Sunday, September 29, 2013

My World of Color Winter Dream Honor Choir Adventure

My World of Color Winter Dream Honor Choir Adventure

Yesterday my best friend and I attempted to record my audition for the World of Color Honor Choir. The idea is simple. Having already practiced and learned the song it was time to record. All we needed to do was find a quiet place, put something black behind yourself, attach earphones or a headphones to your computer so you can hear the music the sound of the music not be out in the room, make sure your computer webcam is ready, check the sound recording to make sure your singing is not recorded to loudly so it is not distorted and finally SING.

First off finding a place where I could put a large piece of black poster board and stand was an interesting challenge. We finally thought of placing the poster board on the inside of the front door. Next was setting the camera so it caught the singers face and the black background with nothing else. FUN every time we looked a sliver of the white door could be seen.

After setting up our recording location we needed QUIET. Living in So. Cal the weather is pleasant and in fact a little warm so windows can’t be closed or fans/Air conditioning must be on. I told my teenage daughter what we were doing and that we needed quiet. My daughter and her friends were outside on the lawn chatting. At times their laughter and voices would be heard inside. They needed to come in and several times one or another of the girls came in while we were recording. The attempted to be quiet but it is impossible to be quiet enough when recording. I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats who would occasionally let themselves be known. The pets were less of a problem than the girls. The cats were quiet except when we were taking a break. The dogs only barked a couple of times.

My friend has trouble with ear buds so she opted to use the headphones with the built in mic. This worked well, mostly during practice but when the time came to record she felt the recording was giving her feedback. We never got a satisfactory. By the time she done I had a short time to try before I had to stop for the day. As I started my daughter’s friends come in.

Now has this deterred me from auditing? NO!! I’m going to go get another poster board so I can have a larger black space behind me. I’m going to LOCK the doors and put a note on it saying, “Recording in progress!! Do not enter, knock or disturb in any way.”

The audition video must be submitted by October 6th so there is still a little time. If you would like to join or find out more about the Disney California Adventure Winter Dreams Honor Choir just check out the link below! They are accepting professional and non-professional singers for this project to be shown as part of the Holiday Glow World of Color Show.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Advantages to Taking a Baby or Child to Disney

The Advantages to Taking a Baby or Child to Disney

Yes, you read right I said there are advantages to taking a baby or toddler to a Disney Park. Most people only think of the “problems”. You know the problems, diaper bags, formula, toys and the child getting fussy in line. Well, let’s turn that thinking upside down.

The first positive thing to taking a baby or toddler to Disneyland is the slower pace. You must slow down with a child in tow and be ready to “go with the flow”. You can’t go running from ride to ride packing in as much as possible as you usually might. Instead you get the opportunity to stop and smell the Disneyland Roses and people watch! You child is asleep in the stroller and you want to ride a ride? Well maybe there is a show or parade you can stop and watch instead and let your child rest. You might have missed that parade or show otherwise. Stop in at Tom Sawyer’s Island or Challenge Trail at DLR and let your child run around! This is a break from having to stay still and calm in lines. The little ones need that. You will find yourself wishing you could run around on some of the things designed just for them and you will be happy to take the time to rest your Disney abused feet!

The second positive is you will get to spend some fun time with your child! You might also get some memorable pictures of your sweet bundle of joy with Mickey or Minnie Mouse! The characters will be happy to cuddle your princess or prince! These memories will last a lifetime. If your child is a young baby you will most likely not have any problem getting that picture with a Disney Character. Once your child is a toddler be aware they may be scared of that giant mouse, dog, teddy bear, pig or tiger! Don’t force the issue. Just snap a picture of them looking from afar. Wait a couple of years and they will be ready for it.

The third advantage to taking your child to Disney is seeing the park through their eyes. Watch what they look at and catches their eyes. Enjoy the smiles and giggle along with them. Are they enjoying the flowers? Do they giggle at the characters dancing around in a parade or show? Maybe it is a ride that seems to make their eyes get huge! Whatever it is remember it and enjoy it with them.

