28 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ D Style

Focused on the Magic

Welcome to this Week's Wordless Wednesday ~ Today it's all about the Disney D's  

Daisy and Donald

One Lonely DUCK @ Coronado Springs Resort

The Dolphin Resort 

 Thanks for joining me!! And don't forget to join our Hop @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/

And a Big thanks to Deb for Hosting ;-)

Pin It

23 August 2012

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit ~ Disney's First Cartoon

I just wanted to share this with you from the D23 website, Oswald is one of my favorite characters and I love seeing him again, so glad he's back where he belongs. I recently found a stuffed animal of him at the Disney Store and loved it. He is so cute. Hope you enjoy this page about him... :-)

Dateline Disney: 1927

08.20.12 – When Oswald—Disney’s first wildly popular cartoon character—was lost to Universal in 1928, so were his chances of becoming better known to the rest of the Disney family.

After only 26 cartoons made by Walt Disney Studios, Walt lost half his staff and the rights to Oswald in a disagreement involving three par­ties: Walt Disney Studios, producer Charles Mintz of Winkler Produc­tions, and Universal Distribution. Mintz wished for Walt and his staff to work for Winkler, but Walt, know­ing what that could mean for the future of his beloved Walt Disney Studios, chose to remain independent. And instead, he gave up Oswald.
Quick with a comeback, Walt’s next project, Mickey Mouse, proved to be a far more successful and ap­pealing character—an evolved, happier version of Oswald. And while Mickey’s success has flour­ished with age, Oswald’s career abruptly ended when Universal shelved him in 1951.
Flash forward to 2003 where the legal negotiations get crazy. Monday Night Football was moved from ABC to ESPN, and legendary sportscaster Al Michael’s on-air partner John Madden left to work for NBC. Al, too, was offered a job at NBC. Disney agreed to let Al break his contract, but with one caveat: NBC Universal was to hand over the rights to Walt’s long-lost Oswald.
Above is an advertisement from Oswald’s first year, before that earlier partnership went awry. Dis­ney’s early struggle with Oswald reveals the growing pains—and the learning curve—of a newly formed company. And you have to wonder… if it had all started with a rabbit, would we still have our iconic mouse? One thing’s for sure: We’re happy Oswald is back.

By D23′s Billy Stanek

These pics were taken at Disney Store in New York City!!

Pin It

22 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Disney Friends

Focused on the Magic

Here are some real Special Disney Friends

Thanks for Joining me today and Don't forget to join the Hop @http://www.focusedonthemagic.com
And a really big thanks to Deb for Hosting ;-) 
See ya real Soon!!!

Pin It

16 August 2012

Vinylmation Obsession I AM ~ A Disney Fan's Story

For the best selection of Vinylmations

A Disney Fan I am and Yes I am obsessed with One particular thing at Disney ~~~ VINYLMATIONS. This didn't start right away, my daughter bought one, a Mickey that was lavender with hearts & butterflies.  I thought it was ugly but yet, some years later I took a different look at another one and I love it. It was a 2011 Mickey with Designs of the other characters and rides on it. It seemed that Vinylmations were not the hit they are now and not that many existed.  

The Ceiling at D~Street
It wasn't until a few years later that more Vinylmations appeared at Disney and there were characters I loved from movies and cartoons. So in these last 2 years I have been buying and collecting them at Disney Stores and Walt Disney World and at every place I can find a Black Swap Box...

I'm in pursuit of this Vinylmation next, Bean Bunny.. He was in the giant table at D~Street ( I counted 10 of them & I just need One), a known Vinylmations Store and trade place. I have never seen so many Vinyls in one place..

I love trading it is so exciting to see if you are going to get the one you have been looking for especially the CHASERS!!! These are the secret bonus ones that are not pictured on the box.

Happy Hunting and Join me for more Vinylmation Adventures!!

Look at all of them in Here ~ Look Close @ D~Street
Got this cool one @D~Street
Love this Stitch One too

Pin It

 Go Here for More Info on All Things VINYLMATION


15 August 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ Disney Night Fun

Focused on the Magic

This week's Wordless Wednesday Pick of Pics !!!

I love these shots at night they are spectacular and this Hidden Mickey is one of my Favorites. Finding them is all part of our plan when we get to WDW! Find all the Hidden Mickey's on your next D~venture..

