You can order your own canister of Golden Malted Mix here if you don’t want to enter the giveaway. You can also see the other products they have for sale here- I’m sure you won’t go wrong with any of them.
This summer has been a whirlwind for me. I feel like I’ve spent more time on the road than I have at home. We started with a trip to Florida for a week on the Disney Dream. Then I took our Jr High youth to Chattanooga, TN for a week. We spent several days at the lake in Alabama. Finally, Jonathan and I spent time in New York City and Washington DC with the high school students from church. Now, it’s time to slow down and prepare for school to start.
During the vacations and trips, I’ve tried my best to keep up with all the amazing Disney news that has been released on the Disney Parks Blog and at the D23 Expo. I’m even trying to save my clients more money by applying the latest Disney discounts to current reservations. It’s been a busy summer to say the least.
Now, it’s time to (hopefully) slow down and focus more on my family and my clients. I hope to be a part of helping your family make memories that will last a lifetime. I want to help put smiles on your kids faces. I want to do the grunt work, so you don’t have to! Call, text, or email if you need any help with your family travel memories. firstname.lastname@example.org (256) 476-2065
This summer I was given several samples of Z Blok sunscreen for my family to try. Before receiving my samples, I had never heard of Z Blok. I immediately went to their web site to see what they were all about. After reading, I was certain this would be a product I would like… it was my boys I was worried about.
Everything I read about Z Blok sounded great.
“Z Blok’s sunscreen’s unique formula does not contain any fragrances or inexpensive petroleum based ingredients, which may cause your eyes to sting. Z Blok does contain zinc oxide, which helps protect against skin cancer and premature skin aging without eye irritation. Z Blok sunscreen also provides broad-spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It is highly water-resistant so it stays on your skin instead of coming off in the water.”
Now, it was time to see if what I read was actually true in the real world. My first thoughts were, “Zinc Oxide… Zinka…. wasn’t that the neon blue, red, and yellow stuff we slathered all over our bodies in the 80s?” I sure hoped the Z Blok wasn’t going to look like some crazy war paint from the 80s. Luckily, it didn’t. I was actually very surprised when we first used the product. Yes, it was thick like Zinka, but it was white and was able to rub into the skin easily.
When I first put it on my 8 year old, he was thrilled. His comment was, “I like this stuff. It doesn’t make me smell like a coconut.” He does not like the fragrances in a lot of sunscreen, so this was immediately a plus for him. It went on smoothly and easily and was not greasy. It was also very easy to reapply while we were at the pool and the lake.
My 4 year old liked the face stick the best. He said it wasn’t slippery like the others. This product was also thick, like the sunscreen. It went on easily, but was not as easy to rub in. In fact, in the right light, at the right angle, I could see the thin layer of zinc on the boys faces. When we would get in the water, I could see the water bead up. This stuff was great! I could tell it was doing it’s job.
One of my favorite FREE things to get for my Disney trip is the planning DVD. When you first start planning your trip, wether it’s your first, 15th or 100th, get the free DVD. This will help get you and your family excited about your vacation. It will give you a tour of the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort including all the parks, shopping areas, hotels, and water parks. You will get information about special events and tips on making your vacation magical. All you have to do is go to this web site, complete the form, and check your mailbox in several weeks.
Luckily if you are at Walt Disney World or on a Disney Cruise in the near future, you will have access to EpiPens and EpiPen Jrs in the parks. Mylan, the marketer and distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors, recently announced a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney Cruise Line to help enhance access to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors and increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. The alliance helps support Mylan’s mission to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in health care.
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Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen®(epinephrine) Auto-Injectors
PITTSBURGH – Nov. 7, 2014 – Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced it has signed a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. The agreement includes updated maps in Disney’s domestic theme parks and on its cruise ships as well as updated signage in the parks that highlight locations with EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr®(epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. Over time, the companies also will introduce a variety of educational resources designed to increase awareness of and preparedness for severe allergic reactions.
