Thursday, May 19, 2016

#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
     DYK: Did you know that the Walt Disney World® Resort is so big that it takes nearly 70,000 cast members to keep it running, 13 million bottles of water a year to keep it hydrated, and 285,000 pounds of laundry every day to keep it clean. Wow! Read more Disney Fun Facts
     DYK: Did you know there are over 1,000 Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World® Resort. Do you want to know where one of them is? Find out here: Disney FunFacts.





Blog Giveaway: Chiquita Prize Pack (ARV $50)!

You know I love giveaways too, so in addition to all of this, you can enter here to win a Chiquita Prize Pack. It comprised of an assortment of Chiquita branded items, and has a $50 value! US/CAN (excluding Quebec) entrants only.

You can learn more about Chiquita by following their social media accounts:

77 comments:

  1. Oh how fun. I love animal parks. They are most amazing.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  2. Yes I will enter as soon as I make it to the store to buy bananas.

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  3. What a fun contest!! We will be back down in Disney in August and we're so excited :)

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  4. This is a great giveaway! We eat Chiquita bananas pretty much every morning, so this is an easy one for us.

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  5. Yes, I would love to enter to win a Disney trip.

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  6. Great giveaway! We love Disney and we love Chiquita. Seems like a no brainer to me.

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  7. Sure sounds like the place to be to see many animals come to be. So much to do though at Disney. As for bananas, I hate them lol

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  8. We buy lots of Chiquita bananas each week. I will definitely have the girls enter the giveaway!

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  9. This is the best contest ever! I'd love to win a trip for the family. Fun!

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  10. What a great giveaway. I love bananas and the kids love disney :)

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  11. We love bananas in this house! I love the fun behind this Chiquita contest and I'll be uploading a photo for fun (fingers crossed)!

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  12. What A great giveaway. I am all for anything that involves going to Disney. I also learned a few things here with these Disney facts.

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  13. I am so entering this sweepstakes. This would be a great way for my family to experience Disney World for the first time. (Bri)

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  14. Whenever it comes to bananas I don't think I've really ever seen any other brand. It's always chiquita so it's the one that I tend to grab. That's a great giveaway prize pack and good luck to the winner.

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  15. Wonderful that you get to take part in a great giveaway. I love bananas and put them in my smoothies and yogurt. Good luck to everyone who enters.

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  16. We just went there. And I rode Everest. Surprised myself!!

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  17. I will let my cousin know about this. Her son, Mason is such a ham and would love to pose a Chiquita smile! Thanks for letting me know!

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  18. We always like to have banana available for breakfast. This is a really cool giveaway.

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  19. What a great giveaway. I just got back from Disney and I am already planning my next trip. I am allergic to bananas.

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  20. I grew up eating Chiquita bananas. I never really thought about it much until I moved and had a hard time finding them. Great prize package!

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  21. What a fun contest to have, I love this brand - while I don't eat bananas the kids do and I use them for baking!

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  22. What a great giveaway! I think a Disney trip is great. Got love bananas too!

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  23. Ive already entered!!!! We always have bananas in our house!!

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  24. I love Hollywood Studios & Disnoey world - need to get back there soon.

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  25. What a fun contest. I need to shop this weekend. Will check it out.

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  26. What a lovely entry of yours! I will also join and looking forward for a trip to Disney! Those Chiquita bananas looks so yummy!

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  27. I think that is awesome you use the word scrumdiliumptious in your post!
    This looks like a great give-away!

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  28. I always see the Chiquita booth at runDisney Expos. Thats where I share my smile, too!

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  29. That's a nice fun contest for everyone! In my opinion, bananas are the perfect fruit, delicious and healthy and it's inspiring to enter a contest if you know it's good for you!

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  30. What a fun giveaway. Who wouldn't want to win a Disney trip?

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  31. Ashley Sparks MullinsMay 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    I love all the fun facts about Disney! This is such a FUN giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. What a fun giveaway. I would love to win a Disney trip.

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  33. I am hoping to get back to Disney next year. I loved Disney World's Animal Kingdom.

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  34. We just got back from Walt Disney World, and it was so much fun! I would love to be able to go more frequently. Got to enter!

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  35. This is so fun. I will enter it I believe. Thank you

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  36. I don't think I'll enter the contest. I'm just strapped for time right now.

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  37. Yes, I'll enter after my grocery shopping to buy Chiquita Bananas.

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  38. I keep bananas around. It's my favorite fruit! I love the Chiquita brand a lot.

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  39. Well, I just might enter. I know everyone would love a trip to see Mickey Mouse, lol.

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  40. I didn't know about it until now but I'll definitely look into it!

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  41. Probably, but haven't decided yet

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  42. What a fun contest!!!!! We are Disney obsessed in this house & try to get to the parks as much as possible!

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  43. I love their bananas. I use them in everything and so does the boychild. I'll have to enter.

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  44. This is such a fun contest for families! I love seeing everyone's Chiquita smiles

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  45. I'll be heading to the store tomorrow so I'll probably enter the sweepstakes!

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  46. Yes we love Disney and bananas! We eat them all the time in our home.

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  47. Yeah, I'm going to check it out and probably enter. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I would love to enter so I probably will.

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  49. nope I am not entering

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  50. It's cute but no silly pics of me online

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  51. YES, ENTERED, just waiting for it to clear

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  52. Yes... I need to enter!!! We normally have bunches of banana's :) Ha haha... just ate the last one today!!!! Will enter this week once we go back to the store.

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  53. Yes, I will be entering the Chiquita contest.

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  54. Bananas are the bomb! I'm super sad about the current fungal infection that is threatening the banana crops. (Part of why monoculture isnt' always the best idea...but at least one variety of banana was completely wiped out by disease in the 1950s.) I really love that we now have the technology to change their DNA and great a GMO version, and I'm hoping we can isolate the gene that makes them resistant to Black Sigatoka.

    Oh, and I haven't entered the contest because I haven't found a good pic. WHomp whomp.

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  55. Yes, I will probably enter the Chiquita contest.

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  56. Nice contest! I would love to win a trip to Disney!

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  57. I'll enter, if I can get my son to do a banana smile!

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  58. I think my grandbaby might make a good candidate.

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  59. No, but I don't have any bananas or I would. I love bananas. I perfer mine on the green side.

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  60. I'll enter if the kids are willing :) I know they'd love a trip to Disney!

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  61. I'm glad you have so many unique giveaways like this one. So many of the bloggers now have only those group giveaways! It makes me not have to even return to their blog since I can just enter it once somewhere else. Kuddo's to you!

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  62. I will be thinking about it for sure and my fingers are crossed.

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  63. I would like to enter the sweepstakes but i haven't gotten around to it yet

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  64. Thank you so much Rosey! I know my family will love this.

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