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Meet Tanya: Your Official Jamberry Consultant for Disneyways

Published September 6, 2014 by Disneyways.com

We’ve found yet another way to take the Disney magic with you wherever you are! We are super excited to introduce you to Jamberry nail wraps – with designs inspired by Disney! Jamberry is an awesome alternative to nail polish and gel nails – they last longer without chipping, have less scary chemicals, and require no UV rays!

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Tanya is my eldest niece, an extremely successful business woman in her own right, a wife, a new mommy and…WOW… the Jamberry company is super lucky to have her as one of their Independent Consultants. I am very proud to announce that she is also the official Jamberry consultant for Disneyways. Like all Disney related businesses we endorse – hers has met extremely high standards of quality and integrity.  Tanya will be doing a series of guest posts for us here – the next one being all about how to apply your Jamberry nails and why they are PERFECT for your Disney vacation – so be sure to stay tuned for that! I can’t wait to see more of Tanya’s Disney inspired Jamberry nail wrap designs, how about you?  Without further delay, let the Jamberry nail wrap fun (with designs inspired by Disney) begin!!

Why Jamberry Nail Wraps Are Perfect For Disney Fans ~ Written by Tanya: Your Official Jamberry Consultant for Disneyways

Hi, I’m Tanya, and I am so excited to introduce myself as your OFFICIAL Jamberry Consultant for Disneyways!! Jamberry is an amazing product for your nails that takes the place of nail polish, acrylic nails, and other salon products. It is non-toxic and has a unique application process that includes NO DRYING TIME! Jamberry lasts for up to 2 weeks on fingers and 4 weeks on toes – so much better than those expensive manicures that chip after a day or two!

One of the reasons I think Jamberry is such a great product for Disney fans is because of my ability as a Jamberry consultant to create custom nail wrap designs. I’ve been working on designing nail wraps inspired by a few of our favorite Disney characters and would love to find out what you all think!

Stay tuned for more info on why Jamberry is PERFECT for Disney vacations and for more Disney-inspired designs! You can contact me on my Jamberry Facebook page HERE with any questions or to get info on how to order these special Disney-inspired nail wrap. Find out more about Jamberry on my Independent Consultant site HERE.MickeyMinnie

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Joanne’s Stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite

Published December 4, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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There is only one hotel room INSIDE all of The Magic Kingdom…the Cinderella Castle Suite. The Cinderella Castle Suite has become the dream experience for a few very lucky Disney fans and celebrities. In just a few short years, it has attained the cult-like status of exclusive Club 33 restaurant or Walt’s Apartment in Disneyland, and rightfully so, as it’s arguably more exclusive than either of those locations. Recently we had a very special guest on our show who was able to stay in the castle suite during the month of September 2013 and we know you will be super excited to hear about her experience just like we are! Click the photo below to be taken to this episode of the Disney Parks Podcast! Our thanks to Joanne for this wonderful interview!

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Revealed! A 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Map You Can Actually Read

Published September 25, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Your 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival map is here! Find all your kiosks, exact locations, menu items and more…all in one place! Just in time!

Maybe I was looking at the wrong websites, or just doing it wrong, but I was having a hard time finding a festival map that was large enough to read. The map I created below is from the official Disney website. You can click here to see it in it’s original format – all I did was make it bigger. I was able to get my printer to PRINT this map as well. It even came out all on one page, STILL large enough to read. I hope it does the same for you!

Thanks for allowing me to share this with you today. Friends don’t let friends go to food and wine without a plan!

Click on the mini-map below to enlarge it…and start planning you way around the world! Cheers!

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17 Free and Cheap Souvenirs at Disney!

Published July 19, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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It took some searching…but we found 17 free and cheap souvenirs that you can get on property at Disney! Prices and availability are subject to change.

Here they are in no particular order:

FREE: Character drawings from Animation Studios 

FREE: Downtown Disney LEGO store offers mini models for free once a month! Check HERE for monthly dates.

FREE: Resort soap and shampoo included in the price of your room, so it’s like a gift with purchase! The scents will reminded of the resorts long after you get home.

FREE and CHEAP: Pens, pencils and small notepads are sometimes left in the resort room for you as a guest. You can also buy certain pencils in the parks for just $1.00 each!

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FREE: Celebration Pins – just ask for them at Guest Services. Some people get crafty and even make them into magnets after the return home.

