Friday, September 27, 2013

MY Disney Snow globe collection...

I don't have many but I love my globes. I was lucky to get two of these at a cheap price while I was a cast member at WDW. They had a tent in back of MK that they called Property Control. They had overstock & slightly damaged items for very discounted prices. I'm sure it is still there for cast members.  I got a ton of great stuff there. I still have a 2000 WDW sweatshirt,t-shirts,Cinderella tins etc that I got there. My mom gave me the Mickey one for xmas one year. Luckily I got these in 2000 before 9/11 so I could carry them on the plane so they wouldn't break. Pardon the dust :) They are on a super high shelf LOL

Do you own any Disney globes?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The American Idol Experience...

This experience is located at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I admit I haven't watched AI since Simon Cowell left the show. They have a few shows a day & a finals round at night. If they win they get a free golden ticket to skip the line to any AI Audition to have a shot. I know that quite a few people who got the golden ticket at WDW made it to the top 10 I believe.

You sit in an auditorium & the stage is quite impressive at least to me. They do back stories like on the real AI & it is cute. They have three fake judges that act like Simon,Paula,&Randy. Each chair in audience has a voting pad. It is quite easy to use. We went twice in same day to see who got through. My pick didn't make it though. :(

If you like music & a fun show this is a great way to get inside for some cool air conditioning. Just make note of the times  schedule in the park map when you get there because they don't have shows constant all day. They also have an area earlier in morning where you can audition to be one of the three singers in the AI Experience.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ordering Free Park Maps from Disney Website...

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I totally forgot that awhile back I pre-ordered FREE Park Maps from the disney website. They are totally free & customized to your liking & so easy to make! If you haven't been to Disney in a long time it might be a smart idea to pre-order these to see what's new & what you'd like to see/skip. They do take 2-4 weeks delivery. You can also print them at home if you want. 

Has anyone else ever gotten these besides me? :) 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Review & Pics..

Last October was my very first time to the Halloween Party. It was just me & my hubby so we weren't sure what to expect with no kids. You can enter the park starting at 4pm for the party & not have to wait until 7pm. It was very hot & humid that night so I'm glad I had a light costume. I was Abby Womack from the US Women's Soccer Olympic Team. Hubby was a Kansas City Royals Baseball Player.

As soon as you enter Magic Kingdom they have a photographer set up to take your picture in front of the park. As well as the Haunted Mansion Area & next to Sleepy Hollow area. Those picture were magic photos I will post below.

Last year when we went they were selling these CUTE light up Mickey popcorn buckets! Of course I had to have one. ;) They also sold Halloween themed treats & cupcakes. Sadly I did not try any of those to report back.

As soon as the party started we had dinner reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern which was nice. When we were done we walked out front & the parade was going to start in 15 minutes. We had a perfect viewing area. I will say I do enjoy the Xmas party more BUT the Halloween Parade is amazing! I think it is much better then the Xmas one personally. It was very rainy all week & we lucked out it stopped that night. We got drenched in Epcot earlier in the day. We were both awed by the parade. The Haunted Mansion ghosts & Headless Horseman were my favorites!

The only "bad" part about the party was the Villains Meet & Greet. It was VERY unorganized & I kept getting pushed. There were no real line queues or anything. I gave up & left. I was disappointed not to meet the Evil Queen & Maleficiant. :( I was starting to get sick & it was our last night at WDW. We stayed until 11:30-12am I believe. I don't think I will ever go back in October unless we have kids. :)

All in all it was a fun party. If you've never been I highly recommend it. We were there the first week in October & the crowds weren't too bad that week either. It was just way more humid then we were used to. We normally go in November when it is cooler. I love the music they play in the park during the party too!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Disney Merchandise at Hallmark.....

Window Display at my Hallmark

I was at Hallmark last weekend & noticed all of the new Disney merchandise & wanted to share with you all. Have you noticed any new merchandise at your local Hallmarlk stores? If so please share! 


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