Hey there! Last week, my friend Alana and I headed to down to the Parks for a quick Galentine’s Day trip. It truly was a day that was outta this world.
We went to The VOID to do the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire virtual reality experience (Which was AMAZING! but more about that later). We also hung out at the Star Wars Launch Bay taking pictures with all of our favorites ( as seen above), and what mission is complete without the proper fuel?
We fueled up at the Storyteller’s Cafe characters breakfast buffet at the Grand Californian Hotel…. where I may have eaten my weight in gluten-free Mickey waffles #SorryNotSorry
Join us won’t you? You can watch the Vlog here
Have you been to the Star Wars Launch Bay? Who’s your favorite character to meet? (Mine’s Chewy 🙂 ) Let me know in the comments below!
Hey There! How’s it going? I’m back after a hiatus and I’m so excited to be back sharing more Disney goodness with you.
First up, is a special flashback vlog of my first time using the MaxPass feature at the Disneyland Resort. I absoulety love how the MaxPass makes your day flow so easily. Especially when you’re in a big group, now none of your friends have to run to either park to get a fastpass for everybody. Add to that, the feature to download your photopass pictures it’s honestly my favorite way to navigate the parks.
Have you used the MaxPass feature while visiting the parks? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon!
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 🙂
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
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 goalNow 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 🙂
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 🙂