What’s in Disney News Right Now, Spring Décor, and Sparkle Ears!

Aloha Friends!  So much to share with you in this week’s post.  Where to start?!  I’m just gonna jump right in with some Disney News.

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Walt Disney World continues to tease us with newly released information on Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge.   In the latest:  Disney and Coke have teamed up once again to bring guests something out of this world!  Specially designed  Coca Cola bottles to give you all the Star Wars feels!!!    I’m so excited about these bottles!  I mean are they not the coolest?!  Coming soon to a galaxy near you!  May 31st in Disneyland and August 29th in WDW.

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Hollywood Studios turns 30!  May 1, 1988 MGM studios opened and brought us the magic of the movies.  It was 11 days before my 8th birthday and I remember how excited I was.  AND My sister is one of the dancers in the promotional commercial that was filmed the winter prior to the opening.

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Over the years MGM Studios evolved into Hollywood Studios bringing us many new magical movie experiences.  Oh, but how my heart longs for the classics to come back:  The Great Movie Ride, Honey I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure,  the Studio Backlot Tour, and the Streets of America.  To celebrate 30 years of magmyself c, Disney will be passing out commemorative maps and buttons to each guest as they arrive to the park on May 1st.

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Buzz, Buzz it’s Springtime!  This is my favorite season and not just because I’m a spring baby.  The flowers are budding, the birds are chirping, and the weather is perfect!  One of my favorite things to do in spring is decorate my home with cute bunnies and warm, welcoming décor.  Nothing says welcome to my home like a whimsical spring wreath by A Little Magic Décor.  Cydney makes each wreath by hand with lots of love and pixie dust.  She uses delicate lace, flowers,  bows, and other adornments to create the perfect wreath for any season.    They measure about 16″-

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Decorative Mouse Ears for your home!  Hang them anywhere.  Mine is hung on the inside of my front door.  I am selfish and want the beauty all for myself.  Cydney is amazing and really pays attention to every detail, right down to the packaging.  Each wreath is secured with pipe cleaners ensuring a safe arrival.

 

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EARS, EARS, EARS!!!  Looking to add some sparkle to your life?!  Check out Ears from Wonderland.  So much sparkle; Tinkerbelle gets jealous!  And friends this ETSY shop has ROSE GOLD EARS!  And Color Changing Ears!  What?!  I need to get myself a pair!!!  The magic does not stop there!  My sweet friend Karrie can make any style of ears, just ask her!  Here are just a few of my faves from her shop:

These ears are so plump and sturdy; yet very light on your head.  I was able to wear them all day without getting a headache.  They also stay put- no slipping when I bend over or turn my head.  I believe the quality is so much better then what you can purchase at the park.   And Honestly just look how they sparkle!

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Ears from Wonderland are the perfect ears for the best day ever at the parks!

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Baby it’s Cold Inside!

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I am talking about ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort! IMG_6794It is a chilling 9 degree’s of ICY Christmas Magic.  Two million pounds of ice have been hand carved and are on display in this majestic Winter Wonderland (just a few miles from Walt Disney World.)  Step right into the middle of some of your favorite scenes from the holiday classic A Christmas Story.  Don’t forget to check out the ice slide and tubing area for some added fun.  Other activities also include:  photos with Santa, Elf on the Shelf Character Breakfast, Build A Bear Workshop, and the Christmas Tree Trail.

IMG_6751Make sure to dress warm…jeans, gloves, a sweater, and closed toe shoes.  Parka is provided with ticket.  This will allow you to enjoy your icy adventure  to the fullest.

And PLEASE remember to be courteous to the ice by keeping your hands to yourself.  If you are visiting ICE! with youngin’s keep in mind there is a height requirement for the slide. (see photo to the left) Safety is a top priority in the village.  Ice! runs through January 6th.

