Disneyland comes to Sherman Oaks with “That’s from Disneyland”

 

 

IMG_8669That’s from Disneyland is an amazing FREE pop exhibit by the Van Eaton Galleries open to the public featuring treasures and artifacts for all around the lands and hotel of Disneyland. The amazing memorabilia collection from Richard Kraft will be up for auction August 25 and 26, 2018. Yes, you can own a piece of Disneyland history for the right price, hope you’ve saved up your Disney Dollars. Of course even if you aren’t planning on purchasing anything you can still check out this amazing exhibit. Disclaimer you will have tons of photo opportunities so be prepared. I Disneybounded as a 50s Wendy Darling with a skirt I made and accessorized with a ballon pop corn bucket for a purse.

The Gallery is divided into lands just like Disneyland. Main Street U.S.A, Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, and Fantasyland.

Mains Street, USA still has small town charm with old maps, window displays, and even a vehicle that once rode down the boulevard of the magic place.

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Cruise on over to AdventureLands where you will find tropical shirts, Jungle Cruise Posters, and a singing Tiki Bird

 

Tame the west including some critters in Frontierland. canoes, posters, and some signs from Country Bear Playhouse can be seen.

 

 

Glide on over to New Orleans Square for some haunting and pirating. You’ll die over the photo ops there. Take some photos with the stretching portraits in the grave yards.

 

Blast off into Tomorowland with Rockets, People Mover, and fun memorabilia from the world of Tomorrow.

 

And if the future doesn’t look too bright, escape to Fanstasyland where elephants and ships Fly, the children of the world sing one song that means friendship, and everyone lives happily ever after.

 

And last but not least take some silly pictures with a sea creature before you head to check out the gift shop.

 

For more information about the exhibit you can check out thatsfromdisneyland.com or for more information regarding the auction check out vegalleries.com  

Let me know in the comments if you checked it out and your thoughts.

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Avengers Half Marathon weekend signup

Mark your calendars everyone. The Avengers Half Marathon sign up is on April 12 9 am pacific standard time. The Avengers half marathon weekend consists of several races during November 11-November 13 2016. There are Kid races, a Captain America 5k, A Doctor Strange 10k, and the Avengers Half. If you sign up for the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (the 10k and the Half Marathon) you get an extra cool medal for finishing  both races.

IMG_3305I ran the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge last year.I highly recommend it. Plus where else can you run a race and see your favorite super heroes like Captain America, Black Widow, and Thor pose with you along the race course. If you’re a comic book fan and love to run this race is for you.

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Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to sign up for a race 🙂

Star Wars Half marathon weekend 

Another race has come and gone and it was a blast. 

It all started this past Thursday with packet pickup. 

  
The line for the expo merchadise was very long , but thankfully they had Star Wars playing. I saw the end of Empire Strikes back and the beginning of Return of the Jedi.

   

Finally I was in the area for merchadise. Lots of cool things but I just bought a magnet, pin, and wine glass.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

In the actual expo there were more opportunities to buy more merchadise. I was good and didn’t, just picked up my race shirt. Which I think was awesome.


I did stop by the New Balance shoes and check out the new designs for this year. They are so cute and I might get a pair later this year. 

   

  

  Now to rest, in a few days I would be running in the Star Wars half. 

For the race itself I wanted to do a mashup. I had done Anna for the Princess half but thought I would make a robe and belt and turn it into a Jedi Anna costume. I was sewing the day before the race.  Here’s the finished outfit.  

 

The race started early in the morning it was very cold and I was still not recovered from bronchitis, but I ran to the best of my abilities. 

  

   
   

Waiting in the corral   
It was very foggy and misty during the race and my lungs were in pain so stopping to take pictures and catch my breath was a must. I literally had a coughing fit along the course. Being sick and running a half isn’t easy, but it is possible. There were so many cosplayers out on the streets cheering us on. It was awesome. And I heard so many people shout “go Anna” which gave me strength to continue. Thanks to the highschool bands and cheerleaders and community that come out race after race to support the runners. You guys are amazing. 

 There are Stormtroopers behind me??

  

x wings pilots.
      
crossing the finish line
  
with my medal
  
Here is a closer look at the medal. I’m glad I stuck with it. If you are interested in doing a Disney race check out run disney they have 5k, 10ks, halfs , and even a full in Disney World. Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to sign up for a race and maybe even wear a costume. 

