Star Wars Tsum Tsums Coming!

Star Wars Tsum Tsum's

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Star Wars Tsum Tsum’s are coming February 16th

Recently there was quite a few leaked photos showing that a Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection for Disney was on the way. Well now it has been officially announced that February will feature a second Tsum Tsum Tuesday on February 16th which will be the first release of the Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection! The collection is based on the original trilogy with characters like Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, an Ewok and a Storm Trooper. Along with the main characters; Luke, Leia, Han, Vader, and R2D2 to just name a few. Though not confirmed fully yet there is talk that a Force Awakens set will be coming as well as a line based on the Prequels.

Tsum Tsum Tuesday is a hit event at Disney Stores. There has been know to be lines for exclusive or popular collection releases. So if you are looking to collect your favorite characters arrive early! You can also shop the collection online at disneystore.com

Grab these out of this world cities before they blast off!

Cruzin Mama

Disney Store Halloween Dress Rehearsal

Image courtesy of Disney

Image courtesy of Disney

It’s a Halloween Party at the Disney Store and you’re invited!

Today and tomorrow Disney Store’s are throwing a spooktacular event. Stop in your local store for crafts, games and more. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite character and to take party in a costume parade. Oh and attendees will also recieve a Halloween surprise. This event is open to children ages 3 and up and is limited to store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event and surprise is while supplies last.

October 16th
5:30pm – 7:00pm

October 17th
11:00am – 12:30pm

This may not be as big as attending Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland but this is a fun little alternative. So have a holwing good time!

Cruzin Mama

Force Friday Events!

Image courtesy of Disney Store  © & ™ LucasFilm Ltd.

Image courtesy of Disney Store
© & ™ LucasFilm Ltd.

It’s the final countdown to Force Friday!

So what is Force Friday, well if I have to tell you then you aren’t a true Star Wars fan, I’m just kidding. Force Friday is Friday September 4th and it is the release day of all the new merchandise for the upcoming film. And basically everyone is throwing an event. So let me get right to what’s happening this Friday and where and what celebrations are going on throughout the weekend.

Toys’R’Us

Doors open Friday September 4th at 12:01am at all stores. Get first access to all-new Star Wars toys. There will be an exclusive FREE poster and LEGO commemorative brick only while supplies last. I can guarantee lines will start forming Thursday. *If you happen to be in New York, stop by the Toys’R’Us Times Square location for an out of this world celebration. The fun beings there at 9am on Thrusday with exclusive giveaways, demos and an Ewok victory party.* Visit toysrus.com for more information.

Target

Many locations will be celebrating Force Friday on Friday September 4th with a special opening at 12:01am. Not only will stores be premiering the all-new Star Wars toys there will also be new products and collectibles. And each participating store is hosting a giveaway for a 4-foot Chewbacca doll valued at $199! Then all stores will be hosting in-store events on Saturday September 5th at 11am. Saturday’s event will include demos of the new toys and fun photo ops. Check for participating locations here.

Visit Target on Force Friday to try to win this Wookie!

Visit Target on Force Friday to try to win this Wookie!

Disney Store

Stores are closing early on September 3rd in preparation for Force Friday. They will then reopen on Friday September 4th at 6am. The first 100 guests to make a purchase on Friday will receive a FREE exclusive Star Wars pin. All new Star Wars merchandise will be available then as well. All stores will have a Galactic themed opening on Friday. And the in-store events for the occasion will be: R2-D2 craft, Animation Academy- learn to draw R2-D2, Ways of the Force training, Star Wars storytime, and FREE trading cards while supplies last upon completion of an in-store activity.

Walmart

Select locations will be participating in a midnight opening on September 4th. The new products for The Force Awakens will be available. Only at Walmart will the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Kanan Jarrus Figure. Find a participating store at walmart.com

World of Disney

The World of Disney store located in Downtown Disney is also taking part in the celebration. Opening at midnight on Friday September 4th. All new Force Awakens products will then be available along with parks-exclusive merchandise.

Lastly you can catch all the live-stream unboxing, which gives a first look at all the new products on the Star Wars YouTube channel.

Forget Black Friday it’s all about Force Friday in my home!

Cruzin Mama

Disney Store Summer Play Days

Images courtesy of Disney

Images courtesy of Disney

Summer Play Days are back at the Disney Store!

Be sure to stop by the Disney Store and check out their free Summer Play Days events this summer. The fun starts this Saturday June 6th with a very special Inside Out event! Come and show your emotions with the gang from Inside Out (this event will continue on Saturdays throughout June). Summer Play Days are fun free events put on by the Disney Store, kids can learn to draw, answer trivia, take part in an interactive story time, and much more. During Summer Play days your child is given a lanyard to wear and to collect the Summer Play Days weekly pin. *Lanyard and pins only available for a limited time and quantities are limited*

2015 Summer Pin Schedule

Summer Play Days weekly pins

My kid's lanyard so far!