Hidden Mickey at Hollywood Studios

Cinderella's Castle at Night

 Thanks for joining me on this WW and for more great pics Join the Hophttp://www.focusedonthemagic.com/
 And big Thanks To Deb for Hosting ;-)

Pin It

14 August 2012

Back TO School Crafts ~ Disney Style

Cars Back-to-School Zipper Pulls

Cars Zipper Pulls

Gearing up for school is fun when you have Lightning McQueen and Mater on your side. Print these charms, bake them, and add them to your zipper pulls. You can even share them with friends.
Download the template here: Cars Zipper Pulls
You'll need:
  • Printed charms
  • White or clear shrink paper for Inkjet printers (you can purchase this at art/craft supply stores or online)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Jewelry accessories
  1. Print the charms on shrink paper and cut them out.
  2. To use your charm as a bracelet or necklace pendant, you need to punch the hole where indicated before you bake it. You can also cut off the white border if you wish for the charm to be completely in color.
  3. Follow the baking instructions on the shrink paper package to bake the charms in a toaster oven or conventional oven. Watch the shrink plastic dance and curl! Do not allow children to use the oven.
  4. If the charm is still slightly curled when it is finished baking, use a piece of cardboard or a spatula to flatten it completely.
  5. Apply a couple coats of clear nail polish to seal the ink on the charm and make it water-resistant. Let the nail polish dry.
  6. Add the charms to whatever you'd like! You can use jump rings and jewelry chain to create a charm bracelet or necklace, or attach them to a cell phone charm strap or zipper pulls. You can also glue charms to barrettes and hair pins.
Disney Family.com's printable crafts are specially designed with muted colors to conserve your printer's color ink.
See All Cars Crafts & Recipes

Back to School can be so exciting and Disney makes it even more fun. Try some of these crafts, they were some of my favorites....
Phineas and Ferb Bookmarks

Phineas and Ferb Bookmarks

These inventive bookmarks will come in handy for school year assignments. The flat sticks tuck neatly between textbook or notebook pages and the colorful Phineas and Ferb tops provide kids with a quick heads up of where they left off.
You'll need:
  • Template for Phineas and Ferb Bookmarks
  • 4 wooden craft sticks
  • Craft paint (purple and orange) and paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Heavyweight craft paper or cardstock (red, green, orange, purple, and a skin tone color such as pale orange or light tan)
  • Glue stick
  • Fine-tipped black marker
  • Low-temperature hot glue gun
  • Glue sealer, such as Mod Podge
1. Paint the top halves of the craft sticks: two orange for Phineas and two purple for Ferb. Set the painted sticks aside to dry.
2. Meanwhile, print the template and use the pieces as patterns for cutting out shapes from the specified colors of paper.
3. For Ferb, glue the two head pieces together one atop the other to make the paper double thick (this will stiffen the bookmark so it is more durable). Next, glue the two hair pieces together, sandwiching the top of the head between them, as shown.
4. For Phineas, first glue the two hair pieces together. Then glue the two heads together, this time with the hair sandwiched between the very tops of them.
5.Glue a set of eyes on each character, positioning them as shown. Then flip the heads over and glue the respective matching sets of eyes in place, as shown.
6.Draw a grin on both sides of each face.
7. Hot glue the orange-painted craft sticks together, sandwiching the very bottom of Phineas's head between them, as shown. Attach Ferb's head to the purple sticks in the same manner.
8. For each character, cut a pair of long skinny arms with rounded hands at the ends from the same paper you used for the heads. Use the glue stick to stick the arms to the painted portion of the craft sticks, as shown.
9. Brush a light coat of glue sealer on each bookmark to seal the paper. Let the glue dry (it shouldn't take long) and the bookmarks are ready to use.
See All Phineas and Ferb Crafts & Recipes
Click here for more activities and games on the Phineas and Ferb show site. And, don't forget to watch Phineas and Ferb every day on Disney Channel!

