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