Things are slowing down at Disneyland Resort with the holidays coming to an end. Before planning your 2022 Disneyland trip, take into account some of the refurbishments currently taking place.

This spring will be an exciting time at the resort as Disneyland is welcoming back Fantasmic!, Disneyland Forever, and everybody’s favorite, Main Street Electrical Parade. Disney California Adventure will once again be showing World of Color. The precise return dates of these entertainment offerings have not been announced yet.

Disneyland Park

  • Mickey’s Toontown – Closed March 2022 through 2023
  • Disneyland Monorail – Closed from January 24, 2022 – TBD
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Reopens in Winter 2022
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster – Closed March 2022 through 2023
  • Haunted Mansion – January 10, 2022 – TBD
  • “it’s a small world” – Closed from January 24 to February 3, 2022
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Closed March 2022 through 2023
  • Splash Mountain – January 10, 2022 – TBD
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse – No planned reopening date yet

Disney California Adventure

  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind – Closed from January 31 to February 10, 2022
  • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – Closed January 10-13, 2022
  • Grizzly River Run – Expected Winter Refurbishment

Slow season is here and Disneyland will surely feel some new energy come spring 2022. We may see more refurbishments appear throughout the year and will keep you updated here at dorkyparksdad.com!

With much of Mickey’s Toontown remaining closed since Disneyland reopened after the pandemic, guests have now been given the special option to book a private 90-minute visit for up to 10 guests at Mickey’s House. This offering will be available to book on the Disneyland website from January 19, 2022 through March 6, 2022.

What to Expect

During this special offering visitors will get the chance to take a group photo with Mickey Mouse, receive complimentary downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the event, decorate cupcakes, and participate in crafts and games made for the whole family. At the end of your slotted time in Mickey’s home, a quicker entry to Gadget’s Go Coaster will be offered.

This offering ends up coming to $350 per group for the allotted 90 minutes. Gratuity is not included or required but the payment is due at the time of booking.

Some important details Disney mentioned:

  • The experience is limited to 10 Guests total per group, including infants. At least one person in the party must be an adult 18 years of age or older and must accompany all children in the experience for the duration of the experience.
  • When visiting Mickey’s House, strollers must be parked outside.
  • The experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Guests with special dietary requests should discuss their dietary requests upon arriving at the location.
  • The experience is 90 minutes in duration.
  • Discounts cannot be applied to this experience.

We are always excited to see new offerings at the Disneyland Resort and will keep you updated on the latest and greatest theme park news! See ya real soon!

New 50th anniversary food items launched at Magic Kingdom today to continue Walt Disney World’s celebration into the new year! Ranging from sweets to sandwiches, join us in taking a look at every new treat with prices and locations.

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Over at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments you can pick up a Chilling Chamber Push Pop for $5.49 if you’re in the mood for a dense dessert.

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This new “it’s a small world” inspired Orange and Almond Tart can be purchased at Pinocchio Village for $6.19.

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Cheers to 50 Years! Sundae is available for $32 at The Plaza Restaurant. This dish was previously sold at The Plaza Restaurant, but new offering has been updated offering a new twist on this massive treat. Bring people to share!

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Don’t forget to stop by Main Street Bakery for an Anniversary Cinnamon Roll!

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The Donald Duck Dome Cake, much like the Mr. Toad Dome Cake from the start of the anniversary last year, can be found at Gaston’s Tavern for $8.29

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The Always Tea Time Slush was set to debut at Cheshire Café today but this dining location is currently closed.  Hopefully the new drink will be available to guests with the reopening of Cheshire Café.

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For $7.49, pick up the Crooning Flowers Float at Aloha Isle! This is a Lime and vanilla swirl soft-serve pineapple float.

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Yee-haw! The Slue Foot Sue Fish Sandwich is available at Golden Oak Outpost for $12.99.

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The new Croque Monsieur Flatbread at Pinocchio Village Haus is available for $11.99.

With the continued additions to the 50th anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World, we look forward to being able to try something new every visit back!

Stay tuned for more coverage on Walt Disney World and worldwide theme park news here on our website as well as Instagram and Twitter.

