2019 Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party Reservations Now Available

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting into the holiday spirit again this year with the return of the nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! from November 8 through January 5, 2020. And of course, no evening extravaganza would be complete without a dessert party to go along with it. This year Disney is offering a Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party as part of the fun. Here’s everything you need to know about the premium event courtesy of Disney:


Experience dazzling new heights of festive joy at this yummy, yuletide celebration!

Delight in holiday-inspired snacks, delicious desserts, wine, beer, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Menu favorites include the classic Yule log, cheese fondue with pretzel bread, and Gingerbread martinis. Enjoy our new location along Echo Lake, offering a beautiful view of the Christmas Tree while you eat!

While you sip and savor, you can mingle with Chip and Dale!

Then, wrap up your merry evening in a reserved viewing area for 2 shows — Wonderful World of Animation and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, a holiday spectacular hosted by elves Wayne and Lanny from ABC’s animated special Prep & Landing. This larger-than-life extravaganza features iconic music, fireworks, special effects and state-of-the-art projections that display heartwarming moments from some of your favorite Disney films including Bambi, Cinderella and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—and build to a mesmerizing finale you won’t soon forget!

Pricing

November 8 to December 21, 2019: $89 per adult; $53 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)
December 22 to January 1, 2020: $99 per adult; $59 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)
January 2 to January 5, 2020: $89 per adult; $53 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)

Reservations

A separate ticket for admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the dessert party price. Book online by clicking here or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. 


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Candlelight Processional

Epcot’s 2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now On Sale

The Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World, with the joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and glorious mass choir. Candlelight performances take place at 5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot from November 29 through December 30, 2019.

Narrators

Candlelight ProcessionalNovember 29 – December 1: Ming-Na Wen
December 2 – 5: Neil Patrick Harris
December 6 – 7: Whoopi Goldberg
December 8 – 10: Isabella Rossellini
December 11 – 12: TBD
December 13 – 15: Gary Sinise
December 16 – 18: Pat Sajak
December 19 – 21: TBD
December 22 – 24: Steven Curtis Chapman
December 25 – 26: Edward James Olmos
December 27 – 28: Marlee Matlin
December 29 – 30: Lisa Ling

Please note that narrators are subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Dining Packages

Candlelight ProcessionalGuests may purchase Candlelight Dining Packages to reserve a seat at the Candlelight Processional. These packages include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner packages available. Breakfast starts at $40 for adults and $23 for children, lunch and dinner starts at $52 for adults and $16.99 for children. Each meal includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage (or buffet depending on the location selected). Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or the required park admission. Participating restaurants include Ale & CompassRose & Crown Pub and Dining Room, Coral Reef Restaurant, Biergarten Restaurant, The Garden Grill Restaurant , Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Spice Road Table, San Angel Inn Restaurante, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Les Chefs de France, Tokyo Dining, Teppan Edo, Tutto Italia Ristorante, Trattoria al Forno, and La Hacienda de San Angel. Guests may call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations or book online by clicking here. Hurry – Availability is limited!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Delicious Dishes From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has opened in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, let’s talk about the delicious dishes and drinks being offered throughout the land. There are lots of fantastic options to choose from for all of the Star Wars foodies out there. Here are the details courtesy of Disney:

In creating Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Walt Disney Imagineering envisioned a land that immerses guests entirely in Star Wars storytelling, using all five of their senses. Thus, food and drink play important roles in deepening guests’ engagement, using taste and smell to play right alongside the wondrous sights and other sensations found within this new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. When guests take a bite of Fried Endorian Tip-yip or a swig of a strange-looking concoction, they feel all the more as if they’ve stepped onto the planet Batuu.

The Disney Parks food and beverage creative teams worked hand in hand with Walt Disney Imagineering to develop a diverse and distinctive menu for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The wide array of delectable creations reinforces Walt Disney Imagineering’s commitment to immersive storytelling and attention to detail in every aspect of this Star Wars experience.

As a remote planet, Batuu is one of the lesser-populated worlds in the Star Wars galaxy, so the food available in Black Spire Outpost has a “farm to table” feel typically found in more rural communities. Food and drink throughout the land hint at an ancient culture, passed down to the current generation of Batuuan residents and are served in unique and exotic vessels.

