Have you seen what Walgreen’s has now? They are shaped like Mickey Mouse. They produce a lot of air. They have three messages to entertain you while you feel relief from the summer sun. They are Mickey Mouse fans! I am a fan! You would expect to pay a lot for these, but they are $6 at Walgreen’s. Go! Go NOW!
Just in time for your summer vacation, there is a new land opening at Walt Disney World! Inside Hollywood Studios, the new Toy Story Land will open on June 30, 2018.
So what’s in the new land? There is a new Slinky Dog roller coaster that coils around curves, hills, and drops. In addition, there will be Alien Swirling Saucers that will swirl you in an alien rocket. You can go into Andy’s room and blast your way through a carnival themed arcade. Finally, Woody’s Lunch box will be open for themed treats and to make you an “honorary” toy.
According to the Disney Tourist blog, “The premise of the land is to shrink guests to the size of a toy to enter the land. The attractions will include a family-friendly roller coaster where guests board Slinky Dog’s back for a ride on a “coaster kit” toy that Andy has built in his play area (think Gadget’s Go Coaster or Barnstormer). The other attraction will be an Alien saucers attraction, with the little green aliens from the movie taking guests for a spin in their very own flying saucers (think Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree).”
Are you going to be one of the first people to try this new land?
I know a lot of you are planning your Spring Break trips to Disneyland, so I thought I would offer my advice.
1) Our ultimate trip is Sunday – Thursday (add a day if you want to see Harry Potter at Universal). We drive on Sunday and arrive around dinner time. We make reservations for Goofy’s Kitchen for Sunday night. We get great pictures and autographs with the characters and starts our Disney trip off with a bang.
Monday: Disneyland Tuesday: California Adventure Wednesday: Disneyland Thursday: Eat breakfast in Downtown Disney and travel home
2) Stay as close to the park as you can afford. Use Hilton points for the Hilton. Good Neighbor hotels are always a good choice. Plan to stay within walking distance.
3) Purchase your tickets online. If your kids are younger, no need to Park Hopper, one park is enough.
4) Download the Disneyland Mobile App. It has Park Maps, Character locations, Wait Times, Dining Options, Shop locations, Restroom locations, PhotoPass, Entertainment and so much more
5) Buy MaxPass. Once in the park, this lets you get all of your Fastpasses on your phone. It also gives you access to all of the professional photos that the Disney Cast Members take.
6) Pack basic snacks. Every restaurant and food kiosk offers free ice water, so with a few snacks, you can eat one meal at the Park each day. We prefer to carry one backpack with hand sanitizer, power bars and apples.
7) Make Restaurant Reservations – we usually eat at two nice places each trip. Goofy’s kitchen for the characters and Carthage Circle (California Adventure) for the relaxing atmosphere.
When you enter Disneyland, get Fantasmic Fast Passes. These are paper tickets and do not interfere with the ride fast passes.
When you enter California Adventure, get World of Color Fast Passes. These are paper tickets and do not interfere with your fast passes.
Have fun and ride everything once!
Today, I was sitting at my Blue Work space and I happened to notice the purse on the space next to me. It was a Dooney-Bourke Mickey Mouse purse. I knew instantly that this was a person I needed to meet. I asked around, but no one recognized the purse, or remembered who had left it there. Eventually, the owner returned to her desk and I introduced myself. We had a quick chat and talked all things Mickey Mouse. It was the highlight of my day.
Whether you know it or not, there is a passionate army of adult women on the Internet, in your office, and maybe even in your home who are obsessed with Disney. They make multiple trips to the theme parks each year, collect Disney-themed items, and even dress up as Disney characters — on days other than Halloween. More than seven million millennial women devoured articles about Disney this year on POPSUGAR. Many of these women, who grew up on The Little Mermaid and The Lion King, have celebrated 30th birthdays, honeymoons, and even weddings at a Disney resort.
Disney fans know that many people don’t get it. Almost unanimously, they said that the number one misconception about them is that they are immature. But before you judge your co-worker, high school friend on Facebook, or distant family member for their age-inappropriate Disney fangirling on social media, at least try to understand just what Mickey and his gang of princesses do for them.
In an age of aspirational social media and highly curated brands online, Disney nails it — in real life. For a generation that looked to Internet personality quizzes to tell them something about themselves, Disney can reflect your true self. Your favorite park, movie, or character is a reflection of your personality. Loving Disney gives you an identity. It means you are a person who believes in magic, happiness, and imagination.
What is the reason that you love Disney?