shopDisney’s New Studios Key Box set

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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.

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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!

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Marvel

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

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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!

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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%.

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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

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

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Minnie Mouse Mystical Stationery Supply Kit £6.40

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Alannah x

Celebrate Pixar Fest With shopDisney!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Collection So Far

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Which key design would you like to become a reality?

Alannah x

AD – The Wait Is Almost Over For The Disney+ UK Launch

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The wait is almost over for Disney+ to come to the UK! I for one am so excited to start streaming on March 24th and have been counting down the days since it’s launch date was confirmed.

Disney+ launched back in November 2019 in the US, streaming Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic straight to you. The UK launch will bring us all those favourites and more, allowing the opportunity to stream your favourite movies and series on up to four screens at once. The Disney+ app will be available for download on the following platforms,

  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • LG
  • Sky Q
  • Android TV
  • Samsung
  • Chromecast built in
  • PS4
  • Roku
  • XBox One

In addition Disney+ is also supported on web browsers and via your mobile device.

With a library boasting movies, series and documentaries from One Day at Disney, to High School Musical The Musical The Series, Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and The Mandalorian, Disney+ is shaping up to be the only place to watch new releases as well as the stories you love. Over 600 episodes of the Simpsons have also been confirmed, available to stream from March 24th.

You can pre order Disney+ for a limited time offer of £49.99 for a years subscription here. This offer is valid until March 23rd.

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ShopDisney UK has some Disney+ products available online in time for the Uk launch date. I am loving The Child Sketch T-shirt for kids, from Star Wars – The Mandalorian, perfect for my Little Peter Pan and The Manadalorian Hooded Sweatshirt for adults. Merchandise also includes the adorable The Child Small Soft Toy, aka Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian, available to pre-order now.

With all the new releases and wonderful Disney favourites, what are you most looking forward to watch first?

Alannah x

Onward – A Magical, Mystical Adventure In 4DX

On Saturday Kevin, Quinn and I went for a special leap day advanced preview of Disney and Pixar’s Onward. For the first time, we watched the movie in 4DX and today I am going to share our experience.

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Our local Cineworld was showing the movie in 4DX, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to surprise Quinn with our first experience.  Cineworld describes 4DX as an extreme sensory cinema with stimulating effects like water, wind, scent and strobe lighting. My first impression of the theater was that of luxury. The seats were huge, very comfortable and roomy and as they were positioned quite high above the ground, each seat had a foot rest. On the arm rest I noticed a button that you could press to deactivate water from being sprayed your way, which I definitely pressed! I’m all for the experience, but do not like getting my hair wet!

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As soon as the credits started to roll, the seats started to move in all directions, wind was being blasted from every direction and Quinn had leant on my button, which meant I also got wet! I will admit that in the first five minutes of Onward I seriously doubted our choice, as I found it hard to focus on the screen due to all the distractions. The movement did settle down a little but each time the movie picked up pace, it felt like I was experiencing a 4D ride rather than a movie! Each time I looked round at Kevin and Quinn, they were giggling and grinning from ear to ear. They definitely enjoyed the experience and are already planning a return trip in the upcoming weeks.

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To summarise, although I really did enjoy my first 4DX experience, I much rather prefer to watch movies in 2D. The immersive experience cost £17.60 per adult and £11.40. The 4D glasses are £1 each, or you can bring your own from home which we did.

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Wow did I love Onward even more than I had expected to! The movie tells the story of Ian Littlefoot and his brother Barley who set off on a magical, mystical adventure to spend one more day with their father who died when they were young. The storyline was easy to follow, heartwarming and very emotional! The relationship between Ian and Barley was inspiring and Onward was action packed from start to finish, just as Pixar does best. I don’t want to give too much away, but what I will say is bring your tissues!

Did you catch the Onward previews on Saturday, or are you planning a visit to the cinema next weekend?

Alannah x