New Christmas Key Ornament, Spirit Jersey, Key and Vintage Mickey Soft Toy Coming To shopDisney

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

Tomorrow is a great day for Disney collectors alike, with the release of some wonderful new products online at shopDisney. Not only will there be a new Christmas key ornament and Spirit Jersey, but also a new Mickey vintage Christmas soft toy and key release!

The Holiday Ornament Collectable Key will launch online from 7am tomorrow, November 9th. The cute gingerbread and candy cane design is limited to one per person, two per household, and priced at £13.

From 7am tomorrow, the “Merry and Bright” emblazoned Christmas Spirit Jersey will also release, limited to two per person, two per household. I am a big fan of the red coloured Spirit Jersey’s and this one really stands out with it’s beautiful Mickey Mouse snowflake design.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Disney’s highly anticipated new Christmas advert, “From Our Family To Yours”, a new key and Mickey soft toy will release tomorrow from 7am.

The From Our Family To Yours key will be available online on qualifying products and purchases of £20 or more, by entering code CHRISTMAS at checkout. It really is the perfect addition to any key fans collection and I have to say, it really is one of my favourite key designs so far! The key features Mickey Mouse himself and is adorned with coloured stars against a blue glitter background. I really can’t wait to order my key!

Also inspired by the heartwarming upcoming advert, the amazing Mickey Vintage Christmas soft toy will be available to buy online from 7am for £27.50. For every Mickey sold, Disney Store will donate 25% of the retail price (excluding VAT and sales tax) to Make-A-Wish organistaions.

Are you planning on adding any of the new merchandise to your collection?

Alannah x

shopDisney’s New Studios Key Box set

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

IMG_9586

shopDisney’s set of keys celebrating the Walt Disney Studios is now available online! Inspired by the Opening Ceremony keys available in Disney Stores, this new collectible set celebrates Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Each key is inspired by a different studio, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. The set is exclusive to shopDisney and a must for all key fans!

Walt Disney Animation Studios

The Walt Disney Animation Studios key design is simple, yet perfect! The classic castle feature is what I love to see in a shopDisney key. This one is definitely my favourite out of the four.

IMG_9582

Pixar Animation Studios

The Pixar Animation Studios key is vibrant in colour and features it’s signature Luxo Jr lamp and Luxo ball. Such a fun key!

IMG_9584

Marvel

Marvel Superheroes is the focus of the Marvel key design, featuring a cool clear blue design which I love.

IMG_9585

Lucasfilm Ltd

The Lucasfilm Ltd key features a fabulous design of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, Empire vs Rebels. A firm favourite of Quinn’s!

IMG_9583

The Studios Key Box Set of four keys is available to purchase here for £35 and limited to one per person, two per household.

Will you be adding this set of four keys to your Disney key collection?

Alannah x

shopDisney Pluto 90th Anniversary Key Release

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

AfterlightImage 55

This Friday, shopDisney will release their latest Opening Ceremony key. Pluto recently celebrated his 90th anniversary and to celebrate, this gorgeous new key design will feature Pluto! The key is bright and colourful and features Pluto in black and white and in full colour and also includes some adorable paw prints!

The Pluto Opening Ceremony key will be available on Friday 11th September from 8am online at shopDisney. There will be 22,000 keys available for 24 hours, or until they sell out. To qualify for the free key, you must spend £20 or more on qualifying products and enter the code PLUTO90 at checkout.

A Pluto pin will also be available to purchase on Friday for £10. There is a limit of one per person, and two per household. 

IMG_7985

Quinn and I have been collecting shopDisney keys for almost two years now, and we are both super excited for Friday’s release! Are you a key collector? If so, let me know your favourite so far in the comments! 

Alannah x

New shopDisney Cloth Face Coverings

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

Disney’s cloth face coverings are available to pre-order now over on shopDisney! The family friendly reusable cloth coverings are available online only and come in a variety of fun designs. They come in a pack of 4, with sizes ranging from small to extra large. shopDisney recommend that you check the Disney Store European product sizing guide, to help find the correct size for you. It’s important to do so, as there are no refunds, exchanges or returns unless the item is faulty.

Here is a selection of cloth face coverings available on shopDisney. Each set includes four unique designs. I love the Mickey and Minnie and the Disney Princess designs!

