Disney Park Presents A 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party 2018!

Disney Park presents 25 Days of Christmas kicks off Friday November 23, 2018 in the DisneyNOW app and Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-8:30pm EST on Disney Channel Hosted by Jordan Fisher, Ruby Rose Turner and Dakota Lotus. The special will feature star studded performances and special guests by BooBoo Stewart, Kylee Russell, Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone.

Sadie and Sean will take viewers behind the scenes of Lightning McQueens Racing Academy where guests can experience the world of Pixar’s Cars. Guests can come face to face with the one and only Lightning McQueen. This experience will open spring 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney Worlds.

Music Performances:

  • Gwen Stefani- Let It Snow
  • Brett Eldredge- Its Beginning To Look A Lot Christmas
  • Asher Angel-  Last Christmas
  • Meg Donnelly- Mele Kalikimaka

I am so excited to see all the musical performances!

-Dezi

Festival of Holidays 2018!

Halloween is over and that means Festival of Holidays is returning to Disney California Adventure park November 9, 2018. There will be 12 destinations, food , dance and a diversity of cyultural festivities.

Merry Mashups:

  • Turkey and Stuffing Tamale with cranberry relish
  • Lox adn Everything Bagel Nachos
  • Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron
  • Sparkling Wine Punch with Chandon Brut
  • Sparkling Wine and Lime Sherbet
  • Holiday Punch with Lime Sherbet and Sprite (non-alcoholic)

Winter Wonders:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Maple Cashew Cream
  • Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan
  • Vanilla and cranberry Trifle
  • Pomergranite lemondae (non alcoholic)

Brew and Bites:

  • Chorizo Queso Fundido with House made tortila chips
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Paradise Rd, Pilsner
  • North Coast Brewing Co, Blue Star, Wheat
  • Brewery Ommegang, Rosetta, Aged Cherry Ale
  • Deschutes Brewery, Mirrr Pond, Pale Ale
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boont, Amber Ale
  • Aftershock Brewing Co, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale,
  • Karl Strauss Brewing CO, Accumulation, White IPA
  • Blazinf, Golden Stout
  • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore, Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Stout

Festive Progressive Flight

  • Figueroa Mountain PAradise Rd Pilsner
  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
  • Karl Strauss Isomerizer IPA
  • Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Flavors of he Season Flight

  • Ommegang Resetta Cherry Ale
  • Aftershock Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
  • Karl Strauss 9 Bonfired Blazing Golden Strout
  • Legends Cookies Galore Milk Stout

Favorite Things:

  • Holiday Ham Shanks with Brown Sugar Pineapple Glaze
  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
  • Cranberry Sangria with Line Garnish
  • Eggnog Cocktail with Whipped Cream adn Nutmeg Dusting

Holiday Duets:

  • Curry Cauliflower Soup with Braised Lamb and Mintchurri
  • Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co., Spruce Trip
  • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float with Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and peppermint crumbles

Visions of Sugarplums:

  • Sweet Dreams and Milk-Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk and Choice of Dessert
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscsotch Sauce
  • Eggnog Wreath Eclair with White Chocolate Icing
  • Horchata Fudge
  • Warm Bourbon Cider with House made Bourbon-infused Marshmallow
  • S’more frozen chocolate milk with house made marshmallow infused whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crumble and chocolate drizzle (non alcoholic)
  • Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk

Blissfully Braised:

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
  • Cornbread Cakes with Braised Collard Greens and Smoked Bacon Gravy
  • Blood Orange Ginger Mule with a Rosemary Sprig

Grandma’s Recipes:

  • Beef Pot Roast on a Potato Roll with Horseradish Cream
  • Candied Yams with Marshmallow Cream and Toasted Peacans
  • Gingerbread Mickey
  • Wyders cider, hard pear cider
  • Towne Park Brew co, Gose Fresca
  • Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Smog City Brewing Co, SNugglebug, Sour Apple Bonde Ale
  • Merry Cherry Pineapple Punch wiht Red Maraschino Cherries (non alcoholic)
  • Pear-Wyders Cider, Hard Pear Cider
  • Watermelon,Lime, Hibiscus and Cayenne-Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
  • Orange-Avery Brewing, WHite Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Boysenberrry adn Raspberry-Smog City, Brewing Co, snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale

Spicy Celebrations:

  • Nshville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles
  • Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Crema
  • Chocolate Chipotle Pot de Creme
  • Pomergranite Margarita with Chipotle-smoked Sea Salt Half-rim

