I just couldn’t wait to share with you a few photos, short videos, and of course our thoughts here at Dorky Parks Dad on the brand new omni-coaster at Epcot! This is all free of spoilers of course, BUT if you just can’t wait, you can watch the full ride POV on my YouTube channel (click here)!

I was able to ride on May 15th for the D23 preview where I got some fun extra perks and was able to spend the afternoon at Epcot enjoying the Flower & Garden festival too! This lucky duck was able to ride 3 times!!! On to the review…


It was amazing!!! Video and pictures do not do it justice! It is like no other ride and I was truly impressed beyond words.

Your mind will be blown *insert mind blowing emoji here* and you’ll immediately wanted to ride again because it all happens so fast and you’re so excited that you just can’t take it all in!

The queue for this ride is exquisite, amazing, and the attention to details is off the charts (as expected), but be sure to listen to StarLord when you reach the area of the queue where the Guardians are, you just might hear some fun nods to Epcot days gone by… If you don’t catch it, message me on Instagram I’ll let you know what I heard him say!

Now on to the ride… in true Guardians style the soundtrack infuses itself into every moment and you feel like you’re literally in the moment with them. It’s smooth, it’s fast, and felt like an epic mashup of Rock ‘N Roller coaster and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with a little of Universal’s Gringott’s mixed in. I was honestly speechless when we got to the end, I couldn’t believe I got to experience it early, so awesome.

(Some thoughts from my friend Kelsey on the topic of motion sickness) – I can’t speak too much to motion sickness as before sustaining a concussion in December I never had an issue with any theme park ride, but since Flight of Passage has caused dizziness (took the glasses off, closed my eyes and I was fine), now simply riding in a car can cause me to be sick, but I took Dramamine about 30 minutes before I got on and was totally fine! Granted, I have not been on any major coasters in months so I was a bit scared of how I would react, but I was happy that I was okay! I would recommend taking something like Dramamine before riding just in case, wouldn’t hurt to be prepared. If screens are an issue for you definitely be prepared because there is a lot of screen action.


All I can say is you’re going to love it and truly can’t wait to hear what you all think about this innovative, one of a kind, ride!

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Thursday, June 9 from 8:00pm to 12:00am, Universal Studios Hollywood will be hosting an exclusive event, a special evening just for Pass Members! You will be able to enjoy your favorite rides, attractions, character appearances, photo ops, and the Coca-Cola Party Zone where you just might find some dueling DJs, an outdoor lounge, themed games and so much more.

Admission is FREE! You need to make an online reservation to attend and space is limited. RSVPs start on May 24 at 1:30pm PST over on UniversalPassMember.com


Exclusive Pass Member Beverage Available in June

In partnership with Coca-Cola Mel’s Diner will be serve the exclusive Chocolate Coca-Cola® Float for Pass Members during the month of June.


Summer is so close! I can’t wait to have all the fun and sun back in the parks this summer season! What are you looking forward to this summer?

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The ever-wonderful World of Color has returned to Disney’s California Adventure and so has the dessert party! (& dining packages, see my previous articles on those)

So here’s what you can expect from a dessert party:

  • Price $89 (+tax) per person
    • separate theme park reservation and ticket is required for same date (block out dates still apply to applicable Magic Keys)
  • Treats & Sips
    • selection of desserts and cheeses
      • notify when making the reservation that you have food allergies and the dessert party team will do their best to have desserts for you too! (At WDW you get a separate plate prepared by the kitchen for those with allergies)
    • 2 alcoholic beverages for adults, age 21 and older (ID required)
    • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Reserved seating in Paradise Gardens Park, the preferred viewing area,
    • tables with folding chairs or a high-top table with director chairs are available
  • Accommodations are available for guests with disabilities, let the CMs know when you check-in what you might need
  • Check-in is 60 minutes prior to the show
    • those attending the second show can check-in 60 minutes prior to the first show or 60 minutes prior to the second show
  • Refunds are ONLY available if the show is cancelled or you have cancelled at least 1 day prior to your reservation

Now for the best part… PHOTOS! Plus you can watch it from the Dessert Party point of view here! Swipe left to scroll through the photos!

