Magical Ears For Our Upcoming Walt Disney World Adventure

Yesterday My Little Peter Pan and I were lucky enough to receive some magic mail from the lovely Jessica over at Enchanting Ears. Enchanting Ears by Jess is a small Etsy store that offers a wide variety of Bespoke ears, bows and scrunchies. Jessica kindly sent me some of her wonderful products for our upcoming Walt Disney Word trip and so not to be left out, Quinn also received a very special pair of ears! Today I am going to detail what came in our package and where you can go to get your hands on them too.

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First up probably the most adorable ears I have ever seen, I mean look at these Dumbo inspired ears! They are unbelievably soft and cute and I can’t wait to pair them with an outfit for our trip.

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I am so very excited to wear these Tinker Bell inspired ears, because as you may have guessed she is my favourite Disney character! I am in love with everything millennial pink so these ears definitely fit into my wardrobe well.

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Quinn received these gorgeous Peter Pan inspired ears which of course suit his personality to a tee. The fabric is just beautiful and he is very much looking forward to wearing them on our trip.

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My favourite pair of ears I have at the moment are a Spaceship Earth inspired pair from Enchanting Ears, so I was delighted to receive this scrunchie to match along. They receive so many compliments when I wear them in the parks and I’m sure the scrunchie won’t be any different!

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Last but certainly not least I received this beautiful hair bow, again made with the prettiest park inspired fabric. As you may know I adore hair bows and wear one each and every day, so this bow will be very loved.

I am very excited to start planning my outfits now that our countdown to Walt Disney World is so close! You can check out some more magical Enchanting Ears by Jess designs here on Etsy. Which pair of ears were your favourite?

The items in this post are gifted. As always all views and opinions are my own.

Alannah x

 

 

 

Creating Our Walt Disney World Fastpass+ Selections

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This coming Tuesday we can make our Walt Disney World Fastpass+ selections for our upcoming trip and I am so excited about it! As we are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Caribbean Beach Resort this trip, we can book Fastpasses for our entire fourteen night stay sixty days in advance.

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For those of you that aren’t familiar, Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ reservation system allows you to create a time to and turn up to a select attraction of your choice with little or no wait. The specified time will be within an hour window, so if you book Splash Mountain at 10am for example, you will have until 11am to ride or the Fastpass will then expire. When you arrive at your selected attraction, ensure that you enter via the Fastpass+ line, tapping your Magicband or park ticket (Mickey to Mickey!) on the reader at the FP+ Return Entrance and enjoy the ride or show! Three selections can be made per day for a park of your choice and once the three pre selected Fastpasses have been used, additional reservations can then be made one at a time from a kiosk located within the park or by using your mobile device. Fastpass+ selections can be made through the My Disney Experience App or on Walt Disney World’s website. Selections can currently be made sixty days prior to your check-in date with a resort hotel reservation or thirty days in advance with valid theme park admission. If you are visiting from the UK, bear in mind that the selections will only become available from 7AM US Eastern Time on the sixty or thirty day mark.

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If you like to plan every detail of your Disney trip like I do, then I would highly recommend booking your selections as early as you can. They can be altered at any time if your plans change, or you snag that last minute dining reservation, so I feel like its always better to have them as a base for your day. If you are a frequent Walt Disney World visitor, like us you may already have your favourite rides that you book each trip or you may be looking to pick up one of the sought after attractions currently Slinky Dog Dash, Flight of Passage or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. My advice to you would be to prioritise the ones most important to you and your party, book those first then go back to fill in your vacant days to avoid disappointment. Although it appears obvious to book only the big ticket rides, sometimes all attractions can have a long wait time depending on crowds, so its very important to book what you would like to ride and not just what you feel is best to. I wouldn’t want you missing out!

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This trip we are very much looking forward to Slinky Dog Dash. We were lucky enough to have two Fastpaseses for it back in January, but we would love to ride it when its dark! The park we spend the most time in is Magic Kingdom and our trips are usually filled with lots of Quinn’s favourite Peter Pans’s Flight and our family favourites Space and Thunder Mountain.

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What’s your go to attraction or favourite ride? Leave me yours in the comments below!

