Enter to win a $100 Disney Gift Card or 1 of 8 other prizes

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Mouze Kateerz has teamed up with some awesome fan pages and blogs to bring you a chance to win 1 of 9 prizes.

Here is what you have a chance to win when you enter!

1 $100 Disney Gift Card brought to you by Magical Vacations by Me
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1 $25 Disney Gift Card brought to you by Magical Vacations by Katy
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1 DVD of Thor: The Dark World brought to you by Magical Vacations by Becky
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1 Assortment of Disney Trading Pins brought to you by Lisa Petrarca – Disney Travel Specialist
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24 ” Sorcerer Mickey Plush brought to you by Magical Vacations by Todd
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1 You choose Mickey or Minnie appliqued t-shirt brought to you by Magical Vacations by Christy

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1 Mickey Hair Bow brought to you by Magical Vacations by Stephanie

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1 Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide To Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secerts by Stephen M. Barrett brought to you by Disney on a Dollar

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2 Disney Reusable Bags brought to you by Magical Vacations by April

Giveaway Details

The Giveaway begins at 12:15AM on Friday, February 21, 2014, and continues until 11:59PM on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  The winners will be selected from all the eligible entries on Monday, March 3, 2014, 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 , and good luck everyone!  There are entries for every day of the giveaway, so keep coming back to get your maximum number of entries!

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A Runner’s Life Is Not For Me????

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By Frances

I had the honor of cheering on my friend Lisa in her quest to complete the Dopey Challenge. What is the Dopey Challenge? It is a challenge that includes 4 days of back to back races where the runners complete 4 races. A 5K on Thursday (3.1 miles), 10K on Friday (6.2 miles), 1/2 Marathon on Saturday (13.1 miles) & a Full Marathon  on Sunday (26.2 miles) totaling 48.6 miles. There photowere 7,000 runners that registered to complete the Dopey Challenge in spring 2013.

I was expecting the weekend to be fun with the exception of getting up at 3:00 am. I also was there to just support Lisa and to cheer her on in what I would have considered … well, A Dopey Challenge! Saturday morning was my first morning to be in full cheer mode for her. Lisa’s mom, Patty, and I devised a plan that she would see her off at the start. I would see her at the Magic Kingdom. Patty would try to make it to the Magic Kingdom but was unsure if she could make it in time & then back to the finish line to see Lisa cross the finish line.

As I waited in line to board the motor coach at 3:30am, the vibe of the runners and their supporters was almost palatable. There were people dressed up as Donald Duck, Tinkerbell, Minnie Mouse and more. The crazy part was, it wasn’t just the women. Men were dressed up just as much! There was an excessive amounts of smiles and laughter that could have easily powered the city of Monstropolis for a week.

I parted ways with Lisa & Patty at Epcot to make my journey to the Magic Kingdom via the monorail. There were families boarding the monorail to cheer on their loved ones. There was a couple that live in Orlando that go to the Magic Kingdom every race to cheer on the runners. There were so many stories that I really became inspired. I always thought of running as a non spectator sport but here were a bunch of people going out to spectate at too early in the morning.

I saw families cheering on loved ones. Dads seeing their kids and picking them up for hugs. Wives kissing their husbands has they ran by. High fives given freely to anyone and everyone.

I also formed a few hour bond with the other spectators around me. We were all making sure no one missed seeing their friend or loved one. When they passed us, we were all cheering for them. It brought tears to my eyes to see all of the loved ones faces light up with the realization that they had their very own cheer section.

Here is a video of Lisa running through the Magic Kingdom: Click Here

Disney running events can be incredibly expensive but incredibly thrilling from the runner and spectators point of view.

I have never ran a race at Disney. But I plan to soon.

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Enter today to win a $400 or a $200 Disney Gift Card

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You still have time to win a $400 or $200 Disney Gift card to add to your Disney fun or addiction :-) You have until October 14, 2013 at 11:59pm to enter. You can earn entries each day by sharing the contest on Facebook or by tweeting it on Twitter.  Pelase see the Rafflecopter for official rules.

Sorry, this contest isn’t open to any one outside the US. The winners must also be over the age of 18 years.

Don’t forget to enter every day for your best chance to win one of the two prizes

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Unofficial Changes to the Guest Assistance Card

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Here is some unofficial information about the new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) that will replace the current Guest Assistance Card (GAC) on October 9, 2013.

My son is autistic so the GAC has been a huge part of our trips to Disney. No one will deny that changes needed to be made to the old beourguestrosewindowsystem. The abuse was crazy. I think that the new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) is a great start and knowing Disney, it will be tweaked as they see fit in the future.  This is a change that has not been taken lightly by Disney and it has been awhile in the making.

