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MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 (DL) 
MamalovesMinnie
Wife & mommy, avid reader, travel enthusiast, Disney obsessed and passing on that obsession to my little lovies one Disney trip at a time ❀️

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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 10-26-14 1:46PM
Serious question. Would you take this bag to Disney World for a week? It's the most expensive purse I've ever owned, it could get dirty or ruined, BUT it's a Disney bag! Told you it was serious. 😊
Oh just take it!! - sawman911   665.1 #251 10-26-14 2:04PM Like(3)  Reply
Take it...nothing will happen to it. Just don't put it on the floor or wet counter tops (bathrooms). I highly doubt you'll go on daredevil adventures where it will suffer a dreadful accident. Just take minor caution of where you put it and just think you're there to have fun πŸ˜ƒ - LaBelleParis   913.6 #166 10-26-14 2:35PM Like(1)  Reply
Life is short take it and enjoy having it!!! - R2Me2   12.6 #8180 10-27-14 1:04AM Like  Reply
I got a barrel bag just for park trips. I don't need everything in my large purse for my Disney trips, just essentials like phone, ID, and plastic (keys get left in the hotel room with the luggage). - GoofyMom77   504.2 #364 10-27-14 1:37AM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 10-22-14 4:40PM
We are heading to Disney World in less than 2 months and I am indecisive on what I should do about a camera! I have a mediocre camera and a mediocre camcorder. Both old and not fantastic. We have the Disney Memory Maker which gives us unl  More...
I just got the new GoPro 4 Silver and it's awesome for those occasions when you have people in front of you and you don't want head shots in your way. It also takes movies and you don't need to worry about it getting out of focus. It comes with a few attachments, but I recommend buying the "selfie-stick", so there's no need to ask anyone to take your picture. πŸ˜ƒ - LaBelleParis   913.6 #166 10-22-14 6:26PM Like  Reply
I think the combination of a GoPro and Photopass would be stellar! - MJmouse   272.5 #1020 10-22-14 6:46PM Like  Reply
Thanks, you guys! You definitely got me leaning towards a GoPro! I've seen mixed opinions on picture quality. Are the pictures similar to a point and shoot camera's quality? Thanks again for your help! - MamalovesMinnie   14.4 #7582 10-22-14 7:24PM Like  Reply
Look at @Hendizl 's posts. I think you'll go with a go pro after seeing those! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  627.7 #274 10-22-14 7:31PM
Being an amateur photographer who shoots with a DSLR, the GoPro is good, but it only shoots in a wide angle, fish eye. If I were you, I would go with a more advanced point and shoot that does record good video also.  - BaseballMickey_CM   6240.0 #12 10-22-14 8:28PM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 9-28-14 5:51PM
Moms/Dads of princesses: How do you pack princess dresses? We are going to Disney World in December and I plan on taking at least 2, at least. πŸ˜‚ Thanks!
@philliprocks just wears his on the plane - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1398.5 #95 9-28-14 7:05PM Like(2)  Reply
How fancy of him! - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 9-28-14 11:17PM
I think I left my snow white dress and socks at your place. Feel free to wear them as long as you wash it - philliprocks  900.3 #168 9-28-14 11:34PM
We have folded them up in her suitcase without an issue in the past.  Not sure about the Elsa dress though, it's pretty big.   - MermaidHunter   96.7 #3446 9-28-14 6:04PM Like  Reply
Did you have a problem with the glitter? Disney glitter goes everywhere!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 9-28-14 6:20PM
That's true, EVERYWHERE. Forgot to mention we do put them in plastic bags.  It only takes once to learn that trick.  And when we drive, we hang them, but was assuming you meant you were flying to WDW - MermaidHunter  96.7 #3446 9-28-14 6:56PM
Items wrinkle less if you roll them. Place in a bag if your worried about glitter. When you get there just hang in the bathroom and the steam from the shower should take care of any wrinkles. Enjoy.  - sewedna   367.6 #548 9-28-14 10:47PM Like  Reply
Thanks everyone! I'll be bagging and rolling those dresses right on in! Can't wait! πŸ˜† - MamalovesMinnie   14.4 #7582 9-28-14 11:18PM Like  Reply
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 9-13-14 3:07PM
I saw that Christmas time at Disneyland begins November 13th and we are planning a visit November 11th and 12th. Figures. What I am curious about is what happens on the days just before the big changeover. Are the decorations up but the C  More...
