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Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe from Sweet on You Aboard the Disney Fantasy

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The new Sweet on You aboard the Disney Fantasy is serving up incredibly tasty treats, including hand-crafted ice cream and gelato, plus an entire case of desserts that are as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat. One of the delicious treats available at Sweet on You is the peanut butter blondie bars, which you can even make at home with this peanut butter blondie bars recipe straight from the ship.

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This peanut butter blondie bars recipe is a great one to make with your kids. After the brownies cool, you can bring the family together for a decorating party and get creative with all of your toppings. Then, be sure to stop by Sweet on You during your family’s week-long vacation on the Disney Fantasy to try more of the yummy sweet treats.

Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • Candy to garnish

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Melt the chocolate, peanut butter and butter.
3. Whisk the eggs and brown sugar with an electric mixer until thickened. Fold the chocolate mixture into the whisked eggs.
4. Fold the sieved flour and pecans into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into a baking tray and spread out evenly. Place in the oven to bake for approximately 45 minutes.
5. Once the brownies are cool, cut out with a 2.5 inch cookie cutter.
6. For the ganache, heat the heavy cream over the stove until just reaching boiling point. Pour the hot cream over the dark chocolate and stir in until the chocolate has melted.
7. Once cool, beat the ganache before piping on top of each brownie. Decorate with your choice of candy.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You

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Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You

Sweet on You is one of my favorite new spots aboard the Disney Fantasy, not only for the amazing desserts but also for the super cute atmosphere that brings you into the world of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. One fun fact about the new space is that the artwork on the walls was created by the animators from the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

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The music playing in the background makes you feel as if you’re walking into a patisserie right off the streets of Paris, so it’s fitting that this premium sweet shop serves a variety of hand-crafted desserts, including macarons. The Disney Parks Blog recently shared the raspberry macarons recipe for you to make at home. When you’re sailing on a 7-night Disney Fantasy cruise, be sure to try out the other flavors, as I can attest that each one is delicious!

Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You
Makes 20 macarons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond blanched flour
  • 2/3 tbs egg whites, divided
  • ½ tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 1 cup raspberry jam

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Combine powdered sugar and almond flour in an electric mixer until fine. Add 1/3 tbs egg whites and food coloring to make a paste in the electric mixer.Note: Make sure the egg whites are room temperature before using.
3. Boil the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to 260 degrees F. Whip 1/3 tbs egg whites. Pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg whites on the side of the bowl and whip at a high speed until thickened to form the meringue.
4. Add 1/3 of the meringue to the almond flour mixture and combine, repeating with the rest of the meringue and making sure to deflate the mixture.
5. Fill a piping bag with a round #6 tip with the mixture. Place wax paper onto a baking sheet, and pipe the mixture into ¾ inch round discs onto the sheet. Let sit for 35 minutes before baking in the oven.
6. Place the macaroons in the oven and immediately turn down the oven temperature to 285 degrees F. Bake for ten minutes and then take out of the oven to cool.
7. When cool, turn over half of the macarons and pipe raspberry jam on the flat surface. Place another macaron on top of the jam.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Five Ways to Feel the Force at the Star Wars Command Post on Disney Fantasy

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With the recent arrival of Star Wars Command Post aboard the Disney Fantasy, the Force is growing strong on the high seas! Young Padawans have been busy training with members of the Resistance and heroes of the Star Wars saga to embark on missions against the First Order throughout this new youth space in Disney’s Oceaneer Club.

Check out some of the activities that take kids from Padawans to Jedi in no time at Star Wars Command Post:

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5. Kids can take a seat and set course for some pretty far out places in the galaxy via Starfighter Training Simulators. From the icy planet of Hoth to the vast forests of Endor, epic missions have them traversing the galaxy in less than 12 parsecs!

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4. When training to become one with the Force, children are visited by BB-8 himself, guiding them to success in a vital mission against the First Order. Keep an eye out, because you never know where this skittish but loyal astromech droid will show up!

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3. While exploring this hidden Resistance base, young ones can virtually join the cause and engage in games via tablets showing them what it takes to become a part of the Resistance. Remember, the location of this Command Post MUST be kept a secret!

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2. Children can step up to the one-of-a-kind “holotable” and choose their larger-than-life vehicles or droid companions for their missions. Warning, if you don’t choose your droid, they might just choose you!

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1. Once their training is complete, Jedi in-the-making are put to the test and able to channel their new-found Force in an ambitious battle against First Order Stormtroopers. Devotion to the Resistance and strength in the Force are a must in order to move objects and play Jedi mind tricks on unsuspecting foes.

The out-of-this-world adventures don’t stop here. With seven-night cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy, there’s enough time for lots more epic fun.

