Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 30

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Welcome to Day 30 and our final day of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! It’s been a wild ride to tackle a Disney challenge again this month and I’m excited to tackle a few more challenges coming down the pipeline (and also hopefully tackle more posts still in my queue xD).

For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. So let’s end this challenge with a bang shall we? šŸ™‚

Day 30 – Favorite Happy Ending

So to conclude these Disney Challenges, let’s talk about happy endings. And that’s a phrase you hear a lot when it comes to Disney movies – they all lived happily ever after. As unrealistic as that saying may seem, I do think for each individual story presented by Disney, a lot of the happy endings are a wonderful conclusion for the characters.

You have Tramp being adopted and married to Lady at the end of Lady and the Tramp, and what’s more they have puppies. You have Ariel getting her legs and Prince Eric at the end of the Little Mermaid. Mulan saves China and returns home with the honor of her people, only to have her father take her in his arms and tell her the greatest honor is having her as a daughter.

A lot of these stories just work best with their happy endings; even though as Disney has shown in their films or television shows, the story doesn’t simply end for them after those happy endings. Like life, the story continues.

So when I decide my winner, I’m going to pick one simply with that notion that I mean the happy ending for that specific story presented. Who wins my top prize? Let’s find out!

The Winner – Tangled

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I’m sure you’ve caught on by now…I really love Tangled. I love how sweet and innocent yet spunky Rapunzel can be and how her relationship with Flynn had to be built on time together and interactions and not just love at first sight. They had to build that trust between them and see the good in one-another. They had to experience happiness, hurt, sadness, anger, everything together to truly see the light in each other.

Rapunzel had to basically lose everything she ever knew growing up to capture her dreams. First, to see the lanterns – and then…to be with Flynn. Both of them found each other as their new dreams. And their love even concurred death. Their happy ending in the movie was precious and gave us hope that the two would be married in the future. But the best part about this story is that it continues in the television show and short film. So it’s not the last of Rapunzel and Flynn.

And with that, I conclude Day 30 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! I want to thank everyone who’s been tuning in these last two months for these Disney-themed challenges. It’s been a lot of fun sharing my interests with you all and I truly appreciate it.

This isn’t the end of the monthly challenges, I’ll just be straying away from the Disney themes finally and touching on some new topics. So stay tuned tomorrow for my next 30 Day Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 29

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Welcome to Day 29 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. Hope you all enjoy!

Day 29 – Favorite Disney Soundtrack

One of the biggest aspects I have found with Disney movies (besides amazing storytelling and animation) is the music. Seriously, one of my favorite attractions is literally sitting a theater and listening to Disney music while Donald chases a hat. The music of Disney, including the musical numbers and the scores, is phenomenal. So when it comes to which soundtrack is my favorite – well, I debated this for a moment. Yes, I absolutely adore movies like Tangled, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast where the music is essential to helping tell the story. But when it comes to what soundtrack really hits home for me – well, there could only be one choice.

The Winner – The Lion King

You bring original musical numbers from Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice and mix it with a score from Hans Zimmer – you create a masterpiece. I get choked up from the memories of seeing this movie for the first time even to this day when I hear its music. And let’s not even get into the Broadway musical because there’s a reason I’ve seen it three times – about to be four in a few weeks. And we’re also about to have a remake from Disney and I couldn’t be more excited for it. Disney’s smart with hitting us with those nostalgia feels in the trailers. I hope the new movie has all the songs from the musical personally but we shall see. Whatever happens, I know that the music will be perfect.

And with that, we conclude Day 29 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge. What’s your favorite Disney Soundtrack? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 28

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Welcome to Day 28 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. I had to make a change for this one as well since I had previously covered it so hope you guys enjoy what I came up with.

Day 28 – Favorite Disney Ride Pre-Show and Host

Oh man, there’s so many amazing pre-shows and hosts across all the Disney parks! It’s so hard to pick favorites but I shall do my best. A quick rule though for this topic: I must have witnessed this pre-show firsthand. Sorry Rocket Raccoon! And I am very excited for a specific pre-show and host coming up at Galaxy’s Edge…but since that’s not real life yet we will go with what we have šŸ™‚

First up, Toy Story Mania! Now let’s be real – I usually am only in this ride in the Fastpass+ line so I rarely get to see the pre-show firsthand. But the animatronic Mr. Potatohead is an absolute delight. He’s very interactive with the audience, makes jokes, and has a lot of great lines and movements to really keep everyone entertained in that sometimes grueling, long line.

