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Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s guest mug is from Beth of Any Happy Little Thoughts . Beth stated “I finally took some pics of my newest mug I bought at Disneyland, in the Tower of Terror gift shop at DCA. I love the expressions of Mickey, Goofy and Donald who are all featured on the mug, and it is one of my favorite rides in the parks. Another bonus – it is a large mug! It was $14.95 and is noted as the Tower of Terror Character Drop Mug on the receipt”.

 

Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

Beth can also be followed on Twitter at @AnyHappyLittle and Instagram at @anyhappylittlethoughts and @ kriebelbeth .

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email picture and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Zip Lining in St. Kitts

When planning my cruise itinerary onboard the Disney Magic, zip lining caught my eye.  I have never done it, but always wanted to.  Scared?  Yes a little.  However, the feeling of accomplishing something on my bucket list was overriding the fear.

On October 3rd, the Disney Magic pulled into the port of St. Kitts.  This was the last stop of our Southern Caribbean cruise before sailing back to Puerto Rico. The excursion was to take place in the afternoon.  Sara ( @DisneySara ) and I had a chance to eat and relax before leaving the ship. Once we checked in, we were lead off the ship where we turned in a wavier and had to be weighed.  Yes…weighed!!  I did not want to see what the scale said after eating cookies and ice cream every day since getting on the ship.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

We were loaded onto a bus and made our way through the streets of St. Kitts.  Our driver gave us some history of St. Kitts.  I was paying attention, but then again I was not.  I was thinking about flying across the top of trees.

The company used for our adventure was Sky Safari.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

We were fitted for our equipment and given a tutorial on how to sit in the harness as well as how to position ourselves when we stopped.  The group was divided in half.  We were lucky enough to be paired with Sugar Lips and OMG.  They were funny and professional.

Photo Credit: SM

Photo Credit: SM

 

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Photo Credit: EH

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Photo Credit: EH

There is not much I can say about the view while zip lining.  The pictures and video speak for themselves.

 

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

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Photo Credit: EH

Would I do it again?  Yes I would.  This experience was a memorable one just like sailing the Southern Caribbean with Disney Cruise Line.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

 

 

Travel Into the Woods with Disney twenty-three

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Read below to get a sneak peek into the next Disney twenty-three issue.

BURBANK, Calif. – NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – To celebrate Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Into the Woods, Disney twenty-three, the publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, got all the thrilling details from the stars and creative team behind the new breathtaking, upcoming film. In exclusive interviews with Disney twenty-three, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, along with director Rob Marshall and screenplay author James Lapine, detail the excitement and challenges of bringing the Tony® Award-winning musical to the big screen, including explaining how they played a game of hide-and-seek with some (fake) witchy fingernails and how the team gracefully—and sometimes hilariously—handled Blunt’s pregnancy during filming.

 Disney twenty-three’s Winter issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23, also includes a fascinating look “behind the seas” at Disney Cruise Line, with dazzling photography that reveals places guests never see while on board, as well as interviews with the people who keep everything shipshape. “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” unlocks the secrets that enable the creative teams at Disneyland to bring the holidays to life, seemingly overnight. Director Steve Purcell unwraps the newest Disney•Pixar television treasure, Toy Story That Time Forgot, which airs on ABC December 2. Star Hayley Atwell and producer Jeph Loeb unleash the action of Marvel’s Agent Carter, also coming to ABC, which brings one of Captain America: The First Avenger’s most thrilling stars to the small screen.

  Also included in the Winter issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • The fascinating tale of Herman J. Schultheis, whose personal notebooks detailing Disney’s first golden age of animation are showcased in a new book by Disney animation scholar John Canemaker
  • A Frozen-influenced Adventures By Disney vacation in Norway
  • Twenty-three reasons fans will love the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game
  • Festive holiday content to kick off D23.com’s “D23 Days of Christmas”
  • Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave

All D23 Members are invited to visit D23.com for additional features and members-only content, including our “D23 Days of Christmas” celebration, where members can unwrap stories, videos, printables, and more beginning December 1.

 Other features coming to D23.com include:

  • Additional Into the Woods tales including a “character who’s who” and a discussion with James Lapine and Rob Marshall about the changes made in taking the show from stage to screen.
  • A gallery of photos from our backstage exploration of the Disney Dream
  • More about the mysterious tale of Herman Schultheis

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The publication will begin arriving mid-November.

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s mug or tumbler is representing the Disney Cruise Line.  I love the colors in this Tervis tumbler.  It retailed for $19.95 and purchased on the Magic.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

If you would like your mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s guest coffee mug or shall I say Tervis tumber is from JoVonn G. ( @jhgive ).  She purchased this tumbler on the Disney Magic during the 7 day/6 night cruise of the Southern Caribbean.  Due to the time of year, Halloween on the High Seas, was being celebrated.

Photo Credit: JG

Photo Credit: JG

Photo Credit: JG

Photo Credit: JG

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

A Disney Girls’ Night In

What’s better than a girls’ trip to Disney World– how about a Disney World themed girls’ night in?! Where you and your best gal pals get together and share stories and laugh about each of your most recent trips to the Happiest Place on Earth! Here’s how we did it-

It all started with the invitation.

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I purchased these cute little planners on my family’s last trip to Disney World. I thought they’d be the perfect vessel for housing the invitations.

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I typed up and printed out– all the specifics for our Disney themed, Girl’s Night In. I found some cute Disney stickers at my local Michael’s and secured them to the pages of the planner. Each planner was placed inside an unassuming box and, mailed via UPS.

Once the invitations were mailed and everyone had accepted- I got to work on the entertainment for the night.

I wanted to have as much time as possible to spend with the girls. You know- those vacation stories can be really funny and, I didn’t want to miss a minute of the hysterics! So, I hired a personal chef to prepare and serve us a three course dinner!

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Let me just say, after hearing a few of those recounts of previous trips- the cost of the chef was money well spent! Don’t worry ladies– your secrets are safe with me *wink*

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In true Disney fashion- I love springing little surprises on my guests. So, unbeknownst to the ladies I had also booked a representative from Mary Kay to come out and give us tips on skin care and make-up.

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I’m sure the Mary Kay rep is still recovery from all of our antics!

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To keep the night moving along, the ladies and I participated in a round of Pictionary, using Disney theme park rides.

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The winning team had their choice of the Disney gag gifts, that each lady had been asked to bring.

While the attire for the night was all things Disney- right down to the socks, much of the other Disney decor was very subtle.

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The ladies and I had such a nice time and I look forward to our next Girls’ Night In!

I hope that you enjoyed this blog entry and I’d like to thank Diz Thru Brown Eyes for allowing me to share.

If you’d like to see more of our Disney inspired girl’s night in, visit me on my youtube channel, TheUnfrumpyMommyLife . For more pictures from the evening, follow me on Instagram, theunfrumpymommy .

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Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s mug probably owned by one of the 999 ghosts in The Haunted Mansion.  This mug was found at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  It retails for $14.95.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

I Run Like A Cast Member

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

As most of you know, my bank account seems to be attached to runDisney events.  I just like running/walking with my Disney family and having Mickey Mouse waiting for me at the finish line.  When I was told there was a Cast & Family 5K Fun Run to be held on October 12th, I jumped at the chance to participate.  I mean it is a 5K at Walt Disney World.  Why would I not want to do it? I registered for me and a friend.

The purpose of the 5K was to promote wellness among Cast Members and their families.  The Family Wellness and Benefits Expo was held at ESPN Wide World of Sports October 11th-13th.  I just stopped in to look around, but did not go on the show floor to see what was at each booth.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

The 5K was held at ESPN Wide World of Sports with a starting time of 7:30am.  Minnie Mouse was at the starting line to wish us good luck for a great race.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

The race course was around the complex. On the course you had the option to jump through tires and over hay bales.  Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto were on the course to take pictures with us.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

There was a DJ also encouraging us to “go, go, go”.  Just like any Disney race, there were spectators and Cast Members cheering us on.

I ran and walked the course.  I realized I must be more consistent in my training for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in January.  I was not concerned about time, but I could feel in my legs that I have to do a better job with training.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

This was my first Cast & Family 5K Fun Run and I did have a good time. It was a good way to start the morning and interact with other Cast Members. This race was not about time or getting swept, just having fun.  Would I participate again? Yes! I am addicted to Disney races, Disney race medal bling, and love being a Disney Store Cast Member.

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