Purchase your tickets today!  Click Here

 

 

 

The Color Run Experience

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The happiest 5k on earth!!!  We definitely had a blast running through the color zones…4 to be exact!  PLUS a bubble zone, color blast after party, and cleaning station.  It is recommended to arrive early to allow time for parking.  This is a very popular event and traffic gets quite heavy.  Runners have the flexibility of picking up the run packet the day before the event or morning of.  IMG_1522We chose to pick up the day before at the CHECK IN PARTY and it was as easy as 1, 2, 3 and no wait!  Plus you get first dibs on all the cool race swag!  Found at the COLOR RUN RACE SHOP.  Make sure to have the QR code for all runners, no QR code no bib.  On race day you will have the opportunity to take pictures with the best mascot ever Runicorn!  This character experience was quite fun.  We danced together, hugged, and jumped for joy. IMG_1554 Super cool!  ALSO, There are several photo opportunities and back drops set up for the perfect race day photos.  Definitely must do before and after the race.  As you maneuver through the course you will be blasted by a rainbow of colors, Our fave was pink and blue, or was it yellow, no GREEN, definitely purple and orange!  I suggest you run to the far left or right of each color zone to get the most color.  And have fun!  WE spun around, danced, even made color angels in the color dust.

At the end we each got our very own UNICORN finishers medal.

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WOOT WOOT!  But Of course nothing makes the Color Run more fun then running it with family.  YES!  THE COLOR RUN is fun for kids of all ages.  Although I have to admit we walked most of it.  Simply because the course was a bit dippy and weaved in and around it self.  This is the only downer.  The Color Run Hero Tour Orlando was held at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL and weaved in and around the grassy parking area.  To ensure no one twisted their ankle we walked.

All in all a fun experience!  Don’t forget to snap this iconic photo!

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Thank you to my friends at THE COLOR RUN HERO TOUR 2018 for the complimentary race entries for my children and I.  We had a great time and for a great cause!

Life is Full of Whimsical Things

Life is full of whimsical things…so shouldn’t your closet be too? Well, hot dog (said in my best Mickey Mouse voice),  do I have a treat for you!  Today I am featuring tee’s that will make your wardrobe squeal with delight. Whimysland Designs are the most magical tee’s in the kingdom and feature the art of  shop owner, Tasha .  Tasha is a student by day and artist by night.  She enjoys creating whimsical tee shirt art inspired by all your Disney faves.  From Churros to Disney Villains you will find the perfect tee’s to make your Disney Day the most perfect day!

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All shirts are available online at Tee Public.  Tee’s are available in crew neck and v neck styles.

 

See the World’s Largest Crayola Crayon!

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The World’s Largest Crayola Crayon – Bluetiful – Arrives in Orlando  The 1,352-pound crayon makes its permanent home at Crayola Experience

ORLANDO –  The world’s largest Crayola crayon, weighing in at 1,352 pounds and nearly 16 feet long, assumed permanent residence this morning at Crayola Experience Orlando. The family destination will celebrate the arrival with themed attractions, giveaways and a character meet-n-greet with Bluetiful herself.

Starting tomorrow and through Christmas Eve, the first 100 kids to visit the attraction will receive a free Bluetiful crayon, and all guests visiting on these days can:

  • Name and wrap their own Bluetiful crayon at Wrap It Up!
  • Color an exclusive Bluetiful coloring sheet at Colossal Caddy
  • Meet-n-greet Bluetiful an 8-foot crayon character

All activities are included with general admission. Distribution of Bluetiful crayons will begin when the attraction opens at 10 a.m. All other activities will occur throughout normal operational hours.

The latest shade to join the Crayola family was announced at the Colorful World of Pigments event hosted at Oregon State University on May 5, 2017. The event was a celebration of YInMn blue and its impact on art, culture and industry.  The new crayon shade was inspired by the YInMn pigment discovered in the laboratory of Oregon State Chemistry Professor Mas Subramanian.

Crayola received over 90,000 unique name submissions for the new blue crayon color and almost 400,000 consumers voted last summer to choose the final name for the new color.  ‘Bluetiful’ was voted the winner and Crayola created the larger-than-life crayon to celebrate. The 1,352-pound, 15.6-foot crayon, was unveiled at the naming announcement in NYC in September.

 

Crayola Experience tickets are $19.99 online and $22.99 at the door. Kids under 3 are free. For tickets, hours and info, visit CrayolaExperience.com.

