Tasty Treats At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this holiday season, you might be planning a special evening at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom. You might be planning on stuffing yourself with all of the complimentary cookies and cocoa you can get your hands on during the event, but did you know that there are several holiday foods that are available for purchase that are exclusive to the party. Check out these yummy options:

Carved Turkey Sandwich (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café)

Oven-roasted turkey with Applewood smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, chipotle garlic aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a roll

Gaston’s Cheese Dip (Available at Gaston’s Tavern)

Beer cheese dip with smoked bacon bits served with breadstick antlers

An Orange Bird Christmas (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace)

Orange-scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd on a citrus-almond cream cake with buttercream leaves and a white chocolate piece

Kakamora Float (Available at Aloha Isle)

Coconut soft-serve served on top of pineapple juice and non-alcoholic blue curaçao syrup topped with a chocolate Kakamora cake pop

Sven’s Carrot Cake (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)

Carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, sugar carrots, and a chocolate Sven piece

Jolly Tamale Christmas (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)

Three house-made tamales filled with shredded chicken and your choice of toppings from the complimentary fixings bar

Tis the Season (Available at Cool Ship)

Chilled Fanta Orange mixed with cranberry juice and green apple popping pearls

To Be Jolly Float (Available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor)

Peppermint iced coffee topped with vanilla ice cream, crushed peppermint, and a chocolate Minnie Mouse bow

Party-Exclusive Holiday Novelty Souvenirs (Only Available While Supplies Last)
  • Popcorn Carts – Mickey Light-Up Tree Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Gaston’s Tavern – Sven Sipper

Remember once you run out of money to spend on treats (which can happen fast at Walt Disney World), you can fill up at all of the complimentary goody stations throughout the park. The snowman pretzel is my favorite!

Complimentary Goodies
  • Pinocchio Village Haus – Snickerdoodle Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Fanta
  • Storybook Snacks Cart – Snowman Pretzel
  • Miner’s Cove – Peppermint Cookie
  • Friar’s Nook – Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Lunching Pad – Ginger Molasses Cookie and Apple Cider
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café – Peppermint Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Apple Cider
  • Jungle Cruise – Ginger Molasses Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern – Snowman Pretzel and Fanta
  • Golden Oak Outpost – Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Diamond Horseshoe – Chocolate Chip Cookie and Eggnog

Holiday Cookie Stroll At Epcot

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile or read some of my posts on TouringPlans, it’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of desserts, so I am beyond excited about the Holiday Cookie Stroll this year during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

Beginning November 29 and running through December 30, 2019, pick up a Festival Passport and stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase to find the five cookie locations. Purchase your sweet treats at the designated Holiday Kitchens and get your Festival Passport stamped. Once you collect all five stamps, bring your Passport to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen (aka Promenade Refreshments) to receive a free Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie…yum!

Three Disney Specials Not To Miss This Holiday Season

If you can’t be in a Disney Park this year for the holidays, be sure to tune in for three festive Disney specials sure to get you in the spirit. Here’s a run down of what we can expect to see courtesy of Disney:

This holiday season, ABC and Disney Channel will transport the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line during the holidays to viewers with three magical specials featuring star-studded performances, merry entertainment and more. During the specials, viewers will get exclusive looks at upcoming Disney Parks attractions, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening soon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.

ABC officially kicks off the holidays with “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,“ Thursday, November 28 (8:00-10:00pm EST), on ABC; followed by “Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World,“ premiering Friday, December 13 (8:00-8:30pm EST), on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app. As part of the annual tradition, the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” airs Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25 (10:00am–12:00pm EST, 9:00-11:00am CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, check listings, on ABC and on the ABC app).

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” kicks off the holiday season Thursday, November 28, from 8:00-10:00pm EST, on ABC and on the ABC app. Join hosts artist Matthew Morrison, singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton, and TV host Jesse Palmer as they present the two-hour prime-time special on Thanksgiving night from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California. This magical celebration will feature celebrity musical performances among a flurry of Disney holiday entertainment. During the prime-time special, viewers will be treated to several Disney Parks sneak peeks, including a behind-the-scenes look into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on December 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and January 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California.

