Enjoy a Monstrous 24-Hour Event
On May 24, 2013, for one day and one night only, Guests will have the chance to spend 24 whole hours inside select Disney parks!
Click hereto listen to the latest podcast fromDPP for more on this fabulous event!
The Disney Parks Podcast team will bestreaming live and holding meetupsat Walt Disney World throughout the evening tocelebrate the event. In an effort to help you continue the celebration at home all summer long, we have a special offer for you! My beautiful friend Sam from WalterAndRosie.com has created this special editioncandle inspired by the Monstrous All-Nighter. It has the light scent of peppermint which has a reputation as being wonderful aromatherapy for any time you need a “pick-me-up.” Perfect for an all-night party, don’t you think?
Here are the 2 steps it takes to get entered. Deadline is Monday June 3rd 2013 at 11:59 pm
1. Head over and “Like” the Walter&Rosie Facebook page here.
2. Send an email to Disneyways@Disneyways.com with the subject line Monstrous Mint Summer Giveaway and let us know you’d like to be entered to win.
That’s it! One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by email on Tuesday, June 4th 2013. Thank you for playing along and have a magically monstrous day!
Pssst….Can’t wait to win? Click here to learn how to get your Disney inspired scent at a discount – today!
Please click hereto read about out partnership with the Disney Parks Podcast! We have a short and sweet show (just over 13 minutes!) for you this week. Tony, Parkhopper John, Parkhopper Sid, and I will share with you our top 5 things to do while you attend the Monster-ous Summer All-Nighter at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
Remember the live event kicks off on Friday, May 24th at 6am!
If you are unable to make the event in person this year, we will be bringing the festivities to you by broadcasting live periodically throughout the evening.
Be sure to listen all the way to the end of this DPP episode to catch Tony’s secret word! Repeat that secret word to Tony on Friday night and you will receive a very special Disney By The Numbers pin!
Spend time with friends at the Disney Parks Podcast Meetups throughout the evening! We would love to see you there.
1st Meet location – Meet at 7 PM Train station 2nd floor
2nd Meet Location – Meet 9PM The old swan boat dock (Rose Garden)
Please enjoy this awesome video on how to make your very own Hidden Mickey Cupcakes – from home! Your list of ingredients is below the video.
If you decide to make this recipe I would love to hear all about it! Contact me onfacebookor leave a message in the comments section below! Also, if you love desserts you will want to view your special invitation to a Dessert Party at Epcot here.
(you only need half of this recipe but you can make the whole amount and let the kids have some). 1 cup or 220g (7.76 ounces) butter 2 1/4 or 280g (9.88 ounces) cups sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups or 200g (7.05 ounces) plain flour 1 1/4 cups or 140g (4.94 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp instant coffee powder (optional) 1 tablespoon vanilla (optional) Preheat oven to 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Melt the butter, allow to cool then add the sugar and eggs and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Spoon into a 17.5cm (6.89 inches) x 27cm (10.63 inches) tin and spread to the edges. Bake for approx 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean, try not to over bake them.
To make the brownie ‘paste’ crumble the brownies into a bowl (remember that you only need half the brownies if you made the full recipe). Add 1/2 cup of vanilla cake batter and 1/4 cup of water and stir well. If it is still very dry and crumbly, this will be the case if the brownies were a little over baked, then you may need to add up to another 1/2 cup vanilla batter and 1/4 cup water. Once you have a moldable paste you can make your mickey shapes (see video above)
Vanilla Cake Cupcake Recipe:
(updated may 2013 this recipe gives a softer yummier cupcake) 6 tablespoons or 97g (3.42 ounces) of butter at room temp or margarine 1 1/2 cups or 345g (12.17 ounces) sugar 2 cups or 320g (11.29 ounces) flour 3 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 2 eggs 1 cup full cream milk 1 tsp vanilla essence
Yahoo!! It is time once again for the monthly Disneyways subscriber drawing! All you have to do to be entered is subscribe to get your Disneyways updates by email. Everyone who has ever subscribed is automatically entered every single month for our various prizes. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email on May 8, 2013 – and will have 3 days to respond with their mailing address.
Our winner this month will receive:
An Art of Animation Resort Pop-up
A Disney Dogs compactable throwing disk with case
A Disney Parks Blog wristband
A Prada Perfume sample from Epcot
A Disney wild about safety fun book
A Beautifully Disney pamphlet…and a few other surprises not pictured here!
Here is the AOA Pop-up on the inside
Good luck and thanks for subscribing to Disneyways!!
OK so maybe you are getting enough of me each and every day right here at Disneyways.com! That is totally understandable. Still, we are branching out a little and I hope you will come join in on the fun.
Podcasts are multimedia digital files made available on the internet for downloading to a portable media player or directly on your computer. It’s like a radio show that you get to listen to whenever you want, such as when you are on a walk or driving to work. There are podcasts on just about any subject imaginable – and Disney is one of the best subjects out there.
Thanks to my friends John Donahue from WDWParkHoppers.com, his beautiful wife Parkhopper Sid (Sarah I. Donahue!) and Tony Caselnova of DisneyByTheNumbers.com - I have been invited to co-host the Disney Parks Podcast. This group is SO much fun, but also tremendously knowledgeable about all things Disney. I am always in a good mood and feeling great during and after each podcast. I hope you will tune in and enjoy the same!
