Christmas means holiday treats at the Magic Kingdom, our 2018 guide

Christmas means holiday treats at the Magic Kingdom, our 2018 guide

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World becomes even more magical when the Christmas party takes over the night with amazing entertainment, character encounters, and food during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Thanks to Pastry Sous Chef Amy Goodpaster, we have a new video looking at some of the new items you can find at the holiday event of the year.

The holiday only menu includes Scrooge McDuck Eggnog Custard, Three Cabelleros Spiced Chocolate Yule Log, and new treats like the Vanellope Éclair and the Christmas Cookie Milkshake. If you’re looking for more of a meal, you’ll want to stop by Cosmic Ray’s for the Holiday Burger.

Can’t watch the video, we also have a gallery below. Click to embiggen!

Here’s where to find your favorite holiday treats:

Main Street Bakery

  • Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll (served daily throughout the holiday season) – with red and green icing garnished with a Mickey Santa Hat
  • Chocolate Yule Log (gluten friendly) – with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, and white chocolate piece featuring Mickey and Minnie
  • Sugar Rush Jumbo Cupcake (served daily throughout the holiday season) – red velvet vanilla swirl cupcake with peppermint icing, assorted candy, sprinkles, and a white chocolate Wreck-It Ralph piece
  • Mickey Ornament Gingerbread Cookie – gingerbread cookie dipped in icing

Casey’s Corner

  • Ugly Sweater Brownie (served daily throughout the holiday season)
  • Poutine Dog – hot dog topped with fries, poutine gravy, cheese curds, and chives

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae or Cone (served daily throughout the holiday season)

Sleepy Hollow

  • Sandy Claws Dessert – toy sack cake pop wrapped in fondant with white chocolate Sandy Claws piece
  • Red Velvet Zero Waffles – red velvet waffles with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and holiday sprinkles

Gaston’s Tavern

  • Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cinnamon roll topped with red and white icing
  • Vanellope Éclair – éclair with fruity cereal filling and topped with chocolate piece

Storybook Treats

  • Peppermint Soft-Serve Cone(served daily throughout the holiday season)
  • Peppermint Soft-Serve Sundae (served daily throughout the holiday season) – with red and white-striped paper straw dipped in chocolate and crushed peppermint
  • Scrooge McDuck Eggnog Custard (gluten friendly) – eggnog custard topped with spiced chocolate cake meringue and a gold foil chocolate Scrooge McDuck coin

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

  • Mickey’s Very Berry Lemonade (served daily throughout the holiday season) – red and green strawberry lemonade
  • Holiday Burger – burger on Texas toast with roasted turkey, Muenster cheese, stuffing, and cranberry sauce

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (note: this location closes at 5:00pm on party nights)

  • Christmas Cookie Sundae (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cookie butter ice cream topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cookie butter milkshake with cotton candy and a Mickey marshmallow paper straw

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café

  • Feliz Navidad Nachos – red and green tortilla chips topped with turkey chili and queso sauce
  • Three Caballeros Spiced Chocolate Yule Log (gluten friendly) – chocolate mousse with flourless chocolate cake topped with spiced chocolate ganache, powdered sugar, and white chocolate piece
  • Churro Bites with Red and Green Sugar (served daily throughout the holiday season) – served with chocolate dipping sauce

In addition to these beauties you can also enjoy the complimentary goodies that are included in the price of your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. Note: Alternative healthy and allergy-friendly goodies are also available upon request.

  • Main Street: Red Mickey Santa Sugar Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern: Snowman Soft Pretzel and Shaved Ice
  • Liberty Square: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Eggnog
  • Pinocchio Village Haus: Hot Chocolate, Fruit-flavored Soda, and a variety of holiday cookies
  • Friar’s Nook: Chilled Apple Cider and Chocolates
  • Storybook Snacks Cart: Peppermint Crunch Cookie
  • Auntie Gravitie’s Galactic Goodies: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Shaved Ice
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Snickerdoodle Cookie and Hot Chocolate

You’ll also get a chance to try these and other desserts at the Holiday Wishes Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party. Enjoy spectacular views of the holiday fireworks over Cinderella and reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace or in Plaza Garden Viewing areas.

Are you planning a visit to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and some holiday treats?

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Disneyland announces new Nighttime show and welcomes back an old friend for Mickey’s birthday

Mickey's Mix Magic

If you’re a fan of the pair of animated stars who started it all for The Walt Disney Company, then you’ll love 2019. Disneyland plans to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s 90th anniversary with a year long party called Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration. The fun will include a new show called Mickey’s Mix Magic and the return of fan favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.

