A Wrinkle in Time Barbie!

A Wrinkle in Time Barbie. Can you believe that?!

Disney A Wrinkle in Time Barbie

These dolls are gorgeous and with the release of A Wrinkle in Time in theaters today, I’m sure these dolls will sell really well.

A Wrinkle in Time Barbie

As part of the Disney A Wrinkle in Time Barbie doll collection, this set features the Mrs’ from the movie. Featuring the likenesses of Oprah as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, these dolls are now available on the Barbie website.

 

The Mrs’

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Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who are now available for $50 each.

Mrs. Which is available for pre-order and will be priced the same. Bummer that while purchasing the set will save you some extra cash, this set is already on backorder!

 

So go check out these gorgeous dolls (much better than the Belle fiasco haha!) and then be sure to check out A Wrinkle in Time, in theaters today! Hot tip: if you link your Movies Anywhere account to your Disney Movie Reward account, you can automatically earn points for theater tickets you purchase with your Fandango account!

Which is your favorite Mrs?

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*All photos from the official Barbie website

 

 

p.s. While you’re over on Barbie’s website, be sure to check out their Inspiring Women Series! As part of their Role Models series, they’ve even got fun printables! (Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see Activity Pages on the right side) ~Meredith ºoº

How to Combine Disney Gift Cards

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Disney gift cards are incredible gifts for Disney fans. They can be used to pay for just about anything Disney you can think of! What happens when you get a ton of cards? If you’ve heard about the “Target Red Card” hack that allows you to save 5% off of the price of Disney gift cards, you’ve probably wondered how it works. Is it really advantageous? Does it really save money? We think it does! This hack is a great way to save, but how do you handle all those gift cards lying around? Read on for our best tips for how to combine Disney gift cards!Disney gift cards are great gifts! But what do you do when you have a ton of them? Read our best tips for combining Disney gift cards and help yourself stay organized!

How to Combine Disney Gift Cards

Remove cards from the packaging carefully and be sure to leave the sticky part still attached to the plastic gift card. This will allow you to attach all the cards together and keep them from getting mixed up.gift card

Number the Cards

Number each card with a sharpie. This is crucial because it will help you keep track of which card is which once you enter them into your account online. If you don’t, you could get very confused later about which cards you have and haven’t entered yet. This is especially helpful when entering enough cards for thousands of dollars since many people choose to use gift cards for vacation payments.gift card

Don’t Scratch Them!

Don’t scratch to reveal the security code on the back!! The little area that’s meant to be scratched is actually a little sticker and can be pulled up altogether. Removing the sticker will save you loads of time and will keep you nice and clean. Nobody likes the mess left from lots of scratch-off cards!

Arrange Together

Use the sticky part to arrange the cards on top of each other with the bottom of the top card aligned directly above the bottom card’s number info. This will help you when glancing down to enter the numbers because the bottom of the card above will always be there to guide your eye. You can just barely see the sticky glue left on the card in the “don’t scratch” photo above. It naturally lines up perfectly to stick the cards to each other.

Login

Direct your browser to www.disneygiftcard.com and login with your existing account. No need to make a separate Disney account for this! Simply login using the same credentials you use for you My Disney Experience account.gift card

Enter the Information

Enter each card in separately and in number order. The website requires you to give each card a nickname. Use the number of the card as the card nickname so that you can always keep them organized.

Designate Primary Card

Designate one of your cards as the primary card. KEEP THIS CARD SAFE! This is the card that you’ll use to transfer funds to and make payments with. It’s good to keep in mind that each card will only hold up to $1000 and your account is only allowed 5 cards at any given time. This means that if you’re planning on using them to pay for your Disney vacation, you will likely have to designate more than one card as a primary card, so be sure to label them the same both on the physical card as well as the website nickname for that card.

Transfer Funds to Primary Card

Transfer funds from each card you enter over to your primary card. Don’t delete the empty card until you have entered in the next numbered card so that if you need to stop unexpectedly and finish later, you’ll know exactly where you left off. Example: I enter card #1 and designate it as primary. Then I’ll enter #2 and #3 and transfer their funds to the primary card. Now I can delete card #2 and leave the empty card #3 in the account until I’ve entered in card #4’s info. That way I’ll always know what number to start with if I have to come back to it.

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Don’t Throw Cards Away

Retain all your primary cards you use to pay for things until after your trip! I can’t stress this one enough. Any time Disney has to issue a refund, the funds will always go back to the original payment method. That means if you pay with Disney gift cards, you’ll be refunded on those same Disney gift cards. Recently, guests who had to reschedule or had cruise sailings canceled because of hurricane Irma learned first-hand how refunds work. Though a hurricane is an extreme case for a possible refund example, you just don’t know what can happen and it’s better to keep your primary cards safe.gift card

Make Life Easier

Use a travel agent and have them do all this work for you, for free!!! Along with free vacation planning when you book with a travel agent, you’ll also get extra perks like this! Most travel agents will be happy to combine your cards for you. Save yourself the trouble and support one of your favorite Disney travel planners!

