VALUE VS MODERATE DISNEY RESORTS

I have stayed at all but 4 of the 11 value & moderate resorts at Disney over the years (& visited all but one of the remaining hotels).  I have a favorite in both categories, but sometimes I'm just not willing to pay more for a moderate resort.  Here's my reasoning....... 

My Reasons to Stay at a VALUE Resort

Lowest room prices (can often get for less than $100/night with discounts in off-season)

Big food courts for breakfast with plenty of options for everyone

Lots of drink machines open 24/7 for refillable mugs (mugs come with the dining plan)

In general, more buses running to various locations (though they tend to be fuller)

Veridict: I pick a value for shorter trips or when I'm spending minimal time at the resort.

 

My Reasons to Stay at a MODERATE Resort

Bigger beds (usually but not always)

Ceiling fans - can I get an Amen on this one??? (again, not always)

Themed in a more "adult" way than the brightly colored Value resorts

Sit-down restaurant on-site (except the French Quarter)

Feels less crowded & congested than Values

24/7 drink stations for refillable mugs

Decent sized food court (not as expansive as values)

Waterslides at the main pools

Verdict:  I stay at a moderate for a longer trip because the rooms are more spacious & comfortable, plus on weeklong trips I'm not going to parks every day so I'm relaxing more at the resort.

Despite general similarities in each category, there are some key differences in the various resorts besides just their theme.  Here are some tips & advice on each one based on my personal experiences:

VALUES

Pop Century

The 70's pool at Pop Century

The 70's pool at Pop Century

My favorite value resort!  I prefer the 50's section since it overlooks the lake for nice views, has a pool nearby, and is pretty close to the main building for grabbing a meal or picking up the bus.  Even better, at various times throughout the day, you can learn to do the hustle with cast members in food court and get a special button.  Just a little extra magic!  Each section is themed by decade, but it isn't decorated overly "Disney".  

Art of Animation

I haven't stayed here, but since it's across the lake from Pop Century I have eaten at the food court here & looked at all the theming.  I love how each section immerses you in some of the best of Disney movies (Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King).  For families of 5-6, this is one of your few options without staying in a deluxe category hotel because they offer suites for bigger parties.  Only The Little Mermaid section has regular (aka cheaper) rooms (keep in mind these rooms are the furthest from the main building & are often excluded from 'Free Dining' plans).  If you stay at Pop Century, you can easily walk across to AofA & get your picture taken with your favorite characters!  Another nice thing is that the bus stops at the from of the resort are covered, so no matter the weather (rain or blistering sun), the wait is at least a bit more comfy.

Art of Animation let's you step into classic Disney animated scenes - here's my sister!

Art of Animation let's you step into classic Disney animated scenes - here's my sister!

All-Star Movies

Truth: My family stayed here without me once while I was taking college finals years ago, and clearly I haven't forgotten this fact.  But regardless, there are some suite rooms now available here as well for bigger families.  Always check prices though, you can sometimes get 2 adjoining rooms for cheaper than a suite, depending on deals that are running & what season you are in.  Each section is themed after various Disney movies (duh), but keep in mind little ones may be lost when they see "The Love Bug" & "The Mighty Ducks" - you may need to have a few old-school movie nights before you leave home!

All-Star Sports

Growing up, this was where we stayed, long before Pop Century was built.  It doesn't feel very Disney in its decorating.  Lots of school groups that come in for various sports meets & competitions stay here throughout the year, so be prepared!

All-Star Music

Again, not too "Disneyfied" in its theme, but still a generally nice resort.

***General Tips about the All-Star Resorts:  In the off-season, 2 or more of these resorts may end up sharing buses to the parks, which can make for long lines and super full buses.  This doesn't always happen, but be prepared (another reason I love Pop Century)!  Large travel groups also usually are at the All-Stars, so if you see them when you arrive, try to time your food court visits & trips to the bus stops in the morning a bit earlier, otherwise you'll spend forever in lines, and that's not very magical.***

 

The Campsite's at Fort Wilderness

Technically I haven't stayed here because in my mind staying at a Days Inn is camping, but I have seen the pads & facilities there and I must say they seem pretty nice.  If your crew loves to camp, this can be the cheapest way to see Disney.  Pitch a tent or pull up your camper & set up for a week in the "woods" of WDW.  Fort Wilderness has a ton of things to see & do on the property which is so large that they have their own internal bus system only for that resort.  Or you can rent a golf cart to travel around at your convenience. There's a petting zoo, the stables for all of Cinderella's horses which you can visit, a nightly campfire with Chip & Dale, boat access to the Magic Kingdom, and more.  They don't have a "food court" of sorts, but the shop on site does offer more food options than most, should campers run low on supplies.

