More restaurants are reopening at Walt Disney World just in time for the holidays. Plus, Mobile Magic is expanding and even more Disney festive sweets and treats await your arrival. It's all this week in your weekly Disney travel news podcast.
Story Book Dining at Artist Point, themed after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will reopen Dec. 16 at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
As part of the new Character Dining experience, guests will see Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and The Queen stroll through the Enchanted Forest while enjoying a bountiful prix fixe dinner with the choice of individually plated entrées and shared starters and desserts. Start with a refreshing cocktail like the Enchanted Apple with a hint of sour apple. The Royal Prime Rib Roast and the vegetarian A Stroll Through Nature are both returning as well as the decadent “Poison” Apple dessert with dark chocolate-apple mousse.
General Fulton’s Prime Rib and the Deep-South Shrimp and Grits, are back as well. Along with the signature Boatwright’s Jambalaya and the plant-based Boatwright’s Harvest Jambalaya. And for a Southern sweet dessert there's the Mississippi Mud Crème Brûlée, a decadent chocolate brûlée with a chocolate shortbread cookie.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts has the 50th Celebration Shake: a birthday-cake-flavored milkshake drizzled in gold glitter glaze topped with a slice of commemorative 50th celebration birthday cake.
Festive Treats at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park
Magic Kingdom Park has two new offerings for The World’s Most Magical Celebration. Main Street Bakery has the Opening Day Celebration Cake that features milk chocolate mousse, raspberry center, and gluten-friendly chocolate cake topped with balloon sprinkles and a chocolate piece.
At Storybook Treats Grumpy gets his own Seven Dwarfs Specialty Cone – a cranberry vanilla soft-serve in a cone with a chocolate belt buckle and an adorable “Grumpy” chocolate face! It's a limited-time offer only available through Jan. 9.
- Orange Bird Holiday Citrus Swirl –DOLE Whip Orange and Lime swirl in a holiday waffle cone, and a white chocolate Orange Bird Santa (available at Warming Hut)
- Merry Merry Melon –Melon- and apple-flavored frozen rum cocktail with a red sugared rim topped with a cherry (available at Frostbite Freddie’s)
- Peppermint Milkshake –Peppermint-flavored milkshake with white chocolate whipped cream and holiday sprinkles (available at Lottawatta Lodge)
There are holiday-themed Magic Shots at all four parks and Disney Springs so be sure to ask the PhotoPass photographer which Magic Shots they can offer at their location.
At Disney Springs, the Disney PhotoPass Studio in the Marketplace is offering holiday themed virtual backdrops.
And if you want to add some extra holiday cheer to your photos, photographers at some locations have handheld props that you can use in your photos.
- World of Disney at Disney Springs
- Creations Shop at EPCOT
- Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park – New!
- Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Coming soon!
- Island Mercantile at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – Coming soon!
- Disney Clothiers, Ltd., China Closet and Plaza Point
- Pioneer Mercantile and Bonanza Outfitters – New!
- The Star Trader – New!
- Elias & Co.
- WEB Suppliers – New!
- Knick's Knacks – New!
- World of Disney
Here's how it works...
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Disney has officially launched a Super Zoom Magic Shot at EPCOT, now in all 4 parks
- Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen at Disneyland Park: Dec. 7, 9,15, 21, 23
- Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure Park: Dec. 8, 14, 16, 22
Lunar New Year is a celebration that commemorates traditions of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures. The festival features multicultural performances, special activities, culinary delights, beautiful décor, celebratory merchandise, and more
2022 is the Year of the Tiger at the Lunar New Year festival. So naturally, Tigger will join in on the fun, along more Disney characters including Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, the Three Little Pigs and more, all donning their festive attire.
The Lucky Wishing Wall and craft activities will also back at this year’s celebration.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, March 4 – April 26, 2022
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