Next up, let’s go into Flights of Passage a little bit. And in retrospect, this isn’t really praising the host or anything like that. No, the reason I am adding this to the list is because they keep you doing something interactive during your pre-show time before you enter the theater to be mounted to your Banshee. People like to point out how long you’re in the pre-show, but there’s a reason to that. They have to square off times between everyone getting on the ride, the ride itself, getting off the ride. There’s a good amount of time for every load/unload scenario – and they built the pre-show specifically to keep you moving, keep you engaged with the story they were crafting about getting linked to your own Avatar and getting prepared to take your flight on a Banshee. I enjoyed it a lot!

I have to mention Star Tours specifically because not only do you get to step through a lot of scenes in the Starport with droids all around you and cleverly-hidden easter eggs – we also see C-3PO and R2-D2 interacting. I’m all for this. I’m a Star Wars geek ya’ll – I’m all about this life.

There’s a lot more but I’m not really going to dive too deep into this topic – I’m probably going to revisit it at a later time when I have gotten to experience Disneyland again and the other Disney Parks so I have a better feel for these cleverly-crafted pre-shows for their rides. For now, let’s dive into my favorite.

The Winner – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

When you enter the library area of the The Hollywood Tower Hotel and the lightning strikes, the television buzzes on into an episode of the Twilight Zone. We actually see Rod Serling on the screen as he introduces the tale of the elevator that claimed the souls of five unlucky passengers in the hotel. Why is this amazing? Rod Serling passed away almost two decades before this ride came about so what Imagineers did was used archived footage of Rod and got Mark Silverman to provide the voice. As someone who loves checking out those old episodes of the Twilight Zone, this added so much magic to this attraction and made it truly special. I love it!

And with that, we conclude Day 28 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! What’s your favorite Disney Pre-Show and Host? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 27

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Welcome to Day 27 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. Let’s jump into it!

Day 27 – Favorite Disney Beverage

I must admit, this isn’t a topic I usually think about when it comes to Disney dining. So it retrospect, I don’t have many favorites in this category. However, I’ll go ahead and share one of my favorite drinks I had in a recent trip!

The Cool-Headed Monkey at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a fun little drink housed in a monkey tiki glass. It’sĀ Starr African Rum, Van Der Hum Tangerine Liqueur, fresh Lime Juice, Watermelon, and Pineapple Juice mixed together for a refreshing tropical taste. This drink, and many others, can be found at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. I highly recommend checking this bar out for your drinking adventures by Disney.Ā 

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With that, we conclude Day 27 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! What’s your favorite Disney beverage? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 26

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Welcome to Day 26 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. For this one, I ended up changing a little bit since I have not gotten to explore Disney’s California Adventure at this time. Someday in the future I hope but for now it’s just a dream. Hope you enjoy!

Day 26 – Favorite Defunct Disney Attraction

Oh boy, this is probably one of my favorite topics to date to discuss about the Disney theme parks! Diving into the history of it all and seeing what once stood tall amongst the magic now a distant memory. I think channels like Defunctland, Yesterworld, Disney Dan, and more who discuss these topics on the regular and provide a lot of the references to understand the history of defunct attractions.

So I suppose you can understand my hesitation in even trying to tackle this post on a day where I was mentally in need of a break. I wanted to give this post the time and dedication it deserved šŸ™‚

So which defunct attractions are my favorite that we’ll no longer be able to see firsthand? Well let’s find out šŸ™‚

First up, we’re going to chat about one that was very close to taking the top spot for this list. I absolutely ADORED the original Journey Into Imagination. It was a very different experience than what everyone is used to nowadays. We would go along on an incredible journey with the Dreamfinder and Figment. It was a colorful, musical adventure that was the highlight of any trip to Epcot. When they removed the Dreamfinder altogether from the ride and changed it to the Institute, we fear the day that even Figment will be removed from the parks. Listen to the fans Disney – redo the ride to include a new adventure with the Dreamfinder and Figment. You can even incorporate other characters (or maybe even use stories from the comic books to make something thrilling that could be an E-Ticket attraction).

