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Disney Wedding Dreams Come True – Despite Hurricane Sandy

Published November 9, 2012 by Disneyways.com

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Photo credits ballerwives.com, blackloveandmarriage.com and blog.theknot.com

Once upon a time, there was a New York couple who did NOT let Hurricane Sandy ruin their dream wedding.

Latisha and Baron Lattimore’s house in Brooklyn was flooded with water up to their waist –  just one week before their wedding.  However – Latisha had dreamed of a Disney wedding since she was a little girl – and even a hurricane wouldn’t stand in the way of her plans.

Waist high in water in their home, but wedding dress protected and dry – they contacted the airlines.  Sadly, all flights  to Orlando were canceled.

In a genius and improvised “plan B” they chartered a bus to Orlando with all 80 of their wedding guests.

Despite arriving in Orlando at 3AM – you can see in the video that the two of them look happy and refreshed! Latisha’s dream wedding went perfectly it seems, and was complete with a fireworks display as the minister said “You may kiss the bride.”

“We are just so very thankful to be here and to be together,” Latisha Lattimore said. She gives all the glory to God.

The couple planned to honeymoon in Orlando, but they cut it short to go back to New York and help with cleanup efforts! I hope they get to come back soon and make up for lost time.

Disney wedding despite the storm – click here to watch video from WESH 2 News

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Post-Election Stress Syndrome – by Dwight Bain

Published November 7, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Understanding the Psychology of Post-Election Stress Syndrome

 

By Dwight Bain
 A major election leads to major change-psychologically that is. No matter who wins an election, the unexpected emotional let down or explosive reaction after the ballots are counted can be overwhelming to many, especially the aged or over-involved who can be set up for crushing amounts of what I call Post-Election Stress Syndrome.

This election has likely been the most stressful of any during our lifetime because of numbing news fatigue and continual media over-exposure, yet the real problems are yet to come.

Personal anxiety, professional panic and poorly thought out decisions are on the horizon regardless of your political persuasion.

Why such a gloomy projection?

 It’s based on how this election process has been so overwhelming much of the time with months of negative news, never ending data to process and confusing choices to make on complex issues while partisan experts are shouting every half-hour on news/talk stations that we are all doomed if their candidate doesn’t win. Not to mention the huge challenge on who is trust-worthy, since you often don’t know who will say something inappropriate on YouTube and crash their credibility, leaving you feeling very alone to make some major decisions without leaders who lacked the strength of character to stand on their convictions instead of popular opinion polls.

Mountain top experiences guarantee the next step is always the valley

Think of a major campaign like climbing a major mountain range. You prepare for years and climb for months to finally reach the top. Once there the view is great. You take some pictures, but you can’t stay on a mountain top, so no matter which way you head, it’s down in any direction. After the mountain top comes the valley, which is a normal part of life. The danger is that for many people the downward slide is so unexpected. Most actual mountain climbing accidents happen on the way down, and I project that there will be millions of people who are unprepared for the emotional upheaval they are about to experience after the election is over.

Everyone will feel some degree of emotional let down once the issues have been decided and the acceptance speeches are given. That’s normal, however for some the removal of posters, signs, balloons and banners will lead to a free fall of depressing emotions. If someone has been a ‘news junkie’ the last few months it will be especially stressful. Those feelings of distress will come out in one of two ways.

2 possible reactions to post-election stress

1) Anger-

 Which can lead to violence and impulsive decisions. People who feel violated by the election process will often turn to dumping volcanic levels of anger at someone or something to find relief for the pressure inside. This can lead to devastating decisions, impulsive rage or using the wrong words in front of the wrong people and losing credibility or worse a job. This can happen in men or women, young or old, but is most commonly seen in more extroverted personalities and it tends to blow up and blow out fast.

