Thursday, July 24, 2014

Disney Parks Podcast with Krista and Tony!



Thank you to The Disney Parks Podcast for inviting me on as a guest on their latest show Episode #141.  I learned a lot about the latest Disney happenings and enjoyed the laughs while we talked about our favorite sweet snack treats around Walt Disney World. 
Find this super fun episode on YouTube Here or go to the Disney Parks Podcast website to listen Here.  You can also find the show on itunes as well as Stitcher radio.
 
The Disney Parks Podcast is a great show to keep you informed of the latest Disney news!  You'll also find fantastic celebrity guest interviews, giveaway contests, and information on meet-ups to meet some great new Disney friends!

HOST KRISTA
Krista brings you the Disney news in her bright and energetic way.  You can actually hear her smiling when you listen to the show.  It's easy to tell that she loves what she does!  Krista also writes for the blog Disneyways.com to bring you even more Disney news and fun info.  You can find out more about Krista on her Disney Parks Podcast profile here.
To Follow Krista
Twitter @Disneyways


HOST TONY 
Tony is one of those lifelong Disney super-fans.  If you want to know behind the scenes details, he is your man.  He even has a great website called DisneybytheNumbers.com.  Want to know how many miles of wiring are in the Electrical Light Parade, how many parking spaces are at the Magic Kingdom, or virtually any other statistic?  Just pop over to his site and you'll find it!  To learn more about Tony, read his bio from the Disney Parks Podcast here.
To Follow Tony
Twitter @DBTN

Thanks again to Krista and Tony for having me on the show.  Please go listen to the Disney Parks Podcast and subscribe on itunes!



NEW!! Olaf "Frozen" Artwork at The Art of Disney!!

UPCOMING PERSONAL APPEARANCES AND SIGNINGS
Art of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace
1-9 pm (generally)
July 24th-27th
August 14-17th


Artist, David E. Doss, continues in his style of casual beach-themed artwork with his latest creation featuring Olaf, the loveable snowman from the billion-dollar blockbuster movie "Frozen."


Find Olaf relaxing on the beach in the sun living his dream at The Art of Disney store at Downtown Disney in the Marketplace of Walt Disney World starting TODAY!

The new piece titled "In Summer," is available in matted 16x20's, 11x14's, and 8x10's. 


During his appearance at The Art of Disney, David will be happy to personalize this or any artwork that you purchase.

To learn more about David, CLICK HERE for my interview with him about how he became an artist with Disney and what inspires him.

If you stop in to see him, let him know the Princess sent you!!!











*The Art of Disney and artist meet n' greet area is handicap accessible.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Food Truck Visits EPCOT!!

The Epcot World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck from Downtown Disney will visit Epcot July 4, 5, and 6.


The Food Truck will be in the Promenade area between Future World and World Showcase (near the Duffy Meet n' Greet area).

UPDATED MENU

Grass Fed Beef Sliders 9.50

Kielbasa and Pierogies with Carmelized Onions and Sour Cream 8.50

*NEW Chicken Gyro- Seasoned Chicken Breast on Gyro Flatbread with Tzatziki Sauce and Chips 9.50

The Pierogies are DELICIOUS!  All of the dishes that I've tried from the Food Trucks over the past few months have been fresh, hot, and very tasty.  I'm really looking forward to trying the new Chicken Gyro soon.

The Food Trucks accept the Disney Dining Plan Quick-Service Credits.

Check back soon for full Disney Food Truck Menu Updates and Info on the New Food Truck Park Coming To Downtown Disney SOON!



*Thank you to the Disney Food Truck Chefs for providing the updated information and select photos.

*The Food Trucks are accessible but the service windows are high.  If you need assistance, cast members are happy to assist.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

World Cup Viewing in Epcot/Air-Conditioning with BEER!




Although the US is out of the running, the WC is still going strong.  During this time, the Odyssey in Future World (near Mexico) in EPCOT plays home to a relaxing World Cup viewing center.


The Odyssey has a huge room filled with large screens broadcasting the games and news in between the games with lots of seating.


The seating includes tables, standard banquet chairs, AND big padded leather sofas and chairs..lots of them!


In addition, the center also has a snack bar with southwest wraps, hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, candied nuts, chips, coke products, and a nice selection of beers.  


So, guests can grab a hot dog and a beer then lounge in a big comfy chair in air-conditioning and enjoy the game.


