Thursday, June 30, 2011

Picky Palate's Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches from Disneyland

If you don't already follow Picky Palate, well, you should! Her blog is full of pure food goodness.

And, today, is no exception. And, even better she has a Disney Twist on things.

Go on over to her site, and check out her recipe for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches in Disneyland!

I can't WAIT to try these! Maybe this weekend.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recipe: O'hana Bread Pudding


Have you ever been to O'hana at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Well, if you have, then you know the goodness of the Bread Pudding....but if you have not, I swear to you, it's worth driving there RIGHT NOW from where ever you live :)

So, it makes my mouth water, as I type, but, I thought that it would be sinful if I did not share with you this fabulous recipe.

Now, let me tell you that I tried it, and I am not a "candy boiler" kind of I burnt it.And when I say I burnt it, I mean that I had to throw the pan away. Not kidding.

So, YOU give it a try, and just invite me over :)

5 eggs
3 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup sugar
8 cups french or ‘Ohana breakfast bread

1. In bowl mix eggs, milk, salt, sugar, and nutmeg. Set aside.
2. Cut bread in medium (usually 2-inch) pieces and place on cookie sheet pan. Put in 350 degree oven.
3. Bake bread until lightly toasted: about 15 minutes. Remove bread and place in egg and milk mixture.
4. Place mixture in a greased 10-inch cake pan, and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
5. Let stand 5 minutes; serve hot with ice cream.

4 oz sugar
4 oz brown sugar
4 oz corn syrup
4 oz unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup spiced rum
1 cup banana slices

1. Combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and half of heavy cream in a large pan. Bring to a boil and slowly add remaining heavy cream keeping mixture at a steady boil.

2. Add spiced rum and flambe.

3. Candy will brown slightly; cook 3 minutes until candy forms into a firm ball in cold water. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add sliced bananas. Serve warm.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Art of Animation Resort

Article from Disney Parks Blog

Royal Guest Room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Two new ways for guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels to live like their favorite Disney characters are now on sale. Building on the success of Pirate Rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, new “Disney Story Rooms” are now available for guests booking vacations in 2012 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

Royal Guest Room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Opening in early Spring 2012, the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside allow princes and princesses of all ages to stay where Disney royalty have stayed. Guests find regal touches left behind by some of their favorite Disney characters like fiber optics special effects above ornately decorated beds with gold and crystal accents; custom linens and drapes; and in-room art and details including princely banners and princess friends. The 512 Royal Guest Rooms start at $189 per night.

Walt Disney World guests also can now book rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, a brand new Walt Disney World Value Resort opening in early Summer 2012. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will immerse guests into their favorite Disney stories – including Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “Cars,” as well as Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid.”

The one-of-a-kind resort will feature more than 800 standard guest rooms and more than 1,100 family suites (which sleep up to six people) at its completion. Standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort start at $94 per night and family suites start at $248 per night.

Walt Disney World guests have more than 20 uniquely-themed resort hotels from which to choose – something for just about every taste, family size and budget. Walt Disney World Resort hotels offer convenient transportation and access to Walt Disney World theme parks and other entertainment options.

For more information, call Main Street Memories today.

Susan 205.229.9830

Brittney 205.369.2399

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walt Disney World has announced a few changes to their Dining plans for 2012.

Most of the items are the same....however, there are a few new things to note:

*The Plus Dining plan now includes One Refillable Resort mug per person!!

*The Quick Service plan includes only one snack now, per night.

The Magic Your Way Plus Dining includes, per person, per night of your stay:

One table service meal
One counter service meal
One snack
One resort refillable resort mug per person per stay

The cost of the Disney dining plan is $51.54 to $53.54 per night per adult (10 and older), and $15.02 to $16.02 per child (3 – 9)


The Magic Your Way Quick Service Dining Plan includes, per person, per night of your stay:

Two counter service meals
One snack
One resort refillable resort mug per person per stay

The cost of the Quick Service dining plan is $34.99 per night per adult (10 and older), and $11.99 per child (3 – 9).