Since opening on October 1st, 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has utilized a virtual queue. Starting January 10th, 2022, guests can now join along Remy in the kitchen using a good ole’ fashion standby line.

Changes from virtual queue to standby have also been implemented at Rise of the Resistance this past year at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Lightning Lane is also available for purchase to guests wishing for a faster alternative to the standby line. We hope to see this attraction start to maintain average wait-times but it will probably take some time adjusting to the new system.

Make sure to stay tuned for the latest on EPCOT and worldwide theme park news!

New year, new food! January 14th through February 21st, the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts returns to Walt Disney World joining the 50th-anniversary festivities.

Culinary, visual, and performing arts come together to celebrate the creativity running through the park. The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine offering will be returning this year to give visitors the chance to sample 5 different food offerings from the Food Studios which will be located in World Showcase.

Epcot Foodie Guide

Let’s journey into our imaginations and check out this year’s food offerings!

Pop Eats! (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
  • Tomato Soup with Bacon, Apple, and Brie Grilled Cheese (New)
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-designed sugar cookie with chocolate-hazelnut filling
  • Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn (Limit 2 per guest) (New)

Beverages:

  • Hazy IPA
  • Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary

The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Deconstructed BLT: Crispy pork belly, soft-poached egg, brioche, watercress espuma, and tomato jam
  • Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, Gruyère espuma, onion bread pudding, and onion textures (New)
  • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Green) (New)

Beverages:

  • Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Brown Ale

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle (New)
  • Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse (New)
  • Orange Mousse with lemon cake and raspberry meringues (New)

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Blonde Nitro
  • Vanilla Porter
  • Milk Stout
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (near Disney Traders) (New)

Food Items:

  • Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs (New)
  • Cast Iron-seared Steelhead Trout with parsley salad, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and lemon aïoli (New)

Beverages:

  • Wheat Beer
  • Chardonnay
  • Rosé
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Flight

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

  • Blue Raspberry Blonde Ale
  • Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer
  • Brown Ale

Pastoral Palate (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic
  • Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage (New)
  • Opera Cake: Almond joconde, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache

Beverages:

  • Rosé Hard Cider
  • Rosé Blonde Ale
  • Frozen Rosé
  • A Play on Rosé Flight
  • Old Vine Rosé

The Artist’s Table (America)

Food Items:

  • Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables
  • Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Orange)
  • Pistachio Cake with cherry mousse and morello cherries

Beverages:

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • White Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • Pinot Noir
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Cream liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
  • Beer Flight

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Carrots Three Ways: Berbere-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based) (New)
  • House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange (New)

Beverages:

  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings of London Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint
  • Sangria Hard Cider
  • Chai Hard Cider
  • Berry Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France)

Food Items:

  • House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Yellow) (New)
  • Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
  • Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Piña Colada
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • Gnocchi Poutine with red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata (New)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Cosmo: Vodka with blood orange, cranberry, and lime (New)
  • Hard Cider

Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, golden beets, and crostini (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Red) (Planted-based) (New)
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, mache lettuce, and bone marrow snow (New)
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings, and Zinfandel Reduction

Beverages:

  • German Lager
  • Cuvée Sparkling Wine
  • Merlot
  • Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail

The Donut Box

Food Items:

  • Vanilla Donut with strawberry sugar, strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and strawberry gele (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Pink) (New)
  • Inside Out Donut: Vanilla donut with Bavarian cream (New)
  • Chocolate-dipped Donut with black and gold sugar sprinkles and chocolate buttercream ((New)

Beverages:

  • Rosé
  • Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail

L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)

Food Items:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm creamy brie in a house-made bread bowl
  • Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver: Black winter truffle croissant served warm
  • Mousseline de Bisque de Homard Froide, Brioche Feuilletée à l’Aneth: Chilled lobster bisque mousse served with dill brioche (New)  
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates

Beverages:

  • Frozen French Martini: Vodka, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juice with lemon-lime foam
  • French Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sparkling Chardonnay

