Splitsville Luxury Lanes

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Looking for good eats and a striking time?  Check out Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs and get your family game on!  Not your everyday bowling alley.  With a mix of retro vibes and classy dining; Splitsville is redefining this popular sport.   Grab your ball and let’s get rollin’.

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Too Cute!!! Minnie and Mickey Bowling Balls!!!!

 

It is recommended to reserve your lanes 24 hours in advance, especially if you have a large group.  Spare me…Splitsville does offer walk in pricing, but this is not a guarantee. Lane usage is based on your party size to maximize your game and you will be pleased to know the shoe rental and bumpers are included.

Upon arrival you will check in at the front desk where you will provide names and shoes

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sizes for all bowlers.  Make sure to inform the cast member of any bowlers that would like to use bumpers.  This information will be saved to their bowling profile.  During the game the bumpers will set when the bowler’s profile requires them and drop when not needed.  This is super cool!  Everyone can bowl on the same lane and are accommodated as needed.  Your shoes will then be placed in a basket  and a cast member will guide your party to the assigned lane for your game.  Take caution:  the game time will already be ticking away so you may want to be fast on your feet and get your game shoes on.

Got the munchies?  Splitsville is home to some of the most tantalizing “Alley Food” known to mankind.  The unique menu offered is a blend of traditional and upscale offerings that will send your taste buds spinning.  A few of my menu favorites include:

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Splitsville’s mouth watering Filet Sliders

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 tangy California Crunch

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 and the Meat Lover’s Pizza all served fresh to your family lane.   That’s right ya’ll…this ain’t your momma’s bowling alley!   Don’t forget to get your drink on!  Drink to your heaven’s content…I recommend the slushie in a souvenir cup!

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My family and I had a fabulous time!  There is so much family friendly fun going on it is hard not to.  The staff is incredibly warmhearted and works hard to deliver the Disney Magic.  It is just an awesome place to kick back and relax while getting a friendly game on.  Thank you Splitsville for your hospitality and inviting our family to roll with ya!

 

 

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Looking Chic on the Savanna

 

According to Vogue magazine, animal print is a powerful fashion trend this winter. Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Tiger, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, and Monkey are fashion’s greatest inspiration this season.  As a Disney fanatic I couldn’t possibly think of any better way to show off the hottest fashion trend but with a magical pair of Animal Print Minnie Ears!!!

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Earmagination Ears designed me a pair of leopard inspired Minnie ears that are perfectly lush!  Embellished with a sparkly brown bow and kissed by a string of faux pearls these ears will bring out the inner wild in you.  With great attention to detail, Earmagination Ears tickles your fancy  with a hidden Mickey, designed with three faux pearls.  You will shimmer and shine in these ears!  Imagination is the only limit when creating enchanted Minnie ears.  Using sequins, bows, flowers, and seasonal embellishments Earmagination Ears can customize any design scheme.  Let your imagination be your inspiration!

Cast members and other Disney guests will be left gawking at your unique ears and left wondering, where they can get a pair for themselves.  To view more ears designed by Earmagination Ears check out their Instagram Page or Etsy shop!

 

Fashion alert: Pocket Tee’s!

 

il_570xn-1080059021_sfw1Fashion alert!  Here is another great fashion tee to wear while playing at Walt Disney World! Pocket Tee’s!  When it comes to style, this iteration is actually one step above your basic tee.  These tee’s are meant to be sophisticated yet easy going and fun!  Kellie Gerrity, fashion designer and owner of Kellie’s Ears and Tees offers customized pocket tee’s to match any Disney character or theme. Gerrity makes it super easy to order: just pick your theme, shirt size and color!  This princess desired a regal tee complete with pink roses and a yellow crown. The pocket is cut and hand sewn on mid right of the shirt.   I love the pocket!  It came in handy and was a great place to stick my lipgloss and PhotoPass card.     Kellie’s Pocket Tee’s are easy to dress up or down and are perfect to wear in the Florida sunshine.  To order visit Kellie’s Ears and Tees on Etsy.  Don’t forget to follow Kellie on Instagram to keep up with new styles and giveaways!

