Hanging Out at The Top of the World!

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Hanging Out at The Top of the World!

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Happy Thursday, friends! I know so many of you were following along on my adventures last weekend as I got to experience Toy Story Land's grand opening, which was incredible, and there's a post coming about that very soon! But a lot of you also saw and had questions about my trip to The Top of the World at Disney's Contemporary Resort at Bay Lake Tower! So today I'm letting you all in on my adventures up to The Top of the World!

My mom, and best friend Kaitlyn were super lucky to be able to stay at Bay Lake Tower for one night during our trip so we knew we were going to be able to get up to The Top of the World Lounge. I invited along my friend Chase as well. Getting to the lounge is a little tricky because you either need your Disney Vacation Club card, or a magic band showing you're staying at Bay Lake Tower. We made our journey up on the elevator and stepped out to the most incredible sunset I think I've ever seen at Walt Disney World, and seeing it from high above Magic Kingdom was amazing!

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We were also treated to the signature dessert of The Top of the World thanks to Chase, the 12-layer cake! Honestly if I had to eat only one dessert for the rest of my life this would be it. Number one it's massive, and sharing it between four people we still couldn't finish it. Number two, it's just dang delicious! It's not overly sweet, but has great flavor, and the crunch layer adds a nice texture change from the light cake and frosting layers.

Overlooking Magic Kingdom as the sun set and the park started to light up was so beautiful! This view is one I never want to leave, and if I could set my office up here I totally would. 

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One of the great things about The Top of the World is that you can watch Magic Kingdom's fireworks from there, and they pump the music in so everything is synced up perfectly. If you get all the feels watching Happily Ever After from Main Street USA then you'll definitely get them from seeing them at The Top of the World! 

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Well friends, that's it for this week! Let me know information the comments if you've ever been to The Top of the World Lounge to hang out and see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom! Also be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures, there's a lot coming up there! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan 

*All of the photos featured were taken by Chase, and you can follow him on Instagram here.

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Typhoon Lagoon H2O Glow Nights Review

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you all are having a great week so far! Last week I got the opportunity to go to Disney to experience the new H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon and let me just tell you that it was so worth it! I had never been to Typhoon Lagoon before and after going to Disney for almost 25 years I don't know how I've slept on that water park for so long.

The theming inside the park is awesome! You definitely don't feel like you're in Florida at Walt Disney World anymore, but on an island paradise. The theming behind Typhoon Lagoon is that a storm caused a shipwreck and left behind everything that's located at Typhoon Lagoon. One of the coolest parts of the park is the wave pool, which sends out perfect waves every few minutes. We also really enjoyed the lazy river, which goes all around the perimeter of the park, with multiple entry and exit points for guests. 

The newest party Typhoon Lagoon is offering is H2O Glow Nights. This after hours party is hosted by Partysaurus Rex from the Toy Story short film, Partysaurus Rex. You'll also find some of your other Toy Story friends around the park taking photos and hanging out with guests. 

Typhoon Lagoon allows a limited number of guests into the park so the lines for everything are super short. There were plenty of beach chairs for each guest and the park wasn't overrun by kids, which is something I really loved! 

Overall, if you're thinking about adding in a Typhoon Lagoon day into your trip, you might want to think about doing H2O Glow Nights! The lower crowds make the cost worth it. The price per adult is $55, but they do offer annual pass and DVC discounts, making tickets $49. H2O Glow Nights are each Thursday and Saturday from June 21 to August 11, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, but guests can start arriving at 7:00 pm.

Well friends, that's it for this week! Let me know in the comments your favorite part of Typhoon Lagoon! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventure! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan 

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Disney Parks Blog Meet Up: Incredibles 2

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Disney Parks Blog Meet Up: Incredibles 2

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Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are having a great week so far! Last weekend I got the chance to see the the new movie Incredibles 2 as a premier showing to guests of the Disney Parks Blog! I grabbed my best friend and we headed for Disney Springs for the day, and it sure was fun! 

We were able to check out some of the new things at Disney Springs, including the new Disney Style store, and eat ice cream for lunch, because that's what you do when calories don't count! Then the movie started, and it was so good! I don't think I've laughed so hard during a film in a really long time. The storyline kept me on my toes, and the animation team at Pixar did a great job making it feel like it flowed directly from the first film. I don't want to give too much away, but the ending was something I did not see coming at all!

Whenever I get to go to these types of events I always get so many questions about how I get in, and the simple answer is I always have my phone next to me. Disney puts out tweets and Facebook posts about when the event registrations are open, and I try to do my best to register within the first few moments of opening. 

The best part of the event was that the Disney Parks blog team set up a special meet and greet with the queen herself, Edna Mode! 

