29 September 2014

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay - Enjoy it with this Scrumptious Whoopie Pie recipe

Wishing you a very Happy National Coffee Day --- 
Here's the scrumptious recipe from Dunkin' Donuts!

Check out the recipe below as you enjoy national coffee day today. It's a fun and yummy recipe to go with your coffee all day long. The kids will enjoy putting the whoopee pies together. Have fun and enjoy making them > Pumpkin Munchkins Donut Hole Whoopie Pie treats.

And don't forget today -- to celebrate with a FREE medium new Hot Dark Roast coffee today as a treat for yourself. 

Then beginning September 30th - October 5th guests can enjoy a medium cup of DD hot Dark Roast coffee for the special price of 99 cents, in the participating Orlando area.

Here's the details - Get a FREE medium cup of the New Hot Dark Roast. It can be enjoyed hot or iced and there are K-cups too. It's a unique roasting process that brings out the key characteristics of different beans creating a bold new flavor, smooth finish without the bitterness that usually can be associated with bold coffee's.

 recipe below 

28 September 2014

Dunkin' Dounts Fall Coffee's and Donuts #Review

Disclosure - I was invited to Dunkin' Donuts for a Fall preview of foods and drinks. I was asked to give my opinion on a variety of things and share it with my followers. In no way did anyone influence my opinions. My thoughts about tastes and textures are honest and true. I received some gifts as a thank you for coming. 

Monday, September 29 is National Coffee Day. Get a free medium Dark Roast coffee in the Orlando area, limit one per guest.

I had the pleasure to be invited to a blogger event at Dunkin' Donuts to try some delicious treats for Fall. Some of these are returning favorites and some are new ones. They included some breakfast items, donuts and coffee's. There was a lot to taste and enjoy.


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26 September 2014

#TGIF Must Try Review - Pinnacle Vodka Taste Test - Pecan Pie and Peachberry Cobbler

Disclaimer: I was given 2 bottles of Pinnacle Vodka to try and review. In no way did this influence my opinion or this review at any time. 

Even though I'm not the biggest Vodka drinker, I do like the ones that you can mix to make fruity fun drinks. The flavored vodkas are great this time of year with their Fall flavors and can enhance your dining experiences. IE - Spiked Apple Cider. It was great to have tried these flavors and experiment with them.  Please drink responsibly.


25 September 2014

BIG HERO 6 - New Trailer Now Available!!!

Here are 3 new Images from Big Hero 6 plus a new trailer -- enjoy!  

BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!
Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.







Ready for Some Scary Halloween Happenings In Orlando/Tampa

Here are some great events to scare yourself silly during the Halloween season which has officially begun. I have never personally gone to these events because, I like to sleep at night but I hear they are the real deal for a frightening good time.

TAMPA'S NO. 1 HAUNT ATTRACTION - Howl-O-Scream

For 18 select nights this fall, Howl-O-Scream 2014 unleashes a new type of terror. Located in Tampa, Busch Gardens transforms into Florida’s top-rated Halloween event, complete with 300 acres of fears and frights, including new horrifying haunted houses and sinister surprises around every corner.

The streets will swarm with hundreds of roaming creatures, making escape nearly impossible. Our shocking live show will get your pulse pounding, and Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark will keep the screams coming all night long. Fans experience the most horrifying Howl-O-Scream ever, leaving them begging for mercy…and screaming for more. Oh My!

Freaky Preview is back and will open Howl-O-Scream 2014 on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Howl-O-Scream 2014 will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 19. Operating hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.


23 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ October Disney Magic

Focused on the Magic

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday 
Fall Magic at Walt Disney World

I wanted to share shots of Main Str. USA, the pumpkins and the giant moving Candy Corns at the Boo to You parade

How about a Grinning Grinning Ghost Antenna?  

DISNEY INFINITY: MARVEL SUPER HEROES (2.0 EDITION) – NEXT CHAPTER TO LAST YEAR’S HIT VIDEO GAME - Hits retail stores today



More Than 20 Marvel Super Heroes Join the Best-Selling Disney Infinity Video Game 
Today is the day, Disney Interactive and Marvel are launching Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – the follow up to last year’s #1 best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013 (according to the NPD Group’s video games retail sales data). The game is available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack features the 2.0 game software, the Disney Infinity 2.0 Base,Marvel’s The Avengers Play Set with three character figures (Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor), two Toy Box Game Discs, a web code card and countless hours of creative play in the all-new Toy Box 2.0.  Marvel’s Spider-Man andGuardians of the Galaxy Play Sets, along with additional figures from those worlds, will be sold separately. All characters and Power Discs from last year’s release of Disney Infinity are compatible with Toy Box 2.0.

