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Orange You Glad you Still Have Time to Try these Disneyland Pumpkin Treats?

8 hours 32 min ago
The Disneyland resort has put a spotlight on several Pumpkin Treats that will be offered until October 31, 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... In Disney California Adventure Park, Pacific Wharf Café is serving up pumpkin raisin bread pudding; you can also mosey on over to the Cozy Cone Motel to order a special Halloween-themed pumpkin churro.



Throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll be able to find even more pumpkin treats, such as pumpkin fudge, pumpkin muffins, and those classic pumpkin spice lattes.
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It Would Be A Gourd Idea to Try These Pumpkin Treats Before They're Gone

8 hours 42 min ago
Walt Disney World has put a spotlight on several Pumpkin Treats that will be offered until October 31, 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... scrumptious Pumpkin Pancakes [are] at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Featured on the breakfast menu at Kona Café through Oct. 31, these pancakes are topped with pumpkin-flavored cream cheese and served with syrup and your choice of bacon, ham or sausage.

Other unique offerings at Walt Disney World Resort include a yummy pumpkin milkshake served with almond butter cookies, available at Artist Point in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; a pumpkin spice funnel cake in the American Adventure at Epcot; pumpkin beignets and pumpkin Bundt cakes at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter; and pumpkin cream cheese muffins at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.


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You Can Be A Little Bad with Villain Desserts at Epcot Halloween Week 2017

8 hours 47 min ago
Epcot has announced special Villain themed desserts for Halloween Week 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... From Oct. 22-31, be sure to stop by Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion to get these villain-themed desserts. The Ursula dessert is a bubble gum mousse and vanilla cake covered in a Black Mirror Glaze, featuring Ariel’s contract and Ursula’s shell necklace – both made with fondant. Next, the Cruella De Vil dessert consists of chocolate and meringue cake with cream cheese filling. Finally, don’t forget to paint the roses red with the Queen of Hearts chocolate cupcake topped strawberry cream cheese icing, and decorated with the crown of the queen herself!

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Dates for MVMCP- same every year?

Mon, 2017-10-23 22:58
So I am getting married at the Walt Disney World Swan next November. We are staying at Swan for 4 nights then we are going to the Poly for 4 nights- my DREAM come true- besides the prince I'm marrying of course :cloud9::cloud9: We are going down on the 2nd of November and coming home on the 10th. I did some research and it seems that the VMCP is usually the 2nd Thursday in November onward. Am I correct in assuming that? If so then we will be able to see it while we are there. I specifically planned this particular week because I'm dying to go to the MVMCP and it's far enough before Thanksgiving that I won't feel rushed to do Thanksgiving decorating/shopping when we get back.
Thanks for the input :mickey:
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PopPhan Party of One Pre-Trip Musings

Mon, 2017-10-23 19:17
Dates: November 29 – December 6, 2017
Resort: Pop Century – Standard Room
Visitors: Me, myself, and I -- 55 and proud to be a Disney Phanatic!


It has been a while since my last visit, and even longer since I put up any kind of pre-trip or post-trip report, so I decided it was about time…

Sorry for all of you reading this…It may (did) get long!! :blush:

OK, first the lead in…My last visit was the end of April thru the beginning of May 2015. I took my elder sister down for the Flower and Garden Festival. It was her first visit to WDW. (Maybe not her last!!!!) We had met my younger sister and her wife down there and enjoyed a day and a half together before they had to leave to go back to Pittsburgh. It was a great visit for all!

Now, since then, I have taken a trip out to Anaheim to visit the original – DisneyLand – for the first time. That was back at the beginning of December 2015. It was a solo trip and a learning experience for me.

Last year, I went nowhere. Did not take a vacation trip at all, as I needed to get some things done around the house and property. Believe me, I missed it!!

