Holly Brooke is not only a terrific cosplayer, but she is incredibly intelligent and a very thoughtful woman. I’d seen Holly’s cosplay images before getting the chance to meet her in person at ZappCon and she is even more impressive … Continue reading Holly Brooke Talks About the Ups and Downs of Cosplay
The world has gone crazy over Descendants! Over 32 million people have seen this Disney Channel phenomenon. With all the hype leading up to the movie, it had a lot to live up to. Even before it was released, it … Continue reading Dive Deeper Into Descendants – What’s Next for Auradon’s Not-so-Villainous Kids?
Sanjay’s Super Team is like watching The Avengers with a Hindu twist. It’s fun, action-packed, filled with beautiful artistic sequences, and meaningful all at the same time. Sanjay’s Super Team is the story of a young boy and his father. … Continue reading How the Powerpuff Girls Inspired Sanjay’s Super Team
Jessica Jones on Netflix is the dark corner of the Marvel Universe. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and The Avengers are the shining stars of all of Marvel-dom, but that light has to cast shadows somewhere and those shadows land … Continue reading Jessica Jones – This Isn’t Your Child’s Marvel Universe (spoiler-free review)
Ant-Man may be small on size, but big on delivery. The same is true for the home release of his movie on Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) which came out today (11/17) and will be out on BluRay, BluRay 3D, and … Continue reading Ant-Man Delivers Big Extras on Home Release
Disney cares. In every aspect of their theme parks, Disney goes above and beyond the industry norm to show that they care about their guests. And they treat us like guests instead of customers. The most recent highlight is with … Continue reading Disney Foodie Spotlight: Snacks with Character – Turning Allergies Into Allelujahs
I’m not sure why they called the movie The Good Dinosaur. It would have been more appropriate to call it The Really Good Dinosaur. Or The Stupendous Dinosaur. Or The One Dinosaur Movie You Can’t Afford to Miss. Last Saturday, … Continue reading The Good Dinosaur Isn’t Good – It’s GREAT! (spoiler-free review)
Star Wars: Season of the Force is about to take over Tomorrowland at Disneyland. While you will still be able to ride Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, and the Autopia, most of Tomorrowland is being transformed into … Continue reading Star Wars: Season of the Force Ready to Launch at Disneyland – 3 Things to Look Forward To
Today the holiday season officially started at Disneyland! By far the best time of year at the park, there is LOTS to do…and lines galore. It was unseasonably hot, even for Anaheim, on this first day, but the Christmas spirit … Continue reading It’s Holiday Time at Disneyland Again! – What’s Going on in 2015?
If you’re planning on going to Hong Kong Disneyland, here are 5 helpful tips to make the most of your stay! Although I’m sure if you’ve invested the time and money to go there you’ll already have thought of the … Continue reading An American in Hong Kong Disneyland – 5 Things to be Aware of Before Your Trip
Back when I first started reading comic books, they used to have little one page advertisements for Twinkies and Ding Dongs and other Hostess treats. These one page advertisements were basically six to eight panel comic strips featuring your favorite … Continue reading This Week in Marvel Comics – Avengers #0 – Now We’re Paying to Read Advertisments?
This book is a treasure trove of fun. Actually, Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire is two books in one plus some delicious goodies added on. Repackaged in trade paperback form, The Rise of the Empire contains both the … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire (spoiler-free book review)
It’s nice to see the good guys win. And Alfonso Ribeiro is a good guy. We’re not best friends or anything, but after getting a chance to watch him both behind the scenes and in front of the camera and … Continue reading The Key to Alfonso Ribeiro’s Success? – Being a Good Guy
There has been precious little added to the canon of the show Once Upon A Time outside of what you see on your television screens every Sunday night. Scant nuggets of new information about the characters have been available, which has … Continue reading What Is It Like to Write An OUAT Novel? – An Exclusive Interview with Wendy Toliver
If the Inside Out BluRay release had only come with the added features, it still would be worth the money, but thankfully they included the movie, too. Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out is one of the most popular movies of the year … Continue reading Inside the BluRay/DVD of Inside Out – Riley’s First Date?