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Huarache Verde: Cilantro huarache with cochinita pibil, fresh pineapple, and pickled onion (New)
  • Carne Asada: Seared beef tenderloin, grilled queso fresco, refried beans, scallion, and ranchera salsa (New)
  • Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate candy shell filled with Mexican chocolate mousse with a touch of chile topped with seasonal fruit (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean seawater
  • The Lily: Blanco tequila, violet essence Infusion, rose petal liqueur, cranberry, and lime juice
  • Smoky Raspberry: Blanco tequila, rosemary-infused mezcal, ginger cordial, lime juice, and rosemary aroma

Goshiki (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Chicken Kushiage: Breaded and fried chicken with yum yum sauce and vegetables (New)
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped sushi featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha, and eel sauce

Beverages:

  • Winter Ale
  • Sake in a traditional personalized wooden cup
  • Niseko Flurry: Sake, rum, white cranberry juice, blue curaçao, and lime juice (New)

The Painted Panda (China)

Food Items:

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun

Beverages:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic milk tea with black and white boba (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Eastern Dynasty: Vodka, light rum, strawberry syrup, piña colada mix, soda water, and magic boba pearls
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango syrup, orange juice, and soda water
  • Sea Butterfly: Butterfly pea flower-infused cocktail with vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, magic boba pearls

L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Arancini: Fried risotto balls stuffed with braised-beef and served with pomodoro sauce (New)
  • Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and creamy Parmesan sauce (New)
  • Bomboloni: Chocolate-hazelnut Italian doughnut with powdered sugar (New)

Beverages:

  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Red Sparkling Wine
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée, and Prosecco
  • Bergamotto: Rosolio Liqueur, Prosecco, and Olive

Funnel Cake

  • Cherry Blossom Funnel Cake: Chocolate chip funnel cake topped with cherry ice cream, rainbow whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a maraschino cherry (New)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Mocha Masterpiece Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and chocolate puffs
  • Canada – Colorful Canvas Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and fruity cereal
  • World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Cinnamon Swirl Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and cinnamon squares
  • The American Adventure – Rainbow Dreams Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold crew topped with whipped cream and colorful marshmallow crunch

We’re looking forward to this year’s offerings and sharing the content with you! Let us know what you are excited for!

Are you ready to make your visit to the Disneyland Resort easier and way more fun by simply harnessing the power of Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ service? It is conveniently built right into the Disneyland app, literally having a genie in the palm of your hand!

The Genie+ Service ($20 add on to the free Genie Service) is making it’s way to the Disneyland Resort. Walt Disney World began their Genie+ Service last October 18 of this year.

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The complimentary Disney Genie service will create your best Disney day inspired by your top interests. It also grants you new planning features, which includes a personalized itinerary creator.

The Genie Service provides the following to Disneyland Resort guests:

  • Tailored Recommendations
  • Personalized Park Itinerary
  • Lightning Lane Entrances
  • Custom Tip Board For Experiences and Dining
Dorky Parks Dad: Lightning lane sign for It’s a Small World

At day of launch, price ranges for individual Lightning Lane arrival window purchases could be $7 to $20 per ticket. This optional feature can be purchased one at a time for up to 2 different attractions each day.

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Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

“When you take your day to the next level by purchasing Disney Genie+ service, you can select the next available arrival window for Lightning Lane entrances at select attractions, one at a time, all day long. There are a variety of attractions across both theme parks that are eligible, which is great for Guests with Park Hopper Tickets!”

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

“For some of our most highly demanded attractions, Lightning Lane entrance access will be available to purchase individually. Guests may purchase and select the next available arrival window for up to 2 attractions per day. This option will be available for all Guests with valid theme park admission and park reservations—with or without Disney Genie.”

Dorky Parks Dad: Lightning Lane sign for Space Mountain

Are you getting the Genie+ service on your next visit? Chime in on the comments!

Disneyland After Dark events are coming to the Disneyland Resort in 2022!

Today Disney announced that Sweethearts’ Nite, Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite, will all be coming back in 2022 offering more nights than ever before of each of these awesome limited-time, after-hours events!

Disneyland After Dark events take place after regular park hours and feature unique themes, fun festivities, special nighttime entertainment, access to most attractions* with reduced wait times and so much more! You’ll experience special offerings that are not typically available during a regular park visit.

