Mar 13

Disney Photobomb Friday – Beach Club Booty Biter

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Looking back through my Disney pics on Facebook and I came across this photo that made me LOL. This shot was taken right outside Disney’s Beach Club Resort near the lake. Love the two girls photobombing in the background. One looks like she’s trying to take a bite out of my friend’s behind.

I’m sure I’m not the only one this has happened to. If you’ve ever been photobombed at Disney, I’d love to feature your funny photo here! Send your best photobombed pics to amanda@disneyeveryday.com to be featured in a future “Photobomb Friday” post.

Mar 13

2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon ReCap – What it Looks Like When You Just Run for Fun

disney princess half marathon running at disney amanda tinneySUB 3 HOURS!

That was the goal that repeatedly ‘ran’ through my brain during the weeks leading up to the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon.

Running at Disney” and I were going to celebrate our 2 year anniversary of running Disney’s Princess Half Marathon together and Disney was celebrating it’s 5th Anniversary of the event. 7,000 princesses ran it in 2009 and this year there were to be 27,000 princesses running it.  We were just two tiny sparkles in a pool of diamonds about to fill the Princess Half Marathon crown.

I had my doubts. My half marathon time has always hovered around the 3:20 – 3:30 mark and Sarah was going to try and get me through the race in under three hours. Pshaw! Was all I could think.  And then…the heat advisories came. Just like they had come a month before at the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. PR’s (Personal Records) are not set during record heat and humidity. Imagine my relief when I heard Sarah say, “It’s gonna be too hot and humid. Let’s just run it for fun.”  Whew!

What does a runDisney race look like when you just run it for fun? It’s looks a lil like this…

Bus ride to the start. No nerves when you’re chatting up runDisney consultant Jeff Galloway and  his wife Barbara.

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Stopping for pics on the course with the friends who pass you…cause they ARE going for a PR…

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How fun does this group look? Always a pleasure to see my friends…the WDW Radio Team cheering once rounding the corner onto Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom!

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More Fun Funky Fresh Disney Friends!

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Hey…it’s THE Jim Doyle from “Mulch Sweat and Shears” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Magic Kingdom. The two dudes over each of our shoulders….not amused. They don’t know the definition of FUN.

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Princess Power Naps are fun! This one was on the New Fantasyland Wall right before our BIG push through Cinderella Castle!

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Nap time is OVA! Time to pick up the pace princess!

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More friends on the course!

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Games with your trash. The volunteer group who fancied up this one gets a high five from me!

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Sarah doing push ups with the Toy Story Green Army Man =)

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Me…push ups…PSHAW! An arm lift is all you’re getting out of me at Mile 10!

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If Kathy Griffin was a Disney Princess! Eek!

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Yep…stopping again in Epcot around Mile 12.5 cause we didn’t want the experience to end!

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Having the best time of our lives getting one of the worst times of our lives!…and we wouldn’t have had it ANY OTHER WAY!

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SUCCESS! And the only tears shed on the course were at the end when Sarah and I crossed the finish line hand in hand and then embraced to bask in the glow of what we had just accomplished. It was just one year prior that Sarah had stepped across the finish line of her very first Half Marathon…the 2012 Disney Princess Half. And here we were doing it all over again and loving every minute of it.

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Ah…the sweet taste of VICTORY Half Marathon Mimosas!

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and some celebricizing with a tiara wearing hobbit!

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If you want to partake in your own runDisney FUN…check out runDisney.com and register for a race. You’ll be glad you did! See you on the course!

Mar 13

Puss In Boots Pajama Party at the Gaylord Palms Resort Near Walt Disney World

Puss in Boots shrek feast gaylord palmsYou guys know I don’t often stray outside the gates of Walt Disney World, but there are just some places right outside the property line  that I absolutely LOVE!  The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is one of those select few places my family and I adore and I just got wind that they will be hosting a one-night event your kids are sure to want to attend.