Musical performances include the following:

  • GRAMMY®Award-winning icons Sting and Shaggy perform duets and solo numbers from Walt Disney World Resort, including a new festive reggae version of “Silent Night (Christmas is Coming).”
  • GRAMMY Award-winning rock band The Man performs “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” from Disneyland Resort.
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Pentatonix will sing a cappella renditions of “Deck the Halls” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer perform an all-new original holiday song from Disneyland Resort.
  • International pop star Ally Brooke sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) performs “Santa Baby” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The Tony®, Emmy®and two-time Golden Globe®-nominated artist Matthew Morrison performs a medley from Walt Disney World Resort of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from the upcoming album “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” and the classic “Let it Snow.”
  • Acclaimed two-time Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling pulls all the strings for “Carol of the Bells” from Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World

“Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World“ airs Friday, December 13, from 8:00-8:30pm EST/PST, on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app. Disney Channel’s “ZOMBIES 2” stars Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim will co-host this holiday party with artist Matthew Morrison, treating fans to a magical holiday celebration featuring performances from Shaggy, Pentatonix and Disney Channel stars Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home“), Ruby Rose Turner (“Coop & Cami Ask the World”) and Kylie Cantrall (“Gabby Duran & The Unsittables”) broadcast from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and aboard the majestic Disney Fantasy – part of the Disney Cruise Line fleet. During the special, viewers will enjoy exclusive Disney Parks sneak peeks, including a first look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in spring 2020 and Disneyland Park in California in the future. Viewers will also get an exclusive look at the Disney Channel Original Movie sequel “ZOMBIES 2,” premiering on Disney Channel in 2020. Additionally, “BUNK’D” stars Scarlett Estevez and Israel Johnson will host a special family segment highlighting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Disney Channel’s “ZOMBIES 2” star Meg Donnelly sings “Home for the Holidays” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Disney Channel stars Issac Ryan Brown (”Raven’s Home”) and Ruby Rose Turner (”Coop & Cami Ask the World”) perform “12 Days of Christmas” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Disney Channel’s “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables” star Kylie Cantrall performs “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“ aboard the Disney Fantasy.
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Pentatonix performs an a cappella rendition of “Here Comes Santa Claus” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae star Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” from Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” airs Wednesday, December 25, from 10:00am–12:00pm EST, 9:00-11:00am. CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, check listings, on ABC and on the ABC app. Disney’s annual Christmas celebration airs Christmas morning on ABC hosted by artist Matthew Morrison, singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton, and TV host Jesse Palmer. Joining as co-hosts are ABC’s “black-ish” star Marsai Martinwith Hollywood Records Artist and Disney’s “The Lion King” star JD McCrary, who voiced young Simba in the live-action film. Presented from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California, the show features the Christmas Day Parade down Main Street U.S.A., heartwarming stories and amazing celebrity performances. Among the exclusive Disney Parks sneak peeks planned for this special are Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in spring 2020 and Disneyland Park in California in the future, plus Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure Park in California in 2020. Viewers will also get a special look at “the most magical flight on earth”: the newly opened Disney Skyliner gondola system, connecting Walt Disney World Resort guests to two Disney theme parks and four resorts, including the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, opening December 16.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Seventeen-time GRAMMY Award-winning Sting performs “Soul Cake” off his platinum-selling album “If On A Winter’s Night…” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae star Shaggy sings his new Caribbean-flavored original song “Christmas with Friends” from Walt Disney World Resort
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix performs “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Grace VanderWaal sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” from Disneyland Resort.
  • GRAMMY Award-winning rock band The Man performs “White Christmas” and “Feel it Still” from Disneyland Resort.
  • International pop star Ally Brooke performs “Christmas Through Your Eyes” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The cast of the new Disney+ original “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs a high-energy medley from Disneyland Resort.

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