30 April 2014

Today, Disney Interactive unveiled Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

Today one of the most anticipated and exciting news not only in the Marvel World but, the Disney Infinity World. With the teaser trailer creating a buzz featuring Captain America's shield bouncing around some of the more familiar Disney Characters like Mike and Sully and Jack Sparrow, now comes what we all had hoped would be true. Some new adventures with the Marvel Superheroes and even some villains from the Marvel World too. I know I loved seeing them and will definitely enjoy playing it when it comes out this Fall.  

Here's More - 

The 2.0 edition will take players deep into the Marvel Universe with classic characters and original storylines – all while offering players a more in-depth opportunity for unprecedented freedom and endless possibilities to create new adventures.






Wordless Wednesday - What A View


Welcome to This week's Wordless Wednesday - This week's theme is "V" so I thought of this pic and how much I loved it. Snow White and Prince Charming, definitely a great view at Fantasmic.




Focused on the Magic


Have A Magical Day - A big thanks to Deb for hosting!





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29 April 2014

ANGELINA JOLIE CASTS A SPELL AS MALEFICENT ON THE COVER OF THE SUMMER 2014 ISSUE OF DISNEY 23

 
DISNEY’S OFFICIAL FAN CLUB TALKS WITH THE ICONIC ACTRESS AND THE CREATIVE TEAM TO LEARN THE SECRETS BEHIND MAKING THE FILM; THE ISSUE ALSO TAKES A FASCINATING LOOK AT THE CREATION OF WALT DISNEY’S CLASSIC SLEEPING BEAUTY

In Addition - D23.com journeys to galaxies from a long time ago—and into the future—with a deep dive into the Star Wars universe and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

PR - BURBANK, Calif. – APRIL 29, 2014 – D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the upcoming release of the eagerly anticipated Maleficent in the summer publication Disney twenty-three. Angelina Jolie and the creative team pull back the curtain on the surprising tale behind one of Disney’s most iconic villains. “I was afraid of her, and I loved her,” Jolie confesses in the cover story. Accompanying the piece is an in-depth look by animation historian Charles Solomon at the development of Walt Disney’s 1959 creative masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty, with rarely seen concept art and drawings.

Disney 23 -  Summer issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23, also includes a behind-the-engine look at Walt Disney World’s newest theme park attraction, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, featuring striking images and interviews with the team responsible for creating the experience, which is based on the world’s first animated feature. Disney twenty-three also explores the Marvel universe, talking to star Chris Pratt about his wild and wacky Super Hero adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.

#DISNEY EXHIBIT EXTENDED! D23 PRESENTS: TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES


 AT MSI THROUGH AUGUST 3, 2014

WHAT:           Due to popular demand, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is extending the run of Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Guests will be able to enjoy the exhibit through August 3, 2014.


Press Release - #LEGOLAND Florida Announces First Responder Days in May


LEGOLAND ® Florida to honor first responders with a free single day admission during May

This is Awesome - Enjoy ! LEGOLAND Florida is proud to once again honor police officers, fire fighters and EMS employees with a free single day admission to the park during the month of May. LEGOLAND Florida’s special offer gives first responders a chance to experience the park’s more than 50 rides, shows and attractions with their friends and family.
The program is valid for all police officers, fire fighters, and EMS employees working and serving in the United States. Active and retired personnel with identification are eligible. Eligible personnel should present their employee ID or professional organization membership card to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit to redeem their one free admission ticket and purchase up to four additional tickets at only $40 per ticket. The valid dates run from 5/1/14-5/31/14.


27 April 2014

Minnie Tips Monday ~ Find Some Disney Dollars


WELCOME to Another Minnie Tips Monday! Where the Minnie Means Mini & The Tips are short But they Last a long Time (:)

Today's Tip is some thing I discover by accident about Disney Dollars. You can buy them at Downtown Disney in the World of Disney Store. Located in the jewelry section at the very back where there's a customer service desk, not only can you get all your Disney Shopping questions answered - it's the place to buy your Disney Dollars - $1's and $5's. They can be used anywhere on Disney property, even the Disney Cruise to buy things or as a great souvenirs.