22 September 2014

Minnie Tips Monday ~ A Great Hideaway in Epcot at Mexican Pavilion


Minnie Tips Monday

Welcome to another Minnie (mini) Tips Monday
where the Minnie means Mini but the tips last all day!



I recently found this little hole in the wall (so to speak), this is a term not often associated with Disney I know but, it really is little. 
It's a To-Go Bar, something I have never heard of before, take your drink and GO. It's located inside the Mexican Pavilion. 

Once inside it's down the ramp on the right side. 

It has the best Margaritas in Epcot, and yes a little pricey but well filled with Tequila. Trust Me, they give you several shots and I had to share it. 
But, even if you don't drink go inside and check it out, the interior is beautiful. The architecture and bottles are worth checking out.



 




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17 September 2014

Heroes Wanted! XPRIZE Is Launching A Video Contest for ages 8-17 to Form The Real-Life #BIGHERO6



LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2014) –XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.

The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics. 

The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.

Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges.  In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.   Enter Below

16 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ This Is Really Good ~ Villains' Sinister Soiree

Focused on the Magic

Welcome to this week's Disney's Wordless Wednesday. So Yummy tasting were these desserts from the Villains Sinister Soiree hosted by Lady Tremaine. Each dessert named after your favorite Disney Villain -


Below is the invite with the Sinister Desserts and Descriptions 


Thanks for stopping by and have a magical day ºoº

A big thanks to Deb for hosting follow along @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com




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INTO THE WOODS - New Poster Now Available!!!

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.





Big Announcement - Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) – Power Disc Trailer and Pics




The countdown has begun.
The September 23 launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) in North America and today Disney Interactive announced the full lineup of Power Discs - the circular and hexagonal discs that allow gamers to customize their play experiences in the game.  From slipping into Spider-Man’s costume to flying on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, players will have access to more than 80 special powers, gadgets, themes and vehicles.

The company will launch 82 Power Discs from both Disney (42) and Marvel (40). Circular discs will add costumes, area of effect attacks and team-ups. Hexagonal Power Discs will add new weapons, vehicles and sky and terrain customizations. Stack up to three together and receive triple the benefits!


The Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Power Discs will be sold in 2 disc blind packs for a suggested retail price of $4.99. All Marvel Power Discs will be available September 23 and Disney Power Discs will be available on November 4.* See below for descriptions of all Power Discs.

Full List of Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Power Discs

15 September 2014

So Yummy! Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce


Ingredients For Chimichurri:
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. lime juice, freshly squeezed
¼ sweet onion, minced
2 tbsp. garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. black pepper, freshly ground

Method:
In a bowl, combine the vinegar with the olive oil. Stir in the sweet onion, garlic clove, parsley, and cilantro. Season with salt, pepper, and lime juice. Mix well.
Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Ingredients For Steak:
2 tbsp. espresso beans, finely ground
4 tbsp. Montreal Steak seasoning
3 tbsp. Sugar in the Raw
(4) 10 oz. rib eye steaks


12 September 2014

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Enlists Two New Favorites From #Marvel Universe – Yondu and Falcon



With less than two weeks left until the launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, Disney Interactive today is offering a first look at two more additions to the Marvel Super Heroes line-up. Joining the already assembled team will be Yondu, from Marvel’s box office hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Captain America’s loyal ally, Falcon.


LEGOLAND FL Resort Introduces New Experience, Buddy’s Character Corner!


LEGOLAND Florida unveils ‘cool’ way for guests to meet their favorite characters in unique one-on-one experience


LEGOLAND Florida Resort introduced a new unique and interactive way for guests to meet and mingle with their favorite LEGO characters, titled Buddy’s Character Corner! Based in the historic Magnolia Mansion inside the Fun Town section of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, families visiting now have the opportunity to interact and take pictures with fan-favorites Buddy, Max, the LEGO Friends and even Emmet from The LEGO® Movie, all inside the comfort of air conditioning.

