16 April 2014

More "Frozen" Mania - Parents Shopping at 3 a.m.and Paying Big Bucks

If you've seen the movie "Frozen" you know why everybody loves it so much. The story is sweet, funny and cute. Kids absolutely loved it and then they want the merchandise with the characters on it like the princesses dresses, dolls and more. The trouble is, there isn't enough of it. It gets sold out very quickly and then you have to wait. If you're on a deadline, like I was, you can't wait. Yes, I too was having a Frozen party and when I went to Party City just to buy the plates, cups and napkins well lets say I was disappointed and freakin' out. I left with only the napkins. Now, how was I suppose to have this party with all these kids and have just Frozen napkins? It was a Frozen party and all Party City said was it was all on back order. Apparently everyone else was having a Frozen party and I didn't have time to get it on line. I never thought the merchandise would not be there, I waited till the last minute. So yes I too had gotten a taste of "Frozen" Mania.

Here's more about what some parents are doing to get the Frozen Merchandise they so desperately need.

Parents are also resorting to staying up until 3 a.m. and checking overseas stores to get the popular products

The hit Disney animated film has already grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office, won two Oscars and sold 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD units in its first day on sale. Now Frozen-themed merchandise has become so scarce that parents are going to great lengths to get their hands on the gear the film's pint-size film fans crave, including staying up until 3 a.m. to buy a Princess Elsa dress, some of which are now going for $1,500 each on eBay.

Maternity wear designer Rosie Pope also told the New York Post that a friend, who works for Disney, spent $1,200 for an Elsa doll on eBay after promising her daughter one for her Frozen-themed birthday party.
“By this point, she didn’t care about the price,” Pope told The Post. “She didn’t want to disappoint her daughter.”
Another mom snagged an Olaf doll from the Disney store in Venice, Italy on a recent business trip, but she's now wary of letting the doll leave the house because of the frenzy caused by her son displaying it in public.
“Anywhere I was, at the Met, at the supermarket, all the mothers were going crazy screaming, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you got it!’ ” the woman told The Post. “They were asking me if they could borrow the doll for a few days...I feel like I had a bag no one else could get.”

As for the mom who stayed up until 3 a.m., it only cost her $50 to get an Elsa dress on the Disney website, but she was acting on a tip that Disney would restock its merchandise online to coincide with the DVD release of the film last month. And she had already made multiple trips to the Disney store in New York and fruitless searches online.
“When I gave [my four-year-old daughter] the dress, her eyes popped out of her head and she was so excited. It was like the happiest I’ve ever made her in my life," Gleason told Today's website.

Some mothers have even set up Facebook groups, like Unfrozen Trading Friends, where approved members can buy, sell and exchange Frozen gear without mark-ups.
Elsewhere online, angry moms are complaining about not being able to find certain items.

The websites and stores for many retailers are out of stock of several, popular items.
Last week, Disney reportedly instituted a two-item limit on all Frozen goods at its stores, but there isn't even much to buy in some locations, like the Times Square shop, which only had some dresses with a "Frozen" logo and large, Frozen-themed shoes during a visit to the location by The Post last week.
A Disney store employee also told The Post that people have gotten into fights in the morning.
“The kids cry, but the parents are the problem," the employee said. "They try to guilt us, say their daughters are sick. They have no shame. But I can’t make it magically appear!”

A Disney Store spokesperson has not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

Would you pay thousands to get your kid what they wanted?

A big thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for all the Info.  

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15 April 2014

Wordless Wednesday Pics - Disney Couture

Focused on the Magic

Disney Couture  
 I loved the Fashions from the new Parade at the Magic Kingdom > Festival of Fantasy - They are so bright and colorful.  Lots of Disney Pizazz. 

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 What's Your favorite part of the New parade ? The Costumes, The Colors, The Floats?

Have A Magical Day! 

14 April 2014


Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at
Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or
the Tribeca Family Festival in New York

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California

Burbank, Calif.  (April 11, 2014) –Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at http://disney.com/PitchingContest.

Disneynature's Bears - 2 New clips "First Steps" and "Diggin up Clams"

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters everywhere on April 18th!

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!  

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The Third Annual “Choose the Next Big Flavor” Competition, Featuring Tasty Choices Selected by R5, Launches on Ring Pop Facebook Page April 14

NEW YORK, NY (April 14, 2014)—Ring Pop® will once again ask edible bling devotees to choose the candy’s next sensational lollipop flavor.  Bazooka Candy Brands, maker of Ring Pop, has teamed up with rock band R5 for a yummy FB flavor face-off.  R5 has selected three mouthwatering new Ring Pop flavors—cherry limeade, strawberry banana, and grape─ and will rally fans to visit the Ring Pop Facebook page and vote for their flavor choice.  The third annual Choose the Next Big Flavor Competition runs through May 2nd and the winning Ring Pop flavor will arrive on store shelves this fall. The Facebook flavor face-off will tempt taste buds as part of a larger campaign that kicked-off last month inviting fans to share photos and videos of themselves sporting their edible bling with the #RockThatRock for a chance to be featured in a music video this summer.  Bazooka Candy Brands and R5 will continue to collaborate throughout 2014 as part of a year-long partnership for Ring Pop and Ring Pop Gummies. Don't forget to vote - I like the Grape as my fave. which is your favorite flavor? 


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