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Disney Movie Summer Saturdays — Cars

What’s a better way in the summer than to come together as a family and have a Disney themed movie night!?! Y’all know, I love a good theme night, so during this series, we will give you some ideas to make your summer movie nights extra magical! Now, go make some core memories! 

Cars 1 & 2: 

Set up a Drive-in for the kiddos! This works best if you have a projector and can watch movies outside, however it works inside as well. 

Set up blankets and pillows in the plastic storage bins (these are your cars) the kiddos can snuggle in with snacks after a cars themed dinner. If you want to take it a step further, you can use any boxes you have around the house and let the kiddos make their own cars for the drive-in. 

For dinner you can make red, green, and yellow fruit skewers; Tow-mater salad and even your own Cozy Cone! For dessert, you can keep it super simple with tractor tires (the double stuffed sandwich cookies) or tires from Lugi’s Tire shop (mini chocolate donuts).  I also like to get a cheap checkered tablecloth from the party store or Amazon.

Tow-mater Salad:

This is basically a kid-friendly caprese salad: tomato, mozzarella pearls, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. My kiddo doesn’t like balsamic so we leave it out. 

Cars Land Cozy Cone
Cars Land Cozy Cone – Disney California Adventure

Cozy Cone:

Turns out I was WAAAAAYYY overthinking how to make this. Take a piece of card stock (half a manilla folder works too!) and roll it into a cone shape. I use heat safe tape to secure in place, but have used regular tape and it works well too.

Cover the ENTIRE cone in foil, this will prevent sticking and a fire in your oven then spray the outside of the foil cone with non-stick spray. Cut pizza dough into 2-inch strips and starting at the tip of the cone, layer the dough until you get to the top. Place your cone on a baking sheet and bake as directed on the tube. 

While this is cooking you can make your mac-n-cheese.  To really stay on theme you can get the mac thats shaped like a tire, but the stuff in the blue box works perfectly too! Once your mac is cooked, let it cool a bit and set up.  Once the cone is cool enough to handle, it should come right out of the mold and you can fill up the cone with your mac-n-cheese!

My name is Sarah Niswender and I have WDW in my veins, going to the parks several times per year as early as age 2. Growing up in SoFla I was fortunate enough to have a lifelong Disney education, thanks to my mother (and hardworking father)! I am now passing the love for everything Disney along to my daughter and somewhat reluctant husband. I have participated in several runDisney events and am looking forward to participating as a part of the WDWRadio running team. See you on Main Street USA!