During the recent trip Mother Duck and I took to Disneyland, we ate a variety of delicious things. Our favorite meal was at the Blue Bayou, though it was not our main entrees that we remember the most fondly. Rather, it was the gumbo that came prior that was the most scrumptious savory thing we had that fine weekend. With our next visit to the “happiest place on Earth” sometime in the future, we had no choice but to see if we could make our own Disneyland gumbo at home. Continue reading The Secret of Disneyland Gumbo
With our newfound skills at caramel-making, Mother Duck and I have been seeking out new and exciting ways to use caramel. After our experiments with caramel-covered popcorn balls, the next thing we decided to try was our own homemade Tigger tails. You may remember this particular treat being mentioned in my post discussing the various desserts we had at Disneyland during Spring Dapper Day of 2017. Tigger tails are marshmallow, covered in caramel, covered in sugar, with stripes of chocolate. They are very tasty and very sweet. And they seemed easy enough to replicate. Continue reading Replicating Disneyland’s Tigger Tail
I hope you’re all having a holly jolly Halloween, everyone! To make it even better, I’ve prepared a silly video for you all that combines a lot of my mediocre skills into one place, including my ability to sing okay-ly, Photoshop stuff onto other stuff okay-ly, make costumes okay-ly, and most importantly of all, click the Upload button on Youtube as okay-ly as the next duck. You should see the finesse in which I clicked that button. It would bring tears to your eyes!
Ahem, for today’s spooky treat, you can find my own rendition of Grim Grinning Ghosts from Disney’s Haunted Mansion, my favorite attraction ever. I’m even pretty good at riding it. It takes skill because of how fast the Doom Buggies are…. Without further ado, Grim Grinning Ghosts! Continue reading Halloween 2017: Grim Grinning Ghosts
I spend a good amount of time on Youtube, and one of my favorite topics to watch is anything related to the various Disney Parks. I have learned history and secrets, not to mention differences between the various parks, including the amazing Disney attractions. During this time, I have discovered that two of the coolest Disney rides cannot be found in the United States where Disneyland began. Rather, to find these amazing attractions, you would need to visit the pair of Disney Parks residing in China. Continue reading Mystic Manor and Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean
It occurred to me recently that, as fond as my memories are of practically anything Disney-related, the Disney Parks are not wholly without unhappiness. No, quite the contrary. It was at one of these so-called “happiest places on Earth” that the Duck was subject to something very unpleasant indeed…traumatic even. But how could this be? How could a place filled with Disney characters and parades and fireworks, a place where even murderous pirates sing jaunty tunes, ever have a sinister side to it? Heck, even the 999 resident ghosts are specifically described as “happy haunts”, proving that Disney is indeed a joyous place for the living and the dead!
But nay, my friends, I speak the truth. There was a time when the Disney Parks were a very unhappy place for this particular Duck. Well then, where did this sad tale of woe take place, you must be asking with barely hidden disbelief? Why, dear readers, the culprit responsible is none other than…Disney World’s Tomorrowland. Continue reading Encountering an Alien at Disney World
Yep, another video is here. I’ve been video-crazy lately, but I need to start filling up my Youtube channel with all sorts of ducky goodness. It’s rather tiny at the moment. So, my mom and I are not exactly big into scrapbooking. We only put together one other scrapbook in the past, as an anniversary present for my dad. But after our return from a truly memorable trip at Disneyland, we thought we’d try our hands at another scrapbook to try and immortalize the Disney magic. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dapper Scrapper-book 2017
I realize that after all these many posts discussing different aspects of our trip to Disneyland, not once have I really just talked about how our trip went. Yes, I talked about rides and food and delightful Disney merchandise. But do you know what hotel we stayed at? Furthermore, did you know that we went on Dapper Day? No, there is a pretty good chance you did not. You may very well not even know what Dapper Day is to begin with! You see how neglectful I’ve been? Continue reading The Duck’s Dapper Disneyland Slideshow 2017
If you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the infamous Hatbox Ghost. This mysterious figure was originally intended to be a part of the ride, but he was removed shortly after the Haunted Mansion opened to mortals like you and me. His brief appearance caused some confusion and also gave rise to a rather intriguing legend. Had anyone really seen this ghoulish Hatbox Ghost or was he a mere hallucination? For a ride revolving around a haunted estate inhabited by 999 “happy haunts”, it was all the more chilling for one of these ghosts to have seemingly vanished without a trace. To this day, they say that no record remains of what became of the original Hatbox Ghost figure. Of course, that’s not the end of the story, nor is it quite the beginning. Continue reading The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost
You’ve read my posts. You’ve listened to me jabber on whilst playing random games on Youtube. You’ve seen me in full cosplay regalia. And yet, even so, the Duck of Indeed has remained an elusive creature, only spotted briefly during full moons, eclipses, and if you happen to visit a Subway at just the right time. If you take a picture of the Duck of Indeed, it, just like any photo taken of a Bigfeet or a UFO, turns out blurred and uncertain. Does the Duck of Indeed even exist? Has it all merely been a strange and unsettling dream!
How does a Duck even type when birds don’t have thumbs? Do such questions not unsettle you! Continue reading The Duck of Indeed…Now in HD
The Duck’s grand tour of the rides we visited at Disneyland continues in the aptly titled part two! We’ve already discussed the lesser-amazing (but still pretty delightful) rides we visited, and now it’s time for the top six. Which means the best of the best is coming up! (Again, we did not go on any scary rides, which mainly includes: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and um…Matterhorn.) Sit back and prepare to read some more overly detailed descriptions of cool stuff! You know you love it! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2017 Part 2