Tomorrowland is the movie of the year…not enough people came to see. Only in Hollywood can a movie that made over $200 million be considered a disappointment, but with budgets what they are it certainly wasn’t the summer hit Disney … Continue reading Tomorrowland Deserves A Second Chance – BluRay/DVD Review
When I was a kid, I used to collect Star Wars cards. Nearly every one of my friends did. I would get 50 cents allowance and that was enough for two packs a week. My sister, Karen, is the thrifty … Continue reading Star Wars Card Trader – The Worst Best Star Wars App Around
Game Title: Toy Box Speedway Game System: Disney Infinity 3.0MSRP: $19.99 Genre: Racing game, kart-style Thanks to the folks at Disney Interactive I had the chance to preview the new Toy Box Speedway and my daughter and I have been … Continue reading Toy Box Speedway – More Than Just Racing
If one book can change the way you operate your business, Be Our Guest is likely that book. Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service was written and published by The Disney Institute with Theodore Kinni and describes … Continue reading Be Our Guest – The Book That Can Change Your Business
Cultivating the Magic is NOT about the plants…well, of course it’s about the plants. And the flowers. And the landscaping. But it’s really about Walt’s vision for the park and about his vast attention to detail. It’s about the dedication … Continue reading Cultivating the Magic Tour at Disneyland – Much More Than Just Plants!
Rise of the Empire is a rollicking ride through the original Star Wars trilogy. Having just finished the game on the new Infinity 3.0, I found it to be even better than Disney’s first Infinity foray into this universe – … Continue reading Rise of the Empire – Infinity 3.0 Takes on the Original Star Wars Trilogy
Alfonso Ribeiro is going to make a great host for America’s Funniest Home Videos! Alfonso was tapped to be the new host this season at Tom Bergeron’s departure and Alfonso adds an added boost of energy and a fresh take … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at #AFV – America’s Funniest Home Videos
When these were first announced, I thought for sure this was going to be a winner, but perhaps the excitement was bigger than the actual product. Considering the free shipping, the extremely nice packaging, and the exclusive pin content, it … Continue reading More Hype Than Content? – Disney Store Park Pack Review
Star Wars joins the Infinity universe! It started with 1.0 and the introduction of the Infinity system. That early system featured a variety of playsets and what Disney called the Toy Box. The Toy Box offered free play in the … Continue reading Star Wars Goes to Infinity and Beyond! – Infinity 3.0 Review
The holiday season at Disneyland is my absolute favorite time of year! I don’t think I’ve missed going since I worked there as a Cast Member back in 1986. Disneyland always seems to make the holiday season special! Parades, lights, … Continue reading The Diminishing Role of Christmas at Disneyland?
So it’s race day! After having checked in the day before (and also going to the Force Friday event at Disneyland), we rolled out of bed at 4:15am and walked over to the corrals. Thankfully, we were staying at the … Continue reading My First runDisney Experience – Race Day! (Part 2)
Darth Vader. Darth Vader will happen in season 2. Those two words alone cause fear throughout the galaxy. Not just in ours but in the Star Wars universe as well. If you watched the season 2 premiere, “The Siege of … Continue reading What Will Happen in Star Wars Rebels Season 2? – BluRay/DVD Exclusives
If you know that Rumpelstiltskin is really the Dark One and the Evil Queen’s name is actually Regina, if you know that Peter Pan is evil and Captain Hook is misunderstood, if you know that Elsa and the Snow Queen … Continue reading Oncers Unite! – Once Upon A Time Season 5 Primer
I’m not much of a runner. At all. My roly-poly stomach will attest to that. But I really wanted to do something healthy – not just for me, but for my daughter. But when we signed up I didn’t know … Continue reading My First runDisney Experience – The runDisney Expo (part 1)
Have my first novel published. Check. Be on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Check. Have one of my novels picked up for possible film. Check. Do all this before the age of 30. Check. For Alexandra Bracken, this is … Continue reading A True Star Wars-ian – Alexandra Bracken Shares Her Thoughts
With a title like that, it sounds like you’re about to read a classic fairy-tale. And perhaps you are. Star Wars is a modern classic fairy-tale complete with all the elements you’d expect – excitement, danger, romance, heroics, a daring … Continue reading The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy (Spoiler-free book review)