Words of Walt- The Child in us all

We all know that I am addicted to Disney… the parks, the movies, I love it all.  Um hello, I write a blog called confessions of a Mouskaholic… clearly I love all things Disney.  On more than one occasion I’ve had other adults question why I love Disney… why do I go to Disney all the time and watch Disney movies even though I don’t have children.  For me it about the broad appeal of the parks and the movies.  I am a firm believer that Disney is a place for everyone.  It is a place for adults, families, children, and everyone in between.

This is what Uncle Walt has to say- “I do not make films primarily for children.  I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.  Call the child innocence.  The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.  IN my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars.”




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Register Today for the RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Today (March 13, 2018) is the day to register for the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Registration opens at noon EST.

Disney invites you to “Be our Guest” during the weekend of November 1st- 4th, 2018, with races for all levels of fitness!  The Health and Fitness Expo will be held November 1st- 3rd at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  There you’ll be able to pick up your packet, listen to guest speakers, and shop from top vendors in the running industry!  The races that weekend kick off on Friday, November 2nd with the “Disney Fall Feast 5k.”  The weekend continues on Saturday, November 3rd with the “Disney Wine & Dine 10k.”  The weekend culminates on Sunday, November 4th with the main course (yes I just inserted my own food humor here!) the “Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.”  If you’re feeling particularly gung-ho be sure to register for the “Disney Two-Course Challenge.”  In this special event you will be registered for both the 10k on Saturday and the 1/2 Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles in 2 days), and what would Disney races be without some amazing BLING!


2017 Wine & Dine Medals

If you’re new to RunDisney, you should know that races fill up quickly, and I speculate that this year’s races will fill up much quicker than usually with the decision to put Disneyland races on hiatus this year (there’s a lot of construction going on at Disneyland right now).  So if you’re thinking about registering take the plunge and go for it!  Having run my fair share of Run Disney Events, it promises to be memorable!



The Mouskaholic at Disneyland after earning her 2015 Coast to Coast distinction

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Music Monday-Best Original Song- Academy Award Goes to- “Remember Me” from Coco

Congratulations to the husband and wife duo (who also co-wrote the song “Let it Go”) on their Academy Award for the song “Remember Me,” from the movie Disney/Pixar movie – “Coco.”

If you missed the Academy awards you can check out the video of the performance of Remember Me below-

And here is the acceptance speech from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the composers of this new classic-

Musical Monday- Don’t Sing Along Challenge

So you may have seen some of the “Don’t Sing Along Challenges” pop up on facebook and YouTube, so I decided it would be fun to participate in a Disney Version.  Feel free to play along, and let me know how you did in the comments!


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Musical Monday- Disney Song Challenge

Alright for today’s Musical Monday I decided to do something a little different!  I took one of the Disney song challenges on YouTube!  I didn’t do too bad!  There were only a few songs that tripped me up!  If you want to play along and keeps score here is the original link.  Watch it first and then watch mine to compare how you did!


Mouskaholic taking the challenge-


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Happy National Pizza Day- Fun Fact Friday

Did you know that every hour at Disney world, they are cranking out 1200 pizzas an hour… at several locations!?!?  That’s a lot of dough!  The quick service restaurants use a machine called the “pizzamatic” and can be found at Pizzerizzo (Hollywood Studios) and Pizzafari (Animal Kingdom).

Check out this video of the pizzamatic in action (From the show Unwrapped on the Food Network)-

If pizza is one of your favorites no worries, you can find TONS of places to get a slice of your favorite pie at Walt Disney World!

Check out Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk, Pinocchio Village Haus at Magic Kingdom, Pizzafari at Animal Kingdom, Any of the Wolfgang Puck restaurants at Disney Springs, Pizzerizzo at Hollywood Studios, Catalina Eddie’s at Hollywood Studios, Tony’s Town Square at Magic Kingdom, Splitsville at Disney Springs, Mama Melrose’s at Hollywood studios, and of course- my all time favorite- Via Napoli at Epcot!

Via Napoli

Our pizza from Via Napoli!!!!!

If none of these options sound like the type of pizza you’re in luck.  Within a reasonable drive from Disney World Property you can hit up Giordano’s Pizza (THEY ALSO DELIVER TO DISNEY RESORT HOTELS)!  They’re a Chicago based pizza chain with STUFFED pizza!  It’s one of our all time favorite pizza places.  They just added a location 2 hours south of our home and we totally drove 2 hours for pizza.  If you are a pizza lover it’s definitely worth checking out!

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Ready to check out all of these amazing pizza places?  Be sure to contact Ashley at Charming Travels LLC for all of your Disney Planning needs!  Her services are free of charge and helping people plan their magical vacation is her favorite thing to do!

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