Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Frozen Musical at Disney's California Adventure

Hello Disney Freaks!

Today it was announced that Disney's Aladdin show spectacular at Disney's California Adventure park will be replaced by a Frozen musical adaption.

January 10, 2016 will be the farewell showing of the beloved Disney classic, leading to the Summer 2016 debut of Frozen. In this new show, you will experience beautiful Arendelle sets, intricate costumes, and live music living up to the hype of Aladdin


Personally, Aladdin was my all time favorite show and I will miss the joy that it brought me from childhood on, but I am intrigued at what Disney will put forth with this new show. I mean, there is allot of potential for greatness in an adaptation of Frozen, and if anyone can pull it off, it's Disney!

So now Disney is venturing into a whole new world of ice and magic, and though I'm sure we will all miss the desert of Agrabah, the humor of the genie, and the most magical carpet ride on earth...Disney's pixie dust is certain to sprinkle it's magic on over to the new show. After all...14,000 showings will give ya "such a crick in the neck."

Well that's all for tonight folks! Good night and God Bless!
"You can't step in the same river twice, the waters always changing, always flowing." -Pocahontas

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

D23 Announcements for Walt Disney World

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

This last week, Disney's D23 Expo took reign at the Anaheim Convention Center and announced some of Disney's biggest projects for the Walt Disney World theme parks. Here's some of the most exciting news for what the future holds in Orlando, Florida!

One of the biggest and most exciting plans for Walt Disney World is the upcoming Star Wars themed lands. Satisfying both Star Wars fans and mere thrill seekers, the land will take up a total of 14 acres and include two major attractions. Not only will the land take guests upon the Millennium Falcon for a galactic mission, but guests will also be able to enjoy some of Disney's more original attractions such as Star Tours and the Jedi Training Academy.

While California is beautiful with it's vast and different landscapes, why stop there when you can see the World!?!? Next Year, guests at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be able to travel the World in a four dimensional flight experience. This attraction will be replacing the classic Soaring Over California attraction and will resemble the special effects used in Shanghai's attraction Soaring Over the Horizon.

Taking a Safari is great in the light of the day when the animals are grazing and the colors of the sky and earth are breathtaking, but imagine what it would be like in the dark with a diverse number of lights and lanterns to brighten the night sky. Soon, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom will transform at sun down as live performers and lights entertain in the show, "Rivers of Light" and the Kilimanjaro Safari ventures out into the wilds of the African nighttime.

Well, that's all for tonight folks! More Disney news is headed your way so keep up to date with postings. Also, make sure to click on my profile and take a quiz on which attractions you are most excited about!

“By nature I’m an experimenter. To this day, I don’t believe in sequels. I can’t follow popular cycles. I have to move on to new things. So with the success of Mickey, I was determined to diversify.” -Walt Disney

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Magic Continues

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

I have exciting news! The future of Disney just got even more magical!

In the near future, Walt Disney World will be making your dining experience even more magical than it already is! If you think that's not possible, then wait till you hear the dining plan!

Thanks to Walt Disney World's "Disney World App" and "Magical Wristbands", dining at Disney will be planned ahead of your arrival.

With reservations at the "Be Our Guest" restaurant, you will be able to order your food ahead of your arrival using the "Disney World App". Then, a long rang radio transmitter located in your magic wristband will alert a host of your arrival. The host will then greet you by name before you say a word or even enter the enchanted castle. You will also be allowed to sit anywhere you like in the restaurant while your order of delicious food is sent to your table. Again, they find where you are sitting by the transmitter located in your wristband. You are then served your meal promptly upon your arrival with specialized service that suits your family. If that isn't near magic, then I don't know what is.

I hope that one day we can all experience this new luxurious way of Disney dining. Until then, "keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." -Cinderella

Friday, June 26, 2015

Selfie Sticks Banned at Disney Resorts

Hello Disney Freaks!

I'm afraid I have some bad news for those of you who love taking selfies. Starting June 30th at Disneyland Resort, selfie sticks will be banned from the entire theme park. Due to safety concerns, all Disney parks will be banning selfie sticks and prohibiting it's use inside the parks.

Guests will now be checked for selfie sticks at bag check before entering the park. If a selfie stick is found on your person, you will be given the choice to either return it to your car or hotel room for safe keeping, or turn it in to the Magic Kingdom and retrieve it later.

Sadly, epic selfie pics will no longer be possible inside the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that won't stop this generation from making memories at the park. It's time to extend your arm, smile wide, and continue snapping memories that will last a life time!

Well that's all for today folks!
“Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” – Brave

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Inside Out

Hello fellow  Disney Freaks!

Inside out was released in theaters just this past Friday, and having seen it on Saturday, I can honestly say it was GREAT!!!

I have to be honest. Sometimes after I see a movie, I constantly battle with myself over weather it was a true classic or just another mediocre movie aimed at selling tickets and gaining profit...but let me just tell that there was no inner battle this is indeed a classic.

