Tutorial From The Animation Academy: Minnie Mouse

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Tutorial From The Animation Academy:

Minnie Mouse

 

Minnie Mouse has always been my very favorite Disney Character and I was so excited last week when a video tutorial on how to draw her was shared by Disney Parks. For those of you who have never visited The Magic Of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this will be a real treat for you. It’s a great place tucked into the back of the Park where you can step inside, have a seat and discover how some fantastically talented Cast Members bring Disney Characters to life.

This unique hands-on experience is so cool and often overlooked. I love it most because you will leave with a great souvenir of your visit there!

Grab your sketchbook and drawing pencils and get ready to draw Minnie Mouse!

Amazing Candy Apples At Goofy’s Candy Company

Whenever my family visits the Walt Disney World Resort, one of our favorite things to do is to check out the great candy apples. Each one is an amazing work of art. You all should know, Minnie Mouse is my FAVORITE character and I just love the classic way the Candy Artists have done up her apple…all sparkly!

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Did you know that these apples come in designs of lots of your favorite Disney Characters depending on which candy shop you go in? My daughter spotted a Cheshire Cat apple on our last visit! We’ve even spotted some of the Princesses. With more than a dozen different apple selections that change throughout the seasons, everyone is sure to find something to satisfy that sweet tooth. I think the Goofy one is pretty awesome…notice his Ears?

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When you visit Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney, you can actually watch the Candy Artists creating these masterpieces right there! Great attention is paid to every detail, making it really hard to decide which one to buy!

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We’ve never actually taken the plunge and purchased one, but I noticed on my last visit that you can request to have them sliced! We may just get one on our next trip! I wouldn’t mind walking around munching on a freshly made, beautiful candy apple!

How fun would it be to make a very special Mickey apple at home? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing the instructions so you can try it! Have fun! [Click each image to view it larger]

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Valentine’s Day Surprise from the Disney Florist!

I just love that as soon as I think I’ve seen all the magic Disney has to offer, they come up with something new and amazing! I was lucky enough to go on a backstage tour of the Disney Events Group just before Halloween last year and I just love all the magical things I saw being created there! It’s pretty amazing that the Dream Makers create such giant magic in such a tiny location!

Well, folks, Valentine’s Day is no different! Check out this new, fun Valentine creation for your children that includes an invitation to surprise Mickey or Minnie Mouse at the Town Square Theatre on Main Street USA along with an extra Valentine for your child to decorate and present to The Mouse of choice IN-PERSON!! How cool is that?

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

All of this fun did made me think a little bit…wouldn’t this be fun for the kid-at-heart too? Seriously. I feel like I turn five the minute I arrive on Walt Disney World property and I would LOVE to bring a Valentine to Mickey Mouse…and maybe share those gorgeous heart-shaped rice krispie treats with my hubby! I know that not everyone travels with kids and would surely get a kick out of something like this!

This fun Valentine Surprise is available for delivery to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room beginning January 28, 2012. In case you think I’m crazy for suggesting this one for adults, there is an Ears To You Valentine that is REALLY intended for grown-ups over on the Disney Florist website! This one even includes the Little Black Book of Walt Disney World and a few more sweet treats! Go check it out ~ you know you want to see it!

Wordless Wednesday…Halloween Style!

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, especially at Walt Disney World!

My first MNSSHP!

Never been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? It’s a MUST in my opinion! Check it out by clicking here.

Focused on the Magic

Wordless Wednesday

My Princess Minnie Mouse coffee cozy hand-made by my FABULOUS sister-in-law!

Wordless Wednesday

Disney Princess Ribbon Hair Clippies!

Tink, Cinderella, Snow White, and Ariel

Aurora, Belle, Rapunzel, and Tiana

Disney Princess Ribbon Hair Clippies!

 

Do you like to dress your little girl in fun boutique-style clothing when you go on a Disney Vacation? Well, you’re not the only one! Brenda from Beyond Adorable has a talent like no one

I’ve ever seen! She has some of the cutest, personalized, hand-made Disneyesque clothing that is simply to die for!

This morning while I was poking around Facebook to see what was new with my friends and family, I came across her new Disney Princess Clippies. If my 9 year-old daughter was still in to wearing this kind of thing, I would have every single one of these babies!

I’ve got some great news for you too! These clips are normally priced at a reasonable $6.50 each but today only, she is selling them 2 for $10.00!! If you’re interested in today’s sale, just send an email to brenda AT beyondadorable DOT com. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Brenda was featured on the Disney Driven Life as Neurotic Disney Person-of-the-Month a few months back and I highly recommend that you read her story! Don’t forget to go look at her photo albums to see all of her amazing creations!

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Meet Mickey and Minnie – TOGETHER!

One of my most favorite character experiences was at last year’s Disney Social Media Moms Celebration when I got to meet Mickey and Minnie at the same time! I had never been able to have a picture taken with them together because I’d only seen them before at their respective houses in Toontown at Disneyland in California.

I’m so excited about this new character Meet and Greet with Mickey and Minnie together on Main Street at Walt Disney World! Have a look…