Friday, September 28, 2012

"The King" (Elvis) Cupcake Recipe from Disney's Pop Century Resort


Pop Century Resort has some of the most amazing desserts
you'll find on Disney property like their Twinkie Tiramisu and Tie-Dye Cheesecake 
but this dessert really takes the (cup)cake.
This unusually delicious treat was created as a tribute to Elvis Presley
and includes some of the legend's favorite indulgences
like peanut butter, bananas and bacon.
And now you too can make these cupcakes
that are truly fit for a "King".



"The King" Cupcakes
*makes 18 standard size cupcakes



Candied Bacon Ingredients:

6 slices bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Candied Bacon Directions:

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Dredge the bacon slices in the brown sugar mixture, coating both sides. Shake excess. Place on foil-lined baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool 2-3 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely on plate before crumbling or cutting into small pieces for garnish.



Cupcake Ingredients:

1 dark chocolate or chocolate fudge cake mix
3 eggs (for cake mix)
oil (for cake mix)
water (for cake mix)


Cupcake Directions:

Mix and bake cupcakes according to directions on package. Let cupcakes cool at least 4 hours. 

Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-inch deep circle 1/2 inch away from the edge of the cupcake. Remove the piece and set aside for later. Do not discard. (Watch the video at the bottom of this post to see how this step is done.)



Filling Ingredients:

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant banana pudding
1 3/4 cups milk (whole or 2%, not skim)


Filling Directions:

Stir pudding mix and milk in a bowl for 2 minutes. Place in fridge to chill. 

Spoon chilled pudding into a gallon-size freezer bag. Snip 1-inch off one of the bottom corners to create a cake icing bag. Squeeze the pudding into each cupcake hole until just below the surface. Take the piece you removed and place it on top of the filled hole with the flat side down, so the peak faces upward. Do this for all cupcakes.



Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup peanut butter (smooth, not chunky)
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 lbs powdered sugar
6-8 tablespoons milk


Peanut Butter Frosting Directions:

In an electric mixer, combine butter, peanut butter and vegetable shortening. Add vanilla and mix until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, mixing well after adding. When the frosting gets thick, add in the milk and blend on high until light and fluffy. 

Place frosting into a cake icing bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip (I used Wilton 1M) or you can use a freezer bag like in the filling step above. Squeeze frosting in a circular motion starting at the cupcake base and building up, making sure to cover the peak of the cupcake piece sitting on top. 

Garnish with the candied bacon pieces.



Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:

1/2 cup chocolate morsels
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening


Chocolate Drizzle Directions:

Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Using a fork, drizzle the chocolate on top of the frosted cupcake by moving your hand in a quick back and forth motion.


That's it!! You're done!! Put on your blue suede shoes and enjoy!!



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Metric List of Ingredients:

6 slices of bacon
90 g brown sugar
2.5 mL ground cinnamon
1 dark chocolate cake mix
3 eggs (for cake mix)
oil (for cake mix)
water (for cake mix)
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix (or 2 pouches of Angel Delight)
410 mL milk
120 g butter
190 g peanut butter
190 g vegetable shortening
5 mL vanilla extract
750 g powdered sugar
90 - 120 mL milk
75 g chocolate morsels
5 g vegetable shortening









Watch The Disney Diner featuring "The King" Cupcake from Pop Century Resort




Check out the newest episode of The Disney Diner! This week's show features the recipe for "The King" Cupcake from Disney's Pop Century Resort. This Elvis tribute dessert is a rich dark chocolate cupcake, filled with banana pudding, topped with a whipped peanut butter frosting, garnished with bits of candied bacon then finished off with a drizzle of chocolate! It's a treat fit for a "King"!!

Click below to watch and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can be updated on future episodes. Enjoy!!









Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Disney's Art of Animation: Little Mermaid Wing Walk-through Video



Check out this awesome video from PopSong1 featuring a complete walk-through of the recently opened Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Enjoy!






