Summertime--and the livin's easy. As
we saunter past the official start of Summer, we've got a lot of sweet
reasons to enjoy Walt Disney World. In this edition we learn about the
latest discounts, take a look at Epcot's caramel shop, get the scoop on ice
cream around The World, find out favorite desserts, and check out the latest
calendars released. Hang on to them hat's and glasses, cause this here's
the most informative ride on the Internet!
with Magical Journeys Travel Agency
--Late Summer Savings
Disney has released late summer room
discounts and are valid for the following dates: August 14 - October 1,
2011. Discounts include $69 at Value Resorts, $129 at Moderates, $189 at
Deluxe and $209 at Deluxe Villas. Rooms are limited and subject to
availability and must be booked before
2011. For details contact
INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or
visit their web site and fill out a quote form.
Karamelle-Kuche is one of the
newest ways to indulge your sweet tooth at Walt Disney World. Over the past
few months INTERCOTee's have had the chance to try out this new sweet shop
located in the Germany pavilion, here's what they've had to say:
"It's about caramel, caramel and more
caramel. You can watch them make the caramel creations and then choose from
apples, cookies, fruits, etc. all with caramel of course. Oh, and they have
wonderful caramel popcorn. There is usually a line, and the shop is small,
but it's worth it!"--Melanie
"I could stand in there and just smell
the caramel all day. We got a bunch of snacks (many items are on the Disney
Dining Plan) and they were all so yummy! It is a must-do for us on every
trip now "--ibelieveindisneymagic
"It is heavenly. We have gone there on
our last 2 trips and it is a must do. The smells are amazing. Try the
popcorn. It is the best we ever had. "--wildernesslady
"Beware they run out of goodies fairly
early in the evening. We let this happen to us twice; once right before the
fireworks and the second time at about 7 PM. "--TheDuckRocks
"Really good caramel popcorn. I had a
caramel apple there too. Its always a long line, but it moves pretty fast.
"It does not disappoint. I ordered a
chocolate covered caramel and savored every bite until my son stole it from
me! He got a chocolate covered marshmallow on a stick, but did not like it.
It was OK, but it paled in comparison to the caramel."--Donald
"The pre- bagged caramel corn is
great, but they also make it up fresh in the shop. It is fun to watch. Be
sure you also try some of this. It is delicious!! I brought bags home on our
last trip. "--MinnieMommie
<<The Scoop on Ice Cream
Ice Cream is a food group in our
family, and when on holiday at the World, it is consumed at least once, if
not twice per day by our children, so we budget for it in advance! Ice Cream
at Walt Disney World can be broken down into three categories; Novelty bars,
Ice Cream Shops and Other Frozen Treats.
Novelty bars can be found in abundance from the carts throughout the parks.
They can also be found at the resorts in either the Quick Service
restaurants or in the gift shops. These frozen treats include:
-The ever famous Premium Ice Cream bar (the Mickey head bar)
-The Ice Cream sandwich (also Mickey shaped)
-Frozen Bananas and
We start each and every vacation with a Mickey Bar, and the boys usually
have at least one per day while we are there. Great news is that these
treats are counted as “Snacks” if you are on the Disney Dining Plan!
There are several Ice Cream Shops throughout Walt Disney World.
-At the Magic Kingdom, there is The Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, Aunti
Gravity’s in Tomorrowland , Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard in Fantasyland, Sleepy
Hollow over in Liberty Square, and Aloha Isle (home of the famous Dole
-At Disney Studios you can grab a scoop at Hollywood Scoops on Sunset
Boulevard or Dinosaur Gertie’s over at Echo Lake.
-At the Animal Kingdom you can go to Dino Bites for hand-dipped, or Dino
Diner for soft serve in Dinoland. Softserve is also available at Anandapur
Ice Cream in Asia, Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa, and Camp Soft Serve at
Camp Minie – Mickey.
-You can find Ice Cream at the Happy Landing Ice Cream shop at Typhoon
Lagoon and Typhoon Tilly’s Snack Shack at Typhoon Lagoon or at Avalunch or
The Warming Hut at Blizzard Beach.
These places are all great, but my two favourite Ice Cream Parlors are over
at the Epcot resorts. Seashore Sweets at The Boardwalk has hand dipped cones
at reasonable prices, and the apex of Disney World Parlor Ice Cream has to
be Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club, where you can get anything from a
basic hand dip all the way to the Kitchen Sink (it has a whole can of
Some other frozen treats to be aware of are;
-Frozen lemonade from carts throughout the parks
-Frozen drinks from the Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland
-Frozen drinks at the Enchanted Grove and Scuttle’s Landing in Fantasyland
-The fabulous Citrus Swirl at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland
-Kaki Gori available in Japan
-Gelato from Ices and Gelati in Italy
-Frozen treats at The Outpost at Epcot
-Frozen Coke (or another frozen soda) from Peevy’s over by Echo Lake
Our INTERCOT Insider Live round-table
recently dished on their favorite desserts around Walt Disney World. Here's
what our sweet-toothed panel had to say:
- Carol's Favorites: Grapefruit cake
at the Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios and Dole Whip at Aloha Isle
in the Magic Kingdom
- Ian's Favorite: Creme Brule at Chefs de France in Epcot
- Nanci's Favorites: Bread Pudding at 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Resort
and Candied Almonds from Snack Carts.
- Jeff's Favorites: Deep Fried Wontons at the Yak and Yeti in Disney's
Animal Kingdom and Pastries with a Viking Coffee at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
- John's Favorites: Dessert Sampler Platters at the Wave in Disney's
Contemporary resort, anything at Kona Cafe in Disney's Polynesian Resort,
and a Churro with a Margarita in Epcot.
For more delicious discussions and
great information, check-out the INTERCOT Insider Live Podcast!
The Walt Disney World Resort has released
it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for December 2011.
For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the Park Hours
and Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and
schedules are subject to change, so check back often.
Whether you plant to
get a delicious discount, beat the heat with a sundae, or indulge in a
decedent dessert; we hope this edition has helped you plan a sweet Summer
vacation to Walt Disney World. We'll be back in a few weeks with more news,
deals and great tips to help you plan an awesome vacation. See ya real soon!
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