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Friday, May 24, 2019

Movie Madness At Disney Theme Parks

by Beth Keating
May 24, 2019

On the Streets of Agrabah (or Pride Rock)
With the new live action Aladdin movie opening this week (May 24) and Lion King not far behind (July 19), Disney has taken the opportunity to introduce a series of limited edition snack treats at the parks in celebration.

The street vendors of Agrabah never had it so good. There are a number of new movie-themed snacks scattered around the parks. In Disney Springs, Amorette’s has an absolutely STUNNING petit cake themed with a magic carpet and Genie’s lamp ($16.00), while Vivoli il Gelato has the blue sprinkled-salted caramel-nutella brownie Magic Lamp Milkshake; Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Company have Aladdin-themed caramel apples dressed as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine; and Joffrey’s will top your latte with Aladdin Magic Lamps (or Lion King art).  There’s also a chocolate blue-and-yellow Genie’s lamp-themed cupcake at All Star Music or a similar Magic Lamp Cupcake at Saratoga Springs; and the Wish Granted glazed donut at Sunshine Tree Terrace with gold sugar sprinkles, a chocolate Genie lamp, and blue cotton candy.
Celebrating the 25thAnniversary of the original Lion King, there are a few new treats around the Animal Kingdom paying tribute to that Disney classic. Particularly Instagram-worthy is the Lion King Bugs ‘N Grubs cone honoring Timon and Pumba’s favorite snack.  The chocolate soft serve is adorned with cookie “dirt,” a chocolate bug, and gummy worms in a green waffle cone. There is also the Asante Slush, a shaved ice with mango and watermelon syrup; Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip, a pineapple Dole Whip layered with red watermelon, strawberry and coconut flavored syrup; and the Simba’s Ice Cream Sandwich with a chocolate frosting mane and solid chocolate tail. (Each of the Lion Kingtreats are snack credit eligible on the Disney Dining Plan.) 

Happy Birthday, Goof!
May 25this Goofy’s 87thbirthday!  Celebrate by stopping by Goofy’s Candy Company for a caramel apple or cupcake that looks like the Goof-ster!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Sneak Peek
Not ready to brave the crowds arriving at Galaxy’s Edge next week?  Weren’t one of the lucky ones to score a reservation for the opening days of the California-based location?  Have no fear (Fear is the path to the dark side anyway…)
On May 29th, Disney Parks Blog will LIVE stream a special dedication ceremony ahead of the official May 31stopening.  The dedication ceremony will take place at 8:20 PDT/11:20 pm EDT.

Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

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