Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Newlywed and Broke-A Real Life Fairy Tale

Face it, there isn’t anyone that doesn’t love a great fairy tale and a happily ever after ending. Whether it is an old fashioned Disney movie with the Prince finding his Princess, or a modern day romance, we all live vicariously through it. Enter a brand new project “Newlywed and Broke”. Billed as a modern day I Love Lucy, this new web series will use comedy to feature a couple dealing with the strife of every day life that most of us have faced at one time or another in our lives-job loss and financial hardships.  Each episode will feature a new way the couple struggle to make and then save money.

     In today’s world, as evidenced by the current Emmy nominations, new shows don’t only turn up on your television screen-they can be brought to you in all sorts of ways and this is just such a series. Like so many others,  our Newlywed and Broke couple are working through Indiegogo to get the project started.

         The goal of the company’s Indiegogo campaign was to raise $25,000 to produce a TV quality web series that will first air on the Newlywed and Broke website and that goal has already been surpassed but it’s not too late for you to help be a Fairy Godmother to our happily ever after couple. Check out their fund raising site at and all the great perks they are offering for contributions: For as little as $1 where you will get a great thank you video – all the way up to having yourself written into a webisode for $5,000! Don’t we all want to help make dreams come true?

Here’s a short video you can watch where one of the creators tells you all about the show!

You can follow along to see the campaign progress at:
Help turn our Newlywed and Broke couple into Happily Ever After!

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Wordless Wednesday - July 31, 2013


Disney Inspired Letter "M"!

Disney Gal Gayle:

Disney Gal Tricia:

"M" for my family stands for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mulan, Merida, Mermaids, Handy Manny , Magical Express, Magic Kingdom and Mickey and Minnie of course!

Special Thanks goes out to Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting the weekly blog hop!

Focused on the Magic

D23 To Take Fans Into the World of The Walt Disney Studios

Exclusively at Disney’s D23 Expo August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney fans are invited to explore the incredible roster of film, stage, and music projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks, and exhibits.

This year the Studio will present two arena shows, kicking off the Expo at 10 a.m. Friday, August 9, with “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios,” a showcase of upcoming animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Disney’s Animation Studios, will host a lively exhibition chock-full of never-before-seen footage, celebrity and filmmaker appearances, and live performances from films like Disney’s Frozen, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and the Mickey Mouse short Get a Horse!. Then at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Disney Live Action Production President Sean Bailey, and Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige will host “Let the Adventures Begin: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios,” an expedition through the Studio’s exciting live-action offerings from Disney as well as several powerhouse pictures on tap from Marvel Studios, with exclusive clips and surprise guests from a range of films including Saving Mr. BanksTomorrowlandThor: The Dark World,Captain America: The Winter Soldier and much more.

Fans can expect appearances from Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (Frozen), Dane Cook (Disney’s Planes), Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak (Saving Mr. Banks), Ty Burrell (Muppets Most Wanted) and top Marvel and Disney•Pixar talent. And in typical D23 Expo fashion, fans can also anticipate surprise appearances from more of their favorite stars.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Imagination Movers are Back IN Blue!

 It's Time to Get Your Dance On

                 Say the name Imagination Movers to anyone that is a parent, grandparent or elementary school teacher and wait for the smile to appear across their face. Immediately an image of dancing, giggling children of all ages bopping to the beat of their energy fueled songs comes to mind. Been missing your Imagination Movers? In need of a spontaneous dance party? Well today is the day. Dance your way on over to ITunes or Amazon to get your copy of their newly released album “Back In Blue”.  Before you know it, you’ll be up on your feet moving to the beat of their joyful and feel good rhythms. How can you miss with titles like "Magic" and "On Your Mark"!

I defy anyone, anywhere of any age to not get up and dance to the Imagination Movers. It’s a great way to laughter to brighten up any day. The Imagination Movers Back in Blue are waiting for you! Isn’t it time for you to get your move on?

Gayle is a Disney Gal that loves churros for breakfast, still gets giddy with delight at the first sight of the “Disneyland next exit sign”, loves the overwhelming emotions and memories that come with each and every return to the Happiest Place on Earth and dreams of one day being the Captain of the Jungle Boat. To learn more about Gayle, click here

Happy 1st Anniversary to the Disney Gals and Thank you!!

The Disney Gals have been going for over a year now; it seems like only yesterday when Gayle asked if anyone would like to form a blog together! The past year had a lot of ups and downs and learning curves and learning who can handle what but oh what a year!  Just past our first year’s anniversary we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook Page, I think we can all remember how excited we were when we reach 50 and then 100, 1000 seemed so far away, but it really wasn’t. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Saving Mr. Bank Account

Sorry, couldn't help myself with the title. Pretty darn excited for the movie to come out, as are most of us Disney fans. However, not my blog topic...for now.

