Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ideas while waiting for Anna and Elsa

By now I think everyone has heard of the insanely long lines to meet and greet Anna and Elsa from the movie Frozen in the Norway pavilion of Epcot.  I did not wait in the line, but my sister and her family did (4 hours with 2 kids) and I started to think of ways for families to pass the time while waiting in the line. During my brainstorming, I had a breakthrough and I think I actually invented a new game!  Well, not technically new, but a Disney-fied version of the old favorite Rock, Paper, Scissors.

I call it Snowball, Snowflake, Carrot.

Snowball, Snowflake, Carrot

Snowball, Snowflake, Carrot

The rules are the same as Rock, Paper, Scissors, but in case you don’t know here they are: Continue reading

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Photo Gallery

On our recent trip to Disney World, we visited Epcot just a few days before the official start of the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  I didn’t think we’d get to see any of the displays but I was excited to discover that we were able to view a lot of the amazing topiaries (although some were partially hidden until the official festival opening date.)  We were at Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival a few years ago (here are some photos from that visit) and I thought a lot of the displays would be the same but I was wrong – there were so many characters that we hadn’t seen before!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival - Chip and Mrs. Potts

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – Chip and Mrs. Potts

 

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival - Phinneas and Ferb

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – Phinneas and Ferb

Here’s a hidden one – I just stuck my phone through the bushes and took a pic: Continue reading

I love MagicBands! (for some things)

On our recent trip to Disney World, we were very excited to use the new MagicBands that I had heard so much about!  My friend and former cast member Jo Anne wrote a guest post a few months ago, and I was anxious to try them out for myself.

Disney MagicBands

Disney MagicBands

Tickets & Charging

For the main purpose of using the MagicBand as a park ticket and room key with charging privileges, I absolutely loved it!  At first I felt naked leaving my resort without having my purse – no key to the world, no money, but I soon realized all we needed were our colorful and handy MagicBands!  There was one scare in Epcot when we saw someone getting carded for a beer (we had not brought our ID’s), but apparently we look old since we didn’t get carded. Whew! That could have been bad.  Scanning and entering the pin number made spending E-A-S-Y.  Luckily we had the free dining plan so we weren’t really ‘spending’, but boy do MagicBands make it simple!

FastPass+

The other main purpose of the Magic Bands is to store FastPass+ reservations. Continue reading

Spice Road Table Review

Dining in Epcot is always a challenge for me because there are too many good options!  But when I saw the opening of a new restaurant in Morocco, Spice Road Table, I decided I would have to find a way to fit it into my already-cramped dining schedule during my recent trip.

Spice Road Table at Epcot

Spice Road Table at Epcot

Around the back of the World Showcase, Morocco sits between France and Japan.  There is already both a quick serve and table service restaurant in Morocco, so I was a little surprised that a third restaurant was opening as well.  (Am I the only one who is dying for a quick serve restaurant in Italy!? Come on Disney!)  The restaurant is on the water overlooking the lagoon where the Mo’Rockin group used to perform. (Now they have a stage across the way.)

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