Have you ever wondered just what you get from that little slip of paper inside of your Disney movie DVD case, other than the digital copy if it came with one? Is it really worth it to collect those Disney Reward points? Disney Magic Mommy thinks so! If you like FREE Disney DVDs and other awesome Disney stuff, then you'll want to save up those points!
Let me go over the program with you!!
How long does it take to do this?
It takes about 1 minute to sign up for an account, and about 20 seconds to enter in your codes.
Start off by going to www.disneymovierewards.go.com and sign up for a free account. If you have any Disney codes from past DVD purchases, you'll be able to enter them in and start collecting your points.
How are points earned?
Points are earned from the purchase of Disney movies: DVD/Blu ray, or seeing them in the theater. You can also get points several times a year from fun free games, or other promotional codes. On average you get 75 to 100 points for a DVD, or movie theater purchase. Points add up quicker than you realize.
What can I get with these points?
You can get all kinds of great stuff! Some of the things I've gotten, and with not too many points, are a metal Jake and the Neverland Pirates treasure chest, a Marvel DK book with those stickers you put on the silhouettes, Disney pins, DVDs, posters and just a bunch of other stuff. There are always free things too, downloadables that you can print at home.
Take a look at a few of the offerings right now! Just round up those points from your DVD collection, and cash in for something right now! Rewards vary, and new ones are added every few weeks, so if you don't see something you like now, you might later! Sneaky tip: If you don't see something YOU want, is there something you can GIVE as a gift? An awesome gift that doesn't cost anything is a little more Mickey Money in the jar!
Anything else I can do on the site?
Yep! Disney has sweepstakes that you can enter in too. You can have one free entry, and if you want to enter again, you can use your points. I always just do my free entry, and I was absolutely shocked to get an email recently, saying I'd won a $25 Disney gift card in their Moana sweepstakes! I don't usually win things, so if I can, you might be able to, too!
There are also different promotions if you, for example, but the DVD/Blue ray combo, maybe you'll get a digital soundtrack free, or a digital comic, or even an ornament. There's all kinds of things.
The program is easy, it's free, and doesn't take but a few seconds of your time! Why not try it out?
Are you already a member? Have you ever redeemed for a reward?
My oldest loves magic tricks. He has a whole box that's overflowing with just about every imaginable kind of trick. Trying to copy his big brother, the little brother also does “tricks” and then of course I step on the various things and while it's not as painful as a Lego, some of it can come close. Magicians seem to use a lot of pointy objects. That's not the point of this post though! The point is, that Disney Magic Mommy can now do a trick too! And so you can! (Don't I sound all infomercial?!)
Have you ever used Space Bags? They work pretty well. I have a slew of them in the closet that I used to keep the oldest's outgrown clothes in for the youngest. As the youngest needed those, I got lazy and resorted to bins. A bin I can mostly lift onto a shelf in the garage, a space bag containing the equivalent of 2 ½ bins, not so much. So I've been lazy, and they've been in the closet.
For our upcoming trip, I was in a wee bit of a panic. Even after my awesome unpacking , rolling, stuffing and packing without overpacking the overnight bag was getting pretty full, and I wasn't so sure Mr. Disney Magic was going to be able to get his stuff in. His clothes ARE bigger after all. So I tried the ziploc bag thing, and that didn't really help. So I turned to Amazon. Don't you just LOVE Amazon? If there's a problem in your life, someone on Amazon is going to be selling an answer. It might not work perfectly, but it's a good place to start.
Anyway, I remembered the Space Bags, and remembered they made travel versions. Well, that was waaay back in the day, and now there's a lot more to choose from. The only thing that hasn't changed is that if you need a quick and easy way to get into, and then put back your clothes, you need something quality.
So I bought these.... and I'm going to let a picture, as they say, worth a thousand words, tell the rest of the story, then you can tell me if you think they are any good!!
It was just a few simple steps.
Absolutely crazy! It's magic! You can even see the boys vacation backpacks in the after photo, where in the one above, you really can't.
It seriously took less than 2 minutes a bag. Probably could have done it in one, but I was admiring it afterwards, right and proper! It's a pretty good sized pack, so I threw a few empties into the suitcase, because hey...if it all gets even flatter, that's more room to bring home the Mickey goodness! And once back home? These are going to be great to store all kinds of things in!
This Spotlight Sunday is a snapshot of the Hourglass Lake, separating the Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts. It's quiet, peaceful and a great view of the fireworks from Hollywood Studios. It's rumored that they are building an overlook on the Generations Bridge that connects Pop Century to Art of Animation, and could possibly be a loading area for the Sky Gondolas to Hollywood Studios. It sure is picturesque enough for that!
Tipping on vacation can be a pretty hot topic, but tipping on your way, or at Disney even more so. Yes, these people do make an hourly wage, but just because you go on vacation doesn't mean you don't have to tip. After all, the person back home who cuts your hair, or serves you a meal gets a tip, right? Vacation shouldn't be any different in some of those areas. Other areas are optional.
Our first trip there, it never even occurred to me to tip for cleaning our room. Our second trip, we had the nicest lady cleaning our room. She made the most wonderful towel animals for our kids, but since I didn't have any small bills, I thought I'd just leave a larger tip when we checked out, and that's what I did. That was years ago, but it still bothers me because I keep wondering, what if she had done ALL that work, and never got the tip? She really went out of her way to make our stay special, and I didn't have enough foresight to thank you daily.
This next trip, I've remedied that. While I'm not as clever to make some super cute thank you mousekeeping envelopes, like some of these people below, I do have an envelope for each night's stay, with a small thank you note on it and a few dollars inside.
Look at some of these? Aren't they just adorable??!! What I like best about these, is that they are DOABLE! There are so many that are just beyond my making! But these all seem like a normal person could do them! You can click on the photo and it will take you directly where I saw these.
Back in 2015, my littlest man was too small for Star Tours, so he and I were roaming around the back streets at Hollywood Studios. We were just going up and down the streets, totally enjoying that, "I'm walking down the set of Singin' in the Rain" sort of feel, when I saw this window. It caught my attention and I tried to get a good picture, but this was the best that I could do, there were so many people around. I was thinking about it the other day, since we are days away from our next trip-- with so much being taken away for Star Wars Land, I guess this window must be gone too? A good reminder to always take lots of photos, because you might not ever get to see something again!
Link up your images at the Disney Wordless Wednesday hop hosted by Focused on the Magic!