It’s that point of yr once more! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration is again within the Magic Kingdom, and which means there are a number of seasonal treats obtainable in honor of the vacations! These treats are available two separate classes: complimentary get together treats and get together treats obtainable for buy.
Complimentary Celebration Treats
Among the best components of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration is the free snacks and treats which might be obtainable all through the park. There are a selection of Christmas cookies, holiday-themed drinks, and extra! Celebration attendees can get into the park at four p.m., however these complimentary treats are usually not obtainable till the get together formally begins at 7 p.m. I like to recommend consuming a light-weight dinner the night time of the get together as a result of these complimentary treats will preserve you crammed all through the entire night time!
A considerably important distinction between this yr and former years was that every one the cookies had been pre-packaged. I couldn’t get a transparent reply from any solid members as to why this transformation was made. I’m assuming it may need one thing to do with allergic reactions, however that’s simply an informed guess. Perhaps it was nostalgia from earlier years, however personally, I didn’t benefit from the pre-packaged cookies as a lot as a result of they didn’t style recent.
You could have a restricted period of time on the get together and relying on the night time, the strains can get lengthy. I counsel simply selecting a couple of deal with stations that curiosity you and skip the remaining. I spent most of my night time visiting each single certainly one of these deal with stations so that you don’t must. Beneath I’ve ranked them from finest to worst:
1) Number of Vacation Favorites – Pinocchio Village Haus
Regardless of it having the longest line of any of the places, Pinocchio Village Haus was hands-down the very best deal with station at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration. Not like each different deal with station, at Pinocchio Village Haus you get quite a lot of 4 totally different cookies (Chocolate Chip, Peppermint Crunch, Ginger Molasses, and Snickerdoodle). In the event you don’t need to spend a ton of time looking for cookies the entire night time then making one cease right here gives you a great sampling.
The drink was both Orange Fanta or Scorching Chocolate. I opted for the Orange Fanta as a result of it was a heat night time.
2) Ginger Molasses Cookies & Eggnog – Liberty Sq. Ticket Workplace
My favourite cookie at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration was the Ginger Molasses. They had been tender, chewy, and scrumptious. Whereas they weren’t the very best Ginger Molasses Cookies that I’ve ever had by any means, however they had been a transparent step above the remainder of the cookies on the get together.
The drink supplied at this location was Eggnog, which was additionally probably the greatest complimentary drink choices. It clearly was chilly which was good on a heat night time, and I’m no Eggnog connoisseur, however I loved it rather a lot. It was wealthy and candy, with out being too candy. Once I return to the Christmas Celebration later within the season I’ll positively be returning to the Liberty Sq. Ticket Workplace.
three) Snowman Comfortable Pretzel & Sno-Cone – Tortuga Tavern
There are numerous sugary treats all through the occasion, and so certainly one of my favourite stops is at Tortuga Tavern. Right here, company can choose up a complimentary Snowman Comfortable Pretzel. The pretzel is respectable, however after consuming cookie after cookie, having one thing salty was the proper approach to combine it up. The Sno-Cone wasn’t something to put in writing dwelling about. It was simply a typical overly candy blue Sno-Cone. This deal with station had one of many longest strains, so if pretzels aren’t your factor, it is likely to be a great one to skip.
four) Peppermint Crunch Cookie – Storybook Circus Snacks
I actually loved the Peppermint Crunch Cookie. I believed it was good center floor between a skinny mint and a chocolate chip cookie. It was one of many higher cookies on the get together, however the motive this location is additional down on the checklist is that it oddly lacked a complimentary beverage, which appears odd to me. There didn’t appear to be any rationale behind why this location didn’t have a beverage.
5) Snickerdoodle Cookies & Scorching Chocolate – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
The Snickerdoodle Cookies lacked taste. There was some taste within the aftertaste, however that was about it. It wasn’t unhealthy by any means, it simply wasn’t significantly good both. The Scorching Chocolate was respectable, however sadly, with it being as heat of an evening because it was, I didn’t have greater than a sip or two.
6) Chocolate Chip Cookies & Sno-Cone – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
The Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies deal with station was the primary place I ended, and it instantly set the bar low. The Chocolate Chip Cookies had been worse than off-brand Chips Ahoy. They weren’t moist and far much less chewy than the Ginger Molasses Cookies. I usually love Chocolate Chip Cookies, however these definitely weren’t something particular.
7) Chilled Apple Cider and DOVE Chocolate – The Friar’s Nook
The worst deal with station was palms down Friar’s Nook. For one they’re handing out Apple Juice and calling it Chilled Apple Cider. There’s a distinct distinction between Apple Juice and Apple Cider. It wasn’t even good Apple Juice both. The deal with was only a handful of sweets which weren’t unhealthy, however they had been simply commonplace DOVE Sweets.
