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August 15, 2017
by Carol Ann
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Disney Parks Moms Panel Exciting Application Time!


It is that time of year again after the warmth of the summer and before the crisp air of the fall to apply for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What is the Disney Parks Moms Panel? It is a group of passionate Disney lovers who answer questions to help people plan extra magic, fun, and memories into their vacations on the Disney site. There are only a few chosen for the many whom apply. To be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel is very fun for the Disney Lovers who love to plan Disney vacations like me! I will never give up trying.

The adventure begins again this year on September 6th, 2016. I have applied every year since the panel started. I have not made the panel yet but have “won” in so many more ways. I have had fun on every adventurous application and met friends from all over the world.  These particular friends chEAR for each other and cry for disappointments along the way.

 

Of course, the application process is not easy for that “Princess” role on the panel. It is a “tale as old as time” ten yEARs of applications, and a roller coaster ride with ups and downs along the way. I would not have it any other way! Let the Mickey Park games begin~~Pixie Dust and Good Luck to all!

~~~~It all started with a mouse!!

To apply for the panel here: https://disneyparksmomspanel.disney.go.com/recruiting/search-begins-soon

August 7, 2017
by Carol Ann
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The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village


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I love staying at, The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is a luxurious resort with many amenities and activities. These are listed below:

  • Beach and Shuttle
  • Boating Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Charter Fishing
  • Concierge
  • Events
  • Fax Services
  • Gift Shops & Restaurants
  • Grilling
  • Groups and Meetings
  • Indoor & outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Hot tubs
  • Water-sports
  • Weddings & Special Events

This resort is one of the nicest I have ever stayed at. I loved it and hoped to visit soon with my family! Below are some pictures of the units, pool, BBQ grills, the private beach and the complimentary shuttle which goes from the resort to the beach every few minutes. The units are beautiful and very detailed to the art on the wall. They also include a stacked washer and dryer which is so nice to have on vacation. There were two twin beds in the third bedroom. HarborWalk Village has many shops and activities and is located just below the resort on the property; it also has many events hosted there. It is on the waterfront and is on the historic Destin Harbor. You will love staying here on your next vacation!

 

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Below are pictures of the second bedroom, dinning room, kitchen and living room.

 

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Below are pictures of the BBQ grills, private beach with chairs and umbrella’s, the complimentary shuttle boat, the outdoor pool and also, HarborWalk Village. Emerald Coasting at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village can be so much fun!

For reservations call: 1-800-676-0091 For more information visit www.EmeraldGrande.com on the web.

 

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May 25, 2017
by Carol Ann
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Walt Disney World® Resorts Boardwalk Inn and Villas


 

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Walt Disney World’s® Boardwalk Inn and Villas is like stepping back in time to the older day’s of an Atlantic seaside resort. It is a very large hotel, and entertainment complex. The atmosphere really takes me back to a dreamy bygone era and I feel like I am really there. My family and I just love to stay there. When I was a little girl I can remember going to the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey one time. I can still smell the cotton candy, and see the lights in my mind. This is what Walt Disney World’s® Boardwalk takes me back to. There are so many special things there. First are the Friendship boats which run to Hollywood Studio’s and to the back of Epcot. They are so very nice to ride. I count them as a ride in themselves. The boats are not on a track and are really launched and docked. They run about every 20 minutes. It is very relaxing to ride them back and forth. The buses run everywhere else.

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The pool has a clown face at the end of the slide and is called “Keister Coaster” made like an old wooden roller coaster! It has a very nice pool and slide. There are many new activities and games at the pool for children. I thought it was really fun as I was watching!  I just love The Boardwalk Inn and Villas!

There are several restaurants on the Boardwalk to eat at:

  • Boardwalk Bakery
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Boardwalk Pizza Window
  • ESPN Club
  • Flying Fish Café
  •  Trattoria al Forno
  • There is also a candy store called, Seashore Sweets

At night there are street entertainers, and surrey bikes to rent to ride around. There are twinkle lights all around the buildings and it is only a short walk to see Illuminations at the bridge. It looks so pretty with the lights and buildings all around. There are also carts with hot dogs and other treats for sale.

