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All the Treats You Can Find During Get Your Ears On at Disneyland Resort

Get Your Ears On officially kicks off tomorrow and the Disneyland Resort is celebrating Mickey and Minnie with tons of fun food. There are new eats and treats all across property, and they’re all available starting Jan. 18 until May (unless otherwise noted). Some of these items will also be available for mobile order via the Disneyland Resort mobile app.

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Churros at small world Promenade

  • Mickey Mouse Celebration Churro – Warm chocolate churro drizzled with cookie butter topped with Mickey confetti and served with a side of red marshmallow crème and classic Mickey buttons

Churros near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Fantasia Mickey Churro – Warm chocolate churro dusted with red and blue sugar served with a side of red marshmallow crème and Sorcerer Mickey hat

Churros near Haunted Mansion

  • Banana Pudding Churro – Classic churro rolled in vanilla cookie crumbles with banana pudding dipping sauce
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Willie’s Churros

  • Caramel Corn Churro – Classic churro dusted with corn cereal sugar and topped with salted caramel and caramel corn

Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

  • Maple-Bacon Churro – Classic churro dusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with maple icing and crumbled bacon

Churros near Goofy’s Sky School

  • Celebration Mickey Chocolate Churro – Chocolate cookie-dusted churro with chocolate icing and sprinkles
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Carnation Café

  • “Celebrate Mickey” Chicken and Waffles (breakfast only) – Mini Mickey waffles with icing, sprinkles, and frosted cereal-crusted chicken
  • Hot Chicken and Waffles – Spicy hot chicken and a large Mickey waffle with blistered tomato and balsamic glaze
  • TV Dinner Pot Roast – Wagyu pot roast, blue cheese and bacon mac and cheese, sautéed green beans and carrots, and braised red cabbage served with a pineapple upside-down cake

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Birthday Sundae – Two large scoops of birthday cake ice cream with a Mickey Mouse-shaped brownie, hot fudge, whipped cream, a cherry, and Mickey Mouse-shaped sprinkles served in a Mickey or Minnie Mouse Kitchen Sink

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Mickey Mouse Club Hat Dessert – Chocolate truffle mousse dome with vanilla bean crème brûlée center, Mickey ears, and Mickey Mouse Club logo
  • Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich – Swiss, Jack, and Fiscalini cheddar cheese with crispy pancetta and blackberry jam
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Plaza Inn

  • Celebration Cake (available starting on February 19) – Red and yellow cake with raspberry and lemon filling

Red Rose Taverne

  • Mickey-inspired Cheeseburger – 1/3 lb. Angus patty with burger sauce and lettuce on a red potato bun with black sesame seed
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Toon Town

  • Mickey Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake – topped with buttercream frosting, birthday sprinkles, red glitter macaron, sugar candle, chocolate ears, and blue sprinkle cone “party hat”
  • Minnie Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake – topped with buttercream frosting, birthday sprinkles, chocolate ears, and a red bow

Pluto’s Dog House

  • Bacon Mac & Cheese Footlong Hotdog – topped with creamy bacon mac and cheese and served on an Italian roll

Daisy’s Diner

  • Mickey Mouse Pepperoni Pizza


  • Mickey’s Birthday Sundae – Frozen yogurt with fruit popcorn, birthday cake cotton candy, candied chocolates, and colorful celebration cake

Troubadour Tavern

  • Jumbo Hand-Crafted Bavarian Pretzel – topped with nacho cheese, crushed spicy onion chips, and smoked black salt
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Rancho del Zocalo

  • Mickey Hat Dessert – Vanilla mousse dome with churro crunch filling, mango glaze, and striped Mickey ears
  • Frozen Strawberry Horchata – flavored with strawberry and topped with whipped cream, a dehydrated strawberry, and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sopes Trio – Chicken, beef, and pork served on fried corn dough with refried beans, shredded lettuce, spicy lime aïoli, and salsa roja

Café Orléans

  • Charcuterie Board – Artisanal French goat, sheep, and cow milk cheese, sliced meats, honeycomb, dried fruit, nuts, cornichons, creole mustard, and toast
  • Smoked Salmon Salad – topped with cucumber, red onion, fried capers, heirloom tomato, croutons, and lemon crème fraîche
  • Fried Chicken and Beignets – Buffalo-tossed chicken served with sugar-dusted beignets, herb bacon coleslaw, and waffle fries
  • Birthday Cake Mickey Beignets – Chocolate-coffee cake and white cake beignets

