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Sunday Brunch: Time for Seconds

January 15, 2012

Thank you, loyal and new readers for a wonderful year at It has been an honor, and a lot of fun, to get to write each week about our favorite Disney topics and to see the website continue to grow and flourish is a treat that all the Days of the Week writers enjoy. In closing this 'Revisitations Week' week, we'll take a look back at my first Sunday Brunch article about the frozen Mouse that started it all.


A year ago I wrote about the glorious summertime moment of having a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream mouse shaped dessert on a stick. In revisiting that moment, we at have attempted to recreate it on a cold winter's afternoon last WEDnesday. So last WEDnesday afternoon, my siblings, the Brent Dodge, and I gathered in the action packed area of Chester and Hester's Dinorama in Animal Kingdom to enjoy a frozen Mickey treat.

This was a very important moment for me because despite such a glowing review of the Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar I actually had not had one in years and this day would be my first one since I've been living down in Disney World. Why the long wait? For this article of course! But really, my lactose intolerance tends to prohibit and discourage dairy foods and to be honest I'm not a big fan of ice cream to begin with. Anyhow, my first Mickey ice cream bar in years was'nice. Again, despite my year ago review, I am not a big fan of ice cream, so I wasn't looking forward to this treat as most would. The experience was the part that made it special. The Cast Member selling the ice cream looked at us like we were nuts since we were photographically documenting the whole thing as it happened. She laughed to herself a few times, so at least we were able to liven up her day for a moment.

'I want that one!'

My eagerness pre-snapped the chocolate

After the obligatory pictures, I took my first bite and it was'cold. The weather was cold, so a cold treat was not the best idea, but still it was nice. The ice cream was smooth and creamy, though in my youth this was a savored treat, in my older years, my knowledge filled brain just brought thoughts of my screaming intestines and my genes telling me this was a bad idea, even though I did take a Lactaid tablet to combat the potential digestive issues. But that's beside the point, because this day I was eating a Mickey bar in Disney World in my favorite park and the chocolate snapped like I remember it did in my youth. Also, the new bar has the fortune of being fully dipped in chocolate for maximum snappage. Unfortunately, my minimal recent experience with the Mickey ice cream bar led to a large piece of snapping chocolate going from Mickey straight to the ground'

This really did happen, folks. It was hauntingly ironic because now the ice cream
looks nearly identical to it's original form with chocolate dipped ears only!

I apologize, dear reader, because this sounds like a dreadful experience for a revisitation of a revisitation of a wonderful childhood memory, but in all honesty, this was probably the most fun I have ever had eating ice cream. Not for the treat itself, but for the company who experienced it with me. What my first article neglected to emphasize was that the joy of the treat is not just the respite from the heat, the nostalgia of its design, and the wonderful marriage of ice cream and chocolate. The experience is enhanced and made into a memory by the people you were with who get to share that memory too. Brent, Albert, and Mariel laughed with me as the cast member reacted to our foolishness. Then they laughed at me because my chocolate pieces kept falling. Then we all realized, we were making memories, which is what Disney World, Disney food, Disney anything is all about.

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