Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - February 27, 2013

Today's Wordless Wednesday Theme is
The Letter "I"

Here are a few photos from the Disney Gals:
(if you double click on the link below it will open up in Flickr there will be a description for each photo)

If you cannot see the photos click on their magic link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disneygals/sets/72157632870454684/with/8512099280/
Special Thanks goes out to Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting the weekly blog hop!
Focused on the Magic

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Growing Up Disney

Yes you can grow-up and still like going 
to Disney with your parents 
(at least I think he likes going with us)!
Our oldest son, if you asked him, would tell you his first trip to Disney was in November, 1979, now he wasn't born until February of 1980 but technically he was there.  So I could not go in Space Mountain, the Tea Cups, or anything else that says pregnant mothers should not ride, but I still had fun because it was my husband's first trip to Walt Disney World. Now our son's Paul first "real" trip to Walt Disney World was when he was 14 month's old and we went to visit his Great Grandmother in Florida with my uncle, we (he) drove straight through and I promised myself I would never do that again!) and of course we had to go to Disney.  I can still remember the smiles when he saw Mickey Mouse, which was his favorite. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - 2/20/2013


Disney Gal Tricia:

I did some searching through some old photo albums from my parents and found these! One of my favorite things about making Walt Disney World our go-to family vacation is building fabulous family memories year after year. Here are some of ours from the late 70's/early 80's. Thanks for stopping by!

Sky Ride at the Magic Kingdom - mid/late 1970's?

Do you remember Dumbo as a character?

Me (in the middle) with my Dad and sister at the Tencennial

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Guest Author Sunday-Tamela Hansen

Guest Author Sunday

Tamela Hansen

This week Tamela is back to talk about the wonderful choice in where to stay when planning your trip to the WDW Resorts! 

Hi this is Tamela Hansen from Alabama. I am back with a frequently asked question "Why do you keep going back to Walt Disney World? ". My answer to this question is always "It is the Happiest Place on Earth to make Special Memories! " At Walt Disney World if you can dream it you can do it! This is so true when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Resorts come in all destinations, stories, cultures, adventures and escapes. If you want to feel as if you are living on a tropical island you can do it! If you want to explore the African savannah you can do it! If you want to live in a storybook you can do it! If you desire to camp and explore by horseback or have a golf cart all week as your personal transportation you can do it! The Resort at Walt Disney World are more than just a place to sleep they are a home away from home!

The Value Resorts have so many special memories waiting to happen. The rooms are full of Disney details that bring the storybook experience to life. The pools offer not only amazing water features but pool side games are fun for all. Scavenger hunts around the pool provide great special memories. I love to share personal special memories so I have a funny one for you. My son was searching for a painting in a scavenger hunt around the pool. Everyone was sent out to find a sock with a hole in it. So my send again searching the pool area for people wearing socks, he approached a gentlemen and ask him if he could borrow his sock. The man could not speak English so my son began some type of sign language to explain to the man that he needed his sock. Somehow the man figured out what my son was asking for and he gave him his sock. When my son brought the sock to the cast member in charge of the game she replied in the microphone " I need a sock with a hole in it". My son said " it does the whole is where you put your foot in". The pool erupted with laughter and the man that could not speak English somehow understood the humor!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy "Disney" Valentine's Day

The Disney Gal's want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day and
thought we would share some Disney love.

Disney Gal Judy:

When I think of Disney love I think of Marc and Alice Davis, both of whom worked for Walt Disney.  Alice attended Chouinard Art Institute in 1947 where she met her future husband Marc, who was an instructor there for more then 17 years.  Marc one day called Alice because Disney needed a costume designed for the Briar Rose character in Sleeping Beauty for some live-actions footage being filmed as reference . Walt ended up hiring Alice and they both directly work with and for Walt Disney.  They were married in June 1956 and they were married for 44 years until Marc's death in 2000.  Both are also Disney Legends!

We also had the pleasure of having dinner with Alice and she is a wonderful women and many story's to tell about Walt and the Disney company.