Alannah x

Top Five Character Dining Experiences At The Walt Disney World Resort

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With our October Walt Disney World trip fast approaching and our advanced dining reservations made, I thought I would share my top five character dining experiences. Our little family love this stage of our countdown as it means we get to re visit our favourite dining spots and try out some new ones. Although I have been visiting Disney World for most of my life, there are still many dining experiences and restaurants we as a family have yet to encounter. So here are my top five, in no particular order of course as I couldn’t possibly choose!

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Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno, Disney’s Boardwalk

Situated on Disney’s Boardwalk, Trattoria al Forno is such a unique character experience filled with wonderful food and the most amazing characters. Where else can you find two of the most adorable Disney couples, Ariel and Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn together at one location? Breakfast is chosen from a selection of entrees and also includes a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. The Tangled and Little Mermaid themed pastries come served in a frying pan and are are the highlight of the meal for me! I always go for  Tower of Pancakes as my entree, so yummy! I love the more formal feel at Bon Voyage and its the perfect location to Disney Bound to mark the occasion! The current price of the character dining is $59.99 per person plus tax and gratuity and $35 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa

Breakfast or dinner at 1900 Park Fare is always filled with plenty food and entertainment with the characters that attend and isn’t that what we look for at Disney? I always recommend the dinner and breakfast buffet here as in my opinion, it serves the best all round food. The choices cater for everyone and my favourite macaroni and cheese on property is served here during dinner! During breakfast you are joined by Alice and Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Each character visits your table as you dine and each day, one of the characters meet in the foyer for additional photo opportunities with a Disney Photopass Photographer. At dinner you have the pleasure of being joined by Cinderella and Prince Charming, Drizzela and Anastasia Tremaine along with Lady Tremaine. After eating, I would highly advise checking out the wonderful resort that is Grand Floridian and all it has to offer. The current price of the breakfast is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity and $20 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan and for dinner, $50 per person plus tax and gratuity and $27 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Storybook Dining At Artist Point With Snow White, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

I wont go in to too much detail about this restaurant as I wrote a whole post about our wonderful experience which you can read here. All I will say is that Storybook Dining is a whole other experience that you really need to try out for yourself if you haven’t already. You wont be disappointed!

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Be Our Guest Restaurant At Magic Kingdom

After all these years, Be Our Guest is still one of the most sought after reservations on Walt Disney World property. With breakfast and lunch also available at the restaurant, please note that Beast only meets guests during dinner. Be Our Guest has to be the prettiest and most spectacular restaurant ever, it truly is like walking into a fairytale! During dinner you are seated in either of the three dining rooms, the Ballroom, the West Wing or the Castle Gallery. No mater where you are seated, you are invited to explore the restaurant after your delicious prix fixe three course dinner. The highlight of the meal is meeting Beast in his study and of course the Grey Stuff, have you tried it? It’s delicious! The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or two table services for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining At Hollywood and Vine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If it’s character meets you are looking for, then Hollywood and Vine is the restaurant for you! Available for both lunch and dinner buffet, the theme changes with each season so expect to see Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy in their precious outfits from the Silver Screen right through to Halloween and Holiday themes. Upon arrival, one of the characters will greet you on entering for a photo opportunity with a Disney Photopass Photographer, then the others will visit your table as you dine. The food here is probably my least favourite from my top five, but the desserts are delicious and the character interaction for my Little Peter Pan more than makes up for that. The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Please note that all character experiences are subject to change and reservations are highly recommended. Also take in to consideration that valid theme park admission will be required for all in park dining.

Did I mention any of your favourite’s?

Alannah x

A Magical Evening Aboard The Pirates And Pals Fireworks Voyage

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One of my Little Peter Pan’s favourite special events at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. It’s hard to believe that the cruise was one of the first special events we ever brought Quinn to back in 2013 and he loves it just as much as he did back when he was two! Today I’m going to talk about our most recent Voyage during our trip in January where Quinn, Kevin and I were lucky enough to be invited along to by a friend.

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The cruise sets sail nightly from the Contemporary Resort and provides a fantastic entertainment including a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from Seven Seas Lagoon and Quinn’s favourite part, the characters! We were staying at Bay Lake Tower, so with a short ten minute walk and we were at the check in desk on the second floor. We were met by a Cast Member who gave us our pirate bandanas and assigned us a row number on Hook’s boat for the evening. Depending on demand Hook and Smee each have a boat, but this evening there was just the one. We went on a little scavenger hunt around the third floor of the Contemporary to which Quinn received some pirate treasure upon completion which was right up his street! We had a little time to spare, so we found the colouring station that had been set up and Quinn happily coloured until the doors to the opened.

