It was only a matter of time, right? No more plastic straws in the parks, (for free) but now, you can be the proud owner of reusable Disney straws! Sarcasm aside, luckily, these aren't too expensive, ($10 for 8) and they would be a fun and inexpensive way to add a little Disney to your day, or a great souvenir for the folks back home. Let's be honest here...these ARE going home with me in a few weeks, even if I won't use them there.
These straws come with a brush to clean them, however, they are NOT dishwasher safe. I wonder if they would melt, or survive! If you buy a pack, let me know!
Not getting to the park any time soon? You can buy them from ShopDisney! Just click here, or on the picture and you'll go right to their page.
I'm hoping for a few different colors to match all of my Rapid Refill Mugs! how about you?
When you find me doing the weekly shopping, you might notice my scowl. "Lunchables went up 30 cents?! They want HOW much for these juice boxes? You want to take my left arm, too while you're at it?" Spot me at Disney and you might not recognize me. "Gasp! Only $17.99 for this mug? Take my money! $49.99 for a Minnie wallet? Take it!! TAKE IT ALL!!!!!"
That's the sort of person I turn into at Disney, I'm slightly sheepish to admit. Is it the music? The selection? The happy, happy feeling of Disney? No idea, because I don't buy it all, and there's a lot I don't even want to look at, but when I'm there, money is No Object and I'm not stressing over it at all.
I have a secret about that though, and I'm going to share so that you can also have that feeling! The reason I can let myself relax that much, is because I've been following my own advice, and everything, including my wild splurges, is paid for before we go. The stuff we could have gotten much cheaper ahead of time, like chips and bananas and bottles of water, also are already paid for, and at a fraction of the Disney cost.
Since school is about to be out, and families will be hitting the road, I thought I'd do a round up of some of my most popular blog articles to help you save big NOW, so that when you drive through those glorious gates, you can be splurging too!
7 Ways to Help Your Kids Save for Disney
5 Ways to Save for Disney You Might Not Have Thought Of
Further Ways to Save, AND Free Money
Save BIG Bringing These Snacks Into Disney
Save Hundreds at Disney With This One Trick
Tips to Maximize Your Disney Dining Plan
There are many more blog posts, click the categories over on the right to narrow things down, but these are going to give you a good start if you need it!
The best trips are the ones where you aren't stressing over how you're going to pay for it all when you get home! Follow some of these tricks, and you'll be smiling, not cringing, when you fork over for a new set of Mickey ears!
As we get ourselves ready for our next visit to our favorite destination, keeping the kids entertained on a long trip always takes some planning!
This year, we are making some road trip binders that will be given to them, I thought I'd give you a peek inside.
I took regular binders, I bought when school supplies were being clearanced, and added page protectors. Dry erase markers will be added to the front, and inside the pages willy vary, due to age.
there will be maps, to trace our route, mazes, dot to dots, tracing, state into sheets, hidden pictures, spot the differences and so many other fun things. Many of them were printedFREE. Go here, from a previous blog post where I listed my favorite place to score these sheets!
I don't expect these to entertain the whole way, we do a two day drive, I do think for just a few dollars, the hour it will buy is well worth it! Do you do anything similar?
If you liked the original Rivers of Light show, you might enjoy the new one even more! If you didn't care for the original, give the new one a chance, it sounds much better! After 2 years, Disney has updated it (much needed, many think) and classic Disney songs and moments will be blended with Disney Nature scenes to remind us how similar we are, and to help us experience the Circle of Life. I am hoping for a live stream, often they will do that on a new show, a sort try, before you buy!
A Disney Dark Ride is a term you might hear thrown around. Maybe your first instinct is to think of something like the Tower or Terror, or Haunted Mansion, after all, those are dark, sometimes scary or spooky, isn't that what a dark ride is?
You would be half right in your guess! A dark ride is an attraction where guests climb aboard some sort of vehicle that moves along a track, either suspended, or on the ground, where music, special scenes and sometimes even a story is experiences. A few examples of this would be The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, Peter Pan, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, and even Toy Story Mania. The upcoming Ratatouille ride, and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will also be Dark Rides.
While a dark ride isn't necessarily a frightening one, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, a personal favorite, has been known to make young children afraid, with the glowing Heffalump part. The best way to know if a ride is right for you, is to check out Youtube. Put in the name of the ride, or even just somthing like, Magic Kingdom Rides, and start browsing!
Do you have a favorite Dark Ride?