Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
In this month’s loop, we are looking at the smells that we encounter at Disney — those that we love, and those that we loathe! Although, for me, I think I’ll just focus on the ones I love! :)
The whole Disney experience is one of sight, of sound, of emotion, and of course, of smell; not a moment goes by when on vacation when something doesn’t reach out and grab your attention. It can be the sight of all of the balloons that the Cast Member has for sale on Main Street, U.S.A.; or it could be the sound of laughter when your Princess (or Prince as the case may be) is tickled by seeing their favorite character; it could be the tears in my eyes when my beautiful niece Stephanie was proposed to in front of Cinderella Castle by her Prince, Shane; or it could be the smell of your favorite food at Walt Disney World. Since this post is supposed to be about the smells we love at Disney, I guess I’d better focus on that! :)
I have so many favorite smells, I scarcely know where to start, but as Fraulein Maria from The Sound of Music so wonderfully says, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!” For me, the very beginning is always the Town Square section of Main Street, U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom, and the smell I absolutely love in that location is that incredible smell of popcorn from the popcorn vendor! So many people have a favorite Disney snack, and I’m no different. For me, when it’s parade time, nothing comes even close to a popcorn and a Diet Coke to enjoy an incredible parade with! Close your eyes for a moment; can you just smell that delectable treat wafting into the air in Town Square? I can!
As we progress up Main Street, U.S.A., the next smell that captures my attention is coming from the Main Street Bakery! I’ll bet you can guess what it is? If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my favorite all time treats is a wonderful cinnamon roll, and the Main Street Bakery has the best in town in my opinion! Oh my goodness, just thinking of the smell of those wonderful treats is making me full, even though I haven’t even taken a bite of one!
Those treats are probably my favorite treats at the Magic Kingdom. Now let’s head on over to Epcot so you can experience my next favorite smell!
If any of you were to ask my wife, she would tell you that Mexican food is my all-time favorite food! When it comes to the wonderful aroma of some incredible Mexican food, nothing compares at all to the smells that come from within the Mexican Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase! I’ve practically written a dissertation about all that encompasses the Pavilion, so I won’t go into great detail about the sights and other factors that make up the pavilion; but I will say that the moment you walk into the open air market of the pavilion, the smell from the San Angel Inn is just incredible! I’ve never eaten there before, but it sure does smell good!
So there you have it, my top smells at the Walt Disney World Resort. I could talk about the smell of a Jumbo Turkey Leg, and it is a good smell, but that treat is more about the visual affect (as seen on the left) then the aromatic smell! So what are your favorite smells at Disney? Why not tell me in the comments?
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Donna Kay.
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