Tri Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness - home of the horses that pull Cinderella's carriage for weddings & special occasions

Tri Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness - home of the horses that pull Cinderella's carriage for weddings & special occasions

MODERATES

Port Orleans - Riverside

Just a breezy, quiet morning stroll to breakfast at Port Orleans - Riverside (Alligator Bayou rooms pictured here)

Just a breezy, quiet morning stroll to breakfast at Port Orleans - Riverside (Alligator Bayou rooms pictured here)

In my heart, this will always be Dixie Landings, the original name for the resort, & the very first moderate I stayed at.  There are two resorts under the name Port Orleans, but this is definitely the best.  They are themed deep south (think Georgia or Louisiana) with one half where you feel like you are walking through the nicest bayou/swamp you could ever imagine, and the other resembles huge plantations with pristine Magnolia trees.  I prefer the bayou side, but both are equally nice.  There are ceiling fans in all the rooms and clearly I love my ceiling fans.  The pool is great.  The food court is great.  I love the restaurant here too.  But my favorite part of all are the pontoon boats that you can take directly to Disney Springs.  Sure you could take a bus and it might be a bit faster, but it's so relaxing to sit back, get a glimpse of other resorts & golf courses, all the while having a nice Florida breeze roll through your hair.  If you have hair, of course, otherwise scratch that part.  Overall, it's a great break from the buses!  Oh, and earlier in the series, Amber shared a picture of her crew in their Princess Royal themed room at Riverside, so that's always an upgrade option.

Port Orleans - French Quarter 

My second choice of the moderates, you get a classic New Orleans feel here from the garden between buildings to the wrought iron railings on the balconies.  The boat to Disney Springs stops here as well, but keep in mind there is not a restaurant.  The fact that their food court serves beignets more than makes up for that fact though!  Of note, this resort is often excluded from 'Free Dining' promotions.  

Caribbean Beach

This is hands down my least favorite moderate resort, though this is based on one stay there, so hopefully it was a fluke.  This is the largest resort on property, and because of that has it's own internal bus system.  The problem is that at peak times, the buses get full then they just head on to the parks.  Forget those of us still sitting at the remaining stops who wait for OVER AN HOUR, while watching full buses drive right past.  Let this serve as a lesson to you!  Go to the front & take a bus from there!  The food court is very small, with very few options.  The most exciting part here is that there are special Pirates of the Caribbean themed rooms, which is why my sister & I decided to stay there in the first place.  

Coronado Springs 

I haven't stayed here, but overall, it feels a bit less Disney than the other moderate resorts.  There is a convention center on site, so it typically brings in families of business folks.  I have heard they have a good pool!

Cabins at Fort Wilderness

In general, the cabins do cost more than most of the other moderate resort rooms, but they can hold larger families.  We stayed here once (at the time a family of 5) years ago, and despite my lack of desire to camp, it was so much fun!  There are bunk beds & a pull down murphy bed, plus a mini-kitchen & an outdoor grill.  It was like semi-camping with air-conditioning and no bugs. You are on site for all the pony rides, campfires, and more (see above comments about the Campsites at FW).  The Hoop-De-Do-Revue dinner show is held here at Fort Wilderness - plus the buffet restaurant on property, Trail's End is also great, so the cabins can be pretty convenient deepending on what activities you plan.

 

I could go on forever about other hotel options, but you're probably already bored, so I'll leave you with this.  The deluxe hotels are beautiful but I just can't rationalize that kind of money for the fact I'm spending so little time in my rooms.  Instead I visiting them or make a reservation at their restaurants.  You can take a walk down the Boardwalk, grab a pastry, & kick back to watch the entertainment.  Have dinner at Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge & go early to walk outside the rear of the lobby to see the giraffes and other wildlife up close for free.  Take the monorail tour of the Magic Kingdom resorts for an afternoon.  Save yourself some benajmin's.

Baby girl & I walked from the Dolphin hotel to the Boardwalk Inn each morning for a leisurely breakfast.  We even saw Cinderella's carriage on the way to a wedding ceremony one morning over our shared cinnamon roll....free entertainment without paying Deluxe hotel prices!

