What’s Brewing??? Who wants 30% off ??

HURRY HURRY HURRY!!! Today (June 8) through June 11 receive 30% off your order of the worlds greatest coffee!  Use code SUMMERFUN when ordering.  Order Here: Joffrey’s Coffee

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Other news from Joffrey’s  Saturday June 10th is National Iced Tea Day.  If you are in Disney World head on down to Tea Traders in Disney Springs to try one of their many iced teas.  From traditional unsweetened iced tea to tropical mango or green blackberry jasmine iced tea there is something for everyone.

I say go for the Tea Breeze:  Freshly brewed iced tea with Frozen Lemonade topped with Grey Goose Vodka.

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Yea that hits the spot on a hot Florida afternoon.

Check out Tea Traders here:  Tea Traders

Lastly keep on the look out for Disney Character Latte Art!!!! Its a little ways off but I thought I would tantalize your pallet and your creative imagination with that one.

So that’s what’s brewing with our friends over at Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company!

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What’s Brewing?

Lets take a look at what’s brewing in the world of Joffrey’s, the greatest coffee and tea company on the planet.

**HUGE Semi Annual sale coming June 1-4.  Look for the e-blast if you are a VIB.  That’s a very important bean.  Come to think of it, if you are not a VIB why not??  Get all the latest Joffrey’s news and information by signing up here V.I.B.  You will recieve 15% off your first order

 

**New seasonal specialty drinks will be offered at our Kiosks coming end May including:

 ARNOLD PALMER COOLER: Refreshing iced black tea mixed with equal amount of citrusy lemon iced slush.

ICED COCONUT LATTE:  delicious espresso mixed with coconut syrup and cold milk served over ice.

ICED RASPBERRY MOCHA LATTE:  rich espresso blended with dark chocolate sauce and raspberry syrup mixed with cold milk over ice.

(ALL DRINKS ARE AVAILABLE WITH ALCOHOL)   Yes Please!!!! 😉

 

**Finally Joffrey’s is working on a new signature restaurant blend….  I have a guess on what it is, do you????   We will make sure to keep you posted on when it will be available.

 

That’s what Joffrey’s has brewing this month.

If you want to order some of their amazing coffee and teas or just take a look at their website for some great info click here: Joffrey’s

If you want to save thousands of dollars when buying DVC, then there is only one place to go DVC Resale Market.  Let Nick and the gang help you make your dreams a reality.  Let them know The Mickey Dudes sent you.

 

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Heavy Metal Mouse

There I was, thumbing through Facebook on my smart phone, and came across something quite peculiar: Heavy Metal Disney music.  I scoffed at first and ignored it.  I then saw it again pop-up on a reputable site for everything “nerd”.  I decided to give it a shot, I clicked on it and was able to listen to a heavy metal version of Beauty and the Beast.  I pressed play and was immediately taken aback.  This is actually quite good, almost great.  The article also stated that the album was released in 2016 and was only available in Japan (I was deflated).  Then I thought, “iTunes.”  And there it was.  I purchased the album and must say, it is very good.

The Album: Metal Disney

1. Introduction (Intros at the beginning of movies)
  2. Mickey Mouse Club March Mickey Mouse Club
  3. I See the Light -Tangled
  4. A Whole New World- Aladdin
  5. It’s a Small World
  6. Beauty and the Beast
  7. Under the Sea -The Little Mermaid
  8. Go the Distance- Hercules
  9. Can You Feel the Love Tonight -The Lion King
  10. Disney Song Medley
  11. When You Wish Upon a Star -Pinocchio
heavy metal rapunzel

 

The Band: D- Metal All Stars

Vocals- Michael Vescera (Obsession)

Guitars-John Bruno (Obsession)

Bass- Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Quiet Riot, White Snake, Dio etc)

Drums- BJ Zampa (Dokken)

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From the band’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Dmetalstars/about/?ref=page_internal
Now At first, I was a little skeptical of the song list.  I am not a huge fan of ballads and about half of the album is what I consider Disney ballads.  You know, the songs that get you right in the feels.  But I was pleasantly surprised of how the band arranged them.  They still get you right in the feels, but is kicking you in the tail end at the same time with gut busting drums and face melting solos.

