Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#WiseGuys Christian Book Giveaway #flyby

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It's interesting how much weight gets thrown upon our shoulders by the standards of the world. Women are supposed to do this, this, and this (whatever that may be), and we sometimes complain about getting overwhelmed, and everyone understands...life can be/get stressful . But men have preconceived notions to live up to too. Society, work, family and even friends all seem to have a certain ideal about what our men should or should not do. We expect a whole lot out of our guys, and the world does too. Sometimes I'm sure they could use a little help in finding ways to cope, though if your fellas are like the men in my life, they may not be all that vocal about it. I swear I've seen both of my grown sons take on some pretty heft amounts of stressful weight, and neither one of them peeped so much as an ounce of complaint (unless they did so to each other when no one else was around, because thankfully they are best friends too). :)

Kent Evans, along with Rob Suggs have written a spiritual-based book that can help provide some insight and guidance to the men in your life. It makes for a pleasant read too. 


The book is written in a conversational tone and uses examples and situations men can easily relate to in their own lives. It's an easy read that is jam-packed with wisdom, experience, and real life-applying techniques for men. It's a resource they can turn to time and time again, and I have gifted it to my nephew, who I know will use and love it. He's a new daddy too, so you can believe he gets his bouts with being overwhelmed. Happy? Undoubtedly yes...but still overwhelmed. His wife and baby girl have a lot of expectations for the family leader he now has to be, and though he's stepped up to the plate and is doing beautifully, I know a little resource writing to turn to could be a very welcome thing.

Men are to be the leaders in our families and many are but some get weighed down with that expectation.  This book will help you to understand God’s plan for men better and in turn would make a great book to pass onto the guys in your life!  Our sons will be fathers and husbands some day.  How can we help them along in becoming the men God intended them to be? 
QUOTE:
“I’ve always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent’s infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.” Mark Hancock, award-winning writer and Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA

If you want to order a copy, you can do that here: Amazon (not an affiliate link). If you want to try to win one, enter below. US entrants only.

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Congratulations to the following winners whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:

Purex Coupon: Rosie and Susan
Entenmann's: Tamra
Susquehanna Glass Mugs: Jennifer
ESV Family Bible: Cassandra



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tommie Copper Compression Wear for Summer!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Tommie Copper is one of those brands that you hear about all of the time because the word of mouth is so good. Literally everyone I know who has tried a Tommie Copper item raves about it.

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
Tommie Copper excels in making compression wear that is stylish and comfortable to wear too. Take this Women's Compression Camisole with Straps for instance. The compression is not visible. When you look at it, it appears to be just a stylish tank. It's oh so much more than that though. My sister-in-law has been wearing hers for a couple of weeks now (not non-stop, she does take it off to wash it ;) ), and she says it's so wonderful for making her back feel good!! Her back doesn't feel good most of the time, so for her, that is a very big deal. 

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
The cami comes in five different colors: black, white, nude, calypso and orchid. The thin straps are adjustable and so comfortable you forget that they're there. For a nice compression on your torso all day long, this is the perfect camisole to wear.

Our comfortable and flattering camisole combines shape with style. The adjustable shoulder straps provide a fully customizable fit for any body shape, while the reduced thickness leaves no lines - even under silk. With soft elastic around the neck & armholes and just a hint of spandex for an ideal fit, it feels velvety soft and luxurious against your skin. It's designed to sit high on the hip so it won't ride up and to flatter & shape underneath all clothing, while still providing full torso compression for support & relief.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps for custom fit
  • Reduced profile straps show no lines
  • Soft elastic around neck and armholes for comfort
  • Feels luxurious against the skin
  • Compression helps relieve everyday aches & pains


Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper

The Tommie Copper Women's Shaping Compression Leggings are the perfect fit to go along with the camisole. Wear them on their own or underneath your clothing. My SIL usually wears these pants alone. Sometimes though, she wears them under her work clothing, especially when she knows she's in for a long work day and going to need that extra support. 

The length of the leggings is nice.
You can see here they go all the way down to my sister-in-laws's ankles.
The length of these women's compression leggings is nice, going all the way down to her ankles. I love the little Tommie Copper branding on the bottom too. Nice little flash of bling. :)

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
The Women's Shaping Compression Legging contours to fit your body and has attractive seaming stitched in. They are breathable, which makes them ideal for day-long wear and they are very comfortable too! The higher waist helps ensure they won't roll down when you're being active.