2) Apathy –
This is a more dangerous reaction, since it can lead from distress to the early stages of depression. Stuffing emotions inside is like burying them alive and they just keep building up, yet instead of blowing up and out, they blow in.
This leads a person to feel emotionally numb, and often can cause an individual to commit a series of very quiet, yet very harmful self-destructive acts. Eating for comfort, drinking to numb the pain, hooking up with the wrong partner to try and forget about the election or just refusing to answer the phone, closing the mini-blinds and checking out on life like a hermit hiding in a dark cave.

The best choice after an election is completed isAcceptance.

It’s over and now it’s time to move on with whatever leaders and issues the majority of voters selected. You can’t change the outcome of an election, but you can freak yourself out with fears about the future apocalypse predicted by many. Don’t do that! Life will go on, and your world will continue. God is bigger than any politician and isn’t in a panic, so trust in heaven’s agenda and not that of Washington and you’ll immediately find a deeper level of peace.
What happens in your house is way more important than what happens in the White House since you can’t control what political leaders do, but you can control you. Let this journey off of the political ‘mountain’ be one of a growing sense of perspective as you remember that after the valley there will be another mountain to climb. There will be another day to vote on national issues and when the dust settles your life will usually be about as good as you choose to make it.
This approach takes the power to control your mood away from the politicians or the media, so you can build a better life without losing sleep or energy from the dangers of post-election stress syndrome.
“Reprinted with permission fromhttp://www.LifeWorksGroup.org eNews (Copyright, 2004-2012, by the LifeWorks Group)”

Nearly Sold Out! WDW Marathon Weekend

Published October 26, 2012 by Disneyways.com

The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna will take place January 10-13, 2013. Marathon weekend is reported to have every mile filled with Disney fun.  The running routes  from Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo, through all four Theme Parks, and ends with a medal  featuring Mickey and friends!

Registration is still open for certain events:

· Walt Disney World® Marathon – Sold Out
· Walt Disney World® Half Marathon – Sold Out
· Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – Sold Out
· Disney Family Fun Run 5K – 73% Full
· runDisney Kids Races – 53% Full
· Pasta in the Park Party

* The marathon relay will not return to the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend in 2013.

— Spectator Information

As a spectator, you play a huge part in supporting your runner by cheering them on and motivating them throughout their training. Below is a guide to help you watch your runner during their magical race at the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.
The Online Planning Tool is designed for spectators to plan their route along the race course so they can see their runner at key milestones. The ChEAR Squad offers several spectator packages from reserved viewing areas to VIP treatment in the Race Retreat.
Make sure you read the helpful tips on arriving to the race and parking on race day as well as the additional information about viewing your runner in the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.
ChEAR Squad
Be a part of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend when you join the CHEAR Squad!
CHEAR Squad packages are available for purchase and include:
· Marathon Weekend E-newsletter containing information for race weekend
· Reserved viewing location at the Finish Line
· Much more!
For package details and to sign up to be a ChEAR Squad member, visit the ChEAR Squadpage in the Event Overview section.

Start Line Viewing: Start line viewing is accessible via the Wonder Lot and does not require a Theme Park ticket. There is no seating at the Start Line for spectators.

Finish Line Viewing: The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. Spectators can see their runners at the Finish Line. There will be a limited number of complimentary seats along the Finish Line available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Course Viewing:  Spectators will be able to see their runner run through the Magic Kingdom Park near Cinderella Castle (Mile 5.3 for the Half Marathon). This location will be open at 5:30am. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the Magic Kingdom for course viewing, but to enter the ChEAR Zone area, they will need a ChEAR Zone wristband. A ticket is required once the park opens for the day and standard parking rates apply after 7am.
If Guests want to watch their runner in another Walt Disney World Theme Park, they will need to purchase a Theme Park ticket once that park is open for the day. Standard parking rates apply after 7am. Transportation to these parks is available through the WDW monorail and bus systems.

Runner Tracking: Runner tracking sign-up is available at runDisney.com or by visiting the Expo.

