The Toys Are Back For Toy Story 4

This weekend Toy Story 4 was released in cinemas and my little Peter Pan and I couldn’t wait to see it! Having slept on it, I am now ready to share my thoughts (and emotions!) on the sequel to the much loved franchise.

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Yesterday we went to see it and it was everything I was expecting and more! I had goosebumps from start to finish and I am so glad we got the opportunity to see everyone’s favourite toys back in action again.

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Quinn and I both loved Forky, he was so fun and a genius addition to the Toy Story family. Bo Peep definitely stood out as a fierce role model and Gabby Gabby had a side to her I didn’t expect, but nevertheless her and the Dummie’s were terrifying! Duke Caboom was the perfect addition, Quinn and I both loved him also and Ducky and Bunny were the new characters you never knew you needed in your life!

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A few times throughout the movie I really choked up, particularly in a scene with Bonnie, If you have seen it already, I am sure you will understand why! The ending of the movie of course broke my heart and literally drained me. Who knew toys could give us all the feels?

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To celebrate the release of Toy Story 4, Shop Disney UK kindly sent Quinn and I the cutest Woody and Bo Peep soft toys. These are available for £12.50 each when you spend £10 or more online or in store (full price £20 each). We can’t wait to see what new Toy Story products will be available from July 1st. I have a feeling Quinn will love it all!

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Toy Story 4’s release has got me so excited for our Walt Disney World trip next week! Have you been to see the movie yet? Or are you going soon? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Some items in this post are gifted, as stated. As always all views and experiences are my own.

Alannah x

Choosing Outfits For Our Next Walt Disney World Adventure

Our Walt Disney World trip is just right around the corner, so it was time for my little Peter Pan to pick out his fun outfits of choice! We needed to check what would still fit him and how many outfits he was planning on taking, because if I left it up to him he would take them all! It was a super hard task for him choosing, but I think we are organised now. As you may already know, he literally lives in his little Peter outfits, but he likes to twin with all his favourite characters whilst staying cool and comfortable. Quinn’s Fairy Godmother does an amazing job at creating exactly what he imagines and we also love outfits from Shop Disney UK. Today I’m going to talk about the outfits that are coming with us, some sadly for the last time as he’s always growing out of something, sob!

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Little Peter Pan

Of course no Walt Disney World trip, or any place we visit really would be complete without Quinn’s forever favourite outfit! I don’t think there will ever come a day when he doesn’t love Peter with all his heart which is so lovely. He currently has two of these outfits that we are bringing with us and we have another two on order, as he wears them everyday of our trip! This outfit was created by his Fairy Godmother and the hat was handmade by the amazingly talented Magical Things.

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Captain Hook

Quinn loves this silly codfish, its one of his favourite outfits of all time and I think he looks super cute! Captain Hook approves, as well as Smee and even Peter Pan himself! This outfit was created by Quinn’s Fairy Godmother and the hat was from Shop Disney UK.

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Smee

This Disney Bound was brought together by Quinn himself and has been tweaked over the years with new t-shirts and shorts as he keeps growing out of them! He has a wonderful imagination and I’m always so happy when we can pull off a bound or outfit that he has planned. The t-shirt, hat and glasses from this outfit were from Amazon and the shorts were made by his Fairy Godmother.

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Flynn Rider

Who could resist this smolder? It’s bound to make you smile right?! Quinn loves to twin with Flynn and of course visit Rapunzel wearing this. This outfit is a favourites of his and was created by his Fairy Godmother. It has fit him for such a long time and I hope he never grows out of it!

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Prince Naveen

Or “fancy Naveen” as Quinn calls this outfit, is super cute and I love it! Naveen is currently his favourite Prince and for some reason it hasn’t had that much wear in the Disney parks, I believe he has only worn it twice. Quinn’s favourite part of this outfit is the cape and he can’t wait to flap it around when we arrive back! This outfit was made by his Fairy Godmother.

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Naveen

This outfit Quinn calls his  “Jazzy Naveen” and he loves it as he can twin with Naveen as he “cuts a rug” on the castle stage! It’s another favourite of Quinn’s and has been ever since his Fairy Godmother created it for him.