The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan includes, per person, per night of your stay:

Three meals, which can be used for either quick service or table service meals
Two snacks
One resort refillable mug

The cost of the Disney Deluxe dining plan is $85.54 – $89.55 per night per adult (10 and older), and $23.79 – $25.79 per child (3 – 9).


Please note that tax is included in the above pricing, however, gratuities for Table Service meals are NOT included.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Walt Disney World - NEW Ticket Pricing

Days On Ticket Base Ticket: Ages 10-up Base Ticket: Ages 3-9 Optional Add-On: Park Hopper Optional Add-On: Water Park Fun & More Optional Add-On: No Expiration
10 Days $291 ($29.10/day) $272 ($27.20/day) $55 $55 (10 visits) $225
9 Days $283 ($31.44/day) $264 ($29.33/day) $55 $55 (9 visits) $220
8 Days $275 ($34.38/day) $256 ($32.00/day) $55 $55 (8 visits) $195
7 Days $267 ($38.14/day) $248 ($35.43/day) $55 $55 (7 visits) $160
6 Days $259 ($43.17/day) $240 ($40.00/day) $55 $55 (6 visits) $130
5 Days $251 ($50.20/day) $232 ($46.40/day) $55 $55 (5 visits) $115
4 Days $243 ($60.75/day) $224 ($56.00/day) $55 $55 (4 visits) $75
3 Days $232 ($77.33/day) $214 ($71.33/day) $55 $55 (3 visits) $35
2 Days $168 ($84.00/day) $155 ($77.50/day) $55 $55 (2 visits) $25
1 Day $85 $79 $35 $55 (2 visits) n/a

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Alaskan Cruise---Our Stateroom

Because we are "repeat cruisers"...when we arrived in our room, we had a Castaway Club Welcome Gift! How exciting! And...this little bag came in handy...lots!

And, our room. We booked a category 9.....the least expensive that was available, and I was absolutely NOT disappointed. I am certain that a Verandah Stateroom would’ve been nice to have on those port days, but honestly, we were totally fine with our Porthole Verandah, and have absolutely no regrets.

**Now, I will say, on the Disney Dream, our bed was MUCH more comfortable, but....this one wasn't too shabby....

My mom made this cute little Bon Voyage banner for our door! Absolutely precious!

And, then up on deck. Love the City of Vancouver in the Background. Very very cool.

I think no matter as long as I live, I can never get tired of taking this Smoke Stack photo, and every time, I am so thankful that I am on board, and even have the opportunity to take it! #blessed!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Alaskan Cruise---On the Disney Wonder

Welcome to Canada Place Terminal. I must admit, I was a little apprehensive, going into this “non-Disney” terminal, and hoping that the check-in process/boarding would go as smooth as is does in Port Canaveral.

When we arrived, it was beautiful. Not the same “cross-the-bridge-and-see-the-smoke-stacks” beautiful, but a very, very GORGEOUS view of the terminal and the ship at the same time.

This sign above the entry doors made me VERY happy!

Yes, We are here! Ready to proceed to checkin!!!!

And they had these cute signs (replicas of the infamous Disney Cruise Line luggage tags) everywhere! Perfect!

This is a little bit of “snobbery” true. Not having to get in the “regular” line, we were more than happy to move over into the Castaway Club check-in line...about 1/2 as short...just one of the perks of being a repeat cruiser on Disney Cruise Line!

And, is there someone that can tell me WHY IN THE WORLD we did not think of these freaking cute shirts?!

And, then to the photo-op with Mickey! LOVE! LOVE!

And, time to move closer to boarding. They scanned our Key To The World card, making it official.....we are getting on this ship!!!

I mean, honestly, even the Hand Sanitizing stations make me smile! How cute are they!

Woah! Now that is a lot of LUGGAGE!
As always, I stop...and look UP....and I LOVE this "thing" in the middle of the Atrium!

And, first stop, for a photo in front of Triton’s. to explore our Staterooms!