Disney Sisters: 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Disney Lovers

Christmas is over much to our dismay, but it will be back again before we know it next year. 
We put together a fabulous list of 

16 Stocking Stuffers for the Disneyphile in your Family

Santa brought put some of those magical gifts in our little people's stockings and they loved them. But we are going into a new year. We already have Birthday Parties filling up our calendars and special events coming up that require gift giving. We think that same list would be great for any occasion, not just for the holiday. Earphones, charm bracelets, music, and Disney Infinity figures are perfect for any gift all year long.

Find out exactly where to purchase these items, and the price HERE
We'd love to know what are some of your favorite Disney gifts to give? Is there any that you see on this list that you want? (BTW - we have the Frozen Soundtrack and it is PHENOMENAL!)

Santa Interview at Disneyland Resort (Video) #DisneyHolidays

Ho Ho Ho! 
What a thrill it was for us to get the opportunity to chat with Santa Claus! We sat down with Kris Kringle and asked him some questions, he sure was jolly! Seriously we were star struck. He told us all of the places that he can be seen at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during the holidays. He also let us in on a little secret - his favorite gift that he ever received! Watch this video for more holiday fun!

Check out this list all of the places to see Santa at the Disneyland Resort this year!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Disclosure: We were invited to a Media Preview at the Disneyland Resort to experience all things #DisneyHolidays. Special thanks to Santa, the camera crew at Disneyland Resort, and the PR Team who made this holiday magic happen!

How Disney California Adventure Celebrates the Holidays #DisneyHolidays (Video)

We are in the middle of December and the holidays are in full swing! There's still plenty of time to visit the Disneyland Resort and experience the magic of Disney Holidays. It's the most wonderful time of the year to go to any of the Disney Parks. It's definitely a family tradition for us - and we highly recommend it.

Take a few minutes to watch as Disney California Adventure Park has been transformed for the holiday including highlights such as Christmas in Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Disney's Viva! Navidad. (Interview with Santa coming soon!)

Disclosure: We were invited to a Media Preview at the Disneyland Resort to experience all things #DisneyHolidays.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland (Video) #DisneyHolidays

We recently visited the Disneyland Resort to see all that #DisneyHolidays has to offer. Wow - it's a regular Winter Wonderland! The holiday favorite "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" has returned to Disneyland and it's just as magical as we remember it. After running around the park for a few glorious hours, we got some popcorn and Starbucks Coffee then snagged a front row seat to watch a night time viewing of A Christmas Fantasy Parade. It lasts about 40 minutes and stars all of your favorite Disney characters. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Disney Princesses all dressed up in festive apparel for this not-to-miss seasonal tradition. And who can forget about the prancing reindeer, skating silver snowflakes, marching toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread cookies and so much more merriment. Make sure you stay until the end because the most popular man of the year, Santa Claus arrives to wish your family a very Merry Christmas! (Coming soon to the blog - we interview the big guy himself!)

Some of the other must see holiday offerings are It's a Small World Holiday. You also don't want to miss the Jingle Cruise which debuted for the first time this year. 

Happy Holidays!

Disclosure: We were invited to a Media Preview at the Disneyland Resort to experience all things #DisneyHolidays.

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas is HERE!

Pop the popcorn and stir that cocoa...

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas has begun 
and we couldn't be happier!!! It's time to snuggle the family on the couch. Download the complete schedule of family Christmas programs at ABCFamily.com

Do you need a vacation? 
Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in Cinderella's Castle?

Enter ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win a Disney Parks vacation 
with a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite!

Pixie dust and best of luck to all!
Photo Source: ABC Family

It's a Small World Holiday at Disneyland (Video) #DisneyHolidays

There's so much that we share and it's time we're aware,
It's a Small World After All...

Children of the world rejoice! The most incredible display of lights at the Disneyland Resort is back. Can you hear the voices of holiday cheer singing holiday renditions of 'It's a Small World" remixed with 'Jingle Bells." Decorations a plenty and thousands of lights come together to bring peace on earth and goodwill to men on 'It's a Small World' Holiday at Disneyland!

Watch the video below to see how we captured the magic, as Small World shows it's #DisneySide.

Disclosure: We were invited to a Media Preview at the Disneyland Resort to experience all things #DisneyHolidays

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort - The Spookiest Time of the Year!

If you ask any guest who frequently visits the Disneyland Resort what is the best time to visit Disneyland, they will probably give you two answers: 
They are absolutely correct!

Disney decorates for the holidays like no other! The magic seems to multiply 10 fold during September through December at Disney Parks. Our family has made a tradition of visiting during these extra festive times. In an attempt to capture some of the the SPOOKtacular sights of Halloween at Disneyland Resort, we shot this 5 minute video! We hope you enjoy this glimpse of some BOO-tiful things to see during Halloween Time! 

