Monday, April 24, 2017

What is the Disney Dining Plan? | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Disney Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages can choose a Disney Dining Plan. The Disney Dining Plans offer guests the opportunity to pre pay for meals throughout their vacation at over 100 locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Currently, there are three types of Dining Plans:

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

One of our favorite FREE things to do at Walt Disney World is to take a ride on one of the many boats. Disney does an excellent job in transporting it's guests all around the Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to the boats, you can also use buses or the monorail. There are rumors that a gondola system is also being added to connect several Disney hotels, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Currently, there are several areas where you can utilize the free boat transportation:

  • Ferry Boats connect the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom. The ferries begin operating 30 minutes prior to park opening including Extra Magic Hours. They operate until 1.5 hours after park closing, including Extra Magic Hours.
  • Boat Launchers and Cruisers are used to transport guests from The Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom.
  • Friendship Boats carry guests from Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios to the Dolphin and Swan Resort, Beach ad Yacht Club, and the Boardwalk. 
  • Sassagoula River Cruise is a beautiful ride carrying guests from Disney Springs to Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs, and Old Key West. There is also boat transportation between Disney Springs West Side, Marketplace, and the Landing. 
Which of these boat rides is your favorite?

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Fox and the Hound Family Movie Night | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

 The Fox and the Hound was next on our 2016 Disney Movie Resolution. We sat down and had a great Family Movie Night at the end of June. This movie was released on July 10, 1981. I'm pretty sure anyone who saw this movie in the 80s named their new puppy Copper. I always wanted a hound dog named Copper because of this movie and I'm still waiting!

 For our snack we had Happy Birthday cupcakes. I didn't want to do "dog" themed snacks since we did that with 101 Dalmatians. So I visited for inspiration. 

In the movie Widow Tweed has a photo of Tod with his birthday cake when he was younger. This was the inspiration for our snack. While I would have loved to make a cake with "Happy Birthday Tod" on it, I ran out of time... cupcakes were so much easier!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Disney Crossy Road Figures {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

I received free products from Moose Toys in order to review for my blog. 
The opinions expressed here are my own.

 Moose Toys has come out with a brand new line of Disney toys that I'm sure fans of the app "Crossy Road" will love. These toys were released a few weeks ago and are being released in US stores today. 
We were sent samples of the 8 bit style mini figures, single pack blind boxes, and 6 inch plush. Both of my younger boys are crazy about both Minecraft and Disney. Having Crossy Road on their iPads combines their love for both. Having these mini figures makes playing with their Minecraft toys more enjoyable. 

These mini figures are roughly an inch tall and if they can't stand on their own, they come with a small clear plastic base that holds them up. There are 4 different categories you can collect right now from Series 1: Mickey and Friends, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and The Lion King.  There are over 40 to collect. Each box comes with a collector's guide where you can check off which characters you have received.   
We all loved adding these Disney Crossy Road toys to our collections. I kept the Mickey and Minnie plush for myself and let the boys have the other mini figures. We are excited about finding these in the stores and adding to our collection. You will be able to find these at Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us. 

You can find more from Moose Toys on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    

I received free products from Moose Toys in order to review for my blog. 
The opinions expressed here are my own.