Day 338 – The Day Facebook Stopped Working

Well, today was… interesting… in an, I woke up in a sci-fi story kind of way.

When I first woke up this morning I checked my phone to see what time it was and to see if Josh had messaged me. What I found was that no one had posted anything to FB in over 8 hours. I figured my phone was being wonky so I rebooted it and went to get ready.

I didn’t think much more about it, not even when I couldn’t get my post to the faith group to post this morning. And I didn’t think anything of it when I wasn’t getting any messages all morning, not even one about “when’s the stream?” which I ALWAYS get… but I didn’t think about it, I was off to Animal Kingdom with my two best friends to play with animals and live stream!

Only we couldn’t.

It wasn’t until Josh tried to go live in the fan club that we realized this Facebook issue may have spread farther than just my phone.

We tried to get a connection on any of our phones, we tried to post something in any of the groups or on the page, but every time FB gave us this weird, this did not post thing. It was not going anywhere.

Finally, Josh got a stream going in the fan club, but no one could comment.

It was so funny, people were sending me their stream comments to messaging. LOL But we got it done. We did a safari, I even videoed while Josh streamed and ordinarily I don’t share my videos and that outside of the fan club, but because today’s FB issues caused our Morning Magic stream to be canceled, here’s the safari from this morning. I hope you love it. We had a great guide, an ostrich caught us all by surprise and the baby elephant melted all our hearts.


After the safari, we ended a stream that nearly had been going 2 hours at that point and headed to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

What we found there was that the line for Thumper was nearly 2 hours long and we were all a bit exhausted from the stream, standing in line another two hours didn’t seem like fun so we headed out, Amy picked up some shopping for a Park Shoppers customer, and best of all…

We saw the baby otters!!


Oh my goodness… I know everyone is over the baby otters now and just want to see the baby tigers, but I LOVE the otters!!!

I was so excited.

So day 338, a little weird day, it was a bit frustrating not being able to get FB working, but we got through it and we’ll be back tomorrow same time, same channel. I think it was good, but we were all a bit tired, so tonight, I’m heading to bed early. I’m not sure what we’re doing tomorrow or where our adventures will take us, but it’s going to be fun!

Oh and if you’re in the fan club, I have something super special tomorrow night for you!

If you aren’t in the fan club, I’ll share some photos tomorrow night. 😉

But if you aren’t in the fan club, you should be!

I posted this earlier today on the page –

Why to sign up for the Disney Lovin Fan Club.

1. Because you’re looking for a smaller group of Disney friends to virtually hang out with in the parks on a regular basis.
2. Because you love the park details and history like we do and want to see that regularly featured in the streams. 
3. You want the Disney on a Ramen Budget articles, insider tips, and photos we share in the exclusive fan club magazine.
4. You just need some great people to laugh with… coz boy do we ever laugh a lot!

And last, but not least, you should sign up today because next Tuesday we’re streaming the entire Halloween Party for our fan club and we’ll send you a trick or treat bag and a times guide from the party too. 

Hope you’ll consider joining us at either level and we’ll see you in the parks. 

True stuff there. You can find out more and sign up either by the month or the year on the Fan Club page.

Okay I need sleep, but one more quick thing, since we’re doing the party on Tuesday, so if you have party merchandise you want, make sure you get with Amy BEFORE the party so she can get what you need while we’re there!

At last night’s party, all the Villain’s Spectacular merchandise had been pulled, but there are still party tees, passholder tees, pins, and even an Alex and Ani bracelet and even a magic band, among other things so be ready to shop! We’re going to have such a blast at the party, but rain chances are high that day so hold good thoughts!

Night everyone. I’ll check in with you all tomorrow!

Author and former Disneyland Cast Member, Samantha Lucas, has created Magical Dreams Media as a way to bring joy and inspiration to the world one live stream, video, and photo at a time. Find out more about Samantha at