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Friday, February 27, 2015



This is a great poolside bar at Wilderness Lodge.  With the views you get indulging in your drink, why would anyone not want to swim  there way to this place!

Specialty Drinks

Grand Margarita

Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh Lime Juice, and Sweet-and-Sour

Banana Cabana

Cruzan Mango Rum, Coruba Coconut Rum, Créme de Banana, with Orange and Pineapple Juice and a float of Grenadine.

Black Cherry Lemonade

Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, Odwalla Lemonade, fresh Lime Juice, and Grenadine topped with Sprite®

Island Moon-Shine

Troy & Sons Platinum Moonshine, Blue Curaçao, Coconut, Pineapple Juice, and Coconut Water

Captain's Mai Tai

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Amaretto, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Myers's Original Dark Rum

Big Island Iced Tea

Pau Maui Handmade Vodka, Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, Hendrick's, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with a splash of Coca-Cola®

Mango Margarita

Patrón Silver Tequila blended with Mango Purée and topped with a Passion Fruit-Mango Foam

Moscato Colada

Skyy Infusions Moscato Grape Vodka and Blue Curaçao blended with Piña Colada Mix and topped with a Passion Fruit-Mango foam

Non-Alcoholic Specialties

odwalla® All-Natural Lemonade


Lava Smoothie

Raspberry Purée blended with Piña Colada Mix

Orange Freeze

Orange Purée blended with Nonfat Yogurt

Beer, Wine, and Sangria

Assorted Draft Beers


Assorted Bottled Beer


Zipz Chardonnay


ZIPZ Merlot


Beso Del Sol Sangria

Red or White

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Disney's Wilderness Lodge- area music part 2

Tickets for WDW Special Events go on Sale in April!

Are you already looking forward to the favorite fall events at the Walt Disney World® Resort? Dates have been announced for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. And, tickets for both events will go on sale in April.
During these specially-ticketed events the Magic Kingdom® Park comes alive with holiday decorations, special entertainment and tons of fun!
This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held 25 nights throughout the months of September, October and November. And, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held 20 nights in November and December.
Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are:
  • Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
  • Oct. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. 1 
Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are:
  • Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
  • Dec.1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18 
As a reminder, tickets for both events will go on sale in April. 

Throwback Thursday!

My very first experience on Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  It was just last October, as I was always too chicken to go on it before.  I don't know why because it was a blast!  

Below is the picture from the very next day and my second time!  

I love this attraction now, so there will be no hesitation going forward!  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Walt Disney World Photo of the Day!

Well, the day has finally arrived where the Sorcerers Hat is no longer at the center stage of Hollywood Studios and the Great Movie Ride can be seen at the end of Hollywood Blvd. 

This is a beautiful shot by Joe once again! 
Editors note:  I for one am extremely happy that the Great Movie Ride will now be totally visible once again looking down Hollywood Blvd.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Refurbishment Update at Walt Disney World

Information from our friends at It's All About the Mouse Travel.............
Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom will be closed May 11th through September 25th, 2015.
Sad, but a much needed refurbishment.  From what I have been reading, they will be addressing some safety concerns.  

Walt Disney World Picture of the Day

The Fountain of Nations - Our most favorite Fountain on Disney property. 
We can watch it dance for a long time - from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold

Lunch ADR Available at Be Our Guest Starting February 25th!

A totally new concept in lunch time dining for a Quick Service location is beginning tomorrow.  Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom has been so overwhelmingly popular, that beginning on February 25, 2015 you will be able to book an Advanced Dining Reservation for this Quick Service location at lunch.  

Hopefully,  this will decrease the wait time to get in at lunch.  When I dined there with a friend back in May of 2013, there was about a 40 minute wait to get in at lunch time.  I really wanted to eat there, so I was willing to wait, but would not like to stand in a line like that again.  

They did have the test on this running for quite some time, and I was a part of that in October of 2014.  I got an email offering me the opportunity to pre-order my meal and check in at a special location.  It was fast, accurate and worked out very well.  

This ADR is not limited to guests staying on property.  Anyone going to Magic Kingdom can make a reservation.  You can use the My Disney Experience app to make the reservation, call your travel agent or call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE.  Be Our Guest will continue to be a Quick Service Dining location for lunch as it has been.  If you are using the dining plan, it counts as one Quick-Serve credit for each person.

I know on our next trip, that we will definitely plan on dining at Be Our Guest for lunch as Paul has yet to experience the wonderful atmosphere at this location.

