Category Archives: Snacks & Treats
I recently was made aware of a service that has offered up the World to my front door…Walt Disney World of course. What is this amazing service you ask? It is the Personal Disney Shopper. I was so excited to think I could have someone go to any of the parks or resorts and buy me all the items my heart misses when I am not there. Do I want the newest released merchandise from Haunted Mansion? No problem! Trading Pins from anywhere? No problem!
Next step…what would I order??? Well, Valentine’s Day was the very next week and I was going to be out of town. Not that this posed any big problems for my husband but I thought how can I be gone but still make it sort of special? Well I did or I had some help as Disney World Personal Shopper made it happen. I had a sweet Valentine’s Day pin and 2 red chocolate covered heart cookies specially made and wrapped up from somewhere at Disney sent to my house.
I knew I wanted to try one of these shoppers and from what I can gather there are definitely a few. I perused a few websites and found the one that appealed to me. I then looked through her pictures and saw the pin and thought that is cute and then I saw the crème de resistance and that was the special holiday cookies. So, I checked out the rules and sent a few emails and maybe a text when questions came up – such as they only have red chocolate or white chocolate and not dark chocolate for the cookies (thanks for asking and not deciding!) I got confirmation my package had shipped on a Saturday and it arrived on Monday.
Cars Land is the newest land to be expanded at California Adventure since they opened in 2001. It’s also the newest full sized land to be added to the Disneyland Parks since Mickey’s Toon Town came along in 1988. Not including of course the entire California Adventure Park…
With Cars Land came a significant investment in new entertainment, shops and food offerings. Cars Land in and of itself can entertain you for almost an entire day. Especially if you factor in how long some of the lines can be! Take the time to enjoy the splendor of Radiator Springs. It’s a good idea to even watch the movie Cars again so that you can be truly immersed in the wonder of this majestic jewel situated along Route 66.
Great for all that, but what rides are there in Cars Land? The most popular of course is Radiator Springs Racers, this is where you can spend a lot of time in line. There’s Luigi’s Flying Tires which are just right for those who don’t want a thrill ride. These “tires” float on air and you use your own body to steer the tires. These tires are fairly slow moving and are kinda bouncy. There is also Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. You can hop into your favorite tractor, as they are all different, and do some Do-Si-Does around the Junkyard while Mater calls out the dance moves from inside his barn… Mater is busy so don’t expect to see him come out to visit, he’s got to keep the dance going! He and his buddy Lightning do come out for photos and conversations at times. They hang out along Route 66 of Cars Land.
In addition to rides, Cars Land offers a few shops like Sarge’s Surplus hut, the place to get your Radiator Springs t-shirts. Further into Cars Land you’ll find Radiator Springs Curios. You can get your own Mickey Mouse Route 66 sign here among other cool items. What about some body art? Head on in to Ramone’s House of Body Art for some cool tops and other great items to trick out your ride… (your body ride, not so much your car).
I’m hungry! Do I have to head to Pacific Wharf to eat or can I grab something in Cars Land? Why yes come on down Route 66 to Flo’s V8 Cafe for some tasty grub! Flo’s is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. She’s ready to serve you up a variety of grub hot off the grill. If you’re not in the mood for a bigger meal now, head back north on Route 66 to Filmore’s Taste In for some fruity concoctions and healthy snacks. Last food stop along Route 66 is The Cozy Cone Motel where they will get you a cone-tastic ice cream treat! Sally also has many other tasty treats and can even give you a quick breakfast, all you gotta do is ask.
I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.
Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter…
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Are you a Disney foodie?
You know… do you think about where you’re going to eat on your next trip while your countdown is still going for your current trip? Do you have a list of must have snacks, and check them off as you go? Do you plan your park day around where you going to eat later? Are you sure to be up and ready to dial or click at 7am to get into Cinderella’s Castle or Ohana’s? Do you make everyone in your group wait while you snap a picture of their food before they touch it?
If you answered yes to any of those or all of these, then yes my friend you are a Disney foodie! Even if you didn’t, no worries you can be a Disney Foodie in no time, it’s easy and you might be one and not even know it!
Now don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, from simple things that take no time at all, to cooking Martha Stewart style plus searching various websites for recipes and dinner help, BUT when I am on vacation I want someone else cooking for me! So its breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks out!
Walt Disney World has so many amazing Resort Hotels to choose from that researching and picking one is no easy task! They all are great in their own ways, but to me, Disney’s Pop Century Resort stands out as one of the best. Why, you ask? Well, here are the top 5 reasons:
1. Great Value – Pop Century is one of WDW’s Value Resorts, which means its among the lowest priced Resorts on Disney property, with rooms ranging from as low as $85 a night up to $190 a night (depending on what time of year you are planning to visit). The amount of fun you get for this price is what makes it a great value – there are great pools, play areas, an arcade. and an amazing food court/gift shop area to keep you entertained. Standard rooms sleep 4, and while some complain that they are small, I find them to be plenty spacious, and all rooms have new furnishings and really are a great place to stay and still get that “on property” Disney magic for a low price (which of course includes extra magic hours, and use of Disney Transportation including the Disney Magical Express airport shuttle service)