us front and center. DR was to my left eating a minute maid frozen treat. DSMIL was to my right eating her mickey bar. DS and DDIL were to DSMIL's right. I was turned saying something to DR when someone shoved their way between me and DSMIL. I turned around to say something to the rude person when I realized it was Peter Quill talking to Gamora. DSMIL and DR were practically beside themselves with excitement. The show was pretty good with a lot of audience participation.

Next up was Carsland. We wandered through Radiator Springs, and DR began missing his kids. His son is a huge Cars fan. He decided on a present to get for his son (He had already gotten a Minnie for his daughter), and then it was time for our race. As we stood in the fastpass line, DR looked at the 90 minute standby line and asked what all the people were standing in line for. I had to explain the three different lines to him - single rider, standby and fastpass. He was rather flabbergasted that someone would stand in the standby line for so long instead of getting a fastpass. I told him that it just pays to do your homework and know about your vacation destination. He said "now I understand why your kids tell people that they haven't done Disney until they do it with you." That made my son laugh.

Our race car was ready. We drove through desert scenery, went out cow tipping, got away from a bulldozer, got a snazzy new paint job and then raced to the finish line. It was a photofinish! Everyone agreed they wanted to do it again. We decided we would do it at night so the newbies could see how different it looked. We took a break so DR could call his kids, and DDIL booked fastpasses for Grizzly River Run. Our return time was only 15 minutes later.
We hurried across the park to get in line. I ducked into the gift shop, but no ponchos were to be found. I resigned myself to destiny and hoped for the best. 5 minutes later, we were all white water rafting down Grizzly River on our very own raft. Fate was with me. DSMIL and DDIL got drenched. I got a little splash on one leg. The boys were just a little wet. DR was laughing hysterically like a 5 year old boy and yelling to do it again. I couldn't tell him no.
While we sat in the sun waiting for our new fastpass time to come up, DR was commenting on how it probably isn't as much fun when you have strangers in the raft with you. I told him that on Grizzly River Run and Kali River Rapids, strangers seem to quickly bond over who is going to get wet next. He got to see that first hand as a mom, dad and a little boy about 7 joined us in our second raft. DR will talk to anyone and had the little boy all excited about seeing his parents soaking wet. I think it helped him with missing his kids a little bit. Fate did not smile on me a second time. Our raft tilted at the top of the big drop and then spun around so that I was facing backwards. DR and his new little friend busted out laughing and pointing at me as the water came splashing all over every part of my body. We parted ways with the other family as my shoes squeaked down the walkway.
Next up was Paradise Pier. DDIL and DS had a fastpass for California Screamin'. I can't ride it. DR and DSMIL refused to. We sat on benches in the sun while waiting for the fastpass time. It was getting to be evening, so I was still freezing cold. DR and I ducked into a gift shop. They had lots of cute tops, but no pants. Disney really needs to bring back their pants to buy.
We stood and watched the takeoff point for DS and DDIL to appear. I managed to get a video on my phone of them taking off. Then we went and found their picture. This ride really does end rather quickly. DS talked DR into going on it which is unusual given is normal tendency to try to get people nervous about a ride. They booked another fastpass for 10 mins later. While they got in line, DSMIL and I went back to watch the take off point. As luck would have it, the ride got shut down. DS texted me to let me know it had been stopped, but we already knew. A couple of castmembers were walking out to the ride car that was sitting in front of us. One of the guys on the ride had taken his right shoulder out of the harness and his right arm was hanging out of the restraint system. Meanwhile, the other group thought that something had gone wrong with the ride, and DR was getting even more nervous about going upside down. Everything was all settled with the guy who got out of the harness, and they started the ride up again. On the ride picture, DR looks like he is holding on for dear life, but he didn't chicken out once he said he would go.
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The Disneyland Resort Transforms is Treats for Christmastime 2017

Mon, 2017-12-11 01:15
The Disneyland Resort has put a sweet spotlight on new and returning favorite treats for Christmastime 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... From now until January 7, 2018, you’ll be able to find {these treats} at various locations throughout Disneyland Resort.



Run, run, run as fast as you can to try a tasty gingerbread man! You’ll be able to find these delightful gingerbread men at many locations throughout both parks and all three hotels. Disneyland park will offer gingerbread man cookies at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Market House, Red Rose Taverne, The Golden Horseshoe and Stage Door Café; Disney California Adventure park will have them at various carts throughout the park, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café, Pacific Wharf Café and Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart; at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, you’ll find them at The Coffee House, Hearthstone Lounge, and Surfside Lounge.