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Pirate Patch welcomed us in and announced that some special guests would be joining us, Captain Hook and Smee. Quinn ran over and immediately started interacting with Hook! I love how much he adores meeting with the characters at Walt Disney World and Hook and Smee are certainly two of his favourite characters. A Disney Photopass Photographer was present and took lots of fun shots for us which was wonderful. After Little Peter had battled the pirates, it was time to grab a snack. Available on the evening were chips and salsa, fruit, pretzels, cotton candy, cookies, mini cakes and a selection of ice cream bars. Drinks included water, coffee, lemonade and pirate punch. There was a large treasure chest filled with chocolate coins and Quinn had the time of his life playing along with Captain Hook and Smee as they hid and stole one another’s coins! The atmosphere was very relaxed and the characters went around dancing with the children to the pirate music playing in the background.

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Pirate Patch gave a five minute reminder to anyone that needed to use the restroom before boarding the boat, as important to note there are no bathrooms on board! Quinn was announced as Flag Bearer and First Mate to our surprise! We have been on the Pirates and Pals Voyage many times before and he has never had this opportunity, so to say he was delighted was un understatement! We headed to the boat dock and Quinn walked with Captain Hook bearing his flag, if only Peter Pan could have saw him! Hook and Smee waved us goodbye as we headed out to Seven Seas Lagoon. As we sailed around the resorts, Pirate Patch lead the singing and cracked some funny (or terrible) jokes.

 

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It was then time for the breathtaking view of Happily Ever After fireworks. It truly is a wonderful experience and brings me to tears each time. Walt Disney World means so much to our family and knowing we had to say goodbye the next day made it a very emotional evening. As the boat headed back to the Contemporary, Captain Patch hosted a quiz with a treasure chest filled with prizes which he handed to all the children on board. There was time for just one more treat but I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise as to what or who it was!

Pirates and Pals Voyage is currently $75 plus tax per adult and $45 plus tax for kids aged 3-9 but prices are subject to change. It really is a night of swashbuckling fun and we cant wait to join the adventure again soon!

Alannah x

Storybook Dining Magic At Artist Point With Snow White

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Our favourite dining experience from our latest Walt Disney World trip was Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. The new character dining began in December, a few days before we set off on our travels and we managed to get our hands on a much sought after reservation. We were eagerly anticipating the meal as we love character dining and had read wonderful reviews about the restaurant.

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Artist Point is situated in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort and prior to Storybook Dining it was a signature restaurant. We were staying at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and made our way over on the water transportation . My Little Peter Pan, or should I say Snow’s Little Prince, could hardly contain his excitement and had been waiting our whole trip to meet the characters. We had previously met the Seven Dwarfs at past Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties over at the Magic Kingdom. Snow White is a favourite of Quinn’s so we have been lucky enough to meet her several times over the years, but never the Evil Queen and he was very intrigued as to what he would say about his outfit!

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As it turned out our table was directly across from where the Evil Queen met, so Quinn watched her from afar the whole evening and they shared a few stare outs! We were greeted at our table with menus that were set out like a storybook, which I thought fit in fantastically with the whole theme of the experience. Each guest also received a pre signed “poison apple” card, but the characters did also sign Quinn’s autograph book on the evening. We ordered some themed non alcoholic speciality drinks, Transformation Potion, Through The Forest and In The Clouds to accompany our starters. They were fun and mainly very sweet! Our shared appetisers were then delivered to the spinning trees placed on our table and consisted of Winter Squash Bisque which was my favourite, Hunter’s Pie and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail.

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“The Core of the Story” entrees followed as chosen from the menu. Our table went with Royal Prime Rib Roast, A Stroll Through Nature, Brothers Grimm Roasted Chicken and the Prince and Princess Pasta and chicken Tenders from the Children’s entrees. Each dish was adequately portioned, well presented and left us full before it was time for dessert! The shared desserts consisted of Miners Treasure, “Poison Apple”, Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie and of course The Hunter’s Gift To The Queen which was served to our table in a trinket box.

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Throughout the meal, Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy visited our table and Quinn also joined in some dancing with Snow White and Grumpy. Our server then informed us that The Evil Queen was ready to greet us. Quinn was a little scared to stand too close but did a good job as she is rather intimidating! A Disney Photopass Photogtapher was present and he took a variety of pictures for us and we didn’t feel rushed at all which was fantastic.