Holiday Gift Idea - Planes - Fire and Rescue Toy #Review

Disclaimer - I was given a free sample of a Planes -- Fire and Rescue toy - to play with and try. All opinions here are my own and are never influenced by anyone.

Dusty Crophopper is back and headed on an all new adventure. This time in Planes - Fire and Rescue, he and his friends become heroes in order to save the forest. There are lots of fires out there in the forest that they have to put out and here's how your firefighter can do it too.


11 September 2014

Jake's Treasure Trek! Disney App Now Available


Disney Publishing just released "Jake's Treasure Trek," an action-packed side-scrolling adventure featuring Jake and his Never Land crew of pirates from Disney Junior's hit animated series, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." In this swashbuckling adventure, Jake is on an epic quest to defeat Captain Hook and save Never Land from darkness, running, jumping, swimming, climbing, flying, and zip lining his way through jungles, islands, and more!
Features include: 

Chris Pratt is Hosting the Sept. 27 premiere of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th Season



pic courtesy of SNL

So excited for Chris Pratt to be hosting SNL. There couldn't be a better way to Kick off Season 40 with the star of summer's biggest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. I'm hoping there might be some GOTG skits in the show, that would be awesome. This will be his first time hosting SNL. I wonder if he's amazed at all the success from this movie? 

The September 27 premiere will also welcome first-time musical guest, Ariana Grande. 

Following next, on October 4, Sarah Silverman will return to 8H to make her hosting debut with Maroon 5, who will make their 5th appearance as musical guest.


Can't Wait! Peace


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Helpful Tips on the Walt Disney World Dining Plan

In case you haven’t dined on the plan before, the Disney Dining Plan is honored at more than 100 select Walt Disney World Resort restaurants, while the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan (available for packages that include a stay at Disney Value Resorts) includes meals and snacks at more than 50 dining locations. For current offers, click here.
This is the plan we get when we stay at WDW and it is a lot of food. Many left-overs have been left behind, lol.

The Disney Dining Plan includes one (1) Quick-Service Meal, one(1) Snack and one (1) Table-Service Meal per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over. 

The plan also includes one (1) Rapid Fill Resort refillable drink mug per person, that is valid for the length of your stay (eligible for refills at self-service beverage islands at Quick-Service locations at any Disney Resort Hotel).

The mug does not work in the parks so I'd leave it in the room.

How Disney Dining Plans Work

10 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Favorite #Disney Views


Focused on the Magic

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday ~ My Favorite Disney Views

Check out "Goofy" under the water at the Living Seas in Epcot - I swear I missed him the first time I went by. Then my kids were like did you see Goofy in there? Where, Where? Yes I'm blind, lol.



09 September 2014

Review of "THE GOLDBERGS" THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON On DVD Today

One of the new offerings that stands out from the pack…fueled partly by nostalgia,
partly by the great Jeff Garlin's constant yelling and partly by some outstanding writing.”

Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of the Season 1 DVD of The Goldberg's  In no way are any of the opinions expressed here influenced at any time by anyone. All opinions are my own and true. 

I loved reviewing this DVD. It was so much fun watching it again. The Goldberg's tv show, is a favorite of mine and my whole family. We have been watching it from the beginning and really enjoying the 80's humor, clothes, hair and music. If you are familiar with the 80's, a time of great movies (Goonies, Back to the Future and E.T.) you know that that's only the beginning of a great decade of memories. The 80's music (Journey and REO Speedwagon) also has many classics that will live on forever. All of this is now relived in this show. I think that is what's so interesting about this show, is it brings us 40 something parents right back to our TEEN years. 

08 September 2014

Minnie Tips Monday ~ Get A Mickey Straw for 0.59


WELCOME to Another Minnie Tips Monday! Where the Minnie Means Mini   =)

Here's an easy and fairly cheap souvenir to take home from Walt Disney World. Located in the Magic Kingdom at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe is a Mickey Mouse Straw for 59 cents. I found it in the 3rd bay at the end of the cafe. Not only is this great find but, you can buy a whole bunch to bring back home to everyone.



Thanks and Enjoy! If you have a Minnie (mini) Tip you would like to share, leave it in the comments and feel free to add your link below. Grab the button too! Have a magical day...










