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Friday 5day: Dapper Day

Hey there! How’s it going? In honor of Dapper Day at Disneyland this weekend, I thought I’d share five of my favorite things about Dapper Day! So in no particular order, here are some of my favorites:

1. Going with my friend Ajackieo! This was the first time either one of us had participated in Dapper Day, and we had a blast! If you want to join in on the fun you can watch our Dapper Day Vlog here 🙂

2. My dress. The dress that I wore for Dapper day was such much fun to wear! When I participated in Dapper Day, the weather  was quite warm, so this dress was perfect!

Wearing this dress made me feel like a Dapper Princess :)

Wearing this dress made me feel like a Dapper Princess 🙂

3. The Dapper Dans. This was my first time seeing the Dapper Dans! I was so excited because going to Dapper Day and seeing the Dapper Dans were both on my “Disney Bucket List”. Being able to do both on the same day was extra special.

 

4. Seeing everyone dressed up to the nine’s. Everyone looked amazing! Seeing everyone’s different take on Dapper Day was such a treat.

A lovely couple in their Dapper Day Finest

A lovely couple in their Dapper Day Finest

Don't they look Dapper? :)

Don’t they look Dapper? 🙂

How gorgeous does Alyssa look?!

How gorgeous does Alyssa look?!

5. The activities that the Dapper Day organization plans. Not only do the lovely folks over at Dapper Day plan an amazing day for everyone, but they also have events that bring everyone together and make a Dapper Day community. There’s the ride on the Mark Twain, and the “Dapper Derby” on the Carousel.

Feeling fancy on the Mark Twain :)

Feeling fancy on the Mark Twain 🙂

and now they even have the Dapper Day Expo, which is a “marketplace” featuring all things dapper.

Have you been to Dapper Day? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

 

My Road to Run Disney: new found perspective

Hey there!  How’s it going? As some of you may know, I’ve been in the process of training for my first RunDisney race. My inaugural race was supposed to be the Tinker bell Half marathon that happened over this pass weekend.

One day I will have one of these :)

One day I will have one of these 🙂

Unfortunately, I was unable to participate and to be honest my training wasn’t going the way I originally planned. Between school, work, and rehearsals I wasn’t able to get out there and hit the ground running like I’d hope. At first I was being really hard on myself for not being able to get into the race. But then I remember wise words from my favorite Blue Fish Just Keep Swimming . I realized that my RunDisney journey is far from over and with registration for the Disney half coming up anything can happen. Who knows, with this new found perspective I can go to infinity and beyond  ! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon ( and at the finish line!)  🙂 

Festival of Fantasy Preview and Frozen the Musical

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season 🙂  What better way to get this new year started than with a sneak peak of the floats that will be in the upcoming Festival of Fantasy parade?! The folks over at the The Disney parks blog shared these awesome pictures of the  steam-punk  inspired  Maleficent float that will be ferociously flying through the streets in the newest parade over at the Magic Kingdom.  Check it out!

Picture courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog

Picture courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog

Picture courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog

Picture courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog

The “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” is making it’s debut this spring! Who else is excited to see Maleficent in person?!

As the Magic Kingdom heats up, Disney’s animated film Frozen is keeping things cool this week.  Not only did the film take home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film, it looks like Frozen is heading to Broadway!

What are your thoughts on Frozen heading to Braodway?

What are your thoughts on Frozen heading to Braodway?

Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger has confirmed that Disney is getting ready to make the Great White Way as white as snow ( or more snow thanks to the Polar Vortex) No time frame has been set for the opening of the show, but with success of the movies soundtrack and the amazing musical talents attached to the film (Idina Menzel anyone?) there is no doubt that the musical will be a snow-stopper 😉

Are you excited for the parade? Frozen the musical? Both? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Thanks for stoping 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 🙂

My Road to RunDisney: A Different Kind of Marathon

Hey There! How’s it going? Long time no see and I apologize for that. It’s not on purpose though, that wonderful time of the year has started for me again…Back to School. ( dun dun dun) But I’m loving every minute of it (minus the part where I don’t get to post very often)

I’m in school for musical theater so my days are full of singing and dancing my little heart out. Not only am I in school right now,  but I’m also in a production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson and we open October 10th! It’s such a wonderful play and I’m having a blast with my company!