In my experience, the fireworks were Xmas already but the parade doesn't start Until the official date. IASW has been open prior to the start date also but there may be times it isn't. I would wait to see what the calendar on Disney says for it to be official - brodysmommy   364.7 #555 9-13-14 3:15PM Like  Reply
And yes pretty much all the decorations are up since they have to do it every night. There may be new ones the night before hit for the most part they are all up. They usually tape the parade for Xmas day the weekend or 2 before so most of then need to be up for that - brodysmommy  364.7 #555 9-13-14 3:16PM
In not sure about IASW or the parade, but I'm pretty sure most of the decor is up a few days before (maybe just a few last minute touches missing), so you'll have the Christmassy feel.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar   544.7 #323 9-13-14 3:18PM Like  Reply
The transformation for Xmas time at the. Parks begins very early. The parks start being decorated for Xmas time starting in mid October...the back portions of the parks are decorated first and make their way towards the front...you will see snow on the castle before October is over and holiday merchandise in stores...after Halloween Time ends its a mad dash to place the final decor for the holidays in the front portions of the parks...you will see most holiday decor up before the official start of the holidays and the Xmas tree is put up too :-) IASM holiday version opens up as Xmas time in the parks officially begins :-) - uscdisneyteacher   7220.4 #6 9-13-14 3:21PM Like  Reply
Thanks everyone! I will be so sad if we don't get to go on IASM. :/ - MamalovesMinnie   14.4 #7582 9-13-14 3:40PM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 8-21-14 4:44PM
Parents: Disney is magical at any and every age, but at what age would you say would be or have been the MOST magical for your kids? I'm writing something and looking into the argument over the golden age to take kids to Disneyland. Thank  More...
I think that the "golden" age is different for every kid.  In my opinion, the best time is when they are old enough to ride most rides without being too scared, yet young enough to still believe in all of the magical experiences that make Disney so special. - angelaprkns   10.2 #9226 8-21-14 4:53PM Like  Reply
By the way, at 34, I am still young enough to buy into, and believe in the magic! - angelaprkns  10.2 #9226 8-21-14 4:54PM
I can't wait until my kids can ride all the rides without fear! That will be a huge milestone! Right now they're 4 & 2 so we miss the big rides!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 8-21-14 4:56PM
I don't have kids of my own but when I saw my friends 5 year old  at the parks... It seemed to me like that is the golden age. - missmimi90   1457.2 #92 8-21-14 4:56PM Like  Reply
See, I also feel 5 is an awesome age. At around 6, children start distinguishing real from pretend. That has to be a sad day when you take your kids to disneyland and they have decided that characters aren't real. That will be worse for me than when they stop believing in Santa!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 8-21-14 5:00PM
My daughter is 9 and still believes!! - PrincessAuroraMomma  511.0 #356 8-21-14 6:24PM
I don't know if there truly is a magical age. I think every kid and every adult is different.  I think it all depends on the situation and the trip. I'm sure taking my granddaughter for her first trip will be very magical for me and my kids. But for her will probably be later on in life - grumpyinphx   109.8 #3245 8-22-14 8:19AM Like  Reply
My boyfriend and I go a lot to Disneyland. We are over 28 and still believe the magic! We always say "that's Disney magic for you!" When something awesome happens while there. I know my parents took me to Walt disney world when I was 5 and I don't remember it at all! - PrincessDaisy   306.3 #777 8-22-14 9:06AM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 6-4-14 4:30PM
Any creative people out there have any ideas on something cute that I can do with all these old tickets? Thanks!
You could put them under glass on a coffee table! That would look awesome - SPandEvLover   2987.0 #35 6-4-14 7:10PM Like(5)  Reply
I love that idea!!! - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 6-4-14 11:58PM
Use them as tissues to wipe your tears wondering why you didn't buy an AP. but actually Christmas ornaments sound cool - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1398.5 #95 6-4-14 7:05PM Like(4)  Reply
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3415.7 #28 6-4-14 7:07PM
heehee  :D :D :D :P - secretagentangel  1280.9 #104 6-4-14 7:10PM
decoupage onto picture frame with photos from your trips? - OhanaPhoto   3234.3 #30 6-5-14 2:14PM Like  Reply
You could do a shadow box with them and add a few small souviners like the pressed pennies or pins even - dennibowles   56.0 #4194 6-5-14 2:48PM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 4-1-14 2:43PM
Good afternoon! Last time we were at DL, I saw a man drawing characters as letters on name plaques near the Matterhorn. Each letter was either a princess or a pirate, etc. Can anyone tell me the name of the company and if they are still t  More...