Mickey and Minnie 

Designs include-Mickey icon print, Mickey character print, Minnie character print and Minnie with polka dots character print.

Classic Disney

Designs include-Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch and Marie.

Star Wars

Designs include-The Child, R2-D2, Star Wars symbols and Star Wars characters.

Disney Princess

Designs include-The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Disney Princess names and all over character print.

Marvel

Designs include-Marvel logo, Black Panther symbols, Marvel characters and symbols and Hulk.

Disney Pixar

Designs include-Mike Wazowski, Forky, Disney Pixar characters on blue background and Disney Pixar characters on white background.

What’s best about the shopDisney cloth face coverings, is that Disney will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the face coverings, up to £500,000, to the Red Cross organisations across Europe to support people in crisis. In addition, Disney is donating 100,000 of the cloth face coverings to vulnerable children and families in local communities through their long-standing charity partnerships, who provide comfort and inspiration to children facing serious illness, trauma and isolation.

Have you ordered any of the designs? I would love to hear your favourites! 

Alannah x

Back To School With ShopDisney

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

In the blink of an eye, summer has almost passed and preparations for heading back to school are in full swing. This week marks Quinn’s first week back at school since March, so I thought amongst all the preparations, I’d share some fantastic products that shopDisney have to offer.

Toy Story 4 Backpack £18.95

The character design on this backpack is so cute! I love the fact that there are lots of pockets for storage.

IMG_6830

Loungefly Mickey Mouse Rainbow Backpack £29.95

This has to be my favourite bag design on shopDisney at the minute. I love the rainbow colours and its 3D Mickey Ears makes the bag even more fun!

IMG_6833

Frozen 2 Lunch Bag £12.95

How pretty is this lunch bag! I love the sparkles, and the shape is perfect for fitting in a water bottle and lunch.

IMG_6836

The Little Mermaid Water Bottle £7.50

Not only is this bottle sturdy, but it also comes with a flip top straw and they can attach the built on handle to bags. There a few designs in the range, this one being my favourite. If you buy two, you save 10%, 3 you save 15% or 4 you save 20%.

IMG_6835

You can save 20% on selected back to school items until 25/9/20. Here are some of my favourite stationery kits.

Disney Pixar Zip-Up Stationary, Kit £9.60

IMG_6837

Belle Zip-Up Stationery Kit, Beauty and the Beast £9.60

IMG_6838

Minnie Mouse Mystical Stationery Supply Kit £6.40

IMG_6839

Alannah x

Celebrate Pixar Fest With shopDisney!

AD–There are some affiliate links and PR samples in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

AfterlightImage 49

This month, Pixar sees 25 years of filmmaking and to celebrate, Disney is launching Pixar Fest, a virtual family festival featuring Pixar movies streaming on Disney+. Throughout the month of August, celebrate Pixar Fest with shopDisney and their perfect Pixar range featuring toys, clothes and much more!

This week, there is 25% off selected Pixar toys at shopDisney! Here are some of Quinn and I’s favourites from the collection.

Woody Interactive Talking  Action Figure £22.50

Woody will always be my favourite character from Toy Story and I’m so glad Quinn shares in my love for him!

AfterlightImage 50

Rex Talking Action Figure £22.50

Quinn loves this Rex figure because of his size, (he’s huge!) and he’s the perfect companion to the talking Woody Action Figure. When you pair Rex together with Woody or Buzz, a special phrase is unlocked!

AfterlightImage 51

Bo Peep Soft Toy Doll £15.75

I love this Bo Peep plush as she is just beautiful! She features the classic embroidered face and a 2 in 1 reversible skirt that can also be used as a cape.

AfterlightImage 52

Forky Talking Action Figure £14

This figure has been one of Quinn’s favourite recent purchases from shopDisney. Forky is such a fun character, and this figure displays that perfectly! You can take one home for £9 when you spend £10 or more at shopDisney.

AfterlightImage 54

A quirky, weekly collection inspired by everyone’s Pixar favourites debuted this week on shopDisney. The pin and soft toy collection will release each Monday at approximately 8am online and will feature the following.

Pin release £28 for a set of 4

10th August – Buzz, Nemo, Anger, Rex.

