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Friday, April 4, 2014

This Mom is Excited about the FastPass+ and PARK HOPPING!!!!!!

THIS is BIG NEWS as far as the world of the FastPass+ is concerned!!
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/mymagic-now-available-to-walt-disney-world-resort-hotel-and-day-guests/

In the Disney Blog, on April 2nd, Disney Announced that now, after you use the 3 FastPass+ reservations you made for the day, you WILL Be allowed to make new FastPass+ reservations (one by one) at that or ANOTHER PARK!  Which means that now, FastPass+ and Park Hopping are friends and the world will be a better place because of it!


Monday, March 31, 2014

This Mom's MagicBands have ARRIVED!

Finally - I hold in my hand tangible evidence that our Disney World Vacation in close!  Our MagicBands arrived in the mail this weekend and you would have thought it was Christmas morning for This Mom who LOVES Disney!! I was extra excited to see that each of our bands had our name labeled on the inside of each band!

I have already registered us for FastPass+ and linked all our resort and dining reservations on the MyDisneyExperience and that was pretty easy to do! Click on these links to see how! Admittedly I keep running through each day's itinerary in my head and have switched our FastPass+ reservations around several times already!!

MagicBands are giving out to all Disney Resort Guests now and are used as the keys to their rooms, tickets to the park, and holders of all FastPass+ and dining reservations.  This is your new "Key to the World" plus more!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

This Mom's "My Disney Experience" - Linking Disney Reservations



Disney MagicBands are HERE! So let's get ready for our trip and link up any Disney reservations we have already made to our MagicBands through the "My Disney Experience" part of Disney's website! I hope this walk through helps to make your day more magical!

This Mom's Disney Fastpass+ Reservation Walk-Thru


Disney's Fastpass+ Reservations can now be made up to 60 days in advance!! Don't be late in making your Disney Fastpass+ reservations for your next Disney World Vacation! Hopefully this video will help you know just what to do when making your first reservation and linking it with your MagicBands!! Have a Magical Day!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

This Mom Is Excited about the New MagicBands at Disney!!

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/bands-cards/?CMP=KNC-WDW_FY14_DOM_NGE_MDX_BR_Product|G|4141321.NG.AM.01.01&keyword_id=srN6ZFJRX_dc|disney%20magic%20bands|47497268728|p|15402cl14044

This Mom is REALLY excited about the roll out of the new MagicBands at the Disney Resort this month!  Yes, there will be glitches and growing pains in the beginning, but these bands have the potential to really benefit all Disney families in the near future!

If you have a Disney vacation booked in 2014, you can already log into "MyDisneyExperience" and customize your family's set of MagicBands - including name and color for each! Order your Magicbands ahead of your trip and have them shipped to your home!

These MagicBands will take the place of your previous "Key to the World" and will hold ALL of your travel information, reservations, fast passes and more! You will even be able to pay with them!

Friday, January 10, 2014

This Mom is TOTALLY Siked about the NEW "Festival of Fantasy" Parade COMING SOON!!!!

Admittedly, This Mom is quite the Disney trip planner, and when I was making out our future daily plans for our upcoming Disney World trip in April... I was slightly concerned I could not find any major afternoon parade listed in the Magic Kingdom.  So upon further research, I have JUST learned there will be a NEW PARADE called "Festival of Fantasy" coming soon (March 2014) to the Magic Kingdom and it will feature brand new floats and more!  I could not be more excited!!!  The Disney Blog says that this new parade will specifically highlight the stories of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,” “Peter Pan,” and “Tangled” among others.  Other floats on tap for the parade will celebrate Disney Princesses in a Royal Court Garden float. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will appear on a longship off on a search for another “Best. Day. Ever.” And Peter Pan and Wendy will soar high above on a pirate galleon ship, joined by Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and Tinker Bell

Below are the Disney Artists' renderings of some of the floats!!





Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This Mom's Ultimate Checklist of what to take to the Disney Parks!

OK Guys - here we go - HELP ME make the Ultimate list of What to take with you to the Disney Park for the Day!!!  I will continue to add to this list - please comment with your suggestions and ideas too!!

ABOVE ALL ELSE - Have a PLAN!!
Then....
1- Comfy & compact bookbag to carry your supplies in!
2- smartphone with AWESOME apps showing Disney World wait times!!
3- camera
4- ponchos (& gallon zip-lock bag to stash them once wet)
5- water bottle
6- hand sanitizer!
7- travel sized sunscreen
8- pain relievers and antacids (Just trust me)! 
9- band-aids
10- sunglasses (it's sunny in FL!)
11- extra memory cards/batteries for camera!
12- snacks
13- trinkets to keep little ones busy while waiting in lines