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    Mickey Rice Krispie Treats

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 24, 2015

    Disney World is full of all things Mickey and that extends to food items especially sweet treats such as Rice Krispie Treats. In every park you can find Rice Krispie treats in the shape of Mickey Mouse's Head. These treats come in a variety of sizes from bite size to jumbo enough to feed a family of four. They come in plain flavor as well as dipped in chocolate and other candies. I prefer the chocolate dipped ear varieties in particular while my wife enjoys the plain.

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    Magic Bands

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 19, 2015

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    Magic Bands are wristbands with a touch point sensor inside. Magic Bands are used to open the door of your Disney resort hotel; enter theme parks, check in with Fast Pass +, Connect to Photopass and charge merchandise and food to your resort hotel.

    Fast Passes have a Mickey Emblem which is the touch point. When you arrive at your Disney resort; Magic Bands are awaiting you or you can purchase magic bands of your choosing ahead of time to link to your account. There are also several areas throughout the parks and marketplace to purchase additional magic bands in a variety of colors and character themes.

    A simple touch of your Magic Band on your hotel door will unlock it. Your Magic Band is set up to charge items to your room and require you to enter a pin number of your choosing when making purchases (you set up the pin# when you check into your resort).The first time you use your Magic Band to enter a theme park; a cast member will take a fingerprint to use with your magic band.

    If you are not a Disney Resort Guest you can easily set up your Park Passes to link to a purchased Magic Band for ease of entry into the theme parks.

    Magic Bands are great in my opinion. Everything is so easy with them and no need to carry cash, room keys and park passes separately. I also love the variety of Magic Bands available. We always purchase a few unique bands during our trips. Our last visit in 2015; I purchases a 2015 band and my wife purchased a Stitch Band.

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    Rapid Fill Mugs

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 12, 2015

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    Rapid Fill is a refillable drink program available at the Disney resorts. These mugs have a bar code that is scanned when you refill your drinks and is deactivated when your length of purchase is done. Mugs are good at any resort self-service location.

    The mug purchase price depends on how many days you want to purchase:
    $8.99 for one day
    $11.99 for two days
    $14.99 for three days
    $17.99 for Length of Stay

    We usually don't purchase the mug as we spend very little time at the resort to make it a wise choice for the money.

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    Mickey Pretzel

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 12, 2015

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    Mickey pretzels are always a treat and who doesn't want a Mickey shaped pretzel... The pretzels are sold in a few varieties: standard flavor, jalapeno cheese filled and cream cheese filled. All varieties are $3.79 each. They are large enough to share if you are not super hungry and make for a good snack to tide you over to dinner.

    Mickey Pretzel

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    Dole Whip

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 12, 2015

    One of our favorite cool treats in the Magic Kingdom is a Dole Whip or the Dole Whip Swirl. The Dole Whip is a icecream/sherbert type treat and is a tasty pineapple flavored treat. We usually get a cup to share at $3.99 unless we really are hungry and it makes a nice refreshing snack when in Adventureland.

    Dole Whip Dole Whip Swirl

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    Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 12, 2015

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    All the Disney Parks and properties sell the Mickey Premium Ice cream bars and other Mickey themed ice cream treats. I had never eaten one before but Liz assured me that I had to have one. It's a good sized bar of vanila ice cream covered in a chocolate shell and shaped like Mickey's head. It was so good we actually had two in one day.

    The Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar is $4 each.

    Mickey's Cookies n Cream Sandwich is $4 as well.

    Taking a Liz and her Mickey Bar Eat the ears first... Mickey Bars Yum to both

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    Valentine's Day Disney Style

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 10, 2015

    Our most recent visit to Disney was during February 2015 and we were actually there for Valentine's Day. The parks were full of Disney themed Valentine's merchandise and food items. We bought a few items for ourselves and for family at home. In particular we like the valentine's candy and chocolate treats in Mickey shapes;Yum and fun.

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    Mickey Ears

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 4, 2015

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    At Disney World you can be a kid again and with a pair of Mickey Ears the transformation is complete. There is a variety of Mickey Ears available for kids and adults: traditional black mouse ears, differeent character mouse ears, wedding mouse ears, Minnie ears, hats with ears,etc. You can find any color or sized ears imaginable and have a lot of fun wearing them.

