Guess Where Stitch Is

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Can you guess where Stitch is?

The first person to post the correct location will win a $1 Disney Dollar Bill!

This $1 bill can be used on your next Disney vacation anywhere cash is accepted. Disney Dollars can be purchased at Guest Services in the Disney parks.

There is a comment filter on the blog that catches certain comments and mark them as pending. If you don’t see your comment right away, it will show up soon. I always verify that all pending comments have been approved before picking the winner. I want to make sure the winner is truly the person who commented first. Look for the Where’s Stitch and Where’s Mickey posts M-F between 9 and 10 pm CST on the blog. Only comments on the blog count. Good luck! 

Latest Disney World News Including Epcot After Hours Event

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There are new things popping up every day at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Join us every week to read about “What’s New” in Walt Disney World! This week features a new after-hours event at Epcot, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train news, Polynesian Construction update and Easter activities.

New! Epcot After Hours Wind Down Events: You are invited to relax, unwind and enjoy exclusive access to one of four favorite lounges around World Showcase during the new Epcot After Hours Wind Down, beginning April 17 through Sept. 15. This celebration takes place Thursday through Sunday evenings beginning after IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and continuing until 11 p.m. Following IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, take your pick from four select locations and enjoy cuisine created from award winning Epcot Chefs and Sommeliers. Tickets can be reserved for the Epcot After Hours Wind Down in advance for one of the following locations around World Showcase:
▪ La Cava del Tequila – Mexico
▪ Rose & Crown Pub – United Kingdom
▪ Spice Road Table – Morocco
▪ Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar – Italy

New! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train News: On April 12, 2014, vehicles were spotted on the tracks in test runs of The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Disney has described this attraction as having an innovative new ride system that causes cars to swing back and forth while they travel down the track. In most cases, the construction walls have already been removed, but the scene of the vehicles going up a lift is taken from a distance and viewed over the walls on the Tomorrowland Speedway side of the mountain. The official dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is scheduled for May 2. We hope to see soft openings very soon!

New! Voices of Liberty Sing New Tunes: Voices of Liberty, the amazing a capella group performing at The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot, occasionally expanded their repertoire of treasured favorites from the American songbook with new tunes. Recently, the group has added arrangements of four new songs to the lineup. Two of the new songs, Josh Groban’s inspirational “You Raise Me Up” and Academy Award winner “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, were debuted in March when Voices of Liberty performed at the Disney Grants presentation for the Central Florida community. The other new tunes are “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.”

New! Peter Pan and Wendy’s Temporary Meet and Greet Location: April 12-20, Peter Pan and Wendy will be meeting Guests near the Adventureland bridge. On April 21, they will return back to their usual meeting spot in Fantasyland.

New! Pin Trading Night at ESPN Wide World of Sports: Calling all Traders! Join us for a Frozen evening of pin trading at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this Tuesday, April 22, from 6-9 p.m. The event will take place in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill and adjacent lobby area. Space will be extremely limited at this event so it is asked that our traders please limit the amount of items they bring. Come meet avid and novice traders, make friends and share stories about your collections!

New! Animal Kingdom Annual Party for the Planet April 22: With April being Earth month, it’s a special time for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Throughout the month, the park will be celebrating with special merchandise and events in the park. Guests can find out what they can do to make their backyards wildlife friendly and discover other ways to connect with, and conserve, wildlife in nature. Though some offerings have started, the event culminates on April 22 with our annual Party for the Planet Activities at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The party starts in the main entrance, where Guests can pick up a special Party for the Planet postcard and stop by a display of wildlife friendly backyard habitats. The fun continues on to Rafiki’s Planet Watch where families can play interactive games, do special activities, and learn how their purchases can make a big difference for wildlife and wild places. Guests can also talk to Cast Members who have worked on conservation projects around the world. Special activities and merchandise will be sticking around Animal Kingdom longer to celebrate Earth Day. Through April 26, face painters and caricature artists will be extending into Rafiki’s Planet Watch from park open close. These Operating Participants will be featuring bearthemed designs in celebration of Disneynature’s “Bears”. April 21 – 23, vendors will be positioned throughout the park selling “green” merchandise. Two special plush will be sold throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom with proceeds going to the National Park Foundation through Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund. One dollar from each sale of the Safari costumed Duffy the Disney Bear and Amber from Disneynature’s “Bears” will be donated to the National Park Foundation.

