Holidays at Walt Disney World: Holiday Transformation and Treats

One of my favorite times of the year in Walt Disney World will start happening soon, as we start to see all of the decor, souvenirs, and especially food items that announce “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”

The Holidays are Here in Magic Kingdom!

The Holidays are Almost Here in Magic Kingdom!

It seems like everywhere you look during November and December, the Parks and Resorts transform to a (warm) Winter Wonderland! And it’s enough to make the kid inside me giddy. [Read more…]

2012 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Holiday Displays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in Disney World!

As we look forward to the holiday season in Walt Disney World, let’s take a look at when to expect the artful (and edible) decor to go on display this year! Several Disney deluxe resorts showcase massive holiday gingerbread displays, and we’ve got info and photos about where and when to see them below!

And if you’re really craving all there is to know about the holidays in Walt Disney World, it’s time to treat yourself (or a friend!) to the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book! We’ve included all of the gingerbread displays, when to visit them, and more!

The gingerbread displays at Disney’s deluxe resorts are created by the Walt Disney World Food and Beverage team. Sometimes you can even watch the chefs put on the finishing touches! In addition to the beautiful displays, storefronts at each display sell yummy treats, and 2012 limited edition Gingerbread Display pins!

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

As your eyes try to take in the enormous Christmas tree in the lobby, your sense of smell will lead you toward the 16 foot tall Gingerbread House located in the Grand Floridian Resort. Stop by November 19th – December 31st!

Grand Floridian 2010 Gingerbread House

It takes over 400 hours to bake the 10,000+ pieces of gingerbread! Look closely and you may even see puffs of smoke coming from the chimney!

Looking Down on the Gingerbread House

Don’t forget that you can purchase a treat made from a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe right inside the Gingerbread House!! Freshly baked items will include [Read more…]

It’s November; Merry Christmas! Holiday Treats Pop Up in Disney Parks

Well, it’s that time of year already.  Halloween is barely over and it’s time to start celebrating Christmas! I spotted this display at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney (Disneyland) on Friday, October 21st, before Halloween even hit.  I love Christmastime at Disneyland, but please let me at least trick or treat first! (Note: You can likely find these treats in Disney World as well!)

The First Christmas Goodies are Here!

The Christmas goodies are only on one table so far, but my guess is that in just a week or two, the whole place will be bustling with holiday yumminess.  I’ll of course do an in-depth report then. In the meantime, enjoy this [Read more…]

Disney Food for Families: A Holiday Without Dining Reservations

The next installment in the Disney Food for Families Column by Erin Foster:

I had the good fortune to be able to spend the week leading up to and including Christmas Day at Walt Disney World. Because I knew this was a high-traffic time of year, I was diligent about making my Advance Dining Reservations the full 180+ days in advance of our trip.

I booked family favorites like the character breakfast at the Crystal Palace and special treats like a holiday dinner at the posh Victoria & Albert’s. Disney geek-and-a-half that I am, I even typed up all our confirmation numbers on a wallet-sized card and laminated it. I had planned for us to eat well. And we did.

Merry Christmas at the Magic Kingdom

We were scheduled to return home the day after Christmas, just as a blizzard was descending upon the East Coast. Needless to say, our flight was canceled. We were stuck at Walt Disney World. You’re feeling sorry for me, I know.

Once we got our accommodation situation settled, my kids started asking me, “Where should we eat?” Since this was now the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, notoriously the busiest week of the year, I assumed [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 19, 2010

Chocolate Candy Canes at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney food news! Here we gooooo:

**There’re only three days left to vote in our DFB Choice Awards for your favorite Disney restaurants and foods! By voting, you’re helping other Disney Food Blog readers to plan the best possible dining locations for their trips!**

Also, don’t forget to check out our Disney Food Blog Guide to the Holidays in Disney! Lots of fun info and updates…and more on the way!

Now — on to the Round-Up!!

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups shares a list of some great beer stops in Disney World!

Stitch Kingdom shares news of a Disney patent for interactive cakes! Not sure what that means — take a look!

Outside the Berm uncovers a mysterious photo that might shed some light on the beginnings of Holidayland…

Parkeology hones in on an early “interactive element” at a Disney World counter-service restaurant.

Main St Gazette has photos of those brand new hot dogs at Lunching Pad in Disney World!! Which one do you want to try?

Everything WDW reviews Disney World’s Babycakes NYC.

Disney Parks Blog has an incredible series of photos from restaurants in the nearly finished Disney Dream Cruise Ship! Plus — a bonus video!

Holiday Drinks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thanks to @RadioCarla and @StudiosCentral for sending pics of these festive favorites, now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

They’re being served at High Octane Refreshments, and a cart is being brought in to sell them in the evenings by Sci-Fi Dine-In.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Holiday Drinks

Holiday and Christmas Treats in Disney World

Yep — Christmas has come to Disney World! It showed up around Wednesday of last week and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing!

Lucky for you and me, my Mom and Dad are in Disney World this week and I’ve been getting a steady feed of photos sent to the coffer each day!

Candy Cane Garden next to City Hall and the Firehouse

So here are some of the Christmas- and holiday-themed goodies you can enjoy in Walt Disney World this season. (By they way, this is by no means an extensive list; I’ll be heading to WDW in early December to capture even more holiday snacks on camera as they come available. I can’t wait to see what Karamell Kuche will do…)

First off, everyone’s favorite holiday treat — pumpkin fudge!! They found this at the Confectionery on Main Street in Magic Kingdom.

Pumpkin Fudge

And a yummy-looking seasonal muffin from Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Dad says its [Read more…]