Guest Bloggers Wanted, and Instagram Account! 

Hello, Disney Lovers! Welcome back to my blog, and I hope everyone is having a great Monday so far whether that means you are off for President’s Day or at work or school.  Today, I just thought I would drop in to give a couple updates!

First thing I want to talk about is that I recently created an Instagram account for my blog! I am really excited that I did, and on this Instagram account, I post photos from my Disney trips, Disney outfits of the day, blog updates, and everything Disney you could think about.  I would really appreciate it if you go follow me if you have Instagram. My username is pixiedusteddisneyfreak.

I have not had a guest blogger for awhile, so I thought it would be a good time to have another one and maybe even more than one. I am looking for a guest blogger for entertainment reasons only, meaning that I will NOT be paying you to be a guest blogger on my blog( If you do not think it is fair, I will gladly be a guest blogger on your blog).  Anyway, so, if you would like to guest blog on my blog, please contact me at disneyfreakwithabitofmascara@gmail. com; you can tell me some things you want to blog about, and I can approve your topic. 

Have a magical day! 

Natalie 

“Make a Wish and Do as Dreamers Do” 


Wishes has been around for a little more than 13 years now, and since it played its first showing to the public, it has fascinated everyone who has seen it since then. Sadly, Disney recently announced that Magic Kingdom’s firework show will be closing in a few months. Change can be a good thing, but most Disney fans are sad to see this show go. 

I can’t explain how sad I am to see Wishes go away. This firework show  is the best firework show, in my opinion, and I love everything about it. From the moment, I hear the Blue Fairy, it is so very magical. Everything about Wishes is magical. The song, the fireworks, the theme behind the fireworks, seeing people of all ages watch Wishes in amazement, and Cinderella’s Castle  lighting up with beautiful colors are all so magical things about Wishes.  Walt Disney World itself is so magical, but Wishes makes it 10 times more magical. 

Wishes is by far my favorite show at Walt Disney World, and a Walt Disney World vacation is not complete until I see  this magical firework show. Wishes effects most people who see it. I do not know about you, but I always get tears in my eyes when I see it. I know I am at Walt Disney World when I see this show because Wishes is everything that the Walt Disney Company is. Wishes is about going for your dreams and never giving up on them. Walt Disney wanted that theme for his company; he wanted to inspire people to go for their dreams and never give up. Wishes does a great job remembering that theme. It makes me want to go for my dreams and never give up on them. 

Walt Disney World will never be the same without Wishes. Yes, I know that the new firework show, ‘Happily Ever After,’ will be amazing and magical, but it will never give me that same feel Wishes gave to me. Goodbye, Wishes, and I am so glad I got to see you one last time a couple months ago. I will always remember the magical feeling you gave to me, and I will always want to “make a wish and do as dreamers do.”

Are you as sad as me about Wishes? 

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Disney Chit-Chat #2: Latest Movies, Beauty and the Beast Final Trailer, and MORE! 

    I hope everyone had a great start to their week! I have a lot of things I want to talk about with you all, so today’s post is going to be another Disney chit-chat! This time I actually have a lot more to talk about, so I hope this post will be a lot more interesting!  

    First off, I am going to start off with a mini review of Moana. I do not want to be know as the Disney blogger who always likes every Disney movie (though I do not), but I really enjoyed watching Moana! It was a great. I liked the soundtrack, I loved the characters, and I loved the plot.  Moana is about Moana  going on adventure, sailing on the ocean, to fulfill her ancestors’ quest they never got to finish. With help from demi-god Maui, she sets out to complete this quest. I am not going to spoil the movie, but I loved Dwayne Johnson’s voice as Maui; he was absolutely hilarious! I also thought that Moana’s sidekicks, a chicken and pig, were funny, too. I loved Moana because I loved her  determination to complete this quest! She is definitely a wonderful role model for little girls because she never gives up, even when no one believes in her. Tangled still remains my favorite newest princess movie, but once again, Disney created an amazing princess movie to inspire people of all ages!

