Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Win a #DisneySide Party Box + $50 Visa Gift Card

Want to show your #DisneySide by throwing an awesome #DisneySide party?  We're giving away a #DisneySide Party Box + a $50 Visa Gift Card to help you do just that!!

We love throwing Disney-inspired parties. Over the past year, we've had the opportunity to host a few #DisneySide parties. As hosts, we received a box of goodies from our generous sponsors to help us show our #DisneySide. Now it's our turn to do the same for our readers!

Monday, March 2, 2015

We Love Walt Disney World! | A #DisneySide @ Home Celebration

We received free products in order to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are our own.

What is a #DisneySide? It's the part of you that laughs bigger, screams louder, and lives life to the fullest. For most Disney fans, their #DisneySide comes out the moment they set foot in a Disney park. For our family though, our #DisneySide encompasses all aspects of our lives. We eat, sleep and breathe Disney. It's hard for some people to understand our Disney love and more often than not we get that question, "You're going to Disney, again?"

For our #DisneySide @ Home Celebration this year, we wanted to show our friends and family why we love Disney so much, what keeps us going back and hopefully encourage some of them to embark on their own Disney adventure. Our "We Love Walt Disney World" party gave our guests a taste of all the magic Disney has to offer right in our home.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lady and the Tramp Disney Family Movie Night

Valentine's Day is almost here and love is in the air. Celebrate the day with the ones you love by having a Lady and the Tramp Disney Family Movie Night. Turn Valentine's Day into a bella notte with these simple ideas.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Magic Kingdom Baby Shower- A Taste of the Kingdom

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Red as we celebrate a virtual baby shower for our Captain, Rosanne of The Disney Point. Now that decorations and entertainment are taken care of, it's time to talk about party food!

Our magical baby shower continues with three delicious buffets inspired by our favorite places in the Magic Kingdom.  There's so much great food to choose from in the Magic Kingdom, that it was easier for me to plan the menu based on course and land. Each course will give party guests a taste of the Kingdom and make them feel as if they are spending a day in the park.

Friday, January 30, 2015

All-Star Super Bowl Eats- Disney Style

The Super Bowl is just a few days away! Sports fans everywhere are gearing up for the big game. To be honest, I'm more of a Disney fan than a sports fan, but I do love Super Bowl party food. Why not combine both of them. I've come up with a Super menu, inspired by Disney food that will please both sports fans and Disney fans.

Super Bowl food

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We're Hosting a DisneySide @ Home Celebration

We received free products, including our celebration kit, from Disney Parks and Mom Select in order to host the #DisneySide @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are our own.

We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting another #DisneySide @ Home Celebration this year! We had a blast planning and celebrating our Golden Mickey Party last year. When planning this year's party, we had so many great ideas it was hard to come up with one. So which theme did we choose?
Show Your Disney Side

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beyond the Parks | Character Meals

Character greetings are a highlight of any Disney vacation. It's always so much fun to interact with your favorite characters and spend some quality time with them. 

Unfortunately, lines in the park can be long and time left for interaction can be limited. To get the most bang for your buck, book a character meal! Some of the best of them can be enjoyed without a park ticket, Beyond the Parks!

Chef Mickey's: Disney's Contemporary Resort

A classic Walt Disney World favorite, Chef Mickey's is one of the most sought after reservations on property. For breakfast and dinner, the Fab Five will delight and entertain you as you feast on a buffet of American cuisine. Our favorite part of Chef Mickey's is the Celebration time! Guests sing, dance and swing their napkins.

1900 Park Fare: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

1900 Park Fare offers 3 distinct character experiences:
  • Supercalifragilistic Breakfast - Enjoy a whimsical start to your day with Alice, The Mad Hatter
  • Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner - Join Cinderella and Prince Charming for an all you can eat dinner buffet with a few surprises. If you're lucky, Cinderella's Stepmother and 2 stepsisters will join you for dinner. If they do, get ready for all the madcap shenanigans they can throw at you. 
  • Wonderland Tea Party - Characters from Wonderland invite children 4-12 for a special afternoon tea. 

'Ohana - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (breakfast)

Lilo and Stitch's Best Friends Breakfast is a family favorite of ours. Breakfast, served family style is fun and entertaining complete with a Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride parade. You'll also get to see Mickey and Pluto dressed in their island best. Guests will receive leis to get into the Hawaiian spirit. 

Cape May Cafe - Disney's Beach Club Resort (breakfast)

Goofy and friends host a festive beach-themed buffet. While character friends are subject to change, Minnie, Daisy and Donald have been known the join him. The buffet itself is vast and varied including traditional breakfast favorites, Mickey waffles, fresh fruit and more. While you're waiting for your friends to arrive, you can draw on the paper tablecloths.

Mickey's Backyard BBQ - Fort Wilderness Campground

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It's a rootin' tootin' good time at Mickey's Backyard Barbecue. Join Mickey and friends for an all you care to enjoy BBQ picnic. You'll be entertained by cowboy tricks and a country western band. Complimentary lemonade, fruit punch and soft drinks are offered plus beer and wine for Guest over 21. Below you can find a diagram of the event space.

Garden Grove - The Swan Hotel

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Garden Grove offers a unique character dining experience. The restaurant, themed to transport Guests to the middle of Central Park, has nightly character visits. During dinner service, a pair your favorite Disney friends may just drop by to say hello! Also, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, they offer the Good Morning character breakfast event. These experiences are a great alternative to the popular destinations which book up fast. They are also perfect for Guest staying at an Epcot area resort hotel. 

Ravello (Breakfast) - Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

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A little further Beyond the Parks at The Four Seasons Orlando is Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals. There you can enjoy a traditional breakfast at their world class buffet as Goofy delights and entertains his guests. Reservation required; call (407) 313-7777 to book.

The following Downtown Disney Hotels offer character breakfasts on select days:

  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vists Resort - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Sundays
  • Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa - Sundays

There are so many options for character dining to choose from Beyond the Parks. Which option would you like to try? Are any of these your favorite?