17th August- Remy, Woody, Russell, Bo Peep

24th August – Flik, Syndrome, Jessie, Wall-E

31st August – Coco, Carl, Incredibles, Forky

7th September – Ducky, Merida, Sully, Bunny

14th September – Mater, Lotso, Boo, Mike Wasowski

Soft Toy release £10 each

10th August – Merida, Woody, Incredibles, Anger, Lotso, Nemo

17th August – Russell

24th August – Wall-E

31st August – Carl

7th September- Sulley

14th September – Boo

AfterlightImage 53

You can rediscover your favourite Pixar films with all the family during the live Pixar Fest watchalongs, every Sunday over on Disney UK Facebook page!

Alannah x

Celebrating 25 Years Of Toy Story With shopDisney 25th Anniversary Toy Story Key

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

AfterlightImage 46

This morning shopDisney released their latest key, and it’s a special one! The Disney Store Toy Story 25th anniversary key celebrates 25 years of Toy Story. Can you believe it’s been gracing our screens and toy boxes since 1995!

I love the new key design which features everyone’s much loved favourite characters, Woody and Buzz. The red, yellow and blue colours take inspiration from the Luxo ball which features on the key alongside the Luxo lamp, just as it did on last year’s shopDisney Toy Story 4 key. Andy’s signature cloud wallpaper completes the design, which I’m sure will be very popular amongst Toy Story and Pixar fans alike.

AfterlightImage 47

AfterlightImage 48

shopDisney released 22,000 of the keys this morning and they will remain online for 24 hours or until they sell out, whichever comes first. To qualify for the free key, you must spend £20 or more on qualifying products and enter the code TS25 at checkout.

I am so excited about this key release and can’t wait to add the new key to my collection. Will you be adding the key to your collection?

Alannah x

Spending The Weekend In Edinburgh Post Lockdown

 

AfterlightImage 24

AfterlightImage 27

AfterlightImage 28

Last weekend my family and I went off on a little adventure to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. It wasn’t our summer trip to Walt Disney World that we had originally planned, but Edinburgh is lovely and it was great to get away for a break from everyday life. My plan for the weekend was to spend most of our time outdoors visiting local spots, to have a socially distanced meet with our friends and to eat out at a couple of restaurants for the first time in four months.

AfterlightImage 29

AfterlightImage 30

Scotland is currently heading towards phase four on the recovery from Covid 19. Hotels, restaurants and some attractions have started to open with use of social distancing measures and masks now being a requirement when visiting shops. We had planned to drive the two and a half hour journey and had originally booked the Edinburgh Marriott on the outskirts of the city. We didn’t feel entirely comfortable using public transport each day, so decided upon a change of our hotel at the last minute to the Travelodge at Edinburgh Central, situated just off the Royal Mile. That way we could park in the hotel car park and make our way around the city on foot. The hotel had recently received a refurb and the room we stayed in felt brand new and was very clean. I took extra precautions to wipe all surfaces and touch points down with antibacterial wipes to put my mind at ease. We wore our masks when entering and exiting the hotel, as did the hotel staff. There was an antibacterial gel station positioned at the front door and we washed our hands with our own soap and antibacterial gel once we got back up to our room. 

AfterlightImage 31

AfterlightImage 32

AfterlightImage 33

AfterlightImage 34

I feel very lucky to live in such a gorgeous country with so many beauty spots to visit. The first thing we did upon arriving in Edinburgh was to hike up Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano boasting breathtaking views that rises 822 feet above the city. It was quite a strenuous walk to the top, but very rewarding indeed. On our walk back to the hotel, we explored Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Neither were open, but it was lovely to see them both none the less. After a quick shower and change, we went to dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, one of our favourite places to eat as a family. I would be lying if I said Kevin and I weren’t a little nervous about visiting a restaurant again with Quinn, but we had such a lovely experience and were well taken care of. We were greeted at the door by the manager who explained to us that we wouldn’t need to wear masks in the dining area, but would need to if we were to visit the shop. Our server took us to our table, where guitar picks were used to save any unnecessary trips to our table. Our food was delicious and we left very happy and very full!