Starting January 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will set a new mood for Disneyland and light up the night with all-new music, projections, and lasers. The result will be an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park.

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

Later in January, “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return to the resort. This rocking parade features a drumline, whimsical floats, and many of your favorite Disney characters. New to the parade is a brand new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street, U.S.A.

Throughout the year Disneyland guests will enjoy new entertainment, food and merchandise related to the Get Your Ears On celebration and the new nightime show.

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2 Years Ago: Starbright Holidays Aerial Drone show at Disney Springs

Do you remember the Starbright Holidays Aerial Drone show at Disney Springs? It was a collaboration between Disney’s Imagineeers and the technicians at IBM. The result was a fleet of small drones filling the sky in an aerial holiday display unlike anything seen before.

We know Disney has patents for use of drone technology as part of its theme park shows and has permission from the FAA to fly them over the parks. The question is when will we see them used in the future?

In the meantime, here’s a look back at the original show from its first night open to the public:

It’s been two years since the show debuted and the technology behind aerial drone shows like Starbright Holidays has advanced significantly. I’d like to see what Disney can do with the latest generation

However, I get that it is not that Disney Springs needs help bringing in customers. The place is packed nearly every night during the holidays. How about as a pre-show to Illuminations: Reflections at Earth at EPCOT during the new Festival of the Arts next year?

Where would you like to see the drone technology used for a show at Walt Disney World?

Previously: 2016 was also the year the Christmas Tree Trail debuted at Disney Springs. Here’s our look at this year’s edition.

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The Princess and The Foe: A Classic Disney Princess Purist’s Perspective

With the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet around the corner, the debates arise once more: How does Disney update the princess franchise without distancing fans of the classic animated films? What messages are classic Disney princess films sending?

I read this Wall Street Journal article this morning and pondered what the real debate is for Disney’s princesses. Is it that critics want to change the classic Disney princess stories to better fit our everyday life? Or is it that critics are resistant to the princesses’ character development in modern stories?

The author of the WSJ article describes how executives gasped upon viewing footage from Ralph Breaks the Internet. “The scene broke all of the Disney rules that had built the princesses into a lucrative brand.” The author of the WSJ article described the footage as follows:

Elsa and Sleeping Beauty have their hair down and wear pajamas. Snow White shows off her Coke-bottle glasses. Cinderella shatters her glass slipper and thrusts it forward like a broken bottle at a girl who walks into the room. Rapunzel asks her, “Do people assume all your problems get solved because a big, strong man showed up?”

The article goes on cite to some very interesting character stats and studies, as well as views from those who work behind the scenes at Disney.

While the WSJ article raises several issues of interest, I only broadly address some of them here. Let it be known that the following views are those of the author, a classic Disney princess purist, and are not to be associated with The Disney Blog or its other authors.

Update the Princess Franchise Without Distancing Fans of the Classic Animated Films – By Leaving the Original Films Intact.

Firstly, and perhaps contrary to the view of some of my fellow purists, I am not sure what the problem is with revamping the classic princesses for modern films, such as Ralph Breaks the Internet.

For me, the new Snow White and her Coke-bottle glasses will be disconnected from the classic Snow White I know and love, but if such character pursuits are proving profitable and loved by children of this day and age, what is the problem? Isn’t that the mastery of Disney – creating stories and characters that are relevant or relatable?

Disney princess films have been evolving since day one. I was born in the era of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, but my birth date did not diminish my love for Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, nor did it prevent my heart from being captured by more recent masterpieces like Frozen and Moana.

The disconnect from the classic Disney princess characters in new films is of no real matter to me. Part of my love for the classics is because they are time capsules providing an unparalleled insight into dreams of old, and they remind me of pleasant experiences growing up.

If Disney is concerned about us oldies no longer buying Disney merchandise and thus losing its older audience, I would suggest it just needs to release different versions of certain products; blend the old with the new (which, to date, Disney has done well. Kudos to Oh My Disney’s recent 90s Flashback Collection, as well as the Disney Designer Collection: The Premier Series for some stellar old-timey products).

And what are “the Disney rules” that have been broken in Ralph Breaks the Internet? To my knowledge, Walt never carved out any rules. To suggest that Disney remains true to traditional fairytales would be false: Disney has always adapted stories to fit the Disney brand. Arguably with Ralph, Disney has gone one step further – adapting its own creation to target a new generation. I say, let Ralph go ahead and break the internet.

Criticism about the Messages that Classic Disney Princess Films Send is Without Merit.