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Sheriff Woody

Quinn first wore a Woody outfit to the parks when he was tiny at his first ever Mickey’s not so scary Halloween Party, so it will always be precious to me seeing him dressed as his favourite cowboy! Quinn grew out of his last one, so this outfit is new from Shop Disney UK and the hat is from Walt Disney World.

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Aladdin

Quinn is even more excited to twin as Aladdin after falling in love with the new live action movie! He hasn’t worn it to the parks for a while, so he wanted to bring it with us this trip. His Fairy Godmother created this one for him also and the lamp is from Shop Disney UK.

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Snow’s Prince

Again Quinn loves this outfit due to the cape and the hat. Can you see a trend with the hats? He has always loved to wear a hat and play Prince to the fairest of them all. He has only worn this once to Storybook Dining with Snow White, so he is desperate to wear it again! Snow’s Prince was made by Quinn’s Fairy Godmother.

So those are the choices with the exception of a couple of outfits that will be waiting for him when we arrive. Do you have a favourite?

Now Quinn’s outfits are organised, I need to do the same with mine this coming week. I really enjoy pairing my outfits together with some Mickey Ears, but the packing not so much!

Alannah x

Aladdin Flies In To Cinemas Leaving Me Speechless

After months of anticipation, Aladdin flew on to our screens last weekend and my little Peter Pan and I couldn’t wait to see it! Saturdays are always busy with Quinn attending Stagecoach and Academy of Expressive Arts, so we were all looking forward to a restful Sunday and a trip to the cinema.

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ShopDisney recently released an array of Aladdin merchandise and last Saturday the first one hundred guests to make a purchase of £15 or more in the Disney Store, received an Aladdin themed key. What made the key so special was that with each one gifted, £3 was donated to Make A Wish by Disney Worldwide Services. Quinn has one Disney Store key that he received when he opened the Oxford Street Store with Mickey and Minnie Mouse on their 90th anniversary last year. He really wanted the Aladdin key to further his collection, so we made an early start to our day so that we could visit our local store.

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Quinn had some gift vouchers left over from Christmas and knew exactly what he wanted to spend those on! The first thing he picked up was a Forky Talking Action Figure which was £14. Quinn loves Toy Story and has developed a love for one of its newest characters from Toy Story 4 that will be arriving on our screens June 21st.

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If you know Quinn, you will know that he loves his figures so his next purchase was the Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie Hasbro Character Dolls which were £5.99 each. These collectable figures are so cute and he hasn’t stopped playing with them since he brought them home! Because we had spent more than £10, the Magical Wish Making Lamp was available to purchase for £6.99 instead of £12, so of course we bought that too! We recieved our key and also a poster which Quinn was delighted with!

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On Sunday afternoon we saw Aladdin and wow were we blown away! I was expecting the movie to be wonderful but it was actually incredible, it exceeded all my expectations and more! In my opinion the cast was spot on, the effects were mesmerising and the costuming perfect, just magical! Quinn and I laughed so much, my face hurt from smiling and I only cried twice! Aladdin is definitely my favourite Disney live action movie with an amazing soundtrack to go along with it and which I will be listening to until I can see the movie again.

Have you seen Aladdin yet? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Alannah x

Five Non Character Restaurants You Should Visit At The Walt Disney World Resort

A few weeks ago I shared our little family’s top five character dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort and today I am going to talk about our favourite non character dining locations. As much as we love character dining, there are so many fantastic food options across the resort and we definitely like to eat! So let’s not waste any time and get straight to my top five, in no particular order again as I couldn’t possibly choose!