Baby girl & I walked from the Dolphin hotel to the Boardwalk Inn each morning for a leisurely breakfast.  We even saw Cinderella's carriage on the way to a wedding ceremony one morning over our shared cinnamon roll....free entertainment without paying Deluxe hotel prices!

You can usually get good deals at the "Good Neighbor" hotels, which are located just outside Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista.  They will feel like any other hotel along I-95, but will provide bus access to the parks (though less conveniently).  The Swan & Dolphin resorts are a bit more affiliated with Disney, but overall I didn't "feel" like I was staying on Disney property when we stayed there in 2015.  The buses were more convenient with closer & less crowded bus stops than the Good Neighbor hotels, but I personally would prefer Pop Century.  Basically I want to immersed in the magic and not feel like I'm at a Marriott. 

Clearly the little one & I felt like the Dolphin wasn't up to our Pop Century/Riverside standards.  (For the record we were there for a conference at the Dolphin so it made the most sense).

Clearly the little one & I felt like the Dolphin wasn't up to our Pop Century/Riverside standards.  (For the record we were there for a conference at the Dolphin so it made the most sense).

If you are traveling with a large party, there's always the option of booking villa's at the Deluxe resorts, or trying to rent Disney Vacation Club points through various outside agencies for the DVC locations at WDW (Old Key West Resort, Saratoga Springs, & various additions at other deluxes).  My advice is to price out the options of multiple rooms at value & moderate resorts vs a larger capacity room at a higher end resort.

Wherever you decide to stay, I certainly hope it's magical!

DISNEYBOUNDING, MICKEY EARS, & MORE!

To finish out the theme of Disney fashion, Jessica is back today to finish off your travel outfits with everything from Mickey Ears to shoes to hair bows.  Without further ado...

 

EARS & BOWS

 

BibbidiBobbidiBrooke, an Etsy shop, is probably the best and most popular “ear shop” for custom handmade Minnie Mouse Ear headbands.  She makes them all herself, so the shop only opens up for orders periodically.  She personalizes each order with your name on the underside of the headband & I’ve heard stories of people’s lost or stolen ears being returned to them because of this.  With almost 750 5-star reviews on Etsy, Brooke is definitely another to follow on Instagram for a heads up of when her shop will be opening.  I’ve missed the last few openings, but hope to snag a pair of her beautiful rose gold ears before I go to the parks again.  If you don’t want to wait for her shop to open, there are seemingly hundreds of other ear shops on Etsy - so browse around or search for a particular character or attraction you’d like to match!

Rose gold sequin ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke (click the picture to go directly to the website)

Rose gold sequin ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke (click the picture to go directly to the website)

Spaceship Earth ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke(click the picture to go directly to the website)

Spaceship Earth ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke(click the picture to go directly to the website)

Little Mermaid ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke (click the picture to go directly to the website)

Little Mermaid ears from BibbidiBobbidiBrooke (click the picture to go directly to the website)

You can always make your own Minnie Ears & there are a good number of tutorials out there.  You can search Pinterest or take a peek at these Disney Style Blog tutorials:

Lauren Conrad inspired wire ears (click the photo for the full Disney/Style tutorial)

Lauren Conrad inspired wire ears (click the photo for the full Disney/Style tutorial)

Floral Ears from Disney/Style (click the picture to go directly to the tutorial)

Floral Ears from Disney/Style (click the picture to go directly to the tutorial)

Tie Dye Ears from Disney/Style (click the photo to go directly to the tutorial)

Tie Dye Ears from Disney/Style (click the photo to go directly to the tutorial)

I’m personally working on a pair of Chewbacca ears for when I finally get to meet a non-villain from Star Wars.  Maybe TheHomemadeFig will let me visit again with a tutorial when I’m done! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t expect there to be a large selection of Minnie Ears around town, but there’s more than you’d think!  I have what I think to be a normal sized adult head and I can easily and comfortably wear the ones for “children” that are in the party sections at Walmart, Target, and Party City.  These will be mostly Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears that are meant to be party hat alternatives at kid parties, but they totally work for the parks too!  Keep in mind if you want to go the DIY route, these are a good starting canvas if you want to make your own themed ears!.  At Party City, I got a cute pair of Cinderella ears & my niece got an Ariel pair. 

Once again, look at everything through a Disney Parks lens while you’re out shopping! If you are going to Disney around Christmas, check the seasonal section at Walmart before you go - last year I found these adorable Christmas plaid ears for around $4.  I'll let you imagination tell you how much more Christmas Ears cost at the parks!  

