Disneyland Apps: Walkee vs. Mouse Wait

Hello Mouseketeers and happy Friday!  Today we are comparing two apps that can be used to help determine wait times when visiting the Disneyland Resort.  One is free and one is $3.99 (there is a free version too, but it is very basic).

Starting with the Walkee app…This is the $3.99 one and I am not one to pay for apps, but so far I’m liking this one.  This is the home screen when you open the app…

There are lots of options you can use with the maps, you can have just the rides highlighted or just food, or things you have already done.  It’s cool to have the different categories and be able to pick and choose.  This is what the maps look like when you click on them…

Walkee also has information about the dining options available in the park, showing you where they are located and the price range…

You can also click on the restaurant for more info, including the menu…

Walkee also has the park schedule so you can check out show times and hours…

And of course, ride wait times…

One super cool feature of the Walkee app is the Fastpass reminder alarm.  Put in the time of your Fastpass and the app will alert you when it is time to go to the ride  This screen also lets you record your wait time in line and submit it…

Mouse Wait has a lot of the same features, however, I don’t find the app visually as appealing as the Walkee.  This is their wait time screen…

The one thing Mouse Wait has that Walkee doesn’t is Annual Pass blackout days, which is an awesome and important feature for all AP’s.

They do have the restaurant information, again, not as pretty as Walkee…

The home screen of Mouse Wait tells you the crowd index, which is how full the parks are on a scale of 100.  I like to check this screen before I decide which park I want to go to first…

Overall, if Walkee had AP info, I would definitely use it over Mouse Wait, but since it doesn’t, I have both.  Mouse Wait will work just fine if you don’t care much about the graphics and visuals, but you do get a little something extra with Walkee.  Bottom line: If you don’t mind shelling out the cash, Walkee is a great way to go!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Disneyland Apps: Walkee vs. Mouse Wait

Hello Mouseketeers and happy Friday!  Today we are comparing two apps that can be used to help determine wait times when visiting the Disneyland Resort.  One is free and one is $3.99 (there is a free version too, but it is very basic).

Starting with the Walkee app…This is the $3.99 one and I am not one to pay for apps, but so far I’m liking this one.  This is the home screen when you open the app…

There are lots of options you can use with the maps, you can have just the rides highlighted or just food, or things you have already done.  It’s cool to have the different categories and be able to pick and choose.  This is what the maps look like when you click on them…

Walkee also has information about the dining options available in the park, showing you where they are located and the price range…

You can also click on the restaurant for more info, including the menu…

Walkee also has the park schedule so you can check out show times and hours…

And of course, ride wait times…

One super cool feature of the Walkee app is the Fastpass reminder alarm.  Put in the time of your Fastpass and the app will alert you when it is time to go to the ride  This screen also lets you record your wait time in line and submit it…

Mouse Wait has a lot of the same features, however, I don’t find the app visually as appealing as the Walkee.  This is their wait time screen…

The one thing Mouse Wait has that Walkee doesn’t is Annual Pass blackout days, which is an awesome and important feature for all AP’s.

They do have the restaurant information, again, not as pretty as Walkee…

The home screen of Mouse Wait tells you the crowd index, which is how full the parks are on a scale of 100.  I like to check this screen before I decide which park I want to go to first…

Overall, if Walkee had AP info, I would definitely use it over Mouse Wait, but since it doesn’t, I have both.  Mouse Wait will work just fine if you don’t care much about the graphics and visuals, but you do get a little something extra with Walkee.  Bottom line: If you don’t mind shelling out the cash, Walkee is a great way to go!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Frozen Wedding Inspiration

My love for all things Disney had to be reigned in on my wedding day.  If I had unlimited funds (and a husband with an equal love for the magic), I would have gotten married in the park and had a true Disney inspired wedding.  Alas, that was not to be the case for me, so now I live vicariously through those who get to incorporate Disney into their celebrations.  Since I just saw Frozen for the first time since seeing it in the theater, I thought I would put together some Frozen wedding inspiration for you!  (Click pic for original source, all pics via Pinterest.)

Bridesmaids in cool blue dresses with some sparkle accents…

https://www.etsy.com/people/DressFind

http://shopmodmint.com/products-page/apparel/jewel-embellished-mullet-dress/

Can’t go wrong with a drink to match your color scheme…

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/romulan-ale-recipe.html

These earrings would be the perfect accent for a Frozen bride…

https://www.etsy.com/market/snowflake_jewelry?ref=l2

I love how these centerpieces use actual ice to add to the drama…

http://www.sweetblissweddings.ca/

These invites set the tone without being too in your face…

http://www.zazzle.com/blue_light_snowflake_winter_wedding_invitation_3-161489952046345094

A Frozen wedding is the perfect excuse to add in lots of glitter (not that you need one)…

http://www.interiorsbystudiom.com/blog/2012/12/christmas-cupcakes-desserts-baking-diy-ideas/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164584020/wedding-favor-bridal-shower-favor-baby?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188266542/self-standing-glitter-table-numbers