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Disney PhotoPass Bloopers…

I would like to think that I take the perfect picture every single time someone says smile for the camera; but I would be lying.  In reality it takes a lot of work for me.   There is a whole lot happening behind the scenes that you, my faithful friends don’t know.  Like, stretching my neck to hide the unbearable double chin that seems to pop up at the most inconvenient times, positioning my arm just right to avoid hulk arm from appearing,and widening my eyes; so I don’t look Chinese.  I won’t even begin to tell you what I have to do with the lower half of my body!  The photographer could take a hundred shots and only one is deemed safe for public viewing.  And then there are the non-posed, real life, seize the moment kind of pictures that Disney PhotoPass photographers love to capture.  Well, there isn’t much I can say about that….I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  So for all of you needing a laugh today…Enjoy my most awkward PhotoPass Captures, compliments to the photographer!  No really, thank you DPPP for catching me in my most awkward Disney moments.  Without you, the world wouldn’t get to laugh with me on this Terrific Thursday.

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Feel free to caption these images below in your comments….

Making music with a Snarfblat

dscn7379Flippin’ your fins you don’t get to far, unless your stylin’ in a Disney Tee by The Fashionable Mouse. The Fashionable Mouse is tres trendy with designs that speak to the soul of any Disney fan.  Lynn Smith, graphic designer/illustrator by day and magic maker by night; has been making Disney images for family and friends for many years now and decided it was time to spread the magic to everyone.  Lynn offers an assortment of unique Disney Graphics including Tsum Tsum, Star Wars, Disney Villains, Disney Holiday, and Disney Princess that can be pressed onto any size tee.   All shirts are  100% preshrunk cotton and very comfortable.  The heat transfer of the design provides a bubbleless, smooth finish.  Lynn uses vibrant colors and a fun font that not only stands out, but also delivers a bold statement.  The Fashionable Mouse is hosting a Grand Re-Opening Sale on Etsy; save $5 when you spend $25 in her shop and get more for your money!  It is all about quality and affordability when you shop with The Fashionable Mouse.

dscn7380Every perfect Disney tee deserves to be matched up with a perfect pair of Minnie ears. Dress yourself up in magic from head to toe with Beautiful Magik; magikal ears for magikal times!  These adorable ears are ascribed with music notes and adorned with a red and white bow.  Perfect for any Disney music fan or a superior Snarfblat player!  Lindsey, the master ear maker uses a soft foam filler in all her ears.   Beautiful Magik ears have a loose fit and can be worn all day with ease.  It is recommended to keep the ears dry as the foam may lose fullness when wet.  Currently this shop is on a break and creating more Magik for you.  Please DM Lindsey on Instagram to place an order.  ***spoiler alert*** Look for more Beautiful Magik Minnie ears in a future post!

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Journey into Imagination with Figment

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“Just one little spark of inspiration…that’s all it takes!  Imagination is how our minds think; to create creations.  With just that spark our dreams come true.”  (Sherman Brothers)

 

Dressing up to play at Disney is more than fun, it’s magical!    My children and I love to coordinate our outfits based on the park we are visiting for the day and what character or attraction’s we have a FastPass for.  One of our  favorite attractions at EPCOT just happens to be the classic- Journey into Imagination with Figment.  Inspired by this legendary character my daughter and I put together the perfect look for Disney bounding around EPCOT.

But wait!  What is Disney bounding?  Disney bounding is an alternative form of cosplay in which the individual’s love and appreciation for Disney is reflected through casual fashion.  From head to toe we honor the legendary character Figment; whom we all have grown to love.

dscn7509This fantastical hair bow is designed by Lucky Rabbit Creations an Etsy boutique that specializes in perfect little handmade bows and ears.  Inspired by Figment this bow displays orange horns and wings, and an F for his initial on purple and yellow fabric.  The fabric is durable and holds it’s form.  It can  withstand the great forces of speed and winds of the infamous Test Track.   This bow was designed with a French style clip that clasps close tightly and allows the wearer to attach it to any hairstyle with ease.  We love how it looks with a super high ponytail. It adds a touch of retro to the outfit.  At Lucky Rabbit Creations you will find bows and ears that will make your vacations more magical!   Desiree can customize any bow using a variety of styles from hand embroidery to hand beading.

The Figment circle skirt is designed by Paula of Sassy Skirts for Gals.  Sassy Skirts for Gals dscn7452can be found on Etsy and is Disney Nerd heaven.  You will be intrigued by an arrangement of fluffy circle skirts with a geeky twinge that will make you screech  for joy.  This skirt is made of a cotton fabric adorned with mini figments all over and finished with a purple grosgrain ribbon-(pre) tied in the perfect bow.  Sassy Skirts for Gals makes all circle skirts one size fits most with an adjustable elastic waist.  It is recommended to wear a tight fitting blouse that will easily tuck under for a more fashionable statement. Circle skirts are such a sweet way to add a little sass to your outfit!

unnamed-3Every girl knows an outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of shoes!  Jennifer from Beach Town Crafter on Etsy made these innovative Figment shoes that are bound to take you on the greatest journey through the Imagination Institute where your brain will be magically inspired.  Jennifer hand paints the design onto a comfortable KEDS like shoe using water safe paints.  This customized design has Figment fully detailed on the left shoe and the Imagination Institute logo on the right.  Hand painted on the side of the right shoe are the words, “one little spark,” acts as a simple reminder of how our wildest dreams come true.  The artistry of these shoes is impeccable  and the detail superb.  Check out Jenny’s other designs in her Etsy shop or message her with a custom design request.  She can customize anything!

Twirl your heart through EPCOT in this adorable outfit honoring Figment the adorable purple dragon.  My daughter received so many compliments from cast members and park guests and you will too!

“A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.” (Sherman Brothers)

The Mystery of the Purple Wall

is-2Of all the beautiful photo spots throughout Disney World, one of the most popular today is the Purple Wall. The purple wall stretches from the Tomorrowland Terrace and into Tomorrowland.  It is part of a hidden walkway leading guests from Main Street to Tomorrowland. When I first heard of the purple wall I was intrigued and thought there must be something special about this wall. Before knowing where it was located within the park of Magic Kingdom my children and I searched and searched. One day we stopped to take pictures at what we thought was the notable  wall,  just outside the bathrooms near the Tomorrowland Speedway. I couldn’t understand why so many people would stop to take pictures outside the entrance of the women’s restroom. It was quite awkward with very little space to pose while guests where going in and out of the restroom.   Just the same we managed to snap a few pics and felt very strange doing so.  A few visits later we walked past a much longer purple wall and realized we had found it!   It stretched for what seemed like miles but I’m sure was more like 1/4 of a mile.   The joy that we felt over this accomplishment!  It was  exhilarating!

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After taking some pictures, laughing at how silly we were before, and how exciting it was to finally find this hidden treasure I sat to watch the passersby. Many walked past not noticing the beauty of it while others stopped to pose making a funny face and some with props.   I could only wonder what made this wall so special?  After all, it has been the backdrop for thousands of pictures and has it’s own Instagram page!

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Sadly, according to cast members there is nothing special about it.  It is just a wall that was painted purple in 1998.  The color purple is a bright color used to express the future and replaces the old yellow of yesterday.  It is a contemporary color and matches the color scheme used at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  When asked about the popularity, cast member Ricky stated, “It is an Instagram trend.  Guests will take pictures for the trend.”

Trend or no trend…this wall is making history!  So grab a camera and put on your best smile and join the “Instagram Trend”!  Think of it as a little added magic!