Sunday, May 29, 2011

Disney Mail Call - Star Wars Weekends and Adventures in eBay

If you follow me on twitter, (and you should, see my next post for details why) then you already know that I was VERY excited to receive a package. I even posted a teaser picture of the package. I love mail in general, but Disney related mail is even better.

Dinah and Alice were excited as well, and eager to help me open the box.

My darling husband was also eager to open the box but waited patiently while I took some photos to share with you.

I will be sure to show you photos of them once I put them in their new home... but for now, here is a photo from Disney of the figures.

I have wanted to collect these since the series was first released. However, they sold out rather quickly and were not released again until Star Wars Weekends.
Now, I'm sure you're saying "But Lady Hill, you weren't at Star Wars weekends. However did you score a whole case??"
That is where the eBay adventure comes into play.

I have found an awesome seller. She has fair prices on her buy it now items, fair shipping, and also holds auctions. All of this was just dandy and I was good to go based on that alone, when I saw that she said she makes frequent trips to Disney World and can try to take requests I was sold.

She has awesome communication, always quickly responds to messages and/or emails and even stayed in touch while she was away and visiting family. I instantly added her to my favorite sellers list and I think you should too.

Click HERE to visit debranator228 on eBay and tell her Lady Hill sent you!
(I am not affiliated with debranator228 I simply find that she provides a good service and I told her that I would spread the word.)

Do you collect Vinylmations? Which series is your favorite?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Disney Filled Mother's Day

I just realized that I never posted about my fabulous mother's day!
All of my children have paws, except for McDuff who has wings.
Let me introduce you to my children...

This is Petey (black cat) and Bella (orange tabby) They rock at guitar hero.

This is Princess Jasmine aka Jazzy. She is my baby.

You already met the twins, Alice(long hair) and Dinah (short hair)

This is McDuff aka Duffy (pre-Disney Duffy lol)

So, now that you have met my babies... let me know you what they gave me for Mother's Day!

They spoiled their mommy rotten.

Do your furbabies celebrate Mother's Day?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Walt Disney World's Enchanted Tiki Room Update

It turns out that the rumors are true! 

It was confirmed at a D23 event that the Walt Disney World Enchanted Tiki Room will be changed when it reopens this summer. The Enchanted Tiki Room has been closed since a fire in January.

The Enchanged Tiki Room (Under New Management) is said to be returning to a version similar to the original which debuted in 1971. Guests have not responded as enthusiastically to the new management featuring Zazu and Iago that opened in 1998 as Disney had hoped.

While I like the new version, I can't say that I am sad to hear of this change. I like my classic Disney and I am not a huge fan of Iago and Zazu's role in the new version. I am looking forward to the new, old version.

I will be sure to stop by and catch the show when I am there is September so I can report about the changes.
How do you feel about this announcement? Are you glad to see the new management get the boot or will you miss Iago and Zazu?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Babes in Disneyland Disney Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to my own personal Wonderland. If you're stopping by from the blog hop you know that this week is all about Disney decor. I have big plans for my imaginary house and what a wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed garden I'll have... I picture the outside to look like the gingerbread architecture of the Old Key West resort with hidden Mickey's everywhere... ah, a dream is a wish your heart makes....
Anywho, back here in my Wonderland I have managed to cram a LOT of Disney into a little space.
This is just a taste of what my tower keep this a tolerable length I will limit this post to just my "office" where I do all of my fabulous blogging from.

Above my desk...

Our pin collection minus the 200 or so we traded for on our last trip to the World in March.

My Figment shelf (yes, he gets his own shelf, he shares it with Alice but it's pretty much his.) 9" Vinylmations on the next shelf down. Hubby has a Ghostbuster shelf but that isn't Disney so feel free to ignore it.

Well, that's my office aka "Disney room". Stay tuned for more photos of my Disney decor. 
Be sure to join the hop to share photos of your Disney decor too!

Disney Store Outlet Deals!

Now that blogger is finally back up and running I am so excited to share my Disney Store Outlet score with you!

