🍀 Easy Leprechaun Trap 🍀

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We have been making a Leprechaun trap for the past several years.
No luck yet in catching one, but it doesn't stop the girls from wanting to try!



I was super thrilled to see this trap!
After doing so many, you kind of run out of idea on what to do year after year.
So having the entire trap in one kit was very appealing!


The girls loved how easy it was to put together & they still got the customize it to how they wanted with the stickers.



The kit includes: the box, stickers, & gold coins. Everything you can see in my photos minus the cute little girls ;)


After putting it together, they did ask if next year we could go back to making one by scratch.
So it looks like next year won't be as easy..on me. 
But, for now it was so much fun!



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Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

11:41 AM

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

If your kids are younger, I am sure they feel as mine do about themeing when it comes to picking a resort at Walt Disney World! It's the best & embodies the fun of being AT Disney!

With all of the Disney resorts, that they have.. surprisingly not many have the character themeing that kids love.

Our last trip, was a last minute in booking. & we decided to go with All-Star Movies Resort! The themeing is amazing! It's alot like Art of Animation.{to see our stay at Art of Animation click HERE}But for a value resort, the grounds are amazing!


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We stayed in a preferred room in the Toy Story section. I highly recommend getting a preferred room, currently as of  March 2019, those are the only sections that are completely remolded, but they are close to the lobby & bus is you if that is your transportation, & Toy Story happens to be a fave of our family! 

All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Resort Toy Story Section


All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Resort 101 Dalmatians

All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Resort 101 Dalmatians


When you stay value, the size of your room isn't the most spacious. But, if you are like us..you are in the room to sleep and that's about it. So, with the remodeled rooms it would not matter to us!
Note: all beds at value resorts are double beds, not queens.

All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Refurbished Rooms, All Star Movies Resort Murphy Bed
All Star Movies Resort Refurbished Room


All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Refurbished Rooms, All Star Movies Resort Murphy Bed

The new rooms include all wood floors, new fridges, new bathrooms & a Murphy bed.

All Star Movies Resort, All Star Movies Refurbished Rooms, All Star Movies Resort Murphy Bed



The pools at the resort are amazing! We loved the Fantasia Pool. Close by, there is also a splash pad for little ones.

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All Star Movies Resort Pool

All Star Movies Resort Pool, Fantasia Splash Pad

All Star Movies Resort Pool, Fantasia Splash Pad


Going passed the Dalmatians section, you hit the Mighty Ducks pool; that pool is much quieter & not as crowded if that is more your thing.


There is always something going on at every resort. Always make sure you check out the schedule to see what is going on. There can be games, crafts, meet & greets ect. that they have planned. You can spend a full day at any resort on property, alone with the activities they put on.

At Movies in "The Reel Spot" just off the lobby, they have a movie going all the time too!  They put out a sign on which titles they are playing.


The Cafeteria at All Star Movies Resort is no different then all the other resorts.
They do however, have Toy Story themed waffles. Yummy One of  Kind shakes to only movies. 


PRO TIP:
Keep this between me & you but Ask to see the secret Menu! They will come out with a suitcase & you get to see the secret menu in a fun way! These items are only available when you ask for the secret menu.


Walking around the grounds, there are hundreds of photo opportunities!





As you can see we really loved staying at this resort & we would recommend it to anyone that doesn't mind a smaller room & bed!




Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment

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Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment 

Disney On Ice provided our family with great tickets to this event. Thank you so much to them for having us! All thoughts & opinions are my own. Thank you for reading & supporting my family!

Disney on Ice made it's way to these parts again!

Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment , Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Who else ends up walking away with one of these every show? 😏


We were pretty pumped as we hadn't seen this show yet! & it had some characters we hadn't seen at other Disney on Ice shows in a long time!

Which included Toy Story & Cars!

& of course it did not disappoint!
I am patiently awaiting for the Moana show to make it's way here!


Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment , Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment , Allen County War Memorial Coliseum


It was also, fun to see so much of Minnie & Mickey & the fab 5 making appearances! The girls love when they come out! They danced in their seats with them!



Can't forget the princesses too!
It isn't Disney on Ice without Ariel!

& it isn't ice without Elsa! She even made it snow!
The girls were on a bit of a Frozen strike for the past couple years. So I was a little surprised when they asked to dress up like them for this! Of course they were thrilled to sing along with them at the show!





