Butterbeer And Where To Find It

Emily here. It’s no secret that I’m a little bit obsessed with all forms of Butterbeer. Did you know there are SEVEN kinds you can find in the Universal Orlando Park??

My absolute favorite form is the Soft Serve, from Florean Fortescue’s. It is so perfect for a hot Florida Day!

You may be surprised to learn that there IS soft serve—there’s also ICE CREAM! This comes prepackaged and is different level of sweetness (to me). I’ve created a Butterbeer Bingo Card for you to download for your next visit!

Let us know in the comments what you’re preferred way to eat Butterbeer would be!

Did you miss National Ice Cream Day?

It’s okay, I didn’t have any either, but I LOVE to talk about the snacks at Disney and Universal, so let’s explore some of my top ice cream treats of ALL times!

First of all, throwback to this iconic Rapunzel Cone at Storybook Treats in Magic Kingdom. This was a lemon soft serve that was absolutely divine. Put an edible flower on ANYTHING and you’ve won me over forever.

Whenever I’m aboard Disney Cruise Line, I am ALWAYS ordering Sundaes. This one is my absolute favorite and I can not call it a cruise without! This is the Cookies and Cream Sundae–just look at the adorable chocolate on top!!

This is the Butterbeer Soft Serve, located in the Wizarding World (Diagon Alley to be exact) at Universal Orlando. And here this!! This is the BEST flavor of all times. To be clear and look like a true pro, order the SOFT SERVE, because there is also an ice cream and its’ different. Soft serve wins.

These beauties are the ‘mini kitchen sinks’ located at both Disney World AND Disneyland. This particular sink, is a chocolate chip cookie sink from Clarabell’s!! World and Land both have similar but different takes on the mini-sinks so you’ll need to just grab a spoon and try them ALL!

The tried and true Mickey Bar!! It’s just not Disney without having one of these, because they taste like home and joy and love and happy. AMIRIGHT?

What’s your favorite Disney or Universal ice cream treat? Let us know in the comments!

Six Halloween Movies That Are a MUST WATCH Every Fall

Halloween is arguably one of the BEST seasons for movie watching. There are so many classics! Here are six of my favorites, in no particular order. Oh, and best part? You can find the all on DisneyPlus.

1. Wizards of Waverly Place, The Movie
AN OG SHOW! Selena Gomez fan-girl aside, this series always spoke to my HP loving heart. Alex and Harper were friendship goals, and this movie is the ultimate cheese in teamwork. Just watch it.

2. Halloweentown
DUH. The ultimate in Disney Halloween movies. This is charming, redemptive and adorable. I am here for all the versions of this movie–all hail the Queen of Halloweentown, Kimberly J. Brown!!

3. Coco
I can practically hear the mingling and bustle of the family making their offerings, setting out their pictures and talking about their loved ones at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration. This movie is all the feels–they get me with the Grandma EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. So good.

4. Hocus Pocus
No Halloween movie list could ever be complete without this spooky tale–it has it all. Your haunted house. Your meddeling kids. Your accidental release of a coven of witches who want to become immortal and now they must be stopped. HA!! Also, google it–you can order drinks at Starbucks based on the Sanderson Sisters!

5. Toy Story Tower of Terror
I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. THIS MOVIE IS TERRIFYING. Just…go watch it.

6. Haunted Mansion
If you haven’t seen this haunted movie with Eddie Murphy, you NEED TO before you head back to the parks and ride this ride! Cheesy? Kind of. Predictable? Of course. But amazing? TOTALLY. Check it out!

Tell me your favorite Halloween movies in the comments!! Thanks for reading!

Why your journey SHOULD start here, and why it matters.

I brag about our Agency all the time, to anyone who will listen. I truly think we are the best team out there, and we’ve only gotten stronger during this past year (surviving a pandemic will do that to ya!!).

We work hard and we play hard, visiting all the destinations we can, to keep you up to date and in the loop. With over 200 agents, someone always has a picture or an answer if the other needs to ask.

Our hard work and dedication to our clients has awarded us with special credentials I want to share with you.

Disney has awarded us their coveted Platinum Earmarked status–which was the highest honor, up until a few years ago when they released the Diamond Tier. We all have a Diamond Mindset and know we will get there, but this tier is very special to us. We are so proud of this achievement despite the changes that have come our way as our org has shifted and grown. As agents, we are allowed a lot more visits (on a discount) so we can get back to the magic. We also have dedicated phone lines that help us get thru faster, on promo days and during the times you need us most, like a family emergency or a pandemic.

At Universal Studios, we are a Gold UPreferred Partner, soaring right past Bronze and Silver on our Nimbus 2000’s! Our love for Universal has grown so much over the past few years–with their amazing resorts, and great deals, it’s no wonder we are on a quick path to the top with this Destination. Many of our Agents (including me and Laura) got invited to stay and play on their dime last year! They take great care of their Agents–the thing I love the most is the extra media they give Preferred Partners. We have special images and pictures just for you that we get to share as we prepare you for your vacation.

Last but not the least by far, our most recent award is becoming a Preferred Partner with Sandals and Beaches. We did not put our pandemic year to waste by any means. Our entire team spent time training, learning, attending webinars, and traveling on many gifted resort stays to Sandals Destinations all over the world! These All Inclusive Properties have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for Adult Only or for your entire family!

We are dedicated to YOU. We have the combined knowledge and know-how to get you safely on your way to the destination of your choice. When you book with Fairytale Journeys, you can rest easy knowing that you truly have experts on your side.

Mother’s Day Photo Opp!

Y’all know I”m a huge advocate for putting your phone down at Disney, and letting the professionals do their thing. I can’t tell you how many moments I would have missed if I had been messing with my camera, when Clare has run whole heartedly into a meet and greet with Pluto or Minnie! I LOVE being able to be present in that moment and not worry about not having a great picture.

I love to do this side by side because you can see, my angle INCLUDES THE PHOTOGRAPHER for crying out loud, and SHE knew exactly what to say, do, and position to make this picture magical.

We also LOVE visiting our bestie, Candi with Magical Pix when we are in Florida because she adds extra magic to our photos! Check out me and my Disney bestie Laura casting a Tink patronus in Diagon Alley!!!

So when it comes to Mother’s Day, AKA THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF THE YEAR YALL, why not trust your experience to a professional as well?

LOCAL FRIENDS: I have an amazing opp for you. I’ve partnered with Jana Gross Photography, to bring YOU some amazing magic, swag an fun this year.

Jana is doing something truly innovative and different. You’ll book your time-slot directly with her (I’ll paste her info below) to meet at a gorgeous historic home in Pflugerville, TX. You’ll get to chat with her beforehand about what to expect and how everything will work. She will be practicing COVID safe policies and is truly wonderful to work with!

You will receive a metal print (amazing) with the option to upgrade to more print packages. This session will last one hour, and will benefit ReWork Project.

Best part? It only cost $99. This is truly an amazing deal, benefiting one of the coolest non-profits around.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! You’ll also get a SWAG BAG!

You’ll get a special Disney item from me, as well as items from:

Bluebonnet Picnic Company
Natalie Avila-Gonzales
Kimberly Michelle Kennedy
Rural Birch

It’s a win for EVERYONE!!

Contact Jana to book:

What are your Mother’s Day plans??

Thanks for reading!