Thursday

Disney's #Frozen - "Let It Go" Sing-Along Video - Tickets Now Available

Disney's #Frozen - "Let It Go" Sing-Along Video
DO YOU WANNA SING ALONG? -- More than 2000 theaters nationwide are staged to showcase the all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning big-screen adventure "Frozen," beginning Jan. 31, 2014. More Frozen Sing-a-Long details here. But if you can't wait another minute, check out the video below for a sneak peek of the fun. On-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. 

Disney's Frozen - "Let It Go" Sing-Along Version
Buy Tickets Here:
http://www.fandango.com/frozensingalong_170590/movieoverview/

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This is my favorite song from Frozen and I love having the words to sing-a-long. What is your favorite song from Frozen?


Have a magical day! 

Tuesday

#DisneySide Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Disney Sidekicks


Disney Sidekicks


Welcome friends and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather with other Disney Bloggers to link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday vacation picture posts.
The theme this week is: Disney Sidekicks  
Disney stories are well known for their heroes and heroines, princesses and princes. An important part of any good Disney tale are the supporting characters, the sidekicks.
So, come along and join the fun and share your favorite Disney pictures.



Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Monday

"Maleficent": New 90-second Sneak Peak Featuring Lana Del Rey Singing "Once Upon a Dream"

SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY’S “MALEFICENT” FEATURES 
NEW LANA DEL REY SONG
Reimagining of the Classic Disney Tune “Once Upon a Dream”
Offered as a Free Download on Google Play™
A never-before-heard Lana Del Rey rendition of “Once Upon a Dream” was unveiled as part of a 90-second sneak peek of Disney’s “Maleficent” during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards® on Sunday, January 26. “Maleficent” releases in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.


Award-winning, American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey has recorded a unique reimagining of the renowned fairy-tale tune from Disney’s classic animated film “Sleeping Beauty,” which will feature in the end credits of the upcoming Disney film. 

Lana Del Rey’s “Once Upon a Dream” is free for a limited time, only on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital music, movies, books, games and more. The song was made available as a free download today and will be available exclusively on Google Play through Monday, February 3rd [http://smarturl.it/ldrgps1].


“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
   
Just in case you missed Trailer #1


The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.

For more information, check out Disney.com/Maleficent, like us on Facebook:
Facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent and use the official hashtag #Maleficent.

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Isn't that song hauntingly beautiful? I am so looking forward to this move! Are you?


Have a magical day! 


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Friday

Disney Food Friday: The Making of a Minnie Mouse Candy Apple

#Disney Food Friday: The Making of a Minnie Mouse Candy Apple
Whenever we are in Downtown Disney a must do is Goofy's Candy Company. While browsing the cases laden with delicious sweet treats and stuffing by-the-pound bags to take home we enjoy watching the bakers making confectioneries in the show kitchen. On our last trip they were busy making candy apples. I am thinking of making them for our #DisneySide @HomeCelebration. I think the kids (big and small) will get a kick out of them and it will bring back happy memories of Walt Disney World.

Here's a yummy tutorial from the Disney Park Blog: Making Minnie Mouse Candy Apples at Marceline's Confectionary that I'm going to try to follow when I make mine. maybe it will inspire you to give it a try too. 

Thursday

All New Sing-Along Version of Disney's #Frozen Hits Theaters Nationwide



Fans get in on the act:

ALL-NEW SING-ALONG VERSION OF DISNEY’S “FROZEN” HITS THEATERS NATIONWIDE JAN. 31, 2014
Moviegoer Response to Film’s Original Songs Triggers Sing-Along Experience in More Than 1000 Theaters “Frozen” audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014.

Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Parades


Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Focused on the MagicWelcome friends and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather with other Disney Bloggers to link up and share our Wordless Wednesday Disney related travel picture posts.
The theme this week is:
Parades  
I love a parade, don't you?! Disney parades are grand events that are not to be missed. My favorites are nighttime parades so today I'm sharing a few shots from the beloved Spectro Magic parade in Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Spectro Magic Parade


Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Monday

My Disney Side: Hidden Mickey Hunting

My Disney Side: Contemporary Resort Hidden Mickey Hunting
  
For this series of blog posts I am looking back at some of the ways I've shown my #DisneySide over the years. Hidden Mickey hunting has been part of our family trips since the early 90's.

I first started hunting for them when I was part of a great online discussion group called Rec.Arts.Disney.Parks or RADP. We would discuss Hidden Mickeys and their location in the group and then go try to find them in the parks.

Hunting for Hidden Mickeys was an extra magical diversion for my then very young son, while standing in lines waiting for attractions or rides. Sometimes I'd bring a list to refer to. Most times we'd wing it and just try to discover them ourselves. After the trip we'd confirm our sightings or report new ones to the group.

Saturday

Disney Unveils #Frozen Inspired Suite at Quebec City’s Famed Ice Hotel: Photos

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND QUEBEC CITY’S HÔTEL DE GLACE (ICE HOTEL) UNVEIL A SPECIAL EXPERIENTIAL “FROZEN” THEMED GUEST SUITE AND ACTIVITY CAVE
FOR THE 2014 WINTER SEASON


Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the first images from the Frozen-inspired suite at Quebec City’s famed Hôtel de Glace, in celebration of Disney’s “FROZEN” Blu-ray & Digital HD release. 

Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow and supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms.

Walt Disney World Resort Closures and Refurbishments for January 2014

Walt Disney World Resort Closures and Refurbishments for January 2014
January is a wonderful month to visit Walt Disney World Resort. My family has always enjoyed our January trips. It's cooler and If you time it right you can enjoy some of the lowest crowd levels of the year. Marathon Weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend are the busiest and even those are nothing like the crowds of Christmas. January is also the month for rehabs and closures. 

Thursday

Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers {2014} by Lisa M. Battista

Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2014)

Over the holidays I was able to catch up on my Disney reading. Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2014) by Lisa M. Battista was tops on my list and I was eager to see what new tips I might learn.  I've traveled to Walt Disney World many times with my sons and my sisters children when they were toddlers and preschoolers but times have changed and I was anxious to learn the latest information for trips with my niece and her preschool children.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with preschoolers has never been easier.

Tuesday

The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Snacks!


Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Focused on the MagicWelcome friends and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather with other Disney Bloggers to link up and share our Wordless Wednesday Disney related travel picture posts.
The hop is brought to you this week by 
The Disney Letter "S"
As a major Foodie Disney snacks immediately came to my mind. The problem was that there are just too many Disney snacks for me to choose from.  So, I chose only six.  Enjoy!

Six Super Disney Snacks

Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Maleficent Featured in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Magic Kingdom

©Disney
Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" is featured in the daytime parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World Resort. 

Monday

Disney Frozen Hidden Gems - Did you spot them?

So, now that you've had a chance to see Frozen more than once, have a look at some of the hidden gems that were very cleverly placed in the movie.

Did you see any of them? Peter spotted Anna going for the sweets from Wreck-It Ralph during the first showing. It took me till our second viewing to see them.

WELCOME TO ARENDELLE – Elsa’s coronation draws guests from far-away lands—and movies. From “Tangled,” Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider and Rapunzel even made the guest list.


Disney Frozen Hidden Gems

SWEET REPEAT – Anna’s affinity for chocolate summons sweet treats all the way from the land of Sugar Rush in “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Disney Frozen Hidden Gems



Disney Frozen Hidden Gems
IT’S A MOUSE! – Disney’s famous icon makes the quickest of cameos in “Frozen.” A small Mickey Mouse plush sits on one of the lower shelves in Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna.


Disney Frozen Hidden Gems

Frozen Hidden Gems

REPURPOSED PAINTING – Artist Lisa Keene’s painting—completed during the development phase of “Tangled” and based on “The Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard—made such an impression on “Frozen” filmmakers, it became part of Anna’s signature song, “For the First Time in Forever,” when she leaps into the air and mimics the painting’s pose.