Two days all about Star Wars fans and Disney Parks of course has eats, sips, and merchandise for both the Light and Dark Side! Here’s what we did, saw, and ate for May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th, 2022! Don’t worry, you don’t have to miss out, we tried to see and do it all for you!

Photopass Magic Shots are all around Batuu! Here are a few we were able to get!

MERCHANDISE:

EATS & SIPS:

Disneyland Resort

To stay in-the-know on all the latest and greatest Star Wars at Disneyland Resort, check out the Disneyland app for the digital food and merchandise guide!

Disneyland Park – Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge

Celebrate Black Spire Day this year at Disneyland Resort, an annual celebration honoring this bustling outpost in Batuu, with tons of eats and treats deliciously crafted by the locals at Black Spire.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (available on Mobile Order) 

  • Ishi Tib-style Pasta with Braised Beef Bantha: Beef pot roast, coconut curry sauce, pasta, and mixed vegetables (New) 
  • Vintian Mineral Mousse: Banana brûlée-centered dark chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse, vanilla chantilly, chocolate crumble, and cherry garnish

Kat Saka’s Kettle  

  • Outpost Mix: Colorful blend of seasonal flavors including caramel and chocolate-glazed popcorn 
  • Shaak Cheese Popped Grains: white cheddar flavored popcorn

Milk Stand (available on Mobile Order) 

  • Chocolate Chip Sweet-Sand Cookie: Chocolate chip-toffee cookie topped with pistachios and sea salt (New) 
  • Blue Milk – Mon Cala Swirl: Blue Milk with blue mango sour jellies topped with a sour shimmery mango gel (New) 
  • Novelty: Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup (New)
Five-blossom Bread from Oga’s Cantina
Photo from Disney Parks

Oga’s Cantina  

  • Five-blossom Bread: Warm pretzel knot with Hawaiian black sea salt served with honey-mustard cream foam and Calabrian cheese sauce
  • Fondor Fizz: Toniray Teal Chardonnay, Tito’s Vodka, and Joffrey’s White Tea with flavors of lemongrass and pea flower citrus
  • Sesid Seltzer: Tropical Pineapple-Orange Hard Seltzer
  • Black Squadron Lager – Golden Lager with a touch of Honey

Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge Beverage Cart: Sullust Garlic Chips: Mix of Buffalo and White Cheddar-flavored Garlic Chips

Disneyland Park – Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A

Galactic Grill: Parfait of Mustafar: Chocolate lava cake, chocolate ganache, and red pâte à choux filled with salted caramel pudding and red chocolate mousse

Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen: Grogu Apple: Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears and enrobed in colored white chocolate and gold sanding sugar

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 

Holiday Cart

  • Star Wars Sugar Cookie dipped in chocolate with Star Wars decoration (available through May 10)
  • Wookiee Cookie: Chocolate-hazelnut-filled chocolate cookie rolled in sprinkles with a chocolate sash
  • Pretzel Lightsabers: Pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate with colored sanding sugar

A completely edible Millennium Falcon is featured in the lobby, showcasing it arriving at Galaxy’s Edge.

Downtown Disney District 

Marceline’s Confectionery: Grogu Apple: Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears and enrobed in colored white chocolate and gold sanding sugar 

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes (available through May 31) 

  • Light Classic Shake: Electric blue vanilla shake, silver and blue galaxy sprinkles, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle
  • Dark Classic Shake: Wild cherry shake, red and black sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and a cherry

Splitsville Luxury Lanes (available through May 31) 

  • Galaxy Roll: Fresh salmon, cucumber, and avocado rolled in soy paper topped with steamed shrimp and ahi tuna drizzled with spicy kimchi ponzu sauce

Kayla’s Cake (available through May 31) 

  • Galaxy Caramel Macaron: Satisfy two cravings at once with sea salt caramel with white chocolate ganache

Naples Ristorante e Bar (available through May 31) 

  • Red Galaxy Cocktail: Light rum, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, squeezed lime, squeezed honey, and a splash of grenadine served on the rocks and topped with mint
  • Green Moon Cocktail: Served with either tequila or mezcal, Anchor Reyes, canton ginger, lemon juice, a squeeze of honey syrup, and topped with soda water served in a hurricane glass garnished with green pepper and lime

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (available through May 31) 