Our Shaping Compression Legging features a contoured design for a flattering form fit that smooths and shapes without sacrificing comfort. Targeted compression at the waist, butt, thigh and knee provides invigorating support, while the higher waistband and contoured side seams comfortably sculpt your curves.
  • Comfortable compression at the thigh, knee and calf for invigorating, all-day support
  • Curved back panel lifts and flatters your natural curves
  • Contoured side seams shape the body
  • High waistband flattens the tummy
  • Hidden key/phone pocket
  • Breathable gusset crotch

Both of these items are worth their weight in gold. They are very valuable additions to amp up your daily wardrobe. If you're in the market for compression wear, nobody does it like Tommie Copper. Highly recommended.

You can learn more about these items and more by visiting the Tommie Copper website. You can also follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cush Cushion with Memory Foam for you Bottom! 10% off Purchase!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are genuine and my own.




The Cush Cushion is something that can be used every single day! This cushion has an instant relief Coccyx cut-out that suspends your tailbone. It also has a comfort to the ergonomically designed cushion that eliminates point pressure, assists in correcting posture, and helps distribute support evenly...allowing you to sit for longer periods of time and feel better while you do. I don't sit at a computer all day anymore, but when I wasn't working I blogged a lot, and that's hard on the back sometimes. A Cush Cushion would help.
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 A good friend of mine has a hard time sitting in her car too long. She's put a Cush Cushion on her car seat, and it's helped! Now I want to get one for one of my oldest boy who has a chronic problem with various body parts, thanks to an accident he had awhile back. I'm considering it...I'm sure it would help, but he's young still and will probably tell me he doesn't sit still for very long (which he doesn't). Maybe I'll let him fall in love with mine first and then get him one of his own. ;)


I like this Cush cushion because it's comfy, but I also like that it doesn't let me get into my all-too-familiar slouch position while I'm sitting or working. That in turn, definitely helps alleviate discomfort in my lower back resulting from bad posture. It's amazing how many ways one bad habit (such as a lack of straight posture) can ill-affect so many other areas! It's amazing too, how one simple invention like this, can counteract what you may be inadvertently doing to yourself!


This Cush Cushion is good for both in and outside of the house. The non-slip underside keeps it securely in place. That makes it good for taking with you when you travel or are attending an event outside of your home.


The 100% high-grade memory foam doesn't go flat over time like other brands, and the product has a zippered, removeable cover for washing. PLUS the Cush Cushion has a 100% money-back guarantee. So what's not to love?!

You can find out more about the Cush Cushion by visiting their website.

If you're ready to buy now, you can purchase one here.

Mail4Rosey readers:
Save 10% Off Cush Cushion with promo code clubcush at http://www.cushcomfort.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando LBV is an Great Place to Stay! #Disney Good Neighbor Hotel!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



We shouldn't have been so late, and it was entirely no one's fault but my own. The kids were antsy, they wanted to go to Orlando. ;)  We left home so late that it was very much the p.m. by the time we arrived the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando / Lake Buena Vista.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Savings from Luvs and Ibotta! $100 American Express GC Giveaway! #ad #SharetheLuv

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% genuine and my own. 



Luvs is one of those brands you cheer about when you discover it. Their diapers are every bit as effective as other quality brands, but they're less expensive!! 

Check your Sunday newspaper (5/29) for high-value coupon savings!

This Sunday, May 29, 2016, there will be high value coupon savings for a Luvs' Diaper Pack in the coupon insert of the newspaper. Woohoo, get your scissors ready ladies (and gentlemen), saving money on the price of diapers is good...very good! Saving money on Luvs, which already cost less than premium brands is even better, it is a double dose of awesomeness. :)

Luvs with NightLock protection have large, refastenable stretch tabs, ultra leakage protection and they often offer high value savings like you see in the above example. They are a top-quality product that sells for less, and that is something that makes parents very happy. You don't want to mess around with quality when it comes to something like a diaper. ;)

With leak barrier leg gathers, a leakguard core, and their largest absorbency area ever, Luvs is making life easier for busy parents by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so baby stays dry and comfortable. Luvs also has a money back guarantee!

