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Disney Dining for Foodies – and not so Foodies

Disney dining is such a huge part of the vacation experience, we felt it was necessary to give dining it’s own episode.  

This week, we invited Renee Burger, a trained chef as well as a Dream Designer with My Mickey Vacation Travel to discuss the elevated dining options at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Honestly, we could spend about 10 episodes on Disney dining, so today we are focusing on the “foodie” experiences…..those that would really speak to those that appreciate and have a fondness for the dining experience.

Renee brings a special perspective to the Disney dining experience as a professionally trained chef who also teaches the culinary arts to others.

In this episode we discuss the elevated experiences at Disney Springs, the resorts, and the parks.  We also spend time chatting about the ultimate foodie experience, the Epcot International Food and Wind Festival.

We hope you enjoy this episode, and please share your comments below about your favorite dining experience.

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Special Needs at Disney – A Message of Hope

Special Needs at Disney.

Many guests with a special needs family member often ask us if they can have a “magical” experience at the Disney parks.

In this episode, we are joined by Ceciley Sircy, a special needs mom as well as a Dream Designer with My Mickey Vacation Travel.

Ceciley gives us great tips on how moms and dads of special needs kids can prepare for their trip, as well great tips while at the parks and resorts.

Learn about the DAS (Disability Access Service) card at the parks for ease of access to rides; communication ideas; how to prepare for rides and attractions; and how to schedule your day.

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You can reach Ceciley at ceciley.sircy@mymickeyvacation.com

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Episode 3 – Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the topic of discussion for Episode 3 of the My Mickey Podcast.  

Karen, Danny, Stacey, and Jeff all reflect on their favorite aspects of this year’s festival.

Of course, we start with the amazing food offerings in the Outdoor Kitchens.  From the honey cheesecake and the berry buckle to the violet lemonade and La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush, we give you our favorites (and tips on how to avoid a brain freeze).

Karen and Jeff share their experience on the Royal Tea Garden Tour in the United Kingdom Pavilion of Epcot.  A 90-minute tour of the tea gardens, so much information is shared about the different blends of tea, how different ingredients are grown, and the best way to prepare the various types of tea.  We even got to meet a 10th generation member of the Twinings family, Stephen H B Twining.

Garden Rocks is the concert series included with your park admission.  Danny and Stacey talk about their recent experience with the Garden Rocks Dining Package and seeing Starship in the America Pavilion.

In this episode, we are introduced to Barrels by the Bay, a unique non-profit that converts Coca-Cola syrup barrels into rain barrels, but also educates the community on water conservation issues.  Join them in painting barrels behind Mouse Gears all through the festival.

And of course, what podcast wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of merchandise, especially ears and Dooney bags.

Leave your comments below.  We’d love to know what you love about this year’s festival.

Episode 2 – Pixar Fest and Disneyland Trip Report with Joe Pardo

Pixar Fest is now open at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.  Your podcast friends, Karen, Danny, Stacey, and Jeff all share their thoughts and excitement of Pixar Fest.  

In this episode, Jeff also interviews his good friend Joe Pardo, a fellow podcaster, just returned from his family’s trip to Disneyland, and he shares not only his thoughts on Pixar Fest, but delves deep into the challenges of taking a 2 year old across the country.

Joe also shares his thoughts on dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel, staying offsite at a Good Neighbor hotel, and some of the merchandise available.

Joe Pardo is an award-winning podcaster, business coach, and author. Here’s how you can follow Joe…..

Website:  superjoepardo.com

Podcast:  The Business Podcast

His new book:  Sales Won’t Save Your Business

Episode 1 – Animal Kingdom Celebrates 20 Years

Welcome to our first episode of the My Mickey Podcast.  Karen, Danny, Stacey, and Jeff come together to chat about their love for the Disney destinations, and immerse you into their passion for Disney.

In today’s episode, we discuss the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

So much has changed in the first 20 years, and we discuss the old attractions we miss, the new ones we love, the food, and the 20th anniversary celebration.

Come with us as we walk through the park together.