Disney Blogger Spring Giveaway – an Eggstra Special $150 Disney Gift Card


Disney Blogger Spring Giveaway ~
an Eggstra Special $150 Disney Gift Card


Well, it’s technically Spring even though lots of my friends up North are continuing to get snow. It’s been pretty toasty down here for the last month or so and it’s going to cool off this week a bit. I have to tell you, I’m pretty happy about that!

I’ve joined up with some Disney blogging friends for an Eggstra Special Giveaway Event. One of our lucky readers will win a $150 Disney Gift Card and a Bambi and Thumper Pin Set!

Win it!

The giveaway will run from Monday, March 31, 2014 until April 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

More ways to enter! There is a daily entry for more chances to win. You can enter right here on the blog or from my Jackie’s Magical Moments Facebook Page.

The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter after verification of entries and notified by email.

To officially accept the prize the winner must reply by email within 48 hours. Please make sure that you provide an email address that you check regularly.

The giveaway is open to United States residents only, ages 18 yrs old and up.

The lucky winner will be announced right here on Jackie’s Magical Moments, after the winner has accepted their prize.

Entering is easy through the Rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway is made possible by contributions from an awesome group of Disney Bloggers.

Listed in no particular order of fabulousness:

Disney Mamas 

Don’t forget to enter daily! Good luck!

Did YOU See Maleficent?!


Did YOU See Maleficent?!

As I was teaching a ballet class this week one of my students burst out with, “Did you see Maleficent!” To which I was quite happy to respond with,”YES! And I get to blog about it!” So put your curly horns on people, and here we go!

Last Sunday during the Grammy Awards®, Disney had a surprise for its fans: a super awesome sneak peek at its upcoming film, Maleficent. Everyone watched on the edge of their couch cushions as this familiar villain took on a new face.   Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, is a dark fantasy prequel to Sleeping Beauty, where we are supposed to learn more about this villain’s side of the story than we did before.  The film will be released to theaters May 30th, 2014. If you missed it the first time, or just want to view it for the 32nd time, here is the film tidbit that everyone is talking about:

Yah, THAT’S what we are ALL talking about! Consider yourself officially informed. Now, I will give you just a minute to click to your Google calendars and write “Maleficent date night” on May 30th. ……….. Ok, back!

So were you intrigued by the sneak peek’s background music? Me too! Good news! In an effort to increase our anticipation (which is totally working btw), Disney has also released the Lana Del Ray’s rendition of “Once Upon a Dream” featured as a free download on Google Play through Monday, February 3rd.

In general, sneak peeks and trailers of all kinds seem to get my head spinning with questions, and Maleficent is no exception… starting with, Angela Jolie’s makeup artistry. To be honest with you, my first reaction was, “Holy Cheekbones, Batman!” But really, the whole costume, makeup included, is REALLY fabulous. But it got me thinking about the original Maleficent. Wasn’t her face a shade of green in Disney’s 1959 movie? Will we get to see her skin turn green? Or is this pale but not green face just the modern interpretation of her character?

Speaking of which, I love, love, love, the artistic imagery themes that have been chosen. The images are very much rooted in the original style of Sleeping Beauty, paying a deep respect to its mastermind, Eyvind Earle. But at the same time, a fresh interpretation is given as well. I love especially the green, wispy evil magic visuals. Well done director, Robert Stromberg. This will be a wildly artistic movie and likely an amazing experience to watch.

Is it May 30th yet?

What was your favorite part of the sneak peek?

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Famous Fairytale Character Inspired Ever After Dolls


Ever After High Dolls from left to right:
Briar Beauty, Apple White, Raven Queen, and Madeline Hatter.
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Famous Fairytale Character
Inspired Ever After Dolls


We’re just hanging out watching the Disney Channel, as per the norm around here, when a commercial comes on for a new line of dolls that are the daughters of some very familiar Disney Fairytale Characters so my Ears perked up! My daughter was into Barbie for maybe a year or two of her 12 years, but that was mainly because of a friend loving them! She about flipped and had to rewind the TV upon seeing this commercial because she just HAD to show them to me! She heard something about the Mad Hatter’s daughter and that was it! Well, I think they’re pretty cool too! Check them out….


If your daughter isn’t into the typical Barbie dolls this Holiday season, one of these brand new Ever After High dolls might be just the thing!

Not only are these beautiful dolls available as pictured above in their “school” attire, but they are also available in dressed in their VERY fancy Legacy Day dresses…

Daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Briar Beauty Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Briar Beauty
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Evil Queen; Raven Queen Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Evil Queen; Raven Queen
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Snow White; Apple White Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Snow White; Apple White
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

And just have a look at this pair!