Now the band members were prevalent in the 80’s during the reign of glam and hair metal (Poison, Motley Crue).  The influence can be heard, especially with the vocals.  However, they implemented a very thrashy (Metallica) sound which is my favorite genre.  If I were to describe the sound to a person with some metal knowledge, I would say they sound like an 80’s East Coast Thrash Metal band (Anthrax, Overkill).

My favorite song on the album is probably The Disney Medley.   It contains 5 classic songs that every Disney fan will know, and can sing along to it.  This is probably the most thrashy of the list which is probably why I like it so much.  I was actually very surprised by the band’s version of It’s a Small World. I though it was going to be 4 minutes of nothing but “it’s a Small World after all,” but it was not. They filled most of the song with some very entertaining guitar solos and breakdowns.

As the writing of this post, the physical album is not available in the United States, but it can be purchased from Japan for a pretty penny.  But you can download it from Apple iTunes for about $10.

So if you’re a fan of heavy metal, and a fan of Disney music, get this album.  It is very entertaining and you will not be disappointed.

And of course, as you are head banging away to Metal Disney, grab you a mug of Joffrey’s Coffee or Tea.  But wait between songs, wouldn’t want you to spill any during the banging of the head.

 

 

 

Dole Whip Vs Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar

In honor of a new podcast that we will record this week called Face-Off, we are going to look at the ultimate face-off: The Dole Whip Versus the Mickeys Premium Ice cream Bar.

First the Dole Whip

What actually is a Dole Whip?  It’s a cup of pure heaven thats what it is.  It’s light and refreshing with a taste of sweet golden pineapple.  You can add a little pineapple juice to it for a float and you have a picture of perfection.   The Dole Whip is classic Disney and can be found at the Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom and over at the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian.  This epic treat will cost you around 5 dollars, let me repeat that….This epic treat will cost you around 5 dollars.  Yup… that’s it 5 dollars to pure happiness.  Oh by the way this treat is only about 90 calories.  So if you are watching those pesky things this is the way to go.  If you add the juice add about another 130 calories.    Either way, on those hot summer days in Walt Disney World there may be nothing better to beat the heat than a Dole Whip!

 

Now onto the Premium Mickey Ice Cream Bar

I will admit this is a quintessential Disney snack.  It’s shaped just like Mickeys head and it is…… OVER RATED!!!!!  Yeah, I said it; this snack is the same chocolate covered ice cream bar you can get at any grocery store whenever you want.  Big deal…that it’s in the shape of Mickey.  I am sure I can hand you a few things in the shape of a Mickey and you wouldn’t like it.  Just because it’s in the shape of Mickey does not change the taste of it.  This is not a magic Mickey made of the greatest chocolate that the world has ever tasted.  It’s a simple ice cream bar, which you eat the ears off.  Think about it, you eat off Mickey’s ears!!!  That’s just pure evil right there.  Its 330 calories and will cost you $ 4.25.  I can get a whole box of the same things at the store for less than that, they just won’t be in the shape of Mickey.  Waste of Money!

 

I think it’s pretty easy to see who won this face off.  THE DOLE WHIP!!!!  I completely understand that everyone has an opinion and that you could completely disagree with me and that is great.  That’s the idea of a face 

A face-off.  Who would win?  Why do you like or dislike a certain item, resort, attraction, or park?  Which one would you choose over the other and why?  Only time will tell when we have other face-offs.  Listen up in the upcoming weeks for the Face-Off episode.  Until then, listen to our past episodes here:  The Mickey Dudes Podcast

The True Winner is You!  No no no its not, it is really only the Dole Whip people!

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This is how I Dole!

We may not agree on this face-off, but I am sure we can agree on the following…

If you want that taste of Disney when you are home look no further than the Official Specialty Coffee of Walt Disney World.  Order your Joffrey’s coffee here:  Joffrey’s Coffee    Joffrey’s Coffee, a flavor for every Disney memory

Have Questions about DVC Resale?  Look no further than DVC Resale Market.  Check out the website for latest listings and answers to all of your Disney Vacation Club questions. DVC Resale Market

 

*** Top Photo Credits:  Our Good Friends over at the Disney Food Blog.. Disney Food Blog

 

Who is DVC Resale Market?

