Disneyfied ‘Disneybound’ of the Day

Disneybound, a term used when one decides to pull together items that are meant to represent your favorite Disney character, all while having fun with fashion! This is a good way to get creative, and tie in your own fashion sense with your favorite Disney characters. This is something that I frequently tried to do during my time in Disney, and characters always seemed to take notice.

Lo and behold, guess who is headed back down to the Sunshine State? That’s right, me! And guess who will be Disneybound-ing, that’s right… me!

Tangled

Watch out Magic Kingdom, I’m coming back for ya! Yes, you read that right. I am rightfully returning to my favorite place on earth for some time in June, and I could not be more excited. So excited that I may or may not have already planned a few outfits. Of course, I just HAD to make a couple of Be Our Guest dining reservations, and of course, I just HAD to plan a Belle Disneybound outfit to wear when I dine with the Master. What’s new? Here is my Disneyfied ‘Disneybound’ look of the day, inspired by the bookworm herself!

IMG_0749

This Disneyfied tank top comes from Cakeworthy, an online store that combines pop culture trends with fairy tale whimsy. This is an American Apparel top, so it is SUPER comfortable. I absolutely love the vibrant blue color paired with the yellow script. It is the perfect top for any Beast-loving fan… for I could learn to love a Beast! (To be honest, I already have!)

The Disneyfied ears come from Walt Disney Parks, and can be purchased online on the Disney Store website. It’s about time Disney Parks created some Belle ears! This headband comes with metallic rose “brocade” ears, a glittering gem-encrusted tiara, and a cameo of the Beauty.

The Disneyfied shoes come from Vans. I am completely obsessed with this collaboration, and this pair of shoes adorned with Belle and roses. I must say, be prepared for blisters… it takes a while to break these thick shoes in!

IMG_0750
The Disneyfied jewelry and accessories come from various places. The watch comes from Hot Topic, and has the stained glass window depiction of Belle and Prince Adam on it, the exact depiction that is on your way out of Be Our Guest. The Disney Alex and Ani’s come from the Disney Store, but HURRY! The Belle Alex and Ani is about to be retired, so make sure you grab this before it’s gone! The necklace of the enchanted rose comes from a custom store on Etsy. Last but not least, the magic band comes from the Disney Store, and is exclusive to Disney Parks. I even added some Disney magic bandits of Luminere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip!

I am so excited to wear this Belle Disneybound-ing outfit when I frolic around Magic Kingdom in just one month. One can Disneybound just about any character, you just have to think outside of the box! Share with me your very OWN Disneybound-ing outfits, and be sure to follow my upcoming adventures through my Instagram @DanielleOgo.

 

 

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Disney Edition

Who else remembers the show on Food Network called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate?” Essentially, each episode of this show was dedicated to a different kind of food, and celebrity chefs and hosts from Food Network would talk about where you could find their individual favorites. Well, I decided to put my own personal spin on the show and write something up called, The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Disney Edition.

IMG_6543.jpg

Now, it is no secret that I am a big lover of food, and not just any food, all types of food. I would be lying if I told you that food was not one of the many things I loved about Walt Disney World. With over 300 restaurants on property, Walt Disney World has a plethora of dining options, making it often hard to decide where to go, and what to eat. Well, I am here to make that decision easier for you. I have compiled a list of some of the best things I have ever eaten at Walt Disney World, excluding dessert of course (that deserves a post of it’s own.)

French Onion Soup from Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. First and foremost, I am going to begin this list with a food that has always been a favorite of mine, french onion soup. I have always been a fan of this soup, but it was not until I tried this soup at Be Our Guest that I really found my FAVORITE french onion soup. I mean, I even ordered this soup when it was 90 degrees outside… that’s just how good it is. This soup is broiled to perfection every time, and you cannot go wrong ordering this with your meal.

IMG_5914.jpg

Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Capt. Cook’s at the Polynesian Village Resort. I swear I am not bias on this sandwich. Taste for yourself! This grilled chicken sandwich comes with cheddar cheese, bacon (which I opt for it without), teriyaki sauce, and pineapple salsa. This sandwich is amazing, and adds that perfect Hawaiian flare to a classic favorite.