Have a magical day! 

Happy 4th from Captain America 

Hope everyone is having a great 4th whether you’re  in the States or not 🙂 I decided to celebrate America’s birthday by Disneybounding as Captain America,  the girly version. The dress is from Hot Topic Her Universe clothing line. My Avengers pin is from disney. A cute bow I bought at a geek fair and ballon purse from Sarahs curtesy skirts.

  
I headed to Disneyland to  get a picture with the famous super hero. He definitely approved of my outfit.  


I even got one with Thor don’t ever tell him that Loki is your favorite :/ He was offended. I told him I did like him…”Umm you have a good body” lol

  
Oh and red, white and blue desserts were had. A 60th celebration cupcake (lemon with a raspberry filling) and a Raspberry Rose macaroon fillies with whole raspberries. Mmm so yummy. 

  

After dessert I got to see my favorite mainstreet performers the Dapper Dans. 

   
 

I was so happy I got a picture with them. I  love their red, white, and blue dapper outfits. 

  
It was a great day even though I was there for just a bit. I did manage to get some sparkly 60th ears. I love that they are blue. I love blue.  

It was a great way to start the 4th. Do you dress up for the 4th? Do you have a favorite superhero. 
Hope everyone had a great fourth! 

Vintage Minnie Disneybound

I recently bought the most darling Fascinator from Hat and mouse, it’s Vintage Minnie inspired. I thought it would go perfect with a Blue and white polka dot dress I bought years ago. It would make the most perfect bound. I paired it up with yellow heels. Note when wearing heels at Disney take some fast flats with you. I bought a pair at the Target. They are foldable ballet like slippers and are a lifesaver when wearing heels or breaking in new shoes. 

  
I spent my time Disneybounding in California Adventure. I went to the Mad T party. Which is a must to see. 

   

  

  

 

I even got to hangout with some new friends.  

 

I even got a picture with Mickey at the end of the night. 

  
It was a great day and I received so many compliments on my Minnie bound. Hope this inspires you to bound yourself or if not definitely check out the Mad T party. Have a magical day. Thanks for reading. 

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Registration sign up – my heart attack this morning

It’s more than 7 months away, but pre-registration for the Star Wars Half Marathon for annual pass holders already occurred and I thought I was going to have a heart attack during sign up. I ran the inaugural half this year with friends. It was so much fun. I dressed up as R2D2, my friend as Chewy, and her fiancé as Luke.

I have a system that I have done for a year or two that has worked. I’m in front of my computer by 15 minutes before registration opens. All signed up through the annual pass page and just before it hits the registration time I hit refresh and boom I hit the page link and I’m in. All of that was going well this morning except when I went to the RunDisney page and hit the link to sign up for the Star Wars Half marathon and only abblank page would open. What the hell? I was seriously getting worried. Lucky I had my phone by me  and signed up through there. Which to tell you the truth is not the same. I hate typing on touch screen and double checking that I didn’t accidentally type something wrong, because I always manage to do that. In the end I successfully signed up for the Star Wars half marathon.

I was curious why my computer wasn’t working properly. So on a hunch I downloaded the latest version of Flash. Sure enough that was the problem. So next time I will make sure to have all my updates done before sign up.

If you are interested in signing up for any of the races for the Star Wars half marathon week, registration opens to the public on June 16th (12 pm eastern or 9 amPacific ). You can go to the RunDisney page for more information. Tip on registration, be sure to be at your computer 15 minutes before registration with the link open and hit refresh a minute before or on the actual sign up time.  Have your credit/debit card in front of you too. You don’t want to be searching for it last minute or digging through your purse. Trust me, it saves time.

Hope those who are thinking about doing a RunDisney race sign up for the Star Wars one. They have all levels from kids, 5k, 10k, to half. They are so much fun and the medals are pretty awesome. Thanks for reading and “may the force be with you” during sign up!

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The medal from the Star Wars half 2015

Belle goes to Be Our Guest and France 

On my last day at Disney World I went Disney Bouding as Belle. I bounded as village Belle on my last trip. I wrote a blog post on that bound. This time I was going as ballroom Belle. I found a cute yellow dress at Forever 21 and gold flats at Steve Madden and a Belle bow I got at a craft fair. 

