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Disney TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER Review

Love Rapunzel!  Adore Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert!  Seeing as Disney’s Tangled is my absolute favorite Disney princess movie and that they are the best power couple ever, I couldn’t wait to check out Disney TANGLED:BEFORE EVER AFTER, now on DVD. In this animated adventure, Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is getting used to the idea of living in the castle and dealing with the responsibilities of being a royal princess. Of course, her true love Eugene/Flynn (Zachary Levi) helps her navigate this new life now that she is “free” from her high tower.  Pascal and Maximus are always nearby for help and advice–well, as much as animal friends can provide.  Rapunzel’s new friend, Cassandra, is a great addition to the group. Disney legend Alan Menken has done it again with his song “Wind in My Hair”, sung beautifully by Mandy Moore. Listen carefully to the lyrics and you will be able to understand Rapunzel’s dreams now that she starting her new life after 18 years in the tower. The storytelling is funny, touching, and even daring at times. Be sure to watch the four bonus shorts. These are really funny. Tangled: The Series premiered on Disney Channel in March. I can’t wait to follow Rapunzel and Eugene on their new adventures and see what awaits them in their future. As I stated before, they are my favorite Disney couple! Disney TANGLED:BEFORE EVER AFTER will have you running through the yard in bare feet and swinging your frying pan around the kitchen. Be sure to pick up the DVD today!

How Disney’s immersive plans could translate from Pandora to Star Wars land

Walt Disney World Resort has offered many sneak peeks and hints about Pandora: The World of Avatar, opening May 27 at Animal Kingdom park. Based on James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi film, the attraction will break new ground in the kind of immersive experiences that guests will come to expect from The Walt Disney Co. and also may provide a glimpse of what’s to come at another major attraction headed to Orlando.

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Travel Zoom Pro Reviews Disney Fun Outside the Parks

Travel Zoom Pro knows that during the summer months one of the most popular family vacation options is a trip to one of Disney’s theme parks. Disneyland and Walt Disney World are both highly popular United States summer getaway spots, especially for those who are traveling with their children and the Disney theme parks across the globe are equally popular.

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ROGUE ONE-A Star Wars Story REVIEW

Feeling like THE FORCE is strong in your life?  If so, then you will love the Lucasfilm adventure ROGUE ONE-A Star Wars Story, now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. This feature film takes place before the original 1977 movie, Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. (Those of us who can remember seeing this in theaters in 1977 may still refer to this as the first Star Wars movie).  ROGUE ONE follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon.  Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, a powerful young woman who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.  She isn’t a fragile little flower waiting for the men in the rebellion to save her.  Girl power is in full effect here. She and Rey from Star Wars-The Force Awakens are awesome role models for young fans of the Star Wars films. The movie has all of the action and adventure, and even humor, that we have come to expect from the franchise. We meet some new characters like Cassian the Spy, K-2SO the Droid, and my favorites, Baze and Chirrut the Guardians of the Whills. Can’t wait to see the Cosplay world bring them to life!  ROGUE ONE blends perfectly into the Star Wars world. Be sure to watch the bonus features so see behind the scenes footage, interviews with the cast and crew, and some technical feats that bring original characters to life with new actors. Truly amazing!  Fans will love all of the connections to the other Star Wars movies and the animated series. ROGUE ONE-A Star Wars Story is a mission that you just cannot miss.

Disney’s MICKEY and the ROADSTER RACERS DVD Review

Mickey and his pals are revving up their engines in Disney’s Mickey and the Roadster Racers, now on DVD. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy team up in 8 adventures in their roadster race cars. If your children love Mickey and his pals,then they will love them zooming around town and helping their friends in need.  Disney Junior has a hit on its hands for sure!  The bonus features also includes 2 music videos that the little ones will really enjoy.  I for one want to get my hands on Mickey’s hat! (It resembles Dipper’s hat from Gravity Falls)  I also can’t wait to check out all of the Roadster Racers merchandise next time I go to the Disney store or to the parks.  How cool would it be for the Tomorrowland Speedway to be transformed into the Roadster Racers cars!  Their helmets would be awesome to wear too–ears and all!  Disney’s Mickey and the Roadster Racers on DVD is a must have for your family.  Ready. Set. Go out and get your copy now!

8 Ways to Have a Luxury Disney Vacation

If your version of a Disney vacation means chaos, long waits, and too many giant turkey legs, you’re doing it all wrong. Discover how the other half does Disney, from the absolute best lodging and dining to guided tours and even how to host your own private party inside the parks.

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ELENA and the SECRET of AVALOR-The Magic Within: REVIEW

Disney’s Elena and the Secret of Avalor-The Magic Within is now available on DVD. This full-length animated feature will take you back to the beginning of the Elena of Avalor story.  Brave Sophia of Sophia the First has been chosen to free Princess Elena from the enchanted amulet.  Once freed, the two work together to take back the kingdom from the evil Queen Shuriki. I love this story because the two girls didn’t wait around for a prince to save the day.  They knew what needed to be done and took charge of the situation.  With the help of some magical friends, they were able to unite Elena with her sister and grandparents and reclaim her rightful throne.  The DVD comes with the full-length feature and several bonus episodes.  The animation is fantastic and the music is entertaining.  Disney’s Elena and the Secret of Avalor-The Magic Within is sure to inspire the youngsters in your family to never give up no matter what obstacles someone may put in your way.  This is just the beginning for these princesses.  I just know even greater adventures await them.

SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY’S ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ BEGINS THIS WEEKEND AT DISNEY PARKS

For a limited time starting this weekend, a sneak peek of Disney’s epic new live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort, and in the Sunset Showcase Theater at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort, where it can be seen in 3D with special in-theater effects. Each sneak peek location will feature an advance look at a scene from the film, along with a display showcasing a collection of props and costume pieces actually used in the film’s production.

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

This special 8-minute preview from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” begins Feb. 10, 2017 and will be available at Disney Parks for a limited time through March 26, 2017.

You can discover the timeless tale of “Beauty and the Beast” when the film opens in U.S. theaters in 3D on March 17, 2017.

10 Reasons Disneyland Is More Magical Than Disney World

s Disney World better than Disneyland?

It’s a question that’s been debated amongst Disney lovers for decades. East coast versus West coast. The Grand Floridian versus The Grand Californian. The Matterhorn Bobsleds versus, well, The Laugh Floor?

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SNEAK PEEK FROM DISNEY’S ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ STARTING FEB. 10 AT DISNEY PARKS

Beginning Feb. 10, 2017, you will be able to preview a scene from Disney’s epic new live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast” in sneak peeks planned for Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts.

At Disney California Adventure® Park, the preview of “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, you will get to see this advance look at a segment from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction. Each sneak peek location will also include a display featuring a collection of props and costume pieces actually used in the film’s production.

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar® winner Tim Rice.