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Here’s some more news that’s come across my desk that I wanted to share!

We saw Moana in the theater back in December and ordered it on demand the day it came out – and I have to tell you – I love it more and more each time I see it… AND there is no way you can watch this Oscar segment, featuring the actress who voices Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, and not LOVE her too!  Her pure and refreshing performance tops most things I’ve seen in recent times. (click here)

Have you ever gone DisneyBounding?…or even know what I’m talking about?  DisneyBounding is when you dress in pieces of clothing and accessories that are in step with a Disney character.  For example, during one visit to Magic Kingdom Park last year, I wore green mermaid scale leggings, a lavender top and a sea star hair clip…I was DisneyBounding as Ariel!  Just recently John Stamos strutted his stuff in a DisneyBounding outfit of his own! (click here)

Now you want in on DisneyBounding too – don’t you?  Well Disney has now made it easier than ever!  Check out this new line of clothing that will be available at Disney Springs later this month! (click here)

Another new thing available at Disney Springs is New Personalized Storybooks at the Photopass Studio.  I can see this being the BEST magical vacation memento! (click here)

It’s been snowing up here in the North East – so I’m dreaming of summer…here’s a fun video with some Lilo and Stitch summer inspired nails – doing this may just be the pick me up I need! (click here)

Hope you enjoyed these articles – let me know which ones you liked best!  I’ll keep sorting through the good and the bad to bring you the best Disney updates in My Disney Desktop!

Also- don’t forget – Sprinkling Pixie Dust is about to turn ONE!  I’m giving away a $100 Disney gift card to one lucky winner to mark the occasion – see how you can enter! (click here)

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I loved having the chance to meet Bolt one hot June morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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I really love the movie “Bolt”.  I always love it even more, when I remember which 2 stars play the leading roles – sometimes I can’t even wrap my head around the duet that they sing for the final credits (to me they seem like such an unlikely pair – but what do I know?! It’s a great song!).  Sadly, Bolt currently isn’t meeting with guests, so I’ll leave you with this video to hold you over until a new character experience is scheduled for him!


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Meeting Disney Characters!

It was sometime back in the 1980s, but I have a clear memory of spotting Snow White out of the corner of my eye and racing over to her (along with a bunch of other kids)  – hoping that I’d be able to get her autograph. We hadn’t been looking for her – we were just walking down a path in the Magic Kingdom – and when she signed my book it was like magic!

These days you aren’t likely to just run into a character walking down a path – there are schedules and meeting spots and fastpasses to think about – but I will tell you – it’s still magical!

There are many places you can meet characters in Walt Disney World – and if you check your My Disney Experience App, you will find a list of every character who will be out and about that day – what times – and where to find them.  For some characters in the Magic Kingdom, like Gaston or Woody and Jessie, you go to their meeting spot and wait in line, for others, like the princesses who meet in Princess Fairytale Hall and Talking Mickey in the Town Square Theater, you can either wait in line, or select meeting them as one of your Fastpass+ choices for the day.

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If spending time waiting for a character meet  is not something you want to spend your time doing, another option is to book a character meal!  My family loves to do this – that way we can meet 4 or 5 characters while we’re enjoying some delicious food.  You are seated at your table, and the characters rotate and come to you!  Some character meals we have enjoyed in the past are Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet at the Contemporary hotel, Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare at The Grand Floridian, and both the Disney Junior Play and Dine and Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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But are your kids ready to meet characters up close and personal?… I thought for sure that mine would be dying to meet their favorite Disney friends – they BEGGED for me to list meet after meet in our touring plan. Then when we got face to face (or face to mask in some instances) – they freaked.  Now we prepare by watching youtube videos of character meets to prepare – and we also usually stay more calm around “face characters” (characters where you see their actual human face).  On our last trip though – my older children did give a few characters hugs and high fives, so I think we may add a few meet and greets back into our rotation.

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I’ve found that having a plan for meeting the characters helps.  If you have autograph books you can practice with your child what they will say to ask for the autograph.  Sometimes we purposely wear clothes that have that character’s image on it so we can point it out them.  My kids have started coming up with fun questions to ask the characters.  Even the ones who don’t talk back have found ways to answer!  My son asked Sorcerer Mickey at Hollywood Studios if he could turn him into a frog.  After thinking about it for a moment – he led my son over to his spell book and “searched” for a spell – we LOVED it!

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Let’s say your children aren’t ready to get too close to their favorite characters – don’t worry – there are SO many shows and parades happening all day long where you get close, but not too close to your favorite Disney friends.

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What characters are you hoping to meet?  Do you have any great character stories to share?  We’d love to hear about it all – leave a comment here or on Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page! And…be on the look out every Friday, when I’ll post some of my favorite “Disney Friend” pictures!

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Midday Magic!

After an amazing start to our day at the Magic Kingdom (you can read about it here) we kept the non-stop magic going!

Right after the show it started to pour!  Luckily it was time for us to use our first FastPass+ of the day, so no waiting in line in the rain for us! We headed over to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, passed the Dwarfs’ cottage and entered the mine.

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This is one of Walt Disney World’s newer attractions and waits can sometimes be Continue Reading

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After a fun night at Disney Springs, my daughter and I woke up early to make sure we made it to the Magic Kingdom a half hour before it opened.  “Why?” you may ask…because when you do, you not only get to see a most special show, but you are also one of the first people in the park and can ride many popular attractions with very little wait.

At 8:40am that morning the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show began.  Dancers, characters and of course, Mickey himself, arrived on the Walt Disney World Railroad to sing and welcome you to the park. One lucky family is chosen daily to ride the train and join the celebration and the rest of the crowd is showered with smiles, streamers and fireworks.  I have seen this show so many times and each time – even though I know it happens daily – I still feel like something special is going to happen THAT DAY. This show makes you feel like it’s opening day at Walt Disney World and that they have planned a very special day just for you!

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Once the show is over the “rope drops” and the park is open!  Everyone starts flooding the park – racing to get to their desired attraction.  We definitely were girls on a mission, but I always like to be sure to take Continue Reading

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Winter’s End Trip Starts at Disney Springs

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My daughter (age 5) and I were fortunate enough to take some time away together for our first ever Mommy/Daughter weekend.  After settling into the Pop Century resort we started our evening of activities at Disney Springs, Disney World’s downtown district that is filled with shops, restaurants, shows and fun!  Our resort bus dropped us off at the Marketplace area.  We immediately started to check out the shops! We bought a pair of personalized EARS for a friend who is turning one next month (and having a Mickey themed birthday party) at the Wonderful World of Memories store.  We literally went into every store in the Marketplace area.  The Disney’s Days of Christmas shop is always a treat to visit – you are instantly greeted by cast members with a “Merry Christmas” upon entering – no matter what day of the year it is outside their doors.  Everyday is Christmas? – yes, thank you!  The store is filled to the ceiling with ornaments and Disney Christmas décor.  They currently have a small Frozen themed merchandise nook off to one side of the store.

Another store that knocked our socks off was Continue Reading

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