Face painting at Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun! I love seeing the kids walking around all dolled up, you can tell they are feeling fine! Face painting is also a great cheaper alternative to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League.
Face painting at Walt Disney World is actually an outsourced service. The company that does the painting does almost all of the faces at every theme park in Orlando, so you know they have to be good (especially since Disney hires them)! The price ranges from about $8.00-$20.00 depending on what design you or your child chooses. My daughter always seems to choose the mid range designs and we have never spent more than $12.00. What is great here is that they have both boy and girl designs so you can get your little ones all dolled up in the same location. That makes it easier than running back and forth between the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League!
The artists that work inside the face painting booths are great! I personally have never seen a bad design walk out from under the tents! They are able to crank the designs out so quickly, it is not going to take much time out of your day at all! Something else I really liked about the face painting option was that the artist asked me if it was okay to put the lipstick on my daughter. Now I have absolutely no problem with her wearing full on makeup, in fact she has a very full container of makeup in her room, but I know some parents are against little ones looking so grown up! So you are able to opt out of the lips if its something you normally try to avoid.
Now I know what you are thinking, Jackie — it is almost summer. You mean to tell me you are encouraging me to get my childs face painted in the midst of the Florida heat? But get this! The paint that they use is more like dry stage makeup so it almost dries to the touch instantly. Now while I would discourage heavy face rubbing, my daughter has touched and bumped hers without smearing.
And here is the best part- Be sure to save your receipt stub because throughout the day you can come back for touch ups!
Who knew right!? I love to take my daughter back to the tent where we had hers done right before we go to dinner and have them touch it up. They also add lots more glitter and make her feel super snazzy! I’m telling you these artists are first class!
If you are wondering where you should get the face painting done, no worries! You can find a face painting tent in every park and at Downtown Disney! But if you are asking me where I would recommend I would suggest the tent by Ghiradelli at Downtown Disney. Normally the manager can be found hanging out down there and he is really nice! If you are lucky he might even paint your child – and he is the best! The people that work the booths are really nice and work if its hot or cold, so remember to treat them well and give them a tip if you see fit! They will and can gladly accept them!
Have you had your kids face painted in the park? If so head over to our facebook page - HERE – and upload a picture! We would love to see what your child picked out!
- 30 Things To Do At Disney World: Peter Pan’s Flight (mydreamsofdisney.com)
- A Relaxing Evening at Walt Disney World – Tambu Lounge (chipandco.com)
Walt Disney World IS the very best vacation a person can take, in my opinion. It is so fun and an on the go vacation. But sometimes enough is enough and you and your family could really use a break from being over walked and over stimulated inside the theme parks! No worries – you can have a wonderful relaxing evening on Walt Disney property and still feel immersed in the Disney spirit! You never know, it could end up being your very favorite evening on vacation!
When I need a break from the Parks in the evenings, there is only one place I turn to. I load up my crew and journey to the Tambu Lounge on the second floor of the Polynesian Resort! The second you hit the lobby of the Polynesian Resort you already feel like you have escaped into a relaxing resort oasis. It looks and smells tropical!
The Tambu Lounge is a tropical oasis on the second floor right by the Kona Cafe and OHana‘s. That does mean this area can get quite crowded in the evenings, however that’s something I like about it! People flowing in and out of the lounge is really fun, everyone is in a great mood and I love talking to other people on vacation! There is bar seating and tables and chairs scattered throughout the area. Come and sit as long as you would like! There is a flat screen tv showing ESPN, which the guys love and another tv playing the Disney Channel, which the kiddos love!
If you have little children and watch Disney Junior, I am sure you have heard and watched Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Catchy songs and fun pirates make this show great for preschoolers and their moms ! But in case you have missed the show here is what it is all about:
The show revolves around a group of three children (two boys and a girl) who are pirates in Never Land (vs. Peter Pan’s Neverland), looking for treasure. Their main challenges revolve around Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and Tick-Tock the Crocodile from Peter Pan. Captain Hook usually sees Jake and his crew doing something fun and steals it from them, and Jake and his crew have to get it back. After they succeed, Jake and his crew count their gold doubloons (which they receive after solving each “pirate problem”).
I recently had a chance to talk to the only girl pirate on the show, Izzy voiced by Madison Pettis! Both the character Izzy and Madison herself are great girls and I had a great time getting to know a little bit more about both.
Jackie: I have a 5 year old daughter and we LOVE Jake and the Neverland Pirates! What is your favorite part about being on the show?
Madison: I really love playing Izzy, she is such a fun character. Being the only girl on the show, she is all about girl power and strength and that is a lot of fun!
Jackie: Izzy has to be a pretty special character to be the only girl pirate around! Besides her girl power what else makes her special?
Madison: Her Pixie Dust is pretty special! It was only given to Izzy, by the fairies, in case of emergency!
Jackie: Disney’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns was released to DVD April 3rd, what is your favorite part of the movie?
Madison: That Peter Pan actually shows up! In past episodes there has been mention of him and we can see him in the stars, but until now he has never made an appearance! It makes the movie super special to have him in it!
Jackie: Anything fun coming up on the show you can tell us about?