The Ibotta app offers cash back on items you're already purchasing anyway!

Be sure to check out your Ibotta app too, where you currently can get a limited-time $3 rebate off of any boxed variety of Luvs that are 54ct. or higher. If you haven't heard of Ibotta, be sure to check it out. The Ibotta app is unique because it lets you choose what products you want to save on. You simply download the free app, sing up for the free account, and then being your searching. Look for brands you want to save on, create a shopping list and get to buying. Once you're all done, you show proof of purchase via the receipt. When the receipt is verified, you'll get your cash back. It's just that as simple as that, so why not start saving by getting cash back on items you're already purchasing anyway!

You can download the free Ibotta app for iOS here: 
and for Android devices here: 

You can learn more about Luvs and Ibotta by visiting their websites. You can also follow them on social media:

Luvs Twitter: https://twitter.com/Luvs

In addition to these two great ways to save, There's A Giveaway!



One lucky winner is going to get a $100 American Express Gift Card to call their very own. US entrants only.



Monday, May 23, 2016

#ad #PurexPlusClorox2 Giveaway from #SocialInsiders! This Tough Detergent Works on 100 Stains!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


I have an 8-year-old boy who attracts messes. Seriously, he's like his mother and he can't help it. If either he or I have on a white shirt, you can bet whatever it is we eat that day is going to land on it. I think it's a special sort of law of attraction.


So when he got out of the pool and started eating a chocolate ice cream cone, I should have known that even though half of his body had no clothes on at all, that he would drop chocolate, and it would end up on those swimming trunks. Like I said, we have our own special law of attraction with stains.


What to do? What to do? Well, that was easy. Purex now has Clorox 2 in it, which means I can use it to fight stains, even on clothes that have color.


A little pre-treatment on the shorts, just for extra measure, and into the washer it went. To be honest, I wasn't worried. Purex plus Clorox 2 combines the bright clean of Purex detergent with the extra powerful boost of Clorox stain fighters. This detergent works on 100 different types of stains.


And when all was said and done...the shorts came out good as new, with no stain at all. This is definitely a great detergent to have on hand this summer when kids are going to be at their busiest!


Purex® plus Clorox2 detergent is specially formulated with Clorox 2® stain-fighting enzymes to remove the toughest stains. Works with all washing machines, including High-Efficiency (HE).
About the Product
  • Works with 100 stains
  • Contains a powerful boost of Clorox 2® stain fighters
  • Safe for colors (contains no chlorine bleach)
  • Normal Use
    Follow washing machine instructions for adding detergent
    For Tough Stains
    Pretreat by applying some detergent directly to stains and rub into fabric. Allow formula to sit on stains for 5 minutes. For added power, use ¾ cap of detergent in wash.

You can learn more about Purex plus Clorox 2 by visiting the Purex website. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest.

Two lucky readers get to test the detergent for themselves. Discover why this smart value, stain-fighting detergent with Clorox has become an instant favorite in our house. US entrants only. Free product coupon giveaway.


My New Litehouse Potato Salad Recipe #SeeTheLite FLASH Giveaway!

This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management and Litehouse Foods. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% genuine and my own.



My family is full of potato salad-loving people. It doesn't matter if it's mayo or mustard-based, if it's on the table, and all the kids are here (some of them are grown now), it won't last very long. So when I received the request to create a Litehouse recipe with their refrigerated dressings, I was all-in and knew exactly what it was I wanted to do.


I took my youngest son and we headed out to the grocery store to pick up the necessary ingredients. The first thing on our list, the 'star' of the recipe if you will, was the Litehouse Homestyle Ranch dressing.

If your veggies could talk, they would say no to room temperature dressings. Fresh foods deserve fresh tasting dressings that are packed with ingredients like buttermilk and real blue cheese.


This is not your standard Ranch. It is far creamier and has just a tad less tang than what I'm used to in a dressing. It's also easily the most delicious ranch dressing I've ever tasted. I'm thinking that's probably true because it's not hopped up with preservatives (hence the reason it is in the refrigerated section of your grocery, and not on a shelf). It's real. It's delicious. And it was the perfect item to add to a potato salad to turn it into something new and special. Making this light, and very delicious potato salad is really easy. I'll share the directions below.

