Coco Movie Premier Review

Published November 22, 2017 by ltdjosh

I received a free movie preview in exchange for writing a review on this blog.

Last week, we were treated to our sneak preview premier of the newest Disney-Pixar movie, Coco. This is my humble review of the movie. I promise this will be a spoiler free review.

The first thing I can say is that you simply HAVE to go see this movie if you enjoy any kind of good movies. From the moment I saw the first artwork, I was drawn in to this colorful and magical world. Once the previews and teaser trailers started coming out, I got even more excited about the movie. However, I was not even prepared for how amazing and well thought out this movie is. So what exactly is the premise of Coco, you might ask?

Well, this movie focuses on the family celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day Of The Dead. This celebration is a time where families lay out altars, or “ofrendas” filled with pictures of relatives that have passed on along with the family members’ favorite foods. This celebration is one time of the year, it is said, that the passed on may cross the universe and return (in spirit) to the living world and be with their families. The movie focuses on the Rivera family, specifically young Miguel, as he fights his family for his right to be a musician instead of a shoe maker like the rest of the family. His family is against his decision because of an event that happens years ago, but Miguel is determined to be a musician, even if he has to do it behind his family’s backs.

Through a series of comical events, Miguel comes face to face with his family on the “other side” and has to find his way back to the living world before the end of Dia De Los Muertos. However, along the journey of getting back, Miguel discovers that things are not always as they seem, including his family’s history. Finally faced with the truth, he must make a decision that could potentially change his life. Where will this decision take him? Well, for that answer, you must watch the movie, but I guarantee that it will leave you breathless with laughter and leave you with  a deeper appreciation for, and better understanding of, the amazing culture of Mexico and Dia De Los Muertos.

There’s also another thing in this movie that followers of Pixar Animation have come to expect and enjoy: the music and the characters. Music plays a very pivotal role in this movie, as has become a bit of custom for anything coming out of the studio, and I have to say that the music in this movie is every bit as good as the music from Frozen (sorry Kristen and Idina). I use this reference because the people behind some of the most memorable music in this movie are the same team from Frozen: husband wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The music is just as catchy to me, and I look forward to hearing more from this talented duo. And the characters in this movie are so relatable. Whether you identify with Miguel’s Abuelita, a stern (at first) guardian of the family traditions who in the end just wants what’s best for her family, his Mama Imelda, who was so shaken by the departure of her husband that she bans music in the family forever (again, to protect her family), or Miguel himself, your sure to find a character to suit your fancy in this film, and leave wanting to know more about this amazing family.

To find tickets, just go to http://movies.disney.com/coco. I promise you won’t be disappointed by this amazing movie, and honestly believe that you’ll want to take your family back again and again.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary movie tickets in exchange for writing this review. This did not influence my opinion and all thoughts are my own.

Tour of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

Published October 24, 2017 by Disneyways.com

Special thanks to WDW Magazine for allowing me to take over their facebook page and bring you this guided tour of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World!

Check out the Four Seasons HERE

and check out WDW Magazine HERE

Check out the original video on facebook HERE

 


The perfect ending to the perfect tour!! This is from the Visit Orlando Signature Dish competition! Honey peanut butter gelato from the Four Seasons! Click HERE to vote for this dish!

8-6-17 Disneyways on Facebook Live

Published August 6, 2017 by Disneyways.com

FREE Memory Maker for you to enjoy! Complimentary unlimited Disney Photo Pass with qualified bookings with Big Ears Adventures Travel Agency. BigEarsAdventures.com is available NOW to make your vacation dreams come true, with no additional fees! They visit the Parks several times a year to get you first-hand research and knowledge. Put their 25 years of experience in planning Disney Vacation packages and getaways to work for you!

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Please pick up my audio tour of EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion, including hidden treasures, restaurants, The Festival Marketplace and the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kristajoy

 

Also sponsored in part by Peter Alden’s Kingdom Classics! Classic Disney songs, with a retro rock vibe!! Peter Alden captures the ‘classic’ feel of the golden age of rock and fuses it into some of your favorite Disney classics!! Download your copy at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/peteralden and help support us here at Disneyways on Facebook live!!

Live Videos from Art of Animation and Pop Century

Published August 6, 2017 by Disneyways.com

Tour Art of Animation with me and let’s go in the gift shop! Special thanks to WDWMagazine.com for allowing me to take video on behalf of their facebook page! Filmed August 3, 2017


Facebook event page for AOA for WDW Magazine

Tour Art of Animation Resort and watch what happens at the end!

Facebook event page for AOA for WDW Magazine

Tour Disney’s Pop Century Resort with me! Special thanks to WDWMagazine.com for allowing me to take video on behalf of their facebook page! Filmed August 3, 2017

Facebook event page for tour of Pop!! 

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS!! Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

Published July 31, 2017 by Disneyways.com

Enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Disney on Ice in Orlando – click HERE!!

Ticket giveaway contest ends August 25, 2017.

 

A note from Krista: “I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.”

You can also buy tickets and Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20.

Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 7, 2017.