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Ohana Dinner at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Ohana’s has been and probably always will be one of our most favourite places to eat as a family. The restaurant that of course means “family” in Hawaiian culture is filled with the most delicious Polynesian offerings served family style to your table. The warmed pineapple coconut bread is fantastic and sets the scene for the delicious offerings to follow. Starters include mixed green salad, honey glazed chicken wings and pork dumplings. Main course offerings of shrimp, chicken and steak arrive at your table on skewer from the fire pit, accompanied by stir fried vegetables and my absolute favourite, noodles in a pineapple and teriyaki sauce. Dessert is arguably the most popular in the whole of Walt Disney World, banana bread pudding served with warm caramel sauce. The ambiance provided is perfect to unwind in after a busy day at the parks and the light festivities include live entertainment, storytelling and games for children to participate in. We usually visit Ohana once per trip, quite often returning for a second visit due to its superior quality. Ohana also offers a character breakfast which is also served family style and you are joined by Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. The current price for dinner is $46 plus tax and gratuity and $26 for children plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Plaza Restaurant Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Plaza is possibly one of the most underrated full service restaurants located within the Magic Kingdom park. It has been a reoccurring tradition for us to eat lunch here on the first day of each trip, then periodically throughout our stays. The restaurant its self is quite small and the menu is perfect park food mainly limited to soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, but its all so that we can leave room for the most delicious desserts! Who could say no to bottomless milkshakes and the irresistible ice cream flavours served directly from the Plaza ice-cream store next door? If you are lucky you may run in to the Citizens of Main Street who often stop by at a lunch time with some magic! The Plaza has recently started to serve breakfast that we have yet to try. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This unique restaurant based on a 1950’s drive-in movie theater sure takes fun to a whole different level! At Sci-Fi you can dine from the comfort of your vintage car while enjoying movie clips on the big screen. This is one of my Little Peter Pan‘s favourites due to the setting and the ambience of the restaurant. Sci-fi is known for its delightful milkshakes, Oreo being my absolute favourite! Also on the menu are burgers, sandwiches, pasta, ribs and salads. When we ate here on our January trip, Kevin ordered a salad that was literally the size of him! He said its was absolutely delicious but be warned, the portion sizes here are on the larger side! Sci-Fi is very popular, so ensure you create a reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Boma Flavors of Africa Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

Situated in the beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boma is a buffet style restaurant serving possibly the best breakfast in the whole of Walt Disney World. It’s diverse menu offers a wide variety of African and American food and one of the best juices on property, Jungle juice! The food is freshly prepared behind the buffet and immedietly served and Omelettes can be made order. Look our for the Simba waffles as well as the customary Mickey ones, Quinn loves those! The restaurant theme is that of an African marketplace and is surrounded by beautiful woodwork, animal carvings and water features. Boma also offers a Dinner buffet which is just as unique and delicious. The current price for breakfast is $25 plus tax and gratuity and $14 for children plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Epcot

If like us you love Italian food and pizzas the size of the table you are sitting at, then look no further than Via Napoli. Without a doubt, the best pizza in the whole of Walt Disney World can be found right here. The large restaurant includes an open air cooking area and three wood burning ovens that Quinn used to be petrified of as a baby! Aside from the fantastic pizza with the best tasting dough ever, Via Napoli also offers a variety of soups, salads, pasta, chicken and steak. The current price for lunch or dinner ranges from $15 to $35 plus tax and gratuity, or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

I can’t wait to be back immersed back in the magic of Walt Disney World in a few short weeks, eating our favourite foods! Where are your go to restaurants located?

Alannah x

Magical Ears For Our Upcoming Walt Disney World Adventure

Yesterday My Little Peter Pan and I were lucky enough to receive some magic mail from the lovely Jessica over at Enchanting Ears. Enchanting Ears by Jess is a small Etsy store that offers a wide variety of Bespoke ears, bows and scrunchies. Jessica kindly sent me some of her wonderful products for our upcoming Walt Disney Word trip and so not to be left out, Quinn also received a very special pair of ears! Today I am going to detail what came in our package and where you can go to get your hands on them too.

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First up probably the most adorable ears I have ever seen, I mean look at these Dumbo inspired ears! They are unbelievably soft and cute and I can’t wait to pair them with an outfit for our trip.

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I am so very excited to wear these Tinker Bell inspired ears, because as you may have guessed she is my favourite Disney character! I am in love with everything millennial pink so these ears definitely fit into my wardrobe well.

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Quinn received these gorgeous Peter Pan inspired ears which of course suit his personality to a tee. The fabric is just beautiful and he is very much looking forward to wearing them on our trip.

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My favourite pair of ears I have at the moment are a Spaceship Earth inspired pair from Enchanting Ears, so I was delighted to receive this scrunchie to match along. They receive so many compliments when I wear them in the parks and I’m sure the scrunchie won’t be any different!

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Last but certainly not least I received this beautiful hair bow, again made with the prettiest park inspired fabric. As you may know I adore hair bows and wear one each and every day, so this bow will be very loved.

