Things are heating up at Walt Disney World and if you’re heading this way for a summer vacation then you are in for some great treats! There are so many great snacks and desserts at Disney World and Disney has released some new treats we can’t wait to try. Catch all the details below.
Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:
Do you have a hankerin’ for something sweet? This month’s Sweet Treats contains a few offerings that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. I’ve put together a list of a few new items from across Walt Disney World Resort that you’ll just HAVE to try!
Cookie Crunch Brownie – Epcot
Stop by the Electric Umbrella in Future World at Epcot to try this new brownie! The Cookie Crunch Brownie comes with chocolate ganache and chocolate cookie pieces.
Plant-based Cashew Cheesecake – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill is serving up a new dessert! Just ask your waiter to see the Vegan and Vegetarian Menu, and you’ll find the Plant-based Cashew Cheesecake. This cake consists of coffee cashew cheesecake with Marcona almond crust, chocolate glaze, and fresh berries.
Mickey and Pals Waffle Wafer Toppers – Magic Kingdom Park
Starting in June, you’ll be able to find special waffle wafer toppers at various locations throughout the Magic Kingdom Park featuring some of your favorite Disney pals.
- Mickey, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – served with a single-scoop ice cream cup or cone
- Minnie, Storybook Treats – served with a soft-serve cup or cone
- Donald, Sunshine Tree Terrace – served with a soft-serve cup
- Daisy, Aloha Isle – served with a soft-serve cup
- Goofy, Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – served with a soft-serve cup or cone
Orange Bird Cupcake – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
If you’re an Orange Bird fan, then you’ll have to head on over to The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa! Available through June 12, this adorable vanilla cupcake consists of orange simple syrup, orange white chocolate mousse, and orange whipped cream topped with white crispy pearls, a chocolate beak, and green buttercream leaves. It also pairs nicely with the new Orange Vanilla Coke!
Vivoli il Gelato Bike – Disney Springs
A new bike has pedaled into Disney Springs and it’s brought some yummy gelato with it! The new Vivoli il Gelato Bike is located near The Daily Poutine at Disney Springs. Stop on by to scoop up one of the many flavors they have to offer (some of which are exclusive to the bike!).
- Chocolate Hazelnut
- Toasted Marshmallow
- Brownie Brittle
RELATED ARTICLE: 12 Tips & Tricks to Having the Best Summer Vacation at Disney World
by Mike and Jamie Sylvester
Whether your workload has lightened, you’ve saved up enough vacation days, the kids are out of school, or you simply need a little Vitamin D – a Disney World summer vacation is calling! Chances are you’ve heard that summer is the most popular time to visit Disney World (besides Christmas break). Plus, Florida summers are HOT… an easy 100 degrees in the shade! So, let’s get to planning. Check out our top tips and tricks to having the best summer vacation EVER at Disney World!
1 – Book A Summer Deal
Time to save some money! Disney World always offers summer discounts and savings. Typically, these summer packages include at least a four-night stay along with theme park tickets. In the long run, you’ll save hundreds by booking a package deal if one is available during the vacation dates you are seeking.
2 – Make Dining Reservations
If you’ve heard this and thought, nah – we’ll just wing it, well, be prepared to fight the crowds big time! Having table service reservations can make a huge difference in your summer vacation at Disney. Not only will you have a place to sit to enjoy a meal, but you will also have an air-conditioned space. If you don’t have reservations, chances are you won’t be able to get a table at a table service restaurant. If you plan to go to quick service spots, a great tip we like to use is to eat at off-times. For example, eat lunch at 11 am instead of the noon rush hour. This will give you a better chance of beating the crowds to lunch and finding a table to sit at.
3 – Book Your FastPass+ In Advance
You can book your initial 3 FastPasses in advance (60-days resort guests, 30-days in advance for non-resort guests). We highly recommend you book your FastPasses in advance so you can map out your day, and obtain more FastPasses when your initial three are used. This not only saves you time but also the heat exhaustion from standing in long standby lines.
4 – Dress Cool
We don’t mean the kind of “cool” such as awesome… but COOL as in light clothing. Although, if you can combine both cool (awesome) and cool (light wear) – then more power to you! Seriously though, we suggest a wardrobe that consists of the Dri-FIT type clothing such as breathable shorts, shirts, socks, and hats. Think light colors as well, as dark colors absorb the sun’s rays rather than reflect it. When it’s so hot you can’t tell the difference in body sweat and Splash Mountain water, you’ll be thankful you are wearing light clothing to cool down and dry off faster.
5 – Know Where to Go
If at all possible, avoid zig-zagging from one side of the park to the other. Having a plan in place before you arrive can alleviate the “theme park dance” as we like to call it. We’ve learned the hard way that when going from one side of the park to the other time and time again over the summer is an easy way to ruin a vacation at Disney. It’s exhausting trying to move through the crowd and the heat factor just triggers meltdowns!
6 – Take Advantage of Early Morning & Late Night Hours
Arriving at park opening is an absolute must in our opinion over the summer. You get the fresh start of the day, crowds are less than they will be later, and the sun is just waking! Same goes for late night hours. We suggest the early arrival, a midday break if possible at the resort, then a late night which is especially great once the sun goes down.
7 – Schedule Resort Time
Yes, it’s tempting to hit a theme park every day/all day, but remember this is a vacation after all! Cool off in the resort pool, hang out in your room with your family while watching a Disney movie, or take a cool middle of the day shower. Whether you schedule a full resort day or just some resort time, you’ll appreciate this much-needed break from the summer crowds and heat.
8 – Enjoy Indoor Attractions
Seek out attractions that are maybe a little less popular and that are indoors with blasting AC! Some of our favorite “hideaway” attractions from crowds and heat are Muppet Vision 3D at Hollywood Studios, Carousel of Progress at Magic Kingdom, Journey Into Imagination With Figment at Epcot, and It’s Tough To Be A Bug at Animal Kingdom.
9 – Visit A Water Park
Summer crowds do flock to Disney’s two incredible water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. With this being said, don’t expect to avoid crowds at the water parks, but rather plan for a day of cooling off in the water with fun attractions to go along with it!
10 – Pack (and USE) Sunscreen
Seems simple enough, right?! Well, we’ve made the mistakes plenty of times thinking that it’s not too bad, only to end up with a sunburn on our very first day of vacation. Once you have that sunburn, it really puts a damper on the rest of the vacation. Don’t forget to reapply when needed!
11 – Drink Water
Soda and alcohol can be special treats while on your Disney vacation, but be aware of how much water intake you’ve had. This is especially important if you have great plans to drink around the World Showcase at Epcot for example. Keep in mind that you should constantly be chugging water to keep yourself hydrated in the Florida heat.
12 – Chill Out
Take notes from Baloo the Bear in Jungle Book when vacationing at Disney over the summer! He’s one, no stress… chilled out bear! With massive crowds and 100+ degrees all around, there will come a time when you need to step back and chill out both in temper and temperature. Find opportunities to chill, even if it’s for a simple 10 minutes away from the crowds and heat. Magic Kingdom has a fun water play area in Fantasyland known as Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak. This is a great spot for kids to run free and cool down in the water while you take a breather. We also suggest looking for hidden areas that might not offer a bench or table, but a shady floor to sit on! Whatever it takes – just find time to chill out. Trust us, you’ll avoid both children and adult meltdowns this way!
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