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February 2017

My Favorite Disneyland Food!

These are my favorite post to talk about because i absolutely LOVE food, especially Disney food because there is nothing more magical than Disney!

So here are 15 of my favorite foods not in any particular order:

  1. Mickey Shaped Waffle
  2. Matterhorn Macaroon
  3. Tigger Tail
  4. Mickey Shaped Beignets
  5. Churro
  6. Chili Con Queso
  7. Pretzel and Cheese
  8. Safari Skewer
  9. Corn on the cob
  10. Mango Slices
  11. Watermelon
  12. Firefly Chips
  13. Grilled Cheese
  14. The Alien Style Galactic Grill Burger
  15. Pomme Fries

These are only 15 of my favorite foods to eat at Disneyland, but they are so good and i find myself going back to a lot of these when i go to the park…What are some of your favorite foods in Disneyland? I would love to hear incase I’ve missed out on any delicious food!

-Dezi

 

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Perfect Paws: Akita

The Akita is said to have originated in the Odate region in Akita Prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu. Its original name was the Odate Dogs. It was said that the Akita was also crossed bread with the Japanese Tosa, a fighting dog which was entered in fighting competitions.

In 1907 Japan banned dog fighting. Owners of fighting dogs had no use for them so would leave them to die of neglect or turned them lose. Rabies made its way to the breed and large amounts of them were destroyed. One of the most famous Akita of all time was named Hachiko, a pup who waited 9 years at the Japanese train station for his master(who had died unexpectedly).

In 1937 Helen Keller was credited with bringing the first Akita into the United States. The breeds popularity grew in the US around WWII because the servicemen of the occupational forces admired the noble dogs and took them home to their families. As the number of Akitas grew, there became two very different types of the breed that the Japanese Kennel Club does not recognize the American version of the breed.

The breed was recognized with the American Kennel Club October 1972 where they became a regular to the show in the working group beginning April 4, 1973. These pups thrive on human companionship and should be walked everyday. They respond very well to respectful commands and positive motivation rather than force. Akitas are great with children, pretty good with other pets, training them is very easy if you use the right methods.

Are Akitas the pups for you and your family? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disney Disney Disney!

So lately i have been talking about the all the park updates which is honestly my favorite thing to do, but i really do believe you can never have to much Disney in your life. To be honest majority of the things i own is Disney, and i can talk about it all day so lets get some Disney talk on  because i feel a little backed up with Disney.

Just a warning it might be a little sporadic because there are so many topics i want to get to without making this a super LONG post, so bare with me as i verbally Disney vomit!

My mother daughter trip is coming up on Friday and i am so excited to get back in the parks and just embrace all the Disney magic, fun and excitement. The anticipation of getting to the parks kills me because i would love to live there!

Since i planned the trip Disney has taken over my life just a little bit more, i have been listening to podcasts, watching vlogs, reading blog posts and really taking in the Disney lifestyle at work and well during school even more oxo then i normally do. Its come to the point where i am already mentally purchasing food and merchandise…  If i am honest i don’t see this as a bad thing which probably means i have a problem BUT at least its a magical problem…just not for my bank account.

What are some things you do before going to a Disney Park? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

Aladdin’s Oasis: MSEP Dining Experience!

Happy Birthday mom!

So today i decided that i was going to make a special birthday reservation for my mom at Aladdin’s Oasis meaning we will have reserved seating for The Main Street Electrical Parade. At Aladdin’s Oasis you can pick up your food and go or you can stay and eat at one of their tables. This is definitely a better option for the both of us because if she decides she doesn’t want to sit at Aladdin’s Oasis we can walk around the park and find a spot she wants to eat at because it is her birthday trip and she can do whatever she wants and i will happily buy and tag a long.

This is the second time reserving seats, so i am pretty excited. The first time i reserved seats was for my parents, and baby cousin for Frozen!  A Musical Spectacular and i had a blast. So i am really looking forward to re-living my childhood memories with my mom watching MSEP, and i know i am going to need tissues because this is our all time favorite Disney show. Plus i already know we will be decking out in MSEP gear and trinkets because  its the greatest and will definitely be missed.

