Disney has always made sure that ALL of their guests, no matter what challange faces them, can still have a mgaical experience. A holiday at a Disney Park is no different. Once again, Disney is offering guests with food allergies a chance to enjoy trick or treating at the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a chance to enjoy treats, with no tricks.
If you are attending this event, you can ask for a treat bag that's for allergy treats. You'll get a special bag, with a teal pumpkin, and as you go from stop to stop, you'll be able to collect a token to be redeemed for different allergy free treats! There's all kinds of great stuff to pick from, AND you can read the label information on the food products to make sure that the treat is safe for you, or your child.
Not sure what the Teal Pumpkin Project is? You can click here to read about it!
Our house has always had treats and trinkets that any child of any age or any allergy can enjoy, but this year, the Teal Pumpkin Project has taken on new meaning for us, since our youngest now has a severe nut allergy. It makes me so happy that Disney is so inclusive of all guests, and we are proud to be connected even in a small way, by proudly displaying our own teal pumpkins this year!
Even without a teal pumpkin, it's easy to be part of this. Just have some treats that are safe for anyone, in addition to your usual treats you love to pass out. Dum dums, Smarties, and Tootsie Rolls are just a few that don't contain any of the top 8 allergens. You can also hit the dollar store for stickers, slinkies, mini notepads and other fun things! You might be the reason that a child who has had to say "No, thank you, I can't" all night long, or collected candy, knowing it will be given to a sibling because it's not safe for them, will get to have a few treats for themselves that are safe, and they can enjoy!
I won't lie...I would totally love to check out this AMAZING sounding limited time Mickey exhibition in New York City! Part of the celebration for Mickey's 90th Birthday is a 16,000 square foot place of awesomness, with Mickey: The Original Exhibition.
You can go here to their website, OR click on the photo above, and all the details you need are there.
Walt Disney said a lot of inspiring things, but he also said a lot of things that at the time, I imagine he never knew would be remembered long after his death. One example, is in the movie Blades of Glory, one of Disney's fairly well known quotes, also spoken by the actors, was on a huge banner on the ice rink wall. "If you can dream it, you can do it." I love to find these little pieces of Disney Magic throughout the every day, but it's even more amazing to think that something someone might have said in casual conversation, in a letter, or to his staff to motivate them, might be used 30, 40 or 50 years later, still motivating and encouraging others! Walt Disney had a lot of important things to say, things that are relevant, even today.
Here 10 of my favorite Walt Disney Quotes you may never have heard before!
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.
A man should never neglect his family for business
Get in. Not choose but get it. Be part of it and then move up. I've always has that feeling about things. And it upsets me so much when people want to get into something but they're too darn choosy about what they want to do. Get in while you have a chance to at least look and see, and out if it might come something.
All the adversity I've has in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main...best of all you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
Never get bored or cynical. Yesterday is a thing of the past.
The way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep kids out of trouble. But keeping their minds occupied will.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang to what the Jonses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They're not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought -- sometime's it isn't much, either.
I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse.
Did you have any favorite quotes from Walt Disney? Comment below, or visit our Facebook and share there! If you want to read more great Walt Disney quotes, these were taken from the book The Quotable Walt Disney.
One of my favorite things to tell people is best said in a rhyme!
Under three, at Disney, kids are free!
That means, up til the time your little person turns three, they can enter the Disney parks for FREE, eat off of your plate, or their own at a buffet, for FREE and don't force your family of 5 immediately into a suite because they can stay for FREE as well. If you've booked a package and are getting Magic Bands, they will also get one, for FREE!
I know the Disney fans are pretty split on if you should take your toddler into Disney or not, and this isn't the post for that, but my reasoning is if they can get in for free, why not enjoy those (also free!) priceless memories that are going to be made while there?
We went twice with a toddler, and didn't regret a single second, and if I can be honest here...it was almost EASIER with a toddler who wanted naps, because then we rested mid day too! It's also fun to see things through their eyes!
Have you ever taken advantage of this under three, gets in free policy?
A few weeks back we shared a great tip for getting rides faster, even without a fastpass. Today we’re going to explain one more way, and that’s the Single Rider line.
While only offered on a few of the headliner attractions, the single rider line is a huge time saver and is pretty self explanatory. A single rider line is for a single person.
There are some rides that even have a totally separate line, just for the park goer who is solo and wants to ride, or is in a group doesn't care they might be split up from their friends or family.
Since many of Disney’s rides accommodate more than one rider, either by a bench seat or a stadium style seat, it only makes sense for Cast Members to get as many riders on as possible to keep the line moving quickly.
Single Riders have their own separate line, from the regular Standby of Fastpass lines. It's usually nearby, but if you miss the sign, just ask someone, you can point you there.
The way these lines work, is you enter the line, and when there’s a seat, you get sent through.
It’s a great way to ride quickly, and even make a new friend or two, if you freak out and start clinging to the rider next to you!
So what places have this single rider line? Here’s a list for you!
Test Track at Epcot
Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom
Rocking Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios
Disney is always experimenting with ways to make things better, so don't be surprised if in the future other rides are added to the list!