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Halloween Giveaway Contest!

I’m so excited I’ll be going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park – that I decided to do a Halloween themed giveaway contest.  Here’s 2 new Disney Halloween dishcloths!

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Entering the contest is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. “Like and follow” Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page – click here -(if you already “like” the page, go straight to step 2).
  2. Click “Share” on this giveaway’s Facebook post and share it on your timeline (make sure your post settings aren’t private so it can be verified).
  3. Comment below with the words “I liked & shared”.

     **Deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at Noon (EST) – one winner will be selected at random.**

Good Luck everyone, and thank you for following Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!

 

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Here’s some more news that’s come across my desk that I wanted to share!

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This week marked the 45th anniversary of Magic Kingdom Park!  Disney Parks Blog has really done a great job covering this event – including posts on new discounts, downloads, and celebrations!  You can read about it all (here), (here), (here), (and here)!

 

This Fall my “baby” turns 3!  We asked her if she wanted a birthday party with her little 3 year old friends or if we should all go to Disney on Ice…she immediately chose Disney on Ice and the whole family is thrilled!  Here’s a link that will tell you all about the shows and when they’ll be near you! (read here)

Now that it’s October, the holidays are closer than ever!  Did you know you can subscribe to a Disney Park Pack and receive a new Ear Hat Ornament every month?!  What a great gift to yourself or another Disney fan! (read here)

This fun article takes a look at what the characters in your favorite Disney animated movies may have chosen to post on Instagram had they been able to! (read here)

There’s a chill in the air up here in the North East USA – makes me think about booking a trip somewhere warm…and a cruise on the Disney Wonder seems perfect!  Disney Parks Blog gives you a special look at all the improvements and additions coming to the Disney Wonder this Fall! (read here)

Hope you enjoyed these articles – let me know which ones you liked best!  I’ll keep sorting through the good and the bad to bring you the best Disney updates in My Disney Desktop!

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I can’t believe it was 25 years ago that this Beauty enchanted us for the 1st time!

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We love meeting with Belle!  This character has such a pure heart and an equally pure singing voice!  We always try to catch her on stage during Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…but here we have a more personal encounter during Enchanted Tales with Belle at Magic Kingdom Park.  This is a very special attraction where the children help tell the tale as old as time!

How’s this for a photo opportunity?  What a backdrop!

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You can also meet Belle while dining at both Cinderella’s Royal Table and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Belle meets with guests in her blue and white outfit in the France Pavilion in Epcot.

Happy anniversary Beauty and the Beast!  You can order the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack from the Disney Store!

Read more about meeting Disney characters by clicking here!

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My alarm going off at 6:30am used to be something I reserved for FastPass+ selection day, but now that my older kids have started their first year of school, I guess this will become the new norm!  I’m adjusting sloooooooowly…

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I am excited for this new school year though!  Seeing my kids learn, make new friends and become more independent is very bittersweet.  I also love that now I get to spend some one-on-one time with my youngest child.  I’ve never had “just one” child before, with my older children being twins, so this school year is a whole new world for me (yes please feel free to start singing that, wherever you may be).

We also have a Walt Disney World Resort trip in the works for this Fall – we just can’t wait!  It will be a short weekend trip, but we hope to see a few new things!  We have our FastPass+ reservation for the new Frozen Ever After Ride at Epcot…I want to try and catch an Eat to the Beat concert…and…I bought a ticket to my first ever Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

So since school is back in session, I thought I’d ask you – my wonderful readers – what you’d like to read more about!  Let me know what you’d like to know more about and I will do my best to report back!  Make your requests below in the comments or on my Facebook page (click here)!

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It’s another Disney Friend Friday!  Today let’s remember “that it was all started with a mouse.”

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Oh My Disney takes a cute look at the many Disney mice we’ve come to know through the years (read here)…but we know that Mickey is our main man!…I mean MOUSE!

This photo was taken at The Garden Grill Restaurant in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.  We spent a long and exciting morning exploring the Land Pavillion (you can read about it here) and ended it by eating a delicious family style lunch and hanging out with some Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse himself!

Read more about meeting Disney characters by clicking here!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Pluto inspired Disney Collection by Jamberry Giveaway Contest!  I am pleased to announce, that the winner (selected at random) of “Dog Gone” nail wraps is…

Laura!

Congratulations Laura!  I’ll be contacting you via the email address you left to ask for your mailing address!

Thank you to my friend and Advanced Jamberry Consultant, Kerri, for generously providing us with the giveaway nail wraps!  Remember, you can always purchase these Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps by visiting her website – just click here!

As always, thank you again to everyone for following SPRINKLING PIXIE DUST!

