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In Epcot. Get a Cronut - a croissant and donut hybrid. With ice cream. A la mode, baby! Dee's Dish: Look for the hidden Mickey at the top of one of the totem poles. These icons are of legendary Disney folklore. Check 'em out!

{Cantina de San Angel}
One of my homegirls, {E}, a fellow Dance Mom dearie of mine/ sista from anotha mista, is a Disney Darling. A few weeks before our trip, all it took was one glance at her picture text of a plate of nachos from Epcot's Mexico, and we were soon on the hunt. She didn't let us down. The cheese was epic. The nachos were clutch. The meat was perfectly spicy - a little slap en la boca. Si, por favor! Dee's Dish: There are booths and tables inside the air conditioned restaurant. You can also pull up a chair under a pavilion overlooking the water. Lots of seating, but the place fills up! Super popular.

Dios Mio! 

{Casey's Corner}
Park it here in the Magic Kingdom just a bit before the 7 p.m. parade. You can enjoy ballpark fare while taking in the sights just at the very end of Main St. The hot dogs were single-handedly grown by aliens. This, I'm sure of. The gals and I opted for mini corn dogs and shoe string fries, while The Hubs kicked back in all his glory with a 'dog topped with pulled pork and slaw. These suckers are huge! Dee's Dish: This restaurant is located near a big set of restrooms. They're tucked back on the left hand side as you walk toward the Crystal Palace. When in doubt...here's your out{house}.

It's old timey. It's a tradition. It's got to be on your list of things to do in MK's Fantasyland. No FastPass required. You'll never really wait. Dee's Dish: There's a HUGE stroller area that wraps almost all the way around it. Park your ride here and go visit all the attractions all around it.

{Cape May}
The Seafood Buffet. Someday, I say. I'll find a way!

{Castle Couture}
Located right outside the back entrance of Cinderella's Castle. It's filled with lots of princessy items...and my favorite photo stop. In a tiny corner of the store, they have a backdrop to pose your little princes and princesses in front of. It's out of the way, quiet and off the beaten path. The photo session {no reservations required} is free if you have Memory Maker. Dee's Dish: Hop in for a few snaps with the kiddos. Go 'head you Kings and Queens.

{Cast Members}
It's true what they say - they'll have an answer for everything! They are more than willing to assist you. I don't think any question is silly - they've probably heard some doozies in their day. So...ask away.

{Cell Phone Charger}
Make sure you pack it...and make sure you're good to go on Game Day! Dee's Dish: Buy a portable charger in case your cellie needs a splash 'o juice later in the day.

{Character Visits}
For our first trip, we used a considerable amount of FastPasses on character Meet-and-Greets. The way we saw it, was that the rides would be fun and all, but we could capture the girlies' happy expressions a bit more on camera with characters. Plus! We thought it would be fun to compare their pictures each year to the ones before to see how much they've grown. Dee's Dish: I met my match with Anna + Elsa this year - couldn't work any magic to get a FastPass for them, but we stopped by to see them toward the end of the evening, and it was a breeze. Lines weren't that long because peeps were heading home, temper tantrums were a blazin' and the fireworks were on deck to be amazin'. Our fam scooted right in line and only waited about a half hour. Score! Some friends say they've had Stand By success right when the park opens. They made a mad dash for the line and the rest is Frozen sis-tory.

{Cheesy Pics}
Ohhhh, just take 'em. Who the crap cares?!

{Chef Mickey}
It's in the Contemporary. Go for breakfast! Start your day off right. Mickey waffles are on full display! The Fab 5 are ready to meet and greet you. Don't worry if it takes your fave a while to get to you. You won't leave without all of your friends making a pit stop at your table. Dee's Dish: No Memory Maker photogs are there during the meal, so you're on your own. Make sure those cameras are ready to get down to biz.