2017 rolls around and I start getting the itch again. Should I go early in the year? Wait for Flower and Garden again? Forget summer!! I don’t deal well with large crowds and ‘surface of the sun’ heat and humidity. How about in autumn -Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Food and Wine Festival, decorations, etc.? Late-Fall/Winter - Christmas decorations, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, cooler temps? OH, Pandora is open now too!!!!!

Well, I finally decided to pull the trigger and get booked. Thanks to Denise at Magical Journeys, we put together a nice 8 day/7 night package for me for the week following (US) Thanksgiving. (Love the Wednesday to Wednesday trips.) This is another solo trip, but that is fine by me. You are never ‘alone’ on a Disney vacation!

I had already purchased a 7-day MYW ticket with Park Hopper before the last price increase (Feb. ’17) and just needed to book a Room Only stay and find my flights. Got in to Pop Century, in a standard room, as I really only use the room to shower and sleep. Unfortunately, I missed the ‘free dining’ offer as it ends the Sunday before I get there, but again, that’s OK, as I can hit the many fabulous Quick Service restaurants throughout the parks and resorts.

I have some FP+ options selected, so that takes care of SOME of the park planning, but I am intending to take full advantage of the Chase Disney Visa Cardmember Character Experience in EPCOT and the Chase Disney Visa Cardmember Star Wars Character Experience in DHS, so I will definitely be hopping about during the day. (I got the taste for character photos on my DisneyLand trip and liked it!!! LOL)

Avatar Flight of Passage wasn’t as hard to book as I had expected. I started looking with my last day and worked backward. Was able to book the last 3 days of my trip without thinking twice. Took one morning and one evening FP+ for it and left the rest to someone else. I’ll see if I can do the Na’vi River Journey on standby.

Not going to do the MVMCP because I just cannot justify $100+ for what you get. I have done the MVMCP before, and that was pretty much a ‘one and done’ for me. In my opinion, you get a lot more ‘bang for the buck’ with the MNSSHP than you get with the MVMCP.

There are 3 different narrators for the Candlelight Processional during my visit – Ana Gasteyer, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pat Sajak. Haven’t decided which one I would like to see…maybe all! We shall see what timing and inclination are when I am there.

Not sure why, but there are some really screwball park hours, especially in MK, for my trip. There is even one day where MK opens at 8am, with EMH morning which brings the open to 7am!! Oh heck, I can sleep when I get home!!! LOL

Last item…With parts of Toy Story/Pixar Land set to open sometime next year, I have given serious thought to converting my MYW ticket to a Platinum Annual Pass and visit at least one more time before next Thanksgiving. Running the numbers, and NOT even thinking about the discounts for the AP, I figure that one more trip would more than cover the cost and two more would be saving me beaucoup bucks!!!! Just the Memory Maker being included would mean that my second trip would save me over $600 and a third trip would more than double that. OK…OK…I would still have to book a room and flights, but it is really hard to pass this up when I know I want to come back soon.


OK…Train of consciousness has derailed. Thank you all for your patience IF you made it this far.
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Aristocats (1970) animation error

Sun, 2017-10-22 15:12
Seen the film several times and never noticed this error when Edgar is on top of a haystack and is fishing for his hat, which Napolean is wearing.

The fishing line feeds from the top of the reel. However, as Edgar is lowering the hook he's winding counter-clockwise which would actually raise the hook!
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Magical Express

Sat, 2017-10-21 22:46
Although we are dvc members, we were unable to get a room ANYWHERE on property for a spur of the moment trip Nov.29-Dec. 3. I was able to rent a contract for the dates we wanted and have added our DDP and ME to our reservation. I have confirmation for the ME and it says they will be mailing the confirmation as well as the yellow tags. They say there are directions for what to do in the event event the yellow ME tags don't arrive in time, but I don't see any directions! Has anyone ever had this happen?
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Time's Running Out to Catch Casey's October Special

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:51
Time is running out to catch the October 2017 Hot Dog of The Month Special at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resort ... Batter up! The new Hot Dog of the Month is here for October at Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. The Octoberfest Dog features a beer-braised bratwurst on a pretzel roll, topped with caramelized onions and whole grain mustard. Be sure to stop by and try this new offering before it finishes its home-run at the end of October.