Pack your favorite pajamas to party with the most darling swashbuckler and all around coolest cat in Central Florida! Gaylord Palms invites guests and their families to a brand new DreamWorks Experience, the Puss in Boots & Friends’ Purrrrrrfect Pajama Party. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16 because this exclusive event will take place one night only!

Guests have one chance to participate in this purrrrrrfect family friendly adventure. Clad in your party pjs enjoy an exclusive meet & greet with your most admired feline hero, Puss in Boots. Package guests will want to bring their DreamWorks autograph book amenity for this one – and don’t forget a camera! Tap into your creative genius by decorating and customizing your very own Puss in Boots pillowcase while snacking on cookies and leche (milk). The party continues outside at Gaylord Palms’ Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park as you settle in for a Splash ‘N’ Screen viewing of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s Academy Award® nominated film, Puss in Boots.

Upon check-in, children will get their paws on some special gifts including their very own magic beans and a memento from DreamWorks’ most recent film, Rise of the Guardians. Additionally, package guests will embark on an adventure like no other in the Rise of the Guardians Adventure Scavenger Hunt. Join forces with Jack Frost and the legendary Guardians to solve exciting puzzles, crack codes and find the clues needed to defeat the evil spirit, Pitch, and his devious plan to engulf the world in darkness and fear. Are you brave enough to take the challenge?

shrek feast gaylord palms chocolate fountain slimeWhy let the fun stop there? For an additional charge, guests can start the next day with a ShrekFeast Interactive Character Breakfast. Kids will love becoming an honorary Ogre and joining Shrek and friends for a fairytale feast fit for a king. Tableside hugs included! This experience features a Magic Fountain bubbling over with intoxicating chocolate potions and Shrek-shaped waffles with syrup.

The feline fiesta is part of The DreamWorks Experience and takes place at Gaylord Palms on Saturday, March 16. Visit www.gaylordpalms.com today to book your Puss in Boots & Friends’ Purrrrrrfect Pajama Party package. Package rates start at $189 per night for a family of four (exclusive of tax, resort fees and parking).

Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. For more information, visit www.gaylordpalms.com or call 407-586-2000.

Be sure to “Like” Gaylord Palms on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information and promotions!

Feb 13

Beautifully Disney Cosmetics Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Beautifully Disney CosmeticsBeautifully Disney, a new collection of cosmetics and beauty products for women, is coming exclusively to Disney Parks.

The character inspired collection is the first of its kind for Disney Parks and has been developed to evoke the spirit, beauty, and fantasy of all things Disney. Beautifully Disney provides a rich color collection for lip, eyes, and nail at an exceptional quality level. Through character and storytelling on the cosmetic packaging, Disney Parks guests will be able to choose from their favorite films and characters in various moods. The range will provide a broad expanse of classic colors as well as some fashion forward trend colors that are complementary to the spectrum of skin tones. Coordinating cosmetic bags and beauty tools will round out the initial Beautifully Disney offering to create a truly immersive beauty statement.

Beautifully Disney will be available this spring at select retail locations including Tren-D at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney Vault 28 at Disneyland Resort in California.

Feb 13

2013 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney

St. Patrick’s Day 2013 raglan road downtown disney dancersA week of St. Patrick’s Day revelry gears up with a multi-day celebration at Raglan Road, a true Irish pub with Dublin roots, that includes Irish bands and pro dancers performing on several stages indoors and out throughout Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney, located at Walt Disney World Resort.

Also on tap during the celebration is a mighty selection of beers, specially crafted food, face painting, stiltwalkers and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.

In 2013, the event gears up March 8-10 from 6 to 11 p.m. with performances at Raglan Road by The Willis Clan, a family of artists and musicians who merge their Irish roots with other music genres.  Nova Celtic, with its own twist on popular Irish music, will appear on a nearby outdoor stage.  Beginning March 14 and 15 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m., and continuing March 16 and 17 from noon until 1 a.m., it’s a “Mighty Festival” at Raglan Road.