Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney Challenge Day 3: Favorite Heroine

50 Day Disney Challenge
Day 3: Favorite Heroine

Megara is definitely my favorite Disney heroine. I actually think she deserves to be an official princess...she's married to a GOD for crying out loud. I like her sarcasm and her independence. It certainly helps that her song is one of my top five favorite Disney songs. I feel like I can really relate to her, and it's refreshing to see a female character who wasn't originally looking for love due to past experiences.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney Challenge Day 2: Favorite Princess

50 Day Disney Challenge
Day #2: Favorite Princess

Mulan is without a doubt my favorite Disney princess. I admire her bravery and courage to protect her family and go against all odds to save her father and her country. I like how she didn't give up everything for a guy she had just met...much like some of the other Disney princesses. I also love how she's extremely tough and proves that women can be tough competitors too ;)

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Disney Tune Tuesday 16: Zero to Hero

Just like the Disney confession above, I absolutely adore the music in Hercules. I actually think the music in the movie doesn't get the attention it deserves. I've shared with you songs sung by Megara and Hercules, but now it's time to share one of the fun songs by the goddesses of music themselves, the Muses!

The other day I received a message on Facebook from an extremely talented singer about her one woman medley of this very song! Her name is Sidonie Smith, and her video is definitely worth watching!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Disney Challenge Day 1: Favorite Character

Day One: Favorite Character

Dory is without a doubt my favorite Disney character! I don't think a character has ever made me laugh as much as her. I also adore Ellen Degeneres, who is the voice of Dory. I watch her show every day, and knowing that she's behind Dory makes the character even better!

Who's your favorite Disney character?

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50 Day Disney Challenge

In honor of my DCP internship starting in only 70 days, I thought I'd start a 50 day Disney challenge! I found the list on a Facebook page, and decided it would be fun to post each daily challenge on here and Tumblr before the big move! (50 was the longest Disney challenge I could find, but I figured this could give me some lead way in case I forget a day or two!)

(The days crossed out have links to the actual post!)

50 Day Disney Challenge:

Day #1: Your favorite character
Day #2: Your favorite princess
Day #3: Your favorite heroine

Day #4: Your favorite prince
Day #5: Your favorite hero
Day #6: Your favorite animal
Day #7: Your favorite sidekick
Day #8: Your favorite villain
Day #9: Your favorite couple
Day #10: Your favorite original character (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.)
Day #11: Your favorite song
Day #12: Your favorite love song
Day #13: Your favorite villain song
Day #14: Your least favorite song
Day #15: Your favorite kiss
Day #16: The first movie you saw
Day #17: Your favorite classic
Day #18: Your least favorite classic
Day #19: Your favorite Pixar film
Day #20: Your least favorite Pixar film
Day #21: Favorite sequel
Day #22: An overrated movie
Day #23: An underrated movie
Day #24: A movie that makes you laugh
Day #25: A movie that makes you cry
Day #26: Your favorite scene from your favorite movie
Day #27: Saddest death
Day #28: Your favorite quote
Day #29: Your favorite theme park
Day #30: Your favorite theme park attraction/ride
Day #31: Your least favorite character
Day #32: The ride you're most scared of to ride
Day #33: Disneyland or Disney World
Day #34: Picture of you visiting the themepark
Day #35: The ride that gives you the most memories
Day #36: A beautiful scene from a Disney Movie
Day #38: The Disney Princess with best hair
Day #39: An ugly Disney Character
Day #40: A movie you want to live in
Day #41: Your favorite musical movie
Day #42: Favorite Disney Broadway
Day #43: Favorite Disney Channel show
Day #44: Job you want at Disney
Day #45: The Disney movie that annoys you the most
Day #46: Which character have you dressed up as for Halloween?
Day #47: Least favorite Disney singer
Day #48: Your favorite Disney singer
Day #49: A Disney animal you want to have (featured in movie)
Day #50: A movie that inspires you

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sara Squared DCP: Day in the Life

My friend Sara and I have been a little unsure on what to video blog about since we haven't done much since we've been accepted in regards to the Disney College Program. One night we came up with the idea of showing you what we do to pass the time between now and the program in January! This is just a little video about our typical day (Wednesdays, to be exact). I hope you enjoy it!

Our next video blog will probably include the class registration process and whatnot!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Five Confessions Friday: Day 23

Welcome to Disney Confession Friday!! I hope you enjoyed these confessions as much as I did ;)

Source: Walt Disney Confessions Tumblr

Confession One:'s not considered a sci-fi? I just think it's an under appreciated Pixar movie in general. It's so unique and has a really powerful message.