A Twist on Tradition:

  • Pazole Rojo Beef with Hominy Polenta
  • Chicken-less Mole with Spanish Rice
  • Black Forest Yule Log
  • Winter Michelada with Modelo Negra and brown sugar rim
  • Modelo Negra, Dark Lager

Winter Sliderland:

  • Roasted Turkey Slider with Cranberry Sauce
  • Holiday stuffing mac and cheese
  • Milk chocolate cnady cane pot de creme
  • Frosty Frose with fleurs de prairie rose, blue curacao, and white cranberry juice served frozen with mint sprig
  • Oskar blues brewery, old chub, scotch ale

Making Spirits Bright:

  • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Baileyana, firepeak, chardonnay, edna valley
  • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy
  • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sanoma County
  • Chandon, Sparkling Wine, Brut, California
  • Pomergranate Mimosa
  • Pear Mimosa
  • White Cranberry Mimosa

Im so excited to try all the new foods and just kick off the holiday season right. What is one thing you are most excited for during this holiday season?

-Dezi

 

 

13 Nights of Halloween 2018: Day 4

One thing I also love about Halloween is sitting by a fire, with a blanket, my pups and a really good book but for this time of year it has to be a bit on the spooky side. So here are my favorite Disney Halloween Books!

Tales of the Haunted Mansion:

  • There are three books, Fearsome Foursome, Midnight at Madame Leotas, and Gim Grinning Ghosts.
  • It was published July 19, 2016 by The Disney Book Group. It’s really good and I suggest reading to it or they do have audio books available and I have both versions but I like to put on the audio version while Im doing homework because I feel like I am doing homework in the Haunted Mansion.

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Hocus Pocus and the All New Sequel:

  • Written by A.W Jantha is another spook read of I hope everyones favorite witches. The story does start out b telling the original story of Hocus Pocus and makes its way to the new story. I absolutely love it and have re read it three times since it first cam out July 10, 2018.

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The Halloween Tree:

  • Written by Ray Bradbury and Gris Grimly originally published in 1972 tell the story of the meaning of Halloween. I absolutely LOVE this book and one of the reasons why I chose this book as a Disney book is because In Frontierland they have an Oak tree they started decorating with lights and jack o’ lanterns in 2007 for the books 35th anniversary called the Halloween Tree. Ray Bradbury was also a huge fan of Disney and even wrote screenplays for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) and The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1999). So the books is technically part of the Disney family.

Have you gotten a chance to read any of these books? Let me know your favorite spooky book.

-Dezi

13 nights of Halloween 2018: Day 3

If you are ever in the area of San Francisco The Walt Disney Family Museum is definitely hosting some fun activities for the Halloween season:

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Story time for Kids: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 11am

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas A Petrifying Pop Up with Matthew Reinhart.
  • Read aloud by pop up book creater Matthew Reinhart.Followed by a Q & A and a book signing of the new pop up book which will be on sale in the Museums store.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oct. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun and Sat Oct. 20, 2018 4pm

  • In celebration of the films 25th anniversary Matthew and his new pop up book with be at the Museum for a special screening of the film.

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad: Oct. Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun @1pm and Sat. @4pm

  • Watch the adventure of Ichabod and Mr. Toad at the museum.
  • No screening Sat. Oct. 20, 2018!

I am going to try to and make it to one of these events, because they are a lot of fun.

-Dezi

The Witches Are Back For Their 25th Anniversary!

It’s the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus and Disney is going all out. There is the 25 Spooktacular Years of Hocus Pocus, the Freeform lineup is with a ton of Hocus Pocus! But here are all the details we need!

25th Anniversary Special:

October 2, 2018, join Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Omri Katz, and director Kenny Ortega will be celebrating the films 25th-anniversary party. There will be musical performances by Dive Cameron, PrettyMuch, and Junior New System along with favorite scenes from the movies, costume contests, and even more magic!

Freeform:

Hocus Pocus watch!

