Monday, August 3, 2015

Day 945: Rotten to the Core

Just a few days ago I blogged about Disney Descendants, and I definitely made a point to watch it that night as it premiered (although I did catch the West Coast showing rather than the East Coast as I usually do), and I have to say, the movie really impressed me, which is certainly something because I grew up in the Disney Channel age of Lizzie Maguire and That's So Raven, even going as far as the High School Musical movies, so for a movie like this to have some ground is pretty good.

My favorite parts of the movie? I definitely have a few, and the first is most certainly the opening villain number, Rotten to the Core:

I haven't been able to get this song out of my head all weekend, and it's sort of becomming a problem. But that's what music is intended to do, espeically in a musical setting like this. However, the number also gives a great glimpse into some of the amazing costuming in the film, most of which just screams DisneyBound. Actually the entire movie is just filled with DisneyBounds from different characters, and it's pretty much the greatest thing ever. 

Actually, no, there was one other thing that may be greater, and it's got everything to do with the son of Cruella De Vil, Carlos. Perhaps my favorite reference to the stories in the film was this kid and his terror of dogs. Ironic, I know. The son of Cruella De Vil is terrified of dogs, that is, until he meets Dude, the campus dog at the new high school. And then I sort of started a thing...

If you want to see my full Live Tweet of the movie, feel free to head over to my Twitter! I live tweet things almost weekly, and Descendants was definitely a fun one! If you haven't seen the movie yet, definitely catch a showing at some point! It's got great twists on some of the original Disney stories and is filled with a new cast of wonderful characters. 

Watched Descendants? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 

Have a magical day!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Day 944: Ant-Man

Amazingly enough, I managed to catch another of the Disney movies in theaters. Usually I miss seeing them all, but lately I've been on top of things, and this time, things were about to get small.

One of my friends from College actually saw Ant-Man not long after it came out, and insisted that when we got together this weekend, we had to see it. Of course, I was already planning on catching it at some point, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity, and Ant-Man definitely lived up to my expectations.

Since I don't want to give too much away, here's a trailer so you can get a basic idea of what the film is about:

Now, let's all be honest, any movie with Paul Rudd just has to be good, especially when it involves Marvel. Plus, you may or may not see some other familiar faces from the Marvel Universe, but all I'm going to tell you about that is that you should definitely stay until the end...after the credits. 

Overall, I thought that, at points, things got a little slow, but the entire film was laced with humor and a superhero feel unlike anything we've really felt before. Granted, I'm super far behind when it comes to watching all the Marvel Universe has to offer, but Ant-Man is definitely worth seeing. That is, unless you're deathly afraid of ants. Then you should probably steer clear...

If you've seen AntMan, let me know what you thought in the comments below! 

Have a magical day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Day 943: Another Ending

I can't believe we've reached the end of July and made way for August already! Where did January and Feburary go!?! However, the end of another month means a celebration of another #EverydayDisneyChallenge theme, and this time it was a general theme for everyone to love!

I'm actually really grateful of the wonderful people who have been participating in the Challenge over on Instagram! It's spectacular to see others loving Disney the same way I do, and to have others tagging pictures with #EverydayDisneyChallenge is sort of amazing. So thank you to everyone who's been Instagramming along with me!

Now, the month of August has already begun, but that doesn't mean it's too late to join in on the fun for another round of the Challenge! Just repost the below prompt on your desired social media and then post a picture a day based on the prompt! 

Have a magical day!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Day 942: Must Do Disney

Another Friday means another edition of my Disney Side Summer Project, and this time I take you to Walt Disney World for my own list of Must Do Disney!

If you're a Disney World regular, I'm sure you know about Stacey and her program that runs on Disney TVs, Must Do Disney. It's pretty much a tradition to take some time to stop and watch the show, regardless of how many times you've seen it. For me, the programs like "Must Do Disney" have changed over the years, but they've definitely inspired one of my dreams, to host one of these sorts of shows, whether it's a Disney Vacation Planning DVD, the Magical Express program or the actual Must Do Disney show from the Walt Disney World Resort.

But I'm not Stacey, and I'm definitely not employed by Disney for a Vacation Planning Video, so I made a list (and a video) of my own:

To be honest, picking only five things throughout the Walt Disney World Resort was pretty hard, as is probably obvious by the fact that in the last segement I included four things instead of just one. Oops. 

But I'm curious. What would be on your Must Do Disney list? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day 941: Snig and Oopla

Because of a really slow internet speed at home, I spent a good portion of my time in my car, driving back to my college campus to use the faster internet and keep up to date on all the projects I'm working on. If you've ever been with me in the car, especially if I'm driving (which I usually am), you'll know that I love to have music on, or at least some sort of noise. What kind of music changes depending on who I'm with, but most of the time, when I'm by myself, I'll just throw on the radio and call it good.

Well this morning on my drive in to college, I happened to be listening to the radio and one of the morning shows when what comes on? The intro music from the Hyperspace Hoopla at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Star Wars Weekends. 

If you don't remember the show, it was a dance off sort of show featuring the characters of Star Wars that was canceled a couple of years ago, much to my own dismay. I loved watching Snig and Oopla and their Hyperspace Hoopla, and when the some came on this morning I figured it was just some other song that Disney used to start off their own version that was also now on the radio, but nope. The beginning of the song happened and then it went into the very real Star Wars theme that goes directly with the Hoopla. Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out the video from Inside the Magic below: 

Yep, that's what came on the radio this morning and it led to me being very confused for quite some time. I did a bit of research and eventually found that the song is actually by Meco and is called Star Wars Galactic Funk. The simple fact that this exists and was on my radio here in Wisconsin this morning pretty much made my day. Listen to the whole song below: 

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Day 940: Research

With a trip to Disneyland only weeks away, it seems perfectly logical that I'm doing just a bit of research to learn the ins and outs of the Disneyland resort, especially since unlike Walt Disney World, I've only been to Disneyland once. That means that it's completely new ground for me, or almost new ground. Luckily, however, I do have some great friends and contacts out on the West Coast just waiting for my arrival, and I'm thrilled to meet up with as many of them as possible!

However, back here in Wisconsin, like I said, I'm planning ahead, and one of the greatest ways to do that is to take a break to catch a video from Maxwell Glick. This week he was the special guest on another of my favorite Disney YouTube channels, Thingamavlogs, and he reminded me just how much I need to take a trip to Toontown:

Since Toontown left Walt Disney World a number of years ago, I've found myself missing the chance to take a trip to visit Mickey and Minnie at home, so I'm pretty excited to go visit Toontown, not to mention the other wonderful lands of Disneyland Park and California Adventure! 

Do you have any suggestions for what I should check out when I head to Disneyland in a couple of weeks? Let me know in the comments below or by social media! 

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 939: Descendants

If you're anything like me, you've probably been hearing all about the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Disney Descendants. To be honest, all I really knew about this movie previous to watching the six minute preview clip I've included below was that it's a film focusing on the children of Disney characters and stars Keegan Connor Tracey as Belle, who you might also recognize as The Blue Fairy on Once Upon A Time. And that's it.

But considering the buzz that's been surrounding this movie, I figured I'd better watch it when it premiere this Friday July 31 at 8/7c on Disney Channel. If you're as lost as I am, watch the first six minutes right here:

To be fair, I love fairy tales, and this movie looks seriously interesting. So, if you're with me, be sure to watch the premiere this weekend!!! 

Have a magical day!