Dining in Disneyland: FIRST LOOK! The Jolly Holiday Bakery

It’s a Jolly Holiday on Main Street! It’s open everyone, it’s open! We’ve been waiting patiently or maybe not so patiently for the new Jolly Holiday Bakery to open since it’s cute signs started enticing us months ago.

Yesterday, the Jolly Holiday Bakery, a counter service eatery, soft opened in Disneyland with a “Grand Opening” planned for Saturday, January 7th.  I am happy to announce that I was there yesterday morning on the very first day of service and everything was spit spot!

Jolly Holiday Entrance

Mary Poppins Weathervane on the Rooftop

Outdoor Menu Teaser Board

We’re covering both breakfast AND lunch at the bakery in this post, so stay tuned for dozens of mouth-watering photos of what’s available…like these!!

Strawberry Lemon Cupcake

Waldorf Chicken Sandwich

These are just teasers, though! Read through the rest of the post to see more yummy pics!


When walking up to Jolly Holiday, I noticed that it was a completely full house with the line wrapping around out the door.  It was prime breakfast time and with this being the only eatery open on Main Street, it was the place to be.  Not to worry though, the line moves quick and once inside, it splits into two lines with multiple speedy cashiers ready to take care of business! There is plenty of outdoor seating & even with a long line, there were many available tables to choose from.

Jolly Holiday Outdoor Seating

Jolly Holiday Table with Matching Umbrella

Jolly Holiday Patio Seating

While in line, the decor is distractingly adorable, so that makes it go even quicker! My absolute favorite thing to see were the [Read more…]

Disney Food Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 4

We’re running out of shopping days!! And I don’t know about you, but I’ve still got lots to do. So let’s get right to our holiday gift ideas!

Each week, we’re sharing a few gift-giving ideas that are lots of fun for the Disney and/or food fans in your life. Get your orders in now by shopping right from home!

Have fun with your holiday gift-giving! And check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our holiday gift ideas guide as well!

Disney Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutters

Turn your kitchen into a Disney bake shop with these adorable cookie cutters. Before you get out the rolling pin, order these Mickey Mouse cookie cutters!

Cookie Cutters

Disney Character Cookie Basket

Send your friends a basket filled with delicious cookies. They’ll be smiling when they see the faces of their favorite Disney characters.

Customize the container, number of cookies, and add other goodies too. We just love edible gifts and your friends will too!

Selma's Seasonal Treats

Selma’s Crispy Rice Treats

Even if you’re not at the Main Street Confectionery to pick up your freshly made goodies these rice krispie treats are sold in Walt Disney World and Disneyland as pre-packaged snacks.

Order the snowman, candy cane, stocking, and/or the Christmas tree for a nostalgic taste of Disney Parks in the comfort of your home!!

These also make great stocking stuffers!

BabyCakes NYC Cookbooks

Treat your loved ones to these fabulous cookbooks by Erin McKenna of BabyCakes NYC. If you know someone that loves to bake AND has a special diet (vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free), these recipes will be [Read more…]

Disney Food Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 3

I don’t know about you, but I’m making lists and checking them twice! Holiday shopping is in full swing!

Each week, we’re sharing a few gift-giving ideas that are lots of fun for the Disney and/or food fans in your life. Stay in your warm, cozy home and shop from your favorite comfy chair!

Walt Disney Gumball Machine

This Walt Disney Limited Edition Gumball Candy Machine dispenses small candy including gumballs. While it can be set for complimentary dispensing, the gumball machine will accept all coins!

Nostalgic gift!

Mickey Mouse Sandwich Maker

Imprint your favorite character on your sandwiches! This is the perfect way to bring Mickey to your family meals.

Mickey Mouse!

Disney Cookbooks

Two great cookbooks by Disney Food writer, Pam Brandon, and the Disney Chefs! Don’t forget to check out our other favorite cookbooks here!

Delicious Disney and Chef Mickey can also be ordered online!

Great recipes!

Share the Magic Mickey and Friends Serving Plate

Serve your holiday treats on this fabulous Disney plate! It’s perfect for cookies, crackers and cheese, or.. [Read more…]

Review: Most Sensational Muppet Party at Disney’s Soda Fountain

I will admit to you that I am a Muppet fan, a serious Muppet fan. I mean, like, I’ve loved the Muppets for as long as I can remember. Sadly, years gone by, they sort of fell off my radar.

I am, however, happy to announce that with the release of The Muppets I was able to fall back in love at my favorite movie theater, The El Capitan.

A Perfect Pair!

A Perfect Pair.

If you’ve got Muppet fever, then you must know about a very special event going on at Disney’s Soda Fountain (aka El Capitan’s next door neighbor), Disney’s Most Sensational Muppet Party. Muppets, food, cupcakes, and a special surprise…what could be better!!! My two sons and I were recently treated to a very special afternoon in Hollywood. Read on to hear all about it!

Most Sensational!


Before we dive into the review, I want to let you know the details if you’d like to book your spot at The Most Sensational Muppet Party! It’s offered pre- or post-movie at Disney’s Soda Fountain on Saturdays and Sundays, November 23rd through January 5th. Available party times are [Read more…]

Disney Cruise Review: High Tea at Palo

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers brings us on Board the Disney Magic’s Mediterranean Cruise for High Tea at Palo!

Although this was my third Disney Cruise, my husband and I had never had a chance to dine at The Disney Cruise Line’s upscale (and kid-free) Palo. We’d heard amazing things, but were always so happy with our dining room experiences that we never strayed from our nightly servers.  I now ask myself, “What the heck were we thinking?!?”

Palo is an Adult Exclusive Restaurant Located on Deck 10 Aft

On this last cruise, an 11-day Mediterranean Cruise, we had not one, not two, but three chances to visit Palo; and honestly, I wish we had made even more reservations than that.  Each visit was for a different meal.  We tried the brunch (amazing), we tried the dinner (amazing), and we also visited the High Tea. This was my first “fancy” official type high tea and I will tell you this: high tea at Palo would be hard to top.

High Tea Place Setting

High tea is offered on sea days only and reservations are a must. It takes place at 3:00pm and will set you back a mere [Read more…]

Lunch With the Earl of Sandwich

One of Disney World’s most beloved counter service restaurants isn’t actually a Disney restaurant at all — it’s part of a chain of sandwich shops called Earl of Sandwich! We still love it, though, and couldn’t wait to highlight it here on the blog.

Located in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace, Earl of Sandwich is a restaurant wrapped up in a history lesson. As the story goes, John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich in England, invented the sandwich as an easy, eat-on-the-run (or while playing cards) meal. Today, the 11th Earl of Sandwich and his family have taken the name to new heights by developing Earl of Sandwich stores and selling high-quality, delicious sandwich varieties along with fresh [Read more…]