French Market

  • Mickey’s Mac and Cheese (kid’s meal) – Mickey-shaped pasta tossed with a creamy cheese sauce and served with applesauce, seasonal fruit, and choice of milk or small bottled water
  • Mickey Pasta with Marinara Sauce (kid’s meal) – served with applesauce, seasonal fruit, and choice of milk or small bottled water
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Harbour Galley

  • Lobster Pot Pie Soup – Lobster, red potatoes, carrots, celery, and herbs in a rich seafood cream sauce served in a bread bowl
  • Vegan Hot Diggity Dog – Vegan hot dog topped with spicy lentil chili, onions, and mustard served with seasonal fruit

River Belle Terrace

  • Cookie Butter Monkey Bread – covered in cookie butter and vanilla ice cream and garnished with two cookie butter cookies
  • Mickey Jumbo Pretzel – Hand-crafted Bavarian pretzel

Bengal Barbecue

  • Pad Thai Spring Roll – with shrimp, bean sprouts, sweet and sour-flavored rice noodles, garlic chives, scrambled eggs, cashews, julienne carrots, pickled radishes, and butter lettuce with a cashew-hoisin dipping sauce

Galactic Grill

  • S’mores Parfait

Alien Pizza Planet

  • S’mores Parfait
  • Bowtie Pasta – with tomato cream sauce, sausage, and diced red bell peppers
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza – Fried chicken breast pieces, buffalo sauce, and ranch dressing topped with fresh carrots and creamy buffalo sauce
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Trolley Treats

  • Steamboat Willie Black and White Cookie – Butter shortbread cookie dipped in white and dark chocolate with silver crunch pearls

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café

  • Mickey’s Chocolate Cup and Brownie – Chocolate brownie with cookies and cream mousse-filled chocolate cup

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Hand-dipped Mickey or Minnie Ice Cream Bar – Choice of ice cream bar dipped in chocolate with sprinkles

Smokejumpers Grill

  • Confetti Cake Shake – Vanilla shake with crumbled confetti cake, icing, whipped cream, and Mickey sprinkles
  • “Share Your Ears” Cheeseburger – Angus 1/3 burger with American Cheese and cheeseburger slider “ears”

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Cookies ‘n Cream Bread Pudding – with condensed milk, whipped cream, and crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies
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Gourmet Coffee Cart

  • Mickey Fun Wheel Cookie – Sugar cookie filled with raspberry jelly topped with colored chocolate drizzle and Mickey Fun Wheel chocolate decor
  • Celebration Cookies – One sugar shortbread cookie filled with raspberry jam and two sugar shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and topped with a chocolate Mickey celebration logo

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Spectacular Mickey Pizza – Mickey pepperoni pizza with confetti of peppers and onions
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Award Wieners

  • A Cheesy Celebration – Cheddar sausage link with creamy mac and cheese, salsa verde, crumbled spicy cheese puffs, and cheese curds on a toasted bun
  • More Cheese Please – Filmstrip fries with creamy mac and cheese, salsa verde, crumbled spicy cheese puffs, and cheese curds
  • “Get Your Ears On” Funnel Cake Fries – Chocolate cookie-dusted funnel cake fries with cookies and cream icing, whipped cream, chocolate cream-filled cookie ears, and “90” sprinkles
  • Celebration Cake Funnel Fries – Funnel cake fries topped with crumbled confetti cake, frosting, whipped cream, and Mickey sprinkles
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  • Mickey Donut with apple filling
  • Minnie Donut with cherry filling
  • Mickey Cookies ‘n Cream Shake with “90” sprinkles

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Birthday Hat Macaron


Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration Dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen

Starting on January 18, Chef Goofy is serving up a heaping helping of fabulous new themed eats, celebratory take-home swag, décor, and special appearances by your favorite pals – Mickey and Minnie! In addition to five all-you-care-to-enjoy stations featuring a variety of tasty bites, you’ll enjoy several unique dishes including Steamboat Chili, Mouse Ear Cookies, and Celebration Cupcakes. Reservations are highly recommended, and character experiences and menu items are subject to change without notice. To make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463).

