Do It Yourself Minnie Mouse Manicure Instructions for a Cheapskate Disney Princess

Free manicure Instructions from Disney World

How many of you have scheduled a spa appointment during your Disney vacation? This is a huge dream of mine (once my kids are grown and out of the house, in those years before grandkids beg “Glam Ma” to take them to the Magic Kingdom) to spend the day at a Disney Spa. Ah, the pampering, the relaxation, the Disney MAGIC of a different type than theme parks and roller coasters. I just don’t see it happening anytime soon, so I am left to do my own Disney nails in my living room.

While all Disney princesses sure love their manicures, it’s the Cheapskate Princess that doesn’t want to spend a fortune getting one. Lucky for us, Senses Spa, now with two locations on the WDW property, created  instructions on how to do your own Minnie Mouse manicure right in your own home.

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For those with the ca$h but lacking in the artistic talent department, you could screen shot the final product and have your local manicurist whip this up for you.  Your friends will be red and white polka dots envious!

Of course what better place to have a Disney manicure than at Disney World.

Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort is a full-service spa and health club in a Victorian-themed setting, complimentary to the Grand Floridian Resort, offering massages, body treatments and more. This is both a mind and body retreat, reminiscent of Florida garden at the turn of the 20th century. For prices and phone numbers to make reservations, use this link:

Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Can A Princess Afford to Be Pampered?

Senses – A Disney Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort is a full-service spa and health club inspired by the 19th century wellness retreats of upstate New York. Reminiscent of New York’s legendary mineral springs, Senses – Saratoga Spa will transport you to an older time when people looked to the land for health and prosperity. For prices and phone numbers to make reservations, use this link:

How Much Will a Trip to Disney’s Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs Cost You?

Believe me, it’s worth satisfying your curiosity just to take a quick look at the prices!

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Chances are, your new Minnie nails will get you started thinking about a trip to Disney.

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Disney’s Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort: How to Go for Cheap!

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Updated for 2017!

Cheap is a relative term; we’ll get to that in a minute.

I think that old saying about needing “a vacation from your vacation” probably originated from a trip to a theme park at peak capacity. Sometimes, a Disney Princess just wants to get away from it all and spend some quality time being pampered. What better place to spend a few hours of  princess-pampering time than the newly “re-imagined” Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. If you’ve looked into accommodation pricing there lately, you know this place is like on the top-tier of Disney Resort room pricing.

So can you afford a trip to the Senses Spa?

You might be surprised! [Read more…]