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…

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*** 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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Disney Imagineer George McGinnis Tribute

Yesterday, the Disney community lost a true legend. George McGinnis, the last Imagineer personally hired by Uncle Walt, has passed away at the age of 87.
McGuinnis was first hired by WED Enterprises to work on models for the Carousel of Progress, & went on to work on major projects such as Disneyland’s Space Mountain, WEDway Peoplemover, Horizons, & the Mark V & VI Monorails.  
We at the MickeyDudes Podcast wish to express our deepest sympathies for the McGinnis family & all those touched by George’s amazing creations. Because of him, we saw the possibility of a great, big, beautiful tomorrow. We thank him for all he gave & wish him eternal peace.

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

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Receive 15% off Peru Alto Mayo coffee

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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

Joffrey’s Kiosk Crawl

With the arrival of the newest Joffrey’s kiosk in the Magic Kingdom, I was thinking (I know a scary thought for sure), “…where else in the parks can I get recharged with some amazing Joffrey’s coffee or tea?”   

Trivia time:  Did you know that all the parks, including the water parks and Disney Springs, have Joffrey’s kiosks.  That would be 7 Parks (with Disney Springs) where you can drink the nectar of the gods! A total of 18 Kiosks for you to explore. Wait a minute…a Joffrey’s kiosk crawl.  Now we are talking!!!  Lets go on a little virtual crawl to see these kiosks.

Lets Start in the Magic Kingdom:

Even before you get into the Magic Kingdom, you can grab a coffee before you get on the monorail at the TTC.   While in the park, walk right down Main Street U.S.A. and into Tomorrowland for the newest kiosk Revive.  I love the theming and the style of Revive it fits in so well with the surrounding buildings and brings you back to an older time in Tomorrowland.  Its a phenomenal addition to the Magic Kingdom.

Let’s hope a monorail over to Epcot!  All Aboard, Stand clear of the doors…Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.   Over at Epcot we will find 5 Kiosks, the most of any park.

As you step off the Monorail or a bus the classic Joffrey’s kiosk awaits.  In the the park itself you will find kiosks by Test Track, The American Adventure (I should go see that one of these days), between the United Kingdom and Canada, and by Disney Traders.  So many options…from the beginning of the park to the back of it.  There is no shortage of Joffrey’s flowing.  How about a Beverly inspired Joffrey’s drink??? Ok nevermind, ewe gross!

With the caffeine running through my veins, I am sure I could run to the Studios…but lets slow it down a bit and take the boat over to Hollywood Studios.

Right outside the exit of the Tower of Terror you, will find my absolute favorite Joffrey’s kiosk.  I drop everything to go to this one.  Get it, “drop everything” , LOL…I will be here all week folks.  Make sure you tip your waiter and waitress.   The kiosk near the entrance of Pixar Place is well themed and fits in very well with the building around it.

Time to hop bus and head over to Animal Kingdom.

I love both of these Kiosks, one near the entrance and the other one in Asia by Kali River Rapids.  Both kiosks fit the park perfectly.

Finally its time to head over to where it all started:  Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.  More trivia for you:  Typhoon Lagoon is the park that had the first Joffrey’s kiosk all the way back in 1995.

Typhoon Lagoon has 3 kiosks

Blizzard Beach has 2 Kiosks

I believe these are the best themed and most fun kiosks in all of the world.  They fit perfectly and always make me chuckle a little.  Make sure you try the mini doughnuts!!!

And finally after a long day throughout the parks, its time to relax and wind down at Disney Springs.

With all the hustle and bustle going on at Disney Springs, its nice to grab a great Joffrey’s coffee and just sit back, relax and do a little people watching.  What a great way to end our Joffrey’s kiosk crawl. Of course you can always stop at Tea Traders while at Disney Springs and get a full array of teas and drinks.

PHEW!!! I am beat, that sure was one fantastic kiosk crawl.  Whenever you are in the parks, look for any of these kiosks…it will surely bring a smile to your face.

When you can’t be at the parks, get some of the worlds greatest coffee sent right to your home at Joffreys.com.

 

What’s Brewing?? Joffrey’s News

Some really exciting news coming from our friends over at Joffrey’s coffee and tea company.  Let’s see what is brewing….

Joffrey’s News

 

Opening in March 2017, guests at Magic Kingdom® Park will soon be able to enjoy Joffrey’s coffees, teas and delicious treats at the new Joffrey’s Revive Coffee kiosk near Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.

 

Joffrey’s Revive Coffee Kiosk will offer a beverage exclusive to Magic Kingdom Park: the More S’mores Latte. Delight the kid inside with a cup of Joffrey’s artisan roasted espresso, mixed with rich chocolate sauce, sweet marshmallow syrup and topped with whipped cream, graham cracker sprinkles and fluffy marshmallows. This crave-able beverage is available hot or iced to satisfy every coffee lover with a sweet tooth.

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JOFFREY’S IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE ALTO MAYO PERU PROTECTED FOREST PROJECT

 

Joffrey’s is proud to work with Disney and their partner, Conservation International to support the Alto Mayo Protected Forest Project in Peru. 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. To assist in this initiative, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.’s® Roastmaster met with the members of the Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Bosque Del Alto Mayo (Alto Mayo Co-op) and worked to trade directly with this group of producers who are not only farming sustainably, but are certified Organic and Fair Trade as well.

 

Joffrey’s is proud to be able to support their efforts to farm sustainably. It is with sincere gratification and pleasure that we are now able to share this exquisite coffee with guests at select restaurants at Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort; from farm to table, you can share in our success of support for this great project and know that with each sip you are making an impact.

 

Now, Disney Guests can enjoy the very coffee that’s changing the lives of these farmers. Initially, the coffee will be served in the following restaurants, and then it will be available in restaurants that serve press pot coffee:

 

Walt Disney World Resort:

Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Le Cellier at Epcot, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Flying Fish Café, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Citricos and Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

 

Disneyland Resort:

Carthay Circle Restaurant, Disney California Adventure Park, Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Steakhouse 55, Disneyland

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You can also order some of this amazing coffee for the comfort of your own own home.    Peru Alto Mayo organic & fair trade

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Simply click here for a chance to enter:  Joffrey’s coffee to castle contest

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So that’s whats brewing with our friends from Joffrey’s coffee and tea company

Sit back relax and enjoy a flavor for every Disney memory.   Imagination by the cup