Limited Time Magic: Cinco (and on) De Mayo

Limited Time Magic.

Yep, it’s still going, even though I haven’t blogged about it for a while. 🙂

There are actually quite a few going for the month of May so far, with another big and exciting event coming up near the end of the month! Plus, I just barely missed blogging about a very exciting event that was well-received among the Disneyverse, which was a Star Wars Day celebration! Yeah, Hollywood Studios has its annual Star Wars Weekends in May, but this year saw the first Star Wars Day celebration on May 4th (because, you know. May the Fourth be with you? I needn’t say more). The event included basically a mini-SW weekend with character opportunities, dance parties, and a fireworks show to end ’em all. If you weren’t there, you obviously don’t love Star Wars.

(I am crying in shame in a corner, btw, since I *thought* I loved Star Wars but I wasn’t there, so obviously…)

Cutie-wootie widdle ears!! Image (c) The Walt Disney Co.

Sufficiently Loco? Image (c) The Walt Disney Co.

Anyway, this week’s offerings at Walt Disney World include a Cinco De Mayo celebration kicking off today (May 5) and going until 5/11! This includes not just a Cinco De Mayo celebration but also a Dia de los Ninos party as well. The festival is taking place at Epcot’s Mexico pavilion and includes music, appearances by the Three Caballeros (yay!), dancing, marionnettes, and food! You can also get some limited-edition Cinco de Mayo ears!

May 11 sees the coronation celebration adding Merida, from “Brave”, as the next official Disney Princess. The event is attended by all 10 of the current Disney Princesses, because you can’t see them ANYWHERE else. 😉

And finally, advance warning – uh, advance notice: on May 24, the Magic Kingdom will be open for a 24-hour party kicking off the Disney Monstrous Summer celebration. This party will be held at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, too, on the same date! So if you, unlike me, are able to stay up super late and have a good time… it’s going to be a BLAST!

Other Limited Time Magic offerings this week include the Cinco De Mayo ears, and a new nighttime show, “Magical”! You can not only experience the show, you can get glowing ears and accessories:

This May, come glow with a “Magical” new show at Disneyland Park—purchase your very own light-up interactive ear hat and engage with shows and attractions across Disneyland Resort like never before, including “Magical,” Disneyland Park’s newest fireworks spectacular. But that’s not all—as part of Limited Time Magic, discover a “Magical” fireworks viewing area along Main Street, U.S.A., reserved just for you when you’re wearing your “Glow with the Show” ears. Space is limited and will be first come, first served on the following dates: May 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2013.

Whew! So that brings us up to date, right?  See you next week – I hope – for more Limited Time Magic announcements!

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Saturday Blog Showcase: Disney Preparedness

I skipped last week’s Saturday Blog Showcase ;_;  I feel TERRIBLE!  I didn’t realize it until Sunday, then I thought I could do a Sunday Blog Showcase, then that didn’t happen.  Well last weekend was just hectic.

But I won’t miss another!

This week’s blog being showcased is Disney Preparedness, a great, GREAT advice blog.  Frequently updated with articles that offer reviews, personal experiences, and planning tips, you can find a LOT of information at this blog. Their tag is “We don’t tell you where – we tell you WHY”, so you’re not just getting straight information, you’re getting personal tips with good reasons behind them!

One of the most recent posts is a round-up post on the topic of Prepping Your Body for Disney World.  It’s physical fitness with a Disney goal, and there are posts on losing weight, hiking at Wilderness Lodge, and just generally being in shape to go to WDW.  Let me tell you, as someone who has gone at various different stages of fitness, I had a MUCH better time when I was more physically fit, just in terms of the fewer aches and pains at the end of the day!

Then there’s another section with saving and budgeting tips (always a good thing), another with posts about Disney Dreams, the aforementioned restaurant reviews… it’s all good stuff.  Really, check it out, bookmark it, and pass the word around to friends!

Podcast Updates – 5/2/13

It’s May 2nd. Why is it so COLD AND WINDY out there? So messed up. At least there’s no snow here…

Podcast Updates: