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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Character Breakfast At O'hana

We stayed at the Polynesian Resort on our most recent Disney World vacation this past May. You can read all about the Polynesian Resort in my review. We made advanced dining reservations for the character breakfast at O'hana for 8:30 am. This would allow us time to enjoy breakfast and then hop on the monorail and head to Magic Kingdom.


The characters include: Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Lilo & Stitch


Be sure to bring a camera and autograph book




Onto the amazing FOOD: 

The breads are served warm and they are delicious

This is not a buffet, the food is served family style (all you can eat, they will bring more platters once you are done with the first one) The Pongo juice is amazing. I would love to recreate this at home someday. The huge breakfast platter included homemade biscuits, bacon, scrambled eggs and huge wedge fries. Coffee and milk are also available.

My children loved the Mickey waffle's and fruit platter


After breakfast is served the characters start walking around visiting with each table. The character interaction is great at O'hana! The servers brought maraca's around to all of the tables and the children were invited to do a conga line around the restaurant dancing to music! It was such a fun environment and everything was just wonderful. I would highly recommend the character breakfast at O'hana and I hope to return again soon. I felt like it was a great price for an all you can eat breakfast with characters.

Price: $22 per adult $12 per child

PS-If you are curious where the adorable shirts are from that my children are wearing you can find them at one of my favorite Etsy shops: StitchesNBows

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Disney Parks Specialty Tours-Exotic Driving Experience







Welcome to those of you joining me from I Am A Mommy Nerd and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.





My husband is really into Nascar and cars in general. I know he would absolutely love this special Disney World "tour". The Exotic Driving Experience is a must for any Dad on a once in a lifetime vacation such as Disney World! Drivers are able to drive 6, 8 or 10 laps in the exotic vehicle of their choice OR you can ride shotgun with a professional driver. The exotic vehicle options include: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R or Porsche 997-S. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license. The track is one mile long and a lot of fun!





One of the many exotic vehicles to choose from




Cost: Prices range depending on vehicles. $439 to drive the Ferrari 458 Italia (valued at over $295,000) on the higher end or you could spend $199 to drive the Porsche 997-S (valued at over $99,000).



There are some awesome souvenirs available for an additional fee including photo's and in car video's of your driving experience.





Fine Print: To ride with a professional driver you must be at least 14 years old. The cost is $105 for the Exotic Driving Experience in Orlando. Friends and family may watch in the grandstand viewing area. A regulation helmet is provided.





To book this Disney World "tour" call 1-407-WDW-PLAY





Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Ashley Aspires.



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



1st Stop ~ Disney Mamas
2nd Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories
3rd Stop ~ I Am A Mommy Nerd
4th Stop ~ Disney with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers - Exotic Driving Experience *You are here*
Final Stop ~ Ashley Aspires

Monday, July 21, 2014

Surprise Frozen Themed Bags

Available for a limited time only Frozen themed SURPRISE bags

Here's a little sneak peak of some of the adorable Frozen goodies you may find in your surprise bag:


To purchase a bag visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWithBabiesToddlersAndPreschoolers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Back To School Tech-Style Giveaway


July 15-August 15th

Welcome to the Back To School Tech Sweepstakes!

At Mom Powered Media, we believe in higher education and want to help our network readers get there. To help you do just that, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. There will also be 20 second place winners to take home Back To School Prize Packages. So what are you waiting for? Let's get BTS ready, tech-style! Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, The Jenny Evolution, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, My Daylights, Barbara's Beat, Saving You Dinero, Shaping Up To Be A Mom, Robyn's View, Coupons and Freebies Mom, A Hen's Nest, Budget Savvy Diva, Mutterings Of A Mindless Mommy, Your Sassy Self and Nest Full of New. Open your sleek, next-generation HP Pavilion 14-Q020NR 14" Chromebook PC to get online, fast. You can access your favorite websites and Google Chrome apps on the 14-inch diagonal HD display in seconds. HP 14″ Chromebook PC features:
  • Intel Celeron 2955U Dual-Core processor 1.40GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 16GB solid state drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Intel HD GMA Graphics
  • Webcam
  • SD memory card reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Acer converter port
  • 3-cell lithium polymer battery for up to 8.5 hours run time
  • 2.76 lbs, 0.8" x 11.3" x 8"
  • Genuine Google Chrome OS Software


One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. Twenty additional winners will also receive a Back To School Prize Package.

Giveaway ends August 15th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Celebration



It might not be your birthday today but you can still celebrate!! It's summer and we are going to give one lucky reader a $75 Disney gift card and choice of custom made shirt from Behind The Mouse. All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter below. Winner must be 18 or older and a US citizen. No fake entrants please, I will be checking.


Winner can choose one these adorable shirts from Behind The Mouse




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Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Day At Busch Gardens Williamsburg-Part 2

I recently visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg with my family. My children absolutely loved the many kid friendly attractions that the theme park offered. Their favorite area was the Sesame Street Forest Of Fun. You can read all about our fun here. Today I am going to share with you the awesome kid friendly area called Land Of The Dragons. This area is designed for guests under 56" and it is located in the Germany section of the park.


The super cute treehouse is so fun for children to explore

Here's a photo of my children riding the "Eggery Deggery Ferris Wheel" 

Here's a photo of my children riding the "Bug-a-Dug" My littlest loved this! She enjoyed driving her ladybug!

Here's a photo of my children riding the super cute "Flutter-Sputter"

The Land of The Dragons is a great play area for ages 9 and under. The tree house leads children to a huge climbing net area. There is also a water play area at the entrance. If you are are separated from your little one there is a lost children's area called Dragon Digs.


Inside Dragon Dig's there is a nursing area and a nice private bathroom.

