Frozen: Dads Now Entering Bandwagon

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Disney’s Frozen came out in November 2013. Yes, that’s right, 7 months ago Disney probably had no idea that their latest hit movie would still be blowing up record charts and social media. People are still as obsessed with the story, the characters, the music, all of it!

There have been plenty of videos circling the internet of others reenacting and singing the beloved songs. Covers of the songs are everywhere and people changing them, completely, as well.

The most recent one that I have come across made me smile the whole time. Two dads created their own rendition of the popular song, “For the First Time in Forever.”

Check out the awesome video by clicking here.

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Where in the World… Are the Disney Princesses?

Princess Fairytale Hall

So, you know where all the Princesses are meeting, right?  Well guess again.

Disney is about to move them around to accommodate the HUGE popularity of the new comers, Princess Anna and Elsa.  Currently, you can find them meeting together in the Fairytale Hall, completed this year just for our Royalty.  You can also find Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty for those who might not know) ((Yes, these people do exist!)) at Fairytale Hall.

However, starting on June 15, 2014, Aurora is going to be moving to the Town Square Courtyard.  She will be taking the place of Snow White.  Snow White will then move to Center Street, Main Street U.S.A.  (To be completely honest, I was not aware of a “Center Street” until now.)  Cinderella and Rapunzel will remain in their current locations.

As for Anna and Elsa, they will also remain at Fairytale Hall.  The change though, comes when you arrive to meet them.  They will no longer be meeting together.  They will be separate just like Cinderella and Rapunzel.

Disney is hoping that this will cut down on the outrageously long wait times to meet the Frozen Royalty, visiting all the way from Arendelle.  Wait times have been exceeding at least 200 minutes each day and by separating them into two meet and greets, hopefully this will be cut down.  Also, Disney being Disney, they are hoping that this will provide the opportunity for more people to actually come meet Anna and Elsa during their visit to Magic Kingdom.

You can meet the Princesses of Fairytale Hall from the time the park opens until 30 minutes before the park closes.

As for some of our other Princess favorites, you can swim under the sea to Ariel’s Grotto in Magic Kingdom to meet the mermaid herself.

Tiana is over in Liberty Square with her Prince Naveen.

Merida can be found in the Fairytale Garden giving friends some tips on her archery skills.

Jasmine meets with Aladdin at the Agrabah Bazaar, but sometimes they’ll fly over to Morocco on a magic carpet.

If Snow White doesn’t seem to be out and about in Magic Kingdom, she’s probably visiting friends in the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT.

As for Aurora, she sometimes likes to wander back into the woods to visit Fauna, Flora, and Merriweather but seems to end up in France.

Belle always has her nose stuck in a book, enjoying the fresh air in France as well.

Mulan is helping the Emperor in China, but she loves meeting new warriors who want to defeat the Huns.

And you can find Pocahontas over in Animal Kingdom with all of her animal friends.

 

So, what are your thoughts on the new changes?  Do you think Disney will save guests time by having Anna and Elsa meet individually?  °o°

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: Bonus Cover

This just in! Disney literally just uploaded this video.  If you watched the Good Morning America event that was a Frozen sing-a-along across the country, then you saw clips from this new video.  If you haven’t watched it yet, I’ve added it below for you, but this isn’t the bonus song!

The bonus song is the entire song as it was being sang by Anna and Elsa, themselves, from the Walt Disney World Resort with some very special children.

Bonus Song: 

 

(For the Top 10 “Let It Go” Covers, click here for the whole list!)

Enjoy!

-Buzz

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