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This stuff is beyond cold, it’s basically “Frozen”

No one knew how a little movie during Disney’s Renaissance period could blow up into a worldwide phenomenon. In November 2013, Frozen was released. No one knew the extent of the movie, or the chaos that would ensue. I went into the movie theater not knowing what to expect. All the ads had a little snowman and reindeer, but I knew some of my favorite Broadway actors and actresses are in it. I came out crying, with a new appreciation of such a film that no one was counting to be.

Flash forward three years after the movie has been released. It has gone on to be the number one animated movie ever created, and Disney has made billions in merchandise. From the moment I knew I connected with Elsa, I felt that my money went to buying any Frozen merchandise I could get my hands on. Here are some of my favorite things: Continue reading “This stuff is beyond cold, it’s basically “Frozen””

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“Be Our Guest!” By Celebrating all things Beauty and the Beast!

 

Today is a big day for many Beauty and the Beast fans: the live action movie finally hits theaters! When it was announced, many people, including myself, freaked out and have had this date circled on our calendars for over a year. With a star studded cast and a new take on the original, it has been leaving fans anxious to see it.

With the movie came all new merchandise, many of which can be found in stores including the Disney Store, Hot Topic, Torrid, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and many more. With collections selling out quickly, I knew I had to jump to get my hands on some of it. Below are some new items, as well as items from the animated original that are my favorites. Continue reading ““Be Our Guest!” By Celebrating all things Beauty and the Beast!”

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Once a Pin Trader, Always a Pin Trader

 

I will never forget the first time I saw pins. It was a beautiful April day, and I was in Hollywood Studios. We went into the tiny outdoor store under the sorcerer hat, and I just saw rows upon rows of pins. I browsed, but did not buy any. Flash forward a year and a half to the first week of my first college program in August of 2014, and I bought myself a red polka dot Minnie lanyard with a Union Jack Mickey pin and an Elsa pin. Little did I know that was the beginning of something I would come to collect and take appreciation of.

Pin trading began at the Walt Disney World resort in the summer of 2000, as part of a special event for the Olympics that year. Within a few years, it expanded, and people were hooked. Pins are now sold throughout the entire Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts, as well as online, on the Shop Disney parks app, Disney Store online, and even the resorts around the world! Continue reading “Once a Pin Trader, Always a Pin Trader”

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Blooming into Spring with the 2017 Flower & Garden Festival!

 

Ah, spring. The time when the flowers start to bloom, and the weather gets warmer, and there’s a sense of refreshment in the air. It also signals the time for the annual International Flower and Garden show at Epcot!

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Spring has sprung early this year, with the festival starting on Wednesd
ay, March 1st and going all the way through Monday, May 29th. This is also the longest the festival has ever run! And with the festival, comes all the amazing merchandise. Lets take a look at some of what is offered this year. Continue reading “Blooming into Spring with the 2017 Flower & Garden Festival!”

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Be the “Belle” of the Princess Half Marathon 2017!

 

February 23rd kicked off the start of the Princess Half Marathon weekend 2017 at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida! The races, that consist of a 5K, 10K, half marathon (13.1 miles), and kids races, will be ran all weekend and include going through the entire resort area. And of course, with the marathon, comes the commemorative merchandise. After attending the expo last year, I couldn’t wait to see what was available this year! Here is a look at the merchandise available: Continue reading “Be the “Belle” of the Princess Half Marathon 2017!”

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Going Wild for Rivers of Light!

 

This past Friday, February 17th, something that has been in the making for quite a while happened: Rivers of Light, the new nighttime show at Animal Kingdom, finally debuted. For the fans who have been following this, the show was supposed to debut on Earth Day 2016, but has now finally made its first performance. And with this debut, lots of merchandise now lines the stores on Discovery Island. But what exactly is available? And how does it fit in with the show? We are going to take a look: Continue reading “Going Wild for Rivers of Light!”

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The Ears Have It!

 

ThisΒ is one quintessential item that every Disney go-er needs. It’s an iconic thing that never goes out of style, and only grows better with age. That would be a pair of ears. Whether you are not even a year old or ninety years old, every park goer needs at least one pair of ears in their life. It’s a timeless tradition. I remember the first pair of ears my parents bought me on my first trip to Disney; in fact, I still have them displayed in my room today as inspiration. Continue reading “The Ears Have It!”