Tag Archives: Cosmic Ray
Beginning today, you can see a super pre-parade celebration just ahead of the daily performances of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade at Magic Kingdom Park. It’ll feature Disney football star Goofy and some Central Florida youth football champions. You can also expect to see Walt Disney World Resort cheerleaders and two of the nuttiest referees this side of the 50-yard line and other character favorites.
The pre-parade will run for a limited time – through February 3 – and lead up to a special ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A., after the big game on February 4. Watch the Disney Parks Blog for more information on that parade.
Also, during this time, check out Cosmic Rays new menu items that commemorate the super Sunday celebration. Special “Soup-er Bowls” representing the teams will be available for one-week only, from February 1 – 9. Savor the Lobster Bisque and Tomato Basil Bisque only available as part of our “Limited Time Magic” celebration.
You can find updates on our latest extra sprinkle of pixie dust on Twitter using hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic and on our LimitedTimeMagic.com web page.
- Walt Disney World Resort Turns Up the Romance During “True Love” Week All Part of Limited Time Magic (chipandco.com)
- Long Lost Disney Friends Return for Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
As science and medicine progress, it is being found that many more people than were previously thought have food allergies or sensitivities. There are also many food issues among folks with chronic diseases. This issue runs the gamut from the very young to the elderly. Disney takes these food issues very seriously and offers solutions at the large majority of their restaurants so their guests will not be subjected to the problems that can happen as a result of these allergies/sensitivities.
Let’s take a look at what some of the major food allergies are:
- gluten or wheat
- lactose or dairy
- peanuts and tree nuts
The best way to avoid problems with these types of allergies/issues is to note them when you make your table service reservations or if you prefer, discuss them with the Chef or Restaurant Manager upon your arrival. These things can generally be handled quite easily.
Recently my clan and I stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and we fell in love! Our only other experience with Disney Resorts was the Caribbean Beach Resort. While we enjoyed the Caribbean Beach Resort, and would recommend it, the Polynesian suited us much better.
You can ask anyone who has stayed at the Polynesian why they love it and you will get a multitude of answers. Some may agree with what I’m about to say and some may think I’m completely bonkers.
To give you some perspective, we are a family of five, three children 7 (at the time) and under. We spent most of our time at Epcot and Magic Kingdom. We did not visit the water parks. We utilized the Quick Service Dining Plan.
Now, let me gush about the Polynesian and why it’s so great!
- Tranquility. Even though you are very close to the hustle and bustle of the Magic Kingdom, the atmosphere of the Poly is laid back and relaxing. After an early morning in the parks, it was delightful to return to the Poly and grab a snack, a Dole Whip even, and relax near the pool or on the beach. I would say it was great to chill out in our room, but our experience with Mousekeeping was less than desirable. Our room was never ready before 2 pm, with one day being as late as 5 pm. When it was finally ready, however, it was nice to rest for a little while before returning for the evening events in the parks.
- Location, Location, Location. The ability to see the Water Pageant, Wishes and have personal space while doing so is fantastic. Nothing is like viewing Wishes from inside the Magic Kingdom, however, watching from the beach at the Poly gives a whole different perspective.
We are just about half way through September and I don’t know about you, but for me, time is literally flying! Before you know it we’ll be putting out pumpkins, carving them, cooking them up in pies and trading them in for tinsel and trees. Yep, Christmas is officially on its way! With all these feelings of yuletide bliss, perhaps you’ve stepped into the planning phase of a “Disney at Christmas” trip. Today I am sharing with you top tips for those of you planning on partaking in the Christmas cheer at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
#1 Get your tickets ahead of time
I know this seems like a pretty common sense idea, but I think this is a really important thing to do. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, but they are about $10 more expensive and you run the risk of a sellout. Purchasing tickets ahead of time saves you money and stress! I like to plan my meals (see the next section for more details) and my day around this date. You do have to have a special event ticket to get into this party so, getting a ticket is really something you shouldn’t let slip!
#2 Think through Dining options
Once I choose a date and purchase tickets to MVMCP (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party), I like to make my ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations)…I know lots of acronyms…sorry! MVMCP is held in the Magic Kingdom. Keeping this location in mind when making your ADRs for the date of your party is a good idea; that way you don’t make them for another park, thus wasting your money and time. Another thought is to try not to make them overlap with the start of MVMCP. If you are on the dining plan, I would try to use my Table Service credit at lunch. That way you don’t have to feel rushed or confined to a park. Because MVMCP offers many unique activities, parades, and shows, I wouldn’t want to spend my time eating a meal instead of enjoying the festivities. Especially when it is a meal I could eat any other night at Disney World. Instead, I would suggest going with a quick service meal at the Magic Kingdom. In fact, restaurants like Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe offer special music and dancing during MVMCP. A smaller meal will come in handy when you come across all the “free” (okay…maybe not so free…but included) snack offerings. When I went before you could get cocoa/apple juice and cookies/apple slices. Be careful not to fill up before you go, think through those dining options and leave some room for those cookies!
It’s actually really a good thing that there is so much walking to be done at Disney World. Between the cupcakes, cookies, rice krispy treats, burgers, nuggets, and mickey ice cream bars you will feel the need to join over eaters anonymous upon your arrival home.
But, what if you just need something healthy?
Here are a few options for you when you need to steer away from the junk food.
1. Hummus with Pita Chips. You can get this at the Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hummus is delicious and it is a super protein packed snack that will help fill you up between meals!
2.Dole Whip. Believe it or not, when it comes to frozen dessert type items this is your best bet! It has fewer calories and less fat than other ice cream type offerings. So, go ahead, indulge! Another great choice at Aloha Isle are the pineapple spears.