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New Updates! About Disneyways and PR Info

Published September 25, 2015 by Disneyways.com

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“Krista Joy pushed herself and her entrepreneurial streak to the limit to make her dreams into reality! Starting up her blog, Disneyways, was only the beginning of her trying to break away from traditional jobs! She has been doing big things down in Orlando, Florida! Not only with a community that she has built up, but getting to be a part of several endeavors that have helped her make more connections with fans of Disney – and opened her up for even more interviews with Disney legends! As you may already know, I love passionate people, and Krista is one of those people!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ~ Joe Pardo Host of the Dreamers Podcast

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Our mission at Disneyways includes:

1) Bringing you exciting Disney news and information that is also sprinkled with Disneyways treasures you won’t find any where else

2) Helping to answer your Disney related questions

3) Sharing with you only the best products and services to help meet all of your Disney-related needs and desires

4) Bringing Disney magic and fun to the every day lives of Disney fans all over the world and

5) Sharing some laughs along the way!

Disney Ways is PR Friendly and welcomes product reviews, giveaways, sponsorships and other promotions based on companies and products that would be beneficial or of interest to Disneyways readers. Krista is native to Orlando, Florida. She is a former cast member, has 20 years of experience in marketing, is open to travel opportunities and advertising.

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As heard on Randy Crane’s Stories of the Magic – Episodes 98 and 99!

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Requests for reviews, promotions, guest writing, or site statistics may be directed to disneyways@disneyways.com. Krista is most easily reached on Twitter and Facebook.

Disneyways is extremely proud to be a part of the Mousekejournals.com family!

Krista has also submitted work for:

icFlorida.com (a division of WFTV Channel 9 a local news station in Orlando)

DisneyAvenue.com

DisneyDining.com 

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DisneyGals.com 

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and  the Gluten and Diary Free WDW newsletter. She is a a contributor to ChipandCo.com. 

Disneyways.com is listed on TheBestofDisney.com blog directory.

Krista Joy Enterprises, Inc. Dream Team!!

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The Disney Parks Podcast blog features content created by the Krista Joy Enterprises Dream Team and is listed in the TheBestofDisney.com blog directory.

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Krista was a co-host for the Disney Parks Podcast for over 150 Episodes ~ from May 2013 to June 2015!

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She was essential to many of the meetups, newsletters, booking of celebrity interviews, organizing blog post contributions and MORE during the time she was with the show. Episode #200 is where you will hear the current hosts talk about how she made improvements to the Disney Parks Podcast, and brought it to a whole new level. At the time this was written, Disney Parks Podcast was still re-tweeting and re-sharing many of the 150+ episodes that Krista was a part of. She had a blast growing and improving her skills with this show, but is thankful for the chance to enjoy new beginnings and interviewing all of her Disney celebrity friends again (and more!) on LivingTheDreamPodcast.com.

Krista was featured and interviewed as one of the people “shaping Orlando’s community”on Episode 7 of the Orlando Waterhole Podcast.  Show host Ben Reed invited her back to be included as resident Disney World expert on Episode 20. 

Kyle and Chris from the Wonders of the World Podcast had Krista on to discuss enjoying the parks even on those extra crowded days! You can check out this podcast HERE.

The Home Based Travel Agent Podcast invited Krista on to share her love of Disney and tips for selling Disney travel from a guest’s perspective. You can check out this episode HERE.

Joe Pardo of the Dreamers Podcast featured Krista as one of his guests who are living their dreams and inspiring others to live their dreams too! You can check out this episode HERE.  Joe invited Krista back to talk about how just being friendly can change your life!

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Cheryl from The Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting recently mentioned Disneyways and Disney Parks Podcast as two of her favorite resources of Disney information on episode #290. Check out Cheryl on the Mighty Mommy Podcast HERE.

ReputationManagement.com quoted Krista in the Expert Guide to Building Trust Online.

They guys from the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast welcomed Krista as a guest to talk about eating at Magic Kingdom on $40 a day. You can listen to this episode HERE.

