A Galaxy Far Far Away….

I spent my morning as a very sweaty C-3PO on Batuu. After a long morning at the land, here are my thoughts on Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios:

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C-3PO Disneybound on the opening day at Hollywood Studios.

On the opening day of Galaxy’s Edge, people were waiting outside of the theme park at 4am. Hollywood Studios was set to open at 6am for the grand opening and you would only be allowed to enter the new land by joining a boarding group. This was the same system used by Disneyland when their Galaxy’s Edge opened back in May. The only way to sign up for a boarding group is by entering the park, logging on to the My Disney Experience app, tapping “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Status and Access”, and tapping “Join Boarding Group”. Once you have a number, you will be able to see what groups are allowed to enter the area. Each group has a two hour time frame to enter Galaxy’s Edge and once the two hours are over, you can stay inside Galaxy’s Edge for as long as you would like, but the moment you leave the land, you will need to get a new boarding pass to re-enter.

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Millennium Falcon (Photo taken at Disneyland)

The day of the grand opening, we woke up and got to Hollywood Studios right around 6am. The moment we stepped in to the park, we were able to join a boarding group! Lucky us! We were group 9 so we walked around for a little while until we were called (a notification let us know from the app itself). Once we walked in to Galaxy’s Edge, it was filled with lines, lines, and more lines! We ended up walking around to see the differences between WDW and DL (which we went to a week prior to the WDW opening). We found that the entrance at Hollywood Studios is bigger, but everything else is smaller, everything else is pretty much identical!

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Millennium Falcon (Photo taken at Disneyland)

Because we rode Smuggler’s Run a few times at Disneyland, with a wait time of 35 minutes or less, we decided to pass on the current wait time of 300 minutes.  Smuggler’s Run is an amazing ride, but personally, I would not wait more than 150 minutes!

One thing that caught my attention was seeing the characters roaming around the same way they do at Disneyland! This made me extremely happy because WDW doesn’t really allow it in most parks! I also noticed a few extra items, like alcoholic beverages, on every menu! The two things that really sets Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World apart from Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland is the weather and the amount of people. WDW will ALWAYS be more crowded than DL, but, there is not much we can do about it!

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Rey Roaming around Batuu (Photo taken at Disneyland)

So, what are your thoughts on Galaxy’s Edge?! Have you gotten a chance to view the land? If you’re one of the few lucky people that have been to both, what do you like more than the other? Write me a comment below!

How to Disneybound on a Hot Summer Day!

Living in Florida for so long, you soon realize that it is hot almost every day! Most of my closet is comprised of short sleeved shirts, skirts that breathe, and sandals! When summer comes around, it may be so hot at the parks that it may seem impossible to wear a cute outfit all day…

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But I’m here to show you that it is NOT impossible! Here are MY tips and tricks on how to Disneybound on a hot day and still look cute all day!

Step 1

  •  Before you go out and buy new summer clothes, look through your closet and see if you have any solid color short sleeve shirts, tank tops, or tube tops! (Basically, any breathable top) Then, see if you have any short/midi skirt or shorts that you can use to create the colors of a character!

For example: Winnie the Pooh is yellow and red. I found a yellow shirt and a red skirt in my closet and used it to color block and create a Pooh Disneybound.

Outfit details below!

Shirt

Skirt

Purse

Ears

Shoes

Step 2

  •  Once you know what character you are bounding as, find accessories that really make the character come to life! It could be a pair of Mouse Ears, a headband, some earrings, a purse, a belt, etc.

For my Winnie the Pooh outfit, I used my basket purse and a pair of Winnie the Pooh ears to complete the look! The basket looks like one of Pooh’s honey pots or bee hives, and the ears have a bee and some golden honey that really finishes the outfit off!

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Step 3

  • Make sure you wear comfortable shoes that won’t hurt your feet when you walk around the parks or make you feel like your feet need air. Most people wear sneakers to the parks in the summer and while it may be comfortable, I personally feel hot and like my feet are suffocating in closed toe shoes. (But that is just me)

My go-to are always comfortable sandals that won’t give me blisters and match my outfit perfectly!

Step 4

  • Now that you are ready to head out the door, make sure you grab a small fan, a small towel, and hair ties or hair clips! These are my theme park essentials on a hot day. Using the fan while walking around avoids excessive sweating and if you do sweat, you have a handy little towel. When you give up because it’s way too hot you can put your hair up! Trust me, I know this from experience!

 

While spending a full day at the theme parks in the summer, make sure you wear sunscreen, go in and out of the A/C whenever you can, and most importantly: DRINK WATER! Most people don’t realize that you can get FREE cups of water throughout ALL the Florida theme parks! Any place that sells food and drinks and has a soda machine can give you free water cups whenever you ask for them. Our personal favorite is Starbucks because usually they have a water dispenser with the cups right next to it so you don’t have to wait for someone to serve you the water!

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I hope these tips help you make the most out of a hot summer trip! Which tip was your favorite? Leave a comment below! And if you liked this article make sure you share it with your friends!

With love,

Stephanie

Fashion in the 100 acre wood!

It’s 2019 and that means… New Disneybounds and new Fashion Choices!

I post a lot on Instagram and recently I have been hit with a repeated question… “OMG WHERE DID YOU BUY YOUR OUTFIT?”

So from now on, I will be giving you guys a detailed look at my Disneybounds and how I put them together!

Up first?

Eeyore!

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When the year started, I had no idea what characters I wanted to portray in my outfits or what new items I wanted to add to my shop. So I decided to do several polls on my Instagram. In a way, you all could choose my outfits! I asked whether you wanted to see a Piglet inspired outfit or an Eeyore inspired outfit and the majority chose the sad little fluffy donkey, Eeyore!

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This outfit was super easy to put together. I happened to already have a gray skirt that I bought on Amazon for my Steamboat Willie Outfit (which I hemmed because it was way too long). I then thought that a baggy gray shirt would go great and make it look a little gloomy just like Eeyore! So I went to my good, old, local Target and found a SUPER comfy gray long sleeve shirt! When I tried it on together I thought to myself, “Hmm…I need something pink!” Now recently, I’ve had this random obsession with berets. I ended up adding a pink beret to complete the look!

This was such a simple look that while we were waiting in line to meet Tigger and Pooh, my husband turns to me and says, “I don’t think they are going to get your outfit”… Two minutes later, Pooh is freaking out and acting sad because he was excited to see I was dressed as his friend Eeyore!

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