Don't know the name of the company but I believe that person is there all the time  - bobster56   230.2 #1482 4-1-14 2:45PM Like  Reply
Thank you! That's great! I was hoping to find a website of theirs possibly but I don't know their name! At least I can get it on our next trip! 😊 - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 4-1-14 2:49PM
I agree. They are there all the time. Near Edelweiss Snacks - MelodyMouse   2883.1 #36 4-1-14 2:56PM Like  Reply
Thank you all!  - MamalovesMinnie   14.4 #7582 4-1-14 3:55PM Like  Reply
We have had 1 done in the park and 2 years later we had one done at DTD. The one from the park is definitely better quality. I don't know if it is because it was done somewhere different or because it was 2 years later.  - disney mama   116.5 #3123 4-1-14 6:09PM Like  Reply
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 3-18-14 11:05AM
About an hour ago, Frozen merchandise was completely stocked on the Disney Store website. I added an Elsa dress to my shopping cart and then it disappeared. Now they are completely sold out! Anna dresses are still in at the moment. This   More...
The $20 off coupon is valid today, so the dresses are $30. I'm not surprised. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper   627.7 #274 3-18-14 11:06AM Like  Reply
20$ off coupon? How!!? - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 3-18-14 11:11AM
If you preordered Frozen through the Disney Store, you got a $10 of $20 or $20 off $40. It's valid in store and online. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  627.7 #274 3-18-14 11:13AM
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 3-17-14 7:13PM
Good evening all! Is there anything special that goes on in either of the parks for Mother's Day?
Umm, nothing that I can remember that sticks out in my memory.  - mrscttlemstr   280.8 #931 3-17-14 7:15PM Like  Reply
Bummer!!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 3-17-14 7:17PM
They give fresh flowers to the moms. Β And there is a Mother's Day brunch at Disneyland Hotel. If you plan having a meal in the parks make sure to make reservations. Β Last year Blue Bayou booked up and they had to turn all walk ins away. - PrincessAuroraMomma   511.0 #356 3-17-14 7:20PM Like  Reply
I think they discontinued the brunch, but I could be wrong.  - ythdudette  1074.1 #138 3-17-14 7:21PM
yes,, BaseballMickey_CM posted no more Mother's day brunches.  wonder why! - secretagentangel  1280.9 #104 3-17-14 8:11PM
Mother's Day is one of my favorite days at the park. Like others said, they give out carnations to all of the moms and the main entrance. Also, there are many places that offer special menus for this day. If you check our News section, I posted a some info about these special food selections, along with the full menu from the Disney Parks Blog. FYI: Reservations for Mother's Day started back in the 12th, so act fast!  - BaseballMickey_CM   6240.0 #12 3-17-14 9:13PM Like  Reply
Thank you all! It sounds like Disneyland is a great place on Mommy's Day! I'm really looking forward to it now! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒΌ - MamalovesMinnie   14.4 #7582 3-17-14 10:42PM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 3-13-14 4:16PM
I just finished reading "Love Does" by Bob Goff (look it up-it's terrifically inspiring) and in the introduction he says that he does all his "best thinking at Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland". Disney fans just do life better! Just wante  More...
Profound. Thanks for posting this! - MickeyLumboCM   756.6 #210 3-13-14 4:18PM Like  Reply
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 12-18-13 8:54AM
Being a princess in the Magic Kingdom gets you some magical treatment! The characters always make a big deal about my daughter's princess-ness! πŸ˜‰ Every little girl should be treated like a princess at least once in her quick little chi  More...
