The Essential Disney Bookshelf Part 2: Disney Animation – The Illusion of Life

July 2, 2015
1st ed Cover Photo

  Welcome to my second installment of the Essential Disney Bookshelf. In case you missed the  first posting, here is what it is all about. If you are a Disney Geek, Disneyphile or whatever moniker you choose to put on it, you likely have a few Disney related books on your bookshelf. Well, this is my personal list of what I think are the best selection of books to have. This is a very personal selection and you may have others that you would add to my list, maybe even replace with some of yours. That’s just fine. These posts are not designed to be carved on stone tablets...
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Cool Disney Finds – Disney Princess Cosmetics at Walgreens

July 1, 2015
Photo by Shelley Scholl

I’ve been seeing some gorgeous Disney Princess makeup bags on Instagram lately. Turns out they are part of the latest Disney cosmetics collection at Walgreens. The newest collection is called “Dare to Dream” and features Ariel, Pocahontas, and Mulan. Each princess has a “Beauty Book” with an assortment of eye shadows, blushes, lip color, and eye liner – in colors that represent that Princess. In addition there are bronzers in the Pocahontas collection, special eyeliners in the Mulan collection, and a lip color set and a couple of eye shadow quad palates with the Ariel collection. Each princess also has a nail polish collection. In addition to the Dare to...
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Lights…Camera….???? What “coming attractions” would you like to see at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

June 30, 2015
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While we all love it when new attractions open up at Walt Disney World, I find that it’s almost as much fun to speculate about what changes we would like to see in the parks, no matter how far- fetched they may be. Personally when I heard about an Avatar themed anything coming to Animal Kingdom, I thought that was about the most far-fetched thing I had ever heard…and that ended up being true! So I thought, why not throw some slightly less far-fetched ideas out there about what could happen at the park that needs new attractions the most, Disney’s Hollywood Studios?   I love Disney’s Hollywood Studios...
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Say “So Long” to Selfie-Sticks

June 29, 2015
Say “So Long” to Selfie-Sticks

When packing your day bag for your next visit to a Disney park remember your sunscreen, water bottle, and camera but leave the selfie-stick at home. That’s right kids, as of June 30, 2015 selfie-sticks will no longer be allowed inside any of the Walt Disney World parks, water parks, and DisneyQuest. The prohibition  will also include the Disneyland area with Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland to join the ban on July 1st. As of right now, selfie-sticks are allowed inside the park but are forbidden to be used on attractions due to safety concerns. Despite posted signs and verbal reminders, some guests are still attempting to use...
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Traversing the Panama Canal

June 28, 2015
Heading into the very last chamber of the day!

As described in my article last month, I thoroughly enjoyed our recent voyage onboard the Disney Wonder through the Panama Canal. In that article I talked about what an amazing experience that trip was overall. Today’s feature will be all about preparing for the traversing of the Canal and the actual day spent doing so. I fully expected that Disney would bring some sort of expert onboard to give us facts about what to expect during our day moving through the Panama Canal. Not only didn’t they disappoint, but true to Disney form, they provided us with the most amazing individual; and mesmorizing speaker. I really didn’t expect to...
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Refreshing Walt Disney World

June 27, 2015
Aloha Isle

Summer is in full swing in Walt Disney World and so is the heat! All that fun, excitement, and walking can certainly make you thirsty! I have discovered some favorite drinks across Disney property to hit the spot on that hot humid day. I’m always excited to come across lesser known and lesser advertised delights!  Disclaimer, these tasty beverages are not necessarily consumed on one day or in one trip! I start my tour at Epcot’s France Pavilion. At Les Vins de Chefs de France, I toast my trip with a Kir Royale. This sparkling beauty is a combination of champagne and blackberry liquor and served in a champagne...
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A Fabulous Fourth

June 26, 2015
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Are you planning to be at Walt Disney World for Independence Day?  There are some things you should know before going.  There is a lot of patriotic play prepared for guests, but planning is paramount if you want to participate and have a fabulous Fourth of July vacation. Crowds are often at capacity; it is very possible that the Magic Kingdom could be closed to new visitors once the park reaches capacity.  If you are staying on-property, you can pretty much guarantee that you will be able to get into a park, but it may not be the one you have planned.  Get to the park you want to...
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A Spectacular View of Wishes…Was it Worth the Price?

June 25, 2015
Castle

. During a recent vacation to Walt Disney World, my family & I had the opportunity to enjoy the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from the new FastPass+ viewing area.  By day, it looks like a quaint little park area for guests to rest their tired feet. However, once the sun sets, Cast Members rope off the area and it is only accessible by Fastpass+. .   . For having such a (relatively) small courtyard footprint, the area felt quite spacious. After a long day being run over by guests scampering from attraction to attraction, it was nice to be able to spread out and not worry about someone stepping in...
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