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Disney Store – Times Square NYC!

It’s been a week since my last trip to Walt Disney World Resort…and knowing it will be some time before my next trip back, I need to find ways to keep the Disney magic alive while home!  One thing I like to do is visit my local Disney Store…which happens to be in Times Square!

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This store does a tremendous job of making you feel your visit is special!  When they first open the doors in the morning they put on a song and dance number to welcome the waiting guests!

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Then, they select one family to be the “official store openers” and turn the special Disney key – last time we went our family was picked!!

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You even get a free smaller version of the key to take home with you!  This one’s going on our Christmas tree!

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The Times Square Disney Store is amazing!  They are always having interactive contests – just listen for announcements while you’re in the store and play along!

They have NYC themed merchandise.

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A HUGE HUGE selection of the cutest things!

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Look at what you get to experience while riding the escalator to the 2nd floor…be sure to check out the branches for some hidden Disney friends!

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Half of the upstairs could be considered “Princess Central”!

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This magic mirror comes alive and greets you with fun messages!

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There’s an area with a huge screen where you can help choose what’s being shown!  There’s also a table where I’ve seen them have art supplies layed out for children.

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If you are a Princess Elena fan – they are fully stocked on her products!

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I love the size and detail of the store décor!

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And of course…the shopping bag – you have to bring yourself something home!!

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a fantastic value resort – with fun pools, a delicious food court, use of the Disney’s complimentary transportation system and tons of the special Disney magic that can only be found  at Walt Disney World Resort!

I stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort twice this year and it had everything we needed for our long magical weekends away.

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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The room also includes a dresser, TV, mini fridge, coffee pot, table & 2 chairs.

 

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Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

We just got back from a last minute trip to Walt Disney World. We stayed at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort&Spa…and due to a slight problem with our original room were upgraded to a 2 bedroom villa!  I’m going to make this a “Wordless Wednesday” type of post – please feel free to ask me any questions about my stay at this resort and I’ll be happy to answer!  Post comments and questions below or on my Facebook page!

Here we go!

The 2 bedroom villa:

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The atmosphere:

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I had to include this picture because I visit Saratoga Springs, NY and these stairs really do look just like the ones at the Saratoga Race Track!
I had to include this picture because I visit Saratoga Springs, NY and these stairs really do look just like the ones at the Saratoga Race Track!

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Dining:

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To do:

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There was so much to do there that we couldn’t fit it all in on our short weekend trip!

So…ask away – and please check out Disney’s Official Website (here) and learn more about Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – we were pleasantly surprised with our stay…next time we stay there I’ll be scheduling some spa time!

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Winter’s End Trip Starts at Disney Springs

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My daughter (age 5) and I were fortunate enough to take some time away together for our first ever Mommy/Daughter weekend.  After settling into the Pop Century resort we started our evening of activities at Disney Springs, Disney World’s downtown district that is filled with shops, restaurants, shows and fun!  Our resort bus dropped us off at the Marketplace area.  We immediately started to check out the shops! We bought a pair of personalized EARS for a friend who is turning one next month (and having a Mickey themed birthday party) at the Wonderful World of Memories store.  We literally went into every store in the Marketplace area.  The Disney’s Days of Christmas shop is always a treat to visit – you are instantly greeted by cast members with a “Merry Christmas” upon entering – no matter what day of the year it is outside their doors.  Everyday is Christmas? – yes, thank you!  The store is filled to the ceiling with ornaments and Disney Christmas décor.  They currently have a small Frozen themed merchandise nook off to one side of the store.

Another store that knocked our socks off was Continue Reading

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