Dueling Fates: Empire cocktail with Cruzan citrus rum, blue Curacao, lime juice, and Sprite 

Rebel cocktail with Effen cucumber Vodka, watermelon Torani, and Sprite


Walt Disney World Resort 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Churro Carts in Grand Avenue, Market, and Anaheim Produce (available from May 4 through May 5) 

ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Rosie’s All-American Café (available May 4 through 5; available on Mobile Order) 

  • Jettison Juice: Minute Maid Lemonade and watermelon served with a glow cube (non-alcoholic) 

Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and The Trolley Car Café (available May 4 through 5; available on Mobile Order at Backlot Express and PizzeRizzo)

  • Dark Side Chocolate Creation: Malted milk chocolate mousse dome with raspberry mousse filling, slivered almonds, and chocolate shortbread cookie

Backlot Express (available on Mobile Order) 

  • Wookiee Cookie: Two oatmeal cookies with vanilla cream filling garnished with a milk chocolate sash on top

Brown Derby Lounge, Oasis Canteen, and Sunshine Day Bar (available from May 4 through 5) 

  • Cosmic Rum Punch: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple juice, Minute Maid lemonade, and grenadine served with a glow cube

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (available May 4 through 5; available on Mobile Order) 

  • Oi-Oi Puff: Raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse 

Epic Eats (available from May 4 through 5) 

  • Galactic Swirl Funnel Cake: Black and white funnel cake with strawberries, space dust, and candy rocks

Milk Stand (available on Mobile Order starting May 4) 

  • Novelty: Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup

Popcorn Stands near the Hyperion Theater, Animation Courtyard, and Anaheim Produce (available May 4 through 5) 

  • Interstellar Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn: Caramel popcorn, cookies ‘n cream pieces, and sweet and spicy pecans

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available May 4 through 8) 

  • Lightsaber Eclairs: Flavors include Mace Windu berry cherry, Master Yoda pistachio, Rey passion pineapple, Darth Vader Dark Side mousse flavored with cayenne pepper and cinnamon, and Obi Wan Kenobi blue matcha 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 

Pineapple Lanai (available on May 4) 

  • Millennium Falcon Star Wars Soft Serve Sundae: Galactic gray vanilla soft-serve with chocolate cream cookie crumbles, chocolate drizzle, white chocolate pearl stars, brownie asteroid pieces with stardust sparkles, and a Millennium Falcon chocolate accent piece

As always, if you were able to visit the parks we hope you had a blast and if you can’t make it we hope that we are able to bring a little of the parks to you! Be sure you’re following along on Instagram, subscribed to my YouTube channel, and getting updates about the blog for all the current information and experiences around the theme parks! Got questions? Let us know in the comments or send a DM on Instagram!

Oogie Boogie is BACK at the Disneyland Resort this Fall with the return of the fan-favorite Oogie Boogie Bash! Disney just announced via the Disney Parks Blog that the party, along with several other Halloween festivities will return this year after several years of delays due to the pandemic. Let’s check out the complete announcement!

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

“We are thrilled to confirm that Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, will officially return this upcoming Halloween season! This separately ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Disney California Adventure park is a seasonal guest favorite, and we’re delighted to share that it will be returning on select nights in fall 2022.

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

“We’re also excited to give you a first look at the Halloween outfits Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will don for the 2022 Halloween season in Disneyland park! As you’ll see depicted in this artist concept rendering, Mickey and Minnie are ready to go trick or treating! They, along with their pals, are currently busy sewing, crafting, and painting these charming, “homemade” looks that they all will be wearing for Halloween. Aren’t they cute? Can’t wait to show you what the other characters will be wearing, too!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog later this summer for the full Halloween season announcement, including details on Oogie Boogie Bash, and all the fun to come!”

“But for those of you who simply can’t wait… why don’t you head on over to Downtown Disney District to celebrate now! As you may have read earlier this week in the Halfway to Halloween Eats and Treats post, a few of our operating participants are joining in the Halfway to Halloween fun, too! Now through May 4, California Churro is offering a spooky churro, rolled in cinnamon sugar cut in half, drizzled with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, and topped with orange, yellow and brown peanut butter candy pieces. And today through May 1, Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs is also celebrating by offering a very orange cheddar pickle dog!”

