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If it's not the special fireworks, the once a year parade or the rare character meet and greets and low crowds that have you excited about going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, it might be the epic trick or treating! The internet is full of pictures of candy piled high. People reporting backpacks full of sugary sweetness, but this year, there's a trick that some people have been playing, that isn't very nice.
Once of the best parts of Disney is the fact that they are not only allergy aware, but allergy friendly. In addition to the regular candy passed out, Disney has a (limited) supply of safe, allergy friendly treats too, redeemable at two locations in the park.
Imagine...that time of year when everyone's getting yummy treats, handfuls at each stop, and your child is getting a single allergy token, with the promise of redeeming it for a treat at the allergy friendly station. They get there, and either are handed a half full bag, or, even worse, being told not even two hours into the party, that they have run out of allergy friendly treats.
This year, that has been an all too common scenerio for children and adults who are there to enjoy every aspect of the Mickey's Halloween Party. multiple reports from partygoers have said that those taking the allergy bags are greater this year, and that the majority of the people they've talked to, are laughing, saying they want the healthier, or organic candy, because then they won't feel guilty eating it.
I say shame on them. they SHOULD feel guilty eating it.
The organic Surf Sweet gummies? Might just taste like gummies to someone, but to a child, that's a treat made in a top 10 free facility. No nuts, no dairy, no sesame, no soy, etc...10 allergens that are the most common this treat is FREE of. The Enjoy Life chocolates? Also free of dairy, nuts, and many other things.
By choosing this "healthier" candy, it is being taken away from those who do not choose to have an allergy, or choose to eat a Gogo Squeez applesauce instead of a Hershey bar, particularly children.
Please, if you don't need the allergy candies, take the regular ones. let those children who are excluded and different during birthdays, and holidays, and classroom parties and family get togethers, and every day restaurant meals feel normal, and excited, and be a regular kid when at Disney. There's already so many treats that they can't have at Disney that those with allergies can have. Please, leave those allergy friendly trick or treats for them.
There is so much that is interesting about this attraction at Disney. Before Disney purchased the carousel in 1967, it had already given thrills to millions or riders since it was created in 1917. Imagineers promptly went to work, making sure that no two horses were the same. Real gold and silver were used in the paint, and eighteen scenes from Cinderella were added.
If you have ever watched the carousel spinning, you may have only noticed the riders or the horses. Up at the top, the quickly rotating images of Cinderella's story delight, and today we have them for you to see, and not just as they turn quickly, but to pause, and take in the details. Except for the castle! Of course...it turned out blurry since the ride was spinning so quickly!
This last trip I was fortunate enough to get some AMAZING shots of characters roaming around. I also missed a few because I was so busy enjoying the moment, I forgot to capture it, or look around at things!
It's amazing how almost NO ONE noticed Peter Pan strolling along, or the Evil Stepsisters arguing over what horse to ride, of Mary, strolling down the street. This was in June, not during off season! Always, always keep that camera out!
Have you captured any magical moments everyone else seemed to have missed? I'd love to see!
This might have been the best moment of my life. Most definitely it was a magical start to our vacation. It still amazes me how no one else noticed Tinkerbell!
The Disney Movie Rewards program is about to have a change. Starting September 26, 2019 Disney Movie Rewards will now be called the Disney Movie Insiders. What do you need to know?
If you have logged into your account in the last five years, don't worry. Your points are safe. Your account will be switched over automatically. If you have not logged in, you must log in by September 23, 2019 in order to have your account moved.
Some of the new changes are there will be an app, new ways to earn and redeem, and exclusive member content. You can click here, to read more.
The current Disney Movie Rewards program currently offers things like gift cards, movies, posters, and collectible figures in exchange for the points code inside of your DVD or Blu Ray cases. You can also earn points by saving your ticket stubs from Disney movies.
While there isn't much information available yet, the Disney Movie Rewards program has long been a fan favorite, and should continue to be so with it's new updates.