Disney Special Events

Happy 59th Birthday To The Iconic Disneyland Park!

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Today marks the 59th anniversary of the opening of Walt’s dream come true – the original Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. If you’ve never been, then I highly recommend you make the trip there at least once in your lifetime. It’s where the magic all started, and where Walt himself gave the opening day speech that included the words “To All who come to this happy place – welcome!”

Check out some Disney facts and history here. Happy 59 years to Disneyland, and here’s to many, MANY more!

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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 – The Mine Train Is (Finally!) Officially Open!

May 28th marked the first official day that WDW’s newest ride – the Seven Dwarves Mine Train – was open to the public! I previously wrote about the ride’s construction and the various “soft openings” that have been happening over the past few weeks and months, but now it’s time to take a look at the real thing!

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The Dwarves and Snow White gather to celebrate the opening!

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The details in the line queue and ride itself are amazing!

I can’t wait to check this one out – and I hope you are able to take a ride on it soon too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Celebrating Your Birthday In Walt Disney World

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If you’re lucky enough to celebrate your birthday in Walt Disney World, then you know how much fun and magic awaits you on your special day! But if you’re wanting to make the celebration even more special, there are plenty of ways to do that – with a little help courtesy of that “Disney Magic” of course:

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Why not have a bunch of festive Mickey Birthday Balloons delivered to your room as a fun surprise for the birthday boy or girl?

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You can always pick up a Birthday Pin to wear while at the Parks – but why not go further and give these birthday Mickey Ears?

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How about a “Fairy Tale” Bouquet for the birthday girl?

Check out all the Birthday Gift options available through Disney Floral and Gifts – and don’t worry if you can’t find one you like – they will work with you to make a custom one of a kind gift for your birthday (or ANY!) celebration!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Celebrating 25 Years Of Movie Magic!

May 1st marked the official 25 year anniversary of the opening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park – which to many of us was and will always be “MGM Studios”. Let’s take a look back at some vintage “MGM”

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Pulling it all together – construction on the Great Movie Ride

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Michael Eisner and friends stroll down Hollywood Boulevard on opening day

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That’s right – for you young folks who don’t know – it used to have a different name!

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The park lit up at night in celebration of its opening! (reminds me of Hollywood!)

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Check out the commemorative Merchandise created to celebrate this milestone

TGIF!

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Disney DIY – Make Your Own Custom Disney Shirts!

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I mentioned already that my husband and I are pending a new arrival – a future Disney Addict in the making will be joining our family in early October, and we are thrilled! Last weekend we got a little crafty and made our little one some fun onesies – can’t wait to see them on him/her (and for them to probably be puked/spit up on 5 minutes later ha!). Of COURSE we had to make a disney one – I just love the future mouseketeer one, don’t you?

You can easily make onesies or t shirts at home – just get yourself some iron – on transfers (these can be bought pretty much anywhere, I think mine came from Target) – and get to work! I got lucky as ours are the ones you don’t have to reverse the image for, which made it even easier! But even if you have to reverse your image, that is easily done in photoshop or another photo editing program

Basically we just found some pictures we liked, printed them on the iron-on sheets, ironed them on, and that was really it! You can use all kinds of images, like a picture you have taken or a funny saying or a name or anything!

Making shirts to commemorate a baby’s/kids first trip to Disney is always fun, or you can announce your anniversary, engagement, honeymoon, family reunion…the list goes on! Using bright colored t-shirts with a bold pattern/picture are good for kids so you can spot them and easily keep track of your whole family

I wanted to post about the onesie idea because I know a lot of people want to have something special to wear while at Disney, and not everyone can embroider or sew (or afford to pay someone who does!) – so using iron-ons is a great alternative!

Now, if only we can fast forward a few weeks so we can know the sex of our little future Disney lover so I can make more outfits for him/her!

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