All this and much more are also available on special Star Wars Day at Sea sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy in early 2018. Throughout the day-long celebration, your family will enjoy encounters with the galaxy’s most formidable and heroic characters, a deck party spectacular with fireworks and other Star Wars-themed family fun. So, grab your droid and prepare to visit a galaxy far, far away in a whole new way!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Five Reasons Kids Love Marvel Super Hero Academy on the Disney Fantasy

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I am beyond excited to share even more details about the all-new Marvel Super Hero Academy aboard the Disney Fantasy. Throughout this one-of-a-kind youth space, children can learn the ways of the mystic arts with Doctor Strange and even discover what it takes to become a true hero with Thor.

Here are some of the fun feats that heroes-in-the-making are currently taking on in this epic academy:

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5. While exploring the academy, young trainees should listen out for the thunderous entrance of the hero of Asgard, Thor. He just might have an unexpected visit from his brother Loki through a magical portal as well …

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4. The Mighty Thor teaches kids the path to becoming worthy through strength, knowledge and compassion. With the Mjölnir in hand, Thor leads the future heroes to become worthy enough to wield their own hammers.

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3. Curious children can examine some truly powerful objects. Doctor Strange’s sling rings, Black Panther’s mask and the mysterious Wakandan vibranium that made Captain America’s shield are all on display as inspiration for future heroes.

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2. Future sorcerers can take the journey into the mystic arts to learn to open their minds and find their inner powers from Doctor Strange himself. (Remember “Shamballa,” you’ll thank me later!)

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1. After learning how to harness energy from Doctor Strange, kids can create portals using their newly acquired skills and travel anywhere throughout the Multiverse. (Be sure to keep an eye out for Dormammu …)

Joining Marvel Super Heroes in these epic missions are just the beginning of the adventures to be had throughout the new youth spaces in Disney’s Oceaneer Club. Seven-night itineraries aboard the Disney Fantasy allow for tons of fun, so stay tuned for even more details on what out-of-this-world adventures have hit the high seas.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Three New Spaces To Visit on the Reimagined Disney Fantasy

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Three New Spaces To Visit on the Reimagined Disney Fantasy

Disney is always working to improve guest experiences and Disney Cruise Line is no different. Even though it has just been five years since the inaugural sailing of the Disney Fantasy, Disney has just finished three incredible enhancements that added even more heart (and a droid!) to the reimagined Disney Fantasy.

The Disney Fantasy now offers new fun experiences for kids, adults, and families. Each new area is marked by meticulous detail and unmistakable Disney touches. You’ll have to see it all in person to truly appreciate the sophisticated design elements, but for now, enjoy your first look at some of the ways Disney added even more magic to one of the most magical ships at sea …

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Star Wars: Command Post
Now kids can train with heroes of the Star Wars saga and help with missions against the First Order. Throughout their journey, they’ll meet members of the Resistance and learn to channel the Force.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Sweet on You
Themed after the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, this whimsical ice cream shop features hand-crafted gelato and ice-cream, specialty sundaes, homemade chocolates, truffles and lots and lots of candy.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Tiffany & Co.
This premier jewelry store is home to timeless collections of jewelry and luxury accessories, including the Tiffany T collection and other glamorous pieces featuring renowned Tiffany & Co. diamonds.

After your family has taken a photo with BB-8, be sure to explore Marvel Super Hero Academy. This new innovative space for children allows them to discover heroic qualities from mighty Super Heroes.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Exciting New Experiences Coming to Disney Fantasy in May 2017

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Exciting New Experiences Coming to Disney Fantasy in May 2017

From New Star Wars and Marvel Themed Areas for Kids, to Delicious Treats for Families and Luxury Shopping for Adults, Disney Cruise Line is Bringing Fun-Filled Additions to the Disney Fantasy

Exciting new experiences designed for guests of all ages are coming to the Disney Fantasy in May 2017. From exploring the universes of Star Wars and Marvel, to shopping at unique new onboard venues, new highlights include:

Imaginative New Spaces for Kids

In Disney’s Oceaneer Club, an immersive youth space onboard the Disney Fantasy, the new Star Wars: Command Post takes kids on a journey where they will train with heroes of the Star Wars saga and help with missions against the First Order. Here they will interact with holographic models at a one of-a-kind Star Wars holotable that projects 3-D images of the Millennium Falcon, Death Star and other famous Star Wars ships, meet members of the Resistance and learn to channel the Force.

In addition, at the all-new Marvel Super Hero Academy, kids will learn from real-life Super Heroes the heroic values of enlightenment, worthiness and loyalty. In this innovative space children can learn the ways of the mystic arts with Doctor Strange, who is making first-ever appearances onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Children will also interact with and open portals to different locales around the Marvel Universe, and immerse themselves in an exclusive gaming experience.

These new Star Wars and Marvel offerings onboard the Disney Fantasy are the newest addition to a growing list of exciting innovations that allow guests to interact with these universes throughout Disney experiences on land and at sea.

Tasty Treats to Delight the Entire Family

Families can enjoy the new Sweet on You ice cream shop, themed after the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, and designed with charming art details. Sweet on You will feature hand-crafted gelato and ice-cream, specialty sundaes, homemade chocolates, truffles and a large selection of candy for purchase, all just steps away from the family pool.