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Time's Running Out to Catch Casey's October Special

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:51
Time is running out to catch the October 2017 Hot Dog of The Month Special at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resort ... Batter up! The new Hot Dog of the Month is here for October at Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. The Octoberfest Dog features a beer-braised bratwurst on a pretzel roll, topped with caramelized onions and whole grain mustard. Be sure to stop by and try this new offering before it finishes its home-run at the end of October.

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3 New Christmas Minnie Ears Being Released for 2017

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:43
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced 3 sets of Minnie Ears will be released for the 2017 Christmas Season.

The new line-up includes a new Santa Headband, a Sequined Headband, and a Ugly Christmas Sweater Headband:


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3 New Christmas Minnie Ears Being Released for 2017

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:43
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced 3 sets of Minnie Ears will be released for the 2017 Christmas Season.

The new line-up includes a new Santa Headband, a Sequined Headband, and a Ugly Christmas Sweater Headband:


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You'll Have a Ball with These New Mickey & Minnie Ear Caps

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:36
Disney Parks and Resorts have released a first look at Mickey and Minnie Ear Baseball Caps being released "Fall 2017":

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You'll Have a Ball with These New Mickey & Minnie Ear Caps

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:36
Disney Parks and Resorts have released a first look at Mickey and Minnie Ear Baseball Caps being released "Fall 2017":

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New Sequined Ears will Let your Inner Minnie Shine

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:33
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced a new line of Sequined Minnie Ears hitting store shelves this Fall:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... A lot of thought and attention to detail goes into adding a dash of whimsy to these classic fan favorites.

“When designing new styles, we consider several factors including current trends in the marketplace,” says Jeanne Lewis of the Disney Parks Merchandise headwear development team.

“We also love to experiment with different colors, fabrics, or features.”

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New Sequined Ears will Let your Inner Minnie Shine

Sat, 2017-10-21 18:33
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced a new line of Sequined Minnie Ears hitting store shelves this Fall:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... A lot of thought and attention to detail goes into adding a dash of whimsy to these classic fan favorites.

“When designing new styles, we consider several factors including current trends in the marketplace,” says Jeanne Lewis of the Disney Parks Merchandise headwear development team.

“We also love to experiment with different colors, fabrics, or features.”

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Whey protein powder

Sat, 2017-10-21 13:29
Are there any protein powders that are not gritty? Can they be mixed with Crystal Light? Need input and recommendations. Thanks
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Whey protein powder

Sat, 2017-10-21 13:29
Are there any protein powders that are not gritty? Can they be mixed with Crystal Light? Need input and recommendations. Thanks
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Cruise or Park first?

Sat, 2017-10-21 12:17
I'm trying to come up with a plan for my son's graduation trip. Currently looking at 3 night cruise on the Dream and 4 nights at WDW. For those that have done this, do you prefer the cruise first and parks second or parks first cruise second?
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Cruise or Park first?

Sat, 2017-10-21 12:17
I'm trying to come up with a plan for my son's graduation trip. Currently looking at 3 night cruise on the Dream and 4 nights at WDW. For those that have done this, do you prefer the cruise first and parks second or parks first cruise second?
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MahaloWeen 2017 at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Sat, 2017-10-21 00:29
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar has announced that they will release their 2017 Disneyland edition of the MahaloWeen Tiki Mug on October 24th at 7:00 am PST.

The 2017 Disneyland edition of the MahaloWeen Tiki Mug will again be the Hitchhiking Ghost Totem, but with a green tint.

For those on the East Coast, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is releasing a limited number of mugs daily (since October 13th). The 2017 Walt Disney World edition of the MahaloWeen Tiki Mug is also the Hitchhiking Ghost Totem, but with a red tint.

The blue tinted Hitchhiking Ghost Totem (2016 Walt Disney World edition) is below for reference:

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