Movie Magic! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Cars 3 Fun Finds!

Hey, Disney movie buffs! There are some exciting things happening on the silver screen right now, and we have some fun merch to celebrate all of your favorites!

Lightning McQueen is Back!!

Lightning McQueen is Back!!

Whether you’ve blasted off to other galaxies with the Guardians, or you’re looking forward to another high-speed adventure with Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the Cars gang, it’s gonna be an awesome summer. And we have some great gift ideas for that superfan in your life (even if that superfan is, um, you).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Looking for something to recreate the magic of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? We have you covered!

Dancing Baby Groot

I think we can all agree: Baby Groot is the cutest character that Vin Diesel has played or will ever play. So celebrate this period in his redevelopment with the super adorable Dancing Baby Groot. At almost 12 inches tall, he’s nearly the same size as his movie counterpart!

Dancing Baby Groot

Dancing Baby Groot

Dancing Baby Groot gets gets down to a clip from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack, but he also recognizes external music and will groove to just about anything, given the chance. Aaaaand — his eyes light up when he dances! Be sure to grab batteries too, though — you’ll need three AAs to power him. [Read more…]

Cars Land First Look! Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel in Disney California Adventure

Walking through Cars Land, you literally feel like you’ve stepped into the movie Cars. I honestly do not see how it would be possible to improve the themeing for this new area of Disney California Adventure. 

Cozy Cone Motel Sign

Every single detail was well thought out and taken directly from the movie. The experience I had while strolling the streets of Radiator Springs is definitely how I’d imagine jumping into a movie screen and becoming an animated extra would be (OK, maybe I’m a little weird imagining myself as an animated character, don’t judge…)! 

The Cozy Cone Motel is perhaps one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen “come to life.” In this post, we’ll walk through each of the Cones, then take a look at the special Imagineering details at the Cozy Cone Motel as well as an “after dark” photo tour of the amazing neon and lit-up cones here! Here we go!

Atmosphere

I got the chance to review some of this food at the media preview a couple of weeks ago, but being there was totally different!

My first thought when I walked up to the Cozy Cone Motel was, “Man I wish I could actually stay here.” It looks exactly like the movie; I mean everything from Sally’s office (aka hotel lobby) to the actual cones, which are perfectly sized to make us humans feel like, well, cars.

Sally's Office

Cozy Cones from "the street"

My second thought? “Woah, those are some serious long lines!” 

The Cozy Cones are apparently the place to be!

But don’t you worry, I will be back very soon to give all of the cones a try….  In the meantime, check out our previous review, and feast your eyes on the amazingness that is the Cozy Cone Motel!

The Cones

We’ll go through each of the cones in order, so you know what to expect!

Cone #1: Churros
The Churro Cone serves up churro bites with cinnamon-chocolate sauce, regular & cinnamon-spiced hot cocoa, and Ramone’s “Pear of Dice” Soda made with dessert pear syrup, mojito syrup, and Sprite. Coca Cola products are also available here.

Churro Cone

Churro Cone Menu

Cone #2: Ice Cream Cones
This is the place to grab a soft serve ice cream cone in vanilla, chocolate, or vanilla/chocolate twist. You also have the option to “dip” it in chocolate! 

“Route Beer” floats in souvenir cups as well as [Read more…]