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Disney Vacation Club: Disney’s Polynesian Villas Bungalows!

This morning the Disney Vacation Club released the following information to their members, and we thought that we would share it with you!

Disney Vacation Club: New details announced for Disney’s Polynesian Villas Bungalows!

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We hope you are getting as excited as we are about the next Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows! Today, we released new details about the resort, which will open phase one in 2015. We are making history with the debut of the first Disney Bungalows. These beautiful accommodations are directly on Seven Seas Lagoon and will sleep up to eight guests and feature a plunge pool that offers views of fireworks over Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney Vaction Club Member Magical Holiday Feast

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Disney Vacation Club Members can come experience a magical holiday dinner and celebration at Walt Disney World Resort with your family!

Frozen Gingerbread Holiday Display Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort
Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” this year on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. TheÊ17-foot-tall culinary concoction is adorned with favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven,1,500 gingerbread shingles, snowflakes and chocolate-covered trees. “Frozen”-themed merchandise, desserts and gingerbread treats also are available for purchase at the ice castle kiosk. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Disney Vacation Club Member Exclusive Vera Bradley Tote

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Disney Vacation Club Member Exclusive Vera Bradley Tote

Available December 8, 2014!

With the holidays right around the corner, Members and Vera Bradley fans alike will be excited for the latest Membership Magic merchandise offering: Disney Vacation Club Member exclusive Vera Bradley tote!
Disney Vacation Club Exclusive Merchandise Vera Bradley

DVC Exclusive Member Experience: Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World Resort

 

Celebrate Thanksgiving at

Walt Disney World Resort!

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t’s the season when family and loved ones get together for special holiday gatherings filled with their own Thanksgiving traditions and lots of scrumptious food! Take a break from all the cooking this year and experience the magic of Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Resort with a special feast for Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests as part of Membership Magic at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.


At this first-of-its-kind event, Members and their Guests can enjoy a mouthwatering array of favorite holiday dishes while all seated together in the beautiful Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You can also enjoy a full cash bar with a featured holiday drink: Caramel Apple Martini.

Make your reservations beginning October 1 through November 14, 2014 for this event-taking place Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

KaBOOM! Play Together Tour Visits Kissimmee

KaBoom! Play Together Tour 2014

KaBOOM! Play Together Tour Visits Kissimmee 

Free Pop-Up Kids Event – Register Now!
Don’t miss this free family event coming to a city near you

The KaBOOM! Play Together Tour is wrapping up its nation-wide travels in Kissimmee, and this is definitely a family fun event you won’t want to miss!

The secret to rich, rewarding, memorable family time is play! And the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour— powered by Disney Parks— makes family bonding fun and easy. This FREE, state-of-the-art, pop-up play attraction features team-building stations, games that build mental and physical play prowess, and an incredible family-friendly obstacle course. Your entire family will learn how balanced and active play helps children thrive.

2014 Merry Member Mixer Dates Announced

Merry Member Mixer

‘Tis the season to plan for

2014 Merry Member Mixer!

Despite what the temperature is like outside, it’s never too early to start making holiday travel plans. If you’re all set to celebrate the season at Walt Disney World Resort this year, come get cozy with a Disney Vacation Club event you won’t want to miss – the Merry Member Mixer!

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Embark on one of TWO Member Cruises coming in 2015!

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Disney Vacation Club will embark on two unique Member Cruise voyages in 2015 as part of Membership Magic: our traditional 4-night Bahamian sailing and our first 7-night Member Cruise to Alaska!

Both voyages will elevate the already spectacular Disney Cruise Line experience with added special entertainment, in-room gifts and more, all created with Members in mind. Here’s a quick look at the two itineraries.

Disney Vacation Club Disney Cruise Line Alaska

Welcome Home Wednesday

Welcome Home Wednesday

For DVC members there is a weekly event at Atlantic Dance Hall called Welcome Home Wednesday.

Since its been a very long time since I’ve been, Shelley, Kelly and I decided to go and check it out.

Welcome Home Wednesday

You are asked to show your DVC member ID when you enter and you are given a ticket to fill out, on the ticket is a snack ticket that you can tear off easily.