With each separately ticketed Disneyland After Dark event, you get four hours of non-stop fun after the parks close to day guests. Plus, you’ll get even more time to play during the three-hour pre-party mix-in at the same park as the event takes place in, which is included with each ticket!

Additionally, at each of these events, you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos** taken during the party, plus commemorative keepsakes including a souvenir credential and event guide map, so you’ll have lots of fun ways to remember your Disneyland After Dark experience!

Here are the details for each of the upcoming themed nights:

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14, 2022, at Disneyland Park (Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Dec. 9, 2021, no earlier than noon PT)

Sweethearts’ Nite will be hosted at Disneyland park on five separate evenings in Feb. 2022. There’s sure to be heartfelt fun for everyone as Valentine’s Day is celebrated during Sweethearts’ Nite. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • A special themed fireworks show
  • Projection effects on Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.
  • A jazz ensemble aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat, plus other live entertainment, including a Royal Ball and a dance party with a DJ
  • Spot the most darling Disney couples, and take selfies with your favorites
  • Fun photo opportunities featuring romantic scenes from iconic Disney films
  • Lovely décor, along with food and beverage offerings around the park
  • Plus, early admission to Disneyland park starting at 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required

Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

March 8 and 10, 2022, at Disney California Adventure Park (Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Jan. 11, 2022)

At Villains Nite, you’ll get to party with some of Disney’s most mischievous misfits at Disney California Adventure park. These wonderfully wicked events will take place on two separate evenings in March 2022, and include:

  • The Cauldron, a cunningly-crafted cabaret featuring a cast of villainous virtuosos showing off their talents through song and dance
  • Ursula’s Seaside Sing-a-long, where you can find your voice and sing along
  • The Underworld Dance Party, which allows you to bust a move at a dastardly DJ dance party in the Hollywood Backlot
  • Special photo backdrops, featuring scenes inspired by some favorite villains
  • Some of Disney’s famously nefarious fiends – or their henchmen – at special locations around the park
  • Delightfully decadent food and beverage offerings
  • Early admission to Disney California Adventure park beginning at 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

May 3, 4 and 27, 2022, at Disneyland Park (Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Jan. 11, 2022)

Star Wars Nite will be the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza, packed with galactic fun on three separate nights at Disneyland park in May 2022. Highlights of Star Wars Nite include:

  • An amazing pyrotechnical spectacle that will illuminate the skies with a Star Wars-themed fireworks show
  • March of the First Order, featuring Captain Phasma and her elite unit of Stormtroopers
  • A Galactic dance party
  • Sightings of various Star Wars characters throughout the evening
  • Star Wars-themed attractions, usually with shorter wait times
  • Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more
  • Plus, early admission to Disneyland park starting at 6 p.m., no theme park reservation required

If you previously purchased a ticket for the 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite or  Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite events, you can exchange your 2020 event ticket(s) to one of the nights of the new event of the same theme (e.g., exchange 2020 Villains Nite ticket for ticket to Villains Nite on March 8 or 10, 2022, or exchange 2020 Star Wars Nite ticket for ticket to Star Wars Nite on May 3 or 4, 2022, respectively) anytime from today through Jan. 8, 2022. An exchange for a 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite ticket for a ticket to the May 27, 2022, Star Wars Nite can be made, but with an additional fee equal to the difference in price of the 2020 and 2022 tickets. Visit Disneyland.com/ExtrasUpdates for more information. Simply call Guest Information Ticket Sales at (714) 300-7807 by Jan. 8, 2022, to make that exchange. Disneyland After Dark tickets purchased in 2020 will not be valid for admission to any event and must be exchanged to participate in an event.

If you do not wish to exchange your 2020 Disneyland After Dark event ticket to the new event dates or you missed the exchange window, you may call (714) 300-7807 for your options.

Visit Disneyland.com/DisneylandAfterDark for additional details for these upcoming Disneyland After Dark events. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. A limited quantity of tickets for each event will be available, so be sure to snag tickets as soon as they go on sale!

