If you want an additional treat from Goofy’s Candy Company, I highly suggest the Goofy Glacier drink (slushie)! I believe it was around $4 and there were so many flavors to choose, I had a hard time!
Archives for August 2013
Since I couldn’t go to Walt Disney World or Disneyland this year, I had to find Disney in the one big trip I was able to make! I spent a week in New York City and Washington DC this summer. While I couldn’t find as many Disney things in DC, I found several in NYC that made me smile! While none of them really helped fill that Disney void in my life, they did help give me a little taste of Disney in an “off year” of Disney travel!
The Disney Store in NYC was a great way to get a little taste of Disney while in New York, but it just wasn’t the same as the parks. There were some great souvenirs and photo ops though!
Speaking of Times Square, these “characters” below were definitely NOT Disney! They were rude, they demanded tips if you took a picture with them and yes, they would take off their heads to talk to each other. It was really appalling. What is sad is that some kids in Times Square think these are the REAL Jessie, Minnie and Buzz Lightyear (I also saw Woody and Mickey). This may be the closest they will ever get to meeting any “Disney characters.” Sad. I wonder if Disney could do anything to stop this trash?
Another thing we saw that quickly made us think about Disney were these chairs in the lobby of our hotel! The girls were sitting in them and we all said they reminded us of the Doom Buggies from The Haunted Mansion! If they were only black! 🙂
One part of our trip that was fun, but painful, was going to the Yankee’s game! As a Red Sox fan, it’s always hard to see the Yankee’s play, but finding Mickey made it a bit better (even if he is in NY gear!).
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Did you know you could visit the Lego Store at Downtown Disney on the first Tuesday of every month to build a FREE mini model??The next “Mini Model Build” will be a LEGO Pirate on Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 5:00 pm until supplies last. Here is the info straight from the Downtown Disney Lego Store Web Site:
Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details.
Thanks to the Magically Speaking Newsletter from TheMouseForLess.com, I learned something new… then confirmed it on the Lego Web site!
Welcome to those of you joining me from Walt Disney World: It’s Not Just For Kids and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
This month we are sharing about the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. Since I’ve never experienced this festival first hand, I had to do a bit of research. What I found was pretty exciting! I had NO IDEA all the events and activities that were offered. I honestly thought it was just a lot of “froo-froo” food from different countries and a bunch of wine. First, I don’t like wine, so that was not a reason for me to attend. Second, I do like food, but I’m a traditional, meat & three kind of girl- not an exotic, fancy, froo-froo type. I really didn’t think this would be a Disney event I would enjoy.
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When I looked at the line up of events, I realized there is so much I would love to see and do! Here is just a sample of things I’m adding on my Disney Bucket List from the Food and Wine Festival:
- “The Discovery of Chocolate” is where you can learn what makes chocolate so tempting and sample different chocolates chosen by chocolatiers. ($75)
- Participating in “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery, allows you to sample different types of desserts as you enjoy a VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. ($90)
- The Mixology Seminars invite you to watch a skilled mixologist share how to make unique mixed drinks. (This would allow me to finally know how to properly reenact the “Cocktail” scene!) ($15 and 21 or older)
- The Eat to the Beat Concerts would be right up my alley! I love the bands from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Here are just a few of my favorites: The Go-Go’s, Sister Hazel, Pointer Sisters, Boys II Men, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy .
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What is your favorite part of the Food and Wine Festival? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Your Highway In The Sky.
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