Thursday, February 9, 2017

Walt Disney World has finally announces an opening Date for Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom!!!


Today has been a big day for Walt Disney World!   Today, we got the sad news that the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular projection show we all love is being replaced.  (Click HERE for more).  However, with that sad news, we also got some wonderful news too!!!


'Rivers of Light' the first nighttime spectacular for Animal Kingdom will have its debut on Friday February 17!  This show, set on the parks Discovery River was originally set to begin last April, but has been delayed until now for unannounced reasons!


I happen to be personally super excited because that means that I will get to see this new show on my honeymoon!  We already have our reservations for the Dining Package with VIP viewing at Tiffins!  I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THIS!!!!  I have heard it is going to be beyond amazing!!!!  WOO HOO!




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Walt Disney World 'WISHES NIGHTTIME SPECTACULAR' is going away!!!!


Today is a very sad day for Disney World fans!   Disney World announced today that the 'Wishes Nighttime Spectacular' that has been a huge hit for 14 years, will have its final show on Thursday, May 11.  Fans all over social media are expressing their sadness over this news!

However, there will be a new Castle Show debuting the very next day, May 12!  This new show will be called "Happily Ever After" and will also feature the castle projections!   

Although I am sad and now listening to the theme song (You know you love it too!) in my mourning, I am also very excited to see what new technology they will bring to the new show!


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?!



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Disney Wedding Wednesday featuring our Pixie Dust Required Wedding! Episode 4: THE BOUQUETS

Today, there is officially 17 days left until the wedding!!!   I have not been able to give the blog near as much attention as I would like to and honestly, my brain is overwhelmed and has turned to mush!  LOL.   I recently finished The girls and my bouquets (FINALLY!) and I could not wait to share this with you!

I SWORE I TOOK STEP BY STEP PICTURES TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL!!   Somehow, either I did not or they got deleted, again, blame it on the mushy brain!!!

Originally, when I was researching what to do with our bouquets, I fell in love with the brooch bouquets and wanted to go that route!!  But then I had a semi-genius idea!   Our family LOVES to Pin Trade at Disney!  We have spent a lot of time as a family doing this and I just KNEW I could take the same concept as the brooch bouquet and add Disney Trading Pins.   

If you love this idea of a Disney Pin bouquet but do not want to go through the TEDIOUS job (and trust me, it is VERY LONG LONG TEDIOUS job!), I know a girl who sells them on Etsy so shoot me a message on Facebook and I will connect you!
OK, so the first thing you need to do is start collecting Disney Pins!   You can either buy them by the lot on Ebay or buy them individually!  We personally bought lots on Ebay and then went and traded them in for ones we wanted (added to the experience).

Next, you want to find your handles!!   For my bouquet, I found a really pretty handle on Amazon.  I got the girls basic ones at Hobby Lobby.  I then ripped the styrofoam pieces off (that was easy) of both.  I found styrofoam balls in the size I wanted (mine is much bigger than the girls) and hot glued them to the handle.   For my bouquet, I spray painted the ball silver before gluing it on.  For the girls, I glued it then spray painted the entire bouquet to match our wedding colors.


Now, you can just attach the pins straight to the styrofoam!  I recommend hot gluing them in if you go this method.  However, I did not want to go this method.  All the pins attached make for a very heavy bouquet I was told!!!  And I was worried with the little bit of pin on the back of them, that it would not be enough to hold it in place.  I would be upset if walking down the aisle one of us started dropping pins!!!

I started looking for ribbon flowers that matched my wedding colors.   Our colors being a real Mickey Mouse red and yellow, that was diffcult!  I found some in the hair flower section and the embellishment section at multiple craft stores (Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabrics were my favorite).  I then took a long piece of wire, folded it in half, and made a loop.   I would then feed the two wires through the center of the flower and attach the pin to the little loop and use E6000 glue to secure it in (make sure you read the directions on how long it takes to let the glue sit!).   After the glue was solid, I would then twist the back of the flower wires together to make a stem!  This part is the most tedious and took me months to do!

For the girls, I opted to do strictly tulle flowers!  I also used tulle flowers as fillers and the base of my bouquet.   You can google how to make them or click HERE for a youtube tutorial that shows you how!  Those were easier to get the wires through!  I also took scraps from my dress alteration to make the white flowers you will see in my bouquet!

OK, so once you get all your flowers made, the fun part comes (OK, it was tedious too! LOL).  You take the back of the "stems" and use wire cutters to make the stem about 1" to 2" at the most!  This made me feel like it gave some extra grip to the Styrofoam.   Then you start placing the flowers into the styrofoam.  With each bouquet, I let it sit for a few days to be sure I was happy with the placement.   Then I would carefully pull each one out and hot glue it to be sure it was all secure!  