The forth advantage is the Child Swap program. How this program works is you get in the line for the ride of your choice that your child is too small or afraid to go on. This is great for groups or several families doing Disney together. When you reach a Cast Member tell them that you wish to do a Child Swap. One or two people will stay at the exit of the ride while the rest of your party goes through the line. When those that rode the ride return up to two adults can go back up the exit or to a specified entrance to reenter the ride without waiting through the regular line. If there are two families with more children than one or two people can safely and sanely handle at alone get more than one Child Swap pass. A good time to do a Child Swap is when your child is napping or where you have another ride, show or attraction you can take your child too while you wait.

There are ways to make it easier to take a child to Disney Parks. If you are flying I highly suggest not bringing a stroller. You can rent a stroller at the parks. Advantage is you don’t have to bring one with you. Disadvantage to the Disney Parks stroller is you can’t use it to take your child back to your hotel after your day at the park. You end up carrying a sleeping or cranky child back to the hotel or your car. There are companies that will deliver all your stroller directly to your hotel. Some will also deliver car seats, bath seats and other necessary items along with it. The advantage of renting from an outside company is you can take the stroller wherever you go. If you spend days at a different park or other tourist spot the stroller can go with you! I highly recommend City Stroller Rental for DLR (look for the link to their sister company that does WDW). Their website is

Know your child’s limitations. Are they afraid of the Characters? Don’t force them to go up and take a picture with them. Are they afraid of a particular ride? Don’t make them go on it! Do they have special needs? Are they physically disabled or have ADHD, Autism? Make sure your travel agent knows and gives you the information you need to reduce your entire families stress as well as the stress to the child. If you TA does not have the knowledge to assist I suggest you find one that does.

If you need a TA with knowledge to assist with special needs I will say this next statement is a shameless plug for the fantastic Travel Agency I work for, Your Fairytale Vacation You can email me at if you wish more information on how we can assist you. You can ask questions with no commitment to book with me. Your Fairytale Vacation has a subspecialty assisting those with disabilities.

My Christmas book, “An Angel Remembers 25 Voices of Christmas” is available!!
This is a collection of 26 short Christmas stories that together bring the amazing events of Christ’s birth alive. It is my hope that this will help encourage families to spend 10-15 minutes a day together during the busy holiday season remembering the true reason for the season.
You can find it for ALL eReader formats and PDF at:

For your Nook the link is:

It is also available at the iTunes book store and many other ebook seller sites.
The only big site not carrying my book is Amazon.
You can download a Kindle version from

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Half Hour Chat with David Bossert

A Half Hour Chat with David Bossert

After reading and reviewing David Bossert’s book, Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life I had the distinct pleasure of a half hour phone call interview with him. I expected this to be a conference call with other Disney bloggers and Disney Fan sites on the line. I HOPED to get one question asked. Instead I was the only person on the call with David! When I found out I was to be the only one interviewing David at this time I was surprised and yes a little nervous.

Here is what I came away with from my half hour chat with David Bossert.

PP:       Thank you David for sharing your Memories and Photos of Roy E. Disney.
David:  You’re welcome. People are telling me it is an easy read.

PP:       How did you get involved with Disney?
David:  While still going to Massapeque High School I knew I wanted to be involved in art. After I graduated High School I went to a local art collage. Then I heard about CalArts in Valencia and the Animation program there started by Walt Disney. I applied for a Disney Scholarship and received it. After graduating I worked at a small animation studio doing special effects for 8 months. Then a friend of mine called me and said the Disney Studio was looking for special effects animators. So I applied and started working on the Black Caldron on special effects.

PP:       Why do you feel it is so important to write a book about Roy E Disney?
David:  Nothing had been written about Roy E. Disney and how he saved the company. I was talking to my friend, Don Hanh about the lack of a book about Roy E. and he encouraged me to write the book. I call myself an accidental author. I never planned on writing a book. Now I have several other books in the works.
            I also wanted to give back to Roy E. As stated in my book I had a Disney Scholarship and from the first time I met Roy I did my best to pay back. I felt I owed it to him and the Disney family.

PP:       What was the most interesting project you worked on with Roy E?
David:  “Destino” was the most interesting project. (Destino was started by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali in 1945.) John Hench originally worked on the project. John Hench was in his 90’s and he came in and helped us to complete the film the way it was originally intended to be made. It was nominated for an Oscar and I got to go to the Oscar’s with Roy E. Disney.

