There is a new face all over the World Showcase for Festival of the Holidays and it's our favorite snowman, Olaf! If you are not familiar, during the various festivals there is a scanger hunt that is offered for guests of all ages. It costs $7.99 (AP discount can be applied) and you will receive a map and stickers. At the end, you can redeem your map for a prize of your choice! Maps can be purchased throughout the parks.




For years Chip and Dale have graced the Festival of the Holidays but this year guests have to search for that smiley snowman on a sled holding objects that represent the holidays from all around the world! Here is a guide to all of his locations if you find yourself struggling! (it happens to the best of us)




CANADA

Olaf is on the roof just the right of the Northwest Mercantile. (Tip: head up the stairs in the Canada Pavilion, not down the path to Le Cellier Steakhouse)


WORLD SHOWPLACE PAVILION


Olaf is hiding to the left of the walkway right after you enter the gates to head into the World Showcase Pavilion. Because of covid walkway restrictions, it's actually easier to see him on the way out.


UNITED KINGDOM

Olaf is located above a window display on Tudor Lane. He is close to where Mary Poppins use to meet, facing the courtyard.


FRANCE

Olaf is located just to the right of the entrance of the Palais du Cinema up on a ledge. (Where the Beauty and the Beast sing-along is played)


L'CHAIM! HOLIDAY KITCHEN

Olaf is sitting on top of the left side of the booth! Easy to spot but hard to get close to because of the booth lines and social distancing.


MOROCCO

As you walk into the Morocco Pavilion stay to the left of the main entrance and he is in the room with the fountain, up on a ledge to the left.


JAPAN

Olaf is enjoying himself by the main koi pond near the waterfall in Japan.


THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Walk all the way to the restrooms and in the far right corner, you will find Olaf. This was one of the hardest for us because he was back so far and near nothing!


ITALY


I'm going to save you a lot of walking here! Just head to the water and look for the black gondola and that is where you will find Olaf!


GERMANY


Olaf is located on a window box just above the Der Teddybar store. It's hard to see him here because of the garland.


CHINA

As you walk into the China Pavilion head towards the right towards the gardens and follow the path around the pond. He will be down near the water's edge.


NORWAY


This Olaf is pretty hard to spot because he is so far back. He is to the left of the Wandering Reindeer on the mountain.


MEXICO

Olaf is on the roof of what used to be a small outdoor gift shop in Mexico. If you are coming from Norway it will be the first building in Mexico that is along the water.


I recommend doing this hunt during the day as some of the Olafs would be hard when it's dark. Once you complete you map you can head to Disney Traders, Mouse Gears, and World Traveler for your prize! This year its one of 3 Frozen themed cups.



Overall this scavenger hunt was alot of fun and it was great to see Olaf all over the World Showcase. I have two young kids and this is always I great way to get them to explore the World Showcase. I do wish some of the Olaf's were lower because he just looked so cute and I would have loved a better look!





Pumpkin spice latte, boots, and cardigans are all classic fall staples but how can we forget about the cutest one, Mickey pumpkins! To me, fall doesn't start in the Disney parks until Mickey pumpkins make their appearance. Over the years this festive version of Mickey has become iconic and just like a cool breeze is a way to say, hello fall! So why not have this adorable face as part of your own home decor?


Making the Mickey pumpkin is an easy process. I decided to write this blog after the response I received when I shared mine on my Instagram account. As I write this he is 5 years old so I'll be sharing lots of links to the products I used since I no longer have the unused supplies.


To start, here is the link to the Mickey face template. This is key to getting that adorable face that just makes the cutest pumpkin!




The template fits perfectly on the 9inch round Ashland pumpkins from Michaels.





To get the ears the perfect size I recommend round small pumpkins that are at least 4 inches. Here is the link to the pumpkins I used, sadly you cannot order them separately online. In the photo, it is the orange one all the way to the left. If you have the link opened when you get to the store they will be able to help you find them with the item #.


Lastly, I recommend using orange glitter spray paint like this one from Krylon for two reasons. First, its glitter, and who doesn't love some extra sparkle? Second, it makes the different pumpkins cohesive and brings the entire Mickey pumpkin together!

Now to get to the creating! Cut out the Mickey face on the pumpkin, Use 2 skewers to attach the "ear" pumpkins. If you are feeling extra adventurous you can carve an opening on the bottom to fit an ELECTRIC candle so Mickey can glow at night! After everything is done give Mickey a full paint job and you are done!





Two weeks ago I shared Disney school flags and today I'm continuing the theme with Mickey Mouse back to school treats!! To celebrate the start of a new school year I decided to make our beloved mouse into apples and rulers! These treats are a simple way to bring some magic to a week that kids often dread!


To make these sweets all you need is:

1. Brownie/blondie mix,

2. Icing

3. Red, green, yellow, and black food coloring

4. Pretzels for apple stems

5. Icing tips to pipe black and green (#2 and #16)****


***I had a tube of black already that I had.




I made the blondies in a 9x13 baking pan so they were thin enough for the cookie cutter to fit through. After they cooled I cut out the Mickey heads. For the apples, I pressed in a piece of the pretzel as the stem before I applied the red icing. After the red icing was spread I used a Wilton tip #16 to create the green leaf.


For the Mickey rulers, I spread the yellow icing on and then used tip #2 to make the black lines. you could add numbers but the size Mickey's I made were too small for it.


I also found the cute letter sprinkles on Amazon which would always make for a great topping! There are endless options with making these Mickey Mouse back to school treats! Whatever you decided I hope they add some magic to the start of your child's new school year!





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