Category Archives: Disney

Recreating the Pixar Fest Cake…Mostly

As you may remember, during our most recent trip to Disneyland, a special several-month-long event called Pixar Fest was taking place.  The festivities came in the form of special merchandise, food, fireworks, and parades, and one of the things I was the most excited about was a three-layer cake (the colors being yellow, blue, and red) that could be found at the Plaza Inn. Continue reading Recreating the Pixar Fest Cake…Mostly

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The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 3

The final ride-ranking post is here, where we discuss the best of the best.  Even if one of these supposedly best rides caused no shortage of terror in the Duck and Mother Duck.  And in case you’re curious about part 2, it can be found here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 3

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 2

We have arrived at part 2 of the Duck’s Disneyland ride-ranking (part 1 can be found here).  This part of the list ranges from the peaceful to the frightening! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 2

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 1

The best part of Disneyland, as we all know, is the rides.  And one thing I love about the rides at Disneyland is the fact that they have something for everyone, especially people like myself who don’t enjoy rides that are fast or otherwise scary.  (Most theme parks would have literally nothing for me to do.  Except eat, of course.)  I would like to spend the next couple of posts reviewing and ranking the various attractions Mother Duck and I got to ride, including those we rode last year but didn’t check out on our newest visit (signified by italics).

Keep in mind that I’m trying to rank these rides not solely based on personal opinion.  For example, I can objectively say that Splash Mountain is a good ride deserving of its popularity, even if I, for one, would never ride it again due to that awful 52-foot drop at the end.  Of course, my own opinions will, inevitably, affect my rankings, but I wanted to keep things as fair as possible.  If you’re curious about last year’s posts, here are the links to part 1 and part 2. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 1

The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2018

It is now time we talked about the desserts at Disneyland, including some special limited edition stuff they had in celebration of Pixar Fest!  One nice thing about the snacks at Disneyland is that they often come in large servings, meaning you can save some money by sharing (Mother Duck and I shared the curros and grey stuff twist, sometimes with food to spare).  I will be ranking all of the treats we’ve had, including those from last year’s visit, which will be in italics.  Oh, and if you want to read last year’s dessert post, you can find it here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2018

The Duck’s Disneyland Food Tour 2018

Before we cover rides, I’d like to rank all of the food we had at Disneyland, including a few things we tried last year (in italics).  I’m feeling rather hungry, so let’s get right to it.  If you’d like to read last year’s food post, you can find it here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Food Tour 2018

Disneyland 2018: Day 2 – Big Trouble on Big Thunder…Kind Of

Ah, you’re back.  Well, you’re just in time to read about part 2 of our Disneyland trip, with a little bit of bonus stuff thrown in at the end.  (If you missed part 1, you can find it here.)  The following day, we arrived before the park opened.  Our first goal was to head straight for Peter Pan before it got crowded, but what happened next was…fate, perhaps?  The problem with trying to ride Peter Pan first thing in the morning is the fact that everyone tries to do this, so as soon as the way forward was opened, people started running for Fantasyland as fast as they could.  We followed at a slower pace, discovering soon enough that our doubts were well-founded when we saw that the Peter Pan queue was already packed.  Disappointed, we decided to head for our favorite rides (hint: they’re both in New Orleans Square) while the lines were still short. Continue reading Disneyland 2018: Day 2 – Big Trouble on Big Thunder…Kind Of

Disneyland 2018: Day 1 – From Splash Mountain to Fantasmic

I don’t think I can overestimate my love for Disneyland.  You may recall that last year marked my first trip to the park in a decade (minus a few months), and this year, Mother Duck and I were fortunate enough to visit again.  While we have decided that Disneyland will likely not become a yearly tradition due to the fact that visiting a single place too often has the negative consequence of taking some of the fun out of it, we did have an amazing time nonetheless and look forward to a return someday in the future, whenever we decide enough time has passed.  Let us begin by discussing the first day of our trip, shall we? Continue reading Disneyland 2018: Day 1 – From Splash Mountain to Fantasmic

The Secret of Disneyland Gumbo

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

Replicating Disneyland’s Tigger Tail

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