For more tricks and treats check out:

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Disney Infinity Characters Go To Disneyland

What would happen if your favorite characters from Disney Infinity went on vacation?

Where would they go?
What would they do?
Would they go on rides?
What would they eat?

Well you no longer have to wonder... 

We just so happened to tag along recently when Mike Wazowski, Sulley and some other of the Disney Infinity Characters went on the ultimate guy's trip to the Disneyland Resort. See photos of them dining, riding attractions, hanging with other Characters, and lounging by Disney's Grand Californian pool. These monsters really know how to vacay in style!

To see the rest of the photos go check out the post, to see the magic that happens when
Disney Infinity Characters Take a Disney Vacation!
Can you spot them at the Parks?

Important: Changes to the Disney Disability Pass at Disney Parks

A new program is coming to Disney Parks for guests and families with disabilities on October 9, 2013. More details about the new Disability Access Service (DAS) Card program are coming soon but until then, here is some information via Disney Parks:
We would like to share an upcoming change in the Guest Assistance Card.  Disney has an unwavering commitment to making our experiences accessible to all Guests.  After careful consideration, we will be replacing the Guest Assistance Card with the new Disability Access Service Card on Oct. 9 to create a more consistent experience for all our Guests while providing accommodations for Guests with disabilities. Until Oct. 9, we will continue to use Guest Assistance Cards. We look forward to sharing more information about the Disability Access Service Card as we get closer to implementation.

Frequently Asked Questions:
 How will the new Disney program work?
The Disability Access Service Card will offer Guests a return time for an attraction based on the current wait time. Guest Assistance Cards will continue to be in effect until Oct. 9. We look forward to sharing more information as we get closer to implementation.

Did Disney receive assistance in developing the Disability Access Service Card?
Yes, Disney is engaging disability groups, and Autism Speaks was instrumental in providing feedback as we developed this new process.

Why is Disney making these changes?
Given the increasing volume of requests Disney receives for special access to our attractions, we are changing our process beginning Oct. 9 so that it creates a more consistent experience for all our Guests while providing accommodations for Guests with disabilities.

Who will be eligible for a Disability Access Service Card?
Our goal is to accommodate Guests who aren't able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). 

Will Guests on wish trips also use Disability Access Service Cards?
No. Guests who are visiting through wish-granting organizations will have access through a separate program.

What should Guests do if they have concerns? 
Guests should contact Guest Relations to discuss their assistance needs.

Zendaya Live in Concert at the L.A. County Fair 2013

The L.A. County Fair is know for it's food, shopping, and good ol' family fun!
But did you also know, the L.A. County Fair has some awesome musical entertainment?
Last year we told you about the Bridgit Mendler Concert.

The L.A. County Fair 2013 End of Summer Concert Series includes
SatSep 21, 2013 07:30 PM

Get your tickets to see Zendaya with special appearance by Bella Thorne.


We had a chance to visit the Fair again this year to sample the delicious food and have picked our favorite to share with you. Be sure to visit Texas Style BBQ!

There are lots of choices for yummy eats but our favorite by far is the Brisket Sundae. Steaming hot mashed potatoes topped with tender juicy brisket, a BBQ sauce to die for with a cherry tomato on top! 
It's Texas BBQ at it's best! Yee-Haw!

The official blog of the L.A. County Fair

 Download the (free) L.A. County Fair Mobile App
and check out the list of entertainment and attractions for each day.

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

How to Draw Mike Wazowski from Monsters University

Ever since we saw this video on the Disney Channel this summer:

We've been inspired to draw. We've been spending more time with our kids whether it be coloring, painting or chalk drawing. Needless to say it's been a very artistic summer! Being that this summer's biggest hit was Monsters University, we thought it would be great to learn how to draw Mike Wazowski too! Our family had so much fun doing it that we made a little step-by-step version for you to follow.

Click here to 

Everyone's favorite monsters are popping up all over again. Mike and Sulley have returned to the big screen to show us a little of their past and where their story began. These guys also have starring roles in the new video game 

Remember when we first told you about the big game reveal from Disney Interactive? Super awesome new game that features some of our favorite Disney characters of all time! (Including  Mike) Have you picked up your copy yet? What do you think? 
It's the perfect activity for 
for kids of all ages. (Kids at heart too!)

We're pretty addicted! The fact that you can create your own worlds and play together with characters from different Disney/Pixar movies is a Disney fan's dream come true! Right?
Click here to see
and find out how to get your free downloads.

Let us know if you try our Mike Wazowski drawing tutorial - We'd love to see your scare-tastic sketches!

