Monday, July 28, 2014

Crafts and Tips for Taking Olaf on Your Summer Vacation

I can't be the only one wishing they could attend the Frozen Summer Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort!  With the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package long sold out, it's clear that hot Frozen fever is an epidemic!!  I'm not complaining; my family will be spending quality time together in a far away land this sultry season.  BUT- how can you and I get in on the Frozen fractal FUN?  With the help of another Disney blogger, I sincerely ask:

Do you want to build a snowman??

Because of the talents of friend Disney Donna Kay, (and her Pinterest Challenge), my family will be not be posing in front of Disney's Hollywood Studios Grauman's Chinese Theater replica with our "Olaf on a Stick", but will instead be bringing our very own Olaf with us as we cross Continental Europe.  Far better than anything Chevy Chase had to offer, we will have our own version of "European Vacation"; an Olaf Summer Vacation!!!

Couldn't he just melt your heart?  Handmade by Magical Creations & Celebrations!

Perhaps your family would like their own Olaf mascot to travel and pose with this summer?  I have collected a board of Olaf crafts and accessories for just that purpose.  And just to show you how magical our corner of Arendelle is, the very Queen of Disney Pinterest pins has helped me create the coolest Olaf board you will find at #OlafSummerVacation!  (In case you live outside the kingdom, and are not already one of her 47,000 followers, be sure you are visit Linda at Great Walt Disney World Tips.)

Remember:  If you practice your cryokinetic powers and build your own cuddly snowman, be sure to pose with him and post #OlafSummerVacation on social media.  You and I may not make it to Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer, but our photos might!!

"Oh, I don't know why, but I've always loved the idea of summer.  And sun, and all things hot."  ~ Olaf

Unless you are a citizen of Weselton, you will want to read through the entire Frozen Blog Hop:

  1. Deb @ Focused on the Magic  ~ Frozen Gifts and Garb for all ages.
  2. Amy @ Mouse Ears Mom ~ Frozen Inspired craft idea for kids
  3. Lisa @ Home is Where the Mouse Is ~ Frozen Dessert Party at Home
  4. Kuleen @ The Disney Kids ~ Frozen Wedding
  5. Didi @ DIStherapyCrafts and Tips for Taking Olaf on Your Summer Vacation 
  6. Beth @ A Disney Mom's Thoughts~ The Love Experts, Frozen's Trolls
  7. Julie @ Run Walk FAstpass Repeat~ Frozen Inspired Nail Art
  8. Sean @DisneyDayByDay - Authentic Norwegian Goodies (a couple traditional dishes)
  9. Donna @ Disney Donna Kay ~ Polymer Clay Olaf Tutorial
  10. Cindy @ Superheroes and Teacups ~ Frozen inspired hands-on activities for kids 
  11. Linda @ GreatWDWTips (The Disney Tip Curator) - Best of "Frozen" on Pinterest
  12. Lynn @ My Pixie Dust Diary - Frozen party favors
  13. Jodi @ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse - Frozen Summer activities at Hollywood Studios
  14. Lin @ Disney Mamas ~ DIY Frozen Inspired T-shirts for kids and adults
  15. Beth @ Pursuing the Magic ~ Frozen Back to School Supplies
  16. Diane @ Can Do It Mom ~ Frozen Party Ideas

For more Disney magic, hops and reviews, be sure to visit our host with the most, Focused on the Magic!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Frozen Giveaway~ Full Anna & Elsa Princess Ensembles

Your little princess will be a Frozen dream; bedecked in an official Anna and Elsa gown, (both size 5/6), Elsa jewelry set and crown!

Join in the cool summer fun with our #FrozenSummer bloggers:

Lynn - My Pixie Dust Diary - party favors
Amy - Mouse Ears Mom - craft ideas
Cindy - Super Heroes and Tea Cups - hands on activities
Donna Kay - Disney Donna Kay - polymer clay Olaf tutorial
Julie - Run Walk FASTPass Repeat - nail art
Linda - Great WDW Tips - best of Frozen on Pinterest
Didi - DISTherapy - #OlafSummerVacation travel tips and crafts
Jodi - Magical Mouse Schoolhouse - Frozen Summer Fun @ DHS
John - Big Fat Panda - Frozen video
Kuleen - The Disney Kids - wedding
Beth - A Disney Mom's Thoughts - the kove experts, Frozen trolls
Deb - Focused on the Magic - gifts and garb
Sean - Disney Day by Day - authentic Norwegian goodies
Lin - Disney Mamas - t-shirts
Diane - Can Do It Mom - party ideas
Lisa and James - Home is Where the Mouse is - dessert party