EpiPen® locations will roll out at Disney parks and on cruise ships beginning in late 2014. In addition to emergency medical services (EMS), nurses trained to administer EpiPen Auto-Injectors are available during First Aid station operating hours to assist guests experiencing a severe allergic reaction. To help guests identify EpiPen locations, Disney’s guide maps will now include an EpiPen Auto-Injector symbol and new signage at First Aid stations.
“Mylan’s mission is to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in health care. In support of this mission, we are committed to enhancing access to EpiPen Auto-Injectors and to increasing awareness of anaphylaxis. Like life, severe allergic reactions are unpredictable, so people need to be prepared,” said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. “We are very proud to be working with Disney, which already has a strong reputation for meeting the needs of people managing severe allergies, and believe we can further raise awareness of anaphylaxis through this collaboration and our joint commitment to education.”
Anaphylaxis is unpredictable, and can progress quickly and without warning. Clinical guidelines state that epinephrine is the first-line treatment when anaphylaxis occurs, making access critical. For those with a known risk, it is important to be prepared with an anaphylaxis action plan that includes 1) avoiding known allergens, 2) recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, 3) having immediate access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen Auto-Injector, and 4) seeking immediate emergency medical care should anaphylaxis occur.
“For our guests who live with severe allergies every day, identifying EpiPen locations is an additional tool they’ll have for their anaphylaxis management plan,” said Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new strategic alliance will help raise awareness of EpiPen locations so that our Guests with severe allergies may have the best possible experience at our parks and on our cruise ships.”
Families managing known severe allergies are encouraged to follow their individual anaphylaxis action plans and carry their epinephrine auto-injectors with them at all times.
EpiPen® (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are determined to be at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended for immediate self administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical treatment after use.
Important Safety InformationEpiPen Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you inject into your outer thigh. DO NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEIN, BUTTOCK, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you take the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector.
The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest.
Talk to your healthcare professional to see if EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is right for you.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visithttp://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
About EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector
EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are used for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. Each EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® contains two single auto-injectors, instructions for use and a training device, with no drug product or needle, to help patients become familiar with the administration technique. EpiPen Auto-Injector should be administered immediately at the first sign of an anaphylactic reaction. EpiPen Auto-Injector is not a substitute for emergency medical treatment. Patients should seek emergency medical attention immediately following administration. EpiPen Auto-Injector has been the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for more than 25 years and has three-step simple instructions for use. For more information about EpiPen Auto-Injector, please visit www.EpiPen.com.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what’s right, not what’s easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com
About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.
EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr®, EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® are registered trademarks of Mylan Inc. licensed exclusively to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P.
SOURCE Mylan Inc. and The Walt Disney Company
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Who: Disney Consumer Products and Disney Cruise Line
What: Power Up Like A Marvel Super Hero and You Could Win a Disney Vacation for four
Why: In celebration of Marvel Super Hero September, Disney Consumer Products and Disney Cruise Line have partnered to celebrate all things Marvel. Consumers have a chance to win a seven-night Caribbean Cruise for four aboard the Disney Magic to set sail like a Super Hero.
When: NOW thru Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – FINAL WEEK TO ENTER!
How: To enter, visit www.MarvelSuperHeroSeptember.com. Submit a photo of yourself that shows how you “power up like a Marvel super hero”; this can be a moment of achievement, a significant moment of time or even a photo of you in your Marvel Super Hero attire or costume. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entries received. Enter today and you could be sailing like a Super Hero with Disney Cruise Line on the Disney Magic where kids 13 and under can experience the all-new Marvel Avengers Academy and adults can have the vacation of their dreams with activities for BOTH kids AND adults!
Additional prizes include Marvel Super Hero Shopping Spree gift cards from the Disney Store, Party City gift cards for party supplies to help create the perfect super hero themed party, and Marvel Super Hero Family Fun Game Night Packs including games, snacks and more!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules for details. Many will enter. Few will win.