I am very excited to start planning my outfits now that our countdown to Walt Disney World is so close! You can check out some more magical Enchanting Ears by Jess designs here on Etsy. Which pair of ears were your favourite?

The items in this post are gifted. As always all views and opinions are my own.

Alannah x

 

 

 

Creating Our Walt Disney World Fastpass+ Selections

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This coming Tuesday we can make our Walt Disney World Fastpass+ selections for our upcoming trip and I am so excited about it! As we are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Caribbean Beach Resort this trip, we can book Fastpasses for our entire fourteen night stay sixty days in advance.

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For those of you that aren’t familiar, Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ reservation system allows you to create a time to and turn up to a select attraction of your choice with little or no wait. The specified time will be within an hour window, so if you book Splash Mountain at 10am for example, you will have until 11am to ride or the Fastpass will then expire. When you arrive at your selected attraction, ensure that you enter via the Fastpass+ line, tapping your Magicband or park ticket (Mickey to Mickey!) on the reader at the FP+ Return Entrance and enjoy the ride or show! Three selections can be made per day for a park of your choice and once the three pre selected Fastpasses have been used, additional reservations can then be made one at a time from a kiosk located within the park or by using your mobile device. Fastpass+ selections can be made through the My Disney Experience App or on Walt Disney World’s website. Selections can currently be made sixty days prior to your check-in date with a resort hotel reservation or thirty days in advance with valid theme park admission. If you are visiting from the UK, bear in mind that the selections will only become available from 7AM US Eastern Time on the sixty or thirty day mark.

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If you like to plan every detail of your Disney trip like I do, then I would highly recommend booking your selections as early as you can. They can be altered at any time if your plans change, or you snag that last minute dining reservation, so I feel like its always better to have them as a base for your day. If you are a frequent Walt Disney World visitor, like us you may already have your favourite rides that you book each trip or you may be looking to pick up one of the sought after attractions currently Slinky Dog Dash, Flight of Passage or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. My advice to you would be to prioritise the ones most important to you and your party, book those first then go back to fill in your vacant days to avoid disappointment. Although it appears obvious to book only the big ticket rides, sometimes all attractions can have a long wait time depending on crowds, so its very important to book what you would like to ride and not just what you feel is best to. I wouldn’t want you missing out!

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This trip we are very much looking forward to Slinky Dog Dash. We were lucky enough to have two Fastpaseses for it back in January, but we would love to ride it when its dark! The park we spend the most time in is Magic Kingdom and our trips are usually filled with lots of Quinn’s favourite Peter Pans’s Flight and our family favourites Space and Thunder Mountain.

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What’s your go to attraction or favourite ride? Leave me yours in the comments below!

Alannah x

Top Five Character Dining Experiences At The Walt Disney World Resort

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With our October Walt Disney World trip fast approaching and our advanced dining reservations made, I thought I would share my top five character dining experiences. Our little family love this stage of our countdown as it means we get to re visit our favourite dining spots and try out some new ones. Although I have been visiting Disney World for most of my life, there are still many dining experiences and restaurants we as a family have yet to encounter. So here are my top five, in no particular order of course as I couldn’t possibly choose!

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Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno, Disney’s Boardwalk

Situated on Disney’s Boardwalk, Trattoria al Forno is such a unique character experience filled with wonderful food and the most amazing characters. Where else can you find two of the most adorable Disney couples, Ariel and Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn together at one location? Breakfast is chosen from a selection of entrees and also includes a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. The Tangled and Little Mermaid themed pastries come served in a frying pan and are are the highlight of the meal for me! I always go for  Tower of Pancakes as my entree, so yummy! I love the more formal feel at Bon Voyage and its the perfect location to Disney Bound to mark the occasion! The current price of the character dining is $59.99 per person plus tax and gratuity and $35 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa

Breakfast or dinner at 1900 Park Fare is always filled with plenty food and entertainment with the characters that attend and isn’t that what we look for at Disney? I always recommend the dinner and breakfast buffet here as in my opinion, it serves the best all round food. The choices cater for everyone and my favourite macaroni and cheese on property is served here during dinner! During breakfast you are joined by Alice and Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Each character visits your table as you dine and each day, one of the characters meet in the foyer for additional photo opportunities with a Disney Photopass Photographer. At dinner you have the pleasure of being joined by Cinderella and Prince Charming, Drizzela and Anastasia Tremaine along with Lady Tremaine. After eating, I would highly advise checking out the wonderful resort that is Grand Floridian and all it has to offer. The current price of the breakfast is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity and $20 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan and for dinner, $50 per person plus tax and gratuity and $27 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Storybook Dining At Artist Point With Snow White, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

I wont go in to too much detail about this restaurant as I wrote a whole post about our wonderful experience which you can read here. All I will say is that Storybook Dining is a whole other experience that you really need to try out for yourself if you haven’t already. You wont be disappointed!