      I went to the movies expecting   Rogue One to be just okay, but I came out pretty impressed. If you did not know, Rogue One’s plot is in between Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Smith and Star Wars 4: A New Hope. This movie helped explained everything of the Death Star, and I think it was a good movie, overall. The only downside was some of the characters seemed a little rushed, but I liked Jyn and Cassian.

       Now I am going to talk about a new book from Disney Press that is currently coming out in October this year! I read Fairest of All, The Beast Within, and Poor Unfortunate Souls and just LOVED all of them. They tell  backstory of the villains from their perspective (Well, the Beast is not a villain, but the author still decided to do a book for him). Those three books are all connected somehow that I will not spoil for you. Serena Valentino, the author of that trilogy, is starting another trilogy with more Disney villains! Her first book to that new trilogy is Mistress of All of Evil, which is about Maleficent, of course! It’s coming out on October 3 this year, and I am very excited! I am hoping this backstory will make a lot more sense than Maleficent’s backstory in Maleficent, the movie, but overall, I am very excited for this book!  If you are a Disney fan, I definitely recommend to check out her books; she definitely adds twists to her books, so that is another reason why I love them. To view her website and  to see updates and information about her other books, click this link: www.serenavalentino.com

       All of my readers probably know that Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite Disney movie ever, so you must know that I was thrilled when I heard Disney was making a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast! Recently, Disney released a final trailer of the movie, and I was literally (and I mean LITERALLY) freaking out when I saw the trailer! I love Ariana Grande’s and John Legend’s versioj of Tale as Old as Time in this trailer, and I can already tell I will love this movie! The thing I didn’t like about this trailer is that they already showed us they changed this movie a bit. In the trailer, Belle is asking about the rose, and Lumiere tells her what happens when the last petal falls off. If you watched the animated version, you would know that is NOT how it goes, and Belle does not even know about the spell until she breaks the spell. I was a little disappointed about that, but honestly, I just cannot wait to go see this! When I saw this trailer,  I could not hold in my excitement! Go watch this trailer by clicking HERE! Definitely expect a full on review of this movie after I see it because I have been waiting so long for it, and I am SO excited! I am planning on it seeing it over my spring break buying the soundtrack to the new movie! 

       Lastly, I thought I would briefly talk about upcoming Disney vacations! Right now, I do not have any Walt Disney World vacations planned,  but I may be going to California in the summer of 2018. Of course that means I would go to Disneyland and California Adventure! My Disney plans are always changing, so I do not know what is next in store for my Disney traveling, but that is okay. I have not been to Disneyland Resort for quite sometime now (about five years), so that will be fun when I go to California. 

     I hope you enjoyed my random ramblings of everything Disney! Let me know your thoughts of one of the things I talked about in this chit-chat or even everything I talked about. Also, leave me a comment if you want to see more Disney chit-chats in the future. Thanks for reading! 

Have a magical evening!

Natalie 

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My Experience on Disney Property: Part 2

Hello, Disney Lovers! Happy, Saturday, and I hope everyone had a wonderful week!  Tonight, I will be doing part two to my experience on Disney property. If you have not read part one, click here, and it will send you straight to that post. I have some fun news, so please, stick around for the end of this post! 

I am going to start this post off with what our room was like at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The room was small, but in every room, they have this pull down bed from the wall that has a twin size mattress. You also get a king’s size bed or two queen’s size bed, depending on what you reserved for your rooms. You can either get a regular room or a pirate themed room. We got a regular room. Also, in the room is a table with a couple of chairs, maybe a mini fridge (but I don’t remember), a nightstand and a TV, of course. The bathroom in the room had these sliding doors, which I liked. Now on to the resort itself. There is a movie playing outside every night, and the pools were very nice! At one pool, they even had water slides. I loved what the food court look liked. The food court is called Old Port Royale, and they also have a sit down restaurant, Shutters at Old Port Royale. The souvenir store that is attached to Old Port Royale is very big.  One afternoon while we were at Disney, we went to the “beach” they have at the Caribbean Beach and just relaxed in the hammocks, and it was very nice! I love the bright colors they have at this resort. 