The MakupBlogginDiva.com inquired about Krista’s eye makeup routine! Please check out the full article HERE.

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As seen at MegaCon 2015!!

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Please email disneyways@disneyways.com if you would like to inquire about any of the following:

  • Have Krista speak at an event
  • Interview with Krista/have a media request
    • Krista is available to discuss or comment on Disney-related news, social media in general, and a variety of other topics.
  • Discuss a business development opportunity with Krista
    • Looking to work with Krista on a project? She has nearly 20 years of marketing experience – and she LOVES this stuff.
  • Partner with/Sponsor Disneyways
    • Interested in advertising or partnering with Disneyways? Inquire here.
  • Have Krista review my product, service or business
    • Do you have a product, service or business that may be of interest to the readers of Disneyways? Contact us for opportunities.

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This blog is an unofficial fan publication and is not in any way affiliated with Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. All opinions stated within do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, and certainly not the Walt Disney Company.

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Portobello Italian Restaurant Disney Springs Review by guest author Sharon Judy

Published September 10, 2015 by Disneyways.com

Recently I enjoyed my first visit to Portobello at Disney Springs! It was my first time dining at this lovely little place. I was in the company of the Central Florida Lady Bloggers group.

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As we came through the door were  warmly greeted and offered a signature drink… Honey Lemonade. This is made with locally sourced honey from Winter Park Florida. I am here to tell you this was SO good. Usually I am not a fan of lemonade because of its tartness but THIS lemonade was so smooth and sweet that I had 2 glasses!  I asked our wonderful hostess Emily if you are able to get a to-go glass if you were just strolling by and did not have a dinner reservation. She said “absolutely just come on in!”

The smoky smell of this restaurant is wonderful. They make wood fired pizzas that are amazing. I sampled the Margarita Pizza and Mushroom Pizza. Both were very tasty and had that lovely smoky taste.

  
Next our hostess Kristy brought around Goat Cheese and Radicchio Crustinis. This was crunchy and savory and sweet all at the same time. They were so good that I actually I ended up eating 4 of these little Crustinis of goodness!! I probably would have eaten more but figured I really needed to share with the rest of our group.

We had a buffet of meats,cheeses and all the fixings. Can just I say… I didn’t want to stop eating?!

  
  
  
The food was so delicious and the level of customer service we experienced was top notch.

Portobello at Disney Springs – I look forward to visiting again soon!!!!

Disclaimer: In exchange for time and efforts in attending this event and reporting my opinion within this blog, Portobello Italian Restaurant provided me with complimentary food and drinks. This did not influence my opinion and all thoughts are my own.

A Note from Krista:
Sharon Judy is not only a regular contributor to Disneyways – she is also the official hair stylist of Living The Dream Podcast as well as WorldSecrets.TV and Disneyways.com! Sharon is a licensed cosmetologist by the State of Florida. She works in the Grand Floridian, Yacht and Beach Club, and other resorts on Disney property.  She has a magical, pixie-dusted touch that she carries into her own salon as well. Contact her today via her facebook page for a consultation and appointment!

Are you sitting down? Good. Because this Frozen news is almost TOO MUCH TO HANDLE

Published September 3, 2014 by Disneyways.com

If you’re a Frozen fan like I am – you’re going to love this!

During ABC’s televised special of The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic, the network announced that the Kingdom of Isolation will be extending its frozen grip with a brand-new spinoff.  The spinoff is not quite a full length feature, it’s more of a “short.”

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This short is due to come out in the Spring of 2015, and will tell the story of Anna’s birthday party. It seems as though the party (and more!) could be threatened by Elsa’s powers! Frozen Fever is the title of this story. It will reunite key players and all of our favorite characters from the original Frozen. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return, in addition to producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won the Academy Award for “Let It Go.” It’s unknown if Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Idina Menzel (Elsa) will return in their voice roles, but it seems highly likely that they will due to the amazing popularity of this film.

To date, Frozen has earned $1.27 billion worldwide and is the most successful animated film of all time.

