Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pixar Short 'Lava' Available on Disney Movies Anywhere for Limited Time!

If you saw Inside Out, you probably fell in love with the short "Lava" that played in front of the film.

If you didn't see Inside Out, you are missing out, twice.

And for those both categories, you are in luck because for a limited time, "Lava" is available, in its enchanting entirety, for viewing on the Disney Movies Anywhere app!

Our reaction to the news: leaping gracefully for joy, just like these beautiful whales.
Image via Oh My Disney.

"Lava" is only available on the app until August 12 (aka: 10 short days!).

iPad screenshot via iTunes Store.

Download the app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch at the iTunes Store.

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Celebrate National Sisters Day with Your #DisneySide!

Today is a very special day: when we celebrate sisters all around the world! And what better way to celebrate than by showing your #DisneySide?

Image via Disney Parks tumblr page.

If you didn't know, I have four sisters (and one brother). All my siblings have code names, to protect their privacy. Three of them are not allowed to be shown on camera, but one of them, The Disney Mermaid, has been featured in many of my videos, which we always have a ton of fun making!

So today, TDM and I are celebrating Sisters Day by sharing our #DisneySide with you with a few of our favorite collab videos!





Young Disney Freak and Minnie Disney Freak have also been featured in this video, and you can read about my wonderful siblings in these posts from my blog.

How are you celebrating your sisters today? Share your #DisneySide pictures with me via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Happy National Sisters Day!

See you all real soon.

WATCH: Check-in Materials at Disney Resorts

Is this your first time coming to Walt Disney World and staying at a resort? Is this your first time staying in a Disney resort after the introduction of MyMagic+?

Guests often wonder what materials they'll get when checking in to their resort reservations.

Never fear: Destinations in Florida has this great video detailing all the materials you'll receive when checking in!



Hopefully this quick video helped you with any questions, but feel free to contact Destinations in Florida if you have more! They're always willing to help.

And if you'd like to book a Disney trip, request a free quote from Destinations in Florida HERE.

Either way, please come say hi at the Grand when you visit Walt Disney World!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

'Frozen Summer Fun': Ice Palace Boutique Opens Tomorrow!

Disney's Hollywood Studios has gotten quite a makeover with all the new Frozen additions for "Frozen Summer Fun." (And, which this particular Disney fan quite enjoyed.)

Most notably is the closing of the American Idol Experience which has been changed into the Hyperion Theater to host the Frozen Sing-along.

And now, the Ice Palace Boutique is opening up in the former American Idol Experience audition area, just across from ABC Commissary!

Images via Disney Parks Blog.

Starting tomorrow, July 26, Guests ages 3-12 can receive a Frozen-inspired makeover, styled after either Princess Anna or Queen Elsa.


According to WDWMagic.com:



[T]he 'Ice Palace Boutique' will offer four packages to fit various budgets.
  • Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package – This package includes Anna or Elsa-inspired shimmering makeup palette, face gems, nail polish, a braided hair piece with sparkling snowflake accessory and an exclusive photo opportunity. Package retail: $75, includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Package – This package includes the items offered in the Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package. It also includes access to the Ice Palace Café and reserved seating at one of the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” shows. Package retail: $175, includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Deluxe Package – This package includes an Anna or Elsa costume plus the items offered in the Ice Palace Boutique Package. Package retail: $240, includes tax.
  • Olaf-inspired package that includes a glitter hairstyle and Olaf tee-shirt. Reservations are not required for this package and will only be available on-site at the location. Package retail: $19.95, plus tax.
Also part of the higher priced packages is reserved seating for a showing of the Frozen sing-along at the Hyperion Theater. The Ice Palace Boutique Package and the Ice Palace Boutique Deluxe Package is for up to 6 guests, including the child getting the magical transformation.
Those higher end packages also include access to the Ice Palace Cafe, where additional party members can enjoy the exclusive Ice Palace Café, an immersive “Frozen”-themed café with included snacks while they wait for their Anna or Elsa.

The boutique is only open until September, when the "Frozen Summer Fun" festivities conclude. Purchase an Ice Palace Boutique through Destinations in Florida by clicking HERE!

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***UPDATE***

Disney Parks Blog has released this inside look at Ice Palace Boutqiue. Check it out!

Kristen Bell, as Anna, Leaves Voicemail for Little Girl with Brain Tumor

When voice actors do touching things in character, that's when you love them more.

Recently, Kristen Bell, who voices Princess Anna in Frozen, called a little girl named Avery and left a voicemail. Bell, in her Anna character voice, told Avery that Elsa had decided to name her an honorary princess of Arendelle!

Just look at her happiness!
Image via vh1.com.


What makes this extra special?

Avery has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and she's only six years old! So, of course, to get a voicemail from her favorite Frozen character with such wonderful news made Avery the happiest girl alive, despite such tragedy.

Luckily, we can share in Avery's joy via her father's recording of his daughter listening to the voicemail for the first time. Enjoy, and get those tissues ready:



Be sure to visit Avery's CaringBridge page to view recent updates.

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Experience a Single Moment in Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Trailer!

Pixar dropped the first trailer for its upcoming movie The Good Dinosaur, in theaters on Thanksgiving. The theme behind the trailer is "a single moment," and how such a moment can change history and even, everything.

Gorgeous imagery.
Images via Oh My Disney.

Watch the trailer below:



One thing many fans (including myself) are a little unnerved by is the idea of pairing hyper-realistic backgrounds with cartoony characters, such as Arlo. I even noticed some of the dinosaurs, and especially that colorful lizard, are quite realistic when compared to Arlo.

Such a pretty little guy.

I can understand if it's a marketing thing -- a more cartoony Arlo will translate better to toys and won't scare children -- but at least make the rest of the film cartoonish in some sense.

Also, anyone else getting a The Land Before Time vibe? I'm excited to see how Pixar surprises us!

What are your thoughts on the trailer and The Good Dinosaur?

See ya real soon.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

It's my favorite holiday today -- the day we celebrate our wonderful country!

Happy Fourth of July to all my fans, friends and family!

This makes me really, really miss Riley...
Image via Walt Disney Animation Studios' Facebook page.

Disney created this short and sweet video to celebrate Independence Day, with Mickey Mouse posing alongside numerous light-painted patriotic images. Most of the designs were freehanded in mid-air!



From all of us here at the Disney Freak's Blog to you, have a very patriotic Independence Day!