Madison: Be on the lookout for a lot more songs, we have been recording a lot. They are super catchy!
Jackie: And because we love Disney so much around here I have to ask, You have a birthday in a few months – any chance you will be spending it at Walt Disney World?
Madison: You know what, that is a great idea! I haven’t made any plans yet but we did spend my brothers birthday there a few years ago. Seriously, thank you that was a great idea!!
So fans heading to Disney in the early part of July, keep your eyes out you might catch a glimpse of Jake and the Neverland Pirates star Madison Pettis. She is a very nice young lady at the end of our conversation we chatted a bit about how much I appreciated her kindness and her being a role model for our young kids. Getting to know her a little bit better has made me want to support the show even more. She really cares about what she is doing and is a hard worker! You will also get a chance to see Madison Pettis on a few upcoming episodes of Lab Rats on Disney XD, so be on the lookout for that!
If you get a chance head out to your local store and purchase the all new DVD Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns!
- Interview with Jonathan Morgan Heit of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns” (chipandco.com)
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns (Jacob’s First Vlog) (prettyopinionated.com)
Jane By Design is an all new show on ABC Family that just finished its first season! The superstar cast and excellent writers have put all they had into this dynamite new show!
Win a copy of Jane by Design before you can buy it! Click here to enter!
When Jane Quimby is mistaken for an adult during an internship interview at a hip fashion company, Donovan Decker, she gets hired on as an assistant to the all powerful Gray Chandler Murray. The show from there is all about how Jane balances her life as a high school girl – from dances to classes and dating – and her new adult life as the right hand wom-”man” to one of the most powerful people at her new company. High school is hard enough, but keeping such a big secret from everyone except her best friend Billy, even harder! Jane makes it from homeroom to Paris in one episode and baseball games to fashion shows in the next.
The Cast includes:
- Erica Dasher as Jane Quimby
- Andie MacDowell as Gray Chandler Murray
- Nicholas Roux as Billy Nutter
- Rowly Dennis as Jeremy Jones
- India de Beaufort as India Jordain
- Meagan Tandy as Lulu Pope
- Matthew Atkindon as Nick Fadden
- David Rogers as Ben Quimby
Jane By Design has a rating of TV-14 and I agree with the rating. There are some situations that are only appropriate for older eyes. Things that generally go along with high school age kids are apart of this TV show. Although nothing crosses the line I think it is a good rating for the show. I did let my little girl be in the room while I watched but she was busy playing with toys. One thing I really enjoyed was this show was not filled with heavy language, which was refreshing!
I really enjoyed watching Jane By Design and cannot wait for the next season. This show is fun, flirty, and relatable. Everyone has had a dream at some point in there life and it is fun to think about how far you would go to make that happen! You can’t help but find yourself routing for Jane as she goes on her adventure of a lifetime!
Jane By Design Season 1 comes out on DVD March 20, 2012! Hopefully you will pick up a copy and check it out!
- ABC Family’s Jane By Design – Challenge! (delightfullydisney.com)
- Win a Jane By Design: Complete First Season DVD! (chipandco.com)
ABC Family’s hit show JANE BY DESIGN: VOLUME 1 will be releasing on DVD on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Starring Erica Dasher (The Lake) and Andie McDowell (Groundhog Day, Shortcuts), JANE BY DESIGN: VOLUME 1 tells the story of sixteen year-old Jane (Dasher), who when mistaken for an adult finds herself working for a high-powered executive (Andie McDowell) at a hip fashion house. From classes to couture, relive all the drama, romance and non-stop excitement as Jane juggles her life as a regular teenager and her job in the cutthroat world of fashion…all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.
Volume 1 of the Hot New ABC Family Show Available on DVD March 20
Relive all the Drama and Excitement Just Two Weeks After the Season Finale
When mistaken for an adult, sixteen year-old Jane (Erica Dasher) finds herself working for a high-powered executive (Andie McDowell) at a hip fashion house. From classes to couture, relive all the drama, romance and non-stop excitement as Jane juggles her life as a regular teenager and her job in the cutthroat world of fashion…all while trying to keep her true identity a secret. Bring home ABC Family’s Jane By Design: Volume 1, available on DVD March 20th, just two weeks after the season finale!
Erica Dasher (The Lake) as Jane Quimby
Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Shortcuts) as Gray Chandler Murray
Nicholas Roux (Lemonade Mouth) as Billy Nutter
Rowly Dennis (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) as Jeremy Jones
India de Beaufort (TV’s “One Tree Hill”) as India Jourdain
Meagan Tandy (10 Things I Hate About You) as Lulu Pope
Matthew Atkinson (TV’s “CSI”) as Nick Fadden
David Rogers (TV’s “Cougar Town”) as Ben Quimby
Gavin Polone (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey) and April Blair (Lemonade Mouth)
Street Date: March 20, 2012
Rating: TV-14 DLSV in U.S.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 430 minutes
Suggested Retail Price: 2-Disc DVD = $29.99 (U.S. only release)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1/Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- Jane By Design: Volume 1 on DVD March 20 (chipandco.com)
- Official ABC Family’s Jane by Design Opening (chipandco.com)
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