Tag Archives: Disney Parks

Disneyland Vlog : Disney’s Lunar New Year Celebration!

Hey there! How’s it going? Join me and my friends as we celebrate the Year of the Dog at Disney’s Lunar New Year celebration!

Watch the vlog here!
Lunar Year and Disney 1st!_ final

It was a lovely day full of celebrating, and Disney 1st! We had never been to a Lunar New year event, My friends Alana and Danielle had never ridden the monorail, we met the lovely disneybounder Felicia for the 1st time. All in all a wonderful day at the Parks.

I love that the Disney Parks host celebrations like the Lunar New Year. Have you ever been to the Lunar New Year festivities? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday: Catching Up

Hey there how’s it going? I’m back! How have you been?  I apologize for my long delay and a lack of an explanation. I started school and I was completely swamped with tests, and homework. But now I’m ready to jump back into the wonderful world of Disney!

First off, a huge congrats to The Walt Disney Company on their two Oscar wins this past Sunday! I think it’s great that two years in a row Disney was able to was able to win Academy Awards . Maybe next year they can make it three years running with a win for best animated feature for Disney/Pixar’s new film Inside Out?

Whoo Hoo!!

                       Future Oscar winner?

Future Oscar winner?

Also, who’s ready for the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland! I’m so excited for the Anniversary and all the magical things that are being planned! Personally, I’m looking forward to the World of Color- Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Disney. I remember being able to go to the parks during the 50th Anniversary and how magical the parks were. Are you planning on spending the 60th Anniversary down at the Parks? What are you most looking forward to?

Mickey and Minnie are all dolled up and ready to go

In other park news, I’m sure you’ve heard about the ticket increases coming to park tickets. Adult ticket prices now being $99 and children 3-9 tickets now being $93. This comes after last years raised ticket prices right before Memorial Day. What are your thoughts on the new prices? Do you think it’s crazy or understandable with the increase of the parks?

I hope you’ve been well and I’ve enjoyed catching up with you. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort 2013

Hey there!  Happy October! You know what that means… It’s Halloween Time at the Disney Resorts. I  recently  had the chance to visit Disneyland to see all the Boo-tiful  decorations and ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday. Check it out!

 

I love riding the Haunted Mansion when Jack Skellington pays a visit. Want to ride along?

What’s your favorite thing to do at the Disney Resorts during Halloween Time? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Go the Distance: My Road to Run Disney

Time to get moving

Hey There! If you follow me on twitter you might have noticed that I’ve become interested (more like obsessed) with RunDisney lately. My introduction to RunDisney was through Adam Rucker’s vlogs of his RunDisney experiences. I saw how much fun the races looked and made up my mind to run in a RunDisney marathon. Thinking about the training aspect, I figured strength training wouldn’t be too bad because I do yoga and Pilates on a (pretty) regular basis.  Plus, I’m not going into running completely cold turkey. I was on basketball and soccer teams growing up, and I used to jog for 30 minutes on the treadmill at the gym so I know I can do it. But the words “running” and “marathon” freaked me out

All of March, I continued to do my yoga like always but then the first of April rolled around. I decided it was time to get moving, I was going to go out for a run…But then I chickened out. I was going to start beating myself up about it, but then I realized, I don’t have to run to get moving. So I grabbed my iPod and did jumping jacks for 5 minutes. I wasn’t as easy as I thought. I had to really focus on my breathing.  I’m used to moving at a slower pace, so taking long deep breaths at this new pace was a bit of a challenge. Adjusting my breathing to a new pace took a little time, but once I got into a breathing rhythm it really wasn’t that bad. When the song ended (and I realized I didn’t die) I felt really proud of myself. I took a stretch day, then I wanted to kick things up a notch. I dusted off my family’s Hip Hop Abs DVD’s. Hip Hop Abs is a series of Hip-Hop dance inspired cardio workouts, led by Shawn T, that help target your core

Hip Hop Abs Hip,Bunsand thighs

When I first saw the DVD case, I laughed at his facial expression… I wasn’t laughing after I finished the workout

I picked the “Hip Buns and Thighs” workout because I figured I can get my 30 minuets of cardio in and work areas that needed to be strengthened. I pressed play and did the warm up and I was feeling pretty good. I danced my way through the first section of the DVD, no problem. Then we got to the middle. Oh Boy! Shawn T literally makes you hold a squat for 7 minutes!! I had to pause the DVD and catch my breath a couple times. We only had 5 more minutes left in the DVD and Shawn T said to grab your mat “Stretch time” I thought. Nope. Went into a deeper glute work out. All I can say was Oh my goodness! That work out was so intense (and doing this DVD 20 minutes after dinner probably wasn’t the best idea either).  As I was feeling like I wanted to stop, I decided it might help to distract myself with visions of the RunDisney race. I thought about going to the parks with a medal on, what Disney Character I would dress up as, what it would be like to run through the castle. Funny enough, I was able to keep going. Just as I was envisioning myself running across the finish line I heard something along the lines of “Okay you’re done, time to stretch” I’ve never been so happy for a stretch in my entire life! As I went to get some water, I realized two things. 1: I probably looked like a dork trying to dance, and 2: I’m stronger than I think. Sure, I had to stop and take a breather a couple times, but I finished. Heck, I made the decision to put in the DVD instead of leaving it on the shelf. I took the first step, even if it was a baby step, in the direction of my goal

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It’s not about how you start, It’s how you finish

Now any fear I’ve had of the words “running” and “marathon” are starting to fade away. I figured out my road to RunDisney is all about the baby steps. Taking a small step toward my goals each day, till one day I look up and I’m there. It’s time for me to drop my inhibitions, and get moving.

Have you ran in a RunDisney event? Have any pointers? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Stark Industries is coming to Disneyland

Ever wish you could go to the Stark Expo? Well now you can! Starting on April 13th  in Innoventions at the Disneyland Resort, Stark Industries will be presenting Iron Man Tech. An exhibit that showcases set pieces and Iron Man suits from the upcoming film. If that wasn’t enough to Marvel at, you can even suit up in the new Mark 42 Iron Man suit and go for a  “test drive” using simulation technology!!

If you had an Iron Man suit what features would it have? Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon!  🙂

Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3rd

Picture via  The Disney Parks Blog

Picture via The Disney Parks Blog

 

 

Hang onto Your Hats and Glasses!

Hang onto your hats and glasses folks, the wildest ride in the wilderness is about to get a little wilder!  The new additions coming to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Disneyland Resort will create a hands on experience for miners of all ages! As you walk through the queue, you can explore new rooms as you get ready to start your day at the mining company. You could even blast a mine shaft or two. Take a look!

What new room are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Sneak peak of the new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland

The Disney Parks Blog released a video yesterday giving us a sneak peak of the new Fantasy Faire opening March 12th at the Disneyland Resort. The Fantasy Faire is a part of the expansion to bring in a little more magic to Fantasyland. I have to say the Imagineers have out done themselves, I mean look at the detail!

It is truly a place fit for a princess! What princess are you most excited to meet at the Fantasy Faire? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

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