AfterlightImage 35

AfterlightImage 36

AfterlightImage 37

AfterlightImage 38

The next morning, we started our day off with a Starbucks and a walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. It was unbelievably quiet with a lot of shops and restaurants remaining closed. We met our friends Kris and Jamie for brunch at Mimi’s bakehouseand I had the yummiest homemade macaroni and cheese with raspberry and lime soda. Quinn wanted to go on a Harry Potter adventure, so Jamie played tour guide on our tour around the city that started at The Elephant House Cafe – the birthplace of Harry Potter and finished in the colourful cobbled Victorian Street –  the inspiration behind Diagon Alley. We visited the “real” Ollivanders, Museum Context and Quinn looked the most adorable in his Ron Weasley jumper he chose out! After our magical experience, we headed to Princes Street Gardens for a rest. Quinn was desperate for us to eat dinner at Mamma’s American Pizza, a favourite of his, so we booked a table and made our way over to The Grassmarket. The fresh hand rolled pizza is delicious and as an added bonus, it was founded and ran by Y-Wing pilot Gold Leader in Star Wars:episode IV:A New Hope and Rogue One!

AfterlightImage 39

 

AfterlightImage 40

AfterlightImage 41

On the Sunday morning we took a trip to The Edinburgh Dungeon. Neither Kevin, Quinn or I had been and I was very excited to visit. We wore our masks throughout and I was picked on in almost every room by the live actors, which caused much hilarity within our group! Overall we had such a fun time learning some dark, underground history! We said our goodbyes before heading home, but not before one last magical stop at the Never Land play park in Kirriemuir. Not only is it our favourite place to visit in Scotland, but its the birthplace of Peter Pan author J.M Barrie and the small town is filled with magic and heritage!

AfterlightImage 43

AfterlightImage 42

AfterlightImage 44

AfterlightImage 45

I was completely tired out after our weekend away, but it was definitely what we all needed after a hard few months. Do you have any plans for the summer? Let me know in the comments!

Alannah x

Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Collection So Far

AfterlightImage 26

AD–There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you purchase from my links. As always, all views and opinions are my own.

Can you believe we are more than half way through the year already and in turn, half way through shopDisney UK Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Collection? The year so far has been filled with heartbreak and uncertainty for most of us and this collection has gave Quinn and I so much joy and something to look forward to each month.

AfterlightImage 27

The Main Attraction collection is released on the 18th day of each month online at shopDisney (currently not in store due to covid-19) and features a different Disney Parks Attraction each month. Each series includes a Minnie Mouse plush, mug, ears, bag and pin set. As soon as the collection was announced, I knew I had to collect something each month! The collection is inspired by so many of my much loved attractions, including Peter Pan’s Flight which means everything to my Little Peter Pan and I. I decided that I would set my sights on collecting the Minnie plush each month, hoping to add all five pieces of the Peter Pan’s Flight month of June to my collection also.

January – Series 1, Space Mountain

Although the year has flown in, sometimes January feels like a lifetime ago! I can vividly remember my excitement of heading to our local Disney Store the morning of the Space Mountain release. I felt quite nervous as I guessed it would be a popular collection, so Quinn and I arrived early and there was already a rather big queue of people. We were each given a Holding Card by a lovely Cast Member, which ensured us a Minnie plush per guest once the store opened. I was over the moon with my Space Mountain Minnie and she is still one of my favourites so far, She is such a beauty, I just love her dress and matching bow.

AfterlightImage 28

February – Series 2, Pirates of the Caribbean

Series 2 was definitely the Minnie Quinn was looking forward to the most, after Peter Pan’s Flight of course! We arrived super early at our local store and ended up being first in line, which we were both pretty excited about! I had to talk myself out of picking up the mug, as they still had some left over from series 1. I love how soft and sparkly she is and also the beautiful print of her dress.

AfterlightImage 29

AfterlightImage 30

March – Series 3, Mad Tea Party

On March 16th this year, to ensure the health and safety of Disney Store guests and Cast Members, all UK stores temporarily closed. It was and still is a very scary time and shopDisney took the right decision to close when it did. Series 3 was released online and although I missed part of the fun of heading to our store, I am glad shopDisney continued with the release online. I work for the NHS and it gave me something to look forward to when times were very scary and challenging at work. The smile Quinn gave when he received our Minnie plush spoke louder than words and meant more to me than I could explain. I love how soft and elegant she looks and I love her big bow the most!

