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Disney, Disney Planning September 26, 2017

Step Onto Another Planet When You Visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney World | #VisitPandora

In case you have not picked up on it yet, my family is big in to Walt Disney World. We are Disney Vacation Club members and visit at least twice a year – despite the fact that we are all the way across the country in Upstate New York. Animal Kingdom has always been a half day park for us – full day if we decide to check out all the animals and take our time. But now things have changed. Honestly, we could probably spend an entire day in new part of the park, Pandora – The World of Avatar, especially taking in to consideration those pesky wait times that come along with brand new rides opening.

Disney, Gaming, Giveaways, Toys September 22, 2017

These Are The Droids You’re Looking For: Win a Sphero R2-D2 or BB-9E! | #StarWars #Sphero #Giveaway

It is no secret that the Smiths are a family of geeks. We love it all – especially technology. Sphero recently released some new App-enabled Droids and we have been in awe of them! I mean, what Star Wars nerd doesn’t want their own R2-D2, BB-8, or the new BB-9E to follow them around and do their bidding. We were thrilled when Sphero sent us a couple of these to check out – and we can’t stop playing with them!

Disney, Disney Planning, FanGirl Friday, Food & Drink September 21, 2017

4 Reasons To Book The Garden Grill for Breakfast At Epcot at Walt Disney World | #DisneyWorld

The Garden Grill is always on our must do dining list when we visit Disney World. In my opinion, it is one of the best character meals that there is, for several different reasons. A Smith Family visit to Disney World would just not be the same without it. My in-laws will be hitting Disney World with us in a few months and we knew right away the one breakfast we had to make sure they did not miss is The Garden Grill. I am thrilled to say that we were able to book it – and cannot wait to show them why we love it so much!

Disney, Movies September 18, 2017

Easily Create A Disney Movies Under The Stars Movie Night | #Disney #DisneyUnderTheStars

This summer, my family and I hosted several Disney movies under the stars nights. These were a total blast to put together! I themed our snacks, decor, and activities around the films that we were watching. It would only take us a few minutes to set up our screen and projector – and this quickly became something we tried to do every week or so. We have always enjoyed a good family movie night, but there is quite like having one under the stars.

Disney, Disney Planning September 14, 2017

Don’t Miss These 5 Things At The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party | #MNSSHP

My family and I were thrilled to find out that we were going to be able to attend the 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Our trip was planned for August so we thought for sure we were going to miss it! But the party started on August 25th this year and thanks to Disney, we were able to attend! We went in 2015 and it is something we have been dying to get back to. It is hands down one of the funnest Disney Events because there is so much going on. Here are all the things you can experience this year!

Disney, Kids, Movies September 14, 2017

Brand New Trailer & Poster for Disney•Pixar’s COCO Revealed! | #PixarCoco #DisneyPixar

Who doesn’t love a good Disney•Pixar movie? I mean, you are guaranteed to feel love, sadness, and to cry – a lot – for both of those reasons. Take Inside Out for example – I still cannot hear the words “Bing Bong” without shedding a tear or twenty. But that is what makes me love these films so much. They make me feel things. And from the moment I saw the first glimpse of Coco at the D23 Expo in 2015, I knew that it would do the same. The latest trailer and poster just came out and WOW, they have me even more excited for this movie than I already was.

Disney, Giveaways, Movies September 12, 2017

Stock Up On Tissues Before Watching DisneyNature’s Born In China | #Giveaway #BornInChina

DisneyNature movies are some of my favorite movies to cuddle up with my daughters and watch. They love them because they are filled with adorable animals, and I love them because – well, basically the same reason. I am always impressed by how much my girls learn about nature and animals when we watch them. Yes, there are usually some rough parts to get through, but they understand the circle of life very well for a 4 and 5 year old – in part due to films like these.

Disney, Kids, Television September 9, 2017

Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember Comes to Disney DVD 9/12! | #DisneyJr #ElenaOfAvalor

Elena is back with all-new adventures coming to DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember! Join Elena and her friends and family as they celebrate holidays that honor the past, cherish the present and look forward towards a magical future! In these new adventures Avalor celebrates Navidad, Dia de los Muertos and Carnaval! There’s something special to look forward to with each holiday!

Disney, Movies September 7, 2017

The Casting for the Live-Action Adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin is Done! | #Aladdin

Guys, I am over the moon excited to share with you that casting for “Aladdin,” the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London! This is a movie that I have been waiting for for a long time. One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was always Aladdin. I love all of the music – and even used to put on concerts with my friends for my parents featuring the soundtrack!

Disney, Marvel, Movies September 4, 2017

Throw An Out Of This World Under The Stars Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Night | #GotGVol2

As you probably know, I was lucky enough to hit the red carpet for the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 premiere and interview the cast. It immediately became my favorite comic book movie for many reasons. This movie brings the feels, y’all. It is incredibly well done. The cast, the director, the humor, the emotions – all reasons to love it. GotG Vol. 2 is out on digital HD right now, and will hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on August 22nd. To help celebrate, I threw a movie night under the stars with my family – and I am sharing our fun with you so you can do the same!

Disney, Gaming, Kids September 1, 2017

Two Cars 3 Games From Spin Master Games Your Kids Are Sure To Love! | #CarsGames #SpinMasterGames #Cars3

We were so excited when Spin Master Games sent us Cars 3 Piston Cup Showdown too! This game looked like a ton of fun and we were thinking about picking it up ourselves – and then it showed up at our door! I just knew this was a game that my daughters would love. Not only because they are huge Cars and Disney fans, but because they love games – especially ones that pit them against each other.

Disney, Disney Planning August 31, 2017

All The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Character Meet & Greets | #NotSoScary #MNSSHP

One of the best things about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is the exclusive character meet and greets. During this party, there are many villains and characters that this is the only time you can see them. We went in 2015 and there were some pretty amazing characters there – so we have been dying to go back. When our August 2017 Disney World plans allowed us to attend MNSSHP, we were so excited. We couldn’t wait to find out who we would bump in to!

Disney, Disney Planning August 29, 2017

Must Grab Disney World Fastpasses For Your Next Magical Trip | #DisneyWorld #FastPass

One of the best things about Walt Disney World is that you can book fastpasses in order to ensure you get on some of the best rides during your stay. Certain rides, especially the newer ones, can have up to a 4 or 5 hour wait! If you book your Disney World FastPasses right, you will be able to avoid these lines. I wanted to share some of the rides I always try to get fastpasses for.

Disney, Movies August 28, 2017

Watch The Lion King Under the Stars For An Epic Family Movie Night! | #LionKingBluray #Disney

The Lion King was one of my favorite movies when I was a little girl. Granted, it might have had a little bit to do with my crush on JTT, voice of young Simba, but it is still a fabulous movie. It is funny, heartwarming, and has a great lesson. It still makes me laugh, cry, and even get a little bit scared when we first see Scar. I now have two young daughters, and they love this movie just as much as I did when I was a young girl. I was thrilled to find out it is being released from the vault, and will be available on blu-ray August 29th!

Disney, Disney Planning August 26, 2017

4 Reasons to Join the Disney Vacation Club NOW! | #DVCMember #DVC

One of the best decisions in my life has been joining the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). We are HUGE Disney fans in my family. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney and have brought our girls there several times already. On our last Disney Cruise, we went ahead and bit the bullet – after 8 years of research, we joined the DVC. We are already over the moon with this decision – and we haven’t even had our first DVC visit.