Next, I am going to talk about the transportation to the Parks. They had a bus stop at each “island.”  I hated how long we had to wait! We missed a bus going to the certain Park we were going to that day,  and then we waited quite sometime later until another bus came. I would rather have rented a car because the Disney transportation buses were very annoying. 

Lastly, I am going to talk about our   ride back to the airport. We went to the check in/ check out place by taking a Disney transportation bus just for the resort. We told them what are flight number was and checked in our luggage. It was very easy and fast. They recommend you go on the Magical Express three hours before your flight, so that is what we did. They had this video on the Magical Express about tips on planning your next vacation, things to do next time you come, and what to do when you got to the airport. 

Overall, I am not so sure how I feel about  Disney property. There are definitely pros and cons, but I am glad I finally got to stay at a Disney resort! Okay, now, I am going to tell you my fun news. It is not that big of a deal, but I think it is fun. Recently, I created a Facebook page for my blog, so if you would go check it out and give it like, that would be great! On this Facebook page, I am going to post photos from past vacations, random Disney things, updates for my blog, and links to my recent posts. If you would like to check out my Facebook page,  click here! Anyway, thanks so much for reading, and let me know in the comments if you have ever stayed on Disney property, and what you thought of it! 
Have a magical evening!

Natalie 
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My Experience on Disney Property: Part 1 

Hello, Disney Lovers! Today, I am finally bringing you all a much promised post! I have been telling my readers that I would publish some posts about my latest trip to Disney in November for about two months now. This trip was my first time I ever stayed on Disney property, so I thought I would write about it from the planning to transportation to the resort itself! 

First off, I am going to talk about the planning process. First, we booked our flight and then our room. We stayed at the Caribbean Beach, which is a moderate resort.  After you book your room, if you are flying and planning on using the  transportation from the airport to your resort, you have to say when your flight is arriving, your flight number, and other things I do not quite remember, but it was pretty simple. If you are using the Magical Express, they will later send you this thing to put on your luggage, so Disney will know what resort and room to send your luggage to. The luggage paper slip thing or whatever it is called comes a few weeks before you arrive. Next, we ordered our Disney tickets and customized our MagicBands. We started looking for dining reservations, and to my surprise I actually found the number one reservation I wanted, Be Our Guest at the Magic Kingdom. It was such a surprise because we literally planned this trip a little less then three months in advance. Then, we made our FastPasses, and we actually did not do it at the 60 day mark to when we were going to the certain Disney Park.  We did it at 63 or 64; if you are staying on property, you can actually just add how many days you are staying to 60, and that’s when you can make your FastPasses(Please, note you do not have to make it at the time. You could do it at 60, 50, 40, etc). I forget when, but at some point, this little packet came to tell us about tips for planning our vacation, things for us to see while we are there, and all about our trip. It was really fun and exciting! It even had our last name on the front; it said (last name)  family’s incredible vacation on the front with the Incredibles, of course! The number one exciting thing of our ‘Disney mail’ was when the MagicBands came! I got so excited! 

We had no trouble whatsoever getting on the Magical Express at the airport. It was such a fun ride because they had little TV screens playing a fun video of things to see while at Disney,  behind the scenes, Disney artists drawing, and Disney trivia. It did take awhile, though, for us to get to our resort since there were two other resorts for dropping off. Once we got there we had to check in, and then after that we had to ride a shuttle, which took so long, to go to our “island”(Each section where there are rooms here is called a Caribbean island). Our luggage took forever to get to our room. It took so long, and it was very annoying. 

