Disney Sisters: August 2012

Bridgit Mendler in Concert at the 2012 L.A. County Fair

"Ready or Not"
Bridgit Mendler
will perform in concert at the L.A. County Fair
during the End Of Summer Concert Series 2012

We interviewed Bridgit Mendler (Teddy Duncan, from"Good Luck Charlie") a while back and during the interview she shared with us she was making an album. Watch the interview

Bridgit Mendler

& Cher Lloyd

Saturday, Sept. 15

Go to Hot Blog On A Stick the official blog of the L.A. County Fair
 Download the (free) L.A. County Fair Mobile App
 for your phone and check out our list of entertainment and attractions for the day.

Whether you're partial to the Disneyland Churro or a Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar,
the L.A. County Fair can also be a fun filled food adventure!

Fried Foods and other Fair Offerings:
Fried Dodger Dog, Fried Cereal, Fried Cookie Dough all from
Chicken Charile's-
Naked Shrimp w/ rice served in a pineapple

C'est La Vie-
Chocolate Mousse and Strawberries
Our hands down favorite!
We can't wait to go visit C'est La Vie restaurant and bakery in Laguna Beach.

C'est magnifique!

Disclosure: We were invited to the media food preview and gifted tickets to the L.A. County Fair.

Free Concert with IM5 and Bella Thorne from Shake It Up

Universal CityWalk’s “Music Spotlight Series” at “5 Towers”
Celebrates the End of Summer with Dynamic Headliners, Emerging Artists
and Celebrity Guests, Including Perez Hilton and Bella Thorne

So Cal Peeps!!! Here's your Big chance to see Bella Thorne live & in person!
Go to Citywalk tonight!!!

Universal CityWalk’s free “Music Spotlight Series” at “5 Towers” culminates Labor Day Weekend with four energetic nights of non-stop music and entertainment.

Presented by Anyone Live, performances kick-off on Friday, August 31 with an appearance by noted Hollywood blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton, and Bella Thorne, star of the hit TV series “Shake it Up!” The two will join breakout acts IM5, All Day Everyday, Wellington and VanJess who will perform for a standing room only crowd at “5 Towers,” Universal CityWalk’s state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

On Saturday, September 1, Chilean band Sajama showcases smooth Latin rhythms and on Sunday, September 2, retro band The Spazmatics rocks out with sounds from the 80s. On Monday, September 3, The Rocket Summer, headlined by singer/songwriter Bryce Avary, will provide a lively finale to the summer series. 

DisneyNature Chimpanzee and other Monkey Business

Watch the jungle's most adorable orphan find a family ...
As Disneynature CHIMPANZEE is now released on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

The latest DisneyNature film is now available on DVD bringing the magic of the Animal Kingdom into our living rooms. This is the fourth documentary style film from them, this time they're following a group of chimpanzees through the African forest. Unfortunately we didn't see it in theaters, but we did get a copy to review - Yay!
 The inspiring film follows the True-Life Adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and showcases the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Bonus material includes a making-of documentary, the "Rise" music video from McClain Sisters. This film really showcases family bonding in a special way, and we're all about family films!

Some interesting facts about chimps that you may not know:

"At the turn of the 20th century, there were between 1 and 2 million chimps in the wild. Now there may be fewer than 300,000."

"Humans and chimpanzees share roughly 95 to 98 percent of the same DNA."

"Chimpanzees can develop lifelong family bonds, especially between mother and child."

We also really want to get the word out about "See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees": 

To celebrate the in-home debut of “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature is proud to continue the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.

The conservation program tied to the theatrical release will help protect 129,236 acres (202 square miles) of wild chimpanzee habitat through infrastructure investments in the expanded Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo (Congo); educate 60,000 schoolchildren about chimpanzee conservation; and provide food and medicine for nearly all of the orphaned chimpanzees at JGI’s Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary for at least the next year.

We took these special Chimpanzee photos during our trip to WDW. There was this awesome sand castle display in Epcot to promote the movie. We were thrilled to be able to see it in person, it was really cool!

You can get down to Monkey Business with this slideshow of photos that the crew took while working on location. Did you know that it took more than 700 days to film Chimpanzee?

Did you catch Chimpanzee in the theaters or are you planning on buying it on DVD? Have you seen any other DisneyNature films: African Cats, Oceans or Earth?

Stay connected with the latest “Chimpanzee” information:
“Like” the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Disneynature
Follow on Twitter www.Twitter.com/Disneynature
Website and Mobile Site: www.Disney.com/Chimpanzee

Disclaimer: We were not given any compensation for this post, but we were given a copy to help facilitate our review. Thoughts and opinions shared on our blog are all our own.