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Be Our Guest Restaurant At Magic Kingdom

After all these years, Be Our Guest is still one of the most sought after reservations on Walt Disney World property. With breakfast and lunch also available at the restaurant, please note that Beast only meets guests during dinner. Be Our Guest has to be the prettiest and most spectacular restaurant ever, it truly is like walking into a fairytale! During dinner you are seated in either of the three dining rooms, the Ballroom, the West Wing or the Castle Gallery. No mater where you are seated, you are invited to explore the restaurant after your delicious prix fixe three course dinner. The highlight of the meal is meeting Beast in his study and of course the Grey Stuff, have you tried it? It’s delicious! The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or two table services for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining At Hollywood and Vine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If it’s character meets you are looking for, then Hollywood and Vine is the restaurant for you! Available for both lunch and dinner buffet, the theme changes with each season so expect to see Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy in their precious outfits from the Silver Screen right through to Halloween and Holiday themes. Upon arrival, one of the characters will greet you on entering for a photo opportunity with a Disney Photopass Photographer, then the others will visit your table as you dine. The food here is probably my least favourite from my top five, but the desserts are delicious and the character interaction for my Little Peter Pan more than makes up for that. The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.

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Please note that all character experiences are subject to change and reservations are highly recommended. Also take in to consideration that valid theme park admission will be required for all in park dining.

Did I mention any of your favourite’s?

Alannah x

Finding Magic In Scotland During The Easter Holidays

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With Quinn studying at Academy of Expressive Arts the first week of the Easter holidays, we had a lot of exploring to catch up on! This week has been a week of adventures for sure both local and more further afield. We love to explore together as a family and we made a deal a last month to visit and re visit as many locations across the country as we can this year.

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Dunnottar Castle

On Sunday we re visited a very special castle indeed. Dunnottar Castle, or Merida’s Castle as my Little Peter Pan calls it, is the inspiration behind Castle DunBroch in Disney Pixar‘s Brave. Situated just outside the village of Stonehaven near Aberdeen, the Castle is always awash with visitors from all over the world and its no wonder due to its incredible surroundings. The scenery is simply breathtaking with its gorgeous pebble beach and glorious cliffs that are definitely not for the faint heated! Although now a ruin, Dunnottar Castle is still as beautiful none the less and is a photogenic gem. The castle grounds and views are free and the pricing for entering the castle is currently £7 per adult and £3 per child.

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Never Land Play Park Kirriemuir

On Monday Quinn couldn’t contain his excitement at the opportunity of visiting his favourite place out with Walt Disney World, the Never land park. You may remember that I wrote about this very magical place last year and with the sun showing up, we decided to take our first road trip of the year to Kirriemuir. The park was actually quite busy for the most part, as obviously everyone had the same idea to get out and about whilst the sun was shining! Like Disney, Quinn loves to come here so much as he can play and dance and truly be himself. We spent a few hours here with a picnic lunch and Quinn even found a little friend which was lovely to see.

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J.M Barrie’s Birthplace 

While we were in Kirriemuir, we stopped by J.M Barrie’s birthplace for another visit and also to become members of the National Trust for Scotland. With J.M Barrie meaning so much to my Little Peter Pan, we knew this was the location we wanted to benefit from us joining. Quinn was excited to see that the garden he loves to play in is in the process of being renovated and is due to be completed by our next visit during the Easter weekend. Its very humbling to see Quinn so immersed in the beginnings of his childhood hero and to have there opportunity to play in the outhouse where J.M Barrie once performed plays at the very same age. As we joined on the day, entry to the house was free but currently costs £7 per adult and £6 per child.

