While our family has never gotten to meet Goofy, and we hope to change that this upcoming trip, our whole family loves him. My oldest son adores the classic Goofy cartoons, especially the one where he is trying to get his new TV system set up, and I absolutly loved The Goofy Movie as a kid. I loved being able to share that with my oldest recently!! Do any of you remember that movie? The music was the best!! I've got the link at the bottom of the page if you want to relive your memories!
Happy Birthday Goofy!! We love you!
Proud to be posting with the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog hop hosted by Deb at Focused on the Magic.com.
Our Magic Bands 2.0 arrived! It was interesting to see the difference between them, and the originals. We are curious about the new Magic Keepers, and trying out different ways to wear the Magic Band, other than on our wrist.
There was an adorable little bonus tucked down the side none of us saw at first...
These luggage tags are absolutely adorable! The best part is that each coordinates with the magic bands above! Of course, being the completionist my oldest son and I are, we both were sighing over the fact we couldn't have the blue (Donald) and the pink (Daisy) as well. That would have been awesome!
Even the backs are adorable!! They came with clear straps for the tags, and while in the past I have used similar, I have lost a tag or two before. While we aren't going to use these, we'd rather keep them to look at, if we were going to use them, I think we would attach a little differently, so that they are more secure and don't get lost!
Do you like these better than the original Magic Band? I feel like the oval design of the face is going to make it easier to use, you might not have to do arm yoga to line it up just so... and the fact you can pop out the center puck and wear it in multiple ways just seems really fun, and a great way to personalize it!
Imagine this. You are all packed and ready for the road trip you've been looking forward to for months. You've checked your list several times and everything's packed, the pets are being cared for and the kid down the street promised to mow the lawn at least once. Everything is perfect!
You put your key in the ignition, but the car won't start. It just sort of sputters. Or maybe it starts going thump. Thump. THUMP. As you try and back out of the driveway.
Nothing, and I mean nothing can damper the spirits like a problem with your car when you’ve got somewhere to go. Luckily, a little bit of checking beforehand and chances are good that you'll not only catch any little problems, but also prevent them. Don't wait until the last minute, start checking these things a few weekends ahead so if you do have something that needs to be replaced, you've got plenty of time to do it.
So what needs checking?
If you aren't handy under the hood (and lucky for me, Mr. Disney Magic is!) schedule an appointment with your mechanic for a look over. It's usually not expensive and you'll have the comfort of knowing before you hop in, that your car is ready to roll!
Basic maintenance can not only make your car perform well, but make it last longer, too. Do you do a pre-trip check on your car? Any things to look for that I left out?
Target has recently gotten some fun Disney stuff in their Dollar Spot. Whether you need surprises to pull out on a road trip or activities to keep the littles busy during summer break, they've got you covered!
Check out a few of the fun things I found!
Super cute sunglasses for $3
Cute bags with notepads, a pen, a pencil, a jumbo eraser and stickers. Both of these came home with me! There were others as well. $3 each.
Bubbles!! They had just about every current popular Disney character available. Only $1
Who wouldn't want glow in the dark princesses in their room? I also spotted Finding Dorey. $3
Star Wars tsum tsums! How cute are they?! Only $1! An absolute steal.
3 sticker games with reusable stickers. tic tac toe, bingo and four in a row. Just $1
Sidewalk chalk and a chalk holder for $1, there were so many kinds to choose from.
There were many more other than Star Wars to choose from, this is just what ended up in my basket! $1, and there is a bag of puffy stickers too!
Isn't this so cool?! Star Wars tsum tsum jumbo erasers on a pencil! You almost feel bad buying it for just $1.
Memo sheets! What better way to remember to stock up on Disney snacks than to leave a note for yourself? $1 for all this cuteness.
Several different kids of these adhesive patches for $1
Plush keychain and cute mini pens, only $1!
Just because you have to work doesn't mean you can't have a little magic at your desk! I bought two of these! Just $1 for 50 awesome sheets.
DIY 2 Frozen bracelets for some summertime fun, and only $3
Moana body art and tattoos! $3
Finding Dory foam creating set $3
Cute stationary set, $1
There was some other really neat stuff at Target's Dollar Spot, but these were my favorites, and caught my eye for best value, and uniqueness. Which is your favorite?
Disney offers a really nice perk to those staying on Property. A souvenir mug that's not only solid quality but will stand up to many times in the dishwasher and many tumbles onto the floor without any fading, cracks or marks.
Anyone staying at an on property resort can buy one of these refillable mugs, but those who purchased the Disney Dining Plan get to have the mug included at no extra cost. If you want to learn more about the Disney Dining Plan, click right here to read my post about it.
What is this mug?
The refillable Disney mug lets you fill up your mug as often as you want, with whatever you want in the food court area of your resort, or any other for the length of your stay. There is a RFID chip in the bottom of it, that allows the owner to fill it up. There is a small time delay between fill ups. If you tried to use a different cup, say a regular sports bottle without the RFID chip in it, the machine won't dispense the beverage.
What can you fill it up with?
Disney has Coke products, and you'll generally find the same things on tap that you would most any fast food place, Sprite, Coke, Diet Coke, Hi-C, lemonade, root beer, etc. You can also get tea from their tea machine, which usually has four different kinds available, sweetened, unsweetened, white citrus or green. If you like hot drinks, it's all you can drink hot tea, hot coffee or hot chocolate. You will not find juice or milk available to fill in the mug. There are also mug wash spots near the drink dispensers so if you want to fill your mug with orange soda, the last few drops from your morning coffee won't make it taste strange.
How much does this cost?
The mug, and it's unlimited refills costs $17.99 for the length of your stay.
Where can I fill this up at?
At your resort, or any other Disney resort if you feel like carrying it around. You cannot fill it up within the Parks though. If you want to fill it up in the morning and drink it at the bus stop, be prepared to carry it with you until you get back to your room.
How does this work?
After you have selected the color mug that you want, (usually available are red, green, blue, yellow and purple) take it to the cashier and he or she will activate it. Go over to the drink station and follow the instructions on the digital pad. (Basically setting the cup down, waiting a few seconds, then pushing the button to dispense the beverage choice)
Why is this right for me?
This might be right for you if
Why should I skip this?
You might not want to buy the mug if
If the average person bought only three drinks a day, let's say a morning coffee ($2.79), an afternoon soda ($3.29) and an evening tea ($3.29), based on food court prices it would come to $9.37. On a 3 day stay that equals $28.11. The mug is more than paid for, and it's cheaper to have the drinks, plus the mug to take home as a run reminder of your vacation.
I'm on the fence as to if I should get this.
In our opinion, it's completely worth it for the mug since just three drinks in it a day and it's paid for by day two, but I know there are people who don't drink anything other than water, so you'll need to figure out what works best for you. There is always the option of just buying one or two mugs for a family, if some are soda/tea/coffee drinkers and some are not.
What about you? Have you ever gotten the Refillable Mugs before? Do you like them or is it not a good buy for your family?