AD-Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Complete Collection

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shopDisneys Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Collection really was the ultimate collection series for Disney collectors worldwide. It has been my favourite collection to date and is very close to my heart, due to the fact that we, and so many others, could not travel to Disney and experience the magic and these attractions in so long.

November – Series 11, The Jungle Cruise

In my last post, you may remember that I was awaiting the release of the Jungle Cruise series on November 2021. I ordered the Jungle Cruise Minnie Plush, and she is beautiful! Her outfit is perfectly themed, as always, so much so that I would love to wear it to the parks. Minnie always has the cutest style! 

December- Series 12, Castle Fireworks Finale

December saw the release of the ending series, Castle Fireworks Finale. I got my hands on the Minnie Plush and she is absolutely gorgeous! The firework design on Minnies dress is so sparkly and elegant, just exquisite! 

The Main Attraction Collection was such a highlight of my year and I really was sad to see it end. Seeing all the Minnie plushes together made my heart soar and I’m very thankful to Disney for treating us to such a fabulous collection! 

I get asked quite a lot which Minnie plush is my favourite. Although it’s very hard to choose a favourite, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that June’s Peter Pans Flight Minnie Plush is indeed my favourite! Peter Pan really is everything to Quinn and I and we will treasure her for a very long time! 

Did you collect anything from the Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction collection? I would love to hear your favourites! 

Alannah x

Ad-Cars Anniversary Key and Whats New at shopdisney

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In Celebration of 15 years of Lightning McQueen, the Cars Anniversary Key is available online at shopDisney today! 

The Cars Key will be available online only from 8am, when you spend £20 or more on qualifying products. The key will automatically be added to your basket at checkout and will be available for 24 hours only or until sold out. This will be a popular key design for sure and I’m sure it will sell out in no time!

With so many new collections available online, I thought I’d share some of the fantastic products shopDisney have to offer.

I really could go Wilde with the new Zootropolis clothing and stationary range! My favourite piece from the collection is the Zootropolis Ladies Lounge Shirt. I love the large design on the back with one of my all-time favourite Disney quotes, “You can be anything”.

The Zootropolis Hooded Sweatshirt For Adults looks so cosy and the Flash the Sloth notebook is irresistibly cute!

Luca is available to stream on Disney+ next week and the most adorable products are available on shopDisney right now.

Quinn has always been such a big fan of playsets and this Luca Deluxe Figurine Playset looks so fun!

Luca Deluxe Figurine Playset, £25.95.

This Macchiavelli Small Soft Toy is so cuddly. I can’t wait to learn and discover each character from the movie! 

Macchiavelli Small Soft Toy, £16.

The Raya Costume Set for kids is perfect for your little ones inspired by Raya and the Last Dragon. 

I love how colourful and vibrant this Raya and the Last Dragon Backpack is.

Raya and the Last Dragon Backpack, £20.

From now until Sunday, there is 25% off Pixar including the shopDisney Pizza Planet Space Crane from Toy Story, a much loved toy in our home! 

You can take 20% off pets until Sunday too, including this adorable shopDisney Disney Dogs Mug

Disney Dogs Mug, Now £8.80.

If it’s holiday accessories you at looking for, then look no further than the shopDisney Summer Shop. With 30% off selected lines, you can travel in style with this Mickey Mouse Rolling Luggage, or the Disney Animators Collection Rolling Luggage

Mickey Mouse Rolling Luggage, now £25.16.

Disney Animators Collection Rolling Luggage, now £32.16.

Let me know if I have included any of your favourites?

Alannah x

AD-New Look Bon Accord Reopening Event

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⁣⁣⁣This morning New Look Bon Accord kindly invited me to open the doors of my favourite fashion store. I’m so excited to welcome them back! 

⁣Non essential shops in Scotland have been closed due to COVID since last December and today they have reopened along with gyms, pools, pubs and restaurants. It felt so wonderful to spend the morning browsing new collections and just feeling that bit normal again!

⁣⁣⁣To welcome everyone back, New Look is currently offering 25% off throughout the store until Wednesday 28th April. This applies to all products, including sales items, but excludes third party brands.

The store is looking fabulous, with so many exciting new products from dresses and tops, to the most impressive denim collection! What I love most about the Bon Accord store is it’s diversity. From petite, to maternity and from curves to 915, there really is something for everyone! 

I couldn’t wait to do some shopping and picked up this beautiful Ditsy Floral Frill Smock Dress for only £10.

These beautiful Ruffle and Collar Tees were £6 and £5 and all with a further 25% off! 

I also chose the Blue Denim Smock Dress and Gold Heart and Silver Star Necklaces, which I’m wearing. These were PR products.

I really enjoyed my experience at New Look Bon Accord today! I truly felt safe and very welcomed by the lovely team who followed and encouraged the current government guidelines.

Have you been shopping since the stores reopened in the UK? Stay safe friends!⁣⁣⁣

Alannah x

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

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

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

Disney Skyliner – The Most Magical Flight On Earth

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On our most recent trip to the Walt Disney World Resort we got to experience the Disney Skyliner for the very first time and I loved it! As we were staying at Pop Century, it was super convenient and became our main method of transport throughout our stay. Today I am going to talk about the Disney Skyliner and share my thoughts from our experience.

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The Disney Skyliner is Walt Disney World’s newest method of transportation around the resort. The gondola system opened in September 2019 and runs within five stations connecting Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts, Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The Skyliner has three lines, the Epcot line, Hollywood Studios line and Art of Animation and Pop Century line. All three lines depart from the Caribbean Beach station. The Epcot line travels to the Riviera Resort before arriving at Epcot, the Hollywood Studios line travels directly to it’s destination and the third and final line, the Art of Animation and Pop Century line travels to the floating station between the two resorts.

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Sounds confusing but the route is actually really simple. For example, if I wanted to take the Skyliner from Pop Century to Hollywood Studios, I would depart from the station between Pop and Art of Animation and would travel to Caribbean Beach. The Skyliner would disembark, I then would head to the Hollywood Studios line and that would take me directly to the park. Our room at Pop Century was in a prime location to get to the Skyliner Station and it took us just a few minutes to walk there. We love to park hop and found ourselves taking the Skyliner to or from the parks conveniently each day in a matter of minutes. We didn’t experience any delays during our trip and didn’t wait any longer than a few minutes to board our gondola, even at busy times.

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Each gondola is brightly coloured and some feature much loved attractions, movies and Disney characters. My Little Peter Pan was overjoyed at getting to fly high above Walt Disney World in a Peter Pan themed gondola! When it’s quiet, you can have a gondola to yourself and I recommend asking for one with no design on it at least once, so you can take in the breathtaking views. There is no air conditioning, but it’s very breezy inside. The only thing I could say that I didn’t like about the gondola’s, is that the rain comes through the open vents pretty quickly when it’s raining. Not great for the hair ladies, but it’s no big deal though as you can just reach up and close the vents!

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The Skyliner is a whole new experience and feels more like a ride rather than just a method of transportation! It’s definitely up there (pardon the pun!) with the Walt Disney World Monorail as my most favourite and fun way to get around the resort. I can’t wait to use the Skyliner again on our next trip and I’m holding out for a new line to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom next!

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Do you love the Disney Skyliner too? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Alannah x