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The current price of the character dining is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity and $33 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service entitlement for those using the Disney Dining Plan. The whole experience was extremely well thought out and I would thoroughly recommend it. We will most definitely return later in the year with our Little Prince for another adventure!

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Alannah x

Starting the New Year Off With Magic At Bay Lake Tower

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As sad as we were to leave Animal Kingdom Lodge on January 1st, we were very excited to continue our stay at another of our favourite resorts, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bay Lake Tower isn’t one of our home resorts, but we have made so many magical memories here it will always feel like home to us. With it being a short walk away from the Magic Kingdom we were ready to spend as much time in our favourite park as we possibly could. Of course my Little Peter couldn’t wait to adventure with Peter Pan!

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This was our third stay at the resort and our first time staying in a room in the inner circle. Im not going to lie, it was a little disappointing at first after previously staying in rooms with the most incredible views over the resort, the Monorail and Magic Kingdom. But after waking up on our first morning and watching the incredible sunrise over Bay Lake, I realised how lucky we were to be experiencing another part of this wonderful resort. The room layout in Bay Lake Tower is probably one of my favourites, particularly with the kitchen in the studios. It provides lots of storage and the perfect little area to do your hair and make up in the morning!

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Quinn couldn’t wait to channel his inner Prince Charming and visit the Cinderella Gingerbread Display on its last day of the season. I much prefer the Cinderella theme with the Castle in comparison to last years Frozen theme and it smelt incredible! The Cast Member who came over to talk with Quinn told us that none of the gingerbread goes to waste. I love the minimalistic approach to the holiday decorations at The Contemporary Resort. The oversized wreaths are gorgeous and of course as is the impressive outdoor tree.

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One of our favourite things to do at Bay Lake Tower is to visit Top of The World Lounge for dinner, drinks and to view the Fireworks from the rooftop. Its the perfect place to relax, unwind and chat about the days adventures. The light menu includes flatbreads, nachos, pulled pork sliders and the most impressive seven layer cake. I Love a glass of wine or Prosecco, while Kevin likes to sample the specialty cocktails and Quinn the non-alcoholic cocktails. The view of Happily Ever After is incredible and is always a tear jerker for me! The best part is then being able to carry a usually sleeping Quinn from the lift back down to our room.

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We have two more Walt Disney World stays to look forward to this year and I cant wait to see whats adventures are in store at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Polynesian Village.

Alannah x

Our Magical Christmas at Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney depression has hit hard since our return from the Walt Disney World Resort two weeks ago, so I thought I would share the first part of our wonderful three week stay. We arrived December 23rd and stayed during Christmas, New Year and into January. It truly felt like we were there a lifetime during most magical holiday season but never wanted it to end!

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As we arrived at Animal Kingdom Lodge to check in, I cried with happiness at returning to the resort so close to our little family’s heart. The tree looked even prettier than I had remembered from last year and with a choir performing, the Jambo House Lobby fell still and was pure magical. Quinn turned to me with the biggest smile and suddenly all that mattered was that he was back in his happy place and I couldn’t wait to see what adventures lay in store for both him and us.

 

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Much to my Little Peter Pan’s delight, our room was in the perfect location overlooking the Uzima Springs Pool in the Giraffe Trail. The weather was beyond lovely during our stay, so luckily for Quinn he got to explore the pool quite a few times. Watching the sunrise and set is one of my favourite things to see at each Disney resort and the view from this room did not disappoint. I love the layout of the DVC rooms at Animal Kingdom Villas and as I’ve said before, the only thing missing for me is the pull down bed that provides just that little bit of extra space.

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We weren’t on any Disney Dining Plan this trip, but we couldn’t resist getting our hands on the Christmas themed resort refillable mugs which we use quite frequently during our Walt Disney World stays. As we were out at the parks for the most part of the day, we enjoyed ordering dinner from The Mara and bringing it back up to our room most evenings. We ate breakfast at Boma – Flavors of Africa which all three of us love for the great selection of foods available. As its such a large restaurant, last minute breakfast reservations can often be picked up at Boma from the My Disney Experience app.

