Disney World Halloween Fun with a FREE New App

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Are you ready for some Disney World Halloween fun?  Disney just released a brand new app called Mayhem at the Mansion.  Our family has been anxiously awaiting this app for months.  We were actually the talent that is in the new video, so we got to try out this new app months ago.  I think my kids have been asking me daily when the new app comes out!  It is finally here, so get ready to download it and start the Disney World Halloween fun now.  You do not even have to wait until you get to Disney World for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  You can play today!

What is the New Disney App for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?

The new app is called Mayhem at the Mansion and can uploaded to any smart phone.  The story behind the games is some ghosts have disappeared from the Haunted Mansion.  You are on the lookout for these ghosts.  There are several spots throughout Magic Kingdom Park that you can stop and use your smart phone with the new app to look for the ghosts.  You will hold your phone up in the designated spot and a ghost will pop up on your phone.  It is amazing!  You can then get a picture with just the ghosts or the whole family can hop into the picture!  Here is a quick video about how to use the Mayhem at the Mansion app on your smart phone.

How Can I Use the App Today?  

If you are coming to Disney World in a few weeks for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or if you want a fun activity for the kids, go ahead and download this app to your smart phone or tablet.  Then go to the website.  Select download the brochure now at the bottom of this page.  You then hold up your smart phone or tablet to the computer and you will see a surprise!  My kids loved it.  Here is a video about how to use a smart phone or tablet to see this secret message.

What do you like to do at Disney World for Halloween?  Leave a comment with your favorite activities for Halloween.

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 Destinations in Florida Travel.  With over 60 agents, Destinations in Florida is considered the premier travel agency by guests, media, and the destinations themselves.  Contact Allison at allison@destinationsinflorida.com if you would like her or her team to book your upcoming Disney & Orlando vacation.

Custom Pillowcase $9.98 Shipped | Great For Disney Trips

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On our last trip to Walt Disney World, we had the characters sign a pillowcase instead of an autograph book. It was a huge hit and the kids and characters loved it!

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InkGarden is offering their custom pillowcases for just $9.98  shipped. You could create a custom pillowcase and add pictures of your  kids to the pillowcase and have the characters sign around it. It would definitely make it easier to know which side they need to sign.

To create a pillowcase like the one pictured above:

  • Go here
  • Click on Shop Now
  • Click on Design Your Own
  • Click on the Design Your Own button on the next page
  • Pick a picture template (we went with template #4)
  • Add your images
  • Add a Text Box and enter the text you want the pillowcase to say (you can leave it blank if you want)
  • Approve your deisng and add it to your cart
  • Use the code PILLOWPOWER at checkout
  • Your total should be just $9.98 shipped

You have until September 15, 2014 to get this deal.

Disney Bounding Inspired by Anna from Disney’s Frozen

Have you heard about Disney Bounding?  It is getting inspiration from your favorite Disney Characters in your day to day style.  As an Orlando local that grew up with Disney, everyone always asks me why I do not have any “Mickey Mouse shirts?”  I do not have any Disney clothes, but I certainly have Disney style using Disney Bounding.

Each week I am going to share an outfit, inspired by a character.  I like Disney, but you also may see some inspiration from some other fun characters. For this week, I fell in love with the characters from the Disney’s Frozen.  I know a lot of other people did, too.  I created an outfit inspired by that fun loving character, Anna from Disney’s Frozen.  With summer almost over and everyone looking to fall fashions, I thought this was a great outfit to kick off the Disney Bounding series with Couponing to Disney. Untitled design (20) I thought this was an easy outfit to create at home with a blue dress, black vest, and black shoes.  I would suggest finding your local Goodwill to search for a purple jacket.  I found one for only $4 plus a $10 dry cleaning fee for a total of $14.  Great deal for a bright jacket moving into fall.  For the fun Norwegian inspired purse, I actually found it at TJ Maxx.  My whole outfit was under $30 using the pieces I purchased and pieces at home, all with the inspiration of Anna from Disney’s Frozen.

If you create a Disney Bounding outfit inspired by Anna from Disney’s Frozen, please leave a comment and share!

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 Destinations in Florida Travel.  Contact Allison at allison@destinationsinflorida.com if you would like her or her team to book your upcoming Disney & Orlando vacation.

