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Think Outside the Book
We have all seen them-the traditional autograph books that are sold in the Disney Stores that have a cute picture on the front and tons of pages for character signatures. I still have mine from my first trip from 1994, the pages are yellowing and its been shoved in a drawer at my parents house since. The one my daughter picked out had the princesses on the cover. It now has black sharpie drawings because she got 'bored' and that was the only paper she could find (It's not like I don't work from home and have tons of paper around). Well, here is the thing.... what in the W O R L D are we going to do with that?
I mean really, where can this be displayed or carried that it won't get ruined by a 7 year old in-between trips? That is what got me thinking.... what E L S E can we use to capture autographs that can be enjoyed or seen, but not be a hassle to carry around in the parks?
Here are my first few thoughts:
Metal Water Bottle: Most of us use them daily, kids need them for school or practices, and if your at Disney hopefully you are hydrating walking through the parks in that Florida heat. Since you are carrying a water bottle into the park anyway, it is nothing extra to keep up with either! Win, Win- right? My choice would be a plain white one and a pack of colorful sharpie markers for the characters to use. You can find cheap bottles on Amazon or splurge and get a name-brand bottle if that is your preference. Personally, I carry my Stanley or Yeti everywhere. This is something that would keep me in my Disney bubble when I am out and about and can be used daily.*photo belongs to @agirlnamedkristin on Tik-Tok*
Photo Frame: Lets face it, you are going to be taking T O N S of pictures while you are on vacation. If you purchased the memory maker, then you will have photos from rides and from PhotoPass photographers at your favorite spots around the park. What better way to print your favorite photo from the trip and have the mat full of autographs hanging on your wall for everybody to see! If you don't want autographs- you could get cast members from World Showcase to write a word of your choice in their native language. Some ideas for words could be: hello, welcome home, happy or whatever means the most to you.
Golden Books: If I had to guess, we have 50+ Golden Books in our house right now, most of them being Disney related. If you don't, then you can find some at bookstores, Wal-Mart, Target, or Amazon. They are fairly inexpensive AND light. My thought would be to take the character books and have that character sign the inside of it. It would be a story for the storybook and promote reading for kiddos. Anything I can do to get my kid to read, I am down for.
Polaroid Snaps: I know, you are probably thinking... Do they even make those anymore? The answer is actually Y E S ! Last Christmas the Polaroid camera came back, retro style! We personally didn't buy the Polaroid version for our daughter, but we DID buy the FujiFilm version for her. It came in tons of different colors too. How this would work, take the photo of the character and whoever with it, and then get the character to sign the bottom. This is perfect if you are a scrapbooker or if you want some nostalgia in your life.
Popcorn Buckets: This would depend on which bucket is being offered at the park however, if its one that has space and not a ton of writing on it- it would work. People collect these, so what would be better than getting one that you love A N D have the signatures on them?!
Depending on what choice you choose, make sure you cure the item properly if needed. If something is plastic it may need modge podge or clear nail polish to seal. If it is ceramic- it may need to be baked.
Whatever you choose, should be important to Y O U and something you will cherish. What ideas do you have?
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Traveling to Disney is one of my most favorite things to do, though not until I was an adult! My family and I started frequenting the parks multiple times a year starting in 2021, when we celebrated my graduation from college. That trip was when my husband and daughter felt all the magic Disney has to offer. Since then, we became DVC Owners and now go any chance we can get.
When I am not at Disney, I work full-time in Human Resources and adjunct teach within the Medical Assisting program. I am also finishing my master's degree in legal studies from the University of Tennessee, GO VOLS!
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Hello, and thanks for visiting my profile! Traveling to Disney is one of my most favorite things to do, though not until I was an adult! My family and I started frequenting the parks multiple times a year starting in 2021, when we celebrated my graduation from college. That trip was when my husband and daughter felt all the magic Disney has to offer. Since then, we became DVC Owners and now go any chance we can get. When I am not at Disney, I work full-time in Human Resources and adjunct teach within the Medical Assisting program. I am also finishing my master's degree in legal studies fro... Read More >>>
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Get ready to step into a world of glitz, glamour, and mouthwatering delights as Disney's Hollywood Studios hosts the spectacular 'Disney Jollywood Nights.' This first-ever nighttime soiree is set to sweep you off your feet with a swanky ambiance, extraordinary food, and unforgettable entertainment. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you at this magical event.
