Archives for October 2014

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast


My kids have been talking about seeing the next Tinkerbell movie for a LONG time…so we are excited about this next addition to the Tinkerbell stories! But we have some sneak peaks to share today! The latest movie will be out next year and it is called “Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”. Disney just released new images as well as the first trailer that introduces the new character, Gruff, the NeverBeast. So we get our first look at Gruff!


We are also excited to announce that the character of Fawn, who will play a main part of this story, will now be voiced by the fabulous Ginnifer Goodwin. Ginnifer Goodwin plays Snow White on our favorite show “Once Upon a Time” so we are excited she will be joining the Disney Fairies family.

DisneyToon Studios says:

“Fawn is a character who loves all animals unconditionally,” said director Steve Loter. “She will help any animal that needs her, but sometimes Fawn thinks too impulsively, when she should be thinking with her head, as well as her heart.”

Loter says there’s a lot of Goodwin in the character. “Fawn was inspired by my daughter and her unconditional love of animals,” he said. “But Ginnifer had a very strong hand in crafting the character. Her sense of fun and her wondrous view of the world gave Fawn direction. You can hear the smile in Ginnifer’s voice—this is a character that loves life and lives it to its fullest.”


The story line for this movie is summarized here:

“The heartwarming story explores the ancient myth of a mysterious creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to rescue the NeverBeast before time runs out. The fairies meet Gruff who is a massive creature and the subject of an ancient Pixie Hollow myth. Hidden in a dark lair on the fringes of the fairies’ beloved home, Gruff is discovered by curious and empathetic animal fairy Fawn, who sees something special in his glowing green eyes. His penchant for stacking rocks mystifies Fawn and her friends—but Gruff’s true purpose is the real surprise.”


We can’t wait for this movie to be released – it looks so cute!! Here is the newest trailer (videos only viewable from the website and not through email):

The film will be released on DVD/Blu-ray on March 3, 2015! Pre-orders are not available at this time.

Disney Goodies Giveaway!


We have a fun giveaway for our readers, just because we love Disney! We have collected some fun Disney parks souvenirs, as well as some our our favorite travel products that we have been featuring the last few weeks. We would love to share this fun basket of goodies with you!

We have some fun Disney parks souvenirs: a Mickey tumbler, a Walt Disney World autograph book and Mickey Mouse jelly beans.


We also have a set of our favorite lunchbox containers – Easy Lunchboxes – 4 containers in all, plus a great cooler that they fit perfectly into. They are a great addition to a day at the parks.


If you missed our post on The Mommy Hook as a great travel product at Disney parks, you can read it here. But we love it so much, we want you to have one too!


A commemorative Disney Parks growth chart that is so adorable! It has elements from all the parks on it and it is very cute. This is a special treat for our goody basket.

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We also wanted to add some cuteness, so we are giving away this adorable Tigger Tsum. He is just so cute!


The package includes:

  • Easy Lunchboxes set and cooler
  • Mommy Hook
  • Walt Disney World autograph book
  • Mickey tumbler
  • Mickey Mouse jelly beans
  • Tigger Tsum-small
  • Disney Parks growth chart
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique bag
  • Minnie coloring book
  • “Frozen” pen
  • Disney Fairies stickers

Lots of fun Disney goodies! Please use the entry form below to enter. Giveaway begins today, October 27 and it will end in a week on Monday, November 3. You can earn extra entries by commenting on this blog post about what your favorite Disney souvenir has been. We love to hear about what people like to buy at Disney parks!

A big thank you to EasyLunchboxes and Jenn at Mom Muggle Princess for some of the great treats! Good luck!

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Disney Tsum Tsum

Delicious Hillshire Farm Recipes & Coupon!


This is a sponsored post through Mom It Forward. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

One of my family’s favorite go-to meals is Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage. In fact, it is my son’s favorite! We are always trying to find ways to get good sources of protein into our kids diets, and Hillshire Farms has great options for kids. We love the Smoked Sausage and Turkey Polska Kielbasa. We also love their Lil’ Smokies, especially since they are kid size.

Right now, Safeway is offering great coupons for your family to be able to enjoy some of Hillshire Farms products. Click on the link below to access Safeways J4U program of coupons.


The great part about this program is that you can easily download the ecoupons to your store card and the discounts are applies when you checkout.

If you would like some wonderful recipes to add some of Hillshire Farms products for family meals, here are a few of my favorites to share!

Kielbasa with Apples and Potatoes
Pretzel-wrapped Lil’ Smokies
Hot Dog Kebobs for Kids
Easy Sausage and Potato
Mummy Dogs
Pesto Alfredo Tortellini with Smoked Sausage
Smoked Sausage, Eggs & Potatoes
Zombie Muffins
Glazed Sausage Waffle on a Stick
Sausage Alfredo (pictured above)

So get cooking something delicious for your family today! Great recipes and a coupon! Such a deal!

Tsum Tsum Craze


The newest Disney craze is Tsum Tsum! Not sure what that is? I understand, we didn’t know what it was just awhile ago. And then we heard about the Disney game that was hugely popular in Japan called Tsum Tsum. Tsum Tsum means “stack stack” in Japanese. The game is a free app on smartphones and iPhones, and it is so much fun! It is all about stacking these little Disney characters, called Tsums, and trying to delete lines of the same Tsum to collect points and coins. Sounds simple, right?


Our kids love playing it and we actually play it together as a family. You can collect digital Tsums on the game and each character has their own unique skill. The really nice part about the game is that you are given five hearts which equal five times you get to play. You have to wait about an hour for five hearts to regenerate before playing again. So you can’t sit and play and play. You can purchase more hearts, but in our house, the rules are “no buying anything” on apps and games.

