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Mama Monday : Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Hi Mamas, Today we visit Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Last fall was our first time to do this event and it made me a believer. Our kids absolutely loved it and so did we!

Tips to know before you go:

  • It is a separate ticketed event. 
  • If you buy the tickets in advance you save money for most dates.
  • Kids under three are FREE! Great time to take them.
  • You will want to wear a costume-it makes it so much more fun if everyone in your family wears one! Keep them family friendly though. This is an ALL AGES event!
  • If you are not park hopping, it is easy to go to a different park the day of the party and then use your party ticket to enter the Magic Kingdom. The party starts at 7 but you can enter at 4.
  • The Boo to You Parade is a lot less crowded at the 10:30 time slot.

Ok, now that those details are out of the way, on to the good stuff! What exactly can you expect to get to do at this party?

The part we loved the most was the character interaction! There are character dance parties set up. These are surprisingly not crowded. Notice our 9 month old at the time able to be in the middle of the dance floor with Woody! Our kids got a ton of one on one time dancing with some of their favorites. You will also see some rare friends, like Bullseye!

Villians! These fall under the character interaction but there is a special Villains show in front of the Castle. It is the Disney Villians Dance Mix and Mingle. After the show they then go to do meet and greets in front of the castle. This is a great opportunity to meet your favorite Disney bad guys!

Your children can trick or treat all through out the park. We personally skipped this part. They are getting no shortage of sweets at Disney and we can trick or treat at home. We spent most of our time with characters.

My favorite parade of all time is the Mickey’s Boo To You Parade. There are two show times. Try for the second one. The parade starts with the Headless Horseman! And my favorite ride, the Haunted Mansion, has some key stars in this parade too. I love all the characters that are not as common that you get to see in the parade. I think the parade is just the right amount of Halloweeny and Disney all combined into one fun event.

And of course HalloWishes is the special fireworks show you will only see at the party! It is another tribute to the VILLAINS! I love the music for this show and the colors. Both of our children were mesmerized during this special Wishes.

When we did this party last year, I was skeptical. I didn’t know how I felt about a separate ticketed event. Now, I can’t believe we had never done this before! We will always do this party when we go in the fall. I didn’t even mention the ride wait times being so low. Honestly we only rode a couple of rides and really enjoyed the rest of the party. I never expected our little ones to want to stay until the very end but they did. They just wanted to keep going and going so we didn’t walk out of the party until 11:50 PM!

Any one of these events would be worth the extra ticketed price but all combined is just an incredible value. It really is something special to get to do at Disney.

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Mama Monday : Sleepy Hollow Review

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Hi Mamas,  We dined at Sleepy Hollow for the first time last month. OMG, I can not believe we had never chosen to eat here before.  The portion sizes are HUGE. These are very sharable portion sizes so if you are trying to stretch your dining plan to include a few extra meals, this is the restaurant you can do that at.  They first take a humongous Belgian waffle and then stuff it full of goodness. The waffle itself is light and fluffy with a hint of butter.  I have heard amazing things about the Nutella and Fresh Fruit option and I think that would be a perfect brunch type sandwich.
I chose the Ham, Prosciutto and Swiss waffle sandwich.  The Ham and Prosciutto sandwich had a lot of lettuce and tomatoes on it as well. I love that combo so that was perfect for me. I did only get about halfway through mine before I had to give up. 
My husband chose the Sweet and Spicy Chicken waffle sandwich. The Chicken sandwich was more spicy than sweet but the balance was good.  
Another perk of this location is you can see the parade going by if you are dining at the tables just outside. 
Here’s a pic of Mickey from our seating area.
Here’s a snapshot of what is on the menu:
Waffle Sandwiches – served 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken $6.99
Ham, Prosciutto and Swiss 
$6.99
Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich $6.39
Waffle
with powdered sugar or cinnamon $4.59
with strawberries and whipped cream $5.99
Soup of the Day $3.49 Description: ining Plan Symbol
Funnel Cakedusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon $5.69 Description: ining Plan Symbol
topped with strawberries and whipped cream $6.29
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – $4.19 Description: http://allears.net/din/ddsnacksymbol.jpg
Coca Cola or Root Beer Float with vanilla soft serve $4.49 Description: http://allears.net/din/ddsnacksymbol.jpg

Before we ordered we had eyed up the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich but after eating our lunch there was no way there was room in our bellies for that! Maybe for a snack on another day.  This location is one of our top picks now and has recently made its way into the quick service dining recommendations I sent to clients! Try it, you won’t be disappointed!  
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Mama Monday : Sweet Treats Tour

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 Hi Mamas,  Today I am taking you on a picture tour of my favorite treat(s) in each park. Come along and let your mouth start to drool!

First stop-Animal Kingdom. Mickey Ice Cream Bars can be found just about everywhere at Walt Disney World. But my favorite place to have one is at Animal Kingdom Park.

This was my oldest son’s very first Mickey Mouse Bar that we let him have all on his own. His little cheeks are full because he couldn’t believe it was ALL his! Take note of those pudgy fingers gripping the ice cream!
Next Stop is Hollywood Studios and there’s just something about that place that makes me want popcorn. I am sure it is all the movie paraphernalia. I especially love the popcorn stands here.

At Epcot I couldn’t choose just one, so you get a bonus. Lefse can be found in Norway. It is a cinnamon sugar potato cake that resembles a tortilla rolled up. They don’t charge nearly enough! I tried to make these one time at home. 
And how can you pass up this caramel deliciousness in Germany? I will take one of each please.

My most recent favorite treat can also be found multiple places but I like having one at Magic Kingdom after seeing Wishes-a Mickey Mouse cake pop! I prefer the chocolate covered ones and not the sprinkles or sugar coated ones. The dots at the bottom of the stick let you know what flavor. My personal fave is Red Velvet!
I promise this blog post had zero calories! And when you get to taste them at Disney, you will be walking so much it won’t matter. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite treat at Walt Disney World? Click to share with me on my facebook page.

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