Feb 14

You Can Chat Live Via Twitter with Disney Animators Tonight

disney animated hangout
Celebrated Disney animators Dave Bossert (The Lion King and Pocahontas), John Musker (Aladdin, Princess and the Frog, The Little Mermaid), Jeff Ranjo (Chicken Little, Hercules, Tarzan), and Hyun Min Lee (Wreck it Ralph and Frozen) will all be taking part in a live discussion about the art form, legacy, and future of animation at the CalArts campus and Disney Insider will be broadcasting in online for fans to watch. They’ll also demo and discuss the new Disney Animated app, which presents a deep dive into the making of Disney’s 53 animated feature films and was named the Apple iPad App of the Year for 2013.

You can watch a live stream of the event by visiting the Disney Google+ page or Disney’s YouTube channel at 6pm PST tonight. Additionally, viewers who live tweet questions and comments to the panel via social media using #DisneyAnimated have the chance to win special prizes, including a free download code for Disney Animated, an exclusive Disney Animated iPad case, and more.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from the animators and how they make Disney films!

Feb 14

A Sneak Peek at Eight Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Costumes


Lion Fish Little Mermaid disney festival of fantasy parade

Set to dance down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, “The Little Mermaid” unit’s expansive Lion Fish provides a sneak peek at her new costume, featuring a fiery bodice, spotted wings, a spiny headdress and yellow eyelashes. The elaborate costume is one of 39 intricate looks created by designer Mirena Rada and Disney’s Creative Costuming team for the cast of 91 performers.  In addition to vibrant costumes, the new daytime parade will bring the magical stories of New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A. through fantastic and innovative parade floats and an original soundtrack featuring beloved songs from favorite Disney films.



“The Little Mermaid” unit’s extravagant Seashell Girl exudes under-the-sea royalty with an elegant pastel-toned gown with jeweled shell embellishments and a conch shell headdress featuring gold and pearl tiara inserts.


Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Tangled Swing Thugs

Ready to barrel down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, the brutish Swing Thugs of the “Tangled” unit display their ruggedness through garb comprised of leather, fur and gold-trimmed details, robust chest and shoulder pieces, sturdy belts and studded headpieces.


floral maidens disney festival of fantasy parade

The “Tangled” unit’s Floral Maidens offer a sneak peek at their new costumes featuring soft lace details, colorful woven ribbons, bright flowers and lace-up shoes with floral touches.



A member of the “Sleeping Beauty” unit, the Raven, shows off his hauntingly elegant new costume featuring a Swarovski crystal embellished, gold filigree beak headpiece, colossal wings, talon-like boots and structured, armored bodice.


disney festival of fantasy parade cha cha girl

The Finale unit’s vivacious Cha Cha Girl offers a sneak peek at her new costume, complete with bright blue hair reminiscent of pulled taffy, a big top-inspired fit and flare dress, star spangled tights and colorful ribbons.


lost boys disney festival of fantasy parade

Set to “follow the leader” down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, a crew of Lost Boys offers a sneak peek at their new costumes featuring snazzy socks, furry plaids and tweed stripes and caps that pay homage to beloved woodland creatures.


swan court disney festival of fantasy parade

A member of the regal Swan Court offers a sneak peek at her new costume, a soft yellow ball gown accented with an elegant feather headpiece and touches of sparkle.

Jan 14

Epic Disney Movie Layer Cake

Epic Disney Movie Layer Cake

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Jul 13

Unadvertised Disney VIP Service Gets You on Rides with No Wait

Disney Plaid VIP Tour GuidePLAIDS

Have you ever heard this term?

Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to glimpse a celebrity touring the Walt Disney World theme parks on one of your Disney vacations? Ever notice the costume that the accompanying cast member “handler” is wearing? It’s plaid.  “Plaids” wield magical powers within the gates of the Most Magical Place on Earth. Private car service, fastpass entry, private tours, VIP seating for parades, stage shows and nighttime spectaculars! Did you know that you can “rent’ your own plaid for the day?

Imagine it. New Years Eve. Magic Kingdom has closed to capacity mere minutes after park opening. You and your family wake up relaxed at your resort with no alarm clock. Grab some breakfast and head out to your private car service. Your VIP Tour Guide aka “plaid” picks you up and drives you over to the Magic Kingdom where he accompanies you to Space Mountain. You look up at the “stand-by” marquee and notice a 180 minute wait time as you breeze past a long line of guests and enter through the fastpass queue…without a fastpass.  You subsequently have the same experience at Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Journey of the Little Mermaid, Jungle Cruise, Buzz, Peter Pan and Pooh.  All of these attractions experienced while the same folks are still standing in line back over at Space Mountain.  Sounds crazy right?

That’s what you get with Disney’s VIP Tour Services. And these services don’t come cheap!

A Disney Resort guest is going to pay $315 and hour for the service ($355 on holidays). Sure you can have up to 10 people in your party but the minimum tour time you must book is 6 hours.  That’s $1,890 for the day. Some may not bat an eyelash at that price…but others may not have even paid that much for their entire Walt Disney World vacation.

If you could get a group of 10 friends together this doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. $189 per person with a private guide that will drive you to all four theme parks in a day and escort you on each and every ride with little to no wait.

What’s Your Thoughts on the Disney VIP Service? Yay or Nay?

Oct 12

Disney Selling Dinglehoppers in Magic Kingdom

If you’re a fan of Disney‘s “The Little Mermaid” you get this.

dinglehopper disney magic kingdom hair brush little mermaid

Dinglehoppers are currently available in Sir Mickey’s at New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom Park.