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True Love Week at Walt Disney World Resort   Leave a comment

Love is in the air at Walt Disney World.

If you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort between February 11th and 17th, you are in for some romantic treats.  Part of Disney’s Limited Time Magic campaign, True Love week will feature special entertainment and character meet & greets, photo backdrops, merchandise, gourmet cuisine, and much more to help celebrate the perfect Valentine’s Day.

True Love week

 According to Disney, during Disney’s True Love Week, a tapestry of romance will be woven throughout the resort, from limited-time Valentine’s Day merchandise and special entertainment, to romantic dinners for two and new themed photo locations offering greetings with beloved Disney sweethearts, from Cinderella and Prince Charming to Mickey and Minnie Mouse — all for a limited-time only.

This week-long celebration is intended to celebrate the love of friends and family, and will invite couples to rekindle the flame.

Here’s what you can expect to see around Walt Disney World during True Love Week:

  • Romantic Setting: Guests will feel the romance at every turn, as banners proclaiming True Love, heart-shaped signage and sweetheart-themed decor adorn the Magic Kingdom.
  • Blushing Castle: At dusk, hues of pink, red, lavender and blue bathe Cinderella Castle with themed lighting synced to musical melodies adding to the ambiance.
  • Dinners for Two: Candlelit dinners for two with prix fixe menus at select restaurants. Specially-created menus at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort make an ideal setting for a romantic evening. Book online at, or call (407) WDW-DINE.
  • Valentine’s-Themed Takeaways: Limited-edition pins, plushes, newly-designed apparel and Vinylmations available at select merchandise locations.
  • Royal Gathering: The rare opportunity to get a photo with Disney Princes as they escort their Princesses to enchanting character greeting locations.

In Town Square Theater, you may find Mickey and Minnie, Aurora with Phillip or Rapunzel and Flynn. Mary Poppins joins Bert in Fantasyland, while Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana meet guests in the Enchanted Glade in Liberty Square.

DLP June 2011 - Farewell Princesses and Pirates Breakfast


Romantic Photo Locations in Magic Kingdom with your Sweetie:

  • Carriage Awaits: New Fantasyland invites lovers to create memories alongside Cinderella’s Glass Coach situated by the new Castle wall for True Love Week.
  • Wishes Come True: Hearts and flowers enhance Cinderella’s Wishing Well creating the perfect backdrop for a cherished moment.
  • Rose Walk: The Rose Garden in Central Plaza is all decked out with enchanting decor.


And more…

  • Romantic Touches: Long-stem roses, chocolate covered strawberries, the finest champagne or scattered rose petals create a romantic scene for lovebirds, all available through the Disney Florist.
  • Elegant Oasis for Relaxation: An aromatherapy couples’ massage is just the escape after a day with the kids in the theme park. Couples’ massages are available at the newly opened, full-service Senses, A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
  • Perfectly Princess: Join your prince for the ultimate fairytale come true with a customized Disney Wedding or honeymoon getaway. More than 1,000 couples get married, or renew their wedding vows in romantic settings in various locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort every year. Visit for more information.

Information from Walt Disney World was used in this report.



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Disney’s Limited Time Magic Events Update – Long Lost Disney Friends Return!   Leave a comment

Hey there Disney fans!

I’m pretty excited about this Limited Time Magic Promotion!  Although I won’t get to see it in person, I’m looking forward to seeing pictures from others!

For one week only, January 21-27th, you will be able to meet some Classic Disney Characters at Walt Disney World.  Characters scheduled to appear include: Robin Hood & Friar Tuck, Clarabelle Cow & Horace Horsecollar, and perhaps the Three Little Pigs.  Characters will be appearing at Magic Kingdom Park, so be sure to have your cameras prepped and ready for this Limited Time Magic Experience!

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return for ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Walt Disney World

Robin Hood and Friar Tuck to appear at WDW’s Magic Kingdom for one week only as part of Limited Time Magic.

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return for ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Walt Disney World

Perhaps The Three Little Pigs will join them?



Year of the Ears January Edition! Disney’s Limited Time Magic   3 comments

Disney announced the first group of Limited Edition Mickey Ears as part of the Year of the Ears events during the 2013 Limited Time Magic campaign.

They are too cute not to share!

Limited Release Disney Couture Ear Hats Kick off the 'Year of the Ear' at Disney Parks  Limited Release Disney Couture Ear Hats Kick off the 'Year of the Ear' at Disney Parks

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Now, I’m fairly certain that Grey one has been out for a while.  I even have a picture of my mom wearing at Thanksgiving, but it is still cute!  I absolutely love the Steampunk-ish one with the corset lacing!

Which one is your favorite?

2013 is Disney Time!   4 comments

Its Disney Time!

Disney Time

Disney Parks will be giving away a vacation a day in January!  Thats 31 vacations and 31 lucky winning families!  You can begin entering at 12:01AM Eastern on January 1st, only about half an hour from now!

This contest is unique.  Rather than generic trips, you get to select the vacation experience that is just right for you and your family!

Vacation Experiences Include:


If you believe in the magic of Disney, this is the vacation for you! You’ll be greeted with a welcoming in-room décor package, enjoy up-close cuddly encounters at a Disney Character dining experience and get special VIP viewing at a Disney Theme Park parade or show. This is a magical 5-day/4-night vacation for 4 that includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, Theme Park tickets, Disney’sPhotoPass® Service, $500 Disney Gift Card, a welcome basket, with extra special magical surprises and delights.