  • Mon, Oct. 1 @ 8:50pm/7:50c
  • Tues, Oct. 2 @ 6:30om/ 5:30c
  • Sat, Oct. 6 @ 7:35pm/6:35c
  • Sun, Oct. 7 @ 4:25pm/3:25c
  • Wed, Oct. 9 @ 9pm/8c
  • Thur, Oct. 11 @ 6:40pm/5:40c
  • Sat, Oct. 13 @ 2:50pm/1:50c
  • Sun, Oct. 14 @ 1:15pm/12/15c
  • Wed, Oct. 17 @ 6:30pm/ 5:30c
  • Sat, Oct. 20 @ 8:15pm/ 7:15c (Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash)
    • 9:45pm/8:45c
  • Sun, Oct. 21 @ 4pm/3c
    • 6:10pm/5:10c (25th Anniversary Halloween Bash)
    • 7:40pm/6:40c
  • Mon, Oct. 22 @ 8:10pm/5:10c
  • Tues, Oct. 23 @ 3pm/2c (25th Anniversary Halloween Bash)
    • 4pm/3c
  • Fri, Oct. 26 @ 7:50pm/8:50c
    • 10pm/9c (25th Anniversary Halloween Bash)
  • Sat, Oct. @ 2:30pm/1c
  • Sun, Oct. 28 @ 11:50am/10:50c
    • 9:10pm/8:10c
  • Tues, Oct. 30 @ 3:40pm/2:40c (25th Anniversary Halloween Bash)
    • 4:40pm/2:40c
  • Wed, Oct. 31 Hocus Pocus Marathon starting @ 7:30am/6:30c

I cant wait until its October 1!!!

-Dezi

#Halloweentime At The Grand Californian Hotel!!

In the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is where you can find a spooktacular Holiday cart in the lobby serving some sweetly spooky treats. There are Mickey shaped cookies, Halloween whoopie pies, jumbo cake pops, pretzel rods, a box of witch fingers and a pumpkin pound cake. These treats and a Halloween treat and an amazing pumpkin patch display which is amazing you can check out even if you are not a guest, unlike the pumpkin bucket.

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The in-room pumpkin bucket guests of the hotel can plan a Halloween themed surprise delivered right your Disneyland Resort Hotel Rooms. The magic begins with a light up Mickey Pumpkin bucket filled with ghoulish treats, a one of a kind Halloween themed keepsake, and a Mickey Mouse pumpkin light up lanyard!!

-Dezi

Plaza Inn Halloween Treats 2018!

You can find three spooktacular treats at The Plaza Inn on Main Street USA. They all cost $5.99 each, so make sure you save some room after the fried chicken!

Main Street Mickey’s Pound Cake:

  • Blueberry compote filling and cookie crumbles surrounded with whipped cream and topped mint with black sugar turning the cake into a jack-o-lantern.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log:
    • A returning specialty of the holiday season. A chocolate cake with a hazelnut frosting and a delicious and spooky frosting.
  • Halloween Minnie Mouse Cake:
    • Cinnamon and praline bundt cake with an apple center finished with an orange colored glaze and sprinkles.
  • These are super delicious but my favorite has to be the Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log which is crazy because I’m not a huge hazelnut fan but this just is perfection to me. Do you dare to try these spooky treats?
  • -Dezi
  • The Spirit Of Halloweentown!

    The Spirit of Halloweentown takes place in St. Helens, Oregon because they were proud to have the DCOM Halloweentown film there and since then have put on the Spirit of Halloweentown. Each year the town decorates itself like the movie, and each year it gets bigger and bigger, and KJB (Marnie) has been attending for a while now.

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    In 2016 when Debbie Reynolds passed they even did a tribute for her where the Cromwell Family attended the event to pay their respect to Grandma Aggie. This year is the 20th anniversary of the movie (October 17, 1998), this year though, the entire cast will be there including Kalabar. The cast of Halloweentown will be in St. Helens October 13, 2018.

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    So if you want to join the celebration or learn more about the festivities check out their website! I am hoping to make it out this year because I love Halloweentown and have been trying to get out there since forever. Will you join in St. Helens Halloweentown festivities?

    -Dezi

    A Christmas Fantasy Parade Dining Package 2018!

    Reservations are now on sale for A Christmas Fantasy Parade dining package at the Plaza Inn. The Dining package includes lunch and reserved a voucher for a viewing area for the second showing of the parade starting November 9, 2018. Prices for per adult is $39.99 and $24.99 per child (3-9) and the times for the packages 12pm-4pm.

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    When you arrive at Plaza Inn you have the option to dine at the restaurant or take your food to go and explore the park. I absolutely love Plaza Inn and A Christmas Fantasy Parade so I 100% think this is worth it.

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    If it like the viewing package for the Electrical Parade its a standing view area, but I still had an amazing time with that one as well. Will you do book this dining package or will you pass?

    -Dezi

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