Magic Mail/ Merchandise

Magic Mail: Minnie Mouse Passholder Pin from Two Pineapples Co.

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We are always on the look out for new products that might help make our next Disney Vacation more magical. On our newest Magic Mail episode we will be spotlighting the Minnie Mouse Passholder Pin from Two Pineapples Co.

We simply adore this pin and it is definitely one that shows your Passholder pride.

To purchase your own Passholder pin, be sure to check out Two Pineapples Co.

 

Disney Food · What's Happening Around The World

Flavors of the Month at Magic Kingdom – June 2018

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In our latest Youtube Episode Top Eats at the Magic Kingdom – Summer 2018 we shared with you one of our favorite places, Casey’s Corner, and their Hot Dog of the Month.  Who knew this was such a thing?!  But it is and Casey’s is not the only ones at the Magic Kingdom offering up new flavors each month.  We decided to share with you all the “of the month” treats and flavors you can get all month long in June.  You won’t want to miss any of these if you are heading to the Magic Kingdom this month.

Ice Cream flavor of the Month –  Rocky Road  Located at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street.

Milkshake of the month –  PB&J Milkshake  Located at The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street.  This milk shake is made with vanilla ice cream, melted peanut butter, and grape jelly and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Flatbread of the Month – Beef & Bleu Flatbread Located at Pinocchio Village Hausin Fantasyland.  This Flatbread has bleu cheese, onions, and beef brisket with Alfredo sauce and brushed with a garlic butter.

Hot Dog of the Month – the Philly Cheese Steak Hot Diggity Dog Located at Casey’s Corner on Main Street.  This hot dog is topped with roast beef, sautéed peppers and onions, and cheese sauce.

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Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

 

And Main Street Bakery has just introduced a new cupcake to their bakery, the Mermaid Cupcake. This vanilla cupcake is full of sprinkles of color and topped with sea foam green buttercream, chocolate crispy pearls, sprinkles, and an iridescent mermaid tail cookie.

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Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Just is cooking up to be one tasty month.  What “of the month” treat are you looking forward to trying? Tell us!

Disney Food · Pixie Dust Pointers

Top 3 Eats at the Magic Kingdom – Summer 2018

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As you may already know by the rising temperatures, Summer is upon us.  And so are all the summer eats.  There is a lot of buzz on Social Media talking about the Millennial Pink Milkshake and the Purple Wall Slushee.  But… Don’t get distracted.  Because for this Summer the Incredibles are taking over Tomorrowland, an old favorite is getting a new twist, and a restaurant you walk by all the time and don’t even know is there has sparked a new life!  Check out our latest episode where we share with you our Top 3 Eats (that are not to be missed) this Summer at the Magic Kingdom.

What is your must have treat this summer at the Magic Kingdom? Tell us!

Disney Food · What's Happening Around The World

Bourbon Trail at Disney Springs

When I said “Hey Honey, wanna do a Bourbon Trail? at Disney?”  My husband replied “A Bourbon Trail at Disney?” Those two things don’t really don’t feel like they go together.  But this year at Disney Springs, they do.

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Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

If you have already read our post It’s gonna be an Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort you already know 18 of Disney Springs shops and restaurants have crafted traditional, creative, and a few unique ways to sip your bourbon.  This Trail is a must-do for the bourbon aficionado in your life.  And my husband Kevin is just that aficionado.

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Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Ever since Kevin’s work trip to Louisville, KT back in 2011, he has become quite the connoisseur of Bourbon.  Maybe it was visiting all the distillery tours.  Or that he was able to dip his own bottle of bourbon in that beautiful red wax.  Which by the way has still never been opened.  Ever since that trip he has spent the last 7 years trying and tasting new bourbon inspired drinks.  So when I heard that Disney Springs shops and restaurants were having a unique Bourbon experience, I knew we had to make time to do this.

During our last trip we took the afternoon off from the parks and headed over to Disney Springs.  We don’t get over to Disney Springs a lot and since we have 2 girls (ages 7 and 2) we knew we would probably only get in one stop on the trail before we would have to head back to our room… so we headed to the place we have been wanting to visit since it opened in September of 2015… Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.  (I know, I know)

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As two (dare I say possibly bigger than Star Wars) fans of Indiana Jones this was such a fun place to dine at.  I could have spent hours discovering the artifacts of this restaurant.  But alas, we were there for a reason.  Bourbon.

