News out of Storybook Circus this week is that there will be a display kitchen as a part of Big Top Souvenirs when it opens later this year. Think the ability to watch candy apples and other treats comes from spending time in the Main Street Confectionery, Karamell-Küche, or Sweet Spells, but with a circus tent theme.
While the menu and details that we all know and love have yet to be announced, I’m willing to make a few wagers here. Let’s start with the menu, it is likely to have some sort of popcorn. I’d love to see popcorn balls, but I’m thinking more along the lines of the flavored variety, especially since we’ve seen similar snacks popping up in a cozy cone at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. In that same vein, I wouldn’t be surprised to see something in the peanut family. I know the peanuts in the pavement of Storybook Circus are for and from the elephants, but a bag of warm peanuts and a flight aboard Dumbo does seem to be the perfect big top treat! Last, but not least, I’m banking on caramel apples.
While I’d love to see a costumed Humphrey the Bear dipping apples in a vat of caramel, I think it is safe to say that it will be the Cast Members and not the hungry bear creating the snacks. Whatever comes out of the Big Top Souvenirs kitchen, I’m willing to bet it will follow in the footsteps of the recent move to change the culinary landscape of the Magic Kingdom and other Disney parks. The ideas and guesstimates already have my mouth watering and I think I can hear the tinny whistles of the circus calliope calling to me.