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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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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)

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DisneyDining.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.

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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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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.
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    • 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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Limited Offer! Save 40 Percent on the Disney Food Blog Everything Bundle Plus a FREE Gift!

Published September 14, 2014 by Disneyways.com

Limited Offer! Save 40 percent on the Disney Food Blog Everything Bundle, PLUS you get a FREE Gift! As a long time fan of these guides, I can tell  you without a doubt they are an amazing time and money saver – essential to any Disney visitor who eats!! These guides pay for themselves in no time, especially at these prices. The Everything Bundle is an over $103.00 value, all for $59.95 – a savings of over 40%! You even get the 2014 DFB Guide to Walt DisneyWorld Dining for FREE! That’s 8 guides for an average of $7.50 each. Woah…what an incredible deal. I’m sure it won’t last long. Click the photo below for more information!

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An Interview with YeeHa Bob Jackson!

Published November 15, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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If you have ever wandered passed the River Roost Lounge in Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort in the evening – you may have have heard the sounds of folks laughing, cheering, and singing along with the fantastic performer and Disney treasure that we all know as YeeHa Bob! Hopefully you’ve seen his show already, but if not, you will definitely want to take the time to check it out during your next visit to Walt Disney World. Bob is not to be missed!

He performs most nights of the week at the River Roost for 2 action packed shows. His talent, enthusiasm and energy are unmatched by almost anyone I have ever known. There is SO much to Bob, beyond the music, and he is truly an amazing man. We were so honored to have him as a guest on the Disney Parks Podcast.

Highlights of this interview with Bob:

  • Learning about all the places Bob has lived and visited – including the country of Norway!
  • Hear about Bob’s kids and where they are now
  • Find out what Bob does for fun and how he takes a break from work
  • Learn Bob’s secret to keeping up his energy the way he does…and so much more!

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Here are some ways to tune in:

You can catch Bob’s episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer. 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.

Please head over to iTunes and subscribeThis will give you access to each episode as soon as it is released. 

Disney Parks Podcast Interview with Mike Brassell Voice of TTA and Living with the Land

Published October 18, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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You may recognize Mike Brassell as the voice of The Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover in the Magic Kingdom, or as the voice you hear as you relax and enjoy your boat ride through the Living with The Land attraction at Epcot. You may be surprised to learn he has actually done a LOT of additional work for Disney movies– and more. He is also a seasoned musical composer, now a THREE time Emmy winner, family man, all around great guy!

Besides Mike himself being fantastic – highlights of this interview also include:

  • Names of several Disney films that have included Mike in the process of being made
  • How Mike may be the only person on the planet who’s voice you will hear simultaneously with music he has composed on two separate Disney attractions
  • Mike’s dream job in a Disney movie or as a voice of another Disney attraction
  • Many of Mike’s Disney favorites and his answers to Tony’s rapid-fire questions
  • How Mike once found himself standing between two Disney legends at once – and what it was really like working with one of them on a regular basis
  • Mike SINGING a couple of bars for us from a very famous Disney song that you are sure to recognize
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This episode has excellent sound quality, but due to technical difficulties, a small section at the beginning of the interview was lost. During that time, we asked Mike what it is like to be immortalized on a Disney attraction. He joked that when he took his kids on the TTA for the first time – they were amazed and in a bit of disbelief that it was really him they were hearing! He is such a humble man – and he is very respectful of what Disney represents to so many of us.

On a personal note I have to admit that I was SO excited to have a chance to talk with Mike – as you will notice throughout the interview! I love his enthusiasm, drive, and I admire his amazing career. I was in total awe of being able to speak to this man who is and always will be a Disney legend to me.  I hope you will enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed conducting this interview!

You can catch this episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer. Then just click “Listen Now!” From there, just 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. For more ways to listen, click here. Thank you for tuning in, and have a magical day!

To read more about our relationship with the Disney Parks Podcast click here.

A First Look at the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley “Where’s Mickey?” Design

Published October 15, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Today Disney released a first look at the brand new Disney by Vera Bradley collection called “Where’s Mickey?” If you recall, back in August we predicted more Vera by Disney patterns would be released.

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I am happy to announce that Steven Miller of the Disney Parks Blog informed us that the new “Where’s Mickey” pattern was release at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney Marketplace on Tuesday, October 29th! I have seen photos on social networks of the bags in the stores already. No information yet on when the new pattern will be available to purchase on the Disney Store Online. It will be featured on several familiar and popular styles such as the hipster, backpack, large duffel, Smartphone wristlet and more. In addition to a future release at the World of Disney Store in Florida, the “Where’s Mickey?” color will also be available on Disney Parks online store and at select Disneyland Resort locations in the coming months.

Depending on what style you choose, most likely, measurements will be the same as the previous line . You can click either of the pictures below to see those numbers.

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In other exciting news, you can visit DisneyStore.com/VeraBradley starting October 21, 2013, to get the “Just Mousing Around” and “Midnight With Mickey” colors online!

What is it like to be immortalized on a Disney ride? Find out here!

Published October 6, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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What is it really like to hear your own voice coming back at you on a Disney ride? How about being immortalized on Disney attractions on BOTH costs? There is not a whole lot of people in the world who can answer this question from experience. Recently on the Disney Parks Podcast we were EXTREMELY fortunate and humbled to interview Mark Silverman. He is THE voice of Rod Serling on the Tower of Terror ride – on both coasts.

