We love to find and re-find Hidden Mickeys. Their origin traces back to the design of EPCOT in the 1970's and 80's and the intent to include alcohol sales in that park. Disney characters in the presence of alcohol???? What if a future employer sees a picture on social media? The shame!
Never fear! Some clever Imagineers found ways to include Mickey and friends into various places without them being too obvious. The birth of the Hidden Mickey.
With Covid-19 in full effect, there are a ton of people that are having Disney withdrawal! We moved to Florida almost two years ago just so that we wouldn't experience this feeling. I love irony as much as anyone, but this is borderline cruel :) While I do miss the rides and attactions, that's not the thing that I am really jonesing for. I want some good food!!! When we didn't live so close to Disney and wanted to get our theme park food fix, we would look for recipes. My wife has pretty much perfected the cheese soup from Le Celier! So I thought this would be a good time to add a recipe for another of our favorites. I haven't been to Disneyland since 2013. Even then, I didn't have a park ticket. I ran through the parks for the Disneyland half marathon (which hasn't been held for a few years now). But one of my all-time favorite Disney food items (note to self, I should put together a list of my top five faves) was the Chicken Chile Verde Cone from
We have had the pleasure of talking with some new visitors to WDW over the past few weeks. It is so fun for Tabitha and I to do that. It takes me back to a day when we would order promo DVD's to be delivered to our house and watch them.....Before you ask, the internet did exist and so did YouTube......But it was definitely a time of transition! Talking with these people, it took us back to some of the budget tips that we have learned over the years.
Homecomin' is located in Disney Springs and is one of my favorite restaurants on Disney World property. I've been there a handful of times and have not had a bad meal. That's not to say that it's always great. During peak times, I have had meals that were good but not exceptional. My most recent trip was during lunch on a weekday. They were at about half-capacity and the meal was outstanding and the service was amazing! I was on the dining plan, which included a drink and desert. I knew what entree that I wanted but asked for input from the bartender for the other courses. I was very happy! The "Old Fashioned Elder" For my entree I selected the signature dish, "Art's Famous Fried Chicken". This is every bit as good as the Mid-West Potluck fried chicken that I remember from my youth! The portions are generous and I had leftovers. My one criticism is that the mashed potatoes are instant. That's not a horrible