If you are spending any part of this holiday season in Disney World (which has already officially kicked off with events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party), I’m just going to assume that a visit to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is on your vacation itinerary.
This special holiday event has become even more of a Must-Do this year, with the fact this holiday season is the final chance to watch the Lights dance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Before the Lights even come on, though, lots of folks like to stake out their spot on the Streets of America to wait for the moment when the Lights begin to shine. Fortunately, there are some snacking opportunities to help you pass the time with some tasty treats!
As always, the Pretzel Garden opens up in advance of the show, serving up… well, pretzels, of course. Churros, glazed almonds and pecans, and a few beverages round out the list.
But there was also an addition to the pretzel selections on the menu: the Pumpkin Spice Pretzel.
Oh, before we dig in… you may have noticed the listing for the Souvenir Holiday Mug filled with Hot Cocoa on the menu. In case you’re curious about it, here’s a glimpse.
It’s complete with a Mickey-shaped flip-top 🙂 .
Back to the Pumpkin Spice Pretzel! I was expecting the pretzel itself to basically be a typical pretzel dusted with a mix of autumnal spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and such). As it turned out, though, any spice in pretzel bread was quite mild.
THAT’S because all of those spices are tucked inside the pretzel… with the help of this pumpkin filling that winds throughout the whole thing!
It tastes exactly like pumpkin pie filling (since that’s essentially what it is), only with a less-dense consistency closer to pumpkin puree tucked inside the warm pretzel — close, but not quite as thick as the the Cream Cheese Pretzel, if you’ve ever given that a try.
It’s one of the favorite tastes of the holidays tucked inside the typical theme park snack of a soft pretzel — it’s the best of both worlds! For those of you who just can’t get enough of all-things-pumpkin during the Season’s Eatings (or just like the idea of a portable pumpkin pie), this one’s for you!
Of course, we’ll be back soon with more from The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for what everyone is waiting for… the moment the Lights turn on! There are a few extra surprises when it comes to eating and drinking during the Lights this year, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
Until then, I hope you enjoy this tribute to the wonderful memories that the lights from the Osborne family have given so many of us over the years…
Ain’t it the truth?
Will you be watching the Lights dance this year? Please let us know with a comment!