I was very happy I snagged a lunch reservation for Be Our Guest restaurant! I’ve eaten there once before for lunch and the food is delicious and fairly reasonably priced for the quantity.  The only bad thing, getting reservations is difficult, try getting them several months before you go. 

at the entrance to Be our guest

There are three dinning rooms to choose from  

the grand ballroom

  

the west wing
 

and the gallery room

I picked the West Wing this time. It’s small, but dark and mysterious. During the time there you can hear and see a lighting storm. 

The food was delicious I got the tuna salad and my mom got the quiche and French onion soup. Of course we also ordered the master cup cake, with the grey stuff. It’s delicious.
   
    

Try the grey stuff , it’s delicoius
 

leaving Be our Guest

Now to meet Gaston. Always try to line up 30 mins to 45 mins before Gaston comes out to insure you get a photo with him.  

  

  

Had a lovely time at the Magic Kingdom now on to EPCOT specifically France, home to Belle. In EPCOT they have Village Belle, which I love.  

   

Belle and Belle

After France I went to the UK and hung out with Alice  

 

She loved my dress and asked if I was going to a tea party? 

It was a fun day at Disney World and I miss it already. Have you ever Disneybounded before? And if you have or haven’t what character do you want to bound as next?  Thanks for reading! Have a magical day! 

Snow White  loves woodland creatures and flowers. 

When I was went to Disney World early this month for the expedition Everest challenge  I decided to Disney bound as Snow White for a day. 

If you aren’t familiar Disney Bounding is basically wearing regular clothes to resemble a character, ride, or land. 

I went for a casual Snow White look with yellow shorts, blue tank top, red sweater wrapped around my shoulders, gold flats,bs necklace with little birds,  and a red bow head band. Be sure to rock a red lip stick. 

    Got this from an employee at my hotel. Totally got my Disneybound 


I went to Animal Kingdom first because Snow White loves animals   Got lots of compliments  and met a few characters. 

  

we are so adorable
   

I highly recommend going on the Safari!! Lots of awesome animals. 

  
Animal kingdom was fun but I was looking forward to EPCOT especially since it was during the time of Flower and Garden. If you haven’t heard about flower and Garden, it’s when Epcot goes crazy with amazing topiaries throughout the park. 

   
    

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I love Woodland Critters!! 

Another cool part about Flower and Garden is all the yummy special food. There are some stalls that sell speciality items during the festival. Here are a few items. 

Bacon maple cupcake.    

Grand Marnier push pop. 

   

 Dole whip with macadamia nut rum. 

I also tried the duck in France, the pull pork and tri tip in the US, the fruit slushy in Italy, and the Vie en Rose in France. 

I highly recommend the Flower and garden, so much yummy food and specialty drinks.  It was a great day betweent the two parks. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a magical day. 

  

24 hours of Disney Dimond Celebration 

Disneyland kicked off their Dimond Celebration with an awesome 24 hour party. It was glorious and I was there actually for 25 hours with no napping what so ever. 

I decided to Disney bound as Peter Pan. I got a great fascinator at Hat and Mouse . I love the stuff she makes. 

The Disney gates actually opened at 4 am but only Main Street was opened. I got there a little after 5 am.  


At that time it was already packed, people had lined up around 8 pm the night before. Those that lined up early last night got a pair of 60th anniversary ears. I didn’t get them but then I actually wanted to enjoy all 24 hours awake. I decided to head to California Adventute. 

California Adventure opened their entrance gates at 5:30 am. I wandered around until they opened everything up at 6 am. 
 

Peter Pan bounding
   

Since most people were in Disneyland, CA adventure had practically no wait times. I literally waited 5 minutes for Toy Story Mania. That never happens!! I went on the new digitally remastered Soaring over California and the picute quality is much better plus I think smell a vision is even stronger. Yes there is smell a vision on this ride, it’s my favorite. 

  
 

3 hours in
 
After 9 am I head over to Disneyland it was a bit crowded so fast passes was the way to go. Got to ride a few rides and watch the outside entertainment. 

back at Disneyland
bootstapers at New Orleans Square

  
Lots of photo opportunities and the best had to be the new costumes some of the characters have for the 60th Diamond Celebration. I love the Red and blue color scheme. I was lucky to get one with both Minnie and Mickey.  

