Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- You have turkey legs shipped from Magic Kingdom-- Now I don't know if this is something you can actually do or not, but if you could I'd be all over it! I love those Turkey Legs. If you could do anything to get those shipped to you and just have a tid-bit of Disney Magic for dinner I'd say you're a true Disney Fan.
- Your iPod/mp3 player has only Disney podcasts/music/movies on it--I know that probably 40% of my iPod has Disney type things on it! I love being able to just wind down at the end of the day with some music from the movies! I haven't found CDs for the parks yet, but I am still looking!
- You wear Disney Underoo's!!!--I think I laughed out loud on this one! I have yet to wear Disney undies (as an adult at least!) and I would have to say that if you wear Disney undies you are a TRUE fan! :)
- Your pet's food bowls are in the shape of Classic Mickeys-- If your pets even love Disney I would have to say you have a quite an influence. I know that my dog has a Disney collar!
- You can make a Disney reference out of ANYTHING--I know that this is true for me. You mention anything and I can relate it to something Disney. Either a movie, a song, or something in the parks I can relate a topic to Disney! Especially food (Lou Mongello anyone??) hehe ;)
- You only own and wear Disney scrubs to work-- I am not a nurse but I know that when I have my own classroom it will certainly be decorated in tons of Disney paraphernalia. Bringing Disney to your workplace definitely shows a love for ALL things Disney and makes you are true Disney fan. Now if your work IS Disney all I have to say is that I'm jealous!
- You sip your Disney-branded coffee from your Disney coffee mug while reading some Disney articles on a Disney site while waiting on hold to make your Disney vacation plans with your favorite Disney travel agent-- I'd have to say that is a TRUE disney fan :)
- You go and plan a Disney trip you can't afford-- Planning a Disney vacation is one of my favorite things to do! I know that even when I don't have a Disney trip in the works I love going to disneyworld.com and just seeing how much a trip would cost during certain times of the year!
- Make it a daily routine to check Disney websites when you sit down at the computer- I'd have to say one of the first things I do after checking my email is check my Disney websites! I love finding the most up-to-date Disney information and also just hearing about other Disney fantatic's recent trips!
These are the responses I've gotten so far as to what makes a Disney fan! Being a Disney fan is a huge part of my life and living in an age of technology the internet/iPod has become a huge part of fueling my passion! Most 20-somethings use the internet to spur their interests and to make them become impassioned with something that they at first just liked. That's how I became such a huge Disney fan.
I am going to add a few of my favorite pics from my recent trip since I need something to get me through the next 6.5 months before my trip! :)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
1.) Jiko's- Located in Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko's brings African styled flavors to your meal while you sit in a quiet restaurant with a short walk to see animals roaming in the safari. It has a wife range of food and when I last ate there, I don't think anyone had a bad meal. The atmosphere is amazing and if I had to recommend one thing, get the Halibut. Can you say delicious?? And the dessert. Wow. Pistachio creme brulee. When I first saw that, the first thing that came to my mind was.. eww. But it had to be the best creme brulee I have ever tasted.
2.) Narcosse's- Located at Grand Floridian, Narcosse's is a delicious restaurant. My family and I ate here on our last trip, and I have to say that is a place we will go back to. From being able to get a whole steamed Maine lobster, to having a Filet Mignon that melts in my mouth, the food was delicious. If you want a place to eat where you can enjoy the view, this is the place. Right on Bay Lake, we had a perfect view of the castle. Make sure to ask for a window seat! One downside, it got quite loud in there as the meal progressed. As more people got in there, the louder it got.