New! Visit VISION House at Innoventions to Help Environment: On Earth Day, April 22, VISION House is the place to be! This 5-7 minute Earth Day activity at VISION House encourages Guests ages 6-10 to learn about environmentally friendly products to help save the environment and wildlife. This great activity helps kids realize small choices can help the environment. Learn how to be a “smart” shopper when it comes to protecting the environment and wildlife. The Green Shopping Spree activity will run from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. with the last activity beginning at 3:30 p.m. Just by visiting VISION House in Innoventions East,
Guests can plant a tree! April 2026,  Green Builder Media will donate $1 for every Guest who visits the VISION House exhibit to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to plant a tree.

New! Celebrate Earth Day at The Seas with Nemo and Friends: At Epcot, Earth Day will be celebrated at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, where children can find out (by trying it!) how turtle excluder devices protect sea turtles, and learn about conservation efforts to protect coral reefs, manatees, sharks and the many other amazing creatures that inhabit our oceans.

New! “Maleficent” Sneak Peek Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 18, 2014: The thrilling final trailer for “Maleficent” has just been released, and starting April 18, 2014 a special extended sneak peek will be playing daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio through mid June.

New! Kona Island Sushi Bar New Menu Options: The little Kona Island sushi bar in the upstairs lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Resort is now an extension of the restaurant, and the sushi is crafted in the dining room in the former dessert show kitchen, giving chefs plenty of room to create specialties from sashimi and simple rolls to more elaborate combos. If you enjoyed the Kona Island sushi bar before, you can still grab a seat there, no reservations required, and the entire restaurant menu is also now available. But now you can start with a little sake and more than a dozen choices on the sushi menu.

Reminder! Magic Kingdom to Easter Enhancements: From April 13 through April 20, the Magic Kingdom will have Easter activities, mainly an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. In recent years, both Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be available daily at Bunny Lane Garden (between City Hall and Chamber of Commerce) to meet & greet with guests. PhotoPass photographers are expected to be on hand to take pictures. In addition, Mr. Bunny will also make a special preparade appearance on April 19 and 20, along with other springtime characters and dancers, and the Azalea Trail Maids. Also, to accommodate peak attendance, from April 13-19, the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ will step off twice daily at Noon and 3:30 p.m. The Main Street Trolley Show performers will be sporting their spring attire, singing and dancing as they welcome Guests to the most magical place on earth!

Reminder! Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ Heading to Magic Kingdom Park: We’re excited to share that Anna and Elsa, from Disney’s Academy Award winning film “Frozen,” will soon move from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park. Starting April 20, they’ll join some of their fellow Disney Royals at Princess Fairytale Hall, where Disney FastPass+ service will be available for this character greeting experience.

Reminder! Participate in a Special Muppet Mission in Epcot World Showcase: You are invited to take part in a Muppet scavenger hunt to celebrate the new film, “Muppets Most Wanted,” in theaters now. In the Great Constantine Caper, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to travel World Showcase in search of Muppets related items to track down and capture the evil villain from the film, Constantine. The journey starts at Showcase Plaza, where you can pickup a clue packet (great, free souvenir!) and begin your trip through two separate missions: one through German and Italy, concluding in the America
Adventure pavilion, or the other through the United Kingdom, France, and concluding in the American Adventure pavilion. Find fun gags typical of the Muppets and capture Constantine before being inducted as an official agent of the Muppet Bureau of Investigation (MBI).

Reminder: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues: This fantastic and colorful festival continues. Here are some of the highlights this week: Flower Power Concert Series performances by The Grass Roots April 18-20 at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm.; Designers’ Stage weekdays, noon and 3 pm will host Janit Calvo, Gardening in Miniature Small trees and plants that work (12 p.m.) Gardening in Miniature How to build a garden that lasts (3 p.m.) April 15-17; and Designers’ Stage Presented by HGTV Friday-Sunday, noon and 3 pm will host John Gidding, Curb Appeal April 18-20. Numerous presentations take place daily through the day during the entire festival which runs through May 18.

