20 Disney Quotes for My College Daughter

On Monday, I told you we took our one and only child to college. Needless to say, it is a difficult transition… for us. For her on the other hand, it is a new beginning… the next chapter of her young life… a chance to reinvent herself… find the best in herself… to put to use all the things she has learned thus far… take another step towards her lofty goals in life.

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Marvel Movie Marathon

Yesterday, we dropped our daughter, and only child, off at college. Before you ask, yes *sighs wiping a tear away*, we have heard every question related to her leaving for school:

  • Are you going to miss her? YA THINK?!?! She’s our baby girl.
  • What are you going to do with your time? I don’t know, crawling into a corner and crying seems like a legitimate use of my time. However, I am pretty sure my boss would frown upon that activity in front of customers.
  • Are we going to miss watching her play sports? Umm… YES! We have spent the last six years traveling the country with her team who are like a second family.
  • You are going to have to re-learn how to cook dinner. Why can’t we cook like normal and eat leftovers for 5 days? That will save us a ton of money in groceries… which I can use to purchase Kleenex in case I decide the corner looks appealing.

We have spent a large percentage of the last 18 ½ years making sure we were raising the most amazing human being possible who we hope will become a valuable member of society. Now we find ourselves with a lot of fill that time. Therefore, we have decided that mind numbing entertainment such as books, music, movies, etc. are just the tickets. Then the thought came to me. What if we watched the entire modern Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in order? That’s like 40 hours, right? Add that to the 40 hours we are at work each week and that will definitely take my mind off things. Then I thought, why don’t I involve all my MouseQuest friends? Surely, we could all use some fun escapism.

Then a plan emerged. Starting next week, we will post one movie per week on #MovieMonday. During that week view the movie-of-the-week. As part of the fun, we will include some fun trivia, discussion topics and accompanying viewing. When you have finished watching the movie of the week let us know your thoughts about the movie or answer the discussion question on Facebook or Twitter using the hastag #MarvelMovieMarathon.

So get ready, grab your popcorn and join the ride! See you next week with our first movie!

Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She used to split her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. Now she is contemplating the use of her time as an empty nester. You can follow her on Twitter @MQPodcast.

Marvel Movie Marathon

Why Buying a Disney Annual Pass Can Save you Money… Even if you Only go Once a Year

Buying an annual pass is any Disney lover’s dream. With it comes with the ability to head to the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’ anytime over the year without buying theme park tickets for each visit. This can lead to savings if you are visiting Walt Disney World more than once during the year.

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Disney Parks Moms Panel Application Date Announced

Disney Parks Moms PanelToday at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Anaheim, California, it was announced that applications for the Class of 2018 will open at noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Round one will close at noon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

You can find the first round application on the Disney Parks Moms Panel website.

In previous years, there have been three rounds of applications. These rounds have included written answers, answering sample Panel questions, making a video and a phone interview.

How to Pre-Order Lunch at Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest restaurant is a must do for my family every trip to Walt Disney World. It is also the perfect place to eat for any fans of Beauty and the Beast. From the library to the ball room to the West Wing there is something there to enjoy for the beauty or beast in all of us. Not to mention the food is delicious and plentiful. Continue reading “How to Pre-Order Lunch at Be Our Guest”

The Ultimate Disney Vacation Planning Timeline w/ Download

Planning a Disney vacation isn’t something you do in a flash on a quiet Sunday afternoon. It takes time and preparation to have the most *MAGICAL* time possible. Having that *MAGICAL* time includes not sweating the small stuff like worrying about your house, your money situation, travel hassles, or any myriad of other issues that can arise without proper planning. This list not only includes all the tasks you will need to complete to make the Disney part of your trip practically perfect, it also includes all the minute tasks to make the trip as easy and hassle-free as possible.

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