Get ready to be immersed in Disney magic from being a character to conquering evil villains! This vacation includes two Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Princess makeovers or two Pirates League experiences*, or one of each. Disney’s Family Magic Tour, a fun guided interactive quest to save the Magic Kingdom®Theme Park from a dastardly Disney Villain scheme, is also included. Plus you’ll share extra hugs and giggles at a Character Dining experience. This is a magical 5-day/4-night vacation for 4 that includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, Theme Park tickets, Disney’s PhotoPass® Service, $500 Disney Gift Card, a welcome basket, along with special surprises and delights for big and little believers who wish be part of the magic.
*Pirates League experience available for Walt Disney World® vacations only.


If you like your entertainment big, wild and colorful, this vacation is for you! At
Walt Disney World® Resort, this vacation has you diving into some cool water park thrills, taking a Wild Africa Trek through the Pangani Forest for some close creature encounters atDisney’s Animal Kingdom® Park and enjoying amazing dinner extravaganzas like Fantasmic! Dining at Walt Disney World® Resort. AtDisneyland® Resort, it’s special World of Color dining and viewing*, a one-day
Adventures By Disney® Lights! Camera! Magic! Tour of Hollywood and Fantasmic!
V.I.P. seating with desserts included. This vacation is action packed with eye-popping shows and entertainment! It’s a delightful 5-day/4-night vacation for 4 that includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, Theme Park tickets, Disney’s PhotoPass® Service, $500 Disney Gift Card, a welcome basket, along with special adventures you’ll never forget!
*World of Color experience based on availability


Looking for fun and adventure beyond the Disney Theme Parks? This is your kind of vacation! At Walt Disney World® Resort, dive into some Water Parks thrills, enjoy a shopping spree, and choose from a world of recreational options from kayaking to miniature golf. At Disneyland® Resort, enjoy an Adventures By Disney® Lights! Camera! Magic! experience, plus a shopping spree and a special World of Color Dining and viewing* experience. It’s an all-out fun 5-day/4-night vacation for 4 that includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, Theme Park tickets, Disney’s PhotoPass® Service, $500 Disney Gift Card, a welcome basket, along with special thrills and options that are sure to keep you smiling.
*World of Color experience based on availability


Who says a Disney Parks vacation is just for kids? There’s nothing more magical that adult time in and around the Disney Parks, with unlimited kidlike playtime too if you wish. AtWalt Disney World® Resort, enjoy some Water Park thrills, a fine dining experience for four, plus a round of golf or spa treatment. You have great choices. At Disneyland® Resort, take in some fine dining and a night on the town at Downtown Disney. The entertainment is plentiful, and you’ll get to do it up right! This vacation is a fun-filled 5-day/4-night vacation for 4 that includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, Theme Park tickets, Disney’sPhotoPass® Service, $500 Disney Gift Card, a welcome basket and special surprises and delights for grownups without kids.

For all the contest details, official rules, and  terms of service visit the Disney Parks “Disney Time” Official Website!

Personally, I’m torn between the Happy Happenings and Sweet Romance options!  But the others sound great too!  Decisions, decisions, decisions!   What ones are you most interested in?

Good luck in the contest!  And, if you don’t happen to win I hope you will consider Once Upon a Time Vacations for your vacation needs!

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Memories   2 comments

New Year’s Eve, Disney and me have a special connection.  My now-husband proposed to me in front of the castle during the New Year’s Eve fireworks right at midnight on Jan. 1, 2004.  We had spent an incredible day at Magic Kingdom, and had an all around great week at Disney on our first trip together.  I will never forget him telling me over and over not to expect anything, that he wasn’t quite ready to make that commitment  and I actually believed him.  But, on a wing and a prayer I made a wish at Cinderella’s fountain that day, and a few hours later it came true.

I hope your New Year’s Eve is as wonderful as that one was!

Dec. 31, 2003. New Year’s Eve at Magic Kingdom. Not yet engaged!

Little did I know that my life was about to change forever.

Rockin’ my New Year’s Eve hat, compliments of Disney.

Young love.


Enjoy Disney’s Limited Time Magic in 2013!   Leave a comment

Limited Time Magic & You! What could be better! Contact Lin at Once Upon a Time Vacations for a free, no obligation quote today!

Now available and continuing through 2013, Limited Time Magic will surprise and delight Guests in fanciful and unexpected ways at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. New entertainment and imaginative events will pop up and then disappear – so be sure to take advantage of these opportunities while they last!


First up, Ring in the New Year Disney Style at WDW’s Magic Kingdom!  Tomorrowland will be hosting its first ever “Bling in the New Year” party nightly from December 30th – January 5th. Kids of all ages can dance to the hottest hits, hang with Disney Characters dressed in their New Year’s best, and enjoy live entertainment.  A New Year’s countdown is set to occur hourly.

And, I’m particularly excited about the Year of the Ear!  Disney Parks will be  kicking off this year long celebration with limited-release Disney Couture Ear Hats in January!  Every month throughout 2013 Disney will release new  ear hats and headwear to add to your collection.  From traditional to funky, these hats are sure to have you smiling from ear to ear!


Unique to the Disneyland Resort you can find a special Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue.  This unique show takes ins inspiration from the original Frontierland show enjoyed by Walt Disney himself.  Join Miss Lily and her Saloon Girls in a heartwarming tribute to the original Golden Horseshoe Revue.  Performances are Thursday through  Monday from January 10th through February 4th.

Look for more experiences here soon!


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