Review: Red Velvet Peppermint Shake and Other Holiday Snacks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thanks in part to a little annual shindig known as The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Hollywood Studios has a reputation for spreading holiday cheer in its own unique way… and that’s right down to the snacks!

This year there are a few newcomers to the mix as well as some old favorites. We were so excited to find these killer new snacks to share with you!

Red Velvet Peppermint Shake

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner is playing host to a VERY hidden holiday gem… so well hidden, in fact, that you can’t even see it on a sign.

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner Menu

On the menu, you just see the simple mention of “Seasonal Shakes.” I took it upon myself to find out exactly what that means in regards to the Yuletide… and THIS is what I found: the Peppermint Shake!

Seasonal Peppermint Shake

The name “Peppermint Shake” is actually a bit misleading. The peppermint comes solely from the crushed candy cane on top of the whipped cream. The base, however, is made of Red Velvet ice Cream.

Seasonal Peppermint Shake

That mild cocoa flavor that Red Velvet is known for is [Read more…]

Snack Series: Jack Sparrow Cupcake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ahoy, me hearties!

When I was in Disney World last week, I got me — er, my — very first look at the brand new Jack Sparrow Cupcake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! (Oh, and I got that Gingerbread Cupcake, too, which I’ll share with you tomorrow!!)

Sign with Cupcake Options -- Click to Enlarge

This cupcake is something special, indeed. It comes to you tucked inside of a souvenir plastic pirate treasure chest in your choice of colors — brown or pink. (If you’re a Disneyphile, you’ve probably seen these treasure chests used many times before — like for those little celebration cakes!)

Jack Sparrow Treasure Chest -- Ooh... wonder what's inside!

Inside, you find a chocolate-on-more-chocolate cupcake, but you also find some really special white chocolate pieces along with it.

Jack Sparrow Cupcake with Treasure Chest and Chocolates

You’ll walk away with [Read more…]

Guest Review: New Studio Catering Company Menu

The fabulous Leigh Caldwell, known to you as Theme Park Mom, recently visited the newly re-opened Studio Catering Company in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and emerged with some great comments (and incredible photos) on the new menu. Huge thanks to you, Leigh, as always. Who else could use “pillowy” to describe a sandwich and have us know exactly what it means?!

Studio Catering Company Exterior

Studio Catering Company reopened with some fresh paint and a fresh menu a few weeks back, and I recently got the opportunity to give the new dishes a spin.

I have always loved the location of this quick-service restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, especially when traveling with a family. On crowded days, someone can wait in line at Studio Catering while another adult takes the kids to the adjacent Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground.

This particular trip was great for sampling a new menu, because I happened to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with six adults and seven kids. Yikes!

I suggested Studio Catering Company for lunch because of the aforementioned playground and the fact that the place is huge, so I knew we wouldn’t have any trouble [Read more…]