Who has the largest selection of DVC resale listings and is the #1 DVC reseller in the world?  Who has 90% of their listing sell within 30 days with no upfront fees? Who has 95 years of combined Disney Vacation Club experience and have been selling DVC since 1993? Who has over 360 million dollars in sales of DVC?   The answer is the same for all the questions.  It is …………..

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The Mickey Dudes would like to thank and welcome our newest sponsor DVC Resale Market.  So who is DVC Resale Market?

Nick Cotton and Kevin Macquarrie were top performing Disney Vacation Club Sales Guides for many years for the Disney Company and both have a passion for Disney and Disney Vacation Club.  Ultimately, they wanted to bring the world class service they learned working for the Disney Company to service Disney Vacation Club Members and potential new Members in the DVC resale industry.

Prior to Nick and Kevin creating the DVC Resale Market, there was not a DVC resale company in existence that had any previous DVC Guides that had been formally trained by Disney on Disney Vacation Club.  Now, at the DVC Resale Market, members can have professionally trained sales guides sell their DVC Memberships.  In addition, members looking to add-on or potential new members looking to join can enjoy the savings of buying resale and still get world class service from previous Disney Vacation Club Guides.

Now, in DVC Resale Market’s 3rd year, it has became the leader in the DVC resale industry, and includes 9 former DVC Sales Guides and a former DVC Quality Assurance Manager.  Combined, the team speaks four different languages, has sold over 360 million dollars of Disney Vacation Club and has over 95 years of combined direct DVC experience.  Whether you are buying or selling, the DVC Resale Market wants to put their knowledge and world class service to work for you.

If you are in the market for buying DVC, or have questions about DVC then look no further than DVC Resale Market.   Nick, Kevin and the whole team will do their very best to get you exactly what you need and answer any questions that you might have.

Take a look at their website for some great information, their latest listings or just some FAQs.  Dvc Resale Market

We would like to thank DVC Resale Market for being part of our team.  Now its your turn, let them be a part of your team when buying DVC.  We could not recommend them highly enough.

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Whats Brewing? A coffee with a conscience.

Now at Joffrey’s Kiosk in the American Adventure area of Epcot, you will be able to taste Joffrey’s Organic Alto Mayo Peru Protected Forest coffee, a project proudly supported by Disney® and their partner, Conservation International. This endeavor promotes sustainable coffee growing and trains local coffee farmers in alternative farming techniques that help protect forests, improve productivity, coffee bean quality and promote economic growth in the region.

Read the story of this amazing coffee:  Coffee with a conscience

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Thing of Beauty!!!

Opening this weekend you can learn more about sustainability through coffee farming in our new garden area adjacent to Joffrey’s American Adventure kiosk.

The Alto Mayo Peru Organic & Fair Trade Coffee is available for home delivery

Peru Alto Mayo Organic & Fair Trade

Receive 15% off Peru Alto Mayo coffee

Use coupon code:  protect

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If you have been to the International Flower and Garden Festival let us know what you thought of the Joffrey’s specialty drinks.

 

Also keep your eyes open for a Tax day sale coming from Joffrey’s on April 18th

 

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Rock You Like a Hurricane Episode 3: The Force Awakens

Free at last free at last, Thank Walt we are free at last.  Welcome to the exiting conclusion of surviving captivity in WDW.  In this episode, your favorite crime fighter and his sidekick venture out from their confines and explore what is left of the World.

Well, everything was left.  The guests had been given an all clear and informed that all the parks would be open at 0800 hours on Saturday.  The wife and I woke up, got ready, and headed to the monorail station of the Poly in hopes of getting to MK in time for the Welcome Show.  We were wrong. Of course the monorail was down and we had to take the bus.  We hopped a bus that arrived at 0740 hours.  “We can make it,” I thought happily to myself, but the detour into the Grand Floridian squashed those dreams.  Especially when the bus driver went out the wrong way and had to do some impressive acrobatics to free us. We arrived at MK a little after 8…along with 3/4 of Florida.  We did have a backpack and the wife sacrificed herself to stand in the bag line as I waited for her in limbo in the area between bag check and the main entrance for 27 minutes, and then made our way into MK.

