Lunar New Year at DCA

Lunar New Year

It’s the Year of the Pig and we celebrated with all the Lunar New Year food at DCA. We decided to head to the park on a day that had a 50% chance of rain…which in hindsight wasn’t the best idea but that didn’t stop us from enjoying all the yummy food. Because of the bad weather, most of the performances were canceled so we weren’t able to see Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession… I guess there is always next year!?

We purchased the Sip & Savor Pass ($39.00 before AP discount-$36.00 after AP discount) so we could try an assortment of goodies from all the different vendors. We still had some left over on our pass so we went back for seconds of our favorite foods.

Sip & Savor Pass

Kenzie LOVED the Vegetable Egg Roll and Chilled Sesame-Garlic Noodles from Longevity Noodle Co. Courtney’s favorite was the Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tart from the Lucky 8 Lantern. Also, what should be noted but is not pictured, the Vietnamese Iced Coffee from the Lucky 8 Lantern… SO delicious.

Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tart

There was just so much good food! We spent the rest of the day trying to walk off everything we ate, but we ate A LOT.

Prosperity Bao and Buns

Lunar New Year

Mickey’s 90th Birthday!

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Mickey turned 90 earlier this month so we went into the parks to celebrate! For his birthday weekend only, the parks released Mickey-themed treats in celebration of the big 90. Us girls headed down to the park that Saturday morning to get a taste. We started with the celebration churro and it was DELICIOUS. Very messy but very much delicious. This churro had cookie butter drizzled on top of it so it wasn’t a hard sell.

After the churro, we walked around the park, took some photos…tried working up our appetite and then stopped by the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor to get the Mickey & Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sundae. This Sundae was like a melting pot of all your favorite birthday goodies; cupcakes, brownies, whipped cream and scoops of birthday cake ice cream. We could not and did not finish this sundae, we were in desperate need of extra help.

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On Sunday we got up bright and early so we could get our Birthday pins before they ran out (which they did…around noon) and quickly found a spot for Mickey’s Birthday Cavalcade down Main Street. It was cute to see all the characters come out for Mickey’s Birthday. We loved seeing those characters that we don’t usually get to see in the parks, some of them we haven’t seen since we were kids *cough cough Jiminy Cricket*. The cavalcade stopped right in front of us and we all got to sing “Happy Birthday” to Mickey and Minnie.

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After the cavalcade, we were on the hunt for the Mickey Mouse Sipper! We headed over to DCA to try our luck and were able to snag one without having to wait in the long lines over at Disneyland.

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Halloween at the Parks

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The Halloween season has officially come to an end but don’t mourn for too long… Christmas time is just around the corner (Nov 9)! Part of the fun during the “seasons” at Disneyland is seeing the parks all decked out and tasting all the goodies. We’ve listed some of our favorites from this spooky Halloween season below. Let us know which were your favorites!

Main Street: 

  • Graveyard and Mummy Donut
  • Mummy Rice Krispy
  • Dia de los Muertos Candy Apple
  • Pumpkin Spice Frosted Pretzels (Not Pictured)
  • Cauldron Popcorn Bucket

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We had to get to the park at rope drop to get our hands on these delicious donuts. Others were rushing to the rides, we were rushing to the food…priorities!

Mummy Mickey Main Street

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We had to put this amazing popcorn bucket on here because 1. Disneyland popcorn is the best 2. This is one of our favorite souvenirs.

Popcorn Bucket

Frontierland:

  • Frozen Abuelita Horchata
  • Sugar Skull Pot de Creme
  • Churro Sundae

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We were split on the Frozen Abuelita Horchata… Mom and Kenzie loved it, Cody and Courtney not so much. But something we all can agree on is the Sugar Skull Pot de Creme…DELICIOUS

Cody

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California Adventures:

  • Bat Wing Sundae
  • Spider Silk Macaron
  • Spicy Pepper Jack “Dog”
  • Sugar Skull Cake

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Spicy! Spicy! Spicy! Granted, we knew what we were getting ourselves into but in doing so, it took us some time to recover. Let’s just say we did NOT ride the Incredicoaster after eating this. Delicious BUT SPICY.

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It’s all about balance right?? There are some veggies on Cody’s plate…

THIS CAKE. Cream cheese frosting with a Churro flavored mousse filling? Yes. We devoured it. And Yes. We thought about getting another piece.

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Hope you enjoyed the Halloween season in the parks as much as we did!

 

ma-ka-rohn

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Here’s the thing…we love a good dessert but what we love even more than that is a good Disney dessert! ma-ka-rohn is a bakery based in Florida that creates out of the box flavored macarons and ships them straight to your doorstep. We received the delicious Nightmare Before Christmas variety pack (we have already devoured half of them as I write this post)…whoops! The delicious flavors that came in our pack are below. Unfortunately, they are all sold out of this limited edition variety pack but you can customize your own with all of the unique flavors they offer.

  • Couple on the hill: Chocolate
  • Angry Jack: Cookies and cream
  • Smiling Jack: Birthday Cake buttercream (gluten free)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Vanilla
  • Reese’s

Happy Almost Halloween!!

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Mickey The True Original x Sugarfina

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We stopped by Sugarfina to pick up their limited edition Mickey The True Original candy. This is just one of the many collaborations celebrating Mickey’s 90th Birthday… at this rate, it feels like we could be celebrating all year long (YAY!) so stay tuned!

Out of the three candies, our favorite was the Mickey Mouse Buttons (berry flavored gummies). We’re trying to find a reason to justify another trip to the store within a couple days of each other but really, we just want more candy and another look at that cute hidden Mickey!!

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Kenz just got this cute loungefly backpack from Boxlunch…it seemed like the perfect prop to match. This will be Disney backpack number three for us…we can’t help ourselves, they’re all just too cute!

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