Today is full of mixed emotions. On one hand my family leaves in a week to sail on the Fantasy, courtesy of my parents, and I am beyond excited. On the other hand, it looks like Tower of Terror race weekend will not be happening for me because of the budget. Boo! But the whole situation had me thinking about ways I have saved money for Disney trips, and what is working for others. Let me share a couple favorites with you, and I would love to have you share your money saving tips with all of us.

First off, everything, and I do mean everything, goes on my Chase Disney VISA card. For those unfamiliar, you can earn up to 2% back on groceries, gas, dining and Disney! Everything else will earn 1%. When you are ready for your Disney trip, Chase will transfer the dollars you earned to a rewards card that can be used at most all Disney locations. It amazes me how quickly the reward dollars add up.

Second, I follow sites like Couponing to Disney or Mash Up Mom to make sure I'm getting the best deals I can for shopping in my neighborhood. Plus, they have many great printable coupons that stack on top of any manufacturer's coupons.

Finally, I do what so many of you do, the old change jar trick. Any change in my pocket at the end of the day goes in the jar. It really does add up, take a look:

Now for the fun part - CONTEST!

My change jar is 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide and deep. The total weight is 19.4 pounds. The person who comes closest to guessing the amount in the jar will win a pin from the Disney Fantasy! All you need to do is leave your guess on our blog or Facebook page, and if you have a money saving tip, please leave that too!

The jar will be counted Friday night so you have until then to study the picture. Good luck and happy savings!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Celebrating Christmas in July with Honorary Guy Bob

A Look at What's Coming to Disney Parks this Holiday Season

Most people who know me or follow my blog are aware of how much I enjoy the holidays. Our family loves decorating for the holidays and making new memories each season. Celebrating Christmas in July is something I started doing a few years ago, and this year is full of festive fun!

This month, I've shared some fun photos of Vintage Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort and taken a peek at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort. One of my most favorite things about Disney Parks is how they magically transform the parks into a season of sparkle during the holidays.

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes nighttime spectacular: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks, live entertainment with Disney characters dressed up for the holidays, and much more! To learn more about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, visit

Did you know? 
There are 8.5 million lights strung throughout 
Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season.

Disney Characters in festive apparel, "it's a small world" Holiday, and of course hundreds of thousands of lights transform the entire Disneyland Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Even Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park goes all-out for the holidays. To learn more about Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, visit

If you and your family love the holiday season, I would encourage you to think about spending Christmas with Disney Parks. This is just a taste of what is in store this year and whether you visit Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California, your holiday season is sure to be full of magic and merriment. 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with me this year!

Honorary Gal Dawn Talks About the Aulani

Around & About at Aulani

Honorary Gal Dawn is back with us to take us to the Disney Island Paradise that is the Aulani, located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii!

Aloha! I know visiting Hawaii is on your family’s bucket list and visiting Aulani Resort & Spa is no exception. My ohana was fortunate enough to visit Spring 2012.

Aulani offers magical activities & entertainment to delight the entire family, but I want to switch it up a bit. I want to help your ohana experience Hawaiian culture outside of Aulani; this is a Hawaiian vacay after all. Enjoy the authentic activities around the island, so you can enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer. Ideally you’ll want your family to suggest a few ideas of what Hawaii means to them & then discuss the most interesting amongst your wolf pack & decide a communal plan for all visiting. Here are some of the activities my ohana participated in, whilst visiting Hawaii:

·      Matsumoto Shave Ice- Take a scenic drive down Oahu’s North Shore to Haleiwa & enjoy the famous “Matsumoto Shaved Ice.”

Friday, July 26, 2013

Are You Ready to Take on the Waffle-inator Challenge at D23?


"The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge" Celebrates
Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" TV Special

Marvel Universe Stars Adrian Pasdar, Drake Bell, Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Bumper Robinson and Laura Bailey to Meet Fans at D23 Expo Friday, August 9

Dr. Doofenshmirtz is primed to take over Disney's D23 Expo…and the Tri-State Area with his most wacky "-inator" yet -- "The Waffle-inator" -- a spectacular 40-foot high interactive game, combining physical and digital worlds -- and simulated waffles -- in an epic showdown to free Agent P from the clutches of Dr. Doofenshmirtz.  Kids, tweens and families can hop aboard and wield the life-size invention to play "The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge," over three days at Disney's D23 Expo, the ultimate event for Disney fans, at the Anaheim Convention Center FRIDAY, AUGUST 9–SUNDAY, AUGUST 11.

The Waffle-inator is depicted in "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel," the highly anticipated event episode of the #1 animated series for kids and tweens, premiering FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 (10:00 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD.  In the storyline, Phineas and Ferb, team up with the Marvel Super Heroes to help them regain their powers and defeat Marvel Super Villains and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, in an epic battle of good versus evil, where the dastardly delicious device "The Waffle-inator" comes into play.   

