A quest is a journey of discovery.
Here at the MouseQuest we help guide you on the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. However, Disney vacations don’t begin the moment your feet hit Disney property. They begin months, even years, before, when your Disney vacation is just a wish… a hope… a dream.
For a few lucky people, Disney vacations can be planned, paid for and executed in a short period of time. For the rest of us poor unfortunate souls, we have to save and plan and plan and save. We start years ahead of our vacation saving money and planning the vacation of a lifetime because we never know when we are going to be back again. And even when we do come home from our MAGICAL vacation, we return a little different then we left. We come home dreaming big, trusting that our fate lives within us, listening to our heart, knowing that adventure is out there and, most importantly, believing a dream that you wish will come true.
In that vein, we are going to broaden our scope on the MouseQuest and add content outside the Disney bubble. Content, we hope, will help you live that Disney-fied life outside of Disney. Whether it’s money savings ideas, recipes ideas, organization skills, homemaking tips, anything that will help us in this journey of discovery we call life! We hope you will follow along with us on this quest. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, we will discover that Disney is less a metaphor for life and more a way of life.
Written by Sue Nowicki
What is the “Disney Waiting Dance”, you ask? When you are a Disney fan you are used to doing a lot of waiting. You book your Disney vacation then you wait… You make your Advanced Dining Reservations then you wait… You make your FastPass+ selections then you wait… And right now there is a very special group of Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents waiting impatiently to find out if they made it to the next round of the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel search.
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DISNEY PARKS NEWS
September 12 – Disney Doers and Dreamers applications are now open. (Link)
September 13 – Walt Disney World has named their new ambassadors. (Link)
Continue reading “New From the World of Disney: September 9 – 22”
Written by Sue Nowicki
Every Disney movie released seems to pay homage to those movies which have come before by placing something called “Easter Eggs” in their movies. No, I am not talking about actual Easter Eggs. Disney Easter Eggs are characters from one Disney movie stealthily placed in another Disney movies.
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And so it begins… another year of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Today starts the two month festival celebrating unique cuisines, delectable desserts and luscious libations. Some of this year’s featured event include:
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August 26 – Claiming it’s a liability to the nearby Mickey’s Backyard Barbeque, Walt Disney World is draining and filling in the pool at the former River Country Water Park. While the claims of decreasing liability is a viable excuse, this could also be a response to the recent Zika outbreak in Florida (Link)
August 27 – Most Orlando area theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld will be providing free mosquito repellent to their guests in an effort to combat the Zika outbreak. (Link)
August 29 – A family is suing Disney claiming they were bitten by bed bugs during their stay at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort. (Link)
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Written by Sue Nowicki
It’s no secret the MouseQuest started as a rag-tag group of Disney Parks Moms Panel rejects. By sharing our journey to join this allusive club on message boards, Facebook, Twitter and ultimately this podcast and blog, we found our ‘people‘. We have chEARed each other on and commiserated together every time one of those dreaded “Thanks but no thanks” rejections came. Nowhere in any competition ever will you find a group of more supportive competitors as you will in the Moms Panel search.
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The highly acclaimed “Mary Poppins” is getting a sequel. Set to be released on December 25, 2018, “Mary Poppins Returns” will star Golden Globe Award winning actress Emily Blunt and Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is currently starring in the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton”.
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Here are the details of the recently announced FREE DINING promotion at Walt Disney World.
5-night/6-day stays with check-ins beginning:
August 23 – October 1, 2016
November 15 – 21, 2016
November 28 – 28, 2016
December 10 – 21, 2016
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Walt Disney World will definitely be ‘Awakening’ summer with a bevy of announcements today regarding their line-up of new and revamped attractions, shows and dining options.
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire stage show will be premiering in June at the Magic Kingdom. (Link)
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