Then, enter our totally Frozen Giveaway:
Starts: Sunday, July 27
Ends: Sunday, August 10
Winner will be announced Monday, August 11
Prizes: Anna and Elsa dresses (size 5/6), Elsa jewelry set and crown

We are also having a Frozen Giveaway Twitter Party with some additional prizes.
When:  Wednesday, July 30  9:00 PM Eastern Time
Hashtag:  #FrozenGiveaway

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Place de Rémy Opens at Disneyland Paris~ The Review

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He's baaaack!  Me amis and "foreign correspondent" Patrick, @Pippin1964 is back with the long awaited opening of Place de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris!!!  . Bienvenue !

By @pippin1964

After 6 long years of speculation, alterations, and sneak peeks from the top of the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop in neighboring Toy Story Playland, the time has come.  Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, (the attraction), and Bistrot Chez Rémy, (the restaurant) are open to the public (or fellow rats)!  Place de Rémy is an entire district, complete with a Parisian square and a boutique, (Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris), which will open October 20th of this year.  
Disney Imagineers created a chic Parisian quarter with a Haussmann frontage building and a fountain modeled after Paris's "Place des Vosges"; Remy holds a bottle of champagne, which creates the water fountain effect.

With the opening of this blockbuster, Crush's Coaster has officially been dethroned as most popular attraction in Walt Disney studios.  Members of the genus Rattus should expect long wait times! 

On June 28th, I had the privilege to ride Ratatouille: The Adventure as a VIP, which included dedicated entrance to the park, and access to the attraction before the official July 10th opening date.  The inclement weather did not deter us, nor did the delayed start that was attributed to technical difficulties.

While in the queue, you can see advertising from Chef Skinner, (which you may remember as the villian from the movie), and also a plaque honoring legendary Chef Paul Bocuse; the namesake of Epcot's Monsieur Paul restaurant!

After the first corridor, you are led to Paris rooftops, where you can spot an advertisement for the restaurant Gusteau's.  In the second corridor you receive your 3-D glasses, and arrive at the boarding area.  From here on, your perspective is not one of a human, but a rat-sized Guest.  Your rat-car, or trackless GPS guided vehicle, awaits and whisks you away in groups of 3 to scenes from Ratatouille; the Parisian skyline, Gusteau's kitchen, fridge and dining room.  Be prepared to be chased by Chef Skinner!
Lo and behold, the attraction ends where Bistrot Chez Rémy begins.  The storytelling doesn't miss a beat, as the new table service restaurant is also themed and sized perfectly for you and your furry, hopefully ravenous friends.

From paper to fruition...

Merci beaucoup!  I think I can speak for DIStherapy readers and say we hope you stay teenie tiny long enough to bring us a review of the ratatouille at Bistrot Chez Rémy!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scenes From Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend

It's Annual Passholder and DVC early registration time for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  (Registration for all begins Tuesday, July 15th at Noon EST.)  Has your tiara tarnished?  Are you debating breaking in your glass slippers for the very first time?  Is it your time at the ball?  How about some regal enticement...

Pick up your bib and other goodies at  Disney's Fit for a Princess Expo
The course!
Thrilled to run with presenting charity Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!
Unfortunately, the charity placed all of its runners in the last corral!  (I thought it was great fun.)  They have promised not to let this happen again this year.  :D
At that crack of dawn.
Royal anticipation!
Storming the castle.  (Well, back of the pack sauntering perhaps.)
Every princess deserves her moment of glory.  (And due to multiple photographers in this prime location, the wait is never very long!)
It's early.  And sometimes foggy.
The most glorious sound at Mile 13- strains of the Gospel Choir lead you home...
Can you hear the angels now?  Noon today EST.  Be there; your DVC and AP Member Pages await.

For more Disney's Princess Half Marathon run #DisneySide pixie dust, check HERE.

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