Follow along with my red carpet press trip!

LA or Bust! Red Carpet Premiere, Dancing with the Stars, and more!

In one week, I’ll be boarding a plane on my way to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 Red Carpet Premiere, a live taping of Dancing with the Stars, a tour of Disney Animation Studios, and more! I want to give you a rundown of the fun and tell you how to follow along with me! Thanks to Terri for this fun image! I was thrilled to be invited to be a guest of Disney and ABC for their…

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5 fun facts about Cars Land

5 Fun Facts About Cars Land in Disneyland Resort

My favorite place at the Disneyland Resort is Cars Land in California Adventure Park. While in Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms conference, I learned some fun facts about Cars Land and had to share them with you! 1. In 2008, when Cars Land was just a twinkle in the eye of Imagineers, a Concept Team toured Route 66 with a historian (who happens to be the voice of Sheriff in Cars) while taking notes about the “must have” landmarks for…

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Planes Fire and Rescue Activity Sheets

10 Printable Planes Fire and Rescue Activity Sheets

Are your kids so excited to see the new Planes movie? Planes: Fire & Rescue looks to be (dare I say it) even better than the first! With all of these fire and rescue vehicles, I bet little boys everywhere will be falling in love with new friends Cabbie, Blade Ranger, and Windlifter. From Walt Disney Studios: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite  firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic…

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Planes Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Planes: Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Is your little one dying to see Planes: Fire and Rescue? Just a few more days to wait! From Walt Disney Studios: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite  firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous  air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is…

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Maleficent Print & Play Activity

Maleficent Printable Activity

Think you know the story behind Maleficent–the villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? Think again! Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her…

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Our California Adventures

Our Own California Adventure: Visiting Family, Friends, and Disneyland!

My family and I were guests of Disney for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, we were provided with park tickets, hotel accommodations, meals, and admission to conference events. I was not asked to write about the conference or sponsors in exchange for our experience, but this was a pretty amazing experience and I’m excited to share it with you all! Kia provided us with a car while we were in California so…

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Kohls Disney Clothes Line: Magic At Play

Celebrate Disney with Kohls Disney Clothes #Giveaway

 This post and giveaway are sponsored by Kohl’s. Congratulations, Kelly (comment 16)! I’ll be in touch soon! I am all about bringing Disney magic home with you whenever you can (you know about our Disney blog, right?), so you can imagine how excited I was to hear about the new Kohl’s Disney clothes line! The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themed Disney apparel by Jumping Beans Capsule Collection is now available at Kohl’s! I first noticed the #MagicAtPlay collection because…

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Disney's FROZEN

Disney’s FROZEN and A Snowman Treat!

Disney’s new animated movie FROZEN opened this week! Here’s a clip if you haven’t heard of the movie yet: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff…

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Delivery Man Movie

Delivery Man Is In Theaters Now!

Do you remember when I first told you about Vince Vaughn’s new movie, Delivery Man? Well, it’s out in theaters this weekend! Steve and I caught a preview last week. We laughed a lot, and I may have teared up a time or two. Or three. It was a great date night movie! You know, taking 533 kids to the movies can’t be an easy task. Check out this fun infographic: Need a quick reminder of the movie? Watch this: Have…

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Mickey's Halloween Party 2013

Don’t Miss These Fun Halloween Events At Disneyland Resort!

Don’t miss these fun Halloween events at Disneyland resort! Mickey’s Halloween Party starts on Friday, September 27th and runs until Thursday, October 31st at Disneyland Resort. Admission tickets for the party are sold separate from park admission tickets. Purchasing your tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party early can save you a few dollars and secure your spot at! Tickets for some nights are selling out fast, so purchase online today! Running just 13 nights, Mickey’s Halloween Party is packed with after-hours…

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lone ranger parent review

The Lone Ranger – Parent Review

The Lone Ranger – Parent Review Michael and I had a “date” the other night! We went to dinner at In-N-Out and then saw a preview of The Lone Ranger! Michael is 13 and this movie was a good fit for his age, and the PG-13 rating. Here’s the official scoop: From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure…

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DisneylandForTeens

Disneyland Rides And Attractions For Tweens {That You Never Think About!}

Last month my fabulous friend Sara from Mom Endeavors gave me a tour of Disneyland. It was one that I haven’t had before because unlike most Tucsonans, I didn’t grow up around a Disney park. Sara and I went on many rides that I assumed were “too little” for my boys and I realized we were missing some fun attractions by spending most of our time on our favorite roller coasters and thrill rides. __________________________________ Disneyland Rides And Attractions For…

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MickeyMagicalMap

Mickey and the Magical Map Now Showing at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland!

Mickey and the Magical Map is Disneyland’s newest live show. Debuting today at the redesigned Fantasyland Theatre, Mickey and the Magical Map is an exiting show featuring characters from several of your favorite Disney movies including Fantasia, Jungle Book, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tangled, The Princess and The Frog, The Little Mermaid, and Lilo and Stitch. After seeing the show this week I was able to interview Disneyland’s Director of Entertainment, Doug McIntyre, about how they chose characters and the challenges of putting together an…

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My Crazy Good Life: A Lifestyle blog

Heading To Disneyland!

I’m off to Disneyland today to see Mickey and the Magical Map! I’ll be sharing lots of photos on various social media networks before I have time to blog about the events, so be sure to follow me for live updates: “Like” Disney In The Desert on facebook My Crazy Good Life on facebook @BeccaLudlum on Instagram @BeccaLudlum on twitter  

Disneyland

A Mom and Son Date At California Adventure!

I’m going to ask you to hop on over to Disney In The Desert to read my post about Jack and I having our date day at California Adventure! Have you ever spent time with one of your children somewhere special like Disneyland?

What Disney Means To Us

What Disney Means To Us

To our family, Disney means excitement. Not just, “I’m looking forward to this” excitement. We’re talking, “OHMYGOSHICANTWAITHOWMANYMOREDAYSUNTILDISNEY” excitement! Disney means safe. Cast Members bending over backwards to find you food that you can eat. As soon as a Cast Member hears the word “allergy” or “intolerance,” they stop what they’re doing and listen. They’ll make something off the menu. They have gluten free breads available every day.  They have gluten and dairy free snacks for the littles and for moms, too….

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