Do-It-Yourself Mickey Mouse Necklace

Easily Make and save yourself some money too, by making these adorable do-it-yourself Mickey Mouse necklaces.  Cute, fun to make and also very cost efficient,  these necklaces are great to make to bring along on your next Disney vacation, or even as party favors for a child’s birthday party.

What you will need:

  • 1 large washer ( easily found at your local hardware store)
  • 2 smaller washers ( easily found at your local hardware store)
  • Nail Polish (Your choice of color of course. FYI: Sally Hansen Extreme Wear nail polish works best, as it is super sparkly and wont easily flake off)
  • Jewelery wire
  • A leather cord or a chain ( I like using a leather cord because it can be easily adjusted to any size)


  1. Apply a coat of nail polish to the large washer and the two smaller washers. Allow the nail polish to dry, then apply a second coat of nail polish to the washers .
  2. Once the nail polish has dried, glue the two small washers to the large washer for Mickey’s ears. Allow time to dry.
  3. Wrap your jewelery wire through the small washers as shown in the picture.
  4. Add your chain or leather cord



Special Thanks to the following for their creative spirit that inspired this post:
Becky Anderson Photography

A Creative Princess

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Recipe: Mickey Mouse Cookies



Looking for a sweet treat that is also a Disney fix at the same time? Then look no further because I have found the recipe for you!  These little guys are not only tasty and adorable, but also pretty easy to make. Just follow the directions below, happy snacking

 What you will need:

- Regular sandwich cookies (Oreo cookies)

- Mini sandwich cookies ( Mini Oreo cookies)

- Red candy melts

- Chocolate candy melts

- White round sprinkles for buttons

Heat the candy melts as directed on package. Dip half of large cookie into the red candy, then place onto waxed paper, and immediately place 2 sprinkles onto the cookie for buttons.  While the large cookie is cooling on the wax paper, glue on the mini cookies using the chocolate to make the ears. Let the candy coating set or place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.

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Good Luck, Runners!

Good luck to all of the runners in today’s 5th annual Princess Half Marathon!

See you at the finish line!

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Disney World Gift added to your Reservation

Are you going to Disney World?  Have you already book your trip with Disney World?  And did you book that trip within the last 30 days with just your deposit?  Well, then have we got a deal for you!

Add us as your agent to your reservation and you will receive a Mickey cooler filled with treats when you check in to your Disney Resort.  On top of that, you will get our amazing service.  We will handle all aspects of your Disney Vacation for you, all you’ll have to do is pack your bags!

Disney World Gift added to your Reservation

Disney World Gift

What do you need to do to get to take advantage of great offer, that costs you nothing, by the way?  It’s simple, simply contact Diana at or at 740-953-0373.  We will email you a form for you to sign and email back to us.  We will then fax that to Disney and your done.

So simple, so free, and nothing on your reservation changes!  What are you waiting for?  This offer is only available until February 14th, so contact us today!!

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How to Pick the Right Disney Hotel

There a so many Disney Resorts to choose from! There are various themes, amenities and price points. How do you know which Disney Resort is right for your family? In a situation like this, working with a Disney specialist like us can save you time and frustration. We will work with you to determine which Disney Resort will best suit your needs.

To give you a head start on your decision, below is a “cheat sheet” of the Disney Resort options.

Disney Value Resorts

Disney Value Resorts offer the magic and service of Disney Resorts at a great value and include all the benefits of staying at a Disney Resort. These family-friendly resorts offer fun and whimsical architecture and decor, cool pools and an informal food court dining.

Disney Moderate Resorts

Disney’s Moderate Resorts offer uniquely themed environments inspired by places near and far. They’re the perfect combination of value and amenities. These resorts feature incredible pools with fun slides, a sit-down restaurant as well as food court dining and on-site recreation.

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts offer the highest level of quality, convenience and personalized service set in captivating surroundings with full amenities. These resort hotels offer spacious rooms and suites, world-renowned fine dining, enchanting pools with playful water slides and on-site recreation.

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Disney's Deluxe Resorts

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts offer spacious multi-room accommodations and flexible room arrangements. Most offer fully-equipped kitchens/kitchenettes. These resorts help larger or extended families and traveling groups feel right at home.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Enjoy magic from dawn to dusk at the only campground at the Walt Disney World Resort. Make yourself at home in an air-conditioned cabin, or stay in the “Big-Rig Friendly” campsites. Hike winding paths, explore nature trails on horseback and have the time of your life in the great outdoors with the seemingly endless recreation opportunities.

Still not sure which Disney Resort is perfect for you? Contact Beyond Castles Travel and we’ll help you decide!

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Celebrate Love

Limited time magic!

Valentines Week

Valentines Week

Get ready Lovebirds to celebrate love, romance and magic throughout Valentines Week! A week with many special moments and entertainment meant for couples celebrating thier love.  Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland with both celebrate Valentines Week complete with both thier castles bathed in shades of red and pink. Disney Princesses and thier Princes will both greet guests in special settings and Valentines day collectibles will be offered that week.

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A Reason to celebrate Friday the 13th?

Unleash the Villains!

Limited time magic!

Here come the Villains! Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studio’s are staying open later, until the 13th hour (1 a.m.) in honor of Friday the 13th! Taking place September 13th, 2013  Villains Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar and many other Villains will be unleashed and host a dance party complete with limited edition collectibles, and lots of other night-time fun (or mischief )

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Long Lost Disney Friends Return To Magic Kingdom

In 2013, visitors to Disney parks can have the chance to experience Limited Time Magic.

Some ideas might include a villains party, special character Mickey ear hats, with a wide range of other surprises in store!

This week, at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World is giving guests the opportunity to meet rare characters such as Friar Tuck and Robin Hood or Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, maybe even the Three Little Pigs!

Disney promises other surprises in store!

Are you excited about Limited Time Magic? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!

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The 20th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon is here!

Today is the big day! It’s the 20th annual Walt Disney World Marathon!

Good luck to everyone participating and to everyone finishing the Goofy Challenge!

WDWCafe will be there cheering you on!

See you at the finish!

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Good Luck in the Half!

As part of Walt Disney’s World Marathon weekend, today they are hosting the half marathon!

Good luck to all of the runners!

And a special good luck to anyone participating in the Goofy Challenge!

WDWCafe will be there cheering you on!

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