Next up, we shall discuss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in Magic Kingdom. Now yes, the probably superior version of the ride is still available at Disneyland; however, since Walt Disney World is my “home park” I can tell you it was a sad day when it was announced that the ride would be removed. I don’t dislike the Winnie the Pooh ride and I do like that there’s a little Easter Egg in the ride for Mr. Toad but still, this dark journey through a speedy car ride with Mr. Toad was a piece of my childhood and I miss it dearly.

Next up we have Snow White’s Scary Adventures (and also its predecessor Snow White’s Adventures – though I remember the Scary Adventures much more). This was Snow White’s dark ride at Magic Kingdom that took you through a spooky journey through the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It was definitely a more frightening take on the tale, with set pieces, animatronics, and more that were just…frightening for children and adults alike. But I didn’t mind it too much šŸ™‚ it was fun!

The Legend of the Lion King at Magic Kingdom was a masterful hybrid puppet show that told the tale of the Lion King. It was always a highlight of my trips to Walt Disney World (and it’s not just because Lion King is one of my all-time favorite movies). The intricate details of the puppets and the masterful performances were amazing. It was a lot of fun and I’m sad to see it gone. The only good thing about its departure is that we were able to get PhilharMagic in its place.

And lastly, let’s talk about a ride that is fully nostalgia for me. Food Rocks took the place of Kitchen Kabaret and featured singing foods in the Land Pavilion at Epcot. It was a pretty simple attraction but I really enjoyed it as a kid. I really liked attractions where I could sing along and get in the groove (let’s be real – I still do lol).

So what defunct attraction is my absolute favorite? Well I’ll be honest here – it was too hard to choose just one xD

The Winner – ExtraTerrorestrial Alien Encounter and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Yep, I couldn’t decide between one or the other so let’s chat about two distinct attractions that used to occupy space at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Extraterrorestrial Alien Encounter was brought to Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom and quickly became known as one of the most controversial Disney attractions of all time. X-S Tech would bring in an audience into a circle theater with a tube-like structure at the center. They would try to teleport in an alien from their home base but instead they send a deadly alien monster who escapes the tube. We saw amazing effects into a tube shatter effect, and surround sound in each seat to make each person feel like the monster was breathing on their neck, licking them, etc. There was even a moment where you would see a flashlight from someone there to help but you would hear them get attacked and eaten.

It was well known for its horror element and of course it brought a lot of backlash from the audiences despite signage everywhere and cast members being very clear that it was not a suitable attraction for younger audiences. For me though, I LOVED IT! I thought this specific attraction was so creative and something you could step into for a thrill at Magic Kingdom. I was so devastated to see this ride go, especially when I saw what took it’s place. I did love the Stitch Animatronic but the attraction itself for Stitch’s Great Escape was a poor replacement in my opinion.

And then there was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You would go on an adventure in the Nautilus Submarine, watching through the portholes (is that the right word haha) at the underwater world which had mermaids, a silly sea serpent, many marine life, and of course a giant squid. This ride did close when I was very young so I only got to ride it a few times but I remember it fondly. I was in love with this ride (I’m sure much to the frustration of my father who was much too tall to keep climbing in and out of the submarine – but he did it anyway and I love him for it) and getting to see the underwater creatures beyond the safety of our vessel. And what’s more, standing by the lagoon, it was absolutely fascinating watching them sail about and seeing the track from above. How I wish it still remained in some form here. But maybe someday I’ll get to go to Paris and venture into the Nautilus walkthrough or go to Tokyo DisneySea and ride the new 20,000 Leagues attraction there. I will make it there one day šŸ™‚

And with that, I conclude Day 26 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! Thanks to everyone for understanding that I needed a little break yesterday. Hopefully I won’t have to pause any challenges for awhile. Anyway, what’s your favorite Disney Defunct attraction? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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A Small Break

Sorry everyone but I am going to have to postpone Day 26 until tomorrow alongside the Day 27 post. I wanted to work on my upcoming challenge posts as well as a very special piece of Endgame but I found that today I really needed to focus on some much needed rest from the day-to-day. And since I didn’t have time to queue up my challenge posts, I am going to miss today’s. Sorry about that šŸ˜¦

I will be building up my queue tomorrow of challenge posts as well as working on the post dedicated to my feelings on Endgame and the MCU as a whole. Maybe I will also continue to work on some review posts I have in the queue. Who knows really? We shall see where our fate leads.