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I can’t wait to see where our membership takes us and what adventures lay ahed of us this year! Do you have a favourite place to visit in Scotland? I would love to hear all about it!

Alannah x

Dumbo Flies In To Cinemas

Disney’s newly anticipated live action movie Dumbo flew in to cinemas worldwide this week. Quinn and I went on a Mother’s Day trip to the cinema this past Sunday and fell in love with Dumbo all over again. Tim Burton’s take on the 1941 classic keeps the Disney spirit, but adds a darker side to the storyline. We cried tears of happiness over the bond between Dumbo and his mother and of course sadness too. The strong message of family and friendship it gave reiterated why we love Disney so much and I can’t wait until its released on Blu Ray so we can watch it again.

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To celebrate the release of Dumbo, shopDisney kindly gifted us the most adorable plush. He is super soft and cosy, so much so that Quinn has cuddled him to sleep each night since he arrived! To mark the occasion, the plush is available at shopDisney for £12.50 when you spend £10 online or in-store.

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Have you seen Dumbo yet? I would love to know your thoughts!

Alannah x

Some items in this post are gifted. As always all views and experiences are my own.

A Magical Evening Aboard The Pirates And Pals Fireworks Voyage

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One of my Little Peter Pan’s favourite special events at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. It’s hard to believe that the cruise was one of the first special events we ever brought Quinn to back in 2013 and he loves it just as much as he did back when he was two! Today I’m going to talk about our most recent Voyage during our trip in January where Quinn, Kevin and I were lucky enough to be invited along to by a friend.

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The cruise sets sail nightly from the Contemporary Resort and provides a fantastic entertainment including a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from Seven Seas Lagoon and Quinn’s favourite part, the characters! We were staying at Bay Lake Tower, so with a short ten minute walk and we were at the check in desk on the second floor. We were met by a Cast Member who gave us our pirate bandanas and assigned us a row number on Hook’s boat for the evening. Depending on demand Hook and Smee each have a boat, but this evening there was just the one. We went on a little scavenger hunt around the third floor of the Contemporary to which Quinn received some pirate treasure upon completion which was right up his street! We had a little time to spare, so we found the colouring station that had been set up and Quinn happily coloured until the doors to the opened.

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Pirate Patch welcomed us in and announced that some special guests would be joining us, Captain Hook and Smee. Quinn ran over and immediately started interacting with Hook! I love how much he adores meeting with the characters at Walt Disney World and Hook and Smee are certainly two of his favourite characters. A Disney Photopass Photographer was present and took lots of fun shots for us which was wonderful. After Little Peter had battled the pirates, it was time to grab a snack. Available on the evening were chips and salsa, fruit, pretzels, cotton candy, cookies, mini cakes and a selection of ice cream bars. Drinks included water, coffee, lemonade and pirate punch. There was a large treasure chest filled with chocolate coins and Quinn had the time of his life playing along with Captain Hook and Smee as they hid and stole one another’s coins! The atmosphere was very relaxed and the characters went around dancing with the children to the pirate music playing in the background.

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Pirate Patch gave a five minute reminder to anyone that needed to use the restroom before boarding the boat, as important to note there are no bathrooms on board! Quinn was announced as Flag Bearer and First Mate to our surprise! We have been on the Pirates and Pals Voyage many times before and he has never had this opportunity, so to say he was delighted was un understatement! We headed to the boat dock and Quinn walked with Captain Hook bearing his flag, if only Peter Pan could have saw him! Hook and Smee waved us goodbye as we headed out to Seven Seas Lagoon. As we sailed around the resorts, Pirate Patch lead the singing and cracked some funny (or terrible) jokes.

 

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It was then time for the breathtaking view of Happily Ever After fireworks. It truly is a wonderful experience and brings me to tears each time. Walt Disney World means so much to our family and knowing we had to say goodbye the next day made it a very emotional evening. As the boat headed back to the Contemporary, Captain Patch hosted a quiz with a treasure chest filled with prizes which he handed to all the children on board. There was time for just one more treat but I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise as to what or who it was!

Pirates and Pals Voyage is currently $75 plus tax per adult and $45 plus tax for kids aged 3-9 but prices are subject to change. It really is a night of swashbuckling fun and we cant wait to join the adventure again soon!

Alannah x