Today was the 1st day of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  We have been attending this special event every year and love it.  We like to just snack our way around the World Showcase.  There are so many tasty entree samples, desserts and alcoholic beverages.  These are our favorite 5 snacks this year at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

#5 Beef Empanadas in Patagonia (located at the entrance to World Showcase on the left) are a great choice for adults and children!  There is ground beef inside a flaky crust.

#4 Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce in Canada is always a popular choice.  This entree is a popular menu item on the Le Cellier menu.  It is a great choice to sample Le Cellier without a reservation.  I could easily order 2-3 portions of the mignon.  It is amazing!

#3 Dole Whip at Refreshment Port has to make the Top 5 list!  Anytime there is a Dole Whip, it is a must do with the sweet pineapple flavor in a soft serve treat.  Perfect for a hot day in Florida.

#2 Beef Tenderloin Tips in Africa is our 2nd favorite snack during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  This portion is huge compared to the other snacks during this popular event.  This is a spicy entree with grits, peppers, beef tenderloin and okra.  It is amazing, but be prepared for a little kick!

#1 For another year, the Lobster & Seafood Fisherman’s Pie in Ireland tops out choice for our favorite snack at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  This pie is similar to shepherd pie.  It has mashed potatoes, cheese and big chunks of lobster.  It is amazing!  This kiosk is located in United Kingdom in the World Showcase.

These are the Jones Family favorites at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival this year.  We sampled a lot of food today.  I am still full.  Enjoy our day at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival with a video review of the event.

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When will the mayhem at the mansion app be ready? I think that’s the million dollar question for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, right now!

When Will the Mayhem at the Mansion App Be ReadySince we were one of the first people to begin talking about the app (heck, we are featured in the app!), a lot of people have been asking us when the Mayhem at the Mansion app will be ready. Short answer: we don’t know.

We do not have any “insider” information on this one, unfortunately. We were told by guest services on the first night of MNSSHP that it would be released on Sept. 9. Well, apparently, there were “technical difficulties” on Sept. 9 with the app and MyMagic+.

Next, we heard that it would be ready on Sept. 14, according to the rumor mill. Well, you know how good the rumor mill can be, so no, the Mayhem at the Mansion app did not debut on Sept. 14.

Currently, I cannot find any new rumors or updates. Maybe it just won’t be out for this year’s MNSSHP. :( Do you have any updates? Please share them in the comments!

In the meantime, here’s a couple videos from the app for you to enjoy.


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Moultrie Trail Camera Review: M880 vs. D555i

by TimJones

Moultrie makes some great products for deer hunters, including reasonably priced trail cameras. I use Moultrie feeders and trail cameras on my hunting adventures. Today, I’ll review two of the Moultrie trail cameras that I own and have used; the M-880 and the D-555i. Moultrie D555i Trail Camera Moultrie M880 Trail Camera (2014 Model) The […]

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Crafts for Kids: How to Create a Box Maze

by Allison Jones

Yesterday I bought a box to ship some items for work. The kids immediately grabbed the box and started playing with it. That gave me an idea! It was crafts for kids time! We headed out to Staples and bought 10 boxes ($2.99 each), an X-Acto knife, and binder clips.  The total cost was right […]

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Deer Hunting Opening Day in Florida

by TimJones

Well, archery deer hunting season has officially begun in Florida! Come along with me on opening day of archery deer season in Florida. I am always excited to start the hunting season, but this was my first year at this hunt club, so it was extra special! It was also my first year hunting during […]

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The Angry Beaver

by TimJones

A friend said the machine in the picture, below looked like an angry beaver. Since then that’s what I call this crazy machine that changes forests in a minute! For this week’s #FriFotos theme of change, I present the Angry Beaver!   It took me a while to figure out what was happening in this […]

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Wasabi Power Review

by TimJones

Pay attention kids! Remember back in the old days when we used to worry about how many “exposures” we had left on our cameras? You bought 36 exposure film as much as possible to be sure you had enough? Now, we take 1,000, 2,000, or 3,000 pictures on a vacation! The downside? The camera battery. […]

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Ice Skating in Florida!

by TimJones

Today was spent in Northeast Florida with lots of ice skating lessons for my daughter.  She has a competition coming up, so we have to fit in a lot of last minute practices!  So, it was 2 hours this morning and 1 hour in the afternoon.  We fit in a quick lunch in San Marco […]

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Cheap iPhone and iPad Chargers that Actually Work!

by TimJones

If your kids are anything like ours, they’re constantly in need of an iPad or iPhone charger. The one that came with the device is long gone. The kids have no idea what happened to the one you just bought for a small fortune at Walmart. Yours has become frayed at the end and no […]

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Escape from Gringotts and Jurassic Park

by TimJones

Day two of fun at Universal Orlando Resort with our friends brings fun adventures at Diagon Alley, including riding Escape from Gringotts (with only a 20 minute wait!), Butterbeers, Jurassic Park, and much more. How much fun can we fit into a day with the Early Park admission and Universal Express? A LOT!   More […]

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