Festival of Fantasy Parade

When Buzz came to visit me a couple of weeks ago, we of course had to make a stop at our favorite place on earth! Now it turns out that we planned our trip to the Magic Kingdom and found out that the new Festival of Fantasy parade would start two days after we left. We were upset that we wouldn’t be able to see the parade but glad that we were avoiding the crowds that the parade would bring. So instead of being in the park for Festival of Fantasy we did the next best thing, we watched a live stream!

Unfortunately, Buzz’s vacation ended and she had to head back home. However, I was lucky enough to head back to the Magic Kingdom to see the new parade! I will be the first to admit that I was never the person who would wait on the sidewalk for a parade at Walt Disney World. Why wait when I could experience everything else the park has to offer?! This parade was a different story though. We saved a spot in Frontierland an hour before it started; my family and I were uninterested in waiting 2+ hours on Main Street so Frontierland was the best spot for us. It definitely got crowded and people kept trying to maneuver through the already tight space to see the parade or get out of the area, but once the parade started I was glad we waited for the parade.

The music accompanying the floats was fantastic, and the vibrant colors of each costume and prop gave a feeling of joy and whimsy to the overall production. The characters were expressive and fun; they had great interactions with guests and other characters as well. The order of the floats made sense and gave proper identification to each film that was utilized in the parade. Overall, this is a parade that the imagineers who have been working on it should be proud of for years to come.

Have you seen the Festival of Fantasy Parade? What did you think of it? Is there anything you wish was or wasn’t in the parade?

-Woody

And of course I can’t leave y’all without any photos!

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Top 10 “Let It Go” Covers

By now, I’m sure you all have heard the original version of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, sang by Idina Menzel.  And if you haven’t, well, you must be living under a very large rock.  Click here for the original song.

Now, the Internet, thanks to YouTube, is flooded with covers of this award-winning song.  I have watched a lot of these covers and have narrowed down my favorites.  I am going to share them all with you right now. WOO HOO! (Just remember these are just my favorite covers of the song.  The original is still my all-time favorite, but I’m not going to include it in this list.)

10.     Elizabeth South

9.      Brian Hull

8.      Sophia and Bella

7.      Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel, and The Roots

6.      Maddie and Zoe (You just have to love this one. They are adorable!)

5.      Caleb Hyles

4.      Annelise Forbes (She’s only 9 years old!)

3.      Sam Tsui

2.      The Piano Guys

1.      Alex Boyé featuring One Voice Children’s Choir

Okay, now that you all know my favorites, I want to know which versions you like!  Share with us in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter, or email.  °o°

-Buzz

More Let it Go?!?!? Okay!

Hello my friends! So it’s no secret that I have been completely obsessed with Let it Go from Frozen. Well, I just found this video combining tribal music and a children’s choir into this wonderful disney song! So enjoy the cuteness overload and pure talent that you will soon hear and see! Enjoy loves!

– Woody

Disney’s Frozen Will Melt Your Heart

Well, the Disney Animation team has done it again.  Frozen is a wonderful film about the importance of family.  It teaches you that no matter who your family is, you can’t give up on them.  Elsa and Anna, show us that the love and bond of a sister is much more powerful than that of any other love.

I actually am at a slight loss for words, which rarely happens.  This film is the perfect movie to go see with the family during this holiday season.  It brings fun for the whole family with its perfect charm and humor.  If it was up to me to decide, Princess Anna is the most realistic and easiest to relate to out of all the princesses thus far.  She is quirky and awkward and willing to take matters into her own hands when needed.

The storyline is perfect.  Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” it brings a tear or two to your eyes and makes you laugh a lot.  The film has a familiarity, yet it is so different from the other princess movies.  The artwork and music, alone, makes it a must see.  I felt as if I were watching a Broadway musical from the styles of the magical songs throughout the film.

I just…yeah.  I highly recommend seeing this movie if you haven’t already.  It is now a contender for favorite Disney princess film and definitely makes choosing just one that much harder.  I did not see the film in 3D, but don’t think I missed out on anything.  It was great without it, but I plan on seeing it again in 3D soon.

If you would like to read a more in-depth review with spoilers, click here to visit another blogger who did a wonderful job capturing the film’s magic.

 

-Buzz °o°

 

Have you seen Disney’s latest animated film, Frozen, yet?  What did you think? Share with us your thoughts.