My collection of ears & bows (Christmas ears from Walmart, Cinderella ears from Party City, Minnie ears on the left are DIY, sequin Minnie ears on the right are from WDW, bows are from Hot Topic)

My collection of ears & bows (Christmas ears from Walmart, Cinderella ears from Party City, Minnie ears on the left are DIY, sequin Minnie ears on the right are from WDW, bows are from Hot Topic)

Not exactly ears, but along the same line are Disney-themed hair bows from Hot Topic.  I love these and can’t stop myself from looking at them everytime I’m at the mall.  If you don’t like how headbands feel, this is a great alternative.  Check their website often as they add new styles.  You can see my ever-growing collection in the picture above - everything from Ariel to Merida to Peter Pan. 

I can’t ignore the classic black and red sequined Minnie Ears that you can get at the parks.  While most things I don’t think are necessarily worth it wait to buy on site, these are an exception.  I’ve had these beauties since a single ladies trip of just me and TheHomemadeFig herself, and they’ve been back to The Most Magical Place on Earth many times since and don’t show much wear.  They typically also have a silver sequined pair and white ones with a veil if you're on your Disneymoon!

 

SHOES & ACCESSORIES

 

There are a bunch of Etsy shops that will custom paint Toms with Cinderella’s Castle, or whatever other Disney design you want. A the CURL store in Disney Springs, they have a stand outside that sells custom painted TOMS, most of which are Disney-themed.  You can certainly walk by & see if there's something you like in your size, or pick from a book of designs & can pick it up in the next day or two (so don't wait until the last day of your trip to go!). I’ve never bought a pair of these, but I have worn my plain Toms to the parks many times and highly recommend them for people like me who won’t wear sneakers. **Editor's note: I bought a blue pair of classic TOMS at the the CURL store that they painted with sunflowers that I wore in my wedding - they've held up great!**  

You can easily paint or decorate your own Disney shoes.  Last fall my sister and I bought cheap $5 clearance red shoes for all the ladies in our group and painted a simple Mickey and Minnie design with 50 cent acrylic paint from the craft store.  It didn’t take long, and they turned out pretty fun!

DIY Mickey shoes & Target Disney sneakers!

DIY Mickey shoes & Target Disney sneakers!

Target recently had some cute Disney Ked-like sneakers for women (and they still have some styles/sizes in stock online!) that have patterns similar to and possibly better than the Disney Vans collections that was recently released.  *Side note- these run HUGE and also very wide.  I typically wear a 8-8.5 and I had to return my 8s for a 7 and they are still roomy.  Hot Topic usually has a bunch of every-changing options of fun backpacks for your trip too! 

 

CELEBRATION BUTTONS

 

Another fun accessory is Celebration Buttons.  Disney gives these away (for FREE) at resort check-in desks, customer service areas, and other locations throughout Walt Disney World (you can find them Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and I’ve even gotten one at the Disney Vacation Club resort in South Carolina too!).  They are cute but only have 4 options:  1st Visit, I’m Celebrating, Happily Ever After, and Happy Birthday.  They used to have more selection (Just Married, Just Engaged, Just Graduated, Family Reunion, and more), but due to the economy they’ve scaled back.  If you want a button for your specific event featuring your favorite character, you’ve still got some options.

Parkboundbuttons makes tons of fun park-like buttons & you can check their Etsy site for customized buttons.  Here are a few of my favorites....

There are also some tutorials online of how to make your own - WDWprepschool.com has a great one!

DIY instructions for making your own customized buttons!

DIY instructions for making your own customized buttons!

 

DISNEYBOUNDING

 

Don’t want to buy anything at all, and still dress up like your favorite character when you’re at Magic Kingdom?  No problem!  Disneybounding is when you wear “normal” clothes but in a color combination that matches or reflects a certain Disney character.  It’s helpful for those of us who want to dress up but are in the 14 and older crowd who aren’t allowed to wear costumes in the parks (except to the Halloween parties - and even then it’s getting more restrictive!).

For those familiar with the old Disney Jr show “Special Agent Oso”, I’ll break this down into “Three Simple Steps”:

Step 1: Think of your favorite character 

Step 2: Google some pictures of them, checking out the colors in their outfit (or search disneybound +[your character] on Pinterest)  

Step 3: Find those colors in your closet and make an outfit

And as Special Agent Oso says, “Three simple steps, that’s all you need! Three simple steps and you’ll succeed!” Seriously, great job! You deserve a special assignment digimedal! (Can you tell I spend time around kids?)