Thats all for today’s gift card tips. Have you got a great gift card tip? Please share with us!  ~Meredith °o°

Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Giveaway!

Pirates of the Caribbean inspired giveaway

Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Giveaway

Ahoy me hearties! In honor of the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, we’ve joined forces with PrincessSoapsGifts for a fun Pirates of the Caribbean inspired giveaway! We linked up with April through a Disney cruise page. She was sharing her crafty Disney inspired soaps, and we fell in love with her beautiful creations. She has been so gracious to offer to host a giveaway for us.

Giveaway Prize

One lucky winner will receive a bar of Captain Jack soap handmade by April! Inspired by Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, Captain Jack makes a wonderful gift. This high lather, low detergent soap is perfect for shaving. The colors are red and black and topped with a pirate medallion. Due to the method of pouring, each bar is unique.

This soap has a creamy lather that is ideal for shave and shampoo needs. It is fortified with Pure Argon Oil, Silk Protein and Honey Protein, which are thought to pamper while helping with moisture and shine. Extracts include Calendula Flower, Aloe, Carrageenan and Sunflower. The fragrance is Bay Rum (similar to Old Spice).

Support Small Business

Find the latest Princess Soaps creations on her Facebook page, or by checking in at her Etsy store. A few more of our favorite creations made by Princess Soaps include the Maleficent and Little Mermaid soaps. We are swooning with how amazing they all are! All soaps are hand made, and April can do custom work. Her soap is very affordable. It would make a beautiful gift for a Disney Cruise Fish Extender gift exchange or if you just need a touch of Disney in your house. She also offers discounts when purchasing 8 or more bars of soap.

Maleficent Soap | Sleeping Beauty | Sleep Time | DCL Fish Extender Gifts | FE Gift | Artisan Soap | Detergent Free Glycerine Soap

Giveaway Rules

Enter the to win by using the widget below. This giveaway will run through Monday, June 12, 2107. Princess Soaps will mail the winner directly. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.Win your own Pirates of the Caribbean inspired soap! This handmade soap is perfect for the pirate lover in your life or for yourself. Enter our Pirate of the Caribbean inspired giveaway today!
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Where To Find the Perfect Disney T-Shirt

Ways to Score the Perfect Disney T-Shirt

Let’s be honest here, no Disney vacation is complete without some sort of Disney-inspired fashion. Whether you’re subtly rocking your inner geek with light saber earrings or boldly proclaiming you’re one of 57 other family members on a reunion vacation, the chances are pretty likely you’re going to give your travel attire that special Disney flair. And what better way for us to share all this Disney t-shirt acquisition knowledge, than by giving you a list of our favorites?! Before you get going with this post, be sure you’re read the first part of this post over here. Well, go on. I’ll wait.

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Now that you’ve read the 4 ways to find cute Disney shirts, let’s get on with the update! I’m going to start by adding to what we mentioned in that first blog post.

Buy One!

Shops Sarah mentioned above:

A few more worthy of noting are:

DIY

Wait, don’t go running and screaming just yet! There are LOTS of way to make a super cute Disney t-shirt and most of them can save you some money. Saving money is great if you’re planning a trip to any Disney destination! The wonderful thing about making shirts for yourself and your family/friends is that it’s so customizable. Everyone can have their favorite characters and colors, and Uncle Jerry can have his moisture-wicking active wear too! Seriously though, making shirts on your own is a great way to really show off your Disney favorites.

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Don’t just limit yourself to favorite characters either! Maybe your kiddo loves Space Mountain? Why not make a super fun Space Mountain shirt?! Another great thing about DIY Disney shirts, is that there are so many different ways to make them.

The Pirates League Disney T-shirt at Magic Kingdom

Here are a few of my favorite ways to make Disney shirts and all of these techniques can be easily searched on pinterest with countless results:

  • Silhouette Cameo (or Cricut if that’s your jam!) and siser easyweed and glitter htv
  • Screen Printing
  • Freezer Paper
  • Tie-Dye
  • Fabric Paints/Markers
  • Bleach/Bleach PensTie Dye Disney T-shirts

Be sure to check out our pinterest boards for more fun DIY ideas. Check back with us here for another fabulous DIY shirt tutorial soon!

Star Wars Jewelry Now at Kay Jewelers

Star Wars Jewelry

We all know that “every kiss begins with Kay” but now the force will be with you and your jewelry collection when you check out the new Star Wars Collection by Kay Jewelers. The prices range from $12 all the way up to $3,399, and there is literally something for every Star Wars fan in  your life! The pieces are available in everything from Murano glass to sterling silver and from yellow gold to rose gold. This men’s and women’s collection includes charms, earrings, necklaces, bangles and bracelets.

