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San Antonio Whovians Assemble!

Last weekend was big for us geeks,  with the release of World War Z and the Texas Comicon 2013 in San Antonio and I am pleased to announce the Whovians were out in full force.

Living in San Antonio and being a Whovian can be challenging, my husband and I seem to have no one to talk to about our passion and have to reach out to our fellow Whovians spread amongst the stars and across the internet to connect.

Well last Saturday made us feel at home in our own city, seeing so many Who fans in once place was a very welcome change to our everyday struggle to find someone to share our stories and love.

We were finally able to talk to people about Dr Who (I had a fun conversation about Disney and Dr Who with one the merchants who was wearing a plushie Tenth and a yoda Disney pin) and there were even a few Doctors among the crowd.

Bowties are cool- 11th Doctor

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Would you like a Jelly Baby? 4th Doctor

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This is my favorite a switched gender 10th and Rose, but I LOVE the Tardis hat most!

If you were looking for a guy in a union jack, here he is!

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And the scariest Dr Who species ever invaded the convention, so whatever you do, don’t blink!

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So okay guys, I now you are out there and would love to be able to share all my Whovian geekery with you, you have been seen so please come out and share San Antonio 🙂

I hope to be seeing all of you around!

Now on a side note, yes, I love Who, but lets be honest, I am a full fledged geek and do not love just one thing geek. So here are all the other totally awesome costumes seen at the comiccon that I love. I will totally be dressing up for the next Comiccon in October, can’t wait!

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The Phantom of the Comiccon

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Silk Spectre and Rorschach
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The rest of the Ghostbusters and Vigo The destroyer

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Sand person

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Storm and Clone Trooper

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Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial guards and Jawa

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Darth Vader

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Boba Fett

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Twi’lek

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Mini Luke Skywalker

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Thor & My Hubby, who has also been Thor (See picture below)20130622_123238Hubby as Thor Halloween 2012

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Western Wonder Woman

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Joker, Lady Riddler and Charlie Chaplin

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Me with the DC Villains wearing a Marvel shirt, lol!20130622_125531And my favorite of the day, Mini Edward Scissorhands and Six Shooter

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Little Edward had everything down including the vacant stare and solemn look! Applause to all the awesome costumes!

It was a great time and I can’t wait for the next one:)

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Rumors abound : Disney World Star Wars Cantina Restaurant? | the disney food blog

With the proposed expansion to the Star wars area at Disney’s Hollywood studios, there is a buzz in the Disney rumor mills that we may get our very own Cantina, how cool.

Check out the Disney Food Blog below to find out more!

Will Disney World Get A Star Wars Cantina Restaurant? | the disney food blog.

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Disney Anniversary Trip – Day 5, Hotel Lobby, Downtown Disney and T-Rex with my Grandmother :)

We are onto day 5, we have made it more than half way through the trip report give or take and so much has already happened since we have been home, that I can’t wait to share with you guys.

But first we have to finish this glorious trip, day 5 we got up and noticed it had rained over night. We were really happy it waited because we saw it had a 60% chance of rain that day and we didn’t want it to ruin our water park fun ( even though hubby likes to swim in the rain.) The rain also brought it some cooler air, so I was really happy the day at the water park went off without a hitch 🙂

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Remember in my day 1 post I had said there were shorter ways to the lobby and bus if you chose different paths, well here is our  example, from the Triton rooms if you head towards the parking lot and follow this sidewalk it takes you all the way to the buses and the lobby, much shorter but less scenic and there are cars, so watch where you walk. This walk will shave about 3 to 5 minutes off your walk verses walking through the Little Mermaid and the Lion King areas due to the narrow walkways and them being more crowded.

We had decided we were going to shoot for Animal Kingdom that morning and try to ride a few rides before heading to the  Downtown Disney Marketplace, but the Animal Kingdom bus wasn’t there and we didn’t want to be late for lunch with my amazing  grandmother, so we went in the lobby, to the  ink&paint shop and the arcade to do some pin trading before we headed over to meet my grandma for lunch.

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Ariel and sea horses, I love this one

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As you just saw me mention, we had been doing pin trading, this trip.

What is pin trading you might ask?

Well it is simple really and a ton of fun!

Step 1: Buy some official Disney pins

Step 2: Find a Cast member

Step 3: Ask them nicely to see their pins

Step 4: They will show you

Step 5:  If you like any you see, you can ask you trade up to two pins with them

You can trade up to two pins per day with each and every Cast Member with a pin collection, so this leads to many fun trading opportunities on your trip.

Pin trading can also be done cheaply if you plan ahead (to learn more, check out this post I wrote about pin trading here.) We purchased a lot of 25 pins on Ebay for $15, which is a great deal compared to buying the parks (one pin starts at 6.95 on property.) You can also save on lanyards to wear your pins on the trip on Ebay or even make your own (we already had some at home.)