— The Char-Grilled Sliced Filet of Beef from The Garden Grill in Epcot. Honestly, this entire Chip ‘N’ Dale harvest feast is just absolutely delicious, and a must try. The food is so fresh, and you can certainly taste the homegrown flavors that are incorporated. My personal favorite is the beef. It’s is sliced so thin, with that char-grilled finish and comes drenched in a red wine demi-glace. I am officially drooling. This family-style meal also comes with all-natural sliced turkey breast, sweet potato fries, garden fresh vegetables, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and more.

IMG_6511.jpg

Sticky Wings from Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort. I know what you are probably thinking, this list is completely biased since the Polynesian was my home work location… but honestly, the Polynesian has some of the best tasting food I have ever had, including these sticky wings. These are glazed chicken wings with a tangy mustard drizzle and toasted sesame seeds. These wings may be messy, but they are delicious, and a very popular item from the Kona Cafe. Also, don’t forgot to try the Kona coffee served here! It comes directly from Hawaii, and probably the smoothest coffee I have ever tasted.

Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom. This waffle is light, fluffy, fruity, and filled with chocolate. What is there not to love about this delightful combination? I am a HUGE fan of breakfast and waffles, but this just may be my favorite waffle combination ever.

IMG_6176.jpg

Croissant Jambon Fromage from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in Epcot’s France. In English, that means ham, cheese and béchamel in a croissant. Sounds simple, but this is absolutely delicious. The croissant is flakey, buttery, and tastes extremely authentic.

Walt Disney World is filled with so much great tasting food, and I wish I could try everything (cue Gazelle.) These are just some of my favorite things I have ever eaten at Walt Disney World. Now, it’s your turn to share. What is the best thing YOU have ever eaten at Walt Disney World?

A People Trap, Set by a Mouse

Alright everyone, time to state some facts. Did you know that on opening day of Magic Kingdom in 1971, it cost a mere $3.50 to enter into the park? Sure, things were different 45 years ago, but that still does not alter the fact that ticket prices for Walt Disney World have increased tremendously in years past.

Transportation 04.jpg

Today, Walt Disney World has changed the way that people can purchase single day theme park tickets. They have now changed to tiered pricing, meaning that different times of the year will be split up into three separate categories – value, regular, and peak. Value, of course, is the cheapest bang for your buck. However, there is a catch. There is only a handful of times that Walt Disney World considers to be value pricing. Surprise surprise.

Now, before we get into the logistics of pricing and all that fun stuff, let’s go back in time. More specifically, the 1950’s, when Walt Disney had a vision, a dream, and a mouse.

TC-WaltDisney2.jpg

Missouri Native, Walt Disney moved to California in 1923 with nothing but a dream. Walt was exposed to a lot of heartbreak, a lot of struggle, and a lot of financial problems throughout his life and career. It was years before Walt found success in animation. Walt was rarely ever satisfied with his success, and was always reaching for more. He felt the need to branch out from his successful motion pictures and television programs, and that feeling led him to the creation of Disneyland.

It all started with Walt’s fascination with amusement parks. He would often look for things to do during his off time with his two young daughters, and it seemed like he soon exhausted his options. He visited zoos, carnivals, and everything else in between, but was never truly satisfied. Walt always ended up on the sideline, sitting on the bench, watching his young daughters enjoy themselves in the dirty and ragged parks. This made Walt think. What if there was a place to go that was denews_wwow_fathersday_walt-daughters_447.jpgsigned to entertain people of all ages? He felt there should be a park where both parents and their children could go and have a good time… together. This, my friends, is what sparked the idea of Disneyland.

Walt once said, “What this country really needs is an amusement park that families can take their children to. They’ve gotten so honky tonk with a lot of questionable characters running around, and they’re not to safe. They’re not well kept. I want to have a place that’s as clean as anything could ever be, and all the people in it are first-class citizens, and treated like guests.” Key words, a park that families can take their children to.

The average family in the United States is made up of 3-4 kids. As of 2015, it would cost on average $4,052 for a family of four to vacation in Walt Disney World for four nights. That number even increased since then with the introduction of tiered pricing. I don’t know about you, but that seems a bit steep for the average family to take their children to a park. Just about every year since it’s opening (I’m serious, every. single. year.), these parks have seen price increases to the single day, and park hopper tickets. The price increases started out small, anywhere from $.50 – $2.00. However, in more recent years, these price hikes were closer to $4.00 and $6.00 per year. In my opinion, this seems to be steering far, far, far, far away from Walt’s vision for this magical and happy place.

Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are supposed to be run on imagination, not be driven on money. Walt Disney himself said, “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” I mean, come on people. The reason we HAVE these wonderful and special places is because of Walt Disney. Shouldn’t we remain true to his vision? I guarantee you that he would be turning in his grave if he saw the prices of admission to a Disney park today. These prices are simply not practical, and taking away the opportunity for so many people to experience what is in my opinion, the greatest place on earth. Shouldn’t something this wonderful, this magical, this truly special be shared with all?

It makes me sad thinking that my children will most likely nIMG_0349ot be able to grow up going to Walt Disney World the way that I once did. I went several times a year, for many years. When I was young, admission was close to $30.00-$40.00 for an adult. All of my fondest memories happened because of Walt Disney World, and it makes me sad to think that unless I am either working for the mouse, or living in the upper class, I will not be able to take my family to Walt Disney World as often as I would like.

Walt Disney is one of my biggest inspirations, and a reason for that is because of his perseverance, and his humble heart. Each and every day that I was lucky enough to be a Walt Disney World Cast Member, I thought about Walt Disney, and all that he did for my favorite company. Backstage at the Polynesian Resort, there was one large blown up black and white picture of Walt Disney that I passed every single day of work. Sometimes, I would stop, read the quote, and just remind myself of why I am here. Not every day was filled with magic, but seeing Walt backstage always gave me that boost that I needed. I was always reminded of the values of this amazing company, and that is unfortunately often overshadowed by the constant price hikes. walt_disney.jpg
It seems that every time Walt Disney World is now in the news, it is the outcome of a recent price increase, or some other way that the parks are trying to make money. It’s really a shame that Walt’s greatness, hard work, and complete vision is slowly being forgotten, not only in the public eye, but within the company as well.

 

 

 

Tips for Dining with the Master at Be Our Guest

Ever since it’s grand opening in November 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom has proven to be one of the most popular places to eat. This restaurant is precisely the Beast’s castle brought to life, thus rightfully becoming the most coveted place on Walt Disney World property to score a reservation.

DSCN0129

Here, you are welcome to a quick-service French-inspired breakfast and lunch. Or, you may join the Master for dinner in one of the three enchanted dining rooms inside of the castle. Now, as everyone knows from the 1991 film, Beauty and the Beast, the Master is quite finicky with who he allows in his castle, which may just be the reason why landing a reservation at this beautiful restaurant is nearly impossible. Or, you know, it may just be because this restaurant combines delectable food with a magical environment to create a place that is straight from one of Disney’s most popular movies. We may never know.

Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to help increase your chances of dining in this enchanted castle. Take it from someone who has a little bit of experience in this field of mastering the Be Our Guest reservation. Here are my secrets for landing that desired reservation at, in my opinion, the most magical place on Walt Disney World property.

Never give up on that reservation. Cancellations are NOT rare. I have found more success finding reservations the week of, or even night before, than I did far in advance. Disney gives the guest up to 24 hours to cancel reservations, or else they will charge the guest. Many times, people will book whatever reservation they can get, no matter the time, especially at a place like Be Our Guest. These are typically the reservations that get canceled… the REALLY early breakfasts, the REALLY late lunches, or the REALLY early dinners. You have to be prepared to take whatever reservation you can get for a place like this.

Make the My Disney Experience application your new best friend. Check this user-friendly application hourly for reservations the week of your trip. Check breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have had the most luck finding breakfast and lunch reservations, mainly because it is quick-service, and people come and go quicker than dinner. Usually, these reservations are not on the application for long, so keep checking, and never give up. I have been able to make an unreal amount of reservations using this.

Try to make a dinner reservation during a special ticketed event, like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Most people do not realize that Be Our Guest is still open during these parties. The chances of getting a dinner reservation during these events are greater due to the lesser amount of people present in the park. I often was able to find dinner reservations on party nights during my program, but sadly was unable to take the reservation. I did one time get lucky when I accidentally made a reservation on a party night, and a kind Cast Member helped bump my dinner reservation up to a time prior to the party. Props to you, you magical Cast Member.