Thanks for coming by and Have a Magical Day.

If you have a great Disney Tip that is mini, link up and share it.
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10 Things You Might Not Have Known About "It's A Small World"

Celebrating 50 Years of Enjoyment :D 
It's A Small World - the song and the attraction we all know and love has many things about it that I love but, here are 10 Things that Maybe you didn't know about it.
  1. According to guest research, one in four guests consider "It's a Small World" a "tradition" - meaning they visit it every time there at the Parks.
  2. The boat ride through the "Seven Seaways" takes 10 minutes, 30 seconds. That's about the same length as Splash Mountain, but not as long as the Hall of Presidents,  22 minutes, 48 seconds. (MK longest ride)
  3. As far as the Dolls in It's a Small World, Disney estimates at least 240 figures, it varies from park to park - they represent children from different nations and cultures. And each figure includes at least a dozen props and toys.
  4. It's A Small World is in every Disney Park around the globe.  It's estimated that the It's a Small World song plays every hour, 365 days a year in a Disney park. 
  5. After leaving the World's Fair in NY, "It's a Small World" was packed up and shipped off to California, where enhancements were added, eventually growing the attraction by 33% and it reopened in 1966 in Disneyland.
  6. Disney partnered with UNICEF on the original World's Fair ride.
  7. Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman were the brothers who wrote It's a Small World (After All).
  8. During the ride, hundreds of dolls perform It's a Small World in 5 languages: English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish. When the ride was originally conceived, the plan was for the dolls to sing their own national anthems. 
  9. Walt Disney himself helped oversee construction of the "It's a Small World" attraction at the World's Fair. He also worked with the composers on the ride's song too.
  10. "It's a Small World" first opened at New York's World's Fair on April 22, 1964. At the time, it was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. UNICEF was also a partner, along with Disney, for the attraction. 

And that's it, there were a few things I didn't know. I love this attraction and what it represents because, when you think about it the song is right. How many times are you talking to someone and they know someone else you know? We go on this little boat ride each and every time we are there so I guess #1 is true.

Which Fact was New to You? Or Did You Know Them All ?




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25 April 2014

#Disney's Planes Fire & Rescue - Print & Play Sheets


Download Print & Play Activities

In celebration of the upcoming release of PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE we would like to share  some fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. 

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!

Like PLANES on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes
Follow PLANES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures


Thanks to Disney Studios for all the info ;-)

Have a Magical Day!

ENTER NOW: Disney.com's Best Moment Ever Sweepstakes


Every Disney Princess has had their best moment ever, now it's time for you. Like Merida changed her fate. Tiana opened her dream restaurant. Rapunzel finally saw the lights. Now share YOUR best moment ever by enter for a chance to win a Disney Parks vacation and participate in the Disney Royal Family 5K iThe Best Moment Ever sweepstakes, running through May 14, 2014

LEGOLAND FL becomes first theme park in U.S. to run completely on renewable energy on Earth Day




LEGOLAND Florida 


The initiative marks the beginning of a new partnership with Tampa Electric

LEGOLAND ® Florida and Tampa Electric kicked off a groundbreaking partnership today in a celebratory moment by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable solar energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the U.S. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including installations that will educate park guests about solar energy. As part of the partnership, LEGOLAND Florida will also permanently power a section of the park, Imagination Zone, on renewable energy.


24 April 2014

Throwback Thursday - Hidden Gem Found - 2013

One thing I love about exploring around Walt Disney World is going to the resorts. There are  so many nooks and crannies for discovering the most interesting things. Here at the Contemporary on one of our vacations, we went out back toward the water. There you find a Hidden Mickey and a great area to play, as you can see. 


It's a favorite place for many reasons but I love this one: 
The Contemporary is a resort monorail resort and also contains the 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction which also celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest. 

Have you found a special hidden place that you love to hang out in? 



