Disney Family.com announced today the first ever Take a Chance – Make a Change Contest inspiring people to visit GetHatched.com, Disney Online’s latest Web site created with award winning actress Teri Hatcher. The contest encourages people to share a life-long goal that they have yet to achieve, with the grand prize winner receiving $10,000 to put toward fulfilling their goal or improving an area of their life that they have always wanted to change. The contest will run through July 26, 2010.
“We are delighted to launch the first ever Take A Chance – Make a Change Contest with Teri and help make an unfulfilled dream become a reality for one lucky person,” said Emily Smith, vice president of Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio. “Whether a woman’s goal is to return to school, learn a foreign language, or be more adventurous, we invite women to ‘hatch out’ of their shell and submit their story to us.”
“GetHatched was created to celebrate women, to help them rediscover and reinvent themselves. This contest is giving a woman a chance to do something for herself and achieve a personal goal that may have been deferred to responsibilities of life circumstances,” stated Ms. Hatcher.
The grand prize winner and their winning story will be announced on the site in August.
Click the picture above to enter.
GetHatched.com, ‘A Chicks Guide to Life,’ is an online destination that balances having fun, finding inspiration, and gaining understanding from other women. The site offers a decidedly unique take on popular topics for women including beauty, relationships, style, health and happiness. The site is produced by Disney Family.com, with creative and editorial content and insight provided by Ms. Hatcher and a team of experts.
For more details and official entry guidelines for the Take a Chance – Make a Change contest, visit GetHatched.com. For ongoing news updates, follow us on Twitter at @GetHatchedNews or visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GetHatched.
I was in shock when I read this article from Anonymouse earlier this month about Disney possibly dropping desserts from the Dining Plan.
I am by nature a Dessertarian. I fell in love with the Desserts at Disney ever since my very first visit to Walt Disney World. For me what did me in was the Bread Pudding at Ohana’s!
What is a Dessertarian? It is someone who loves desserts of course. Someone who drools over bowls of ice cream. Thinks Cakes & Pies should be one of the food groups. Dreams of all desserts having 0 calories and 100% fat free.
Disney really puts a lot of time, thought, imagination, and effort into their foods including their desserts. (I would love to have a job taste testing the Disney Foods before they go out into general consumption. Disney if your listening and need a taste tester I am your man!) With names like the Kitchen Sink, Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, and Chocolate Moose you can tell Disney has a sense of humor. But this is no laughing matter!
At Disney there are endless choices for foodies like myself. From traditional American fare to unique one of a kind meal choices like Polynesian, Moroccan, and even African Fusion. But I am not telling your anything you already didn’t know.
My wife and I are avid Disney Dining Plan users. I like the Deluxe plan the best! It is a lot of food but allows us to go to restaurants that we normally would not go to. Think of it as a layaway plan for your Disney Meals. We try to book all the best Disney Casual Service Restaurants as we can like Ohana, Sanaa, Coral Reef, etc. The desserts there are some of the best available at Walt Disney World.
So when I found out that Disney was going to drop desserts from the dining plan I became LIVID! You can take away my appetizer, you can take away my alcohol but do not mess with my desserts!
If Disney is going to do this to keep costs down, or to get America healthy that is cool I totally understand that. But Disney needs to give us an option to add a Disney Dessert Dining Plan to our choices. Make it an additional option like alcohol. Shoot if you really wanted to give users the ultimate choices allow them to pick:
- Add Appetizers
- Add Alcohol
- Add Pop & More
- Add Dessert
- Add Tips
to their meal plans. Make a buffet of choices they can add to their meals.
This is Disney were talking about here, an innovator when it comes to new ideas and possibilities. They rocked the theme park industry with Fast Pass, and Park Hopping. I don’t see why they should pull desserts from the meal plan at all or if they do they need to give us Dessertarians an option to continue to indulge in those delicious, delectable, and delightful Disney Desserts!
Now is your chance to Chime in and let us know what you think. If you a Dessertarian and think they should leave the meal plans alone stand up and be counted!
Viva la Disney Desserts!
Where is it? 50s Prime Time Cafe Hollywood Studios, Disney World
What is it? Chocolate Brownie Covered in Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream, Cracker Jacks, and M&M’s.
Why you want it? A simple but yet delicious treat after a hearty meal.
Photo Credit: by Disney
If you have a Disney Food Confession email email@example.com or let us know on the Disney Food Confessions.. He is accepting Food ideas or Photos if you have them!
The Laughing Place is reporting on Summer Cooking Classes in Downtown Disney again this year:
Calling all aspiring chefs! Heading to Disney for summer vacation this year? Take a break from the crazy theme parks and hit the kitchen for Levy Restaurant’s Adult Cooking Class!
Since they were so successful for the kids, three of Downtown Disney’s hottest restaurants, Portobello, Fulton’s Crab House and Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe are hosting a one day, progressive adults only cooking class on Saturday, July 10th, 2010.
Whether you are looking to learn how to make a delicious meal for your family or you just need a break from the rides, a day in the kitchen is the perfect option for a unique and fun interactive activity! The progressive class will take place from 11 AM to 2:00 PM and is $59.95 per person.
Adults will learn how make the restaurant’s signature recipes and will enjoy their own creations with complementing wine pairings. What a perfect way to spend a summer Saturday!
Click here for details.
Disney’s new Hawaii resort, Aulani, will be taking it’s first hotel reservations on August 2, 2010 for travel starting on August 29, 2011.
The 360 hotel room/481 multi-bedroom vacation villa resort, designed for family travel, has been under construction since last summer on 21 acres of beachfront at West Oahu’s Ko Olina Resort & Marina.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts first announced the Hawaii resort project in October 2007, shortly after purchasing the Ko Olina acreage. Ground was broken on the project—then called Disney Vacation Club Resort Hawaii—in November 2008.
Disney’s design plans for the Aulani Resort & Spa include 48,685-square-feet of outdoor features, including a centerpiece “wonderland of water” featuring snorkeling lagoons, river pools, sunset-facing hot tubs, waterfalls, water slides, fishponds, pathways and tide pools stocked with native sea life. The resort will also include an 18,000-foot family-friendly spa, two restaurants, kids clubs, wedding lawn and a 14,545-square-foot convention and banquet facility. The resort also claims one of the man-made crescent lagoons along the Ko Olina shoreline.
Disney has said that it plans to market the Hawaii resort toward luxury family travel.
Hotel rooms available to book: August 2, 2010
Resort Open for Hotel guest stays: August 29, 2011
Call Pixie Vacations to plan your Disney Aulani Vacation 678-815-1584
Or contact one of the agents at PixieVacations website
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