Ingredients

  • 5 Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup LiteHouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 c Chopped Onions
  • 1/4 c. Juienne Carrots
  • 1/4 c. Peas (most people use frozen for their salads, I like the softer version)
  • 1/4 c. Fresh Paremsan Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Bacon
  • Black Pepper
Boil a large pot of of water. Clean and peel (or not) your potatoes. Cut them into the size you like for potato salad and add them to the pot. Boil until they are tender but not mushy. I did mine 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.


Once your potatoes are cool, add everything but your dressing and  black pepper. Mix well. 


The final step is to add your dressing, make sure it's evenly distributed, coating your mixture thoroughly. Then you want to sprinkle with black pepper.

I'm telling you, it's the Litehouse Homestyle Ranch that makes all the difference with this one. The flavor it lends to the potato salad is absolutely perfect! Just right for summer entertaining too! 

You chop, you dice, you carefully peel. And to top off your vegetables or dress your salad, reach for a cold, fresh tasting refrigerated dressing from Litehouse, because real vegetables deserve real dressing.

You can learn more about Litehouse Foods by visiting their website. You can also follow on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and/or Instagram.

One lucky winner gets 2 free product coupons to try any of the Litehouse Food products. If you haven't tried them yet, now is the perfect chance to try to do so for free. If you have tasted it, you know this is a giveaway totally worth entering. US entrants only.

Create Crystals at Home with this Young Scientists Club Kit!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



The Young Scientists Club ikts have been awarded (8) honors for their new Science-Art Fusion Series kits. We recently tried out the Science Fusion Crystals kit, and my youngest (and his friends) thought it was really cool. 


The kit comes with most everything you will need to create and grow crystals. The only additions you will need are baking soda, Borax, and water. All of the experiments suggested are easy to do, and will leave your kiddos curious to see how they develop. This kit would be great for anytime, but homeschooling and keeping your children occupied (and still learning) in the summer instantly come to mind for great ways to use it (and the others that are available). These kits are also a great way to get your little ones interested in STEM-centered activities, and help foster a love for all things science.


The instructions for different ideas you can do with the kit are written on a big poster. If you want to, you can take tape and secure each of your experiments to the squares...making your own art gallery of sorts.


For our first experiment, we opted to grow crystals on the pipe cleaners. My son twisted one into a heart, and one into a circle. We mixed the components needed and poured them into the provided dish. Then because we had neighbor friends over, we put it outside so everyone could monitor it whenever, to see how the crystals were forming. In the picture above, you can see how they are starting to appear on top of the shapes that are submerged in the solution we created. Definitely something the kids all loved to see.

Experiments like these are fun. I can't wait until we sit down and try some of the others that are suggested.

This kit on Crystals is a member of our Science-Art Fusion series which combines art and science to inspire creativity while at the same time introducing basic scientific concepts. We have included a unique Science-Art Fusion poster that has the instructions for each project placed in a framed space which can be covered by taping a photo of your final art piece to create a Crystal Art Gallery. Each kit comes with a customized art/science tray, introduction sheet, large 24 x 24 inch poster, and components to perform 10 exciting experiments and activities such as making a crystal flower, building a crystal sculpture, growing rainbow crystals, constructing a crystal mobile, developing sun catcher crystals, creating sponge crystals, and more. Embark on an exciting Science-Art Fusion Crystal adventure! (Ages: 5 and up) 

You can learn more about all of the Young Scientists Kits that are available, by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, PinterestYouTube, and/or Twitter.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

#ad #ShowerAwayDrySkin with Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash and Dry Oil Beauty Bar

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dove and SheKnows. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


It's exciting to hear when a beauty routine of someone who is absolutely gorgeous already, with or without make-up, appreciates that she is, and I'll say it in her words, 'flawed but awesome!' That kind of attitude when it is genuine, inspires others to realize that cosmetics can have their role, but they're not what makes a person beautiful. It's what is inside that comprises true beauty. That's a message this young lady and Dove are both touting in this video: http://goo.gl/6ZrFWA, and I love it! It's exactly the kind of message I want my 17-year old daughter to hear and embrace.

