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Disney Inspired Jewelry with an (EXTRA!) Limited Time Magic Discount

Published April 14, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Mother’s Day is coming May 12th!! Do you need something different – and totally unique – for Mom this year?

Are you looking for something new to add to YOUR Disney collection – or maybe a wonderful unique gift for someone else?

How about something very special?

A new bookmarkkey chain, or cell phone charm perhaps for those teenagers who are so hard to shop for?

Julie Leedy is my friend from California – and my go to girl when I am looking for – not just Disney – but ANY sort of beautiful new jewelry or accessories!


I am amazed at how many compliments her pieces inspire. In fact – if you are a  Disney travel agent or blogger – you definitely won’t want to go out without wearing some of Julie’s jewelry. These pieces are real conversation starters. Just make sure you have your business cards with you too!

Whatever it is that you love earrings bracelets and ankletes necklaces and pendantseven belly button rings…Julie has them all.


When you see the chuckhljal logo on top you’ll know you are in the right place. Just click the magical Minnie earrings in the photo below!



Happy shopping and have a magical day!!

Tropical Minnie Mouse Style Disney Inspired Lampwork Bead DeSIGNeR Earrings Hawaii Lei Sterling

Julie’s Disney inspired pieces are featured on the Disneyways Pinterest board.

“SAWT-EM-KAY” and Contest Winner Announcement

Published March 21, 2013 by Disneyways.com

I was sitting at a little table near Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland with my friend. She began talking about something called “SAWT-EM-KAY.”

I listened in amazement as she told me more and more about “SAWT-EM-KAY” and how it is a super cool interactive game that has grown very popular in the last year or so.

I quickly realized that she was using the special insider lingo for (what I know by it’s long drawn out name) – “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.” (SOTMK)

Honestly I hadn’t paid much attention before now. I don’t know about you, but wow…I had a LOT of misconceptions about this game. I was really missing out!

We aren’t going to miss out any more.

Beginning very soon, we will be starting a new series on this amazing interactive game that has taken the Magic Kingdom by storm. Come along with Disneyways as we take this magical journey into the world of the Master Sorcerers. Even if you can’t be here to play along in person, you will be able to amaze your friends with what you know!

Get equipped with the knowledge to be a  part of this seemingly “underground” movement – if you choose!

“What is SOTMK ?”

“How do I get started with the game?”

“Is SOTMK really for me ?” and

“What are some cool insider tips for advanced players?”

All of these questions and more will be covered in the series.

You won’t want to miss a single post!

Yesterday we had a facebook sweepstakes of sorts. I want to thank everyone who participated! The winner of the random drawing is Katrina Marie!

Katrina – please send me your address and I will mail you your unopened pack of 5 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards that came direct from Walt Disney World.


We will be giving away more SOTMK prizes on facebook, twitter, and here on the blog! Who will be our next winner? Why not you?

Leave your burning SOTMK questions in the comments below and if your question is chosen – YOU will win a pack of 5 unopened SOTMK cards!


Are you as excited as we are about the upcoming series?

Published March 4, 2013 by Disneyways.com

SO very exciting!

The Magic of Disney


At the Magic Kingdom, the new “Tangled” themed area looks like it’s nearing completion and should be open sometime soon. There is a waterfall feature on the tower that is now up and running, as is the river underneath the bridge. Final touches on the landscaping, trees, and plants seem to have been installed. As of now, the area is confirmed to open with two restrooms, a charging station area for cellphones, and lush scenery inspired by “Tangled”. I’ve also heard talk of a character meet-n-greet at this location. We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess. This new complex is being built to replace the nearby restrooms, which will reportedly be closing to create an extended, interactive NextGen queue for Peter Pan’s Flight.

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Dapper Day 2013 (Part 6 in our series) Discounted Park Tickets, free pins, more video and details

Published February 15, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Join the Fashionable Crowd for DAPPER DAY SPRING 2013 

The third annual all-day outing at Disney Parks is coming Sunday, February 24 to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Disneyways has a pinterest board for more Dapper Day fun.


Arrangements have been made for discounted convention-rate park tickets for the Walt Disney World event. GET DISCOUNTED PARK PASSES (INCLUDING AFTER 2PM, & AFTER 4PM TICKETS FOR $69/$55) FOR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 2013 HERE. These are regular park tickets sold via WDW’s Group Ticket Sales set up just for Dapper Day and can only be purchased online.
IMPORTANT: All discounted tickets can only be purchased online, and only in advance. 

Online ticket sales ends Sat Feb 23. Only full price park tickets will be available the day of the event.

This is not a private ticketed event, the group-rate tickets are arranged by Dapper Day organizers as a courtesy. Dapper Day organizers do not get a percentage of any sales. On Sun Feb 24 you can also use your WDW annual pass for park entry if you have one.


3p THE LIBERTY BELLE BON VOYAGE – Meet at the boat landing in Liberty Square and we’ll all board the first departure at 3p or after for an elegant trip (or two) around The Rivers of America on this original attraction from 1971.

4-5p ISLAND ESCAPADES – Explore jewel filled caverns, frontier forts, and other prime photo-op locations on Tom Sawyer Island. (Board the rafts near the Big Thunder Mountain. Island closes at dusk.)

7p THE DAPPER DERBY – Meet at Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel for a most elegant group ride!

8p-Midnight AFTER DAPPER DRINKS at two locations, the tiki-themed Tambu Lounge in Disney’s Polynesian Resort (main building, Monorail level); and at Mizner’s Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Enjoy live jazz standards by the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra (performing until 9:40p) at this upstairs bar behind the bandstand. Top-shelf liquors, port, cognac, scotch and snacks are available.

(*Event hours and schedules are merely suggestions and they encourage you and your party to enjoy the park at your leisure.) The Magic Kingdom will close at 8pm, or  (10p Extra Magic Hours for resort guests). Fireworks at 8pm (Disney park hours and schedules may change.)



Artwork for Dapper Day’s first merchandise collection is created by artist Jerrod Maruyama (see above). All items will also be available shortly after Feb 24 on DapperDay.com.

Dapper Day organizers have arranged some people on the ground at Walt Disney World to give out free buttons. Be sure to follow Dapper Day on twitter for the latest information on this. Remember you can purchase the Disney created pins too – click here for details.

Christmas at the Grand Floridian

Published December 22, 2012 by Disneyways.com

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When I walk in to the Grand Floridian – I am welcomed by the waft of refreshing A/C, and maybe my friend Christine the harpist playing a beautiful tune. All of a sudden I become a classy, refined, lovely lady from the Victorian Era…well…in my own mind that is. Christmas at the Grand Floridian is as beautiful and elegant as one might expect.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has one of the most amazing holiday decorations of all –  a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby. You can watch gingerbread houses being decorated, and of course buy a wide array of treats and sweets – the next best thing to nibbling on the house itself. The yummy home was constructed of more than 10,000 pieces of gingerbread and took 400 hours of baking time plus 160 hours to decorate. Pinkies up ladies!! Now if you’ll excuse me – I’ve got to take my refined self to the ladies room and straighten my Mickey ears.

Disneyways Facebook Group

Published December 15, 2012 by Disneyways.com

This is sort of a secret insider Disneyways group for Disney bloggers and fans of Disney blogs. I will be doing a very special give away here soon just for members. Come over and request to join if you want – there won’t be any weird initiation rituals or anything…. 🙂 http://ow.ly/g53MA

Video of Celebrate the Magic on Opening Night!

Published November 14, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Here is a great video from wdwmagic.com from the opening night of Celebrate the Magic in case you can’t get here to see it for yourself. Check it out and please let me know your thoughts. Have a magical day!



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