There's also a small gift stand with WC merchandise.



Even if you are not interested in the games, the center is open during non-game times.  It's a nice quiet stop during the heat of the day. 



If you are heading to EPCOT during the remainder of the games, keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to stay in your room to watch.  Also, keep it in mind for a cool place to relax and have a beer!



*The Odyssey is handicap accessible but some chairs may have to be moved around to get through.

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*Check-out my July 2014 Tiara Giveaway Contest HERE!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tiara Giveaway! Enter to WIN!



This month is my birthday month!  What better way to celebrate the occasion and the success of my new Disney Inspired Blog than with a TIARA GIVEAWAY?!
Please keep in mind that the Tiara is ADULT SIZE and is made of crystals. It is bridal quality!

ACTUAL TIARA PRIZE!!
 This contest will last through the month of July.

A Winner will be announced the first week of August.


TO ENTER

1. Twitter Follow @JeanieBlue114  And/Or LIKE The Princess Papers page on Facebook.


2. Comment on this post "WHY you OR someone you know is a Princess."


3. Make sure to leave your Twitter or Facebook name so that I can contact you if your entry wins!!



*Winners must be from the Continental U.S.

*Winner will be chosen from all the responses.

*Previous winners from The Princess Papers not eligible.



SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TIARA SPONSOR

FOREVER PRINCESS BOUTIQUE



Please see their link HERE or on the right of this Blog page to purchase a lovely tiara for your next Disney vacation or special occasion.

Shoes, purses, and other accessories are also available!!

The Disney Dream Girls Podcast


A Disney podcast by women for EVERYONE, with a lot of wit and a touch of sparkle, what's not to love??

Michelle and Jayne are two lovely ladies who host the Disney Dream Girls Podcast.  On their show, they provide fantastic Disney Parks tips for travel to both WDW and Disneyland/California Adventure.  They also have special features with Disney guest celebrities, Imagineers, Musicians, and fans!

I've been delighted to be a guest on the show twice now.  On the latest episode, we discuss Disney Parks vacations and events for the 4th of July (and tips for any high season travel.)  The episode also includes an interview with everyone's favorite Disney Host from your WDW Resort TV, Stacey J. Aswad!

Click on the links below for some of their special episodes.

You can subscribe to the Disney Dream Girls Podcast on itunes!  And don't forget to leave a 5 star itunes review to let them know you enjoyed the show!

Twitter: @DisDreamGirls

Friday, June 27, 2014

Taproom Takeover for Operation Homefront at WDW Swan & Dolphin:Hotel Toasts Independence Day

Media Release

When: Wednesday, July 2, to Tuesday, July 8
Cabana Bar and Beach Club Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                                   
Where:Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Cabana Bar and Beach Club


Guests at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can toast Independence Day with regionally brewed craft beers, during a “Taproom Takeover” at Cabana Bar and Beach Club, July 2-8. The hotel will partner with Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing to serve a variety of craft beers on all eight of its taps throughout the week and add a charitable twist as well.

On July 4, a portion of the proceeds from the brew, Homefront IPA, will be donated to Operation Homefront, which provides services to military families across the nation.  Homefront IPA is collaboratively produced by several American microbreweries nationwide, including Cigar City Brewing. Homefront IPA is aged on donated Louisville Slugger maple bats, brewed with donated hops from Puterbaugh Farms in Washington, infused with fresh orange peel and served in donated cans from Crown Holdings, Inc.



Along with Homefront IPA, Cabana Bar and Beach Club will serve these Cigar City Brewing beers throughout the week: Helles Lager, Maduro Brown Ale, Invasion Pale Ale, Jai Lai IPA, Florida Cracker White Ale, Cigar City Cider, Cigar City Apple Pie Cider, Tocobaga Red Ale, Cubano Espresso Brown Ale and Wandering Pelican Black Ale. A selection of Cigar City Brewing beers will also be served at the Dolphin’s Lobby Lounge.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is partnering with Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing to offer locally-brewed craft beer throughout the week at the hotel’s Cabana Bar and Beach Club. Proceeds from the specialty brew Homefront IPA offered exclusively on July 4, will be donated to Operation Homefront, which provides services to military families across the nation. 

When: Wednesday, July 2, to Tuesday, July 8
Cabana Bar and Beach Club Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                                   
Where:Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Cabana Bar and Beach Club
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830