Sunday, April 28, 2019

"Avengers Endgame" Review

"Avengers Endgame" Review

Ok - So when we saw Avengers Infinity War we didn't know that it was Part 1 of 2.  When it ended, we were like "WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?!?!?!" Today we saw "Avengers Endgame" and it all made more sense.

It is a fitting ending to a huge adventure.

It's rated PG-13 for mild language and some violence.

I give it a 10 out of 10

Keep reading to see more - I promise NO SPOILERS!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

"Dumbo" Review

 Disney's Dumbo!      
It's a live action remake of the classic Disney animated film, starring Colin Farrell,  Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, and Finley Hobbins. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mary Poppins Returns Review

Mary Poppins Returns Review

Chris, Ali and I reviewed it on our podcast - click on link below if you want to hear it.  Read below for my review.

Episode 16.5                                                                          Our Disney Adventures Podcast

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Our Disney Adventures Podcast

Hey all!
My daughter Ali and I have a Disney Podcast!

Our Disney Adventures Podcast - 
and I've been posting a lot of pictures on that blog lately!  
Pictures that coincide with what we talk about on the podcast.
Click HERE for more details on that!

We just became Get Away Today Affiliates!
Which is so exciting!
Before Chris and I became Annual Passholders, 
we always booked through Get Away Today!
You get discounts on tickets and hotels - 
and not just for Disneyland!  
You can also just do tickets, if you don't need a hotel!

Southern California: Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland, San Diego and of course Disneyland!
- Orlando: Walt Disney World
- Cruises
- Grand Canyon Railway
- Hawaii
- Las Vegas
- Adventures by Disney
- and many more!

They also have a layaway program!  
They didn't used to have that - we had to pay it all up front!  Now for $175 down you can lock in your vacation!  I love it!

Click HERE for more information

Pirates of the Caribbean 


                          Tarzan's Treehouse 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Storytellers Cafe Character Brunch - December 2018


Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

In December 2018 we had a fun character dining experience at the Storyteller's Cafe inside The Grand Californian.  

It is available from 7:00am-2:00pm.  We made our appointment at 1:00 and it was awesome!
Not very crowded at all at that point.
We had some fun interactions with the characters.

The characters we saw were:
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale

We've done a few character meals before, but none of them were as fun and silly as this one.  We got so much interaction with the characters!  And we had no kids with us - it was just Chris and me.  They didn't care - they still paid attention to us!  And because it wasn't crowded, they spent time with us.  There was no hurry.

And I loved their outfits!
The theme was really cool!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Festival of Holiday Sip and Savor Pass! December 2018

We were at the Disneyland Resort this last week
(December 17-22, 2018) 
for the Festival of Holidays.

California Adventure had food carts all over the park where you could try some different things.  When they do these things they offer a Sip and Savor Pass.  For Annual Passholders it was $49 - with that you get to try 8 items.  These can be from any of the 12 carts they have.

Chris and I ate our way through DCA that day!  We bought 1 pass and shared each item.  It was enough food!  That Sip and Savor Pass fed both of us for a whole day!  Well, with a snack or 2 thrown in for fun!  :)

Click on "Read More" if you want to see how I rated each item.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ralph Breaks the internet Review

What a fun movie!  It had the same feel as "Wreck It Ralph", but with a new story, new characters and a twist! 

Towards the beginning Ralph poses an interesting question:

“Why would I wonder if there’s a better life, when the life I have is perfect?”

That's an interesting thought.  She people are happy with things staying the same, others crave change.  Hmmm.....

I enjoyed all of the cameos in it - especially all the Disney characters.  The scenes with Vanellope and the Disney Princesses had me on the floor laughing!  So funny, and imaginative!  There were many cameos that I thought were fun!  I’ll share a few in the next section of the review - it’ll be in the *Spoilers* section.  Don’t read it if you don’t want to know!  :)  Read it after you’ve seen it and let me know if you agree with me.  :)  

It also has a few good messages in it.  Things we all need to remember:
  1. Yesss (a new character voiced by Taraji P. Henson) tells Ralph:  “The first rule of the internet: don’t read the comments.”  Good advice!
  2. Rapunzel, with the other Disney Princesses, asks Vanellope:  “Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up?”  Vanellope says “Yes!  What is up with that?”  It’s a moment that tells us that it’s a dumb idea.  Women don’t need a big, strong man to solve our problems.  But we can certainly love a big, strong man!  :)
  3. This one I will share in the *Spoiler* section (just click “Read More” below, if interested)

Just 3 things you might want to be prepared for if you’re taking kids:
  • There’s a brief burping contest.   (which is funny, but I know it bothers some people)
  • There is a glimpse of a scary clown - it creeped me out for the 3 seconds it’s on screen.  (Scary like Pennywise from “It”.  So be prepared for that if your child notices it.)
  • Double Dan from the darknet - really creepy looking - that’s the thing with the head in his neck - he’s in the preview.   

In case you don’t know the plot of this one:

Six years after the events of the first film, the steering wheel controller on the Sugar Rush game console breaks, forcing Mr. Litwak to unplug the machine. Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz evacuate all of the Sugar Rush residents to other games before it is shut down, placing the racers in the care of Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun. Ralph and Vanellope then use the arcade's new connection to the Internet to go looking for a replacement steering wheel. While they find a source for a replacement wheel, they need money, leading them to join a free-to-play violent racing game Slaughter Race where they meet Shank, one of the game's drivers. Vanellope is taken in by what Slaughter Race has to offer over Sugar Rush and Shank becomes a big sister figure for Vanellope, making Ralph concerned that Vanellope no longer looks up to him nor will return to her game. Along the way, the two encounter new customs, worlds, and characters.

I enjoyed all the references and cameos in this movie.  And I’m looking forward to seeing it again!

One of my favorite quotes from the movie will take us into the next section - the *Spolier Section* - don’t read it if you don’t want to see any spoilers!  :)  
(Come back after you’ve seen the movie and let me know your favorites!)

“Start churnin' butter and put on your church shoes, little sister, cuz we're about to blast off!”  Ralph

*Spoiler Section* below - click ONLY if you want to read spoilers!