Walt Disney Animation Studios didn’t specify which feature film Frozen Fever will accompany, but a likely candidate is the live-action Cinderella film on March 13 starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James. On a side note, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, and Inside Out, featuring Amy Poehler, are also out in 2015 !

While we are on that subject of Frozen- check out this performace of  “Let It Go” from a girl group auditioning for a South Korean talent show. It starts off a little slow but keep watching all the way through – if you are a fan of this song – you won’t regret it. The music from the original Frozen will forever be ingrained in my heart, how about yours?

 

Have You Heard About The Disneyana Fan Club?

Published August 31, 2014 by Disneyways.com

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The Disneyana Fan Club is a non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney. The goal is to provide Disneyana enthusiasts of all ages from around the world with news, information, and events that enhance your experience with, and love of, all things Disney. If you haven’t joined this club yet – click HERE to check out my post over at Chip and Co to find our more!! In 2013 the World Chapter enjoyed a special presentation from Tom Nabbe – who was hired by Walt Disney himself – to work at Disneyland in it’s early days! Photos below are property of Tom Nabbe. Check out Tom’s full story – and so much more at WaltHiredMe.com

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Dads Respond to Disney’s Frozen

Published June 20, 2014 by Disneyways.com

If you took a moment to look into my brain…

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You’d probably find LOTS of songs and lyrics to the movie Frozen. I LOVE this music. The movie, it’s characters, and everything about it, have made an impression on me forever. It is obvious these Dads feel the same way, despite the efforts of  “don’t let them in…don’t let them see!”  They’re just being the good Dads they always have to be!  🙂  This one goes out to all those Disney Dads out there!

Disney News, Celebrity Interviews and More for YOU on the Disney Parks Podcast

Published June 7, 2014 by Disneyways.com

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Disney news, information, hints, tips and secrets from the Disney Parks around the globe! Interviews with some of your favorite Disney celebrities AND correspondents! Prizes, contests and meetups! This podcast has got it all! Disneyways and Disney by the Numbers are adding some new avenues to bring you more Disney magic – and we hope you will come join in on the fun. Welcome to the Disney Parks Podcast!

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, at they gym, 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 friend Tony Caselnova of DisneyByTheNumbers.com – I am extremely overjoyed and thankful to be a co-host on the Disney Parks Podcast. 

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In addition to co-hosting TWO SHOWS A WEEK on the air, I am having a blast helping to organize meetups with our listeners, assisting with social media, writing scripts, working on the Disney Parks Podcast website, and administering contests! There is so much to do – working together has been awesome –  and the show has opened doors for Tony and I that we could have never opened on our own. We have enjoyed things like backstage tours of Walt Disney World, new relationships with stars in the Disney community (folks that we never dreamed we’d even get to meet!) and wonderful feedback from our listeners and friends. 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!

Incredible Disney celebrity interviews on the show have included Pat Carroll, the voice of Ursula…

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 And MANY more!

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Tony and I are local to Orlando and consider our home Park to be Walt Disney World. What makes the Disney Parks Podcast different, is that we strive to give you news from the Disney Parks around the globe! This is why we TREASURE our featured on-scene correspondents. They are a crucial part of the show, and each one of them is a local to the Disney Park they represent – around the globe!

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Laura, our Disneyland Paris correspondent made this awesome video when she first came on board, and we got such a thrill from it. Thank you Laura!

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 for this wonderful opportunity. I truly love being a part of the many different facets in front of the mic, and behind the scenes. The show has been very successful and has a large audience, but if you aren’t yet listening in – we need YOU!

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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!” on the Disney Parks Podcast site. From there, just choose your episode. Look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately.

You can also download the Stitcher Radio App here.

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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.

Have a magical day!!

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3 Steps to Save for Your Trip to Disney! By Guest Author Poet Mase

Published May 28, 2014 by Disneyways.com

3 Steps to Save for Your Trip to Disney! ~ Written By Poet Mase

So, the decision’s been made…you’re going to Disney! Congratulations! A world of fun and excitement awaits! Whether you’ll be staying for a day or a week, you’re in for a great time!

