It’s summertime and we’re ready to celebrate with an upgrade to our phone decor! Whether your family is obsessed with the beach or would rather be relaxing by the pool with an ice cream cone, we have a fun Disney phone wallpaper that fits your personality.
Simply save the image to your phone and set as your background. It’s as easy as that to add some Disney magic to your phone!
Up Picnic Phone Wallpaper
The summer means endless sunny days with your little one. Use this Up phone wallpaper to inspire you to plan a Disney-themed outing and remind your kiddo to have an adventure!
Mickey Ice Cream Phone Wallpaper
Cool down with this Mickey phone wallpaper! Apologies in advance if you suddenly find yourself craving a frozen treat.
Mickey & Minnie Beachside Phone Wallpaper
Mickey and Minnie are ready for some fun in the sun—and your phone can be, too! This Mickey and Minnie phone wallpaper is enough to get you and your family excited for the rest of the season.
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Summer has very much arrived—and with it warmer weather. This means cooling down in the pool with our little one is in order. We’re getting prepped for a few days of water-filled fun with the help of Disney-inspired pool activities and refreshing treats!
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Pixar Pier is officially open at Disney California Adventure Park! My little ones and I had so much fun this past opening week exploring the newly reimagined area—inspired by the stories and films we love so much.
One of my favorite things about Pixar Pier is how much there is for families with young children. My kiddos are between the ages of three months and 6 years old, and we found plenty of things we could all enjoy together—which isn’t always an easy feat! Read on to find all of my picks for a magical day at the Pier.
The Incredicoaster is an exciting Incredibles 2-themed rollercoaster. And it’s such a blast! If you or your kiddos are thrill-seekers, this is definitely a must-do. We loved how the attraction has a storyline—something you don’t find on many rollercoasters! I would highly recommend a nighttime ride if you get the chance—the cool lights make it extra magical. Little ones need to be 48 inches or over to ride, and be sure to get a FastPass/MaxPass as this is one popular ride.
For a ride fit for everyone in your family, check out Toy Story Midway Mania! This is a 3D, carnival-style attraction with no height requirement—so even babies can ride, which makes this a family favorite. It’s really fun to test your aim and get a little competitive for the best score! FastPass/MaxPass is also available.
The third attraction that is currently open is the Pixar Pal-A-Round. This big ferris wheel overlooks the Park, and is also another great option for all family members—babies included. A fun addition are the gondolas featuring different Pixar characters. We prefer the stationary ones, but if you’re in for a little bit of a thrill, you might want to try the swinging gondolas. But our favorite part is definitely the beautiful view from the top—it can’t be beat! Plus, it’s also a really great way to rest your feet since the trip around the wheel takes about 15 minutes.
We can’t wait to come back to ride these again, and the new attractions coming 2019—including Jessie’s Critter Carousel and the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.
Food is an important and exciting part of any day at the Park—and Pixar Pier is no exception! A treat is always a must for us, so I recommend grabbing a unique Caliente Churro (a little too spicy for the kids, but great for Mom!) or Cinnamon Super Galaxy Churro at the cart Señor Buzz Churros.
If your little one is a chocolate chip cookie fanatic just like baby Jack-Jack from Incredibles 2, then head to Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums for a warm chocolate chip cookie (aka a Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num), a gluten-free, blackberry jam-filled cookie called The IncrediCookie, or a Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie. Obviously, we had to try all three and they did not disappoint. The best part is, you can choose from a variety of milk options (including dairy-free) to pair with your cookie treat…yum!
If you’re in need of a frozen treat on a warm summer day, Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats is the place to go. Our favorite is the It’s Snow Capped Lemon—featuring lemon soft serve “snow-capped” with white chocolate. This place is kiddo approved!
When meal time comes around, Pixar Pier has got you covered! Stop by Angry Dogs for hot dogs and chips, Poultry Palace for delicious chicken drumsticks (these were our favorite!), or Lamplight Lounge where you’ll find an array of unique eats, including a kids menu with things like the PB and J Roll—a peanut butter and jelly sandwich rolled up and sliced to look like a sushi roll!
Opening later this summer is Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff where guests will find treats and merchandise. I know my kids are especially going to love it.
If you’re like us and enjoy taking breaks from attractions during the day, I suggest checking out the Games of Pixar Pier. Purchase a game card for a minimum of $4, then choose from four games, including La Luna Star Catcher, WALL-E Space Race, Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, and Bullseye Stallion Stampede. La Luna Star Catcher is great because everyone is always a winner—no matter what, guests will always walk away with a prize! They vary depending on what game you choose, but for as low as $4, it’s really a great deal.
After some games, have the little ones play by the Luxo ball water fountain right in front—mine had fun cooling off on the hot summer day!
Don’t forget to download the official Disneyland Resort app to find the locations of various Pixar Pals, available for photo opps and autographs around Pixar Pier!
Visiting with their favorite Pixar characters is always a highlight for my kids.
A Disney day wouldn’t be complete without some entertainment! We really enjoyed listening to The Pixarmonic Orchestra—a super fun, seven-piece band that performs in the Pixar Promenade a few times daily. Check the Disneyland app for showtimes.