23 April 2014

Animals On Parade at Animal Kingdom

Focused on the Magic

Wordless Wednesday and Disney's Animal Kingdom Safari are a great place to see

Animals On Parade



21 April 2014

Minnie Tips Monday - Get Pixie Dusted at Harmony Barber Shop

 Welcome to Minnie Tips Monday! 
Where Minnie means Mini. The tips are short but, memories are long.

Today 's Tip I am sharing is about not missing out on a very Fun experience at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World. After entering the Magic Kingdom go and get some Pixie Dust, that right for $5 have it sprinkled on your head and feel Magical all day.  This is also the place to get your baby's 1st Haircut with Mickey Ears included. Also any age is welcome here to get that special Disney Haircut.



Harmony Barber Shop is located between the Emporium on the right and MK Firehouse is on the left. You can also make an Appt for a cut at 407-939-7529. 


Thanks for Coming by and Make Some Memories.





Disneynature's Bears - Protecting Wildlife & Wild Places - New featurette



#MeetTheCubs
#DisneynatureBears

We also just created a new featurette that includes interviews with John C. Reilly, who narrates the film, as well as well as with Dr. Jane Goodall who is the Disneynature Ambassador:


Star of MALEFICENT - Elle Fanning Visits Disneyland


Last weekend, Elle Fanning stopped by Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference to share some footage from MALEFICENT. Since she plays the iconic character of Aurora, Elle took photos in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. 


MALEFICENT  in theaters everywhere on May 30th!



19 April 2014

Easter Time at Walt Disney World

If there's one thing I love it's celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World. It's always special to visit Disney but, it's even more special around Holidays.

One special place to definitely visit around Easter is the Grand Floridian Resort. Take the Monorail from the Magic Kingdom or Transportation and Ticket Center - (the resort monorail not the express) to get there.


10 Tips For Disney Holiday Fun Time at The Grand Floridian
  • Look at the Front and Back of the Easter Egg Display
  • Many scenes on the eggs themselves as well as below them
  • The eggs are all edible
  • The Grand Floridan has a great lobby to just chill and relax
  • Kids loved looking at all the different movies represented on the eggs
  • Ride the monorail to Magic Kingdom to see the Easter Bunny the week before Easter 
  • A new 2014 Penny Press is located upstairs outside gift shop - M. Mouse Mercantile
  • For a great mood booster - located in the GF is the most intoxicating sweet smell. You'll notice it as soon as you walk it!
  • A Basin Store is located on the top floor for Easter gifts (baskets of bath products).
  • Delight in breakfast and dinner buffets, plus a merry afternoon tea party, each hosted by Disney Characters - All can be found at 1900 Park Fare - (lobby level)  (D)inner(B)reakfast
     
    Cinderella, Prince Charming (D)
    Mary Poppins (B)
    Alice in Wonderland (B)
    The Mad Hatter (B)
    Tigger (B) Winnie the Pooh (B)





     Thanks for hopping by ;-)

    Extra Tip - Always bring your USB cable and a brick to plug in your phone, because if you look around the lobby at some of the tables there is an outlet to plug into to charge your phone.




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    17 April 2014

    Easter Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb Grilled & Asparagus with Potato Pave


    Happy Easter Everyone. This recipe would be a great one to serve to family and friends for Easter Sunday. And pretty much any time during the year too, if it's from Swan and Dolphin it has to be delicious. 

    Ingredients for Roasted Leg of Lamb:
    1  8-lb. leg of lamb (pelvic bone removed and the lamb tied)
    3 large cloves garlic, sliced
    2 sprigs fresh rosemary, picked (the leaves do not need to be separated from each other only removed from the stem)
    1/3 cup Dijon mustard
    2 large garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with the side of a knife
    1 Tbls. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    1 Tbls. finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
    1 Tbls. chopped flat leaf parsley
    2 Tbls. olive oil
    3 Tbls. coarsely ground fresh black pepper
    3 Tbls. kosher salt

    Preparation:
    Begin by patting the lamb leg dry with paper towels. With paring knife, make a deep slit through the fat layer on the roast and insert a sliver of garlic and a few leaves of rosemary into the freshly cut hole. Repeat this process randomly until all of the sliced garlic and rosemary have been used.
    In a small bowl whisk together the mustard, garlic paste, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme and chopped parsley. Slowly add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the mustard and herb mixture. The concoction should resemble loose mustard.  Brush the lamb generously on all sides with half of the mixture.  Reserve the rest of the mustard mixture for later use. Cover the leg of lamb with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator to marinate overnight.