As you can imagine I haven’t had a lot of time to dedicate to my RunDisney training. But as I was realizing that I haven’t been able to go out there and pound the pavement, I’m still training for the marathon right now. I’m training my focus, by memorizing lines and being able to be “present” during those long rehearsals. Plus, dancing has been building my strength and endurance. I mean the conditioning  itself is enough to get my body in shape for running the race ( if I don’t have some sort of a six pack by the end of the semester I’m going to be kinda sad).

Now that I think about it, I’m actually in a marathon right now. I’m moving forward with my goal, I have wonderful people around me helping get there, and no matter what may happen or obstacles that may pop up we always have are eye on the finish line. So I am still in the race, it’s just a different kind of marathon

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

P.S ( if your in the L.A Area and would like more information about the play I’m in you can click here )

Dapper Day At Disneyland!

Hey there! How’s it going? My friend Ajackieo and I had the opportunity to head on down to a Fall Soirée at Disneyland for ( a very hot) Dapper Day! Come along with us!

Also check out Alyssa Outfit of the Day video from Dapper Day!

Want some more Dapper? Check out the Dapper Dans Last set of the day on Dapper Day! 🙂

Have you even been to a Dapper Day Event? What was your expericnce like? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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

 

Long Lost Friends Week and my first visit to DCA 2.0!

Hey there! How’s it going? Join me and my friend Alyssa as we head on down to Disneyland for Long Lost Friends Week and my first visit to the revamped California Adventures!

Have you had a chance to visit the new DCA? What’s your favorite thing to see or do? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Wordy Wednesday: It’s Oh So Magical

Hey There! How’s it going?  Have you ever tried to capture the magic of Disney even when you’re away from the Parks? That feeling  you get when walking down Main Street? The excitement of knowing that soon you are going to a Disney Park? Seeing old friends that you’ve grown up with for the first time? Here are a few videos I would like to share that I feel capture some of the Disney Magic 🙂

Lily’s Disneyland Surprise

It’s Impossible to watch this and not feel the  Disney Magic

 

A Little Girl Meeting Peter Pan for the First time

1:19 Gets me every time 🙂
Darth Vader Goes to Disneyland

Even those on the Darkside want to have fun sometimes 😉

Rewind the Magic-A Magic Kingdom Day in Reverse

I absolutely love this video! From the clips shown to the music, it feels like you are actually at a Disney Park.

 

Do you have a favorite Disney video? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

 

Friday 5Day: D23 Expo

Hey there! How’s it going? This weeks Friday 5day is all about the D23 Expo! I attended the 2nd day of the Expo and I still can’t stop thinking about it 🙂 So here in no particular order are five of my favorite things about the Expo 🙂

The Front of the Anaheim Convention Center

1. The first of my favorite things about the Expo is actually in the correct order, and that was going with my friend Alyssa ( You may know her as Ajackieo on Twitter) We had an amazing time and going to my first expo with her is something I’ll never forget 🙂

Alyssa and I waiting in Line to see some Disney Legends

2. The Disney Legends Ceremony

Inside the D23 Arena before the Legends Ceremony

The Ceremony was an awesome experience. I’ve always seen the ceremony on Youtube so to finally see it in person was incredible.  It felt like we were apart of the Disney Magic.

3. Cosplay

The Party City Booth

     I Loved seeing all the people dressed up at the Expo. People got really creative and went all out on their costumes

"grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize"

             4. The Richard Sherman and Alan Menken Disney Songbook Concert

Waiting for the concert to start :)  This was an AMAZING experience! Listen to the songs that I grew up to, sung by the people who had a part in their creation is something I will cherish for the rest of my life!

5. Richard Sherman and Alan Menken Singing It’s a Small World Together

                    This was the last song they sang at the concert! It was a perfect finale to a perfect day.

Here’s the vlog from the rest of the day 🙂

Did you make it to the Expo this year? What were some of your favorite things that you saw? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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

D23 Expo August 10th 2013

Hey there! How’s it going? During the D23 Expo was this past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the 2nd day of the Expo with my friend Ajackeio! It was truly amazing day full of Disney Legends! Come along with us as we attend the Disney Legend Ceremony and watch Alan Menken and Richard Sherman share the stage for the first time ever as the preform The Disney Songbook 🙂

 

Did you get a chance to go to the Expo? What was your favorite thing that you saw? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Missed this Expo? Don’t worry, The 2015 Expo is just around the corner 🙂

 

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