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Santa paid a visit during our stay of course and left some gifts for Quinn. The smile on his face says it all! On New Years Eve we arrived back to the lobby just in time for the countdown to midnight. It was such a wonderful experience for us to ring in the New Year at a different home resort, as last year we spent it over at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. We said our heartfelt goodbyes the next morning as we continued our wonderful travels on to Bay Lake Tower at Disneys Contemporary Resort , but we will soon return in October for another magical stay.

Alannah x

 

Practically Perfect Scents – A Magical Filled Review

If you follow me on Instagram you will know how much I love to support small shops, particularly ones from the UK. Prior to its opening last week, I was lucky enough to be sent some inspired wax melts to sample from Practically Perfect Scents. Today I am going to talk a little about what I recieved and what this lovely little store has to offer.

Practically Perfect scents store just opened this week and I am already in love with what they have to offer. Filled with bespoke Disney inspired wax melts and candles, the store has many of your favourite parks and resorts scents on offer from Mouse Waffles to Savannah View. Hand poured in the UK, your prefered scent can also be made to order in a reed diffuser or even a car fragrance.

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Being Little Peter Pan’s Mum, of course it was only fitting that the lovely Natalie sent some Peter Pan inspired wax melts for Quinn and I to sample. Having no idea what was inside, the excitement was real for Quinn as he opened our package! He recognised right away from the beautiful smell of chocolate and mint, that the shapes inside of the bubble wrap were indeed wax melts.

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First unwrapped were the Neverland and Hook wax melts. I must admit that I was very impressed with the simple attention to detail on each package and the lovely bow caught my eye straightaway. You all know that I’m a sucker for a bow! The smell that came from the Hook pack was just amazing, not like his usual Codfish scent! Black Cherry and Liquorice is the scent and we both loved it so much, we chose to burn this one first. Quite ironic that a Never Land loving family chooses Hook first right? I cant even describe how lovely our house smelt as the the wax was melting, I could compare it only to the smell of a cherry Airhead only much sweeter and pleasant. The Neverland inspired wax melt comes in a scent of dreamy lavender and vanilla and it smells just that, dreamy for sure.

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The next two clam shell wax melts Quinn unwrapped were Pan, Lost Boys and also a small Wax Mouse Waffle Brittle Bag. Pan’s scent is Fresh Forest Pine, an absolutely perfect fragrance for Peters sense of adventure! Quinn thought that the Lost Boys melt smelt like chocolate ice-cream and he was very close, Chocolate Mint is the fragrance and it is just lovely. The Mouse Waffles scent of Hot Waffles with Syrup from the small brittle bag is absolutely incredible, just wow! As soon as it started to melt, I felt as if I wasn’t in my living room but standing in line at the Plaza ice-cream Parlour on Main Street! Whats also amazing is how it looked as it melted, so cute and sparkly I could have watched it all evening!

If you are missing the scents of the Walt Disney World Resort, head on over to Practically Perfect Scents and look for your favourite. I for one cant wait for the Christmas scents, I can smell the Grand Floridians Gingerbread House already!

Alannah x

A Magical Disney Christmas. Spending The Holidays At The Walt Disney World Resort – Continued

You may remember my last post, where I spoke about our visit to The Walt Disney World Resort during Christmas and New Year. I have so much to share from our trip, I only got as far as Christmas Eve’s Eve! Today I’m going to write about our experience at spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the parks and resorts.

 

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We woke early as usual on Christmas Eve morning, and walked over to the Grand Floridian for breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. We couldn’t believe it when we entered the main lobby to find that we were the only guests! Of course we took full advantage of this and started our own impromptu photoshoot. Photopass were already there and waiting, and took some fantastic photos of Quinn in front of the magnificent tree (hooray for photopass!). Breakfast with Alice, Mad Hatter and friends was wonderful as usual, and we then jumped on the Monorail and headed over to the Magic Kingdom. We had such a magical morning filled with Christmas spirit, and were surprised at how quiet the park actually was. We met our friends Mike, Alana and Ella and the kids danced non stop with King Louie and the one and only Left Reindeer! We met Santa and the main topic of conversation was Quinn’s missing two front teeth! Seeing Quinns eyes light up when he met Santa is something I will never forget from that day, truly precious.

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Later that afternoon, Quinn’s Frozen dream came true when he met Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf at Disney Vacation Clubs Holiday dinner. Disney Vacation Club sure know how to host an event, with the yummiest food and festive entertainment. When we arrived back at The Grand Floridian, Mickey and Minnie were meeting in the lobby and we endured the long wait and met them. I’m so glad that we did, as it ended up being the most magical meet we have ever experienced with the pair!