... In Cars Land, Flo’s V8 Café is serving up chocolate peppermint pie and a peppermint candy cane shake, while the Cozy Cone Motel will have a red churro with crème anglaise and crushed candy cane topping.

... Snowman shortbread cookies will also be available throughout the entire resort. At Disneyland park, you’ll find them at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café and Market House; while at Disney California Adventure park, you’ll find them at various carts and Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café; and at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, you’ll find this cookie at Tangaroa Terrace and Surfside Lounge.

Other offerings that will be available across Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks include holiday crispies, parfaits and brownies at various carts and locations throughout the resort. Peppermint mochas will be available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland park; Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart in Disney California Adventure park; and The Coffee House, Hearthstone Lounge and Surfside Lounge at the Disneyland Resort Hotels. For the cotton candy fans out there, you’ll be excited to find yummy candy apple cotton candy at various carts in both parks.

At Disneyland park, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café will be serving up caramel apple muffins with streusel as well as pumpkin spice lattes. The Main Street Coffee Cart will be offering various holiday doughnuts. At the French Market Restaurant, you’ll find praline cheesecake with graham cracker crust, a layer of praline crunch and almond brittle. And for those wanting to get their chocolate fix, you can get a chocolate coffee Yule Log at Plaza Inn, with coffee buttercream filling, chocolate crunch and chocolate ganache.

For the peppermint lovers out there, if you stop by Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream, Stage Door Café or Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, you’ll find crushed candy cane topping, as well as peppermint ice cream at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. And Mint Julep Bar is celebrating the season with scrumptious candy cane beignets.



There are also several offerings continuing from the fall, like the graham cracker churro with marshmallow dipping sauce at the New Orleans Square Churro Cart and the Campfire S’mores Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café.



... Try these yummy Mickey Mouse- and Minnie Mouse-shaped gingerbread crispy treats or gingerbread candy apples – all handmade, coated in gingerbread-flavored sugar and decorated with icing.

And you can find even more delicious candy apples, like the peppermint dark chocolate apple coated in candy-covered chocolate, a Sandy Claws apple, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse apples dipped in chocolate and coated in red sugar.



...At Disney California Adventure park, there will be many offerings in addition to the Festival of Holidays marketplaces. Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream will have a cinnamon roll apple strudel sundae, crushed candy cane topping for hand-dipped bars, and cinnamon spiced, dark chocolate Ghirardelli and white chocolate Ghirardelli hot cocoa. Mortimer’s Market and the Boudin Bread Cart will have candy cane-shaped bread and snowman-shaped bread. Award Wieners will be frying up gingerbread funnel cake fries. At Schmoozies, you’ll find a pumpkin pie smoothie, a blended peppermint Malibu mocha, a holiday doughnut and a Santa’s Mittens Macaron with mint chip ice cream; and Pacific Wharf Café will have pumpkin spice bread pudding.

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The Disneyland Resort Transforms is Treats for Christmastime 2017

Mon, 2017-12-11 01:15
The Disneyland Resort has put a sweet spotlight on new and returning favorite treats for Christmastime 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... From now until January 7, 2018, you’ll be able to find {these treats} at various locations throughout Disneyland Resort.



Run, run, run as fast as you can to try a tasty gingerbread man! You’ll be able to find these delightful gingerbread men at many locations throughout both parks and all three hotels. Disneyland park will offer gingerbread man cookies at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Market House, Red Rose Taverne, The Golden Horseshoe and Stage Door Café; Disney California Adventure park will have them at various carts throughout the park, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café, Pacific Wharf Café and Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart; at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, you’ll find them at The Coffee House, Hearthstone Lounge, and Surfside Lounge.

... In Cars Land, Flo’s V8 Café is serving up chocolate peppermint pie and a peppermint candy cane shake, while the Cozy Cone Motel will have a red churro with crème anglaise and crushed candy cane topping.

... Snowman shortbread cookies will also be available throughout the entire resort. At Disneyland park, you’ll find them at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café and Market House; while at Disney California Adventure park, you’ll find them at various carts and Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café; and at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, you’ll find this cookie at Tangaroa Terrace and Surfside Lounge.

Other offerings that will be available across Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks include holiday crispies, parfaits and brownies at various carts and locations throughout the resort. Peppermint mochas will be available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland park; Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart in Disney California Adventure park; and The Coffee House, Hearthstone Lounge and Surfside Lounge at the Disneyland Resort Hotels. For the cotton candy fans out there, you’ll be excited to find yummy candy apple cotton candy at various carts in both parks.