But for today, I continue to rest and revitalize my creativity. I thank you guys for your patience and hope to have some great content for you shortly! For now, thanks for reading my personal ramblings šŸ™‚ I truly appreciate it.

Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 25

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Welcome to Day 25 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. Let’s jump into it!

Day 25 – Favorite Land at Magic Kingdom

I love Magic Kingdom so much! It has a lot of magic and fun within those gates and I am always happy to step through those arches onto Main Street U.S.A. So which land is my favorite? Well, Main Street is definitely one of the most special places but when it comes to what land I most associate with Magic Kingdom, there’s only one winner.

When you climb the ramps and step through Cinderella’s castle, you enter a world beyond your imagination. You enter Fantasyland! The chimes of the Royal Carousel echo through the streets as folks flock to the various rides.

Want to ride a pirate ship alongside Peter Pan? Want to dive under the sea with the Little Mermaid? Want to ride in a cart through the diamond mines with the Seven Dwalves? Fantasyland is the place to be!

It’s also the home of my favorite attraction: PhilharMagic which takes you on a musical journey through some of Disney’s most iconic animated movies. And you can even take a meal in Beast’s Castle. This land truly embraces the idea of Disney magic and I love it šŸ™‚

And with that, we end Day 25 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! Let me know your favorite land at Magic Kingdom in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 24

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Welcome to Day 24 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. Again, we’ll be replacing this one since I’ve already covered it in my previous 30 Day challenge. Hope you guys enjoy!

Day 24 – Favorite Special Event at the Parks (replacing Favorite Pixar Movie)

In recent years I’ve been going a few times a year to Walt Disney World. And with these frequent trips, I’ve gotten the chance to participate in various special events that I would have never gotten to do as a child. Let me share with you some of my favorites šŸ™‚ I don’t think I’ll classify a winner for this one because the three I’m noting are on equal footing for me. Definitely check them out!

First up, Epcot’s Food and Wine festival is a lot of fun! They have booths set up throughout the World Showcase that have some creative cuisine from their respective themes or countries. We get to dive into some tasty food options and delicious alcoholic drinks! And I’m all about that life! Plus there’s a concert series throughout the event. Drinking and music go together great šŸ™‚

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Next up, let’s chat about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Now this event is a separate ticket event from the Epcot festivals but definitely worth it if you’re big into the Halloween season. You get to experience Halloween-themed shows and also some rare character meet and greets (including characters in their Halloween costumes). The Boo to You parade is probably one of my favorite holiday parades to date and I’m very excited to go again in future years šŸ™‚

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And lastly let’s chat about the Epcot Festival of the Arts! I’m a huge supporter of the arts and during this festival you not only get to do some creative crafts around the World Showcase but you also get to meet famous artists from around the world. I got to meet a few great people there, including Christopher Clark who does some amazing oil paintings! They have booths set up like the Food and Wine Festival with artistic food and beverage options for a more creative palette. Plus you also get a broadway concert series which can be a lot of fun for those who love musicals.

And with that, we conclude Day 24 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! What’s your favorite Disney Special Event? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 23

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Welcome to Day 23 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. Today’s going to be another replacement since I’ve already covered this topic. Hope you guys enjoy!

Day 23 – Favorite Fireworks Show (replacing Favorite Disney Villain)

Wow, we’ve done so many topics on Disney – I could have sworn the fireworks show question came up. But no it was about nighttime shows. Well, this one’s easy xD

The Winner – Happily Ever After

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Official Disney Graphic for Happily Ever After

When we can perfectly mix a projection show with themed fireworks, I’m on board! It really came down to the Star Wars fireworks and this but I gotta say there’s just something so magical about watching fireworks at Cinderella’s Castle. Happily Ever After tells a story with many of its animated/big ticket films and characters about love, friendship, dreams, and more. The fireworks are interwoven into the story, perfectly timed to provide the most impact for the audience. For example, there’s a moment where we are stepping into the action segment of the story and Mulan fires off her cannon. The firework acts as a cannon and blasts off into the sky. We also see the fireworks dance across the sky alongside the music and it’s just so magical. Seriously please consider watching this show if you’re heading to Magic Kingdom sometime. It’s perfect!

And with that, I conclude Day 23 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! What’s your favorite Disney Fireworks Show? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge – Day 22

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Welcome to Day 22 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! For this series, I will be posting a daily entry on a specific Disney-related topic. I’ve included the photo of the challenge in case you’d like to try it out for yourself šŸ™‚ Now as I’ve already done a challenge in March, any topics that are doubled I will simply change the topic for something else I haven’t covered yet. So let’s get it started!