    #Disney Infinity’s “Egg Hunt Challenge” Toy Boxes


    Shell Out Some Time For Disney Infinity’s “Egg Hunt Challenge” 


    Keep your eyes peeled in an egg-citing adventure for Disney Infinity’s new user-generated “Egg Hunt Challenge” Toy Boxes. Players were tasked with putting a Disney Infinity spin to a traditional egg hunt with bonus points for hooking up Logic Toys.

    This week’s episode of “Disney Infinity Toy Box TV: The Official Weekly Web Show” features the weekly top five countdown, Toy Box tutorials and social media spotlights:  http://youtu.be/Ho9Sp13-my8

    Also talked about is there will be another: Disney Parks Challenge - Part 2, and A little teaser for Infinity 2.0 including some Marvel Heroes, like Captain America - So cool, cannot wait ;-) 

    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. 







     Thanks for stopping by and click here to join @http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/
    and a big thanks to Deb for hosting



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

    Have A Magical Day! 









    14 April 2014

    DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION



    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

    #MillionDollarArm
    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!  





    Like Disneynature on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature

    Follow Disneynature on Twitter: Twitter.com/Disneynature

    Visit the website: Disney.com/Bears

    #MeetTheCubs
    #DisneynatureBears


    Ross Lynch and R5 INVITE RING POP FANS TO CHOOSE THE NEXT BIG FLAVOR

    BAZOOKA CANDY AND R5 INVITE RING POP FANS TO CHOOSE THE NEXT BIG FLAVOR

    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? 

    10 April 2014

    He's #Olaf, He Likes Warm Hugs, and He's Now in Frozen Free Fall



    The Arendelle adventures continue in Frozen Free Fall’s newest update, with brand new puzzles, power-ups, and characters including the additiona of everyone's favorite snowman, Olaf! The challenges are up to 120 icy levels and stars Frozen’s wintery sidekicks:

    ·         Do you want to play with a snowman? Good news! Olaf is featured in new levels and will melt your heart with hot chocolate power-ups.

    ·         Reindeer are better than people. That’s why Sven hits the spotlight, too, with his own puzzles and carrot power-ups.

    Also with the update, earn “Daily Rewards” and prizes when you play the game every day.

    So if the cold never bothered you anyway, download the Frozen Free Fall update today on the App Store and Google Play.



    Just love anything that is Olaf, He's the best.

    Thanks to Disney Interactive. 


    OPI Products Inc. Partners with The Coca-Cola Company On Nail Lacquer Launch

    OPI Products Inc. Partners with The Coca-Cola Company On Nail Lacquer Launch
    OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc (NYSE: COTY), announced a collaboration today with The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company and home to one of the world’s most iconic brands – Coca-Cola, whose mission is to inspire moments of refreshment, optimism and happiness. Several of the Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014.
    “We’re excited to partner with OPI, a preeminent nail polish brand with global reach and influence among our core target teen audience,” said Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company. “Coca-Cola has a long history of collaborations with beauty and lifestyle brands to further connect with consumers and tastemakers in a way that is meaningful and relevant for them.”

    Take a Magic Carpet Ride with New Disney Infinity “Aladdin Challenge” Toy Boxes

    Disney Interactive is releasing the winners of the Disney Infinity “Aladdin Challenge.” Players were asked to use “Aladdin” themed toys from the Toy Box Vault, including the Cave of Wonders, Agrabah Guards, Agrabah Palace and the Princess Jasmine Townsperson to re-create favorite scenes from the classic Disney film.