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Each location on the Bourbon Trail has carefully paired a bourbon beverage with a delicious eat that will complement your drink.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar’s Bourbon Trail beverage and food selections: 

  • Coffee Old Fashioned – Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee, Vanilla Syrup, Aromatic Bitters, and served with a coffee ganache square
  • Snakebite Sliders – three gourmet beef sliders with tomato-bacon jam, house-made pickles, shredded lettuce and cheese
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Coffee Old Fashioned at Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar 

Since I only had a sip of this tasty beverage, I looked to my Bourbon fan to give his thoughts… other than “it was really, really good!”.  Please note… we are not food critics.  We love food.  We know about food.  But our food review vocabulary is limited.

Don’t be thrown off by it when looking at the description.  Even though it contains Joffrey’s Cold Brew, it is not a Coffee drink (like an Irish Coffee).  It’s more like a bourbon on the rocks style drink with a splash of coffee.  It is a smooth, sweeter beverage garnished with a coffee ganache chocolate and cherry making this a perfect after dinner drink.  But it is also delicious with the Snakebite Sliders.

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Snakebite Sliders at Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar  

These Sliders were simply… delicious.  Even for miniature versions they were juicy and flavorful.  The Tomato Bacon Jam is ah-mazing and now makes regular ketchup seem… well…. blah.    I am also a huge fan of the house made pickles.  *Side Note:  Server did not ask for preferred temperature.  Sliders were served at a Medium Well temperature. Be sure to request Well Done if you prefer a well done burger.  Personal thoughts:  I normally order a well done burger and had no issues with the sliders temperature.

Both of these selections on the Bourbon Trail were delicious and a must try for anyone heading to Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar (on and off the trail).  I am so glad we took the afternoon off from the parks and headed to Disney Springs.  We will definitely be heading back to try these two again.

The Bourbon Trail at Disney Springs will only run to June 17, so be sure to head down to Disney Springs and try a few new ways to sip your bourbon.  Don’t forget to visit the Disney Springs Welcome Center and pick up your Bourbon Trail guide map.

Have you traveled down the Bourbon Trail? If so, where did you go?

World Adventures

Incredible Summer at Disney Bucket List: Incredible Tomorrowland Expo – Photo Ops

We just keep checking off items on our Incredible Summer Bucket List.

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For our next item we headed over to the Magic Kingdom.  On May 25th, The Incredibles took over Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom with the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo.

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The entire Land is immersed in the world of The Incredibles with themed décor, music, specialty foods, and photo opportunities!

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That’s right… photo opportunities.  You too can strike a super hero pose in 4 different photo backdrop opportunities staffed by Disney PhotoPass photographers.  So… that’s what we did.  We spent the last part of our night at the Magic Kingdom dashing from one photo spot to the next, trying our best to look the part of some Incredible Super Heroes.

Photo Opportunities and Locations:

  • Incredibles Tomorrowland Expo (Movie premier style) back drop.  This backdrop is located near Mickey’s Star Traders (which is between Auntie Gravities Galactic Goodies and Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe.) * Be sure to ask your PhotoPass Cast Member for the Jack Jack Magic Shot at this location.  This will be something we will definitely be asking for during our next trip.
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Incredibles Tomorrowland Expo
  • The Drill Attack.   This photo op is located near the exit of the Tomorrowland Speedway.
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The Drill Attack
  • Frozone Freeze Slide (ok, that’s not it’s official name… but you get the idea.)  This photo op is located next to Space Mountain.

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Frozone Freeze Slide
  • The Omnidroid!  This photo op is located next to Carousel of Progress.

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The Omnidroid!

 

I have to say… these pictures might be some of my favorites from the weekend.  We had such a fun time “hamming” it up for the camera with these fun interactive photo backdrops.  I am so glad that Disney Parks made these part of the Expo.  These photo opportunities are available now until September 3.   Be sure to check out all the other amazing happenings including the dance party at Rockettower Plaza Stage from 2-7pm, character interactions including Edna Mode, merchandise, and some incredible food.

Have you visited the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo? What was your favorite Incredible backdrop? Or… are you visiting soon? Which backdrop is on your must-do list? Let us know in the comments.