Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Review

I’d like to reiterate that the opinions of this blog do not represent the opinions of the Walt Disney World Resort. With that out-of-the-way…

I will be quite honest. I don’t think Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, MNSSHP for short, is worth the money, especially for a family with small children.  Unless, of course, taking pictures with  special characters is worth spending the extra money. Or the special perimeter fireworks is worth it. Or the specialty parades. Or fun.
On a side note. I am not a huge fan of fireworks or parades. Or fun.

Just kidding. That last bit was part of a new running joke.
On a further to the side note. You should probably see some Disney perimeter fireworks at some time in your life. Don't skip that. 

Julie's humor aside, let's get to my concierge opinion of this event. 

Yes, Concierge Class is in session.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Flights of the Kingdom: Beer Flights


Black Velvets. Not a beer flight, but yum!
Arguably my favorite of all flights.

Scratch that.

Easily my favorite of all the flights (besides flights to somewhere exotic or maybe Peter Pan's Flight... Nope. Thought it over. Still my favorite). The Beer Flight.

Beautifully enough, most places in Disney that serve beer offer a beer flight. With that being said, many of the beer flights you encounter will be very similar, so completing each of them will not necessarily teach you anything new about beer. For example both Ragland Road and the Rose and Crown have a beer sampler. They are both the same beers, Harp, Guiness, Bass, and Boddingtons. Chances are if you already have an interest in beer of any kind, you have already sampled each of these, so there is really no need for you to take part in this flight. Unless of course you are on vacation and completing 4-5 different pours of beer sounds like a really good start to your day or night.

With this understanding in hand, there are ultimately 2 reasons to try any beer flight.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Running Around the World: The Wildest Run in the Wilderness!

Running at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort and the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds has been my absolute favorite run at Walt Disney World. Even now since moving home, running "in the Wilderness" has been one of the parts of Disney that I miss the most. That and literal Starbucks runs to Magic Kingdom. And Dream Along with Mickey. And CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL. I'll be writing some posts about Candlelight Processional. Correction. I'll probably be writing TOO many posts about Candlelight Processional, so I'll will save my thoughts for those.

I thought about doing 2 separate posts for Wilderness Lodge and Ft Wilderness, but... I did them both in one day because I was so excited about the run! It's also so easy to run from Wilderness Lodge to Ft Wilderness, that it is almost difficult not to do it.

Usually I would start this run by parking at the Wilderness Lodge. The day of this run I decided to be adventurous, so I ran/walked to Magic Kingdom and took a bus to the Lodge.

The final part was a boat ride back to the Contemporary, where the boat driver said there are otters in Bay Lake. Did you hear that? There are otters in Bay Lake! She said she has seen 3 at one time, so we know there are at least three out there. I have seen at least one of them on the boat dock at the Contemporary. It was the most exciting thing ever!