Secondly, in my experience, criticisms about the messages that classic Disney princess films send have no merit. Of course, parents are entitled to parent as they see fit. However, I think it is unfair to expect Disney to re-write history to, for example, make clear that Prince Phillip should not have kissed Princess Aurora while she was sleeping because he did not have her consent to do so. My family taught me that it was not okay to let people make any moves on me that I did not agree with – this lesson had nothing to do with classic Disney princess films. Classic Disney princess films mapped out some of my childhood dreams, but I mapped out the rest.

On the other hand, I recall my parents telling me that because I was a “princess” – beautiful, kind and talented (thanks, Mom) – I should be careful that people do not take advantage of me. A similar lesson is set out in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White was sweet and kind, and too trusting of strangers when she let the disguised-Evil Queen into the house where disaster ensued. Is this lesson outdated? I don’t think so. (I recall telling my mother that the message was that I didn’t have to eat fruit because it would poison me, but that argument didn’t fly.)

It would also be incorrect to suggest that Disney runs the risk of getting “stuck” in a traditional boy-saves-girl fairytale storyline. Disney’s recent releases tell a different story. Frozen turns the theory of true love’s kiss on its head when the [SPOILER ALERT] prince turns out to be the villain, and true love is instead the love between two sisters. Moana shows us that the chief’s daughter (who reminds us that she is not a princess) saves her entire island by braving the sea alone. Tiana instructs us that “the only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.”  In Hercules, Megara even mocks traditional fairytales when she grunts, “I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle it. Have a nice day.”

So, I am not sure what the Disney rules are, but I hope whatever rules might be evolving due to modern criticisms are curtailed by Walt’s legacy of being a progressive storyteller. Disney’s update of the classic princesses does not, and should not, affect their namesake films nor their origins.

Disney is not stuck in the past – it is powering into the future with modern masterpieces and live-action remakes. That said, make Disney princesses as relevant or relatable as you like, but don’t change the original films, the original animation, the music, or the stories they tell. Leave old fuddy-duddies like myself to Once Upon A Dream the days away with those classic animated beauties left intact.

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Surprise! #ShareYourEars Continues Through November 27!

EARS to you!

Yes, you! On behalf of The Walt Disney Company and Make-A-Wish®, thank you for showing off, posting and hashtagging your EAR-resistable “Mickey Mouse ears” and creative “ears” photos as part of this year’s #ShareYourEars campaign! Your incredible photos will help Make-A-Wish grant life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses around the world.

We are having fun watching the original and creative ways you’re sharing your Mickey-inspired ears in honor of Mickey’s 90th. So much fun in fact, that to keep Mickey’s 90th celebration going, Disney has added a second phase to the #ShareYourEars campaign!

“In 2018, we’ve taken our collaboration with Make-A-Wish to a new level. This year’s #ShareYourEars Campaign is our biggest, yet. This year, we’re giving up to $3 million – our largest donation, ever,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.

From November 18 through Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018, take a photo showing off your “Mickey Mouse ears” – or any creative “ears” – and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For every public post with #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate US $5 to Make-A-Wish, up to US $1 million – for a total goal of US $3M – to grant even more wishes.

Don’t own a pair of Mickey ears? No problem! Get crafty and try two bagels, tennis balls or even plates as ears. If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or Disneyland Paris, try to find all of the #ShareYourEars mural walls, exclusively designed for the campaign by Walt Disney Imagineering. Whether in your home or in front of Cinderella Castle, it’s never been easier to show your support, celebrate Mickey’s birthday and #ShareYourEars!

So grab your friends and family, post a picture of your finest pair of “ears” to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourEars and spread some chEAR!

Learn more at ShareYourEars.org.

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Candy Guide to 2018 Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Visions of sugarplums (and yummy holiday candy!) are dancing around the Disneyland Resort! Our Disneyland candymakers have been hard at work creating festive sweets for you. You’ll find these items through Jan. 6, 2019 at Pooh Corner and Candy Palace at Disneyland park, Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure park, and Marceline’s Confectionery at the Downtown Disney District.