Check out the show and you will notice is that he is at TRUE Disney fan, in addition to being so amazingly talented and kind. Before recording, he revealed to me that when he was a kid, he actually collected water from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and kept it in a little bottle on his nightstand! As a child he also recorded all the voices and rides on cassettes – and played them as he fell asleep each night. During this episode of the Disney Parks Podcast, you will hear him recite the different lines from memory, in the voice of each respective character that it belongs to. Incredible! 

We were especially excited to be able to ask him what it really feels like to hear your own voice coming back at you while enjoying a Disney attraction in the parks.

In fact, we got to cover a LOT of fun stuff – including: 

  • How Mark got the job and what it was like on the day of the grand opening of the ride 
  • The story of how he actually fooled Silvester Stallone’s mother on the Larry King Show
  • The technique Mark used to really capture the voice of Rod Serling
  • The line Mark misses the most from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction
  • His take on what it is like to attend D23 as a Disney celebrity
  • Other voices he does in the parks – and for the Disney company in general

There is SO much more, you will just have to listen in to get it all!

You can catch this episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer. Then just click “Listen Now!” From there, just 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. For more ways to listen, click here. Thank you for tuning in, and have a magical day!

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The People’s Choice Podcast Awards: Why and HOW to Nominate Us

Published October 1, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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At the Disney Parks Podcast, we appreciate you, as our friends and audience of listeners. We put our best efforts forward to entertain, provide information and help you plan and get the most out of your Disney vacation…just like we would for our own family. We hope you are enjoying the podcasts as much as we are enjoying recording them for you!

Last year the Disney Parks Podcast was very honored by your help and thoughtfulness, and received your nomination for the travel category of the podcast awards. Since then, I have been very fortunate to be invited as a co-host on the show, as well as to work behind the scenes. (My first episode was #42 on May 1, 2013.)

We have worked extra hard, and acquired some wonderful Disney celebrity interviews in the last few months. We have also brought you news sprinkled with ways to enhance your enjoyment of the Disney Parks. The work shows – and we believe this show has the potential to become one of your favorite Disney podcasts – if it’s not already!

If you agree, and would like to see the podcast get recognized for it’s achievements, we hope you will honor us by nominating the show once again in 2013 for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.



It would mean SO much to us to win this award, but we can’t do it without your help, and it’s super easy for you to be a part!

Beginning October 1, 2013 please go to Podcast Awards and nominate the Disney Parks Podcast for “People’s Choice” or “Best Produced but most importantly, please also submit us for the “TRAVEL” category .




To nominate us you will need:

Podcast name – The Disney Parks Podcast
Podcast URL: http://disneyparkspodcast.com/
Your Name
Your Verifiable E-mail Address: Make sure your e-mail address is valid. They will use special validation techniques to check the validity of the account. No verification will be sent immediately!

A percentage (not all!) of the nominations will receive an e-mail several days after the nomination. If you get chosen and don’t verify, your nomination won’t count. 😦

Comments are critical so the reviewing team understands why we are deserving of being nominated to the category.

Here are some examples of what others have said:

It’s rare that I add a newer Disney Podcast to my library but just hearing one episode made it an easy add! The hosts are easy to listen to and have a wealth of Disney news and information!I now look forward to DPP each week in my iTunes feed! Keep ’em coming guys, you’re doing a great job!

I love the information they cover on the podcast. Really provide great insight. In my family we are big Disney people so this is helpful for all of our trips! Love the new format and looking forward to the guest interviews.

Great Job. Great way to keep up to date with the parks. Love the podcast!

Nominations will halt at 11:59PM Eastern on October 15, 2013.

To begin, just click on any of the Podcast Award banners (like the one below) or click HERE.

Thank you so much for your consideration!



You, Me, and the Disney Parks Podcast

Published September 24, 2013 by Disneyways.com


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Disney news, information, tips and advice! Interviews with some of your favorite Disney celebrities AND correspondents! Prizes, contests and meetups! This podcast has got it all!

We are adding some new avenues to bring you more Disney magic and we 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. 

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In addition to being on the air, I am having a blast helping to organize the meetups, assisting with social media, writing scripts, working on the website, and administering contests! There is so much to do, and working together has been awesome. We have enjoyed some wonderful feedback from our listeners and friends! I think you will find we are accomplishing great things as a team. My co-hosts are  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!

By the way…we’ve had some amazing Disney celebrity interviews on the show recently.

Here are just a couple of examples:

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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. 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.

Find us on YouTube here.

Head over to iTunes and subscribeThis 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.

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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 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!

You can also follow us on Twitter  and Pinterest!

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!!

PS Do  you want to be a part of The Disney Parks Podcast? We are looking for individuals and businesses who offer only the BEST in Disney related products and services! Please let us know if you (or someone you know!) is interested in sponsoring a future event, giveaways, or even future episodes. We do not accept coupons or any prizes that require action on the winner’s part.  Just fill out this form for more information!

Glow With the Show News and Disney Resorts!

Published September 23, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Are you ready to glow with the show? Check out the latest episode of the Disney Parks Podcast! We’ve got some Disney news sprinkled in with some resort information too!

Bonus content also includes Parkhopper Sid singing a Spice Girl’s Song, Tony’s FAVORITE perk of the Deluxe Resorts…and why I think YOU should treat yourself to a stay in a Disney resort…even if you are a local.

We know real life can sometimes be tough, so we work hard to keep things light – and make you smile. We truly hope you enjoy the show.

I do want to apologize for the sound quality during certain parts of the show. Hopefully you will find that the subject matter and tips we share with you – are worth it.

As a reminder – to listen to the show – just click the photo above to go to the DPP page. 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. There’s a lot of time sensitive news and information in this one so don’t wait – listen in as soon as you can. Thanks for tuning in – I appreciate you SO much. 🙂

Have a magical day!

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