The new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) will start on October 9th.

Disney worked closely with AustimSpeaks, park leaders from both coasts, and other disability advocacy groups. It will be used the same at The Disneyland Resort and The Walt Disney World Resort. Its sole purpose is to create a consistent similar experience for all guests from the average guest to one with an extreme disability.

DAS Card Description

  • A photo of DAS cardholder will be on the front along with name, date, location issued, and # of guests in the party.
  • The guest or guardian must also sign a terms and conditions on the DAS card that says they understand how it works, that they won’t abuse it, use it for commercial gain, or give it to someone else. If they breach this contract, it can be revoked and they can be asked to leave the park immediately.
  • The DAS cards can only be issued for up to a 7 day period or until the return time slots are filled up, including for pass holders.
  • On the back of the cards are lots of return time slots. No more different stamps.
  • The card will be paper and slightly larger than the existing GAC card.
  • Make-a-Wish and Give Kids the World guests will not use DAS. They will have a separate lanyard issues prior to their visit that will allow expedited waits. Nothing changes for these folks on how they access the attractions, only what they will use.
  • Guests with a stroller being used a wheelchair sticker will not need a DAS unless they have other needs that warrant it. Attraction based procedures will used to accommodate these guests.
  • Guests needing Front Row Seating will not need a DAS. Attraction based procedures and accommodation will be used.
  • Guests who only have mobility issues will not need DAS. Attraction based procedures and accommodation will be used.
  • The card also has a QR code making it easy for Guest Relations to reprint new ones with the information ready to go if needed.
  • It is still limited to only 6 guests per card including the one it’s issued for.

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After getting a DAS card, guests will approach the attraction they wish to visit. Each attraction will have a cast member at the entrance to assist you. (Not a kiosk as first reported)

  • If the wait is less than 10 minutes, they are admitted through an alternate entrance or Fastpass queue.
  • If the wait is more than 10 minutes, they are issued a return time on their DAS card. The return times will be based on the current posted wait time minus 10 minutes.
  • Only 1 (one) active return time can be written on a DAS card placing you in a virtual standby queue. Just like a regular guest in a standby queue, you can’t be in multiple lines at once. You are free to go stand in line for another attraction, go shopping or eat.
  • The DAS card holder (photo and name) does not need to be present to receive a return time which allows families with children with autism a chance to stay clear of the attraction while a member gets the return time to avoid potential meltdowns by not getting to ride right away.
  • Once the return time has arrived, you will arrive to the attractions alternate entrance or Fastpass line to redeem.
  • Once a return time has been redeemed it is crossed off and no longer active allowing you get a new return time.
  • Crossing off a return time also voids or cancels it to the equivalent of getting out of line.
  • Fastpass & Fastpass+ are not tied to this program and can be used in conjunction. So you can technically be standing in two lines at once.

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DAS Return Times have the same policy as a Fastpass when it comes to early arrivals, but they do not expire at a certain time of that day allowing those with special needs to not be restricted to returning back by a specific time if it doesn’t work for them. The catch however is that it will still remain active and additional return times can’t be gotten until it is used.

  • The DAS card holder (photo and name) must be present and experiencing the attraction in order to use the return time. If the person isn’t present or choose to sit out and let their family ride, they will be turned away and potentially have their card revoked. After all, the card is designed to assist the card holder and a few other companions or family members, but it is not designed to solely assist the family or companions when the card holder chooses not to or can’t ride.
  • If an attraction is broken, they can’t give you a return time. If you return and it’s broken, they will accommodate you by giving you a Fastpass to come back later and clearing your DAS return time to allow you to get another.
  • If all your return slots get filled, you have to return to Guest Relations for a new one. This would likely only fill up for someone that is staying on property for all 7 days.

Additional Procedures

  • Attractions that are not fully accessible through the standby queue may also have return cards. These are only for guests with wheelchairs, scooters, & strollers acting as wheelchairs who do not have a DAS card. Space Mountain is an example of a place that already does this, but additional attractions will soon be getting a similar procedure. The return times for these are just like DAS, but because they are attraction specific cards verses a global DAS card, you are able to grab multiple at once if you visit attractions that require it. Not all attractions will have this.

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A Chance to Add to Your Disney Fund!

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We are part of a group of bloggers giving away a total of $600 in Disney Gift Cards. You have two chances to win a Disney Gift Card to add to your Disney Fund! First prize is a $400 Disney Gift Card & Second Prize is a $200 Disney Gift Card.

