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 🙂

D23 expo recap

D23 expo was this past weekend at the Anaheim convention center. It comes ever other year and it was my first time going. 

I decided to go as Vanessa, Ursuala’s alter ego on land. The costume I made turned out great.   

I got in line about 7 am the convention opened at 10 am.  

  
  
  
The nice thing is that D23 expo had stage pass for some panels. It’s basically like a fast pass so you don’t have to wait in line for hours and hours. I was able to stag a pass for the shorts panel. 

The short panel discussed the different shorts featured in the new DVD. The coolest thing was a sketch book they gave to all audience members. 

  
Another cool thing about the expo was a chance to visit the Disneyland archives.  It featured props from rides, photos, badges, and costumes.  I took a ton of photos. 

 

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This was the end of the collection. Amazing!!!

There were tons of phot opportunities and amazing cosplays. I was lucky to take some photos with some amazing cosplayers. 

 
  
  

Sven let’s go save Anna
 My favorite had to be this one with Flynn Rider. Move Eric I have my eye on Flynn, Maximus doesn’t approve. Can’t help it Flynn stole my heart.   
fellow cosplayers
   
I really was a fan of cosplayers that cosplayed less popular characters, Mr. and Mrs. Darling (Wendy’s parents) Olivia (Great Mouse Detective) King Steffan and the Queen (Aurora’s parents) and the Haunted Mansion (Amber Arden’s tightrope girl was amazing)

  

There was another great opportunity to take a photo on a Star Wars speed racer. It was pretty awesome.  


I attended an artist signing of Jasmine Becket Griffith. I love her art work. Picket up a Snow White postcard.    

Disney Infinity has a booth too. Uou had an opportunity to choose one of six figurines after their interactive experience. I was one of the last in line to get this opportunity, the line was two hours long but for a free infinity figure so worth it. 

  I picked up Sadness. She’s so cute.  

  

Got to get a sneak peak of Disney Shanghai. 

 
And another sneak peek of Pandora at Animal Kingdom 

   

Plus there will be a lot of exciting with the announcement of Star Wars land in Disneyland and DisneyWorld. So much exciting new developments and expansions. It’s an amazing era for Disney. Can’t wait to see all the developments completed. 

Plus all the cute products that will come out soon for Disney style at the Disney store. 

  
 It was an amazing day and I ended the day sailing back to the sea. After all Vanessa can’t remain on land forever.     
I did buy a few things and scored some free stuff. I loved my Aristocats prints I bought and my Disney Vans. I loved the Ariel ones. Ironic that Vanessa bought Ariel shoes but it was the only way to get a little mermaid. 

  
It was a fabulous day can’t wait for 2017. Thanks for reading, have a magical day. 

Tinkerbell Half marathon weekend 2016 

It’s less than a week away, but soon everyone will be able to signup for the Tibkerbell half marathon weekend. 

It will be the 5th anniversary of the Tinkerbell half. Very excited I’ve already signed up for the Pixie dust Challenge. The Pixie Dust Challege includes the 10k and the half marathon. For doing both races you get a third medal the Pixie Dust Challenge medal. 

To sign up please visit the RunDisney site. Registration starts at 9 am Pacific time.  They have kids races, a 5k fun run, 10k, and a half. It’s lots fun and everyone can do it. All you need is a little faith and trust oh and don’t forget the PIxie Dust 😉

  
This was me this year with my 10k medal. So much fun. 

Thanks for reading! Have a magical day. 

Hogwarts virtual race at Disneyland

This past Friday was Harry Potter’s birthday and what better way to celebrate it is by doing a Hogwarts virtual race at Disneyland. I’ve mentioned the Hogwarts Running Club  in a previous post. If you aren’t familiar with them you sign up, they send you your medal, and you do your miles anywhere and anytime. 

We signed up for the Department of Mysteries 6.2442 race and decided to do our race in California Adventure and Disneyland.  So two Hufflepuffs, a Slytherin, and a Ravenclaw finished and took a picture with a mouse. 

Minnie and medals

I also took a picture by the castle. 

  

here is a close up of the medal

It was a lot of fun. I already signed up for the next virtual race Platform 9 3/4k race.  The race cost 28.25 including the service fee. I highly recommend doing them and sign up quickly before it sells out. Here is the medal you’ll receive. 
  
Thanks for reading! Have a magical day 😊✨

Disneyland 60th celebration. 

This past Friday, July 17th,  Disneyland celebrated it’s 60th birthday. I must admit Disneyland keeps getting better with age and goes to show it’s forever young. 

I decided to camp over night with my friend Kaitlyne. We got in line about 10:20 pm. We were moved to three different location throughout the night. Finally we got to go in. I was in the first 100. We all received buttons. This was a bit disappointing since the 24 hour party received ears. Now the actually 60th should have received ears as the 50th did. I still have my 50th ears. The date is embroidered on the back. 

I decided to Disneybound as the old Orange Grove of Anaheim.  I got inspired by a clip from the fireworks in which orange groves are projected on the side of the building and they mention how before there was Disneyland there were the Orange Groves. 

The dress is from Pinup girl clothing. The Orange ears hat is from  Hat and mouse  and the Mickey ballon purse from Sarah’s cutesy skirts.

   

My friend was lucky to secure a reservation on the Lily Belle. If you haven’t heard what the Lilly Belle is, it’s a beatiful presidential train car that isn’t always running and has limited reservation spots. If you get to disneyland first thing when it opens run to the train station and try to grab a reservation. You won’t be disappointed. 

 

We got to sit where Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp have sat.  Best thing of riding the Lily Bell besides being In a beautiful train car, you also get a commemorative ticket to remember the special day.  

  For the rest of the day we walked around and enjoyed the sites and took lots of pictures. 
  
Free cupcakes were giving out to celebrate the day.   

     

  Richard Sherman played Feed the Birds on the piano. How awesome. 

  
Took a picture with the Dapper Dammes.  

And some Dapper Dans.   

 

It was a fun day!! 

Best part I later found out that I was mentioned in Dinsey Style as one of the favorite outfits of the 60ths. Here is the article which also features so many other fabulous outfits.  Favorite outfits of the 60th
  

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! 

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

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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