Beauty and the Beat 

Well good morning!!!! Lorac just released a full line of Beauty and the Beast inspired makeup and it took my breath away! 
The eye palette is giving me life w a gorgeous blend of shimmer and flat colors like “Spell Breaker” and “Teatime” I am in love! 

And the cheek palette is gorgeous for every beauty with any skin tone! 


Ready to get yours? Shop now! 

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Iger Resigns…

…  from Trump Advisory Board.

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, has just announced his resignation from President Trump’s White House advisory council. 

Iger later issued a longer statement. “Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren’t mutually exclusive. I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and, as a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s advisory council.”

Jansport Disney, a pack made in heaven.

Did you ever go to school? Yes? Oh well then you have either owned or wanted a Jansport Backpack.

Well now, my friends, we all are in that season once more. Jansport is better than ever with this new Disney Collection!!

Prices from $20 for the pouch and lil break. Then for full size anywhere from $44 to $90.

Now you did not ask but in case you are wondering… my fav is with out any doubt the Disney Right  Pack Expression in Disney Luxe Minnie!!

Disney Right Pack Expressions in Luxe Minnie

Shop online now. We do not expect them to last long.

Preferred Parking Fee Begins June 1

Beginning June 1 Disney Springs guests will have the option to purchase preferred parking in two select lots for $10. Grapefruit and Lemon lots are the preferred parking lots.

In addition to these paid parking locations, Disney Springs also offers complimentary parking in two parking garages located adjacent to the restaurants and shops.

Construction began in April on a third parking garage and a pedestrian bridge. This new parking structure will be located next to the Walt Disney World Casting building on Buena Vista Drive across the street from Disney Springs. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

New Bites at Disney Spring

2017 has been and continues to be a year full of openings and announcements for the Disney Company. Now an update for 2017/2018’s Disney Springs dining options!!

In the Fall of 2017, we can look forward to a replacement of Portobello from Chicago-based Levy Restaurants with James Beard award winner and “Top Chef Master” Chef Tony Mantuano inspired by Chef’s Italian adventures.

Still on deck for this late this year… wait for it… a wine bar featuring over 100 selections both by the bottle or glass and shareable plates. They expect to host special events as well as educational classes. Master Sommelier George Miliotes is one of only 236 professionally certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and will be leading this concept! Cheers!!!

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The Edison will be a collaboration and the concept is restaurbarclub. The projected opening is the end of this year. “With Old World sophistication and romance, The Edison will be themed to a 1920-era electric company, recalling an exuberant era of invention and imagination…” (Disney Blog)

World Renowned Chef Jose Andres will be joining the West Side with Jaleo in 2018! Town Center will be welcoming a new concept from Wolfgang Puck, a “modern bar and grill” concept.

EZ Guide to Character Dining

Tips for Character* Dining

Make reservations! Character dining for many guests is considered an absolute MUST. So do what you can to plan ahead. Bring your autograph book and camera! We highly recommend the photo pass option also. There is nothing like spending days at Disney making magical memories but getting home to NO family photos. Finally, we make our character dining plans based on the characters we will be with rather than the menu.

Dining within the park requires valid park admission (duh). Booking prior to park opening allows for EARLY admission. Although no rides are running (double duh) you have a rare photo op!!! Be sure to read over the official page to double check for any updates in pricing, characters or dining!

Pricing Guide +
$: Up to $14.99 per adult
$$: $15 to $34.99 per adult
$$$: $35 to $59.99 per adult
$$$$: Over $60 per adult

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1900 Park Fare
Breakfast $$, Dinner $$$
Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Mary Poppins
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Tigger
  • Winnie the Pooh

** Dinner is Cinderella and Prince Charming

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
$$$
EPCOT, World Showcase, Norway

  • Snow White
  • Cinderella
  • Belle
  • Princess Aurora
  • Ariel

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Cape May Cafe
Breakfast $$, Dinner $$$
Beach Club Resort

  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Goofy

Chef MickeyChef Mickey’s
$$$
Contemporary Resort

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Pluto
  • Donald Duck
  • Goofy

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$$$ – $$$$
Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Castle

  • At Breakfast Ariel, Cinderella , Princess Aurora, Snow White.
  • At Lunch & Dinner Cinderella , Princess Jasmine, Snow White.

