Saturday, June 28, 2014

‘Frozen’ Summer Fun at Hollywood Studios!

Starting July 5, “Frozen Summer Fun: Live at Hollywood Studios” is coming to Walt Disney World!
Olaf would be so happy.

Frozen Summer Fun” consists of special Frozen-themed events that will come with regular park admission.  The fun lasts from July 5 to September 1.

The best part?  Kristoff is going to make an appearance!

Image from Disney Insider.

From Disney Insider, here are some of the highlights:
  • Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
  • Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
  • For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
  • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
  • “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
  • “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

Just a note, the royal welcome is not Elsa and Anna’s rumored coronation into the Disney Princess franchise.

You’re not going to want to miss out on all this Frozen fun!  CLICK HERE to get a free quote on a Disney vacation from Destinations in Florida!



Inside the Magic just posted this to their Facebook page on Friday:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vote for a New Name for this Maleficent Plush!

I ordered this Funko Pop! Maleficent plush from Disney Movie Rewards, and she arrived while I was in Florida.

Video from YouTube. The Disney Freak’s Blog original video.

I’ll have another post with pictures and everything, but before that, I wanted your help in choosing her new name!

Stock image from Amazon.

The first two options are my mother’s suggestions, which I think are pretty cute, but I offered another option for you to suggest your own idea.

What name should we give Molly's new Funko Pop! Maleficent plush?
Smooshy Maleficent
Mooshy Maleficent
Please Specify:
Poll Maker


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

More Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures Announced!

At the start of June, Funko Pop! vinyl figures from Frozen were announced.

Now figures from Bambi as well as The Lion King have been revealed!

Both photos from Inside the Magic Facebook page.

Which ones do you like?  I love them all!

According to, the figures are to be released sometime this August.

(Seriously, Mom and Dad – birthday presents!)

See you all real soon!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Upcoming Pixar Short: ‘Lava’

After moving The Good Dinosaur to 2015, the next Pixar feature film will be Inside Out.

Both images from Disney Insider.

(And quick side note, that means this is the first year without a Pixar feature film since 2005…)

Just announced, the short to play before Inside Out will be titled Lava.  Below is the official synopsis:

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

Lava is to be directed by James Ford Murphy.

What do you think?  I’m curious about the “musical love story that takes place over millions of years” part, but Pixar has always created phenomenal short films, so I’m not at all worried!

See you all real soon.

Friday, June 20, 2014

My WDW Trip Update: Content Coming Soon!

We went to Walt Disney World on Tuesday-Thursday, with Wednesday being our all-day Magic Kingdom day.

I took lots of videos, Bestie and her mom took lots of photos, and I did my best to keep my Instagram and Twitter filled.

Of course, it will take me a little bit to go through all the content, but I'm planning on having lots of posts and YouTube videos for you all!  In fact, I've decided to start a Flickr account for all the photos we took.

Give me a few days and then I'll blow up your feeds!


Molly the Disney Freak

‘Frozen’ Pre-Parade Float at Disneyland!

In WDW's Festival of Fantasy parade, Anna, Elsa and Olaf appear at the end of the princess float, the first in the parade.  The trio was added last minute due to Frozen’s unexpected popularity.

At Disneyland, the trio was just given their own pre-parade float in front of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.

Here are three videos of the float’s debut.

Videos from YouTube.

Image from

My thoughts?  Since I love these three to death (no surprise there), I’m excited for them to get their own float and everything, but it’s kind of disappointing.  Of course, it’s merely a pre-parade float, but I was kind of hoping for some singing, not just instrumental. The design is beautiful, but Olaf wasn't quite as animated as I expected.  No mouth movement at all?

However, I am hoping that this pre-parade signals their expansion in the Festival of Fantasy parade.

Your thoughts?


Sunday, June 15, 2014

I'm in Florida!

We landed in Orlando around 1 pm (EST) on Friday.

We'll be in Walt Disney World Tuesday night and all day Wednesday.  Until then, we're enjoying the beach right outside Bestie's family's condo.

Keep up with our adventures by following the hashtag #MollyInFlorida or #MollyTheDisneyFreak on either Twitter or Instagram.


Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there!

Video from YouTube.

Who’s your favorite Disney dad?

Image from a Google search.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The True Meaning of ‘Let it Go’?

Today, I present to you another “Let it Go” cover.

I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh, not another one!?”

Hold on there.  This is a different kind of cover.

