We were on our way home from London and once everyone had boarded, one of the first announcements the flight attendants made was, “Ladies and gentlemen, there are two people on the plane who have severe nut allergies so we ask that you kindly refrain from eating nuts during this flight.” (the 8-month-old directly in front of us proceeded to burst out in screaming and crying. Joe’s response was, “I guess she really likes nuts.”)
But seriously, I totally get it and understand the need for precaution. Some people have very severe allergies and the last thing anyone wants is for someone to go into anaphylaxis (or even just be uncomfortable) because someone else on the plane broke out a Kind bar or a bag of mixed nuts. But with that in mind, this just confused the crap out of me…
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When you’re traveling, it’s not always easy to determine when, where or even what time you’re going to have dinner. There may be a place you’re going to make it your business to visit (like when we went to Sedona specifically to eat at a particular restaurant) but if you’re anything like us, for the most part, you decide to eat on a spur of the moment basis. That’s all well and good, except for two things…
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If the Walt Disney Company is anything, it’s protective of its many brands, to the point where, for some aspects of the company, they’re downright self-isolated (and don’t get me wrong – it’s with good reason). Case in point, for years, the only way you could make a reservation at Walt Disney World (WDW) restaurants was through their reservation system. At first that meant calling them, but eventually the convenience of online reservations also came into play. Either way, it was still directly through Disney.
However, in early 2018, we wrote a post about how, in a surprise move on Disney’s part, you could suddenly use a common worldwide restaurant reservation system to make meal reservations at select restaurants at WDW. What’s more, they weren’t only at the ones owned by third party companies like Levy Brothers (owners of Paddlefish) or House of Blues (self-owned), but even some Disney-owned restaurants, such as Grand Floridian Cafe, Sanaa and Olivia’s Cafe. But apparently, that’s not quite the case anymore…
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Dole Whips. If you’ve ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, the mere thought of them might make your mouth water. #amiright?
For the uninitiated, Dole Whip (also known as Dole Soft Serve) is a soft serve, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan frozen dessert created by Dole Food Company. It was introduced to the Disney parks soon after Dole became the official sponsor of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room (an attraction inside the Adventureland area of Disneyland) in 1986. It’s always been popular but in the past few years has gotten something of a cult following, along the lines of some snacks at another popular Disney park…
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The Walt Disney Company has a long history of donating to worthy charities, both as a huge company as a whole, and each spoke, if you will, of the Disney wheel.
Walt Disney World (WDW), for example, is a founding partner of Give Kids The World Village (an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families), and has donated their used and leftover hotel soaps to charity for years. Since 1991, Disney has been donating prepared and perishable food to Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves 60 non-profit organizations in Central Florida, including homeless and women’s shelters, soup kitchens, after-school centers, and daycare centers for children and mature adults.
But did you ever wonder what they do with their food scraps? I always figured they donated them to local farms to use as compost or as an ingredient in animal feed, but I was surprised to find out neither is the case.
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