Monday, February 23, 2015

My Disney Pin Collection Monday

Back at EPCOT again this week, we take a look at Pin #2 in my World Showcase Pavilion Collection.  This is the pin from the France pavilion featuring Belle from Beauty and the Beast, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
You have seen it at Disney's Animal Kingdom I am sure but, have you ever stopped and ordered a soft serve waffle cone?  If not, it's time to stop and try one! 
Just a note, the dining plan is not accepted at this location.
Soft-serve Waffle Cone
Vanilla, Chocolate, or Twist $3.99              

Thursday, February 19, 2015


This week on Throwback Thursday, we take a look at October of 2012.........
Since it's below zero here right now, it's nice to look back at pictures where you have shorts on!
This was my very first encounter with the lovely Mary Poppins 
on our "jolly holiday" to EPCOT, and the Food & Wine Festival.

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Disney Pin Collection Monday!

Today we begin a journey around World Showcase at EPCOT.  I have completed my collection of the pins from the pavilions of World Showcase, and we start with Canada!

The pin features Pluto wearing a Canadian Mountie uniform, with some of the buildings in the Canada pavilion.  

I always start my "tour" of World Showcase at Canada and work my way around. 
 I hope you enjoy seeing the pins. Next week we will feature the United Kingdom pin!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Itty Bittys from Hallmark!

Oh boy!  Just when I thought it was safe to go in a Hallmark Store.........they come out with the Itty Bittys STAR WARS collection!

My first purchase is Yoda!  He is adorable!  I think I will have to pick up Darth Vader or Chewbacca next!

Disney's Cinderella Released on This Date in 1950!

Cinderella, you're as lovely as your name
Cinderella, you're a sunset in a frame
Though you're dressed in rags, you wear an air of queenly grace
Anyone can see a throne would be your proper place.

Cinderella is kind to all, especially her mice friends, Jaq and Gus. She has faith that if you keep on believing, your wish will come true. With help from her fairy godmother, she gets a chance to live her dreams.

Cinderella's mother passed away at an indeterminate time prior to the beginning of the story. Some time later, her father married Lady Tremaine, who became Cinderella's stepmother. After the death of her father, Lady Tremaine forced Cinderella to serve the household as an ill-treated servant, which earned Lady Tremaine the distinction of being an "evil stepmother."
Working as a housemaid, Cinderella's only friends were the mice, particularly Jaq and Gus, Major the horse, her stepsisters, and Bruno the bloodhound. Day in and day out, she was subjected to the harsh words and neglect of her stepmother, with only her dreams giving her the strength to go on.

Walt Disney released the film Cinderella 65 years ago today.  This classic Disney film has touched the lives of many girls over the years, including your truly.  

Cinderella is the epitome of the true Disney Princess.  

Happy Birthday Cinderella! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Here is a special Valentine from me to all of you!!

Thank you to all the members and readers of this blog page!  I appreciate you more than you know.  We are over 42,000 hits on this page, and still going strong!!  Please continue your support of us, by clicking on ads, and also patronizing our sponsor travel agency, It's All About the Mouse Travel.  They are really a great group of people to help you will your Disney travel needs.  


A special Valentine for my dear husband, Paul. Thank you for putting up with my passion for Disney, and supporting my efforts 110%!  I have turned you into a Disney "nerd" too!  You are the Flynn to my Rapunzel! Love you always!

Friday, February 13, 2015


This week on FOODIE FRIDAY, we take a visit to my first time at Cinderella's Royal Table.  I was there for breakfast on May 6, 2013.  I really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the Princesses!!!

 Walking up the stairs to get to my assigned dining area, it was as if I could feel the spirit of Walt Disney himself, even though he passed away before the castle was ever built.  Even though he never set foot in there, it's as if he was everywhere.

I had a great server who was more than happy to take my picture with Princess visitors I had at my table!

 My first visitor was the lovely Snow White!

                            Next along was Princess Jasmine!

                                                      Then Aurora came along for a chat.

                  Then my breakfast arrived!  All I can say it YUMM!

                               Then, finally came my "BFF" Ariel!  

It was really a wonderful experience at Cinderella's Royal Table!  I would love to do it again sometime.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015


This week on TBT, we take a look at my stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.  I stayed in the Little Mermaid section of the resort.  As I was by myself, and Ariel is my favorite Princess, I just had to stay there!

I loved my room, but the most fun part about staying there were all the "icons" that were all over the area.  
Below you will find some representation of those displays that I photographed.

Join us again next week as we travel back in time to somewhere Disney!