At Disneyland park, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café will be serving up caramel apple muffins with streusel as well as pumpkin spice lattes. The Main Street Coffee Cart will be offering various holiday doughnuts. At the French Market Restaurant, you’ll find praline cheesecake with graham cracker crust, a layer of praline crunch and almond brittle. And for those wanting to get their chocolate fix, you can get a chocolate coffee Yule Log at Plaza Inn, with coffee buttercream filling, chocolate crunch and chocolate ganache.

For the peppermint lovers out there, if you stop by Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream, Stage Door Café or Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, you’ll find crushed candy cane topping, as well as peppermint ice cream at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. And Mint Julep Bar is celebrating the season with scrumptious candy cane beignets.



There are also several offerings continuing from the fall, like the graham cracker churro with marshmallow dipping sauce at the New Orleans Square Churro Cart and the Campfire S’mores Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café.



... Try these yummy Mickey Mouse- and Minnie Mouse-shaped gingerbread crispy treats or gingerbread candy apples – all handmade, coated in gingerbread-flavored sugar and decorated with icing.

And you can find even more delicious candy apples, like the peppermint dark chocolate apple coated in candy-covered chocolate, a Sandy Claws apple, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse apples dipped in chocolate and coated in red sugar.



...At Disney California Adventure park, there will be many offerings in addition to the Festival of Holidays marketplaces. Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream will have a cinnamon roll apple strudel sundae, crushed candy cane topping for hand-dipped bars, and cinnamon spiced, dark chocolate Ghirardelli and white chocolate Ghirardelli hot cocoa. Mortimer’s Market and the Boudin Bread Cart will have candy cane-shaped bread and snowman-shaped bread. Award Wieners will be frying up gingerbread funnel cake fries. At Schmoozies, you’ll find a pumpkin pie smoothie, a blended peppermint Malibu mocha, a holiday doughnut and a Santa’s Mittens Macaron with mint chip ice cream; and Pacific Wharf Café will have pumpkin spice bread pudding.

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Disneyland Celebrates 49th Anniversary of its Classic Handmade Candy Canes

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:49
As Christmas approaches you still have several chances to treat yourself to a Disneyland Classic:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... The talented Disneyland Resort Candy Makers always look forward getting out their gloves out and making these delicious peppermint sweets. From start to finish, they work to create these colorful candy canes from scratch – from mixing the ingredients and hand-pulling the candy to rolling, twisting and wrapping up the final products.



This tradition dates back to 1968, making this year the 49th anniversary of these incredible candy canes. Each year, guests flock to the Disneyland Resort to get in on the hand-crafted sweetness. These candy canes measure a whopping 18 inches long.

... A limited number of candy canes will be available for each release. Available while supplies last. Wristbands will be distributed accordingly at park opening. Wristbands are limited, available while supplies last. Limit ONE (1) wristband per guest. Wristband entitles bearer to purchase ONE (1) candy cane at designated location. Wristband must be shown at time of purchase. The remaining release dates for 2017 are as follows:

Candy Palace in Disneyland Park
December 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, & 24

Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure Park
December 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, & 25 Attached Images   
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Disneyland Celebrates 49th Anniversary of its Classic Handmade Candy Canes

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:49
As Christmas approaches you still have several chances to treat yourself to a Disneyland Classic:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... The talented Disneyland Resort Candy Makers always look forward getting out their gloves out and making these delicious peppermint sweets. From start to finish, they work to create these colorful candy canes from scratch – from mixing the ingredients and hand-pulling the candy to rolling, twisting and wrapping up the final products.



This tradition dates back to 1968, making this year the 49th anniversary of these incredible candy canes. Each year, guests flock to the Disneyland Resort to get in on the hand-crafted sweetness. These candy canes measure a whopping 18 inches long.

... A limited number of candy canes will be available for each release. Available while supplies last. Wristbands will be distributed accordingly at park opening. Wristbands are limited, available while supplies last. Limit ONE (1) wristband per guest. Wristband entitles bearer to purchase ONE (1) candy cane at designated location. Wristband must be shown at time of purchase. The remaining release dates for 2017 are as follows:

Candy Palace in Disneyland Park
December 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, & 24

Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure Park
December 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, & 25 Attached Images   
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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Has Sleigh-Full of Unique Sweets

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:19
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 is Showcasing its Unique Sweets:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, {these treats are sure to} satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth, starting with some tasty Yule Log desserts!