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ABC Commissary Menu




Location: Commissary Lane (Disney's Hollywood Studios)

Type: Counter Service

Service: Lunch & Dinner

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Quick Service Entitlement, Snack Credits (select items)

Pricing: $15 and under

Reservations: None

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Beer & Wine

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes




ABC Commissary Menu


1/3 lb. Angus Cheeseburger and Fried Shrimp
served with apple slices or fries - $10.29

Battered Fried Fish served with
choice of apple slices or fries - $7.49

Chicken Curry with rice - $8.49

Chicken Bleu with choice of apple slices or fries - $8.99

Asian Salad - $6.89



Desserts

Chocolate Mousse - $3.59

Strawberry Parfait (no sugar-added) - $3.59



Beverages

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea,
Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Orange
$2.59 reg  $2.89 lg

Bottled Water - $2.50

Coffee (reg or decaf) - $2.09

Hot Cocoa or Hot Tea - $2.09

Apple Juice - $1.99

Orange Juice - $2.39

Low-fat Milk - $1.49




Kids' Picks
(for guests 9 and under)
All meals include* carrot sticks, Danimals yogurt
and choice of: 1% Mickey Milk, 1% chocolate milk,
small bottled water or apple juice


Chicken Nuggets - $5.49

Cheeseburger - $5.49

Turkey Sandwich - $5.49


*chocolate chip cookie, french fries and soft drinks
may be available upon request.






Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lineup of Events for Epcot's 30th Anniversary



On October 1st, Epcot will celebrate their 30th anniversary at Walt Disney World. Here is a lineup of the events scheduled for that day**:



Epcot History Presentations (located inside World Showplace)*

1 - 2 p.m. - Designing the Future: Past and Present (a panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow)

4:30 - 6 p.m. - Epcot: How it Changed the World with Marty Sklar

6:30 - 8 p.m. - Epcot: How it Changed the World with Marty Sklar

*seating is limited




Anniversary Moment at America Gardens Theater*

3 p.m. - Appearances by Disney leaders and performances by Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty

*seating is limited



IllumiNations

9 p.m. - A special 30th Anniversary edition tag will be added to IllumiNations



Guests can also purchase special Epcot 30th Anniversary merchandise such as t-shirts and hats while in the park.





**Park admission to Epcot is required to take part in these events.








Big Thunder Mountain is getting an Interactive Queue



Yesterday Disney announced they are adding a new interactive feature to the queue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Magic Kingdom Park. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the attraction story while they wait to ride.

There is no announcement date for the update but the changes will be made overnight, so no closures are expected. Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted.




Check Out Test Track's New SimCar



Just outside of Test Track, at Cool Wash Station, you'll find a sneak peek at the new attraction vehicles. The new sleek blue design replaces the old white and yellow cars as shown below.



The redesigned attraction will allow guests to experience the world of automotive design firsthand by creating  their own custom-concept vehicle. They will then board the 6-passenger SimCar where they will test how it handles on the track.

The brand-new Test Track presented by Chevrolet reopens this fall in Epcot's FutureWorld.








Saturday, September 22, 2012

Disney Magic says "Howdy" in a BIG Way!



Being a Texan, I can appreciate the extra-large cowboy hat the Disney Magic donned as it sailed into Galveston's port today. The Lone Star flags were a nice touch too. ;)

The Magic departs later this afternoon kicking-off Disney Cruise Line's inaugural sailing season from Texas.



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Disney Cruise Line Expanding Itineraries from Galveston, Texas






'Wreck-It Ralph' Meet and Greet coming to Disney Parks this November!



Beginning this November, you can meet Ralph and Vanellope from Disney's new 3-D animated adventure 'Wreck-It Ralph' at Disney Parks.

The character meet and greet location will be inside The Magic of Disney Animation in Disney's Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World) and Tomorrowland Starcade (Disneyland Park).

'Wreck-It Ralph' hits theaters November 2, 2012.




