Disney Style Around the World: Hong Kong Disneyland

Welcome Back Arielle with her fantastic continuing series!

Our latest style series takes us back to Asia, where we’ll check out some of the most incredible looks from visitors at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005, so it’s still one of the newbies when it comes to the Disney parks, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less magical, and Disney fans from around the globe flock to Hong Kong to check out the park’s dazzling nighttime shows (including a must-see walk-through Halloween attraction!) and unique rides like the Iron Man Experience and the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop.

And that’s all well and good, but we’re really interested in one thing: fashion. Dressing up for a day at Disney is one of the reasons we love the parks so much, and Hong Kong visitors from near and far definitely don’t disappoint when it comes to their park day looks.

Park guests young and old go all out when it comes to their park style, and we love it. Check out some of the most stylish and cute looks coming from Hong Kong Disneyland, and take inspiration from our Disney-loving friends on the other side of the globe.

 

Total cuteness up, up, and away

Up 🎈

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The cutest little Mickey Mouse we’ve ever seen

 

One dapper dude

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Where can we get that hat though?!

My lady… =============== #lady #hongkong #disneyland #hongkongdisneyland #latepost #photography #photoscape

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Aurora’s got nothin’ on him

I dont think Ill ever run out of Disney pictures haha #hkdisneyland #hkd #disneylandhongkong

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Three cute mice!

Welcome to the world of magic ☺️🤗

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Jessie’s girls (and guy!)

 

She’ll soon have a stylish baby brother in tow!

 

The couple that slays together, stays together

Thank You Disneyland Hong Kong #disneyland #seeyousoon

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Who’s cuter than baby Spidey?

Call me Rafa ☺

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When your ice cream matches your dress…

Minnie ice cream😋😋#minnie #icecream #disneyland #disneylandhongkong

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Stylish at Small World

Bring me back to the happiest place on earth!! 🏰🎠👑 #simplyshowHK #simplyshowtheworld

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With so many unique and adorable looks, all we want to do is head to Hong Kong and see them all for ourselves! Grab those passports!

“Big Hero 6 The Series” Premieres November 20th

After a solid year of previews, clips, and hints at what’s to come. However, we officially have a premiere date! Monday, November 20th at 8pm on Disney Channel and Disney XD will be the premiere of Big Hero 6 The Series: Baymax Returns.

The one-hour premiere will focus on Hiro’s recreation of Baymax using the chip he finds at the end of the film. (Sorry if that spoiled anything, but you’ve had 3 years to watch. I have no sympathy for you.)

Here’s the official description of the premiere from Disney:

“Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team – Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred – into trouble.”

Well, that sounds like a fun start! After the one hour premiere, we’ll have to wait a few months before actual episodes start premiering. Early 2018 will see weekly episodes released on Disney XD, but the Disney Now app will have two episodes premiere immediately following the one-hour episode.

All I know is that I’m excited. The clips we’ve seen are great and the intro song has been stuck in my head for months. Be sure to check out the premiere on November 20th!

Dreamport Cosmetics are the Real Deal

WARNING WARNING WARNING

After featuring them a couple months ago, they sent me over a box of goodies and let me tell you, their stuff is fantastic.

I was gifted a bunch of fun stuff (and I am so appreciative of it!), and I haven’t had the time to try it all yet, but I would like to gush over two products I’m really loving.

The Grapefruit Cake Exfoliating Shower Gel is named after the famous Grand Floridian dessert and my goodness, it smells fantastic. I used it like a mad person, I loved it so much. It made me feel as luxurious as a guest at the hotel. The exfoliating beads were not harsh enough to hurt my skin (which I’ve felt with previous scrubs), but enough to feel like it was working.

 

 

I also am loving the Main Street Barber Shop After Shave. I have never been an aftershave person, mostly out of fear it would hurt my skin. My face is sensitivity city, so I’ve come in contact with many a product that makes me red, breakout, dry, flaky, etc. I’ve had to do a lot of trial and error. However, a thin layer of this after I shave not only smells refreshing, but it’s helped keep my bumps and redness down on my face. It is fantastic!

 

 

 

I also received a face mask, sugar scrub, and eye mask from them and look forward to trying them out in the future.

Make sure to head on over to Dreamport Cosmetics to look into their fantastic line of products!