I do not want this post to be too long, so I am going to do a part two to this about the Disney transportation bus to the Parks and Disney Springs, the things to do at the resort, our room, and our ride back to the airport. I hope you enjoyed part one, and keep a look out for part two coming soon! 

Have a magical day! 

Natalie 

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Important Things Happening for Disney-2017 

Before I start this post, I want to acknowledge one thing:  two year agos  today, I started my blog. That feels like such a long time ago, but I remember how excited I was to start my blog. I can’t believe I have had this blog now for two years now. It has been such an amazing experience to be a blogger, and I can’t wait to see what is in store in the upcoming years. One thing I can’t believe is that I almost have 1,000 followers because at first it was hard for me to get even 20 followers. Thank you so much to all my readers for supporting my blog and being so nice and encouraging! I have some exciting posts coming your way this year, and I hope this year will be a better year of blogging since last year was all over the place from several blog posts weekly to only doing a post a month. 

Okay, on to the post. Last year I did a post on important things  happening for Disney in 2016, so I thought that I would also do a post like that for 2017. I have mixed-feelings about what Disney has in store this year. Here are some of the major things happening for Disney from movies to the theme parks!

Movies:

•Beauty and the Beast: If you have been following my blog for awhile, you would know I am one of the biggest fans of Beauty and the Beast, and when I heard that Disney was going to be making a live-action version of my favorite Disney movie, I was so excited! March 2017 felt so long away, but I cannot believe it is coming out in around two months! I have been waiting for this movie for so long, and I absolutely cannot wait to see it! I know a lot of Disney fans are not excited since of what happened with Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland, but I am confident that this movie will be amazing since Cinderella was amazing, and Jungle Book was pretty good! 


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: I tried watching the first film, but I did not like it and didn’t even end up finishing it. I will not be seeing this movie coming out in May. 


•Cars 3: I did not love Cars 2, so I am not looking forward to this. I think it should be interesting, but I am not expecting to love this movie that is coming out in June. Since what happened with Toy Story 3(Pixar ruined the Toy Story series with the third, in my opinion), I am kinda of expecting this to be a crappy movie. But who knows? Maybe it will surprise me, and I will end up liking it. 


Coco: This is another Pixar movie, and it is coming out in November. All I know so far about this movie is that it is based on the holiday, Day of the Dead, in Mexico. It is definitely going to be different than Pixar’s other movies, but I think it will be special.


Star Wars 8: I loved Star Wars 7, so I cannot wait to see this movie! I am so interested in who is Rey’s family and possibly if she is related to Luke Skywalker. I cannot wait to see what is in store for this movie in December. Speaking of Star Wars, I was very sad when I found out that Carrie Fisher had passed away.

Disney Parks: 

•Avatar Land in Animal Kingdom: I have never seen Avatar, and not planning to anytime soon, so as you are probably guessing, I am not excited for this land. However, I do think it will be cool to see. It is said it is opening in the summer. 

•Rivers of the Light in Animal Kingdom: This show may finally be coming to Animal Kingdom!  Though I don’t know if it is official yet, I cannot wait to see what is like. 

•Guardians of the Galaxy in California Adventure( in Disneyland Resort). This attraction is replacing Tower of Terror at the Disneyland Resort. This should be a really  interesting attraction, but I really hope that they do not close Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios! This attraction will opening  in the summer.

 So, there is not much happening in the Parks(besides Star Wars and Toy Story Land under construction), and I am only looking forward to a couple movies, so this does not look like the greatest year of Disney things. Hopefully, next year will be a lot better, but I am still excited for Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars 8 this year. If you enjoyed this post, I linked my 2016 version of this post down below. Anyway, I am hoping to write some posts soon about my latest Disney trip I took in November, so keep an eye out for more posts coming your way! 

What do you think of the new movies and things happening in the theme parks this year? Leave your opinion in the comment section below! 

Have a magical day! 