Daughter of Cinderella; Ashlynn Ella {Ever After Royal} and Son of the Hunstman; Hunter Huntsman {Ever After Rebel} Photo Courtesy: EverAfter.com

Daughter of Cinderella; Ashlynn Ella {Ever After Royal}
Son of the Hunstman; Hunter Huntsman {Ever After Rebel}
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Madeline Hatter is the one on my shopping list this Christmas! Let me know what you think about these gorgeous dolls in the comments below!

Tour Around the Kingdom FLASH Giveaway on Facebook

I’ve teamed up with some Disney blogging friends to bring you a 24-hour tour of FUN!

I am giving away a “Live Like There’s No Midnight” plaque from Hallmark’s awesome line of Disney gifts!

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To enter to win, head over to my Facebook page and like this status. Then, leave a comment ON THAT POST telling me your favorite off-the-beaten-path activity at Disney Parks. You’ll get bonus entries for sharing the pic/giveaway on Facebook too!

Once you have entered, head over to the Love Our Disney Facebook page to see the fun they’re giving away. There are 12 in all and I’ve listed all [but one] of the prizes below:

Love Our Disney http://facebook.com/Loveourdisney
Prize: Little Mermaid Blu-Ray/DVD combo

Big Fat Panda http://facebook.com/pandavisionvideos
Prize: Brand New Vinylmation

Living With the Magic http://facebook.com/livingwiththemagic
Prize: Mickey and Minnie Mouse Chalkboard Count Down to Disney

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse http://facebook.com/magical.mouse.schoolhouse

Disney Babies Blog http://facebook.com/disneybabiesblog
Prize: 2014 Unofficial Guide to WDW (Or DL – winners choice)

I Am a Disney Nerd http://facebook.com/IAmADisneyNerd
Prize: “101 Disneyland Tips” by Cam Bowman book

Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW http://facebook.com/gfdfwdw
Prize: Mickey Ears

The Adult Side of Disney http://facebook.com/theadultsideofdisney
Prize: Large Mickey Mouse Mug with hot cocoa mix and a Mickey Nerd tree ornament

Temporary Tourist http://facebook.com/temporarytourist
Prize: WDW 2013 Scrapbook Kit

Disney Musings http://facebook.com/disneymusings
Prize: Brave Little Tailor ornament

Disney Dose http://facebook.com/disneydose
Prize: Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection

The Tour starts at 6:00 p.m. Walt Disney World time 12/8 and runs until 6:00 p.m. Walt Disney World time 12/9!

Have fun and best of luck!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Facebook.

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Win A $100 Disney Gift Card For The Holidays


Win A $100 Disney Gift Card For The Holidays


Hi, everyone! I’ve once again partnered with some blogging buddies of mine to bring you a chance to win a $100 Disney Gift Card! On top of this great giveaway, my Dragyn friend has been working really hard to provide some pretty awesome products this year for her annual “Dear Santa…Love, Dragyn” event! Read on for all the details….

DragynAlly has been really good this year and she’s sharing her wish list with the world in the “Dear Santa…Love Dragyn” holiday gift guide. Featuring over twenty giveaways from brands that are good for guys, dolls, adults and kids the Dragyn’s Lair is coming at you with fun and exciting products for all ages! Products from the likes of Safari Ltd, May Designs, and Playmates Toys.

Starting today you can have the chance to win books, toys and personalized gifts. There’s even a resort stay at the Valley Forge Hotel and Casino. A fan of more “grown-up” fare? Then you can win a gift certificate to go towards a bottle from Plagido’s Winery or a cool product from Curvy Bride NJ. From now until December 11th you can enter to win these great products and even a gift card for $100!

DragynAlly wants to help you find the hottest, coolest, and sexiest gifts for the holidaze season in time to make your shopping list before Black Friday even rolls around. Now you’ll know what to ask Santa for this year or have the perfect idea for a gift to make a special someone’s wish come true! So come on over to the Dragyn’s Lair to see all the fun!

We’ve got a simple Rafflecopter entry for you again! Wishing you all the best of luck!

Thank you: The Fronkensteen Lounge MapleMouseMama DISTherapy Pursuing the Magic Magical Mouse Schoolhouse Jackie’s Magical Moments Return to Disney Tricia Ballad Author My Pixie Dust Diary

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Who Wants To Win Some Disney Christmas Souvenirs?


Who Wants To Win Some Disney Christmas Souvenirs?


Those of you who know me, know that Halloween happens to be my VERY FAVORITE holiday and the fact that the folks at Walt Disney World make it last for almost TWO months? Well, that’s the best ever. But the instant Halloween is over and the last Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is over, it’s Christmas at Magic Kingdom Park!

In fact, the very first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was held on November 8th and the Park is looking very festive all dressed up in its Holiday finest! I can’t wait to go down and enjoy a few of our family’s favorite activities like watching it “snow” on Main Street USA, touring the monorail Resorts and looking at the amazing Gingerbread House creations!