For another fun activity, the new Pixar character face paint options are absolutely adorable. Kiosks can be found near Knick’s Knacks, and they offer free touchups throughout the day.
And last, but certainly not least, be sure to capture some cute photo opps by colorful Pixar walls—as a keepsake until next time.
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There’s nothing that feels more like summer than camping. So grab some pillows, blankets, and treats and head to your backyard for the ultimate camping experience with your little ones. Share all your staycation fun with the hashtag #DisneyWeekend on Instagram!
Create these a-porg-able treats fearing homemade marshmallows, chocolate graham crackers, and chocolate bars. You’ll definitely want s’more of these cute Porg S’mores!
This fun twist on a beloved classic can be enjoyed aside a campfire or even in the comfort of your own home! The Mickey S’mores recipe is sure to bring smiles all around.
Winnie the Pooh Tent
Give your kiddo a great place to read a book in this Hundred Acre Wood-themed tent.
If you’re adding to your Disney family, let friends and family know with a magical twist. Here are some fun ideas for a unique Disney-inspired pregnancy announcement!
We’re All Ears
Add another set of Mickey Mouse ears to your family collection. If you already know your baby’s name, have it embroidered. Otherwise, share your due date on the back of the Mickey ears for a keepsake to cherish.
Start Building Your Baby’s Wardrobe
To prepare for your baby’s arrival, shop for their first outfit and share a photo. Like Sleeping Beauty’s fairies, you can write “make it pink!” or “make it blue!”
“1st Visit” Button
Park guests can pick up a free button for birthdays or other celebrations at City Hall. Request one that reads “1st Visit” and pin it by your growing belly.
Elicit Help from Disney Cast Members
Take advantage of PhotoPass photographers at the Parks to get a cute photo of you and your significant other in front of the castle or another picturesque location. If you’re making a themed nursery, seek out your matching Disney character for a photo op. The pregnancy announcement photos will make a great addition to the baby’s room.
Baby’s 1st Shoes
I love pregnancy announcements with shoes for each family member lined up. For a Disney spin, add a pair inspired by Cinderella’s glass slippers or Woody’s cowboy boots for your little one on the way.
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Our families love The Incredibles and have been waiting YEARS for the latest film—featuring the relatable Parr family. So, you can imagine that the release of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is a major cause for celebration! We’re gathering our family to host a fun-filled Incredibles 2 party filled with all of our favorite Supers.
From festive treats to easy-to-make DIYs, we have everything you and your guests need for a fun-filled affair.
First things first—to create an epic party worthy of all your kiddo’s guests, head to a party store for decor in the film’s classic colors. Think: red, yellow, orange, and black. This will be a great way to set the scene for your celebration! Stop by your local Party City for this cute Incredibles 2 decor.
Next, sprinkle in some neutral pieces from your home or do some thrifting for Mid-Century Modern styles—similar to the ones seen in the Parr family’s home.
Then, start on some incredible crafts and recipes.
Incredibles 2 Lemonade
Your family and friends will love sipping on these Incredible-themed drinks! Not only are these frosty lemonades refreshing on a warm day, but they also feature the new film’s logo. How fun!
Take the construction paper and sketch out your mask shape. Cut it out. This will be your template for cutting out the cookies.
Combine the softened butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Mix, then slowly add the dry mix into the wet, stirring as you pour. If you need to, use your hands to finish mixing the dough together.
Roll out the dough to 1/4” thick, onto a well-floured surface.
Use the template to cut out each mask cookie.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake for about 9 minutes.
Take them out, place them on a flat surface, and let them cool completely.
Ice the cookies using the black icing. Outline the eye holes and border of the cookie, then slowly begin filling in from there. Then, add the black sugar sprinkles.
Edna Mode Mask
We can’t think of a better accessory for an Incredibles 2 party than one inspired by Edna Mode! We would never encourage anyone to wear a cape but this easy-to-make Edna mask will make for the perfect photo opp!
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Our little ones are out of school and are more than ready for some Disney-fueled fun in the sun. From fruity treats to a book full of activities, we’re kicking off the season in style with crafts and recipes your family will love.
Let us know how you and your family are celebrating summer with the hashtag #DisneyWeekend on Instagram!
Graham cracker sand, ocean blue frosting, and an edible flower come together to create a Moana Cupcake that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
Tangled Smoothie Bowl
This is the best smoothie bowl ever—not only is it summery and delicious, it’s also easy to make!
Summer Vacation Workbook
We’ve compiled super fun activities for you and your little one to complete together—all in one workbook. Find coloring pages, pasta art, and more!
Little Mermaid Treats
You don’t need to go under the sea to find these sweet treats. Just whip up some shells with meringue and fins with chocolate.
Red envelopes on Lunar New Year.
Steamy buns hot off the dim sum cart.
Bubble tea with tapioca pearls.
As a Chinese-American, there are so many wonderful traditions. Despite our rich culture, young Chinese women have often been underrepresented in American film. The release of Mulan 20 years ago marked an important date. It forever changed the way generations of Chinese women saw themselves and each other.