Confession Two:

Aw it's always fun to hear these kinds of stories :)

Confession Three:

I definitely turn to Disney movies when life starts getting to be too much!
Confession Four:

Disney Channel Shows aren't relatable at all anymore, and it's sad. It's all about fame and singing and it's unfortunate to see the station turn into that direction after Hannah Montana.

Confession Five:

It's my all time favorite too :)

I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween weekend!!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly Disney Park Surprises in 2013!

Cinderella in front of the ice castle in  Time Square
Disney has recently announced that in 2013 they will be using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to spread news about random and impromptu theme weeks in Disneyland and Walt Disney World! This idea is called "Limited Time Magic," and will include sudden dance parties, rare meet-and-greets, new menu and merchandise items, and different decorations with colored lighting.

The company gave a little taste of the unexpected magic by erecting a three-story castle made of ice in New York's Time Square on October 17 of this year. Future "Limited Time Magic" ideas include week-long celebrations of Valentines day and the Fourth of July, "Pirate Week," 3-D chalk art, and "Long Lost Friends Week," where rare costumed characters come out of the safe and meet with guests.

I'm personally super excited for this announcement, especially since I'll be working there in 2013! It'll be fun to see a different and random themed week without real notice...unless I'm notified beforehand since I'll be a cast member. I hope the "Long Lost Friends" week is while I'm there, it'll be cool to see some old rare characters walking around the park again!

What are you excited most for the "Limited Time Magic"?

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Walkthrough of Gaston's Tavern

Many avid Disney fans know about the new Fantasyland Expansion in Walt Disney World, which will include two new castles, various restaurants, and a few new rides. The first section that has been opened for a preview is Belle's castle, which includes a Be Our Guest restaurant, story time with Belle, and Gaston's Tavern.

I recently have discovered a walkthrough video of Gaston's Tavern from the Youtube Channel "Inside the Magic." This will be a quick service food and beverage location. I'm secretly hoping to get assigned there for the college program (since QSFB is my role), but I have no control over we'll just have to wait and see!

Aren't the cast members' costumes adorable?!

I'll be posting more about the Fantasyland Expansion in the near future! Stay tuned!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Five Confessions Friday: Day 22

Only 80 more days until I fly to Florida to work in the Happiest Place on Earth! I'm actually doing a speech in a couple weeks for my public speaking class about the DCP, so I'm pretty excited to share with my class what I'm going to be doing next semester.

Time for some awesome Disney confessions, from the Walt Disney Confessions Tumblr!

Confession One:

That's an interesting thought...but isn't Dr. Facilier kind of like Ursula already? Since they both use some sort of witchcraft? Just my opinion.

Confession Two:

It's one reason why I love Disney! :)

Confession Three:

I appreciate plots like this too! Not every movie needs a romantic plot line.

Confession Four:

Pre-Phil training Hercules was a completely different person...that'd be interesting to see.

Confession Five:

Oh wow I never even thought of her! Probably because Amanda a little more well known. Either way, AnnaSophia definitely looks a lot like her!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Splash Mountain Refurbishment in 2013

Looks like Br'er Rabbit is going to be busy next year! It was recently brought to my attention that Splash Mountain is going to be closed in Disney World for three months of refurbishment from January 2nd to March 19, and reopening March 20 in 2013.

Splash Mountain usually goes under about a month of refurbishment in the early part of the year, but it looks like Disney is going to take more time to smooth out some of the performance issues the ride usually experiences. I remember the log cars were backed up and jammed when I visited Disney World a few years ago. From what I've heard from other people, the ride still has similar problems.

Even though I'm a little sad that I won't be able to ride it during the first part of my DCP, I'm excited to be able to experience the newly polished Splash Mountain as soon as it opens again!

See you soon!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Disney Bucket List

Before I was even accepted into the Disney College Program, I decided I needed to make a bucket list of things I wanted to do during my DCP adventure. I've seen quite a few bucket lists online on Tumblr and in random video blogs, so those gave me a few new ideas I had never really thought of before.

Today during my physical geography class, I got so bored I noticed that in the back of my assignment book there were these little "To Do" lists. I thought, hmm...this can be perfect to start brainstorming my bucket list! So to pass the time, I started to write down the first activities that came to mind that I have wanted to do for an extremely long time.

