Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 14, 2014

The holidays at Walt Disney World fill our spirits with extra magic. From showstopping decor to heartwarming seasonal treats and beverages, the parks and resorts are at their very best.

Winter Berry Margarita

Winter Berry Margarita

And we always enjoy seeing the adult drinks that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has available before we tour the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.

And we have a sneak peek at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto coming to Disney’s Polynesian Resort!!

Craving more news? Dig in below — just click on the links!

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including restaurant closures, Field to Feast, Starbucks West Side Holiday Menu, Frozen Yogurt at Storybook Treats, and more!

We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

We always love to see the seasonal treats that the Disney chefs dream up. This week, our fabulous readers show us their holiday finds.

Let’s start with this gorgeous seasonal cupcake featured at the Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant. We have this photo to share with you courtesy of reader Claire. She told us via email “This was from about 3 weeks ago. It was a seasonal offering at Be our Guest in addition to the other regular cupcakes for dessert. It was very cutely designed to look like a cup of egg nog, with chocolate handle on the cup and everything. It had a nice soft, moist texture to the cupcake which was a spice cake. But holy nutmeg Batman!!! I love spice as much as the next person, but the nutmeg seemed really pronounced. If you really like the Christsmas-y flavours, then this is for you.”

Egg Nog Cupcake

Egg Nog Cupcake

DFB Reader Rick tweeted “Cupcake, Gingerbread & Mickey. Who could ask for more!?!” We love this one, too, Rick!

Gingerbread Cupcake

Gingerbread Cupcake

What’s your favorite find? Share your Disney food photos!

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Holiday Guide Sample Pages

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R2D2 Nutcracker

R2D2 Nutcracker

On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix showcases our favorite droid — in nutcracker form. Always useful, R2D2 will bring holiday cheer to your home this season!

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups names the top quick service restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What’s your favorite?!!

Disney Parks Blog highlights the backstory to the NEW Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk resort. Opening December 18th!

Disney Hipsters stop by High Octane Refreshments at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Cheers!

Orlando Business Journal speculates about a possible NEW restaurant being opened by Raglan Road at Downtown Disney Orlando. We’ll keep our eyes and ears tuned for more information!

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