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I love to visit Walt Disney’s World’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas at the holiday’s if I stay there or not. This past December my family and I were looking at the decorations and Mickey and Minnie came to visit in their holiday suits! It was such a great surprise! I love the decorations and now there is also a small gingerbread house to purchase goodies! It has been there a couple of years. I always think of the holidays in July! It is one of my favorite times to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney’s Boardwalk.

 

If you are not sure where to stay or want to try a deluxe resort or even something new you will not be disappointed with Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. It is just fabulous to stay there! I love it!

 

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For more information call: 407-824-4321

Or visit on the web:  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/

 

April 22, 2017
by Carol Ann
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Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa


 

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Our family loves to stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. I have stayed there several times before, but now being adjacent from the new Disney Springs is awesome! I also loved the bridge and waterways to Disney Springs on Village Lake. There is so much to do at Disney Springs! New shops and new restaurants it is spectacular.

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Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is themed after a late 1800’s New York Saratoga Springs retreat famous for its spas and horse racing. There are horses on the decor in the villas. It makes me reminisce about the good old days when Grandma took my cousin and me to the horse races in Colorado. Oh, how I loved to watch the horse races and to ride the horses when I was young.

There is so much to do at this resort:

  1. Two fabulous feature pools with water slides, aqua, play areas and much more!
  2. Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
  3. Senses–the spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
  4. Playgrounds
  5. Tennis
  6. Fishing
  7. Jogging trails

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is an enormous resort with many bus stops within the resort. So remember to add a little bit of time when traveling by bus. There is also a boat which goes to Disney Springs at the main building of the resort. The main building and large pool are located in the “Springs” area of the resort. The launch from Disney Springs to the main building of the resort is located at the new bridge area. I find it the most convenient to stay in the “Congress Park” area of the resort which is very close to the bridge and a short walk to Disney Springs. When you get off the bridge, you are close to the “Rainforest Cafe” area of Disney Springs. I love to eat at Earl of a Sandwich it is one of my favorites.

 

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For quick service meals and snacks on site visit the Artist’s Palate. There you can find flat bread, tasty sandwiches, and entrees. The Turf Club Bar and Grill is the resort’s sit down meal restaurant that serves American fare and is very delightful.

The next time you cannot decide where to stay Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is a deluxe and beautiful resort to stay in. There are also Tree House Villas within the resort that have 3 Bedrooms! Last, of all give it a try I think you will be impressed!

For more information on the web: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com

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March 4, 2017
by Carol Ann
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Glamping Giveaway Exciting and Fun Disney Prizes!


Glamping Bloggers GiveawayWho wants to win some Disney exciting and fun prizes?? The Glamping Bloggers Retreat will be held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in October 2017. We are all so excited for this adventure we wanted to celebrate ~ and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!

Glamping Bloggers Giveaway

Here’s what you can win:

  • 2 Mickey Mouse Ear hats
  • A Vera Bradley phone case
  • Disney By the Numbers – autographed by the author
  • $40 Disney Gift Card

Now, you all have to promise to follow along in October when we are at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ~ #GlampingBloggerRetreat17 ~ You never know, you just might see some glamping shenanigans! And . . . there might be some prizes for our followers too! It’s bound to be an adventure for sure!

One prize will be awarded to one winner. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States age 18 and over. All entries will be verified. The giveaway will run March 4 to 11:50 p.m. March 17, 2017. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim prize. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

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The bloggers heading to the Glamping Blogger Retreat later this year are an awesome group so be sure to stop by their sites for a visit!

Journeys with Jenn

Lola Lambchops

Sherry Boswell

Post 50 RX

Dawns Dorky Diary

Purveyor of Pixie Dust

My No Guilt Life

Sweet Crazy Life

Fans of Mickey Mouse’s House

My Small World

 

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