Natalie 

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A New Year of Blogging 

I know I have not been the greatest at blogging for the last few months, but I have been extremely busy. I had planned to develop a blogging schedule this year, but it never happened. At the beginning of the year, I blogged pretty frequently, but lately, it has been hard for me to sit down to write a blog post. Fear not because I am not planning on stopping my blog anytime soon. I do not quite know what to say in this blog post, but I am hoping 2017 will be a better year for me for blogging. For the upcoming year, my two goals for my blog is to reach 1,000 followers (at the moment I have around 900) and to blog more frequently. Thank you to all my readers for being so supportive of my blog, even when I have not blogged that much! Here is to a better year, a new year of blogging!
I hope all my readers had a merry Christmas, and that they have a happy New Year! 
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Disney Chit-Chat: Haul, Beauty and the Beast Trailer, and MORE

Hello, Disney Lovers! I know I have not been posting that much on my blog for the past few months, but I have been really busy with school, and every chance I get for free time, I just want to to relax! Well, I am back… For I don’t know for how long, but I am back! Tonight , I have a fun, different type of post for you all that I hope you will enjoy. I am doing a “Disney chit-chat.” I am just going to talk about random things, and I think it will be fun to read! 

So, recently, I just spent a weekend at Walt Disney World, and I stayed on Disney-property, which I was super excited about! I stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort that was nice. I do have mixed feelings on Disney property. I am planning on doing a post about my thoughts on Disney property, so I am just going to tell you that much. Of course, I had to get a few things while at the most magical place on earth, so here are the things I got! 


I got this adorable phone case at the resort hotel gift shop. I wanted to see if there were any other Disney cases at Disney Springs , but this was one that caught my eye. If anyone is wondering, it is an iPhone 5s case; I am not sure if they have it for the six or the seven, though. Anyway, I just LOVE this case! Even  the front is Minnie Mouse ears! 



Yes, the first photo was taken at the gift shop, but I did end up buying it. The moment I saw it I wanted it.  As you can see, it’s a faded photo of Cinderella’s Castle and Walt Disney, just to point out it was his vision, like it says on the side of the mug.  On the sides,  little Mickey heads are printed on there(though you can’t see it on the second photo; I don’t know why) and there is a quote from Walt Disney, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Whenever I look at this mug,  the quote inspires me to do my very best! 

I had been eyeing these since I saw them in December when I took my trip last year, and they are just so pretty! I am so glad I got them! 

I also got a purple resort mug, but I don’t think you want to see a photo of that, so I will just leave it as that! I got a purple Magic Band if anyone is wondering. I am so glad to have my name on my Magic Band. That’s all I got while at Disney; I didn’t see anything else I wanted, so that’s all I got. I love everything I got, and I think I made some great purchases! 

Now on to the new Beauty and the Beast live-action trailer! I honestly have mixed thoughts. I don’t like how Chip and Mrs. Potts look; I think Disney could have done a lot better job on them. However, I do somewhat like how Cogsworth and  Lumiere look like; I think it’s pretty impressive how Disney made them look! And now for Belle- Emma Waston is 100 percent perfect to be Belle, and I can’t wait to see her in action! I also like how Gaston looks and Belle’s father. I don’t really like how the Beast looks, but seriously, that’s how a beast is going to look if you are making a live-action film. Overall, I am super excited to see the new film next March, and I can’t wait! 

Another movie I think will be interesting to see is the Rogue One:  Star Wars Story that is coming out next month. I am a tiny bit excited, and I think it will be interesting to see.  Oh, and don’t let me forget about Moana that came out today; I am super excited to go see it soon! I think it will be awesome. 

I hope you enjoyed this post; I know it’s a little different, but if you would like to see more Disney chit-chats, leave a comment below! Also, a lot of fun Disney posts are heading your way about my trip, my experience and thoughts on Disney property, including Disney transportation, and much more! I may even do some Christmas posts this year, but I will see. Anyway, thanks for reading, and have a very magical day! 

