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Hello lovely readers!
I have gathered a couple of my favorite Disney photos to post here as a way to promote my photography portfolio! You can check out all my photography links in my previous post.
Hello lovely readers!
In my second installment of my new series, The Best of Disney, I have decided to cover Hollywood Studios (previously known as MGM). I love this park a lot and it is going to be getting a whole bunch of upgrades in the coming year, but I'll let you know what the best is as of now.
Without further ado...
Hello Disnerds and lovely readers of this blog!
Major apologies for the impromptu hiatus I took! Everything piled up at once, but now it is Spring Break and, save for finals, the school year will be winding down. Because I kind of ran out of idea of content to post, I've decided to take on a huge task that I have no idea if you guys will really care about: going through each Disney World park discuss the best attractions, entertainment, and dining options. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
For each section of each park, I'm going to try to choose the two best attractions, shops, and restaurants. I apologize in advance for going over that limit; the honest truth is that there is no bad choice at Disney World.
I would love to continue this series for Disneyland once I visit the park (hopefully soon if my travel plans are correct), so keep an eye out for that.
I thought I would start this long series with the park that most people start at: Magic Kingdom.
After your magical Disney engagement, the ideal next step is to have your wedding at the happiest place in the world! With three different wedding collections, Disney provides hundreds of customizable options to make your special day as beautiful as any Disney character's.
*Note: I'm sorry this took forever to post, but that's because it took forever to write!
Let's Tie the Knot
Disney weddings come in three different collections: Wishes, Memories, and Escape. Wishes is the most customizable, with the most options and the largest guest count. Memories accommodates up to 4 guests in addition to the couple, while Escape accommodates up to 18.
With the option to create customizable bouquets, boutonnieres, and other floral arrangements for your wedding, Disney will handle all things floral. The extent of your flowers depends on the collection you purchase.
Disney's amazing patisserie can create any cake you wish, with loads of fun toppers and themes. Flavors and colors are customizable to your theme.
Food and Beverages
Depending on your choice of reception venue and the season, Disney's food and beverage options vary. Nonetheless, they always incorporate fresh ingredients and creative menus with your choice of food item.
Photography and Videography
Disney offers ceremony photography, videography, and specialty portrait sessions depending on the location. Options even include a movie made out of your wedding ceremony.
This is the really fun part: unique transportation. At Disney parks, transportation to and from your ceremony can take place in a horse-drawn carriage, vintage cars, limousines, motor coach charters, and even Cinderella's Coach!
Entertain your guests with a variety of acts: from soloists, to duets, to bands, to DJs, to more themed entertainment. Disney offers a wide variety of instrument choices for soloists and bands. As for the themed entertainment, you can book Disney characters to show up at your reception or have trumpeters announce your arrival. Disney will even send in tacky tourists to entertain your guests if you so choose.
Disney offers such a huge variety of wedding options that no two weddings at the most magical place on Earth will ever be the same. To learn more about certain collections or options, or to start estimating the cost of your dream wedding, check out the Disney Weddings website here.
For Step 3: The Honeymoon, follow this blog!
For most Disney fans, the wedding of their dreams has one obvious destination: a Disney park. The idea of exchanging vows with Cinderella's castle in the background invokes butterflies in the stomach. For most people, just the prospect sounds expensive, but I am here, as your magical fairy godmother, to say that it is not as bad as you think it is!
With weddings currently reaching crazy new heights in expense, committing to your soulmate at the most magical place on earth won't require selling your voice or killing your stepdaughter.
Step One: The Engagement
If you want to start out magical and invite your significant other to spend his or her life with you in the most magical place on Earth, think about proposing at Disney! Through Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings service, Disney experts will help you to propose at one of four locations: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, a Disney Cruise, or Aulani Disney Resort and Spa. Disney's website has a list of ideas for proposals at each of these locations, including the number for floral arrangements, horse drawn carriage rides, spa trips, and more. Each location offers different services, so be sure to choose the right locale for you.
Let's talk about price. If you were to do all of the above activities at each park, they certainly are expensive. If you are more frugal and normal and you choose maybe one or two, these proposals won't break the bank. Best of all: they'll be a proposal you will never forget.
For more information and links, read Disney's Engagement website here.
For Step Two: The Wedding, keep up with this blog!
Hello Disnerds! Are you ready for the beginning of Lake Buena Vista's holiday week?
For the first installment, I've created an infographic (which has some interactivity involved) all about celebrating the winter holidays at Walt Disney World. Check it out below, roll over the bells for more information, and maybe you'll learn something new!
Hello my Disnerds,
So the topic I'm about to talk about is not super new, but it is something that I think many Disney fans are still wondering about. Since 2013, Walt Disney World has been unveiling it's MyMagic+ program, complete with new digital FastPasses and an entirely new way of carrying your ticket information and purchases: the MagicBand. Because a lot of this new process is still shrouded in mystery, I've created a handy infographic to answer some questions. Check it out:
My lovely Disnerds,
We have a lot to get caught up on! If you're anything like me, you probably keep yourself updated on Disney news daily, but if not I'm going to try to hit the highlights of the past five months. Strap yourself in and let's get going!
To ring in the new year, I've made a list of Disney wishes and resolutions I have, hopefully to be completed this year. As it turns out, I was probably hungry while creating this list because a lot of them have to do with eating. What can I say, I'm a cultural foodie. Without further ado, my Disney resolutions:
Walt Disney World
1. Walk the Pangani Forest Exploration Trails
2. Eat at the Tusker House Restaurant
3. See Walt Disney: One Man's Dream
4. Eat at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway
5. Eat at Sommerfest in Germany
6. Dine at the Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco
7. Dine at Bistro de Paris
8. Ride the Walt Disney World Railroad
9. Dine with the Princesses and other characters
10. Eat ALL OF THE DOLE WHIPS!
11. Ride Peter Pan's Flight more
12. Dine at the Be Our Guest restaurant and fangirl
1. The Bakery Tour
2. Ride California Screamin'
3. Check out Tarzan's Treehouse
4. Eat in New Orleans Square
5. Ride the Matterhorn Bobsleds
6. Visit Innoventions and the Iron Man Tech
What are your Disney Resolutions? Leave a comment below!
Since it's now 2015, a brand new year, I've been thinking about some of my favorite DisneyWorld memories. From going with my parents to taking trips with my middle school band, many of my happiest moments have been in a Disney park. I'm so thankful for everything Disney has brought me in the last sixteen years. Here are my favorite Disney memories, organized by park.
I'm looking forward to many more Disney memories in the future!
What are your Disney memories? Leave a comment below!
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Literature, Media, and Communications major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.