Here's an easy example - Anna from Frozen. Blue pants, black tank, and a magenta sweater are all you need!  Add in pigtail braids and you are all set! 

Disneybounding Anna style!

Disneybounding Anna style!

My upcoming trip will find my husband and I as Max Goof and Roxanne from A Goofy Movie, since he will basically just have to wear jeans and a red shirt.  See - so easy!

Friends, I hope you've enjoyed this mini-series as much as I have & have found a few ideas for your crew's next visit to WDW.   Thanks to Jessica for all her tips & ideas!

Meet Jessica!

Meet Jessica!

Jessica is a firm believer that Disney clothing isn't just for vacation.  She is the wife of Jeremy, mom of two pups, Baby Bear & Clancy, & an adoring Auntie to many nieces & nephews. Her love of Disney fashion started as a tot & has multiplied over the years. Jessica loves a good deal & coupon code so she's always on the lookout for her next Disney find!

Jessica's Favorite WDW Attraction: Big Thunder, the Peoplemover, and the Enchanted Tiki Room. 

Jessica's Favorite Snack at WDW: Popcorn, preferably eaten out of a Cinderella pumpkin carriage popcorn purse while waiting in line for the Tiki Room during evening Extra Magic Hours.

Jessica's Favorite Disney Memory: Watching Wishes while riding Dumbo with my husband. 

THE BEST SOURCES FOR DISNEY SHIRTS & TEES

Half the battle for me getting ready for vacation is stressing over what to pack.  Today, I'm super excited to pass the reigns to my little sister who is quite the expert in Disney fashion, for the parks & at home.  Today she'll share about her favorite places to find unique shirts, local deals, & DIY options. Tomorrow she'll be back in charge to round out your outfits with all the accessories you'll ever need.  Stick around to the end of the post to learn a bit more about Jessica!

Your resort is booked.  Tickets are ready.  You secured your must-have ADRs 180+ days in advance.  You know your fastpass picks and have your alarm set so you can grab them as soon as your window opens.  What’s next?  For me, it’s definitely “What will I wear when I finally meet Baymax?”.  Whether this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your whole family, your honeymoon or anniversary trip with just your spouse, or your 99th visit, there is a section of Disney style for you!  There are so many ways you can go- you can plan to spend as much or as little as you’d like.  There truly is something for everyone! This is one of my favorite topics, so let’s dive right in.  

T-Shirts & Clothing

ONLINE SHOPS:

Celebration Shirts, Happily Ever Tees, Walt's Wardrobe , Happiest Tees on Earth

Main Street Press, Café Forty Seven, cakeworthy, whosits and whatsits 

I get it.  You don’t want a neon colored “Walt Disney World 2016” character T-shirt that is sold in every gift shop on property - I don’t either.  While I’ve definitely gotten those "classic" shirts over the years at the parks, it’s rare that I find something I like.   Enter the world of Disney-loving small businesses.  I definitely have my favorites & I’m finding more and more all the time.     

Our now not-so-small family has done the matching shirts thing a few times over the years.  We’ve always opted to make them ourselves, but I recently found a company that makes matching family Disney vacation tees that are surprisingly not as cheesy looking as many on Etsy can be.  Celebrationshirts.com offers designs that are ready to ship and others that can be customized with your last name.   While I haven’t personally ordered from them, I’ve heard good reviews and have them in mind for our next big family trip.  Prices start at $16 for ready to ship and $22 for customized options.

One of my favorites from Celebrationshirts.com 

One of my favorites from Celebrationshirts.com 

I’ve personally bought multiple shirts for both my husband and I from Happily Ever Tees.  They hold up great and I think they’re pretty cute too.  Who says your “Best Day Ever” has to be just at Magic Kingdom?  I totally wear mine all the time.  I’ve got my eye on a “Wishes” tank, and if things go my way I’ll have snagged one before this post is live! 

Sure enough, I got my Wishes shirt just in time for this post (2nd from the right).

Sure enough, I got my Wishes shirt just in time for this post (2nd from the right).

While I haven’t ordered from the others listed (yet!), I’ve definitely got a wish list!  Here are some of my favorites from reputable shops.