3.) Le Cellier-- Located in the Canada Pavilion, Le Cellier is a steakhouse with just a Canadian twist. If steaks doesn't fit the palate, go there just for the soup. Cheddar Cheese soup was amazing. The best I've had. We got a bowl for my family.. I ate it all.. oops! The menu had a wide range of different ways to prepare your steak, and if don't like steak, they have other options. The rolls were amazing. That pretzel roll delectable too bad we had only one to share with the whole table. I certainly enjoyed listening to our waiter's accent and him saying "aboot" and "aye" a lot! :)
4.) The Hollywood Brown Derby-- Located in Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Brown Derby is known for their Cobb Salad. The salad/appetizer made for two makes the perfect entree for someone who is hungry! The grapefruit cake is probably one of the best desserts in the parks and something that must be ordered if someone is planning to eat here. I had Roasted chicken and it was basically half of a chicken. Quite a lot of food and very delectable. Also, for my 20-somethings and older, Brown Derby has the best Sangria. I tried many different Sangrias throughout the parks and found this was the best. With a hint of Cinnamon, it brings out the taste of the wine and the fruit combined, creating a wonderful drink to enjoy.
5.) California Grill-- Located on the top floor of the Contemporary Hotel, California Grill is known for it's Californian Cuisine (duh!) and it's infamous Sushi. Not being a sushi fan, I was not one to try this, but my brother says that it is the best sushi he has ever had and that the sushi made his whole meal. If nothing else, the only reason to eat here is for the AMAZING view of Wishes from the contemporary. Every night at 1opm (during the summer) the lights are dimmed and Wishes soundtrack is played throughout the restaurant. If you want a place to not have about 150,000 other people around you and to just enjoy Wishes, go here! This has always been one of my favorite restaurants and a place where I would always go. This year though, it has dropped down on my list. It was not as quiet as it used to be and the food wasn't as great, but it was still very very good.
Even though these are only 5 of the restaurants in all of Disney, these are MY top 5. I would love to hear what other people think. I know there are a lot I have not tried. These are restaurants that I would definitely suggest to go to though if someone was asking me to plan their trip :) These are MY recommendations :)
Thanks all! :) Until Next time!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Another place I can get that Disney magic is through the podcasts. Podcasts are internet radio broadcasts that can be downloaded and listened to through iTunes or your iPod. Podcasts are created by Disney fans for Disney fans. They give you the news, interviews with Disney employees, and give you tips for any trip. I love these podcasts. I have learned so much from them, and the people who create them are some of the nicest people I "know." I listen to them while in the car on my way to work. If you ever need just a small dose of Disney in your life, I suggest any of the following podcasts: WDW Radio by Lou Mongello, Inside the Magic by Ricky Brigante, All About the Mouse by Bryan Ripper and Jonathon Ditcher, and WDW Today by Matt H. (not going to even try to spell his last name), Mike Newell, Mike Scopa, and Len Testa. These are some of my favorites and I listen to them throughout the week.
Finally.. Meets. For those of you who have ever attended any type of fan gathering, you understand what it is like to have tons of people who are fans of the same thing. Well Disney meets are that times 10. I had my first experience with Meets this past August when I went to MagicMeets. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I was able to meet some of the people I've been chatting with online for the past 2 years and able to meet new people and create new friendships. Meets really show Disney magic because they show just the way people are caring for each other and can make something like sitting in a conference hall fun and entertaining. I loved it.
Well that's all I really have to say about disney magic outside the parks. These things reach out to me as a 20-something because I am able to connect with my love for the internet/communication and my love for Disney.
Inspired by WDW Radio podcast Show #133
Friday, August 14, 2009
Walt Disney was a man who wanted a place to take his children where both him and them alike could enjoy the rides and from that idea came Disneyland. A place where families can go and forget about home and other life but enjoy time together and everyone can be a kid. One commerical I think of when I think Disney is when the father and son went to Disney and they are looking at eachother in the mirror and the father has become his son's age. That is how I am, I am a kid when I am Disney. I forget about the stresses of life and of looking for a job and am a kid. I can have fun and take pictures with Mickey Mouse. I can wear Mickey Ears and have my picture taken with Cinderella and be the norm. It is an escape for me and I do not think there is a place that can be like that. I love it there.
When people say that Disney isn't as fun as Kings Dominion, Six Flags, or Hershey Park I always say to them that Disney isn't just for rides, it's an experieince. While those parks do have shows, no one can do it like Disney does it.
In this blog, I hope to discuss some of the things that Disney does (especially in Walt Disney World, since that is what I know the most) and show how Disney pays so much attention to detail it makes 20 somethings like me enjoy rides like Peter Pan's Flight :)