Holiday Candy Apples for Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Candy Apples

  • Mickey Santa Apple
  • Minnie Santa Apple
  • Sandy Claws Apple
  • Snowflake Apple

Santa Mickey Crispy Treat for Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Crispy Treats

  • Santa Mickey Crispy Treat
  • Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread Crispy Treat

Cake Pops

  • Chocolate Snowflake Cake Pop
  • Vanilla Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Vanilla Snowman Cake Pop

Peppermint Bark for Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Other Yummy Treats

  • Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallow Wand coated in Crushed Peppermint
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Fudge
  • Churro Toffee (only at Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure park)

Hand-Pulled Candy Canes for Holidays at Disneyland Resort

In addition, each year the Disneyland Resort features the popular hand-pulled candy canes we’ve all come to love!* These special treats are delicious and make for the perfect gift or even the perfect snack. Measuring a whopping 18 inches long, these hand-crafted peppermint sticks will be available starting Nov. 23. Here are the dates they will be offered throughout the holiday season:

Candy Palace: Nov. 23, 26, 28, 30; Dec. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Trolley Treats: Nov. 24, 27, 29; Dec. 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25

To learn more about all of the holiday celebrations happening around property, visit the Disneyland Resort website. And be sure to check out my Foodie Guide to 2018 Holidays at Disneyland Resort and my Foodie Guide to 2018 Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure park to get all of the delicious holiday info your hungry heart could ever desire!

*Note: A limited number of candy canes will be available for each release 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. Information subject to restrictions and change without notice, including but not limited to release dates, prices, etc. No discounts apply. No exchanges or refunds.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Magic with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Resort

Yesterday, the Disneyland Resort hosted a jubilant birthday celebration for Mickey Mouse. To celebrate, the legendary duo — Mickey and Minnie — joined a flurry of Disney characters for a festive cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park. Guests young and old were present to commemorate the occasion with Mickey. Here’s what they had to say:

As we shared over the weekend, the party continues next year at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration! Starting January 2019, Get Your Ears On will celebrate the beloved Mickey and Minnie, with exciting new entertainment and décor at Disneyland park, plus limited-time food and beverage offerings and festive event merchandise. Check out our story here to see how we’re celebrating!

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is Now Open at Disney Springs

Add another award-winning, celebrity chef-driven restaurant to the Disney Springs line-up! The highly anticipated new venue from celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, is now open in Town Center. Located next to the Coca-Cola Store and easily accessible from the Orange Garage and the Disney Springs Bus Loop, it’s the fourth “Bar & Grill” location from Puck.

Featuring approachable dining with a touch of California elegance, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill offers a dynamic setting inspired by traditional farmhouses and showcases a menu designed to suit every occasion – from casual, leisurely meals to lavish, celebratory gatherings.

Last week, I got a sneak-peek of the menu and I love the mix of options. Expect to find familiar signature dishes like the classic pizzas Puck is known for alongside some new additions. The Olive Oil Seared Red Snapper with mussels, clams and fennel is a noteworthy standout, but truly, everything sounds delicious! (Tip: Make sure you save room; the homemade gelato and desserts are the perfect ending to the perfect meal.)

In the coming weeks, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author Alex Dunlap will share more details on the menu (with photos!) so stay tuned. In the meantime, learn more and book an upcoming reservation for yourself here.

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New details on Star Wars-themed hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios revealed

The first ever Star Wars-themed resort that’s being planned for a lot adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios big Star Wars expansion, promises an immersive experience for guests from their arrival at the space-port to space-view cabins onboard a luxury Starship in orbit above the outer rim planet of Batuu.

Guests will check and begin their multi-day Star Wars adventure with an arrival experience that will simulate a launch into space, orientation with the starship and its cabins, and other information on how to participate in the Star Wars galaxy. High-end dining, role playing, and encounters with other Star Wars characters will occur in common areas, such as a large dining hall and specially designed rooms like the ship’s bridge.

Each group of passengers will have a cabin with its own space port providing a view of space and the planet Batuu down below. When the hotel opens it’s expected to have around 70 ‘cabins’ capable of hosting 400 guests. It looks like there will be two basic cabin types. A regular-sized cabin and a larger first class cabin.

To get to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, passengers will board a shuttle from their starship for transport to the planet Batuu. This ‘shuttle’ is likely a modified van with ‘windows’ that are actually monitors that will show your descent or launch back into space when you return.

The whole experience sounds very labor intensive. Every cast member of the hotel will have to be trained in their story and how to stay in character when interacting with guests. There will also be the normal hotel administration and maintenance staff, more of those, really because they’ll be required to fix show elements as well. Then the hotel will also have multiple shifts of entertainment staff.

My guess is Disney will treat these entertainment contracts like a cruise ship. This way the ‘Starship Captain’ guests interact with on day one at 3pm is the same Captain they see at 8am the next morning at breakfast. There will also have to be some nifty behind the scenes data manipulation so that hotel staff can interact with their guests on a consistent basis. So if a guest pilots the Millennium Falcon when down on the planet to a successful mission, the bartender in the starship will later comment on how that guest successfully smuggled 400 rods of fuel to the rebels and offer them another mission, or something like that.