Oga’s Cantina, for example, is the land’s main watering hole and serves as the heart of Black Spire Outpost. Here, guests gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages such as the spicy Bloody Rancor, the foamy Fuzzy Tauntaun or the fruity Carbon Freeze.

Ronto Roasters, named for the large pack animals of Tatooine, draws attention from passersby with its large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit. When hungry customers queue up to order, they encounter a former smelter droid, 8D-J8, carefully turning the spit of meats. The stall’s signature Ronto Wrap may remind guests of roasted pork and grilled sausage, while the Tatooine Sunset specialty drink may have them reminiscing about gourmet flavored iced tea and lemonade.

The Milk Stand will answer a question four decades in the making: What does Blue Milk taste like? This stall offers two local favorites – Blue Milk and Green Milk. Both provide a frozen blend of exotic tastes and fruity accents, with Green Milk delivering a bit more zing.

At Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs’ transport shuttle sits atop Docking Bay 7 as a mobile kitchen and restaurant, turning the hangar into Tuggs’ Grub. Tuggs’ journeys from system to system allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes, such as Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-yip and Batuu-bon for dessert.

The full food and beverage offerings available in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge include:

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

BREAKFAST
  • Bright Suns Morning: Three-cheese egg bite, pork sausage, purple potato hash, mini Mustafarian lava roll
  • Rising Moons Overnight Oats: Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, seasonal fruit
  • Mustafarian Lava Roll: Sweet galactic delight
Kids’ Meals (for guests ages 3-9)
Meals include choice of small low-fat milk or small Dasani
  • Bright Suns Youngling Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, purple potatoes, fresh fruit
Specialty Beverages
  • Moof Juice: Simply Fruit Punch® and Simply Orange® with pineapple, chipotle-pineapple
  • Sour Sarlacc: Minute Maid® limeade, raspberry, spicy mango
  • Fountain Drinks: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Sprite®, Powerade® Mountain Berry Blast, Minute Maid® Light Lemonade
  • Dasani® bottled water
  • Black Caf: Coffee
LUNCH AND DINNER
Entrées
  • Smoked Kaadu Ribs: Sticky pork ribs, blueberry corn muffin, cabbage slaw
  • Fried Endorian Tip-yip: Crispy chicken, roasted vegetable potato mash, herb gravy
  • Yobshrimp Noodle Salad: Chilled shrimp, marinated noodles, vegetables
  • Roasted Endorian Tip-yip Salad: Marinated chicken, mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, green curry ranch
  • Braised Shaak Roast: Beef pot roast, cavatelli pasta, wilted kale, mushrooms
  • Felucian Garden Spread: Plant-based “kefta,” herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish, pita
Desserts
  • Oi-oi Puff: Raspberry cream puff, passion fruit mousse
  • Batuu-bon: Chocolate cake, white chocolate mousse, coffee custard
Kids’ Meals (for guests ages 3-9)
All meals include choice of small low-fat milk or small Dasani® water
  • Yobshrimp Noodle Salad: Chilled shrimp, noodle vegetables, sweet orange dressing
  • A Taste of Takodana: Black bean hummus, edible soil with nuts, chilled dipping vegetables, multi-grain crisps
  • Fried Endorian Tip-yip: Crispy chicken, macaroni & cheese, seasonal vegetables
Specialty Beverages
  • Moof Juice: Simply Fruit Punch® and Simply Orange® with Pineapple, chipotle-pineapple
  • Sour Sarlacc: Minute Maid® limeade, raspberry, spicy mango
  • Takodana Quencher: Bacardí dragon berry rum, blue curaçao, Simply Orange® with pineapple, kiwi
  • Gold Squadron Lager: Produced by Blue Point Brewery: golden lager with lavender and plum flavors
  • Fountain Drinks: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Sprite®, Powerade® Mountain Berry Blast, Minute Maid® Light Lemonade
  • Dasani® bottled water
  • Black Caf: Coffee

