Miss Adventure Falls – Opening this spring at Typhoon Lagoon

Miss Adventure Falls – Opening this spring at Typhoon Lagoon

A new family raft ride is on it’s way to Typhoon Lagoon this spring, and look you don’t have to climb up, there is a conveyor belt to take you to the top!!

A Fast-Paced Waterslide Journey
Gather your crew and climb aboard for a thrilling, white-water voyage you won’t want to “Miss.”

Just beyond the pineapple fields of Crush ‘n’ Gusher awaits an all-new, family-raft attraction owned by Captain Mary Oceaneer—a sea-faring treasure hunter whose haul was caught in a rogue typhoon… and scattered across this tropical paradise years ago.

From your 4-person raft, feel a rush of excitement with family and friends as an aquatic conveyor belt chutes you into action. Then, hold on tight as you spy precious artifacts collected from all around the globe.

If you’re lucky enough, you may even meet the captain’s old diving partner—an Audio-Animatronic parrot who’s still hunting for treasures at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park to this day!

Even the Big Kids Dress Up at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Even the Big Kids Dress Up at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Disney Halloween - Mary Poppins - Bert - Penguin - DisneyDayByDayWe had an amazing time at this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.   One question we get from those that haven’t been to the party, is “Do adults dress up for the party?”.   First of all we are all big kids and yes everyone is encouraged to bring out their inner child and have a blast at the party.   Not only do adult dress up, they are also given trick or treat bags as they enter the park.  You won’t leave wDisney Halloween - Mary Poppins - Bert - Penguin - 1 DisneyDayByDayith your candy bag empty, guaranteed.   We have started to pick a theme each year and dress to the occasion.   This year our family decided to go as characters from Mary Poppins.   My wife made an amazing Mary and had kids and adults stopping her throughout the night to get pictures with her.   I was Bert and our 11 year old son reluctantly went as a penguin.   The Halloween Party is one of our favorite parties of the year, if you are in the parks during this time of year be sure to get a ticket to the party.     Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!!   What or who are you dressing up as this year??

Virtual Food and Wine Festival – Canada

Virtual Food and Wine Festival – Canada

It’s that time of year again when we circle the globe seeking out amazing food. This year’s Epcot Food and Wine festival runs from Sept 25th to Nov 16th. This is one of our favorite times of the year to visit Epcot, for both the cooler weather and the food.

But we know not everyone gets to visit, so why not bring you a virtual Food and Wine festival. Be sure to experience all stops along the Blog Hop for many different countries and varieties of food that you can make and try right in the comforts of your own home.

Our stop this year is Canada and Le Cellier, eh. I know you have heard me talk about the steaks on Favorite Food Friday, they are amazing, but this year we chose to make the soup.

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At this year’s Canada food booth you will find the following:

Canada 2015 Food and Wine Booth

  • Canadian cheddar cheese soup
  • Chicken sausage with creamy polenta and Minus 8 onion jam
  •  “Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce*
  • Moosehead® Lager
  • Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine
  • Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
  • Tawse Vineyard Cabernet Franc*

Mmmm a nice bowl of warm soup on a crisp fall evening. With the help from our friends at AllEars.net we bring you the recipe for Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup.

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup.

Ingredients:

1/4 lb. smoked bacon finely chopped

1 medium red onion cut into 1/4 in. pieces

1/2 cup finely sliced celery

1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

3 TB all-purpose flour

3 cups whole milk

2 cups chicken stock

12 oz. grated white cheddar Canadian Black Diamond

3 dashes Tabasco

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup Moosehead Canadian Ale, room temperature

salt and pepper to taste

1 TB thinly sliced chives

Method:

1. Cook the bacon in a large heavy-bottomed, non-reactive soup pot over medium heat until wilted but not browned.

2. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook until the onion is translucent and bacon has crisped.

3. Sprinkle in flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and stock, a little at a time, blending well to ensure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese, Tabasco, Worcestershire and ale. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite bread and top with chopped chives.

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That’s the official recipe – being a guy that’s always looking for the quick and easy way around cooking I went with just a few changes. These changes, yielded much larger pieces of veggies and bacon than what you will find at Le Cellier. The recipe above calls for finely chopped/sliced veggies, I went with the chopped version that you can find at your local grocery store. The recipe called for finely chopped bacon, if anyone knows how to pull that off let me know, my bacon was cooked and then ripped up into the smallest pieces I could with my hands.  White cheddar cheese, I went with the yellow variety and finally the Moosehead Canadian Ale, I went with Molson, hey it’s still from Canada, eh.

Overall my soup turned out pretty darn good.   I enjoyed it with a bit of bread and it  made for a great meal.

Our post is part of the Virtual Food and Wine Festival, be sure to take some time and check out more of the amazing foods.

Disney showing their Flip Side – Sweepstakes

Disney showing their Flip Side – Sweepstakes

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Last year the focus was on your Disney Side, this year, or at least for January, Disney is taking a look at the Flip Side.    Join Insider Sam as he explores how your favorite Disney characters show their Disney Side in fun and unexpected ways and don’t forget to enter daily for your chance to win a Disney World Vacation with a one night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite.    Don’t forget to bookmark the site and visit it daily – Click Here!

Let’s take a quick look at what Insider Sam is working on……

Your prize pack will include:

  • 1-Night stay at the Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom Park
  • 3 Nights at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
  • 5-Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun & More Options
  • $500 Disney Gift Card
  • Personalized “Disney Side” Welcome Basket
  • Glass Slipper Gift inspired by the new live-action film “Cinderella,” in theaters March 13
  • Round-trip coach airfare (If the winner resides more than 250 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort)

Be sure to enter daily on Disney’s Flip Side Site.