We were never able to visit Walt Disney World during the Holiday season before our move across the country. We’d come once a year and usually chose to come in the Fall because of Free Dining promotions that were available. Well, now that we live in Florida, we head over more often so we get a chance to take in all of the gorgeous sights and sounds of the season.

If you’re not heading to Walt Disney World this Winter season, have no fear! I’ve teamed up with some of my blogging buddies to offer you a cheery prize pack full of Disney Christmas Souvenirs! We’ve got a real simple Rafflecopter entry below.

One Lucky Winner will receive a Walt Disney World Holiday Popcorn Bucket, a Walt Disney World Holiday Coffee Mug, A Light-Up Mickey Mouse Necklace and a pair of the all new Light-Up Mickey Ears!

Best of luck to each of you!

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$1000 Disney Gift Cards Giveaway!


$1000 Disney Gift Cards Giveaway!


With the Holiday Season coming up on us fast and furious, I’m so excited to be taking part in a GIANT giveaway where you can win up to $1000 worth of Disney Gift Cards! Let’s face it, that could be a HUGE down payment on a family vacation! How cool would that be?

I’ve joined together with some pretty fantastic Disney Bloggers who’ve joined together and are giving away one [1] $500 gift card and two [2] $250 gift cards! Be sure to check out all of these fantastic blogs below who helped make this giveaway possible!

WDW ShutterbugMagical Vacations by MeMouzeKateerzMy Dreams of DisneyThe Adult Side of DisneyDisney’s Cheapskate Princess, Magical Mouse SchoolhouseFocused on the MagicDisney Day By Day, MousekejournalsMouse and Memos.comCan Do It MomThe Disney World FilesDisney With DanaDisney Babies BlogDisney Living Online, Love Our DisneyThe Disney KidsPixie Dust SavingsWDW HintsChip and CompanyMellywood’s MansionHome is Where the Mouse IsThe Dragyn’s LairA Disney Mom’s ThoughtsThe Temporary Tourist, Jackie’s Magical Moments, My Disney CloudTaking the Florida PlungeWalt LifeThe DisBroads, Mouse”cation”Heidi’s HeadWDW MagazineDad’s Guide to WDW, Great WDW TipsAbout the MousePixie Vacations by Bob, Tips from the Disney DivaPixie Vacations, Discovering the Magic Kingdom, and MousekaTools!

And, of course, the fine print…

The $1,000 in Disney Gift Card Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1st, 2013, and continues until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 11th, 2013.  The winners will be selected from all the eligible entries on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, and will be notified via email to the email address specified in their entry information.  The winners will have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to them to claim their prize, and if they fail to do so, another winner will be chosen.  The winners may also be notified via social media avenues, but they must claim their prize via email.

The giveaway is only open to people aged 18 years of age or older living in the United States only.  To enter, complete the entry details you find in the Rafflecopter widget below, and good luck everyone!  There are entries for every day of the giveaway, so keep coming back to get your maximum number of entries!

Wishing each one of you the very best of luck on your entries!

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Who Wants To Win A BRAND NEW Vera Bradley Disney Bag?


You guys, I’m so excited to have teamed up with a great group of Disney-blogging friends to bring you this fantastic opportunity to win one of the brand new Vera Bradley bags! I’ll be honest, I’ve never owned a Vera Bradley, but I sure do LOVE these and I might just need to make an investment when these designs are available for purchase in the Parks!

The VERY BEST part about this giveaway is that you will get to choose your pattern! My friend at Temporary Tourist will be at a special release party on 9/21/2013 to pick up your choice of these gorgeous bags!


Best of luck to each one of you!

Start: 8/27/13
End: 9/17/13

Winner MUST contact back within 24 hours with their choice of design (no guarantees on which pattern will be purchased, but every attempt will be made to purchase winner pattern choice). If winner has not responded within 24 hours, a NEW winner will be chosen. If that winner doesn’t respond in the 24 hours, then a pattern will be chosen by Aunesty Janssen of Temporary Tourist and a third winner will be selected on 9/21/13 with 24 hours to respond, and such will continue until a winner responds.

Value: The total value of the Vera Disney Pattern bag will not exceed $120

Entrants: This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec), if a winner from anywhere else is selected,they will be given the opportunity to pay the shipping fees (minus the amount for US shipping) or forfeit the win. You must be 18 or older to entry. Void where prohibited.

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Love the First Movie Poster for Saving Mr. Banks!!


For those of you who haven’t seen the new trailer for the film, I thought I’d tuck that in too! I’m insanely excited for this movie!!

For those of you wondering what the movie is about, here is the official boilerplate:

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan.

Web and mobile site: http://www.disney.com/savingmrbanks

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SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013!