Powerline shirt (from The Goofy Movie) courtesy of Walt's Wardrobe on Etsy (click picture to go directly to the company site)

Powerline shirt (from The Goofy Movie) courtesy of Walt's Wardrobe on Etsy (click picture to go directly to the company site)

Peoplemover tee from Main Street Press (click picture to go directly to the company website)

Peoplemover tee from Main Street Press (click picture to go directly to the company website)

Jambo Means Hello from Main Street Press (click the picture to go directly to the company website)

Jambo Means Hello from Main Street Press (click the picture to go directly to the company website)

Disney Life T from CafeFortySeven (click the picture to go directly to their website)

Disney Life T from CafeFortySeven (click the picture to go directly to their website)

Nana's Nursery Men's T from WhosItsWhatsIt (click picture to go directly to the company website)

Nana's Nursery Men's T from WhosItsWhatsIt (click picture to go directly to the company website)

*Side Note- many of these small businesses are run by individuals or familys, and thus can’t keep up with the demand or sell out extremely quickly when they restock.  I suggest signing up for mailing lists and following them on social media (Instagram in particular) so you know what they’ll be restocking their shop with and when! 

HOMEMADE:

If you want to make your own shirts, you're just a Pinterest search away.  Iron-on transfers, freezer paper stencils, mickey tie-dye ..... the sky is the limit!  

Shirt 1:Snow White shirt made from an Old Navy tank; Shirt 2: Iron On transfer; Shirt 3: Iron On Fabric using a Silhouette cutting machine.

Shirt 1:Snow White shirt made from an Old Navy tank; Shirt 2: Iron On transfer; Shirt 3: Iron On Fabric using a Silhouette cutting machine.

Even if you can't sew or don't consider yourself crafty there's still a cheap way to make something original!

LOCAL STORES:

Basically anywhere you go, you can find Disney clothes.  You probably walk past them all the time without a second glance - that is until you have a trip planned   The men’s section at Walmart has had a classic mickey unisex tee for over a year now that looks just like what you can get at disneystore.com, except much cheaper.  My husband and I both have one - you never know when you'll need matching Mickey shirts!  Walmart, Target, JCPenney, and Kohl’s will typically always have some sort of Disney/Star Wars clothing for the whole family at any given time.  Be sure to check the clearance racks in the Juniors section at JCP if you get $10 off coupons in the mail - this can make for a steal!

One place I would have never though to go to for clothes for a Disney trip is HOT TOPIC.  I am not their typical shopper, but they have some seriously cute Disney clothes.  They have both men’s and women’s (and plus size!) and carry a large selection online as well.  They sell lots of merchandise and clothing in coordination with new Disney movie releases, but also have items from nearly forgotten ones like "The Fox and the Hound" or "Oliver and Company". 

Oliver & Company Tee from HOT TOPIC

Oliver & Company Tee from HOT TOPIC

They are constantly adding new items, from tee shirts and dresses, to earrings and even cute sweaters like this one: 

I've been saving the best for last....the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s collections.  For the last year or so, LC has been providing us with cute Disney clothes that are a little less “theme park-y” than the rest of what you’ll see in this post.  I have worn these shirts to work and no one even knew that they were Disney because they are so beautifully subtle.  Perfect for a date night at Disney Springs or a Dapper Day outfit.  Currently, there is an Alice in Wonderland collection available both in stores and online, but we’ve seen Cinderella, Minnie Mouse (twice!), and Bambi in the past.  I don’t think this is the last collaboration we’ll see - so keep your eyes peeled when you’re shopping at Kohl’s!

My collection of LC Disney-inspired shirts from Kohl's

My collection of LC Disney-inspired shirts from Kohl's

Always be on the lookout wherever you are - I've even found a fun Star Wars shirt on a clearance shelf at Kroger right before our Star Wars themed Disney cruise this past spring.  Even I wouldn’t have thought to look there!  Stay tuned tomorrow for more about Mickey Ears, shoes, bows, & more!

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Meet Jessica!

Meet Jessica!

Jessica is a firm believer that Disney clothing isn't just for vacation.  She is the wife of Jeremy, mom of two pups, Baby Bear & Clancy, & an adoring Auntie to many nieces & nephews. Her love of Disney fashion started as a tot & has multiplied over the years. Jessica loves a good deal & coupon code so she's always on the lookout for her next Disney find!

Jessica's Favorite WDW Attraction: Big Thunder, the Peoplemover, and the Enchanted Tiki Room. 

Jessica's Favorite Snack at WDW: Popcorn, preferably eaten out of a Cinderella pumpkin carriage popcorn purse while waiting in line for the Tiki Room during evening Extra Magic Hours.

Jessica's Favorite Disney Memory: Watching Wishes while riding Dumbo with my husband.