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The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook

From Strawberry Red Velvet Whoopie Pies to Christmas Wreath Doughnuts, 100 Magical Dishes Inspired by Disney's Holiday Celebrations and Events

About The Book

The magic of the holidays meets the magic of Disney right in your very own kitchen with these 100 recipes inspired by Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s hottest holiday celebrations, festivals, and special events all year long.

Bring the magic of Disney’s holiday celebrations straight to your kitchen with The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook! From festivals and holidays to other special events throughout the year, this book features 100 recipes for the best food items Disney’s annual celebrations have to offer. You’ll learn to make:
-Valentine Swirl Dole Whip from The Tropical Hideaway for Valentine’s Day
-Frozen Apple Cider from ABC Commissary at Halloween
-The Patriots Platter at Liberty Tree Tavern for a classic Thanksgiving meal
-The Lock Shock and Barrel Sundae from Auntie Gravity’s at Christmas
-And much more!

Perfect for everyone from Disney experts who miss those familiar flavors in between trips to fans who have never visited the Parks but still have Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on their bucket list, The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook has all the recipes you need to make a celebratory dish worthy of the Mouse himself.

About The Author

Photograph by Valerie Salin

As a child who grew up in Anaheim, California, Ashley Craft could recite the Star Tours ride by heart, navigate the Park without a map, and fell asleep to the sound of Disneyland fireworks each night in her bedroom. After two internships at Walt Disney World and many, many more visits to the Disney Parks, Ashley is now one of the leading experts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Her popular blog, Ashley Crafted, is best known for featuring recipes inspired by Disney Park foods to help people recreate that Disney magic right in their own kitchens. Today, Ashley lives with her husband, Danny, and three kids, Elliot, Hazel, and Clifford (and kittens Figaro and Strider), but she still makes time to visit the Mouse. Follow her on Instagram @UnofficialTasteTester.

Why We Love It

“From Halloween and Christmas to Valentine’s Day and May the 4th, Disney takes their holiday celebrations seriously…and now you can too with the help of The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook! Try Sesame Seed Donuts from Lamplight Lounge to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers with the Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’! And ring in the new year with Champagne Beignets from Scat Cat’s Club – Café. With longtime holiday favorites and new, limited time treats, make your holidays more delicious than ever with a little Disney magic!”

—Julia B., Editor, on The Unofficial Disney Parks Holiday Cookbook

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 10, 2024)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507220337

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Raves and Reviews

“Ashley has truly made it possible to experience the magic of a Disney holiday right in your own kitchen! Having the recipes for so many crowd-favorite snacks (I’m looking at you, Mickey Gingerbread!) is such a gift, and a must for any Disney Parks foodie!”

—Meg DiLeo, Magic with Meg

“This cookbook is perfect for any Disney fan who loves the holidays! The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook brings the spirit of the Disney holiday treats to you—and helps create special moments at home!”

—Diana Hughes, Being Mommy with Style

“Ashley has done it again! There is no place like Disney for the holidays, and thanks to The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook, everyone can experience Disney holiday magic at home! What better way to bring people together during the holidays than a shared love of Disney food?”

—Sarah Lemp, Motor City Mouse

“Our family loves using Ashley’s cookbooks for re-creating the indulgent treats from our favorite Disney trips. I can’t wait to add these seasonal offerings to that lineup as well!”

—Alyssa Stander, Lemon Drop Travels

“There’s nothing we love more than bringing the magic of our vacation home with us, and being able to bake together is a chance to build on those memories we made and let them grow—even after we’re home.”

—Rebecca Schler, Miracles on Main Street

“Ashley and her Disney cookbooks bring the magic and tastes of the Disney Parks into our home. Disney feels extra magical around the holidays, so this just seems perfect to add to my collection!”

—Karyn Ormston, @awesomemagicfam

“There is something for everyone in this cookbook. Salty, spicy, sweet, savory, and everything in between. These easy-to-follow recipes will give your heart and tummy a great big Wookiee hug (the best) and transport you back to the most magical place on Earth.”

—Sadie Fournier, former Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Cast Member

“Once again, Ashley Craft has truly outdone herself with her latest masterpiece. The Unofficial Disney Parks Holidays Cookbook is a culinary gem. As a mom and a Disney enthusiast, I can attest that flipping through the pages of this cookbook is like taking a journey through the Parks and enjoying my favorite holiday treats! I love that I am now able to enjoy them at home with my family.”

—Sarah Carroll, Pixie Powered Travel

“We absolutely love when we spend the holidays at Disney; it’s just an extra-magical way to celebrate. Can’t wait to whip up some of our favorite recipes all year round. Those Mickey Gingerbread cookies are at the top of the list!”

—Ashley Silverthorn, Show Me Ashley

“Ashley Craft shares such a great variety of recipes, ranging from savory snacks to delicious drinks to sweet treats, so whatever tickles your fancy, this book has it covered. I love how much detail goes into each recipe introduction; it shows a real love for Disney and its foods. The Spellbinding Fried Pies, the Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup, and the Pumpkin Fudge were all superb—and the instructions were so easy to follow. I’ll definitely be making these again!”

—Lauren Roddick, Scrimpy Scottie

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