You’ll find the first at the Main Street Bakery; this Yule Log consists of white chocolate mousse, raspberry mousse, cassis pate de fruit and chocolate flourless cake. It comes covered with a red glaze, striped with white chocolate and topped with a garnish featuring Mickey and Minnie. The next Yule Log is at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and ganache featuring Chip and Dale and Donald Duck. And what’s more– both of these Yule Log desserts are gluten-friendly.



It looks like Sandy Claws is “Making Christmas” again with his new cake push-pop – available at Sleepy Hollow. He’s filled his dessert with layers of orange vanilla cake, cranberry cherry mousse, white crispy pearls, cream cheese buttercream and holiday sprinkles. It’s also topped with a chocolate piece featuring none other than Sandy Claws, himself! And that’s not all, Sleepy Hollow will also be serving up decadent red velvet Mickey waffles with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and holiday sprinkles.

If you’re looking for more gluten-friendly options, over at Gaston’s Tavern, “Beauty and the Beast” fans will be excited to try this gluten-friendly Enchanted Christmas Belle Dessert. This flourless chocolate cake is filled with white chocolate peppermint mousse and covered in a yellow glaze with a chocolate garnish featuring Belle dressed in her holiday best. You’ll also find a gluten-friendly Tinker Bell Dessert at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café! This dessert consists of chocolate peppermint mousse, raspberry mousse, and dark chocolate mousse with a flourless chocolate cake bottom. It’s also covered in a green glaze and garnished with a chocolate piece featuring Tinker Bell.



Finally, if you’re looking to get your egg nog fix, then look no further than Storybook Treats, where you’ll find an egg nog custard dessert, topped with spiced chocolate cake, meringue and an edible Scrooge McDuck gold coin.

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Has Sleigh-Full of Unique Sweets

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:19
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 is Showcasing its Unique Sweets:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, {these treats are sure to} satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth, starting with some tasty Yule Log desserts!



You’ll find the first at the Main Street Bakery; this Yule Log consists of white chocolate mousse, raspberry mousse, cassis pate de fruit and chocolate flourless cake. It comes covered with a red glaze, striped with white chocolate and topped with a garnish featuring Mickey and Minnie. The next Yule Log is at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and ganache featuring Chip and Dale and Donald Duck. And what’s more– both of these Yule Log desserts are gluten-friendly.



It looks like Sandy Claws is “Making Christmas” again with his new cake push-pop – available at Sleepy Hollow. He’s filled his dessert with layers of orange vanilla cake, cranberry cherry mousse, white crispy pearls, cream cheese buttercream and holiday sprinkles. It’s also topped with a chocolate piece featuring none other than Sandy Claws, himself! And that’s not all, Sleepy Hollow will also be serving up decadent red velvet Mickey waffles with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and holiday sprinkles.

If you’re looking for more gluten-friendly options, over at Gaston’s Tavern, “Beauty and the Beast” fans will be excited to try this gluten-friendly Enchanted Christmas Belle Dessert. This flourless chocolate cake is filled with white chocolate peppermint mousse and covered in a yellow glaze with a chocolate garnish featuring Belle dressed in her holiday best. You’ll also find a gluten-friendly Tinker Bell Dessert at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café! This dessert consists of chocolate peppermint mousse, raspberry mousse, and dark chocolate mousse with a flourless chocolate cake bottom. It’s also covered in a green glaze and garnished with a chocolate piece featuring Tinker Bell.



Finally, if you’re looking to get your egg nog fix, then look no further than Storybook Treats, where you’ll find an egg nog custard dessert, topped with spiced chocolate cake, meringue and an edible Scrooge McDuck gold coin.

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The Magic Kingdom Puts a Sweet Spotlight on its Signature Sweets for Christmas 2017

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:13
The Magic Kingdom has put a Sweet Spotlight on its Signature Christmas Sweets for 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... three items that will be available daily from Nov. 9-Dec. 22.



The first one is a holiday cinnamon roll. This Mickey-shaped treat is decorated with red and green icing as well as a white chocolate snowflake.



The second item available daily is a peppermint cupcake – a red velvet cupcake filled with peppermint mousse and topped with cream cheese, buttercream, peppermint sprinkles and peppermint bark. Both of these can be found at the Main Street Bakery. And the third item – a peppermint ice cream sundae available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Storybook Treats. Attached Images   
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