Monday, August 20, 2012

Manic Monday

Whew! What a whirlwind of a weekend AND a Manic Monday! This weekend went by wayyy too fast, but Monday is almost over so I'll take that as a good sign.  Work. training and crafting (I have some good posts scheduled) is definitely keeping me busy this week, so that should make the weekend come before I know it!

I am getting very excited for my 2 upcoming Disney trips! (Yes, I said TWO, and no, that was not an accident). As you all know, I am partaking in the Disney Marathon in January, so that will be trip #1. In March, we (in laws, parents and my husband and I ) are all going on a....wait for it....DISNEY CRUISE! (DUH) The husband and I went on a Disney Cruise last October for our anniversary so this will be our second time, and this time it is for a whole week! (we only did 4 nights last year).

Nowt hat you know all that, lets talk about what made today stressful yet exciting! Some of you fans out there already know that Disney is opening an expansion to Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, FL. A big portion of this addition to Fantasyland is due to open Dec 6th. (I am so happy I get to see it all in January when I'm down there!) One of the much anticipated parts of this expansion is the opening of a new restaurant. Not only will it be a full service/sit down restaurant, but it will serve as a counter/quick service dining location during the day. It will be called "Be Our Guest" and is located inside the NEW Beauty and the Beast Castle! (Check out the menu!) There has been a lot of hype with this new restaurant, so of course, I couldn't be left out! 

Be Our Guest is opening to the public on Nov 19th and they started taking reservations on Aug 20th. (Yes, I am aware that is today!). Knowing that I will be down there in January, it would be a travesty if I did not get to dine there during my Marathon trip. My first mistake was not setting a calendar reminder at 7am this morning to call Disney dining, instead I went on my merry way to work. It wasn't until I was checking one of my favorite blogs: Orlando Park News Blog, that I realized today was the day! How could I have forgotten. (It is not until 11am when I  put two and two together). I immediately start calling the number only to find a BUSY SIGNAL. What?! They aren't even going to let me sit on hold for an hour?! That's ok, "I have a BRILLIANT idea", I told myself.

My idea was to call the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) number and book a dining reservation through them. They can't be nearly as busy as the regular line, right?! CORRECT! After only sitting on hold for 15 min, I was able to get a reservation booked for January! I am THRILLED!

Now that you've read how my morning was considered a bit "manic", go ahead and read how other bloggers' Monday's have been! I'm linking up with Molly @ [still being molly] for her YOLO Mondays!

I am trying to create a more structured blogging schedule so you can know what you are getting into when you sop by to get your daily dose of me! (Exciting, I know) :) So here it is:
  • YOLO Mondays with Molly @ [still being molly] and Weekend Updates - self explanatory
  • Training Tuesdays - Catch up on how my Marathon training runs are going
  • What to Wear Wednesdays - See what I'm wearing these days or better yet, what I'm making!
  • Tips and Tricks Thursdays - All things Disney :)
  • High 5 for Friday (H54F) with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk - My top 5 things from the week!


  1. yay! you got a reservation! that sounds so amazing. you still need to tell me whyyyyyyyyyy you have an annual disney pass! :) :) happy tuesday, girl!

    1. Ok, annual pass is becuase I get them at a discount by being a Vacation Club member. The price I pay equals to someone buy a 10 day pass. So I justify it by making sure I go at least 10 days throughout the entire year. :)

  2. I am looking forward to all the Disney tips. I think every day should be Thursday!

    1. Awww thanks girl! Now the pressure is on to have good Disney tips on Thursdays!