Blogorail Green – Best Disney Drinks (and where to find them!)

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Best Disney Drinks (and where to find them!)

Written by Mike Ellis.

Welcome to Germany!  Home of great food, great drink, and great entertainment!  Today, my friends, I am traveling a bit out of my comfort zone to talk about the best Disney drink that I have to have when we eat dinner at Biergarten.  That drink (or, if you will, series of drinks) is the German Beer Float.  I say that I’m heading out of my comfort zone because, truly, I am rarely an alcohol drinker — and as such, the German Beer Flight is the perfect amount of alcohol for me!

The German Beer Flight has changed since the last time I ate at Biergarten.  The last time we ate there was 2013, and if I remember correctly, this was what the Beer Flight consisted of:

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Schöfferhofer Weizen
  • Hovels

Each of those four beers consists of a 5 ounce tasting, so in all, you receive 20 ounces of beer.  However, since then, the Beer Flight has changed, and now consists of these four beers:

  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest – One of the most beautiful regions in Germany is the Allgäu, home of Altenmünster Brewer Beers. Altenmünster is made from rediscovered recipes for connoisseurs, who highly value the use of long-forgotten ingredients creating a full-flavored and timeless beer
  • Wursteiner Dunkel – Classic German-style dark pilsner that has a deep chestnut brown hue with a smooth, toasty malt flavor and mocha aromas
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen – A top-fermented full-bodied beer with a distictive slightly sweet, floral aroma. Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen is one of Germany’s most well-known wheat beers
  • Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen – A unique combination of sparkling smooth hefeweizen with grapefruit juice. Refreshing well-rounded taste with tangy
    character and hints of sweetness that is pleasing to the palate.  The world’s first unfiltered grapefruit hefeweizen-mix

Still 5 ounce tastings, so that is the same, the price for the current evolution of the Beer Flight is $13.  Before, I was a big fan of the Oktoberfest — and since that hasn’t changed, I imagine I will still be a fan of that.  Of the four of those, I think the Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen would be the one that I would dislike the most — or perhaps the Dunkel.  I’m not one for a dark style beer so that one may be the one I dislike.

If you have a fancy for one of these, you can also order them individually in 1/2 liter servings — the two Hefeweizen varieties are $9.50 each, the Oktoberfest is $8.75, and the Dunkel is $8.25.

For me, though, the real reason I think fondly of the German Beer Flight is because of the memories I have of the last time we ate at Biergarten.  That was 2013, it was the first trip to Walt Disney World we had been on since I became a part time travel agent with Pixie Vacations, and the agency was having an agent get together to hang out together and get to know one another.  That meal was great because Cindy, Sophie and I joined our dear friends Brenda and Butch for dinner at Biergarten, and in the course of that meal, Sophie and I shared a moment that I likely will be reliving in a different venue in the next 10 years or so.  I’ll let the picture speak for itself, though:

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Sophie and I on the dance floor.

So, my friends, this concludes my look at the German Beer Flight, and why this is my choice for the Best Disney Drink.  I hope that you have enjoyed my look at the drink, as well as my look at why this one simple drink really does it for me.  Until next time, please go out, have a great day, and remember to make it a Disney day no matter where you are!  Thanks for stopping by, go check out the rest of the posts below!

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Tubby the Tuba LP – Narrated by Annette

Who is Tubby the Tuba you ask? Well, if you were into collecting very obscure Disneyland Records releases in 1963, you’d recognize this character as a one-off musical instrument used to teach children about, what else: music.

But I’m guessing that doesn’t clear anything up for you, so I think this would be a good time to show you the LP cover:

I love his socks!

This LP from Disneyland Records follows the pattern of most similar releases in that the main title is confined to the A Side, with filler or stock music of a related theme confined to the B Side. So as you may gather from that, Tubby the Tuba and his story only appears on the A Side of this LP.

Annette does a fantastic job of narrating the story doing many character voices and even singing a very funny character song for a bullfrog.

FUN FACT: Even though Walt talked her out of changing her last name, with the argument that she would be unique and remembered for it, she is often billed as simply ‘Annette’. What’s up with that?

The story of Tubby the Tuba follows, you guessed it, a tuba as he tries to be taken seriously by the snobbish instruments of the orchestra he is a part of. While they get to play beautiful melodies he only gets to go ‘Uumpa! Uumpa!’ and is shouted down if he tries to do anything else.

After a rehearsal Tubby goes off by himself and sits down beside a pond where he meets a large bullfrog. The bullfrog is a happy and courteous fellow and greets the tuba and soon they are swapping life stories which turn out to be very similar. It seems the bullfrog’s singing isn’t appreciated by his pond friends either. He sings a tune for Tubby that both cheers him up and gives him something to play for his band mates!

Tubby returns to the orchestra for another rehearsal and tries to sneak the bullfrog’s tune in but is again shouted down by the other instruments. But the Conductor hears it and asks Tubby to play it again. He does so and it is so good that all of the other instruments join in and Tubby is now a respected part of the orchestra!

NOT-SO FUN FACT: Back in 1963 society still wasn’t very sensitive to anything that was different. Movies and television were filled with stereotypical depictions of heavy-set people. Usually every plucky protagonist had an overweight friend constantly munching on junk food for comic relief. I always wondered how those (usually) younger actors felt about being hired solely to be laughed at?

My contention is with the naming of this character: Tubby the Tuba. With the root word so obvious and the tuba’s size as an instrument, it’s not hard to see why the writers took the easy way out in naming him. But although arguably not as cute, couldn’t he have been named Thomas the Tuba or Terry the Tuba or Tony the Tuba?

This may be a stretch, but it comes close to fat shaming a tuba because of its size.

Now back to 2016 and the B Side of the LP:

  Tubby the Tuba Record 4

  1. This was a Short from 1953 and provided a history of music through the ages, from prehistoric man to the modern symphony orchestra.
  2. An old standard given a new musical twist.
  3. A medley featuring five things kids might sing about.
  4. Jimmie Dodd sings a quasi-religious song based on the Bible book of Proverbs to the Mouseketeers.
  5. This song was written by Dodd but sung by an ensemble.

It was great to hear Jimmie Dodd again as he was such a great talent and a very good man all around. It’s always interesting to see him outside of his Mickey Mouse Club role.

These old LPs are great collectors items and very inexpensive to obtain. I picked this one up a local flea market for just a dollar. The music is well done and the artwork is fun!