May 20, 2015

Whatever Wednesday- How To Figure Out "Days In Advance" Disney Dates

This changes everything! 

No lie- This is possibly the biggest discovery that will revolutionize life as we know it. 

Ok... that might be a slight exaggeration, but it is pretty cool!  Did you know that on the dinky little calculator app that comes standard on Windows computers can caluculate dates?

It. Can.

I'll show you how.

May 19, 2015

Take With You Tuesday- Carry On Magicbands

Less of a "take with you Tuesday" more of a "travel tip Tuesday"

This little bit of advice is majorly important. Make sure when you fly to Disney you keep your Magicbands in you carry-on luggage. They are EVERYTHING once you arrive in Disney and it's very important you have them. Loosing luggage is such a hassle, there's no need to add replacing Magicbands to it! Plus- it's your ticket for Magical Express! Super important!

I am crazy about packing a carry on bag! You can read my post on packing one like a boss here.

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May 18, 2015

Make Something Monday- Tie Dye Mickey Shirts

Tie dye!!!

Summer is approaching at lightening speed! Are you ready? I. Am. Not. My kids are already arguing more than I can handle! I can't take 2 months of this! To keep us all busy and happy I'm putting together several crafts we can do together this summer. Maybe that will keep us all from killing each other. 

May 4, 2015

DIY-Chewbacca's Bandolier Autograph Holder

Welcome to the next stop on the Magical Blogorail Red. Today we are sharing tips and information for Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

May the fourth be with you!

I have to confess something- I have never actually seen a Star Wars movie in it's entirety.

Gaaasssp! I know! I guess I need to get on it and watch one since I have two little Star Wars fans in my house. So, when I was thinking about this post I struggled a little. I wanted to make something fun and unique for autographs. Books are great, but the autographs are inside and not on display when you get home. 

The autograph receptacle had to be:
  • Star Wars themed
  • Light weight
  • Packable
  • Big enough for gloved characters to sign on
  • If wearable- removable {Characters won't sign an article of clothing that is on a person}
  • Not be a pain in the behind for parents
  • Well liked by everyone {no matter if  you are Vader or Skywalker fan}
  • An easy DIY
  • Inexpensive

That is a lot of criteria for one item! I called a Star Wars friend of mine {Thanks Frank!}, and we came up with a great idea- Chewbacca's Bandolier with autograph blocks! The blocks are Velcored on, so when you are ready to have one autographed you can pull it off of the bandolier, then put it back once it's been signed.

April 30, 2015

Thrifty Thursday- Disney Themed Bags At Dollar Tree

Super duper cute! 

So while you're packing Ziploc bags, you can save some money and stick with your theme. Dollar Tree sells Disney themed bags that are super cute and cheap to boot! 


Go check your local store, or order online here.

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April 29, 2015

Whatever Wednesday-Rules For Bringing Food Into The Parks

Take a long a tasty treat! 

In keeping with our Ziploc bag theme for the week, I thought I would cover the "bringing food into the park" rules. 

My first choice would be to buy the dining plan, and at the very most bring in light snacks. I realize that is not always feasible, so packing snacks or even sandwiches in Ziploc bags is the way to go.  It's also a good idea to freeze a bottle of water the night before to keep any food you pack cold. By the time lunch rolls around your water bottle will thawed for you to drink!

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April 28, 2015

Take With You Tuesday- Ziploc Bags Of All Sizes

So many uses! 

So as I said yesterday, Ziploc bags come up on a ton of Disney packing lists and for great reasons! Obviously, my Take With You Tuesday item is Ziploc bags. Every size has it's use. Here are a few ideas:

Snack Size: Little things while packing {quarters, clothespins, laundry detergent or dryer sheets}, Crayons {to keep kids occupied during travel}

Sand-which Size: Snacks or Sandwich's to take to the park, extra socks {in case the ones you're wearing get wet}, Phone {to protect from weather or wet rides}

Quart Size: Take an empty bag into the park, then take left overs from meals with you- or desserts from buffets for later. Sharpies {for character autographs}, Packing liquids {shampoo, sunscreen, ect.}Repack your wet poncho

Gallon Size: Clothes {packing, keeping an extra outfit in the park bag or during travel}, Pictures from character meals

These are just a few ideas! What do you use them for?
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