Marvel’s Avengers Academy

Kids will be ecstatic about the addition of the Marvel’s Avengers Academy to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic ship this Fall of 2013. I’m thrilled about the updates coming to the Disney Magic – new water slides plus big improvements to the the Oceaneer’s Club for kids as this world of fun is getting a giant update that is sure to captivate young guests. My kids would love to set sail on this adventure!


Marvel’s Avengers Academy in Disney’s Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic invites young crime-fighters into a high-tech command post used by The Avengers for special missions and operations training. Throughout the base, displays featuring some of the equipment that make The Avengers the earth’s mightiest heroes – Iron Man’s suit of armor, Captain America’s shield and Thor’s hammer — inspire super hero “recruits” through their academy missions.

Here’s a new video about the new Marvel’s Avengers Academy on the Disney Magic:

Free Doc McStuffins Printable Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages

Who loves Doc McStuffins? To celebrate the release of DOC MCSTUFFINS TIME FOR YOUR CHECKUP on Disney DVD this week, we’ve got some fun FREE printable activity sheets and coloring pages that you can download. My kids adore Doc McStuffins and these worksheets are so cute.

Download and print your FREE Doc McStuffins Coloring pages and Activity sheets here via clicking on this cute Doc McStuffins button.

Free Doc McStuffing Coloring Pages

Download your free Doc McStuffins Printable Activity Sheets too! Help Doc Diagnose her stuffed animals ailments and have some fun getting your preschoolers get to work with their pencils and crayons. My kids love when I print off free Disney character worksheets for them.

Doc McStuffins Printable Activity Sheets

 

Inside Disney Pixar Headquarters for Monsters University Orientation #MonstersUEvent

Concept art, behind the scenes info and a sneak peek at the 1st 40 minutes of the Monsters University movie. AMAZING!

The chance to go inside Pixar’s Headquarters in California was the experience of a lifetime for a Disney Pixar fan like me. (Except my kids are insanely jealous!)

Over the next 2 months I’ll be posting all kinds of inside scoop on ClassyMommy.com about my orientation experience at Monsters University along with sharing my recaps on interviews and meetings I had with Animators, Producers, and Directors  of the upcoming Monsters University release slated for June 21st, 2013.

Until then – here are a few fun photos and a recap video of my experience as an MU student.

Here’s some cool concept art for Monsters University that is hanging in the halls of Pixar. These are gorgeous larger than life size paintings – absolutely beautiful!

The concept art is EVERYWHERE in the Pixar building. I felt like hanging out in Pixar was like being in an art gallery.  Everything was totally themed out to their upcoming release for Monsters University. Before each movie, Pixar rotates all the art – so last year everything was themed out to BRAVE. We’re talking sculptures, water colors, sketches, and more. We could only photograph items from the 1st floor – these were great but trust me the hidden gems were in areas we couldn’t photograph – like the various drawings of how a character might look in tons of sketch options before they finalized the ultimate look for the animation.

And yes there really is the Pixar light paired with the classic Luxo ball just outside the entrance to the central building on campus. Love it!

Note: We attended this Disney Pixar press junket. All travel and expenses were paid for us by Disney. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

Disney PLANES Movie Poster Revealed!

Disney Cars fans can rejoice as I’m sure all of us are going to LOVE Disney’s new movie PLANES, hitting theaters everywhere on August 9th. Check out the official Disney PLANES movie poster below. Cute right?

 

Here’s the official blurb on PLANES:

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.

Check out a few more stills from PLANES. Aren’t these guys awesome? I can’t wait to see all the toys that will go along with the movie too. My 5 year old son, and CARS fan, is now going to be in airplane heaven!

A few more stills….. this one of DUSTY, the main character in PLANES voiced by DANE COOK.

 

 

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Must Do Downtown Disney: Splitsville Luxury Lanes Video Review

Check out our video review and highlights of Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Downtown Disney.

Bowling as a family is so much fun and Splitsville’s brand new luxury lanes at Downtown Disney are a joy for the entire family. Add this item your Must Do list for a vacation in Orlando near Disney. Splitsville luxury lanes are GORGEOUS and an ideal activity for an off park day when you decide to hit Downtown Disney instead.

Check out our video of the kids and I enjoying Splitsville here:

 

Even the littlest members will be able to participate since all lanes have side rails that can go up to prevent the “gutter balls” kids are likely to toss. Plus, they have cool ladders to help the kids manage and roll those heavy bowling balls to insure they can push it hard enough that it makes it all the way down the lane.

I especially always recommend Downtown Disney days for families looking to stay outside of the park resorts – as this is a great way to get a giant taste of Disney without actually spending money in the parks or dealing with lines and crowds. Great for a “rest” day in the middle of your vacation.

Splitsville is known for it’s gorgeous luxury lanes – 2 floors with 22 bowling lanes. Clean, brand new, and pristine.  This is NOT your grandmother’s bowling alley – Splitsville even serves sushi!

