5 Stars to Mickey Bars - Day #1 Arrival

WOW. Yup. That's got to be the best word to describe the 5 Stars to Mickey Bars event this past weekend.  The food, the fun, AND, the people - just WOW. I'm not really sure there is a better word to describe it all!

Yes, the food was incredible, but for me, the highlight of the trip was People! The event was such an intimate gathering of incredible, smart, funny men and women that I'm not sure how they chose me to go too! Not only did I get to see some of my favorite Disney Folks: Amy R., Laura S., and Leanne J (all Moms Panel folks in one way or another!), but I also met some incredible food & lifestyle folks as well.

I was even lucky enough to ride the Magical Express, and chat (of course) with Vanessa on the way to the Boardwalk. She's a super talented, fun loving, French foodie that can be found at Chefdruck Musings and @chefdruck on twitter. Here she is grabbing a little "Mickey" time at the outdoor porch of the Attic at the Boardwalk Inn.

Oh, so speaking of the Attic! What a wonderful little reception and party area. Tucked away above the Jellyrolls side of the Boardwalk, this area offers incredible views from inside AND outside areas. Proof is above!

While there, we had a nice little spread of delicacies and an opportunity to meet some of the top Disney food folks! AND, of course, the big Cheese himself!

I apologize for that picture - I had the camera settings all wrong and didn't realize it. And yes, my husband is probably going.. yup, I knew it, right now. That's why he's the photographer and not me!!

Of course, no matter how many times I see Mickey and Minnie, I just can't resist getting a picture or two!

Of course, the time here was all too short, but I was so glad to have met the rest of the group - well NEARLY all of the group. Unfortunately, Jody (@iatraveler) would have a reoccurring nightmare of airline travel this trip - and hadn't yet arrived at WDW!

Since we were a pretty large group, we split up to try a few of the spectacular dining options at WDW: Flying Fish, Todd English's Blue Zoo, and Bistro de Paris. All fine choices, but I have to admit that I LOVED the Flying Fish and am so glad I had the opportunity to check it out! That's up in the next report...

In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that my transportation, lodging, and food have been provided by the Walt Disney Company for this Media event.


  1. Can not wait to hear more about your fascinating adventure in Disney food. One of my favorite parts of going to Disney World is making ADRs and exploring new items.

  2. sounds like a great time had by all. i love WDW!! i look forward to more of your great post

  3. Thanks Guys! I've been writing up a storm (for a change!!) so there should be plenty to read for a while!!


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