Cars Land Insider's Guide with Disney twenty three Magazine

Here's a peek at what Becky's desk looks like this week...

We're still on a Cars Land high around here.
We have only visited once since the rededication of Disney California Adventure Park on June 15th and we can't wait to go back. In addition to the new attractions and food offerings in Cars Land itself, there's just as much to explore on Buena Vista Street! There are all new shops and stores each with their own themes and treasures for sale. Buena Vista Street recreates a 1920s and '30 version of Los Angeles that creates a similar small town feeling you get from Disneyland's Main Street. A replica of the Carthay Circle Theatre is located at the end of Buena Vista Street and is home to the Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge. And have you heard about 1901? 1901 is an exclusive area secretly housed inside the restaurant open only to members of Disneyland's Club 33.
Disney Sister Trivia Question: 
Why the name 1901?
1901 honors the year Walt Disney was born.

A quick stop at Carthay Circle to capture our family celebrating our first visit since the park's expansion. This photo was taken by a Disney PhotoPass Cast Member. These nice people are photographers trained in getting just the right shot of your family with the perfect Disney backdrop. More from us on this awesome service coming soon here on the blog.
Finally, a way that we can all be in our family pictures!

We haven't even scratched the surface of all that's new about Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park. Luckily, the newest issue of Disney twenty-three magazine has arrived and it features "The Ultimate Insider's Manual To Cars Land".

The Fall 2012 edition has a insider's guide to all things new at Disney California Adventure. The photos in this high quality magazine are truly the next best thing to being there. A huge congratulations goes to our friend Jeffrey Epstein for publishing such fantastic coverage, in fact it's the best we've seen! Welcome to California, is a glorious 8 page spread written by Jeffrey. We especially love his reference to Disney California Adventure as Disneyland's sister theme park. Everyone knows how very fond we are of sisters around here!!! 

So, how do you get this magazine you ask? 
Become a member of D23 and get a subscription
Buy it at Barnes & Noble in the magazine section (other bookstore probably carry it as well)

Want another reason to join the world's only
 Official Disney Fan Club D23? 

D23 members always receive discounts and special D23 pricing on EXPO tickets, along with early admission to the expo show floor and will be able to purchase 2013 EXPO tickets at 2011 prices through Dec. 31, 2012

Tinker Bell, Secret of the Wings, and McClain Sisters

We are so excited to share the big news:
Tinker Bell has a SISTER!!!
 In the latest Tinker Bell movie, "Secret of the Wings," Tinker Bell (voiced by Mae Whitman) discovers  she has a sister, named Periwinkle. (voiced by Lucy Hale) She embarks on her first journey into the mysterious but exciting Winter World of Pixie Hollow. An epic adventure and life-changing secrets will be revealed when the movie is released on October 23.

More big news...

 McClain Sisters, 
Sierra, Lauryn and China Anne McClain, real-life SISTERS themselves are singing the featured song, "The Great Divide." Watch the clip below to hear a preview of McClain Sisters' amazing new song "The Great Divide."

“There is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious ay,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.”

– Christina Rossetti, title poem (1859)

D23 Expo 2013 Ticket Prices: Tickets On Sale Now

Disney  D23 Expo 2013 Advance Tickets On Sale Today at 10am PST 
Tickets can be purchased online at 
 D23 Expo 2013 VIP Sorcerer Package Details


Disney Sisters will keep you informed of all the D23 Expo News: 
 D23 Expo Schedule, D23 Expo Family Activities, D23 Expo Ticket Prices, D23 Expo For Kids, Discounts for D23 Members, D23 Expo Shopping, D23 Expo Dream Store and more!

Members of D23 always receive special D23 pricing on EXPO tickets, along with early admission to the expo show floor and will be able to purchase 2013 EXPO tickets at 2011 prices through 
Dec. 31, 2012

Disney fans can join the world’s only 
Official Disney Fan Club by visiting www.D23.com
You may also become a member at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort and online at www.DisneyStore.com/D23 

As you can see ticket prices are lowest during the early bird pricing. Buy your D23 Expo tickets before Dec. 31, 2012 and save yourself some money! You'll be glad you did.

2013 D23 Expo bigger and better than 2011
"More than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2011 for the second D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. In anticipation of even bigger attendance, D23 Expo 2013 will feature: an overflow theater for the D23 Arena, which will accommodate more than 2,000 guests for live streaming of the popular Arena presentations; nearly  double the size of presentation venue Stage 23 (formerly 1,000 seats); and an expanded show floor, to include Halls A, B, C, and D, as well as a larger Collectors Forum to provide even more magical experiences for guests." -D23 The Official Disney Fan Club

Keep up-to-date by liking Disney D23 Expo on Facebook!
AND, don't forget to like us, DisneySisters on Facebook too!