There is actually another red create your own vinylmation hiding on top of the Screamer 9" that got cut out of the photo.

Now, I know what you are thinking...
"Lady Hill, why did you buy so many red 3" vinylmations??"

This is why...They were only $2.99 each!  This is great for trading at the parks. I know that some people don't like solid color or clear vinylmations and get upset that people use them to trade, but the great thing about Disney is, if you don't like your trade, you get to try again or pick from the clear box. So, in September, be prepared b/c there will be a few of these floating around in the trade boxes. We bought all of the ones our location had, but we were told that other locations had a similar stock so you may be able to luck out!

The screamer was only $19.99!! Half Price! SCORE! My hubby really wanted it when it first came out but we couldn't justify the cost. At $20, we went for it.

I also got myself  fabulous new shirt...
Only $7.00!

Now, I haven't even gotten to the best part... we had a 10% off coupon! So it was an even sweeter deal. I am very excited about this trip to the Disney Store Outlet. It doesn't compare to the 2 in orlando that sell Disney Park merchandise... but it was still a great day.

I picked something else up at the Lenox outlet that I will be sharing in a separate post. Stay tuned for more Disney goodness!!

What is the best deal you have scored on Disney merchandise??

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coming to Blu-ray: The Fox and the Hound's 30th Anniversary Edition

I am SO excited about this. When I first heard about it on the Laughing Place I literally squealed with delight.
This is one of my all time favorite Disney movies. I cannot tell you how many times a week I say "I'm a hound dog! wooo-wooo-woo"

It is due to be released in time for it's 30th Anniversary on August 9, 2011. It will be a two movie collection featuring The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2.

According to

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 will be available as follows:

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. /$46.99 Canada)

1 Blu-ray Disc that has both films on it

1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound

1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

2-Disc DVD Set (suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada)

1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound

1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

Movie Download (each film is sold separately)

High Definition

- Fox and the Hound (HD) = $39.99 U.S./$45.99 Canada

- Fox and the Hound 2 (HD) = $39.99 U.S./$45.99 Canada

Standard Definition

- Fox and the Hound (SD) = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

- Fox and the Hound 2 (SD) = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

Amazon currently has the 3 disc blu-ray package for pre-order listed for $27.99 with FREE super saver shipping HERE.

Will you be adding this classic Disney film to your Blu-ray collection?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Work I Go

In order to help make my day go by a little quicker, and to help add a little touch of magic and pixie dust, I make sure to bring a little bit of Disney to work with me.

Knowing my love for Disney, my coworker Gina gave me this awesome mug. I have used it every single day since then. Isn't it cute?!

I also use my DVC padfolio at all of my meetings and to help me keep track of all of my important projects.

Do you bring Disney to work with you?

New Additions!

I would like to introduce you all to the two newest members of my Disney clan!

Alice and Dinah are 6 weeks old and I am smitten with my new kittens. I bet you will be too.  Alice is the  orange/tortoise short hair(the one in the back) and Dinah is the gray long hair (the one in the front).

This is the day we decided to let the little love smooshies join our family. Can you tell that I am quite happy with this decision?

Princess Jasmine met her new sisters and is quite happy. Although, she is a bit too excited and doesn't realize how much bigger she is than them. We are trying to teach her that kittens, are not toys, no matter how small and squeaky they are. This lesson is proving to be difficult considering the fact that Alice's favorite spot to sleep is Jasmine's toy box.

Well, that's all for now. We're all a bit exhausted from our long weekend of getting adjusted. Sleep tight my pets!

Do you have any pets? Are any of them named after Disney characters? If you'd like to show them off, email photos of your furbabies to me at ladynwonderland(at)gmail(dot)com and they will appear in future blog posts!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Times Square Disney Store Exclusives

A few weekends ago my husband and I took a trip into the city to visit my mom at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital. Afterwards we made our way over to Times Square to check out the new Disney Store.

