Jolly Holiday Bakery!


I’ve posted already about the Plaza Pavilion (aka The Single Most Wasted Space In The Entire Park), formerly a restaurant, recently the annual pass processing center. Well, rumors have been bouncing around for a while, but today Disney Parks Blog finally confirmed what will be going in there: a Jolly Holiday Bakery!

If you don’t get the “jolly holiday” part, you need to go re-watch Mary Poppins.

I am SO thrilled to see this news. I mean, pretty much anything would have been better in the Plaza Pavilion than the annual pass processing center, but a Mary Poppins-themed bakery is just delightful. I was really rooting for this rumor to be true.

So long, AP processing

Apparently work on this starts tomorrow and the new cafe will be open in January 2012! The cafe will have a new menu and outdoor seating. OUTDOOR SEATING, PEOPLE!!!!!

Insert tables and chairs here

Have a seat right over here! In January 2012!

This new bakery kicks off what looks like a large-scale renovation of most of the west side of Main Street. Again, according to the Disney Parks Blog, the Blue Ribbon Bakery will be closing and it looks like they’ll be using that space to 1) add indoor seating to the Carnation Cafe’ (a lovely little tucked-away sit down restaurant, and also a hidden and not very crowded bathroom), 2) enlarging the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (you remember that part about no indoor seating? Well guess what? New indoor seating!), and 3) enlarging the Candy Palace kitchen. To which I say “bring on the candy!!!”

It looks like the Plaza Pavilion goes down tomorrow with the Jolly Holiday Bakery set to open in January, and then the other changing section to go down in January and open either in the spring or summer.

Although the question still remains…what are they going to do with The Restaurant That Can’t Decide What It Wants To Be Called?


14 responses to “Jolly Holiday Bakery!

  1. Kelli August 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the news, Shelby….really looking forward to these changes!!! Hopefully my favorite bathroom will remain hidden (wink)

    • Shelby August 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      I know what you mean about the bathroom, but I think the Carnation Cafe is going to become a lot busier with the indoor seating. I guess we’ll have to wait and see ;).

  2. Kristy August 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Bit ironic to open the “Jolly Holiday” bakery right after Christmas, don’t you think?

  3. Alyssa Mayer Anaya August 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What great news! Just in time for our trip in March!

    • Shelby August 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Perfect timing!! I just know it’s going to be awesome :). I’ve never been a fan of the Blue Ribbon Bakery so I can’t say I’m terribly sorry to see it go. I’m just glad they’re going to really use the Plaza Pavilion. The AP processing center was such a waste.

  4. Linda W August 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Two things I love (well three): a good bakery (with good coffee) and outdoor seating! Woo hoo!

  5. Winston December 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Did the Carnation Cafe used to be where the Plaza Pavilion is now? I feel like there was a terrace that was somewhat elevated above ground level, where patrons could eat outside of Carnation Cafe, and the sign was lit up with light bulbs around it. Wish I would have taken more pics, as my memory is not as sharp.

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