Tickets are for Disney on Ice show at Amway Arena/Orlando only. Winner will be notified by email they provide in the rafflecopter on August 25th and must email me back by August 26th 2017 at Disneyways@Disneyways.com to specify if you are able to attend either the opening night, Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. performance. Sorry, no changes can be made once I notify Feld Entertainment of your choice. Winner can pick up (4) tickets at the Amway Center Box Office starting Thursday, September 3rd 2015 during regular Box Office hours (Monday through Friday | 9am to 6pm and three (3) hours prior to any event). We recommend picking up your tickets no later than 30 minutes prior to show time. Paid parking is available in the nearby GEICO garage. Tickets provided by Disney on Ice/Feld Entertainment  – Disneyways is not responsible for delivery.

Showtimes…. (be sure to verify at https://www.disneyonice.com/ticket-info/Dare-to-Dream/110989)

About this show:

Disney’s Smash Hits Moana and Beauty and the Beast Redefine Heroism as Part of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream
Moana, Maui and Friends from Disney’s Moana Take the Ice for the First Time; Tickets On Sale Now for Orlando Performances, September 8-10, 2017

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney OnIce presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella with other beloved Disney characters to help tell these extraordinary tales. Tickets are on sale today for Orlando.
Dare To Dream takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice floor transformed into the vast oceanic scape, Disney On Ice allows Moana’s strength and determination to take center stage. This engaging atmosphere lets audiences deepen their existing connection to their favorite wayfinder and discover one’s true identity is never out of reach.
“As parents, we strive to find role models who embolden our children to choose kindness and exhibit the values we aim to impart, and this production of Disney On Ice truly embodies this goal,” said Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, Nicole Feld. “With Dare To Dream, I want to inspire the youngest members of our families with the heroic stories of their favorite Disney characters and allow them to discover the hero within themselves.”

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DISNEYWAYS ON FACEBOOK LIVE JULY 31, 2017 ~ Disney in August Meetups and More!

Published July 31, 2017 by Disneyways.com

WIN a Disney Prize Pack and a Disney Fan DVD! Disney news, tips, and secrets from Orlando native, Krista Joy of Disneyways.com!

FREE Memory Maker for you to enjoy! Complimentary unlimited Disney Photo Pass with qualified bookings with Big Ears Adventures Travel Agency. BigEarsAdventures.com is available NOW to make your vacation dreams come true, with no additional fees! They visit the Parks several times a year to get you first-hand research and knowledge. Put their 25 years of experience in planning Disney Vacation packages and getaways to work for you! NOW GIVING AWAY A FREE DISNEY VACATION TO TO ONE LUCKY FAMILY! DETAILS AT https://disneyways.com/2017/07/23/free-vacation-to-disney-world-valued-at-4800/
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WATCH and SHARE this video for your chance to win a DVD! Theme Parkology is a production company dedicated to fans of theme parks, attractions, characters, legends! Check out the line of signature documentaries on DVD, featuring stories and history behind many parks across the globe such as the Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Universal, and more! Original Theme Parkology Trading Card sets, Behind the Ears Podcast, and now a brand new Mystery Box series that includes a signature DVD! There’s something for everyone at ThemeParkology.com https://www.themeparkology.com/ Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/Theme-Parkology-1488952741390594/
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The Enchanted Secrets of Disneyland DVD, narrated by your host of Disneyways on Facebook Live ~ Krista Joy. https://www.themeparkology.com/product-page/the-enchanted-secrets-of-disneyland

Please pick up Krista’s audio tour of EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion, including hidden treasures, restaurants, The Festival Marketplace and the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kristajoy

Also sponsored in part by Peter Alden’s Kingdom Classics! Classic Disney songs, with a retro rock vibe!! Peter Alden captures the ‘classic’ feel of the golden age of rock and fuses it into some of your favorite Disney classics!! Download your copy at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/peteralden and help support us here at Disneyways on Facebook live!!

It is Monday July 31st at 4pm eastern Walt Disney World Time WELCOME to Disneyways dot com on facebook live… bringing you Disney dreams, hints, secrets and more from the heart of the magic….. I am your host and founder of Disneyways.com – born raised and still living in Orlando Florida… Krista Joy ……and tonight we have info on a FREE Disney vacation being given away by Big Ears Adventures.com, Disney Happenings with JR – and details on lots more fun events coming up.

Meetups and more https://disneyways.com/2017/07/25/disney-in-august-2017-meetups-and-more/

Open to the Public!! Dinner Party with Author and Grand Marshal Coordinator Dean Gaschler //wp.me/p2jJn8-FEv

 

Get to Know Author and Grand Marshal Coordinator: Dean Gaschler

Published July 28, 2017 by Disneyways.com

It’s been said that if you love Disney World – you will love this book!! These words were spoken by none other than Lee Cockerell former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort – so you know they must be true!!

Originally from Kansas, Dean Gaschler migrated to Florida via Colorado to work for The Walt Disney Company (Walt Disney World / Magic Kingdom Park) in 1991. It all began in The Harmony Barber Shop just off of Main Street USA. Seven years into it all, he was asked to become the Grand Marshal Coordinator for the daily Parade in The Magic Kingdom. The remaining 14 years of his Disney career were spent creating and sharing magic with thousands of Parade Grand Marshal Guests that he selected. Order his books for an inside look, stories and more from Disney’s Grand Marshal Coordinator.

Book One “I Led The Parade!” is available on DeanGaschler.com (get the book personalized for yourself or a loved one – autographed by Dean for FREE by ordering this way!) and Book Two “Main Street Memories” is available on Amazon and at Theme Park Press

Follow Dean on twitter TWITTER

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Check out our live interview with Dean to learn more about his NEW book – Main Street Memories!

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