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Disney Vacation Tips #7

Shani's Disney Tip of the Week #7



If you love the pictures taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers throughout Walt Disney World, add the Memory Maker to a Magic Your Way package and you’ll enjoy an unlimited digital photos taken during your vacation – PLUS photos take at select attractions and Character Dining locations. And you can forget about having to purchase each photo individually – you’ll get to download digital copies of them all!*

Memory Maker is an incredible new way to enjoy unlimited digital Disney PhotoPass.The Memory Maker is a great way to make sure everyone in your party is in some photos plus gives you the opportunity to have some fun with various poses. Sometimes the photographer will have your party pose with your hands out or looking down at the ground. When you see your picture online, you might have a surprise character with you!

You are welcome to purchase each picture individually, but if you love pictures, you can add on the Memory Maker for $200 for unlimited photos but save $30 when you purchase it 3 days in advance! Also, one Memory Maker purchase can be used for EVERYONE in your party, even if you are staying at different resorts! You have 45 days after the picture was taken to download and save them to your computer. Once you download the photos, they are yours forever!

For more information regarding this service or questions about planning a Disney vacation, please contact me. I’m happy to help you!

*Some restrictions apply. Contact me for details.


As a former Disney Cast Member and current travel consultant specializing in Disney destinations, I have learned many vacation and travel tips over the years. I’m excited to share some of those tips with you here on our blog. Each week, I will post a new Disney Vacation Tip. Sign up for my Email Updates and never miss one. Also, email me if you have any questions about Disney vacations. I’m happy to help!!!

Download the official app for the Disneyland Resort!

Download the official app for the Disneyland Resort!
Download the official app for the Disneyland Resort!


Disneyland App LogoDisneyland Resort now has an official app for iTunes and Android! Download the official app and it can help make your next visit easier.

Look what this app can do for you!

•  Check Wait Times: See attraction wait times for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at a glance.

•  Skip the Ticket Lines: Buy park tickets with the app and show your barcode at the gate for admission when you first get to the park! No ticket booth lines to stand in or e-tickets to print out. †

•  Exploring Made Easy: Find what you’re looking for quickly with GPS-enabled maps that show your location and the attractions, restaurants, shops and more near you.

•  A Plus for Annual Passholders: Link your passes to view blockout calendars and expiration dates. Show your digital pass barcode at the gate for admission when you arrive!*

•  Locate Favorite Characters: Get those autograph books ready! You’ll magically know when—and where—Disney Characters are appearing in the parks.

•  The Details You Need: See park hours, schedules, accessibility information and descriptions for attractions, entertainment and more.

This app is free and now available on iTunes and Google Play for Android.


†Ticket sales are for residents of the United States and Japan only. Ticket prices are in USD.

*Annual Passholders: Don’t Forget to Bring Your Pass!
You’ll still need to show a valid Annual Pass card for FASTPASS tickets, Passholder discounts and more.

Available for iPhone® and smartphones for Android™.
Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. The Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App StoreSM is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc.


Tickets For Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park Now Available

Mickey's Halloween Party tickets for Disneyland, 2015, are now available.
Tickets are now on available for 2015 Mickey’s Halloween Party.


The wait is over! Tickets are now on sale for Disneyland Park’s 2015 Mickey’s Halloween Party! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the festive fun at one of the most anticipated special events of the season, held on select nights this fall at Disneyland Park.

You’re invited to dress up your little ones, wear a costume yourself, get goodies at multiple trick-or-treat stations, and enjoy the following:

  • Halloween Screams, a boo-tiful fireworks spectacular—presented exclusively for Guests of  Mickey’s Halloween Party, weather permitting.
  • Special trick-or-treat stations with candy and healthful goodies.
  • Paint The Night, the dazzling new parade featuring more than one million glowing lights!
  • Access to nearly all attractions, including all the Halloween-themed attractions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • And MORE!

Tickets are available on select nights and continues past regular Park hours. Tickets include parking, too!

For more information about costume guidelines, shows and attractions, and to order tickets, click here. Need help or have questions? Feel free to contact me! I’m happy to help!

Create Your Own Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Video

Create your own personalized video for Disneyland's Diamond Celebration.
Create your own personalized video for
Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration.

Disney Parks Blog shared a way for you to celebrate at home with some of your own favorite memories from Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration. You can upload your personal pictures and videos and make this wonderful video to share.

To see my video, click here. At the end, you can make your own!

Share your videos on my Facebook page! I’d love to see them!



2015 DCL Halloween logo

Discover treats, tricks, magical mischief and spooky surroundings as you celebrate Halloween on the High Seas! Thrills and chills await you at every turn with Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor-including an evolving Halloween Tree that eerily transforms throughout your cruise.


2015 DCL Halloween Mickey
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise.

Other special experiences include:

  • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party—an atrium party scare-a-bration in addition to Pirate Night—with ghoulish games, trick-or-treating, dancing and some favorite Disney Pals in their Halloween attire
  • Halloween-themed activities for all ages, such as mask-making for kids and pumpkin-carving for teens
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where you’re part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack and Sally
  • Haunted Stories of the Sea—a campfire-style storytelling experience on the deck
  • Halloween movie marathon to get you in the spirit, shown on Funnel Vision and on the dedicated in-room television channel
  • Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids—an adults-only party that includes a costume contest

Contact me for sail dates and more information.



Enjoy this wonderful photo of Dumbo in the new Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom park. It makes me want to get my feather and fly….right to Walt Disney World!

Super Cute Disney Valentine’s Day Ecards