Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Trailer #StarWarsEmojis

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

OH. EM. GEE!!!! Who’s as excited as I am about the new Star Wars movie??? The awesome folks over at Disney Studios sent me an exclusive teaser trailer #2 of Star Wars: The Force Awakens woohoo!!

Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to express their excitement and celebrate their favorite pop-culture phenomenon with exclusive new Twitter #StarWarsEmojis. Twitter users who post hashtags representing key words associated with specific Star Wars character and legacy themes will see a small emoji-like icon embedded in their tweets. Tweet the following character hashtags to unlock the first three #StarWarsEmojis : #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8

Follow @StarWars on Twitter to get news & updates for #TheForceAwakens!


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Earn Disney Gift Cards & Cash With QuickRewards!!

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I get asked all the time what survey companies offer Disney Gift Cards, so I wanted to remind you about QuickRewards. I have been a member since 2007 and cannot say enough about this company! Founded in 2002, QuickRewards is a rewards program like no other and receives awesome, positive reviews. The customer service is excellent and always quick to respond to comments and emails. have excellent customer service!

There are many ways to earn money with QuickRewards, but my favorite (and the easiest) is online shopping. It’s simple. Shop online the way to normally would, but log into your Quick Rewards account first to use their link. You shop, they get a percentage and they pass some of that onto you. If you shop online a lot, the earning potential is awesome! I earn $500 – $800 a year in free cash back from online shopping. When you’re ready to cash out, you can choose from a plethora of options, but I always choose the Disney gift cards <—- and they all go into my Disney fund!

VERY few cash back sites offer Disney gift cards as a payout! QuickRewards and Sunshine Rewards are the only two I know of. I use (and love) both of them!

I just cashed out for another 25 Disney gift card yay!!

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How To Earn:

  • Shopping online
  • Completing surveys
  • Reading emails
  • Performing searches
  • Visiting websites
  • Watching videos
  • Playing games
  • Trying new products
  • Signing up for newsletters
  • Entering contests

Getting Your Money:

  • No minimum required to cash out.
  • Cash out at any time, as often as you’d like.
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  • Electronic gift cards, including Amazon and eBay
  • 50 physical gift cards to choose from (mailed weekly) including: Disney – CVS – Target – Walmart – Kohl’s – ToysRUs – Sears – Home Depot – Regal Theater Group / United Artists – and more!

Go here to check it out – it’s totally free!

I encourage you to try this company out, especially if you are new at the whole online survey/earning thing. It’s 100% free to join, so you have absolutely nothing to lose. They are definitely one of my top 10 sites for making extra cash at home!

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Harambe Marketplace Expansion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Harambe Marketplace at Disney’s Animal KingdomPhoto Credit – WDWNews.com

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Big things are coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom: expansions galore, a nighttime show (Rivers of Light) and safari, a Starbucks (the most beautiful one if I do say so myself), and of course the grand finale, Avatar! Although many of these improvements are still in the works, Guests will be able to experience one of them this spring: a new Harambe marketplace!

Harambe looks and feels like a city because it was inspired by real places in Africa. Joe Rohde, Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s lead Imagineer, explained Harambe’s creation during a “town hall” meeting I attended. The goal of this meeting was to teach DAK’s cast members about its exciting expansion. The feel of Harambe mimics the countries found in eastern Africa, like Kenya. Rohde and his team took thousands of pictures, more than UNESCO Rohde bragged, to get Harambe just right. Everything from the carvings to the doors to the plants are indicative to these real life cities.

Africa has been undergoing some reworking for the past two years. In May 2014, the Festival of the Lion King was reopened in a beautiful new area of Harambe, to the right after you cross the Africa bridge. Rohde described this expansion as the “art district” of the city. Here, it is a little nicer, cleaner, arts-driven; where you would find the music, shows, dancers, performers. The main path that Guests have been visiting and loving for years is Harambe’s “main street” if you will – this is where the merchants are found.

Now for the exciting part: the new addition to Harambe! If you’ve visited DAK recently, you may have noticed many construction walls by the Wildlife Express Train entrance. This area is going to open up Harambe big time! There, Guests can enjoy: 1) more room to walk around and explore, 2) added seating for dining and leisure, 3) quick service options to munch on, and 4) new shopping kiosks.

As for the theming, this is Harambe’s “rough and tough area”, as Rohde describes it. He said that the Imagineers are really “pushing the limits” on design, making it feel as authentic as possible. The idea is as if you stepped off the train, the travelers and merchants just threw all their goods down, and started selling in a fast-paced, somewhat gritty, but vibrant market place.

I am so excited for the Harambe Marketplace to open! Rodhe explains that when it does, in combination with the Festival of the Lion King’s expansion, Harambe will have grown more than double its original size. That is incredible and something I think all Guests will love. The tentative opening date is late spring/early summer. I know I will be there – and I hope you will too!

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Written by: Brittany Madden – Follow Brittany’s blog Britty Loves Disney

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