We hadn’t quite prepared as well as I thought though because we got hooked. 🙂 Which is easy. I LOVE Figment (the little purple dragon from Journey to Imagination at Epcot, for those who don’t know) and we found all these hidden Mickey Figment pins every time we turned around. Hidden Mickey pins are special because these are the ones they give to cast members only and they cannot be purchased, only traded for.  We both started with about 12 pins to trade and we ended up having to buy a whole bunch on site to continue our fun, it was totally worth it though.

If this happens to you, here is a tip, if you buy a starter pack, you can sometimes find packs that have 7 pins for $29 dollars, which makes each pin less than $5 this is the best value we found on site. Or if you are really just looking to trade two at that moment, they do have 2 pack (blind packs) that I believe were around $11.

The pin trading is a really great way to interact with Cast Members like you never have before. You will learn their interests, stories about what rides they have worked,  or even rumors about upcoming park designs.

At first we traded for things we thought looked neat and the more pins we saw the more an idea formed of what we wanted to collect. Once you figure out what you want to collect it makes the hunt easier.

On top of the that you can also ask the Pin Trader shop at Downtown Disney to see their pin book, so you can get an idea as to which pins in your set you are missing.

Also a fun fact we didn’t know going in, each Hotel has a pin board or book and then a large pin board that comes out once a day (most came out at 5, but it is better to ask what time the board is shown at each hotel) and some of the stores will have a pin board too.

Once you are hooked, you can’t help to want to talk to every Cast Member you see and can spot ones you need from a mile away!

It is a great experience and one that hubby and I bonded more so over.  We started a collection of Figments, Orange Bird and added more to are already large Haunted Mansion pin board.

Here is what are lanyards looked like in the beginning of the trip after a few trades

Mine

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and here is the collection the last day

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As you can see the collection grew so much that Figment over took both lanyards and the Orange Birds didn’t even fit (we managed a full collection of them.)

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This was really one of the highlights of our trip, hubby really loved it, he said it was like one big scavenger hunt. If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you try it, but be warned you may get hooked, be prepared 🙂

In the ink&paint shop we got really lucky, one of the Cast Members there was into Figment too and she had some we needed and filled us in on some of the ones to look for. Thanks! After we checked out the whole area for new pins, we got on the bus to Downtown Disney

Hubby looking sharp waiting for the bus 🙂 Like the lanyard?!

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Once we made it downtown, we got off in the Marketplace. There are two parts to the Downtown Disney area, (soon to be called Disney Springs) there is Westside and Marketplace. Once we got off the bus, we headed to Art of Disney, one of my favorite stores in the Marketplace. It is filled with art (you may even get to see a Cast Member creating sketches for purchase in the shop) and is connected to a create a tee shirt shop and a paper goods store (good place to get scrapbook stuff or a notebook to journal your trip.)

Here are some of the amazing pieces we saw in the Art of Disney

Stitch reading the Ugly Duckling

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Mixed Media Wind in the Willows (Mr Toad is having a mania!)232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;34634;nu0mrj

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speaking of Halloween, they had an entire case filled with replicas from the Haunted Mansion Nightmare Before Christmas overlay232323232%7Ffp543(4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;97534;nu0mrj

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From there we went to see all the yummy snacks at Goofy’s Candy Co.

Goofy mosaic made of jelly beans

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Some really cool candy apples- Lightning, Sully and Mike232323232%7Ffp543 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;99234;nu0mrj

Kermit!232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;35934;nu0mrj

Cheshire cat, Goofy and a graham cracker covered one!232323232%7Ffp73497)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;35634;nu0mrj

Cast member dipping the apples232323232%7Ffp54386)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;99434;nu0mrj

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Ok, now I am hungry but we made one more stop before we met up with my Grandmother, the pin traders of course!

Russell and Dug have pins too!

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We had heard about 30th Anniversary blind packs for Figment and we found them here after checking out the pin trading book, I was talking about before. We bought two of them and with a purchase of $25 or more, you can buy a blind pack pin for $2.95, we did. The Cast member that was helping us knew we were looking for Figment and helped us try to find the Figment completer pin. Our first try was a bust so he let us buy another one (without the whole spending $25 again) and we got him! Another wonderful cast member, thank you 🙂

This is what the blind packs look like

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And here is the awesome pin that helped us complete one of our Figment sets, love it! figcom

Now it is finally time for you guys to meet my grandmother, my Nana, Fay!

 Fay

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Fay lives in Florida, so we couldn’t come to Disney and not see her. She is one our favorite people and we were so happy to spend an afternoon with her.