Luxury Shopping for Adults

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will welcome the world’s premier jewelry and iconic American luxury brand, Tiffany & Co., with an exclusive store aboard the Disney Fantasy. Guests can indulge in timeless collections of jewelry and luxury accessories, including the effortlessly elegant Tiffany T collection and other glamorous pieces featuring renowned Tiffany & Co. diamonds.

These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in their ships, helping to deliver incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements to the Disney Fantasy, crews will also perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance that keeps the fleet in tip-top shape, further demonstrating the unwavering commitment by Disney Cruise Line to continually elevating the guest experience.

The innovative new enhancements debut on Disney Fantasy sailings starting May 17, 2017 from Port Canaveral, Fla. This first sailing will visit the Bahamas on a 3-night voyage. Beginning on May 20, the ship will resume a regular sailing schedule that includes 7-night voyages alternating between the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Which one of the exciting new experiences coming to Disney Fantasy in May 2017 are you most looking forward to?

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, call Siera at 734-771-1290 or email siera@destinatinsinflorida.com.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Enjoy Royal Court Royal Tea on Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line is now offering a new experience to help your family feel like royalty in a whole new way when sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy! One of the newest family-friendly experiences is Royal Court Royal Tea on Disney Cruise Line, an exclusive event that gives you and your little ones a chance to interact with Disney princesses like never before.

This royal tea party takes place in the Royal Court Restaurant, which was inspired by the classic Disney Princess films “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty.” Decorated with sparkling chandeliers and fanciful icons like glass slippers, apples, roses and tiaras, the elegant dining room is the perfect setting for this fairy tale experience.

Other Disney friends join the party, too, including Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule who host the event as the Royal Tea Hostess and Royal Pastry Chef. They are both welcoming and entertaining hosts — telling stories, dancing and singing renditions of classic Disney tunes — making this a fun and interactive experience by encouraging all of the kids to participate.

Check out the following video with Cruise Director Lesley as she gives us a special glimpse at this magical teatime, exclusive for the Disney Fantasy:

Would you like to attend the Royal Court Royal Tea on Disney Cruise Line? Contact us to start planning your cruise today!

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next Disney Cruise Line vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Enter the High Seas Sweepstakes to Sail with Jake on the Disney Fantasy

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If you have any Disney Junior, especially Jake and the Neverland Pirates fans at home, you won’t want to miss this sweepstakes! You can enter the High Seas Sweepstakes for your chance to sail with Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates aboard the Disney Fantasy!

One grand prize winner will receive the ultimate high-seas experience on a 7-Night Eastern or Western Caribbean Disney Cruise Line Vacation for up to four people valued at $10,503, including:

  • One stateroom aboard the Disney Fantasy Ship, sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida
  • All onboard meals (with the exception of Palo and Remy Fine Dining)
  • Pre-paid gratuities, government Taxes and Fees
  • Round-trip coach air transportation if the winner’s residence is located more than two hundred miles from Orlando, FL, but if the winner’s residence is located two hundred miles or less, Port Parking for one personal vehicle is covered
  • An on-board credit to be used for experiences at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique/Pirates League
  • Airport/Port transfers if air transportation is provided
10 Runners Up will receive Jake Adventure Packs
  • Jake and The Neverland Pirates CD
  • Jake and The Neverland Pirates DVD Season 1
  • a Jake-themed matching board game
  • a Jake-themed spyglass
  • a Jake-themed toy pirate ship
  • a Jake-themed 7-piece action figurine set
You can enter the High Seas Sweepstakes now through 11:59 pm on September 29, 2013!
Don’t forget to watch Disney Junior’s Family Night Special Event, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Neverland Rescue, on Disney Channel Sunday, September 29 at 6:00 pm EST.
A Disney Cruise Line vacation is perfect for every pirate in the family with adults-only spaces as well as kid-friendly adventures.
Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next Disney Cruise Line vacation! Plus, you can take advantage of select sailings from Miami for $99 per person per day! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com! 

Disney Cruise Line 2014 Itinerary Changes

You will have more options for longer cruise vacations when you sail out of Disney Cruise Line’s home port of Port Canaveral, Florida next year. Disney Cruise Line is realigning their fleet starting October 11, 2014. Here’s a brief overview of the Disney Cruise Line 2014 itinerary changes for each ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.

  • Disney Magic will sail out of Port Canaveral, Florida beginning October 21, 2014. Following one 5-night Bahamian cruise, the ship will set sail on 7-night Caribbean voyages departing on Sundays.
  • Disney Wonder will return to Miami, Florida on October 11, 2014, and begin offering 4- and 5-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
  • Beginning October 27, 2014, Disney Dream will depart on Mondays and Fridays for 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises.
  • Disney Fantasy will continue to sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturdays.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until next year to enjoy a magical Disney cruise vacation! Great lead rates are available now on select sailings this fall from Port Canaveral, Florida. Plus, you can take advantage of special rates on Miami cruises or final sailings from Galveston.

Are you considering a Disney Cruise Line vacation? Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information about a Disney Cruise Line vacation!