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Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Official Trailer






Friday, September 21, 2012

Watch the Newest Episode of The Disney Diner featuring Disneyland's Blue Bayou Gumbo Recipe

The newest episode of The Disney Diner is up!! This week's video features the recipe for Blue Bayou Restaurant's (Disneyland) Gumbo. This slightly spicy dish is filled with chicken and Andouille sausage but you can substitute with steak or even shrimp following the same instructions.

Click below to watch the video now and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel so you can be updated on future episodes and recipes. Enjoy!!


 
 
 
 
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Disneyland's Blue Bayou Gumbo Recipe

 
Blue Bayou Restaurant is best known for being
the restaurant located inside the
Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
They are also known for their Cajun and Creole dishes.
You can now enjoy their delicious Gumbo at home
following this easy recipe. Enjoy!!
 
 


Blue Bayou Gumbo
*serves 8


Ingredients:

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced onions
2 quarts chicken broth
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (you can increase this amount if you prefer it spicier)
1 cup diced canned tomatoes
12 ounces frozen cut okra (can also substitute with fresh okra)
2-3 cooked chicken breasts, diced (or cooked steak, cubed; or shrimp*)
2-3 cups pre-cooked Andouille sausage, sliced
2 cups cooked white rice (cook according to package directions)
parsley (optional)




Directions:

Melt butter in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add flour and stir constantly to create a roux. When the roux is a caramel-color, add in celery and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes. Pour in chicken broth. Mix in the salt, white pepper and cayenne. Let simmer 5 minutes. Now add in the tomatoes, okra, cooked chicken and sausage. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 1 hour.


While the gumbo is simmering, prepare 2 cups of cooked rice according to package directions. Set aside.

When the gumbo is done, put 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared rice in the bottom of your serving bowls. Now ladle the hot gumbo on top. Garnish with parsley and serve hot. Don't forget to make Disneyland's Cafe Orleans Mickey Beignets for dessert. Yum!!

*If adding shrimp: Don't add it until near the end of the cooking time and make sure to cook it all the way through before serving.





***Watch this recipe as it's made step-by-step on
The Disney Diner's YouTube Channel.
And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can
be updated on future episodes and recipes.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

"HAPPY" Thursday!!

"HAPPY" THURSDAY!!!
 
 


***Just thought someone might need a little
"HAPPY"ness added to their day. ;)***






 

Crocs SALE!! Today ONLY! Kids 2 for $30 or Adults 2 for $40 with this CODE

Crocs Classic Clogs



 
www.crocs.com is offering a TODAY ONLY SALE! 2 Kids' Styles for $30 or 2 Adult Styles for $40 with code TWO at Crocs.com!

   These are the most comfortable shoes for all the walking you'll do at Disney World. I bought 2 pairs of black Crocs on our first trip to WDW, one for me and one for hubby. I wore mine the whole week and was absolutely fine but by the fourth day hubby had blisters from his "comfortable" (and expensive) brand-name cross-trainers. Luckily, I had the backup pair for him. He switched out and said he should've listened to me earlier in the week. Hmmm, really? lol

  So you might want to stock up for your next trip while they're on sale. Just click the link, browse and place the items in your cart. Then simply enter the code: TWO and click "apply" to see the discounted price. Take a look at some of the styles offered:






Remember this deal is for TODAY ONLY!! I LOVE all the new and different styles they have! Now, if I can just decide which two I want...

 
TODAY ONLY SALE! 2 Kids' Styles for $30 or 2 Adult Styles for $40 with code TWO at Crocs.com!








 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FREE Toy Story 3 Memory Match Game App *Limited Time*




iTunes is offering Toy Story 3 Memory Match Game for FREE!! This is a limited time offer so you may want to get it downloaded ASAP. It's a fun way to pass the time and easy enough for small children to play.

Tip: It didn't show up in my search results until I switched the search filter from iPad Apps to iPhone Apps but it works on both.

Enjoy!!