If you wait until the day of your trip to Magic Kingdom, show up to the Be Our Guest podium FIRST thing in the morning, and see if they can fit you in sometime during the day. They may tell you to come back at a certain time, or they may tell you to wait around a bit. Either way, they should be able to find a place for you for one of the quick-service meals if you are one of the first to ask. Take whatever you can get. If you do not have a reservation for the restaurant, you are NOT even allowed to take a peak inside the enchanted castle. If you already have lunch reservations somewhere else, that is fine. Go to Be Our Guest for dessert, and order the grey stuff cupcake!

You may be wondering if Be Our Guest is really all it is hyped up to be. Well, I may be bias, but it is better than what it is hyped up to be. In my opinion, this is one of Walt Disney World’s greatest accomplishments at depicting a movie so throughly with the greatest attention to detail. This restaurant takes Disney’s attention to detail, and their most precise theming, to a whole new level. This restaurant makes you feel as if you just stepped directly into the film Beauty and the Beast. The Disney Imagineers really outdid themselves with this restaurant.

Here’s a little first hand look at what really went into planning and creating such a magical and enchanted place.

 

For me, finding Be Our Guest reservations were never a problem. Yes, I spent five months in Disney, so I had plenty of time… but I still was able to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Be Our Guest within a month of the start of my program. My personal favorite was dinner, but solely for the table dining experience. Also, it did not hurt that you were able to meet the Beast and thank him for your meal when you were all finished!

Persistence and determination is key to landing a dinner with the Master, and before you know it, the dining room will proudly be presenting your dinner!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Disney College Program Bucket List Review

Prior to beginning my Disney College Program journey, I made myself a bucket list of all the things I wanted to get accomplished in my five months at the most magical place. Much to my surprise, I was able to do just about everything I wanted to do without even a single glance at the list during my entire program. GASP. To be honest, I was just having too much fun to keep track, but turns out, I finished ALMOST everything on this list.

First and foremost, eat dinner at Be Our Guest. Well, this was not hard to do. Being the obsessive and insane person that I am, I had half a dozen reservations for this restaurant BEFORE I even began my program, due to my fear and anxiety of not being able to get in. In the end, I got lucky and was able to have dinner with the master that very first weekend, one of my most memorable and magical moments of my entire program. This place will always be held close to my heart. My absolute favorite place on the planet.

Fill up an autograph book with all of the princesses. I was not able to fill up an ENTIRE book, mostly because I either forgot to bring the book with me, or I just downright refused to carry it around. I did get my three favorite princesses, AND Gaston’s autograph!

IMG_5860

Attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dressed as Belle. I most certainly did this, and it was a wonderful night to remember. I spent weeks singing the parade song, “Boo To You.” Luckily, I was able to meet Belle dressed as Belle. Even though it was nearly impossible to find a suitable Belle costume, I made it work, and had a spook-tacular time.

IMG_6374

Attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I absolutely loved this Christmas celebration, filled with cheer, and even fake snow! I loved it so much that I went TWICE! Those cookies and hot chocolate could not keep me away. I was mostly excited to see Belle in her enchanted Christmas dress, and meet Rapunzel with Eugene!

Eat, and drink, around the world at Food and Wine Festival in Epcot. I was able to eat and drink in Italy, Japan, Greece, Mexico, and France, just to name a few. My favorite drink was the limoncello margarita from Italy, and I absolutely loved the spanakopita from Greece. This was such a great time, and really helped me fall in love with this park.

 

Eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table. This was a magical surprise I will never forget. I was able to eat breakfast inside of Cinderella’s castle with Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White. You really cannot explain the feeling of being able to look outside the window, and be able to see all of Fantasyland. This reservation was nearly impossible to snag, and happened so last minute… just some pure Disney magic.