I'll share with you what I have written so far, and I'll continue to add more when new goals come to mind!
  1. Meet all the Disney princesses. (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida)
  2. Meet as many characters as possible, but especially: Flynn Ryder, Rafiki and The Incredibles. (Also Megara if she somehow makes her way to the parks.)
  3. Conquer the "Kitchen Sink."
  4. Take Haunted Mansion backstage tour.
  5. Learn how to surf in Typhoon Lagoon.
  6. Visit both water parks. (Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach)
  7. Eat at every country in EPCOT. (Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, Italy, America, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Canada)
  8. See all the shows offered in the parks, especially Wishes, Fantasmic, Indiana Jones Stunt Show and The Lion King.
  9. Buy a pair of Mickey/Minnie ears.
  10. Play "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom"
  11. Show my best friend Holly EVERYTHING if she visits.
  12. Spend as much time with my family when they visit.
  13. Be there during the opening and kiss goodnight in the Magic Kingdom
  14. Visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  15. Visit DisneyQuest.
  16. Hang out at Mickey's Retreat.
  17. Eat at Ohana.
  18. Have dinner at Be Our Guest.
Obviously, this list is going to grow as time goes by and ideas come to mind. But these are the first ones that I've always wanted to do!

Do you have a Disney bucket list? Maybe some recommendations for my time in the program?

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Disney Halloween Ideas

I've been telling my followers on Tumblr that this year I'm going to be Snow White for Halloween, but I'm "Disneybound"-ing my costume.

What's Disneybound, you may ask? It's a lovely site made by the creative Leslie that gives you options and ideas to dress like any Disney character at an affordable price without buying the expensive fake looking costumes from the Halloween store.

I branched a little off of Disneybound because some of the outfits seemed a little too casual and possibly unrecognizable, and even pricey. Some followers were requesting my opinion and ideas for Disney inspired costumes, so I decided to take a stab at designing outfits myself!

I first made my own costume, and even included the exact skirt I ordered from Charlotte Ruse:

Eventually, people kept requesting more and more outfits, and I've started to have my own Disney Halloween costume collection!

You can see the entire collection on my Polyvore, here!

Do you have any requests? I might post some of my favorites on here as I make them! I'll also be sure to share photos of me and my friends on Halloween because we're all going to be Disney characters(:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Confession Friday: Day 21

Good morning lovelies! Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy this week's set of Disney Confessions!

Confession One:

I always wanted to know more about them too. However making them flat characters was probably part of the point since Tarzan didn't really know anything about them either.

Confession Two:

I haven't seen that movie since I was extremely little, so I don't remember that much. Maybe that's why I haven't watched it more than once.

Confession Three:

Oh deary, you have your whole life ahead of you to make that happen!

Confession Four:

Whenever I tell people I'm in the college program they ask, "So what character are you?" I don't really mind, I find it flattering, but people do need to know just how wide of a variety of jobs and careers you can have with Disney.

Confession Five:

Agreed! They're my top two favorites. I also think Meg should be a princess...I have my reasons lol.

Source: Walt Disney Confessions Tumblr

Yesterday two of my close friends came over to watch The Lion King because they played it at my campus cafe while I was in class (horrible timing, I know). During the movie I decided that I need to meet Rafiki when I do the Disney College Program! This got me thinking, I need to make a Disney bucket list! Once I'm done, I'll share it with you guys!

Have a magical Friday!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Disney Tune Tuesday: Avengers Assemble!

Last Friday I finally bought my favorite movie, The Avengers!! I actually watched it Friday, Saturday, and partially on Sunday. My brother hadn't seen the whole movie so Sunday when he was watching the final battle scene I heard the theme song from my room and immediately stopped what I was doing to go watch. This movie is just too perfect to ever pass up!

The theme song is also amazing. Sara listens to it all the time while she does homework. Definitely worth a listen! I also will include an amazing one-woman violin cover that you need to see!


The Avengers Theme

Avengers Violin Cover

If you haven't seen the movie yet...change that as soon as possible!!

Have a magical day!

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday EPCOT!

Today marks EPCOT's 30th anniversary! 

EPCOT poster!
If you've never been to EPCOT, you're truly missing out an amazing experience! You can tour different cultures and parts of the world, as well as explore many aspects of the future, technology and space! My favorite ride is definitely Test Track.

To learn more about this amazing Disney park, check out Disney's official EPCOT website here :)

On a side note, today also marks Magic Kingdom's 41st anniversary! It's just a fantastic day of celebration in Walt Disney World Resort!!

EPCOT and Magic Kingdom!

Have a magical day!