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May 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Backstage Magic with Magician Mickey

Have you checked out Magic Kindom's new meet and greet with Mickey Mouse?  If not, here's a Sneek Peek of Backstage Magic with Mickey!


Emilio Pucci's Fragrances Featured at Epcot's Il Bel Cristallo



Italian designer Emilio Pucci happens to be one of my favorite designers!  He is best known for his funky, psychadelic prints on women's apparel and accessories, but guess what!?  He also creates luscious-smelling fragrances which are currently featured at Il Bel Cristallo, a posh shop located in the Italy Pavillion of Epcot's World Showcase.



Prices and scents vary, but there is always a knowledgable representative on hand to help with your purchase.  While Pucci is the current featured perfumiere at Il Bel Cristallo there are many beautiful displays on the floor showcasing Pucci's available offerings.


This display featues the colorful Vivara Variazioni line which pays homage to the Italian island of Vivara and the natural scents one may encounter there!


Also available, as pictured below, is the Miss Pucci fragrance line!  Miss Pucci, a sparkling, musky fragrance is described as "iconic yet resolutely modern" yet  embodies femininity and the quintessential style of Pucci.  Gift Sets including Shower Gel and Lotion along with a Pucci-Printed bag are available in addition to the fragrances.




May 30, 2011

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Celebrates at Walt Disney World

To celebrate his May 25 win on the popular “American Idol” television show, country music singer Scotty McCreery today was honored in a celebratory parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

Excited fans lined the streets, cheering on the 17-year-old singer from Garner N.C., as he joined Mickey Mouse in a convertible sports car and greeted fans before taking the microphone to sing his new hit single, “I Love You This Big” in front of “The American Idol Experience” attraction in the Disney theme park.

Disney World is Creating Memories All Summer Long: What to Expect on Your Summer Vacation

Talk about making vacation memories: In summer 2011, guests at Walt Disney World Resort will begin embarking on adventures to places no one has ever gone – to the planets Coruscant and Tatooine, located in a galaxy as far away as imagination can carry them – as “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.



And over in the Magic Kingdom, guests can revel in the memories they’ve made, during a new nighttime show, “The Magic, The Memories, and You!”

Beyond “Star Tours” headlining the summer fun, here are some of the details about what’s in store:

May 28, 2011

I've reached 400 Facebook Fans so Here's Yet Another Pirates of the Caribbean Giveaway!

Hooray!!! We've reached 400 Fans on the Disney Go To Girl Facebook page in just over 2 months, so as promised, here is another Swashbuckling Pirates Giveaway courtesy of the folks over at Disney Consumer Products:


A New Era Pirates of the Caribbean Flex Fit Hat and a Lego-Pirates T-Shirt. (Style, Color, and Size cannot be guaranteed)

To Enter: you MUST be a DGTG Fan on Facebook!!! It's easy (and FREE)! Just click here and then click "Like"  You must then find the Facebook post about this giveaway, and leave a comment!

May 27, 2011

DGTG News Flash: The Magic of Walt Disney World is Coming to a City Near You



Did you know 9 out of 10 parents surveyed by Disney agree that they plan vacations with the hope of creating long-lasting family memories?  In 2011, Disney Parks launched the Let the Memories Begin Campaign highlighting the importance of creating those priceless family moments and  special memories to last a lifetime.

To add to this magical celebration, Disney recently announced the Let the Memories Begin Tour.

You are invited to “Let the Memories Begin” with an Interactive Photo Experience this summer!

May 26, 2011

DGTG Fashion Alert: Sharpay-Inspired Fashions for Tweens hit Target Stores



In celebration of the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Disney Consumer Products has released a collection of apparel and accessories for tweens inspired by the film’s main character. 


May 25, 2011

Wine Wednesday: A Look at Tattinger Champagne Aboard the Disney Dream



Champagne Bucket
From Reims where the history of France met the history of champagne, one of the finest names in the industry, Taittinger Champagne, has partnered with the Disney Dream to serve several extraordinary sips on board. From the inaugural year labels to specialty champagne cocktails with Disney flair, Taittinger Champagne helps create magical memories through its delightful vintages and blends. The overall wine list on board The Dream is exceptional and showcases innovative industry ideas while treating guests to some of the best glasses of wine not only on the high seas, but anywhere.

May 19, 2011

Ahoy Matey: It's Time for DGTG's Parade of Pirates


Push Play to view my Parade of Pirates:


And the Winner Is....


