An Ode to a Writer’s Carrot Cake …

An ode is a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject.  Well, I’m not going to torture you with a poem, but I will say this …

If you would have told me as a small child that I would love something as “yucky” sounding as carrot cake, I would have run away fast and far.

Skip forward a lot of years, and I’m here to tell you that I am really going to miss this deliciously decadent cookie-cake!

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The Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (the current home of this delight) closes, for good, on April 2, 2016.

May Disney have the wisdom and kindness to find another home for this culinary masterpiece!  It’ll be hard to live without it!  What do you think?

Who Doesn’t LOVE Carrots?! It’s our “Dining Recon: The Writer’s Stop!”

Do you love coffee?  Yes?  Then, step right past Starbucks (uh, the Trolley Car Cafe) and walk into the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  I dare you!

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When you enter, you’ll be assaulted by the absolutely intoxicating smell of coffee.  It is wonderful!

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The decor is pretty straightforward and austere …

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What?!  No seats?!

What?! No seats?!

… but, the number of books to peruse is plentiful.

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Plus, there’s a hoard of Disney “merch”!

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Of course, why do we visit?  Mmm.  “Carrots”, of course!  We love “carrots”!  This cream-cheese frosting stuffed carrot cake cookie is near the top of the All in WDW family’s list of favorite WDW snacks!

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Mmm.  “Carrots”!  Did I already say that?  What about you?  Do you love “carrots”?  Do you love da’ cookie!  Let us know!

Everything from Soup to Nuts!

Every once in a while you have to stop in your tracks and take the time to tie up all the loose ends you left for your readers earlier in the week.

For example, do you want to know what I have been forgetting to do?  Enter Disney’s Family Time Resolutions Sweepstakes, that’s what!

You know what that means?  Someone else won my trip to Disneyland!  It’s really quick and easy, folks.  Please don’t be like me … remember to submit your daily entries!  I would love to see one of you win!

Did you nominate your favorite snack for the 2014 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Snack poll?  Did you?  Oh, we received some delicious entries.  For example, as proclaimed by one reader, “Anything from Karamell-Küche!”

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Mmmm, yes you’re right.  Anything caramel is a very good thing.

But, then, there were Mickey Bars, funnel cakes, School Bread!  How in the world did I forget School Bread?!  Jalapeño Cheese-Stuffed Pretzels, Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whip, Dole Whip Floats, Caramel Apples, and on, and on, and on!

But is that it?  Is that all you’ve got?  No?  Then, leave a comment on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter.  What other snacks earn the right to compete to be called the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Snack?

Yesterday, I quizzed you on The World of All in WDW.  First, I asked, “Of these World Showcase countries (Norway, Morocco, China, and Japan), which one was the last to visit All in WDW?

I cannot tell you how long I waited for Showcase Country #11 to arrive in The World.  In fact, I remember telling Mrs. All in WDW that I never expected that anyone from China would ever take a trip to visit All in WDW.  Yet, it finally happened, and our World Showcase was complete.

WordPress is an interesting piece of blogging software.  It gives you easy access to site statistics, but, unless you’re watching on a daily basis, there are some things you can miss.  Hence, my second question was a trick question, of sorts.

Of the 106 countries that have touched All in WDW’s life, which one of these was the 100th to honor us with their presence?

Well, it could have been the Southeast African nation of Uganda.

It might have been the Syrian Arab Republic – the official name of the Middle Eastern country of Syria.

Or, maybe it was the Island of Guernsey, a small British dependency in the English Channel off the coast of France with an area of 30 square miles and a population of just over 65,000 people.

Sadly, I can’t really tell.  But, if you answered any of these, your guess was right on target!

Have a great Saturday, my friends.  Holy smokes, I’m glad the weekend is finally here!  Aren’t you?

Hello? Calling All WDW Snacks!

Hello?  Calling all snacks!  Huh?  Who are you trying to call, Bob?

Actually, this one is a “call to arms” of sorts.  As I look at our Readers’ Favorites calendar for 2014, I think about the things we accomplished in 2013.  I also recognize one really glaring omission.  Snacks.

I’m being a bit hard on myself, I think.  I have tried, but really struggled, to think of a fair way to do a Favorite WDW Snack poll.

Really, it’s just because there are SO many great snacks to grab in Walt Disney World.  Frankly, I’ve been terrified to choose a somewhat limited (16 items or so) list as the 1st Round of a poll only to leave one of your favorites out in the cold!

Mmmm.  Dole Whip!

Mmmm. Dole Whip!

Then, it occurred to me to ask you for your help!  A few days ago, I encouraged you to let me know if you have an idea for a Favorites poll.  Today, I’m going to ask you to toss me some of your favorite WDW-related snacks.

Some things are really, really obvious, right?  Mickey Bars or Pretzels.  Dole Whip.  Carrot Cake Cookie.  Butterfinger Cupcake.

Is a Turkey Leg a snack?  No, really.  Please tell me. Do you consider a Turkey Leg a snack?  How about drinks?  Should we count things like LeFou’s Brew?

See what I mean, though?  I have no idea what to put on the list!

So, here’s what I have in mind.  You can respond on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, tumblr, or right here on All in WDW.  What snack do YOU want to see nominated for the competition to become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Snack?

Get to it, my friends!  Help me build the poll.

Oh, and don’t forget!  Is a Turkey Leg a snack?!  Should we consider LeFou’s Brew for the “title”? I really don’t know!

Cheers!