The Force is Strong at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2015

You can feel the power of the force when Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. This galactic event is filled with special … Continue reading

Two Exciting new Dining Venues to open at Disney Springs in 2015

Two new dining experiences have been announced for Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, from “Iron Chef America”, will open a one-of-a-kind dining experience in the heart of Disney Springs. Morimoto Asia will be the Japanese … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday..way back to my childhood

I blame my parents for my love of Disney. They introduced me to the magic as a child, and my love never went away. It’s now a huge part of my career and my blog. I have passed on this fantastic and expensive hobby to my girls, hubby says I have to apologize to any future husbands (hey it could have been worse, right?)

Our first visit we loaded up the family truckster and hit the road, 16 hours from Maryland. I don’t remember the car ride, praise the lord for that! I remember we stayed off-site at the Disney Village. That was neat, I believe it’s now called Downtown Disney soon to be Disney Springs. This trip was also full of River Country fun, It makes me sad that its just rotting away. I hope they at least do something with the land. We returned to Disney a few years later but we flew this time and stayed in a Magic Kingdom View at the Poly. I have great memories from that trip, probably because I was a little older. For nostalgic reasons I want to stay at the Poly with my girls, because that’s where we stayed when I was a kid.

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When was your first visit to Walt Disney World? Do you hold any nostalgic feelings about those visits? I would love to hear your memories!

Disney Social Media Mom’s On the Road–Philly, my favorite so far!

I know this post is late, my summer has been crazy! That’s the life of a work at home Mom when the kids are off school, finding the balance. I was invited for the second year in a row to attend Disney Social Media Mom’s On The Road Celebration. This year’s event was held in King of Prussia PA (a Philly suburb), and was by far the best one I have attended. I really think they took the feedback from last years conference and just blew it out of the water.

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When you put together some of my favorite things in one room that is a good conference. Disney,Blogging,Networking and Gary! This year we had the pleasure of meeting a few other Disney Social Media superstars including Jamie Langdon, PR and Social Media Director at Walt Disney World Resort and Jenn Fickley-Baker, Walt Disney World Social Media Manager. What a breath of fresh air to hear from them, so much goes into Disney Social Media and Marketing it’s amazing. Just getting a little taste of what goes into social media at Disney made me think I really need to up my game!

We were told to Rock Our Disney Side for this year’s conference, I channeled my inner Snow White by Disney Bounding. There are many way’s to Rock Your Disney Side. What is your favorite way?

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I am so grateful for Maria Bailey because she is the Mom behind the madness as far as putting together the business side of the Conference. If you don’t know already Maria is the CEO and Founder of BSM Media, otherwise known as MOM TV, Mom Talk Radio and Mom Select. She gives Mom’s a voice especially Mom’s who run their own business. We also heard from other mom-preneurs as we are often called, and they brought home the message that it’s not easy but we can “have it all”.

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I have 5 takeaway’s from this years Conference I want to share, especially for those Moms that think they can’t “have it all”.

1. You are a walking talking billboard for your brand 24/7
2. Push past those limits you are comfortable with and go beyond the comfort zone, it’s amazing what is on the other side
3. There is never really a balance between work and motherhood, you just have to find the right balance for YOU
4. Find stability and set boundaries, you can run your own business and be a mom/wife/friend without neglecting them
5. BURST past those limiting beliefs and show YOURSELF that you can do more

This years On the Road Conference was great, we heard from Social Media Experts, Mom’s and a Life Coach all showing us how to make our brand work best for us. I know that the information I took away has been invaluable in helping build my brand and my blog. I am thankful I got to be a part of the event!

Disney Extends Military Salute Until October 2015

Good News! Disney has extended the Military Salute for another year. This promotion has 2 parts, a room discount and a ticket discount.

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Resort Room Discount

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida
•40% off Deluxe Resorts
•35% off Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
•30% off Value Resorts including Art of Animation (except little mermaid rooms)

Disneyland in Anaheim California
•40% off at the Grand Californian
•35% off at the Disneyland Hotel
•30% of at the Paradise Pier

Please note that the number of rooms with this discount is limited at each resort and by room type. Also, this promotion cannot be combined with other Disney Promotions.

Ticket Prices–these tickets cannot be added to the room they must be purchased on base and activated at the gate.

Disney World in Orlando Florida Armed Forces Salute Prices
•Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $177.00*
•Four-Day Water Park and More Tickets for $177.00*
•Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water Park and More Option for $207.00

Disneyland in Anaheim California Armed Forces Salute Price
•Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132.00

You are able to add the dining plan to your room without having tickets, this is a great perk!

Here are the eligibility requirements to participate in the Armed Forces Salute.

Who is eligible to participate in the Armed Forces Salute?

“Eligible Service Members” are “active” i.e. current members of the US military from the Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard, or retired members of the Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard. Current and retired members of the US Coast Guard. Reserve and Guard DO NOT need to be on active duty orders (or show any)!

100% Disabled Veterans, and Permanently Disabled Veterans are also eligible for this offer. Permanently Disabled Veterans must have a military ID with a DAVPRM status.

Spouses of eligible members are able to participate in place of the member without the member being present.

Active Military Foreign Affiliates with US issued CAC with a blue band are also eligible.

Not eligible are: unaccompanied dependents (children), prior service members who did not retire, foreign military members with out US issued CAC, DOD civilians, and other service connected disabled who are not DAVPRM or 100%.

If you want to take advantage of this great offer and go to Disney World or Disneyland Resort please feel free to contact me for a FREE quote.

It’s NEVER too early to plan a Disney Vacation!

Are you thinking about a 2015 trip to Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in Anaheim? If the answer Is yes then stop thinking and start planning! On July 30 Disney will release its package pricing for 2015 travel. That means you will get the prime choice of resorts for your travel dates, and the best part is the only requirement to hold your reservation is a $200 deposit! I know you were probably thinking it would cost much more to start planning a Disney Vacation. Of course there are no discounts out yet for 2015 travel, but that is one perk to letting me help you plan your vacation. If a discount does come out for your travel dates I will automatically apply it and save you money!

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If you still aren’t sure why you should use me for your Disney Vacation planning here are Ten Reasons:

1. Free itinerary planning (valued at $149.00)

2. FREE Signed Picture from your favorite Mouse

3. Save you time by booking your resort, flights, transportation and more!

4. Suggests dining and tour offerings, FastPass+ options, and handles all your Advanced Reservations! (who wants to get up at 6am to make a reservation, let me do it)

5. Stays on top of the latest discounts direct from Disney and applies them to give you the best deal possible, even after you have booked!

6. Can help you find all those little extras that make a great vacation. Golf, spa, tours, character meals

7. Mouseperks–updates and more leading up to your vacation

8. Only requires $200 deposit and you have until 45 days before your trip to pay the rest (hello, vacation layaway plan)

9. Personal attention to your vacation needs and wishes (no call centers here, you always talk to ME)

10. All this service doesn’t cost you a cent–Disney pays me to make your vacations come to life

If you would like a quote today then please email me at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or visit my website http://www.destinationsinflorida.com/jennifergreene

Will you be going to Disney in 2015?