Toy Story pencil toppers are sure to inspire young students to take their education to infinity and beyond!
Toy Story Pencil Toppers
Download the toppers here:
Toy Story Pencil Toppers
  1. Print the page on regular paper or cardstock and cut out each pencil topper.
  2. Fold each pencil topper in half along the gray dashed line. Cut along the dashed lines at the base of each pencil topper and cut out the semicircle at the top of each pencil topper.
  3. Insert your pencil, eraser end first, into the hole at the top of the pencil topper.
  4. Wrap the tabs at the base of the pencil topper around your pencil and secure with tape.
Disney Family.com's printable crafts are specially designed with muted colors to conserve your printer's color ink.
~~~~ Go TO the link below for more recipes and Disney Crafts ~~~~

Thanks AND Enjoy D~Style  !!!!

Pin It


08 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Disney On Parade

Focused on the Magic

This week's Wordless Wednesday is very colorful and exciting!!!!!!! Check it out !!
And Don't forget to comment  :-)

Please check out my other Parade pics Here http://www.candoitmom.com/2012/07/a-disney-parade.html

Thank for Joining Me Today and A really big Thanks to my friend Deb for Hosting :-)


Pin It

07 August 2012

Top 5 Tips for Disney Newbie's

Welcome to those of you joining me from Joanna and her Amazing Technicolor Interwebs And those of you just hopping aboard, I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail Peach.

When it comes to trips nothing is like planning a Disney Trip especially, the FIRST one. There are tons of things I could put on the Top 5 Tips for Disney Newbie's List, So here they are:
Cinderella's Castle in  Fantasyland

  1.  WISHES ~ The Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom even though this is usually at about 10 pm, it is totally worth. For this event, You can either go to the park a little later or take a break during the day and go back to your resort to rest and then come back later that evening. 
  2. Meeting Mickey and Minnie ~ Right after entering the Magic Kingdom on the Right Side at the Town Square Theater is where you will find them. Have you Autograph Book and Camera ready, the line does move along, So be ready to get your Hug & Picture with them and your book signed.
  3. Kilimanjaro Safari ~ In Animal Kingdom Park not only do you get to ride on a safari, you get to see some beautiful animals close up. Zebras, Giraffes, Lions, Cheetahs, Gazelles and Elephants are just a few of the animals you will see. And don't forget Pumba yes we always see a Wart Hog. 
  4. Get the Birnbaum's Guide to Walt Disney World ~ Don't' feel like you have to do it all. Pick the things you are really interested in doing and seeing. I find that this guide is very helpful because, a few months before the trip, I have everyone Highlight things they want to do in the book, So we are ready when we get there. You can also have 2x the fun as your walking around the park bring you Hidden Mickey book by Steven Barrett, they are everywhere and this is fun for the whole family.
  5. Take advantage of Extra Magic Hours ~ They can give you extra time in the morning or evening. And they are for resort guests only. Depending on which park has them, determines which park we go to that day, so we get maximum time in the park and we can take a break if we want.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

 Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Peach this month. We will be back in September with an all new theme. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs.

Please click on link below to visit our site:  

Pin It

06 August 2012

My Fantasyland Pictures of the New Construction


Just wanted to share some of my pictures from our recent trip to Magic Kingdom. I get so excited to see the most recent progress they are making. And I can't wait for it all to be completed. I want to share it with you..

Fantasyland Forest — Opening in Phases Beginning Late 2012

Later in the New Fantasyland expansion, you can look forward to meeting some of your favorite Disney princesses in Fantasyland Forest, an area inspired by the Disney films The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. You'll find interactive attractions, 2 majestic castles, a quaint village, waterfalls and more—all nestled within the lush foliage of Fantasyland Forest.

Check back here soon to discover more details about the magic that awaits you and your entire family during your next vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. For the latest updates on New Fantasyland, visit the Disney Parks Blog.

Discover more immersive enchantment—and more interactive experiences—at New Fantasyland, opening in phases for the largest expansion in the history of Magic Kingdom park! The first elements of Storybook Circus opened in spring 2012, marking the first in a series of progressive openings.

Upon completion, Fantasyland will nearly double in size—so you can look forward to extensive additions of fantasy and fun for the entire family. The expansion provides more Disney characters and stories—presented in rich detail—in 2 new themed areas: Storybook Circus and Fantasyland Forest. 

For an inside look at all the excitement that awaits, visit Walt Disney: One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios park, which features a model of New Fantasyland.

 Thanks for stopping BY ;-) And Enjoy!!!

Pin It