Reminder / Update! Polynesian Construction & Refurbishment Schedule: Disney’s Polynesian Resort has many areas currently under refurbishment including the parking lot, the Great Ceremonial Hall, Sunset Pointe, The Never Land Club, portions of the beach and Capt. Cook’s. On March 31, Moana Mickey’s Arcade permanently closed. On April 9, Capt. Cook’s temporarily relocated to a location formerly used for cast dining. The entrance is located under the stairwell below ‘Ohana. The temporary location will have modified operating hours and menu item. There will be no Dole Whip soft serve machine at the temporary location. The newly refurbished Capt. Cook’s location is expected to reopen this summer. On the beach area, you can see new DVC overwater bungalows being constructed. No completion date has been announced yet.

Update! Castle Painting Complete: Back in January, we informed you Cinderella’s Castle would have a crane in view through the end of March for removal of the Dream Lights as well as routine painting. Painting was taking place on the castle turrets from mid March through early April, which included a “new” silver color. There was some concern among fans if this silver color is a permanent change, but it was more or less a “primer.” The turrets have all returned to their usual blue hue and the fresh paint looks great!

Update! Changes in Progress Around Iconic Magic Kingdom “Hub”: According to the Disney Parks Blog, “We’re adding several new elements to the area, including sculpted gardens, additional pathways, expanded restaurant seating and even a special viewing area for fireworks and other performances.” Other enhancements will include new trees and more landscaping in the Central Plaza area. To make it easier to move around, two additional pathways will be built around the plaza. Also, seating outside of Casey’s Corner and The Plaza restaurant will nearly double in size. This multiphase enhancement project has already begun and it’ll be completed in 2015. Casey’s Corner seating has already been increased. The castle moats were drained in preparation for construction but they have been refilled with dyed bluegreen waters. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe’s formerly outdoor seating is now enclosed and Swan Boat Landing has been removed. Also, The Hub popcorn cart has been relocated near the entrance of Adventureland while work takes place.

New! Merchandise Events:
▪ Now – May 18: Representatives from Rinse Bath and Body Co. will be on hand throughout the day to
help you select the product that is right for your skin. My favorite? Definitely, the lip balms. You should
check them out, they’re amazing!
▪ April 7 – 20: Renowned artist David E. Doss will be appearing daily on the promenade around World
Showcase in Epcot. Stop in and find a new piece of art to add to your collection! Learn more.
▪ April 21 – May 4: Meet representatives from Kumquat Growers and Tropical Blossom Honey Co. who
will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., each day on the promenade around World Showcase in
Epcot.

Written by Lori Wall:  Lori is a lifelong fan and visitor of Walt Disney World! Her love of Disney World has grown through visits with her own family as well as through planning magical vacations for others! Lori is an expert in maximizing vacations while sticking to a travel budget. Contact her about saving an extra 5% off your Disney vacation with an insider tip!  Book your vacation with Lori at (845) 698- 0102 or request a price online.

Hidden Mickey Tour During CTD Meet Up

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Do You See the Hidden Mickey’s in the Carpet at Disney’s Beach Club Resort?

One of our favorite “insider tips” when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is Hidden Mickey’s.  Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are filled with Hidden Mickey’s (just like the picture above).  Join our team with a free Hidden Mickey hunt around Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, as we point out Hidden Mickey’s and insider tidbits.

This tour is free for our Couponing to Disney friends.  Stay turned for sign up’s for this tour in September.

In the meantime, watch for Kristin’s Hidden Mickey hunts each week on Couponing to Disney!

To start planning your family trip to Disney World for the 1st Couponing to Disney Meet Up, click here.  Guests that book their trips with us, get preferred sign up’s for the special Couponing to Disney events.

New Mine Train Night Ride Video at Magic Kingdom

With the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication in just a few days the anticipation of this new family roller coaster grows!  Our Destinations in Florida Team has been at Magic Kingdom every day hoping to get on this ride early for soft opening.  In the meantime, we have a new video to share with you of the coaster in the evening hours, right before the Wishes Fireworks.  Enjoy!

Stay tuned for pictures and updates from the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train VIP Party and Dedication in a few days.  Our team at Destinations in Florida will be there on site capturing all of the fun and sharing it with you at home!

