Walt Disney World is always so festive that even the classic confections receive seasonal makeovers.
HI from the Magic Kingdom! Our visit this week found some construction updates, almost-too-cute-to-eat Easter treats, and lots of new merchandise we just have to add to our Disney collection.
In fact, before we even got into the Magic Kingdom we found some updates, so let’s start with…
Just when we thought we had tried all the holiday treats available we spotted some more in the Magic Kingdom this week! Come along on this sweet-filled journey through the Magic Kingdom with us!
One of our favorite stops on any day in the park is Main Street, U.S.A.’s Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – and now you can get Peppermint Ice Cream when you’re there! Plus we just love it when they put those cute Mickey Ears on our cone!
Between decorating the park, kicking off Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and introducing a bunch of treats and sweets the Magic Kingdom found a way to do even more updates! We collected all the menu updates, merchandise introductions, refurbishment projects progress, and even more holiday eats right here for you!
That’s a view that we could look at all day! Cinderella Castle, Fireworks, and Characters! Even Mickey is there — before his big day this weekend when he turns 90!
If you stop by the Main Street Confectionery over the coming weeks, you’ll find that things look quite different.
Main Street Confectionery
That’s because the Confection Case is undergoing a 6 week refurbishment, and is therefore closed.
But don’t fret! Not only is the rest of The Confectionery open (so you can still buy all sorts of in-house and prepackaged goodies), you can also still easily find your favorite house-made Disney confections —items like Mickey Krispy Treats, Cake Pops, Caramel Apples, and English Toffee — at Big Top Treats in New Fantasyland and Prairie Outpost & Supply in Frontierland! And the candy kitchen is still functioning at the Confectionery, so you can even get some house-made treats right here! Just not sold out of the case.
The six-week timeframe should position the reopening to occur around the beginning of November — right when the treats in the case will likely receive their annual holiday makeover into hues of red, green, and frosty winter blue.
In the meantime, let’s take a little tour to see what The Confectionery looks like at the moment.
It’s a bit disorienting to see such a hallmark of the shop behind refurb walls, so just as a reminder, the Case is to the left of the open kitchen where you can watch Cast Members create the treats. [Read more…]
You may have passed by boxes upon boxes of Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies in several merchandise spots around Disney World and Disneyland without even noticing.
Found throughout popular merchandise and snack combo stops such as Magic Kingdom’s Big Top Souvenirs (home to Big Top Treats) and Epcot’s Mouse Gears in Disney World, to the Fantasia Shop in the Disneyland Hotel (where I purchased mine), these grab and go snacks aren’t exactly what you would call high profile on the Disney snacking scene. [Read more…]
We’re meandering back through the brand new Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to take you on a full tour and review of some of the treats at Zuri’s Sweets Shop today!
Zuri's Sweets Shop
The shop, located outside the main gate of the new eating area, is your stop for all kinds of prepackaged sweets and snacks. You’ll find an assortment of familiar Disney snacks with Animal Kingdom-specific branding as well as a number of out-of-the-ordinary bulk items. But you’ll also find a confectionery counter with freshly made candy, cookies, and other sweets.
We shared a first look at Zuri’s the day it opened. As you may recall, the big story there was the “Match the Species” Treats — aka the “poop” candy. While the treats made a big sensation, they were gone almost as quickly as they arrived. (We’ve spoken to store managers about this, and they claim that the snacks sold well and they aren’t sure why they were pulled from the case. They suggest telling guest services that you’d like to see them come back.)
I can’t wait to show you all that we’ve tried over the course of a couple of visits! But before we get to that, let’s have a look around.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Harambe Market in person, be sure to take a look at our tour of this new spot. Disney has managed, once again, to create a brand new part of Animal Kingdom that looks like it’s been there since opening day. The themeing here is extraordinary.
You’ll find Zuri’s Sweets Shop standing across the “street” from the main area that [Read more…]