After I had them all glued in, you will see I still had a few bare spots left, especially on mine!   Then I took additional pins and hot glued them right into those spaces.







Even though these took the longest and turned out to be a major pain, I absolutely LOVE that my bouquet (and the girls) will last forever and it has so much meaning!!!!   I absolutely would recommend either hiring the girl I know to do it, or making it yourself, depending on your patience!





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Pandora (Avatar Land) Set to Open at Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017!

Exciting things happening in Walt Disney World!!   Yesterday, park officials finally announced the opening date for the new Pandora top be May 27, 2016!  (the day before my birthday, woo hoo!)   

Many of us have long been waiting what is also known as Avatar land.   This land will feature two new rides.  Na'vi will be a family friendly river ride through the bio-luminescent rain forest that was featured in the Avatar film.  (this is one I personally CAN NOT WAIT to ride!!).  Flight of Passage will be a more intense ride where guests ride a banshee over Pandora!

WHICH RIDE ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?!?!?


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Magical Masquerade in New York! hosted by Streaming Disney



I just found out about an event in New York that Streaming Disney is hosting on April 22, 2017 from 6:00-11:00pm in Manhattan!

Here is the details they listed on their event page on Facebook
 (Click HERE to view it and get more details):
Streaming Disney is hosting the first annual "Magical Masquerade" in Manhattan, New York!

This event is for 21+ Disney Fanatics who have always wanted to dress up in their Disney best & dance the night away with their fellow Disney friends. 

Magical Masquerade will feature a special DJ who has worked Disney events at Disney World & on their cruises. 

This event will also include a one hour open bar + fun prizes given out throughout the night. 

Venue location & additional info will be made available as we get closer to the event.

Tickets to Magical Masquerade will go on sale February 1st at 10:AM eastern time. Cost of ticket will start at $35 for early birds who reserve their spot before March 1st. After March 1st price per ticket goes up to $55 online/$60 at the door.

Please RSVP to this event page if you plan to attend
Must be 21 or over to attend

(Magical Masquerade is not affiliated with the Walt Disney company)



How amazing does this sound???   (If any of my readers plan to go, I would love for you to write a guest review!).  Road trip to NYC anyone?  This could easily turn into a fun weekend getaway!   You could also visit the New York Disney Store while there and maybe even catch a Broadway show!   

I am picturing all of the beautiful princess inspired gowns and Disney Bound outfits now!!!   This is definitely being added to my Disney Bucket List!   I think if I was going I would have to wear something inspired by Rapunzel or Cinderella,
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
(Please share your answer in the comments)





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Just announced TODAY! 2017 SUMMER FREE DINING OFFER at Walt Disney World!

You guys, I am SO EXCITED to share this with you!   TODAY (Weds 12/28/16) Disney just released their 2017 Summer FREE Dining Offer!!!   These offers usually go fast because so many families take advantage of this time to save money on their Disney Trips!

Here is the deal.  You have to book between now and February 12,2017.   When you book a 5 night, 6 day Disney vacation package (room and ticket) at select Disney Value Resorts (Art of Animation Little Mermaid Suites are excluded, I personally recommend the All Star Movies or Pop Century Resorts!)...  each person on your reservation will receive one quick service meal FREE per night of their stay!!!   Your stay has to be between the dates of May 30 and August 24 of this year.   (Little tip, that usually means you must check in within those dates.)

This deal can potentially save your family hundreds of dollars!!!!   But I would hurry up and contact your Disney Travel Agent today, these deals book up very fast!



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Here is a comprehensive list of the Quick Service Restaurants you can use your FREE meal at:
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT THEME PARKS:
MAGIC KINGDOM® PARK 
Be Our Guest Restaurant B, L (Advance reservations offered at this location.) 
Casey’s Corner L, D 
Columbia Harbour House L, D 
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe L, D 
Golden Oak Outpost L, D 
Main Street Bakery B 
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe L, D 
Pinocchio Village Haus L, D 
The Friar’s Nook L, D 
The Lunching Pad L, D 
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (seasonal) L, D 
Tortuga Tavern (seasonal) L 
EPCOT® 
Electric Umbrella L, D 
Fife & Drum Tavern L, D 
Fountain View B 
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe L, D 
Liberty Inn L, D 
Promenade Refreshments L, D 
Refreshment Cool Post L, D 
Refreshment Port L, D 
Sommerfest L, D 
Sunshine Seasons L, D 
Yorkshire County Fish Shop L, D 
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS® 
ABC Commissary L, D Backlot Express L, D 
Bocodas del Lago Nachos y Empanadas L 
Catalina Eddie’s L, D 
Fairfax Fare L, D 
Hollywood Waffles of Fame L 
Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner L, D 
Rosie’s All American Café L, D 
Sliders to the Stars L 
Starring Rolls Cafe B, L 
The Trolley Car Café B 
Toluca Legs Turkey Co. L, D 
DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM® THEME PARK
Creature Comforts B 
Flame Tree Barbecue L, D 
Harambe Market L, D 
Pizzafari L, D 
Restaurantosaurus L, D