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort  is a truly special and magical place to stay.  As soon as you pass through Animation Hall you exit INTO the movies you love.  You become part of Disney classics!  You’ll walk through Radiator Springs, swim along with Dory, discover treasures “Under the Sea” and embrace the spirit of “Hakuna Matata”! There’s a delicious food court, multiple pools (including the largest pool in Walt Disney World Resort) and use of Disney’s complimentary transportation system.

My family has stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort twice and we fully intend to stay there again!  The family suites are the perfect size to accommodate our family of 5 and the theming can’t be beat!

Here’s a “Wordless Wednesday” type post that combines photos from my 2 stays.  Please feel free to ask me any questions about my time at this resort and I’ll be happy to answer!  Post comments and questions below or on my Facebook page!

Here we go!

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Finding Nemo Family Suite

 

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Look at the detail!

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This table turns into a bed!
This table turns into a bed!

 

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The couch pulls out into a bed.
The couch pulls out into a bed.

 

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***Don’t forget to enter Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Jamberry “Dog Gone” nail wrap giveaway contest!  Enter by Saturday, September 10th at noon!***

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Happy Birthday Pluto!…(and a giveaway contest!)

Today we celebrate Pluto!  He’s Mickey’s best pal and I can’t lie – I just love him!  Pluto made his on screen debut in a 1930s short titled “The Chain Gang”.  You can read about his debut in this Disney Parks Blog post here…and you can watch it here:

 

There’s something about this pup that always makes me smile! So much so, that I purchased a Pluto MagicBand to use while at Walt Disney World Resort and Pluto designed nail wraps from the Disney Collection by Jamberry!

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My friend and advanced Jamberry consultant, Kerri, has graciously offered me a set of these “Dog Gone” nail wraps to raffle off to one lucky Sprinkling Pixie Dust reader!  So in honor of Pluto’s birthday today – let the contest begin!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Check out Kerri’s Jamberry website and view the new Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps (click here).
  2. Comment below with the words “Enter Me”.

Want another chance to win?…Sure!

3. Like and follow Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page and share this contest post on your Facebook page (please set your post’s privacy setting to “public” so that it can be verified) and then comment below with the words “Liked and Shared” .

You may enter the contest until Noon EST on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  One winner will be selected at random – good luck everyone!

 

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It’s true – Summer is almost over – the kids are about to head back to school – I have to face this!!

So why not face it with a fun giveaway?!

2016 has been an amazing Disney-filled year for me!

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I’ve been so fortunate that I’ve been able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort 4 times already this year!

Some of my favorite trip moments have been:

 Seeing my kids dance on stage at Raglan Road

Riding the Tomorrowland Speedway with my daughter

Taking the Behind the Seeds Tour

Riding in an antique car up Main Street USA

Meeting Sorcerer Mickey at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

My son battling Captain Jack Sparrow during the Pirate Tutorial

My 3 children dancing together during the Move It, Shake It, Play It Parade

My last time watching both Dream Along with Mickey and The Main Street Electrical Parade

I know if you’re reading this you must love Disney Magic too and I’d love for you to share some of your favorite Disney memories – either in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

And I hope you are able to make a Magical trip sometime soon yourself…so my summer giveaway is this Disney Parks Luggage Tag…so that wherever you go, you are always wished “A Magical Day”!

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Entering the contest is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. “Like and follow” Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page – click here -(if you already “like” the page, go straight to step 2).
  2. Click “Share” on this giveaway’s Facebook post and share it on your timeline (make sure your post settings aren’t private so it can be verified).
  3. Comment below with the words “I liked & shared”.

     **Deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at Noon (EST) – one winner will be selected at random.**

Good Luck everyone, and thank you for following Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!

***The contest has ended. Check back soon for more stories & giveaways! ***

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Here’s some more news that’s come across my desk that I wanted to share!

The Wonder – part of the Disney Cruise Line – will be getting tons of improvements this Fall (read here) – plus a new Frozen show to enjoy while on board (read here)!

So this video is awesome…but it leaves me desperately wanting to do this myself!

I originally found out about this video (here).  If you can’t manage to pull together something as awesome as this on your own – you can take part in a (costly but cool) Signature Photography Experience at Disneyland (read here).

If you are planning a trip in 2017, be sure to read this great post that explains the 2017 Dining Plan offerings – it answers tons of the questions I often hear from people (read here).

If this summer heat is getting to be too much for you (like it is for me) – read about this new addition heading to one of the Walt Disney World Resort’s Water Parks! (read here)

And lastly – I thought I’d leave you with a story of good will the NYPD did…they sprinkled pixie dust (read here)!

Until next time!

 

 

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