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Top 11 Apple Treats from Disney Parks

posted on September 16th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Growing up, autumn meant an annual field trip to a local farm to pick apples. There’s no denying that pumpkin is having a moment right now, but I wanted to pay tribute to the other fruit that makes me think of crisp fall leaves – the apple. We love to enjoy apples on salads, in baked goods and on top of fluffy pancakes. Here are our top choices for yummy apple treats at Disney Parks and Resorts:

  1. Apple Crisp a la Mode – Hollywood Scoops, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Perfect for the Florida heat, this treat features cinnamon apples topped with old-fashioned vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and streusel.
  2. Cinnamon-Apple Baton – Troubadour Tavern, Disneyland park
    This flaky, twisted pastry is filled with apples and cinnamon.
  3. Apple Strudel – Sommerfest, Epcot
    Apple Strudel that would make my German Oma proud, this is the real deal smothered with vanilla sauce.

  1. Apple Walnut Cake – California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    A new addition to the California Grill lineup—heirloom apple, fig and cherry compote, roasted white chocolate mousse, apple-caramel sauce, candied walnuts and brown sugar ice cream make one deliciously decadent dessert.
  2. Flo’s Signature Apple-Cheddar Pie-O-Rama – Flo’s V8 Café, Disney California Adventure
    Apple and cheddar are the new peanut butter and jelly, they just go together.

  1. Caramel Apple Crumb Pancakes – Trattoria al Forno, Disney’s BoardWalk
    Served with bacon or chicken sausage, these pancakes are a sweet way to start your day.
  2. Red’s Apple Freeze – Cozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
    Get your kicks on Route 66 with Red’s Apple Freeze… souvenir sipper optional. Ka-chow!
  3. Warm Glazed Doughnut – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    This doughnut is stacked with cinnamon apples, and topped with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce… out of this world!

  1. Apple Granola Pancakes – Carnation Café, Disneyland park
    The crunchy granola and fluffy pancakes make a perfect combination of texture.
  2. Fried Herb and Garlic Cheese – 50’s Prime Time Café, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Served with raspberry sauce, grapes and apples, this dish shows off the apple’s savory side.
  3. Apple-Cranberry Pie Cupcake – Contempo Café, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    A vanilla cupcake with apple-cranberry pie filling and cream cheese frosting, look for this limited-time sweet over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Have you ‘fall’en in love with a Disney Parks treat? Let us know in the comments below!

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Nick and Vanessa Lachey Enjoy a Dazzling Day at Disneyland Park

posted on September 15th, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Singer and TV personality Nick Lachey and his wife, actress Vanessa Lachey, visited Disneyland park recently with their son Camden, who is celebrating his third birthday this month.


We captured this family photo near Floral Mickey (a favorite photo spot of the Lacheys) just as they began their special day in the park.

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Shows and Attractions Join ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks and More

posted on September 14th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begins November 13, and today I’m excited to share details on what this dazzling holiday season will bring to Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District.

“A Christmas Fantasy” Parade at Disneyland Park

At Disneyland park, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each night. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season ends. Each night, the all-new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as we continue the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration; “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

World of Color – Celebrate!” continues throughout the season at Disney California Adventure park, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Be sure to check the calendar page of for details on daily times for all shows and spectaculars.

Also at Disneyland park, Santa Claus will greet guests at a new location in Critter Country. When he visits Disney California Adventure park, Santa can be found at Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street.

Here’s a look at this year’s returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort:

Jingle Cruise at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
  • Holiday decor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street
  • Olaf’s Snow Fest
  • Buena Vista Street Community Choir

Downtown Disney District

  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

Join us for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, November 13 through January 6, 2016!

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Complete Guide to Eats During Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

posted on September 11th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Trick or treat? Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort brings many tasty treats to eat! Conjure this list anytime you find yourself looking for some frightfully delicious food.

Disneyland Park

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Cajun-Rubbed Pork Chop – Bone-in Cajun-rubbed pork chop with sautéed spinach, goat cheese mashed potatoes with a smoked pepper tomato jus

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

  • Sugar Cookie Bake dusted with powdered sugar and a cinnamon-orange mulling spice, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce

Café Orleans

  • Flat Iron Steak with Peppercorn and Cognac Sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash and green beans
  • Pumpkin Beignets served with vanilla crème Anglaise

Carnation Café

  • Mickey’s Frightfully Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Fried chicken served with pepper jack cheese, spicy Sriracha sauce, coleslaw and breaded and fried jalapenos served on a brioche bun with a side of French fries

French Market Restaurant

  • Haunted Mansion Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Traditional Shrimp Po’Boy – Deep fried popcorn shrimp, lettuce, tomato, vinegar dressing and Cajun remoulade sauce on a toasted potato roll