A Night of Latin Flair: Holiday Fiesta en la Calle
Commissary Lane transforms into a lively Latin celebration known as the 'Holiday Fiesta en la Calle.' Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with Latin holiday tunes, vibrant décor, and a cornucopia of Latin-inspired eats and sips. You won't want to miss the dazzling dance of colors and flavors here.
Smooth Jazz and Festive Vibes: Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby
Step into the epitome of class and elegance as The Hollywood Brown Derby turns into a smooth jazz joint during 'Jazzy Holidays.' The sparkling décor sets the stage for a magical evening filled with holiday tunes. Sip on craft cocktails and savor an exclusive menu of light bites while basking in the ambiance of this classy establishment.
Swing into the Night: The Dazzling Twilight Soirée
For a swingin' soiree like no other, head over to The Tip-Top Club in the courtyard of The Hollywood Tower Hotel. Live band music, reminiscent of jukebox-style holiday tunes, will have you tapping your toes and swinging the night away. Pair this with fancy cocktails for a truly enchanting experience.
Culinary Delights for Every Palate
Throughout the park, you'll find a delectable array of dishes that will light up your taste buds with holiday spirit and flavor. From savory delights like the Holiday Turkey Popover at Fairfax Fare to delightful desserts like the Tiramisù Puff at PizzeRizzo, there's something for everyone. And don't forget the sweet sips, like the Sandy Claws Hot Cocoa from Dockside Diner. Your taste buds are in for a treat. ￼
A Feast for the Senses
'Disney Jollywood Nights' isn't just about food – it's a feast for all your senses. You won't want to miss the can't-miss musical variety show featuring beloved characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Plus, the nighttime spectacular 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' will add an extra dose of holiday magic to your evening. To fully embrace the festive spirit, consider dressing up in your holiday best with a touch of old Hollywood flair.
An Unforgettable Culinary Adventure
As you embark on this enchanting journey through Disney's Hollywood Studios, prepare to be mesmerized by the swanky spots, lively Latin vibes, smooth jazz, and swingin' soirées. Your taste buds will dance with joy as you savor the delectable offerings. Disney Jollywood Nights promises a holiday experience like no other, where magic, entertainment, and food come together to create unforgettable memories.
Don't miss the chance to be part of this magical event. Message me to get your tickets to Disney Jollywood Nights and get ready to savor the flavors of the season. Whether it's the holidays or any time of year, Disney Parks offer endless culinary adventures.
A trip to the magical world of Disney is a dream come true for many, but it can quickly turn into a painful experience if you're not wearing the right shoes. Exploring the vast parks and enjoying the countless attractions means lots of walking, so choosing the perfect pair of shoes is essential to ensure your feet stay happy throughout your Disney adventure. Here are a few tips for the best shoes to wear at Disney, so you can walk comfortably and stylishly from park opening to closing and a few of my favorites.
Comfort is Key
Walking is the primary mode of transportation in Disney parks. With that in mind, comfort should be your top priority when selecting your Disney shoes. Opt for footwear with cushioning and arch support. Sneakers or athletic shoes are excellent choices, as they offer the necessary comfort and stability. Ensure that your shoes are broken in and have been tested for extended periods of walking before your trip to avoid any discomfort or blisters. One trick is to bring more than one pair to give your feet a break or if one pair starts to hurt, cause blisters, or the dreaded... getting wet.
Florida's climate can be hot and humid, so it's important to choose shoes that provide good airflow. Lightweight, breathable materials like mesh or canvas are ideal for Disney adventures. Avoid heavy, non-breathable shoes that can make your feet sweaty and uncomfortable.
Closed-Toe vs. Open-Toe
The choice between closed-toe and open-toe shoes depends on your personal preference. Closed-toe shoes offer more protection and are better for certain rides, while open-toe sandals or flip-flops are more suitable for keeping your feet cool. Keep in mind that some Disney parks may have rules about open-toe shoes on certain rides.
