Can you believe we’re almost HALFWAY to the holidays?!
Actually, we’re even closer to the festivities, because Disney starts to celebrate the holiday season RIGHT after Halloween (and sometimes even before!). So, you really only have to wait about 4-ish months to see some holiday cheer around the parks. Or…do you? Disney is celebrating the halfway mark to the holiday season THIS WEEK and they just released info about a bunch of holly jolly treats coming to Disney World and Disneyland — let’s check ’em out!
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There are some fun treats coming to Disney World to celebrate the halfway mark to the holidays! First up, over at Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we will see the return of the Very Merry Minnie Mouse Cupcake! This is a chocolate cupcake filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with ganache-dipped buttercream, cookie ears, and a chocolate holiday bow. It will be available from June 23rd through June 26th.
Next, you can head on over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge where The Mara will be serving the brand-new Peppermint Bark Cheesecake! This is a peppermint cheesecake with a chocolate cookie and peppermint crust and whipped vanilla panna cotta. This sweet treat will also be available from June 23rd through June 26th.
In Disney Springs, the Gold Christmas Tree Popcorn Buckets are BACK for the celebration! They’ll be out all across Disney Springs at the outdoor vending carts, and popcorn is included in your purchase. But, these will only be available while supplies last!
Finally, also at Disney Springs, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company will have TWO new items! From June 23rd through the 26th, you can get the Peppermint Mocha with dark chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup, and whipped cream OR you can get the White Chocolate Gingerbread Latte, which is a combination of white chocolate sauce and gingerbread syrup topped with whipped cream.
You can get either of these hot or iced and, if you’re 21 and over, you can add some spirits!
In the Downtown Disney District, you will find two special eats for the holiday celebration. First, check out the Christmas Dinner Corn Dog from Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs. This twist on a classic features a corn dog made with a turkey hot dog, hand-dipped in batter, rolled in panko crumbs, and served with a side of cranberry sauce for dipping. It will be available from June 23rd through June 30th.
Next, head to California Churro for the Peppermint Churro, which is a churro rolled in crushed peppermint and drizzled with a mint frosting topped with peppermint candy pieces. This treat is also available from June 23rd through June 30th.
That’s your first look at the holiday treats coming to the Disney resorts on both coasts for the special celebration! We’ll be keeping an eye out for even more holiday news from Disney, so make sure to stay tuned to DFB for news and updates.
Will you be celebrating Halfway to the Holidays in the Disney Parks? Tell us in the comments!