Please disregard my lack of makeup and bad hair day. I didn't dress up to visit the hospital.

First let me say, that I was a little dissappointed with the outside of the store. We literally walked by it twice while trying to find it because it just didn't stand out like the Toys R Us or the Hershey store did. The store isn't as big as I thought it would be, but I have a large Disney Store at my local mall so that is probably why.

When you first walk in you are greeted by Time Square exlusive merchandise. It was very cute, but being a New Yorker, most of it is stuff I wouldn't bother owning. As much as I love NY I don't usually broadcast it on my clothing. If you are a tourist however, it is some of the CUTEST New York merchandise I have ever seen.

This is a cute swing/ferris wheel type thing they have set up on the first floor. It's very cute. There are Disney characters and kids in Disney clothes riding it. It moved a little too quick for my cell phone to get a good picture but here is Minnie having a spin.

These were probably one of my favorite things in the store...
Mickey Ears with the Statue of Liberty crown. These are  MUST HAVE for any tourist in my opinion. I have made a vow to never wear a Statue of Liberty Crown around NYC otherwise these would have been mine. I did make an exception to take a quick picture so I could show the details though. Arent they adorable?!

Now... on to my favorite thing from the store. Which, yes I did purchase. A Times Square Exclusive Vinylmation.

I LOVE this Vinylmation. The detail is fabulous and the tin is awesome. It was worth the trip to the store for that alone. But wait... I'm not done yet...
The Times Square store also has.... PINS!!!

I only bought one. There were some cute pins, but I just didn't see spending that much money on NYC souveniers. There was a Minnie Mouse pin that was part of a set that I desperately wanted, but it wasn't sold seperately. So, to go with the theme of the day I purchased this $12.50 it was a little ridiculous and I feel that if it were in WDW the same pin might have been a $9.50 one. Oh well, it was cute, and it was a pin! I needed it.

Have you been to the Times Square Disney Store? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Save $300 on Select North American Tours from Adventures By Disney!

Adventures By Disney is offering a special Spring Offer on select North American tours. Book before May 25, 2011 and receive $300 off your reservation! 

This special offer includes adventures where you can explore fantastic landmarks and exciting historic sites throughout North America, such as Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Canada's Banff National Park.

 Call 866-242-7840 or your preferred travel agent for more information.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Speaking of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party...

I thought I would share photos of the costumes hubby and I wore for the 2009 and 2010 parties.
My husband is a bit obsessed with the Ghostbusters and has put quite a bit of effort into his costume so he wore it both years. I am trying to convince him to go with something else this September but I'm not sure he'll go for it.

In 2009 we went with my cousin and her husband. We ate dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe before the party which was a GREAT idea b/c we were so close to the party we didn't have to worry about getting there on time or waiting for buses or anything.

I'm Snow White.

In 2010 it was just hubby and myself. Cousin and her DH were sorely missed and I really hope that we can make the party together again sometime in the near future. They have had an adorable baby since then, and I think it would be a lot of fun to see his reaction to the party.

This past year it rained THE WHOLE DAY of the party. I was devastated. I was IN LOVE with our costumes for this party and was really quite excited to show it off and I was not happy at all that we would have to be wearing ponchos the whole night.

We tried our best to make the most of it though...

Imagine our surprise and delight when Mickey Mouse worked his magic and Tink's pixie dust to turn off the rain as soon as we got off the monorail at the Magic Kingdom!!! It was seriously magical, and I almost cried. It went from the craziest thunderstorm I have ever seen (and that says a lot, trust me) to a beautiful night. The ponchos came off and we had a BLAST. It seemed like a LOT of people decided not to come b/c of the weather and the lines were much shorter than they were the year before.

Can you guess what my costume was?? A few people told us that it was their favorite combination of the night. Cast members were especially fond of and excited about it. A few people guessed incorrectly, and were then very happy/amused when I clued them in.

I'd love to hear your guesses so I will confirm my costume choice in my next post!

Have you seen any great costume combinations at MNSSHP? What was your favorite?