We went to T-Rex which is a Landry owned restaurant like The Rain Forest Cafe, which is also at Downtown Disney and I am sure you guessed by the name, dinosaur themed 🙂

T-Rex

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The outside of restaurant

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The bar area- love the Jellyfish232323232%7Ffp54382)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;9 634;nu0mrj

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Ice cave

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when it is down time the cave is blue and cold but if you have experienced the “lightning storm” at The Rainforest Cafe, you know Landry’s always has something fun in store for you and here it is a “meteor shower”, every 30 minutes, the dinosaurs come to life and the cave turns red and it gets really loud (note if trying to catch up with a loved one this may not be the best place, lol.)

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Hubby and Nana, such a good picture

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We were having such a nice time we forgot to take pictures, but the meal itself was nothing to write home about.  I had a guacamole burger and Kris had a pulled pork sandwich, appetizers were a quesadilla and a flatbread, and we had doughnut holes with dipping sauces for dessert.

Verdict on T-Rex is the environment was fun, noisy but fun and  I think once is enough, the food isn’t special and the prices are kinda high, without the dining plan this meal was $85+ and only Kris and I got food.

That is where  I will leave you guys for today, tomorrow we will continue our afternoon with Fay, back to the hotel and Disney Quest 🙂

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Disney Anniversary Trip- Day 3- Indiana Jones Stunt show, Lights Motor action, Brown Derby, Toy Story Mania and The Rocking Roller Coaster

Hi guys, as promised yesterday, we are starting today with the rest of Day 3 at Hollywood Studios. We finished lunch and had 15 minutes until the Indiana Jones stunt show, so we grabbed a good seat just in time.

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Looks menacing!

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We didn’t take any pictures during the show because we were enjoying it and the people were everywhere but it was fun. They do stunts from some of the Indie movies and include guest participants in some stuff

Next The Great Movie Ride

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The ride was well the ride, but they changed it from the Gangster scene to the Western scene, I preferred the gangster. I know this is one that Kris will never want to go on again, it is definitely dated and we had the worst actors I think I have had in all my times on the ride. But I felt he needed to experience it at least once.

From there we went to do Star Tours

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The ride was fun as usual but we always seem to get in trouble with Darth Vader, we rode twice and then headed over to see Lights, Motor, Action but first we got shrunk and wandered around in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground

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That was fun, never really walked around in there and through all the caves, has some really nice details.

Lights, Motor, Action

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Lightning Mcqueen- Kachow!

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Hidden Mickey in water at stunt show

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The show was cool and they show alot of tricks that they use. I liked it but the smell of the burnout and fire kinda got to me. After the show we started our way back to the other side of the park for our dinner reservations at the Brown Derby, I still wasn’t feeling 100% so we stopped at Pizza Planet so I could wash my face and Kris could see the theming.

Pizza Planet oooooooohhh!

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I felt much better after and we headed to dinner after getting a Maleficent pressed penny from the machine at Pizza Planet 🙂

We headed over to the Brown Derby and were seated in about 10 minutes. We were greeted by this beautiful table. A round booth with confetti on it and champagne and strawberries

Our confetti

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We don’t drink but we truly enjoyed the gesture, we made a toast and took a sip and ate the strawberries 🙂

The Menu- it was so large I had to take separate pictures

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Our handmade Mickey

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For our appetizers, I ordered Andouille-crusted Prawn over Black Diamond Cheddar Grits, Wilted Greens, and Ancho Oil

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They were both really good, but we LOVED the grits, so good.

For our Entrees, I got Char-glazed Filet of Beef with a Red Wine Reduction, topped with a Cabernet and Roasted Shallot Butter, over White Truffle Oil Wild Forest Mushroom Mashed Potato, Sautéed Haricot Verts, and Golden Beets232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 927434;nu0mrj

Kris ordered Free-Range Roasted Breast of Chicken stuffed with Sweet Pepper, Chorizo, and Smoked Cheddar Cheese over a Celery Root Purée, Coriander-dusted Jumbo Asparagus, and a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce232323232%7Ffp543 ;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 927634;nu0mrj

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But as you can see from the plate, it was awesome.

The filet was cooked perfectly and the compound butter was delicious. The chicken was nice and the stuffing was so good. Yum!

Dessert we got Banana-White Chocolate Toffee Tower on Cocoa-Almond Cookie and Bananas “Foster”232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 927 34;nu0mrj

Chocolate Three Ways Praline Milk Chocolate Cream, crunchy Ganache, and Orange-Chocolate Mousse 232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 927;34;nu0mrj

They were both beautiful but the orange chocolate was too much for me and it was all I could taste. The banana tower was AMAZING! I think it was our favorite dessert of the trip!

