Friday, October 31, 2014

Walt Disney World Freebie Friday: Leis | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

If you are a guest at Disney's Polynesian Resort, the Spirit of Aloha Dinner, or Ohana, you will get a FREE Hawaiian Lei! While you do have to pay for your resort room or your meal, they lei is still free.  

These make excellent souvenirs for kids back home too!  We have several in our dress up box that get used on a regular basis as an actual  lei, a cowboy lasso, a rope, a swing for stuffed animals and more! :)  They are also a nice addition to a Halloween costume! 

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Haunted Mansion Death Certiifcate | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Last fall I was so excited to find the Death Certificates from the Haunted Mansion at  This year, I went back to print some for my boys and found the web site has changed. :(

Once upon a time, you could fill in your information and customize your own Death Certificate.  Now, you can only download a PDF and fill in the blanks yourself.

While this new Death Certificate is better than nothing, I do miss the one from last year. 

Happy Hallo-week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Disney Wordless Wednesday: Transportation | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Transportation for the Grand Marshall of the parade!

Focused on the Magic

Twenty 9 Designs Scrapbook Pages {Giveaway}

Last year, my son had a Finding Nemo Birthday party.  One of my favorite parts of his party were the food tents I created using Finding Nemo paper from Twenty 9 Designs on Etsy.  I not only used these papers for the party, I've used them for scrapbooking and in collages for my blog.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Frozen and Spiderman Bagged Apples {Press Release} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

I am always trying to get my family, and myself, to eat better.  We need to start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed junk.  Being a big Disney family, it always helps when Disney adds it's label to these healthy foods!  My youngest would definitely choose the "Let it Go" apples, while my middle son would choose Spiderman.  These would also be a great addition to our food supply on our next WDW vacation!  

Disney Consumer Products to Showcase New Frozen and Spider-Man-Branded Bagged Apples at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo
More than 4.1 Billion Servings of Disney-Branded Fruits and Vegetables Served Since 2006

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Walt Disney World Freebie Friday: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is a MUST see during any trip to the Magic Kingdom!  But did you know you don't have to be inside the Magic Kingdom to appreciate this fireworks show?

You can view this show for FREE from several other locations on property.  Two of my favorite are from the beach at the Polynesian Resort and the roof of the Contemporary Resort.  Not only can you see the fireworks from these locations, you can also hear the music!  Disney pipes in the music to this show on the beach and on the roof!