Itinerary

Thursday, January 10, 2013 · 9:00am-7:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 3:00pm – runDisney Kids Races – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 4:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®

Friday, January 11, 2013 · 5:00am-6:00am – Bus transportation (no monorail transportation today) from Resorts to Epcot for Family Fun Run 5K
· 6:30am – Family Fun Run 5K Starts – Epcot
· 9:00am-7:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 11:00am – runDisney Kids Races – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 12:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®
Saturday, January 12, 2013 · 3:00am – Bus/Monorail transportation begins from all Walt Disney World Resorts to Half Marathon start
· 4:00am – Racers should be on the transportation to make it to check-in on time
· 5:00am-7:00am – Transportation to Epcot is suspended due to the race start
· 5:30am – Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Starts – Epcot®
· 10:00am-5:00pm – Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo – ESPN Wide World of Sports
· 12:30pm – Mickey Mile – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
· 6:30pm – Pasta in the Park Party – Epcot®
Sunday, January 13, 2013 · 3:00am – Bus/Monorail transportation begins from all Walt Disney World Resorts to Marathon start
· 4:00am – Racers should be on the transportation to make it to check-in on time
· 5:00am-7:00am – Transportation to Epcot is suspended due to the race start
· 5:30am – Walt Disney World® Marathon Starts – Epcot®
· 4:00pm-8:00pm – Downtown Disney® After Party

Mermaids invade Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction at WDW

Published October 21, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Last month we talked about changes over at Pirates with the Bye Bye Blackbeard blog.

Today there is yet another fun, new thing to look for at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World!

First Capt. Jack Sparrow was added, then Barbosa, Davy Jones and Blackbeard. Now something else from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been added to the ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. YIKES!! Watch out for evil mermaids as seen in On Strange Tides.

After you ride past the ghostly projection on the fog screen at the start of the ride, look down to your left or right and you may see a shape splashing in the water. Then check out the famous beach scene and you’ll notice one of the skeletons doesn’t look like the others. Eeeewwww….

Here’s a video from Attractions Magazine showing the creepy mermaids. Watch to the end to see them in slow motion:

New Year’s Eve Events Around Walt Disney World Announced

Published October 19, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Awww Donny – what’s a New Year’s Eve without this song?

What ARE you doing for New Year’s Eve? How about heading to Disney? Hot off the press – Disney World has announced what will be in store for those who are enough lucky enough to be there.
At Epcot, guests can expect music at select pavilions around the World Showcase throughout the evening, plus “IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth” is scheduled for both 7 p.m. and 11:42 p.m.  Hungry? How about a buffet in the World ShowPlace facility? This dinner will  take inspiration from Disney’s “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000” films. We can make reservations to eat dinner during the hours of 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. with a cost of $68.87 per adult ($44.37 for kids).

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the landscaper/musicians Mulch, Sweat and Shears will make an appearance in front of the iconic Sorcerer’s Hat on a stage crafted especially for their act. The concert will feature pyrotechnics and will also play during midnight fireworks.

Outside of the main theme parks, DisneyQuest is offering up a cyber celebration from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. featuring a DJ dance party, character meet and greets, a confetti drop at midnight and unlimited access to DisneyQuest games. Tickets are said to go on sale soon. Spring for the tickets – and you will also get a coupon for a quick service entree, side and drink. Even my husband might be into this idea!!

Some of the resorts, too, are gearing up to help guests celebrate New Year’s with music and entertainment. One example: Narcoosee’s Restaurant within the Grand Floridian has a special four-course dining experience complete with a DJ, a balloon artist and special fireworks viewing; cost is $161.85 for adults ($77.19 for kids).  This one includes guaranteed weight loss afterwards for me. There wouldn’t be any grocery money left for a whole week!

Finally, for those of us wanting to get our groove on and cut a rug in 2013, the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is planning a special New Year’s Eve party to take place from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m complete with a video DJ and partial viewing of Epcot’s fireworks. I don’t know what “partial viewing” means…do you? Are we behind a big telephone pole or something?

OK so if you could pick one or more of these events – how would YOU celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney?