Where: For more details, the official rules, and to upload your photo and enter the sweepstakes visit: www.MarvelSuperHeroSeptember.com
• The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States (50 States), District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec)
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ST. LOUIS – Sept. 17, 2014 – Alamo Rent A Car, the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort,is offering the chance to win vacations this fall with its “From Coast to Castle” sweepstakes. From now until November 2, 2014, participants can visit Alamo’s Facebook page or the From Coast to Castle website to enter daily for a chance to win their choice of one of the following three unique Disney vacations:
- Disney Cruise Line Prize Package: Climb aboard the Disney Magic for a seven-night cruise vacation experience unlike any other. This package for four includes round-trip airfare, complimentary onboard dining experiences, pre-paid gratuities, a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 Disney Gift Card and more.
- Walt Disney World Resort Prize Package: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience for four at the Walt Disney WorldResort, complete with round-trip airfare, seven nights’ accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort deluxe hotel, four seven-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper Option, a Tour Guide for up to six hours, a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 Disney Gift Card and more.
- Disneyland Resort Prize Package: Journey to Anaheim, Calif., for an adventure for four at the Disneyland Resort.The vacation package includes round-trip airfare, seven nights’ accommodations at a Disneyland Resort deluxe hotel, four seven-day Park Hopper tickets, a Tour Guide for up to six hours, a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 Disney Gift Card and more.
“We know that many families want to experience the magic of a Disney vacation, but with so many great Disney destinations available, we wanted to give the winners a choice,” said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand marketing for Alamo. “So whether their dream vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, or on a trip to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, we’re letting the lucky winners decide.”
The sweepstakes features eight weekly entry periods with one winner selected each week and runs September 8 – November 2, 2014.
Participants can enter the sweepstakes three times per day. Alamo Rent A Car is also offering three easy ways to earn bonus entries:
- Design a Postcard: After registering for the sweepstakes, participants will be given the option of earning up to three additional entries per day by creating Disney-themed postcards. Registrants can follow the links and instructions to choose their vacation (Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, or Disney Cruise Line), upload a photograph to the postcard frame, and decorate their postcard.
- Tell A Friend Program: After finishing a postcard design, participants can submit the names and email addresses of up to three friends with whom to share their postcard and details about the “From Coast to Castle” sweepstakes. For each referral of up to three friends, participants earn one additional entry per weekly entry period.
- Share on Twitter: Sweepstakes registrants will be given one bonus entry per weekly entry period for sharing the sweepstakes on Twitter.
For more information and a copy of the official rules, visit the Alamo Rent A Car “From Coast to Castle” sweepstakes website at www.fromcoasttocastle.com.
About Alamo Rent A Car
Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car – the largest car rental provider to international travelers visiting North America – is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport.
Alamo is a recognized technology innovator, with the industry’s first and only online check-in system since 2005, as well as more than 171 self-service kiosks at 63 U.S. locations. Customers who book online receive Alamo’s best rates, and if they choose the “Prepay & Save” option when making their online reservation, they may receive an additional 10 percent discount.
About the Sweepstakes
The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada who are 25 years and older. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited by law. Total approximate retail value for all prizes: $ 97,536.00 USD. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
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Did you know today starts “Disney Week” on the Destination America channel? This week they are showing several great shows highlighting the best of Disney travel! I’m most looking forward to the premier of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels! Here is the lineup:
8:00pm EST- Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
9:00pm EST- Undiscovered Disney Parks
8:00pm EST- Disney Cruise Line: Reimagined Magic
9:00pm EST- Ultimate Walt Disney World
6:00pm EST- Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes
8:00pm EST- Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes
9:00pm EST- Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic
7:00pm EST- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Most of these shows are reruns, but if you haven’t seen them they are new to you! Check your local listings and guide. These shows are going to be shown throughout the week at various times, so if you miss one of the times listed above, there will be other showings!
Have a Magcial Day!