What’s Available

I browsed the collection and found several pieces that I thought looked so cool, and the price tags were very affordable. I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world, but even I found a few pieces that need to find a home in my jewelry box, and especially for my next trip to Disney. I’d love to see the Stormtroopers at Hollywood Studios while wearing Stormtrooper earrings! Check out a few of my favorites!

 

Darth Vader Black Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings

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I feel like no Star Wars movie premier is going to be complete without these earrings from the Dark Side. So much fun!

Rebel Alliance

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I’m all about necklaces with cute sayings, and this Sterling Silver Rebel Alliance necklace is a stylish and fun way of showing your fanhood.

To Have and to Hold

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Check out these Diamond Sterling Silver women’s and men’s rings. While they aren’t gold, these would still be awesome for wedding bands or promise rings for a Star Wars loving couple! r2d2

The R2-D2 and C-3PO charms would be perfect for a best friend charm for friends. Each friend could take one and when they are put together, they make a heart. So cute!

Check out the full Star Wars collection offered by Kay and let me know which designs are your favorites! Any pieces you can’t live without? Have a magical day – and may the force be with you! ~Amy ºoº

Disney Store Ornaments

 

Hey howdy hey, now that I’ve posted about fun DIY ornament ideas and even shared my own DIY tutorial, it’s now time to share some of the awesome ornaments you can purchase right from the Disney Store online or within the ShopDisneyParks app (playstore or app store)! And if you act now (as in the sale ends today), you can get 40% off their online exclusives!!

 

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They’ve got several categories for fun ornaments: Sketchbook, Ear Hat, Shoe, and other ornaments. The Ear Hat and Shoe collections are my favs.

The Sketchbook collection features character ornaments and are priced ranging from $6 (on sale) up to $29.95 (also on sale lol).

 

The Ear Hat collection features different stories and parks attractions in the classic Mickey ears shape. These are definitely my favs! All are priced at $24.95.

 

The Shoe collection features the design details of famous Disney characters and stories crafted into a beautiful shoe! As of now, they’re all right at $24.95.

 

In addition to these collections, they have other types of ornaments that cover all sorts of shapes, styles, sizes, and characters/themes. Prices range from $12.95 for a single ornament up to $44.95 for a set.

 

And if ornaments aren’t enough for you, well check out their selection of other festive holiday decor

 

Which ornaments are your favs? Already have a favorite Disney ornament? Share it with us! Comment on our fb page or use instagram (@mouseandmonorail) or twitter (@mouse_monorail) to tag us or use the hashtag #mouseandmonorailornament ~Meredith ºoº

The Force Is Strong On This Ship

Hi everyone! Did you know that Disney’s Cruise Line is featuring a day aboard the Disney Fantasy themed to Star Wars?! It’s true! This is not new news as they first announced these sailings back in February. For select sailings, this epic day will include things like a deck party celebration, character meet n greets, themed activities for younglings, specially-themed food and beverage offerings, and exclusive merchandise!

The sail dates for the rest of 2015 and early 2016 are as follows:

 

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16

The new news is that the Disney Cruise Line Blog just released that the merchandise specific for these sailings will now be available for pre-purchase. Cruisers who have booked the Star Wars themed sail dates will be able to participate in this pre-purchase opportunity. The dates shown below show the sail date and the order by date:

 

 

Some of these items are so cool! Check out Disney’s Cruise Ling blog post to view them all and if you’re set to sail on one of these special dates, you can view the actual purchase page here. From Dooney and Burke to commemorative coins to collectible trading pins to apparel, there’s a little bit of everything!

 

You can even find a pdf catalog for all of the items here. So, what’ll you be purchasing for your next Star Wars-themed cruise? ~Meredith ºoº

 

 

News for the Week of 9.21.15

Here’s this week’s news!

•Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returned on the 15th and will run on select nights through Nov. 1, 2015.

•This year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is featuring a Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and it looks spooky! Lots of great villains have moments with the Sanderson sisters.

•You can find more about the Sanderson sisters fun here.

 

•Disney premiered a new Boutique collection. You can find the Boutique collection offerings at select Disneyland and Walt Disney World resort locations as well as on the Shop Disney Parks app.

•Disney also announced new merchandise for Halloween!

 

•Starting today and running through the 27th, Disney will also be featuring Sanderson Sisters merchandise! Check out more info here.

•The parks blog also featured some fun make-up tutorials.

 

•Reservations are now available for Narcoossee’s for their waterfront brunch.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is set to open on the 22nd on a first come, first served basis.

 

•This one’s not directly Disney-related but I couldn’t resist (after one of my good friends shared it with me) including this in today’s news! Not sure if I could actually eat them, they’re so cool! You can check him out on instagram or youtube.

And that’s all I have folks. Stay tuned to hear back from Amy and her exciting trip report from her trip on the Disney Dream! ~Meredith ºoº