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$$ – $$$
Magic Kingdom, Main Street USA

  • Pooh
  • Eeyore
  • Piglet
  • Tigger

Perfectly Princess Tea
$$$$
Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Aurora

The Garden Grill
$$
EPCOT, Future World (The Land)

  • Farmer Mickey
  • Pluto
  • Chip & Dale

Hollywood & Vinedining - 1
$$$
Hollywood Studios, Echo Lake

PERFECT FOR THE TODDLERS IN YOUR FAMILY!!!

  • Doc McStuffins
  • Sofia the First
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Handy Manny

Important Information Regarding Upcoming Dining Schedule
Beginning September 4, 2017, Disney Junior Play n’ Dine will only be available during breakfast meal periods. Minnie’s Seasonal Dine will now be a part of the lunch offerings.

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
$$$$
Campsites at Fort Wilderness

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Chip ‘n Dale

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$$
Polynesian, Characters during breakfast ONLY

  • Lilo
  • Stitch
  • Mickey
  • Pluto

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Tusker House
$$
Animal Kingdom, Africa

  • Safari Mickey Mouse
  • Safari Goofy
  • Safari Donald Duck
  • Safari Daisy

Trattoria al Forno
$
Boardwalk, Characters at Breakfast ONLY

  • Ariel
  • Prince Eric
  • Rapunzel
  • Flynn Rider

 

Special thanks to Stephen and Kristi Williams and Sara Lunsford for use of photos.
+ Range reflects the average price of adult dinner entrées (breakfast and lunch generally cost less), except Character Dining locations, buffet locations, dinner shows, and special dining events where range reflects the average adult price of entire meal and non-alcoholic beverages. Range excludes alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities except at dinner shows where beer and wine, taxes and gratuities are included.
*All character experiences are subject to change without notice.

Slinky Dog Dash

After years of “nothing new and exciting” at Disney World we seem to be on a roll of excitement these days. Pandora opened yesterday with ravenous fans waiting over 5 hours in some cases. Now we have photos of what will be the Slinky Dog Dash!

Photo credit @bioreconstruct

Photo credit @bioreconstruct

Speculation continues that Toy Story Land within Hollywood Studios will be open in 2018.
Photo credit @bioreconstruct

Our First Giveaway!

This could not be more simple!!! Get an entry by joining our Facebook group.

Enter Here.

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*Giveaway runs through June and will winner will be drawn and announced within the Facebook Group with one requirement. We must reach or exceed 150 members on or before the end of June.
** If this Alex & Ani is no longer available, another Disney related Alex & Ani silver bracelet will be selected by the admins of Namaste at Disney.

New Show at Hollywood Studios

It’s a busy time over at the mouse house!!! Not only is Pandora officially opening today, we woke to the news of a new projection show at Hollywood Studios which was previewed/debuted last night.


The show runs 10 mins long and has been compared to the end of the Great Movie Ride w “better effects.” What do you think? WATCH IT HERE. 
Many have said after the closure and revamp of many rides and shows at HS it has become the least visited park of the famous four. But of course, these days everything old is new again. So I believe it’s only a matter of time before HS regains it’s favor. 

Sneak Peek at Choza de Margaritas

While the temperatures get hotter these drinks are looking better and better!!! No opening date has been officially announced for Choza de Margarita yet, but rumors are swirling that it is in the not so distant future!!

More importantly… which will be your first drink order when it does open?

Choza de Margarita will be located next to the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s International Showcase. This outdoor location will serve food such as tacos, empanadas, chips, and fresh guacamole in addition to the stars of the show the hand-crafted margaritas previewed above.

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