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I am proud to write for such a successful website as Chip & Company. This family of writers is truly a group of regular people who happen to be crazy about all things Disney. Some are a little more fanatical about it than others, but, you know, we love them anyway!
Several of us C&C writers run blogs and fan sites of our own, and we are often asked how to go about doing that. So I thought I’d share some tips of the trade, let you in on a few secrets, and maybe inspire you to pixie dust the internet with your own Disney passion.
Find your niche. We already know you’re an avid Disney fan—you’re reading Chip & Company! What do you have to say about The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland) or The Most Magical Place on Earth (Walt Disney World)? What makes your voice stand out? What can you offer that’s different from what’s already out there? An average, run-of-the-mill blog wouldn’t be very Disney-like. How can you plus the experience?
Who can resist this delicious Disney dessert? The Dole Whip! Once you had one your body will crave it..
Here is how to make your own Dole Whip’s at home. All you need is the mix from Unified Enterprises and a ice cream maker. I would use one that allows you to make soft serve ice cream.
Quick Tip – I found a nice Cuisinart that I am going to order from here. It’s $74 new or $60 used. Will be good for making regular ice cream after I make some Dole Whips!
Check out the video below from Inside the Magic where they use a regular ice cream maker and whip up some yummy treats!
In need of a Halloween costume idea? Our friends at The Pirates League can help — they’re offering an easy way to become a pirate. The process starts with makeup to create a black eye. Highlights around black makeup near the eye make it appear as though it’s puffy and an ordinary red eyeliner pencil make the eye look “sore.”
Next, creating a scar to go with the black eye is done with a sponge and a pencil. To draw the scar, start at the corner of the eye and move down in a wave. And to make the scar look more realistic, add white to the top of the scar line and add black to the bottom. Then, a few lines across the scar make it appear as if there are stitches. And finally, a few dabs of black makeup around the chin and cheeks create a pirate’s beard. Check out the video to see it all come together.
By the way, The Pirates League is accepting reservations when you call (407) 939-2739. Theme park admission is required. Also, we have more information at disneyworld.com.
Walt Disney World Mousekeepers are a talented bunch! Not only are they skilled at tucking in sheets and cleaning up after weary vacationers, but they can work magic with an ordinary washcloth. Add a few pipe cleaners and some stickers and you have a butterfly. Some creatively folded towels in the middle of your bed forms a hidden Mickey. Mousekeeping has turned towel folding into art.
But at the end of the night the towel shape I like to see best is the toothbrush holder. I know it isn’t as showy as a towel animal, but it is just so helpful to have. On my last trip, I carefully took my towel toothbrush holder to two Disney resorts and on a Disney cruise! I was tempted after my trip to keep this towel gem, but I didn’t want to be banned from Disney, so I carefully disassembled the washcloth and am here to show you how you can make your own toothbrush cozy for your hotel room.
Step One: Fold any standard washcloth diagonally.
Step Two: Fold the bottom edge up about a half inch.
Step Three: Flip the washcloth over
Step Four: Roll the towel.
Step Five: Insert the end of the towel into the back fold.
That’s it! Now you can make your own toothbrush holder and bring a little bit of Disney Magic to your vacations.
Tracie is the author of Kid Tips for Walt Disney World. Visit http://VacationFieldGuides.com to learn how your child’s tip can be featured in the next Kid Tip book.