PP:       You mentioned in your book that you and Roy E. shared a love of sailing. What made that topic so special to both of you?
David:  As I said in the book I’m a day sailor. I enjoy being out on a sail boat for a day in calm seas. Roy on the other hand loved to race. He loved to be in strong winds and being keeled over. He could share his enjoyment of sailing with me because I understood the language. I knew what he meant when he said he tacked or that he put up a particular sail. We understood each other when we talked about sailing where other people did not understand the language.

PP:       I noticed when I read the book you handled privet matters in a sensitive manor. You gave just enough to let the reader know there was a problem but never went into details. Thank you!
David:  We all have things that are privet. Some of the family was concerned about how I would cover things like the divide be Walt and Roy O.’s families and Roy E.’s divorce and second marriage. Some things are nobody’s business and I wished to respect Roy E. and the entire Disney Family. As stated in my book Diane Miller Disney and Roy E. did start communicating and things healed some.

Thank you David Bossert for taking the time to talk to me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. I wish to thank Laura at Disney PR for getting the book to me to review and setting up this interview.

Again I say get the book Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life by David. It is an AMAZING read. It is an easy read and is more like a scrapbook with extensive captions to the photos. Sometimes the words paint the picture for you.

David asked me to say that if you read his book please review it. Let people know how you like it.

If you would like to read my review of David's book, "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life" click the link below:

My Christmas book, “An Angel Remembers 25 Voices of Christmas” is available!!
This is a collection of 26 short Christmas stories that together bring the amazing events of Christ’s birth alive. It is my hope that this will help encourage families to spend 10-15 minutes a day together during the busy holiday season remembering the true reason for the season.
You can find it for ALL eReader formats and PDF at:

For your Nook the link is:

It is also available at the iTunes book store and many other ebook seller sites.
The only big site not carrying my book is Amazon.
You can download a Kindle version from

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dining Reservation System Changes at the Disneyland Resort

Dining Reservation System Changes at the Disneyland Resort

Starting October 3rd, 2013 guests wishing to make dining reservations at the Disneyland Resort will have the option to call or go online to make them. You can call (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) to make, cancel or alter your dining plans. You will also have the added convenience of making your reservation online. You will no longer be able to use the email option, after October 3rd.

Reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Pirates League and Studio Disney 365 will not be available online; guests wishing to book, make alterations or cancel these locations need to call (714) 781-STYLE (714 781-7895). Cancellations must be made the day before to avoid a non-cancellation fee after October 3rd.

Once the online system goes live on October 3rd, 2013 a credit card will be required to make a reservation. There will be a $10 per person charge for parties that do not show up for their reservation and did not call or go online to cancel. You must cancel no later than the day before to avoid the charge for not showing. This will be true for the restaurants as well as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Pirates League and Studio Disney 365. (Remember non restaurant locations you need to CALL to cancel.)

Here is the link to online dining reservation at DLR.
Remember this will not be “live” until October 3rd, 2013.:

My Christmas book, “An Angel Remembers 25 Voices of Christmas” is available!!
This is a collection of 26 short Christmas stories that together bring the amazing events of Christ’s birth alive. It is my hope that this will help encourage families to spend 10-15 minutes a day together during the busy holiday season remembering the true reason for the season.
You can find it for ALL eReader formats and PDF at:

For your Nook the link is:

It is also available at the iTunes book store and many other ebook seller sites.
The only big site not carrying my book is Amazon.
You can download a Kindle version from

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pan daMan Asks, "When Will Pixie Pranks Reach 250,000 Views"!

Hey All, Another Note from Pan daMan.