Ride every ride in Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately, I was not able to ride EVERY ride at Magic Kingdom, although I certainly was there enough times to have been able to. I was able to do some things that I have never done, or had the time to do before, like ride the People Mover, visit Tom Sawyer’s Island, and drive in Tomorrowland’s Speedway. I blame Fantasyland, it was hard to take me away from there…

Visit every Walt Disney World resort. I did not visit every resort, but I did visit some that I have never seen, or been to before! The three resorts I spent the most time in were the Polynesian (clearly), the Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary… the monorail bunch. I was able to visit some new resorts, like Port Orleans Riverside, Coronado Springs, Art of Animation, and the Wilderness Lodge. All of the Disney resorts are so beautiful.

Watch ‘Wishes‘ from the Polynesian Beach. Little did I know, I would be spending a lot more time at the Polynesian than I could have ever imagined. I was lucky enough to be able to watch ‘Wishes’ from the Polynesian every night that I closed (which was 80% of the time.) Sometimes if I got out of work before the fireworks, I would hang out on the beach eating a dole whip to kill time before ‘Wishes.’ This was something that simply never got old for me.

IMG_5729

Watch ‘Illuminations‘ from Italy in Epcot. I did not watch ‘Illuminations’ from Italy, but I was able to watch these fireworks around the holiday’s right at the beginning of the world showcase. Although I have a sweet spot for ‘Wishes,’ these fireworks are enormous and immaculate.

Begin my very own Beauty and the Beast pin collection. Oh, I most certainly did this. A true addiction started. I now own over 40 Beauty and the Beast pins. No shame, no shame at all.

12736066_10153362797111629_1358088982_n

Succeed in the four parks in one day challenge. This was something I did my very first weekend of the program, the day after I got my main gate pass to be exact. I did this once, and one time only. It was a mistake doing this in the middle of August. It was exhausting, but I am glad I got this out of the way right at the beginning. For me, this was my first trip to Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot as a cast member, so it was a lot of fun. I started the day with an iced coffee, and ended the day with a margarita.

Dinner and a movie at the AMC Dine-In Theater at Disney Springs. This was such a fun experience. I wish we had one of these theaters where I’m from!

Attempt the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream (not alone!) Sadly, this did not happen. I did go to Beaches and Cream once, and got a HUGE peanut butter cup sundae.

IMG_6504

Watch a sunset at Magic Kingdom. Oh, I saw many sunsets at Magic Kingdom. Florida sunsets are absolutely stunning, and there is no better place to watch a Florida sunset than at Magic Kingdom (or just Disney in general.)

Attend the filming of the Christmas Day Parade. I did have the option to go to this, but I decided to avoid the crowds and hop on over to a different park this day instead. The Christmas crowds were absolutely insane.

Draw a picture at the Animation Academy. Unfortunately, this closed before I arrived in August.

Work a shift in all four parks, ESPECIALLY in the new Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. I only was able to pick up at two different locations, one being my dream location. I was able to pick up a shift at the Bonjour Gift Shop in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, and it was absolutely magical. It was during a Halloween Party night, so I was able to watch the fireworks from Gaston’s Tavern at the village, and it was amazing. It was an 11 1/2 hour shift, but one of my favorite days I had working.

IMG_6828

Making a Disney College Program bucket list is a smart idea, and a good way to look back and reflect on all of the good memories you made. Time certainly flies by, and it is easy to lose track of time, but always try to go out and do what you want to do. You will not regret making the most of your time at the most magical place.

To see more pictures from my Disney adventures, follow my Instagram @danielleogo.

Top Romantic Disney Movie Moments

Disney movies are known for creating happily ever afters and fairytale endings. They make the impossible, possible, with a little help of Disney magic. Disney also is the culprit for all of those high date expectations one may have. I mean, Aladdin took Jasmine on a flying carpet ride, and Beast cleared out an entire ballroom for the night, just so he could twirl Belle around in that beautiful yellow dress. It does not get more perfect, and romantic than that. So, in light of Valentine’s Day, here’s my list of the top romantic Disney movie moments, in no particular order of course. Swoon on.

When the Beast plans the absolute perfect date night for Belle. I mean, a delicious dinner, followed by a night of dancing in a gorgeous grand ballroom… and how could I forget that beautiful yellow dress. Complete and utter perfection, it’s a tale as old as time.