The Real Disney Mom from Facebook.

This picture was taken at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom after the Pirates League Experience!  This participant wins a POTC Prize Pack: T-Shirt, Poster, Tattoo, and Bandana! Congrats, and thanks to all who entered!  Be sure to see POTC:OST in theaters May 20.

Disclosure:  The prize was given courtesy of Disney Motion Pictures Media.  I was not compensated for this post, but LOVE Disney, Pirates, and of course, Jack Sparrow!  All opinions are my own!

May 18, 2011

Wine Wednesday: California Grill French Martini Recipe

For readers 21+ ONLY:

This week's Wine Wednesday post comes to you in the form of a recipe for one of my favorite drinks on Disney World Property: The French Martini from California Grill!  It's no surprise that this is one of my favorite cocktails due to the fact that California Grill is one of my favorite Disney restaurants, and also because they finish it off with a splash of my absolute favorite wine: Roederer Estate Brut.


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz. Skyy Vodka
  • 1/4 oz. Chambord Raspberry Liquer
  • 1/4 oz. FRESH Pineapple Juice
  • Splash Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine
  • Twist of Lime or Lemon
How to Make it:

Pour each of the ingresients into a tall bar glass, shake with ice, pour into a martini glass, serve! VOILA!

Wordless Wdenesday: These are the Moments


Waiting for the Contemporary Boat Launch...Late Night

DGTG Fashion Alert: It's Gonna Be An "India" Summer at Nordstrom with Disney's It's A Small World Children's Clothing Line


The latest delivery in Disney's It's A Small World Collection of upscale and stylish children's clothing and accessories line has arrived at Nordstrom stores across the U.S. 

The India Collection has arrived for summer :





May 16, 2011

Join DGTG's Parade of Pirates to win Pirates Prizes

In celebration of Friday's opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I am hosting the "Parade of Pirates" over at the Disney Go To Girl Facebook Page!  Today was the first day, and a treasure trove of Pirate pictures came sailing in!

We saw Scary Pirates, Funny Pirates, Pretty Pirates, Cute Pirates, Sweet Pirates, and Gruesome Pirates...Pirates of all ages too!

I was contacted by a Disney Motion Pictures Media rep today and I'm pleased to announce that I'll be giving away another Pirates Prize Pack to one lucky participant! The Pirates Prize Pack includes a T-shirt, Bandana, Temporary Tattoos, and a Poster!

If you haven't joined DGTG's Parade of Pirates, you need to walk the plank... or head over to my FB Fan Page, "LIKE" me, and post your favorite Pirate Picture!  You can also email your pics to me and I will post them!

Look for Friday's Post "Parade of Pirates" which will feature a slideshow of all entries! The Contest Ends Thursday, and the winner will be announced in the post on Friday!  Entries are unlimited!



Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sails into theaters everywhere May 20.

Vlog Post: Upcoming Disney Trip and Parade of Pirates



  • To enter DGTG's Parade of Pirates, please "Like" me on Facebook and post your favorite Pirate related picture!  You can also email me the image(s). 

  • What do you want me to report on during my upcoming WDW trip??? Let me know by sending an email or posting a comment below!

Mentoring Mondays with Disney Donna Kay

Be sure to head over to Disney Donna Kay's Blog today to read an interview with Moi!  I am  this week's featured blogger in her Mentoring Mondays Series!



It was an honor to be asked to participate, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Donna Kay for creating and organizing this valuable series!  I am proud to be part of this supportive family that IS the Disney Bloggers Community!

May 15, 2011

DGTG Weekly Wrap Up: May 9-15


There were less posts this week than usual due to a major Blogger outage this week, but here is the recap in case you missed out! Enjoy!


W is for Wednesday:
  • For Wordless Wednesday, I posted a picture of superstar Steven Tyler on the Black Carpet of The Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger Tides World Premiere at Disneyland.
  • On Wine Wednesday, I offered a peek at the most expensive bottle of Wine on Disney Property
Just for Fun:




May 14, 2011

DGTG Fashion Alert: Love a Little, Laugh a Little, Wish a Little" Organic Cotton Tee from Kidada / Disney Store


Kidada for Disney Store Long-Sleeved Wish-a Little Tee for Women
 "Love a Little, Dream a Little, Laugh a Little, Wish a Little.''
 This exquisite tee designed by Kidada for Disney Store is made with organic cotton and accented with glitter and rhinestones. Enjoy the wisdom and roomy fit of this trendy topping.

