I love the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World. The atmosphere and “feel” of this resort is wonderful. Inside you can enjoy Karoke at Kimonos, delicious ice cream treats at The Fountian, and so much more. Probably the only thing I could imagine that would be better than visiting the Swan and Dolphin, is actually getting to enjoy a stay there. How great would it be to actually win a 4 night visit for FREE? This might be your chance to find out. The Express your Peepsonality Sweepstakes is here! You can pin and win your way to a 4 night stay, plus airfare, Disney park tickets and more! Check out the Peep “deets” at the link below!
In other Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin news, it’s about that time of the year to enjoy a sweet Easter week at the resort that’s filled with fun for the whole family. There is so much to do and see! During 2014 you can celebrate your “Peepsonality” with special Peeps welcome samples at check-in and get Peeps from the Easter Bunny as he greets you around the resort. There are special rates on rooms for a limited time when you ask for promo code PEEP189. There will be glow in the dark Easter egg hunts, Peep s’mores by the campfire, Easter crafts, and games. Chefs at the Swan and Dolphin are creating specialty items featuring Peeps – and there will even be a holiday dinner buffet with visits from Disney characters.
Get full details on the Express Your Peepsonality Sweepstakes HERE. Also, be sure to get full details on all the Peeptastic fun at the Swan and Dolphin HERE.
Want to know where to find the power couple while visit the Disney Parks this Easter? Check out this facebook Post
Have you celebrated Easter at the Swan and Dolphin? Leave me a note in the comments below!
That’s right! It’s our biggest giveaway to date!
One person will win it all and it might as well be you!
During April of 2014 you can enter to win a $200 Disney Gift Card PLUS a Disney Themed Prize Pack! Total value is $530 all for one winner!
Contest ends May 4th 2014
Have you ever been so excited about something that you could not wait to tell your friends?! That is what is happening to me today. I am trying not to jump up and down as I type this – thanks for letting me share with you before I bust!!! Are you ready?
We polled several of our readers and travel agent friends — you asked for it — and she delivered!
The sensational Sarah Norris of Gluten Free & Dairy Free at Walt Disney World has prepared a brand new (world premier!) webinar that will include your Top 10 Gluten Free Food Finds at Walt Disney World to be held on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST. This presentation is sponsored by Theme Park Concierges! Sarah has spent years researching at the parks, seeking out these items, taste-testing them all – just to bring you this fully comprehensive list!
Space is VERY limited and we want you to come join the party! I will be supporting our attending guests and Sarah by moderating this webinar.
So how do you know if this webinar is for you?
Well, we are looking for some very specific qualities in our attendees:
- If you are a Walt Disney World fan on a gluten free or any special diet – you won’t want to miss this webinar.
- If you just like getting free stuff – you won’t want to miss this webinar.
- If you want a chance to win a 4 hour VIP Concierge Service at Walt Disney World, ($200 value!!) you won’t want to miss this webinar. *Park admission and travel expenses are not included in this prize.*
- If you love learning about Disney food, and seeing beautiful photos of Disney food, you won’t want to miss this webinar.
- If someone you love requires a gluten free diet and you will be visiting Disney World with them – you won’t want to miss this webinar.
- If you are a travel planner and you really want to make YOUR business stand out with all of your knowledge on this subject – YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS WEBINAR!
Sarah has spent an incredible amount of time and money compiling this list of top 10 gluten free food finds – and you will get to enjoy the fruits of her labor for a (dirt cheap!) $5 registration fee! You might even win your registration for FREE! Details on that are at the bottom of this post.
Class space is filling up fast, and I don’t want any of our friends be turned away – so don’t wait!!
This fantastic 30 minute webinar will include a 15 minute presentation on the top 10 gluten free food finds at Disney World and a 15 minute Q&A session. As if that weren’t already enough – everyone who attends will receive a FREE e-book of the top 10 gluten free food finds at Disney World, a bonus e-book AND a chance to win a 4 hour Personal VIP Concierge Service at the Walt Disney World Resort from Theme Park Concierges.
Do you want to be a part of this webinar for FREE? SHARE this post on social media (send me your links or tag me!) and your name will then go in to a drawing to win a full refund of your $5 registration fee! Bonus entries for our blogger friends who post about about the webinar on their blog! “See” you at the webinar!
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR $5 REGISTRATION FEE FOR YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE REFUND**
I got to be with Sarah, these executives, and Chef as they posed for my camera for this photo that we originally posted to the Chip & Co. website! Sarah is a total rock star with the Disney chefs!
Remember the egg hunt at Epcot from last year? If not, check out the Disneyways write ups Part One and Part Two from 2013!
This year it’s back, with a few changes.What can you egg-spect? From April 10 – 20, you’ll be able to search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters at Epcot.
The fun takes place at Epcot in Heritage Manor (American Adventure Pavilion), Disney Traders, International Gateway, Pin Central and Port of Entry.
There are a dozen reasons for you to love the event this year! New characters have been added, but it’s up to you to find them. Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to Disney Traders in Epcot and participate in an ‘egg-scramble’ to pick up your surprise.
Disney is hinting that your prize will be one of these adorable guys!
You can purchase as many maps as you’d like—while supplies last—and play again and again! No discounts apply. You should also know that separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks and the experience is subject to restrictions and change without notice.
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Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival – March 7-17, 2014
Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Raglan Road? Downtown Disney is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music, a step-by-step Irish jig workshop, classic Irish food and drinks, Irish storytellers, Irish history and merchandise at Raglan Road’s Shop. The luck of the Irish is sure to be with you!
