Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Watch Mickey Defeat Maleficent in 8-bit Fantasmic!

If Fantasmic! was an 8-bit video game, the boss level would probably look something like this…

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Just saying, this would be a really fun game to play! And just curious, but is there a significance/hidden meaning in Mickey's high score? I'm still a little brain dead from finals -- comment below if you figure out anything!

If you’re unfamiliar with Fantasmic!, click here to watch the Walt Disney World version (same as in the 8-bit video) for reference, starting exactly at the Maleficent battle scene.


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Four New MagicBand Designs Released This Month!

You can already customize your MagicBand with various accessories to show off your Disney Side, but what about buying a MagicBand that isn’t just a plain ole solid color? How about buying one with your favorite character as the design?

This month, Disney is releasing four new designs for retail MagicBands, including one today!

Image from Disney Parks Blog.

The Stitch design is available starting now, while Sorcerer Mickey and Minnie Mouse dots were released December 12 and 14, respectively. The Princesses design will be released on the 22nd.

These MagicBands make great presents with the new Link-it Later option.

So, who wants to buy me Sorcerer Mickey?

See you all real soon!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy 20th Birthday, Bestie!

Today is the birthday of someone very dear to my heart. It’s my Bestie’s 20th birthday!

She and I have known each other since we were toddlers and lived across the street from each other. Man, the stories we have together! She doesn’t live across the street anymore, but she’s still walking distance. And even though college has put us on other sides of the country, it’s nice to know she’s just a phone call away.

One of my favorite recent photos of Bestie and I.
We need to get a photo together with my short hair!

In honor of the special occasion, I have collected my favorite Disney friendship songs, as well as a very touching Walt Disney quote at the end.

Here’s to many more, Bestie!

Image from a Google search.

Love you a bunches of bananas, Summer. See you soon.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Anna Kendrick Sings 'On the Steps of the Palace'

I’m sure many of you love Anna Kendrick from the movie Pitch Perfect. Which means, I’m also sure you’ll love her as Cinderella in Into the Woods.

Disney has released both a clip of Kendrick singing Cinderella’s song “On the Steps of the Palace,” as well as the entire audio of the song.

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Put it on repeat and enjoy.

Those last notes always give me chills.

Into the Woods opens this Christmas Day. You can pre-order the soundtrack deluxe bundle at Disney Music Emporium.

See you all real…as soon as I finish finals.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Get Free Mickey Mouse Ears or Autograph Book!

Still searching for Christmas present ideas?

Well, how about a free pair of Mickey Mouse ears or autograph book for your child? Or for each of your children?

When you book your next Disney trip with Destinations in Florida travel agent Jennifer Hardy, each child gets a free gift—either Mickey Mouse ears or an autograph book—and each adult gets a free gift card!
Click HERE to book!

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Disney Discounts 

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See you all real soon!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Watch the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer! (Plus, LEGO Version!)

There’s been a lot of hype about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, especially since the first teaser trailer was released this morning!

Thirty select movie theaters aired the teaser today, and it was also released on iTunes and YouTube.

I had my sister, The Disney Smart One, watch it with me, so that she could hypothesize about the new film in the franchise. She had lots to say but to sum up: as of now, TDSO is optimistic.

Excited for the return of the Falcon!
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So am I.

Favorite part of the trailer. Pretty epic.
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What are your thoughts on the trailer? Sound off in the comments below!

See you all real soon!


If the above teaser wasn't epic enough for you, Snooperking on YouTube has created a shot-by-shot recreation teaser with LEGO pieces!

Plus, it was uploaded within a day of the official teaser. That takes some dedication!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Our favorite mouse is 86 years old today!

Happy birthday, Mickey (and Minnie)!
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Walt Disney World, on its Facebook page, shared this adorable video of Mickey Mouse going to celebrate with his friends in front of Cinderella Castle. Super cute!

The Disney Parks Blog also has a fantastic blog post today listing several Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn’t know!

Wish upon a star for your birthday, Mickey!
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I’ll say it again: happy birthday to Mickey Mouse and his main squeeze, Minnie!