My kid’s lanyard during last years Summer Play Days!

Bonus Pins!

Make sure to also go to the Mike’s Trivia Challenge events. After completing the trivia challenge your child receives an extra pin! There are different pins to collect at each trivia challenge so you will want to try to attend a few of these as well.

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Play Day Events

  • Inside Out– *Details coming soon*
  • Showtime – Interactive play with a Disney character on the stores big screen
  • Mike’s Trivia Challenge Learn Disney Trivia, then test your knowledge
  • Star Wars Jedi training Academy, learn to use a light saber and help the Rebels
  • Marvel – Avengers Assemble, learn different Avenger’s moves and become an honorary member, design your own Captain America shield, these are just a few of the Marvel events
  •  The Art of Animation – Learn to draw a character just like a Disney Animator

 

Swimming and chatting with Crush during a Showtime event. Very similar to Turtle Talk featured at Disney California Adventure.

Swimming and chatting with Crush during a Showtime event. Very similar to Turtle Talk featured at Disney California Adventure.

Nemo snorkel masks and lanyards on for Showtime Summer Play Day event.

Nemo snorkel masks and lanyards on for Showtime Summer Play Day event.

Learning how to draw frog version of Prince Naveen.

Learning how to draw the frog version of Prince Naveen.

We absolutely loved the Play Day events at Disney Store last year, I highly recommend attending a few this summer. Click here to find a store nearest you. 

Have a blast!

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
Disney Store
Best Buy
Target
Walmart
Amazon

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

Cruzin Mama

Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

Putting up my online teal pumpkin (image from foodallergy.org)

Putting up my online teal pumpkin (image from foodallergy.org)

Help make Halloween not so scary for kids with allergies!

I love Halloween time and have been finding so much fun activities to take my kids to. Especially ones to get a good wear out of their costumes. A downside to attending events and parties is having a child with severe food allergies, I worry about what will be served or given out and if he’s going to notice that he is missing out on things. So I have been so pleasantly surprised with the treats they have received at these events. There has been such a move in recent years to helping kids make healthier choices and you can see this so much in the treats that are being given out at events. I was so excited on our recent trip to Brick-or-Treat at Legoland to see healthy snacks and non-food items that were given out at the treat stations. My son was able to have his very first juice box there! We also attended a little Halloween Party at our local Disney Store and the treat bags they gave out contained “Apple Chippies!”(dried Apple slices), as my son likes to call them. Finally seeing items in his treat bags that he can enjoy is so awesome.

My little guy enjoying his first juice at Brick-or-Treat

My little guy enjoying his first juice at Brick-or-Treat

F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education) has a great request going on for Halloween, it’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project. The project is fairly easy just paint a pumpkin teal and leave it out to let trick-or-treaters know that you are handing out non-food items. That’s it, a great simple request so that children with food allergies can have a not-so-scary Halloween.

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Non Food Treat Ideas

  • Glow Sticks, Bracelets, Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Pencils
  • Vampire teeth
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Spider Rings

Allergy Friendly Treat Ideas

*Parents should still check all food items their child receives to make sure they are ok with their child’s allergies. I am a constant label reader and if I am not sure about an item I will give him something else, we never chance it. The food items I listed are just some items I have found safe for my son or look to be free of the 8 common allergens.*

Hope this helps everyone to have a safe and great Halloween!

Cruzin Mama

Disney Store Special Events

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October Special Events at the Disney Store

Along with the daily activities offered at Disney Stores there is a few fun events happening this month. This information is directly from my local Disney Store so be sure to check with yours to verify special event dates and times.

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Join the Rebellion

Special event is this Saturday October 11th and Sunday October 12th. Come and help celebrate the brand new Star Wars Rebel series that premieres Monday October 13th on Disney X D. Get a chance to catch a glimpse of the new series and also participate in some inter-galactic activities. Plus a FREE giveaway. There will be several sessions so that there is plenty of opportunity to check out the fun.

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Star Wars Rebellion
Saturday October 11th
10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm

Sunday October 12th
12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

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Halloween Dress Rehearsal

Have your kids come dressed up for some pre-Halloween fun next Friday and Saturday. There will be crafts, games and a costume parade!

Friday October 17th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Saturday October 18th
11:00am – 12:30pm

Rock your Disney side!

Cruzin Mama

Frozen at Disney Store Summer Play Days

Posted in Summer Fun! 