Choose shoes that offer a secure fit to avoid blisters or sore spots. Look for styles with laces or adjustable straps that can be customized to your foot's shape. Avoid shoes that are too loose, as they can lead to discomfort and instability during your long day at the parks.
Consider Your Style
Comfort is crucial, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on style. Many brands now offer fashionable and functional shoes perfect for a Disney visit. You can find sneakers, slip-on shoes, and sandals in various Disney-themed designs to match your outfit and show your Disney spirit.
Pack Extra Socks
Even with the best shoes, it's a good idea to carry an extra pair of moisture-wicking socks in your bag. Changing into fresh socks during the day can make a significant difference in terms of comfort and preventing blisters.
A trip to Disney is an unforgettable experience, and choosing the right footwear is essential for making the most of it. Prioritize comfort, breathability, and a secure fit when selecting your shoes, and remember to pack extra socks and possibly waterproof footwear for those unexpected rain showers. By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared to explore the magical world of Disney in style and comfort, ensuring that your feet stay happy throughout your adventure. Enjoy your trip to the happiest place on earth!
When it comes to staying at a Disney Resort that combines the enchantment of the Magic Kingdom with the tranquility of a New England-style retreat, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a top choice. Situated on the shores of Lake Buena Vista, this charming resort offers guests an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and unwind in a serene and picturesque setting. Let's take a closer look at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, offering insights into its accommodations, amenities, and why it's an excellent choice for your Disney vacation.
1. Accommodations: Home Away from Home
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa offers a variety of accommodation options, from studios to three-bedroom villas. The villas are designed with a 'home away from home' concept, providing fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and separate bedrooms. Whether you're traveling as a couple, a family, or a large group, the resort's accommodations cater to different needs, making it a flexible and comfortable choice for guests.
2. Tranquil Atmosphere: A Break from the Parks
One of the standout features of Saratoga Springs is its serene and peaceful ambiance. Surrounded by lush gardens, golf courses, and the picturesque Lake Buena Vista, it offers a refreshing contrast to the bustling theme parks. After a day of excitement at the parks, returning to the resort feels like a relaxing retreat.
3. Dining Delights: The Turf Club Bar and Grill
The Turf Club Bar and Grill is the resort's main dining venue, serving up a delectable menu of American cuisine with a dash of equestrian flair. The restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and is an ideal place for a hearty meal after a day of Disney adventures.
4. Recreation and Amenities: Fun Beyond the Parks
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa has a wealth of recreational activities for guests of all ages. You can enjoy a dip in the Paddock Pool, relax in one of the hot tubs, or engage in various water sports on Lake Buena Vista. There's also a fitness center and a range of other amenities to keep you entertained when you're not exploring the Disney parks.
5. Proximity to Disney Springs
One of the most significant advantages of staying at Saratoga Springs is its proximity to Disney Springs. You can take a leisurely walk or catch a boat to Disney Springs, where you'll find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. It's a fantastic way to unwind and extend your Disney experience.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa offers a unique Disney experience, combining the magic of the theme parks with the serenity of a New England-inspired retreat. With spacious accommodations, a tranquil atmosphere, and a range of amenities and activities, it's a fantastic choice for families, couples, and groups alike. Whether you're seeking a relaxing getaway or a base for your Disney adventures, Saratoga Springs provides the perfect balance for your magical Disney vacation.
The time is now to embark on your Disney journey and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of Disney from the tranquil haven of Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
To book your unforgettable Disney vacation at Saratoga Springs Resort, simply send an inquire directly to me. I specialize in crafting dream getaways, ensuring your stay is as seamless and magical as you've ever imagined. Let me be your travel companion in making your Disney dreams come true.
Don't delay, as Disney vacations at Saratoga Springs Resort are in high demand. Secure your piece of the magic and get ready for a vacation filled with joy, wonder, and enchantment. Your Saratoga Springs adventure is just a booking away. Contact me today and let the enchantment begin!