Quarantine Travels: Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is my happy place. I mean, it is The Most Magical Place on Earth. The next time I walk into the Magic Kingdom and see the Cinderella Castle, I will cry. It only seemed fitting to theme a weekend to this favorite place of mine (and my husband’s).

The Food

Many of our favorite foods to eat at Disney World are snacks and desserts, and we had fun creating some of our favorite recipes from the parks at home.

  • Dole Whip – This pineapple soft serve is one of my favorite treats to get on a hot Florida day. It is perfectly light and sweet and iconic. I have made this Disney Hungry copycat recipe MANY times, and it never disappoints.
  • Pretzels – Mickey Pretzels are my favorite snack in the Disney parks, so we had to make some soft pretzels this weekend. While they weren’t shaped like our favorite mouse, these turned out perfectly soft on the inside. We also made delicious cheese sauce because what is a soft pretzel without cheese sauce?
  • Mickey Waffles – Let’s be real. Everything tastes better when it is shaped like Mickey Mouse. It is a tradition whenever I go to Disney World that I have to have a Mickey Waffle. Luckily, my husband bought me a Mickey waffle maker many years ago, so we made them at home!
  • Mickey Bars – You can get the iconic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars at Target, and it just makes me so happy
  • Starbucks – This is our breakfast tradition at Disney…unless we can go to Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in the EPCOT France Pavillion…

The Entertainment

As children of the early 90s, my husband and I had to watch the episodes of Full House (Season 6, Episodes 23 and 24) and Boy Meets World (Season 3, Episode 24) set in Disney World. Both episodes focus a suprising amount on the Living Seas Pavillion at EPCOT. It was so fun to get a look at what the parks looked like in the 90s

We had a lot of fun watching our favorite rides in each of the four parks including Slinky Dog Dash and Expedition Everest. We also had to watch Canada Far and Wide, the new Circlevision video in EPCOT’s Canada Pavillion voiced by the Roses of Schitt’s Creek (Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.

You can also learn to draw Disney Characters at the Animation Academy in Hollywood Studios, and you can also find drawing tutorials from the animators on Youtube. We learned to draw Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia.

It wouldn’t be a day at Disney without fireworks, so we closed out our weekend with this video from the Disney Parks Youtube account.

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