Katie Brockman

Ever since I first saw 101 Dalmatians when I was a toddler, I've had a love for the Mouse. I grew up waiting for the day I could finally visit the happiest place on Earth (still hasn't happened yet, but it will!) and watching endless marathons of The Lion King, Toy Story, and Lady and the Tramp. Nowadays I keep myself busy going to school full time earning my business degree. In my off time, I enjoy reading, writing, browsing Pinterest, and keeping the world on top of the latest advertising trends with my blog The Advertising Outlet.

Steampunk Maleficent Dragon Coming to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade

For the last several days, Disney has been hinting at the new “mystery float” that will be added to the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” coming this spring, and they’ve finally revealed that the latest addition will be a giant Maleficent Dragon. The Steampunk-inspired float… Read More »Steampunk Maleficent Dragon Coming to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade

2014 WDW Marathon Merchandise Available

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The annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is finally upon us, and there’s plenty of new merchandise and memorabilia to stock up on while you’re there, including t-shirts, designer bags, Vinylmation figurines, and brand new New Balance shoes.

First up are the t-shirts, which are a yearly favorite. This year’s selection will include “I Did It” tees with a course map on the back, as well as a “Coast to Coast Challenge” variety.

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Pixar Creates ‘Toy Story Nutcracker’ for ‘World of Color—Winter Dreams’

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“World of Color—Winter Dreams,” the holiday version of Disney’s spectacular nighttime show “World of Color,” has arrived in Disney California Adventure Park and will be showing until January 6th, so there’s still time to get out there and see it. The show will be hosted by Olaf, the adorable snowman from “Frozen,” and one of the highlights will be Pixar’s Toy Story Nutcracker segment.

In the mini show, everyone’s favorite toys will dance and perform in a parody of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” directed and arranged by Woody. The performance will feature the characters in several hilarious scenes, from Woody and Jessie dancing to their western version of the “Russian Dance” to Rex in his tutu continuously creating problems for the little green aliens, which was inspired by the mushroom scene in “Fantasia.”

I like the fact that Pixar is expanding their reach beyond full-length films with Toy Story of Terror and now Toy Story Nutcracker, because it’s fun to see these characters beyond the big screen. Now if only Pixar would continue this trend with their other beloved movie characters…

Haven’t been able to make it to see World of Color — Winter Dreams in person, me neither, but thanks to Attractions Magazine, we can watch the whole thing on Youtube. So pour yourself a nice cup of joe and follow us below the jump:
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Food Trucks to Debut Soon in Downtown Disney

It’s the time of year when food takes center stage, with Thanksgiving right around the corner and the holidays shortly following. Downtown Disney has taken note, and has given us foodies some more good news and something to look forward to: food trucks! There are no specific dates set yet for when the trucks will make their first appearances, just that they will debut sometime in early November.

So far we know that there will be four trucks showcasing various meals from around the world, so guests can experience international dishes without all the traveling. The first truck, “Enchanted Fare,” will serve a wide variety of foods from Disney parks around the globe, such as Croque Monsieur, Glass Noodle Salad, as well as Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs.

Croque Monsieur from Magic Kingdom Park

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