Disney also announced that America Chavez will be coming to Avengers Campus beginning May 6th at Disney’s California Adventure:

“Now even though this next piece isn’t specifically tied to the Halloween season at Disneyland Resort, we want to continue with the spooky spirit. Xochitl Gomez from the new film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has an exciting announcement of a new character coming soon to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park! We look forward to America Chavez coming to Avengers Campus for a limited time in May, beginning May 6!”

We’re so excited to see Oogie Boogie and the gang take over California Adventure yet again this Fall! Plus, we’re so excited about Dr.Strange Multiverse of Madness and can’t wait to see America Chavez do her thing around Avengers Campus next month! To celebrate, check out some of our photos from past years at the event:

Let us know in the comments below what you’re looking forward to most coming to the Disneyland Resort later this year! And, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram @dorkyparksdad for the latest on Disneyland news and beyond!

Grab those cauldrons, brooms, and trick-or-treat bags because Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning to Disney World this Fall! The Disney Parks Blog has released complete info on its return as part of the #halfwaytohalloween promotion currently taking place. Let’s check out everything we can expect from this year’s party!

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

“This fall, ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and celebrate all things haunted during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Taking place on 37 select nights Aug. 12 through Oct. 31, 2022, this special event haunts Magic Kingdom Park after normal park operating hours from 7 p.m. to midnight.  

As a part of this limited-capacity event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party attendees will encounter event-exclusive entertainment, notorious Disney villains, frightfully delicious menu items and more! Here’s some of what’s in store: 

  • The Headless Horseman will ride his ghostly steed down Main Street, U.S.A. as a prelude to Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” which features floats filled with Disney Characters dressed in their Halloween bestDisney villains and the Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers.  
  • What’s Halloween without candy? During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests can go trick-or-treating for M&M’s, Skittles, Snickers, and other Halloween favorites at locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. And new this year, guests will also receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag featuring a keepsake 50th Anniversary celebration and Halloween design. 
  • Join the Sanderson Sisters during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle as they call upon their frightening colleagues to conjure the ultimate “Hocus Pocus” Party Potion.   
  • Celebrate the season alongside favorite Disney characters as they take over the park for their favorite party of the year.  
  • Overlays themed for the occasion will return to several popular Magic Kingdom attractions: Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. 
  • The Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, will host “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” This can’t-miss nighttime extravaganza features projections, special effects and lighting mixed with fireworks, music and Disney characters.  
  • Discover sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season.   
  • NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, we’re adding even more fun to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year in the form of event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities. And in addition to the reusable trick-or-treating tote bag, guests will also receive a Halloween-themed 50thAnniversary celebration commemorative print.”

“Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party may be purchased online beginning May 18. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing tickets as early as May 12. Ticket prices will range from $109 – $199. The event dates are:  

  • August: 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 
  • September: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30 
  • October: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members may purchase specially priced tickets for select dates. “

Celebrate Halfway to Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort 

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

“Already dreaming of pumpkin spice everything? For a limited time, you can get into the spirit of spooky season early by taking part in our #HalfwaytoHalloween celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort. 

Check out all the ghoulish goodies in this First Look at Disney’s Halfway to Halloween, including the Sister Elixir Cocoa Bomb at The Ganachery at Disney Springs, a wickedly delicious dark chocolate cauldron filled with The Ganachery’s signature hot cocoa mix and topped with a decorative portrait of the Sanderson Sisters. 

And beginning in August, guests can shop new Halloween-themed merchandise collections at locations across Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, with select products available on shopDisney.com.

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog as we celebrate #HalfwaytoHalloween across Disney Parks and reveal exciting new details about all the haunted and magical surprises in store for the 2022 Halloween season. And you can continue the Halloween excitement by streaming Hocus Pocus on Disney+! “

We’re ecstatic to see these offerings return to the parks after such a long time! Let us know what part of the party you’re most excited to see return down below in the comments! I know I can’t wait to finally see Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular again! As always, be sure to follow us on Instagram @dorkyparksdad for the latest on Disney World, Disneyland, and more!

May the 4th Be With You

Looks like Disneyland is gearing up for Star Wars Fans’ favorite day of the year… May 4th!