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Halloween Premium Cone

The Golden Horseshoe

  • Ice Cream Nachos
  • Halloween sprinkles

Central Plaza Cappuccino Cart

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Muffin

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake
  • Pulled Pork Hot Dog – Topped with citrus slaw, fried jalapenos and fresh cilantro

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

Market House

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Maurice’s Treats

  • Pumpkin Twist

Mint Julep Bar

  • Pumpkin Beignets

Plaza Inn

  • Pumpkin Pie

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

  • Pork Tamale and Cheese Enchilada
  • Orange Pumpkin Flan

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port

  • Supernova Pizza Special – Pastrami with mustard oil, Mozzarella cheese, battered pickle chips topped with Horseradish mustard sauce

Royal Street Veranda

  • Banana Fritters with crème Anglaise

Tomorrowland Terrace

  • Cheeseburger Combo with sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles and grilled onions served with French fries covered in a ghostly Parmesan-ranch “ooze.”

Village Haus Restaurant

  • Pleasure Island Fiery Chicken Flatbread – Glazed buffalo chicken with Serrano chilies, diced red peppers, tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese and chipotle sauce

Disney California Adventure Park

Award Wieners

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Anti-Vampire Chicken Pizza with roasted garlic sauce, chicken, smoked Gouda, Mozzarella, roasted red peppers and a drizzle of tomato Harissa sauce
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Halloween Sprinkles

Cove Bar

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Pumpkin Twist

Fiddler Fifer & Practical Cafe

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Flo’s V8 Café

  • Pumpkin Pie

Mortimer’s Market

  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread

Pacific Wharf Beer Truck

  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest beer

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread
  • Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding


  • Caramel Apple Smoothie

Smokejumpers Grill

  • “Cobweb-Style” Topping – Top any burger with a “cobweb” of Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms

Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55 Lounge

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

The Coffee House

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Caramel Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Whitewater Snacks

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

PCH Grill

  • Seasonal Halloween Dessert Buffet

Surfside Lounge

  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake
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First Look: Hatbox Ghost Joins the Celebration in Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

posted on September 11th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is here! That means Haunted Mansion Holiday returns once again, and we’ve got a peek inside at two of the spooky surprises that await at this seasonal favorite.


This year’s gingerbread house is a towering house of cards constructed by some well-meaning, but kind of accident-prone gingerbread men.

Many of you have asked whether the recently reappeared Hatbox Ghost will be getting into the holiday spirit (see what I did there?) … and he is! Check him out, with a new hat for his collection.

Don’t miss Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – now through November 1!

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Halloween Minnie Mouse Transformation Casts A Spell on Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Parks

posted on September 11th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique magically transforms into Bibbidi Bobbidi “Boo-tique” this Halloween season with a Minnie Mouse “witch”-inspired look that is sure to cast a spell on you. Beginning September 15 through November 1 (or while supplies last), with the wave of a magic wand, a touch of pixie dust and help from our Fairy Godmothers-In-Training, you can watch your little pumpkin get ready for the Halloween season. We did – take a look!

The Halloween Minnie Mouse transformation package includes your choice of boutique hairstyling, shimmering makeup, face gems, nail polish, a Princess sash and cinch sack, plus the Halloween Minnie Mouse costume and matching headband. Reminder: Transformations are only available for children ages 3–12. Disneyland Resort Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique photo package is sold separately, based on availability.

For guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in California, this package will be offered at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland inside Disneyland park (Note: Separate theme park admission required).

Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida can find this packages at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney Marketplace or inside Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park (Note: Separate theme park admission required for the latter).

Appointments will book quickly so make your reservation today! Call 714-781-STYLE (714-781-7895) for Disneyland Resort or 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895) for Walt Disney World Resort.

What else do the Fairy Godmothers-In-Training have up their sleeve? Well it’s safe to say the word “holiday”… but something else “cool” might be heading your way.

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Pumpkin Love: 6 Favorite Recipes from Disney Parks Chefs

posted on September 10th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

We love anything pumpkin flavored, and while you can find pumpkin year-round, fall is the season when we find excuses to add a dollop to most any dish, sweet or savory. Below, Disney Parks chefs share six favorites, starting with this favorite pumpkin bread from Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland Resort.

Goofy’s Kitchen Pumpkin Bread
Makes 9-inch loaf

1 cup cake flour
3/4 cup bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. Whisk together cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree, water, and oil in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined; do not overmix. Stir in raisins.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Turn loaf out of pan onto a wire rack to cool.


Pumpkin Cheesecake
This was a big hit last fall at the Disneyland Resort. The graham cracker crust with a pinch of ginger, classic cheesecake filling and a drizzle of chocolate on top create a trifecta of yum.


Pumpkin Twists
These twists from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks are served year-round with seasonal fruit, such as strawberry, but the pumpkin version is like a portable pie – flaky puff pastry with a pumpkin filling that you can eat on the run.


