Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I look at a new patent that Disney is looking into getting that could cause the end of the Refillable Mugs on Disney property! Check out the article here and while you are there, look at all of the other awesome articles on the Disney Driven Life!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Final Stretch

We are almost there! It is T minus 14 days until Chris and I are on Disney property and the excitement is really building! I have already pulled out the suitcase and began packing. I have set stuff aside for a few weeks now, but finally have the suitcase out to put stuff in. I have bought many of the supplies needed for down there, such as shampoo, toothpaste and the like. Chris and I ordered customized maps last week and they arrived today and in the mail a few days ago we received our luggage tags and vouchers, which I am very excited about!! Everything is slowly coming together, 250 days ago I didnt think this trip would ever get here, but now it is!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I found some interesting news to share about Disney Coasters, one that exists and one that may be soon! Check it out at The Disney Driven Life!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meets in Disney World!!!

For many months now (feels like forever!!), I have been talking about a trip to Walt Disney World that my boyfriend, Chris (of Cosmic Reid's Starlight Cafe on Magical Mouse Radio) and I will be taking. Well, that trip is a mere 23 days away (Woo Hoo!!!!) and we have made our final arrangements! Our schedule is as follows:

June 11- Arrive in the Morning, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom EMH
June 12- Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Dinner @ Cap'n Jacks, DisneyQuest
June 13- Epcot, Dinner @ San Angel Inn, Magic Kingdom EMH
June 14- Blizzard Beach, Winter Summerland Golf, Dinner @ Boma, Live Video Chat 8-9 Eastern*
June 15- Magic Kingdom, Breakfast @ Crystal palace, Dinner @ O'hana
June 16- Typhoon Lagoon, Downtown Disney, Dinner @ T-Rex Cafe, Meet at Boardwalk Bakery 8pm Eastern ^
June 17- Epcot, Dinner @ Chef Mickey's, Magic Kingdom for Main Street Electrical Parade
June 18- (Chris' Birthday) Hollywood Studios, Lunch @ 50's Prime Time, Dinner @ California Grill, Magic Kingdom EMH
June 19- Animal Kingdom in the Morning, Leaving in Afternoon

Going to Magic Kingdom EMH Subject to Change due to my health and just overall exhaustion

*Live Video Chat 8-9 Eastern - On Monday, June 14th, Chris and I will be having a live video chat from our balcony at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. To watch the chat, just go to and if you want to chat with us, sign up for a free ustream account and watch from there with the live chat feed.

^Meet at Boardwalk Bakery 8pm Eastern- On Wednesday the 16th, Chris and I will be meeting with anybody who wants to meet at the Boardwalk Bakery at the Boardwalk Resort. Anyone who happens to be on property and wants to say hi or even if you just live in the Orlando Area and want to stop by, please do! We will be at the Bakery for a while, but depending on the crowd, we will see where the evening takes us! Let us know if you are interested in meeting!

If you are going to be in the WDW area June 11-19 and our scheduled meeting time does not work for you and you want to meet for lunch or ride an attraction with Chris and me, just send us a message! We would love to meet all of our great Disney friends!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I talk briefly about the new hotel being added to Walt Disney World and about the extended stay of the Aladdin Musical in Disneyland! Click here to read the article.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Resort: Awaiting Full Judgement

Disney announced on their blog a few days ago about plans for a new resort on the Walt Disney World Property. Where the planned "Legendary Years" area of Pop Century Resort remains lie, there will be a brand new resort capturing the hearts of Disney movie lovers, Disney's Art of Animation Resort. This resort is aimed at families and will have wings of the hotel themed to 4 different Disney movies: Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid wing will be the largest with 864 themed rooms while the remaining 1120 will be themed around the three other movies. There will be rooms and suites in the resort, the suites having both a living room and a bedroom, sleeping 6 people while the rooms will sleep 4. Disney's Art of Animation Resort will be a value resort and a non-DVC resort.

While the unveiling of a new resort is very exciting, there are several questions that come to mind. The main one that comes to me is Why these Movies? Two of these four movies already have representation at resorts on property; the new Finding Nemo rooms at Caribbean Beach and The Lion King theme at the Kidani Village DVC Property at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Disney has so many different movies, why are they repeating? It doesn't really make sense to me. I will be also interested to see the layout of the resort when it is released, I am curious as to why The Little Mermaid is such a large portion of the resort. And will this resort have any interactions with the Pop Century Resort? These hotels share a waterway and there are bridges connecting the two properties currently built.

Hopefully all of these questions will be answered for us, but in the meantime, the speculation continues. Do you have any questions about the new property? Feel free to comment about them! Keep your eyes here for updates as they become available.

To see the Disney Parks Blog post about the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort, click here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, we examine the wonders that is the new Talking Mickey in Disneyland! He debuted last week and wow has he made an impact!! Check out the article now on the Disney Driven Life!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the Mothers around the world, a Happy Mother's Day from The True Disney Fan and some of your favorite Disney Mothers!

Mothers are so very special, we wanted to make sure we had a special tribute for you!

Thank you for being the chauffeur, cook, maid, alarm clock, cheer leader, pillow, ATM, and so much more!

We hope you have a great day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Disney and Arthritis

As I was searching around for some pictures of Disney the other day, I came across one that got my attention very quickly. It was labeled "1956- Walt Disney" and it was from Naturally, I just had to click on it and check it out. The page that came up was called "Milestones for Juvenile Arthritis" and it discussed programs and people who supported the fight to find a cure for Juvenile Arthritis. Sure enough, about half way down the page, was a picture of Walt Disney with a young boy who has JA. See the full article and picture here.

After seeing this, I was curious if there was any way that Disney was involved with the Arthritis Foundation, so I did a Google search to see what I could find. The page I came across first was a page for the 2011 Joints in Motion Training Team. This online training team is helping runners to train for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Marathon in January while raising money for the Arthritis Foundation!

When you register for the team, you are given your own interactive pages and a whole community of people to talk to who are running for the same cause. It costs $150 to join the team for the Half Marathon, the Marathon or Goofy Challenge and if you have ran with the the team before, it is only $100 to register again. This joiner's fee includes the training information you receive online, guaranteed event entry, hotel accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort, Team Apparel, Team Incentives, and your own personalized fund raising site and tools for the fund raising. The Donation goal for the program is $2600, all the money going to help find a cure to Arthritis.

If you are not a runner, you can go to the site just to donate to the cause as well. If you know someone who is running on the team and would like to donate to their goal, just go to the page and search for their name.

If you are interested in registering for the Joints in Motion Training Team, visit their website here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Drive Life, I look at some of the announcement made last week for the Disney property! Big stuff happening at Epcot and Hollywood Studios, so check it out here!