While it didn't have a magical princess-y feel to it, it dealt with a very complex concept in a very simple and relate able way. After all, everyone has emotions, it's just a matter of understanding  them.

Anyway, I feel like I understand not only  myself a little bit better, but others as well by seeing motives and feelings in a very uncomplicated way. I also couldn't help myself from falling in love with all of the emotions/lead characters! Amy Poehler did an amazing job as Joy, and as always, I loved her fun, upbeat, and quirky character. All of the other characters were great too, such as Mindy Kaling as Disgust, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, and Bill Hader as Fear. A strong cast of comedians pulled together a shaky concept, and made it into a classic Disney Film.

If you have any questions about  the film, feel free to visit to check out the characters and plot!

Well, that's all for tonight folks!
"Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." -Grandmother Willow
God Bless!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Disney Craft: Laptop Ventilation Collage Box

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

 I haven't really been posting any Disney craft ideas, so I have a small project to start you off with.

My laptop, being old, constantly overheats while watching Netflix. Usually, I prop it up with a tissue box to allow ventilation and avoid my laptop from shutting down. Annoyed with the boring look of a Kirkland tissue box, I decided to make it a Disney collage! So here it is, it's extremely easy to make and only requires: 

1 tissue box
Clear packing tape
Disney Magazines/ Disney scene printouts

Step 1: Find any small to medium sized Disney pictures from a Disney magazine, google images, or any such art form (though a magazine is preferable). You will cut these out according to your own personal preferences. I like to cut a few out to the shape of the characters' body to make way for a cool overlapping effect.


Step 2: Place the images on one side of the box. Most should be overlapping. No part of the original tissue box should be seen.

Step 3: Rip off a long piece of clear packing tape and quickly lay it on the images so that the tapes attraction does not shift the position of the images. It may take you 1-3 strips of tape per side. Make sure you repeat steps 2 and 3 for each of the boxes 6 sides. 
(If your tissue box was empty, make sure you tape additional cardboard piece to the tissue hole to maintain support throughout the tissue box).

Step 4: Your all done! It was that simple! Now you can enjoy laptop ventilation, Netflix, and your homemade Disney collage all at once!

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Well that's all for today folks!
And remember, "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney

Monday, June 8, 2015

Disneyland Diamond Celebration!

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

I recently visited Disneyland for a few days, giving me the chance to experience all of Disney's Diamond Celebration parades and shows, and let me just say...WOW! I mean, Disneyland has always promised to expand itself but, they keep going beyond expectations. It makes me anticipate the wonders that will come with the 70th, 80th, 90th, and even 100th celebration! It's like there are endless possibilities. But for now, I would say that it is well worth it to spend some time with your family and friends inside Walt's Magical Kingdom this Summer!

While the parks are over-crowded at this time of year and squeezing between strangers can put a small damper on things, stopping by the Resort will still be beyond worth while and here's why:

1. The "Paint the Night Parade"
Now I knew that this was going to be awesome, but on a scale of "entertained" to "in tears"...I was most definitely holding back the water works because the magic was so real! All of my favorite characters truly lit the night like I've never seen before and the new lighting technology (far different from the lights parade of years past) makes intricate light designs that is jaw dropping art in itself. The creativity that comes out of this parade is just so alive! I highly recommend making a point to  see this (best one yet) parade!

2. "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks spectacular
Again, on a scale of "entertained" to "in tears", I had to fight the tear drops watching this one. You know how tinker bell flies around the castle after leaping off the Matterhorn? Well, more characters were added to this flying stunt that you will have to see for yourself. On top of that, new projections are displayed in sync with the music and fireworks down Main Street, on Matterhorn, and even on the Castle itself. You'll have to see it to believe it!

3. "World of Color-Celebrate"
World of Color was already a spectacular show and this new show is just as great! I would highly recommend this show, but personally...on a one day visit I would make the parade and fireworks spectacular priority. New projections on the Ferris wheel and lights distributed throughout the roller coaster in sync with the water show is a magical bonus to the beautiful water spectacular!

4. Enhanced Rides!
Disneyland has patched up a multitude of rides for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, but the best remodeled attraction is Matterhorn! The upgraded ride features a more realistic Yeti, a crashed bobsled, and sounds that make the unknown even more scary and anxious.

Well that's all for today folks!
A happy Summer to those who began break! Until next time!
"Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the World." -Walt Disney

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the Fourth Be With You: Happy Star Wars Day!

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

Today, being May Fourth, is national Star Wars day!

In celebration of "May the Fourth Be With You", Disney is celebrating Star Wars like no other. Here are a few ways Disney can help you celebrate!

1. Now, you can purchase exclusive Star Wars Merchandise in order to commemorate both "May the Fourth Be With You" and "Revenge of the fifth." 

2. Second edition Star Wars headphones have been released and are ready for a listening.


3. New images and characters have been released for the upcoming "Star Wars The Force Awakens" film to be released in December of 2015.