Argh Mateys! A Booty-Filled Giveaway has Just Sailed In


Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides
Picture Copyright Disney Motion Pictures

Yo Ho to me Swashbucklin' Scoundrels... OK... that's enough... I'm not even gonna attempt to continue with the Pirate dialect.  It's just getting really hard to contain my excitement! It's getting difficult to refrain from throwing on an eye patch before heading out on a grocery run.  I don't even drink much, but have been craving rum.  I keep making a fool out of me-self  myself, by trying to talk Pirate slang...yes... I said "Me-Self.... Told Ya! I've got it bad and this seems to happen every time Disney Pictures is about to release a new Pirates of the Caribbean Film...so hopefully now you understand and you know I'm not really crazy, just crazy for POTC.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens in theaters everywhere May 20th and if you've been reading Disney Go To Girl lately, you know all about it, because I have been posting like crazy!  I just can't wait to see what Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have in store for us on this go 'round....ARRRRRGH.

READ ON TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!

CLOSED: Puddle-Stomping Fun with Hatley Children's Rainboots Review & Giveaway




I am pleased to tell you all about my newest giveaway sponsored by one of my absolute favorite companies, Hatley.  My daughter has been wearing Hatley apparel since she was a baby, so I was extremely excited when I found out I'd be reviewing their children's rainboots...and even more excited that one reader will win their choice of a pair of Girl's or Boy's Hatley Rainboots.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Kids Activity Pack

Wow! I can't believe that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is finally sailing into theaters in less than a week!  To celebrate the film's release, Disney Motion Pictures Media has provided me with a downloadable Pirates Activity Pack to share with you! Click here or on any of the images to download. Hurry because it's only available until Friday!  And be sure to sail over and enter my Pirates of the Caribbean Prize Pack Giveaway before it's too late!


May 12, 2011

Bring the Decor of Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort to your Abode


It's Babes in Disneyland's Disney Blog Hop Day

Wow...It has been nearly two months since my family and I called Disney World's posh Grand Floridian Resort home during the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in March.  The decor at this kuxurious Victorian-themed hotel is beautiful and elegant, yet warm and cozy at the same time!  The towels are super soft and plush...not scratchy and the bedding is oh, so lovely! Interested in the Grand Floridian Resort? Read my Review here.

Did you know you know many of these items are available for purchase through the Disney Resort Collection?  Indeed they are!  Now you can bring the Magical decor of your favorite Disney Resorts home!


According the the Disney Resort Collection Website:

We invite you to browse this selection of personal products, décor and accessories, chosen with care to enrich your lifestyle, nurture your spirit, and help you bring home the magic of your Disney vacation.

With the Disney Resort Collection, you enjoy the benefits of our collaborative alliances with premium home amenity providers - Sealy, Wamsutta, ~H20+, and iHome - whose passion for excellence we admire. All are leaders in their industries; we trust them to fill you with the same delight you find at Disney.

May 11, 2011

DGTG Wine Wednesday: A Look at Victoria and Albert's 9K Bottle of Vino

Last month I had the distinct pleasure of dining at Victoria and Albert's with my Hubby for our Anniversary! Victoria and Albert's located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, is the most exclusive dining experience in all of Walt Disney World and offers those lucky enough to grace it's intimate dining room an incredibly spectacular evening.  We had the night of a lifetime complete with an invitation inside the kitchen, and I promise to post the review soon, but today's Wine Wednesday here at DGTG.



As I played it safe that night by sipping on delicate flutes filled with a perfectly delicious French Rose Champagne ($22./glass), I couldn't help but peruse Victoria and Albert's extensive wine list to see what I may have missed out on when something absolutely OUTRAGEOUS caught my eye... a $9,000.00 bottle.

Yes...you heard correctly...9K.  This luxurious French Bordeaux, which costs as much as a used Honda, goes by the name of Château Margaux 1961.  I was able to call Victoria and Albert's and to the CM's knowledge, this pricey vino currently holds the title of "The most expensive wine on Walt Disney World Property."

Chateau Margaux

May 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Dude Looks Like a Pirate

Aerosmith Rocker and American Idol Judge, Steven Tyler Poses with Mickey Mouse on the Black Carpet at the World Premiere of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland on May 7, 2011

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures PR. Used with Permission.
(Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Wire Image)