Friday

Limited Edition - Thor: The Dark World Print

Attention Thor Fans!!
With Marvel's Thor: The Dark World finally available on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD, fans now have the chance to purchase two incredible new prints drawn by the film's Head of Visual Development, Charlie Wen!

Every copy of "Thor: The Dark World" on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD contains a special code that fans can use at http://more.marvel.com/offers/thor.htm for the ability to purchase Wen's gorgeous art as either a Silver Foil Edition Print or a signed, Limited Edition Metal Variant!

Limited Edition - Thor: The Dark World Print
Pick up your copy of "Thor: The Dark World" today, then once you've got your code in hand head to http://more.marvel.com/offers/thor.htm to purchase a new print of the Mighty Avenger to hang upon your wall!

Wednesday

Rustico Leather Travel Set Review

There's nothing like traveling with stylish leather accessories! The smell, feel and durability of fine leather goods makes it all feel a little better. Whether it's in my handbags, boots, shoes or coats I love it. And as a travel memory keeper I have always lusted after leather bound travel journals. They seem so permanent and remind me of the classic journals of 19th century world travelers filled with profound prose. Maybe I've seen too many Indian Jones movies.
My collection of journals are filled with notes, pictures, poems, doodles and thoughts. It's an eclectic collection of tattered loose leaf notebooks and worn spiral notebooks. None of them are real journals but I do enjoy reading back through them and reminiscing.
When I was given the opportunity recently to review a Rustico Leather Travel Set I was delighted to put it mildly. 
Focused on the Magic Rustico Leather Travel Set Review
{Disclosure: I am a participating Influencer at The Entertainment New Media Network. I have received free product for review to facilitate this post. I was not compensated for this review and all expressed opinions are strictly my own.}

Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday and a Bit of Disney History

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 Disney Bloggers to link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday vacation picture posts.The theme this week is, History. 
I chose to share a bit of Disney History with my pictures this week. If you are a Disney fan I'm sure you know this bit of trivia but I thought I'd share it just in case you missed it in all your Disney trivia reading. 
The bronze Partners Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse is located in the hub of the Magic Kingdom and is one of the most popular photo spots in Disney World. I find it almost impossible to walk by day or night and not take a picture of it. 
Focused on the Magic

Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere on iTunes with 400 Titles Plus Free digital copy of "The Incredibles"

Today, coinciding with the digital release of Disney’s hit film “Frozen,” The Walt Disney Studios announces Disney Movies Anywhere, a new digital movie service and app.  

Debuting with iTunes as its exclusive launch provider, Disney Movies Anywhere is a simple, streamlined way to manage and enjoy your digital collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies on iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch and web experience. 

Plus, for a limited time, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles when you sign up and connect your iTunes account.
The Walt Disney Studios announces Disney Movies Anywhere, a new digital movie service and app.

Monday

How We Made Frozen - Disney's Frozen Sneak Peek Clip

Go behind the scenes of Disney's Frozen with Josh Gad ('Olaf') and Jonathan Groff ('Kristoff')! These two have something to sing about in the bonus feature 'The Making of Frozen,' and we've got a sneak peek clip below!
Disney's Frozen Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek Clip


Disney's Frozen Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek Clip


Making of Frozen - Frozen Behind the Scenes on Disney Video
Disney's Frozen releases on Digital HD February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th!
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We're hosting a #DisneySide @Home Celebration!

Have I already told you all already that we were chosen to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration? Way back in January I applied to BSM Media to host a party. I never thought I would be chosen because among other things I had waited till the cut off time for applications.Focused on the Magic, We're hosting a Disney Side @Home Celebration!
(I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. 
The opinions expressed here are my own.)

Saturday

Looking back at the week that was 2/16 - 2/22/14 ~ "What did you write about this week"


Showing Our #DisneySide Hidden Mickey Hunting & Tiggerific Trivia

"Around here, however, we don't look back for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." ~ Walt Disney 

Here's a quick look at some of our pixie dusted blog postulations from this past week a sneak peak at what's coming up next week here on Focused on the Magic.

You'll also see our newest feature, "What did you write about this week"  link up at the bottom of the post. It's one that all Disney bloggers can participate in.


Disney's Frozen Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack, Giveaway & Printables!

