Sunday, November 26, 2017

Beignet Dash at Port Orleans


Most people don’t want to think about running while on vacation, unless they are signed up for a RunDisney event. But, the Beignet Dash is such a fun, unique event that happens every Sunday at Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. I saw it on Facebook several months ago and started searching on the Walt Disney World web site for specific details. I continued to fail at finding anything straight from The Mouse. That was, until just a few weeks ago. I searched one more time on disney.go.com and finally found some details from a question asked to the Mom’s Panel.

So, you’re asking “What is the Beignet Dash?” Well, it’s a 1.5 mile run through Port Orleans Resort every Sunday morning. It begins and ends between building 5 and Doubloon Lagoon Pool. Check in is at 7:30am and the run begins at 8:00. The entry fee is $15 for each participant. When you register you will receive an official race bib. When you complete the run, you will get a plastic medal, a goody bag with Mardi Gras themed trinkets, and a voucher for beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory!

From what I’ve read, you can walk or run in this “race.” It’s very low key and enjoyable. Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a guest at Port Orleans. The one thing I could not find was if strollers were allowed.

Would this be something you would be interested or willing to do on your next Walt Disney World Vacation? I personally would love to try this adventure. I’m always up for trying something new at Disney and the beignets are just the motivator I need!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Top 10 Tips To Help You Not Lose Your Mind With Your Christmas Elves | A Disney Mom’s Thoughts

  1. Keep it as simple or elaborate as you want.
  2. Have a plan for your elf. Make a list of all the “things” you may have your elf do during the season.
  3. Buy any supplies needed for your elfcapades at one time and have them ready to go.
  4. Make a calendar of what your elf will do each night.
  5. Note when a child is sleeping at a friends house so the morning they are away the elf isn’t doing anything too grand that he’ll miss out on.
  6. Be flexible and willing to change plans last minute.
  7. If the elf has the kids do something- like a scavenger hunt- don’t do this on a school morning.
  8. Set up a reminder on your phone if you need help remembering to move or stage your elves.
  9. Don’t stress about outdoing your friends elves. Pinterest has some amazing ideas you can copy!
  10. If you have an Elf Magic Elf, make sure YOUR KIDS remember to give it water and a cracker each night! Put that off on your kids… if they forget, don’t move the elves. The kids will quickly remember to do their job!