At some time on 9/24/2013 “Pixie Pranks” count went over 240,000. We believe the count will cross over a quarter of a million in the next month. I want to celebrate the day that it does by giving someone a $25 Disney gift card. I will give it to the person who can predict the day that it will happen. If you can predict the hour I will double it.
Just a few rules:
1.     Please post the date and hour that you think it will happen by 1200 midnight 9/30. (IE…10/14 at 5:00 - 6:00 am and first name and the first initial of your last name)
2.    If you post your reply on this site and you do not want to post you information in “Public’ then post the date and time only then send an e-mail to and state the date and time that you posted on the site.
3.    Post your prediction (reply) on this site or Facebook site.
4.    If more than one person predicts the date then the person who guess’s the closest hour will win the $25 gift card.
5.    If no one predicts the date then we will have a random drawing of the 5 people that were closest.
6.    We will post who wins within 24 hours of it crossing over the quarter of a million mark.
7.    Only one guess per person.
8.    Gift card will be sent out no later than 4-6 weeks after the winner is announced.
Hint: If you want to see an overview of the sites stats go to my early post at:

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Last night was the pilot of Marvel’s Agents of Shield. This series picks up shortly after the last Avenger’s Movie and talks about the difference in the world after the “Battle of New York”.

In this new TV series you explore a world where “normal” everyday people realize that things are not as they were. Now people “know” there are “gods and superheroes”. How will people respond? Will they accept the new normal where there are those with greater strength than the average? How will society cope with the knowledge that creatures can attack from outer space and beyond.

The pilot follows the just completed team, (they added Ward to the team) as they track down a man with superhuman strength that saved a women from a fire. They hope to get to him before others that wish to turn him to evil get to him.

The good hearted man with superhuman strength is an out of work warehouse worker who injured his back. He wants to raise his son and do right. Sadly what was done to “help him heal and be strong again” is deadly! It is deadly not only to him but anybody around him.

One of my favorite minor character comes forward into this TV series. Agent Phil Coulson, thought to have died on the SHIELD airship is alive and well, after a recuperative stay in Tahiti. What really happened? Questions still remain! Agent Coulson is still played by Clark Gregg. Agent Coulson also has Lola, his classic car that is not refurbished to original specks. Don’t touch Lola!

Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) sees the world in black and white, right and wrong. He is a no nonsense agent who will do what it takes to get the job done. He rather work along but has just been pulled into this special team. He is irritating and enduring at the same time.

The tech team of Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) are humorous and smart. They are fun to watch outsmart the bad guy and save the day.

Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is a reluctant member of the team. She would rather stay working at a desk away from the fight. Asked to be the “bus driver” for the team she agreed as long as she did not have to fight. But, when push comes to shove she is can and will join the battle and you want her on your side.

Hacker recruited to the team is Skye (Chloe Bennet). Tech smart and having shown SHIELD she could hack their system she is caught and recruited to assist in helping find the missing superman. After being convinced SHIELD is not the evil government machine she thought it was, she assists in finding a man who shows superhuman strength before some bad people could use him for evil plans.

I found this a fun series. For those that just want an escape with little brain use this is it! I will be continuing to DVR and watch this show. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being a TV series that challenges my mind and engages my heart by delivering believable and relatable characters I give MAoS a 5/6. For just plain FUN I give it an 8. With the combined score of a 7.

I look forward to seeing what they do with this series and if they will develop the characters further. This is a great show for the entire family to watch and talk about right/wrong and situational ethics. Bravo for combining the action with discussing some ethics.

My Christmas book, “An Angel Remembers 25 Voices of Christmas” is available!!
This is a collection of 26 short Christmas stories that together bring the amazing events of Christ’s birth alive. It is my hope that this will help encourage families to spend 10-15 minutes a day together during the busy holiday season remembering the true reason for the season.
You can find it for ALL eReader formats and PDF at:

For your Nook the link is:

It is also available at the iTunes book store and many other ebook seller sites.
The only big site not carrying my book is Amazon.

You can download a Kindle version from

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Holiday World of Color Winder Dreams Participation

Holiday World of Color Winter Dreams Participation
Two Ways to Join the Holiday Fun!

Holiday Card Submissions

Disneyland Annual Passholders are being asked to get in the holiday spirit early this year and get their holiday card made! Well, not the card you would send you your friends and family but a special card to be shared in the special holiday version of the World of Color show at Disney California Adventure called Winter Dreams.

All you need to do is draw a picture, 4”x6” in size and mail it to the specified address by October 4th. Just have it postmarked by October 4th to have it accepted for consideration. You can also take it into the park and turn it in at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney. There will be a drop box there for them.

Just keep it Family Friendly and free of copyrighted logo’s and such. Disney characters are welcomed if you can draw them. From what I’ve heard they do not yet have a sufficient number of holiday cards turned in.