Stars from Marvel Universe – Adrian Pasdar, Drake Bell, Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Bumper Robinson and Laura Bailey – will join the line-up of stars across Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior who will meet fans at Disney's D23 Expo, including "Teen Beach Movie," "Phineas and Ferb," "Shake It Up," "Jessie," "Gravity Falls," "Good Luck Charlie," "Liv and Maddie," "Kickin' It," "Dog With A Blog," "Lab Rats," "Crash & Bernstein," "Wander Over Yonder" and "Sofia the First."  Fans can also catch live performances from Hollywood Records' recording artists Bridgit Mendler and R5 featuring Ross Lynch, and meet favorite characters Princess Sofia ("Sofia the First"), Doc McStuffins, Jake ("Jake and the Never Land Pirates"), Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Popular radio personalities Ernie D, Morgan & Maddy, Jake and Candice from Radio Disney will join in the fun with prizes and activities to entertain Disney fans of all ages.

To play the "The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge," fans are invited to man one of four colorful, full-scale "Waffe-inators" to unleash flying foam waffles and to move Phineas and Ferb up a towering screen, while outmaneuvering Dr. Doof's evil creations, to free a trapped Agent P before time runs out.  "The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge" will be located in the Grand Plaza near the D23 Expo entrance for fans to enjoy Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gayle is a Disney Gal that loves churros for breakfast, still gets giddy with delight at the first sight of the “Disneyland next exit sign”, loves the overwhelming emotions and memories that come with each and every return to the Happiest Place on Earth and dreams of one day being the Captain of the Jungle Boat. To learn more about Gayle, click here

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

D23 App Now Available and Board the Jolly Roger

D23 Expo App Now Available

The Interactive Application Includes Schedule, Talent Bios, Trivia, Breaking News, and Much More About The Ultimate Disney Fan Event
 Guests attending the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event are now able to download the free D23 Expo app from the iTunes and Google Play stores. This multi-layered application will serve as a useful tool for those guests attending the event, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center August 9–11, 2013. Included in the app:
  • ·        The most up-to-date schedules for all Expo presentations
  • ·        Sneak peeks at merchandise and collectibles that will be available for purchase exclusively at     the event
  • ·        The ability to push alerts of the latest Expo news including announcements and notifications when panels, presentations, and events are booked up
  • ·        Map of the show floor
  • ·        Answers to frequently asked questions
  • ·        Loads of Disney trivia
  • ·        Bios of all talent who will be attending the Expo
  • ·        Additional fun features such as a D23 Photo Booth, a scavenger hunt, and more!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - July 24, 2013


Special Thanks goes out to Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting the weekly blog hop!

 Focused on the Magic

Monday, July 22, 2013

D23 Will be fit for Any Princess!

Plus, New Panels on “The Lost Chords” and Mary Poppins Announced

           A stunning display of exclusive gowns inspired by Disney’s iconic Princesses will make their U.S. debut at the D23 Expo inside the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit. These handcrafted designs by world-leading designers will be available for viewing each day of the event, August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Included are works inspired by the individual stories of the Disney Princesses by Ralph & Russo (Tiana), Versace (Cinderella), Elie Saab (Aurora), Marchesa (Ariel), Escada (Jasmine), Missoni (Mulan), Roberto Cavalli (Pocahontas), Jenny Packham (Rapunzel), Valentino (Belle), and Oscar de la Renta (Snow White). The stunning dresses were first showcased in an ultra-glamorous set of window displays at Harrods, the luxury store in Knightsbridge, London, during the 2012 holiday season.
      In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is announcing two additional presentations. As we near the award-winning film’s 50th anniversary, Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith will host “Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Guests will learn the complete story of how Walt Disney first discovered the book, worked on the script with author P.L. Travers, brought in the Sherman Brothers to write a memorable score, selected an unforgettable cast, oversaw actual filming, and celebrated at a gala Hollywood premiere.
         During “Secrets of ‘The Lost Chords,’” Grammy® Award-winning producer and resident Disney Music historian, Randy Thornton will reveal some of the secrets behind Disney’s “lost” songs written for classic Disney films by legendary Disney composers (such as the Sherman Brothers) that were essentially lost for decades—until now. Plus, as a special part of this exclusive D23 event, guests will be among the very first to hear songs currently in production from a significant upcoming “Lost Chords” release.

Disney Artist and Historian Stacia Martin will present “Sounds Delightful: An Illustrated Audio Adventure,” which will take guests on an entertaining trip across the decades via vintage Disney Vinyl Recordings from her extensive personal collection. Forgotten favorites from the family turntable of yesteryear will be heard along with rare promotional and production tracks... including never-before-heard musical moments from Walt Disney's own "journey down the Yellow Brick Road."


For presentation times, dates, and locations (subject to change), please visit

Gayle is a Disney Gal that loves churros for breakfast, still gets giddy with delight at the first sight of the “Disneyland next exit sign”, loves the overwhelming emotions and memories that come with each and every return to the Happiest Place on Earth and dreams of one day being the Captain of the Jungle Boat. To learn more about Gayle, click here