Us, very full and very happy 🙂
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Was the best dining experience of the trip, our waiter Jerry was very nice and attentive and shared stories about Jamaica with us (where we honeymooned), the food was great and the environment was very romantic. We really enjoyed it.

Once we were done with dinner it was time for our fast passes for Toy Story Mania, so we made our way over to the Pixar Studio area and hopped in line

The theming is too cute, love the child drawing of Buzz

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The  whole line is pretty neat, we saw balsa wood planes, tinker toys, blocks, crayons and dominoes. The ceiling is a checkerboard 🙂
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Our scores, think we did pretty good 🙂

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Check out our cool glasses 🙂 232323232%7Ffp7347 )nu=3642)4(3)25;)27334(334(25 ot1lsi

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Outside we saw the little green men hanging a scrabble board, it says “you’ve got a friend in me.”232323232%7Ffp734 ;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 928 34;nu0mrj

Next we decided to check out The Legend of Jack Sparrow

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the set232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 928;34;nu0mrjTruthfully this was a big let down to me, I expected a show and it turned out to all take place in this area, all standing huddled next to each other.

The project things around the room, on the screen on the ship and on the ship. Lots of stomping your feet and being a pirate by saying Argh! To help defeat baddies, nothing I feel I will need to do again

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The ship was neat looking though

After that we were determined to get on the Rocking Roller coaster since we couldn’t get a fast pass and it was the last ride we needed to do at the park. So we hopped in line, wait said 30 was probably closer to 50.

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I totally forgot how fast the take off is on that ride, but it was fun, even with my head banging into the restraints the whole time, lol!

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After we did some shopping, I was determined to get my much earned Hollywood Tower Shirt, since I didn’t get one in Disneyland232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 929934;nu0mrj

Awesome window display at the Tower

Fun Vinylmations window at Villain’s in Vogue, where we got hubby a cool Chernabog shirt232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 24 34;nu0mrj

Hubby’s new Chernabog shirt

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If you like Noah’s work and can’t head out to Disney, you can order some of the Giclee’s at the Disney Store site or get the shirts and prints at Noah’s site here. I ordered the Evil Queen apple shirt yesterday, since I talked myself out of it while we were there, I know silly, huh?!

Kris told me I should have bought it there (and he was right), but with shipping it cost about the same as buying it then, so I am cool with getting it two weeks late.

Then we went to see if Starring Rolls was still open, to cross another cupcake off our list, sadly they were not.

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But Hubby made things alright as always 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(;9834;nu0mrj

Then we headed back to the hotel on the bus, still in time to check out the shop and get drinks before heading to our room for the night.

Our walk back to our room

Mufasa and Simba

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Dinglehopper, you’re doing it right!

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That’s it! We finished Day 3, tomorrow is Day 4, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach!

Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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Weekend of Disney- Oz the Great and Powerful, University Ids and the Force of Easter

Hi guys, 5 days to Disney and with that being said, we managed a very Disney Weekend without even thinking.

Oz Great and Powerful Review

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Went to see Oz, The Great and Powerful in 3d with some close friends and I would say, it was beautiful to look at but a little hard to watch. I love Disney and I love all the Frank L Baum books, but the story was a little slow.

The colors were gorgeous, the characters were pretty solid but hubby and I found ourselves struggling to stay awake in the middle. I know they have already greenlighted the sequel so I have hopes that the second installment will make up for some of the lag but all and all I am glad we saw it. I simply adored China Doll and Evanora’s green dress was breath taking, plus the 3d was well done. Also, it makes me look forward to Epcot’s Oz Garden that much more. I would give it a high C probably, go see it hopped up on caffeine for matinee prices.

University Id Cards

On my highly anticipated Disney Movie list is Monster University, oh I am excited! Hubby and I love Monsters inc, it even originated our pet names, so when we saw a photo op in the Theater lobby I jumped at the chance to be part of the University!

With new anniversary camera (thanks, Kitty!) in pocket, I clicked away!

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My new student IDhoneymonster

Hubby’s Id

Too cute, I love any excuse for a photo op and this is just so fun 🙂

After the show, I found the force is somewhat strong with Target.

They were not as full of fun stuff as for Valentine’s, in fact I hardly saw Mickey this holiday but I did find these.

Darth Vader Bunny

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Darth dons a pair of bunny ears and bears jelly beans

My Star Wars Basketyodaeaster

Darth Vader candy pouch, Vader bunny, Candy Yoda egg, Plush Yoda head basket and Darth and R2 candy clips

Of course, everyone forgets St Patty’s but I don’t and since I was married then, I think there should be some of this in stores too

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To purchase shirt click here

Seems like I can’t help but to find Disney every where I go, guess I am just too excited!

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