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August 2018

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Mini Haul!

I was determined to go this year was of course the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus, and I had a feeling that there was going to be some Hocus Pocus merchandise that I was going to want. Thankfully, I didn’t spend an insane amount of money on account of I didn’t have room.

So I bought three things two exclusive to MNSSHP and one that is not. So I bought the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular 25th anniversary spirit jersey! I absolute LOVE this spirit jersey, I think its my favorite.

I then bought Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular 25th anniversary cauldron mug. It’s smaller then I thought BUT amazing and I treasure it dearly!

Last but not least I had to buy the premium cauldron popcorn bucket because it was the CUTEST bucket I have EVER seen in MY LIFE!!!! Not only is it cute, it has a hidden Mickey, and the best part…it lights up!

As for the actual party I had a blast and again so thankful I was able to FINALLY see the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular show where I never knew I could love Hocus Pocus even more then I did until then.

-Dezi

Oga’s Cantina!

Disney announced some exciting and I guess shocking details about Oga’s Cantina. Oga Garra is the owner, who adheres to a strict code of conduct!

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Now no good cantina won’t have a story or two to tell especially this one because it attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable character in the galaxy you will definitely hear a great story.

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The DJ who will provide musical entertainment to the cantina is non other then the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot Android RX-24. Awesome right? Now what makes this cantina a little more special? I guess, is the fact that Disneyland will be breaking a tradition that started when the park first opened in 1955 for Oga’s. Yeup, you guessed it, the cantina will be serving alcohol.

Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this quite yet. Let me know if you are excited or not for this upcoming Oga’s Cantina.

-Dezi

The Haunted Mansion POP Figures!

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Haunted Mansion will be getting a hitchhiking ghost pop figure. It will be released in the parks Sept. 22, 2018 for $40. Since I am unable to make it to the parks when they are released I am hoping they will be available on Shop Disney like the Splash Mountain figures are. So, will you be taking home a hitchhiking ghost?

-Dezi

Disney Cross Country Classic!

It is the 22nd annual Disney Cross Country Classic at the ESPN World Wide of Sports. College, High School and Middle School students can race the popular 8k or have a great time for anyone who wants to do the 5k Fun Run.

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Entry Fee’s:

High School/ College Students (per team/per gender):

  • Regular Price – $200 if team registers and pays by Sept. 14, 2018
  • Late Price – $250 if team registers and pays Sept. 15-Sept. 30, 2018
  • Individual Price (College Only) – $40

*Up to 20 runners per gender, $5 for each additional runner over the 20 runner maximum.

Middle School/ Upper Elementary School Entry Fee’s (per team/per gender):

  • Regular Price – $125 if team registers and pays by Sept. 14, 2018
  • Late Price – $150 if team registers and pays Sept. 15 – Sept. 30, 2018
  • Individual Price – $40

*Up to 20 runners per gender, $5 for each additional runner over the 20 runner maximum.

Cross Country 5k Fun Run

  • Registration Fee – $40 per athlete

*If entering a team/club in the 5k Fun Run, refer to team fees listed above.

Payment:

Payment will not be due at the time of registration. An invoice will be sent with payment due date once application is accepted.

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Event Schedule:

Race Packet Pick Up

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Location: Champion Stadium Concourse

Friday October 5, 2018 10am – 6pm

Disney Cross Country 5k Fun Run

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Friday October 5, 2018 – 7:30pm

Racers will receive a bib at packet pick up and a finisher medal at the end of the race. I would LOVE to do this race one day, but this year is not the year. Maybe, fingers crossed for the 25th anniversary! Would you participate in the Disney Cross Country Classic? Let me know in the comments below!

Disneyland’s Tropical Hideaway!

The Tropical Hideaway is Disneyland’s fast approaching lounge that is replacing Aladdin’s oasis. Disney has graciously revealed some items on the upcoming menu like:

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  • Spiced Vegetable Bao
  • Kaffir Lime Chicken Bao
  • Bulgogi Beef Bao
  • Chilled Ramen Salad

 

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Due to the popularity in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom the famous Pineapple Lumpia will be making its way to Disneyland. Now, if you haven’t made heard of this delicious treat it is a pineapple cream cheese spring roll. The Tropical Hideaway along with its new treats will be making its debut later this year!

-Dezi

1000 Lombard Street!

Pat Montandon known for being a socialite. In 1967 she wrote a book called “How to be a Party Girl” then began hosting a TV show “Pats Prized Movie” where she became close friends with Mary Louise Ward aka Mary Lou. Montandon had a zodiac themed party where the hired Tarot Card reader got angry cursing the house. The house had cold spells and appearing and disappearing bloodstains on the ceiling.Two weeks after the party, Pat arrived home and noticed her home had been ransacked, things were missing while others destroyed. The mysterious part of it was their was no evidence of a break in. There are four deaths associated with the house, three of them consisted of two of Montandan’s guests committed suicide, while her best friend passed away from a fire that broke out in the master bedroom. The mysterious part they were all unmarried females.

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Some say that once Pat Montandan moved out, the ghostly encounters had stopped. So, was it an actual curse on the house or Pat herself? Or was it all a coincidence? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

-Dezi

Saying Goodbye To Plastic In The Parks!