  

kissing cuties!!
And of course Daisy  

 She is so adorable!!! 

I went to the Disneybound meet up by Thingamavlogs. Great meeting new Diseybounding friends.  

Then I followed that up with more rides. Jungle cruise was also a fun ride and did you know that they have maps you can ask for when you leave the ride. Sometimes you have to work for it like make animal noises or tell a joke. 

   

jungle cruise map it does exist

The much anticipated ride was the Haunted Mansion, because the finally added Hatbox ghost back. It was very cool.

 

     

I also checked out a preview of Tomorrowland. Which looks really cool. I’m not a huge George Clooney fan, but the preview they showed was set in 1964 at the World Fair, which is awesome because Walt Disney debuted some rides there. It was a nice tie in.  

It was already sometime in the early evening. I was starving so I headed to Hungry Bear restaurant, they had a  special there. It was a hot dog topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, and jalapeños. It was the best hot dog ever and I hope they bring it as a regular menu item. It was glorious !!

I chilled out a bit in Main Street in the Steamboat Willie theater waiting for the fireworks. The Paint the Night Parade was before but people had lined up for the parade in the morning. No joke!! Then the fireworks began. 

 

the castle looks so beautiful at night.

 It is seriously the most beautiful fireworks show to this date. Along the side building of Main Street images of movies and art work are projected while music and fireworks go on. It was so breathtaking. I sang along and I cried in the end. I wasn’t the only one people around me also were tearing up. I definitely will be seeing this again this summer. 

   
        

Next was the Paint the Night parade! I checked out the 1 am showing. The Parade paid homage to the classic Main Street Electric parade but with a little more technology. I didn’t get one but there are electric paint brushes you can purchase the supposedly changes the colors on the float and the light up Mickey ears.  It was pretty cool and the music just made you want to dance, even had a little segment of the old Electric Parade music.  

  
There were tons of things to do after rides, movies (they showed guardians of the galaxy,Avengers, and Mary Poppins sing a long in the party)   or a pj party in Toontown. I was disappointed I had left my pjs in the locker outside the Disneyland gates . If I went outside I would not be let back in. Seriously it hit capacity at 2pm and no one was let in. There was a widow around 5 pm were some got it but unless you were staying at the hotel or had dinner reservations you weren’t allowed back in Disney. So that was disappointing I couldn’t take pictures with the character in my pjs, but still I did have fun at the pj party.  

we look good in green
It was already around 2:30 headed to get a snack at Stage Door cafe and headed to Tomorrowland terrace after for the dj dance party  

  
The  dj played old school and current PPP hits. It was awesome. Close to 5 am I headed back to Main Street to sit on a bench and wait for the closing ceremony.  I bought a Cinderella popcorn bucket and ate some popcorn while I waited. Nothing like Popcorn in the morning 

prettiest popcorn bucket

Finally Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy came to say good bye    
     

And they waved good bye I headed out. I spent 25 hours in Disneyland (27 awake). 

   

It was a magical day. every ride, every show, every moment. I met some cool people.  Disneyland will alway be #1 and as Walt Disney once said “as long as there is imagination there will be a Disneyland” .  If you have a chance to go to Disneyland this summer you should. The actual 60th anniversary is July 17th. If you can’t never fear Disneyland will be there forever. 

Thanks for reading. Hope this post helps bring a little Disney Magic!  

24 hour day at Disney is approaching!!

I’m so excited for Disney’s 24 hour day happening in DisneyWorld and Disneyland. The park will be opened from 6am Friday to 6am Saturday morning. I’ve done 24 hour days before but never the full 24 in the park so I’m excited about doing the full 24 hours this time!

The most exciting part is Disneyland is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary so there will be awesome merchandise and new parades and firework shows.

I’ll be heading to bed soon for the big day, but if anyone is at Disneyland come say hi. I’ll be Disneybounding as Peter Pan. I may later in the evening bound as Merida too.

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I’ll post a recap of the actual event with lots of pictures of the cool merchandise so stay tuned. Thanks for reading and have a magical day.

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