Once again Michael's is gearing up for Disney summertime fun, and this week, they are doing Disney crafts for 70% off! Each store's selection, and even sales might be different, but stop by to add a little Disney to your summer, at 70% off! Here are a few fun things they've got!
There's a whole lot more, so what are you waiting for? I know I'm stocking up!
One of my favorite things to tell people is best said in a rhyme!
Under three, at Disney, kids are free!
That means, up til the time your little person turns three, they can enter the Disney parks for FREE, eat off of your plate, or their own at a buffet, for FREE and don't force your family of 5 immediately into a suite because they can stay for FREE as well. If you've booked a package and are getting Magic Bands, they will also get one, for FREE!
I know the Disney fans are pretty split on if you should take your toddler into Disney or not, and this isn't the post for that, but my reasoning is if they can get in for free, why not enjoy those (also free!) priceless memories that are going to be made while there?
We went twice with a toddler, and didn't regret a single second, and if I can be honest here...it was almost EASIER with a toddler who wanted naps, because then we rested mid day too! It's also fun to see things through their eyes!
Have you ever taken advantage of this under three, gets in free policy?
There are a few people who are so inspiring, that no mater how many times you hear their story, you never get tired of it. Walt Disney is one of those for me, and as many times as I hear his story, I always learn something new, some interesting story I'd not heard.
Despite the odds of life against him from an early age he was a man who never gave up, never stopped dreaming, and never stopped planning. Even his final hours were spent pointing to various parts on the ceiling, telling his brother just how he wanted EPCOT laid out. He never wasted his time, stopped working or reaching for his goals. Pluck, determination and imagination were his guides, just like it is for the characters in his films and perhaps that's what draws us over and over to these beloved stories, no matter how old they, or we are.
If you've never read a Walt Disney biography, I encourage you to, but if you have a few minutes to spare, watch this short film about Walt, narrated by Julie Andrews, that was played in Hollywood Studios at One Man's Dream. I've always found it inspiring, and hope it gets brought back to the parks one day.
A few weeks back we shared a great tip for getting rides faster, even without a fastpass. Today we’re going to explain one more way, and that’s the Single Rider line.
While only offered on a few of the headliner attractions, the single rider line is a huge time saver and is pretty self explanatory. A single rider line is for a single person.
There are some rides that even have a totally separate line, just for the park goer who is solo and wants to ride, or is in a group doesn't care they might be split up from their friends or family.
Since many of Disney’s rides accommodate more than one rider, either by a bench seat or a stadium style seat, it only makes sense for Cast Members to get as many riders on as possible to keep the line moving quickly.
Single Riders have their own separate line, from the regular Standby of Fastpass lines. It's usually nearby, but if you miss the sign, just ask someone, you can point you there.
The way these lines work, is you enter the line, and when there’s a seat, you get sent through.
It’s a great way to ride quickly, and even make a new friend or two, if you freak out and start clinging to the rider next to you!
So what places have this single rider line? Here’s a list for you!
Test Track at Epcot
Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom
Rocking Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios
Disney is always experimenting with ways to make things better, so don't be surprised if in the future other rides are added to the list!
Disney's Pop Century Resort is our favorite. There would be too many things to list as to why, but there's just such a relaxing feel there, and while it is a value resort, it's also very fun, and very family oriented. Here are 5 of our favorite things at Pop Century Resort!
1. The awesome outdoors decor. I'm sorry, but if this isn't just the coolest ever, what is? I love the decade by decade hit toys or fads. Check out some of these awesome surprises hidden around the resort!
2. Three pools, and a splash pad! Yes, the pools are basic, but they are more than fun enough, and if one is too crowded, chances are good another one won't be!
3. Everything Pop! Everything Pop is an awesome gift shop that leads into the food court area. I love both equally. The yummy delights to use a snack credit on, or the fun little things to look at and buy. The cast members are always so nice and helpful too, plus the pin trading is great!
4. The amazing view, and bridge over to Art of Animation take my breath away each time. We've seen huge sea turtles and all kinds of other things as we stroll along the bridge. At night, you can ever see the fireworks form Hollywood Studios!
5. Family activities are all over the place here! There's a scavenger hunt (We've not tried that yet) pop up events by the pool for kids where they can win prizes, hula or hustle lessons...you name it, they might be doing it! There's also a nighttime movie by the pool!
Have you ever stayed at Pop? What's one of your favorite things there? What's your preferred building?