The Disney Parks are saying goodbye to plastic lids and straws! As of now the plastic straws are still available at the condiment stations but if you are looking for a plastic lid they can only be handed out upon request. Ive heard that paper straws have already made their debut in the parks BUT I can’t completely confirm this because I have not been in the parks for a good minute. If you have though I am curious to know if the paper straws have made their debut in the parks!

-Dezi

2018 Disneyland Halloween Food Guide!

SO many new treats along with some old one that I can’t wait to get my hands on! So here is the list of Halloween inspired foods!

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Disneyland Churros:

  • Big Thunder Mountain- Orange sugar churro with candy corn sauce
  • Haunted Mansion- Pumpkin spice churro with cream cheese frsoting
  • Hungry Bear- Churro bite cereal sundae
  • Golden Horseshoe- Churro sundae with cookie butter gelato
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle- Maleficent churro with chocolate cookie crumbles
  • Buzzlightyear Astro Blasters- Sour apple churro with caramel sauce

Disney California Adventure:

  • Willies Curros- purple, green, and orange; pumpkin spice chhurro
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail- S’mores churro
  • Goofy’s Sky School- Purple churro
  • Cozy Cone Motel – Pumpkin spice churro with cream cheese sauce

Disneyland Resort Candy:

  • Minnie Witch Apple
  • Jack Skillington Apple
  • Skull Apple
  • Evil Queen Apple
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Bat Cake Pop
  • Mickey Mouse Mummy Crispy Treat
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy Treat
  • Maleficent Crispy Treat
  • Mummy Marshmallow
  • Pumpkin Fudge

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Disneyland:

Red Rose Tavern

  • Black Rose Dessert

Troubadour Tavern

  • Cookie decorating kit

Rancho del Zocalo

  • Orange sugar skull pot de creme
  • Frozen Abuelita Horchata

Cafe Orleans

  • Crab and corn chowder

French Market

  • Halloween themed dessert trio
  • Mansion spider bundt cake

Mint Julep Bar

  • Pumpkin spice Mickey Beignet

Bengal Barbecue

  • Musubi Special

Carnation Cafe

  • Haunted firehouse chicken sandwhich

Gibson Girl

  • Apple pie a la mode

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Sweet potato hand pie
  • Cruella de Vil brownie
  • Graveyard cupcake
  • Spice bundt cake
  • Pumpkin layered cheesecake
  • Pumpkin muffin
  • Mickey mummy macaron

Refreshment Corner

  • Halloween hot dog

Plaza Inn Restaurant

  • Main street Mickey pound cake
  • Halloween Minnie Mouse cake

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Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe

  • Sleepy Hallow Cupcake

Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream

  • Purple, orange, green and black sprinkles to dip
  • Spider silk macaron sanwich
  • Bat wing raspberry sundae

Mortermer’s Market and Boudin Bread Cart

  • Mickey Bread with Fangs

Smokejumpers Grill

  • Green apple spell lemondae

Pacific Wharf Cafe

  • Pumpkin bread pudding
  • Mickey bread with pudding
  • Bacon cheddar ale soup

Pacific Wharf Beer Truck

  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest beer

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

  • Anti vampire pizza

Bayside Brews

  • Pumpkin hard cider
  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest beer

Corn Dog Castle

  • Spicy pepper jack dog

Award Weiners

  • Pumpkin spice funnel cake fries
  • Cookies and cream funnel cake fries
  • Karl Strauss Oktober beer
  • Oktoberfest dog

Scmoozies

  • Croissant donut
  • Caramel apple smoothie
  • Whoopie pie

Hollywood Lounge

  • Bone chilling apple cider
  • Spitfire cider
  • Stone vengeful spirit IPA
  • Elsyian the great pumpkin imperial ale
  • Ballast point dead ringer Oktoberfest lager
  • Sour apple slush with vodka
  • Sour apple slush non alcoholic
  • Supernatural spirit with vodka
  • Ghoulish delight non alcoholic

Studio Catering Truck

  • Fire dragon tacos

Flo’s V8 Cafe

  • Candy corn pie
  • Pumpkin spice shake

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Slow burnin’ Mac n Cheese cone
  • “Spokey” cone macaron

Hyperion Cart

  • Hard Pumpkin Cider
  • Sam Adams Oktoberfest

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So many exciting and spooky treats to try, and I don’t know if I can wait until October 19 to taste it all. Since I don’t drinks alcohol I am really looking forward in trying Ghoulish Delight because its cotton candy lemonade! What are you most excited to try this Halloween Season?

-Dezi

Bambi’s 75th Anniversary

August 21, 1942, Bambi, the story of a young deer growing up in the forest was released. It was directed by James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, written by Felix Salten, Perce Pearce with the runtime of 70 minutes.

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It was the first and one of the first features where the songs were not sung by any of the films characters. Each song was either sung off screen by a soloist or a choir.

“Man” was ranked the #20 villain on the American Film institutes of the 100 greatest heroes and villains. It’s also the only character not to appear on screen.

Tyrus Wong, a Chinese animator whose sketches used a soft background inspired the look of the film.

bambi-ss1.jpgThere are approximately only 1,000 words throughout the entire film. Some scenes of the woodland creatures and forest fires are unused footage from Pinocchio (1940).

I also love the movie so much that I named my first dog Bambi, he unfortunately passed away BUT I have a lot of great memories when I watch the movie!

Happy Anniversary Bambi!

-Dezi

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