I was a senior in high school that year, somewhere in between a kid and grown-up. Despite being an animated character living in the past, Mulan was strangely relatable. She made me feel proud of my heritage and understand what it meant to be Chinese. It wasn’t just her physical characteristics that made our lives feel parallel. I could also see her struggling to balance more traditional values with modern ones, fighting to be herself despite what people told her she should be.
Mulan set herself apart as fearless. While others saw honor as attracting a husband, Mulan chose to define it by bravely helping those in need. She made following your own path look cool and speaking up part of her birthright.
The best part? When all was said and done, Mulan not only followed her heart, but she also didn’t apologize for it. Her convictions made me realize that from time to time, you have to do what’s right—even if it means going against what everyone else is telling you.
Over the years, I’ve watched Mulan so many times that I often catch myself inserting its quotes into daily life.
“Now, pour the tea!” I instruct my niece as we play at tea time.
“Would you like to stay forever?” I joke with my husband.
Mulan isn’t just a fictional character to me, she’s also become part of my family.
After years of struggling to become parents, my husband and I finally welcomed a daughter into our lives earlier this year. Upon meeting her, one of the first things we admired about our little girl were her clenched fists, which she would raise above her head as if celebrating a victory. We were thrilled that she looked like a fighter from the start—a girl ready to take on the world just like Mulan.
One of the more emotional moments of the film is when Mulan’s father quietly says, “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” These days, I’m lucky enough to appreciate Fa Zhou’s words as my own.
Right from the start, I love that my baby has a tenacious Asian woman like Mulan to learn from. I hope that this classic film helps her feel proud of who she is and empowered to take on life’s challenges, just like it has done for me.
As I write this, I can see my baby’s eyes curiously fixed on the TV screen. Mulan has left her flowered comb on her father’s bedside table. She cuts off her hair and slips into armor. She rides off into a rainy night not knowing what lies ahead.
Mulan isn’t just a fierce warrior legend—she also lives and breathes in women like myself and our little girls.
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It’s official—Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff is now open on Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. You and your family can now enjoy some yummy eats and fun attractions—from the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats (straight from Monsters, Inc.) to the Incredicoaster (just in time for Incredibles 2). This awesome shop is filled with must-have colorful products and treats that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
The beloved Inside Out character—that our little ones were obsessing over—has his own shop. They’ll want to head straight here for stuff like Bing Bong’s “sweet candy tears” and rainbow cotton candy.
Whether your mini Disney•Pixar fan loves Toy Story, WALL-E, or Inside Out, they’re sure to go nuts for the seasonal cake pops “popping” up from time to time.
And if your kiddo loves the sassy Rainbow Unicorn from Inside Out, be sure to pick up a candy apple (no longer just for Halloween) or a refreshing frozen drink all about her with layers of fruit sodas and rainbow candies.
This magical shop looks like a kid’s literal dream come true.
We are no strangers to the magic that is Tokyo Disney Resort. The Park is known for its adorable merchandise and even cuter snacks. And now there is even more reason to visit! It was recently announced that they would be developing a new Beauty and the Beast-inspired area and a Big Hero 6 attraction.
As if our kids weren’t already begging us to pay a visit to Tokyo Disney, there is more news that truly has us itching to pack our bags—and you will be, too!
Tokyo Disney Resort is expanding Tokyo DisneySea in 2022 with an entire eighth port. This new section of the Park will include areas dedicated to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan! Tokyo DisneySea is the only Disney Park inspired by the legends of the sea with each port representing a specific theme. The newest port will revolve around magical springs that lead to a world of Disney fantasy. We can already imagine the looks of awe on our kids’ faces as we explore the new additions.
The area inspired by Peter Pan will bring Neverland to life, including Captain Hook’s pirate ship and Skull Rock. There will also be two new exciting attractions and even a restaurant inspired by the Lost Boys hideout! The pirate-obsessed kiddo in your home will have the time of their life.
The first ride will allow guests to fly alongside Peter as he rescues Wendy’s brother John in a battle with Captain Hook. The second will immerse your family of fairy lovers into the world of Pixie Hollow where Tinker Bell and her friends live. So fun!
Tangled fans—your family is sure to have the best day ever as you journey on a gondola to the lantern festival alongside Rapunzel and Flynn. After that exciting ride, you and your kiddos are going to need to fuel up. Where better to do it than at the new restaurant inspired by The Snuggly Duckling from the movie?!
If your family is anything like ours, the Frozen phase has never ceased. Lucky for us, Toyko Disney is prepared to transport us all into the kingdom of Arendelle! This segment of the Park is themed around the kingdom after the events of the film, when the gates have opened to visitors.
In the new heartwarming attraction, you will experience Elsa and Anna’s story by boat while enjoying songs from the hit film. You can then extend the magic by visiting the new restaurant located inside Arendelle Castle!
We know what you’re thinking—where am I going to stay during my incredible trip to Tokyo DisneySea? The Park’s expansion will also include a new hotel! It will be themed around the magical springs of the port, featuring 475 deluxe and luxury guest rooms, two restaurants, and a shop.
This leaves only one question: when can we book a fun family trip to Japan?
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