10 Magical Reasons to Attend D23 Expo!

10 Magical Reasons to Attend D23 Expo!

It's finally here! The Disney happening so special, it only happens once every other year! With a name like the Ultimate Disney Fan Event how can you go wrong? We are excited this year to be bringing some newbies with us! Tracey and her girls along with our mom, all of whom have never been! We think this will be the best expo yet! Will we see you there?

1.) Magic
There's a whole lot of Disney Magic under one roof. You won't believe how much pixie dust is in store for all who attend this one-of-a-kind Expo.

2.) Music
We have two words for you - Richard Sherman. We have two more - Alan Menken.
Disney Music LEGENDS People!!!
Radio Disney Road Crew will also be on hand to keep the crowd pumped with music and introduce some Rockin' stars!

3.) Celebrities
Seriously we've never seen so many celebrities in so little time. Some of this year's celebs include Wayne Brady, Ross Lynch, Tim Gunn, Bridget Mendler, Joey Fatone, Tom Bergeron, Raini Rodriguez, Paige O'Hara, the cast of Teen Beach Movie just to name a few.

4.) Memories
The memories we made two years ago are still some of our very favorite Disney memories of all time. Disney is always better when you share it with someone, especially your sisters.

5.) Costume Contest

The à la Mode Costume Contest, named after The Incredibles’ couture genius Edna Mode, is the first competition of its kind to showcase fans’ creativity through costumes inspired by all things Disney, including Motion Pictures, Parks & Resorts; Consumer Products, Media Networks, and Interactive.

6.) Shows
Hooray for Broadway! Take a musical journey into Disney's history on Broadway and beyond. This one night only performance features an all-star lineup of artist who sing everyone's favorite Disney musicals. Some of the musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more!

7.) Legends
This year's Legends Ceremony is going to be well, legendary with honorees including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Ed Wynn, Steve Jobs, Glen Keane, Dick Clark and many more. The Disney Legends Awards program is a 26-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. CEO Bob Iger said that "The Disney Legend Award is reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic." 

8.) Archives
As in, Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives where you can see many sights that few ever have. A wide array of iconic displays to behold, a real treat for the true Disney fan! This year includes  archives from Mary Poppins', Disney's Adventures in the Land of Oz, Once Upon A Time, Teen Beach Movie. Fan Art Contest entries celebrating Mary Poppins' 50th Anniversary! Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives presents a selection of memorable props and costumes from many timeless Disney productions.

9.) Experience
Just picture thousands of Disney Fanatics under one roof celebrating the pure joy of the Mouse! It's really something special to experience, in a way that only Disney can produce. This expo truly is the Ultimate Disney Fan Event!

10.) Shopping
From the Silent Auction to the Dream Store. D23 Expo has so many unique shopping experiences to behold. There's a special Disney Store with plenty of D23 Expo merchandise set-up and also many Disney Consumer Products Pop-Up Shops throughout the convention floor. You can be sure to get your fill of gadgets and gizmos galore. We'll save a spot for you in line!

Be sure to check out our post:
D23 Family Fun Guide

See Ya Real Soon!

Best Disney Games for Families To Play

What does Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue all have in common? These are all classic board games that have Disney counterparts. Scrabble has a Disney Theme Parks Edition, Monopoly transforms into Disney Villians Version and Clue becomes the mystery Tower of Terror. How about Candy Land, Operation, and Trivial Pursuit? Yep, they all have Disney Editions too! These are just a few of the Disney Games that we have included in our list of 25 Awesome Family Games for Disney Lovers! There is a Disney game choice right for every Disney fan in your life.

If you're more into video games like Disney Infinity, we've got those on the list too! Throwing a Birthday Party? Here's 10 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Gaming Party that your kids will love! So roll the dice, spin the wheel, grab the controller and get your game on - You'll be so glad you did!
Tell us, do you have any of these "Magical" versions?

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SALE! Disney Store 25% Off Your Purchase

Disney Store Friends & Family Event July 18 - 21!

It's no surprise we love shopping at Disney Store so when there is a coupon for 25% off your purchase we start making our wish lists, get our back-to-school shopping done, and even buy a ton Christmas gifts. Did we mention free shipping on orders over $75? (code: DISNEYPAL) 
You're Welcome!!!

Click on over to 
for more about the Disney Store coupon and how to use it!

First on our shopping list? We will be buying some of this lovely Disney home decor.

What's on your wish list?

Disney Infinity: Summer of Endless Fun Tour


Disney Fans Invited to Play Anticipated Video Game Before it Launches Next Month

The Disney Infinity "Summer of Endless Fun" multi-city tour is kicking off in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif on Sunday, July 7 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. For the first time, fans will have the exclusive opportunity to play Disney Infinity, an all-new video game that unlocks the freedom to create stories and play experiences starring some of the most beloved characters from the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios. 

