As you all know, I am always looking for cool Disney things. What you may not know, is that I am also always on the lookout for anything with my name on it. I do not have an unpopular name, however, I do have an unpopular spelling and it makes finding personalized items that are affordable a bit harder or more expensive than I'd like.
Imagine my excitement when I came across Grimes Graphics, a fabulous company that does custom decals.
Not only could they put my name on various items, but they could also put it on Disney inspired items!
I received a plastic water bottle personalized with my name and a Mickey head decal for the purpose of this review.
I absolutely love it!! It is light weight, but not in a cheap/flimsy way. It doesn't leak, and that is the important part! It's a great size, and I love that the top is big enough for me to drop ice cubes into the bottle. (TIP: Fill your water bottle with ice cubes at Disney with just a little bit of water. By the time you are in the parks the ice will start to melt and you will have ice water to drink instead of warm water.)
The owner of Grimes Graphics was kind enough to offer a fabulous contest prize to my readers!
Use the form below to enter to win a RED PERSONALIZED DISNEY INSPIRED SHIRT like the one seen in the photo to the left. (prize is only the shirt, the water bottle is NOT included)
Grimes Graphics also offers other Disney inspired items such as personalized beach buckets, metal water bottles, decals and more. Minnie Mouse items are available for your little princess.
As you can see there will be some black out dates but as long as your check in date falls within the dates above you are able to get the promotion for your whole stay.
All resorts are included except the Little Mermaid section of Art Of Animation.
If you are booking a value resort the Quick service plan is included, the plus dining plan is free with a moderate or deluxe resort stay.
You are able to upgrade the dining plan to the plus or deluxe with any package.
Must stay 4 nights to receive this offer.
Don't forget every quote request now thru July 18th is eligible for an entry to win the Dooney & Bourke wristlet. A Booking is worth 2 entries.
Click here for more info on the giveaway.
Already booked with Disney? I can still help you too!
Fill out this form and select KERRI as your travel agent, and I will add myself as your agent to your reservation and you will get my free services! This will not cost you anything extra, and may in fact end up saving you a lot of money!
The number of packages available for this offer is limited. Tickets are for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Family suites at Disney's Art of Animation are eligible. All other suites, campsites, and 3-bedroom villas are not eligible. Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children's menu, where available. Some Table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
Many of my friends and family as well as my clients ask me the same question:
Do the Walt Disney World theme parks ever reach capacity?
The answer is YES. I have been there not only on a day when this was true but on a day when Lord Hill and I were fortunate enough to be on the last bus, and the very last group of people to be allowed in before they declared the park closed to any new guests. This was at 11:00am on New Years Eve.
There are several stages of park capacity levels.
Here is what they mean and how it can affect your trip.
Stage Zero - Due to limited available parking, Guests may be directed to alternate parking areas where they will use Resort transportation to travel to the park of their choice.
Stage 1 - At this stage each Guest in a vehicle must have a valid multi-day ticket. Also Guests with a Park Hopper or re-entering the Park, by showing a currently dated Parking Receipt, will be allowed in. Also, any Guests using Disney transportation are allowed.
Stage 2 - At this stage, Theme Park admission is limited to Disney Resort Guests*, Annual and Premium Annual Passholders, Guests with Park Hopper tickets crossing over from another Park, Guests re-entering this Park today. Guests with written confirmation of reservations for Dining or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League within one hour are also admitted. Guests using Walt Disney World Resort Transportation will be admitted. Guests not meeting the above criteria are told the Theme Park has reached capacity.
Stage 3 - At this stage, Theme Park admission is limited to Disney Resort Guests*, Annual and Premium Annual Passholders. Guests with written confirmation of reservations for Dining or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League within one hour are also admitted.
Stage 4 - Nobody is allowed in.
Also, if you are staying at a Disney owned and operated Resort and have a ticket, you are guaranteed entry into A park. Not necessarily the one you want (unless you want to go into AK). And if you have entered and left a park and do not have a hopper you may not get into anything.