Sorcerers Hat at Disneys Hollywood Studios

Sorcerers Hat at Disneys Hollywood Studios (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dates Pricing and Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Published October 11, 2012 by Disneyways.com

I know it seems wrong to even mention this so soon but would you believe we’re only one month away from the beginning of the holiday season Walt Disney World Resort 2012?

Yes we are very close (believe it or not!) to the night where the elves will come in and transform the park from the fall theme – to the Christmas theme.

Today we will look a – just a bit into the future – at the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

In case you haven’t been to a party before, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout the holiday season. The parties promise holiday fun, including snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Disney characters in holiday attire, Holiday Wishes’ Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks, and – my personal favorite – Cinderella Castle Dream Lights. How can you tell they are my favorite? The Dream Lights are the ones that  decorate the castle and are featured on the Disneyways blog year-round!

This year’s parties will take place on the following dates:

November 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30;
December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21.

Tickets have been on sale since May 1, 2012.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m.  and the purchase of an additional event ticket is required. Party attendees are welcome to enter the park as early as 4 p.m. on party nights, which is a great tip to follow if you’re attending with young children. If you aren’t attending the party and have only one day to go to the Magic Kingdom – AVOID the Christmas party dates – unless you don’t mind being kicked out (ever so gently and magically!) at 7pm.

The number one question people ask is if it’s worth the money to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. If you are on a budget, I personally feel that you can skip it. Pretty much all the decorations inside the parks are displayed all season long. What you will end up missing without a MVMCP ticket (during the first half of December) is the Christmas parade and special fireworks.

DISNEYWAYS TIP: If you are really into Christmas decorations like I am – you can take a gander at all the beautiful decorations placed in the resorts – with no park admission required! But that’s a whole other blog…

Advance Purchase Prices for MVMCP:

  •  November 9, 12, 15, 25, 27, 29 and December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 — Ages 10+: $58.95+tax / Ages 3-9 $53.95+tax

Day of Event Prices:

  •  November 9 – 30, December 2 – 20 — Ages 10+ $64.95+tax / ages 3-9 $59.95+tax
  •  December 21: Ages 10+ $67.95+tax / ages 3-9 $62.95+tax

Passholder/DVC Discounted Prices:

  •  November 9, 12, 15, 25, 27, 29; December 2, 4, 6, 11 — Ages 10+ $54.95+tax / ages 3-9 $49.95+tax
  • No advance purchase discounts November 16, 30; December 7, 14, 20, 21
  • Children under 3 are admitted free.

Buy your tickets early! A number of MVMCP events SELL OUT! For more information, call 407-W-DISNEY.

In previous years, the park would close and then reopen. Now the park stays open through regular closing time. But, be sure to get a special MVMCP wristband before 7 p.m. Again, cast members will direct guests without the bands to leave the park sharply at 7pm.

Call 407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639) to purchase tickets, or visit disneyworld.com. Disney Vacation Club members must call Member Services.

Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists, may purchase discounted Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets to select event nights. They may also purchase additional tickets for up to five (5) family members and/or friends. ID requirements are the same as the 2011/2012 Military Promotion. NOTE: Permanently Disabled Veterans are also eligible for this offer. These military personnel will have a Military ID with a DAVPRM status.

Discounted military tickets are available at all Vacation Planning and Guest Relations locations. (Not available at Shades of Green, military bases, disneyworld.com or at 407-WDISNEY.)

What do you get for the extra cost of the party? 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features:

– Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle
– Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
– Holiday Wishes Fireworks
– A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
– Celebrate The Season Show
– Meet and greet opportunities with Disney Characters
– Character Dance Parties
– Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa
– Magical snow fall on Main Street
– Many of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions (see below for specifics!)