59694bb976c1aebc544ab6aef3311f05.jpg

When Flynn takes Rapunzel to see the floating lanterns gleam on her birthday. This was her dream, and he was willing to stop at nothing to help that dream come true for her. They were both able to see not only the light of the lanterns, but their love for each other.

tumblr_n0fskbigdw1trx1jyo1_500.gif

When Eric prepares a day of adventure in town for Ariel, and ends the night with a romantic and swoon-worthy boat ride. The only thing that could have made this date better would be if he kissed her, sheesh! Oh well, I guess the boy was too shy.

ariel_eric_boat_l.jpg

When Tramp so graciously shares his delicious spaghetti and meatball dinner with Lady. It’s refreshing to find a guy now-a-day’s that is willing to share his food, especially that one single piece of spaghetti. Must have been something about that beautiful night.

giphy.gif

When Aladdin surprises Jasmine with a magic carpet ride, and shows her a whole new world. Enough said.

Aladdin_(Bluray_720p).MKV-022.jpg

When Prince Phillip joins Aurora in the woods mid-song, and sweeps her off her feet. He literally finishes her sentence for her, a complete stranger that he has only met once upon a dream. How romantic.

233c62fc48599742b1fa0a6d23fe29a1.gif

When Mickey Mouse trades his most beloved possession, his harmonica, to get Minnie Mouse the perfect Christmas present, a chain for her favorite watch in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. Minnie Mouse, however, gave away her watch to get Mickey Mouse a case for his harmonica. This act of true love and kindness proves that it is the thought behind the gift that really shows how much you care about a person. The ultimate couple.

Mickey-s-Once-Upon-a-Christmas-image-mickeys-once-upon-a-christmas-36179279-400-298.png

The Perfect Disney Princess Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that wondrous time of the year again, Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a little Disney magic! Sure, Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming at times. It may seem that every store you step foot into has morphed into a sea of red and pink, but do not fret. Valentine’s Day does not need to be complicated, and sometimes buying for that special Mickey or Minnie in your life is really not that hard.

Here is a gift guide for your princess to help pick out that perfect and special present to make her day magical.

If she is a lover of art and paintings, just like Rapunzel

Thomas Kinkade Jigsaw Disney Dreams Collection Puzzles — Thomas Kinkade’s Disney paintings are breathtakingly beautiful, but also a little pricy. Instead, btangle.jpguy her one of these puzzles depicting her favorite scene from a Disney film. Choose from several different films, including Tangled, Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and The Tramp, and more. Make a date night out of putting this puzzle together, and when you are finished, buy a frame. You will be able to remember the memories you made piecing together this piece of art. Plus, there are hidden characters in all of Kinkade’s Disney paintings, so have fun spotting them out!

If she is a bookworm and loves to read, just like Bellebelle.jpg

The Disney Dream Big Princess Story Book Series — These may be children’s books, but they tell the classic story of each princess with the help of beautiful artwork directly from the film. These are a wonderful series of books, and would make for a timeless collection that she could always hold onto. The stories in this collection include Belle, Snow White, Ariel, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Elsa and Anna. These books are whimsical retellings of the princesses, and the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your favorite princess who may just have her nose stuck in a book.

image1xxl.jpgIf she enjoys her beauty sleep, just like Aurora


Disney We Rule The Kingdom Nightshirt at ASOS
— Now, what girl does not love a nightshirt, especially one with all of the princesses? Give her this adorable gift of comfort that she will without a doubt love, and get a great nights sleep in. Make her feel like she can rule any kingdom in this nightshirt.  Give her the gift of comfort.

If she is a lover of gadgets and gizmos a plenty, just like Ariel

7401055361764.jpeg
Minnie Mouse Icon Necklace and Earrings set by Arribas — This iconic and classic look is what every girl dreams of. Always remind her that she is your Minnie Mouse with this necklace and earring set crafted with Swarovski crystals. Add some more whosits and whatsits galore to her collection, because a girl can never have too much jewelry.

If she has a thing for shoes, just like Cinderella

Disney Princess Vans — I guarantee she will not be losing these shoes anytime soon. These shoes are the perfect addition to any outfit, addingXH7GZ1-HERO.jpeg a bit of royalty to any look. With Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine, these shoes are sure to be a hit with your princess, and Valentine, this year.

