Review: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Treats

I can say this much about our pal, Mickey Mouse

"Celebrate the Season" with Mickey and Minnie!

“Celebrate the Season” with Mickey and Minnie!

He sure knows how to throw a Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

"Celebrate the Season" stage show

Celebrate the Season stage show

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Jack Skellington Sandy Claws character meet

Jack Skellington as “Sandy Claws” character meet

Frozen Holiday Wish

Frozen Holiday Wish

Frozen Holiday Wish

Frozen Holiday Wish

From the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, to Holiday Wishes Fireworks, to all the fun in between, including character dance parties and appearances, special stage shows, and a whole, huge [Read more…]

5 Can’t Miss Holiday Drinks in Walt Disney World!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

The winter holiday season is officially underway, and that can only mean one thing…Fantastic Holiday Treats!

And while I love cupcakes and cookies and such, one of my favorite ways to celebrate this time of the year are the yummo drinks that pop up at Walt Disney World!

There are so many great ones to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites. I can’t wait to have them again this year!

Hot Salted Caramel

For the last few years, a delightful little holiday kiosk has popped up in the Germany Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. They started by serving glühwein and a few other tasty treats. But last year, the spot opened as Prost!, and served up a myriad of treats from Karamell-Küche!

My favorite find? The Hot Salted Caramel!

When I first saw this on the menu, I assumed they meant salted caramel hot chocolate. Which would also be, you know, totally fine. But NO. They meant straight up, hot caramel, in a glass, with a pinch of salt just for fun.

Hot Salted Caramel at Holiday Prost Kiosk in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

And my oh my…it’s amazing. So rich that you probably won’t be able to finish it, but you’ll relish trying if you’re anything like me. I am still dreaming about this one. All of the richness of that golden, buttery Werther’s Caramel in drink form?? Sign me up!

Glühwein

The classic holiday spiced wine drink has moved to Germany’s Sommerfest this year! Glühwein is the perfect way to keep warm on a chilly day in Epcot (and by chilly, we mean, like, 60 degrees).

Gluhwein in Epcot’s Germany

Spiced Eggnog

It was so much fun checking out the delicious holiday treats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! And the Streets of America Newsstand Holiday Eats is a great place to snag a snack or a warming beverage right before you head back to check out the Osbourne Family Lights!

If you’re ready for a little break in your day, you must try out the Spiced Eggnog. If Christmas were available in a cup, then this would definitely be in the running for the title.

Spiced Eggnog at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

After all, it’s just not Christmas without a serving of this rich, creamy treat! And spiked with [Read more…]

“Sweet Dreams”: The Scratch & Sniff Nightshirt

Walking through the merchandise section of Pooh Corner in Disneyland, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by a giant t-shirt with a scratch & sniff sticker on it.  When I noticed it was a “sleepy” Eeyore with a cup of hot chocolate, I immediately assumed that the “sniff” would be chocolate — because who wants to smell Eeyore all night long?

Scratch & Sniff Eeyore Night Shirt

Seriously? A scratch and sniff t-shirt?

Of course I immediately scratched and sniffed.  And yes, into my nose went a hint of chocolate.  The special ink used to print this shirt is infused with a chocolate scent; when you scratch it, it smells stronger.  The areas that were the most potent were the cocoa jar and Eeyore’s mug.  How do I know? because I tested out the [Read more…]

Guest Review: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Treats

I’m excited to welcome Guest Reviewer Holly Burtchaell from Random Cravings Blog with a fun review of treats found at this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World! Warning: This read is sugar-sweet!

Party signage

Although Mr. Random and I have clocked too many trips to Disney World to count, somehow, neither of us has ever experienced Christmas at the Happiest Place on Earth. Luckily, that all changed last week, when we spent an entire week immersed in Disney Christmas happiness. In fact, this year’s very first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) was also our very first time at that event!

I quickly learned that in addition to being about the Christmas parade, the special fireworks, and the rare character appearances, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is also filled with yummy holiday treats!

Free Eats at MVMCP

Included with your ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, along with healthier options of apple slices and apple juice. These treats were handed out at several locations around the Magic Kingdom…just follow the signs!

Signage at Cosmic Ray's

Signage at Columbia Harbor House

This year’s cookies were big, soft, delicious snickerdoodles. The apple slices were [Read more…]