Thoughts I Had While Watching Finding Dory

I hate how late I was to the Finding Dory party. I mean, I’ve obviously been looking forward to it since it was announced, but it had been out almost two weeks before I saw it!


And because I’m rubbish at writing proper film reviews, I’m gonna make like my similar Zootropolis post, and just share some of the things that popped into my head while sitting in the cinema – spoiler free!

‘That was just the cutest short ever’

I always love Pixar shorts, but I think that was definitely my favourite!

‘Oh the opening titles..’

Such a cute nod to the original

‘I need a baby Dory’

You can get one from the Disney Store, just FYI..

‘I too like purple shells best’

Shells in generally are just all so pretty

‘Kids these days are getting sassy’

Its true, and I like that they’ve reflected that

‘Dory is just so damn relateable’

I think we all feel a little Dory at times

‘I miss Monterrey Bay’

Please can I go back to California now?

‘Seriously, is Idris Elba in everything at the moment?!’

How does he have time to do his laundry between all these movies?

‘I want to join the cuddle party’

Sea otters are just so adorable

‘What would Dory do? are words to live by’

All life decisions are gonna be made this way now

‘I’m not crying, I’m not crying’

Follow the shells..

‘Holy carp!’

I found that way funnier than I should have done..

‘This is the funniest film I’ve seen in a long time’

I may even go as far as to say I enjoyed this more than Finding Nemo; I don’t know if that’s because I got all the jokes now being an adult, or because its been so hyped up and completely lived up to the expectations, but I think Pixar have gone and done it again!

Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

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Why Disneyland’s Cars Land is Perfect

I remember going to see Cars in the cinema. Sure, I was 11 at the time so its not an amazing feat that I can remember it, but I still think it counts for something that I remember it so well.

A lot of people really don’t seem to like Cars, and I don’t really get it. I mean, I guess it was aimed a lot more at boys, and maybe the storyline isn’t Pixar’s finest, but what still amazes me to this day is how, now almost 10 years old, the animation is flawless; the reflection of light off the cars, the feel of the speed and the depth of the surroundings, to me its all just seamless.

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Disneyland opened Cars Land in its California Adventure park in 2012, and when I discovered its beauty through various Instagram accounts, I became more and more amazed by it, and so it was probably my most anticipated part of our visit in January. I was not disappointed..

It is 100% accurate

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The road is set out exactly how it is in the film. In fact, Disney are so confident in this that if you visit Sarge’s, there is actually a model Radiator Springs, and I bet you can’t spot any discrepancies!

The Cozy Cone Motel

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The film really doesn’t go into too much detail about the Cozy Cone other than its exterior, which Imagineers got down to the cone water feature on the front lawn and the car bulb flowers, but they even went above and beyond on the interiors! Well, each surrounding cone is a food kiosk, but the reception building is laid out just as you’d expect at any motel, complete with postcards and cone-y (get it, corny, cone-y.. Please laugh) souvenirs.

The cars really drive and really talk

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Not only can you meet the stars of the films, but they actually drive through the streets and interact – with guests as well as each other! You can meet Lightning McQueen, Mater, and more on rotation outside the Cozy Cone Motel.

The third flash is longer

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If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know that as a solitary town, the traffic light is on a constant amber warning flash, and hippy van Fillmore has a theory that the third flash is always longer. Well, I can vouch for that!

Radiator Springs Racers is flawless

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The big-ticket ride of the land, Racers is very similar to WDW’s Test Track. Board a car through the beautiful canyons before you visit the town itself, complete with the most perfect audio-animatronic characters – their words and actions are just as if you stepped into the film! After you’ve driven through the town and cow-tipped with Mater, you might get your tyres done at Luigi’s or a paint spray at Ramone’s before lining up with another car of guests and racing back through the Springs to a photo-finish. I’m not sure I’m doing it justice, but its just wow.

There’s some AMAZING food on offer

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This is a Bacon Mac’n’Cheese Bread Cone. I’m just gonna leave this here..

The lights are just magical

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You know how Sally feels about the return of the neons in the film? YOU FEEL IT. The lights turn on at dusk every day, and the darker the sky gets, the more beautiful the street does. It really just brings the road to life, just as it does in the film. Also, just as there are a few minor imperfections in the film’s neons, you’ll find them in Cars Land.

Ok, I could go on and on and share photo after photo (which I probably will on Instagram), but whether you’re a Cars fan or not I’d happily bet you’d still be amazed by it!

What do you think?

Disney Fashion: Dinoco Girl

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So its been over 5 years since we were last at Disneyland, and probably the most exciting development since then is the addition of Cars Land. Yep, Radiator Springs is alive in California, and I needed an outfit to commemorate it!

I’ve actually had these checkered leggings for a year or two now, bought in an Asos sale for maybe £3, and they’ve just been sat in my wardrobe waiting for an occasion to be styled up, so once again I turned to Redbubble! Originally I wanted a Lightning McQueen shirt, but I couldn’t find one I liked enough, and in the process I stumbled across this Dinoco logo, which came in the perfect colour to match The King and his crew.

I am speed!

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Disney Fashion: Adventure is Out There

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You can tell we’re fully into winter now because I’m styling these outfits to suit the colder weather!

This is an outfit I’m really excited about, because it was entirely inspired by my beautiful Up ears, which I featured in my post on my dream Mickey ears. After the feature, the lovely Nancy from Le Ears contacted me to say she wanted to gift me with the ears as a thank you, and from that we’ve become good friends and I’m really looking forward to meet her in Disneyland California!

Because I didn’t want to outshine the ears, I found this Wilderness Explorer t-shirt on Redbubble, and despite wearing jeans today, I think it’ll be a little warm for them in Anaheim!

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Friday Favourite Five – Disney Bromances

Who doesn’t love a bromance, right?

I might actually go as far as saying that the love between guy-besties is often far greater than actual couples, and its no different for Disney characters! Almost every film has an awesome pairing, and I found it really difficult to choose just five for today, but here they are:

1. Timon and Pumbaa

The Lion King holds a special place in my heart as it came out in the year I was born, but I don’t think I’m bias when I say that these guys are the coolest. I mean, come on, hakuna matata!

2. Lightning McQueen and Mater

When cars have feelings too, the ability for bromances is also present, and who can resist Mater’s goofy charm?!

3. Hiro and Baymax

If you’ve seen the film, you’ve felt the feels! I am satisfied with this bromance.

4. Mike and Sully

You know what they say, the friends you meet at university will stay with you forever, even if you did start out as enemies!

5. Woody and Buzz

Friends who play together, stay together! These guys have had our hearts since 1996!

Fist bumps and high fives all round!

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