Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Frozen Additions and Other News

Starting July 26, 2015 guests aged 3-12 can be beautified for the Coronation Day revelries at the Ice Palace Boutique. Much like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques but with a Frozen theme.

The three packages include reserve seating and access to the Ice Palace Cafe for the child and up to 5 of her guests. The cafe and the boutique are located across the street from ABC Commisary but I am not sure if that is the old Jack Sparrow building or the Sounds Dangerous building. We will let you know when details come out.

Packages are $75 for regular package to $240 for a package that includes a costume. This should end on September 7, 2015 but who knows what lies in store for the Studios.

OTHER STUFF

The things I can’t wait to see are the new gelato shop in DTD, the changes in Animal Kingdom, and the Food and Wine Festival.

I am eager to go to the Food and Wine festival as this year is the Chew Lab named for the show. Next Eats will feature trends in food such as liquid nitro chocolate almond truffles. I am looking forward to afternoons sampling cheese.

In Animal Kingdom, the Zuri’s Sweets Shop is offering bags of four savory flavors of popcorn: Harissa, African Spice, Curry, and Ras El Hanout. $5.95 will get you Chili Pepper, Coriander, Paprika, Red Pepper, Dehydrated Garlic, Cinnamon, Caraway, ginger and other spices and herbs. This is on my list of things to try this year.

Joffrey’s Tea Trader Cafe offers baked goods, tea, and some merchandise. They are neighbors with Vivoli il Gelato and BabyCakes. Vegan and regular baked goods with gelato and tea make for a wonderful evening treat while listening to the musicians.

Victoria & Albert is adding a 10 course menu which is small plates of food so that guest can try more varieties of food. “Disney Family Culinary Adventure” is coming to The Contemporary Resort for guests ages 9 and up, who will get to experience WDW restaurants first hand.

Boardwalk Bakery is offering, for $8.95, a maple waffle cone filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon with side of fruit. Tabitha will have to try that for me as it sounds yummy.

Brown Derby Lounge adds new dishes that include a Grilled Bloody Mary-marinated Shrimp and Chorizo and Heirloom Tomatoes on Toasted Ciabatta bread, Corn Bisque served with a Corn and Lobster Fritter; and Crispy Bites that are Parmesan and Goat Cheese Risotto Sticks.

Tragic news is the loss of plastic cheese aka “liquid cheese” for nachos. I don’t know if this will ever return other than offered by staff with a meal. It is rumored that people were getting burned by the vats and by the liquid cheese. Disney is good at fixing such things. Write WDW and demand your cheese if it means a lot to you.

May the Food be with you!

Laurie Smith
Food Explorer