    Don’t forget to check out this week’s episode of “Disney Infinity Toy Box TV: The Official Weekly Web Show” for the weekly top five countdown, details on the PC game, Toy Box tutorials and social media spotlights:  http://youtu.be/n6GpQsmkMUs

    Disney Interactive Releases Update for #Disney Infinity: Toy Box App

     
    Massive Expansion to Mobile Experience Includes New Bundles and Rewards Program – Available 

    Disney Interactive announced that an extensive update will be available tomorrow for the chart-topping Disney Infinity: Toy Box app, which gives players a fully playable mobile version of the unique Disney Infinity Toy Box mode.  

    Now for the first time, players will be allowed to add toys to their Toy Boxes without having to connect to the console version.  Additionally, the Disney Infinity: Toy Box app will now include waves one and two hexagonal power discs, select pre-made Adventures and all of the Mastery Tutorials, which were previously exclusive to the Disney Infinityconsole and PC game.




    The update will also introduce a new Toy Box rewards program.  Fans who log-in and play Disney Infinity on iPad, Windows Tablet and PC at least four times over the course of a week will earn new pre-made Adventures and a variety of toys they can use to make one-of-a-kind creations. Those can then be shared and played with friends cross-platform, regardless of the one it was created on.





    Oral-B is excited to announce the launch of an interactive App for kids, the new #Disney Magic Timer


    Oral-B® Launches First Interactive Oral Care App for Kids Proven to Help Increase Brushing Time 
    New App Features Disney and Marvel Animated Characters

     — Oral-B® is excited to announce the launch of an interactive oral care app for kids, the new Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B. Created in collaboration with Disney, Marvel and powered by DreamPlay®, this breakthrough innovation is an oral care app that helps kids increase brushing time*, which is identified by dentists as an area of concern and improvement for children.
    The Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B is designed to help parents effortlessly extend brushing time for their kids. By bringing to life Disney and Marvel characters featured on the Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health Stages products, the app encourages children to brush. Kids are challenged to complete two minutes of brushing and each time they brush, Disney and Marvel character images are revealed. Kids have the opportunity to unlock 16 custom animations and 1,600 rewards, ensuring the app maintains its novelty and transforming the act of brushing into a game. The app is set for a 21-day cycle, to help establish good habits.

    09 April 2014

    Wordless Wednesday ~ #Disney Retro Pics

    Welcome to a Retro look back at Walt Disney World - Remember When Hollywood Studios was called Disney MGM it was not to long ago. And sometimes I still call it that ;-)



    Focused on the Magic



     Thanks for stopping by - And a big thanks to Deb ! 

     Which Name Do You Like Better Hollywood Studios OR Disney - MGM Studios ? 







    07 April 2014

    It's The Ultimate Blog Party #UBP14

    Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom- Thanks for stopping by and checking out the party. Bloggers from all over are joining together and meeting each other on this ultimate blog party, come on and join in!

    Ultimate Blog Party 2014

    Just a little about myself and my blog. My name is Diane and my blog is called Can Do It Mom because that's how I feel. I know I can do it all - it may take me a while but I'll get it done. I think most moms feel this way. My blog is 3 years old and as I have moved to Florida from New York my writing and travels have grown.



        Also, I have a great love of Disney and that's the Mouse Fan part. I always loved visiting Walt Disney World and other theme parks, so I decided to write about them. It's all about my family's adventures with Disney plus other places in Florida. One of my other passions is taking pictures and every time I'm out and about I must click 100's.  I also like sharing my thoughts on products, movies and food and that's why I love blogging.

    I'm a proud mom to 2 wonderful kids, Liam 12 and Abby 14 and I've been married for 20 years to the most wonderful supportive man in the world. We all love Disney and the Beach, our 2 main reasons for re-locating to Florida. It was a hard decision to leave our friends and family but I bet they will all follow eventually. Sharing our adventures was a big part of starting this blog and we take a lot of pictures of all the things we do.


    We have traveled to both sides of the Florida coast and we really love the Gulf side beaches. The sand is sugar white and there are lots of shells which we love collecting.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back and read some more of my crazy adventures on this blog. I love talking about my kids, Disney, cooking and our very energetic puppy, Mia.

    I'm All Over Social Media - Stop by and say Hi!





