Greetings from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Hear that? That’s Christmas music ringing throughout the park. The holiday fun has officially arrived at Walt Disney World, and we have plenty to explore.
When first arriving at Hollywood Studios, we noticed construction scrim up at the right side of the front entrance. We’re not sure what’s happening, but we’re intrigued to see what’s being done.
All of the Christmas decorations throughout the park have been fully finished. All of the lamppost decorations are in place, as well as final touches on the garlands and wreathes.
New notebook with a shiny VHS-like cover featuring one of our favorite and most underrated Disney movies? Yep.
Are we about to pull out our wallet and spend money on this? Most likely.
BRING IT ON.
We found this Emperor’s New Groove notebook in The Darkroom, and it is a treasure. It’s the same design as The Nightmare Before Christmas one we found earlier in the week. Strangely enough, the notebook’s glossy plastic finish and thickness makes it feel like you’re actually holding the original VHS, a big difference from the older designs of VHS notebooks.
It’s so new to The Darkroom, that they didn’t even have a proper place for it on the shelves! This notebook is $19.99.
We’re especially thankful today that the FuelRod Station has returned to Celebrity 5 & 10. We rely on these things to do our jobs!
Across the street at Mickey’s of Hollywood, Stitch was wearing his holiday best, ready to go cause a little trouble at a Christmas party.
PhotoPass photographers now have holiday signs. Guests can pose with this Sunset Seasons Greetings sign in front of the Tower of Terror.
Christmas Alien popcorn buckets have officially landed! Alien is dressed in flannel pajamas, eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa Claus.
This little green dude will cost you $25.00.
Now for the moment you all have been waiting for… drum roll please… HOLIDAY FOOD! We tried every new offering, so here’s a look of what we snacked on. Our first treat was this Prep and Landing Gingerbread Cupcake. It’s available at The Trolley Car Cafe for $5.99.
Over at BaseLine Tap House, we found these adorable Gingerbread Cookies. These cookie sticks are $5.69.
We also found a box of Elsa inspired macarons. The treat’s official royal title is Elsa’s Magical Macarons. They’re $7.99. If you want to read more about both desserts and how they tasted, click here.
ABC Commissary has three special holiday desserts available. This is the Holiday Wreath Cookie. It’s $5.99.
The colorful Strawberry Mint Verrine is $4.99. This was our favorite dessert out of the three!
Mickey’s Santa Hat Chocolate Mouse is probably the most Instagram-able dessert of the bunch. It’s $5.99.
Backlot Express has two new holiday dessert offering this year. Goofy’s Hot Chocolate Verrine is $4.99.
This massive and delicious Blondie Brownie is $5.99. It has dried cranberry, orange peel, and almonds.
Across the park on Sunset Boulevard, we found our favorite dessert of the day. This Caramel Apple Verrine is available at Catalina Eddie’s and is one of the few holiday treats that isn’t chocolate heavy. It’s $4.99 well spent.
But if you’re really craving chocolate, we recommend Olaf’s Chocolate Marshmallow Verrine. It’s available at Fairfax Fare for $4.99.
Two new holiday inspired alcoholic beverages are available at the park’s outdoor bars. If you’re craving cozy Christmas spices, the Holiday Mule is for you.
If you want something more refreshing, the Frostbite is a smoother, fruitier drink to sip. Both cocktails are $17.00 and come with a Mickey shaped glow cube.
After all those sweets, we think we’re going to need to lay down. Let us know what holiday treat you are most excited to try at Hollywood Studios! Until next time!