A cool blue and white cake…

And this dress is to die for…

http://www.shopstyle.com/browse/Elie-Saab

And here is your Frozen wedding inspiration board…

Hope this helped cool off your summer day!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Frozen Wedding Inspiration

My love for all things Disney had to be reigned in on my wedding day.  If I had unlimited funds (and a husband with an equal love for the magic), I would have gotten married in the park and had a true Disney inspired wedding.  Alas, that was not to be the case for me, so now I live vicariously through those who get to incorporate Disney into their celebrations.  Since I just saw Frozen for the first time since seeing it in the theater, I thought I would put together some Frozen wedding inspiration for you!  (Click pic for original source, all pics via Pinterest.)

Bridesmaids in cool blue dresses with some sparkle accents…

https://www.etsy.com/people/DressFind

http://shopmodmint.com/products-page/apparel/jewel-embellished-mullet-dress/

Can’t go wrong with a drink to match your color scheme…

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/romulan-ale-recipe.html

These earrings would be the perfect accent for a Frozen bride…

https://www.etsy.com/market/snowflake_jewelry?ref=l2

I love how these centerpieces use actual ice to add to the drama…

http://www.sweetblissweddings.ca/

These invites set the tone without being too in your face…

http://www.zazzle.com/blue_light_snowflake_winter_wedding_invitation_3-161489952046345094

A Frozen wedding is the perfect excuse to add in lots of glitter (not that you need one)…

http://www.interiorsbystudiom.com/blog/2012/12/christmas-cupcakes-desserts-baking-diy-ideas/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164584020/wedding-favor-bridal-shower-favor-baby?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188266542/self-standing-glitter-table-numbers

A cool blue and white cake…

And this dress is to die for…

http://www.shopstyle.com/browse/Elie-Saab

And here is your Frozen wedding inspiration board…

Hope this helped cool off your summer day!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

DIY: Vintage Disney Phone Case

Hello Disney fans!  Today we have a super cool and fairly easy Disney DIY project.  I’m apologizing in advance for the poor quality of these photos; since I was working on my new phone, had to take the pics with the old iPhone and it is just not the same!

Here is what we are making today:

First, print out a picture of your chosen vintage Disney image.  Then I measured my phone, making the image about a half an inch longer on each side.  I printed my image on actual photo paper, which makes the quality better.  Then I traced my phone on a piece of card stock.

And used the template to cut out the phone shape from my picture.  As you can see, the edges are a little rough, but you can’t tell once you get everything put together (but I really need to learn how to cut along the lines a little better).

I put the image into my clear phone case…

…and then used an Xacto knife to cut out the camera hole.


And there you have it!  A totally custom and adorable vintage Disney cell phone case!  Totally love it, and I’m even thinking about making some holiday/season specific ones!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

DIY: Vintage Disney Phone Case

Hello Disney fans!  Today we have a super cool and fairly easy Disney DIY project.  I’m apologizing in advance for the poor quality of these photos; since I was working on my new phone, had to take the pics with the old iPhone and it is just not the same!

Here is what we are making today:

First, print out a picture of your chosen vintage Disney image.  Then I measured my phone, making the image about a half an inch longer on each side.  I printed my image on actual photo paper, which makes the quality better.  Then I traced my phone on a piece of card stock.

And used the template to cut out the phone shape from my picture.  As you can see, the edges are a little rough, but you can’t tell once you get everything put together (but I really need to learn how to cut along the lines a little better).

I put the image into my clear phone case…

…and then used an Xacto knife to cut out the camera hole.


And there you have it!  A totally custom and adorable vintage Disney cell phone case!  Totally love it, and I’m even thinking about making some holiday/season specific ones!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

DIY: My First Visit Onesie

Hey Disney fans!  I have another easy DIY project for you today for those of you with little ones.  We recently took our baby boy to Disneyland for the first time and I wanted to make something cute for him to wear during his visit.  The first thing I did was get a plain white onesie and measure the area where I wanted the design to be.  Then I came up with this outline on the computer (feel free to use it if you want, just please give credit!):

I printed out the outline and slipped it in the onesie.  Make sure you print on cardstock so the paint doesn’t bleed all the way through to the back of the onesie.

First I traced the lettering using fabric markers.  I was unsure how the letters were going to come out so I did them first in case it didn’t work, but it was actually really easy to use the markers and the letters came out well.  The yellow is a little hard to see, but I had to go with the classic Mickey color combo!

Then I used a brush and some black fabric paint to fill in the Mickey.

And here is the little nugget in his onesie and his first ears!

Given the extreme heat on the day we visited the park, we didn’t stay too long, but we did snap a couple of pictures to commemorate the big day!  And now I can save the onesie in case we have another little one who has another first visit!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn