Magical Blogorail: Frozen Fruit Snacks

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Teal loop. Today we are sharing the best frozen treats you can find at Disney.

Frozen Fruit Snacks

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Magical Blogorail: Frozen Fruit Snacks

Hello everyone, and welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail post, were we explore some of the incredibly delicious frozen fruit snacks that can help you stay cool in the summer heat at Disney!

Picture this, if you please. You are at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, it’s 100 degrees in the shade, the humidity is easily 80%, and you are looking for anything to help cool you down. Can you feel the heat, the sticky humidity, is it driving you crazy right now just imagining it? Well, one thing your family doesn’t do very often is go to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, simply because it’s kind of out of the way, but you decide to go because you’ve heard that it has air conditioning, and there is a train to ride, after all, and fans, etc. So imagine a day as hot as that, and as you are approaching the Conservation Station, you see a small snack cart selling the Minute Maid Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.  12 ounces of frozen deliciousness, only $4 at the time (a snack credit for those on the Disney Dining Plan).  Soft enough to spoon through and enjoy, big enough to share, yummy enough to give a good treat, and cool enough to lower the internal temperature a bit.  In short, a great treat for a hot summer day!

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As I was preparing to write this, all of a sudden I had thought — does this frozen treat count as a frozen fruit snack? Well, when I researched it, I did find that the Orangeade that you can get contains 28% fruit juice, but I couldn’t find any word on the Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, so I’m not certain.  However, here’s my thinking on it — it tastes great, it is fruity, so to me, it counts, even if it’s not a frozen banana or something like that.  In the 100 degree temperatures, I guess it’s a matter of semantics, but that’s the way my mind operates at times.

So tell us, please, what are your favorite frozen snacks, and why? I’d love to hear all about it, please let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

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Flame Tree Barbecue

29 Days: Flame Tree Barbecue

Flame Tree Barbecue

Flame Tree Barbecue is our choice for #Day29 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown. Image ©Disney Parks

As we continue our #DisneyWorldCountdown, today we are at #Day28 and we are taking a look at the Flame Tree Barbecue quick service restaurant at Animal Kingdom Park.  As I explained in my Updated Top 10 Quick Service Restaurants post, Flame Tree rose one spot from #8 in my old countdown to #7 in this year’s edition.  It has a lot going for it — yummy delicious food, a nice outdoor seating arrangement that doesn’t feel too hot, even in the summer; and, despite how good the food is, it never seems to be that busy!  So, in my opinion, it’s got the Disney Trifecta working for it!

I love the ribs that I get there, and if memory serves me correctly, I also really enjoy the baked beans that you can get as a side dish with them!  Yummy!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

If you are considering this restaurant for your next trip, here is a link to the menu that you can look at online!

So tell me, is the Flame Tree Barbecue on your list of favorites, or is it on your list of not so favorites?  Let me know in the comments below, and thank you for stopping by today as we bring to you our thoughts on Walt Disney World!

Disney Dining Review: Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is one of the Walt Disney World Dinner Shows that you can see while on vacation.  Located at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds, the pavilion where the BBQ is held is not far from the location for the Hoop Dee Doo Review.

We took Sophie and my niece Stephanie to the Backyard BBQ for Sophie’s 9th birthday when we were at Disney World celebrating.  We were on the Disney Dining Plan for this visit, and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ counts as 2 Dining credits and also required us to guarantee it with a credit card.  This requirment isn’t as big a deal now, as Disney has started requiring a credit card guarantee on many of their table service restaurants.

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ has many great things going for it.  Here is my list of the things that we enjoyed the most:

  • The setting is rustic, and while this isn’t for everyone, it was great for me.
  • Sophie had some really great quality time with Mickey and Minnie, as well as Chip, Dale, and Goofy.
  • The stage show with all of it’s country influence was great.  There was a lot of energy involved with everything here, and we enjoyed it quite a bit.

In fact, I enjoyed our experience quite a bit.  There were only two things that I think should be changed, but I will understand if they aren’t.  The first is the 2 TS credits required.  I love the show, and all of that, but I just didn’t feel like it was worth 2 TS credits.  The other thing that I wasn’t crazy about was the food.  The big buffet was BBQ food, which wasn’t a problem; it’s what you expect.  On tap were burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, and all the fixings.  The problem I had with the food was the temperature.  I know that this is something that is hard to control in what is basically a covered outdoor pavilion, and is also something that can be totally different the next time we eat there.  I think if I were making the decision on how to conquer the temperature problem of the food, I would make smaller quantity, and replace it more often.  For example, instead of making 100 burgers and replacing them every 20 minutes, make 50 burgers and replace them every 10, or something along that nature.

However, all in all, I really enjoyed the BBQ, and would consider it again.  If you decide on eating at the Backyard BBQ, I highly recommend that you give yourself plenty of time to get to the pavilion.  We elected to drive to Fort Wilderness, then we parked, but then we had to wait on the bus to take us through the campground to where the pavilion was.  All in all, I think it took at least an hour to get from our hotel at Port Orleans French Quarter to dinner.

One last thing that I’ll mention was that all the people that were celebrating something, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, you can write down the name of the person celebrating, and they will announce it as part of the show.  So if you are celebrating, this is one of the places you can go that you can get your celebration announced.  I hope you enjoyed the review, and that it helps you to decide whether or not to make a reservation at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ!  If it doesn’t, maybe these pictures will!

Sophie (with her self-created Minnie shirt) with Minnie and Mickey!


The Stage Show


Sophie loves corn on the cob!


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