Celebrating Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World

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My Mom with Sophie at Minnie’s Country House, 2006

Sunday, May 12th, 2013…a day that every child and husband should know and remember.  Sunday, May 12th, 2013 is Mother’s Day in the United States.

While I haven’t yet taken my Mom (and Sophie hasn’t taken her Mom) to Walt Disney World for Mother’s Day, it is definitely something on both of our radar screens to do at some point.  While I know that Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World is likely a terrible time to go because of crowds, restaurants being booked solid, and so on, to me, what better way to celebrate all that our Moms mean to us then by sharing the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios with them for a day – or longer!

With the help of my good friend Dave’s Crowd Calendar from the site YourFirstVisit.net, it is apparent to me that while going to Walt Disney World on Mother’s Day may be quite busy, actually going for the week that Mother’s Day falls on isn’t that bad at all — or at least, isn’t projected to be that bad!  So for those of you looking to do something to wow your Mom, wife, or other Mother figure in your life, this may be just the ticket you are looking for!

The Canada Pavilion Gardens

The Canada Pavilion Gardens

And another shot of the Gardens.

And another shot of the Gardens.

To me, one of my favorite things to do is to just walk around Epcot’s World Showcase.  I could really see this as being one of the things to do to make a perfect Mother’s Day afternoon.  Can you picture stopping to take a look at the gardens of Canada, then going in to watch O Canada! inside the pavilion?

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Perhaps a Monorail Ride is something you enjoy?

Or, perhaps a ride on the monorail is something you enjoy a bit more?  I love the look of this picture, with the flower bed before the lake, and the Tron monorail passing by overhead, this picture just worked out perfectly for me — pure luck, I might add!

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Or, perhaps you are like Daisy, and shopping is your thing?

Perhaps, though, you are more like Daisy, and you prefer to shop for something special on Mother’s Day?  There are a lot of great shopping locations, of course, so take time to purchase that new Dooney & Bourke — and remember, if you buy too much, you’ve always got Donald here to carry your bags for you!

Donald will do anything for his Daisy!

Donald will do anything for his Daisy!

So, as you can see, at Epcot at least, there are plenty of things to do — and there will be at the other parks as well!  Perhaps a ride on “it’s a Small World” is what you crave right now?

 

it's a small world Or, perhaps a ride on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is more up your alley?

Animal Kingdom Monday - Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest

 

Or, maybe even a good idea is to just take in a parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…

Wordless Wednesday - Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade!

The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

 

Whatever you choose to do, you are spending time with your Mom — or in some cases, remembering your Mom — so no matter what you do, whether you go to Walt Disney World or not, it’s a good day…a day to truly remember what your Mom means to you, and to honor her in all that you do.

Have you spent the day at Walt Disney World with your Mom on Mother’s Day?  If so, how were the crowds?  Please comment and let us know, and thanks for stopping by today!

 

Five Days remain to enter to win our Disney Dooney and Bourke Charms Purse!

My Dreams of Disney

Are you interested in winning this Barrel Purse?

We have had a lot of fun seeing all of your great comments and just feeding off of the excitement that giving away this Disney Dooney and Bourke purse has generated!  However, there are only five days left to enter!  If you haven’t entered to win this great gift — which, by the way, retails for $105 at the Disney Store — you can still do so!

Did you know…

That, if you have not entered at all yet in this contest, you can still generate 66 entries to win the purse?

  • Today, Thursday, complete all the entries (46 entries)
  • Friday, Tweet the giveaway (5 entries)
  • Saturday, Tweet the giveaway (5 entries)
  • Sunday, Tweet the giveaway (5 entries)
  • Monday, Tweet the giveaway (5 entries)

That is a total of 66 entries!

But to win, you’ve got to enter, which you can do right here in this blog post!  Here are all the specifics of our contest:

  • This contest was put together with the following great Disney blogs and pages:
  • The contest will run from Midnight, March 25, 2013 until 11:59PM, April 1st, 2013 — and no, this is NOT an elaborate April Fools Joke!
  • Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.  Contest open to only residents of the United States or Canada, sorry!

While you are thinking about strolling around Walt Disney World with your Disney Dooney, why not shoot me an email (or fill out the form on my Pixie Vacations Page) and see what kind of deal I can make for you to make that dream a reality?  My services are free, but the level of service you’ll receive from me is second to none!

