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Disney, Marvel, Movies January 17, 2018

2018 Disney Studios, Marvel, & LucasFilm Movie Slate – We Are In For Quite A Year! | #Disney #Marvel #StarWars

As I am sure you know, I am a big fan of movies. It is hard with young kids, but my husband and I try to go to the movies at least once a month. Of course, for most Disney films, we can take them along with us. 2018 is going to be one incredible year – for the entire Smith family. From Marvel films that I could have dreamed of 10 years ago, to re-imaginings and sequels of a couple of my favorite films – it is going to have it all. 

Disney, Disney Planning January 15, 2018

17 Can’t Miss Meet And Greets at All 4 Parks in Walt Disney World | #DisneyPlanning #Disney

As I am sure you know, my family and I are Disney Vacation Club Members. We went so often that we decided it would make financial sense to join. Our only regret? That we didn’t join sooner. Because of this we tend to slow down a bit at the parks (however I honestly think we still move faster than the average Disney World goer). Some trips we tend to focus on the rides and the shows, and not as much on the meet and greets. That being said, there are a handful at each park that we try our hardest to make it to, no matter what our plans are. 

Disney, Kids, Television January 10, 2018

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar – 5 New Episodes Now on DVD! | #DisneyJunior #TheLionGuard

In this house, we love Disney. I think pretty much every one knows that. Because there are young girls in the house, Disney Junior is almost always on the TV. There are so many great shows, like Vampirina, that we all love to watch as a family. The Lion Guard is another family favorite so we were thrilled to see a new DVD release from them this week. The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar collects 5 of our favorite episodes (we are all suckers for a good villain like Scar) and is available now on DVD!

Disney, Disney Planning January 8, 2018

Inside The Disney Vacation Club Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village with Video! | #AnimalKingdomLodge #DVCMember

My family goes to Walt Disney World quite often. In fact, we are Disney Vacation Club members so we are there at least twice a year, if not more. One of our favorite places to stay is the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Yes, it is a bit far away from most of the parks (not Animal Kingdom of course), but it is still a great place to stay. I totally adore the lobby and all of it’s decor. Plus, Boma is one of the best places to eat in all of Disney!

Disney, FanGirl Friday, Kids January 5, 2018

5 Reasons We Go To Disney on Ice Every Year | #DisneyOnIce #DreamBig

As you likely already know, the Smith family are HUGE Disney fans. We are Disney Vacation Club members and visit Walt Disney World at least twice a year. We pretty much eat, breath, and live Disney, so when Disney on Ice comes to town, we always make sure to go see it. This year, thanks to Feld Entertainment, we were able to attend opening night. The theme for this show was Dream Big, and I am not going to lie, it made me tear up a few times. We go ever single year, and here is why.

Disney, Movies December 19, 2017

My 5 Favorite Moments in Star Wars: The Last Jedi WARNING SPOILERS! | #StarWars #TheLastJedi

As you may or may not know, my husband and I are huge Star Wars fans. We attended Star Wars Weekend at Walt Disney World for our honeymoon, and even walked out at our reception to the Imperial Death March. So to say we have been waiting for The Last Jedi to hit theaters for a while now is an understatement. We were both really excited to see how this movie fit in. I know some Star Wars fans out there were not happy with it, but we both were. Here are my 5 favorite moments – and a few honorable mentions – yeah, it was hard to narrow it down.

Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Printables, Television December 18, 2017

DuckTales: Woo-oo is a Story of Fun and Adventure – Bring it Home 12/19! | #DuckTales #Disney #DisneyXD

I grew up watching DuckTales, so when I heard that Disney was bringing it back, I was pretty excited. In fact, walking around Walt Disney World this summer, my whole family was singing “DuckTales Woo-oo!” wherever we went. I am thrilled to be able to bring my daughters up watching this show, since it meant so much to me when I was younger. Recently, we were sent an advance copy of DuckTales: Woo-oo, a special from the new season.

Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Printables, Television December 11, 2017

Tangled: The Series Queen for a Day Teaches Kids to Be Themselves | #Tangled #TangledTheSeries

Everyone in my family is a HUGE Rapunzel fan. Tangled is hands down one of our favorite Disney movies. We watch it together at least once a month. A while back, when it was announced there was going to be a Tangled show, we were all thrilled! We tuned in on premiere night and have been hooked ever since. Tangled the Series: Queen for a Day is a special that aired in November. We loved it, so were super excited to get an advance copy of it on DVD! It hits stores December 12th – just in time to be the perfect stocking stuffer!

Disney, Giveaways, Movies December 8, 2017

Become One with The Force & Enter to Win a Star Wars: The Last Jedi $300 Prize Pack! | #TheLastJedi #StarWars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi FINALLY hits theaters December 15th. Episode VIII is highly anticipated as fans want to know answers to many questions. Who are Rey’s parents, what has Luke been up to, and so much more. Will we find the answers? We hope so! To help celebrate this release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a fantastic Star Wars giveaway worth over $200!

Disney, Gaming, Giveaways, Movies, Shopping & Gift Guides December 7, 2017

10 Must Have Star Wars Gifts that Mega Fans Will Geek Out Over! Plus A Chance to Win a Life Size BB-8! | #StarWars #TheLastJedi #Giveaway

With the latest film, The Last Jedi, hitting theaters, Star Wars is on everyone’s minds. We ALL have at least one mega Star Wars fan on our shopping list this year, and if you are like me, you might be one of them. There are so many Star Wars items out there, that it can be difficult to weed out the must haves for huge fans. Don’t worry though, GameStop has you covered. With a huge selection of toys, games and even kitchen gear, you can make your Star Wars fan a VERY happy Jedi this Christmas!

Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Local to CNY December 5, 2017

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big is Coming to Syracuse + Win Opening Night Tickets! | #DreamBig

As I am sure you know, the Smiths are a Disney family. We are Disney Vacation Club members and spend a lot of our time at Walt Disney World. One of our favorite events to attend is Disney on Ice. I remember going when I was a little girl, and now I hope my daughters will have fond memories from when we go when they are older. The latest show, Disney on Ice presents Dream Big, is coming to The Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, NY January 2018. My family and I will, of course, be attending – but you can too!

Disney, Disney Planning, Food & Drink, Travel December 1, 2017

The 5 Best Quick Service & Sit Down Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World | #DisneyDining #Disney

My family and I spend quite a bit of time at The Most Magical Place on Earth – Walt Disney World. Our friends and family know this, and I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked for tips and tricks when visiting. I have written about a lot of this on my site, so be sure to browse my Disney Planning section – but something I have been asked about a lot recently is Disney Dining. I decided to finally sit down and write about my favorite 10 restaurants – 5 quick service and 5 sit down service.

Disney, Movies, Printables November 23, 2017

FREE Pixar’s Coco Printable Coloring Pages, Activity Sheets, & Recipes! In Theaters Now! | #PixarCoco

Pixar’s latest film, Coco, has hit theaters this week and I cannot wait to take my daughters to see it. From what I hear, and have seen from the trailers, it is all about family and music. And those are two things that are very important in our home. We have tried to teach our girls how family is all that should matter from the moment they were born. I am really looking forward to seeing this film, and to help celebrate, here are some fun printable recipes, activities, and more!

Disney, Kids, Movies November 19, 2017

The Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer is Here – and It Gave Me Goosebumps! | #Incredibles2 #DisneyPixar

Incredibles came out in 2004 and immediately skyrocketed to the top of my most favorite Disney movies ever list. I sort of have a thing for superheroes, in case you never noticed that. I loved everything about it – the family, the superpowers, the villains, the backstory… It was incredibly (no pun intended) well done. With the way it ended I knew that it left the door open for a second one, and I was dying to see that happen. When it was announced, I was thrilled – and now that time is almost here! Next year (June 15, 2018), Incredibles 2 will be hitting theaters, and the teaser trailer that was just released gave me goosebumps.

Disney, Kids, Movies November 18, 2017

Enter to Win a $150 Pixar Coco Prize Pack Filled With Goodies For the Whole Family! | #PixarCoco #PixarCocoEvent

Pixar’s Coco hits theaters November 22nd – and I cannot wait! I have only heard good, no great, things about this film. It is all about family, which to me, is the most important thing in this world. To help celebrate it’s release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a fantastic giveaway worth $150!