It’s (almost) the truth behind the meaning of “Let it Go” (like what I did there, Frank?)

Dewey Roth and his wife, Debbie.
Image courtesy Dewey's Facebook
profile and used with permission.
Now you’re interested?

First, let me give you some backstory.  My friend/mentor Dewey Roth is one of the funniest people I know.  I first met him at Giant Step Theatre, where he was choreographer/director/actor/"Stupid Stories" teller…what was your title anyway, Dewey?

He writes a blog called Almost the Truth, in which he discusses, well, almost the truth about things.

And there’s always a touch of humor.

Now, without further ado, here is Dewey’s interpretation of the true meaning of the “Let it Go” lyrics.

Enjoy! (You will.)


Monday, June 9, 2014

TV Guide’s Battle of the Fans: Favorite Villain!

It’s not often I post about Once Upon a Time, but hey.

Regina/the Evil Queen was just voted the “Favorite Villain” for TV Guide magazine in their Battle of the Fans Facebook contest!

Image from TV Guide's Facebook page.

I actually really like Regina’s character (at least, what I’ve seen and heard of her).  Would probably say she’s my favorite character on OUAT.

Who’s your favorite OUAT character?  Is Regina your favorite TV villain?

See you all real soon.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Revealed: ‘Frozen’ Funko Pop!

Just today, the newest additions were announced for the Funko Pop! line of vinyl Disney figures.

And the figurines are….Frozen!

Image from

You may recognize the style and look of these characters – Mini Maleficent is also a Funko Pop! model. This, of course, means I absolutely love Funko Pop! figures.

Meaning, I can’t wait to get my hands on these Frozen ones, especially Elsa!

According to the, the Frozen figures won’t be released until July.

(Birthday present, Mom and Dad?)


Humorously, J.J. Abrams Confirms Millennium Falcon

Yesterday, leaked photos of the iconic Millennium Falcon being constructed for Star Wars VII.

The Internet exploded -- with Star Wars fans rejoicing.

Then director J.J. Abrams confirmed the leaked photos via Twitter, with plenty of humor.

Recognize the background?

Star Wars fanatics know it as the board for Dejarik, which is the game played aboard the Falcon in the earlier films.

Image from

Abrams has a good sense of ironic humor.

What are your thoughts on the three upcoming Star Wars movies?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SDMT Completes New Fantasyland!

On May 28th, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster opened to the general public at Walt Disney World.

Video from YouTube.

This marked the completion of New Fantasyland, a year-long expansion of Magic Kingdom.

This map of Magic Kingdom now includes the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Image from Filmic Light - Snow White Archive.

Today, the Disney Parks Blog posted this graphic that details a few fun trivia about the new attraction.

Image from the Disney Parks Blog post.

I can’t wait to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in a little over a week!

See you all real soon.

If a Mom Sang 'Let it Go'...

I hereby dedicate this to my own mother, as she loves this stuff…..


[O]ne woman from the Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana decided to give Queen Elsa the voice of a mother — one who is at the end of her rope with her young children. Dressed in pajama pants and a bathrobe as she performs on a stage with props like a couch, toys, and a laundry basket, she hilariously laments the difficulties — but ultimately, the joys — of being a mother.

Video from YouTube.

Image from


Maleficent: A Review

TDM and I saw the “midnight” (more like 9:15 p.m.) showing of Maleficent, last Thursday.

Don't let my smile fool you....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Maleficent Nail Design by TDM!

When we saw Maleficent on Thursday, TDM wanted to do my nails for me.  (She also planned to do my eye makeup, but thank heavens we ran out of time.)

Below is a video of her/our Maleficent character nail design.  Of course, we based them off the original Maleficent, not Angelina Jolie’s version!

The Disney Freak’s Blog original video, from YouTube.

Picture taken by MollyTDF.

Reaction: evil yes.
Image source.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Animal Kingdom: Parade Ends, ‘Lion King’ Returns

Two big changes happened at Animal Kingdom this weekend.

May 31: Yesterday, Mickey’s Jammin Jungle Parade had its last run as the Animal Kingdom daytime parade.  No replacement parade has been announced.

Watch the final parade run below:

Video from YouTube.

June 1: Today, the live show “The Festival of the Lion King” returns to Animal Kingdom, in its new home at Harambe Theatre.

Image from the Disney Parks Blog.

So if you’re visiting Animal Kingdom this month, expect these changes!

See you all real soon.