Oct 12

Princess Merida Disney Brave Cake with Bears

Princess Merida Disney Brave Cake with Bears

Made by Tracey Best

Jul 12

The Lore Behind The Will o’ the Wisps

Merida Brave WispTravelers—particularly those who venture out after sunset on unfamiliar pathways—beware of the will o’ the wisps.

It is said—though by whom is a bit of a mystery—that on certain days for certain travelers in certain parts of the world, little lights dance on the horizon, whispering tempting invitations… pledging the answers to lifelong questions, the realization of dreams, a key to secret treasures—a change of fate.

Charmed and curious, unsuspecting travelers follow the floating lights, mesmerized by their whispers, their promises. Yet no matter how long or how fervently they follow, they never quite touch the beautiful beacons whose flickering lights eventually fade and disappear… leaving the inquisitors, the dreamers and the treasure seekers lost… and alone.

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In “Brave,” Merida spies tiny blue lights after escaping into the forest in search of a change of fate. Forming a path that dares her to follow, the lights lead Merida to a mysterious location that holds the power to change her destiny—just not in the way she imagines.

“The will o’ the wisps are in a lot of Scottish folktales,” says “Brave” director Mark Andrews. “They were said to lead you to treasure or doom—to change your fate—but they’re an actual phenomenon of swamp and bog gas seeping up through the earth and interacting with the natural resources to create the blue flames. People would follow these lights thinking they were little fairies, and basically drown or get sucked down into the bogs.

“We made the wisps like actual little spirits,” Andrews continues. “They’re almost like Marley’s ghost in a way, because Marley’s ghost isn’t an evil spirit—even though he’s frightening, he’s trying to warn Ebenezer to change his ways. That’s what the wisps are doing. There’s a duality to them, because they’re either good or evil—they lead Merida into more and more trouble, but in the end, they’ve led her exactly where she needs to go.”

Jun 12

Video of What Happens at the BRAVE Princess Merida Disney Meet and Greet

This video was shot in Disneyland.  Want to know where you can meet her at Walt Disney World? Check this post… Where Can I Find Brave Princess Merida at Walt Disney World?

Jun 12

Disney’s BRAVE Princess Merida Amigurumi Doll

I may die from the cuteness! Hand crafted by Sahrit Freud Weinstein of Atlanta, Georgia and available for purchase in her Etsy store Sahrit for $45. If you’re feeling super crafty you can buy the pattern for $4.95 and DIY.

Disney's BRAVE Princess Merida Amigurumi Doll