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Top 5 Walt Disney World Snacks

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I recently had a client ask if I could make any recommendations the top Walt Disney World snacks. They wanted to splurge and get a few every day to share. Though I managed to be more professional in my email back to her, my in-person response would have been “Girl, do I!!”

I consider myself and my family “snack connoisseurs,” though I don’t know that this is a particularly flattering description of us. Our favorite park is Epcot, which is a veritable smorgasbord of deliciousness, and the snack options are part of the reason we love it so much. Who doesn’t want to travel around the world and eat themselves silly?

It is in this spirit that I present my top five (yes, I know – it was hard to pare them down!) Walt Disney World Snacks:

 

5. Werther’s Caramel Popcorn

Sweet and salty? It’s right up my alley. You really can’t go wrong with popcorn of any kind at Disney World, but if you’re a caramel fan, the caramel corn at Karamell Kuche at Epcot’s Germany pavilion is where it’s at. While you’re there, grab a Mickey rice krispy treat dipped in caramel and milk chocolate, or a pecan caramel cluster.

4. Carrot Cake Cookie

This cult favorite used to be “the snack to have” at the Writer’s Stop café in Hollywood Studios, but since the café’s closing, you can find it at Sweet Spells right down the road. Two HUGE delicious carrot cake cookies sandwich a massive layer of cream cheese frosting. And since it has carrots in it, it’s good for you, right?! (photo credit: The Disney Food Blog)

3. LeFou’s Brew

If you’re a big Beauty and the Beast fan like I am, just the experience of stepping into Gaston’s Tavern, located in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, is a dream come true. He uses antlers in all of his decorating – seriously! There are plenty of delicious snacks to be had at this unique snack counter (pork shank, giant cinnamon rolls, oh my!) but the winner is LeFou’s Brew, an apple/marshmallow/passion fruit combo of a drink that will blow your mind. Sound weird? Just trust me and try it out! (photo credit: The Disney Parks Blog )

2. Dole Whip

To not set off the ire of the Dole Whip diehards out there (you know who you are!), I will explain that there are times that this would rank #1 for me. Who wouldn’t like pineapple ice cream? There are many variations of this treat – with and without alcohol, with and without pineapple juice, etc. – and they’re all delicious. But my favorite is at Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort. Pineapple and vanilla soft serve swirled together to perfection-yum!

1. School Bread

 

The cardamom bun. The vanilla icing and toasted coconut drizzled over the top. That slightly lemon-y dollop of pudding cream. Oh, how I could wax poetic on the deliciousness of this Norwegian treat. My family likes to get one to share while visiting the Norway pavilion at Epcot, and several to eat for breakfast the next day when we’re on our way out. I literally dream about this treat when it’s been too long since my last visit! (photo credit: The Disney Food Blog)

 

There you are – my top 5 treats you must experience your next trip to Walt Disney World. What would you add to the list?

 

This post is brought to you by Laura Wright, a travel advisor with Trips To The Mouse. If you would like Laura to help you with all of your Disney vacation needs, email her here or request a quote here.

Laura “I am an avid traveler – to Disney and beyond! (read that in Buzz Lightyear’s voice and you’ve got the right idea!) My daughters, husband and I have taken four Disney trips in the last five years, as well as journeyed in an RV for six months across the Western United States. My favorite rides at Disney World are Space Mountain, Peter Pan (I get chill bumps every time we fly over London!), and Star Tours. The Polynesian Village Resort is my absolute favorite place to stay, especially because there’s unlimited Dole Whip!”

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Two New Character Meals for Star Wars Weekends

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I have often wondered why in the world there wasn’t a Star Wars character meal. I get asked all the time about one. That makes this announcement all the sweeter! There’s going to be not one but two character meals this spring at Walt Disney World during Star Wars weekends! I predict these get booked within hours of opening up today. For those of you that know me well, you know I don’t do Star Wars Weekends personally because I am just not that into Star Wars. My sons and husband are. I love them for my clients and really think that you can’t beat them if you are really into it. This is a game changer for me though. YES I want to meet the Star Wars characters at a character meal! And you should too!

Here’s the details:
Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Breakfast- 8am until noon, weekends only at you guessed it, the Sci Fi Dine In Theatre! You can expect to meet some or all of the following characters: Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Greedo, Jawa, and Stormtroopers. I can hear some of you passing out from excitement as you read this. Star Wars trailers and movie clips will be shown while you dine. It is $47.99 for adults and $29.99 for children(3-9). 
What better way to start your day at Disney than with this guy??
And my personal must do:

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine Dinner, 4:15 pm until 8-9:30pm(ending time will vary based on park hours) at Hollywood & Vine. You will meet Jedi Mickey, Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy, Stormtrooper Donald, and Ewok Chip & Dale. It is $56.99 for adults and $32.99 for children. If you want to also include Fantasmic! seating in your price it is $59.99 for adults and $36.99 for children.  For that price of course you want to add Fantasmic! to your package.
*as an update to the times. Every single one I was able to get was either 4:30 or 5PM. Nothing later showed up but there was not a clear answer as to if they were just not available or if that was it. Fantasmic packages for sure would have to be that early but I wasn’t getting availability for non Fantasmic reservations later.

The Disney Dining plans will be accepted for both meals and they are going to be two table service credits per meal.  
I will be on the phones first thing booking these for our existing clients. I hope to have great news for everyone later today. If you are ready to make your Star Wars dreams come true, contact us today!
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Walt Disney World Spring Discount Is Now Available

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Travel Dates: February 24 – June 15, 2014
The Walt Disney World® Resort has released special room only discounts for early 2014 travel dates. Please note this is the exact same discount that was released to Disney VISA card holders late last week. It is now available to everyone, there is no longer a Disney VISA card requirement.
You must check in during the travel dates listed above in order to receive the discount, however, you can extend your stay past June 15, 2014. Only the nights included in the travel dates listed above will be discounted. You cannot check in before February 24, 2014 and receive a discount. Availability is limited, and not all resorts and room types are available. Some nights may not be discounted, and weekend prices may be slightly higher. Minimum stay requirements may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals.
Included Walt Disney World Resorts:
Walt Disney World Value Resorts
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Save 20%
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only – Save 15%
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort – Save up to 5%
Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Save 25%
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter – Save up to 5%
Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk InnDisney’s Polynesian Resort,  Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (standard view and woods view rooms), Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard and pool view rooms) and Disney’s Polynesian Resort  – Save 30%
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (savanna view and club level rooms), Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (courtyard view and club level rooms)  – Save 20%
Walt Disney World Deluxe Villa Resorts
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – Save 30%
  • Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Beach Club Resort Villas – Save 20%
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Save up to 5%
If the resort you are interested in is not listed above, it still may be included in the discount for some dates, or at a lesser discount. Nights between March 6 – 13, and April 13 – 19, 2014 may not be included in the discount, or may be discounted at a lesser rate.
You can also book a Magic Your Way package that includes these special nightly rates plus theme park passes and a Disney Dining plan, which will not be discounted. You can add park passes to book a package, and if you add park passes, you will receive one day free, as long as you add a 5 day or longer park pass. So you pay for a four day pass and receive a 5 day pass for everyone in your package. The free day is available on passes from 5 – 10 days in length.
This discount will be available to book until March 31, 2014.

Email me or use the Get A Quote option for your vacation savings today. As always, if you are already booked with me, don’t worry! You will receive an email later today alerting you to any changes and savings made to your reservation.
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