Unplanned Surprises Add Extra Magic to Your Disney Trip

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I love planning for my Disney vacations. The planning is, as we all know, a big part of the excitement we all feel when waiting for our magical Disney trip to begin. Don’t you just love it when, in the middle of planning your daily activities, you find out that there is going to be a special celebration you will be able to participate in that you didn’t even know was going to happen during your trip? Well, that is how I felt when I found out that my daughter, our friends and I will be able to attend New Orleans Bayou Bash at Disneyland next week.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in February and March (as well as Feb. 20 & 21), New Orleans Square comes alive for a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras party. I am so excited that we will be able to attend on February 24. According to Disney, New Orleans Square and parts of the Rivers of America will be “filled with vibrant excitement, jazzy music, street performers and the sensational food of New Orleans — all presented with warm Southern hospitality.” That is right up my alley.

The party will include Princess Tiana, Louis, Naveen, Mickey and Minnie, and lots of other Disney Characters donning their most festive Mardi Gras attire. There will be lots of music, dancing, partying and special Cajun food – Yum!  The best news for me is that there will be special Mardi Gras Cupcakes (my favorite) as well as specialty beignets.

I am from Galveston, Texas and Mardi Gras began on Galveston Island way back in 1867. In 1985, the tradition was revived and very year my hubby and I attend the first weekend of Mardi Gras festivities, which took place this past weekend. This is usually a great time to party and celebrate life, and to see old friends from high school that we usually only see once a year. Unfortunately, I was sick in bed so we were unable to attend last weekend. Celebrating Mardi Gras in Disneyland is sure to be an awesome time. I hope to take lots of pictures and celebrate big! I just wish my hubby would be able to attend with me! I’ll be sure to have a cupcake mint julep in his honor!

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