Disney in Pictures

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: Have Some FROZEN Fun This Summer!

Ok, I will admit – I did NOT love the movie Frozen the first time I saw it, and I didn’t understand the hype – the millions of kids singing “let it go”, the mad rush and frenzy for Elsa and Anna costumes, the 300 minute wait at Disney World to greet the Princesses – it all seemed a bit excessive to me. But, I figured – I should give the movie another chance, maybe I am missing something?

I watched it again, and while I can’t say I will be jumping in that long line to greet the stars of the movie, I DID really like it more the second time! I liked it so much that I started seeking out some treats and treasures based on the blockbuster hit…

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New Frozen Merchandise hits the Disney Parks this month – including this adorable Olaf antenna topper!

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How about a delicious Olaf or Frozen themed cupcake?

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Not lucky enough to be heading to the Disney Parks this summer? Fear not! You can DIY yourself into a Frozen frenzy! Pinterest will show you the way to a super fun Frozen themed party! And Party City has plenty of supplies and ideas too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Hidden Mickeys Are Everywhere!

Disney World is known for their attention to detail (among other things!) – and they are so intricate in their theming and decorating that they even have Hidden Mickey’s throughout the Parks – it could be his silhouette, or the three circles of his head – but they are all over – if you know where to look…

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This one is located at Animal Kingdom – outside the entrance to the Mombasa Marketplace Store in Africa

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This one is part of a dalmation statue that sits just inside the entrance to Mama Melrose’s Restaurant in Hollywood Studios

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The front courtyard of Hollywood Studios’ Rock N Roller Coaster is home to this Aerosmith mural – featuring a familiarly patterned shirt…

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Inside the lobby of Disney’s beautiful Wilderness Lodge Resort you’ll spot this Mickey on the upper right corner of the fireplace

There’s a whole book to help you look for them! Have you spotted some Hidden Mickeys while at WDW? Or at home maybe? Which one is YOUR favorite?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy 4th Of July!

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Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the warm weather, attend some picnics, and that you’re enjoying a day off from work (I know I am!). But more than that – I hope you remember what this day is about – and that without those who fought for our freedom, we wouldn’t be here today!

It’s a great holiday isn’t it? BBQ’s and fireworks and sparklers and red white and blue…and Mickey? Yes – it’s possible to even infuse some Disney into your 4th of July celebrations with these easy DIY Disney crafts:

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Wouldn’t this be a cute headband for your favorite little Mouseketeer to wear on the 4th?

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And what kid (or adult!) wouldn’t love to color this adorable scene?

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And since you will probably need to make something to bring to that family picnic, why not whip up Ariel’s adorable Starfish cookies?

Click here for more Disney 4th of July fun!

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TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Check Out This New Disney Merchandise!

One way to kill the LONGGGGG stretches of time between Walt Disney World vacations is to buy more Disney stuff! Seriously though – its awesome to check out the Disney Store’s website and see what new things they have and what Parks Merchandise they offer. I was browsing the other day and saw some AWESOME new stuff – check it out!

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This new line of Beautifully Disney cosmetics features one of my favorite Disney Classics – Alice In Wonderland! Nail polish, eye and lip products themed after Alice and pals – sign me up!

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This pot holder is part of a whole new set of “Mickey’s Diner” themed merchandise – cups, plates, mugs – they all have a great vintage feel to them and great graphics too

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In honor of Star Wars Weekends, Disney has come out with some great new items – shirts, action figures, and what little (or big!) boy wouldn’t want to tote their clothes to Disney World in this Darth Vader suitcase?

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I can totally see myself sipping coffee out of this Ursula Mug – and if she isn’t your fave villain, don’t worry – there’s plenty of others to choose from!

Check out all their New Arrivals Here!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Cool Off This Summer With These Delicious Disney Frozen Drinks

Tomorrow marks the first official day of SUMMER – which means trips to the beach, cookouts, fresh cut grass, family vacations (to DISNEY WORLD perhaps?) and most of all – it means long, HOT days. I am always looking for ways to cool off in the summer, and one way I like to do it is with super cold frozen drinks – what could be better on a hot day than an ice cold slushy beverage? Oh – well, one thing that would make it better is if you happened to be enjoying said beverage while at the Happiest Place On Earth – and luckily, they offer quite the selection of delicious frozen drinks to choose from:

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The classic frozen lemonade is available at all the Parks – from Disneyland to Disney World, you’ll find this in its classic lemon flavor, and strawberry, raspberry, and other varieties pop up from time to time too!

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Frozen margarita anyone? This adults only frozen beverage is not only super cold and delicious (times 3 different flavors!), but its fun to look at too! You can get this at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Gaston’s Tavern is home to “LeFou’s Brew” – an apple flavored slush (available with optional souvenir cup!)

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You could always stick with a classic and grab a Dole Whip Float – pineapple soft serve balanced on top of delicious pineapple juice – what a sweet treat

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Over at Goofy’s Candy Company in Downtown Disney, you can customize your own frozen drink by picking from a bunch of flavors and mixing them together!

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Oh, and you can make your own cup too – with a ton of awesome base/cup options!

Hopefully you’re gearing up for summer and all the great fun that comes along with it – and if you’re lucky enough to be heading to the Disney Parks this summer, be sure to keep cool with these delicious drinks!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Cool Off In The Summer Heat At Blizzard Beach!

I have a confession to make – I am not a huge fan of water parks – I was never a big swimmer when I was younger and without my glasses I could never see what slide I was even riding on – it was never my favorite way to spend a day. But luckily I have grown to appreciate them a bit more – due in large part to my obtaining contact lenses and becoming a better swimmer! Plus, how can you say no to a Disney Waterpark – its basically as intricate and well themed as their theme Parks  – but with water! Which, on a hot Florida summer day can really be a lifesaver!

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach is the newer of its two Water Parks and it’s themed after a ski Resort that has “melted” into a watery wonderland

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Zip down the “slopes” of Mount Gushmore – one of the world’s tallest (and fastest!) water slides

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Enjoy a lazy trip down the river in an inner tube

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Or simply relax on the beach!

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What could be a better way to escape the heat than in a BLIZZARD?! I highly recommend you plan a day at a Disney Water Park on your next trip – especially if you plan on visiting during the summer months!

TGIF!

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