Podcasting has been on my list of things to do since I began blogging here at Disneyways, because it fits in to our mission and goal to bring you Disney magic where ever you are!
I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am to the DPP team for this wonderful opportunity. The show has been very successful and has a large audience, but if you aren’t yet listening in – we need YOU!
Currently we are recording each podcast weekly. Here are some ways to tune in:
You can catch the latest episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer and clicking “Listen Now!”
You can also download the Stitcher Radio App here.
Head over to iTunes and subscribe! This will give you access to each episode as soon as it is released. To learn more about how to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes click here.
If you like what you hear – please rate us with lots of gold stars. This makes it easier for new people to discover Disney Parks Podcast when they are searching to upload some a new one to their collection.
Please head over and “like” our facebook page HERE and add us to your interests list! I will be posting there daily to help keep you up to date on the latest!
Thank you so much for the support you have already shown me in this new endeavor. Disneyways readers and subscribers are AWESOME and I appreciate you all more than you will ever know.
TouringPlans.com just released information and pricing for all hard ticket events coming to Walt Disney World for the fall and winter season 2013! Tickets go on sale tomorrow and will sell out for the more popular dates, so don’t delay if you are thinking of attending any of these fun events! (Information, dates, pricing etc. are always subject to change without notice from Disney.)
Official Dates and Prices for 2013 Fall/Winter Hard Ticket Events at Magic Kingdom
We now have the official dates and prices for Night of Joy,Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2013. Tickets for all three events go on sale May 1, 2013.
Night of Joy
Described by Disney as a “contemporary Christian music festival,” Night of Joy will be held on September 6 and 7 from 7:30pm to 1:00am. Prices are $55.00 for one night in advance, $65.00 if bought the day of the event, and $99.00 for both nights if bought in advance.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
The 2013 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates are:
Tickets may be purchased in advance (starting May 1) from Disney’s website or by calling 407-939-7211.
September dates (excluding September 29): Ages 10 and up: $59.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $54.00 plus tax.
September 29 and October/November dates (excluding October 31): Ages 10 and up: $62.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $57.00 plus tax.
Advance sale pricing is not available for the October 11, 18, 25, and 31 parties.
Day of Event Tickets
September dates (excluding September 29): Ages 10 and up: $65.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $60.00 plus tax.
September 29 and October/November dates (excluding October 31): Ages 10 and up: $67.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $62.00 plus tax.
Premium Night Tickets
October 31: Ages 10 and up: $73.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $68.00 plus tax.
This year Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of National Guard or Reservists, may purchase discounted Halloween party tickets for select event nights. They may also purchase additional tickets for up to five family members or friends.
These dates are: September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
Prices are $41.30 for ages 10 and up. Children ages 3-9 are $37.80 plus tax.
Military purchasing tickets at Shades of Green receive the same discount, but tickets purchased there are exempt from sales tax.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
The 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates are:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20
Tickets may be purchased in advance (starting May 1) from Disney’s website or by calling 407-939-7211.
Pricing for the Christmas parties is as follows:
Advance sale tickets: Ages 10 and up: $62.00 plus tax. Children ages 3-9: $57.00 plus tax.
Advance sale pricing is not available for parties on November 22, December 6, 13, 19, and 20.
Day of Event tickets: Ages 10 and up: $67.00. Children ages 3-9: $62.00.
Premium Night (December 20): Ages 10 and up: $71.00. Children ages 3-9: $66.00.
There is also a military discount on select nights for the Christmas party. Dates are November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 21. Prices are $43.40 plus tax for ages 10 and up. Children ages 3-9 are $39.90. Military purchasing tickets at Shades of Green receive the same discount, but tickets purchased there are exempt from sales tax.
Whether you have kids with you or not, taking photos with the the characters is always a lot of fun. Photopass cast members are always there to help when you are in the parks – which is a great service. But what if you want to take some of your own photos so you can break-in your new camera? Or, maybe you just want to enjoy all the credit and satisfaction of knowing YOU got that perfect shot?
Here are four quick tips to help you capture some of those character memories like a pro.
4. Take your time
Disney characters are pretty popular. Even if you’ve been in line for a while, once you get to the front, try to slow down and take your time. Out of all your Disney souvenirs – your photos will most likely be enjoyed the longest. It’s ok to take a few extra moments to get the shot you want. You will be so glad you did.
3- Figure out your correct camera settings on the guest in front of you
It can be a little nerve wracking tying to adjust your camera settings when you are on the spot. You may want to practice with some test shots of the character sharing time with the person who is in line before you. If you are in a long line – that just means you have plenty of time to ask that guest (or their parents) for their permission first. Then you don’t have to feel weird about it. When you see the finished product it will all be worth it!
2.Try out different camera angles
To give some variety in your pictures get a few from different angles. Get down on the child’s level for instance, hold the camera sideways, that sort of thing.
1. If all else fails, you can always try to fix the picture in editing
Sometimes you can be so prepared and know exactly what you’re doing but you still end up with a picture you don’t love. When this happens, give yourself permission to play around with it in the editing process! Try it in black and white or use some other cool effects! After all, Walt himself got some of his best images in black in white!
What are some of your favorite ways to capture character memories? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.