Good luck, everyone!

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Who wants to win a Disney Dooney and Bourke Barrel Purse?

My Dreams of Disney

Are you interested in winning this Barrel Purse?

It’s been a few months since we have participated in a contest here at My Dreams of Disney, so we thought that with all of the “Spring” weather we are experiencing all over the country — and yes, I’m being sarcastic here — that we would group together with a bunch of great blogs to offer up this Disney Dooney and Bourke “Charms” Barrel Bag!  This purse looks like it would be seen on the arm of someone walking around town on a great spring day, with temperatures in the 70s and sunny skies!  Wow, I can picture it now!

But to win, you’ve got to enter, which you can do right here in this blog post!  Here are all the specifics of our contest:

  • This contest was put together with the following great Disney blogs and pages:
  • The contest will run from Midnight, March 25, 2013 until 11:59PM, April 1st, 2013 — and no, this is NOT an elaborate April Fools Joke!
  • Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

While you are thinking about strolling around Walt Disney World with your Disney Dooney, why not shoot me an email (or fill out the form on my Pixie Vacations Page) and see what kind of deal I can make for you to make that dream a reality?  My services are free, but the level of service you’ll receive from me is second to none!

Good luck, everyone!

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Today’s the last day to enter to win a Dooney and Bourke Disney Cruise Line Purse or a Disney Gift Card!

Here it is, everyone! The final day to enter to win our next great Disney contest! Enter now to win one our Disney Dooney and Bourke Purse or one of two Disney Gift Cards! Here are the prizes that are part of our contest:

  1. Dooney & Bourke Disney Cruise Line Purse
  2. $75 Disney Gift Card
  3. $50 Disney Gift Card

How do you win, you say?  Well, you’ve got to enter!  This contest is being sponsored from the following great blogs and Facebook Pages, so make sure you check them out to get your daily Disney Fix:

Now, to enter, all you’ve got to do is complete the requirements in the Rafflecopter code below!  It’s as simple as it always is for our contests, and on top of it, there are bonus entries you can get for leaving a blog post comment, sharing the contest, and tweeting about it!  In all, you can get a total of 194 entries in the contest!  I originally said there were 182 entries, but I had forgotten that one of the entries could be done each day!  The contest will run from Saturday, October 27, 2012, starting at 12:01 EDT, and will run until 12:01AM EST on Monday, November 5, 2012. While there is plenty of fun to be had sharing the contest, we aren’t going to drag it out so long that you end up going crazy waiting for the contest to end!

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Who has been hoarding all their Disney Magic to redeem for the winning entry?  Will it be you?  Make sure you enter or you can’t win!

Happy Halloween! The Haunted Mansion Tricks, Contest Treats!

MouseandMemos.com, The Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom, Liberty Square

Image Courtesy and ©MouseandMemos.com. Thanks for letting me use it!

Happy Halloween!  In honor of today’s tricks and treats, I thought I would share with you a video that Dennis Hansen has out on YouTube of The Haunted Mansion!  Hansen, you may recall, is the creator of the Disneyland Videos Podcast, and I was fortunate to interview him in January.

Of course, what are a few tricks without any treats?  You can still enter to win one of the prizes in our contest!  Here they are again, followed by the Rafflecopter Code to enter!  Good luck!

  1. Dooney & Bourke Disney Cruise Line Purse
  2. $75 Disney Gift Card
  3. $50 Disney Gift Card

How do you win, you say?  Well, you’ve got to enter!  This contest is being sponsored from the following great blogs and Facebook Pages, so make sure you check them out to get your daily Disney Fix:

Now, to enter, all you’ve got to do is complete the requirements in the Rafflecopter code below!  It’s as simple as it always is for our contests, and on top of it, there are bonus entries you can get for leaving a blog post comment, sharing the contest, and tweeting about it!  In all, you can get a total of 194 entries in the contest!  I originally said there were 182 entries, but I had forgotten that one of the entries could be done each day!  The contest will run from Saturday, October 27, 2012, starting at 12:01 EDT, and will run until 12:01AM EST on Monday, November 5, 2012. While there is plenty of fun to be had sharing the contest, we aren’t going to drag it out so long that you end up going crazy waiting for the contest to end!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Who has been hoarding all their Disney Magic to redeem for the winning entry?  Will it be you?  Make sure you enter or you can’t win!