Times of MVMCP shows, parade and fireworks:

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 8:15 and 10:30 PM

Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 9:30 PM

“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show: 7:45, 8:45, 9:55, 10:50 & 11:45 PM

“Celebrate The Season” Show: 7:45, 10:05 & 11:20 PM

Character Meet & Greets: 7:00 – 11:30 PM

Magic Kingdom attractions that will be in operation:

Adventureland:
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland:
Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square:
The Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland:
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Snow White’s Scary Adventures
It’s A Small World

Tomorrowland:
Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Space Mountain
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Stitch’s Great Escape
Tomorrowland Speedway
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Where to purchase something to eat:

Main Street:
Casey’s Corner
Main Street Sweets

Frontierland:
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (closes at 10:00 PM)
Westward Ho
Turkey Leg Cart
Frontierland Churros & Pretzels

Liberty Square:
Sleepy Hollow

Fantasyland:
Storybook Treats

Tomorrowland:
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
The Lunching Pat at Rockettower Plaza

DISNEYWAYS CHRISTMAS PARTY TIPS:

Santa Hats with Mickey Ears and Reindeer Horns with Mickey Ears are available for purchase (if you are in to that sort of thing!).

Short lines for all the fast rides are during the first parade if you want to feel the holiday wind in your hair. Make time to attend the second parade instead.

Check out the special shows and leave some time to see the Florida “snow” on Main Street.

Visit the characters in Fantasyland later in the evening – after the little ones have nestled all snug in their beds.

DO NOT miss the special holiday fireworks!

Unless you fear turning into a pumpkin like Cinderella’s coach – the park empties quite a bit by midnight – and you may have most attractions to yourself!

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve been to the party, dream of going, or maybe have some more tips for first-timers! Have a magical day!

My 2012 Experience with “3D” – Disney’s Dessert Discovery Party

Published October 8, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Even though I was born and raised in Orlando, I didn’t know about 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery Party until I actually took a job booking Disney dining for guests. Most of us that are born here have heard of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival but really don’t know much about it, we only think we do. When I excitedly tell my friends and family that the Epcot food and wine festival is coming – I usually get a raised eyebrow and the same question, Isn’t that the thing where you get to try food and wine from all the countries?”

Well… yes… but it’s also the chance to book some wonderful experiences, demos, and tastings – the way only Disney could do them. You just might even meet some TV stars, and you’ll definitely get  a chance to rock out to some tunes courtesy of some of  the best bands of the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. But these are just the Food and Wine Festival opportunities that Disney tends to focus their advertising on. There is so much more to enjoy!

You may want to book early for the Dessert Party, although there still seem to be seats available for this year.  If you are planning ahead – and you enjoy this sort of thing – you will want to start studying up on what’s new, what’s popular and what’s changed…beginning in early August, and even July 2013.

Events like this one are VERY popular and sometimes sell out on the first day we can book them.

I had been reading about Epcot’s “3D” Dessert Discovery Party for years. It sounded like a wonderful experience – and being the dessert lover that I am, I thought, how could I go wrong?

“Join us for a dessert lover’s dream at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012! Indulge in decadent desserts and cordials, then enjoy a V.I.P. viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, located between the Canada Pavilion and the United Kingdom Pavilion in World Showcase.

When: Fridays, October 5, 12 and 26 and November 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot Theme Park admission required.

For General Admission reservations, please book online or call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378. Space is limited, so be sure to book in advance.:”

You read that right — FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS plus tax. Whew!! Pretty steep for me. I justified it as a “research” expense for my readers and busted out my credit card on the very first day of bookings. After months of waiting, the occasion  finally arrived. October 5th fell on a Friday this year. All this time I thought I would be going by myself, but I was pleasantly surprised to have my neighbor Tristan express interest in coming along. Luckily she was able to book a seat just in time – and we were off on our quest to discover wonderful Disney desserts.

We were headed to The World Showplace Events Pavilion. It is located between the Canada and UK pavilions in World Showcase at Epcot. This is where they hold many of these type of special events. I think it looks so pretty at night. This photo belongs to http://www.disneytravelbabble.com – the rest are from Disneyways.

