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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mickey's Backyard Barbeque Review

There aren't a lot of thorough review of Mickey's Backyard Barbeque floating around out there so I made it my mission to get as many details about this restaurant as possible to spread the word to you guys! Especially because we absolutely love this show! I have said it before, I think this is THE BEST character interaction there is. They host/hostess say at the beginning that there are "no-lines, no-autographs, just fun" and that is what you get with this show!

Let me start by telling you that this dinner show is only offered in certain months and on Thursdays and Saturdays. It will also cost you 2 table service credits on your Disney Dining Plan. It is located at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and campground which can be a little bit of a pain to get to. Also, you will need to get tickets for this even from your resort concierge. Be sure to make reservations because this fills up fast, it will require a credit card hold, like all the other character meals.

Another preface, this event is outside,under a pavilion so weather is a factor. While I was not hot sitting there eating this is not a cold, air conditioned restaurant. And if the weather is really nasty they can cancel the show.

We took the boat from the Contemporary over to Fort Wilderness Campground and followed the signs to the pavilion. We were starving! Once we checked in we entered this line to get in, it was long but right at 6:30 (when the show started) they started letting us in and the line went really fast.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I am back from Walt Disney World!

We just returned from our wonderful, magical Walt Disney World vacation!!! I am sorry if I have been a little slow to respond to anyone but I am back and I will have some awesome reviews and things to write about this week so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Discussing Disney Episode 8



Join us live in two weeks! We had a little bit of issues getting videos to show, Google+ needs to get it together. But it is still fun and we would love to have you join us!

I'm too excited to sleep!!!!



Does anyone else remember this commercial? I loved it! This will definitely be me tonight! We leave for Walt Disney World tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Alternatives to Disney Autograph Books and Homemade Disney Shirts-Follow Up Plus Disney Huggies Wipes

We leave for Walt Disney World on Thursday and I thought I would follow up with you all on what I actually got for an alternative to a autograph book as well as the homemade t-shirts that I made for my kiddos to wear on our trip!

Plus I found some super cute Hugggies wipes to take on my trip!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Disney Gift Card Giveaway

We reached 600 LIKES on my Facebook page! Now I am giving away a Disney gift card!

All you have to do is go over to my page and tell me your favorite Disney character and why you love them to much! I will draw a winner randomly from those who tell me their favorite character!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Memories Scrapbooking Software Winner!

The winner of the My Memories software program is AMY BROWN! She was also the winner of my last Facebook giveaway! She is on a roll!

Maybe she can win another gift card on my Facebook page, we are very close to a winner on Facebook.com/disneytripexpert.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hey Disney! Are you listening?

I know that there is no way that some Disney executive is reading my little old blog but if they were I would have something to suggest to them! What would you say to someone who was making decisions in the Walt Disney Company?

Lately while I have been booking trips for others and for myself I have wished for one thing.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Merida Meet and Greet at the Magic Kingdom

I know that I just posted about Merida but I thought I should let you know that  her meet and greet at the Magic Kingdom is now open. You have to check out this video to see how cool they have made her meet and greet session. It is so interactive and fun. It introduces a whole new way to interact with characters. I think this will be similar to what we see with the new Fantasyland meet and greets.


This is now open and will be there when I go next week, I will have to show you if I meet her too!

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Memories Free Software Review/Giveaway

I was recently contacted by someone at My Memories to do a giveaway on my blog! I was so excited, I have never did a giveaway on my blog before!

After downloading the product and playing around with it I thought it was the perfect scrapbook software for organizing your Disney trip memories so immediately I thought that teaming up with MyMemories.com would be a great idea.

Plus I get to hook up some of my loyal readers with FREE My Memories software!

Putting together a scrapbook using the My Memories Software is so fast and easy, they have so many templates that you are sure to find something to fit your needs.

What I love about the software is how customizable it is, you can change EVERYTHING on it. You can change the color, font, background and just about everything you possibly want to play with. I can't stress to you enough how EASY this scrapbooking software is to use.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Minnie Mouse OPI Collection

Earlier I showed you all the Minnie Mouse OPI Collection and I thought I would follow up with some swatches, thanks to one of my favorite makeup blogs Vampy Varnish.

I have to say that while I LOVE the idea of OPI and Disney pairing up, I think that this Minnie Mouse collection is BORING! I would have to say that pink, red and hearts do scream Minnie Mouse but the colors just look very normal to me, nothing new and unique.


Check out the rest on the Vampy Varnish website!

Discussing Disney Episode 7

We recorded Discussing Disney Episode 7 live last night and it was a lot of fun! If you would like to cohost with us please let me know or Zach at www.discussingdisney.com We would love to hear feedback and would love to have more people join us. Also, next time I will be letting everyone know when we are recording so you can watch live!
 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Merida comes to Walt Disney World

The newest Disney princess Merida from Disney-Pixar's Brave has come to Walt Disney World and is meeting lucky guests at Epcot.




You know I like a good redhead! I think she is a fun character. I can't wait to see the movie and hopefully we will see her on our trip in May. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Did you know? Disney Deposit

I think it is a great thing to point out that you don't have to pay your vacation balance in full right away!

