Pumpkin in the Parks

With the calendar turning to October, most people minds turn to thoughts of pumpkin and Halloween.  Thankfully, there are a couple of snack stands which have added some pumpkin options to their snack menu.  Those two places are the funnel cake stand in The American Experience and L’Artisan des Glaces at the France Pavilion.

The American Experience has replaced its double chocolate funnel cake (a personal favorite of mine) with a pumpkin spice funnel cake.

photo courtesy of chatting over chocolate
photo courtesy of chatting over chocolate

This seasonal funnel cake is not available for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit.  It is available for cash/charge back to the room for $8.00 which is the same price as the double chocolate funnel cake.

photo courtesy of wearpinkwednesday
photo courtesy of wearpinkwednesday

Pictured above is the pumpkin spice macaron ice cream sandwich.  You get a scoop of pumpkin spice ice cream placed between two macaron.  This snack is available for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit or for cash/room charge at $3.99.

The pumpkin spice is also available in a cone or a dish.  It is also available in my favorite snack from the L’Artisan des Glaces snack shop….the pressed brioche ice cream sandwich.  The pressed brioche is not available for a snack credit.  It costs $6.10.

It also sounds like that when October and Halloween is over that the pumpkin spice ice cream is going to be replaced with a more winter/Christmas themed ice cream.  YUM!

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More Frozen News and Some Commentary

The Disney Parks blog announced, yesterday, that there would be a holiday-time Frozen event at Hollywood Studios.  This event, called, the Frozen Holiday Premium Package, gets a guest the following:

  • Reserved Seating for the Frozen Sing-Along
  • Reserved Viewing for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
  • Frozen-themed Dessert Party
  • A Holiday-themed Lithograph
  • A Frozen Pin

The cost for this event is $89/adult (plus tax) and $59/child (plus tax, child aged 3-9).  The event will take place on November 7-19, November 21-December 9, December 11-January 4.  I’ve heard rumors that Hollywood Studios is closing at 4 pm on November 20.  No word on why there is no event on December 10.

My commentary after the jump.

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Happy Birthday Magic Kingdom and EPCOT

October 1st is a very important day in the history of Walt Disney World.  It is a birthday for two of the four parks: Walt Disney World (opened October 1, 1971) and EPCOT (opened October 1, 1982).  These parks helped make Walt Disney World into what it is today.  A couple of years ago, my family lucked into having our vacation coincide with the 40th birthday of the Magic Kingdom.  I wanted to take some time, today, to share some our experiences on that day.


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