Club Mickey Mouse Kicks It Old School & Inspirational

To quickly get the recap out of the way: I love Club Mickey Mouse arguably too much, their music is all I’ve listened to for weeks now, and they recently released two new songs!

“Generation M” is a 90s style R&B bop that I’ve been jamming to hard since it’s release. Regan gets her time to shine with a killer rap, then Brianna comes out and slays like chorus with some smooth riffs. The video, weirdly, doesn’t cover the entire song and I’m not entirely sure why, but it’s fun none the less. Those yellow overalls are my new aesthetic.

“Be Ok” was released this past Thursday to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a fun and inspirational pop tune about being there for each other when someone’s down. Ky gets his turn to solo (and does a great job!), along with Leanne, Regan, and Brianna. Check out the infectiously bubbly beach music video below.

I’ve seen mixed things across their social media, but this might be the final week of Club Mickey Mouse and I’m actually devastated. I hope this turns into something more, like a weekly variety show like the other incarnations. (Looking at you, Disney Channel) Here’s hoping, as these past 5 weeks have been great. Keep on Mousin’!

Club Mickey Mouse at Disney World: Marshal Freaks

As we know, I love Club Mickey Mouse. Like, to an obsessive degree. Seeing this crop of mouseketeers on Instagram and Facebook everyday has brought me so much joy. It brightens my day and makes me want to roll around in a mountain of plush Mickeys. I love it so much!

The music has been on repeat on my phone and in my head, I am adamantly trying to copy the mouseketeers aesthetics, and I’m trying to pitch Oh My Disney through social media to let me interview/meet/party with them. (Side Note: It hasn’t worked yet)

So, to my surprise, I ended up having a Disney day planned for the Magic Kingdom the same day the Mouseketeers would be at the parks. This past Saturday, September 30th, I made my way to the parks with one goal in mind: To see the Mouseketeers.

Now, I had seen on Instagram the night before that they’d be the Grand Marshals for the parade, but I wanted to see them just roaming around the park. I had Boomerangs planned if I had the opportunity to ask for a picture. I was NOT playing around.

I eventually saw that the Mouseketeers were at different parks and I was all kinds of bummed. I wanted to do the Mickey Mouse Club March choreo with them! I decided to suck it up and get a prime spot for the parade.

They came down the parade route in the Grand Marshal car as the Mickey Mouse Club March blasted down Main Street and I was STOKED. The pink banner leading the way (above) is something I’d gladly hang on my wall. Y’all don’t even know. I was singing and jamming and my friend was over it almost immediately. BUT IT’S SO GOOD!

As the Mouseketeers went by, they pointed and shouted at me as I was jamming. I was the only one along my area of the parade route showing ANY emotion, so they seemed to appreciate that. I was THRILLED to be their biggest stan.

So, I had an Instagram Story detailing the day’s events and my various freakouts over seeing them, but I went and accidentally deleted it and I am devastated. It went from an all-time high to an all-time low mighty quickly.

Overall, I freaked and loved seeing the Mouseketeers live, I cannot wait to see more music from them, and Oh My Disney, in the words of Meredith Grey…

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Club Mickey Mouse is Made for You & Me!

There’s been a large break between posts lately and I a very sorry for that. School and work have gotten in the way (Public Speaking will be the death of me), so I haven’t been able to keep updating the site at the pace I’d like to be.

However, during these long breaks I have become totally obsessed with Club Mickey Mouse. Like, really obsessed.

If you aren’t aware, the Mickey Mouse Club brand has returned this year with a social-media-only series entitled Club Mickey Mouse. Instead of a televised 30-minute program with skits and music performances, we just get one music video a week. The production quality is fantastic, so I’m totally fine with it.

While we wait for the release of the song and video, we are treated to a large social media presence, with consistent Instagram Stories and posts on their Instagram and Facebook pages. The whole “season” is lasting 7 weeks and is sponsored by HP, but it doesn’t feel totally forced.

We’ve been treated to 3 music videos thus far. “The Mickey Mouse Club March” was the first, ’cause obvi, and it really took the song and turned it into its own thing. It has a modern feel (with the pastel colors used in the video and the emphasis on dance), while the song itself was rearranged into a late 90s R&B sound that I really dig. The rap at the beginning was a fun touch and the riffs from Mouseketeer Brianna Mazzola are something you would find on TLC’s CrazySexyCool. SO SMOOTH. This has been on repeat for 2 weeks now. It’s so fun.