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"FROZEN" Summer Fun Continues at Hollywood Studios

In case you
haven't seen it there's still some time to catch it. DHS is still having a "Frozen" Party with Olaf, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff.

Here's the details  ~ You can enjoy “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!” for an additional couple of weeks. Most entertainment and other features will continue daily, while the “Frozen Fireworks” Spectacular will be presented each night through September 1 (with the exception of August 23), and then switch to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 5-28.

 “Frozen Summer Fun: Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios” 
  1. Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
  2. Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
  3. For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
  4. Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post; Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
  5. “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
  6. “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”









We had such a cool summer BLAST at the Frozen celebration? I loved Oaken's Frozen Fun-land  it was just like being in Arendelle. Thanks for stopping by  =)





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05 September 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #Hysterical Trailer



In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, 

This clip is so funny, if you are a parent you know all about those bad days. Laughter is the only way to keep your sanity and this movie looks hysterical. Enjoy!


Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.
 
Like ALEXANDER on Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyAlexander

Follow ALEXANDER on Twitter: @DisneyPictures 


NEWSBRIEF: #Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock the Universe 2014 Begins This Weekend With Performances By The Biggest Names In Christian Rock





Rock the Universe – Florida’s biggest Christian music festival – kicks off this weekend at Universal Orlando Resort. On Sept. 5 and 6, guests will enjoy a faith-filled weekend featuring performances by 20 of Christian music’s most popular artists – such as Third Day, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Lecrae and tobyMac, inspiring guest speakers, access to unparalleled theme park entertainment and more. The full concert line-up is below:

ROCK THE UNIVERSE 2014 LINE-UP
Friday, September 5
(Praise & Worship)
Saturday, September 6
(Rock & Hip Hop)
Third Day
Switchfoot
Newsboys
tobyMac
Jeremy Camp
Lecrae
Kari Jobe
Red
Soulfire Revolution
Family Force 5
Rend Collective
Andy Mineo
About A Mile
Tedashii
VERIDIA
Love & The Outcome
                ** Names in bold indicate headlining acts.

Tickets are still available for this event. For more information about Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe and to purchase tickets, visit www.RocktheUniverse.com.



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WIN an Adventures by #Disney Trip for 4 to Disney Aulani, Resort & Spa!

There is an amazing ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY sweepstakes that just launched and to enter all you need to do is share your Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad throwback family photo using #VeryBadDaySweeps on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win an Adventures by Disney trip for four to Disney Aulani, resort & spa! 
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See official rules: http://on.fb.me/1tatOdF  


Activity Sheets for the Movie are below -->

04 September 2014

Disney History - A Look Back at What Made "1944" Walt's Year


The year 1944 is rich in Disney History for many reasons. Not only because it saw a lot of triumphs for Walt Disney but, it happened while the world was going through a war.
Even during World War II many people were still flocking to movie theaters, to try and keep some normalcy in their lives and Hollywood benefited greatly from this.

Even Walt Disney to his surprise had an unexpected thing happen in 1944. At this time Walt’s studio was financially strapped, centering mostly on government work (animation produced for military services) and he was unable to produce much for the movie houses. At the same time, he soon learned that Universal Studios was re-releasing some of his films. So he decided to also re-release Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He would personally attended the premiere in Cincinnati. Walt proving his instincts were right, Snow White would become a smashing success again seven years after its first release. This gave Walt the validated that his first animated feature was acclaimed as a Masterpiece again. And this time Snow White had sold more tickets than other new films released currently. His brother, Roy Disney was quoted as saying ”Snow White really seems hot“.


The income from the second release was a welcome relief to the depleted Disney funds. The re-release of Snow White had proven two things: One that Walt’s films were timeless because, there was nothing in Snow White to make it dated. You couldn’t tell if it was 1944 or any other year. Also, when it was released again in 1944 it proved it could make a profit even during wartime. Secondly, it reminded audiences and Hollywood what a great filmmaker Walt was especially before the war started. His fairytale not only reminded audiences but, him too about the appreciation for what he had created the first time around.

Like all Americans, he too longed for peacetime and a return to normalcy and what better way than to go to the movies.

