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T.G.I.F Pic Of The Week: A Closer Look At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my dreams is to someday spend Halloween at Walt Disney World – and to dress in costume to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. WHY, you might be wondering? Well, it just sounds like too much fun to pass up!

For those not familiar with the event, it’s held on select evenings in September and October, and features trick or treating, a Halloween parade, special character appearances and more. Check it out:








Kids of all ages get into the Happy Halloween spirit while trick-or-treating during MickeyÕs Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. The family-friendly after-hours event also offers dance parties, meet and greets with favorite characters in costume, plus the must-see "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade" and "Happy HalloWishes" fireworks display. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ali Nasser, photographer)

Ok so I know that maybe I am slightly biased because I love fall so much, but I just can’t imagine a more fun way to spend Halloween than at DISNEY WORLD – with candy, dressed up characters, and pumpkins galore!
I can just picture myself – dressed as Minnie Mouse, enjoying a delicious caramel apple as I take in the parade…#fallgoals #maybesomeday
Check out the official Party info here


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Managing Your Disney Trip Photos

Photos MIckeyCAM

Have you ever gotten home from a vacation, turned on your camera, and realized that you have like 3,000 pictures on there – 600 of which are blurry, 300 of which are too bright or too dark, etc etc – and once you spend the several hours it takes to load and sort them all, you end up with maybe 200 decent pictures (and a headache?). I have definitely been there, and it’s no treat. As much as I love taking photos while on vacation, and want to capture every memory, I know that I definitely need some photo management tactics to utilize while vacationing at Disney (or anywhere really!)

The first thing I always do is to review my pictures daily – either at the start or end of my day, I will go through my digital camera and delete the dark/blurry/unsuitable/unflattering photos – which saves me from having to do it all at once after the trip. It only takes a few minutes each day, and it’s a fun way to relive yesterday’s activities!

One really important Disney vacation photo rule to abide by is to use ONE CAMERA AND ONE CAMERA ONLY – which means only one iphone/tablet/digital camera should be used to take ALL the trip photos, and it’s also easier if one person is in charge of the camera too. This is hard – trust me, it’s especially hard for me, as my husband is into using assorted vintage film cameras, and I personally carry my phone and digital camera with me as well – so at any given time while on vacation, we have 2 smartphones, 2 film cameras, and one digital camera on us (minimum). So, for me, this is a new rule that I will be attempting to follow for the first time when I head to WDW next month for Christmas – I actually plan on using only my iphone, and leaving the rest of the cameras behind. It’s small, its easy to use, and it takes pretty decent pictures (which I am then able to immediately share with my friends and family via social media!). So while this rule is hard to follow, it is a worthwhile one – it makes it much easier to organize your photos when you get home

You should definitely try and utilize The Disney Photopass Service as much as possible. The photpass photographers are stationed all over the Parks, and will take your party’s picture in front of the Castle/Tower of Terror/Tree of Life (and the list goes on), and then those photos all get loaded onto an online account for your to review and purchase after your trip. They will also willingly take a shot with your camera too, which is nice. Oh – and if you’re generally the trip photographer like I am – this will allow you to actually BE in some of the trip photos, which is always nice for a change!

This tip is specific to Disney Vacations, and it’s something that I have picked up on over the years – which is to skip the parade/fireworks photos. This may seem strange, since we all love a good parade, but photos of parade floats/characters etc tend to be taken at a weird angle, cutting off part of the float, and/or have the tops of like 10 people’s heads in them. Take a few of the main attractions of the parade, but overall, don’t bother much with parade or firework photos, they aren’t worth it – save your shutter for the good stuff, like character meet and greets and FOOD

If you follow these simple tips you will find that your photos really do become a cherished trip souvenir, instead of a big nuisance!

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“My Disney Experience” Makes WDW Planning Easy And Fun!

I am a planner. It’s in my blood. I can’t help it. I like to be organized, and to have itineraries and lists and all that jazz – especially when it comes to vacations. And now – thanks to the “My Disney Experience” app and website – planning for Walt Disney World trips has gotten much easier – and more fun!


The website allows you to create a profile (complete with a Disney Character pic to complement your personality!) and once you are setup, you can link your Resort reservations, as well as Dining ADR’s, and you can even add which fireworks shows and parades you want to see, as well as fastpass+ reservations

I have been playing around with it for about a week now, and It’s pretty cool – It pulls up a calendar style list of your daily dining/faspasses/shows, and you can add other people to it or share plans with other Disney fans


I also have the app on my iphone – and it is also easy to use, and the information I save on the online website easily transfers to the app and is immediately available for viewing

I suggest you check it out – it can help you organize your trip, plus it is something you can do to get excited about the fact that you’re DISNEY BOUND!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Enjoy Some “Not So Scary” Halloween Fun At WDW!

Halloween time is upon us! And that means pumpkins, candy, costumes, scary movies, and spooks all around! But don’t worry – if being spooked isn’t your thing, Disney has you covered – with their annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, an event hosted multiple nights throughout October in the Magic Kingdom – where kids (and adults!) can dress up, trick or treat, and enjoy an exclusive parade and character meet and greets.

Here are some images from this years party:





This one is courtesy of The Disney Tourist Blog – they take some AMAZING WDW pics – I highly encourage you to check them out!


This year you can even meet and greet Jack Skellington and Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas

Check out all the official info here!


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