First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars weekends

I was delighted to see the logo for Star Wars Weekends 2013 as shared by author Gary Buchanan. He said the artwork gives a nod to the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.” I vividly recall seeing the film in theaters with my parents in May 1983. I was completely obsessed with Star Wars at the time, so I love this poster as it reminds me of my childhood. Disney Design Group artist Tyler Dumas said they had some different poster concepts, like Mickey Mouse in the Rancor … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Just Want a Night In Away from the Walt Disney World Parks

horse-drawn carriage Walt Disney World

A trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, aka Walt Disney World Resort, awesome as it is, can wear even the most seasoned traveler to the bone. Walking miles a day, waiting in crowded lines, eating delicious meals (ok, that’s not really a problem), basically pushing yourself physically, trying to “do it all,” can really fry the nerves and put a damper on an out-of-this-World vacation.My family has found that if we don’t spend at least one evening in during our trip, we will have one totally … [Read more...]

How to Do Mouse Gear and Not Go Home Broke

Epcot Mouse Gear

I know what you’re thinking. That title is misleading; that is just not possible! Especially if you’re at Epcot with kids, right? I used to agree. However, I’ve been visiting the World since my youngest was an infant, and I’ve learned some ways around all the “I want!!!” (That’s my husband I’m quoting there, by the way, wink-wink!)Set a budget. It’s one of the hardest things for us to do, but if we know we have only so much money to spend, it makes it easier to say NO to those … [Read more...]

Coming Soon…New Pixar Vinylmations


Vinylmations are one of the most popular Disney collectibles today. These figures had their debut in 2008 and were 3-inch tall molds in the form of Mickey Mouse. Recently, the line has added many other shapes and sizes and the collection has grown to incorporate all aspects of the Disney empire. The figures highlight all the different arms of Disney including films, rides and characters. One of these "arms" of the Disney family, Pixar, has not had many figures in its image as of recently. But, … [Read more...]

Mouse Vault App Review & Giveaway!

Review:Mouse Vault is an app for iPhone and iPod touch that helps you catalog your Vinylmation collection.  Whether you are a serious collector or participate in trading and just want to know how many of each collectible you have this app will suit your needs.  When you open the app you can chose from the Series Lists and add to your own inventory.  Items you add will then show up under your collection.  You can then use the "My Collection" tab on the home screen to access all the vinyls you … [Read more...]