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The herd of guests at the security bag check
Since I already snagged me a Joffrey’s from Captain Cooks, I was able to bypass that “other” coffee joint on Main Street and we booked it to Fantasyland.  Of course, no trip would be complete without a whirl on my favorite flying elephant and yours: Dumbo.  After that wonderful ride, we destroyed our fastpasses at Mine Train, Jungle Book and Splash Mountain.  Now what?  The park was packed and all the good fastpasses were gone by noon.

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I was tired
My better half and I grabbed some lunch at the best QS in the Kingdom: Columbia Harbour House.  I enjoyed some fish and fries and she got something that wasn’t as good, and we made a game plan.  We had about a 4 hour gap between our Haunted Mansion fastpass.  Nothing good came to mind so we just started walking around.  Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor had no wait, we tried it for the first time ever and enjoyed it.  Country Bears was free, haven’t done that ever.  Buzz was actually short and was a blast as usual (see what I did there?).  Somewhere during the wandering, I was able to grab a delicious turkey leg from the Frontierland Turkey Cart.

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I’m winning
Let’s go do Carousel of Progress.  I was excited and the wife was not.  It was my first time riding it in about 20 years and the first time for my lovely bride.  It was my dad’s favorite and he was always excited to do it.  We sat down with about 4 other guests.  The cast members didn’t even bother to tell us to move all the way down.  The attraction started with the familiar music and I sang along.  We took a trip through history and asked Cindy how she liked it. “I never want to that again.”  I was taken aback, but then realized that it had lost its power to bring folks in like it did when I was a youngster.  I also realized that I was just fooling myself and that COP needs something else.  I understand the history of it, and it was one of Walt’s.  However,  that’s some prime real estate right there.

After the depression of COP wore off, we headed over to Liberty Square for our dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern.  On the way we passed the new Muppets Show: The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History.  I was worried that it wouldn’t fit in.  I was wrong.  It was as funny as my rotund butt riding Dumbo.  Good jokes, clean fun and Miss Piggy.  We then sat down for our meal at Liberty Tree.  This is one of the very few restaurants on property that we have repeated.  The comfort food will put you into a coma if you don’t stop (I had to tell the waiter to take the food away) and the service is exquisite.

We finished dinner at around 5:30 PM.  There was only one thing left to do, wait 3 hours for the Main Street Electrical Parade.  We needed to claim a spot and we found an excellent spot near Casey’s Corner.  We laid out or recently purchased beach towels from the emporium, sat down and I was able to lean against the lamp-post.

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About an hour before the parade
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About 2 hours before the parade
 

We waited, and waited and waited some more.  The crowds grew and I had a Lance Bass celebrity sighting while waiting.  How did I know it was Lance Bass?  I told the wife “that guy looks like Lance Bass,” and one of his cronies yelled out, “Hey Lance.”  I digress.  I didn’t sit in that one spot the entire time.  I walked around, grabbed some popcorn and drinks, got some goodies from the confectionary and waited. Now,  I am not complaining, this is my wife’s favorite thing in all of WDW and I wanted her to have a good time.  And, it was the last weekend of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

After what seemed like an eternity (3 hours), the music blasted and the parade started.  As usual, it was awesome.  I will miss this show but I know that something even better will replace it (hopefully).

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The parade ended, and so did our night.  There was no extra magic hours and we didn’t want to fight the Wishes crowds.  We exited the park and stared down a 2 hour monorail line or hour boat line.  I chose the lesser of two evils and we moseyed on back to the Poly just in time to catch Wishes.  Once the spectacular was finished the wife headed back to the room as I grabbed me several of my last Jai Alais for the trip.  The next day we awoke, left the bubble and took that magical 7 hour drive back home.

All in all, it was a decent trip considering the circumstances.  Looking back though, I believe that we should have canceled and rescheduled.  But how often does your anniversary fall on a hurricane landfall, and why not do it in Disney World.

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When I was in the Magic Kingdom at the time of our trip, there was no Joffrey’s Coffee kiosk in the park and I had to grab my coffee at the hotel.  However, the great folks over at Joffrey’s now have a kiosk in Tomorrowland at Rockettower Plaza Stage near Space Mountain.Joffreys-Revive_Full_29803