 


 

It's "Talk Like a Pirate" Day!! Take this Disney Movie Quotes in Pirate Speak Quiz


In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" here are a few famous Disney movie quotes in "pirate speak". See if you recognize them and the movie they come from (answers are posted below):



QUIZ:

1. "Thar's a snake in me boots."

2. "Just keep swimm.'"

3. "Remember, always let ye conscious be ye guide."

4. "All ye need be a wee faith, trust 'n pixiedust."

5. "Thar's no way I be kissin' a frog 'n eatin' a bug in th' same day."

6. "Magic Mirror on th' wall, who be th' fairest one 'o all?"

7. "Off wit' their heads!"

8. "A dream be a wish ye heart makes when ye're fast asleep."

9. "I be surrounded by idiots."

10. "Oi, ten thousand years gunna gift ye such a crick 'n th' neck."

11. "'Tis a din'lehopper. Humans use these wee babies to straighten their hair out."

12. "Enchanted? Ha, ha, ha. Who said anythin' 'bout th' castle bein' enchanted?"

13. "I be watchin' ye Wazowski. Always watchin'. Always."

14. "Lay th' secret on me 'o scurvy dog's red fire."

15. "I be famished, Mother. I be famished."

16. "Ye're a sad, strange wee scurvy dog 'n ye have me pity."

17. "I don't be knowin' whar I be, I don't be knowin' what's goin' on. I reckon I lost somebody but I, I ain't remember."

18. "But before th' sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick her fin'er on th' spindle 'o a spinnin' wheel 'n die."

19. "I be real! I be a real jim laddie!"

20. "But why be th' spiced rum gone?"



ANSWERS:

1. Toy Story

2. Finding Nemo

3. Pinocchio

4. Peter Pan

5. The Princess and the Frog

6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

7. Alice in Wonderland

8. Cinderella

9. Lion King

10. Aladdin

11. The Little Mermaid

12. Beauty and the Beast

13. Monsters, Inc.

14. The Jungle Book

15. 101 Dalmatians

16. Toy Story

17. Finding Nemo

18. Sleeping Beauty

19. Pinocchio

20. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl



I hope you enjoyed this little quiz. You get 1 doubloon for every right answer and you can use those doubloons on absolutely nothing! LOL But at least you feel Disney smart, right? Well, post your scores in the comments below.

I woe ye have a jolly day!!






 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Watch Kermit & Miss Piggy on 20/20's "Best in TV" Special Tonight!



Kermit and Miss Piggy will be just a few of the stars featured on 20/20's "Best in TV" Special. It airs tonight on ABC at 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central and honors the best TV shows of our time.









 

Pizzafari Lunch & Dinner Menu

Stop in at Pizzafari and take a look around
at their many themed rooms:
Home Room, Nocturnal Room,
Upside-Down Room, Camouflage Room,
Four Seasons Room and Bug Room.



Location: Animal Kingdom's Discovery Island

Type: Counter Service

Service: Lunch & Dinner

Cuisine: Pizza

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Quick Service Entitlement, Snack Credits (select items)

Pricing: $15 and under

Reservations: None

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Beer & Wine

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


Pizzafari Lunch & Dinner Menu
Cheese Pizza with Caesar Salad - $8.99
Pepperoni Pizza with Caesar Salad - $9.49
Vegetable Pizza with Caesar Salad - $9.49
Hot Italian-Style Sandwich
served with carrot sticks or chips - $8.99
Antipasto Salad - $7.99
Caesar Salad with Chicken - $7.79
Breadsticks: basket of fresh-baked breadsticks topped with cheese
and served with marinara sauce - $4.99
Desserts
Chocolate Mousse - $3.59
Strawberry Parfait (no sugar-added) - $3.59
Beverages
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea,
Minute-Maid Light Lemonade, Orange Soda
Reg $2.59, Lg $2.89
Bottled Water - $2.50
Coffee or Hot Tea - $2.09
Hot Cocoa - $1.99
Kids' Picks
(for Guests 9 and under)
All meals served with grapes, carrot sticks and
choice of beverage: 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water
or 100% apple juice*
Macaroni & Cheese - $5.49
Child-size Cheese Pizza - $5.49
Turkey Sandwich - $5.49
*cookie or soft drink may be substituted upon request


Pizzafari Breakfast Menu

Stop in at Pizzafari and take a look around
at their many themed rooms:
Home Room, Nocturnal Room,
Upside-Down Room, Camouflage Room,
Four Seasons Room and Bug Room.