Have you ever don reserved dining that included reserved seating for a show? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Dog Nation!

From Dog Whisperer to Cesar 911 I have always looked at Cesar Millan as the GREATEST dog trainer in the world. So when i found out that he would be taking a road trip around the world I knew their had to be another show he was working on.

Dog Nation, Cesar’s newest show will still focus on helping dogs and their owners but he’ll also be helping out organizations that help dogs along with recognizing canine heroes, but this time around he’s not doing it by himself, his co-host and son Andre will be providing a millennial perspective through this adventure.

The Show is set to premier on March 3. 2017 at 8/9pm central time on NatGeo WILD. Now I don’t know about you but I am so EXCITED for their new program to start, its going to be amazing. New place, new dogs, and puppy heroes! Are you a fan of Cesar Millan? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

This Week In Disney: Parks, Cruise and runDisney.

From the parks, to the course, to a relaxing cruise to a new destination, here is the latest Disney news…starting off with the OG and my home park Disneyland and working our way through the water!

Disenyland:

Not only do we get the grey stuff when Beauty and the Beast takes over but the Village Haus Restaurant which is now called Red Rose Tavern but new food and merchandise is something to look forward in seeing.

Some exciting news is everyones favorite Railroad will be returning this summer along with “Fantastic!” the magical nighttime spectacular will also be returning and i am so EXCITED!!!!

Over in DCA its almost time for the Summer of Heroes as guests from around the world join forces with the legendary super heroes in an ever expanding universe of stories and adventures. Kicking off the fun this summer is GOTG-Mission: Breakout! which opens May 27. Along with the ride, they’ll be dancing with an old school boom box and of course super hero encounters where for the first time in the history of the earth we get to meet the one, the only GROOT! and his super hero friends Captain America and Spider-Man!

For a limited time we can train with Black Widow and Hawkeye to see if we have what it takes to be part of the Avengers, and than fill our bellies with some awesome super hero inspired food that’ll be around Hollywood land!

Walt Disney World:

Guests visiting Walt Disney: One Mans Dream in Hollywood Studios can receive an Oscar award winning picture…yes unfortunately the Oscar statuette will need to stay to spread some magic BUT a picture is worth a thousands words! So be sure to visit before it leaves on the 26th of February.

Feb 20 is National Love Your Pet Day and well there was some yummy treats at Sprinkles Cupcakes for your furry little friend, but one of my favorite thing i got my pups years ago was a personalized dog tag shaped like Mickey Mouse.

runDisney:

We are only hours away from the Princess Half Marathon Weekend!! 5k, 10k, half marathon or the Glass Slipper Challenge, will you be participating this weekend?

As for Disneyland Half Marathon weekend as many of us know it as Dumbo Double Dare has gotten a bit of a makeover and a bit of theme change, so heres what you can look forward too:

Kids Race: Up

5k: The Incredibles

10k: Monsters University

Half:Toy Story

Disneyland Double Dare: Celebrating Pixar Animation Studios!

It can’t get anymore magical than that! Good luck runners! 🙂

Tokyo Disney Resort:

April 21 2017 Tokyo Disney Resort will be opening their second Bibiddy Bobbidy Boutique in World Bazaar. Their first boutique is still available at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel which opened in 2008. Be sure to book those reservations a month before your trip and that those little ones range from 3- 11 years of age.

Hong Kong Disneyland:

ITs time to take an exotic new adventure with Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest hotel Disney Explorer Lodge. It’ll hold 750 room and be divided into four wings which will look over magical gardens names after beloved Disney Characters that’ll celebrate different locales around the world.

-Kevin Garden (UP)

-Little Squirt Garden of Oceana (Finding Nemo)

-Hathi Jr. Garden (The Jungle Book)

-Rafiki Garden (The Lion King)

Disney Cruise Line:

Starting in 2018 the Disney Cruise Line will set ale for new adventures which will starting with a grand tour of Europe with visits to the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Norway and Iceland.

Milan, Italy…the global capital of fashion, there will be some special sailings from Barcelona and Rome. When in Rome you can explore the colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican. From the local cuisine to the beaches to the streets of Las Rambas.