Did you spot any these Hidden gems in Frozen?

Have a Tiggerific Day!  
Focused on the Magic Deb
 Focused on the Magic Disney Tiggerific Trivia fun
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Sunday

Silent Sunday in the Park


Silent Sunday at Focused on the Magic

Do you have pictures that *speak* for themselves that you would like to share?
I've been sharing mine off and on for awhile now and thought you might like to join in by linking up your Silent Sunday picture. I would love to see yours!
Silent Sunday is a fun creative challenge and a break from blogging articles. You may even gain some inspiration seeing picture posts.

Friday

“Frozen” on DVD and Blu Ray March 18th!

Disney's Frozen Available on Digital HD February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th
Disney's Frozen arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 18th! 
Bonus features include original theatrical short "Get a Horse!", “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh, D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen and more!

Dumbo Inspired Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls Recipe

Perfect party treat for your #DisneySide party!

Dumbo Inspired Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls Recipe

Today's Food Favorite post and recipe is inspired by Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Recently I was delighted to receive a contest prize from Sean at Disney Day by Day of an adorable plush Dumbo. There he is pictured above. Isn't he sweet?

Dumbo reminded me of the popcorn at 
Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine in New Fantasyland. You can get popcorn just about anywhere in Walt Disney World but not in Dumbo souvenir buckets from this magically themed popping machine  cart. 

I really wanted to taste the popcorn but we were in a bit of a rush and thought it might spoil our appetites so we deferred for another day which never happened. Silly decision and lesson learned. Just like Dumbo I needed a Timothy in my hat that day. Never put off Disney snacks for later. Eat now or forever hold your peace or peas as my son used to say. 

Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine  
Popcorn in Souvenir Bucket $5.25
Popcorn - $3.50


Dumbo also inspired me to find a healthy fun snack to enjoy right at home that was slightly different than just popping corn. I found this great recipe for DIY Dumbo's Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls on a stick from Disney's Magic of Healthy Living 

Thursday

D23 Members Save Big With New, Exclusive Discounts And Offers From Disney And Beyond

D23 Members Save Big With New, Exclusive Discounts And Offers From Disney And Beyond
Members of The Official Disney Fan Club Can Now Save Hundreds of Dollars with Adventures By Disney, Disney Store, Disney on Broadway, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, and More!
Whether they’re headed to a Disney Park or staying close to home, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can save hundreds of dollars on shopping, entertainment, and their next Disney adventure when they present a D23 Membership Card or use special member-only online codes.

Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Your Disney Side


Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Focused on the MagicWelcome friends and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather with other Disney Bloggers to link up and share our Wordless Wednesday Disney related travel picture posts.
The theme this week is, Your Disney Side. 
As you all know by now we have a highly developed Disney Side. From sharing the magic with my niece and her husband with a Disney trip as a wedding gift, dancing with the characters on the deck of a Disney cruise ship to eating our way around the World Showcase. We enjoy it all and often. Here are just a few snaps showcasing our Disney Side. 

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Our Disney Side

Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Monday

DreamWorks Pictures Need for Speed Trailers and Film Images #NeedForSpeed

DreamWorks Pictures Need for Speed Trailers and Film Images #NeedForSpeed
This movie is going to be one wild ride! Thrilling chase scenes, fast cars, exciting stunts - oh yea!  After seeing these trailers, it's going on my movie must-see list. 

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. 
Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed" captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

DreamWorks Pictures Need for Speed Trailers and Film Images #NeedForSpeed
About the movie: 
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Check out the Need For Speed Trailers:

Saturday

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Reveals 2014 Release Dates @disneypictures

Walt Disney Studios movie releases for 2014

Walt Disney Studios has released their 14 film release dates for 2014. You can see the list, trailers and film catalogue below. Which motion picture are you are most excited about? I'm really looking forward to each and every one of them starting with The Wind Rises. This is going to be a fantastic year for moviegoers.

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