You can find this Millenium Falcon cake at the Grand Californian and a drop pod at the Trading Post! Wonder what we will be seeing, buying, and eating next week…

Stay tuned for more as new treats and maybe merchandise show up for next week!

Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Last night I had the honor of participating in the return of the Starlight Safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World. There are 2 safaris every night and advanced reservations are required. You can reserve your safari using this link, it’s $89 per person (AP & DVC discounts do apply), and you must be at least 8 years old to participate. You check-in with the Safari staff (beside the Valet parking desk) outside the lobby at Kidani Village and load onto the truck where you will be given night vision goggles and a CM from AKL savanna’s care team is your guide for the roughly 1 hour tour. You are in an open-air vehicle and the tour occurs rain or shine, subject to change as these are wild animals you’re viewing, their comfort and protection, along with your safety, are always priority.

Here’s what I learned:

There are 6 savannas at AKL and we were able to view 2 of them, Sunset Savanna and Arusha Savanna. Each savanna is home to various hoofed and winged animals who are cared for 24 hours a day just like those at Animal Kingdom. Every animal spends 22 hours a day on the savannas so it is very likely to spot them from the viewing areas around the lobbies and pools at Jambo House and Kidani Village. Reticulated giraffe are located on both savannas and Masai giraffe are at Kilimanjaro Safaris inside the theme park.

The two hours they are not on the savanna the animals are inside their barns or holding areas either training, being fed their pelleted diets, or having check-ups with the vets. Every animal is trained to participate in their own healthcare and have learned visual, audio, and even smell queues to know when it’s their turn to head to the barn! If you want to see more about this you can check out the documentary on Disney+ about Animal Kingdom and the animal care team there!

Another smaller savanna is called Pembe and it is only viewable from Kidani Village rooms and the Kidani pool overlook. This is home to a lot of the smaller animals and an area called “Little Pembe” that is usually home to animals who are retiring (a lot older in age.)

Sunset Savanna is the largest with 2 driving loops between Kidani and Jambo house, here is where you can currently find one of the newest animals, Zarina! She is a baby, Heartman’s Mountain, Zebra born here at AKL during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary; hence her name which in Swahili means The Golden One.

Zarina is facing left, she is almost center of the truck.

The entertainment team at Walt Disney World created a special way to reduced noise for the animals here at AKL as the fireworks from Magic Kingdom can be heard and slightly seen from the savannas. We learned that thankfully because of this the animals are not afraid of the noise, especially the ones who are born here at AKL, the noise has been their for their whole life.

A few facts I learned about Animal Kingdom Lodge are that it is home to the largest collection of African art outside of Africa! And if you haven’t noticed, rooms start on the second floor! This is for the protection and comfort of the animals. If you take the 8:30pm Safari like I did there is still some natural light that allows for a few photos without use of the night vision goggles, but as the night becomes darker the artificial light created by Imagineers simulates the light of a full moon. One more cool fact is that all of the animal waste (and food waste from resorts, parks, etc.) is taken to anaerobic digesters where it is turned into fuel to run the buses you use and see all around Disney property.

The Arusha savanna is only viewable from Jambo House and two of its residents include a pair of giraffe named Gemma and Rory.

This is a very cool and intimate experience with some of the animals here at Walt Disney World, my group only had 12 individuals so I will assume that all safaris are the same number of guests.

Is this an experience you would consider doing for yourself or with your family? Let us know in the comments!

At long last, nighttime spectaculars have returned to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure! World of Color, Main Street Electrical Parade, and Disneyland Forever all return this evening after quite literally years. Ahead of the grand return, Disney Parks are celebrating by debuting a new line of merchandise celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Main Street Electrical Parade, new popcorn buckets and sippers, and even some specialty food offerings. Let’s check it out!

First up we noticed the park tickets had been changed to feature Nighttime Spectacular favorites! The Disneyland Park map has also been updated to feature the Main Street Electrical Parade on the front.

Popcorn Bucket and Sippers

Both the Light-up Turtle Premium Sipper and the Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket debuted at various food and beverage locations around Disneyland today. While mobile order was available for them, the quickly sold out for the day just after the park opened. Stand-by lines were available thereafter.

Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket – $35.00

Light-up Turtle Premium Sipper – $29.79

Merchandise

It was a crazy day for merchandise. Available at the Emporium and World of Disney, most pieces that were expected for the Main Street Electrical Parade Line dropped. However, certain items like the backpack and spirit jersey didn’t hit shelves today. Let’s check out what was available!

Elliot Plush –

Main Street Electrical Parade Dress
Main Street Electrical Parade Ears

Disney Tails Main Street Electrical Parade 50th Anniversary Dog Shirt

Main Street Electrical Parade Light Up Necklace

Main Street Electrical Parade Wishables

That’s most of the festivities going on around the park ahead of tonight’s grand return of the parade! Several new snack offerings are out around the park also.

Be sure to check back to the Dorky Parks Dad later tonight as we bring you the first coverage of the parade and fireworks as they happen!

Earth Week at Animal Kingdom

Treats (through April 28), rare characters to meet (& HUG!), and all the conservation information you could ask for are at Animal Kingdom this week at Walt Disney World.


First up, the Flamingo Cupcake, you can find this at Flame Tree BBQ and Pizzafari for $5.99. If you are a strawberry fan, this cupcake is absolutely delicious (this coming from someone who does not particularly enjoy WDW cupcakes…). The Flamingo is made of pure sugar and the wings are white chocolate.

Second, the Honey Bee Cupcake, $5.99, found at Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus, is an orange cake with honey Bavarian filling, honey frosting, and a white chocolate honeycomb. The bees are also sugar, just like the flamingo.

At Terra Treats (across from Creature Comforts/Starbucks). The Loggerhead is granny smith apple syrup with Sprite, a sugared rim, and gummy worms plus a glow cube!

Just to the right of Flame Tree BBQ you will find Isle of Java and this refreshing Cherry Coke slush topped with cotton candy. As a warning though, eat the cotton candy quickly, the humid Florida air makes it super sticky, super quick.

One treat we were usable to get, the Sea Turtle, is at Dino Diner (by the games and open from 11am – 4pm). Here is a photo from Disney Parks, it’s frozen blue raspberry and frozen lemonade with blue cotton candy on top.

Specialty Cocktails can be found at Restaurantosaurus Lounge, Dawa Bar, Thirsty River Bar, and Satul’i Canteen.

Specialty beers can be found at Restaurantosaurus Lounge (DinoLand), Dawa Bar (Africa), and Thirsty River Bar (Asia).

Outside of Animal Kingdom you can find two treats, only available through April 22, one at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s The Mara and one at Boardwalk Resort’s Bakery.

The Mara: Plant in Boot: Chocolate Spice Cake with Coconut Ganache in a Chocolate Boot, this item is a plant-based dessert.

Boardwalk Bakery: Garden Cupcake: Lemon cupcake with a lemon curd filling topped with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ladybug

At Disneyland Park there are 3 special Earth Day/Week treats

River Belle Terrace (available April 21 through 25) 

  • Corn on a Cob Succotash: “Butter”-poached corn, edamame purée, and chili oil
  • Plant-based Chili & Cornbread Skillet: Chili beans, corn cake, “sour cream,” and green onions 

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Craftsman Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 30) 

  • Earth Day Hot Dog: Hot dog of the month special featuring plant-based sausage, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, and onions topped with green goddess dressing, edible flowers, and served with fruit 

When you choose items that are plant-based for your food you’re also doing something good for the environment! These choices can help reduce your carbon footprint and enhance biodiversity! Chefs across the Disney Parks teamed up with ImpossibleTM to create options for guests that help expand the “commitment to putting plants on the plate and into the mouths of foodies in delicious and creative ways.” Here is where you can find a few old and new tasty, environmentally friendly food options:

Animal Kingdom: Impossible Spicy Southwestern Burger at Restaurantosaurus

Magic Kingdom: Impossible Revolutionary Meatloaf at Liberty Tree Tavern

Disneyland Park: Galaxy’s Edge: Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread Docking Bay 7 and the Ronto-less Garden Wrap at Ronto Roasters

Disney California Adventure: Impossible Banh Mi at Lucky Fortune Cookery


Small things we do each day can help our environment, visit Disney’s Planet Possible for more information and begin simply with recycling and reducing household water consumption.


Just a few extra photos from the day at DAK (plus the ever special/rare photo op with Koda & Kenai from Disney’s animated film Brother Bear!)

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