The Tsum Tsum game also has these very adorable plush you can find at Disney Stores and at Disney Parks. They come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Check out the different plush at the Disney Store online.

Photo from Disney Parks Blog

Photo from Disney Parks Blog

They are so cute and of course, collectible! Disney releases new characters for Tsum Tsum often, in the game and in the plush animals. They recently announced Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Tsums in plush, and the game just announced a new Maleficent Tsum. There is even an Olaf Tsum! Bet you can’t wait to have one of these cuties!

If it all sounds crazy, just download the free game and give it a try. It it loads of fun and our family has loved playing it!

Check out some cute photos of Tsum plush that Disney Parks Blogs posted as the Tsums “played” at the parks. They are very cute!


Photo by Disney Parks Blog


Photo by Disney Parks Blog

Disney Deals for Winter


Walt Disney World

Disney just released their new packages for winter travel for December into March. Stay, Play & Dine is back! This is a bundle discount that offers a little bit off everything in the package. A minimum stay of 3 nights and 2 day tickets is required. The only requirement to book a package with Destinations in Florida is a $200.00 deposit, and the balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival.


  • 10-30% off discount for travel December 14-20 2014 & January 5-March 7 2015.
  • Booking Window October 6th-December 29, 2014 for Disney Visa Holders and October 9th-December 29, 2014 for the general public (excluded Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Poly Villas, and Campsites)
  • Room Only Discount for travel January 5-March 28, 2015
  • Value Resorts:
    • All Star Sports, All Star Music, All Star Pop, and Art of Animation Suites are 15% off on weekends, 20% off on weekdays
    • All Star Movies are 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
  • Moderate Resorts:
    • Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port of Orleans-Riverside, Wilderness Cabins are 20% off on weekends, 25% off on weekdays
    • Port Orleans French Quarter are 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
    • Coronado Springs Suites are 10% off all nights
  • Deluxe Resorts:
    • Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard and pool view only at Animal Kingdom Lodge) are 30% off all nights
    • Animal Kingdom Lodge Club Level and Savanna View are 20% off all nights
  • Deluxe Suites at all Deluxe Resorts:
    • 10% off Villas Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Beach Club, Boardwalk Villas, Wilderness Lodge Villas
    • 30% off all nights Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo and Kidani
    • 20% off Excluded Resorts Grand Floridian Villas, Campsites, Grand Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Villas at Polynesian

There is very limited space for this deal. Disney is not offering any free dining discounts for this time but the room discount is really the better discount.

Disney’s Aulani

This winter you can escape the chill and experience a whole new world of fun at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

4 nights and get the 4th night FREE: Includes a complimentary breakfast. Or, stay longer and save even more with 30% off stays of 5 nights or longer, plus complimentary breakfast*. for stays most nights Jan. 4-March 23, 2015.

Winter is the perfect opportunity to discover Aulani, winner of Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.!

There’s so much that’s included with a stay at Aulani like amazing water fun at the pools, waterslides and lazy river, nightly entertainment, a supervised kids club and so much more – on top of an award-winning spa and amazing dining!


20% on Premium rooms: This discount includes all 3 of the Disneyland Resort hotels for most Sunday through Thursday nights on select premium rooms, including:
  • Disneyland Hotel – Premium, Deluxe and Concierge rooms and Regal suites
  • Grand Californian Hotel – Premium, Deluxe, Concierge and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms and Artisan suites
  • Paradise Pier Hotel – Premium and Concierge rooms and Paradise suites

Save 15% on Standard rooms:

  • Discounted rates are valid for stays select Sunday through Thursday nights October 26 through December 18, 2014.
  • Book through November 19, 2014
  • Please note: These special rates are not available on Fridays or Saturdays or from November 13 through November 16 and from November 21 through December 13, 2014. Non-discounted room rates may be available on these dates instead.

Good Neighbor Hotel Discounts:

  • 4-day, 3-night vacation at a Good Neighbor Hotel including ticket package starting at $90 per person, per day for a family of 4, this package includes:
  • 4-Day/1 Park Per Day Disneyland Resort Theme Park Tickets
  • 3 nights in a standard room at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort—a conveniently located Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Hotel

That’s a total package price starting at just $1,440*! Sample rate is valid for most arrival dates October 10 through October 30, 2014, with travel to be completed by November 2, 2014. Book by October 28, 2014. Offer subject to availability.

A package reservation at a Good Neighbor Hotel can be booked up to 2 days prior to arrival, excluding holidays and Sundays.

Disney Cruise

October in National Cruise Month and Disney is offering the following discounts to book your next Disney cruise (please not booking dates are ending soon!!):

Book select 7-Night sailings on Disney Cruise Line from Port Canaveral and enjoy a $100 Onboard Credit! Valid sailings are select 7-Night Caribbean voyages departing January 3-March 29, 2015 aboard the Disney Magic or Disney Fantasy. Valid on new bookings only, must be booked October 6-13, 2014.

New lower rates on Miami, Florida cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard the Disney Wonder.

Sail Dates:

  • October 26, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • October 31, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 9, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 14, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 19, 2014 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise
  • November 28, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • December 3, 2014 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise
  • December 7, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Rates start at $125 per person, per night—Pricing is based on double occupancy in an Oceanview Stateroom (Category OGT) with Restrictions. Total price for 2 guests is $1,250 for 5 night sailings and $1,000 for 4 night sailings. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of approximately $110 are not included.

That is our collection of winter deals for Disney travel. If you are interested in planning a Disney trip or cruise, get a free quote from the experts at Destinations in Florida. They can help you make the Disney magic happen!

Happy Travels!!


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