Sometimes when I plan a trip to the World, I need to stay off-site (GASP! I know it’s rare, but it does happen).
So, where can you find the BEST deal that still has some great Disney perks? Check one of my favorite sites for cost-saving deals: MouseSavers.com
Mary Waring, the creator of MouseSavers.com, has been providing FREE information about Disney since 2001. Her site offers hundreds of pages about Disney discounts, as well as info on other Disney-related travel or entertainment such as Disneyland vacation packages, Disney’s Broadway shows or Disney on Ice.
And if you HAVE to visit other theme parks in the area, she does provide info on possible discounts.
I love that Mary shares her immense knowledge on how to save money, especially for hotels at and nearby the World. She also has extensive reviews for these hotels and offers excellent advice when trying to locate that less expensive option close to the World.
COACH and Disney teamed up to create some BEAUTIFUL items for that special Disney collector. I recently received a gorgeous hang tag and can’t wait to add it to my travel bag 🙂 (Even the box is super cute !)
The Disney x COACH collection launched in July 2016 in celebration of Coach’s 75th anniversary, however the current webpage for Disney x COACH states:
“It’s been fun, but our limited-edition collection featuring custom illustrations
of Mickey Mouse is no longer available.
Thank you for your interest!”
But don’t despair, you can still find some great Mickey-themed COACH pieces at Dillards, Amazon and eBay. (Click on the underlined names to access these sites)
Kids aren’t the only ones who like to dress up for Halloween, however this year it snuck up on me and I didn’t have a costume planned by Monday. So what to do? Pull out the vinyl cutter and create your own.
Earlier this year, I made some pirate themed Mickey ears (I’ll post on that one later), so I decided to follow along with that theme. I used a red t-shirt, traced a Mickey pirate design, cut out in layers and ironed on. It took about 10 minutes and worked perfectly for my last-minute costume.
Silhouette School blog has excellent tutorials and you can find out how to trace an image for cutting HERE. I highly recommend this resource when learning to use your vinyl cutter.
Also, this will be a perfect addition to my Disney trip wardrobe 🙂
There are 4 parks at Walt Disney World in Florida and my favorite is Epcot. The best attraction at Epcot (in my humble opinion) has been Soarin’ Over California (also known as Soarin’). The attraction has recently undergone some revamping to increase the capacity by adding an additional theatre and updating the movie to (insert drum roll here)…Soarin’ Over the World. This will show at Epcot and Disneyland. Shanghai Disney will show Soarin’ Over the Horizon.
I haven’t been back to see the updated version yet, but D23, the official Disney fan club, posted an article about 3 ‘easter eggs’ in the film. You can see their article HERE.
Don’t miss out on We are looking forward to returning to our happy place and seeing this new, updated version 🙂
I love looking at old photographs of Walt Disney, surveying the creation of his ideas. Disney Parks Blog posted this great pic of Walt and I just had to share. This is one of the classic Disney attractions that you can’t find at Walt Disney World in Florida.
So much detail goes into each area of this attraction that you might notice something different each time you ride that you may have missed before. When we rode this, the Cast Member loading the boat made a HUGE deal about my younger daughter, who was dressed as Cinderella, calling her ‘Princess Cindy.’ The guests were sweet to play along with her special treatment as royalty aboard our little ship.
George Savvas, Public Relations Director for Disneyland Resort, posted an article on the Disney Park blog earlier this year, sharing the story behind the making of this classic attraction. You can read his post HERE.
Yesterday was the first day of Fall. This is one of my favorite times of the year and always look forward to the day that I can finally pull out my Fall Disney door decoration (please excuse the old door). The pumpkin has a removable layer to display the Jack-‘o-lantern underneath, but I usually leave it covered until Halloween day.
And before you ask, I purchased this MANY years ago (before I ever owned a home of my own) at a Disney store outlet, so I doubt it is still available for purchase. But it is my favorite Fall decoration, and I love pulling this out of the closet each October. When I see this, it reminds me of cooler weather (even though it may be 100 degrees outside) and also has the BEST character, Sorcerer Mickey (of course, his real title is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, but it gets shortened ALOT).
To go with my favorite door decoration, we also love to carve pumpkins (and roast the seeds…YUM!). We’ve tried cutting, painting and light bright pegs, but for all of these you need to start with a great design and stencil. I’m not great at freehand, so I really LOVE when someone makes my life easier by sharing their templates.
Colleen at ClassyMommy.com has a post on Disney stencils for designing your pumpkin this fall. All of the favorite characters are represented such as Frozen and princesses, but also the Villains 🙂