In the coming months, we'll be reviewing some of the fun we brought you in 2011... And of course, we'll be there in 2013 to share all the Disney magic with you!

Time Capsule Buried at Disney California Adventure Park

Did you know there is a Time Capsule buried at Disney California Adventure Park in the middle of Buena Vista Street?

A time capsule containing specific items to the park was buried in the middle of Buena Vista Plaza by Walt Disney Imagineers. This was a very special occasion during the construction of the newly redone Disney California Adventure Park. Another special occasion will be on June 15, 2037 when cast members open it. Are you planning on attending the momentous event?

Disney California Adventure
Rededication Time Capsule
June 15, 2012
May the hopes by the collection contained within the time capsule beneath this marker inspire a future generation of dreamers when it is unsealed a quarter of a century from now 
on June 15, 2037

Have you seen it yet? 
If not, make sure to look for it next time you visit DCA.
Hint: Make sure to look close to the entrance.

Elevate The Everyday with Paper Coterie and WIN an Olympus E-PL2

It's time to Elevate The Everyday

 Paper Coterie is giving away an Olympus E-PL2 to help one lucky winner capture her favorite everyday moments, inspired by Tracey Clark's book "Elevate The Everyday."  

Instagram, tweet, or post your photo to their Facebook page with the hashtag #elevatetheeveryday between now and August 10 to win.  Each photo is considered one entry and there are no limits – so share away!  The winner will be announced on the Paper Coterie blog Monday, August 13.

Today's prompt of Shutter Sisters Elevate The Everyday in August is
Something Red!

Don't forget the hashtag #elevatetheeveryday

Read all about how we're playing along Disney Sister Style!

Celebrating Sisters Day

Celebrating Sisters Day
We're celebrating the magic of sisterhood today.

“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.”
- Maya Angelou

How special it would be to find the sister you never knew you had?
 In "Secret of the Wings" the all-new, Disney Fairies movie Tinker Bell finds out that she, herself, has a sister. We consider ourselves very lucky to have not only one, but two sisters. Two sisters to share secrets with. Two sisters to laugh with, to cry with and to enjoy life with. "Secret of the Wings" is endearing to all and for those with sisters, be sure to bring your tissues. sniff. sniff. 

While watching a screening of "Secret of the Wings" we were thrilled hear our favorite trio McClain Sisters sing the featured song, “The Great Divide.” Their voices are so beautiful and the song brought tears to our eyes. China Anne, Lauryn and Sierra are delightful girls and we are so proud of their success.

Celebrating the special bond between sisters, “The Great Divide” song is featured in the movie and in a contemporary version and music video that makes its world premiere on Disney Channel on September 9.  The song makes its exclusive online debut on Disney.com on September 10, and will also be released as a digital single by Walt Disney Records on September 11, 2012.

For the first time ever Tinker Bell will fly from Pixie Hollow onto Disney Blu-ray 3D 
on October 23 in "Secret of the Wings."

Shutter Sisters Elevate Cameras: SSElevate

Today's prompt of Shutter Sisters Elevate The Everyday in August is
Read all about how we're playing along Disney Sister Style!

We saw these Cameras, exiting the Tower of Terror attraction at Disney California Adventure and we fell in love with them. Being photography geeks anything having to do with cameras, film, etc is super cool to us.

Notice the Hidden Mickeys?

Elevate the Everyday Disney Style

We're so very proud of Tracey. She's written a new book & it's AMAZING! (We're totally not even saying that just because she's our sister) It's called Elevate The Everyday and it's all about taking a closer look at the little things that happen in our daily lives and capturing those moments on camera. She reminds us all that there's magic to be found in the everyday. Beautiful page after even more beautiful page, Tracey's teaching us how to find a new appreciation for everything no matter how small and elevating it! And there's even a little Disney in it! Squee!

That's not all! Throughout the month of August we will be playing along with Shutter Sisters in support of Tracey and her newest book. (We can't believe it's already August either) We'll be taking our own pictures that reflect the prompts below, and of course we'll be adding our own Disney spin! Here's more info on Elevate the Everyday Awesomeness.

What do you say . . . Are you game? We'd love to see what you come up with! 
Let's Elevate the Everyday together - Disney Style!
Don't forget to tag your photos on Instagram & Twitter #sselevate

Today's prompt is "Favorite Space" we're pretty sure that for us and many of you that space might be at one of the Disney Resorts or theme parks! Here's a photo of one our favorite spaces

Click here to check out Tracey's other BOOKS

Musical Dwarfs: Disney Wordless Wednesday

Can you guess where this photo was taken?

Do you know the names of all Seven Dwarfs?
Happy (Disney) Wordless Wednesday!
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