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT DISNEY SPRINGS:
Aristocrepes L, D 
B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. L, D 
D-Luxe Burger L, D 
Daily Poutine L, D 
Food Trucks at Exposition Park L, D 
Marketplace Snacks L, D 
The Smokehouse L, D

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT THE WATER PARKS:
DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK
Leaning Palms L 
Lowtide Lou’s L 
Snack Shack L 
Surf Doggies L 
Typhoon Tilly’s L 
DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH WATER PARK 
Avalunch L 
Cooling Hut L 
Lottawatta Lodge L 
Warming Hut L

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT DISNEY RESORTS:
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort World Premiere Food Court B, L, D 
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort Intermission Food Court B, L, D
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort End Zone Food Court B, L, D
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Jambo House The Mara B, L, D
Uzima Springs Pool Bar L, D
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Kidani Village Maji Pool Bar L, D 
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Landscape of Flavors B, L, D 
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas Belle Vue Lounge B 
BoardWalk Bakery B, L, D 
BoardWalk Pizza Window L, D 
Leaping Horse Libations L, D 
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Old Port Royale Food Court B, L, D 
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe B, L, D 
Cove Bar L, D The Sand Bar L, D 
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Meadow Snack Bar L 
P & J’s Southern Takeout B, D 
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Beaches Pool Bar & Grill L, D 
Courtyard Pool Bar L, D Gasparilla Island Grill B, L, D 
Disney’s Old Key West Resort Good’s Food to Go B, L, D 
Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks L, D 
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Capt. Cook’s B, L, D 
Oasis Bar & Grill L, D 
Disney’s Pop Century Resort Everything POP Shopping & Dining B, L, D 
Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts Riverside Mill Food Court B, L, D 
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory B, L, D 
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Backstretch Pool Bar B, L, D 
The Artist’s Palette B, L, D 
The Paddock Grill B, L, D 
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork B, L, D 
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Ale and Compass Lounge B 
Beach Club Marketplace B, L, D 
Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill L, D

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS AT ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX:
ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill L, D

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Disney Wedding Wednesday featuring our Pixie Dust Required Wedding! Episode 3: THE GUEST BOOK, DIY!

So today I am 80 days away from planning my Disney themed wedding at House of Blues.  Between now and the wedding, we have Christmas, my daughter's 13th birthday, and a move!  So needless to say, the panic is TRULY kicking in at this point!   I am in a rush to get as much done as possible and I have an urge to cover every detail meticulously.   I recently made a checklist, it was 3 pages long!   Not even kidding, LOL.  However, in this episode, I wanted to share with you something I got to check off of that list!   MY GUESTBOOK!

We knew we did not want to do a traditional guestbook that got stored away on some shelf.   We really wanted something that not only we could display in our home, but that showcased us becoming a new blended family.  We often quote the line from Lilo & Stitch. "Ohana Means Family, and Family Means NOBODY Gets Left Behind." so I wanted to incorporate that some how.  I searched the internet and looked all over Etsy, but I just could not find something that stood out for us.  I loved the idea of the guest canvases, but those were way out of our budget.  So somehow, my creativity kicked in and I decided to make it myself.

I started showing pictures and trying to describe what was in my head to my Aunt Linda (who has a silhouette machine she lets me use and is super creative and crafty herself).   She couldn't quite picture what I could, but we made a good team....

I went to Hobby Lobby and got a canvas in the size I wanted when they went 50% off (they often do at both there and Michaels, but if you cant wait, get a coupon from either of their websites!).  I started off trying to paint the canvas red with a brush, but that was looking SUPER streaky!!!  Like, it was REALLY bad y'all!   So then we got some high gloss spray paint and that did the trick perfect!!!!


Next, we hung it up in the spot we knew we would want it to go after the wedding.  This let us know we loved the size and could make sure the light hit the gloss and showed us if we had any remaining streaky spots.... (ignore the wall color, its changing very soon!)
Next, I went to my Aunt Linda's and we got a picture of the Lilo print I wanted and the Disney font and she uploaded them into her Silhouette machine.  We measured out where we wanted the words and did those first.  Then I took a ruler and measured how big I was picturing the leaves and printed those out and applied them.   I ended up using a blow dryer to seal down any seams and lock all of the decals into place.
I am ABSOLUTELY in love with this!!!   Each leaf gives the space for two people to sign it with a sharpie!!  I can not wait to have all my friends family sign this at the wedding!








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  • and so much more!  It is like having your own personal fairy godmother in real life!