Return to Basin White – Luxury Shopping at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Ah, Basin White. One of my favorite little spots in the entire Walt Disney World Resort. I am always down for a trip to the Grand Floridian to try out all of their scrubs, soaps, and bath products. In the past (on a now long gone blog) I shared my trip and they even reached out and sent me some treats! Since then, I’ve certainly learned a bunch about writing, and decided that I would love to do a little do over of that post. Hence, return to Basin White.

Where Can I Find Basin White?

As a frequent Disney visitor, I’ve learned a fair amount about cute little spots to hang out at or visit. I love getting to see all the resorts that are along the monorail, but the Grand Floridian is certainly the best along the route.

The hotel itself is gorgeous, has an amazing quick service if you need a quick bite, and has tons of comfy couches on to crash after a long day hiking around the parks. However, my absolute favorite part of the Grand is Basin White.

Basin White is a little shop on the second floor that is immediately to your left when entering the building from the monorail. It has an adorable windowed facade that matches the hotel itself, and is stocked full of tons of bath bombs, shower bars, and super lovely cast members.

 

Seriously, its the most lovely little shop.

My mother and I like to go and try the scrubs, then follow up with the matching lotion. My personal favorite is anything in the Lemon Sugar scent (delicious!). They pretty much have anything you could possibly need bath wise while in Disney, plus more.

This trip, I picked up a tub of Lemon Sugar Body Butter, a spearmint scented lip balm, and a bar of soap with a rainbow that they had special for pride month. It always feels like a super special treat getting to shop around and see what new things I want to try on my trips.

So, What Can I Get at Basin White Exactly?

Basin White offers pretty much anything you could ever need for a comfy, lovely bath. They have bath bombs, salts, scrubs, shampoo bars, and more. They even have ready made gift baskets for you to take with you! All of their products are online so you can check them out here. My one bit of advice would be to make sure that you keep your goodies in a checked bag instead of your carry on. Some of the items exceed the maximum amount of liquid that you can have in a bag, and you don’t want to have to throw it away! This stuff is so luxe and you’re going to seriously fall in love, just like I have.

What is in Basin White’s Products?

You can shop with a clear mind because all of Basin’s products are cruelty free! Products are also free of any alcohols, mineral oils, or parabens, and are made in the United States! To me, that a win-win! Ethically sourced and produced products are super important, so I am so happy that one of my favorite brands shares the same views.

Have you ever visited a Basin White or Basin location? What’s your favorite way kind of bath products to relax with? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO Em

Fireworks Dessert Party Review – Disney World Travel

Another summer means another family vacation to Walt Disney World! In our family, trips to Disney are pretty commonplace. We love getting together and all driving down to Florida, camping out at a campsite, and spending some time in the parks. A new tradition that my mother and I have started is every year we visit a fireworks dessert party.

So, what is a fireworks dessert party? It’s pretty simple; it’s an extra experience you can have at the Walt Disney World Resort that might make your visit a little more special. It does come with a price tag, however; $79 for adults and $47 for each child that attends. For us, it’s usually just the two of us, so its worth the little bit of money to get to have a special experience.

When you arrive, you are seated at a table that you have until the end of the fireworks display. They also have another party that happens simultaneously where you are escorted to the courtyard to watch the fireworks. That option is slightly cheaper, with similar desserts. I’ve done both parties, but today I’m just working on covering the Tomorrowland Terrace seating option.

They also offer a massive array of desserts; cupcakes, macarons, and cookies! They also have sparkling apple juice, a marshmallow roasting station, and a section for sundaes. Cast members are present to help you decorate your own cookie, brownie, or rice crispy treats.

Once you find your table, you’re free to browse all the amazing little bite sized treats! There is something for everyone, and you are encouraged to visit the buffet as many times as you would like. They also offer lemonades, a coffee station, and water bottles.

Each table is decorated with a table cloth and a lantern, making the experience feel even more special for those attending.

Once the show begins, guests are welcome to move their chairs to make sure they have the view that they want. The show is beautiful, and honestly, one of my favorite ones I’ve seen to date. The view from the terrace is also lovely, and you have plenty of room to move around. One of the issues when viewing the fireworks is the insane crowds, so staying on the terrace ensures you’ll have plenty of space while watching the show.

Once the show concludes, we were encouraged to help ourselves to the remaining treats, and finished our night out in the Magic Kingdom with a few last rides.

Overall, I plan on attending the Fireworks Dessert Party next year when we return to the parks for our vacation. I think that the value is justified for the event, and it really does feel special. The desserts are delicious, the cast members are great, and the view is beautiful.

Have you had a trip to Disney World? What was your favorite part? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO Em