Spread a little love and magic

23 Jul

I log in and post on social media channels each day, mostly out of habit. These platforms have provided great ways to keep in touch with family and friends. However, they’ve also created cyberbullying and the widespread sharing of utter rubbish. I try to share things that will make people smile or bring a little bit of happiness into the lives of others. There’s so much in life worth living and fighting for. I’d rather celebrate the joy and believe in the magic of everyday life.

My days aren’t always great (today is one of those) and my life is far from perfect or ideal. I do have a loving family and many friends who are near and dear to my heart though. I feel blessed with my life, and I thank God for all He provides. Thank you all for allowing me to share joy with you—today and in the future. Do something nice for someone today. Tell your family you love them. Enjoy the hugs from your children. Call an old friend. Spread a little love and magic. 

"Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter."

“Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter.”

Walt Disney World Resort News

6 Jul

Here is the latest Walt Disney World Resort news from Destinations to Travel with Donna!

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Latest News from Around the World for the Week Ending July 5, 2015!

Frosty Treats to Beat the Summer Heat at Walt Disney World Resort

6 Jul
Walt Disney World Resort guests can chill out all summer long with cool thrills in the four Disney theme parks, spills at the two Disney water parks, Disney Character encounters, shopping, dining and many other unforgettable experiences like Frozen Summer Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios, new entertainment acts at Epcot, and the new Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Walt Disney World Resort guests can chill out all summer long with cool thrills in the four Disney theme parks, spills at the two Disney water parks, Disney Character encounters, shopping, dining and many other unforgettable experiences like Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, new entertainment acts at Epcot, and the new Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month throughout July at the Walt Disney World Resort! Nothing tastes better than a delectable frozen treat while exploring the parks during the “Coolest Summer Ever.” With an abundance of food and beverage locations serving ice cream snacks across property, these are a few of the must-try chilled treats at Walt Disney World this summer.

Magic Kingdom

While strolling down Main Street U.S.A., the smell of freshly baked waffle cones wafts through the air. Follow the delicious scent and you will find the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. This is the home of many delectable ice cream delicacies, but one in particular takes the top scoop – the ice cream cookie sandwich. Two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies served with your choice of hand-scooped ice cream in the middle, creating the sweetest sandwich you will ever taste!

The other must-stop shop at Magic Kingdom is Aloha Isle, home of the legendary Dole Whip. This scrumptious soft-serve delight is a refreshing frozen treat blended in pineapple, vanilla or swirled flavors. For the more exotic palettes, try the Pineapple Dole Whip Float with Dole Pineapple Juice, as it will surely make you dole out a smile! Dole Whip also can be found at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Epcot

Ciao, gelato! Experience the sweet indulgence of Italian gelato at Gelati, the delectable dessert kiosk at the Epcot World Showcase Italy Pavilion. With a variety of tempting gelato flavors and ice cream specialties, the possibilities are endless. One of the fanciful “Gelato Creations” is the Coppa Amicizia, a blend of cookies and cream, strawberry, Fior di Latte (milk-flavored gelato), strawberry sauce, whole strawberries and whipped cream.

Fresh brioche bread and chilled ice cream – two of the world’s most delightful delicacies. L’Artisan des Glaces at Epcot’s France Pavilion combines these two treats into a heavenly combination with its Croque Glacé. Choose any one of this authentic French ice cream shop’s unique flavors, perhaps the coco-white chocolate ice cream, before it is sealed in a warm brioche with rich chocolate or raspberry sauce. This ice cream pastry is inspired by the tastes of Paris and will have guests saying “Bonjour!”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Still have a passion for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Have no shame because this special Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake at 50’s Prime Time Café will help rekindle that passion for peanut butter and relive those tasty childhood memories. The ingredients are simple – peanut butter and jelly with milk and ice cream – but the flavor is indescribably bold and indulgently satisfying.

What is the last shop seen before and the first thing thought of after falling down an elevator shaft? That would be the delicious treats at Hollywood Scoops, the ice cream kiosk near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. But not just any ice cream treat will do – Apple Crisp à la Mode is the must-try delight. This cinnamon apple dessert topped with old-fashioned vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and streusel is a perfect way to conclude a haunted stay at The Hollywood Hotel.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In the heart of Harambe Village is the home of Tamu Tamu Refreshments, where hungry travelers can find unique frozen treats and refreshments for even the wildest of safaris. The most popular treat is the Pineapple Whip Soft-serve with Coconut or Dark Rum, a truly tantalizing tropical treat.

An old-fashioned root beer float is a classic ice cream novelty and a fantastic way to beat the heat. Try one of the soft-serve soda floats from the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck while trekking through Asia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/07/06/frosty-treats-to-beat-the-summer-heat-at-walt-disney-world-resort/#sthash.WHdN7gJz.dpuf

In Summer

21 Jun

summer

“A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand, probably getting gorgeously tanned in summer!”

Happy Summer, everyone!

Bees’ll buzz
Kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz
And I’ll be doing whatever snow does
In summer

A drink in my hand
My snow up against the burning sand
Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned
In summer

I’ll finally see a summer breeze
Blow away a winter storm
And find out what happens to solid water
When it gets warm

And I can’t wait to see
What my buddies all think of me!
Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be
In summer!

Da da… Da doo
A bah bah ba baba boo

The hot and the cold are both so intense
Put ’em together, it just makes sense!

Rat dadat dadat dadat dadadadadoo

Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle
But put me in summer and I’ll be a —
Happy snowman!

When life gets rough I like to hold on to my dream
Of relaxing in the summer sun just lettin’ off steam!

Oh the sky will be blue
And you guys’ll be there too
When I finally do what frozen things do
In summer!

Frozen Royal Welcome during Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

17 Jun
© Disney (David Roark, photographer)

© Disney (David Roark, photographer)

Twice each day, from June 17 through Sept. 7, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff from Disney’s “Frozen” take part in a festive cavalcade throughout Hollywoodland, accompanied by the Royal Arendelle Flag Corps and a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, along with lovable snowman, Olaf. Anna leads the procession in a beautiful horse-drawn sleigh, with Elsa gliding by on a stunning ice palace float. It’s all part of “Frozen” Summer Fun, now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

See more at wdwnews.com

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