2017 D23 Expo Tickets on Sale Now!

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The ultimate Disney fan experience may not be coming until next July but tickets for this wonderful event have gone in sale now. The D23 Expo will be back in July 2017 and tickets for the event are available now at D23expo.com And if you are a D23 member (which is FREE to join) you can receive special discounted pricing on your tickets! Another bonus you don’t want to miss out on early bird savings that is only available until this December. So act fast and get your tickets now.

Below is the pricing chart for tickets to the 2017 D23 Expo.

Again this is a can’t miss experience for any Disney fan.

Cruzin Mama

D23 Expo 2017 Dates!

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This is no April Fools, D23 Expo is returning and the dates have been announced. D23 is the ultimate Disney fan experience; it is where exciting announcements are made, inside looks are given and Disney memorabilia is collected. It’s an expo that is straight out of a Disney fan’s dream. And it is coming back next year!

In July of 2017 the Expo will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from the 14th through the 16th. Tickets will be on sale this July and if haven’t already done so become a D23 member to save. It’s free to be a D23 but higher level memberships have some amazing perks and offers.

Visit D23expo.com for more details and to see last year’s expi’s highlights. Also this is where you will be able to purchase your tickets when they become available. And if you’re interested in becoming a D23 member be sure to visit d23.com to sign up.

This Disney experience comes around every two years so don’t miss out!

Cruzin Mama

New Inside Out Short : Riley’s First Date?

Images courtesy of Disney

Images courtesy of Disney

Disney has just released an inside look and the new Inside Out short.

Disney•Pixars hugely successful Inside Out is coming to BluRay and DVD this October. Along with the release will be a new short featuring all your favorite Emotions. Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger are about to manage Riley’s first date! Bringing back the young boy from the end of the original film and giving a little shock to Riley’s parents and their emotions. The new short will be included with the digital movie release on October 13th. But you can catch a glimpse below now.

Have fun getting to know your emotions!

Cruzin Mama

Mickey’s Halloween Party! *Tickets and Details*

Images courtesy of Disney Parks

Images courtesy of Disney Parks

Summer may still be going strong here in Southern California but it’s already time to start planning for the fall, namely Halloween! Halloween has always been a favorite of mine and now I have two kiddos who love it just as much. My youngest wears his costumes a lot throughout the year so buying one of good quality like those carried in the Disney Store are great for such wear and play. One of the Halloween time activites where costumes come in handy are theme park Halloween parties like Brick-or-Treat or Mickey’s Halloween Party. Many theme parks transform for the holidays and Disneyland is no exception. Along with the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party is a can’t miss event!

Mickey's Halloween Party Details and Tickets

Disneyland Halloween Time

Starting September 11th Disneyland is transformed for Halloween time with festive holiday decor and treats. The Diamond Celebration will still continue during this time with a new “Paint the Night” parade and on select nights the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show will get an haunting treatment as the “Halloween Screams” firework show. Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will take on the ghoulish theme and Mickey and his friends will be out and about in the park in their Halloween Costumes (all of this is apart of regular ticket admission). Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event that is only on select nights. Halloween Party Nights is a chance to trick-or-treat throughout the park and party with Mickey and his costumed friends. The party kicks off September 25th and this year it’s going to bigger than ever as it has expanded to 17 nights of spooky fun.

Mickey’s Halloween Party


You can save on tickets by purchasing them early. They are available now! Nights can and do sell out so don’t wait too long. Click here to get your tickets now and to also see costume guidelines. *Children under 3 do not require a ticket.*

  • September dates and weekdays in October start at $69
  • October dates start at $77
  • Final Nights start at $84

Party Nights Schedule

  • September
    Friday 25th, Monday 28th, and Wednesday 30th
  • October
    Friday 2nd, Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th, Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th, Monday 19th, Thrusday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Sunday 25th, Tuesday 27th, Thrusday 29th, and Saturday 31st.

Plan your visit now for a spooktacular time!

Cruzin Mama

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Today 60 years ago Disneyland opened it’s Castle gates for the very first time. July 17th, 1955 started it all for amusement parks around the world. Walt Disney’s dream was brought to life, as a place for people of all ages to come and experience a little magic. It paved the way for more parks to be formed but none can quite match the magic that is Disneyland.

Images courtesy of Disney

Images courtesy of Disney

Since its Disney’s 60th Anniversary it means it’s time for diamonds. So the park, Downtown Disney and California Adventure have been decorated in honor of the Celebration and everywhere a diamond can be found from food to merchandise. I mean it wouldn’t be a Diamond Celebration without some bling. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is draped in them and that makes it the perfect backdrop for a photo op. There are so many Diamond themed treats to enjoy it’ll be hard to just pick one. Along with the treats there is for a limited time speciality popcorn buckets and souvenir cups. Stop in any gift shop to find exclusive Celebration memorabilia from Diamond ears to trading pins.

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Don’t miss out on the new nighttime shows as apart of the Anniversary Celebration. California Adventure’s World of Color takes viewers along Walt’s journey of imagination. Traveling from Walt’s earliest creations to the very first concepts of Disneyland to today’s magic and beyond! The show has been updated in extraordinary ways from larger than life screens to fire and laser effects and soaring fountains. Be apart of the show with World of Color light up ears.