Location: Animal Kingdom's Discovery Island

Type: Counter Service

Service: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Quick Service Entitlement, Snack Credits (select items)

Pricing: $10 and under

Reservations: None

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: None

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes



Pizzafari Breakfast Menu
Bounty Platter: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast,
breakfast potatoes and biscuit - $8.29
Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata with salsa fresco
and breakfast potatoes - $6.99
Breakfast Panini: egg whites, ham and provolone - $5.99
Cereal with Low-fat Milk (Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops or Raisin Bran) - $3.19
Mixed Fruit Cup - $3.39
Yogurt Parfait - $4.29
Cinnamon Roll - $3.19
Muffins (Blueberry, Chocolate-Chip or Apple-Cinammon) - $2.79
Danish (Apple, Cherry or Cheese) - $2.69
Hot Cocoa - $1.99
Coffee or Hot Tea - $2.09
Juice (Apple or Orange) - $2.59
Kids' Breakfast Platter: eggs, potato wedges,
and choice of bacon or sausage - $4.99
Kids' French Toast sticks served with
apple sauce and grapes - $4.99


Friday, September 14, 2012

Disney Family Deal of the Day: FREE Captain America Game App (full-version)




Disney Family Deals is offering a FREE (full-version) game download today - Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty.

   Play as the first avenger, Captain America, and stop the Red Skull from tipping the balance of power.

   As World War 2 rages, Red Skull is leading HYDRA as they build super weapons that will turn the tide of the war. Meanwhile, Falsworth, Dum Dum Dugan and Bucky have been captured. Go behind enemy lines to rescue them and put an end to the sinister plot. Use your unbreakable shield to battle, block, and maneuver your way through dangers to save the world. Bring the action of the movies, in great HD graphics, to your iPhone 4, iPod touch and iPad.

This game is normally $2.99, but for a limited time, you can get it free! Get it today by clicking HERE. Enjoy!!







 
 

Watch the Newest Episode of The Disney Diner featuring Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies

 
 
The newest episode of The Disney Diner is on YouTube!! This week's episode features "Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies". These cookies are HUGE and filled with 3 kinds of chocolate & nuts. They are also very easy to make. Take a look as I make them in the video below and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel so you can be updated on future episodes. Thanks for watching!!
 
 
 
 

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Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies Recipe

If fist-size cookies stuffed with 3 kinds of chocolate and nuts
are your kind of thing then this recipe is definitely for you!
Minnie's Bake Shop Cookies are the individually-packed
treats you often see in the Disney World Resorts and gift shops.
They can also be found at Magic Kingdom's Confectionary.
Here is a pic of what they look like:
 
Huge right??
 
Well, you'll be happy to know we are making the recipe for the
CHOCOLATE CHIP SUPREME COOKIES!!!
 
 
 
Ingredients (for metric conversion, scroll to bottom of post):
*makes 1 dozen cookies ;)

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar (this is NOT a typo, it IS powdered sugar, NOT granulated sugar)
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2  2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Add-ins:

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
3/4 cup Wilton Candy Melts (light cocoa wafers), roughly chopped
3/4 cup toffee bits (optional)
1 cup chopped pecans or almonds (optional)
Anything else you may want like: M&M's, Reese's Pieces, butterscotch chips, etc.



Directions:

   Place softened butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Cream with an electric mixer on high. Add the egg, water and vanilla. Mix well. Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well to incorporate, stopping once to scrape sides of bowl then mix again. Add in chocolate and nuts then mix just enough to distribute throughout dough.

   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

   Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a standard-size ice cream scoop, place heaping scoops of dough onto cookie sheets. Give them plenty of room, you can probably fit about 5 per sheet.

   Place the baking sheets of dough directly into your freezer. Let them chill for 15-20 minutes until firm. This will firm up the butter in the dough and prevent excessive spreading. Remember, we want the cookies to be thick mounds, not flat discs. Remove from freezer and place into hot (400 degree) oven. Set timer for 2 minutes.Blasting the dough at the high temperature will create a crisp outer shell while keeping the inside moist.

   After 2 minutes, lower heat to 350 degrees and bake cookies for an additional 15 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on pans. Slide the cookies onto cooling racks and let cool completely, at least 15 minutes. Okay, now dig in!


 

   Okay, confession time: I have never been a huge chocolate chip cookie fan - that is - until I made these cookies. I've never really cared for the thin, dry, brittle cookies that I have made or purchased so I usually pass on them. But these cookies are AWESOME!! They are strong on the outside, not dry or hard, but firm. Then when you take a bite, the inside is unbelievably moist and every bite is filled with chocolate and nuts. It's the perfect cookie!!

   I did a test run with these and my family devoured them. By the time I made them the second time (on camera) there was only 1 left from the first batch. :O Yes, they were an absolute hit. And they are HUGE! I placed one in my hand and it covered the entire palm area. I had to eat one half at a time because they are so big. Even Mickey couldn't believe their size!




***Watch as I make these cookies step-by-step on The Disney Diner's YouTube Channel. And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can be updated on future episodes and recipes. Enjoy!***



 
 
 
Metric Conversion of Ingredients:
 
240 g butter, softened to room temperature
180 g light brown sugar
75 g powdered sugar
1 egg
30 mL water
2.5 mL vanilla
320 g all-purpose flour
2.5 mL salt
2.5 mL baking soda
 110 g semi-sweet chocolate morsels
110 g dark chocolate chunks
110 g Wilton Candy Melts (light cocoa wafers), roughly chopped
110 g toffee bits (optional)
150 g chopped pecans or almonds (optional)  
 
 
 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Series: Things to Do for FREE at Disney: Electrical Water Pageant



For our second installment of "Things to Do for FREE at Disney", we'll focus on The Electrical Water Pageant.

   The Electrical Water Pageant consists of 2 strings of 7 barges, each carrying a 25-foot tall screen of lights featuring King Neptune and creatures from under the sea in an aquatic parade set to Disney music. The pageant concludes with an inspirational salute to America, with flags and stars set to a patriotic musical score. It appears nightly on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon near the following resorts at these times:

Disney's Polynesian Resort - 9:00 p.m.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - 9:15 p.m.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge - 9:35 p.m.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground - 9:45 p.m.

Disney's Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower - 10:05 p.m.

Magic Kingdom Park* - 10:20 p.m. (only during extended hours)


 

  You can view The Electrical Water Pageant from the beaches of the above listed resorts and from outside Magic Kingdom. *Note: The Electrical Water Pageant may be slightly delayed on nights when Magic Kingdom's fireworks ("Wishes") are scheduled for 9 p.m. There is no charge to view this light show.



*All entertainment is subject to change without notice.



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Mickey & Minnie Nerd Vinylmations 2 for $15 Deal of the Day

 
 
Disney Family Deals is offering this exclusive set of Mickey & Minnie Nerds Vinylmation for $15 (or $9.99 each). This is a limited time deal and there is a limit to 4 per person. Click HERE to visit their website.
 
 
 
 
 



 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enchanted Tales with Belle: Complete Walk-Through (Video)


Check out this awesome YouTube video from Orlando Attractions Magazine featuring the complete walk-through of "Enchanted Tales with Belle". You begin in Maurice's Cottage and are magically transported into Beast's Castle. Watch the video below for the full experience. Enjoy!