*Guests of WDW Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Shades of Green at the Walt Disney World Resort are considered part of this group for Stages 2 and 3. In addition, Guests from Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels arriving by bus are included.
For more information about visiting the Disney theme parks please email me at Kerri@MickeysdreamVacations.com
It would be my pleasure to help you make the most out of your magical vacation at no additional cost to you!
With the new Disney 2013 packages being released on July 11th and the
rumored Fall/Winter FREE DINING being out on the 12th my travel agency is having an
Enter to win this authentic Dooney & Bourke Sketch Wristlet.
Request a free quote for your next Disney vacation (One per person, per
destination) by July 18th and you will get one entry to win. If you book
a trip or transfer your existing trip you will get two entries.
When it comes to visiting the Disney Resorts getting the perfect photo with your favorite character is usually at the top of the to do list.
There are two different ways you can go about creating these memories. Meet and Greets in the parks, or a character dining experience at one of the Disney dining locations.
My husband and I have done both and depending on the nature of our trip will do both again.
There are a lot of great things about the in park Meet and Greets.
My husband and I never go into the parks with a set plan. We used to, but after several years and several trips we are more "go with the flow" these days. I love randomly coming across a character we haven't met yet, and jumping on the line to meet them. I like the surprise aspect. I also like the type of interactions you can have in the parks.
When we met Lilo and Stitch it was almost like a full out show. Stitch played hide and seek using the guests as things to hide behind. They danced with everyone as a group and posed for photos with everyone without really having to wait on a line. They signed autographs and stole our pens and it was just a fun time.
I like that you can get two characters at once depending on the set up which can create some great photo opportunities.
Meeting characters during a Character Dining Experience is great too!
It's air conditioned, you KNOW you will get to meet the characters regardless of how hot it is and you won't be stuck waiting on line only to be the one right as the character takes a break leaving you stand a few minutes before they come back.
You get to relax and eat and enjoy the fun interactions the
characters have at your table. Piglet was appalled when he saw that I
had bacon on my plate. Pooh tried to steal my honey!
I also love that at certain dining locations like Cape May Cafe, and
Chef Mickey's the characters are wearing costumes you will not see them
in anywhere else.
Meeting characters is always a highlight of any trip to Disney, whether we wait on line to do it or enjoy a relaxing meal while letting the characters come to us.
Walt Disney World will be holding 4th of July celebrations at 3 of it's 4 parks this year:
Epcot will host a special 4th of July version of Illuminations will show at 10:00 pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will have a “Special July 4th Fireworks Presentation” at 9.45pm
The Magic Kingdom, will have “Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” show at 9:00 pm.
July 3rd, 2012 9:00 pm - "Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks (4th of July fireworks at the Magic Kingdom
include an enhanced presentation featuring patriotic
music themed to spectacular pyrotechnics) 10:00 pm - Main Street Electrical Parade 12:00 am - Main Street Electrical Parade
July 4th, 2012 9:00 pm - "Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks 10:00 pm - Main Street Electrical Parade 12:00 am - Main Street Electrical Parade
July 4th, 2012
11:30 am - 6:30 pm, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin and Disney
characters in the patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near
The American Adventure. 12:30 - Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert on the
America Gardens Theatre stage 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00 pm - Slippery When Wet performs at the Sounds Like Summer concert series
10:00 pm - IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature The Heartbeat of Freedom, a 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale.
DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
July 4th, 2012 6:00pm - Rockin' 4th of July Celebration! Be at the Sorcerer Hat at
6:00 as a DJ gets the party started! At 8:30 and 9:30 pm, Mulch, Sweat
& Shears will rock the stage! 9:00 pm - Fantasmic! 9:45 pm - Fireworks with a rock n' roll soundtrack
10:30 pm- Fantasmic!
If you'd like to celebrate Independence Day at Walt Disney World next year, I can help you plan the perfect patriotic trip! Contact me for more information. Facebook Email