A Spoonful of Sugar

Welcome back to another Disney Music Monday Link-Up.

Disney Music Monday #1

Disney has a lot of music to choose and usually a Disney song brings up some type of Disney park memory for me.

Today, though, I’m sticking with a song but for a different reason.  I was watching Jeopardy last week and the Final Jeopardy! category was “Disney Songs”

The answer was: A Spoonful of Sugar

Question: The inspiration of this song come from what the doctors had to do when administering the polio vaccine to the children of one of the Sherman brothers.

The Robert Sherman’s children were given their polio vaccine on a cube of sugar which was then swallowed and the sugar masked the bad taste of the vaccine.  Robert had spent the entire day at work trying to develop a song for the movie.  The working title of song was, “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down,” which was then shortened to “A Spoonful of Sugar.”

Even Jeopardy! loves Disney.  🙂

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Create a Character Meal

In the vain of previous Dad For Disney games, I’m going to roll out a new one: Create a Character Meal

This game allows you to put on your Imagineering hat. You get to decide everything. The location, what characters are present, and even what and where the food will be served. You want to eat food from Via Napoli with Peter Pan, Wendy, Mr. Smee and Captain Hook at Columbia Harbor House. That’s fine. There is no out-of-bounds. All Disney characters are eligible. You can even bring in appetizers from one restaurant, entree from another restaurant, and dessert from a third.

The only boundary is your imagination. Have some fun this afternoon and create a Disney character meal of your very own.

photo courtesy of Disney vinyl mania
photo courtesy of Disney vinyl mania

My character meal:

Characters: Dumbo, Timothy Mouse, Bernard and Bianca from The Rescuers, Thumper, and Orangebird

Meal: Salami e provolone from Via Napoli
Flying Fish Entree Duo (potato wrapped snapper and New York strip steak
Ice Cream Martini with Coconut White Chocolate Ice Cream from L’Artisan des Glaces

Location: California Grill to watch Wishes afterwards

What would dream character meal be?  Who would it include?  What would you eat and where?  Leave a comment on the blog or on the Dad For Disney Facebook page.

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I’m Running at Disney – Where and What Do I Eat?!?!?!

Run Disney #1

So, you’ve made the decision to enter one of the many marathons/half-marathons/10k/5k that Walt Disney World has to offer throughout the year.  It’s an exciting time and always a fun event (though I have never participated in one).  It may be your first attempt at running in a race.

A lot of these tips, in this article, are common knowledge to most avid runners.  I know a lot of runners and a couple triathletes and their eating tips helped me put together this article.

You’ve made a commitment that this isn’t going to be a normal Disney vacation especially you have decide to run in the half marathon, marathon, or decide to compete in something like the Dopey Challenge.  You’re not going to be spending the days leading up the event running around the parks going from attraction to attraction.  You’re going to need to spend those days getting hydrated and fueling your body for the event.  I’m not saying not to have any fun and not tour the parks during these days.  But, you should put your body first so you can be ready to race come race day.

The best way to do this is find restaurants where you can best fuel your body for race day(s).  Fortunately, Disney has a wide variety of restaurants and cuisines to choose from to help fuel your body for these races.  But which ones are the best?

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