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Goodbye, Celebrate the Magic 

From the old but classic Disneyland(California) to the new Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Parks are always changing, and I mean always changing. Whether that means a new attraction, a new themed-land, or a closing of a show or attraction, there is usually a variety of changes going on in the Parks. Recently, it was announced to the public that Magic Kingdom’s Celebrate the Magic would be having it’s very last showing quite soon. Sadly, tonight, we say goodbye to this projection show… Though it will be missed greatly, Disney now has a brand new show, Once Upon a Time, to play on Cinderella’s Castle! Still, even though that is exciting, I am also very sad that Celebrate the Magic is leaving the Magic Kingdom for good after tonight.

 Celebrate the Magic is not just about the Disney characters we all know and love. It’s about pursuing your dreams and magic, of course(Hence the title)! Walt never gave up on his dreams, even though it was extremely difficult for him. One of my favorite parts of Celebrate the Magic is when you see Walt Disney drawing Mickey Mouse, and you hear Walt say “I hope we never lose sight of one thing: it was all started with a mouse.” 

Not only does Celebrate the Magic have  your favorite music from Disney movies, but the show also has its own original soundtrack, which always seems to get to me. The soundtrack of Celebrate the Magic is amazing and totally magical, and it’s one of my favorite parts of the show. 

I was always impressed by this wonderful, magical, breaktaking show! It will always have a special place in my heart, and I will miss this show more than I can explain! Let’s celebrate the magic one last time…

What did YOU think of Celebrate the Magic, and are you excited for the new show, Once Upon a Time? I would love to know, so tell me in the comments below! 

DIY Disney Costumes for Halloween 

Whether you are going to a costume party, giving out candy for little trick or treaters, or you’re still young enough to be a trick or treater yourself, this post is for you, no matter how old you are. Let’s be honest here because no one wants to spend 25-50 dollars on a costume that they will only wear once(unless you are a little kid, of course). You can simply make your own costume for 10 dollars or less. Here are five DIY Disney costumes that won’t take that long at all! 

Mickey or Minnie Mouse:  You will need a black shirt, red shorts or a red skirt, black pants or tights, a superglue gun, scissors, white paper, and the materials to make a Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears if you do not already have your own pair. Just cut out a few circles and then glue them on your shorts or skirt with a superglue gun. This costume is just so simple but adorable. If you want, you can draw a little mouse nose on your nose. I have included an image from Pinterest on how to make your own Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears. 

This photo was found on Pinterest


Mary Poppins: For this, you need a  white blouse, a black skirt, black tights, black shoes, a hat(totally optional), a red ribbon, a superglue gun, and of course, a bag similar to her famous bag. Simply take the ribbon, tie it in a bow, and then glue to the top of your blouse. You could even grab an umbrella for the finishing touch.

This photo was found on Pinterest



•Darla from Finding Nemo:  For this  one, you will probably have to go to the store to get a lot of the items, but I think it is worth it, overall.  You will need a purple sweater, a white polo shirt, a plaid skirt, fake braces, wire, two ponytail holders, a fake fish, a clear plastic bag, a twist tie, and knee socks if you want to look extra nerdy.  Put your hair in two ponytails, and you are good to go. 

This photo was found on Pinterest


A Disney VHS: This one is easier than you think. You will need a big cardboard box, a knife, and markers. For this, you want to cut out all of the bottom where you would put your legs, a big enough hole that you can put your arms through, and then a space for your head. Lastly, you can decorate and write your favorite classic movie on the front of the box.

This photo was found on Pinterest.


Mike Wazowski: You will need a green t-shirt, green, white, and black felt, scissors, and a superglue gun. Just cut out a big circle in white felt, a smaller  circle in green felt, and then an even smaller circle in black felt. The last thing you need to cut out is a smile in black felt. Lastly, glue the felt on the green t-shirt.  

This photo was found on Pinterest.

 
You could always just do some simple Disney-bounding if all else fails.