The totally immersive adventure will keep guests within the ‘magic security envelope’ of the Star Wars galaxy by scanning guests when they check-in to the hotel and them keeping the in the secure perimeter with the themed shuttle directly into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

An experience like this will no doubt be very expensive for any guest who wants to travel to the Star Wars galaxy in a way never before available. What is your prediction for how much a stay in the Star Wars-themed resort will cost per night?

Previously: More concept art from Star Wars-themed resort at Walt Disney World reveals rooms and interactive areas.

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Mickey Mouse Marks Milestone With 90-Character Gathering at Magic Kingdom Park on ABC’s Good Morning America

Earlier today, Mickey Mouse marked his 90th anniversary with a very special gathering in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which was televised live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Good Morning America” personalities Sam Champion and Ginger Zee joined Mickey on the Castle Forecourt stage, with Mickey debuting his new celebration outfit inside Magic Kingdom Park for the very first time. Ginger then introduced a surprise planned for Mickey Mouse by none other than Minnie Mouse, herself: a special gathering of all their pals at the park.

A whopping total of 90 Disney characters then flooded in through Cinderella Castle to surprise Mickey to the tune of the new song, “It’s a Good Time.” Check out the video above to watch this historic moment.

Mickey and park members in birthday celebration photo

Also joining in on the celebration was Disney super fan Patrice Jenkins, whom “Good Morning America” had selected to accompany Ginger on a whirlwind trip to visit all six Disney theme park resorts around the world. The duo completed their journey arriving at Magic Kingdom Park, crossing the finish line for their epic journey on Main Street, U.S.A., just prior to Mickey’s celebration today.

Patrice, a longtime Disney fan and teacher from Chicago, held back tears as she described what the opportunity meant to her. Check out the video above to hear what Patrice and Ginger both had to say about their Disney travels.

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on how you can celebrate Mickey Mouse at Disney Parks in the coming months.

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Four Fabulous Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

It’s a wonderful time of the year to stroll the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, brimming with beautiful décor, tasty treats, holiday entertainment and unique shopping options for everyone on your list! Here’s a peek!

Hoiday decor on tree, Downtown Disney District

Seasonal Décor
You’ll want to stop for selfies around the gorgeous holiday displays and horticulture throughout the Downtown Disney District. Sights to see include a total 6,200 ornaments, with 800 ornaments on the 30’ tree by the Uva Bar and 900 ornaments in each of six planters, which feature more than 50 types of flowers and ferns.

Holiday treats, found at the Downtown Disney District

Sips & Sweets
Be sure to sip and savor these sweet treats:

  • California Churro – The White Christmas Churro coated in powdered sugar with a minty flavor is a favorite!
  • Cotton Candy Creations – Enjoy seasonal Peppermint, Candy Apple and Hot Chocolate cotton candy buckets.
  • Earl of Sandwich – In addition to the popular Holiday Sandwich, enjoy the Holiday Ham-Ham with Cheddar, Yams and Cranberry Sandwich.
  • Kayla’s Cake – Christmas Snowman and Gingerbread Macarons are delicious and adorable.
  • Salt & Straw – Savor a scoop or pint of seasonal flavors like Gingerbread Cookie Dough, Peppermint Bark Mocha and Cinnamon Coconut Eggnog.
  • Starbucks – Try the Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, a Caramel Brulée Latte or pick up a pound of the Christmas Blend Espresso Roast. A second store location is coming soon to the Downtown Disney District, across from the Disneyland Monorail station.
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels – Cin-A-Bitz with Sweet Glaze are sugar, spice and very, very nice.

A capella carolers, Downtown Disney District

Entertainment
The Downtown Disney District features nightly entertainment throughout the holiday season, from the a capella carolers, Holiday Harmony, decked in “ugly” holiday sweaters to magicians and other talented artists throughout the promenade.

Holiday apparell, Downtown Disney District

Shopping

  • World of Disney – A must-visit for Disney fans is the newly reimagined, 40,000 square-foot store redesigned to make shopping even easier and more entertaining with touches of pixie dust in the displays. Be sure to check out the new Disney Parks Holiday Collection.
  • Ice-Land Workshop – Check out this spot near near The LEGO Store. For a limited time, pick out personalized holiday ornaments — a great gift idea.
  • PANDORA Jewelry – Limited-edition jewelry and special offers are available for every holiday shopper throughout the season.
  • Sanuk – This spot for cozy footwear includes Puff N Chill boots and Chiba Chill shoes.
  • Other favorite shops include Disney Home, The Disney Dress Shop, Sephora and Curl Surf.

Join us as we say hello to the holidays at the Downtown Disney District!

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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0