4. A Walt Disney World exclusive Star Wars celebration will take place in Holly Wood studios where you can meet your favorite characters, become a Jedi, and even join a Star Wars dance party!

Well that's all for tonight folks!
Comment below on how you celebrate National Star Wars day!
"A Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defense, never for attack" -Star Wars

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Matterhorn:The Magic Behind the Mountain

Now there's no doubting that the Matterhorn is a magical mountain that illuminates the nigh sky during the Disneyland fireworks spectacular, and stands tall and magnificent during the day, but do you know the story behind the mountain?

In the late 1950's, Walt Disney had been working on a new film called "Third Man on the Mountain." Filming in Zermatt, Switzerland, Walt Disney felt entranced by the 14,700 ft. mountain and urged his designers to turn a mound of dirt between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland into the mystical snowy mountaintop we know today as the "Matterhorn Bobsleds".

Today, the Matterhorn mountain stands at 147 feet tall (100th the scale of the actual mountain). Inspired by the classic "Third Man on the Mountain" Disney film, the Matterhorn is now one of Disney's most beloved attractions.

Film Fact: The name of the Matterhorn mountain in the 1959 film "Third Man on the Mountain" was called the "Citadel"

Well that's all for tonight folks!
God Bless and SWEET DREAMS!
"First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare." -Walt Disney

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

THE BOATHOUSE: New restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

As some of you may know, multiple changes are being made to Walt Disney World Resort. Hollywood Studios is going under a relatively big change as it looses the famous Sorcerer's hat, making visible the Chinese theater, and Downtown Disney in WDW will also undergo changes to becoming "Disney Springs."
Along with these changes, a new restaurant called THE BOATHOUSE has been imagined and was cast anchor on April 13.

THE BOATHOUSE is a waterfront dining experience located in what will soon be "Disney Springs." While the prices are a bit high, the experience of elegance and class will certainly be displayed when dining boathouse style.


The restaurant has it's very own souvenir shop, bar, dockside bar, live music, and even luxury boat tours.

If you are interested in experiencing Disney dining at it's finest, you may want to dive in and check out THE BOATHOUSE. 

Well that's all for tonight folks!
Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts on the WDW changes!

"Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the World." -Walt Disney

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tangled the Musical: Live on Stage!

Hello fellow Disney Freaks!

Exciting news, especially for fans like you!

A stage version of "Tangled" is being added to the Disney Cruise Line stage!

The new show will include all of your favorite characters from Tangled, including specialty puppetry for the role of Maximus created by the renowned Muchael Curry. The show will of course feature your favorite songs and score from the original film, but there will also be new songs from the magical minds of Alan Menken (composer for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater. These two worked together on the original track and are now producing the additional songs being added to the stage version! The show opens on November 11, 2015 on the four-night  Bahamian "Disney Magic" Cruise. The Disney Magic will set sail to both the Caribbean and the Bahamas this year leaving port from Miami and will last through the New Year.  I hope some of you get the privilege of seeing the show! It's an experience you won't want to miss!

Well that's all for tonight folks!
God Bless!
"FRYING PANS! Who knew RIGHT!?!?!?" -Flynn Ryder (aka Eugene) 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter at Disneyland and Disney World Resort

Hey Disney Freaks!

Easter is just around the corner and Disneyland has a special celebration waiting for you! Here's a list of a few things you can do at Disneyland to celebrate Easter this year!

1. You won't have to miss out on egg hunting this year! For a small fee of $4.95 you can purchase an egg hunting map at select stores inside of Epcot, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure park! When you've found all of the giant eggs around the park, you mark the correct spot with a sticker and turn it in for a special prize egg! Sounds pretty egg-citing right!?


2. Snack on special Easter treats this season! Enjoy the egg-stravagant taste of bunny and egg shaped goodies you can't get year round.


3. Meet the Easter bunny at either Disneyland or Disney World resort! And don't forget to thank him for all the eggs he leaves you every year!

4. You can have an Easter dinner at any of your favorite Disney restaurants! Enjoy Easter dinner egg-stra special this year.


Well...that's all for today folks! I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and safe Easter!
"With his Wounds we are healed" -Isaiah 53:4-5

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris: Host of new "World of Color- Celebrate!" show

Hello Disney Freaks!

Exciting news is heading your way!

As you probably know by now, Disneyland resort will be celebrating Disneyland's 60th anniversary beginning May 22, 2015! For such a special occasion as this one, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be changing some of their shows and decorations to make the celebration even more grand and memorable. One of these changes will be the "World of Color" water show! Now don't fret, World of color will stay...but the show itself will change. The new show will be called "World of Color- Celebrate!" and will be hosted by non other than Niel Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse himself!  Make sure that you make it to Disneyland this Summer to enjoy the brand spanking new water show spectacular. You will also be able to see the Castle sparkle like diamonds, view a new light the night parade, and fireworks spectacular! Don't miss out!


"I only hope that we don't loose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse" -Walt Disney.