Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the best parks to visit during holiday time — especially if you’re a food fan like me!
On this visit, I got to check out several new holiday additions to the DHS menus — especially around the Streets of America area. These are in place to create a more festive atmosphere for Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights attendees!
Streets of America Newsstand Holiday Eats
First up, a Newsstand decked out in holiday gear…
The menu included goodies like caramel corn, spiced eggnog, and two flavors of hot cocoa!
I began my perusal with checking out the new Mickey Popcorn Buckets for this holiday season! These are different from last year’s Mickey Snowman buckets, and are found throughout the parks.
Turns out, you can get the caramel corn in these festive containers! But how they open — basically the “caramel corn is Mickey’s brain” as the cast member put it — is a bit disconcerting…
So after checking out Mickey’s innards, it was time to try some of the new holiday beverages here at the Studios! I had a choice of spiced eggnog, Hazelnut Cocoa, or Gingerbread Cocoa.
Choosing between the Gingerbread and the Hazelnut Cocoa was tough, but I figured more of you would be interested in the Gingerbread cocoa; so I went with that.
By the way, you can ONLY get this in the souvenir mug, so if you want some cocoa…you need to really want it for the $5.50 price tag. But it makes a great souvenir.
The cocoa looks a bit watery, but it was actually quite rich and creamy. A full, solid chocolate flavor with a strong hint of spice and gingerbread. I thought this was great! A perfect accompaniment to the Osborne Lights!
Next up, I just had to try the Spiced Eggnog. The alcohol is a definite undertone of the drink, but after a couple of sips you’ll surely find it!
High Octane Holiday Drinks
Of course, the yummy holiday drinks are back at High Octane — an outdoor bar located next to the Studio Catering Company!
These have been a welcome addition to the park for a couple of years now — you can see my review of the Merry Margarita here!
You can also find a couple of pop-up bars serving drinks around the park; this one is outside of Sci-Fi Dine-In!
In addition to the drinks below, the bartender has several other fixin’s on a table behind him. He can make a good variety of drinks for you here.
Pretzel Garden Holiday Eats
Back on the Streets of America, you’ll find the Pretzel Garden decked out for the holidays!
At this great stop, you’ll find a couple of regular menu items accented by some extra eats…
Pop-Up Hot Dog Stand
Just past Pixar Place, you’ll find this nondescript hot dog stand ready for business!
Open pretty much to quell the hunger of the masses exiting Toy Story Mania, this hot dog stand serves a basic menu of dogs and drinks.
As you can see, there’s no reason to go hungry or thirsty at the Studios on your holiday visit to Disney World! These fun additions are a great snack to tide you over through the Spectacle of Lights, or to get you to your next FastPass load time!
There are more holiday eats and treats, and over 230 pages of holiday tips, in the new DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012. Over 200 colorful photos will aid you in your decisions, too! Hurry — use code HOLIDAY at check-out and get $3 off your guide for a limited time.
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What cocoa flavor would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!