Oga’s Cantina

Morning Menu
Food
  • Mustafarian Lava Roll: Sweet galactic delight
  • Rising Moons Overnight Oats: Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, seasonal fruit
Concoctions with Alcohol
  • Spiran Caf: Peru Alto Mayo Organic Joffrey’s Coffee®, orange marmalade, rum, vanilla whipped cream, citrus zest
  • Bloody Rancor: Vodka, Chile liqueur, spicy Bloody Mary Mix, rancor bone
Concoctions Without Alcohol
  • Black Spire Brew: Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee®, honey, falernum, passion fruit, citrus
  • Moogan Tea: Gold Peak® Unsweetened Tea, chocolate milk, vanilla, cinnamon
  • Tarine Tea: Gold Peak® Unsweetened Tea, peach, huckleberry, mint
  • Blue Bantha: Blue Milk served chilled with Bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie
Afternoon and Evening Menu
Snack
  • Batuu Bits: A light crisp snack mix from the galaxy
Concoctions with Alcohol
  • Fuzzy Tauntaun: Peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice with tangerine, pure cane sugar, and “buzz button tingling” foam
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Grapefruit and rose vodka, falernum, blue curaçao, white grape juice, lime juice, and grapefruit bitters
  • The Outer Rim: Silver tequila, açaí liqueur, lime juice, pure cane sugar, black salt, and exotic fruit purée
  • T-16 Skyhopper: Vodka, melon liqueur, kiwi, and half & half
  • Dagobah Slug Slinger: Reposado tequila, blue curaçao, citrus juices, ginger, herbs, and bitters
  • Jet Juice: Bourbon, chile liqueur, açaí liqueur, white grape juice, and lemon juice
  • Yub Nub: Pineapple rum, spiced rum, citrus juices, and passion fruit (souvenir vessel available)
  • Bespin Fizz: Rum, yuzu purée, pomegranate juice, white cranberry juice, and cloud swirl
Concoctions Without Alcohol
  • Cliff Dweller: Citrus juices, coconut, hibiscus-grenadine, and Seagram’s Ginger Ale
  • Hyperdrive (Punch It!): Powerade® Mountain Berry Blast, white cranberry juice, black cherry purée, Sprite®
  • Jabba Juice: Simply Orange® with pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe, and blueberry popping pearls
  • Blurrgfire: Lemonade, pomegranate juice, and habanero-lime
  • Blue Bantha: Blue Milk served chilled with Bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie
  • Carbon Freeze: Powerade® Lemon Lime, wild strawberry, blueberry, green apple popping pearls
Provision Without Alcohol
  • Oga’s Obsession: Lemonade, cotton candy flavor, blueberry popping pearls
Beers on Tap
  • Gold Squadron Lager
  • White Wampa Ale
  • Gamorrean Ale
  • Bad Motivator IPA
  • Oga’s Beer Flight served in Rancor Beer Flight Souvenir Board and glasses 
Cider on Tap
  • Spice Runner Hard Cider
Wine on Tap
  • Toniray
  • Imperial Guard 

Ronto Roasters

Morning Menu
  • Ronto Morning Wrap: Whole oven baked omelet, grilled pork sausage, shredded cheese, peppercorn sauce wrapped in pita
  • Rising Moons Overnight Oats: Oats, Dragon Fruit, Yogurt, Seasonal Fruit 
  • Black Caf
All-Day Menu
  • Ronto Wrap: Roasted pork, grilled sausage, peppercorn sauce, tangy slaw wrapped in pita
  • Nuna Turkey Jerky: Choice of sweet or spicy
Specialty Beverages Without Alcohol
  • Tatooine Sunset: Gold Peak® unsweetened tea, Odwalla® lemonade, melon, blueberry flavors
  • Sour Sarlacc: Minute Maid® limeade, raspberry, spicy mango
Specialty Beverage with Alcohol
  • Coruscant Cooler: Bourbon, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth, cranberry, lime juice
Beer
  • Trandoshan Ale: Produced by Concrete Beach (Boston Beer) – Spiced Wheat Ale
Fountain Drinks
  • Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Sprite®, Powerade® Mountain Berry Blast, Minute Maid® Light Lemonade

Milk Stand

  • Blue Milk: Plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice Milks
  • Green Milk: Plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice Milks 

Kat Saka’s Kettle

  • Outpost Popcorn Mix
  • A colorful blend of sweet and spicy flavors
  • Bottled beverages: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dasani®

If you’re going to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the opening weeks of Star Wars: Galaxy’s edge, I hope to see you there!

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