Pumpkin Muffins
The Disneyland Resort pastry chefs must make a gazillion of these during the fall – a moist muffin with sweet golden raisins and a crunchy streusel topping. Breakfast or dessert, you decide.

Pumpkin Beignets From Club 33 at Disneyland Park

Pumpkin Beignets
We might consider these hot squares of fried dough with a maple glaze to be the ultimate indulgence, a recipe we scored from Club 33 at Disneyland Resort (you could skip the maple glaze, but we say, go for it!). Pair with a dark coffee or your favorite tea any time of day.

Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Pumpkin Mousse
This was an Epcot International Food & Wine Festival favorite, and is a fabulous stand-in for pumpkin pie if you want something a little different. Crunchy streusel, creamy pumpkin mousse, spice cake and easy orange-apricot sauce create layers of flavor.

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Top 10 Ways the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Celebrated 10 Years and Running

posted on September 9th, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

  1. The 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna hosted more than 29,000 runners from across the nation and 28 countries.
  2. Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF), the celebratory charity of the race since it began, was awarded $10,000 to support Anaheim student participation in after-school programs.


  1. Local runner James Lander from Fullerton, Calif., ran and won the 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon presented by Cigna, with a time of 1:08:56.
  2. Over the last 10 years, runDisney events in Anaheim have generated approximately $900 million in economic impact for the local area.
  3. More than 400 “legacy” runners ran this weekend, completing all 10 Disneyland Half Marathons since the inaugural race.
  4. Momoko Tanaka from Urayasu-shi, Japan, came in first place for the women, finishing in 1:21:30 and marking the first time in the race’s history that an international runner has won.
  5. Runners celebrated with a specially-ticketed 10th anniversary party, where they experienced select attractions and entertainment in Disneyland park including the “Paint the Night” parade.


  1. Ten members of Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) participated in the Disneyland 5K. Project S.A.Y. is one of many free programs for Anaheim youth in middle and high school made possible through ACF.
  2. Last year’s female champion, Jennifer Berry from Denver, Co., beat her prior year’s time by 12 seconds, finishing in 1:23:21.
  3. In the coming years, the four runDisney race weekends in Anaheim are expected to generate an estimated $250 million annually in economic activity for Orange County, Calif.
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Spotlight on Shirts Coming to Disney Parks Online Store in September 2015

posted on September 8th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager

With the start of September, here is a roundup of limited release shirts you will find on our Disney Parks online store this month. These shirts will only be offered online during the dates listed below. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. In related news, I’m celebrating my birthday in mid-September, so friends and family might also consider this list as possible gift ideas.


September 4-10
Pluto celebrated 85 years on September 5 this year. He made his debut as a bloodhound in a Mickey Mouse cartoon called “The Chain Gang” in 1930. He became Mickey’s dog, Pluto, in the 1937 cartoon “The Moose Hunt.” These adult and youth shirts celebrate this milestone anniversary for one of Disney’s most beloved four-legged friends.


September 7-13
Our companion series continues this month with these Haunted Mansion-inspired T-shirts. The shirts feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as cast members from the frightfully classic attraction. The shirts will be printed on Hanes Nano-Ts.


September 17-23
The 60th Anniversary of Disneyland Resort continues with this limited release shirt celebrating the Disneyland Railroad. This original attraction has circled Disneyland park since 1955. In addition to the adult and youth T-shirts, we will be offering artwork which will be shipped in 12-14 days.


September 23-29
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort celebrates 35 years on September 23. This shirt will be offered in adult and youth sizes.

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Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou: New Premium Dining Experience Coming to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

posted on September 8th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


This year, a new premium Halloween dining experience hosted by Dr. Facilier is coming to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park: Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou. The evening begins at 7 p.m., with an intimate, spooky dining experience with a themed three-course menu.


During dinner, Dr. Facilier will be conjuring his friends from the other side, bringing them to life in Blue Bayou Restaurant for a wickedly good time. After dinner, guests will receive a limited-edition custom lithograph featuring art from Disney Animator Eric Goldberg before the Shadow Man bids his guests adieu and they are escorted from the Blue Bayou Restaurant to a special viewing area for “Halloween Screams” fireworks.

The special menu—available only during Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou—includes your choice of:

Crab Cake with Creole slaw and Remoulade sauce
Warm Goat Cheese Tart with baby spinach, golden beets, prosciutto and dried cherry vinaigrette

Braised Short Rib with Danish blue cheese whipped potatoes, baby carrots and huckleberry-pinot noir reduction
Bourbon Glazed Chicken Breast with smoked aged white cheddar polenta, asparagus and thyme jus
Red Fish with crispy rock shrimp, green beans, Louisiana long grain rice and étouffée sauce

Dark Chocolate Crème Brule with salted caramel macaroon
Almond Praline Cheesecake with petit honey beignets

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou will begin September 25, and be offered during Mickey’s Halloween Party through October 31. For reservations, click here.

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