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Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day – Pleasure Island

Today is Throwback Thurdsay and we are going old school Pleasure Island circa 1989 with a “vintage” Pleasure Island button.  Ahhhh, the good old days.

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Many of my nights were spent dancing on the spinning dance floor of Mannequins.  I loved Mannequins they played great music and entering the club from the third floor was a way to make an entrance.  And thanks to the ventilation system you could dance all night and come out smelling like hairspray instead of smoke.

I miss having a place where you could be surrounded by just adults on Disney property and have some fun with friends or meet new friends.  Besides Mannequins, there was the Comedy Warehouse where Disney Cast Members were parodied in skits, the Adventurers Club where you could sip a Kungaloosh while your elephant leg bar stool would rise and fall at will, and the Fireworks Factory where you could get Cherry Bombs that were lethal.  And it was Mardi Gras every night in the street!!!!  Lots of other clubs came and went with the various trends of America and the ticketing went from a cover charge for the whole Pleasure Island area to opening the gates and charging at each club and the street was a thorough fare for the West Side – just for the record, it isn’t as much fun to be thrust into a child friendly environment after a few cocktails and you’ve been dancing up a storm in a club.  But the initial concept (in my opinion, and I am most definitely biased) was the best.

For those of you who are too young to remember the golden age of Pleasure Island, I’m sorry you missed out on a good time that I don’t foresee being replaced anything soon.  I am however looking forward to the opening of Disney Springs to see if even an iota of the magic of the old Pleasure Island can be recreated.

Dining Promotion Released for Disney World

Disney World has released a promotion today including free dining for select dates and resorts during the months of September through December.


Offer is available for most nights August 28 – Oct 2, Oct 25-31, Nov 8-19, and Dec 15-21. This must be booked between the dates of April 27-July 10, 2015.

When you stay at a moderate or deluxe resort, you receive the Disney Plus Dining plan that includes a table service, counter service, and snack (one per person, per night of the stay). When staying at a value resort Quick Serve Dining is included which includes two quick serve meals and one snack (per person, per night of the stay). Guests staying at a value resort can upgrade to the Plus Dining plan for a fee.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Packages must include tickets that have either a Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More Option. Offer excludes the following resorts: Villas at Grand Floridian, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms, campsites, 3 bedroom villas, Disney’s All Star Movies, Port Orleans Riverside (for certain dates), and Port Orleans French Quarter.

Contact Nicole at Visit the Magic Travel for your free quote before this offer slips away.

Live Trip Report from Disneyland Starting!!!



Are you tired of the cold weather?  Aren’t in the Christmas spirit yet?  Just need a Disneyland fix?  Then you are in for a treat!  Because, I am leaving on a jet plane in a few hours for a well deserved vacation to Disneyland with a bunch of my Disney friends and will be posting all of my adventures.  We plan to hit all of the highlights and some of the more obscure Disneyland offerings.

I’ll be posting via Instagram which will then (hopefully) post to the Visit the Magic’s Twitter account and its Facebook page.  So, follow along on your favorite social media for a vicarious trip to Disneyland.

Instagram:  visitthemagic

Twitter:  @visitthemagic



Be sure and ask questions, make comments, or give suggestions on things to do.  The more people following along the merrier!!

Merchandise Monday – Cyber Monday Deals

The turkey leftovers are done and Black Friday shopping is over which only means it is time for Cyber Monday.  The bargains are varied and plentiful  this year.  Here are just a few to help bring a little Disney to your holidays:

Kids’ Disney Frozen Tees under $5 at

A selection of Kids’ Disney Frozen Tees drop from $18 to $5.99 to $4.79 with code CYBER20 at  Shipping adds $5.95 or is free with your purchase of $25 or more, and sales tax is charged in most states.

Kohl's deals

Disney Frozen Saucer Chair $16 

The price on a Disney Frozen Saucer Chair featuring Elsa and Anna or Olaf drops from $40 to $16 at Plus, shipping is free via code FREESHIP at checkout. These chairs measure about 19″ across and have a weight capacity of 81lbs. Quantities may be limited. Sales tax is charged in most states.

Disney® Frozen Sisters Saucer Chair Cyber Monday Deals is having a big sale – up to 25% orders over $100 plus free shipping on orders over $75.  Apply the code:  CYBER to get your discounts.

Online Only! Eye Can't Believe It's Already Here! CYBER MONDAY - Code: CYBER - 25% off your order of $100 or more, 20% off your order of $75 or more, 15% off your order of $50 or more Plus, Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more | Shop Now

Marvel Tees are 25% off at 

For all you Marvel superhero fans, the Marvel section at All MARVEL tees will be on sale for 25% off. Fans are welcome to use the code on Tuesday December 2, but the discount will also drop to 15% so act quick. The code is CYBERMARVEL25 and only good for the tee shirts. Visit the Marvel section at WeLoveFine now! has Disney Toys 20% 

And use the code CYBRMNDY for shipping discounts.


~~~Happy Shopping!!!~~~

Merchandise Monday – New Disney Vera Bradley Pattern

Things have been busy with the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley.  This past Sunday, there was the launch of the Pretty Petals pattern during the Pretty Petals Brunch at Epcot.  The event was very nice but I will leave all the juicy details of the brunch will be in a separate post.

Display booth at the Perfect Petals Brunch

Display booth at the Perfect Petals Brunch


However, during the brunch, the Bouncing Bouquet Vera Bradley was was announced. Unfortunately, this new pattern won’t be available until the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney opens and the date for the store opening keeps getting pushed back.  (Currently the opening is June but every Cast Member I talked to about it said “June” like they didn’t believe that would actually happen.  So, we will wait patiently and hope for sooner rather than later.)



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The new pattern is pink and green with some orange accents.  (The glass display case was back lit with a green light so getting a decent picture was near to impossible.) Bouncing Bouquet prominently features both Mickey and Minnie.  Some of the other Disney Vera patterns are a bit more Disney subtle so if you want to show your Disney side then this might just be the pattern for you.

~~~ Happy Shopping!!! ~~~

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