Disney Infinity Is Available Now At Retail Stores Nationwide (US)

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Disney Interactive today launched the company’s largest and most ambitious gaming initiative to date, Disney Infinity for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 system, Wii U system, Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The starter pack features the game software, the Infinity Base, three character figures and Play Sets inspired by the worlds of The Incredibles, Monsters University and Pirates of the Caribbean, one Power Disc pack, a trading card with a web code and countless hours of creative play in the groundbreaking Toy Box mode.

“Disney Infinity allows players the creative freedom to bring to life original adventures that are only limited by their own imaginations. We are excited to see how our Guests will combine Disney and Pixar characters to create all new stories that they can share with friends and family across gaming systems.”

– John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive.

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Historical Disney Princesses In Period Accurate Dresses

Cosplay Zone

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Here’s an interesting take on the Disney princesses that alters their existing gowns into period-accurate costumes. DeviantArtist Claire Hummel researched different periods and then made adjustments so the dresses would fit a specific time in history. She even explains how she altered each dress. Of Ariel from The Little Mermaid she says,

The Little Mermaid is hard to place from a time period standpoint – Grimsby’s wearing a Georgian getup, Ariel’s pink dress with the slashed sleeves subscribes to several eras from the Renaissance to the 1840s, Eric is… Eric.

I went with Ariel’s wedding dress as a starting point since those gigantic leg-o-mutton sleeves (so embarrassingly popular in ’80s wedding fashion) were a great starting point for an 1890s evening gown. It’s also not unfeasible that Eric’s cropped tailcoat could be from the same era, so I’m sticking with my choice. PLUS Ariel with Gibson girl hair? COME ON…

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Missing in the Mansion (Disneyland Haunted Mansion)

DoomBuggy Runner

A fellow running blogger, Fit Fit Britt Britt sent me this video documentary from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.  This was an awesome video and could not wait to share it.  It was amazing.  Be sure at the end of the video to watch the follow-up video.

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If Disney Princesses Had Instagram

Which is your favorite?

Date Announced: The Disney Collection by Vera Bradley coming to Walt Disney World!

What do you think?

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HOORAY!! Disney has  announced a date for the big release of the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley. More great news: they are calling this the “initial” collection – which makes me think there will be more of these bags to come. Cathy Dawson, merchandiser for accessories at Disney Parks says, “We are thrilled to introduce Vera Bradley to our accessories assortment. In recent years, we’ve seen several guests in our parks and resorts sporting fun, colorful bags by Vera Bradley. Even our Disney Cruise Line team recently added some items by Vera Bradley to the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. We thought it would be wonderful to add a splash of Disney to these popular and colorful accessory items.”

Vera Bradley names all of her patterns and these are no exception. The black pattern is called “Midnight with Mickey,” while the pink pattern is named “Just Mousing Around.” These patterns…

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Toy Story of Terror – Just in time for Halloween

Anxious to see it?

Disney Trip Planning: Traveling by Car

Do you travel by car to Disney?

Modern Mouse Radio

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There are a few great reasons to travel by car to your Disney destination, but there are also considerable downfalls.

Cost: It really depends on where you are driving from to decide whether the cost of driving becomes more or less than a plane ticket will. Things to consider for cost: gas (and your car’s mpg rating), hotel stay, restaurants, number of people traveling with you. For example, driving with my parents and a friend all in one car to Walt Disney World in Florida from Massachusetts ends up costing around $800-$1,000 if we budget, and up to $1,300 if we don’t pack food. We live 1,300 miles away and it takes about 19 hours of actual driving time to get there. Considering stopping for pee and leg-stretching and food breaks plus one hotel stay on the way there (and another on the way back), we end up getting to…

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Sharing the magic of Disneyland, Paris

Have you been to DLRP? What sort of experience did you have?

Great Escapes

Every now and again on the Great Escapes blog we will be sharing stories from other members of the Great Escapes team about their experiences in Belgium and France. Today we’re featuring a post from Kerry Townsend, Sales Team Leader, about how she fell in love with Disneyland, Paris.

I didn’t have very high expectations of Disneyland Paris – having been lucky enough to twice visit Disney World in Florida and not being a huge fan of bad weather. I really didn’t think it would match my high standards of a great holiday destination.  How wrong I was!  I’ve now visited 8 times and have my 9th visit booked – it’s safe to say I love it!

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Before I had children, my sister and I used to go for the rides.  We’re both roller-coaster fans so we used to spend the time literally whizzing around all the big rides (there…

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See Something Cool: A Real Wall-E

Would you like your own Wall-E?

Call Yourself A Nerd

Currently, it is Geek Week on YouTube and several of our favorite channels are pulling out all the stops to strut their stuff. The folks from Tested featured Mike McMaster who creates real life robots. Him and his group previously worked on a functional R2-D2, but now they are building a robot that has tugged at all our heart-strings.

From its namesake Pixar film, a real life Wall-E rolls out of the screen and into our world. With a little elbow grease, Mike has captured the CGI robot by constructing something you can play with.

Steamroll past the jump to watch the video.

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THOR: The Dark World Official Trailer

Here is the new trailer:

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is on it’s way to us in November! In the new flick, we continue the big-screen adventures of Thor as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. And Loki- did we mention that he will also have an integral role?

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Looking forward to it?