Several months ago, I downloaded the Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique app for the iPhone with the intent to write a review for Blogging Disney. I didn’t expect to enjoy playing the app as much as I did, and yet here we are, weeks later, and I am still running a fashion boutique for fairies with clientele as illustrious as Tinker Bell herself.
Screenshot from Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique, copyright Disney
A middle-schooler I recently tutored saw an app notification pop up on my phone and expressed with surprise, “I didn’t know adults play Disney Fairies!” Well, we do. And we like it.
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In the summer of 2011, the Disney Channel launched its first-ever nationwide dance competition: the Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off ‘Shake It Up’ Edition.
Promotional image for Disney Channel's Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off, image copyright Disney
Solo and group dancers between the ages of 8 and 16 were invited to upload their auditions to the Make Your Mark website, with more than 28,000 audition videos submitted. Six finalists were chosen to compete in a televised event, and the winners, a team of four dancers known as AKsquared, were featured on an episode of Disney Channel’s hit series Shake It Up.
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Pixar Animation Studios may have aced its early film efforts with such beloved standouts as Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and all three Toy Story movies, but since the start of the twenty-tens, Pixar’s cinematic efforts have floundered, earning middling grades from critics and audiences alike.
Screenshot from "Monsters University", copyright Disney/Pixar
2011’s Cars 2 received Pixar’s worst-ever reviews with a 39% rotten consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, less than half the score of the first Cars film (at 74%). 2012’s Brave performed better at 78%, but many critics felt the studio’s first girl-centric adventure was missing much of the charm and wit that defined early Pixar films.
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This year’s long and chilly winter held the Northeast in its grip well through April, only to let up in time for an early summer heatwave. But while we northerners may have suffered a shortened spring, for Disney fans heading south, it was springtime-as-usual at Epcot’s 20th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival which ran from March 6th – May 19th, 2013.
2013 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, photograph by Samantha McElhaney
Every spring, Epcot dazzles in brilliant rainbow hues as elaborate flower beds and intricate topiaries are on display for two months, showcasing beloved Disney characters in a most magical and eco-friendly way. The 2013 festival was Epcot’s 20th and it featured many popular topiary displays from previous years, along with some brand-new exhibits promoting Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University.
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For more than 40 years, Cinderella’s Castle has stood tall as the Magic Kingdom’s most indisputably iconic landmark. At 190 feet high (and cleverly designed to look even taller), the castle has dazzled millions of visitors with its polished stone walls and 27 turrets which strike an elegant silhouette against the expansive Florida sky.
Cinderella's Castle, photograph by Valerie Champagne
The castle’s central location – where Main Street ends and the Magic Kingdom’s six lands converge – has guaranteed that Cinderella and her Prince reign as the supreme royals of Walt Disney’s Florida kingdom. Of course, they’ve never had any real competition. Until now.
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