DLW 260: Holiday Foods!

November 9, 2022

This week, Halloween is over, so the Holidays are moving in, we have all the details, a new music box that is also a popcorn bucket?!?, PhotoPass Magic Shots get an extension, a new shopping feature, we talk about the Holiday Foodie Guide, and more!

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Halloween ended a little over a week ago, and the resort is in full swing to get ready for the holiday season starting at the end of the week. Little is left of Halloween anywhere, but if you look hard enough, there are still some spooky spots left. Otherwise, the holidays have moved in hard and fast! Garland is abound at Disneyland and California Adventure, the tree on Main Street has been installed, Sleeping Beauty Castle is a snow-capped sight to behold, and so much more! – https://www.micechat.com/338333-disneyland-news-a-storm-is-brewing/

The Festival of the Holidays is coming soon, which is why the booths have been moved out into Disney California Adventure. Spotted so far have been “Winter Sliderland,” “Visions of Sugarplums,” “Making Spirits Bright,” “Holiday Duets,” “Grandma’s Recipes,” “Favorite Things,” “Brews and Bites,” and “A Twist on Tradition.” – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/05/photos-food-booths-are-up-for-festival-of-holidays-at-disneyland/

The holidays don’t officially start at Disneyland until November 11th, but there is a ton of new merchandise that is on sale all over the resort. From Loungefly backpacks, to Minnie Ears, to Spirit Jerseys, and so much more, there is something for everyone! {talk about the options} Check out the links in our show notes for all the details and for LOTS of pictures. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/06/whats-new-at-disneyland-resort-over-250-pieces-of-merchandise/ and https://www.micechat.com/336345-holiday-merchandise-2022-arrives-at-disneyland/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/11/new-hanukkah-merchandise-arrives-at-disneyland-resort/

What would the holiday season at Disneyland be without a cool popcorn bucket! This year, the seasonal bucket comes with a special feature: it plays music! Starting November 11th, guests can pick one of these delightful buckets up at the resort. The bucket can be wound up on the bottom like a music box, and will play music while holiday scenes rotate around the bucket, AND there is still room inside for a good amount of popcorn! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/05/alert-a-musical-holiday-popcorn-bucket-is-coming-soon-to-disney-world-and-disneyland/

A new seasonal treat is coming to Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express in Downtown Disney. This time, the beignet flavor of choice is the Maple Pecan Pie Glazed beignets. The beignets are glazed and covered in a candy pecan and graham cracker crust, and come with a side of autumn spiced creme anglaise dipping sauce. These are available now. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/02/maple-pecan-pie-beignets-are-now-available-in-disneyland/

Starting a little later than the kickoff to the holidays at the resort, the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will have the “Grand” Gingerbread House. The house is a replica of the hotel, standing 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It is made out of 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, and 600 pounds of gingerbread. The gingerbread house will also feature 25 hidden Mickeys adorned around the sweet model. The GCH Holiday Cart will also feature some gingerbread goodies. {check out the entire list} Inside the parks a gingerbread Mickey Ear Hat Bowl and a gingerbread Bottle Topper will be on sale.  – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/11/disney-eats-unveils-new-foodie-guide-to-cant-miss-gingerbread-displays-2022/

Festival of the Holidays hasn’t started yet, but like most things for the holidays, some of the merchandise has already arrived at the resort. Festival of the Holidays 2022 pins are available in a number of different designs and are limited edition. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/11/festival-of-holidays-2022-pins-arrive-at-disney-california-adventure/

Magic Shots are here for the holidays from your friendly neighborhood PhotoPass photographer! There are some options in front of the Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street, and a Magic Key specific shot by Silly Symphony Swings. Guests typically have 45 days to download their Magic Shot photos through their Disneyland account before they disappeared, but that has been extended to a full calendar year! – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/11/holiday-magic-shots-now-available-at-disney-california-adventure-photo-expiration-date-extended/

Guests who have been heading to the resort from the Harbor Boulevard side may have noticed that for a while now, the sign for the resort has been looking less than stellar. Fear not! The crews are already at work on repainting the sign and getting it back in pristine order for guests to be welcomed to Disneyland, as well as thanking guests for visiting. MiceChat thinks that it might be getting a facelift to promote Disney100, which will be centered in Disneyland. – https://www.micechat.com/338333-disneyland-news-a-storm-is-brewing/

Weeklyteers who love to shop, this next story is for you! At select locations, there is now the option to order items through mobile checkout and then come and pick it up later in the day. The store will hold the item, which could be amazing for some of the hard to get or larger items for sale in the parks. To be clear, a guest needs to go into the store and purchase the item through mobile checkout like before, but now there is an option to have them hold it for you. – https://www.micechat.com/338333-disneyland-news-a-storm-is-brewing/

Over at the Animation Building in Disney California Adventure, two sisters are back for their meet and greet! Anna and Elsa are finally back meeting with their subjects. They are really popular, so be ready to wait for a bit in line to see them. – https://www.micechat.com/338333-disneyland-news-a-storm-is-brewing/

Discussion Topic:

Holiday Foodie Guide! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/11/disney-eats-delivers-the-foodie-guide-to-holiday-treats-at-disneyland-resort-2022/

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