Christmas Time at The Parks

lrg_dsc03406We LOVE visiting the parks during the holiday season, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas until we’ve been to Disneyland! Every year we watch the Christmas Fantasy Parade… we typically grab a snack (popcorn, pretzel, churro. What’s your vice?) and mosey on down Main Street to find a spot for viewing. There were a lot of new foods to try this season, so we did our best and tried as much as we could! Lots of peppermint and eggnog treats were consumed… You can see more of our Christmas at the parks below!

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The gingerbread cookies in the parade are just as cute as the ones at Red Rose Tavern!

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The look of love…and an eggnog mustache. We weren’t kidding when we said that we consumed a lot of eggnog treats. We tried the Holiday Frozen Eggnog from Red Rose Tavern, the Eggnog Latte Cheesecake from the Jolly Holiday Bakery and these Churro Bites with Eggnog Gelato from Hungry Bear.

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Now on to one of our favorite treats from this past holiday season. We found out about these Churro Sundaes from the Golden Horseshoe during their last run for Halloween. We were sad that we didn’t have more time together SO when we found out that they were making a comeback for the holidays, we were first in line. We loved this one so much that we decided to recreate it at home! (you can see how we did that here)

The best part about this sundae is the caramel filling inside of the churros. A very sweet surprise…as expressed by Courtney below.

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Cody loves going into the Penny Arcade to look at all the sweets. Also, can anyone actually eat a beignet without getting it all over the place?? We loved these Candy Cane Beignets at the Mint Julep Bar.

Kenzie is an avid affogato consumer, so when we found out that schmoozies was putting a holiday twist on their affogato she HAD to get it…even if it was cold and raining.

Some of our favorites from the Festival of Holidays this year.

  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
  • Blood Orange Ginger Mule
  • Turkey & Stuffing Tamale with Cranberry Relish
  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo
  • Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Crema (spicy)
  • Nashville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles (So friggin spicy)

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We’ll miss you Christmas!! Until next time…

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Halloween at the Parks

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The Halloween season has officially come to an end but don’t mourn for too long… Christmas time is just around the corner (Nov 9)! Part of the fun during the “seasons” at Disneyland is seeing the parks all decked out and tasting all the goodies. We’ve listed some of our favorites from this spooky Halloween season below. Let us know which were your favorites!

Main Street: 

  • Graveyard and Mummy Donut
  • Mummy Rice Krispy
  • Dia de los Muertos Candy Apple
  • Pumpkin Spice Frosted Pretzels (Not Pictured)
  • Cauldron Popcorn Bucket

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We had to get to the park at rope drop to get our hands on these delicious donuts. Others were rushing to the rides, we were rushing to the food…priorities!

Mummy Mickey Main Street

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We had to put this amazing popcorn bucket on here because 1. Disneyland popcorn is the best 2. This is one of our favorite souvenirs.

Popcorn Bucket

Frontierland:

  • Frozen Abuelita Horchata
  • Sugar Skull Pot de Creme
  • Churro Sundae

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We were split on the Frozen Abuelita Horchata… Mom and Kenzie loved it, Cody and Courtney not so much. But something we all can agree on is the Sugar Skull Pot de Creme…DELICIOUS

Cody

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California Adventures:

  • Bat Wing Sundae
  • Spider Silk Macaron
  • Spicy Pepper Jack “Dog”
  • Sugar Skull Cake

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Spicy! Spicy! Spicy! Granted, we knew what we were getting ourselves into but in doing so, it took us some time to recover. Let’s just say we did NOT ride the Incredicoaster after eating this. Delicious BUT SPICY.

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It’s all about balance right?? There are some veggies on Cody’s plate…

THIS CAKE. Cream cheese frosting with a Churro flavored mousse filling? Yes. We devoured it. And Yes. We thought about getting another piece.

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Hope you enjoyed the Halloween season in the parks as much as we did!

 

All Aboard: Disneybounding!

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Typically, we only dress like our favorite Disney characters during Halloween but this new(ish) Disney trend is giving us the freedom to dress like them whenever we want! We’ve been noticing some folks in the parks taking part in the Disneybounding craze and we can’t wait to try our hand at it! Kenz created these inspiration boards for some of our favorite characters. You can find all of our Disneybounding inspiration here.

Why We Love Being Annual Passholders

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Last weekend, we ended our day at the park with a purchase at the Castle Holiday Shoppe in Fantasyland. The cast member helping us asked if we were annual passholders (we are) and then she asked us what our favorite part about being an annual passholder is. We haven’t been asked that question in a loooonng time and it made us think…what IS our favorite part about being annual passholders?

Kenzie: “You can be a little spontaneous! Many times when Courtney and I have been down in Orange County visiting our parents (and the dogs), we’ve made a pit stop for some churros or popcorn. We used to do it in High School too, after class we’d go to Disneyland for the night and just hang out. No pressure, no plans.”

Courtney: “My favorite thing about being a passholder is being able to go to the park any time. We can go just for dinner or to catch a parade or show that we haven’t seen in a while. Also, we get to experience Disney year round, through every holiday. I can’t wait to see the park all decked out for Christmas! It’s my favorite”

Cody: “The Food. That’s not really an annual passholder answer but my favorite part is the food…”