For the first time (in for) ever the seven-night British Isle cruise will set sale through Cork which is home to vibrant culinary scene and a plethora of pubs, shops and cafes. Some additional ports that would be visited are Dublin, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Liverpool, England.

As you can tell there is so much magical news but the few I’m really excited for is definitely the summer of Disneyland because the Railroad will be back along with Fantastic! Im also really excited about the cruise line because i mean its Italy, Rome, Barcelona, Scotland and many more magical places that will have be getting some Disney Magic! What is your favorite Disney news this week? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

How I House Trained My Pups!

This is a question that comes up a lot “How do you house train your puppy?” So lets talk about this, since each pup is different, there are many different training possibilities for that specific pup which i would love to hear everyones take on how they house trained your pup.

I went for the limited space and routine method i guess you can say? The first thing I did was block off a tiny space just enough room for a pee pad, water bowl and a spot that I can sit. This gave me time to take notes on what they did before they go to the bathroom, how long it took them to digest the food and water and of course gave me a great opportunity to really reward them for going on the paper. For their food I made sure that i fed them at the same times everyday so they can get into a routine as soon as possible.

Eventually I would make their play pen a bit bigger and bigger with every week of success until they got full roam of the house. Now i was lucky enough to have amazing littles ones that I never had to reduce their space, they picked up on this training really fast by the end of the week they had full access to the house and still 5 years late have had no accidents what so ever.

Knowing their little quirks before they actually go to the bathroom I think helped the most because when I would see it I would place them to the paper and they would do their business. When the pups and I moved into an apartment they started liking the whole idea of going outside whenever they needed to go, and they would sit by the door and wait for me to open it up so they can go do their, thankfully this became a great routine for all of us and they still would use the pee pad when i go to school or work, which is great!

So how did you house train your pups? I would really like to know because like I said before not all pups are the same so they all learn differently.

-Dezi

Beauty and the Beast: Takeover!

From a fantasy makeover to brand new foods to eat while fans wait anxiously with anticipation for the movie to come out in all its magicalness.

The Village Haus Restaurant has received a magical transformation into Red Rode Taverne which will open Feb 24. So with a new look, come some new Beauty and the Beast inspired menu that includes:

  • Beasts Burger
  • Enchanted Cauliflower
  • Chicken Sandwich a la Lumiere
  • Grey stuff Gateau
  • Lemon Rose Cake
  • Gaston Famous Brew

Royal Reception has some special merchandise location offers keepsakes, apparel and collectable inspired by both the animated Disney feature as well as the new live-action film. If your tummy starts growling like the beast than check out some of Maurice’s treats because his twists have some dipping sauce to choose from…Strawberry, marinara and some grey stuff! Dont believe me go check it out, and keep your eyes peeled for Gaston!

-Dezi

Perfect Paws: Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier are clever, friendly and courageous pups. They were thought to have originated in the Aire River Valley in England and developed by crossing a terrier with an otter hound in the mis 1800’s. They were used by the yorkshiremen to hunt the large rats that would dwell on the banks of the Aire River…originally called the working terrier or the waterside terrier.

In 1864 they were exhibited for the first time at a championship dog show sponsored but the Airedale Agriculture society. The Kennel Club of England formally recognized the Airedale Terrier in 1886.

The breeds popularity soared during WWI when they were used as Red Cross rescue dogs. They were also deployed on the frontline of battlefields to want troops of any approach by the enemy. British colonel Edwin Hautenville Richardson trained other breeds for the War Dog Program, where they were trained to wear gas masks to navigate the battlefields.

Jack, an Airedale terrier was a true war hero, even though a piece of shrapnel smashed his jaw, another slicing his back and a forepaw Jack delivered his message  and saved the battalion. Unfortunately minutes later he passed away from his wombs. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria cross for his bravery.

Today the Airedale is enjoying resurgence in popularity Disney’s 1996 live action version of  101 Dalmatians where they feature a shaggy Airedale in a prominent role of the movie. The original story as well as the animated film featured an Old English Sheepdog in the role, but the producers wanted an Airedale because of their trainability and intelligence.

They are very trainable pips, they get along great with children and other pets but leaving them home alone could be a challenge…so is this a pup for you? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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