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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Sophie, Miss J, and Riley – Best Friends!

Riley, Sophie, and Miss J at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Riley, Sophie, and Miss J at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Last summer, Cindy, Sophie and I welcomed our friends Leigh Ann and Riley and our friends Randy, Sheila, and Miss J to join us in celebrating Sophie’s 13th birthday.  Sophie and Riley have been best friends since the day they were born, and in June 2013, Sophie and Miss J became best friends as well when we met them at Disneyland.  Since that visit, scarcely a week goes by without Sophie and Miss J FaceTiming one another over the weekend.

Since last year was Sophie’s 13th Birthday, Cindy and I wanted to do some special, so we invited both sets of families to join us at Walt Disney World.  The picture above was taken when we first arrived at Bay Lake Tower where we were staying.  Riley and Miss J had never met before, and it was like all three of them had been best friends all of their lives.  Those girls were inseparable, and the conversations between the three of them is the stuff of legend now.

What got this post percolating in the back of my mind was a song that Sophie and I heard the other day.  Many of you may know it, the song is “It’s Not Easy” from the Disney Classic movie Pete’s Dragon.  In the song, Elliott is singing about how it’s not easy finding and hanging onto that special friend you have.  In many ways, this is very true.  For Sophie and Riley, they have been friends from before birth, but it’s not always easy because, despite the fact that we both live in the same area, schedules are different, so they often don’t get to spend a whole lot of time together.  For Sophie and Miss J, they didn’t meet until Sophie was turning 12, but the wonder of the Internet has made it seem like they are a lot closer than they the 2,500+ miles that separate the two of them, but that’s difficult in it’s own way.  What I love about this song, though, is that Elliott is able to realize just how easy it is to be best friends with people, and to embrace the differences we all have and the challenges we all face, despite schedule challenges and geographic distances separating the friends.  So now, please take a moment or two and watch the YouTube video of the song “It’s Not Easy” from Pete’s Dragon.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Are there any challenges in your lives that make it hard to hang onto that special friend in your life?

Walt Disney’s Birthday!

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Today we mark the celebration of the birth of Walt Disney.  This innovative pioneer, who was responsible for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney as we know it, was born on this day in 1901.  Today he would have been 117 years old.  As towering a personality as Walt Disney was in real life, when you think about his life and legacy, it really comes down to a few important things:

  1. Walt Disney loved his family.
  2. To Walt, it wasn’t about the money he was making — it was about connecting with his kids in such a way that they would want to continue to be around him.
  3. In addition, Walt wanted the rest of us — those that weren’t as fortunate, or as creative, or had as much imagination — to still be able to enjoy the time they had with their families.

It was because of all of this — and more — that Disneyland was born in 1955. So many people have Walt Disney to thank for so many happy memories.  This little blog wouldn’t exist if Walt Disney World didn’t exist.  So many memories that I have with my wife, daughter, and rest of my family would not have been created if we hadn’t gone to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  People often say to me, “Why do you keep going back to Walt Disney World year after year after year?”  My answer to them, and to you, is always the same.  I simply say to them, “No matter how often we go to Disney World, we always find something new to experience there.  More importantly, though, we always have some special moment that happens that lodges itself in our memory banks, and causes us to remember the memories we have had in prior trips.” My friends, I think that Walt Disney would like nothing better than to hear your reasons why you love Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any of the other Disney parks as much as you do.  Please take a moment, leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page, or send us a tweet, and tell us why Walt Disney — and all of his parks —  is so special to you!  Thank you, and make sure you make it a Disney Day!

Saying Thank You on Veterans Day 2014

My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

Here at My Dreams of Disney, our primary focus is, of course, Disney, and all that you can experience at the premier destination spot in the world.  However, while we love visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland, we also know that we are nothing without our Faith, as you know from our Prayers for the Week posts, and we also know that none of the Disney parks would exist if it wasn’t for the sacrifice of all of the men and women that have paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we have today.

This post is dedicated to all of those brave men and women, and all that they mean to my family on this day: Veterans Day.

The Bald Eagle -- symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Bald Eagle — symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up -- Washington, DC.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up — Washington, DC.

When this picture was taken, it was an incredibly cold night, and the tranquility of that night was incredible.  If you have never been to Washington, DC, I urge you to take a trip there and visit all that our Nation’s Capital has to offer — especially it’s historic monuments.

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation -- a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation...

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation — a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation…

The World War II memorial pays tribute to that horrific conflict, and serves as a reminder for any that choose to remember what our country went through.  History is a big thing — if we fail to remember our history, then we are doomed to repeat it.  I fear that our generation has totally forgotten the sacrifices of the generations that came before us…

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

My friends, I have never served in the military — medical issues kept me from even being eligible to do so.  I’m not certain that I would have been cut out for military life, but one thing that I do know is that our country has survived because of it’s military — and my family and I honor all that you have done to protect us.  From the bottom of our heart, I thank each and every one of you for your service — whether current or former, whether you are a serviceman or servicewoman, or the family member of a serviceman.  The sacrifice of all of you is honorable, and we do not take that sacrifice lightly.  Our country chooses today, Veterans Day 2014, to give you the honor you deserve — but my family honors you every time we see you in uniform.  Thank you for serving to protect our country.

Thank you.