Hi Focused friends, Deb here with a fabulous giveaway for you. I loved seeing Disney's Frozen in theaters and I thought it would be fun to share the movie magic with you as soon as it's released on DVD.  I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to offer one lucky reader a Frozen Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack
Frozen DVD Giveaway!
Do you want to build a Snowman?
I've included some fun activity sheets that you can print out now to build your own snowman.

About the movie:   Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. 
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Friday

Epcot's Yorkshire County Fish Shop


Epcot's Yorkshire County Fish Shop Review


Our Foodie Favorite this week finds us at a charming Quick-Service restaurant in Epcot's World Showcase UK Pavilion, Yorkshire County Fish Shop

This is a must do for my family. We look forward to stopping here for a quick bite even though the menu (see below) is limited to Fish and Chips. The portions are hearty and filling even for the big eaters in my family.
Prepared on the spot the deep fried fish is always hot and has just the right batter, crispy on the outside and soft inside with flaky white fish. Each order consists of two fillets and a large serving of chips lightly seasoned and served on a faux London Times waxed paper. Don't forget to grab a packet of malt vinegar at the condiment stand located to the left of the queue. A little goes a long way and it really adds an authentic taste to the meal. Dessert is a package of English Shortbread Cookies (love these) and drinks are a variety of soft drinks, Bass Ale and Harp Larger. They also offer a souvenir stein which is fun and makes the meal even more memorable.

Seating is limited and lines can be long. We usually send a scout to find a table in the patio area overlooking the lagoon or a bench in the garden behind Twinings Tea Shop or in front of the gazebo where the British Revolution play. The best locations are along the wall in the patio area for Illuminations or the bench in front of the band to rock out to classic British tunes while you dine.
Wherever you go the ducks will follow.
Epcot's Yorkshire County Fish Shop
What a Disney life they have!
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Food/Dining Type:Quick Service, Counter, Quick & Casual
Meals:American, British Cuisine - Lunch, Dinner,
Location:Epcot® World Showcase / UKUnited Kingdom 
Reservations:Not Accepted
Hours:Serving from 11:30am 
Disney Dining Plan:YES (Quick Service/Snack Credit)

Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice:
  • Fish and Chips - Two Strips of Fish served with Chips $8.99
  • English Bay Sugar Cookie Package $2.19
Beverages
  • Assorted Fountain Beverages $2.69 - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Fanta, Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Iced Tea 
  • Dasani® Bottled Water $2.50
  • Coffee Regular or Decaf $2.29
  • Hot Tea $2.29
  • Bass Ale Draft $8.00
  • Bass Ale Draft - Souvenir Stein $11.75
  • Harp Lager Draft $8.00
  • Harp Lager Draft - Souvenir Stein $11.75


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Thursday

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Swings onto Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital {Review}

Make Mowgli and His Jungle Family A Part of Yours. Now on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Swings onto Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Review


Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection!

Wednesday

Disney twenty-three Spring Issue Celebrates Disney's Contributions to the 1964–65 New York World's Fair


Disney twenty-three Spring Issue Celebrates Disney's Contributions to the 1964–65 New York World's Fair



Featuring rarely seen concept art and photgraphy from the '64-'65 World's Fair as well as exclusive interviews with Chris Evans, Tina fey and The MUPPETS

Plus, D23.com online exclusives include extended celebrity interviews and additional stories, artwork, and photography from the World’s Fair.

The 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York celebrated a time of optimism, growth, and progress. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club captures all the excitement of this epic event in the Spring issue of its publication, Disney twenty-three. The Fair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, marked the creation of landmark Disney technology, music, and attractions including it’s a small world, Audio-Animatronics® technology, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the Carousel of Progress—with its memorable theme song “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.” Disney twenty-three sat down with several Disney Legends responsible for these iconic landmarks including Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, and Bob Gurr. Stunning concept art and rarely seen photography from the Fair complement the stories in this issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23.


Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: The Letter "T"

Focused on the Magic
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 Disney Bloggers to link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday vacation picture posts.The theme this week is inspired by the Letter "T". I chose Toy Story Mania pictures because it's one our favorite attractions in Disney Hollywood Studios. The queue features over sized classic toys. The Mr. Potao Head, Viewmasters, Candyland and Rocket sets were very popular when I was growing up. What were your favorites?
Focused on the Magic Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Monday

#DisneySide Hidden Mickey Hunting & Tiggerific Trivia


#DisneySide Hidden Mickey Hunting & Tiggerific Trivia
  
You don't really have to hunt to find the brass Hidden Mickeys adorning the elaborate bridles and halters of the Main Street Transportation Horse Drawn Trolley. They are easy to spot in the pictures above. 