    My wife and I bought three pairs of ears during our latest trip in February 2015: a Strorm TRooper Stars wars hat with mickey ears, A pink sparkly Minnie ears headband and a cars themed set of mouse ears for our nephew.

    My wife trying one ears before purchasing Germany ears Stich ears Princess ears for kids Sorcerer Mickey Hat with ears

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    Pin Trading

    by cjg1 Updated Feb 25, 2015

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    I had never heard of such a thing as "Pin Trading". Liz had told me that it's a Disney custom and has become an obsession for some die hard Disney enthusiasts.

    In every Disney Park and the Market place there are pins and lanyards for sale. You start by buying a lanyard and a few pins. As you walk through the parks you can trade one of your pins for any staff members pin that you like. Certain pins are staff only issue so they are off limits (staf will normally explain that to guests). It's a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Liz used to be a pin nut but has resigned herself to just buy souveniers instead of doing the pin trading thing. I have become the pin trader in the family now.

    There are some really cool pins in the Parks that display certain locations, attractions, characters and celebrations occuring in the park. During our last visit in February 2015 I purchased several pins and a few limited edition ones to add to the collection.

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    Disney Treats

    by cjg1 Updated Feb 25, 2015

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    My wife and I love the Disney themed treats available in the parks, shops and resorts. You can find everything from Mickey Candy apples, Mickey cookies, rice crispy treats, cakes, chocolates, candies, ice cream and more.

    We are fans of their candy apples; in particular their white chocolate apples which are so good and big enough to share. We always bring home some of these items for gifts for family and friends. Our most recent trip in February 2015; we brought home some Mickey themed shortbread cookies, rice crispy treats and chocolates for Valentine's day.

    Disney decorated apples Cotton Candy DIsney Shortbread...yum! Mickey Cookies Sweet Disney Treats

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    the circus is famous in Florida

    by gwened Written Mar 6, 2014

    from the Ringling Bros ,Barnum and Baily circus in Sarasota, they do shows all over, and they do come to Orlando at the Orlando convention center,and now at the Amway center
    http://www.amwaycenter.com/venue-information

    a wonderful evening for the whole family that mine still remembers very well,and lookout for the circus whenever we are

    circus act carriages and horses circus act band clowns etc circus act parade of elephants and bikes circus act the Elephants circus act the elephants parade
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    BEST RADIO STATION

    by Michael_D Updated Feb 3, 2010

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    BEST RADIO STATION
    Real Radio 104.1 FM
    www.realradio.fm

    Talk radio is usually hideous. But if you have the choice of suffering the wagging tongues of right-wing nitwit Republican pundits or Monster (truck) comedians, the latter are certainly more entertaining for your busy ears. Between the Monsters in the Morning 6AM-11AM(Russ Rollins, Tiffany, Tom Vann, Daniel Dennis, Dirty Jim), Jim Philips (and Moira!)from 3-7PM ..they added the Buckethead 11/3PM show in the afternoon and SPK(Kevin) has his own show at night.(7-11PM)

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    Pressed Pennies & Quarters

    by cjg1 Written Mar 3, 2009

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    I had seen machines that do souvenir coins in other places before so this was not a new thing for me to see. It is a custom for Liz to get pressed pennies from every Disney location when she visits. She's been doing this since she was a child and has a nice collection from all of her trips.

    A souvenir penny is $51 cents (two quarters and one penny). A souvenir quarter is $1.25 (5 quarters).

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    Orlandos best

    by Michael_D Updated Dec 2, 2006

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    BEST PLACE TO RID YOURSELF OF DEMONS
    The Labyrinth at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando
    1901 E. Robinson St., (407) 898-3621
    www.fuconet.org

    The goal is to gain a greater awareness of the self and one's spiritual side.

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    No speak espanol?!

    by nick723 Written Aug 3, 2005

    When visiting southern FL, southern CA, or even West TX you mite want to brusch up on your'e spainish, because 3/4 of the pop's in theese area's speak only espanol. you wouldn't want to aciendly insult anyone, or find your'e self in spot and no one speaks english.

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