For Walt Disney World vacations all you have to do to reserve your room is put down $200! Then you have up until 45 days before you leave to pay off the rest of your balance.

You don't have to make payments each month either. You can pay it off however you choose. Let's say you have some extra money one month and would like to put it towards your trip, all you have to do is let me know and I can apply it!

Once the $200 deposit is down you can start making dining reservations and any other reservations that you would like. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

If you are new here...

go over and like my Facebook page! Once we get to 600 LIKES (we aren't far away!) then I will giveaway a Disney gift card to one lucky Facebook fan!


www.facebook.com/disneytripexpert


75 LIKES away!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Homemade Disney Shirts for Disney Trips

I am always looking for ways to get me more excited about my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, whether it be creating a Disney countdown or making an alternative to my autograph book. Another fun thing to do is to make Disney t-shirts for my kids to wear!

This is cheap, fun and easy! 

There are tons of different ways to do it but I will tell you how I do it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

More about the theming in the Beauty and the Beast Be Out Guest Restaraunt




Here is yet another video where the imaginers reveal the theming behind the new Be Our Guest Restaurant coming to the new Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. 

Once again I will say that I am so excited for this restaurant. Although I love seeing the inside I would love to hear more about the menu and if the characters will be here and that kind of thing. 

This restaurant opens in late 2012, we don't know the exact date yet but it is said to be open before the holiday season. The holiday season usually means mid-November-late December. So let's hope for the early party of the season.

Be one of the first to visit this magical dining location! Contact me for a free quote!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Southwest Offers 2-Free Flights With Their Credit Card

Flights can be expensive and they are one thing that may detour you from taking a magical Disney vacation but they just got cheaper with the new Southwest promotion. For a limited time only you can get TWO FREE ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS with the Southwest credit card. Usually with this card it is just one free flight but for a limited time it is two. All you have to do is make a purchase (it can be as small as a pack of gum!) and you get 50,000 points. This could cut your airfare in half for a family of 4. We did this for our May trip and it is a deal that can't be missed.

It is no secret that I love Southwest, I have sang their praises here and talked about their credit card before here.


Click on this link to find out more information on getting TWO FREE FLIGHTS!

Is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party/Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Worth the Money?

A very common question that I get from people traveling to Walt Disney World during either Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is "Is it worth the money?"


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Everybody loves Pirates of the Caribbean so I was really excited to see that the parks will get another attraction based on the film. I especially love that it will be at Hollywood Studios because I think the more the merrier when it comes to attractions at Hollywood Studios.

The attraction will be called The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow and will open in the Fall.

The details on the attraction are limited but it is said to immerse guests in the world of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films.

Guests are said to be able to walk in the footsteps of Jack Sparrow.

I have no idea what this attraction is going to be like but I am really excited to hear more details.

Check back later for more details!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates have also been added!


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout the holiday season. Don’t miss Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, a very special holiday fireworks display, live entertainment with your favorite characters, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., free hot cocoa and cookies, and so much more! Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend.
Parties will take place:
  • November 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 and 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21
TIP: Purchasing tickets ahead of event dates may get you a discount of $10 per ticket!

Welcome new readers!!

Welcome to all new readers of my blog!!

I just want to make sure that everyone who is checking out my blog also goes over and LIKES my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/disneytripexpert!

I am doing a giveaway for when I reach 600 LIKES and then again when I reach 800 and an even bigger giveaway when I reach 1,000!!!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012 Dates and Prices


 2012 Dates-- September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 & 30-- October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31-- November 2


Non-discounted Advance Purchase Prices: -- September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28: Ages 10+: $55.95+tax / Ages 3-9 $50.95+tax-- September 30; October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30; November 2: Ages 10+: $58.95+tax / Ages 3-9: $53.95+tax-- October 31 (Halloween) Ages 10+: $69.95+tax / Ages 3-9: $64.95+tax


Day of Event Prices: -- September 11 - 28: Ages 10+ $62.95+tax / ages 3-9 $57.95+tax-- September 30 - November 2 (except October 31): Ages 10+ $64.95+tax / ages 3-9 $59.95+tax


Annual Passholder and DVC Member Discounts:-- September 11 - 28: Ages 10+ $52.95+tax / ages 3-9 $47.95+tax -- September 30 - November 2 (except October 31): Ages 10+ $54.95+tax / ages 3-9 $49.95+taxNo passholder discounts October 5, 12, 26, 28, 30, 31, November 2 No advance purchase discounts October 5, 12, 26, 31Tickets on sale via telephone only May 1, 2012. Call 407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639) to purchase tickets or I can set them up for you!


We have been to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and it is DEFINITELY worth the extra money!My tip is to purchase a day-less of park tickets that you want and spend the day that you are going to Magic Kingdom for the party at your resort pool or Downtown Disney and then just go to the party later. They start letting party goers in at about 4:00. Then you can save some money!


Current Walt Disney World Offers/Cool Fantasyland Expansion Video

There are currently so many offers at Walt Disney World, I just wanted you all to be aware of how I can save you some money! Walt Disney World can be more affordable than you think.