AfterlightImage 31

AfterlightImage 32

April – Series 4, It’s a Small World

Come April, my Main Attraction Collection really looked like it was getting somewhere! The It’s a Small World Minnie fit in perfectly with her gorgeous pastel colours and dress with the side bow. The colours and style of April’s Minnie is so unique and I love how each Minnie is completely different, but together they look amazing!

AfterlightImage 33

AfterlightImage 34

May – Series 5, Enchanted Tiki Room

The collection really started to prove popular from series 5 and I can understand why, as I was literally blown away with how wonderful May’s Minnie was when she arrived. The Enchanted Tiki Room Minnie stands out to me with the sheer amount of detail from her amazing straw shoes, to her dress, her unique bow and the material which makes her feel very prestige.

AfterlightImage 35

AfterlightImage 36

June – Series 6, Peter Pan’s Flight

June’s collection was by far the most nerve wracking experience and as I had imagined, it was immensely popular indeed. On release day, I was lucky enough to add the pin set and mug as well as the Minnie plush to my collection. I felt so disheartened at missing out on the Loungefly bag, but by some pure magic, the bag became available again for pre-order and I feel extremely lucky that kevin managed to order one for me! It is due to arrive in August and I can’t wait! The Peter Pan’s Flight Collection really is the collection of dreams. It’s so very magical and Minnie in her unusual shade of blue with the added pixie dust is just entrancing.

AfterlightImage 37

AfterlightImage 38

This month we move on to series 7, King Arthur Carousel and I am already excited for the 18th! Can’t wait to see how the remaining months will look!

AfterlightImage 39

AfterlightImage 40

AfterlightImage 41

AfterlightImage 44

AfterlightImage 45

You can watch us unboxing our June collection here! Have you added anything from Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction to your collection?

Alannah x

AD – Magical Easter Activities At Home During Lockdown

AD – There are some affiliate links in this post. I receive a small commission if you choose to purchase from my links. I was not asked to write this post and as always, all views and opinions are my own.

Happy Easter! It’s certainly been an Easter weekend like none of us have ever experienced before, but I hope it still had that little touch of magic, chocolate and fun! We have a few family traditions that have grown with us since Quinn has been a baby and I was determined to keep them going at home during these exceptional circumstances.

AfterlightImage 17

We usually like to start off the Easter weekend by baking our own Easter cake, but with ingredients being hard to find on our weekly shop, we went with what we could find. Quinn wanted to decorate our vanilla cheesecake with mini eggs, but those too were unavailable. We did have some Milkybar eggs which were just as yummy and Quinn could still add his hidden Mickey!

AfterlightImage 18

AfterlightImage 19

A highlight for Quinn each year is to decorate his own hard boiled eggs. For the last five years, his Peter Pan trademark design of a little Peter Pan hat with feather has remained the same and makes him so happy! Usually we enjoy going to a hill not far from our house to roll them, but this year Quinn got creative and rolled them in our garden using his bench and slide!

AfterlightImage 22

The favourite part of everyones Easter is of course the egg hunt! On Easter weekend we usually get together with our friends and attend a local Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt at a National Trust for Scotland location. I knew Quinn would really miss this and wanted to plan some fun activities for our little family at home in the garden.

IMG_9392

Quinn had the fun idea of hiding his Forky toys around the house and garden for us to find. We loved the Forky hunt and it set the tone for a Toy Story 4 day!

AfterlightImage 20

AfterlightImage 21

ShopDisney brought a little magic to our home with Disney’s Destination of Imagination, an online destination of fun filled activities from arts and crafts to trivia. Each Friday the website is updated with new activities for all the family! The Frozen 2 Easter Egg Hunt was a big hit in our house!  I printed the ten themed eggs and tick sheet, which Quinn cut out. We had so much fun taking it in turn to hide and find the eggs, timing ourselves to see who the the winner was! The winner of course being Quinn!

IMG_9314

In addition to the Frozen 2 egg hunt, Quinn also designed his own Disney Store Opening Ceremony Key. Of course it was Peter Pan themed and I was so impressed with his magical design! You can create your own key over on ShopDisney.

AfterlightImage 23

AfterlightImage 24

Which key design would you like to become a reality?

Alannah x