Sunday, March 31, 2013

Love the parades at Disney's Hollywood Studios?

Do you love watching the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade and Disney Channel Rocks! at Disney's Hollywood Studios? Well, your last chance to catch these performances will be April 6, 2013! Although they are not adding a new parade at this time, Disney is always evaluating and refining their offerings and considering new ideas to build upon Disney stories.

When asked why they were cancelling these two performances Disney said, "We regularly and carefully review the entertainment offerings in our parks and make adjustments as part of our normal course of business."

So, go run to Hollywood Studios to catch one final parade with all your favorite Pixar Pals before they are gone for good!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Blast from the Past - Flying with The Mouse

Like many of you, I have enjoyed the Back Lot Tour at DHS  a number of times. Out of all the things there are to see, my favorite has always been Walt's plane, The Mouse. Today, our friends at the Disney Park Blog, are giving us a glimpse inside and a bit of history. Click here to enjoy!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Disney Costumes for American Girl Dolls

My mom just found these at a Disney Outlet in Ft. Meyers, FL. Just HAD to share!!

New Summer offers for Disney VISA card holders.

Disney VISA card holders get advanced booking for the new Summer promotion! Start booking today, March 28th through June 14th, for travel dates of June 13 - August 14th. Much like the Spring promotion,  get UP TO 30% off your room rate as well as a discount on your tickets if you purchase 4 days or more of park tickets!

The new Art of Animation Family suites are included, but Little Mermaid standard rooms are not.

Campsites and 3 Three-Bedroom Villas are also excluded.

The Disney VISA offer is not bookable online, so call soon to ensure you get the room you want!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - March 27, 2013


Disney Hats, Caps, Bonnets and Bows

Disney Gal Judy:

Our friends son 1st Mickey hat and gift!
Brian & Maggie at the Mom's Panel Event

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Minnie Mouse Colors?

A new Minnie Mouse Cosmetic Collection from Target! 

There is a new Minnie Mouse ready to wear collection from Lip Smacker, which is available only at Target.  It includes make-up brushes, mirror and even a carrier-all cosmetic bag! I think it might be worth a trip over there to see what they have, it looks like a cute collection.

Did you know: the pinks & reds in our Minnie XOXO makeup at Target are some of hottest hues for spring? Just another way we're keeping you fashion forward! 

For more info:

runDisney Introduces a New Race

runDisney Does it Again!

Add another one for runDisney as they are adding to the 2014 Walt Disney World marathon Weekend with the addition of a 10K, the Dopey Challenge and new medals.  

Is anyone up for this challenge?  Check out the info here runDisney

Monday, March 25, 2013

Minnie Mouse Makeover

Minnie Mouse has gotten a Makeover?

Photos of Minnie Mouses makeover where unvailed at Disnelyand Paris, Minnie walked in a runway show at Disneyland Paris on Saturday wearing a dress designed by Lanvin's Alber Elbaz.  

Minnie's new outfit is a long-sleeve navy colored cocktail dress and a pink sequined hat and is very cocktail looking to me.  Check-out the article int the Huffington Post on this little Makeover

What you do you think? 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Guest Author Sunday-Krista Joy

Guest Author Sunday

Krista Joy

Disney Gals are excited to welcome a new Guest Author-Krista Joy of  Please join us as Krista takes us behind the scenes of China at Epcot. Welcome Krista! We are so excited to have you as this week's Honorary Gal

One of Epcot's Best Kept Secrets!  - submitted by Krista from

What comes to mind when you think of the gorgeous China Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase?

Sure, China has lots to offer. The pavilion is decorated with serene ponds, crossed by fantastic bridges, and is dominated by a replica of the Temple of Heaven. Here you will also find Reflections of China, a Circle-Vision 360° movie - and there is a museum containing several ancient Chinese artifacts. You don't see that every day.
China's Nine Dragons is one of the most beautiful restaurants in all of World Showcase, and the Lotus Blossom Cafe has some of the best orange chicken in town. Shopping at Good Fortune Gifts and House of Good Fortune is a wonderful air-conditioned past time in the hot Florida summers.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Disney Cruise Line Has Character(s)

What is the first image that pops into your head when thinking of the Disney Parks? Maybe it’s fireworks high above the castle, or floating through It’s a Small World, but for myself and many others, it’s seeing the main mouse himself, Mickey! Watching my children hug Mickey and Minnie, and giving Goofy a high-five are precious memories that will stay with me always. But did you know you can meet Mickey and friends plus many, many more aboard the Disney Cruise Line? And the best part is you don’t have to go far to find them!

Character interaction begins even before boarding the ship, right there in the terminal! As your group ascends the escalators, keep your eyes open for Captain Mickey or Minnie greeting their guests as they arrive. Once all guests on board and well fed, the familiar melody of When You Wish Upon a Star is blown through the ships horn, and Mickey & Minnie throw a high energy Sail Away party with their pals; Donald, Daisy, Chip, Dale, Goofy and Pluto, all in their best nautical gear.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - March 20, 2013

Spring Fever

Disney Gal Heather:

Castaway Cay 1st time his toes were in the sand!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pumpkin to Princess ~ Faith Dority

From Pumpkin to Princess

The Road to Fit and Fabulous

Special Guest Author
Faith Dority!

The Disney Gals are so excited to have also scored the expertise of runDisney Princess and fitness instructor Faith Dority. If you fall in the same circles as some of us, you may already know Faith (or at least know of her). She has an amazingly infectious smile and can usually be found at most runDisney events. She's the real deal..not only as a super Disney fan but also as an expert in the health and fitness industry. Out of the goodness of her heart, Faith has agreed to pop in now and then to provide Team Disney Gals and Pals with some training tips and she's starting out with a bang: WEIGHT LOSS!


