Saturday, December 26, 2015

Attractionistas, Disney Dolls


While casually shopping in Animal Kingdom Park last night, I came across these beautiful dolls. They are called, Attractionistas. Not only are they beautiful and trendy, they are each themed to a different Theme Park Attraction. The only reason that I didn't purchase one yet is because I can't decide which is my favorite! 
Dolls are $24.95, retail price.
(Dolls are also available at www.DisneyStore.com. The website also includes a Jungle Cruise themed doll not shown here and not available in the Animal Kindgom shop at the time of my visit.)

Gracey
 
Gracey loves the nighttime. For her friends, she is a reassuring voice in scary situations. Along with her trusty bat, Grimm, she can decorate a room that's "to die for!" At the Haunged Mansion attraction, all 999 residents feel like old pals that she's known for an eternity.

Pearl
 
Pearl enjoys travel and seeks adventure with her parrot, Jolly Roger. In addition to telling stories of her adventures, Pearl uses the treasures that she finds to accessorize her outfits. She feels right at home on board her favorite attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Maddie
 
London-born Maddie visits the U.S. with her white rabbit "Sugar". She loves to spin around and say silly rhymes, so she's right at home on the Mad Tea Party! Attraction. She only stops her spinning for a proper spot of tea.

Celeste
 
With her greyhound, Rocky, by her side, Celeste loves to gaze at the stars and planets, through her telescope. Her favorite attraction, Space Mountain, appeals to her scientific nature and fuels her dreams of exploration and space travel. 

Carrie
Equestrian Carrie fancies that for every ''down'' in life, there is an ''up.'' On her outings to the Disney Parks, she can be found riding around and around on the Fantasyland Carousel, her ponytail swirling behind the dancing steeds (from DisneyStore website).

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Trees of Walt Disney World, Christmas

Throughout the holiday season, I've seen some beautiful decorations all around the Parks and Resorts of Walt Disney World property. These are a few of the beautifully decorated trees that provide cheer to Guests from all over the world this year.
To hear me chat about some of my favorite holiday things for WDW 2015, tune into The Disney Dream Girls Podcast HERE for a very special Christmas quickie Minxmas episode. Don't forget to listen to the song at the end and enter the holiday contest to win a fun Disney gift and receive your Disney Dreamgirls Podcast button!

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Epcot, American Adventure

Disney Springs

Grand Floridian Resort

Boardwalk Resort

Contemporary Resort

Dolphin Resort


Swan Resort (All Chocolate)

Not to be forgotten, The Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom

Merry Christmas and all the Blessings of this Christmas Season to you ALL!
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*Viewing of all the decorations around WDW is handicapped accessible.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Everything Star Wars, Disney's Hollywood Studios

 
It is the dawn of a new era at Walt Disney World. Star Wars is coming! In addition to the Star Tours Attraction, a new Star Wars experience has now opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Launch Bay.  You can also catch a short film, "Path of the Jedi," and of course, a few Star Wars themed food items and CUPCAKES are available for purchase throughout the Park.


Launch Bay

The most talked about new Star Wars event is the Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is separated into several areas. 

Launch Bay Theater
This shows a film that gives a preview of the upcoming movie as well as some interesting interviews. As you can see, long lines are expected! And even the trash cans show that Disney attention to detail. 


Celebration Gallery 
This room houses some great exhibits.

 
 

 Meet Chewbacca and Encounter Darth Vader and Rey's Speeder
These character Meet n' Greets and exhibits are on the lower level of the Launch Bay.
 

Cantina 
Unfortunately, this is not a real bar. For my fellow princesses, watch out for those Jawa trying to get your sparklies!

 


Star Wars Game Center
I'm sure a few kids (and adults) could spend the day here.


Preview Gallery
 


Launch Bay Cargo
For all your Star Wars shopping needs, even those things you didn't realize you needed!

 



 

The Path of the Jedi
This short film located in the old Sounds Dangerous theater is an exclusive screening that follows Luke on his journey to become a Jedi.
 
 

The Food
The Backlot Express is currently the home of the Star Wars themed food at Hollywood Studios. It's not much different than the standard menu. There are a few little touches added. I'm certain there will be more menu creativity throughout the park as time goes by. 






Corellian Spice Fries ($4.99) Parmesan, garlic, and parsley-seasoned fries tossed-to-order.  Standard french fries with a little bit of seasoning and sitting on Star Wars paper.



Galactic  Chicken Salad (9.99) Mixed greens with chicken, crisp corn tortilla, and black bean relish with avocado and cilantro vinaigrette.  Get the dressing on the side. It's so acidic and seems almost separated in texture. It is not pleasant at all. The black beans were surprisingly spicy...too spicy for me to eat.  And the R2-D2 crisp corn tortilla did not come off as such. My fellow Catholics will find it to be very similar to a communion wafer in both taste and texture.

Blue Milk Panna Cotta (4.39) No sugar added.  This is pudding that tastes exactly like milk. It is not sweet and has no added flavor. It is topped with whole blueberries that seem to be previously frozen, thawed berries. They also are NOT sweet. I liked the clean taste of it, but many kids may be disappointed by the unsweetened flavor.

BB-8 Rice Krispy Treat. This is also available in many stores. It's very orange! The surprise is that it has m&m's mixed in.  That was a surprisingly nice touch!
*All of the listed Star Wars features are handicapped accessible. 
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