Here is a link for more information on submitting your holiday card:

World of Color Winter Dreams Honor Choir

Another way to get involved with the World of Color Winter Dreams is to join the WoC Winter Dreams Honor Choir. You do not need to be an Annual Passholder for this!

New and experienced singers are welcome to go to the link and download a copy of the music. The song is called “Glow” and was written by Eric Whitacre for the show. You can then take some time to learn the music before making a video of you singing the song. You will submit the video and wait to see if you are chosen. Deadline for submissions is October 6th!

From what I can see your location does not matter. All the singers will be joined online to make the recording!

Here is the link to get more information on the WoC Winter Dreams Honor Choir:

This is a great way to be part of the Holiday Magic at the Disneyland Resort!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chef Oscar

Chef Oscar

Have you ever wondered why the food at the Carnation Café, Main Street USA, Disneyland is always so good and always of the same fantastic quality? I think it can be attributed to Chef Oscar Martinez.

In the mornings you can find Oscar outside on the sidewalk of Main Street USA welcoming guests to the park with a smile, wave and/or a hug. As the day goes on you will see him walking around the Carnation Café shaking hands, sitting at a table chatting with guests, and posing for pictures.

December 29th Oscar will reach a milestone at Disneyland having worked at the park for 57 years! He and his wife started working at the park in 1956 as a busboy cleaning tables in the Fantasyland restaurants. Shortly after he was moved to the Carnation Café where he worked his way up to head chef. His wife worked at the park serving ice cream in another restaurant on Main Street. In fact Walt Disney would specifically ask for Oscar’s wife to make his vanilla malts because he like the way she made them the best.
Oscar with Mickey
accepting his statue for 55 years of service in 2011.

Oscar's Statue for 55 years of service.
Dopey is holding a real diamond!
 When Oscar is not working at the Carnation Café he is helping to train new Cast Members to the “Disney Way” of doing things. In fact if you look at the Disney Jobs site online you will see his smiling face at the top. He is a Disney treasure and a joy to meet. He is exactly the type of person Walt wanted working in his parks. He is humble, quiet, personable and willing to go the extra step to make a guest happy.

A couple of years ago major renovation to the Carnation Café was done. The restaurant Oscar had worked in and loved for so many years was shut down for months for the remodel. Oscar was going to retire but Disneyland Management came to him and asked him to stay. He was told he could make his own schedule and work as few or as many hours as he wished. Thankfully he stayed! Oscar no longer cooks (Even though some of his recipes are still on the menu.) he is a good will ambassador for the park.

So the next time you are in the park stop by the Carnation Café and say hi to Oscar!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review ~ Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life By David A. Bossert

Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life
By David A. Bossert

I was excited to get an email from Disney Publication asking me to review this book. I said yes right away and waited for the book to arrive in the mail. I got the book at 12:30 pm Saturday and by 5 pm the same day I had finished it! That included several breaks necessary because my dear husband kept interrupting me! Yes the book is that good! At 208 pages and full of wonderful pictures it is an easy and engaging read.

Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life is well titled. The book is a collection of stores told by David Bossert and those he asked to share their stories and memories of Roy E. Disney. It is a collection of photos that show snapshots of an amazing and complex life. This book revels the multifaceted person that was Roy E. Disney. It shows both his dedication to his family’s legacy, the art of animation and his passion for life lived to the fullest.

David Bossert came onto the Disney Animation staff at a time in Disney Studio history when change was needed and leadership lacking. Roy E. Disney stepped up and took charge and brought the studio back to its former glory. David shares his memories of Roy E. both at the studio and out. Throughout the book David’s great respect and love for Roy E. shines through. The relationship both personal and professional was a long and deep one. They worked together on many wonderful movies such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Time Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, and many others. He helped Roy E. Disney work on Fantasia 2000 and even worked on finishing a project that Walt Disney started in the 1940’s with Salvador Dali, called Destino. In his role as Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios he is currently overseeing numerous other projects for various divisions across The Walt Disney Company globally.

The book is humorous and pungent. It makes you laugh at Roy E.’s antics and cheer when you read the stories of how he saved Disney Animation Studio not once but twice. I know I also wanted to cry when I read about his battles to save his father’s and uncle’s legacy. I did cry when David shared Roy E.’s valiant fight with cancer.

