February was an exciting Disney month for me as I got to spend a week down in the world! Our trip was packed with races, great food, fun times, and even a trip over to Universal to visit Diagon Alley. Expect to see lots of blog posts about various things from my trip. Big Hero 6 also just recently came out on DVD (I still have to pick up my copy!). And finally, we are gearing up for the Flower and Garden festival, which I will be attending in April!
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My Enchanted 10k recap is up on the blog, but there will be lots more to come from my week in Disney, including a recap of the Half Marathon, some dining reviews, how I made my running costumes, and more. Anything in particular you’d be curious to hear about? I’m also still blazing my way through that Disney bucket list and will continue to post updates on that! We are planning to go to Disneyland in September, so I may also be posting some planning stuff. Finally, I’m still making my way through the Disney movies – just finished Peter Pan so I’ll have my thoughts on that up shortly!
When it comes to Disney, one of my favorite things is food. Whether it’s a quick snack or a fancy sit down meal, I love all that the parks have to offer. I religiously read the Disney Food Blog, and pin items I want to try on future visits. But I thought it might be easiest to have a place where I can compile all of the things I want to try! On these lists I’ve included items I have tried that I feel are “must try” for others, as well as ones that I haven’t tasted yet that I’m drooling just thinking about it! So without further ado, here are the items on my Disney “must eat” list:
There are tons of fun things to do in Disney World that everyone knows about – however, one of the great things about the theme parks is that there are so many hidden treasures that not everyone knows about! If you’re visiting Disney World but you want to check out what else there is to do aside from the headliner rides and restaurants, here are some suggestions – hopefully you can discover something new on your next trip!
Make a wish at Cinderella’s wishing well – it only takes a moment, but it’s like a private little magical moment. Find Cinderella’s wishing well, pull out a penny, and make a wish! This is something fun to do with kids, but it’s also sweet with couples or even just by yourself. After all, it’s Disney World – if you wish hard enough, it’s sure to come true!
Ride those rides you absolutely never go on – everyone has them. Maybe you’ve never done some attractions, or maybe it’s just been awhile since you went on them. Instead of heading straight to Space Mountain or Toy Story Mania, take a moment to enjoy Astro Orbiter or Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.
Wow, we’ve reached 2015! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to your year. Christmas is my favorite holiday of all, but I have to say that my second favorite is probably New Year’s. I love the idea of starting fresh, and looking forward at all that will come in the next year! For me, 2015 holds two trips to Disney World and my very first trip to Disneyland, as well as two Disney half marathons that should earn me my coast to coast medal. I’m excited!
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The past year has been a good one for Disney in your Day, but I’m excited for all that is to come in the new year. December included lots of holiday themed posts, as well as my review of Into The Woods. In the immediate future you can expect more thoughts on Disney movies, as well as the end of the restaurant tournament. Plus, I want to roll out a new series, “Other theme parks,” featuring other places around the country that might be worth visiting when you can’t get to Disney. And I’ll continue with my Glass Slipper Challenge training until February, when I actually run the Glass Slipper Challenge!
I feel like a lot has been happening lately in the world of Disney! Some interesting and exciting announcements have come out about both the parks and films. And as the holidays approach, there are always fun things happening!
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We are right in the middle of another restaurant tournament – this time for signature and character dining! If you haven’t placed your votes for Round 2 yet, be sure to check that out now. I’m also in the middle of Glass Slipper Challenge training, and though it’s a little rougher than last time I’m still getting through it. I have two more running related reviews to put up, both of which I’m super excited about. And there will certainly be some holiday themed posts coming this month!
I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer to spend Black Friday in the comfort of my own home, away from all of those crowds of people out at the shops. But with the internet, I still get to shop – I just enjoy the wonders of online shopping! Disneystore.com has some good deals this year that you can order right from your own computer, and I wanted to share them with you. Here are some of my favorite items that are available for purchase. Not only are they already discounted, but you can save an extra 20% with the code “THANKS”.
Disney Animator Dolls
These are great for all ages – kids will enjoy them as a toy, and adults like them as collectibles. I have the first edition Belle in her blue dress, but they are just so adorable I would love more!
Almost all of the plushes are on sale, starting at $5 – but in particular these holiday plushes are really cute and perfect for the season. They make great Christmas decorations!
Happy September! It’s one of my favorite months of the year. To start things off it’s my anniversary (we will be celebrating 3 years on the 3rd!), and it’s also one of my favorite times of year to visit Disney World. We went for our honeymoon and it was so empty we hardly had to wait for anything.
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I just recently started re-watching all of the Disney animated features, in order. I’ll be posting some thoughts on each one (Snow White is already up!). So look for one of those to come every 1-2 weeks. The Tower of Terror 10 miler looms ever closer, as does my trip to Disney. It will be a trip of many firsts – first 10 mile race, first time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and first time at Food and Wine! I can’t wait! Finally, I would love to finish our restaurant bracket with the signature resort restaurants. I think this will be a toughie because there are so many fantastic ones out there. I’ll be interested to see the results!
Most Disney fans, even casual ones, know the big snacks they have to try while they’re there: Dole whip, Mickey bar, Mickey shaped pretzel, turkey leg, zebra domes and school bread from Norway, to name a few (and if you haven’t heard of those, that might need to be its own separate blog post!). In fact, some of these snacks are so popular they now have their own merchandise! However, Disney offers a ton of great snacks, and while those famous ones are delicious, sometimes you just might want to try something new. So here are some of the “lesser known Disney treats” that you might want to consider ordering on your next visit!
Hot Fudge Cookie Sundae
I saw a friend post a picture of this on her facebook and knew I had to try it. I love ice cream, and combine that with cookies and you’ve got an unbeatable snack! I hadn’t heard much about it until I saw that picture but I would love to try it on a future visit! This is in the Magic Kingdom, at Storybook Treats. Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Gourmet Cake Cups
Also in Fantasyland you can find Alice in Wonderland themed Cake Cups at the Cheshire Café. They are like cupcakes, but they’re served in a cup like a parfait, so that the icing and cake is in layers. The White Rabbit is white chocolate icing with yellow cake, while the Queen of Hearts is a strawberry shortcake one – that’s what I want to try! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.