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You Need to Try this New Glimmer and Shimmer 50th Dessert at Hollywood Studios

You Need to Try this New Glimmer and Shimmer 50th Dessert at Hollywood Studios
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Disney World is giving so many food options for the 50th celebration. Check out this new snack and see why it satisfied our sweet tooth.

Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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On October 1, 1971 Disney World opened up its gates for the first time. Much of the operating procedures back then are the same as they are today. Guests paid to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and then either took the monorail or ferry boat to The Most Magical Place on Earth.

While the layout of the park has largely stayed the same (only gotten bigger), the attractions that have come and gone since that time have changed immensely. Guests could buy different categories of tickets allowing them to ride certain attractions. See how Magic Kingdom has changed through the years HERE.

Epic Eats Kiosk

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You’ll find this kiosk to the right of the recently returned Indiana Jones show. This canteen may look a bit rusty, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a great place to grab beverages and sweet treats. As you can see from the menu above, there are 5 treats available here:

  • Funnel cake with strawberry topping ($8.49)
  • Glimmer and shimmer 50th funnel cake ($8.49)
  • Funnel cake with powdered sugar ($7.29)
  • Soft serve swirl in waffle cone, choice of vanilla chocolate or swirl ($5.49)
  • Root beer float ($5.99)

In addition to these tasty treats, a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are offered here.

Chocolate Funnel Cake

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On our way to the Indiana Jones show, I spotted the sign for a 50th Anniversary Glimmer and Shimmer funnel cake. With a name like that, I just had to try it! Let’s start with the funnel cake itself. It was freshly cooked with just the right balance of crispy outside and soft cake-like texture on the inside.

Next, the center has a generous amount of chocolate syrup and soft serve vanilla ice cream. I thoroughly enjoyed this dessert and would definitely order it again!

Not only that, but it also shimmers! There are white gold small sprinkles randomly tossed to give it a celebratory look. The Mickey “ears” are chocolate dipped oreos. Each oreo is dusted with edible gold dust. This dish is as tasty as it is pleasing to look at. I hope you give it a try on your next visit!

Do you love funnel cakes? If so, would you try this one? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below or on our Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook page.

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