The event is free to the public and will include hands-on demos with Disney Infinity, which features the innovative Toy Box mode that truly brings every kids' imaginations to life. 

Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive's biggest and most ambitious video game to date, is embarking on a multi-city "Summer of Endless Fun" tour to showcase the most anticipated game of the year.

Activities include: game demos, surprise guests, photo opportunities, giveaways, contests, entertainment provided by Radio Disney's Ernie D and more! Additional information about the tour can be found here -

Downtown Disney District (by ESPN Zone)
1313 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, Calif. 92802

Sunday, July 7, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

July 7: Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.
July 13-14: Taste of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
July 18-20: Gaslamp Quarter during San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, Calif.
July 19-21: Revere Beach National Festival in Boston, Mass.
July 26-28: Coast Guard Festival in Detroit, Mich.
August 10-11: Prince William County Fair in Richmond, Va.
August 17: Nintendo World Store in New York City, N.Y.
August 18: Times Square in New York City, N.Y.

Disney Infinity is an all-new game platform that gives players the freedom to create stories and play experiences featuring characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios. Players can place real-world toy versions of beloved Disney characters onto a device called the Disney Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters
University, the Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars and The Lone Ranger, as well as into a giant Toy Box. 

Happy Birthday America: Perry the Platypus Style

(Perry the Platypus Style)

How are you celebrating Independence Day?

*Photo made with the new Disney Channel Photo Finish App.
The app is available now for free in the App Store at http://AppStore.com/DisneyChannelPhotoFinish

Where's Pascal? It's The New Where's Perry for Disney Fans!

There's a new game in town, that's giving the catch phrase "Where's Perry?" a run for it's money.
Where's Pascal?
It's the new hide and seek game sweeping the nation... 

Well maybe not, but we do know that there is a really awesome area at Magic Kingdom that was inspired after the village of Corona in the Disney movie Tangled. Really, it's amazing and feels like you've stepped into the movie. (It's incredible how Disney continues to do this!) Incorporated in the scenery and greenery are Pascal and some of his friends hidden by Disney Park Imagineers. You can see a sneak peek at a few of the hiding chameleons on our post over here:

Happy Hunting!!!!

If you'd like to know all about the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World get the all of the latest and greatest on Disney Parks Blog.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We'll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.

Disney Story: A Miniature Tale

This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands - click here

The older our children get, the harder it becomes to find the time to do things as a family.  Even more rare to be able and get out in the open air and do a physical activity together. We recently had an opportunity to do just that! You bet we jumped at the chance to Disney Try It. While at the recent DisneySMMoms Celebration, we went to Fantasia Gardens and Fairways for the first time. A Disney themed miniature golf course inspired by the animated Disney classic film, Fantasia. Each of the 18 holes brought whimsical to the mini-sport that brought smiles to our faces and added hours of fun to our Walt Disney World vacation.

Want to see all 18 holes of the mini-golf course in an awesome photo gallery?
Click here: 
Disney Fantasia Gardens: Magical Miniature Golf.

To make sure that we preserved this memory and shared it with the family that couldn't be there with us, we used Disney Story. Do you have this awesome new app on your iPhone? We all do! Let us tell you it's a really different new way showcase your memories. It groups the photos that you already have by date and event. Super simple. Then you can choose a template of your liking, add up to 20 photos and 2 videos, and viola! You just became an instant-storyteller! All these tools at your fingertips, and did we mention that it's free. Now that's the magic of a Disney App.

Here are some other stories that we have created...

Now tell us... What's you story?

Full Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We'll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.

Disney Channel Original Movie: "Teen Beach Movie" Trailer and Soundtrack

This summer's newest Disney Channel Movie: Teen Beach Movie stars Maia Mitchell (ABC Family's The Fosters) as surfer girl McKenzie, and Ross Lynch (Austin and Ally) as her high school sweetheart Brady. The cast includes a dozen other uber talented singing and dancing "teens". Watch these official trailers to get your first look at the new Disney Channel Original Movie. Want more on Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie? Check out the complete Cast Photos  and follow them all on twitter over on Babble-Disney Sisters

Teen Beach Movie premieres 
Friday July 19 8/7c on Disney Channel.

Just announced: 
You can pre-order the soundtrack to Teen Beach Movie on iTunes today! 

Disney's Favorite Ginger Inspires "Merida" Makeover

Ever wanted to be transformed into a redhead? Have you ever dreamed of having long, flowing curly locks like those of Merida in the Disney Pixar movie, Brave? Princess hair is SO RAD!

Inspired by Newly Crowned Princess Merida, which we actually got to witness IN PERSON at Walt Disney World, during Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. These Disney fans have all gotten a similar makeover. They sure do resemble the red haired fireball, don't they?

To see more Merida makeovers, go to:

Full Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We'll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.

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