Archives for February 2013
This week I’m sharing a Disney Trivia time sucker with you! This is an old web site, but one I’ve reacquainted with recently. Sporcle is an online timed trivia game. There are literally hundreds of games and topics to choose from. Obviously, my favorite is the Disney section! Here is a screen shot of the different Disney Trivia games you can play:
Having a very expensive “hobby”, such as traveling to Walt Disney World, can wear out your wallet! Unless you make tons of money AND have a very flexible work schedule, inherited a lot of money, won the lottery or know how to invest in this horrible economy you probably are like me and have to be creative to find ways to pay for a trip Walt Disney World!
I hope to share with you over the next few weeks, some creative and not so creative ways to help pay for and save for your Disney vacations.
This week it’s the Disney Rewards Visa card. Many of you are probably familiar with this. Chase has a Disney Rewards Visa that earns points for Disney with every purchase. When you spend $100 on your Visa, you earn 1% in Disney Dream Reward Dollars. (I just wish I could make my house payment on my Disney card!) We use ours like a debit card. As soon as we make a purchase on our Disney visa, we go online and transfer money from our checking account to our Disney Visa account. That way we don’t build up interest, but still earn the Disney Dollars!
You can redeem your Disney Reward Dollars towards most anything Disney: Parks, stores, resorts, movie tickets, and more.
Plus, with the Disney Rewards Visa, you have extra perks!
- 10% off at Disney Store and Disneystore.com
- 0% APR Vacation Financing
- Theme Park Perks such as a special character meet and greet photo opportunities
- Onboard credits on a Disney cruise
- Vacation Club Financing
- Ability to purchase Disney pins exclusively for card holders
- Cardmember newsletters with Disney news, park info and upcoming events
Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Living and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
Best Character Interaction… that’s pretty tough! While my favorite characters are typically the fur (masked) characters, I love the interaction with the face characters. Being able to carry on a real conversation with the characters is so fun. I think the only exceptions to this rule is when I met Tweedledee & Tweedledum and Mr. Incredible. Tweedledee & Tweedledum signed my autograph book then took my sunglasses off my head, put them on my nose and balanced the pen on top of the glasses. When I laughed and tried to take the pen off, they put it back on. They insisted we take the picture that way! When I met Mr. Incredible once, we had a charades type conversation… apparently he doesn’t know how many kids he has! 🙂
So there are my top 4, I guess, character interactions at WDW! (you should know by now that I can’t ever have ONE favorite or ONE best anything at Disney!)
I read an interesting story last week about a personalized Auburn Tiger playing football drawn and autographed by Walt Disney. Supposedly, it was given to “Red” Sugg , son-in-law of Auburn legend Cliff Hare, in the 1950s. The article claims it’s located in the Lovelace Athletic Museum. But, last week when I was there we could not find this prized drawing. 🙁
Do any of my Auburn/ Disney fans know anything about this? I’d love to know more!!
Are you familiar with Dapper Day at Walt Disney World and Disneyland? This is new to me! On Sunday, February 24, guests are invited to dress in their best “Dapper Attire” and mingle with other Dapper guests. Here are the details of the meet ups throughout the day at Magic Kingdom:
3:00pm THE LIBERTY BELLE BON VOYAGE – Meet at the boat landing in Liberty Square and we’ll all board the first departure at 3pm or after for an elegant trip (or two) around The Rivers of America on this original attraction from 1971.
4:00-5:00pm ISLAND ESCAPADES – Explore jewel filled caverns, frontier forts, and other prime photo-op locations on Tom Sawyer Island. (Board the rafts near the Big Thunder Mountain. Island closes at dusk.)
7:00pm THE DAPPER DERBY – Meet at Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel for a most elegant group ride!
8:00pm-Midnight AFTER DAPPER DRINKS at two locations, the tiki-themed Tambu Lounge in Disney’s Polynesian Resort (main building, Monorail level); and at Mizner’s Lounge at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Enjoy live jazz standards by the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra (performing until 9:40p) at this upstairs bar behind the bandstand. Top-shelf liquors, port, cognac, scotch and snacks are available.
Check out the web site (http://dapperday.com) for more details and information about what to wear, tickets and souvenirs!
Will you participate in Dapper Day 2013?