Vivoli il Gelato Celebrates National Hot Chocolate Day In Disney Springs


Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!

January 31 is National Hot Chocolate Day and Vivoli il Gelato is grabbing the steaming cup with both hands and giving a complimentary hot chocolate to guests with any in-store purchase (limit of one per person).  At Vivoli il Gelato, guests can enjoy the authentic taste of Florence with original gelato recipes dating back to the 1930’s. Overseen by third-generation gelato maker, Silvana Vivoli, this team of expert gelato-makers create Italian masterpieces with fresh ingredients just like they did at her grandfather, Raffaello’s, shop in Italy. Indulge in a variety of unique flavors of signature gelato, milkshakes, affogato, sorbet and more, all within the newly reimagined Disney Springs.

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2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Treats


Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and dozens of their other Disney pals help ring in the festive spirit of the holiday season during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom.

Frozen Holiday WishOn select nights from now through December 22, guests with tickets to this special, after-hours event can enjoy an evening filled with all the magic and wintry wonderment of the season, complete with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, snow flurries falling on Main Street, U.S.A., a jolly parade, a breathtaking fireworks show and A Frozen Holiday Wish, where Queen Elsa from “Frozen” uses her powers to turn Cinderella Castle into a sparkling icy centerpiece.

New this year, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun in a new castle stage show titled “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.” This spectacular show includes medleys of delightful holiday songs both classic and contemporary, along with special effects and magical projections.

ChristmasTwice during party nights, guests can enjoy “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” and watch as more than 160 performers, 12 floats and catchy Christmas music fill the streets of Magic Kingdom. Festive floats, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, skiers and ice skaters bring the sights, sounds and even the smells of the holidays to life at 8:30pm and 10:30pm each night of the party.

Sweet aromas of peppermint and gingerbread leap out of the kitchen and onto Main Street, U.S.A. from Goofy’s Candy Company and the Bake Shoppe floats, while the scents of fresh-cut evergreens and pine trees wafts from the Christmas Tree and the Ski Shoppe float.

Guests can dance with polar bears and gingerbread men at Club Tinsel Character Dance Party held at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.

Remaining 2016 party dates are:

  • December 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 22

For ticket prices or to purchase tickets for this special holiday party, please click here or call 407-WDW-7679. The celebration starts at 7pm, but party guests with tickets will be allowed admission into Magic Kingdom beginning at 4pm.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without some delicious Disney desserts. Here’s a peek at some of the tasty treats being served up exclusively at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year courtesy of Disney:

Holiday Tree Cupcake
spiced cake topped with sprinkles, buttercream icing and an edible star
at Gaston’s Tavern

Peppermint Cupcake and Holiday Wish Cupcake
chocolate cake and peppermint frosting or vanilla cake and buttercream
at Main Street Bakery

Pumpkin Spice Waffle
topped with hand scooped ice cream and holiday sprinkles
at Sleepy Hollow

Holiday Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

And if these aren’t enough goodies for you, joining the hot chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies guests have enjoyed in years past, new complimentary treats are available this year at the following locations:

  • Hot Chocolate and Snickerdoodle cookie, Tortuga Tavern, Adventureland
  • Eggnog and Gingersnap Molasses Cookie, Heritage House in Liberty Square
  • Snow Cone and Snowman Sugar Cookie, Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland
  • Spiced Apple Cider and Snowman Sugar Cookie, Pete’s Silly Sideshow Storybook Circus in Fantasyland
  • Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Cookie, The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland

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Sprinkles In Disney Springs

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Calling all dessert fans! If you have a visit to Walt Disney World coming up soon, once you arrive, be sure to head over to Disney Springs to check out the recently opened Sprinkles location. This tiny spot is serving up huge treats that sweet freaks like myself just can’t pass up. The specialty is, of course, their world famous red velvet cupcakes, but also on the menu you’ll find even more cupcake varieties, ice cream, cookies, and beverages. Here’s a peek:

Cupcakes $4.95

  • Sprinkles 2Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Sugar- Free Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Black and White Cupcake
  • Dark Chocolate Cupcake
  • Vanilla Cupcake
  • Vanilla Milk Chocolate Cupcake
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcake
  • Strawberry Cupcake
  • Sprinkle Cupcake
  • Salty Caramel Cupcake
  • Banana Cupcake
  • Carrot Cupcake
  • Coconut Cupcake
  • Seasonal Cupcake

Cookies $3.50

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie
  • Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip Cookie
  • Brownie Cookie

Ice Cream Flavors

  • Vanilla
  • Red Velvet
  • Capn Crunch
  • Rocky Road
  • Cookie Dough
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Butter Pecan
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Mint Chip
  • Coffee
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Seasonal

Ice Cream Options

  • Ice Cream Cup – Single Scoop $4.95
  • Ice Cream Waffle Cone – Single Scoop $5.95
  • Ice Cream Cup – Double Scoop $6.95
  • Ice Cream Waffle Cone – Double Scoop $7.95
  • Ice Cream Cup – Kid’s Scoop $3.50
  • Ice Cream Waffle Cone – Kid’s Scoop $4.50
  • Assorted Toppings $1.00
  • Assorted Sauces $1.00

Specialty Ice Cream

  • Sprinkles Sandwich $7.95
  • Cookie Sandwich $8.95
  • Sprinkles Sundae $7.95
  • Mini Sprinkles Sundae $5.50
  • Double Scoop Sundae $7.95
  • Triple Scoop Sundae $9.95
  • Cookie Sundae $8.95
  • Brownie Sundae $8.95
  • Sprinkles Shot $5.50


  • Sprinkles Shake $9.95
  • Shake $8.95
  • Malt $8.95
  • Float $8.95

Beverages $3

  • Assorted Beverages
  • Organic Milk
  • Bottled Water
  • Tea
  • Apple Juice


  • Red Velvet Mocha $4.50
  • Vanilla Latte $4.50
  • Latte $4.00
  • Americano $3.50

Sprinkles is open most days from 10am – midnight and even offers a Cupcake ATM 24 hours a day for all of those late night cravings!

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