The party didn’t start until 8PM, so Tristan and I decided to sample some of the best and most popular eats that the Food and Wine Festival had to offer.  Before taking off though, I double checked with a cast member who told us we would be given a wrist band upon entrance – and they can usually just look up the reservation by last name. People were already lining up by 7pm – but Tristan and I were hungry – and we are not much for lines. At $55 a seat we figured it wasn’t a big rush, Epcot could afford to save 2 seats and some desserts for us. This proved to be a smart decision. There were a lot of people – but the pavilion is BIG, and the dessert stations are plentiful – so there was no shortage of food or seats when we got in.

After our snacks from the kiosks of the “world” we checked in at the podium and were handed some pretty cool 3D glasses.  There is just no way to describe what you see through these things unless you look at these chandeliers and imagine Mickey icons being all around them. 

From here we were treated to the sounds of a live band singing all your typical “sweet” and “candy” themed songs…Sugar SugarLollipopCandy…you get the idea.

I loved the music and thought the band was great. But that’s no surprise – I’m pretty cheesy like that.

The very end of this blog contains a link where you can learn more about the details, dates, and how to book the 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery Party.

Today I wanted to take you on pictorial and video tour of my personal experience – but first – here’s a few Disneyways tips:

  1. Don’t sweat the long line -unless you really want to be one of the first ones inside! There are plenty of food and seats for everyone – and you won’t have to be in the serving lines nearly as long if everyone else has gotten their desserts already.
  2. Have a snack before you go – something substantial. I recommend the Coq Au Vin from the French Kiosk! There is a “Savory” station but of course that is the longest line during the first hour of the party. This is really a time where you can eat dessert first! Pace yourself and go back for the savory stuff later – you’ll be glad you did!!
  3. Do NOT miss the donuts flambé! They are bathed in sugar are cooked in a pan of rum – right in front of you! 

4. I am not much for alcohol but even I had to try the flavored vodka!  

5. I mixed it with some of the blue lemon-aid and Tristan suggested I call it the Krista Cocktail. Feel free to try it OR you could mix some flavored vodka with the Chocolate or Cranberry Water they had available and create your own signature drink!

Overall, the event was fabulous, and more than I expected. One of the best parts of the party however, is the special fireworks viewing area.

We were literally right on by the water – and I got some cool video.

Watching the fireworks through the special 3D glasses they had given us earlier was pretty much the coolest thing I had ever seen. There was no way to film it through the glasses – but believe me I tried! In fact, much to my embarrassment, you can hear my reaction and see how I turned the video camera sideways – without even realizing it. Listen closely before that… and you’ll hear the Dad behind me telling his son “I SEE MICKEYS!” Awesome.

  SO – if you are big on sweets, booze, fireworks, and feeling like you are getting VIP treatment – you may want to look in to the “3D Dessert Discovery Party” as I like to call it! In closing, here are some pictures of the food stations, atmosphere, and fun!

To learn more about booking your own 3D Party – including Sweet Seats click here.

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Free Margarita or Tequilla Flight in Epcot’s Mexico Pavillion!

Published September 16, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Direct from the La Hacienda de San Angel facebook page!

Mention the code VIVA MEXICO to your hostess when you dine at La Hacienda or San Angel Inn Restaurant and get 1 Classic Margarita or 1 Promotional Tequilla Flight with the purchase of an entrée. This must be redeemed with the hostess at the podium during check-in. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and cannot be used as part of  the Disney Dining Plan. Any additional drinks will be charged at regular price. Valid only until September 27, 2012.

I will not be responsible for the sombrero wearing and “Arrrriba!” yelling that may ensue.

THANK YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING TO AND READING DISNEYWAYS!! ENJOY!!!

Disney, Starbucks, and You…

Published September 5, 2012 by Disneyways.com

I came across this Living Social deal for a $10 Starbucks Card eGift that only costs $5!

Just click the link above and enjoy!

THIS DEAL IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2012

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