If she shares a love for baking, especially gooseberry pie, just like Snow White

7509055890084.jpeg

Mickey Mouse Icon Kitchen Towel Set, and Soup Bowl Set — This indigo blue romantic towel and soup bowl set is the perfect addition to any Disney lover’s kitchen, especially one that loves to bake. This set is subtle, but still is adorned with Mickey and Minnie sharing a quick kiss. You will want to share this adorable set with everyone you know, maybe even seven special dwarfs

 

No matter what you end up getting that special princess in your life, always remember to make every moment magical. It is not about the gifts, it is about the time spent appreciating each other. Have a magical, and romantic Valentine’s Day!

How-To: Tell You Are a Disney College Program Alumni

Yes, the Disney College Program is a magical and wonderful experience, but all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, the program does not last forever, no matter how many times you may wish it (more specifically, during Wishes.) Adjusting back to life before the program is proven to be quite difficult. You are no longer in sun shiny Florida, living just minutes away from the most magical place on earth. There are a few ways to distinguish a Disney College Program Alumni from a crowd, and some things are just bound to happen to you, no matter what.

Here are some signs that show you are truly a Disney College Program Alumni.

Your first week back feels like you just stepped out of a fairytale, and are now being placed in the real world… which is actually a pretty scary place.

ed4rmjkqejtencpobughm33i2ig4pzupk7g4mbt44phfqhp8tteh9uwn7krizikf.gif

You quickly discover that not everyone you find has a smile on their face, and an overly friendly attitude. Except for you…

tumblr_n7s71oabll1smcbm7o1_250.gif

You start uncontrollably sobbing at the sight of any Walt Disney World commercial.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-2622-1435171529-5.gif

Most of your sentences begin with, “Well, when I was in Disney…”

You light up like a firecracker on the fourth of July whenever you hear someone merely talking about Disney.

763023fcab501202edeab117af440478.gif

The two-finger Disney point has become an everyday thing that you use everywhere from the grocery store to the comfort of your own home. No place is safe.

anigif_enhanced-32258-1394727369-3.gif

You truly feel what real boredom is. You no longer have the luxury of jumping in the car, or taking the bus, to your favorite park whenever you please. This, by far, is the hardest adjustment.

tumblr_m529w8O6hq1rxnrovo1_500.gif

You start to rethink your entire life plan, trying to find a rhyme or reason that you should return to Walt Disney World to work. I mean, working in the parks forever cannot be THAT bad, right?

0e5e51f4-493f-4650-88e9-65050664b246.gif

You can never watch another firework display again, unless it is at Walt Disney World of course. I mean, once you have seen the best, can anything really compare?

giphy.gif

The Disney Store becomes your first stop every single mall visit, just because it gives you a glimpse of your real home. You go inside and talk to every cast member about how you used to be one too.

Also, it kills you shopping on the Disney Store website because you no longer have that magical discount, where it was like a never ending sale.

giphy.gif

You watch your favorite Disney movie over, and over, and over, and over again, just to compensate for missing the characters, attractions, and so on. I mean, is there really any other movie besides a Disney movie anymore?

tumblr_msahj9A6CK1rp6qsio2_500.gif

It becomes hard for you to keep track of time, mostly because before you always knew when it was 3:00 because of the parade, and 10:00 because of the fireworks.

You start to just put all of your clocks into military time, simply because you became so used to it during your program that it is the only way you know how to tell time anymore.

tumblr_n1tqjwskgu1s2wio8o1_500.gif

Every picture you post on any social media website is of Disney. Like seriously, you are starting to post more now about Disney than when you were actually in Disney. Riddle me that.

You find Walt Disney’s quotes the most motivational. There is just something about that man that hits you right in the feels.

tumblr_niypy4fArY1u7gnm9o1_400.gif

You spend way too much time planning a not so realistic vacation to Walt Disney World. I mean, do you KNOW how much a one day ticket to Magic Kingdom is? Who cares, you try to swing it anyways.

tumblr_mx28yxKjHd1qlsrn9o1_500.gif

No matter where life takes you, Walt Disney World will always be your home, and it will always be there for you to return to. Remember, take the dream with you, wherever you may go! (Rest In Peace Mickey Sorcerer Hat)

disneyparks.gif