Monday, June 30, 2014

Why I Love The Polynesian Resort

Aloha! Upon check in at the Polynesian Resort my family was greeted with lei's and fun little coloring books for the children and Crayola crayons. My daughter was given her 1st "birthday button" also. We were lucky enough to stay at the Somoa building which is directly behind the Volcano pool! We were so happy with this beautiful resort and beautiful room! 

The bedroom was decorated so nicely with the tropical theme and allowed plenty of space for our family of 5. There are two huge very comfortable beds and a couch that makes a sofa bed. 

the couch can convert to a sofa bed

there is a Cuisinart coffee maker in each room

the bathroom was first class---two sinks, plenty of space and a great shower with awesome water pressure

I love the wall paper in the bathroom! Plenty of space to hang wet swim suits too!

the bathroom amenities were awesome--be sure to request some for the road

The room had a mini refrigerator which was perfect for keeping juice boxes cold and the kids applesauce

The closet was huge and could have easily held our luggage and umbrella stroller (folded up). There was also a safe located inside of the closet.

When I stepped out onto the balcony and saw this amazing view I almost couldn't believe how lucky we were! This is what I had hoped for when I requested Somoa building months prior. 

View from the balcony looked out onto the Grand Floridian, pool and even a peekaboo view of the lake!!

You really feel like you are somewhere tropical with a view like this! 

I would highly recommend the Polynesian Resort. I love the Polynesian Resort because it is located on the monorail and provides easy access to Magic Kingdom. I love that you can also take the boat to get back and forth between the resort and the Magic Kingdom. I love the tropical themed rooms, lobby and restaurants. My kids love the Volcano pool, beach area and splash pad. And if that isn't enough reason's why I love the Polynesian Resort then here is one more---O'hana and the luau are both located here at the Polynesian Resort. There is so much to do for children of all ages. There are games by the pool for children, nightly movies by the pool and smores by the fire pit.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom App + Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway

Summer is here and I don't know about you but my children absolutely love playing outside. My son especially loves being outside and he loves to explore and search for bugs. My son is really excited to use the Backyard Explorers Kit. He especially can't wait to use the bugview bug catching tool which has a built in magnifier making it easy to spot small bugs! Orkin is going to give one lucky blog reader a Backyard Explorers Kit! The Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit includes:

- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

What is your spirit bug? Take the quiz and find out:

* Each household is only eligible to win 1 Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Disclosure-I received a free product in exchange for a blog review, however all opinions expressed are my own*

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Celebrating At Disney World

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Orange. Enjoy the ride as we share how to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones at Disney.

My daughter was lucky enough to celebrate her birthday at Disney World not once but twice! The past two year's that we have gone to Disney World it just happens to fall on her actual birthday--May 1st. The first thing I would recommend to anyone celebrating a birthday at Disney World---go to guest services and get a complimentary birthday button! Guest services is located at each theme park. They gave my daughter a birthday button at check in to our resort also. When you make your advanced dining reservations--be sure to make a special note that you are celebrating a birthday on the reservation.

Celebrating Allie's 5th birthday at Chef Mickey's

Complimentary chocolate Mickey cupcake at Chef Mickey's

Celebrating Allie's 5th birthday--dinner at 1900 Park Fare--check out my review here

Allie visited the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique and had a princess makeover--they gave her a 'birthday princess' sash to wear--read my review here

Celebrating Allie's 7th birthday--dinner at Via Napoli at Epcot

Tips for celebrating a birthday at Disney World--

  • Make a note on the ADR that you are celebrating
  • Wear your birthday button
  • Sometimes you will receive special complimentary cupcakes, desserts or surprises but DON'T expect them
  • Don't be surprised if random people approach you and say happy birthday :) 
  • Characters will occasionally write happy birthday in your autograph book
  • You can purchase special birthday ear's on Main Street and even have your name personalized on the back
  • You can purchase ahead of time special 'birthday' shirts from for your Disney vacation

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

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 with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (You are here)
2nd Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories
3rd Stop ~ I Am A Mommy Nerd
4th Stop ~ Frontierland Station
Final Stop ~ Journeys from a Follower

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day & Night Teething Giveaway

Welcome to the Day & Night Teething Giveaway!
Hosted by Mommy By Nurture and Sponsored in conjunction with Spark of Amber.

About Spark of Amber
Spark of Amber offers beautiful and authentic Baltic Amber necklaces and bracelets for teething. They also offer an array of other products such as earrings, rings, and pendants. Only bringing you the best from Lithuania and the Baltic Regions. 

If you are unfamiliar with Amber teething jewelry, you should check out this REVIEW OF SPARK OF AMBER NECKLACE from Mommy By Nurture. Also available is a review on the Balm! Baby Bye Bye Teething- Hello Sleep! 

Now on to the fun part! One winner will win both items featured: Their choice of a "It's a Boy" or "It's a Girl" Amber teething necklace along with a 2oz bottle of Balm Baby! Bye Bye Teething, Hello Sleep! A RV of $32.00, items will ship separately from each sponsor. 

You can gain multiple entries with the Giveaway Tools below. Come back daily to get the daily entries after you finished them all! This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older at the time of entry. One person per household may enter. Winner will be contacted through email and has 48hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the Sponsors listed and not that of the participating bloggers. All FTC Regulations apply. Your information is private and will only the winner's information will be provided to Mommy By Nurture and the Sponsors to reach the winner and ship the prizes in this giveaway. Giveaway will accept entries from 9AM EST 6/24/14 through 1AM EST 7/9/14

Monday, June 23, 2014

Frozen Blu Ray Giveaway

My children's new favorite Disney movie is Frozen!! Of course just like millions of other children in the world! If you don't already own the dvd you can enter to win a blue-ray copy!! 

Amy, an agent with Destinations in Florida, joined the Pixie Dust Savings team recently and is offering a brand new, factory sealed Blu-Ray copy of Frozen. Along with the Frozen Blu-Ray you will also get 5 Disney Trading Pins, a set of Anna and Elsa pressed pennies, and a Maleficent Button from the 24 Hour party! Good Luck!  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Charmed In The Parks Charms

Charms are located in many of the gift stores at Disney resorts and at the theme parks

My personal favorite spot to find the best selection of charms is the shop located at the Magic Kingdom beside the Castle called Castle Couture. 

Charm bracelets make a great souvenir and it is fun to add on to the bracelets each year. There are charms for each Disney princess, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, mouse ears, flowers, etc. 

Each year I let my girls choose a few charms to add to their bracelets. This has become such a fun tradition. You can also find charms at the Disney Store at Downtown Disney.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pirate's Booty Giveaway

Welcome Matey! Did you know that right now you and your little pirates can enter for their chance to win some pretty amazing prizes just by telling a Cheesy Joke? Pirates Booty wants to hear it! 

Knock Knock! Who's there?


Boo Who??

Why are you crying?

And nothing cheesy about this - I've teamed up with Clair's Freebies to bring you $50.00 in coupons from Pirates Booty! More chances to win some yummy cheesy corn chips and mac & cheese! You never know what will be inside of your treasure chest!! 

Enter for your chance to win using the Rafflecopter below! 
Good Luck!

**Disney With Babies Toddlers & Preschoolers was not compensated for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please direct questions to clairsfreebies at yahoo dot com. Giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. If you have won this prize from another blog you are not eligible to win again. Must be a winner with a US mailing address.**