 
 
 
Related Posts: Sneak Peek of Maurice's Cottage at New Fantasyland Sneak Peek of Enchanted Tales with Belle  

New Halloween-themed Disney Gift Cards for 2012

Check out Disney's newest gift card designs. These Halloween-themed cards feature some of your favorite Disney characters dressed up for a night of trick-or-treating. The gift cards come in two design choices:

"Mickey & Minnie Halloween Fun"
 
"Monster Cars Mash"
 
 
 
   Beginning September 24th, the gift cards will be available for a limited time at: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort. "Monster Cars Mash" is available for purchase now online at DisneyGiftCard.com. They can be used at everywhere the Disney Gift Card is accepted.
 
 
 
 
 
 

First Photos of Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom

Disney has just released the first photos from their newest attraction Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid.

image courtesy Disney Parks Blog

   Follow Ariel on her journey where she meets and falls in love with a prince, makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula and becomes a human. The above image is from the "Kiss the Girl" scene. The ride will be located at the base of Prince Eric's Castle in the New Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom Park.
image courtesy Disney Parks Blog

image courtesy Disney Parks Blog
 

Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid is set to open this December.









 

We Will Never Forget.

 
 
We remember and honor those we lost on this day eleven years ago.
Sending a special prayer out to the families
whose hearts ache today and every day.
May you have peace and comfort.
We will never forget.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, September 10, 2012

What's it Like to be a Disney Candy Maker? Watch this video

Check out this video from Disney Parks showing what it's like to be a Disney candy maker:

Can you say "YUM"??  

AMC Theater in Downtown Disney offers "Sensory Friendly" Movies for Autistic Guests



Kudos to Walt Disney World and AMC Theaters for offering "sensory friendly" films for guests with autism. This program was initiated by a parent of an autistic child in Columbia, Maryland, who requested the changes specifically designed for children with autism. More than 300 parents and children attended that screening.

During a "sensory friendly" showing, theater lights are turned up, sound is reduced and audience members are welcome to get up and move about during the film.

The following is the a list of "sensory friendly" films that will be shown at AMC Downtown Disney 24 (Walt Disney World Resort). All shows take place at 10 a.m. (Dates and films subject to change).

Finding Nemo - September 22

Frankenweenie - October 13

Wreck-It Ralph - November 10

Rise of the Guardians - December 8



For more information on the program click HERE. You can also contact AMC Downtown Disney 24 at 888-AMC-4FUN (for showtimes), 407-817-1308 (Guest Services) or at AMCTheaters.com










 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Need Groceries while at Disney World? Garden Grocer Delivers!!


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If you are visiting Disney World or will be in the Orlando area, GardenGrocer.com has everything you need and they deliver to your resort. They have been servicing residents and visitors of Central Florida for over six years, offering dependable and friendly service. They have a wide variety of products(over 4,800!), including non-food items like: baby needs, household cleaners, beauty products and even pet supplies.
 

  If you have special dietary needs like gluten-free, organic or kosher, you'll be happy to know GardenGrocer.com carries those items as well.

  GardenGrocer.com also offers Chef Fabio's Prepared Meals, a variety of gourmet entrees from individual to family portions.

  And if you're spending the holidays on vacation then you'll want to take a look at their Holiday Meals that can be delivered right to your door.

  You simply register at GardenGrocer.com, place the items in your cart and complete your purchase. Your order will be delivered to your resort between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (You will select a 2-hour time window for delivery when you place your order.) If you are staying at a Disney-owned resort, your packages will be delivered to the bell services (per Disney policy).


Please note:

There is a $40 minimum purchase order on food/beverages.

There is a delivery charge of only $12.00. The fee is waived for orders over $200.

GardenGrocer.com delivers to all Orlando area resorts, except Swan and Dolphin.

Please visit GardenGrocer.com's Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


  So whether you are visiting Disney World, Universal Studios or Sea World and are staying at a hotel, resort, or vacation home, let GardenGrocer.com help you relax and enjoy your vacation.



Holiday meals delivered to your resort!