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Disney Vacation Club – Membership Magic – Me Time Magic

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As one of the new features of Disney Vacation Club membership magic was added earlier this year.  One of the new events was to feature the Spa discount and came with some extra benefits on certain nights.   A few months ago, I decided to try the spa.  I called member services to make my appointment, and then checked in at Saratoga on my appointment day.

 

One of the features for Facials was: Facial Enhancements with a choice of one of the following,

  • Bright Eyes – Reduce fine lines, relieve puffy and stressed eyes, and target dark circles and signs of fatigue as you re-energize the eye area.
  • Hydrating Lip Treatment – Gently erase dryness and fine lines during a hydrating and plumping experience sure to leave your lips looking voluptuous and youthful.
  • Hand Brightener – Turn back the hands of time with this lightening, brightening hand treatment as you naturally say goodbye to hyper pigmentation and darks spots.
  • Facial Boost – Customize your facial for specific areas of concern with one of 4 Facial Boosters, including: Firming Booster (eases the signs of aging), Anti-Blemish Booster (eases the signs of acne), Anti-Redness Booster (especially for Rosacea) and Lightening Booster (lightens pigmentation).

Leafy Greens Cafe in St. Petersburg

For my birthday earlier this month, I decided to go to Hard Rock Casino to play some slot machines.

I also wanted to explore the area more and go to a dedicated Vegan restaurant, I looked on Happy Cow and found Leafy Greens Cafe which is Located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Leafy Greens Cafe is a raw vegan and gluten free restaurant, they are also Non GMO foods.

As you can see from the pictures everything is prepared fresh and everyone enjoyed their food.

 

 

HGTV and DIY Network Stars at 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Top HGTV and DIY Network Stars to Appear

at 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HGTV DIY Network 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Superstars of HGTV and DIY Network shows will appear at the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV until May 18, 2014. Three HGTV stars will “crash” the festival for the first time: Matt Blashaw from “Yard Crashers,” Matt Muenster from “Bath Crashers” and Alison Victoria from “Kitchen Crashers.”

The popular HGTV celebrities will meet festival guests and showcase expert tips and clever tricks at noon and 3 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday on The Designers’ Stage presented by HGTV at the Festival Center. The Crashers and their crews are known for plucking regular folks out of home improvement stores to help them – in just three days – make over the family’s yard, bathroom or kitchen.  Also new to this year’s festival are “Renovation Raiders” star Amy Matthews and Chip Wade, who started with John Gidding on “Curb Appeal” and now has his own hit show, “Elbow Room.”

Disney Vacation Club Exclusive Coffee Drink

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If you are like me, you love finding out that there are “secret” menus!

If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member, you might want want to check out this tip…

Here’s a fun little “secret menu” tip for Disney Vacation Club Members from Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – The java brewers have created a special coffee drink exclusively for Members.

Named “Vienna Latte” and available (to Members who ask) at Joffrey’s kiosks throughout the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Theme Parks, it’s a tasty blend of espresso, steamed milk, chocolate sauce and vanilla syrup with whipped cream, and it’s available hot or iced.

Joffrey’s is a Tampa-based company that’s been importing and distributing premium coffees and teas using the finest beans and tea leaves from around the world. Insiders tell me the company uses specialty-grade Arabica beans, an elite category with rigorous standards met by fewer than 10 percent of coffee beans worldwide. As the standards of Disney Vacation Club Members are equally rigorous, we thought news of this beverage might create some positive “buzz.”

Disney Vacation Club Webcast: Aulani: The Paradise you never outgrow

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The Disney Vacation Club is inviting you to watch Aulani: The Paradise You Never Outgrow with host Samantha Brown March 23 to 29, 2014. This On-Demand webcast will take a look at  the absolutely stunning Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai’i, and explores the new enhancements at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

I hope to one day make it out to Aulani for a stay, but until then I really enjoy watching specials and gathering as much information as I can about the resort!

Here are all the details about the upcoming DVC webcasts.

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Aulani: The Paradise You Never Outgrow Webcast