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Disney Stores Summer Play Days is still going on until September 1st. These daily events that are happening in the store such as learning to draw your favorite characters, becoming an honorary Avenger, listening to your favorite Disney story, or test your Disney knowledge with a fun trivia game. By attending one of these events your child will receive a special Summer Play Days button. Each week is a new button to collect and right now the featured button is Anna with Olaf from Frozen! image

Try to go to Trivia event days when a bonus pin is giving out pertaining to the Trivia theme. Both my kids have been having so much fun. Everyday has a different event planned so it’s nice to pick and chose which to attend.

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Showtime days seem to be very popular. We just attended one which was completely full. It was a Showtime featuring everyone’s favorite toy doctor Doc McStuffins. The kids helped Doc fix up her friends and learned a dance about washing your hands. All the children who attended revived their very own magic stethoscope just like Docs(well a cutout version but still very fun).

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The Anna and Olaf button is available until Sunday while supplies last. There are still some very cool buttons coming up for the final weeks of Summer Play Days. Collect them while you can and keep checking out the Disney Stores free events.

Cruzin Mama
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Disney Store Special Event

Posted in Summer Fun! 

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This Saturday July 5th the Disney Store will be having a special event as a part of their Summer Play Days. The special event is to promote Disney’s Planes Fire and Rescue which is coming to theaters July 18th.

Planes Fire and Rescue coming to theaters July 18th

Planes Fire and Rescue coming to theaters July 18th

My son loves Disney Planes so I am a excited to take him to this special event at our local store. Currently there is a Planes activity presented during the Showtime event where your child makes their own airplane. (Showtime events are interactive activities with a video clip played on the stores television. Some of the Showtime events are Sophia Princess Academy, Turtle Talk with Crush, and Monster University Scream Challenge are just to name a few. Stores rotate events so each week has different line ups for days featuring Showtime After Saturday’s Special Event the Fire and Rescue activity will be added to the Showtime line up. So if you can’t make it this weekend there will be other opportunities to check it out. Don’t forget to check into at least one event weekly to collect the pin of the week for Summer Play Days. This weeks pin is Dusty Crophopper! Almost all of the pins for July feature characters from Fire and Rescue. Don’t miss out on these great free events!

Cruzin Mama

The Temecula Disney Store's event line up as of 7/2/14

The Temecula Disney Store’s event line up as of 7/2/14

Still time to collect some awesome pins!

Still time to collect some awesome pins!

*Be sure to verify with your local store of event dates and times as they may vary between locations. Click here to find a store nearest to you.*

Disney Store Summer Play Days

Posted in Summer Fun!

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Have you had a chance to stop by the Disney Store and check out their free Summer Play Days events. My family missed the first week but we have made it a mission to go at least once a week. This year your child is giving a lanyard to wear and collect their weekly pins on. Here is the pin schedule (try to go before this Sunday the 29th to get this weeks pin before it is gone)

Still time to collect some awesome pins!

Still time to collect some awesome pins!

My kid's lanyard so far!

My kid’s lanyard so far!

Bonus Pins!

Make sure to also go to the Mike’s Trivia Challenge events. After completing the trivia challenge your child receives an extra pin! There are different pins to collect at each trivia challenge so you will want to try to attend a few of these as well. We have done two so far and they are a lot of fun learning Disney trivia.

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Play Day Events

  • Showtime – Interactive play with a Disney character on the stores big screen
  • Mike’s Trivia Challenge Learn Disney Trivia, then test your knowledge
  • Star Wars Jedi training Academy, learn to use a light saber and help the Rebels
  • Marvel – Avengers Assemble, learn different Avenger’s moves and become an honorary member, design your own Captain America shield, these are just a few of the Marvel events
  •  The Art of Animation – Learn to draw a character just like a Disney Animator

 

Swimming and chatting with Crush during a Showtime event. Very similar to Turtle Talk featured at Disney California Adventure.

Swimming and chatting with Crush during a Showtime event. Very similar to Turtle Talk featured at Disney California Adventure.

Nemo snorkel masks and lanyards on for Showtime Summer Play Day event.

Nemo snorkel masks and lanyards on for Showtime Summer Play Day event.

Learning how to draw frog version of Prince Naveen.

Learning how to draw the frog version of Prince Naveen.

We absolutely love the Play Day events at Disney Store, I highly recommend attending a few. Click here to find a store nearest you. Here is the current schedule of events:

This is the schedule for the Temecula Disney Store and is current as of 6/26/14. Be sure to check with your local store to verify events and times.

This is the schedule for the Temecula Disney Store and is current as of 6/26/14. Be sure to check with your local store to verify events and times.

Have a blast!

Cruzin Mama