Such a Cutie!  - TheHubs   207.7 #1783 12-18-13 9:11AM Like  Reply
Thank you!!😊 - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 12-18-13 9:20AM
You will be happy to know, they ALL get treated with respect, magic, and pure royalty. It's one of the reasons why I love going to DLand with my little girl.  - littleoysterz   242.3 #1332 12-18-13 9:20AM Like  Reply
Of course they do, Disney would do nothing less. I am purely talking about how they act convinced that they are in the presence of a princess when they see one. 😊 - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 12-18-13 9:26AM
We are in total agreement - littleoysterz  242.3 #1332 12-18-13 9:54AM
I love all the pics but the lower left hand one is adorable, - leopardditz2000   427.4 #442 12-18-13 9:23AM Like  Reply
Thank you! Minnie was awesome, even though she was trying to walk away she saw my daughter and grabbed her hand to walk with her. So cute to watch!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 12-18-13 10:18AM
So sweet! I can tell from the lower right corner that that's my friend Jake bowing to your princess! 😊 - BriHizzle   374.8 #537 12-18-13 10:30AM Like  Reply
Aw, well Jake was a sweetheart!  - MamalovesMinnie  14.4 #7582 12-18-13 10:45AM
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 9-7-13 10:43AM
I love this picture! Disneyland makes us so happy!!
Pigtails and boots!!!! What a cutie pie!!! - schoolmsw   31.0 #5230 9-7-13 10:48AM Like  Reply
She's is adorable to boot! - Alicewhoareyou   1229.7 #111 9-7-13 10:51AM Like  Reply
That's how I feel too! Such a sweet picture :) - breathe_in_the_happiness   591.8 #292 9-7-13 11:22AM Like  Reply
Too cute!  - ElSuperRaton   4466.2 #19 9-7-13 11:23AM Like  Reply
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 12-6-12 9:23AM
I LOVE this picture of Pluto! As he was walking by, he stopped to look at my babies! And give them a high 5! Reindeer Pluto is the cutest!
Beautiful moment!! - JazzyMoushhh   137.7 #2773 12-6-12 9:26AM Like  Reply
Cute pic! - MightyWhitey   1026.7 #149 12-6-12 9:29AM Like  Reply
Cute pic - Bambi.   602.3 #285 12-6-12 11:08AM Like  Reply
So adorable! - RCmom   5213.4 #15 12-7-12 11:07AM Like  Reply
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14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 12-1-11 10:34AM
3 days till our 3 day disneyland vacation! Question: do you prefer to watch the parade during the day or at night?
I like to watch^ it at night cause main st is all lit up. - Briana   241.0 #1350 12-1-11 10:36AM Like  Reply
Wack it? lol I like to watch it at night, too. - Alicewhoareyou  1229.7 #111 12-1-11 10:37AM
-_- - Hotxpinkness  115.1 #3150 12-1-11 10:38AM
Wack it? lol I like to watch it at night, too. - Alicewhoareyou   1229.7 #111 12-1-11 10:37AM Like  Reply
Add me for an Eeyore please - jenwino   3.1 #35181 12-1-11 3:47PM Like  Reply
??? - CMshelleybee  428.1 #441 12-1-11 3:49PM
??? - CMshelleybee   428.1 #441 12-1-11 3:49PM Like  Reply
14.4 #7582 DL Qual #2331 11-21-11 8:02PM
Hello! This is my first post but I have been reading posts in the lounge for months now! I will be back at Disneyland in two weeks and want to know what you all consider the best treats at Disney! (I'm 5 months pregnant and anything sweet  More...
Welcome!!!! Congrats on your pregnancy!! and ohh that's a tough question. I say try the Mickey shaped beignets with the raspberry and vanilla bean dipping sauces at Cafe Orleans, and of course a Dole Whip, anndddd....a hunny pot Carmel apple!!! Enjoy!!! - Madimay   176.6 #2169 11-21-11 8:04PM Like(1)  Reply
I second the beignets!!! - Duchess73  297.2 #828 11-21-11 8:09PM
And welcome to the lounge! - Duchess73  297.2 #828 11-21-11 8:09PM
Welcome to the MW family!!! My favorite is the chocolate mousse cake at the Blue Bayou! sooo delicious! of course churros too! lol :-P - Armenda   1135.5 #128 11-21-11 8:06PM Like(1)  Reply
Yahh...gotta get the churro, that's a give in!!! - Madimay  176.6 #2169 11-21-11 8:07PM
its a must! as well as hot chocolate...even in the summer! lmao! - Armenda  1135.5 #128 11-21-11 8:31PM
Have a Tigger Tail for me. I'm pregnant and diabetic. I'm restricted from all my fun sweets until they decide on my medication. I miss the sweets, potatoes and pastas! - vegasbrat   420.4 #454 11-22-11 11:32AM Like  Reply