The Star Wars-themed fireworks spectacular — Symphony in the Stars — is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning January 5, 2016. For guests interested in a reserved viewing experience, A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is now available for booking via the Walt Disney World website.
At the time of this writing, the dessert party is available for booking on multiple nights from January 5 through March 19, 2016. [Read more…]
Well, look who’s joined the Star Wars Weekends party… JABBA THE HUTT!!!
Brand new this year, Jabba joins the Star Wars Character Cupcake line-up alongside the Darth Vader Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake and the Yoda Chocolate Cupcake with Hazelnut Buttercream Icing. Jabba the Hutt and Yoda can be found at Starring Rolls, Trolley Car Cafe, Backlot Express, and Tusken Fridge Raiders.
The Darth Vader Cupcake is the only Star Wars Cupcake that can be found at ALL Hollywood Studios Counter Service locations.
So where, exactly, is Tusken Fridge Raiders? The premiere Star Wars snack stop for this year is tucked inside Watto’s Grotto inside of Darth’s Mall, the main merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends.
All three cupcakes are available there (though you’ll find them a little cheaper in the Counter Service locations for $5.19), along with the four specialty Star Wars Weekends cocktails, which we’ll be checking out in a future post.
Incidentally, Tusken Fridge Raiders is THE home to [Read more…]
We have galactically good news this week from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. From Darth Vader (YUM!) to Yoda Cupcakes, Death Star or Lightsaber Glow Cube Drinks, and Darth Vader Popcorn Buckets to Stormtrooper Souvenir Mugs, the force will be with you during Star Wars Weekends!
Also, there’s a NEW place to find Dole Whips in Disney World! Get yours — spiked, of course — at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Plus, we have more beverage news — Starbucks and Adult Potions! Click on the links below for details!
Disney Food News
- We’re tasting the specialty beverages available during Star Wars Weekends at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Will you choose The Force or the Dark Side?
- Get your own Darth Vader popcorn bucket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World during Star Wars Weekends! Prefer sweets? Then opt for a Darth Vader or Yoda cupcake.
- The newest Disney World Starbucks location is open in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace!
- Cheers to The Glacier — a specialty beverage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
- Dole Whip debuts in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!
Of course, there’s more! 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, New Pea Risotto at Le Cellier, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
This week, we’re featuring treats from Disneyland!
DFB Reader OurOrdinaryLife spotted this Berliner Doughnut at the Market House. It’s jelly-filled!
It’s time to CHOOSE YOUR SIDE… by choosing your cupcake! Star Wars Weekends have returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and that means that the Darth Vader Cupcake has made his return as well.
But this time, he’s got a little competition… introducing the Yoda Cupcake, new to Star Wars Weekends this year!
Before you can dig in, you’ve got to know where to find them. Fortunately, upon entering Hollywood Studios you can pick up a Star Wars Weekends Guide letting you know where to find everything from specialty snacks, to character greetings, to merchandise (as well as the general schedule for the weekend).
You’ll notice you can find the Darth Vader cupcake in just about every Quick Service location (think Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet, and ABC Commissary, to name a few). But the Yoda Cupcake can only be found alongside Vader in three spots: Starring Rolls Cafe, Backlot Express, and a new spot this year: the Ackbar Snack Bar located inside Darth’s Mall (the Weekends’ prime merchandise location)!!!
By all means, go to Darth’s Mall, find Ackbar Snack Bar, and gaze upon it in all its glory… then head to Backlot Express or Starring Rolls to get your cupcakes a bit cheaper — they’re $5.75 at Ackbar’s, but they’re $5.19 at the Quick Service spots. (You can use your Disney Dining Plan snack credits for one of these cupcakes anywhere. )
By the way, Ackbar in the photo above is drinking from a Stormtrooper Stein, found at Quick Service locations throughout the park. Awesome.
But back to the cupcakes! Let’s start with the new guy… the Yoda Cupcake.
This chocolate cupcake is topped with a Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream frosting (i.e. Nutella) and sprinkled liberally with toffee chocolate candy crunch. Yoda himself is made of white chocolate.
As I’ve learned from many a Mickey-shaped snack throughout the years, I go for the ears first.
Sorry, little dude. I still got nothin’ but love for ya.
Anyhoo… I’d mentioned a liberal sprinkle of toffee crunch. That’s to be found in [Read more…]
Welcome Guest Author Becca C. with an out-of-this-world review of the Darth Vader Cupcake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — an exclusive during Star Wars Weekends!!
Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers! There’s a cupcake being sold (yay, it’s back!) during Star Wars Weekends that is defiantly tempting enough to bring this fan to the dark side.
This treat starts with a moist chocolaty cupcake. Then as you can see from my half finished version here they pile on the peanut butter frosting. This was an update to the cupcake last year from it’s previous version, and it’s carried on through this year’s event! This frosting is simply [Read more…]
Last year we created a special kind of challenge… It was meant for only the truly brave — the true cake and frosting fans. Some of you took on the sweet mission with enthusiasm and…well…courage.
Yes, we’re talking about the Disney Cupcake Crawl of 2011!
Now as we come upon the anniversary of this challenge, we’ve been inspired by all of you who have attempted — and even conquered — the Cupcake Crawl! And because Disney Cupcakes are one of our passions around here — Yep, we’ve created a sequel!!
The Disney Food Blog’s 2012 “Walt Disney World Cupcake Crawl” Strategy
Are you ready to take on yet another sugary challenge in the name of sweet snacks?!
Follow the 2012 crawl step by step, or opt to mix and match the 2011 and 2012 challenges. Cupcake success is accomplished when you’ve visited these six locations and sampled at least 7 different cupcakes.
Remember that many Disney World cupcakes are offered seasonally, so if you need to substitute out new options for the ones below, that’s A-OK with us!
Depending on your tolerance level, you may want to split this crawl up over a couple of days. We won’t judge!
Don’t forget, most of these can be purchased for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit, so save up those snacks!
CONTEMPORARY RESORT: Cupcakes required = 2
Contemporary Resort’s Contempo Cafe is your starting point for wonderful (and seasonal) cupcakes.
A modern quick service restaurant in the midst of the bustling Contemporary Resort makes a convenient cupcake stop on your way to or from the [Read more…]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is once again hosting Star Wars Weekends from May 18 – June 10, 2012, for fans celebrating the George Lucas films.
If you have young padawans that can’t wait to meet Chewbacca (“let the wookie win”) or a budding Jedi that dreams of a lightsaber battle with Darth Vader, this event is for you!
Adults that grew up with the Star Wars empire are equally excited about this special event with the opportunity to purchase unique merchandise and meet celebrities. I’m looking forward to attending my second Star Wars Weekend this year, and not only will I be posing for a picture with an Ewok, I’m going to snag one of these galatically-good snacks as well!
According to the DisneyParks Blog, there are some fun treats awaiting hungry Star Wars fans! My 12-year old son just told me that he likes “all of them,” but he’s headed for the Darth cupcake first.
Darth Vader Cupcake
A special chocolate cupcake featuring Darth Vader will be available for $4.99 at Darth’s Mall, ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet, and Starring Rolls Cafe.
This is pretty much the regular chocolate, peanut butter cupcake with a Darth head stuck in it, but we’re not complaining! Also, it’s definitely more ornate than last year’s version! “It is useless to resist” the power of the Darth cupcake!
Loyal droid R2D2 features his own bucket of churros with chocolate dipping sauce. Get yours at [Read more…]