Disney Gal Kelly:

When I think of Disney love, I think of Walt and Lillian. Together through good times and bad for 41 wonderful years. The photos show exactly what Lillian was saying as she reflected on her marriage to Walt;

"We shared a wonderful, exciting life, and we loved every minute of it. He was a wonderful husband to me, and wonderful and joyful father and grandfather."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toys"R" Us teams up with Octonauts

**Press Release**


Beginning in March, The World’s Greatest Toy Store® Will Serve as THE First Destination in the U.S. for Aquatic Adventurers to Find Everything Octonauts, from Playsets to Action Figures and More

WAYNE, NJ (February 12, 2013) – Toys“R”Us® will soon introduce an assortment of toys from Fisher-Price® based on the underwater world of  Octonauts, which will splash into its stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com beginning in March. The World’s Greatest Toy Store® will be the first retailer in the U.S. to offer eager aquatic explorers the opportunity to take an exciting undersea voyage with the preschool line of action figures, playsets and vehicles based on the hit show, which airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

The increasingly popular series, Octonauts, inspired by the beloved children’s books of the same name, follows the whimsical underwater adventures of brave Captain Barnacles Bear, swash-buckling Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and their expert medic, Peso Penguin, as the group sets out to explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves. Produced by Silvergate Media with animation by Academy Award-nominated Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins”), the series initially launched in the U.K. in 2010 before making its U.S. debut on Disney Channel in January 2012 to great ratings.

Wordless Wednesday - 2/13/2013

Wordless Wednesday's Theme Today is:

"Love is in the Air"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

From Pumpkin to Princess

The Road to Fit and Fabulous!

It's time to Register!
For those of you who have been following us on the road to the Tower of Terror Ten Miler it is time to register.  Here is a link to runDisney site so you can just click to register for the events.  If you don't think you can do the Ten Miler, lets do the 5k together or those who want can do both!!


Also please check out the Disney Gals event page! We are have a Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage on Friday, October 4th, let us know if you can make it we would love to have you all there for this private event.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Disney Gal's - Tips of the Month!

Disney Gals thought we would start a new feature - Tips of the Month!
We will all try to give you our favorite tips or things we do to make our
trips to Disney more fun, easy, cheaper, etc.

Disney Gal Judy:

My first tip to most people is to buy a Disney gift card, then set an amount and every time you get paid add that set amount to the gift card.  In our case, we have two going. One that we use to pay for the tips and drinks which are not covered by our meal plan and the other we use for spending money, to buy gifts, art work, collectibles, etc.  This way we are not using our credit or debit cards and putting ourselves more in debt for Disney.

Disney Gal Kelly:

We save money between each trip by using a coin jar. Every time we spend cash, grocery shopping, eating out, coffee runs... the change goes straight into the jar. It's surprising how fast it can add up. In under a year we managed to get almost $300! This is what we use for the all our trips to Goofy's Candy Company, Ghirardelli's or other non-essential stops (although, in my book they are "must-do"). The kids get involved by throwing the change they find, walking to school or running errands with me, right into the jar . Everyone feels like they made it possible to shop for goodies.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

February Calendar Shot:

Disney Gal Kelly:

Grandpa with his Valentine Minnie. Don't tell Mickey (or Grandma).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Guest Author Sunday-Tamela Hansen

Guest Author Sunday

Tamela Hansen

Favorite Guest Author Tamela Hansen is back with us for another great post about how Walt Disney World makes every visit a memorable one!

Hi, this is Tamela from Alabama. I am back with another frequently asked question. "Why do you keep going back to Walt Disney World?". I always answer with "It is the Happiest Place on Earth to make Special Memories!".

Friday, February 1, 2013

Keeping Kosher at Walt Disney World

Kosher Quest Disney style

You may have noticed guests eating what looks like airline food at Walt Disney World? It is not airline food, they are eating kosher meals at The Walt Disney World Resort.

Kosher foods are foods permitted by traditional Jewish dietary law. They cannot contain both milk and meat products and cannot contain pork, shellfish or other prohibited animals. In addition, any animals have to be slaughtered in a specific way under the supervision of a rabbi.

Keeping kosher at Walt Disney World is not too difficult.  You can eat breakfast in your hotel room before leaving for the Park.  Pack snacks and sandwiches for lunch, which can be carried into the Park.  And at night you can eat a kosher dinner at restaurants within the Disney Parks.

 Kosher meals for select table-service restaurants may be requested 48 hours in advance by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.  If you look on the web page for Disney World it states that you can call 24 hours in advance but when calling, they informed me that it is a minimum of 48 hours to order, so plan accordingly.