These stories were shared with class and dignity. This book was reviling and yet respectful of Roy E., Patricia Disney (Roy’s 1st wife) and Leslie (Roy’s 2nd wife) along with the entire Disney family.

I highly recommend this book for any true Disney fan. It is a glimpse into the history of the Disney Studio, Disney Family and mostly Roy E. Disney. 

This book is available at all book seller sites and stores.

In the next 2 weeks I hope to interview David Bossert and will share that interview here on my blog.

Here is a link to my interview with David Bossert:

Buttons and Fun Galore


There is always something to celebrate and some of the best places to celebrate are the Disney Parks and Cruise. Disney has a celebration button for every celebration event! Take a look at my collection! Some I got at the parks when celebrating and some I traded for. All are fun to me!

No matter what the celebration to get your button stop in at Guest Relations and tell them what you are celebrating! You do NOT have to be there on the day to be celebrating. You may have a birthday in August but decide to wait until November to celebrate at Disney. No problem, Disney will give you the button! They understand that schedules do not always allow you to take your vacation on your special day.

One of the most popular reasons to celebrate at a Disney Destination is a Birthday! Here are the “Happy Birthday” buttons from the parks and cruise.

Another reason to visit is your Anniversary and Disney has “Happy Anniversary” buttons for the happy couple!

Celebrating your Happily Ever After? There’s a “Happily Ever After” button for that!!

Disney did have “Just Engaged” buttons to give happy couples that got engaged at the parks, but sadly these have been discontinued.

The blushing bride and her hansom groom can have “Just Married” buttons! I'm still working on getting one from WDW.

Did your child lose a tooth on the cruise or at the park? There is an “I’ve Lost a Tooth” button to make them feel special! I only have the Cruise button but I’m working on the park versions and I know they have them at the hotels. Disney Cruise has the “Tooth Fairy” leave the button along with a certificate stating they lost their tooth on the cruise and a gift certificate to the ship gift shop on the child’s bed. (Your room steward will be happy to help the “Tooth Fairy” by leaving the gift pack.) I don’t know if the land based Disney Destinations do the same.

There is an “I’m Celebrating Button” that goes along with all the others. If someone in your party is celebrating their birthday the rest of the party gets an “I’m Celebrating” button.

Is it your first visit to the parks? Well stop in at Guest Relations and ask for a “First Visit” button!

For those that do something nice or just catch the attention of a Cast Member that happens to have one there is the prize of the buttons the “Honorary Citizen” parks buttons! WDW generally does not give these out much but DLR is much more giving with them. I found a small amount of money on the ground at Disneyland and took it to City Hall and turned it in. My reward was my prized “Honorary Citizen” button. Someone found a Duffy Bear I lost in the park and set up a time to meet at the park to return it. I told Guest Relations and they gave me a HC button to give the nice person.

DLR has two very fun buttons not available at WDW or on the cruise. Disneyland Resort has several Facebook pages. Disneyland (official FB page), Disneyland Annual Passholder, Disneyland Today and Disney California Adventure Today. If you follow DL Today and DCA Today’s FB pages and Twitter feed you will find out where they are giving out these two fun buttons for a few hours during each week. During the summer months they are out and about often giving out the “I’m Following DL/DCA” buttons almost every day in different locations. During the “off season” they only do it a couple of days a week. Sometimes you can get more than just a button! Sometimes they are also giving away Ear Hats, Fastpasses or cookies. Often there is a riddle to solve to find them and only the first limited number of people get the “extra goodie” above the button.

Some restaurants also have buttons that you are given when you eat there. I do have a few from DLR.

Other discontinued buttons are the “Family Reunion” and “Magical Gathering”. I only have them from WDW and never saw them at DLR. When I asked I was told they were discontinued.

Here is a suggestion. If your family is spending several days at Disney celebrate something different each day! Celebrate a different family member’s birthday each day until each has had their “Birthday” and then celebrate your Anniversary if married. That way everybody gets their special celebration and button. Disney Cruise Line is most happy to accommodate with this bringing out special deserts at dinner and the Parks don’t mind either!