I'm not at all surprised Dove is involved in sending out such a positive message either. In addition to having amazing products, the message of loving you, for you has become the norm for them. A big hurray for it too. :)

Now Dove has added a new Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash and Dry Oil Beauty Bar to their product line-up.
The body wash helps to nourish and protect your skin, which is something all of us can appreciate. It's most especially awesome though, for consumers that have dry skin (1 in 3 women do!). The Moroccan Argan Oil in the body wash serves well to gently cleanse and helps replenish nutrients to your skin.


The beauty bar contains 1/4 moisturizing cream and also features the Moroccan Argan Oil. It gently cleanses and cares for your skin, just the way a beauty bar should do. The quality too, is exactly what we've come to expect (and always appreciate) from Dove.

The Dove Dry Oil collection features soother warm notes to transform you shower experience into an exotic escape. Wash Away Dry Skin today!

These products are now being sold at mass food and drug retailers nationwide. Keep your eyes open for them, so you too can experience soft, smooth and radiant skin.

You can learn more about Dove and their great products by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and/or YouTube.

There's a Coupon!

If you love high value coupons, today's you're lucky day! Dove is also offering an easy way to register and get a $1 off coupon for the Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash: http://goo.gl/Xl8UfE

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Should I Have Centered It?!? AdormaPix Metal Prints

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Metal is such a good medium for photos!
This looks gorgeous in person!
I just got a print from AdoramaPix in the latest shape of their metal prints, the hexagon. I decided on a smaller print, just because I want it to hang in a small divider space in the hallway. It's going to look absolutely perfect there once I get it (the wall, not the metal print) painted the color I see in my mind.

Right now I've tucked it away gently, so it doesn't get harmed while I'm waiting to paint. Time is not my friend right now, but that's okay, being busy is good. Very good.

The picture is the high quality I am used to from AdoramaPix, and it's on metal as I noted above, which means you can wipe it with a damp cloth to clean it. It also means it's not going to fade over time, and it looks amazing. Metal really knows how to hold it's photos!

Everyone who sees it loves the metal, BUT they say I should have centered it.
I did not on purpose!! What do you think?

The one thing about this picture...and tell me what YOU think...is everyone who sees it says I should have centered it better. To me, it's perfect. I deliberately put it off center, to have the big boat entering from the left. I like it that way. You can move your photo how you want it when you're designing it on the very user-friendly AdoramaPix platform. This was the way I thought it looked best. It doesn't matter to me (not saying that in a rude way, just saying) what others think because I love how I situated it and am going to be very happy to put it on the wall. That particular spot is one of my very favorite places to go, so seeing it in the house, from a photo I took just delights me.

AdormaPix has many options to showcase your photos, this hexagon metal print is one of my faves. You can choose from a variety shapes and sizes, to customize your photo exactly how you want it. If you're still shopping for dad or grad, this is a great gift idea too. The metal is frameless, lightweight, scratch-resistant and it really serves well to make your photo pop. It's one of those things you have to see in person. I think the metal prints are just awesome.



This one comes with a square on the back to hang it, and a level so you can make sure you're getting it straight. The metal prints are offered in 8 sizes, 4 finishes and 7 fixtures. I highly recommend this company for this type of photo display. The AdormaPix metal prints get a 5 out of 5 star rating from me!

You can learn more about AdoramaPix by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Now tell me, what do you think? 
Do you that particular photo off-center, 
or would you have centered it?
Just curious... :)

#ad Win a Disney Trip! #AwakenSummer Chiquita is Hosting a #JustSmileContest

Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by Chiquita and Mom It Forward. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. This post will have information on a contest that has a grand prize trip to Disney World (with a link to enter) and one for a Chiquita Prize Pack giveaway (ARV $50) that you can enter for at the bottom of this post!



You probably already know that Chiquita bananas are scrumdiliumptious. They're always an instant favorite to give the kids for an afterschool snack, to pack in their lunches, or to have with my breakfast! We also love them for smoothies, and as a quick snack to grab on the go. I always keep a bunch on the counter along with the other fresh fruit in the house, because I know if the fruit is there, that's what they'll reach for first. 


