Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ A Little Pirate Fun in the Gift Shop

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Today I am joining in the fun of the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Deb at Focused on the Magic.  This week's theme is the Letter P.  Since Deb went with a pirate theme, it immediately made me think of this photo!

One of my favorite things about Disney is that if you have little ones who are afraid of the dark rides, there are always fun things to do in and around the attraction to keep little ones busy while others enjoy the ride.  For us, Pirates of the Caribbean (my favorite attraction) is one that Joey absolutely avoids.  It is dark, and he cannot even get himself to walk through the queue, nevermind get in the boat!  Since Hayley and he are very close, if Joey doesn't go on, Hayley won't either ... this is good and bad!  Here is a little fun they had in the gift shop outside of Pirates of the Caribbean while waiting for the rest of our travel party to exit the ride.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

American Tourister Enter Stage Right at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photo Credit: Disney On Wheels 

American Tourister is now front and center and on display in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  In a wonderful meet up of leading characters with a spectacular set, the casting call decisions have been made.

American Tourister is now the official luggage of Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

To celebrate this new collaboration, American Tourister is offering you a chance to win a brand new D23 Mickey or Minnie luggage set.  In order to enter for your chance to win, head over to the American Tourister Facebook page between October 21st and October 25th and comment on one of their daily questions.  There is only one entry per person, so you can comment and join in the fun as much as you'd like, but additional comments will not earn you additional entries.  At the end of the 5 days, 5 winners will be randomly selected.

Head over to this red carpet event and enter for your chance to win:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Spreading a Little Pixie Dust

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As soon as I learned the topic of the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop for this week, I knew right away which photo I was going to choose.  This is one of my favorite photos of all our trips. Hayley is spreading some pixie dust with her wand from Cinderella's Royal Table.  She was running all over the place in her Cinderella dress, and she was all smiles!  It is one of those moments that I just remember thinking how blessed I am to have three happy, beautiful children who love Disney as much as I do!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Favorite Disney Dining Spot Off Disney Property with the Growing Up Disney Minnie Moms

Today, I am joining the Growing Up Disney Minnie Moms to discuss our "Favorite Disney Dining Spot Off Disney Property."  For me, I have actually never eaten off Disney property, so I stretched the topic a bit.  I went with my favorite dining spot outside of the Disney parks and resorts.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pursuing the Magic ... AND the Travel ~ A New Adventure for Us

I have some exciting news!  As you may already know from the logo in my sidebar that I have become an independent travel consultant for Guru Travel, LLC.  I am quite excited about this new adventure.  Don't worry though, Pursuing the Magic will stay just as it is - a blog about our personal Disney experiences and magical moments.  All my travel planning information can be found on a brand new Facebook page that I have created with Jenn of Disney Babies Blog.  We have spent many years sharing with our readers how we find the Disney magic on vacation and at home, but now we can also help you plan and book your most magical vacation.  To keep up with our Disney news, discounts, deals and much more, make sure you "like" us on Facebook on our all new page:

Even better, if you head over and like our page this week, we have a fun giveaway going on.  We have a prize pack which includes a WDW Guru backpack, 2 WDW Guru lanyards, a 1-year subscription to and an 8x10 frame with "Magical Memories 2013" etched on the glass.  You can find the entry form on the Giveaway tab on our page!