I am always so thankful for being able to go to these events, and hopefully I'll see some of you guys there soon too! To keep up with all of my Disney adventures, be sure to follow me on Instagram! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan 

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Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up: Solo

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Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up: Solo

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I know it's been a while since I posted, but I think I have a new idea about how things are going to go down here on Mingling With Megan so I'm really excited to share that with you, along with what I actually want to talk about today, Solo: A Star Wars Story! 

First thing's first, my blog is shifting it's posts a little bit in the amount of posts per week. Before I was writing for POPSUGAR, I was writing here twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. Now I'm having to change that to just Wednesday, but don't panic! I'll still be very active here and on Instagram. I have just been VERY blessed to be able to take my writing abilities to another location as well, and I still have a real job I have to do. 

Now about Solo. I was lucky enough to be get to see the premier of Solo: A Star Wars Story at Disney Springs last week courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog. The event was lots of fun and since I got to bring a guest, I brought my mom. Mom's really are the best, so taking her to see her VERY FIRST Star Wars FILM EVER was lots of fun! 

Before the movie we had dinner at Morimoto Asia, which is one of my favorite restaurants at Disney Springs right now. There's so much to sample and the menu has a wide variety that will please everyone. The nice thing about Morimoto Asia is that they serve lunch until 4:30, so we were able to get our favorite bento box! This comes with a soup or salad, sushi, a protein, dumplings, and a spring roll. We also got their fried portobello mushrooms! Friends, if you're ever at Disney Springs and need a snack, sit at the bar at Morimoto Asia (the bar is first come, first served) and get the mushrooms. I usually hate mushrooms, but these were the glorious, salty, crunchy, savory bombs of flavor!

After our super late lunch/ early dinner we went over to the AMC Theater at Disney Springs where there were members of the 501st, a Star Wars fan group who dresses up as characters and were taking photos with everyone. This was a great touch to the event! If you've ever run a Star Wars RunDisney event you've probably seen these guys around. 

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Now I don't want to ruin the movie for you because it's not been out too long, so here's my spoiler free review. Solo was good entertainment, but to me it didn't have the "Star Wars" feel we are all used to. I loved all of the nods to past movies. I LOVED Donald Glover as Lando. I think it's hard sometimes to do a movie like this because some people have already made a backstory of different characters up in their minds, and when it doesn't match what's on the screen it can be disappointing. I definitely had that moment a few times after watching Solo twice opening weekend. Do I think it's a horrible film? No. Is it a film I'm going to want to watch over and over like The Force Awakens. No. 

Let me know your SPOILER FREE thoughts on Solo in the comments! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures! There's a lot coming up soon!

Be Magical Today!

-Megan

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Best Breakfasts at Walt Disney World

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Best Breakfasts at Walt Disney World

Happy Thursday, friends! I know I've been slacking on posting here, but sometimes life gets busy and I'm definitely still trying to figure out a new routine to be more present at home, get my work done, and blog, and get some Disney trips in! Hopefully all of that is worked out soon. Today I want to chat with you all about the top three breakfasts at Walt Disney World that you HAVE to experience when you're on vacation! Two are table service outside of the parks, and one is a quick service inside the parks. If you've been following me on Instagram for any time you'll probably know what all three of these are without even needing to read any further, but you totally should! 

1. Grand Floridian Cafe

Located at the Grand Floridian the absolute best breakfast at Walt Disney World has to be Grand Floridian Cafe. The serve a variety of breakfast and lunch items all day long, so no matter what your mood is that day, you can get exactly what you want. I always get the same thing when I go here, a Mickey Waffle with the blueberry and lemon curd addition, has brown casserole and a side of corned beef hash. Honestly, this is my perfect breakfast. It's a great combination of sweet and savory, along with having all the carbs! Grand Floridian Cafe is relatively easy to get a reservation for as well!

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2. Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe has somewhat of a cult following. It's located at the Polynesian Resort on the second floor, with some really great views of the monorail going by. Kona Cafe is known for their massive stuffed French toast known as Tonga Toast! It's two huge pieces of sourdough bread, stuffed with bananas, fried, then rolled in cinnamon sugar for the ultimate sweet breakfast. It's also 3,000 calories. But calories don't count at Disney, right? Be sure to get a reservation if you want to go here because the restaurant is somewhat small and tends to fill up quickly. 

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3. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie 

With no reservation needed, tucked away in the back of the France pavilion at Epcot, Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is the perfect place for a quiet breakfast. They open when Epcot opens at 9:00, so while everyone else is running to get in line for Soarin' or Frozen Ever After, you can be eating a warm croissant and drinking coffee in the shade of the Eiffel Tower. 

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Well friends, that's it for today! Let me know in the comments what your favorite breakfasts at Disney are! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan 

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