Well, it started out as a Disney trip planning/report blog. Then it became primarily Disney memories, solo trip reports, and occasionally cranky opinions. P.S. No one reads this blog anyway. What are you doing here?
Guys, it is NOT Halloween until I have seen this TV special. My mom recorded it back in 1987 when the Disney Channel was providing a free preview. We have watched it on the VHS tape ever since. In 2014, this Youtube version is almost as good but I do miss the 1980s Halloween commercials from the VHS!
The new L'Artisans des Glaces in the France Pavilion at Epcot was DEFINITELY on my to do list. Ice cream AND alcohol? SOLD.
Profiterole ice cream with whipped cream vodka
Caramel fleur de sel ice cream with rum
The ice cream martinis were quite strong because the ice cream didn't melt quickly enough (in Florida, I know) into the alcohol. Or maybe I just ate the ice cream too fast. It was more like scoops of ice cream chased with a shot. I'd give it another whirl though.
Aurora was greeting guests nearby. I LOVE moments like this.
I'm joining the masterful Mouse on the Mind and heroic This Happy Place Blog for the Kill/Refurb/Marry blog hop! This week's theme is Food and Wine booths. Kill: Craft Beer and Fife and Drum. Beer is disgusting. Also the "snacks" available at Craft Beer look like airplane food. First class airplane food, sure, but airplane food nonetheless. Also, you can get a Ghiradelli sundae at Downtown Disney. Not to mention that the "sundae" at the booth is vanilla soft serve with a bit of chocolate sauce. I am unimpressed.(Hops and Barley is getting a pass for now due to cheese and carrot cake.) Mercy Kill: Eat to the Beat. I am so over the has-been bands that no one cares about playing that one song that everyone knows. Call me when they get some good hip hop acts. What is Coolio doing these days? Refurb: Desserts. Ahhhh the beautiful country of Desserts. It is one of my favorite vacation spots. Unfortunately, I am not interested in prepackaged chocolates I can buy at CVS. The trio is equally uninspired (my primary dessert rule is "if it involves fruit it may be delicious but it is NOT DESSERT"). Could we maybe get something good instead? Disney does some great sweets. (hi schoolbread. hi cakecups.) Why is the Dessert booth so dull? Marry: Greece. For the griddled cheese alone. Never leave me, Greece.
If you're smart, you will hop on to all the next stops.
While I was in Epcot waiting for my room to be ready, I got a little thirsty so I headed over to La Cava in the Mexico pavilion to try my very first avocado margarita. I LOVE avocado and this was like a creamy, mildly-sweet alcoholic milkshake. It was delicious!