Chiquita has now made me even happier because they are hosting a most excellent giveaway. To enter simply visit the website: ShareYourChiquitaSmile.com, upload your picture showing your best Chiquita smile, select your favorite Disney theme, and get your friends and family to start voting. The grand prize is a 5-day, 4-night vacation trip to Disney World!! The airfare and resort accommodations are included. Now that's a good reason to celebrate, and a great way to awaken summer!  The giveaway runs now through June 19, 2016. The voting period extends to June 26th.

Share Your Chiquita Smile to Be Entered to Win a Trip to Disney World!
Here is the picture I entered. Once you enter your photo, a note will pop up verifying receipt and letting you know that you will be sent a voting link once it is approved. When you get the link in your e-mail, start contacting friends and family to solicit votes. Easy as that... and there are weekly prizes too. Each week (1) person will get a swag bag.

One of the many animals we got to see up close and personal on the
Kilimanjaro Safari Expedition at Disney World's Animal Kingdom
As for Disney, everyone seems to have their own favorite of the four parks. I thought Magic Kingdom was mine, but on Mother's Day weekend, I took my two youngest children to both Magic and Animal Kingdom. I think I have a new favorite park. Oh my goodness we had such a fantastic time roaming around, seeing the big tree (did you know it lights up after dark???), watching the street dancers and musicians, and visiting the animals. One of our favorite things to do was the safari ride. The Kilimanjaro Safari Expedition is roughly 110 acres (that's over 4 1/2 million feet)! A driver loads a nice-sized group of people on a safari vehicle that is open on both sides, and then he takes you around to see so many different kinds of animals. Some you know, some you may have never of until then! I'm sure everyone who saw the Wildebeest thought of the Lion King. I know we did. :)

Expedition Everest -Animal Kingdom
Disney World's Animal Kingdom also has an awesome addition that wasn't there when we went over a decade ago, Expedition Everest. It's a beautiful roller coaster, and it has a big surprise...it stops when you're inside the tunnel, shows you a little movie of the Yeti tearing up the track, and then it goes backwards!! None of us knew when we went on that it was going to do any of that, so yeah...we were surprised. My little guy was like, 'oh what?!?!' but he loved it so much he went back on with his sister (I stayed off that time, to get their picture on the ride). Such a fun ride, such a fun day!

So...now we have a new 'equally favorite' Disney theme park...which means we loved Animal Kingdom every bit as much as we love Magic Kingdom. Now to tackle Epcot and Hollywood Studios (we haven't been to either for years!). 

Here are some fun facts for each of the four Disney theme parks, and for Disney Springs too!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park:
     DYK: The biggest animal in height in the Disney Animal Kingdom Theme park might be the giraffe but the biggest all-round creature you’ll see, by far, is the elephant. Check out why! Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is roughly 110 acres – that's over 4 1/2 million feet! Read more:  Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: Expedition Everest® attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is the tallest of 18 mountain-themed attractions created by Walt Disney Imagineering at Disney Parks worldwide!  Disney Fun Facts

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®:
     DYK: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ attraction located at Disney's Hollywood Studios® is amongst the two tallest attractions at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Found out its height and speed:  Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: Did you know that the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each! Find out what this new land is for:  Disney Fun Facts

Epcot®:
     DYK: There are 5.7 million gallons of water in the Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium in Epcot®!  Read more:  Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: Did you know that Epcot® was the second theme park to be built in the Walt Disney World® Resort? Find out more: Disney Fun Facts

Disney Springs™ Area:
     DYK: Located in The Landing section of Disney Springs™ area the theming and backstory of “The Hangar” was inspired by the fictional character Jock Lindsey, a seaplane pilot in the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Read more: Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: The world’s largest Disney merchandise store just got bigger—and better—than ever! Found out more: Disney Fun Facts

Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort:
     DYK: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is not like regular roller coasters, each mine car in this coaster is mounted in a cradle-like pivot, which allows it to swing side to side independently of the others. Find out more at Disney Fun Facts.
     DYK:  It’s a Small World® attraction appears in all of the Disney theme parks worldwide, including Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Read more about it at Disney Fun Facts.
     DYK: Dumbo the Flying Elephant® attraction has been a Magic Kingdom® Park favorite since the park first opened in 1971 in California. Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida has now doubled the fun! Find out how at: Disney Fun Facts

Walt Disney World® Resort
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