Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sitting With Grandmother Willow | Amy of Main Street Designs

As part of our on-going series, Sitting with Grandmother Willow, I am happy to introduce Amy of Main Street Designs, a wonderful Etsy shop. This series of blog posts highlights artists and bloggers of all stripes with one thing in common: a passion for Disney!

Amy features Disney themed, special even stationary! Whether you're on land or at sea, Amy has a design that fits your event! I hope you will enjoy getting to know her as much as I have. A big thanks to Amy for taking the time to interview with us! And be sure to visit her shop for a great selection of Disney themed stationary!

Disney By The Numbers (with apologies to Harper's)

# of trips you have made: Between WDW, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris I think it is around 12. I wish it were more but flights from the UK are so expensive :(

Date of first trip: My Grandma first took me to Disneyland Park in October 1992 when I was 6 years old!

Date of next trip: October/November 2014 for our Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! We are so excited!

# of Resorts stayed in: Sadly we have never stayed onsite but for our wedding trip we are staying at Bay Lake Tower :)

Usual # in your travel party: 3

Pairs of mouse ears in your cottage: 3

WDW or Disneyland (or other)? Oooh! That is tough! We always go to WDW but my heart is with Disneyland. So many happy memories from both.

How do you usually travel to Disney? We take a 9 hour flight from the UK. It's long but definitely worth it!

Do you have any tips for trips? We try to get to the parks for opening, we find the crowds and temperatures lower so we can get more attractions done!

Do you have a favorite place to eat while in Disney? Yes! Beaches and cream! We go multiple times during our trips :)

What is your absolute DON'T MISS attraction? Pirates of the Caribbean has always been my favorite.

Stage shows, yes or no? Generally no but now we have our daughter (she will be 10 months old on our next trip) I'm sure we will be stopping to watch.

Parades, yes or no? Again, generally no, we like to take advantage of low wait times on the attractions during parade time. But, we are really looking forward to seeing Festival of Fantasy, it looks amazing!

Best Fast Pass to get: Soarin' and Toy Story Mania

Favorite park: Magic Kingdom

One piece of advice you'd give a novice about WDW/DL: Research, research, research! But be sure to have plenty of rest periods, WDW can be really overwhelming at first.

How do you create extra magic for your family? I love to show them new things each trip. My favorite was the first year we saw the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, I told them we were going to see 'some Christmas lights'. They were not expecting what they saw and their faces were priceless! It's still one of our favorite memories :)

How can we connect with you?
(Please feel free to include any social media outlets and your user id's so we can find you online!)
You can find me on Etsy:
Instagram: Mainstreetdesigns

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