{Chefs de France}
Located in...you guessed it...Epcot's France!...is this popular stop for gourmet goodies. France was freakin' hoppin'!!! It was packed. The Hubs and I stood in line for quite a while, but our little bosses were getting restless. We were on our way to find THEM something to eat {they were sitting in Morocco with my inlaws}, and we thought we could quickly grab something for us while walking to find them some fries. The line wasn't moving fast enough...and we realized this was actually a sit down place... {a pricey one, at that!}, so we had to say au revoir and keep on movin. Some day we'll go back to try the Gruyere mac 'n cheese. #YesPlease Dee's Dish: Don't have much time to spend in France? Stop at the Boulangerie Patisserie's walk-up counter for a sammich. Prices were decent, they also has a bunch of pastry cases and there were tons of selections. There are also a lot of Marie items for sale in the gift shop.

Ohh la la!

{Chip and Dale}
Animal Kingdom. Along a pathway on the left as you walk toward the Maharaja Trek. Dee's Dish: If you have more than one kiddo, have them take a pic together with C+D, but don't be scared to get solo shots of one kid with them either. Take your time. Everyone else does!

I have friends who stay here exclusively! The monorail is right outside and Chef Mickey's is right downstairs. Location, location, location!

{Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe}
Located in MK, we used one of our lunch Quick Serve meal options here. Burgers, club sammiches, fries, brownies with Mickey sprinkles. HUGE portions. Definitely lots of bang for your buck. Dee's Dish: Go light on breakfast if you plan to eat here for lunch. Your bellies will deffffffinitely be full after you stop here. Wowza.


She's quite a stunner! You can meet her at a character Meet-and-Greet in Fairytale Hall in MK...or she makes many appearances at character meals. We met her last year at 1900 Park Fare {my personal all-time fave buffet}, and this year, we saw her at Akershus. Dee's Dish: Book the meal at 1900 Park Fare. The Prince is there, along with Lady Tremaine and the Step Sisters. Super entertaining and the Prince will dance with your kiddos.

{Cinderella's Castle}
It's just gorgeous. It's iconic. It looks different at every angle. Cut through it to get from Main St. to Fantasyland. We visited once during D-World's 25th anniversary. I had the honor of seeing the castle decked out like a pink birthday cake with sprinkles. Lucky loon, I tell ya. Dee's Dish: Go see Merida. When you exit her Meet-and-Greet, take a RIGHT {if you went toward the Tea Cups...you went the wrong way!}. There is a little sit down spot a few steps past her area...and the castle can be seen very close in the distance. This is a nice photo spot. No moronic photobombers in the background of your pics!

A slice of Heaven in...1997!

I'm definitely a team player when it comes to color coordination. Wear matching shirts with your fam {haven't done that yet}...#BecauseDisney. What do you care if people look at you? It's vacation! And, you can easily find your crew in a crowd. Dee's Dish: If matchy matchy is too corny for you...go with a theme. Pick a certain color one day. Pick sports team apparel another day. Etc! Why? Because you need to think of future You. The one who can someday say, "Remember the time Mom made us wear those silly matching shirts to Disney?" {I guarantee some family laughs will follow that sass!}

You're allowed to bring 'em in...so do it! I mentioned a soft-sided style from Thirty One in my last post. So one-derful.

Main St. Confectionary, to be exact! Mickey Rice Krispie Treats. Chocolate covered apples that look like Mickey's pants. Cake pops. Rainbow candies. This is an effin' dreamland. The aroma is enchanting. Even if you don't buy anything, just go in, close your eyes and drift off for a bit. You deserve it! Dee's Dish: The Mickey Rice Krispies are a nice souvenir to bring home to family and friends. They're beyond fresh and will only cost you about $5.95. The ones topped with M&Ms were thrown down from the Heavens. The ones with peanut butter chips were launched from another plant. Both are out of this world.

{Crystal Palace}
Buffets, people! Here we go again! Loved this one. We went for breakfast and saw Winnie, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger. Each of them made their rounds to our table. Again - no Memory Maker photogs are present, so you have to be you own paparazzi. Each area of the place is sectioned into groups for a parade. All little kiddos are invited to follow the character assigned to their section. It goes very fast, but it's a sweet little moment. Dee's Dish: This is located soooo close to Adventureland. Finish up b-fast and let the kids head over to the Swiss Family Tree House to work off the sugar from the sugary apple fritter donuts.

Catch ya soon at {D}!....

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