Hello there Disney Gal readers and Tower of Terror 10-miler participants! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Guest Author Sunday

Guest Author Sunday

Tamela Hansen

The Disney Gals are pleased to welcome back one of our regular guest author's, Tamela Hansen. This week Tamela has a wonderful story about some her special Disney Dining experiences at WDW.

Hi this is Tamela Hansen again from Alabama. As I always say Walt Disney World is just waiting for you to make special memories. Dining is no exception. So many special memories can be made with dining experiences. Walt Disney World offers an enormous variety in dining options. There is dining that is specific for couples and families. Being a wife and mom of 2 boys and a big kid at heart we have enjoyed so many amazing dining experiences.

Character dining is of course any kids favorite. Ohana is one of our favorites. At Ohana you are family- cousins- and your kids can enjoy not only meeting Mickey in his pals but also they can join a parade around the restaurant with Mickey and his friends. 1900 Park Fare is also one of my favorites. This is where you can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming, Cinderella's evil stepmother, and step sisters. While dining you can enjoy a crazy interaction with the characters. Dancing with Prince Charming and Cinderella round out the perfect evening.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful

We went to see Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful this past weekend and wanted to give a quick review of the movie.

We did not see the movie in 3D but while watching it you could see where it would be great in 3D! You need to watch the movie closely and find the little hints that goes with the original Wizard of Oz movie with Judy Garland. The movie starts in black in white like the original movie and moves onto a larger screen with wonderful color. 

James Franco plays Oz (Oscar Diggs), the three witches are: Mila Kunis as Theodora, Michelle Williams as Glinda and Rachel Weisz as Evanora (which one turns out to be the Wicked Witch?).  Zach Braff is Finley, Oz's assistant and Joey King is the voice of China Doll, which is a great part of the movie. The animation in the movie is wonderful and you would never know that this was "animation", I also saw an interview with the actors and they said the whole movie was filmed on a set, not one once where they outside! We really enjoyed the movie and would definitely recommend it.
The only part I would warn you about is not taking small children, as some parts are a "little" scary.

The bonus to going was that they were selling pins for The Variety Club, which supports local children's hospitals, camps, boys & girls clubs and after school programs and of course I had to get one because it was Monsters, Inc. and a good cause.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - March 13, 2013

Flower and Garden
Disney Gal Tricia:


 Hope you enjoy some of my Favorite pics from the 2010 Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. It's such a magical time of year!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Part Two of Marrying into a Disney Family!

Or our Second Daughter in Law

As you all know by now we have been going to Disney (World and Land) since our boys where little, now I would think that marrying into a Disney family would not be an easy feet if you are not from that “type” of family.  Our first “daughter” Renee, now is somewhat of a pro at it as they have been married for 10 years and she has been on several trips with us, but our newest “daughter” Maggie is just being brought up through the ranks. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Mommy or as we know her Disney Gal Gayle!

58 years ago one of the most magical things happened…. Disneyland was born oh yeah and so was our mommy.  So mom it is time for you to pull out those box of tissues because this is your birthday blog- and by the way I had come up with this way before you said anything about it and I would like to send a huge Disney Hug to Disney Gal Judy for helping us make this possible.

Friday, March 8, 2013

D23 Fanniversary

Rick Loretz and DisneyGal Lori 

Posters began popping up around the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando in 2009 asking the question “Are you 23?” having Disney Guests question what they meant.

That March, we learned that the D part of the “D23” stands for Disney and the 23 refers to 1923, the year when Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood and the company was founded. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has held wildly popular expos, publishes a magazine and communicates with Disney fans in the weekly D23 FanFare e-newsletter with breaking news and special offers.

D23 has hit the road with a 10- city tour of D23s Disney Fanniversary Celebration, commemorating dozens of unforgettable Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries in 2013!

Looking Like a Princess

Have you ever wanted to look like a princess? Well now you can, Disney Parks has come out with a line of beauty products made just for princess like us called Beautifully Disney.  The premiere collection is called Wickedly Beautiful, which will incorporate the princess and their evil counterparts.  Check out the link below for more info on this new line of products, I for one cannot wait to see what they have. For a closer look at the line click this link: Beautifully Disney.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shanghai Disneyland...OH MY!!

The model for Shanghai Disneyland has been unveiled at the Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders...

The gates to this beautiful resort are expected to open at the end of 2015 and will also include two themed hotels, a dining and entertainment venue, recreational facilities, a lake and associated parking and transportation hubs. For a closer look of the Enchanted Storybook Castle, check this out!

Radio Disney Music Award mimics the beloved Vinylmation

Radio Disney has announced that the Radio Disney Music Awards will be held on April 27th in Los Angeles, CA. As expected, the ceremony will feature many of our Disney channel favorites like Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and Coco Jones. What you might not realize is that the popular Disney theme park collectible, known as the Vinylmation, served as the new model for the award.

The design was submitted by Lin Shih, a designer from the Disney Design Group (the art team from Disney Theme Park Merchandise), and was ultimately selected to become the new iconic music award. His name is Ardy! The Radio Disney team is now asking for help from their fans to create a unique spelling of Ardy's name. The contest started on March 4th and ends on March 10th. The winning suggestion will be announced on Monday, March 11th. If you have an idea, submit it on their facebook page now.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - March 6, 2013


March Calendar Shot

Disney Gal Tricia:

March has become a very important month for me in recent years. It marks the birth of my little princess and the start of my love/hate relationship with running. March 7, 2010 was the date I completed my first 1/2 marathon with runDisney so I thought I'd share some of my memories from that fabulous trip!

Birthday Princess at The Grand Floridian

Mermaid Twins
Minnie cradling Makena on her birthday
Special Birthday Princess Makeover at BBB