Also in 1944, Walt and his team of filmmakers were innovators trying new and surprising ways to combine the antics of Donald Duck with Live Action. Shooting this footage would combine the zesty culture and music of Brazil and Mexico along with the animated backgrounds, effects and characters. Walt had achieved a beautiful representation of the countries. He incorporated the color and spirit of good neighbor countries to inspire a new dimension in Disney Animation.

Hope you enjoyed this look back into Disney History.....

Thanks and Enjoy!  =)






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DISNEY LEGEND TONY BAXTER AND A TOMORROWLAND SNEAK PEEK ADDED TO DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT NOVEMBER 22–23



GUESTS WILL ENJOY A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT DISNEY’S UPCOMING FILM TOMORROWLAND, A DIVE INTO THE NEVER-BUILT DISCOVERY BAY EXPANSION AT DISNEYLAND, AND MUCH MORE DURING THE TWO-DAY MEMBER EVENT.

Exclusive event-themed merchandise and new panels are revealed.

BURBANK, Calif. – September 4, 2014 – D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has unveiled more of the experiences in store for members at what is sure to be the can’t-miss Disney event of the year—D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. Taking place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort, the event will bring Disney Legends, archivists, Imagineers, and luminaries together to celebrate fan-favorite attractions of years past, including Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, with rarely seen concept art and images, vintage video clips, and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations showcasing Disney’s contributions to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair.

Tomorrowland supervising art director Ramsey Avery (Star Trek Into Darkness, Minority Report) will give members a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of the upcoming release from Walt Disney PicturesAvery will detail how the production team reconstructed elements of the World’s Fair for the upcoming film, which stars George Clooney. “I had a great experience working on Tomorrowland and recreating some of the very iconic environments from the 1964 World’s Fair, especially it’s a small world, and am excited to share some of that behind-the-scenes process with Disney fans,” says Avery.

During the panel “Rediscovering Discovery Bay,” Disney Legend Tony Baxter will take guests on an in-depth tour of the never-built themed expansion for Disneyland through rarely seen concept artwork and models that he worked on during his time at Walt Disney Imagineering. Discovery Bay, as an early press release stated, was intended to “bring to life a time and place that climaxed an age of discovery and expansion.”

Additional panels have just been announced.* More information may be found at D23.com/Events.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
·        Disney Goes to the World’s Fair: Historian Bill Cotter looks at Disney’s massive influence on the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair.
·        A World’s Fair of Disney Legends: Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, and Bob Gurr discuss their contributions to the Fair.
·        Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Historian Michael Kelley and Disney Legend Bob Matheison take a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking attraction.
·        Ford’s Magic Skyway: Bill Cotter and Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Bill Sullivan reveal some of the secrets behind one of the Fair’s most innovative attractions.
·        Carousel of Progress: Disney Legend Marty Sklar and Imagineer Gary Landrum talk about the creation of this one-of-a-kind show.
·        it’s a small world: Disney Legend Alice Davis discusses working on the beloved attraction with her husband Marc and artist Mary Blair.
·        Lost on the Way to the World’s Fair: Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline reveals some of the proposed creations that didn’t make it to New York.
·        A Sneak Peek at Disney’s Tomorrowland (see above).

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03 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ September Calendar Shot


Focused on the Magic


Welcome to this week's Happy September WWI love the Electric Parade at Magic Kingdom and the great thing is it usually runs 2x a night, so if you miss something there will be another chance later on that evening to catch it.

He definitely is a Magic Dragon


Have a Magical Day ºoº

A big thanks to Deb for hosting the hop follow along @http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/





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02 September 2014

FYI ~ Brand New #Frozen Free Fall App Update!



If you're missing summer already you can still have some fun. Come play in summer with Olaf!  With this new update to Frozen Free Fall, players can beat the heat in the epic puzzle matching adventure for mobile, inspired by “Disney’s Frozen." Players can tag alongside Olaf as he works to clear tiles across the board. 
Featuring a brand new summer map, the Frozen Free Fall update has 30 new sunny and bright levels for players to enjoy.
New features include:
• All new collectibles: Gather flowers and unlock hot rewards like Olaf’s new sneeze power-up
• Row into the sunset with Olaf’s boat to clear tiles in your path
• Spin into whirlpools and help Olaf move tiles across the board


Check Out the You Tube Video


Thanks and Have a great day!


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THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC - Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs Tonight- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,  Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team

AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, “THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS

FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF “BIG HERO 6,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

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