 About Crayola Experience: Discover the magic of color at Crayola’s premier and one-of-a-kind family attraction Crayola Experience! Twenty-six hands-on attractions await families in Orlando, Fla. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Also featuring live entertainment. Crayola Experience also has facilities in Easton, Pa – the birthplace of Crayola crayons – and at Mall of America. To learn more, visit CrayolaExperience.com.

Spooky Days are fun days at WDW

Spooky Days are coming to Walt Disney World this September!  Spooky Empire, the same company behind Orlando’s semi-annual horror conventions, has announced Spooky Days in the Parks as a two-day meet up event “for fans that have a ‘villainous’ side.”  This first time event will take place on September 22-23.  Come play in the parks dressed in your most frightful Disney Bound.

Need some inspiration?  You could check out Pinterest for some “spooky” ideas.  Or you can keep reading for visual inspiration from Kawaiian Pizza Apparel.

Kawaiian Pizza Apparel designs casual cosplay apparel for all your Disney Bounding needs.  This Etsy shop offers Disney inspired leggings, shirts, tank tops, dresses, skirts, and so much more for Disney fans of all ages.   All items are hand screened by two curious sisters with a big heart for Disney and style.

Pictured above is the Haunted Mansion Inspired Skater Dress, Kid’s Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Disneybound Shirt, and Maleficent Inspired Skater Dress.  Other designs are available and customized apparel is offered upon request.

Will we be at Spooky Days? YES!

What are we wearing?  Great question!  I am still conjuring up the perfect Disney Bound for my son and I.   My daughter selected a dress from Kawaiian Pizza Apparel’s Ready to Ship section.  She will Disney Bound as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

Designed to mirror the intricate details of our favorite ragdoll.   This Disney Bound is brightly colored,  lightweight, and breathable; making it a great wear for the Florida heat.  Slip on a pair of running shorts or leggings and transform this Disney Bound into the perfect run costume.

Kawaiian Pizza Apparel  makes it so easy to Disney Bound in the parks.  Thank you to Alec Dale for sending us this beautiful Sally inspired dress.  I’m thinking I need to snag the Jack Skellington inspired shirt for my son.  OHHHH My Disney and a Zero dress for me!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

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Looking for good eats and a striking time?  Check out Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs and get your family game on!  Not your everyday bowling alley.  With a mix of retro vibes and classy dining; Splitsville is redefining this popular sport.   Grab your ball and let’s get rollin’.

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Too Cute!!! Minnie and Mickey Bowling Balls!!!!

 

It is recommended to reserve your lanes 24 hours in advance, especially if you have a large group.  Spare me…Splitsville does offer walk in pricing, but this is not a guarantee. Lane usage is based on your party size to maximize your game and you will be pleased to know the shoe rental and bumpers are included.

Upon arrival you will check in at the front desk where you will provide names and shoes

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sizes for all bowlers.  Make sure to inform the cast member of any bowlers that would like to use bumpers.  This information will be saved to their bowling profile.  During the game the bumpers will set when the bowler’s profile requires them and drop when not needed.  This is super cool!  Everyone can bowl on the same lane and are accommodated as needed.  Your shoes will then be placed in a basket  and a cast member will guide your party to the assigned lane for your game.  Take caution:  the game time will already be ticking away so you may want to be fast on your feet and get your game shoes on.

Got the munchies?  Splitsville is home to some of the most tantalizing “Alley Food” known to mankind.  The unique menu offered is a blend of traditional and upscale offerings that will send your taste buds spinning.  A few of my menu favorites include:

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Splitsville’s mouth watering Filet Sliders

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 tangy California Crunch

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 and the Meat Lover’s Pizza all served fresh to your family lane.   That’s right ya’ll…this ain’t your momma’s bowling alley!   Don’t forget to get your drink on!  Drink to your heaven’s content…I recommend the slushie in a souvenir cup!

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My family and I had a fabulous time!  There is so much family friendly fun going on it is hard not to.  The staff is incredibly warmhearted and works hard to deliver the Disney Magic.  It is just an awesome place to kick back and relax while getting a friendly game on.  Thank you Splitsville for your hospitality and inviting our family to roll with ya!