As always, we had an absolute blast! The show never disappoints no matter which it is!

Thank you again for Disney On Ice for having us!

Tips for using a stroller at Disney World

9:18 PM

Tips for using a stroller at Disney World

Kingdom Strollers provided me with a stroller for our vacation. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Thank you for reading & supporting my family!

Traveling with a stroller is a PAIN.
You have to check it at the airport & it will more than likely get beat up.
I know with infants it is pretty inevitable that you have to travel with one.
But if you don't have to take one to the airport, rent one! Who knew such a thing existed right?


If you look at Disney strollers at the parks... yes, they are convenient when you are IN the park. But, they are hard plastic.. they do not recline & they are pricey for just one day! Add each day for a week vacation & it can add up quickly! 

This is where renting from a outside company comes into play.

If you are thinking your child may or may not need a stroller at Disney World because of their age, usually the answer is to get one.

Here's the thing, *I* as a grown woman don't want to walk all that you have to at Disney in one day, My feet hurt, among other things at the end of the day. So, if i had a option I would probably be in a stroller myself ha! Trust me, if you're on the fence.. just do it. No one wants to be at Disney with kids crying because they can't walk anymore because their little legs are tired & their feet hurt.  If they don't end up needing it, just using it to store all of your things is great for the family alone!


If you are a long time reader you know that we use Kingdom Strollers every Disney trip! They are the best of the best for Orlando stroller rentals. & their customer service makes them the best of all the stroller rental companies!

All the strollers they offer are luxury stroller brands, so you know your kiddo will be comfortable. & the proof is in the pudding. The Kids love it! Another bonus when they fall asleep at the end of the day you can wheel them out to parking lot or bus ect instead of waking them up to give back the stroller when you exit.



They are affordable. Picking & renting your stroller online is so easy! You can pick from a single stroller or double stroller. Then all you have to do is at check-in, go to the bellhop at the front of your resort & to pick it up. You give them your name & they bring the stroller right to you! Then, drop it off at the same spot as you are leaving. Easy Peasy!





If you are worried that you are not staying at a Disney Resort, check their site because they also deliver to outside Disney property resorts & hotels too in the Orlando area.
Pro tip: Make sure you get the free rain cover with your rental. Rain is so temperamental in Florida, trust me when I say you don't want to be without the rain cover. You also have the option of adding on a free water bottle cooler as well, with your order.

Take a look around their website, they offer more than just strollers for rent!



Now that you have your stroller. {this trip we rented the BOB Revolution Duallie} Let's set your stroller up for you Disney days!

First, as I mentioned in my Disney bag post check it out HERE, getting stroller clips for your bag to put around the bars is a huge life saver! My bag had enough strap to make it big enough to go around the entire bar.


This stroller clip is the cutest! It's on theme being a mickey! We used ours to clip our resort cups on & our popcorn bucket! But, the possibilities for it are endless
. We got stopped so many times getting complimented on it! You can see in the video below how easy it is to clip stuff on one handed! With kids at Disney, with busy & everything all hands on deck. I am want things as easy & easily accessible as possible for Mom!



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Next is this side pocket! If your kids are getting autographs you will want to put your autograph books & marker in there & anything else that you don't want to be getting out of your baby over & over. This pocket you can get in & out of with one hand. No zipping or anything & everything stays secure!

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PRO TIP:

I always recommend buying a Disney balloon your first day.{ just remember to take it off & leave in your room on your Animal Kingdom day, as they don't allow balloons in that park.}  This makes it so much easier to spot your stroller in the sea. You will quickly realize that where you park your stroller when going into a show or ride, it more than likely wont be in the same place when you come out! Don’t panic cast members have to park strollers in certain places or conveniently move them to be closer to a exit. ou want something to help you find you stroller with ease!
This trip we were there for Christmas & decided to rig it up a little with battery operated lights. But, I think they were be great any time of the year. & it certainly helped even more at night to find our stroller!
*Don't worry about getting too confused with a sea of alike strollers, Kingdom Strollers put a family name tag on your stroller well. It will read "YOUR LAST NAME FAMILY"*




Alright, now you have everything you need to crush your day at the Disney parks with the family, kiddos in tow!



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