    Here's one of my vacation reviews 



    06 April 2014

    My Review Captain America - The Winter Soldier

     I was Blown Away after seeing 
    Captain America - The Winter Soldier

    It's the newest installment from the Marvel Universe. I was looking forward to this movie because, there was going to be a lot of twists and turns.  Some of the new twists would be leading us to the next Marvel movie, Avengers - Age of Ultron.   Some Spoilers Ahead!

    I was shocked at some of the surprises in this movie. Based on the First Avenger, Captain America - Steve Rogers faces many enemies in this new movie. You didn't know who was a bad guy. I knew about the Winter Soldier but, you don't see him right away. This movie introduced him as a new, very strong villain and it posed a great challenge for Steve Rogers in many ways.

    I loved the mystery of this new character because, you don't know who he is at first, just that he's part of Steve Rogers past. The Winder Soldier, is a great villain because he's fierce, strong and doesn't say much. But is he stronger than Captain America? Never.

    The action scenes in this film were incredible. The fight scenes are breathtaking. I loved how the story incorporated all these elements together and kept you holding your breath.
    I was stunned to see them kill off Nick Fury, I was like "no way how could they go on without him". When I say twists and turns here's another, there's a lot of elements from the 1st Captain America movie brought back into this story and characters from his past. It was great writing to integrate all of these elements from past and present to make a story that you couldn't tell how it will turn out in the end. There is definitely an ending I didn't see coming and it revolves around the Agency S.H.I.E.L.D. It was awesome to see the new addition of Falcon as the newest Hero. He is a great friend to Steve and along with Black Widow, they kick major butt.



    And most important don't leave until the credits are completely over there are 2 scenes at the end of the movie - one is mid-credits and the other at the very end. We are introduced to 2 more Marvel characters, who will be in the next movie. Very exciting stuff.


    Go out and see it. You will be amazed. I love the character Captain America, he is one stand up guy who truly believes in good over evil and is willing to do the right thing no matter what the cost. That's something you don't see everyday. One true American Role Model - Captain America.







    IS this the end of S.H.I.E.L.D ?


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    04 April 2014

    #Disney Legends & Luminaries Celebrate Theme Park Favorites of Yesteryear at D23 Destination D


    FROM AMERICA SINGS AND IF YOU HAD WINGS TO DISNEY’S GROUNDBREAKING PARTICIPATION IN THE 1964–65 WORLD’S FAIR, GUESTS WILL ENJOY PRESENTATIONS, SCREENINGS, UNIQUE SHOPPING, AND MUCH MORE, NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
     
    BURBANK, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” It’s in that spirit that guests this fall will have the opportunity to visit—or revisit—some of the most beloved Disney attractions of yesteryear.D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will bring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends, and luminaries together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Seawith rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which debuted beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.


    Brand New! #DISNEY INFINITY Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack




    After Being Unveiled at the 2014 American International Toy Fair last month, the Disney Infinity Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack will now be available nationwide starting April 1 for a suggested retail price of $29.99. In addition, the third wave of Power Discs will also hit stores on the same day in blind packs of two for a suggested retail price of $4.99.


    Looks amazing and lots of fun, can't wait to play in their world! 

    The new Toy Box Pack features the immensely popular Phineas and Agent P characters from Disney Channel’s animated series “Phineas and Ferb.”  Players will be able to embark on secret spy missions and defeat enemies with Agent P’s flying fedora or Phineas’ baseball blaster and tuck n’ roll moves. Both character figures are accompanied by their own unique Adventures. In the Phineas Adventure, players are set into a giant pinball machine and challenged to create a play field where they can destroy waves of oncoming robots. In the Agent P adventure, players can participate in a top-down adventure with side-scrolling elements that pay homage to old school arcade games.

    The Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack will also include two new power discs to give players’ Toy Boxes a makeover. The “Tri-State Area Terrain” Texture Set and the “Danville Sky” Sky Theme will provide players with well-known location backgrounds from the show, including the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building and a small waterslide park invented in one of the cartoon's episodes.


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