Maybe you’ve heard I’m going on a cruise. A Disney Cruise. Tomorrow.
Like Mickey and me sailing the high seas. TOMORROW.
I am ridiculously excited. So. To honor all things Disney, here are…
The Top Ten Disney Vacation Tips, Hints & Plain Old Cool Stuff
1. Disney Family Community. This is like a Disney Facebook-Family Fun Magazine-Messageboard Mashup. The thing I like best about it? My family’s profile pic. How cute is that?
2. The Disney Blog. Yeah, I’m biased because the editor John Frost lets me write for him. But I really do love reading his blog. It’s a blog FOR fans, BY fans. And Johns knows everything. It’s fun feeling like you get the inside scoop on the Mouse!
3. Disney Characters Flickr Group. This entertained Lydia for at least 30 minutes yesterday. “Mooooommmy! Look! Snow White! Ahhh! Mickey Mooouuuuse! *giggle* Look! Look! Pluto!”
5. Tinkerella Creations. The key-utest etsy shop you’ve ever seen. She makes playclothes mixed with costumes. Look at this little Snow White outfit.
Much better than those plastic organza-ish things they sell at Target. What a great idea for your little princess while on vacation at Disney World. (And I have to admit, I totally want one, too.)
6. Britt-ish Designs. The most unbelievably cute digital scrapbooking stuff. She obviously can’t rip Disney off completely because of copyright. But I seriously think her stuff is cuter. I can’t even comprehend her creativity. My vacation scrapbook would be rockin’ if I would sit down and buy all her kits! Here’s a freebie I got from her site once. Isn’t that sweet?!
7. disBoards. Seriously, there are some Disney geniuses on these forums! Any and everything Disney—they know it. I’ve found out some great cruise info here this week.
8. Disney Moms Panel. (that’s all i can muster because i’m too jealous that i’m not on it.)
9. ABC Disney. A pop-up book by Robert Sabuda. Be still my heart. Two of my favorite things combined together. I need this.
10. Twitter. I asked around for the best Disney tip and here’s some info I got:
@VertigoDawn don’t rush it. take time to see the little hidden gems and enjoy the moment. that’s when the true magic happens (I *so* agree with this! This is what makes Disney so…magical!)
@SortaCrunchy um, every Disney moment is MAGICAL! Best tip? Daily naps are a necessity for all ages – makes for enjoyable evenings w/fireworks (yes! yes! don’t get so tired out you miss out on the special stuff!)
@naomiomi had a parkhopper pass so we could go back in the evenings after eating dinner and hop from park to park until they all closed (when we lived in ORL, my sil and I did 4 parks one day with a parkhopper!)
@lilbabycakes Stay on the park grounds and use the Disney transportation. Very convenient, especially with teens. (I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Not only is iteasier, it’s also more magical!)
Katie (via facebook) It’s a Small World…..I took the best nap on that ride! (LOL. Well, it is air-conditioned! So that’s good for those hot Florida days!)
@thedisneyblog Best Disney Tip? Give yourself enough time at the theme parks to absorb all the details. Its what sets Disney apart in design. (exactly.)
@perksofbeingme singing in Disney’s Christmas show for two years with my high school. It was one of my best high school memories…We sang two shows a night for a week and the rest of the time, we got to play in Disney. It was the best. (oh, my sister-in-law did this. and i’ve been to the show a few times. it’s awesome–hearing the Christmas story read at Disney? super cool.)
@CorrinRenee We go to Disney every October. I could talk about it nonstop. Stay in the parks, buy the hopper pass, get the dining plan! (yes! yes!)
(I’ll add more if they pop up today…)
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