Inside of Dragon Dig's 

Overall my children loved Land of the Dragons. They spend about an hour and a half riding the rides. Many of the rides they were able to ride twice in a row. 

Stay tuned for my next post where you can learn all about the many dining options that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has to offer.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Christmas In July

Cryoow! Doll Giveaway & #ChristmasInJuly Giveaway Hop


Be sure to stop by Parenting Beyond! for the GRAND PRIZE- your very own Cryoow! Doll!! (value $150)!


Parenting Beyond!  Cryoow! Doll Giveaway & #ChristmasInJuly Giveaway Hop What is a Cryoow! Doll? A Cryoow! Doll is your child's drawing come to life. These are so amazing! Cryoow! takes an picture your child has created and makes it into a doll. We absolutely adore our Cryoow! Dolls!! You can see Parenting Beyond's full review of them here. Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 25, 2014. This website and blogger is not responsible for prizes or sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, please email ParentingBeyond@gmail.com .



















Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Day At Busch Gardens Williamsburg-Part 1

I recently visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg located in Virginia. I have been visiting this theme park since I was a little girl. The park offers something for everyone and it is a great family friendly theme park. Everywhere you look you will see beautiful flowers, well maintained paths and the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen. I'm not here to tell you about the bathrooms though :) I am going to share with you the many kid friendly attractions that Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers. My kids favorite area was the Sesame Street Forest of Fun. They were able to play in their swimsuits at the water area and they were able to meet Elmo & Big Bird!

My children & their grandparents walking into Sesame Street Forest Of Fun

Be sure to let your children burn some energy at Oscar's Yucky Forest (this is all a padded play area)

Prince Elmo's Spire

Children of all ages will enjoy the water play area at Sesame Street Forest Of Fun

Here's my two girls playing on the soft padded water play area (I love that it is not concrete)

The perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day

If you forget your sunscreen, swimsuit or towel don't worry--you can purchase one at Abby Cadabby's Treasure Trove located at the Sesame Street Forest Of Fun 

Stay tuned for my next post where I will tell you all about Land Of The Dragon's.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller Review + Giveaway


Welcome to the Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller Giveaway!
Sponsored by PishPoshBaby & Hosted by The Mama Experience
 
The Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller from PishPoshBaby is a full-featured, fast-folding, all-in-one stroller. The padded seat is reversible so you can have baby face you or face the world. Available in Black, Green, Silver and Red, the City Versa can also fold easily with one hand no matter what direction the seat is facing!
 
Features an all-wheel suspension system, adjustable handlebar, hand-operated parking brake, dual swivel front wheels for precise maneuverability, 8" quick release EVA wheels, adjustable footwell support for passenger comfort, a large multi-position canopy with peek-a-boo windows, a seat back storage compartment, large under seat basket, adjustable 5-point harness with shoulder pads and buckle cover, and a removable auto-lock to keep the stroller folded during transport and storage. Retails for $229.00.
 
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One lucky reader will win a Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller from PishPoshBaby!

 

Giveaway ends July 30th at 11:59pm EST and is open to US residents, ages 18+. Just enter below on the Rafflecopter form. Good luck!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Giveaway

Wishing everyone a happy 4th of July! Thank you to the many men and women serving our country and those who have served! To celebrate 4th of July I am participating in an awesome giveaway for my readers! 


These awesome prizes are up for grabs--simply enter below using the Rafflecopter! 16 prizes and 16 winners!! Wow!! Good luck!



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

102 Ways To Save Money For Walt Disney World Review + Giveaway

This review for 102 Ways to Save Money at Walt Disney World by Lou Mongello is part of a Magical Blogorail sponsored campaign. Copies of the book were received free of charge for a review. Opinions are those of the reviewer and do not represent those of the author.  Your opinion may vary.


102 Ways To Save Money For And At Disney World is a WONDERFUL book for anyone and everyone planning a Disney World vacation. The book has so many great ways to save money for your Disney World vacation that even I had not thought of! My personal favorites of the 102 ways to save money: " Scheduling your Walt Disney World visit around one of Disney's annual events you get more bang for your buck." This is exactly true! My family visits each May and we visit the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. I truly feel like we are getting a BIG bang for our buck! The beautiful topiary displays, HGTV guest speakers and even special entertainers performing live include a few of the examples. Another great tip that Lou gives reader's is to give each child their own personal Disney piggy bank dedicated to saving their money for Disney World. Also let family members know that your children would love Disney World gift cards for their birthday instead of toys. These are all practical and easy ways to save money efficiently for your Disney World vacation. If you have the extra money, have money deducted from your paycheck each month and directly deposited to a special Disney savings account. This is a GREAT way to save money, this way you don't even see the money nor do you get the chance to spend it, it goes directly to your savings account.

I really love the great money saving advice offered in this book. I think that readers will appreciate the 102 ways to save money and really be able to save for their Disney World vacation quicker than they thought possible after reading this book. If you can only afford to buy one guidebook THIS is the one to buy! I have read many many Disney guidebooks and this is by far the easiest to understand, learn from and follow through with.

Lou Mongello is a well known among many Disney fans. Lou is best known as an author of Disney Trivia books, speaker and founder of the Dream Team Project which sends children with life threatening illnesses to Disney World. He is also the host and producer of the very popular WDW Radio.







Disney expert and podcasting pioneer, Lou Mongello, shares 102 ways you can have the most magical Disney vacation without breaking the bank in this comprehensive, detailed, 197-page guide.  102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World guide is a MUST HAVE for any family planning toward a Disney vacation.

Purchase the Book Here 

 

Enter to Win a Copy of Your Own + a Walt Disney World Audio Tour from Lou Monghello

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