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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Sweet Treats Await You At Disney Springs!

Disney World has been undergoing a TON of changes lately, and one of the bigger ones is the transition of the former Downtown Disney Area to the new Disney Springs – where you will now find even MORE entertainment, shopping, and dining options than ever before! One thing you will find PLENTY of in Disney Springs is desserts – check out these decadent ways to get your sugar rush on:

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There are few things more satisfying on a hot Orlando day than a freshly scooped cone of shaved ice, and the Florida Snow Company Stand serves up just that – in a variety of sweet flavors to mix and match into your perfectly sweet, refreshing treat!

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A stop at the Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is a MUST on any trip to Disney Springs – and even if you didn’t plan on going there, the smell of chocolate and freshly baked waffle cones is bound to lure you right in! Personally I always go for the Gold Rush Sundae – with hot fudge and peanut butter sauces made in house, but they have a ton of different options to pick from, and you can also pick up some packaged candy to take home with you too

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One of the newest additions to the Disney Springs Dessert lineup is Sprinkles Cupcakes – The freshly baked gourmet cupcakes that are insanely popular on the west coast have made their way to Orlando!

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And should you happen to be visiting outside of their normal hours, you can grab a late night cupcake from their Cupcake ATM – that’s right – a machine that distributes cupcakes!

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And to round out our Disney Springs Dessert Tour – a stop at Vivoli il Gelato, where you can savor hand crafted Gelati, Sorbetti, espresso drinks and much more. Doesn’t get much more authentically Italian than this!

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go get something to satisfy MY sweet tooth – as I am now SUPER hungry and drooling from thinking about all these amazing treats – TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Top WDW Ice Cream Treats

June has arrived! And Even though the calendar says it’s not officially summer yet, I personally have always thought of June as summertime – which around here in Upstate NY means climbing temperatures, and humidity too! It’s been in the 80’s all this week, and it’s a nice departure from the lackluster Spring we have been having. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of summer is with ICE CREAM – it’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot day!

Speaking of hot days….the start of June also means the start of the heat at Walt Disney World – and those of you who head to Disney in the summer months can expect not only high temperatures, but also humidity that is so thick you feel like you’re wearing it like a winter coat! Ice cream is vitally important on those hot summer days at the Disney Parks, and here are a few of my personal favorites:

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If you’re super into ice cream (which, let’s face it, who isn’t?), you can try and tackle the “Kitchen Sink” served at Beaches and Cream – it features vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee and mint chocolate chip ice creams smothered in ALL THE TOPPINGS – and while it technically serves 4, I have heard rumors of people finishing it off on their own!

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If you’re not sure you can handle the full size sink, then this Mickey’s Kitchen Sink might be a better pick for you – and it comes in a super adorable souvenir “sink” that you can take home with you!

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The smell of the Ghiradelli ice cream parlor in Disney Springs hits you long before you reach its entrance – and even if there’s a long line (which there often is) – it’s WELL worth the wait! I personally love the Gold Rush Sundae – ice cream smothered in amazing house made hot fudge and peanut butter – but there are plenty of other delicious options to choose from here

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Ok well this one isn’t technically “ice cream” – but the citrus-y taste of a dole whip or float is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day

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And of course there’s the classic Mickey Bar – vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate, in the shape of everyone’s favorite Mouse – it’s an iconic treat that’s a must have for me every time I’m at Disney!

Ice Cream (like most everything else) tastes better at Disney World, and there are plenty of places to find this cool treat all over WDW – whether it’s in a cone, on a stick, in a cup, or in a sink – there’s plenty of ice cream options to help satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you cool while you tour the WDW Theme Parks

TGIF – and happy (almost) Summer!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My All Time Favorite Trip Pics

I love taking a look back at photos from my trips to Disney – each one holds a special memory – and I love remembering the great times I’ve had there! There are some photos that stand out for me, ones that I always come back to and that make me smile no matter what…

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This was one of the first photos taken on our honeymoon – I hadn’t been to Disney in 8 years, and I was so excited to finally be back and standing in my favorite spot – at the base of Main Street, in front of the Castle – with the World at my feet (the DISNEY world that is!)

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While we were on our honeymoon, we dined at Chef Mickey’s – and when Minnie came to greet us, she made a big fuss over my rings and our new marriage, it was so cute!

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I FINALLY got to try the Gold Rush peanut butter sundae at Ghiradelli in Downtown Disney a few years ago – it was SO GOOD! Sadly, the location is now closed, but I still have the memory of how yummy it was!

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There are few things better than waking up on Christmas morning at Walt Disney World – which I was lucky enough to do two years ago! We had breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and enjoyed the amazing buffet and characters – here we are posing in front of the gorgeous tree in the lobby of the Grand Floridian!

Spending Christmas in Disney was amazing – and the most amazing thing of all that we did that week was getting to watch the Osbourne Spectacle of Lights be lit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – they do a little ceremony where Goofy dressed as Santa comes and flips a giant switch and suddenly there’s lights, music, and even snow!

What about you – what are YOUR favorite Disney moments?

TGIF!

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