Celebration Treats Out there For Buy
There are a pair treats for buy which might be unique to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration. Whereas they do come at an extra price, lots of them are nicely definitely worth the worth. There wasn’t sufficient time within the night time to attempt each single certainly one of these treats, however I’ll share my ideas on what I or my co-workers did attempt.
My favourite deal with was the Chocolate Yuletide Log from the Major Road Bakery. This deal with was $5.99 and it was scrumptious. The layers of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting had been delectable, and the portion measurement was extraordinarily honest for the worth. There was a bizarre chocolate lined marshmallow on prime, which wasn’t superb, however the chocolatey goodness greater than made up for it.
One other favourite was the Peppermint Comfortable Serve from Storybook Deal with. I didn’t personally attempt, this by my co-worker Jackie Gailey talked about that she actually loved it. She loved that it was a really mellow peppermint taste and that it wasn’t overbearingly peppermint-y. This ice cream shall be served every day to company all through the vacation season.
Additionally at Storybook Treats was the Scrooge McDuck Egg Nog Custard Dessert, which was bizarre as a result of the map listed it as being offered at Gaston’s Tavern. Nonetheless, it was odd. It was blended with layers of crunchy chocolate and had a toasted marshmallow topping. This will likely sound appetizing, however it actually wasn’t; I do know this deeply upset my co-worker Ryno Clavin as a result of he was actually wanting ahead to this dessert.
At Sleepy Hole, I attempted two separate desserts; the Crimson Velvet Zero Waffles and the Sandy Claws Dessert. The Crimson Velvet Zero Waffles had been $6.49 and I appreciated that the waffles had been heat, which blended nicely with the chilly ice cream. The waffles’ taste was above common.
Combatting that was the Sandy Claws Dessert, which was $5.99 and was primarily a giant ball of thick pink fondant icing wrapping up an odd-tasting mousse with crispy pearls. I feel this may need been one of many worst desserts I’ve ever had at Walt Disney World. Disney must pay me to eat that once more, so I extremely counsel you don’t spend your cash on it.
The Vanellope Éclair at Gaston’s Tavern was $5.99. I loved the flavour of the éclair, however what I didn’t get pleasure from was the feel. The mix of custard within the éclair, the considerably stale Fruity Pebbles cereal, and the crunchy white chocolate didn’t combine nicely. Additionally, what does Vanellope must do with Christmas? Out there on the Major Road Bakery is a Sugar Rush Jumbo Cupcake which is a pink velvet vanilla swirl cupcake with peppermint icing, assorted sweet, sprinkles, and a white chocolate Wreck-It Ralph piece – we didn’t do that one, however your children will most likely find it irresistible!
Additionally obtainable on the Major Road Bakery is the well-known Cinnamon Roll – this one is all dressed up with a white chocolate Santa Mickey hat and is offered every day all through the vacation season.
The Christmas Decoration Gingerbread Cookie is solely gingerbread dipped in inexperienced icing and embellished with a snowflake and you could find this deal with on the Major Road Bakery throughout Celebration nights.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café isn’t my favourite fast service location, however I used to be intrigued by Mickey’s Very Merry Berry Lemonade, which was solely obtainable there. It was a slushy that was extraordinarily tart, extraordinarily candy, and simply not good. Charles Boda and I every a few sip and a half earlier than I needed to throw it away, which was a disgrace as a result of it was $5.99.
Charles additionally tried the Vacation Burger on Texas Toast, which was cheeseburger topped with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. He wasn’t impressed and famous that it was oddly tangy.
At Pecos Invoice Tall Story Inn & Café, you could find:
Feliz Navidad Nachos – pink and inexperienced tortilla chips topped with turkey chili and queso sauce
Three Caballeros Spiced Chocolate Yuletide Log (gluten pleasant) – chocolate mousse with a flourless chocolate cake topped with spiced chocolate ganache, powdered sugar, and white chocolate piece
Churro Bites with Crimson and Inexperienced Sugar – with chocolate dipping sauce; served every day all through the vacation season
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies has a few notable ice cream treats:
Christmas Cookie Sundae – cookie butter ice cream topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles (served every day all through the vacation season)
Christmas Cookie Milkshake – cookie butter milkshake with cotton sweet and a Mickey marshmallow paper straw (served every day all through the vacation season)
Casey’s Nook has an Ugly Sweater Brownie that shall be obtainable every day all through the vacation season – it’s merely a scrumptious brownie topped with varied colours of buttercream.
You can too discover Crimson and Inexperienced Sugar Churros at all the churro carts all through the park.
I hope this paints a greater image of what treats could be discovered on the 2018 Very Merry Christmas Celebration. There have been positively some good choices and others that I extremely advocate you keep away from (I’m you Santy Claws). In the event you plan on visiting the get together I hope this information shall be a useful gizmo for you and your loved ones!