But first, you’re going to need to make sure that your funds will hold out for as long as you’d like them to. It’s no fun when money worries intrude on your time at the Happiest (or Most Magical) Place on Earth, and a little planning before the trip will keep the good times rolling. So, here are three steps to ensure that the magic never ends on your Disney vacation:

Set a Savings Goal!

Saving for a trip to Disney is a little like running a race. If you don’t know where the finish line is, you’ll have a hard time finishing. By defining a concrete goal, you can craft a timeline for your savings, making it easier to monitor how far you’ve come and how far you have left to go.

When setting your savings goal, it’s important to consider all of the expenses that go with a Disney vacation so you don’t end up kicking yourself later. What time of year are you going to visit? How long are planning to stay? Which hotel or resort fits your budget and preference? Which parks do you want to visit? Is a dining plan a good option for your family? Will there be any money left over for snacks and souvenirs? Tally up all of the relevant financial considerations, and you’ll be well on your way to a great vacation!

Stay on Track!

Just as important as defining your savings goal is making a plan for how you’ll get from here to there. There are a hundred daily temptations threatening to drain your growing vacation fund, so your best defense is devise a savings strategy.

If you have room in your regular budget, the best way to save for your family’s Disney adventure is to set aside regular contributions directly from your paycheck each pay period. By making automatic contributions, there’s less temptation to divert your dollars elsewhere. The key here is to make contributing to your vacation fund into a routine, regardless of the amount of money actually put aside every week or month, so even if it’s only five or ten dollars, stick to the schedule!

Once you start contributing, though, stick to your saving strategy by making your chosen account, cookie jar, or spot under the mattress untouchable. Staying true to your saving strategy can be difficult when unforeseeable expenses crop up, so try getting ahead of the game by identifying opportunities to spend less on daily purchases. Can you nurse one cup of coffee throughout the day instead of buying a second in the afternoon? How about cooking up some pasta instead of ordering take-out one night a week? If your resolve ever wavers, just imagine the look on everyone’s faces when they’re walking down Main Street U.S.A. after arriving at Disney on your vacation!

Plan for Fun!

Now that you’ve got your goal in sight and you’re chipping away with regular contributions, it’s time to think about ways to maximize your ability to pay for fun at the park.

When I was a kid, my family’s approach was to build a “slush fund” for fun things that would normally be out of the question for a family as frugal as ours – things like snacks, souvenirs, and video games. Whenever someone had some spare change – or even a few extra dollars – he or she would toss it into a large plastic jug. After almost a year of watching our slush fund grow, we counted it all up and were amazed by how much we had saved!

The slush fund is a great way to avoid tantrums and grumbling tummies on your trip, but it’s also a good way to get the entire family involved in saving for your Disney vacation. If the trip is going to be a surprise or if your kids are already responsible savers, you can even choose not to divulge the true purpose of the slush fund until just before the trip. Watch everyone’s excitement when the big secret is revealed!

Whatever your financial means may be, making a plan to pay for your trip to Disney is hugely important. With a little planning and self-discipline, you and your family will be rewarded with a magical vacation full of smiles and memories!

What are your favorite ways to plan for a Disney vacation? Share your ideas in the comments below!

Poet Mase is a writer of fiction whose passion for life translates directly to his work. A firm believer in the power of story to explain and to evolve notions of the human condition, Poet favors allegorical narrative structures that develop meaningful themes while relentlessly driving captivating plot lines. Poet is a founding member of the Order of the Raconteur and is currently working on several independent projects in the adventure and science fiction genres. His stories run the gamut from flash fiction to novel-length tales.
Prior to focusing on his creative work full-time, Poet wrote for IGN.com‘s Comics channel, contributing comic book reviews, interviews, and the occasional editorial as a freelance writer. Poet can be reached on Twitter at @PoetMase, on Facebook, and via his blog at http://poetmase.wordpress.com/

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