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June 2018

The Queen Anne Hotel!

The Queen Anne Hotel formerly known as Miss Lakes School for Young Ladies was built in the 1890’s by a mining millionaire James Graham Fair. The school operated for about six years with Mary Lake as the principal, and unfortunately closed in 1896 two years after Fair’s death. In the 1980’s the building became The Queen Anne Hotel a very posh bed and breakfast where you can find one of San Francisco’s friendliest ghost, Mary Lake.

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It’s rumored that the headmistress was upset when the school closed from lack of resources and funding. Guests say she never truly left her position which means you have a chance to see her walking around the hotel or if you hit a cold spot you know you are in the midst of a ghost. Some say if you truly want a paranormal experience, you should say in Miss Lake’s room, room 410. This is where guests have reported seeing Miss Lake unpacking their clothes, picking up items that have falling and even tucking guests into bed who aren’t properly under the covers. You can find The Queen Anne Hotel at 1590 Sutter Street. Would you stay here?

-Dezi

Disney After Hours Returns!

Returns to Walt Disney World Magic kingdom Park. If you don’t know what Disney After Hours is, here is a quick run down: after the gates close to day guests, guests with a special ticket are able to return to the park as early as 7 pm. There are a limited amount of tickets sold for the event which means little to no wait times for the attractions! The event cost is $119 for advance purchase and $124 for the day-of price.

Dates:

  • Thursday, June 28 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday, June 30 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday, July 7 (10pm-1am)
  • Monday, July 9 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday, July 14 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday, July 14 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday, July 21 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday,August 4 (10pm-1am)
  • Saturday,August 11 (10pm-1am)
  • Thursday, August 30 (9pm – 12am)
  • Thursday, September 20 (9pm – 12am)

Would you buy a ticket for Disney After Hours? I know I would, yes it is a lot of money but you get the park pretty much to yourself! How cool is that? There are barely any lines and I don’t think I would buy a ticket for the day and just hang out at my hotel until the event starts because the line would be so short!

-Dezi

Fried Chicken Celebration?

Disneyland will be having their inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration July 6-8, 2018 in celebration of National Fried Chicken Day July 6. If you want to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at the Parks you can pick up your Fried Chicken at the Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park or Flo’s V8 Cafe or the all new Poultry Palace at Disney California Adventure Park.

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Of course National Fried Chicken Day lands on my trip weekend. This was not planned what so ever but I’m not mad because I was planning on eating fried chicken on this trip anyways so I am very excited I get to eat fried chicken on its national holiday plus I will be purchasing a churro and see how magical a chicken and churro tastes! Where is your favorite place in the parks to eat fried chicken?

-Dezi

AP: upgrade or not to upgrade that is the question!

I have been an AP holder for about 13+ years now and I’m not looking to give it up anytime soon, my dilemma is do I upgrade my signature pass to a signature plus pass?

I can see in my future A LOT more Haunted Mansion Holiday rides! But I don’t usually go the week or two I’m blocked out…so what should I do???

-Dezi

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018!

There are some new and spooky experiences coming to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Walt Disney World Resort on select nights starting from August 17- October 31, 2018. So here are some changes you can expect:

The Mad Tea Party- It will display new lighting and effects and depending on the color of your costume you can transform under the new dancing lights!

Pirates of the Caribbean- If you choose to go sailing with Pirates during this spooky season you have to keep a lookout for a new pirate invader named Gunpowder Pete.

Space Mountain will get a new soundtrack and special effects which will transformation the ride to make a new experience. I wonder if it’ll be like Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy over at Disneyland.

Storybook Circus will transform into Storybook Circus Junior Jam. It’ll be a dance party featuring some Disney Junior Characters.

Of course you have to make sure to look out for dancing ghosts and a headless horseman. Also be careful of the Sanderson Sisters, I have a feeling someone will light the black flame candle and bring them back to put a spell on guests!

-Dezi

World of Color Update!

World of Color at Disney California Adventure will not be returning for the opening of Pixar Pier June 23, 2018. It was only suppose to be down from April 13 – May 24 for the construction of Pixar Pier and Incredicoaster. Although, Disney is claiming its under refurbishment until late 2018, there have been rumors going around the park about WOC’s table that holds the elements to the show was damaged during construction. I think it’ll return to the park in time for the holiday season.

-Dezi

Happy Birthday Belle!

Today is my little Princess 6th birthday! I have to say she has been one of the best little puppers I have owned and these past 6 years with her as been an adventure. We went through low sugar, to a broken paw. Im hoping we don’t have anymore broken paws or bones because its not a fun experience.

She has made me laugh so much due to her being a klutz. She is also the best little cuddle bug ever, she gives the warmest hugs and snuggles. Happy Birthday Princess, thank you for being the best little pupper EVER!

-Dezi

Pawfect Apple Pie!

In honor of Belle’s Birthday tomorrow which is why I thought it would be fun to make her an apple pie! So, if you want to join us in celebrating her birthday or just want to make it for your fur baby here is everything you need!

What You’ll Need:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Flour
  • Coconut Oil
  • Apples
  • Milk
  • Cornstartch
  • Cinnamon
  • Unsweetened Apple Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Mini Cupcake Pan

Pre-heat your oven at 350º while you start working on the crust and the filling!

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 C Flour
  • 1/4 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 C Milk

Mix until the dough is formed. It shouldn’t be sticky and dry, if its dry slowly add in some water if it’s sticky slowly add some flour until its its the prefect dough consistency. Once you have your dough line your cupcake with your dough and set aside to start the filling.

Pie Filling:

  • 3 peeled, cored, and sliced apples
  • 2/3 C unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon

Place the sliced apples in a little bit of lemon juice so they don’t turn brown. Add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened apple juice and cook on low hear until apples are soft.

In a small bowl add cinnamon, cornstarch, and the unsweetened apple juice and whisk together. Pour it into the hot apple mixture and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Place the filling into the crust, and place it in the over for 25-45 minutes or until the crust turns a golden brown. Let it cool and serve!

We hope your pup enjoys this puppy apple pie!

-Dezi

 

Bing Bongs Sweet Stuff!

Bing Bong Sweet Stuff will open later this summer on Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier. It will have colorful merchandise and of course a confectionery location. There will be salt water taffy, rainbow cotton candy and of course of other magical sweet treats to try! The “Buddy” cake pops will be offered at Bing Bongs Sweet stuff, the characters will change every so often and feature new characters like WALL-E and Eve, Nemo and Dory, Buzz and Woody and some inspired by “Inside Out”. which will feature the one and only emotions.

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We will also get a fun selection of candy apples! Like the Rainbow Unicorn or the Bing Bong Apple. If you are unfamiliar with the magic of a Disney apple here is the rundown, its a granny smith apple dipped in caramel and chocolate carefully decorated with sugar, fondant and marshmallows crafted perfectly for guests with a major sweet tooth! You can also find other Pixar themed popcorn, lollipops and candies which will lemon drops, red licorice and sour apple balls. The salt water taffy can be found in an assortment of flavors like strawberry banana, peaches and cream, rainbow cotton candy, blue raspberry and orange.

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After ALL those sweets what better way to wash down all those magical sweet treats then with a memory refresher! A frozen drink in all colors and flavors like: Rainbow Unicorn that has grape soda, blue raspberry soda, lime cherry, limon-lime, and rainbow candies. Of course to honor of our favorite imaginary friend Bing Bong he gets a special sugary drink will consist of pink lemonade with grape soda, topped with rainbow cotton candy and a flower marshmallow flower! It’s perfection and I can’t wait to try it out. What treats are you most looking forward to trying at Bing Bongs Sweet Stuff?

-Dezi

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