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Mickey’s Tea Party Celebration

Starting Jan. 19 through March 31, you’re invited to celebrate Mickey with a limited-time tea party. Sip on loose leaf tea and herbal infusions brewed by the potful while you enjoy a delicious assortment of sweet and savory tea sandwiches, gourmet morsels, and Mickey-themed treats! You’ll enjoy this afternoon tea in the Hollywood-style setting of Steakhouse 55. In addition, guests can choose from two different tea menus:

Classic Celebration Tea:

  • Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich
  • Roasted Watermelon and Pimento Goat Cheese on Pumpernickel
  • Blueberry, Ricotta, Prosciutto, and Shredded Coconut Sandwich
  • Apple and Edamame Sandwich
  • Duo Chocolate Strawberries
  • Variety of Themed Desserts
  • Teas and Herbal Infusions

Premium Celebration

  • Salad with Tomato, Melon, and Burrata with Balsamic Reduction
  • Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich
  • Roasted Watermelon and Pimento Goat Cheese on Pumpernickel
  • Blueberry, Ricotta, Prosciutto, and Shredded Coconut Sandwich
  • Apple and Edamame Sandwich
  • Duo Chocolate Strawberries
  • Variety of Themed Desserts
  • Teas and Herbal Infusions

Mickey’s Tea Party Celebration occurs on Saturdays and Sundays and every Thursday in March from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463).


Storytellers Cafe (buffet offerings)

  • Mickey Mac & Cheese – Mickey-shaped pasta in a cream cheese sauce
  • Minnie “Bow” Pasta – Bowtie pasta salad with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil
  • Mickey Pepperoni Flatbread with tomato sauce, Grana Padano, and aged provolone
  • Minnie Polka-Dot Cheese Flatbread with tomato sauce, Grana Padano, aged provolone, and mozzarella cheese

White Water Snacks

  • Mickey Mouse-Shaped Artisanal Pizza – with tomato sauce, Grana Padano, and aged provolone
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
  • Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Crispy Treat – Three-layered crispy treat with colorful cereal and Mickey-shaped sprinkles

Hearthstone Lounge

  • Mickey’s Baked Alaska – Chocolate ice cream encased with brûléed meringue and raspberry sauce
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Artisanal Pizza – with tomato sauce, Grana Padano, and aged provolone

Visit the Disneyland Resort website for more information on Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration.

PHOTOS: Baby Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this week, a Masai giraffe calf was born on the Kilimanjaro Safari savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Lucky guests who were on the attraction that morning, were able to witness one of nature’s greatest miracles – the miracle of birth!

Disney’s animal care team has been keeping a close eye on Mom and baby, who are doing well. Since birth, the pair have been backstage nursing and bonding and will continue to stay backstage for the next month or two before going back out on the savanna.

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According to Disney the animal care team has been conducting neonatal exams during which they get a better gauge on the calf’s weight, height and gender. Check out two photos – one of mom and baby boy within an hour after the birth and a close up of the calf in which you’ll see he has a special heart-shaped mark on his neck.

Disney will reveal the calf’s name at a later date so stay tuned!

Trailer Released for DisneyNature’s ‘Penguins’

See Disneynature’s Penguins in theatres and in IMAX April 17. For every ticket sold during opening week of Penguins, Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network to protect penguins around the globe.

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

Opening Date Announced for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open March 31, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will welcome you inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films, bringing you face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. You’ll be part of the next generation of rookie racers, and you’ll learn the rules of the road from Lightning’s years of experience. This will be the untold story of Lightning McQueen – as told by Lightning McQueen!

Stay tuned for more details!

Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

A live-action remake of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame is in the works. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will write the feature which will draw from the 1831 Victor Hugo novel and the 1996 Disney animated movie.

Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who worked on the 1996 animated version, will return to create the music for the film.
The movie will not draw from the staged Hunchback production from Menken and Schwartz.

The article goes on to say Josh Gad, who starred in Disney’s 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast, is already attached to the film.

Other upcoming Disney live-action films include AladdinThe Lion King, Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp and Mulan (Lady and the Tramp will be a Disney+ streaming service offering.)