To enter to win, you have to submit your entries through the link that you see below on this site. If you complete all of the entries each day, you have the opportunity to accumulate 350 entries for this giveaway.

The giveaway runs from Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Midnight until 11:59PM on Monday, October 14, 2013. The winners will be selected on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and notified by email. The winners may also be notified via social media outlets, but the official acceptance of the prize must be in the form of a reply email to the one that we send out, so make sure that you provide good email addresses that you check regularly.

The giveaway is only open to United States residents age 18 years or older.

Don’t forget to enter every day for your best chance to win one of the two prizes

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New Giveaway! This time it’s Jewelry!!

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By Frances

This is the first time that we have been part of a jewelry giveaway in a long time. we are very excited. We have partnered with Disney by the Day & Etsy shop aWishUponaCharm. and the And not only do we have a giveaway, there are 3 different prizes that you can win!

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.

1st place: The Princess Charm bracelet shown in the graphic above! It features 11 Disney princesses and is a must have for any Disney fan.

2nd place: Any 3 charm bracelet in the shop. Lots of cute ones to choose from, including a Cinderella Castle charm, Dole Whip Charm, Mickey Mouse glove and much more.

3rd place: Minnie Mouse bow necklace. Perfect to add to a collection or to start one. minnie bow

All you have to do to enter is to fill out the rafflecopter form in the link below. The contest closes at 11:59pm on September 22, 2013. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winners will receive an email to tell them they’ve won, and the winners will also be announced on Mouze Kateerz facebook fan page! Prizes will be provided by aWishUponaCharm. Disney in your Day, Mouze Kateerz & Magical Vacations by Me are not responsible for the sending and receiving of prizes.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

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Happy Birthday to the Most Magical Photographer

Today is a very special day birthday for Denny Miller. He takes the vast majority of the pictures on Mouze Kateerz that all of us enjoy. I must say that I too am a huge fan of is. Please enjoy some of Denny’s amazing photos and wish him a Happy Birthday!

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Magic Kingdom Castle Christmas

 

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Disney Inspired Bangle Bracelets on Etsy

Just wanted to share the newly updated etsy shop over at Picturing Disney!

Enjoy these adorable Disney inspired bangles and more.

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Check the announcements section of the shop for deals like the current promotions: Free Bangle with the purchase of a Tiki Handbag OR Buy 3 Bangles and Get 1 Free!   Plus all Mouze readers get 10% off of orders of $15 or more  with promo code: MOUZE

Happy Shopping! :)

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More Chances to win a 4 Night Trip to Disneyland or $600 Disney Gift Card

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By Frances

All entries have been unlocked for you to enter to win this magical vacation. If you don’t have a twitter account … no problem. You can still get more entries to win. Already liked all the pages …. WE HAVE ADDED MORE!! Spread the word and enter AGAIN!

The winner of the giveaway will be given a 4 night hotel stay at a local Orange County hotel (a moderate hotel. A Good Neighbor Hotel isDisney Gift Card first choice but may not be available for your dates) and two (2) 3-day 1 Park/day Tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks. Your hotel room can be booked for up to 4 people (so you can bring the kiddos along- you just need to cover the extra park tickets). If Disneyland isn’t your thing, or the cost of transportation, food, etc makes that prize less appealing, the winner can opt for $600 in Disney or Visa gift cards.

When you enter, please read the official rules in the rafflecopter box regarding travel dates, blackout dates, and hotel location (item #12 covers most of this). Just to cover the basics- this giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 and older. Travel must occur on or before June 15, 2014 and black out dates may apply during November and December of 2013.

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Enter to Win a 4 Night stay at Disneyland Good Neighbor/Orange County Hotel & Park Tickets

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Mouze Kateerz is very excited to bring you a new giveaway and its for DISNEYLAND!

We have teamed up with some exciting new bloggers to keep all of our readers in the loop of all things Disney.

Here is the scoop on the giveaway. Mickey-Gift-Card-300x189

The winner of the giveaway will get a 4 night hotel stay at a local Orange County hotel (a moderate hotel. A Good Neighbor Hotel is first choice but may not be available for your dates) and 2 3-day 1 Park/day Tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks. Your hotel room can be booked for up to 4 people (so you can bring the kiddos along- you just need to cover the extra park tickets). If Disneyland isn’t your thing, or the cost of transportation, food, etc makes that prize less appealing, the winner can opt for $600 in Disney or Visa gift cards.

When you enter, please read the official rules in the rafflecopter box regarding travel dates, blackout dates, and hotel location (item #12 covers most of this). Just to cover the basics- this giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 and older. Travel must occur on or before June 15, 2014 and black out dates may apply during November and December of 2013.

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