Author: Rich

Original Cast Members Return for Big Hero 6 Series

One new animated series I’ve been eagerly awaiting is Big Hero 6, which will be debuting on the Disney XD channel sometime in 2017. The original movie was both entertaining and visually stunning. Disney announced this week that most of the original cast, including comic book legend Stan Lee, will be returning for the series. I was surprised Big Hero 6 didn’t develop more of a following, though a quality animated series may change that soon. I’ll keep you posted when they finally announce a release date. Per Disney PR: Disney XD’s upcoming animated series Big Hero 6, based...

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Disney World Recipe: Sunshine Seasons Pumpkin Soup

Sunshine Seasons inside Epcot’s Land Pavilion is one of the hidden gems at Disney World for finding table service quality food at counter service prices and the crowds aren’t too bad either. Sunshine Seasons also offers quite a few healthy options, such as grilled salmon and salads. This pumpkin soup recipe is both vegan and gluten free for those on special diets. Enjoy!   VEGAN PUMPKIN SOUP Serves 6-8 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion, diced 1 cup diced butternut squash (skin and seeds removed) 3 cups canned pumpkin (approximately 1½ 15 ounce cans) 1 tablespoon light...

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Hawaiian Airlines Launches Moana Themed Aircraft

This week Hawaiian Airlines unveiled the first of three Moana themed aircraft! The exterior of the jet is wrapped with images of Moana, Maui, and her sidekicks Heihei the rooster and Pua the pig. The theme is carried over into the cabin with decorated overhead storage bins and special lighting. Next month two additional Moana themed aircraft will join the fleet for worldwide service. Visit Hawaiian Airlines website for more details and a plane tracker. See below for more details from Hawaiian Airlines PR.   Hawaiian Airlines, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios, today unveiled the first of...

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Announces New Holiday Show

After the painful loss of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights last year, Disney has finally announced the replacement which will kick off November 14th. The new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” show will primarily feature projections on the Chinese Theater and fireworks as we have seen recently with the Star Wars night time program; except now there will be snow! Well, at least ‘snoap’ for the Florida weather. See details before from Disney. Per Disney PR: An all-new nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Nov. 14, sending beloved Disney animated characters on a...

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Elena of Avalor Meet and Greet Coming to Magic Kingdom

The much anticipated wait is over. Walt Disney World has announced that Crown Princess Elena of Avalor will soon be appearing with Cinderella at the Princess Fairytale Hall for meet and greets starting November 24th. With Tiana currently meeting alongside Rapunzel, this means there will not be a regular meet and greet location for Aurora, though she can still be found at Akershus and Royal Table character meals.   Per Disney PR: Beginning Nov. 24, Princess Elena of Avalor – the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures – will begin to greet guests alongside other royal friends...

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Disney World Ultimate Princess Meet and Greet Guide

Intro Whether young or old we fall in love with the Disney princesses in the movies. What better way to immerse ourselves into this fantasy world than meeting them in person. One thing that has always impressed us at Disney World is the high standard of quality and it really shines with their character meet and greets. The interactions that our daughter has with her princess friends goes beyond somebody dressed up as a character to pose for pics; she IS that princess to her.  Even adults will have fun talking to the characters. On one trip Anna recognized...

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Weekly Disney News Roundup for 10-7-16

The Latest Disney World News Plenty of excitement in Disney World this week with the 45th Anniversary Celebration, more Muppets, and hurricane Matthew. Let’s get down to it. The last day to see the Main Street Electrical parade roll through Magic Kingdom will be October 9th before it is shipped off to Disneyland for an unspecified “limited engagement” in early 2017. An replacement has not been officially announced yet. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is now in full swing! Be sure to watch the Pixie Dust Daily Facebook page for postings of recipes and pics/video over the...

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The Ins and Outs of Disney Parks Pin Trading

Started back in 1999 during the Millennium Celebration, Disney Parks pin trading has become one of the most popular activities in at the resorts. Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris all participate in the program and each have their own unique pins. We received a lanyard with pins as part of a vacation package in the early days of trading and have never looked back! The pins have become our standard souvenir to commemorate each trip since there are always new designs and special issues to mark years, holidays, and events. Pin trading is fun for both adults and...

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Disney World Discounts for January to April 2017

Walt Disney World has announced the next set of hotel discounts for January to April 2017! Disney Visa cardholders can take advantage of these deals right away and booking will be open to everyone October 3rd. See below for details on how to save up to 25% off regular resort room rates! No word on any dining packages, though room only rates are typically a better money saver anyhow. Disney World has posted daily park hours through April and you can find the hours listed by month here.   Booking Period: October 3 – December 21, 2016 Travel Dates:...

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Disney Military Salute Discounts Announced for 2017

Disney has announced a renewal of the popular Military Salute discount offers for 2017 for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Included are various 4 and 5 day ticket packages for Disney World plus 3 and 4 day tickets for Disneyland with a blackout date of April 9 – 23. Special room discounts will also be offered at both resorts. Per Disney Press Release: At Walt Disney World Resort from Sept. 28, 2016 through Dec. 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of...

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