Fun Disney Horsey facts:

  • The horses chosen for this important job are all geldings (neutered males).
  • They are Belgians and Percherons which are breeds known for their mild temperament and strength. 
  • The Belgians are from Belgium, and the Percherons are a Northwest section of France called La Perche.
  • Disney uses Lippizans in weddings, the Christmas Parade and to pull Cinderella's coach.
  • The horses work four hours a day, four days a week.
  • Plastic horseshoes are worn by the horses.
  • The Transportation Trolley fully loaded weighs about 4000 lbs. 
  • The steel tracks in the street help guide the trolley and ease the burden on the horses.
  • At night the horses are housed at the Tri-Circle-D Farm at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.
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Do you hunt for Hidden Mickey's in the parks? 
Have a Tiggerific Day! 
Focused on the Magic Deb
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Saturday

Destination Disney ~ The Color "Gold"




The focus today is on the Disney color "Gold". It's always fun to join in on the fun and games of Disney memes especially when they involve looking through my catalogue of Disney pictures. Let's see what's gold...

Looking back at the week that was ~ "What did you write about this week"

2/8 - 2/15/14
"Around here, however, we don't look back for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." ~ Walt Disney 

Here's a quick look at some of our pixie dusted blog postulations from this past week a sneak peak at what's coming up next week here on Focused on the Magic.

You'll also see our newest feature, "What did you write about this week"  link up at the bottom of the post. It's one that all Disney bloggers can participate in.


Friday

New Disney Emmy and Annie Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" Short Premiering on Disney Channel Plus Sweet Disney Store Savings

Happy Valentine's Day friends! Set your DVR's, a new episode of Disney's Emmy and Annie Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts titled "Third Wheel." will premiere on the Disney Channel, Friday, February 14 (7:55 p.m. ET/PT). This hilarious short finds Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse trying to have a romantic date as the classically clueless Goofy continuously interrupts.
Disney's Emmy and Annie Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts titled "Third Wheel."

It’s the perfect setting: a cozy table for two in an elegant restaurant. Soft music is playing; the mood is dreamy, and romance is in the air for Mickey and Minnie… and GOOFY? Gawrsh! Yup, sometimes even good pals can have really bad timing, and in outrageously hilarious fashion, classically clueless Goofy is determined to crash this party. Will his antics turn Mickey and Minnie’s big date into a not-so-bella notte?
Find out on February 14 (7:55 p.m.ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

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Thursday

Sweethearts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Celebrate #DisneyVDay14 with New Valentine’s Day Collection

Disney's eternal sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, are celebrating Valentine's Day with a lovable collection of fun fashion, accessories, and yummy sweet treats. 
Mickey and Minnie "So Sweet" Collection
Mickey and Minnie "So Sweet" Collection - Available at Target. SRP: $3.99 - $14.99

Your loved ones will fall head over heels for the new Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush, chocolate-filled mugs, chocolate covered pretzels and more from the "So Sweet" collection available at Target. The packaging features vintage artwork from a new episode of Disney's Emmy and Annie Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts titled "Third Wheel." Premiering on Disney Channel on Friday, February 14 (7:55 p.m. ET/PT), the hilarious short finds Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse trying to have a romantic date as the classically clueless Goofy continuously interrupts. 

Third Wheel


It’s the perfect setting: a cozy table for two in an elegant restaurant. Soft music is playing; the mood is dreamy, and romance is in the air for Mickey and Minnie… and GOOFY? Gawrsh! Yup, sometimes even good pals can have really bad timing, and in outrageously hilarious fashion, classically clueless Goofy is determined to crash this party. Will his antics turn Mickey and Minnie’s big date into a not-so-bella notte?

Find out on February 14 (7:55 p.m.ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Love

Disney Couples

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 Disney Bloggers to link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday vacation picture posts.
The theme this week is: Disney Love ♥.


Time to link up your Wordless Wednesday...

Monday

Photo Alert: A Celebration Of The Music Of Frozen Event

A Celebration Of The Music Of Frozen EventFor the first time in forever, the music of “Frozen” was celebrated with live performances at Los Angeles’ Vibrato Grill Jazz club. 
Kristen Bell (voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and Santino Fontana (voice of Hans) took the stage, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by David Metzger, to perform songs from the Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning film, including the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go.” 

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