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Of course Santa visited whilst Quinn was asleep and brought him something his little heart had been longing for, a Wendy doll! Christmas day had began on a high and it had only just began. We left our room at 7.04am, and we were walking up Main Street at 7.13am. Breakfast was at Be our Guest, which was empty when we arrived. We sat next to the Christmas tree watching the snow fall behind the glass, a perfect Christmas morning backdrop! We rode some rides with little or no wait and used our three Fastpasses, before stopping for some Mickey Treats and Starbucks at lunch. Quinn Elf did need to eat something from the elves four main food groups of course! We visited Mickey at Town Square Theater to wish him a Merry Christmas, before leaving the Magic Kingdom to get ready for dinner at 1900 Park Fare.

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Dinner was was wonderful and Quinn loved meeting Charming and Cinderella as always. Quinn made a sign that read NO KISSES aimed at Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine, and made way for so much fun and hilarity! He managed to leave kiss free but exhausted from his magical trip so far. We headed up to our room and as we tucked our Little Peter Pan into bed, we couldn’t stop smiling at how lucky we were to have him. We had spent Christmas at Walt Disney World and managed to witness little or no crowds which was amazing!

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Writing about our magical Christmas has me so excited for this year. 93 more sleeps until we are Home and I just can’t wait!

Alannah x

Pixies Review Of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

After what felt like forever, we finally made it back to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue on our most recent Walt Disney World trip, and today I’m going to review our experience.

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Situated at Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort and Campground, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a dinner show like no other. Filled with toe tapping entertainment, laughs a plenty and more food than you know what to do with, it really is a Disney must do. So much so, that you probably will do it over and over again, this visit was our third!

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We attended the 8.30pm show on what felt like the most humid night ever. I don’t know anyone else’s thoughts, but it always feels really hot when we visit the Fort Wilderness resort! We met our friends Alan and Larry over at Pioneer Hall and got in line for the show, but not before Quinn took some shots with the Photopass of course! Our Little Peter Pan sure does like to take a picture! The dinner show is a 2 credit table service restaurant on the Disney dining plan, and also accepts a Tables in Wonderland discount of  20%. You can collect your tickets for Hoop-Dee-Doo in advance at any Walt Disney World Concierge desk, or on the evening at the Pioneer Hall box office, 40 minutes prior to the show. As any other reservation on property, allow yourself plenty time to travel to the destination.

Once the doors are open, the line moves really fast and you are taken to your table for the evenings show. The show offers 3 different view tiers, Catagory 1 being the main floor and where the performers occasionally venture out into the crowd and interact with some of the audience. Categories 2 and 3 being that little further back and up in the balcony seating area. We chose the Category 1 seating area, and although we were sat further back than previous shows, we still had a fantastic centre view. The three part show corresponds with your eating periods, and your server wastes no time in taking your unlimited drink order, before bringing out your tossed green salad and some yummy cornbread to start with. While you get to work, the evening entertainment begins as Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy enter the hall and introduce themselves with their first number. Although we have seen the show before, it always remains up to date with the performers fresh jokes and mishaps making Hoop-De-Doo just as enjoyable on a repeat visit.

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The all you care to enjoy feast doesn’t stop there, next up comes the crispy fried chicken, smoked bbq ribs and some sides of cowboy beans, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Part of the entertainment is your server bringing the food to your table in pails, and banging them down on your plate! Like me, Quinn is quite a picky eater, so he ordered the children’s alternative of chicken nuggets and fries. The frontier humour and high energy entertainment keeps you turning in your seat and the two hour show flys by!

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Last but certainly not least comes my favourite part of Hoop-Dee-doo, Strawberry Shortcake. The all singing, all dancing (see what I did there!) dessert is one of my favourites at Walt Disney World. Its so special, it even has its own song! Served with lashings of cream and strawberry sauce, it really is a treat you don’t want to miss. With dessert also comes the end of the show and a grand finale, which Quinn loves the most. A foot stomping, napkin waving finale that allows you to make as much noise as possible so why wouldn’t he love it!

If you haven’t already been, get yourself over to Hoop-Dee-Doo for a wonderful evening of family fun. We wont leave it so long until our next visit!

Alannah x