FREE: Park maps

CHEAP: Antenna Toppers are 2 for $8. Bonus: they help you find your car in the parking lot. Even if you don’t have an antenna or a car these can be fun!

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CHEAP: Disney collector packs are 3 for $15.

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CHEAP: Magnets for your fridge or your metal desk at work – some are available for just $4.95.

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CHEAP: Shot glasses. You can get one from each country in Epcot and start a collection.

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CHEAP: Recyclable tote bags.

FREE: Kidcot stations are free! Kids can color and make some arts and crafts that they can take with them for FREE

CHEAP: Inside the Land Pavilion at Epcot, they sell little plants that are actually generated in the Living with the Land laboratories.

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CHEAP: Disney character dangles – another great way to bring something inexpensive home for the entire family!

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CHEAP: Keychains

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CHEAP: Pressed quarters pressed pennies!! We have so much great info on those – they get their own post – coming soon! What are some cheap and free souvenirs that you have found at Disney? Leave me a note in the comments below!

Podcast Meetup – News, Free Dining, Least Crowded Christmas Party Dates and More!

Published July 11, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Click here to learn more about our relationship with the Disney Parks Podcast!

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Disney Parks Podcast Meetup

Monorail Crawl

Location: Magic Kingdom Resorts

Date: July 20, 2013

Beginning at 5:00 PM

We want to meet you! Drinking alcohol is totally optional. Come get a soft drink or just hang out and chat!

Join us for some or all of the monorail stops!

Here is the agenda:

Outer Rim lounge – Contemporary Resort 5:00 to 6:00PM
Tambu Lounge – Polynesian Resort 6:30 to 7:30
Mizner’s Lounge – Grand Floridian Resort 8:00 to 9:00

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Tune in this week to hear some great news and information – including:

RunDisney Announces the Tinker Bell 10K at the Disneyland Resort

  •  New Menu at Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • FREE DINING

  • Touring Plans recommendations for the least crowded dates to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Click here to go to this episode and listen in! 

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Disney Tip to Help Customize Your Celebration

Published July 7, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Who says you can’t get anything at Disney for free? Disney is a great place to celebrate any occasion and make magical memories! If you are in the parks and want everyone to know what you’re celebrating – stop by a Vacation Planning Booth, or Guest Services to pick up your celebration button! The best part is – they are absolutely FREE! If you are staying at a Disney resort – just ask for a button when you check in. You may receive special treatment or surprises if you wear it proudly throughout the day. Buttons may vary – but right now they have different ones for your birthday, anniversary, family reunion, happily ever after and more!

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For lots more Disney World “Secrets” click here! Have you ever worn a celebration button at Disney? What were some fun things that happened on your special day?

Lava Lounge now Open in Downtown Disney Orlando

Published July 6, 2013 by Disneyways.com
Photo Credit: DisneyFoodBlog.com

Photo Credit: DisneyFoodBlog.com

I was super excited to get to check out the brand-new Lava Lounge at Rainforest Café. Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs!)  fans like me will love this place. The setting couldn’t be more perfect. It’s right on the waterfront, which is something I loved. The entrance is themed like a cave entering the side of the volcano.

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Not your average lounge lizard – the Lava Lounge has an animatronic crocodile in the front! He wakes up every few minutes to growl and show you his teeth. The kids were standing around in awe looking at this thing.

That’s not all! Without even trying the food here yet – I can tell you two of my favorite things about this place so far:

1. There was a wait to dine inside at Rainforest Café, but at the Lava Lounge, seating is first-come, first-served.

2. Not only can you order from the full Rainforest Café menu, but there’s also a special menu featuring items created just for the Lava Lounge!

With cool names for the assorted dishes such as “Volcanic Sliders”, “Tectonic Tacos”, and something called “The Jungle Runner” as a signature drink – how can you go wrong? There are lots of choices on the menu, so chances are there’s something everyone in your party will enjoy.

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Don’t let the “Lounge” title throw you off; it’s a space for all kinds of groups. The animals inside will be great for conversation, and may give you a chance to teach the kids something new.

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For even more fun, The Rainforest Café Volcano erupts multiple times each evening with a sizzling display of flame spires, fireballs, steam bursts and fog that erupts in sync with a light and sound show. It is really impressive, and you can see, hear and even feel it from inside the Lava Lounge.  It’s the sort of thing you’d only expect to see at a Disney theme park…or maybe Las Vegas. Check out this cool video!

So have you tried the Lava Lounge yet? What did you think?

 

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