It’s nice to know how Santa feels. Every year when we arrive at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarters, we’re greeted by Cast Members in the lobby with complimentary Snickerdoodle cookies and lemonade. I believe they do this at all the Disney Resorts, as I remember them doing it at Coronado Springs, as well. It’s a nice little greeting on Christmas Eve and a great start to my week-long eating binge. It’s also one of the few free things you’ll find during your trip, so enjoy that little tip – just save some for me!
Many of the Deluxe Resort lobbies feature holiday-themed snacks. Many of the snacks are wonderfully wrapped, making them a great souvenir, should you choose to bring them home with you.
The Contemporary “Frozen” Gingerbread Display is located on the 4th floor. The display features plenty of edible souvenirs, including oreo pops, chocolates, snowflake cookies, gingerbread shingles, krispy treats, and even an assortment of gluten free treats. Many of the treats are Frozen themed, but there are a few Mickey-head shaped treats.
The Grand Floridian features gingerbread shingles, stollen bread, peppermint bark, a Mickey pop, edible ornaments, cupcakes, cake pops and gingerbread men. The treats are sold from a window inside the gingerbread house, giving it a very playful “elf-made” feel. The Yacht & Beach Club has much of the same, along with gingerbread houses available for purchase.
While at the Boardwalk, swing by the Boardwalk Bakery. The Bakery is home to plenty of delectable options, including a peppermint holiday cupcake. The cupcake is on the meal plan, making it a wonderful use of a snack credit.
While many of the snacks are the same across the resorts, each feature a different theme or design. At The Contemporary, you can find Olaf and Kristoff Oreo pops, while at the Yacht and Beach Club you can find Oreo pops with Ariel or Captain Hook. Many of the products are wrapped and feature a sticker emblazoned with the resort’s name and logo.