About Shannon

Shannon is a wife and mother of 3 kids. She adores all things Disney and loves a good tall Dole Whip.

Podcast Episode 150: Disney “Would You Rather?”

We’ve all played the “Would You Rather” where you have to choose between two impossible choices.  It’s a lot of fun and a tiny bit frustrating, of course.  We decided to put our own spin on the game by making our impossible choices all about Disney!

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Podcast Episode 149: Our Perfect Disney “Careers”

There are lots of different jobs at Disney parks that help keep things running smoothly,  Join us this week as we talk about the Disney jobs we think we would be best suited for.  This is all for fun.  We appreciate every cast member in every job who make the whole place so magical!

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Podcast Episode 148: Our Disney Love Stories

A true Disney fan knows the moment that they first fell in love with Disney parks.  You can remember everything about it, where you were, how you felt, what you were doing.  Join us as we share our origin stories of how we came by our love of Disney parks and what we plan for to foster that love in the future.

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Podcast Episode 147: Summer 2017 News

It’s that time again!  Time to update you with all the new information we have for Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World!  Listen in to find out about Pandora, what’s to do and to eat there, as well as resort refurbs, ride refurbs, and more!

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Podcast Episode 146: FastPass+ Tips and Strategies for 2017

Need to know how to get the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation?  This episode is for you!  We give you all the information you need in order use the FastPass+ system to its fullest potential so you can maximize the your fun touring the parks!

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Podcast Episode 145: Shannon’s May 2017 Trip Report

Everyone loves a trip report!  Join us this week as we listen in to another Dole Whipped vacation recap!  Lots of new experiences were had including the new Bon Voyage Breakfast as well as Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian resort!

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Podcast Episode 144: 2017 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Snack Reviews

All four of the Dole Whippies attended the 2017 Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot and tried lots of the offerings at the outdoor kitchens.  Listen in and see what we thought of all that the Flower & Garden Festival had to offer!

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2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival just started a few days ago and the menus this year look awesome!  The festival runs each year in the springtime, this year’s dates are March 1 to May 29.  There are amazing exhibits, play structures for kids, live music, and food booths that are very similar to the Food and Wine Festival.

These “Outdoor Kitchens” are going to have local and exotic options that are made with garden fresh ingredients.  These are small plates, not full meals, so you can expect to pay between $3 and $8 for one selection.  And because this is Epcot, you’re able to imbibe in some of the specialty cocktails and beers each booth has to offer!

Let’s check out what’s on the menu!

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce – $3.75

Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream – $4.25

Roasted Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips  – $5.25

Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries – $4.00

Beverages

Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint – $9.50

Paulaner Original Munich Lager – $4.25

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen – $4.25

Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

The Berry Basket

Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique – $7.25

Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spice Pecans – $4.75

Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepperberry Sorbet – $4.25

Beverages:

Founders Raubeaus Pure Raspberry Ale – $4.25

Island Grove Blueberry Moscato – $5.25

Twinings® Green Tea Berry Mint Julep (also in non-alcoholic) – $8.75, $4.25

Cider House

Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears – $5.50

House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare – $5.25

Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries  – $3.75

Beverages

McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider – $4.50

Caribe Blood Orange Tropical Hard Cider – $4.50

Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Strawberry Cider – $4.50

Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic) – $4.75

Fleur de Lys

Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne: Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust  – $4.75

Poulet aux Écrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf – $5.75

Macaron Chocolat Framboise: Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam – $4.75

Beverages

La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice – $9.95

Kir Pomegranate, Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liquor – $7.95

Brut de Pêche, Natural Peach Sparkling Wine – $7.50

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blend, C’est La Vie – $5.00

Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – $4.25

Florida Fresh

Carne Asada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream – $6.50

Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn , Tomatoes and Cilantro  – $6.50

Florida Larder Board: Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pâté and House-made Pickles – $5.75

Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue – $4.25

Beverages

Key Lime Sparkling Wine  – $11.75

Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale – $4.25

Mirth and Merriment Golden Ale – $4.25

Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

Watermelon Cucumber Slush with Tamiami Florida Gin – $11.75

Watermelon Cucumber Slush (Non-alcoholic) – $4.25

Fresh-Squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-alcoholic) – $3.25

Hanami

Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side – $5.75

Ahi Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger – $8.00

Beef Teriyaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger – $6.20

Beverages

SapporoPremium Black Lager – $4.25

Kirin Ichiban Pale Ale – $4.00

Matcha Sake Cocktail – $7.50

Amabuki Kurenai Junmai Sake – $8.50

Ozeki Shin Junmai Sake – $8.50

Dasani Water – $3.00

Jardin de Fiestas

Chile Relleno de Picadillo: Battered Poblano Pepper filled with Ground Beef covered with Tomato Sauce and Garnished with Queso Fresco and Toasted Almonds – $6.00

Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita: Grilled Chicken with Red and Green Bell Pepper served with Salsa Chile Morita and Garnished with Micro-Cilantro and Edible Flowers – $6.00

Tres Leches: Vanilla Sponge Cake, Cajeta, Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk and Garnished with Orange Zest – $3.95

Beverages

Hibiscus Margarita – $10.25

Elderflower Pineapple Margarita – $11.25

Watermelon White Sangria – $8.75

Pacifico Draft Beer with Kahlua Floater – $6.75

Dasani Water – $3.00

La Isla Fresca

Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro – $6.00

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce – $6.50

Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango and Onions – $5.00

FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake – $3.75

Beverages

Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager – $4.25

Frozen Simply Tropical™ Juice Drink with Cruzan Mango Rum – $9.25

Frozen Simply Tropical Juice Drink (Non-alcoholic) – $4.25

Lotus House

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap – $5.95

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries – $5.50

Vegetable Spring Rolls – $4.50

Beverages

Oolong Peach Bubble Tea – $6.75

Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice – $8.75

Dragon Pearl: Beer, Honey, Cream and Tapioca Pearls – $8.75

M.S.G: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry and Ginger Ale – $8.75

Plum Wine Cooler – $8.75

Tsingtao Beer – $3.50

Dasani Bottled Water – $3.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Northern Bloom

Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple wood Smoked Bacon – $6.25

Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables – $6.50

Nanaimo Bar – $4.25

Beverages

Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey – $11.75

Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic) – $4.50

Unibroue Maudite Amber Ale – $5.00

Unibroue À Tout Le Monde Saison – $5.00

Unibroue Éphémère White Ale – $5.00

Beer Flight – $11.00

Pineapple Promenade

Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $7.50

Pineapple Soft-Serve – $4.75

Beverages

Sparkling Pineapple Wine – $11.75

Pineapple Mana – $4.25

Pineapple Soft-Serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum – $10.25

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) – $3.50

Primavera Kitchen

Antipasto Misto: Cerignola Olives, Sweet Soppressata and Salami, Ovolini, Mozzarella, Sweet Roasted Peppers and Ciabatta Bread – $6.00

Meatball Parmigiana: Hand-made Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana and Fresh Basil – $7.00

Strawberry Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Cream and Marinated Strawberries topped with Strawberry Sauce – $5.50

Beverages

Pinot Grigio – $8.00

Chianti – $8.00

Prosecco – $9.00

Corbinello – $8.00

Moscato – $8.00

Bellini Sparkling Wine and Peach purée – $10.00

Rossini Sparkling Wine and Marinated strawberries – $10.00

Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila – $10.00

Moretti Lager – $5.50

Moretti La Rossa – $5.50

Dasani Water – $3.00

The Smokehouse: Barbecues and Brews

Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw and Crispy Onions – $6.00

Smoked Pork Ribs with Black Bean and Corn Salad – $6.75

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños – $6.25

Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans – $3.75

Beverage

Zen of Zin Old Vine – $5.25

Orange Blossom Pilsner – $4.25

3 Daughters Phantasmas IPA – $4.25

Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine – $11.75

Frozen Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) – $3.25

Taste of Marrakesh

Merguez “Hot Dog” Sausage: Spicy Beef and Lamb with Satueed Onions and Green Peppers – $6.00

Home-Made Falafel with Pickled Beet and Turnip, Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce – $5.00

Baklava – $4.00

Beverages

Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur – $8.00

White Sangria – $5.00

Guerrouane Red Wine – $4.00

Casa Beer – $4.00

Dasani Water – $3.00

Urban Farm Eats

Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction – $4.00

Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragoût, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes – $6.25

Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette and Old Bay Remoulade – $6.25

Beverages

Avivé Natural Peach Sparkling Wine – $9.50

King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir – $5.25

Wildflower Pale Ale – $4.25

Urban Mary with House-made Pickled Green Bean – $10.75

Urban Fairy Cocktail – $11.00

Have you made a list of all the things you’d like to try this year?  Everything sounds delicious!

Podcast Episode 143: Free Stuff And Money Saving Tips At Disney

We all know that a Disney vacation isn’t free so we want to help you save your hard earned money while on a Disney vacation.  We’re giving you lots of tips, tricks, and hacks to find free stuff at Disney as well as giving you some good money-saving insider info!

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Podcast Episode 142: Best Uses for Snack Credits

You know us here at Dole Whipped, we love talking about food!  One of our favorite things to do at Disney is snack!  This week we let you in on our favorite ways to spend the snack credits that are included in your Disney Dining Plan.  From the parks to the resorts, we’ll help you make smart snack choices!

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