Recently, Disney announced all the festive foods and beverages coming to their theme parks this holiday season. However, sometimes the best treats come from wherever you’re staying! These Walt Disney World resorts go all out for the holidays and they even have exclusive eats and drinks that you have to try!

Disney’s Art of Animation & Disney’s Pop Century Resort-

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake, cream cheese buttercream, topped with peppermint sprinkles, and a sugared penguin (available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)
  • Spiked Coffee Milkshake (available Nov. 1-30)
  • Cranberry Margarita (available Nov.1-30)
  • Spiked Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate (available Dec.1-31)
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Disney’s All-Star Resort-

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 25 and Dec. 25)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner – Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry relish with choice of apple or pumpkin tart (available Nov. 25)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake, available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)
  • Christmas Dinner – Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry relish with choice of apple or pumpkin tart (available Dec. 25)

Disney’s Boardwalk-

  • Peppermint Bark – Milk and white chocolate with peppermint candy (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bread – Pumpkin, cream cheese, and holiday spice (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Minnie Sugar Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Mickey Sugar Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Gingerbread Boy Cupcake (available Dec. 1-25)
  • Christmas Cookie Box (available Dec. 1-25)
  • Root Beer Float Cupcake (available Dec. 26-Jan. 1)

All items above available at the Boardwalk Bakery.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge-

  • Chocolate Peppermint Ornament – Ghanaian dark chocolate mousse and peppermint crunch chocolate biscuit with pomegranate and raspberries (available Dec. 19-25)
  • Roast Rib Eye – Roast rib eye with jus lie, Tunisian mashed potatoes, green beans with apricot-cranberry butter, and mushroom conserva (available Dec. 25)
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Items listed above will be available at Sanaa.

  • Gingeraffe – Gingerbread cookie shaped and decorated like a giraffe (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie Sandwich – Smoked chocolate and spice cookie with peppermint buttercream (available Dec. 1-31)

Items listed above will be available at The Mara.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort-

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  • Gingerbread Boy (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Pumpkin Pie Tart – Pumpkin pie tart with cinnamon chantilly cream (available Nov. 14-27)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Linzer Cookie (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Gingerbread House Kit – Build-your-own Gingerbread House (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Yule Log – Chocolate and peppermint yule log (available Nov.28-Jan. 1)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort-

  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 25)
  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-25)
  • Christmas Brownie Bites (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Eggnog Cupcake (available Dec. 1-31)

All items listed above will be available at Centertown Market and Centertown Market Grab n’ Go.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort-

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake, bourbon panna cotta, and spiced pecans (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Peppermint Bark – Dark and white chocolate with peppermint pieces (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)
  • Gingerbread Cupcake – Gingerbread cake, caramel mousse filling, and spiced buttercream (available Dec. 1-Jan.)
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Items above will be available at Good’s Food to Go.

Trattoria al Forno-

  • Thanksgiving Sage & Thyme Oven-Roasted Turkey Dinner– Cornbread and sausage stuffing, sour cream-mashed Yukon gold potatoes, green beans and rainbow carrots with herb butter, cranberry citrus compote, pan gravy, and Parker House Rolls (available Nov. 25 only)
  • Apple Crostata – Vanilla bean gelato, candied pecans, and caramel sauce (available Nov. 25)
  • Mickey Eggs-in-a-Basket – Egg-filled butter brioche and classic pastrami hash with choice of ham, bacon, or sausage (available Dec. 19-31)
  • Oak-grilled Char-crusted Ribeye – Amarone butter, truffle gnocchi, and balsamic-pancetta Brussel sprouts (available Dec. 19-31)
  • Chocolate Cherry Bombe – Chocolate crunch mousse on a fudgy brownie base with cherry filling and amaretto panna cotta (available Dec. 19-31)
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa-

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  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin cheesecake resting on a spiced chiffon cake topped with cassis mousse and a pumpkin seed-ginger crumble with caramel sauce (available Nov. 27)
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Gasparilla Island Grill