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Also be sure to catch the dazzling firework show Disneyland Forever. More than just your average firework show this is a spectacular celebration combining breathtaking pyrotechnics and visual effects. Disneyland Forever takes guest on a journey from Main Street USA through the worlds of Disney’s timeless tales.

Looking for Mickey Quest

Looking for Mickey Quest

Now guest’s can go on a special Hidden Mickey Quest, much like the Easter Egg search in spring. Looking for Mickey Quest has guests use a special Quest Guide to find Hidden Mickey’s throughout either park. Scratch off answers on the guide to reveal if you found the Hidden Mickey. Redeem your completed guide wether your answers are right or wrong for a surprise! Disneyland’s Guide can be purchased for $19.95 +tax and features 20 questions. California Adventure Parks Guide is $12.95 +tax and features 10 questions. Both are for a limited time while supplies last.

Disney Diamond Celebration

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome, Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past…and here, youth may savor he challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America…with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
-Walt Disney July 17, 1955

Enjoy the Celebration and have a wonderful next trip to Disneyland!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars Celebration 2015 *Recap* Part 1

Star Wars Celebration 2015

Happy Star Wars Day!

Since it’s Star Wars Day it’s the perfect day to share all that I can about the recent Star Wars Celebration that was held in Anaheim, California. The Star Wars Celebration is just what it sounds like, a celebration of all things Star Wars. There was costume characters, replica sets, droids, fans, fun and much more. It was truly an amazing experience and I hope that I will be able to attend another Celebration.

Chicken Boba Fett and a Scout Trooper

Tusken Raider becoming friends with a Droid

Even before you head into the Convention Center you are greeted by fans of all ages and in all types of costumes and fan gear. That’s the great thing about Star Wars it’s for everyone!

Scout Trooper on Endor

There was so much to see and do once inside the convention center it’s almost a bit overwhelming at first. For me it was nice to get a few photo ops done and just walk around to see where everything is. The main floor featured vendor booths, replica sets, exhibits of fan art, collectibles, costumes and more. The Celebration is the perfect place to fill all your Star Wars shopping needs. Many companies attend such as; Hasbro, Lego, Toys”R”Us, Build-A-Bear, Jakks Pacific, Hallmark, DK Publishing, Her Universe, and of course there is the Celebration shop with Celebration exclusive merchandise. Almost all the vendors had exclusive items just for the Celebration and some had a different exclusive item each day. Many also had sneak peeks of upcoming products.

Giant Furbacca

Life Size Vader Hot Wheels Car

Jakks Pacific Fall Sneak Peek

Her Universe Celebration Booth

All the set replicas were amazing! They truly made you feel like you stepped into a Star Wars film. Some were just set up as a part of a vendors booth while most were for awesome photo opportunities.

Endor set replica

Hoth Rebel Base

Luke's Landspeeder

R2-D2 and Jawas

Bacta Tank

Millennium Falcon lounge

501st Exhibit Area

This is only a glimpse of what Star Wars Celebration is. I would love to share every detail but for now I am signing off. Keep an eye out for continuing Celebration posts, the next ones will feature an inside look at the Episode VII special exhibit and the panel of the next season of Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

And as always May the Force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

Big Hero 6 on DVD & Blu-ray: Pre-Order Your Copy Now!

Image from movies.disney.com

Image from movies.disney.com

Bring Baymax home on February 24th!

Disney’s Super hit Big Hero 6 is coming to DVD/Blu-ray in Febuary. But you can pre-order your copy now! Purchase your copy of this wonderful family movie now and beat the rush for the release.

Big Hero 6 is about a young prodigy (Hiro) and an inflatable robot (Baymax) who team up with their friends to become a group of high-tech super heroes. The team takes on an evil super villain who has stolen Hiro’s invention and is using it to take over the city of San Fransokyo. The movie is fun and charming and has a lot of heart, it’s great for the whole family.

Big Hero 6 on DVD & Blu-ray

The great thing about purchasing a copy now is securing the special offers/memorabilia that comes with the movie at select stores. The Disney Stores offers a FREE lithograph set with your purchase of a pre-ordered copy. Walmart is offering a special two movie set (the set includes Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy of Big Hero 6 plus a bonus DVD The Science of Big Hero 6). So click on a sites link below to find the movie offer that fits best for you!

Where to Pre-order

Disney Store
Best Buy

Catch a glimpse of the movie in the trailer posted below.

Cruzin Mama

Disney on Ice Frozen Presale Tickets

Images from disneyonice.com

Images from disneyonice.com

The Disney hit Frozen has been adapted into a new ice show. See Elsa, Anna, Hans, Olaf and even Sven come to life on the ice! The show follows the story from the award winning movie and brings the wintery world of Arendelle to life. The show itself is hosted by Mickey and Minnie and keep an eye out for many other familiar Disney faces who will be making special appearances. Disney on Ice shows have been a big hit and are quick to sell out. So here’s a great way to get ahead of everyone with a special code for advanced access to tickets. Use the code: BREEZE and purchase your pre-sale tickets now! Disney on Ice Frozen has recently been updated with new dates and locations so click and use the special code now ;) You can catch a see a preview of the show in the video below.

My family recently saw a Disney show and had a blast! So Frozen on Ice is next up on our list of ones to see.

Don’t get left out in the cold, get your tickets for Frozen on Ice now and enjoy the show!

Cruzin Mama