UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

it's a small world App

Can't get that song out of your head? You know the one from that "it's a small world" ride. It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm....Well, you can experience the ride all over again with the it's a small world App from iTunes. Just like the ride the app showcases various scenery and you even get to sing along.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Win, Lose or Draw Game Show on Disney Channel

I have the board game. And now it's a tv show! Win, Lose or Draw is coming to Disney Channel in late 2013. Justin Willman, host of Cupcake Wars, will be the host. Two teams, each with one Disney star and two kid contestants, will battle each show to win prizes. The drawing board will feature cutting-edge technology.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Create a Monsters University Monster

The movie arrives in theaters June 21st, but in the meantime, Disney has an app that allows you to create your own monster. I made one and she turned out pretty cool, pictured on a Monsters University student ID card.

You choose a monster body type and color; then, you can select hair, fangs, hats, glasses, and more for your little monster. And your monster will have your first name!

Don't want to make your own monster? Get a Mike Wazowski employee t-shirt instead.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Chance to Win Stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Monsters University arrives in theaters June 21st. And you've seen the Monsters University website. Now, enter the Monsters University Sweepstakes for a chance to win a stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort for 6 people, roundtrip airfare (Delta), a VIP tour guide for a day, and a Disney gift card. That is the grand prize. First price is great as well: a $1,000 Disney gift card! Must be at least 13 years old to enter. Sweepstakes ends June 2, 2013.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Free Dining at Walt Disney World

Want to know how to get free dining at Walt Disney World during your stay this summer? That would be great, right? This deal is for late summer / early fall. Yes, the kids will be back to school. The deal is for guests arriving most nights between September 2, 2013 and September 25, 2013. Must book by July 31, 2013. Book a 5-night non-discounted stay at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and buy a theme park ticket package to get the free Disney dining plan.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free Character Drawing Class at Hollywood Studios

Do you have a little artist in your family? Or would you like to learn to draw a Disney character the easy way? I stumbled across Four must-sees at Disney World and it was #2 that hit me as something different and fun for just about anyone. First, you will need admission to Hollywood Studios, but once you are there, the class is free.

At the Magic of Animation Academy in the Animation Courtyard, character drawing classes are hosted by a Disney Animator who gives away a drawing at the end of class. One class takes about 30 minutes and sessions run continuously all day long. You never know which character you will be drawing in class because characters change with each session. One detail to note especially if you have an easily frustrated child (or adult) with you is that for the sake of time, there are no erasers so be sure to keep drawing lines light until instructed to darken things up. Have fun making your own souvenir!

$59 for Two Night Stay at Orlando Hotel

Stay at the Worldgate Resort or Ramada Maingate West in Orlando for $59 for two nights. Both hotels are located one mile from Walt Disney World. A $100 VISA Dine Around credit is included with this deal. Two adults and two kids under 18 years old can be included on one deal. Taxes and fees not included. Reservations must be done at least 30 days in advance and travel completed by April 30, 2014. To grab this deal or get more information, visit

Friday, May 24, 2013

Disney's BoardWalk Bakery Open Again

Though Disney's BoardWalk Bakery on Disney's BoardWalk had closed for renovations, it has now reopened. Though a temporary tent location was set up, the menu was limited and mugs could not be refilled at the location. Now, the full menu is back and there is even a separate line for guests who want to refill their mugs so they don't have to wait in the food line. The views of the lake and boardwalk outside the windows are beautiful and the large display cases inside showcase the bakery's many items. Customers have the option of watching bakery cast members create the food items through windows in the store. Have you been? Share your thoughts below.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa Discount

Did you know that Disney World is located in Lake Buena Vista? So is the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa. This hotel is offering a one night stay for $124. The deal is good for two guests and two children under 17 years old and under. Guests will stay in a Waterview room with a balcony and receive free shuttle service to Disney theme parks. Kids eat for free and can also enjoy a Disney character breakfast. Check out to book this deal with all taxes and fees included.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Groupon Discount

A Disney area hotel is offering a discounted stay on Groupon with dates through May 2014. The hotel is Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista and offers a free Disney shuttle, heated pools, a 24-hour game room, free WiFi, and one child under 9 years old eats free per paying adult at the hotel's Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant. A kid-friendly hotel, it also includes Ozzie's Splash Zone. Visit and search under Getaways to view photos, read details, and book your stay at Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sonata ES Suites Groupon Discount

Sonata ES Suites has a deal on Groupon that involves a discounted stay at the hotel when staying for at least two nights. Dates are available through August 2013 and guests receive free shuttle service to Disney theme parks. Guests stay in suites that include full kitchens, a dining area, and a living room. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, a heated pool and jacuzzi, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Visit and look under Getaways for additional details and to book your stay.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Disney Junior Live Featuring Princess Sophia, Jake, and Pirates on Tour

Are you unable to get your family to Orlando but have some little ones in need of some Disney? Disney Junior Live is on tour! The show is Pirate & Princess Adventure.

The show sounds like a good one that would hold the interest of your sons or daughters. Characters from Sophia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates will be featured in the show. Sophia and her family will be preparing for a royal celebration and yes, Cinderella will make an appearance. Then, Jake and his friends with the help of Peter Pan will battle Captain Hook in Never Land. Free pre-show with Doc McStuffins.

Visit to find a show near you.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

$299 for 7 Night Stay Near Disney

Eversave is offering a deal where for the cost of $299, guests can enjoy an 8-day, 7-night stay at an Orlando, Florida area resort. Taxes are included, but certain resorts may have fees. Must be 21 years of age or older to book and check-in. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 25. Depending on the resort chosen, up to 10 people can be included on the deal. Visit for a list of participating resorts and more information.

Enter Disney Infinity Starter Pack Sweepstakes

Visit to enter the Disney Infinity Starter Pack Sweepstakes. You could win a Disney Infinity Starter Pack! Just click the Like button on the above facebook page to enter. Must be 13 years of age or older and U.S. or Canadian residents. Entries close on June 27, 2013.

Hotel for a Couple Weeknights in Disney

Are you flexible as to when you want to stay in Orlando? is offering a two-night stay at a hotel like Hyatt Place, Sheraton Suites, or Holiday Inn for $49 plus a $10 processing fee. Hotels available in other Florida cities as well as a variety of other U.S. states. Sounds like a great deal! Good for one year and reservations must be made at least 30 days after processing. Visit for more information.