  • Pumpkin Pie Cake Pop – Pumpkin spice jumbo cake pop enrobed in white chocolate to resemble an autumn pumpkin (available Nov. 1-Dec. 1)
  • Fall Flavors Cupcake – Cinnamon-spiced cupcake with apple filling topped with a sugar pumpkin and maple buttercream in festive fall colors (available Nov. 1-Dec. 1)
  • Happy Holidays Cake Pop – Triple chocolate cake pop enrobed in white chocolate with festive winter décor (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • Very Merry Minnie Mouse Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with ganache-dipped buttercream with cookie ears and chocolate a holiday bow (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • Red Velvet Wreath Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake filled with cream cheese mousse and topped with a vanilla buttercream wreath and a chocolate bow (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • S’more Cookie – Graham chocolate chip cookie piled with toasted marshmallows and M&M’S (available Dec. -Jan. 1)

Narcoossee’s

  • Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake – Pumpkin cake filled with white chocolate cream cheese mousse with brown sugar glaze and orange marmalade sauce (available Nov. 27)
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There are so many more holiday eats and treats to enjoy at the various Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season! And don’t forget to head to the Grand Floridian Resort Lobby to see their grand gingerbread house!

Make sure, during your stay, to check what holiday treats are exclusive to your resort.

Character Meet and Greet, which is now called Sightings, is slowly coming back in Walt Disney World. We met four Princesses today at Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland inside the Magic Kingdom.

dorkyparksdad: Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

We first met up with Princess Elena of Avalor and she looked radiant in her dress.

dorkyparksdad: Princess Elena of Avalor

We then met up with Princess Tiana who was so happy to be back and meeting people again. She warned us about Dr. Facilier and avoid any interaction with him.

The next princess we met was Rapunzel. She wanted to show us some decorations she and Pascal are currently doing. She was a joy to talk to.

dorkyparksdad: Cinderella

Last but certainly not the least, we had a sighting with Cinderella. She was elegant as ever as she talked about her excitement of talking and seeing people again.

The Sighting is a little different from what we were used to before the pandemic but it is still magical!

Disney: Screenshot from My Disney Experience App

As of writing, Walt Disney World’s My Disney Experience App is still showing Sighting as Temporarily Unavailable. I am hoping they update this with times soon.

We will be meeting with Mickey Mouse tomorrow and we are excited to have some interaction with him again.

Are you excited about meeting the Princesses? Who is your favorite Princess? Tell me in the comments.

If you already have your ticket for Disneyland’s first ever Merriest Nites event, then you’re in for a magical holiday experience. But we have all the tips to make the most out of your Merriest Nites this holiday season!

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Merriest Nites is a separately ticketed holiday event happening on select nights in November and December. The night will include and exclusive view of the parade and holiday fireworks, special festive eats, and much more!

To maximize your time here’s what you should do:

  • Arrive at Disneyland early- With your Merriest Nites ticket, you gain access to Disneyland at 5 P.M., although the event doesn’t officially begin until 8 P.M.
Dorkyparksdad: Holiday time at Disneyland
  • Attractions- Plan to ride all of your favorite attractions because they will all have a short wait time! Given the exclusivity of the event, ride queues won’t be as extensive.
Dorkyparksdad: it’s a small world holiday
  • Merchandise- To commemorate your trip, don’t forget to check out the exclusive Merriest Nites merchandise.
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  • PhotoPass- In order to make the most of your memories, make sure you enjoy the unlimited access to Disney PhotoPass and digital downloads.
Dorkyparksdad: Snow on Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Six Holiday Parties- Plan on visiting all 6 unique holiday parties at different locations throughout the park: Victorian-themed party on Main Street, Feliz Navidad Party in Frontierland, New Orleans Holiday in New Orleans Square, “Frozen”-themed party in Fantasyland, Tropical Party in Adventureland, and Tomorrowland party in Tomorrowland. All parties will have uniquely themed music, experiences, and eats!
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  • Food & Beverage- The talented chefs at Disney have created over 20 exclusive items just for Merriest Nites! Don’t forget to save time by using the Mobile Order feature in the Disneyland App!

Don’t forget to have a great time this year at Disneyland’s first ever Merriest Nites!

Will you be attending Disneyland’s Merriest Nites? Share your response in the comments!

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