Featured musical performances:
Elevation – U2 tribute band: 3/15 and 3/17/14
We Banjo 3 – combination of Irish sounds and old-time American bluegrass: 3/7-3/9 and 3/15-3/17/14
3 Dollar Band – folk music: 3/14-317/14
Goitse – 5-piece band playing Irish melodies: 3/11 – 3/17/14
The Raglan Rebels – Raglan Road house band: daily
The Brayzen Heads – This duo plays traditional Irish and modern music: daily
Creel – Raglan Road house band: daily
West Coast Trio – Trio from Ireland’s West Coast, accompanied by accordians, flutes and whistles: daily
Featured Dance Offerings:
Raglan Road Dancers – 15-minute pop-up performances will take place daily all around Downtown Disney
Irish Dance Workshops – Taught by Ronan McCormack and the Raglan Road Dancers: 3/15 – 3/17/14
Featured food and drink offerings:
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – Irish, European and American beers, plus modern cuisine from Master Chef Kevin Dundon. Raglan Road pop-up locations will be throughout Downtown Disney.
Paradiso 37 – Irish cocktails, like The Giant Leprechaun
Planet Hollywood – Festive foods and specialty drinks
Bongos – Seasonal food and beverage items
T-Rex – Featured food items and specialty beverages, like the Candy Apple Cotton-Tini
Portobello – Fiddler’s Dream (mixed with Jameson honey simple syrup, Fever Tree ginger beer and a splash of lemonade)
Fulton’s Crab House – Limey Leprechaun (Cuervo Gold, Midori, pineapple juice, sour mix and ice)
Wolfgang Puck Cafe – Shamrock Martinis (mixed with Midori, green creme de mint, ice cream and a chocolate swirl)
Food trucks – Fisherman’s Pie, St. Patrick’s-themed cupcakes with shamrock sprinkles
Forty Thirst Street – Irish Coffee
That’s right! It’s our biggest giveaway to date! One person will win it all and it might as well be you!
During March of 2014 you can enter to win a $200 Disney Gift Card
and a Disney Themed Prize Pack! Total value $470 for one winner!
Our thanks to these wonderful companies for helping us make this giveaway possible!
Contest ends March 28, 2014
With every step in Disneyworld you face temptation, extensive buffets, delicious desserts and enough fast food to last a lifetime – all of which are practically impossible to resist.
Now you are in the happiest place in the world, so I by no means suggest that you deny yourself – but after months of planning (and, if you’re anything like me, a few panic gym sessions to get water park ready) the last thing you want is to ruin your trip by feeling bloated and sluggish and uncomfortable in your clothes.
First of all, the probability is that you’ll put on a little weight over the course of your Disney holiday – so I certainly wouldn’t advise saving your tightest, figure hugging outfit for the last night – but here are a few cheeky ways to help you to get a bit of exercise in to ensure the weight gain is a just pound or two rather than half a stone.
Now, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself staying at one of the luxurious Disney Spa resorts you’ll be able to take advantage of the on-site gyms… but, if you want my personal opinion, the last thing you want to do is to waste valuable Disney time slaving away on the treadmill. So here are my top three ways to exercise without taking away from the magic…
Get Your Walk On!
You’d be surprised at the amount of walking that you do every day, not just the hours upon hours you spend roaming around the parks but, (if you’re staying on-site) the countless trips back and forth to your hotel room for various forgotten items, outfit changes and the essential unlimited diet coke refills from the food court. If you want a bit of perspective then invest in a $15 pedometer to wear on your first day – it’ll help give you an insight how many calories you are burning off on an average day and you may find out that you don’t need to feel guilty about that dessert after all! That said, please don’t start wearing your pedometer everywhere you go; ladies, clipping it to the elastic of your knickers under your favourite dress is a definite no-no, unless you want to look like you have an unsightly growth!
This is a bit of a strange one, but make the most of those precious half hours that you spend queuing and clench your bum! A few tight squeeze and releases a day and you’ll find you’ve got an ass than can rival Pippa Middleton’s in no time!
Find your inner child!
The water parks and resort pools are a fabulous way to cool down after a long morning in the parks – not to mention a source of great photos – but all that running up the steps to the slides will burn off a surprising amount of calories – and if anyone asks, it’s interval training not immaturity!
Most importantly, enjoy yourself and don’t let worrying about your weight affect your holiday in the best place on earth!
Ever since her first trip aged 10, Scarlett has been WDW obsessed. She’s a huge advocate that Disney isn’t just for kids and also the author of Scarlet Wonderland, a lifestyle blog for people who are fabulously imperfect, up for a laugh and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Check out this video of “Let It Go” from ‘Frozen‘ in 25 Languages! The Walt Disney Studios recently released the brand-new sequence. A fun thing to do is just listen closely to see if you recognize any of the languages. Then you can watch the video to see what each language is while Elsa sings the song.
This week Chip and Co welcomed is ONE HUNDRED THOUSANTH facebook fan! To celebrate, Chip’s awesome team of writers (and me!) have “chipped” in to buy one big $300 gift card! Want to win it?! Just click HERE to go to the rafflecopter.
Hurry! Today is the last day to enter!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are giving away a $50 Disney Gift Card!
Little Keiki Bou-Tiki is THE place to shop for custom applique and embroidery designs for you and your family! Imagine spending your first time at Disney, or maybe your birthday, anniversary, holiday, or just because – all decked out in custom designs from Little Keiki Bou-Tiki. They can do a complete birthday party set up from the cake toppers to the custom birthday outfit for your little one, hair bows, banners, decorations and more!