Did you know the song “Reflection” from Mulan sung by Christina Aguilera helped kickstart her career? I also love that part of this video was shot in the China pavilion at Epcot!
Top Disney Foods. Such a broad topic! Can I choose just ONE food? No. So, I’m breaking it down into categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts!
I have two favorites in this category: Beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter (see right!) and Cinnamon Rolls at Main Street Bakery. Healthy? Not so much. Delicious? YES! In fact, you can get these breakfast items at any time, so they can become a snack or dessert too.
Besides grabbing a hamburger for lunch (which I do quite a bit at home and at WDW) I like to get a cup of corn-dog nuggets from Casey’s Corner at the Magic Kingdom. I don’t eat corn-dogs anywhere else. But, there’s just something magical about these things and our family must have these at least once on each vacation!
This was the easiest category for me to choose! Two restaurants immediately come to mind: Le Cellier and ‘Ohana. The steak at Le Cellier was one of the best I’ve ever had in my life. It was melt in your mouth good! The entire meal at ‘Ohana (see left) was fabulous. We loved everything about this meal- the food, the atmosphere, the ambiance, the servers and the view. We will definitely be returning on our next trip.
In this category, both items come from the World Showcase in Epcot: Pretzel Bread from Le Cellier in Canada (left) and Egg Rolls from Lotus Blossom in China. The pretzel bread is to die for! Along with being a chocoholic, I’m a carb lover too and this bread hits the spot! I would love to be able to replicate this bread at home. These Egg Rolls really aren’t anything special, but they are on my list of favorites and a must have while walking around the lagoon.
Many of the restaurants have amazing desserts on the menu, but I usually eat too much at dinner and don’t have room for dessert! But, my two favorite desserts can be found in numerous locations around Walt Disney World and Disneyland: Chocolate cupcakes (cotton top tamarin cupcake from Animal Kingdom to the right) and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate, but a chocolate cupcake with white icing and Mickey sprinkles tops my cupcake list. The Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich is a must have when we visit an ice cream cart.
So there it is. My list of favorite foods at Walt Disney World.
What foods top your list? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
Our youth group from church is in Orlando this week doing mission work. We’ll end our week at Walt Disney World touring the World Showcase at Epcot and learning a bit of “missions & outreach” information about each country. This is what we’ll be learning:
In 2006, almost eight percent of all children under eighteen years old living in Norway (85,000 children), were living in households defined as “poor” by the European Union’s poverty measurement standard.
Statistics show that of Norway’s population of 4.4 million, there are 1.4 homeless people per 1,000 people. It would be better to consider the majority of these people to be categorized as “living in poverty,” because there are very few that are actually homeless. The majority of people living in poverty stay with friends or family, live in institutions, prisons, hostels, or shelters. The government has established facilities to lodge all whom are unable to manage and protect for themselves
Norway has an official Protestant State Church based on the Evangelical-Lutheran religion. Although there is no separation of Church and State, all inhabitants have the right to exercise their religion freely in accordance with a 1964 amendment to the Constitution. Eight out of ten ethnic Norwegians are members of the State Church of Norway.
Some 5.9% of the population are members of other religious communities, while 6.2% do not belong to any religious community at all. The largest religious and life-stance communities outside the Church of Norway are the Humanist Movement, represented by the Norwegian Humanist Association (63 000), Islam (60 000), the Pentecostal Movement (45 000), the Roman Catholic Church (40 000 or more), the Evangelical-Lutheran free church (20 000), Methodists (13 000) and several lesser free churches.
of country For
centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the
world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the
country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign
occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an
autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China’s sovereignty, imposed
strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of
people. After 1978, MAO’s successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on
market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For
much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the
room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.
China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation
in international organizations.
age 0-14 in 2010
expectancy (females and males, years) 75.9/ 72.3
mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 20.4
Unemployment in 2011 6.5% of labor force
rates 2.8% (estimated 150,000 children)
Below Poverty Line 13.4%
128 million Chinese are now considered below the poverty line (2011)
living with HIV/ AIDS 740,000
Religion Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist,
Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2% note:officially atheist (2002 est.)
Wieck is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global
Ministries serving in Longzhou (“Long Joe”), in southern China near the
Vietnam border, under the auspices of the Amity Foundation.