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A Long Magical Day

Our previous trips to the Magic Kingdom consisted of Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and mostly sitting on benches and people watching. This is not much fun for a 3 year old, so our day began in Fantasy Land taking in everything that would amuse a toddler. Papa rode the Merry-Go-Round with him and then we made our way through the throngs of people, under the hot sun, to the mecca of rides for little kids “It’s a Small World”. This ride has not changed at all throughout the years, and that’s a good thing. The simplicity is what makes the ride so enchanting for kids. All the dolls, movement and color; enough to capture the attention of a little boy.

Fast Pass for Peter Pan, and then over to Pooh Corner for some character time and to stand in line for the Pooh Ride. We have now been at the park over 4 hours and have not set foot out of Fantasy Land, and it’s already nap time. Back to the hotel for some R&R and to wait for my brother and sister-in-law to arrive.

A long nap later and it’s time for Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom. The plan is to ride the rides during the Electrical Parade, watch “Wishes” and then hope that everyone leaves the park after that, and the best laid plans were…the best laid plans. The park emptied out and we walked on Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear, and People Movers, and had enough left-over time to enjoy a Dole Whip. Hopped the midnight bus back to the Boardwalk, and got the little guy in bed with just enough energy for a nightcap on the veranda; Coffee and Bailey’s Irish Cream.

My favorite time at the Magic Kingdom is “empty time”. I hate crowds and heat and waiting in line with an impatient toddler, and we did not have to endure too much of that with the “after dark” touring plan. I highly recommend this for anyone who truly wants to enjoy the Magic Kingdom at its best.

Tomorrow is looking like Hollywood Studios and the long awaited Food & Wine Festival at Epcot.

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On the Dole

Dole Whip and Dole Whip float as served at Dis...

Dole Whip and Dole Whip float as served at Disney World (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I may probably be the only Disney aficionado who has not had a Dole Whip.  I might have had one many, many years ago, but my middle-age brain cannot recall it.  For lots of you, this is one of the MUST HAVE treats on your vacation.  I’m really going to put this on the agenda for the next trip so that I can see what all the fuss is about.   For those that cannot wait until your next trip, I happily discovered  this recipe you can make at home.

Ingredients:

2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE crushed pineapple

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. lime juice

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Preparation:

Drain pineapple: reserve 2 tbsp. juice. Set aside.

Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags. Store bags flat in freezer. Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until slushy.

Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended in large bowl.

Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour and serve.

I’m going to try this one soon, but if any of you happen to make this, please post your reviews.  I scream, you scream, we all scream for Dole Whip!

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