FREE Custom Walt Disney World Map Souvenirs

Create your FREE Custom Walt Disney World Map Souvenirs before or even after your trip (just click on the banner above). If you are taking your children, one of the greatest things that I have found surprise your family with a trip to Disney World are the Disney Customized Maps.

These are special maps that you can order free of charge from the Disney World website once every six months. They are printed with all of your favorites listed for each of the parks, and they come on oversize, durable paper so that you can keep them as a souvenir for years to come.

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There are two designs that you can choose from, the classic design (pictured above) and the character design (shown below). Personally, I prefer the classic design; even though you can’t tell from the image above, the paper reminds me of the type of parchment paper that you would see the location of buried treasure marked on. For Magic Kingdom, the character that is shown is Dumbo, for Epcot, Nemo, for Hollywood Studios, Woody, and for Animal Kingdom, Simba. In addition to the style of map you want, you can also select your own favorite locations, or you can choose favorites based on an age range.

To order the maps you do have to have an account at Disneyworld.com. In addition, you need to provide your address so that they can be mailed to you. Unfortunately the maps can only be sent to addresses in the United States. However, one thing that you can do if you live outside the US is to print out the maps yourself! This isn’t quite the same feel as getting them in the mailbox, but it’s the next best thing. You can also print them out at home at any time if you are waiting out your six-month window between ordering for home delivery.

If you are looking for a neat, free Disney keepsake, keep the Customized Maps in mind and order a set, even if you don’t have a trip planned yet!

FREE Custom Walt Disney World Map Souvenirs

Create your FREE Custom Walt Disney World Map Souvenirs before or even after your trip (just click on the banner above). If you are taking your children, one of the greatest things that I have found surprise your family with a trip to Disney World are the Disney Customized Maps.

These are special maps that you can order free of charge from the Disney World website once every six months. They are printed with all of your favorites listed for each of the parks, and they come on oversize, durable paper so that you can keep them as a souvenir for years to come.

Maps

There are two designs that you can choose from, the classic design (pictured above) and the character design (shown below). Personally, I prefer the classic design; even though you can’t tell from the image above, the paper reminds me of the type of parchment paper that you would see the location of buried treasure marked on. For Magic Kingdom, the character that is shown is Dumbo, for Epcot, Nemo, for Hollywood Studios, Woody, and for Animal Kingdom, Simba. In addition to the style of map you want, you can also select your own favorite locations, or you can choose favorites based on an age range.

To order the maps you do have to have an account at Disneyworld.com. In addition, you need to provide your address so that they can be mailed to you. Unfortunately the maps can only be sent to addresses in the United States. However, one thing that you can do if you live outside the US is to print out the maps yourself! This isn’t quite the same feel as getting them in the mailbox, but it’s the next best thing. You can also print them out at home at any time if you are waiting out your six-month window between ordering for home delivery.

If you are looking for a neat, free Disney keepsake, keep the Customized Maps in mind and order a set, even if you don’t have a trip planned yet!

Collect Stickers From Walt Disney World

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Collect stickers from Walt Disney World and start your own collection. Cast Members pass out stickers to guests throughout the parks. The most popular sticker is Mickey Mouse, but there are quite a few to collect if you are always on the lookout.

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World Showcase Passports in Epcot

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If your children want to complete a fun mission around the World Showcase, you can purchase World Showcase Passports in Epcot. You will find the World Showcase Passport for sell throughout Epcot, but the best place to purchase them is at the Tower Gift Shop located at the beginning of the World Showcase.

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Professional Pictures at Walt Disney World

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Want to take professional pictures at Walt Disney World with your family? Did you know you can have a personal family photo session with a Disney Photographer? Disney Fine Art Photography and Video has a variety of packages to choose from and can help you capture some incredible family portraits. 

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The Disney Store in Downtown Disney

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While there is no The Disney Store in Downtown Disney, there are 2 very popular stores that offer a ton of souvenir choices.

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Memory Maker at Walt Disney World

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Memory Maker at Walt Disney World is the newest addition to the Photopass program and the biggest difference is that you now get your photos via digital download from the Disney website instead of a disc of pictures after your trip.

Before you leave for your Walt Disney World Vacation, you will want to purchase Memory Maker ahead of time. You’ll save $50 by buying it in advance! Just make sure you save your confirmation number in a safe place because you will need it to link the Memory Maker to your Magic Band!

Why purchase Memory Maker?

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