Today is the day! Epcot is 35! I have been seeing photos of the lines of people wanting to get birthday merchandise, and WOW! Remember those long lines when Frozen Ever After opened? It's similar.
Today's picture is of the ceiling in the absolutely beautiful temple in the China Pavilion. I was surprised at all of the people that walked through, but never once looked up. You miss so much if you don't look up, down left and right! If I had been able to lay down on the floor and shoot up I think it would have been better, but even though it wasn't crowded, I didn't really want to do that. Besides, how can you do that yourself when you've spent years telling your kids to get up off the floor at stores?! I could look at that for an hour and still not see it all. Mr Disney Magic could have left me and the oldest in China or Japan and we'd have stayed there all day. There are still parts we didn't get to explore!
Just beautiful, isn't it? Do you have a favorite spot at Epcot?
This past Friday when Disney did a live stream of the Mickey's Boo To You parade, we were all very excited. We cut the last of the Disney rice krispy treats we brought back this summer. Since the cotton candy stash we have is good for another year, we are all set for the next few live streams, and Disney treats.
It seemed the parade was a little short, though that could have been because we are always sad to see anything Disney end, but it definitely got us into the mood for Halloween! That catchy little song wasn't stuck in my head right away, but this morning, there it was and it's stayed all day!
Didn't get a chance to see it? You can watch it here on Youtube, until they take it down.
I'm wondering what they will stream next...!! I can't wait to find out!
I'm not sure if there's a better way to start the morning than with the news that Dole Whip mix is available to the masses! Yes!! It's true! Gaze upon the beauty of that which is Dole Whip!
Now when you aren't at Disney, you can still enjoy the iconic, icy, yummy and dare I say it, good for you treat! No more DIY trying to find just the right recipe, nope! Get the REAL thing. God bless Amazon. I have said it many times, and I mean it. If you can't find it there, it doesn't exist.
Look at this... !! (Well, you'll have to click the color to look at it) Pineapple! Raspberry! Mango! Orange! Strawberry! It's all here! Okay, so I know Raspberry and Strawberry aren't at the Parks, but those do sound nice!
It looks like all you need is an ice cream maker. The other night I saw this one, on America's Test Kitchen, but since I don't have one, I might have to hint at Christmas time so we can get our Dole Whips outside the parks!
Did you already know about this amazing at home Dole Whip mix? Are you excited to try it too? Have you already tried it? I can't wait to!
This week's Sunday Spotlight is on Irma. Above is the radar picture, from the Orlando Sentinel.
It seems like we just got over checking on half of Mr. Disney Magic's Family as they got trapped in Harvey, now we have another part to worry about with Irma! I checked my radar today, and was shocked to see the entire state covered in dark green, yellow and red.
As devastating as any natural disaster is, it's even more so if you aren't prepared with even the basics in your home. A minimum of an extra week supply of food and water. Just because you have running water, doesn't mean it's clean. After we went through Ike in 2008, I think it was, I got sick from the city water, even though they'd said it was okay. Don't be that person! Don't be that family. Gather some supplies and promise yourself that you won't use it, unless you've replaced it, FIRST. That way, you've always got supplies on hand for yourself, or someone who is in need.
Let's all send our best thoughts, prayers and pixie dust towards Florida, and hope that Disney does activate that mythical weather bubble everyone suspects, but has never seen, and can spread it throughout the state.
I saw the funniest picture the other day... There was a facebook post, and the person said It's September 1st! You know what that means! Then it showed a woman's Target cart was filled with everything pumpkin. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies...etc. It's funny because it's so true, it seems like when we get that first bit of fall on the way, pumpkins explode everywhere. Disney is no different!
How would you like to have one of these in your yard? I'd personally love it! Just don't know where I would store it the other 11 months of the year...!!