Sunday, June 30, 2013

Disney Chamila Bracelet and Charms Giveaway!



 
What a beautiful Chamila bracelet! I am super excited to announce this giveaway that begins today and will run until July 6th. The four charms are must have's for any Disney bracelet. Please spread the word and be sure to enter below using the Rafflecopter:
 
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MyMagic+

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Many Adventures of a Disney Lovin' Spectrum Mom and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

I am really looking forward to the new My Magic + at Disney World! This is so high tech and as a mommy of three young children this is going to personally save me so much time on our next Disney vacation. I really do not like having to carry and keep up with everyone's park passes, fastpasses, photo passes, advanced dining reservations, etc. MyMagic+ will allow for all of those items to be stored away in one place! The new magic bands are expected to be available to guests sometime this summer. MyMagic+ technology is so advanced that Disney has announced they will be able to allow some of your favorite characters know your name and even acknowledge special events you may be celebrating such as your birthday or anniversary.

MyMagic+ is going to make the average Disney visit even more magical. MyMagic+ is basically a planning tool that guests can use before and during their Disney vacation. Guests will no longer need to keep up with so many different 'passes' and guests will even be able to make purchases using their magic band. It will serve as both the room key, park pass, photo pass and fast pass.


Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Disney Kids.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~  Capturing Magical Memories
2nd Stop ~  YourFirstVisit.net
3rd Stop ~ The Many Adventures of a Disney Lovin’ Spectrum Mom
4th Stop ~  Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Final Stop ~ The Disney Kids

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Doorside Delivery Review

When my family went on our Disney vacation this past April we rented a condo that had a full kitchen. It was so nice to have access to a stocked kitchen with a coffee maker, full size refrigerator, oven and microwave. After driving 12 hours to Orlando Fl from our home in Virginia the last thing that I wanted to do was have to make a grocery list and head to the grocery store after checking in to the condo. I pre ordered our groceries online with Doorside Delivery to save myself the hassle of having to find a grocery store nearby. This way I could start my vacation immediately after checking in to the condo!


Let me tell you, it was SO nice to not have to get the groceries myself. Doorside Delivery brought the groceries that I had ordered online to the resort. I simply called the bell service desk after checking in and they brought all of my groceries up to the condo for me. I didn't even have to leave the condo! At first I was a little hesitant about ordering groceries and having them sit in the hotel lobby. I was thinking they might get lost, groceries that needed to be refrigerated might spoil, etc. But let me tell you, the bell services desk handled everything for me. They actually have huge refrigerators just for this purpose. All of my groceries were clearly labeled and kept together in the grocery bags in the refrigerator/freezer.

Doorside Delivery offers an easy to use website with over 3,000 available products grouped by categories. For example, all breakfast foods are grouped together so that you can easily find what you are looking for. All of the groceries are bought fresh. If you have a special request you can just contact Johnny by email and he will try his best to help accommodate your request. I requested several items because I have very picky children who prefer a specific type of apple juice and Johnny added it to the list of available products.

Doorside Delivery is very affordable and they have a flat base rate delivery fee of $14.95 for all deliveries. If you spend $200 or more then they will waive the delivery fee. There is a $50 minimum order required for grocery delivery. I would highly recommend Doorside Delivery and I look forward to using them again!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Club Cool at Epcot

Club Cool is such a fun spot to cool off and taste the different flavors of soda's from different countries. Club Cool is located in the Innovations West area in Epcot and guess what? It is actually FREE! Club Cool is sponsored by Coca Cola and guests can come in and cool off and sample the 8 different flavors of soda's from around the world.
 
 
Flavors available:
 
Smart Watermelon-From China and this was my favorite flavor I must. A very sweet and tangy soda. Fun to mix this with the Fanta Kolita.
 
Kinley Lemon-From Israel this is a very bitter and tart taste.
 
Lychee Melo-From Thailand. This is a somewhat sweet and tangy flavored soda.
 
Vegitebeta-From Japan (I did not taste this one unfortunately)
 
Fanta Kolita-From Costa Rica, this is a fruity and sweet flavored soda.
 
Mezzo Mix-From Germany (I did not taste this one so I can not really comment)
 
Beverly-Oh the Beverly. This is one you must not skip. The Beverly is from Italy and will really wake up your taste buds!
 
Krest Ginger Ale-From Mozambique. This soda is quite bland in my opinion.
 
What's your favorite Club Cool flavor?
 
 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Educational Fun


If your family isn't taking a vacation this summer, Little Passports can help your child "travel" and learn about different cultures around the world. For instance, did you know each year between June 21 and 24, different European countries celebrate Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer Day (the longest day of the year!), including Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway? Traditionally, people prepare their houses for Midsummer celebrations by decorating their homes with colorful flowers and wreaths. Little Passports has fun facts for your children to learn all sorts of information at their own pace. You can sign up for a 1 month trial, 3 month subscription (Perfect for summer!) or a 1 year subscription. Let me know what you and your kids think of the Little Passports Box when you open the mail next month!

 
I just signed my children up for Little Passports and I am sure they will absolutely love this! After our visit to Epcot they have shown a lot of interest in learning about other countries. This is such a great way to teach them while having fun! They love to get mail too!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Under The Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid Ride Review

My children love Ariel and could not wait to meet her. We arrived at Magic Kingdom right at the rope drop and headed directly to the new Fantasyland. There were no lines at all and we literally walked right in for the Ariel meetngreet. Afterwards we went next door and there were very little lines for Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid ride! We were seated in these adorable little clams and whisked away. The clams hold three people so we had to split up. I really liked how I was still able to see my children's faces as our clams were directly beside each other.

I rode with my oldest daughter and my husband rode with our youngest two who as you can see were mesmerized!

Under the Sea is such a fun ride with amazing, bright details retelling the movie


Ursala


My children loved this ride and I would highly recommend riding it at least once. Try to get there first thing in the morning as the lines do get quite long. We actually rode this twice as it was my oldest daughter's favorite ride :) Tips: have your camera ready so you can snap pictures of the adorable décor throughout the ride.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Healthy Eating At Magic Kingdom

This is one of my favorite spots in the Magic Kingdom to grab a healthy snack and lunch.


There are so many options for fresh fruit at Liberty Square


Liberty Square is a great spot to grab a healthy snack. Instead of feeding the kids ice cream everyday for snacks I try to encourage them to eat healthy. My kids love fresh watermelon and this is one of few places in Magic Kingdom where you can find a great selection of fresh fruits. I actually lost almost 5 lbs on our Disney World vacation simply from all of the walking we did! I also tried to eat healthy and choose healthy snacks, most of the time. A dole whip counts for a healthy snack right? :)
my dole whip from the Pineapple Promenade at Epcot
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Earl of Sandwich Review

 
Earl of Sandwich is one of my favorite places to have an enjoyable and affordable lunch at Downtown Disney. I wish that there was an Earl of Sandwich closer to where I live, if so I would be there every week! Earl of Sandwich is located at the Downtown Disney Marketplace just behind the carousel and kiddie rides. Pictured above is my absolute favorite sandwich, the Earl's Club. There are many hot sandwiches to choose from. My husband loves the Tuna Melt and my children love the Pizza Sandwiches. Earl of Sandwich features homemade chips, pasta side dishes and fresh fruit. Don't forget to leave room for dessert. The brownie crème sandwiches are to die for. My all time favorite dessert is the peanut butter and chocolate brownie sandwich. My family of 5 can easily eat lunch here for less than $25 and we always leave wanting to go back again before our vacation is over.