Written by Allison Jones:  Allison has either worked or played at Disney World for the past 35 years.  She was a past Cast Member at Typhoon Lagoon and Tower of Terror.  She continued her love of Disney by starting the travel agency, Destinations in Florida Travel.  They are celebrating 15 years of being one of the best travel agencies, specializing in Orlando Travel.  Contact Allison at allison@destinationsinflorida.com if you would like her or her team to book your upcoming Disney & Orlando vacation.

Extra Cash: Take Surveys with E-Poll

If you are looking for ways to add more cash to your fund, you should sign up for E-Poll. They are currently accepting applications and it’s an easy way to earn some extra cash.

E-Poll only sends you surveys that you qualify for based on your profile so you won’t spend time taking a survey just to be disqualified after a few minutes. Plus a lot of their surveys are based on entertainment which can make them more enjoyable.

The minimum payout with E-Poll is just $5 and you can choose to be paid in Paypal or gift cards to places like Starbucks or Amazon.

Here is what the readers had to say about E-Poll:

E-Poll is one of my favorite survey companies! I make about $50 a year just from doing that one! – Diana

I love E-Poll and it’s definitely worth it. – Christine

I get at least two surveys a week that I qualify for. I do them while I watch television so that I am multi-tasking. It is a lot more enjoyable that way. – Samantha

This is one of the many ways you can add cash to your fund. Be sure to see all the ways to earn extra cash.Go here to read to the Getting Started “Couponing to Disney” page.

Cometic Purse Organizers as low as $3.19 Shipped

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Order a Nylon Insert Cosmetic Purse Organizer in Pink for just $3.49 shipped from Amazon right now. Features include:

  • Easily move and rotate the entire contents of your bag
  • Multiple pockets to classify your personal stuff
  • Keep your mobile, keys, purse, make-up and other essential items organised and within easy reach
  • Material: Nylon
  • Size: approx 11.2″ x 6.7″ x 3.3″ (28.5cm x 17cm x 8.5cm)

There are several color options available if you don’t like the pink and some of them are as low as $3.19 with FREE shipping!  Just click the different thumbnail images on the product page here to find the one you like!

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Now you can keep everything easily accessible with this handy organizer. Multiple pockets to organize your personal stuff.  AND it lets you easily move and rotate the entire contents of your bag.  Imagine being able to swap all your stuff into a new purse in seconds

Be sure to check out all the current Amazon.com deals. Plus learn how to use Amazon to “Coupon to Disney”.

Amazon prices may vary and can change in price without notice. If the above item is not available at the listed price, the deal is dead.

Walmart Under $1 Updated Deals

These are the newest under $1 deals. They have been added to the master list here. It is over 100 deals that are under $1. You can also find it conveniently located on the far right side of the blog under Most Popular Posts. Remember prices vary by location.

(Thanks Living Rich with Coupons and I Heart The Mart!)

Join Swagbucks And Get A $5 Amazon Gift Card


I’ve talked about Swagbucks for awhile now, so you may know how great it is to get free gift cards and pay for gifts, big purchases and anything else with them instead of paying out of pocket.

Well now I have exciting news and a great opportunity for all of you to earn bonus SB — enough to get a free $5 Amazon gift card! Any of my readers who signs up for Swagbucks.com through my link here between now and April 5th is eligible to get a 500 SB bonus! Think of it as a free gift card just for signing up through me.

In order to get the bonus automatically, you must also earn 1500 SB before April 19th. Note that since this is an exclusive offer, you must sign up through this link and earn 1500 SB in order to get your 500 SB bonus. If you sign up elsewhere, or only do one of the two steps, the bonus unfortunately will not be available to you.

So how do you get that 500 SB bonus? Simple: you can earn SB from any of the earning activities found on the homepage or top bar of Swagbucks.com (Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover, NOSO & Daily Poll). I’ll be posting periodically ways to help you earn more Swag Bucks so you can hit that 1500 SB mark before May 7th. In the meantime, if you haven’t started earning with Swagbucks yet, now is a great time to sign up and check out all the different ways to earn Bucks — all so you can get a bunch of free gift cards. Please note that it may take up to 14 business days to credit your account once you have earned 1500 SB.

Target Under $1 Updated Deals

These are the newest deals under $1. They have already been added to my master list here. Be sure check it out as it has over 100 deals that are under $1!

Be sure to visit Totally Target for an extensive match up of all the sale items this week plus additions to the sales ad and more great bargain finds throughout the week!

(Thanks Totally Target!)