30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 10 “Favorite Disney Dessert”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

I have gone to Disney with the Disney Dining Plan several times now, and so with each sit down meal I’ve had the chance to experience some pretty amazing desserts. But, I have 4 simple words in response to “What is your Favorite Disney Dessert”- Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake.  This amazing dessert can be found at the Liberty Tree Tavern at the Magic Kingdom.

Here is the description of this delight (from the Disney website)- Vanilla Cake with a Gooey Toffee Filling, Caramel Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream

And here is the picture of the dessert in all of it’s glory

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

What is your favorite Disney Dessert?

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 9 “Favorite Character to Meet

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Alright, Day 9,  and my favorite Disney Character to Meet.  I am going to break this one into two categories- Animated Characters, and Face Characters (Just because interacting with the two are quite different.)

So first, my favorite animated character to meet is Tigger!  He has been my favorite since I was little!  He’s so fun to meet (I’ve met him both at Crystal Palace, and in the park).  I love him so much that for my first Marathon ever (at Disney of course) I dressed up at Tigger!  I was so proud to get a picture with him and my marathon medal the following day! (And our course I can’t find the picture… MEH!!!!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

So in the other category, “Face Characters”-  it is definitely Mary Poppins!  She is so fun to interact with!  I’ve met her at both the Magic Kingdom (by the carousel) and at Epcot (in the United Kingdom).  During my last trip I asked her if I could take a “selfie” with her, and she didn’t miss a beat!  Her response was “Is that like a self portrait?  I have never heard of a selfie.”  I love the movie, and I love Mary Poppins (never just Mary)

Me with Mary Poppins for our "Self-Portrait"

Me with Mary Poppins for our “Self-Portrait”

Who are your favorite characters to meet?

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 8 “Favorite Disney Resort”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

I am a frugal person, and one who when on a Disney trip usually only uses the hotel room for sleeping, and the occasional dip in the pool.  For the first 8-10 trips to Disney I always stayed at the All Star Resorts.  The All Star Resorts are good for their purpose, a room to sleep in and a pool to dip in.  Last summer we sprung for a Moderate resort, and I don’t think we will ever look back.  We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and LOVED it!  It was so quiet compared to the All Star Resorts, it was BEAUTIFULLY themed, and the scenery was just breath taking!  While we’ve only stayed at All Star Movies, All Star Music, Pop Century, and Port Orleans French Quarter, POFQ definitely wins in my mind as my favorite resort.

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans French Quarter

Perks of staying at POFQ include-

* Beautiful view of the Sassagoula river

* A short walk away from “Boatwrights” (A table service restaurant at Port Orleans Riverside)

* Boat Transportation to Downtown Disney

* The Port Orleans Resort, both Riverside and French Quarter has it’s own “Story”- http://www.portorleans.org/backstory.php (SOOOO much information about the resort on this website!)

* Beignets in the food court for breakfast

* One Bus Stop

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 7 “Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Animal Kingdom is another park where there are more “attractions” than actual rides. There are tons of beautiful animals to see as well as fabulous entertaining shows. When it comes down to rides, there is no question that “Expedition Everest” is my favorite ride in the Animal Kingdom Park (It may actually take the cake as my favorite Disney Coaster!)

I do wish they would have a fully functional Yeti in the ride, BUT it’s still a great thrill and a smooth coaster!

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 6 “Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

I am a coaster person, so I am going to have to go with Rock’n Roller Coaster.  This was a hard choice for me between RRC and Toy Story Midway Mania.  While I love the thrilling aspect of RRC, TSMM has incredible detailing, and is really fun!  Overall the thrill seeker in me wins this one!

Rock'n Roller Coaster

Rock’n Roller Coaster

What is your favorite Hollywood Studios Ride?

30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 5 “Favorite Epcot Ride”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Epcot is more “attraction” based rather than “ride” based.  There are several great rides, like Test Track, and Mission Space, but my favorite is “Soarin”

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This ride was originally developed for Disney’s California Adventure Park, and made it’s way to Epcot’s Land Pavilion in 2005.  This simulates a hang gliding experience like none other.  You get to hang glide over various locations in California and it is truly breath taking.

It is rumored that they will be adding a third theater to this attraction as wait times often hit 100 minutes early in the day.  It is also rumored that the Epcot version of the ride will be getting new ride footage and be a new Soarin experience that isn’t over just California.

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If the views weren’t enough listen to the beautiful music composed by Jerry Goldsmith

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30 Day Challenge- Day 4 “Favorite Magic Kingdom Ride”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

My favorite ride at Magic Kingdom is a REALLY tough one.  There are a lot of great classics, like the Flight of Peter Pan, and It’s a Small World, and even more thrilling rides like Space Mountain, but my favorite is Splash Mountain. (This was a REALLY HARD CHOICE… Space Mountain is a close second) I went with Splash Mountain because of the story telling involved.  This transports you to the cartoon land depicted in the movie Song of the South (which is interesting that Disney built a ride around a movie that had never been released to home video due to its racist overtones).  You enter the world of Brer Rabbit and all of the other “Brer” characters. When I rode it for the first time I assumed that you went up a hill and then came splashing down the other side, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the ride is SO much more than that!  You’ll leave the ride humming Zip A Dee Doo Dah, whether you like it or not!

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

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30 Day Challenge- Day 3 “Favorite Night Show”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

There are so many night shows to choose from!  The Electric Light Parade, Fantasmic, Illuminations, World of Color, Wishes, Celebrate the Magic, but for me Fantasmic takes the Cake.

Fantasmic

Fantasmic

One of the big reasons for me that I enjoy Fantasmic over the others is that there is seating.  After a long exhausting day at the parks, it’s really nice to be able to sit in the stadium and take a load off.  Yes you need to get there early if you want a good seat, but there are cast members there to keep you entertained while you wait for the show to start.

I also love that Fantasmic tells a story (not to say the other night shows don’t),  It’s got water effects, pyrotechnics, characters, fireworks, amazing music, and the Magic of Mickey himself 🙂

“Some Imagination, Huh?”

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30 Day Challenge- Day 2 “Favorite Disney Snack”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

There are SOOOO many snacks to choose from while at Disney, and my favorite is fairly simple.  It’s available at both the parks and the resorts, and even travels well on the trip home-  The Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

I often use any leftover snack credits to bring a few of these gems home with me!  They help me get through the withdraw from the magic!

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Disney Challenge- Day 1 “Favorite Disney Park”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

For many I think this would be a hard question- “What is your favorite Disney Park.”  All of the parks have their great qualities, however, Epcot is without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite Disney park.

I love everything about it!  I love the learning is available there, I love that you can experience many cultures in one place, and I love the FOOD!

Epcot is special to me as well because that was the first Disney park that my husband ever got to experience.  On our way to my best friends wedding in Siesta Key, we stopped in Orlando for only one day, and could go to one Disney park.  I choose Epcot for him to experience, and now it is his favorite park as well!

2010 Trip to Epcot

2010 Trip to Epcot

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