Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 Best Ways Get Your Frozen Fix at WDW

"Frozen" is the 'hottest' Disney commodity right now, and if you're anything like our family, you've got some Frozen-obsessed children clamoring for all the frozen toys, apparel, and experiences they can get their hands on.

For those of you traveling to Walt Disney World in the near future, you may be wondering just where and how the Frozen phenomenon is being worked into the parks and resorts.

We were at Walt Disney World last month, and after returning we've done some research and compiled a list... here's the 10 Best Ways to get your Frozen Fix in WDW!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Disney Couture

This week's theme: Disney Couture

When traveling to Walt Disney World, don't forget to sport your fashionable Disney gear.
It's important to always look your best!

Focused on the Magic

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Disney's Memory Maker: Improving on PhotoPass+

We were big fans of Disney's PhotoPass and the PhotoPass+ package at Walt Disney World. Part of the launch of the NextGen experience has been the inclusion of PhotoPass into MyMagic+ and the introduction of "Memory Maker".  

As a family that usually gets a lot of pictures in WDW and has found value in pre-purchasing the photo package in the past, we thought we'd share our thoughts on the new system.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Our Favorite Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Besides the beautiful topiaries, the one aspect we were most looking forward to at this year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival was the Outdoor Kitchens. Making their debut at last year's festival, these kiosks offer freshly made dishes from local destinations and around the world.

Armed with empty bellies and the best intentions, we tried to make our way to every Outdoor Kitchen the festival had to offer. Sadly, we fell short of out goal, but we had a great time sampling some fun and delicious food. Here's a round up of our favorite eats from the kiosks.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

If We Were a Disney Couple

Welcome to those of you joining me from Return to Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

This month's topic is the Disney Couple you most relate to.  There are so many great couples found throughout Disney lore that it was hard to narrow this down to just one.  Thankfully, the task was left up to me and not Lisa, otherwise she might have chosen Belle and I would have ended up being Beast!  

I am not in this picture!!!

Instead, I get to choose and I've decided to go with a fairly recent couple:

Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen

Now, right off the bat we have a glaring issue because neither Lisa nor myself has ever been a frog. But if you are able to look past that, I can explain how we are alike.


Disney describes Tiana as: 

"bright and resourceful nineteen-year-old who dreams of opening her own New Orleans restaurant. Inspired by her late father, she knows everything about cooking and running a business. She has taken his advice of dreaming big and working incredibly hard to achieve her goal even in the face of sizable obstacles."
I also think of Lisa as bright and resourceful.  She loves cooking and dreams of doing something with that aspect of her life.  She works incredibly hard and is determined to achieve goals once she sets them.


Disney describes Naveen as:
"a handsome, exotic prince from the far-off country of Maldonia. Naveen is a charming, gregarious man who has a problem with responsibility. Through his relationship with Tiana, Naveen discovers inner nobility he never knew he had."
Overlooking the handsome/exotic part... and the rich family thing... and being from a faraway land...  I'm a lot like Naveen in that we are both carefree and fun-loving to the point where it becomes a bit irresponsible.

Like Naveen, I think my relationship with Lisa helps me to realize things about myself that I never knew.

Together, I'd like to think, that much like Tiana and Naveen, our polar opposite personalities rub off on one another.  To some extent, I think they do.

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Green this month. We will be back on May 8th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

2nd Stop ~ Heidi's Head
3rd Stop ~ DISTherapy
4th Stop ~  Return to Disney
Final Stop ~ Home is Where the Mouse Is (You are Here)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rabbit's Carrot Cake Cups

A new food phenomenon has arrived at Disney Parks: Gourmet Cake Cups.  These sweet treats can be found in the Magic Kingdom at the Cheshire Cafe.  We recently had the opportunity to sample the two latest cake cups creations: White Chocolate Rabbit and Queen of Hearts Strawberry Shortcake.

They inspired us to create our own cake cups for Easter!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Foodie Friday - Buttercup Cottage Lemon Scones

Today, we're highlighting a spectacular treat from the United Kingdom Pavilion as part of our 2014 Flower Food and Garden tour.  It's just too bad the Internet can't convey the sense of smell...because you can smell the Lemon Scones from Canada!