Note: We bowled for free as we attended this session at Splitsville during a media preview. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Sofia the First Free Printable Activities!

Releasing for the first time on DVD today, Sofia the First is a huge hit and the #1 Preschool Cable TV telecast of all time. The show is super cute and appeals to both little girls and boys, my son in preschool is wild about Sofia. The DVD releasing today includes a sing a long plus –  A Princess In Training Activity Kit” with Stickers & Tiaras too!  

My children are OBSESSED with Sofia the First. She is adorable so I can’t blame them!  Check out these free activities you can print at home for your littlest Sofia fans. Enjoy!
Download Princess Activities

Scoop: Rapunzel’s New Tower at Magic Kingdom!!!

I spy Rapunzel’s tower at Magic Kingdom. We spotted this new mysterious project sprouting up behind imagineer walls at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during our visit to New Fantasyland.

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Rapunzel’s new tower is located behind It’s a Small World and up the hill from the Haunted Mansion attraction. While heading into the queue for the Haunted Mansion you’ll have a stellar view of the tower. 

Disney has not released any official statements about if this will be a meet and greet attraction for Rapunzel or exactly what will happen at this location. However, rumors online say they have verified Disney say there will be new bathrooms located here, but there has not been a press release about the project to date.

I thought perhaps this might be a new area for a special character interaction with Rapunzel, however with the installation of the brand new soon to be AMAZING Princess Fairytale Hall set to open in 2013 in the center of Fantasyland, this seems unlikely.

Stay tuned for more news on Rapunzel’s tower. I promise the tower looks spectacular and it will be a beacon to easily spot if indeed it ends up being a major bathroom zone for kids and families. Regardless, it looks beautiful and magical. I love it!

Disney on Ice Coupon Code and Ticket Giveaway

Win it! Coupon code and discount for Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After below.

We’re so excited to giving away 4 tickets to Disney on Ice Rockin Ever After from Disneyed.com. These tickets are for the Philadelphia show and are to be used between Dec. 27th – Jan. 6th. Hooray! This show we are giving away tickets for will be at the Wells Fargo Center.

Looking to buy tickets to what is sure to be a magical and fantastic show? Here’s a discount coupon code If you need a coupon code and want to purchase then Click and use password “MOM” for $15 tickets!

Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After
Dec. 27th – Jan. 6th
More Info - Tickets

The kids and I have covered Disney on Ice before for ClassyMommy and it was incredible. A perfect holiday family adventure that will delight the youngest guests and entertain Mom and Dad with the excellent catchy Disney tunes and expected Disney fanfare.

Enter to win by December 8th, 2012.

1 winner – eligibility for US resident addresses only for 4 ticket package.

 NOTE: The show is in Philadelphia so you’ll need to live in the region or be able to drive to attend our show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tickets will be for a date of your choice between 12/27/12 and 1/6/13. Certain restrictions will apply. 

1. Please leave a comment below by December 8th, 2012.

2. Follow @GetDisneyed on Twitter and let me know you followed.  

3. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

4. Tweet the following for an entry:

I’m hoping to win a the Disney on Ice Tickets from @GetDisneyed.

5. Daily Tweets allowed.

6. Follow Classy Mommy  & Disneyed Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

7. Follow Classy Mommy &Disneyed  Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram. 

Here’s an image with Merida who will be in the new show. My kids will LOVE seeing her and the Triplets in action on ice. How fun!

Disclosure: Thanks to Feld Entertainment and the Wells Fargo Center for providing us tickets to see the opening night of this show when it hits Philadelphia and for providing us tickets to host a giveaway. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Fun Facts about Disney’s Ice Castle in Times Square #LimitedTimeMagic

Isn’t this Ice Castle that Disney built gorgeous? And to see this majestic piece of ice with a backdrop of Time Square was beautiful!

Simply stunning.

Here’s the facts on Disney’s Ice Castle:  ( And sadly it is no longer standing – it was truly for a limited time only just like the Limited Time Magic Disney will sprinkle for guests in 2013. Ice does melt and I can tell you it was melting away already by 12 noon yesterday!)

  • The ice castle stands 25 feet tall, 9 feet deep and 15 feet wide.
  • It was created using 45,000 pounds of ice – 267 blocks of ice in all.
  • The castle was first assembled into 37 pieces, then boxed and driven to Times Square to reassemble.
  • Each of the 37 pieces was lifted into place by a 15-ton crane.
  • Construction took 12 hours as craftsmen worked around the clock to erect the castle.

This was truly a spectacle to see.

Here’s a link to my video and photos of the Disney Ice Castle in Times Square for the Limited Time Magic press event.

Go behind the scenes with this video below to learn how Disney actually carved this giant Ice Castle:

Free Jake & the Neverland Pirates Coloring Sheets & Activity Pages

I love downloading free printable coloring pages and activity sheets for my kids. Jake & the Neverland Pirates are a hit in our house so these rock!
Download Printable Activities!

Good news for Jake fans - JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE SAVES BUCKY releases on DVD on October 16th, 2012. 

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