Day 22 – Favorite Live Action Movie

Now yes, I’m a huge advocate for animation when it comes to Disney and other studios from around the world. Watching animation grow as an artform has been an amazing ride and I truly support anyone who can take a concept and get it on paper or create it digitally in computer software, etc. But there are quite a few live action films that really spark my attention. Here’s a few of my all-time favorite live action films from Disney!

First up, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s leading film: Curse of the Black Pearl. I find many of the films following this one somewhat lost the magic this initial film brought to the table but it was also the introduction to now one of the most iconic characters in Disney history: Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. This film has a great balance of comedy and action, and a bit of suspense thrown in. And though they may look dated now, the CGI on the skele-pirates was pretty dope back in the day.

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Movie Poster for The Curse of the Black Pearl

Next, the Tron franchise – and mainly Tron: Legacy! Now for me personally, I think Tron keeps getting the short end of the stick from Disney. Luckily we get to see these worlds in the Kingdom Hearts franchise but they didn’t have enough faith in the animated show to continue it, nor do they have the faith to make another film. Maybe we’ll see more interest come forward when the Tron Coaster comes to Magic Kingdom but for now I’ll continue to whine about Tron getting done dirty. The visuals are on point, the soundtrack is beast, and I’m all about those outfits!

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Movie Poster for Tron: Legacy

Let’s talk about a few of the older films: Cool Runnings, Heavyweights, Flight of the Navigator, and The Rocketeer. These are films I used to watch all the time when I was younger. It was a fun mix of comedy and sci-fi that really attracted me as a child. Nowadays these films still hold a special place in my heart and I personally think they hold up quite well for their ages. That may be the nostalgia talking but I don’t care šŸ™‚ I love them!

Now I know the Star Wars franchise is constantly facing debates on the films and which ones are the best of the best. And yes, the latest trilogy has been catching a lot of slack from folks. But I don’t care – I LOVE THE LATEST TRILOGY AND I REALLY LOVED FORCE AWAKENS! Yes, it’s basically a retelling of A New Hope but I really loved the characters we were introduced to. I loved stepping back into the world of Star Wars and seeing some of the characters we all grew up with grown and passing on the torch to the newest main stars. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions and lord knows I’ve heard people tell me I’m wrong for loving the new films. But I don’t care šŸ˜‰ this fan loves them and will continue to show her support for Star Wars in general.

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Movie Poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

And lastly, let’s talk about Mary Poppins Returns! Now yes, the original Mary Poppins has a very special place in my heart and if this latest film hadn’t come out I would have focused this section on it. And yes, when the sequel was coming I wasn’t all that excited for it because I had that feeling that if it wasn’t Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews then it wasn’t going to be the film we all wanted. Lucky for me, I was wrong! I absolutely loved the performances from Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda! And I am all for the romance between Lin’s character and Jane. Now yes, some of the songs weren’t as iconic to me as ones from the original film – but then there were scenes that stood out to me from the series. It was a delightful surprise and definitely worth a watch!

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Movie Poster of Mary Poppins Returns

So what film takes the cake as my favorite live action film? Well, it was a little hard to decide but I did come up with a winner šŸ™‚

The Winner – Thor: Ragnarok

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Movie Poster for Thor: Ragnarok

As we are closing in on Avengers: Endgame this week (Thursday night babeh!) I have been debating what my favorite films are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series created by Disney and Marvel Studios. And let me tell you, I would have never in a million years expected my interests to be focused on a Thor film. The first two films were kinda meh in my opinion so when I went into Thor: Ragnarok – I had very little expectations for it being anything other than a bridge to Avengers: Infinity War. BOY WAS I WRONG! This movie was phenomenal! We put Thor in an environment where I think his character thrives best and we see him truly showing his weaknesses as a hero and his relationship with his companions – especially with Bruce Banner aka Hulk. It’s got a bopping soundtrack, excellent choreography, and one of the best ending fight scenes in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe!

And with that, we conclude Day 22 of my Confessions of a Mouskaholic 30 Day Disney Challenge! What’s your favorite Disney Live Action Movie? Let me know in the comments below or share your own Disney Challenge! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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