The second video was the original “Something to Fight For,” an original written and choreographed by the Mouseketeers (which is a reoccurring theme, that the actual teens are doing the choreography, all of it being fantastic). It had an inspirational message with a moody EDM tone that took me a few listens to really get into, as it was not expected, but I’m digging it.

This week, we were treated to a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. I hate Jackson 5. Everyone has a song they can’t stand, and for me, it’s anything the group has released. However, what the Club did to the track by making it a duet with some R&B and modern pop flair has made it an instant hit. Sean and Brianna do a fantastic job with the vocals and the video is super fun.

Apparently they are heading to the Disney World this week (Hey Oh My Disney, you need someone to interview them? ‘Cause I am here. I AM AVAILABLE!), so I’m excited to see their upcoming videos from that.

Also, their wardrobe across the board is goals. I’m loving the personal styles they all have and I want all their clothes.

Overall, if you’re not following this modern and fantastic reboot of the pop culture institution…get into it! I need a 2nd season, so I’m going to fully blame you if they don’t return next year, mkay?

 

Disney Style Around the World: Disneyland Paris

Welcome back Arielle with her continuing series!

As we continue our journey checking out the best fashion at all the Disney parks around the globe, it’s only fitting that we’d take a trip to Disneyland Paris.

After all, Paris is the fashion capital of the world, and Parisians have a truly effortless, glamorous touch when it comes to their style…even for a day at Disney.

Locals love to show off their personal style while also keeping things effortlessly chic, and even in jeans and sneakers, they manage to look like the most stylish people to grace the streets of a theme park.

They may not go decked out in head-to-toe Mickey gear, but they always know how to make a sophisticated statement in their park attire, and Parisians will find the most subtle ways to show off their Disney style for a day at the two French parks, Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney Studios Park.

There’s a reason why the French have that certain je ne sais quoi – the world is their stage, and Disneyland Paris is their runway.

Check out some gorgeous examples of the unique fashion at Disneyland Paris – maybe these looks will inspire you for your next day at the parks.

Matching sneakers? Check!

Kisses from Stitch to…Stitch!

✨😘✨ #Disneylandparis #Stitch #Love (Credit:@shelbykaly)

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Denim for days with this crew

🐭🎀

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So chic

Sleeping Beauty, who?

Look at this new Space Ranger recruit

Only at Disney can your ears match your purse

A gorgeous pop of red

J'ai pas l'air mais je passe un moment.

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The force is with him

Jeans and a cardigan are anything but basic here

Two totally cute deputies

Queen of the castle

Princess for a day #love #disneylandparis #disney #wheredreamscometrue #paris #instatravel #minniemouse #castle

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#familygoals indeed

A lavender dream

Happiest place on earth 💘

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There’s a snake in her boot!

So much incredible style, so little time… looks like we’ll have to grab our passports and head to the City of Light ASAP.

Ariel: Underrated Feminist?

Ariel is our favorite red-headed mermaid, and yet she never gets the credit she deserves. She kickstarted the resurgence of Disney Princesses in animated films, but she is pushed to the side for not being as progressive as the other women around her. Belle is a book lover and a caring soul. Jasmine is tired of the patriarchy, with Merida agreeing wholeheartedly. Pocahontas is an eco-warrior and Mulan is a legit warrior. We consistently hear “Not your average Disney Princess” as a descriptor for new films, and yet, the average Disney Princess now is strong, independent, and a proud feminist.

Yet, Ariel always get shoved into the grouping with Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora (Sorry, ladies). I firmly believe our favorite friend under the sea doesn’t deserve the shade being thrown her way. Ariel is just as feminist as the others and that should be celebrated.

People associate Ariel with “But Daddy, I LOVE HIM!” and “I’m 16, I’m not a child,” which is relatively damming evidence for adhering to gender roles, but we forget how independent she is from the get-go. She is very interested in humans from the start, but the force of her father won’t allow her to educate herself. She is placed in a box, that being a singer with her family band (very “Partridge Family”). Her father wants her to just sing, and in the words of Belle, can anyone be happy if they aren’t free? She doesn’t enjoy singing, she enjoys learning. Ariel is risking her life to acquire more human artifacts just to comprehend the world above her. She just wants to learn. Honestly, it’s a very Fahrenheit 451 situation, especially after her father destroys her grotto. Even with “Part of Your World” being her I-want-song, it is just a list of things she wants to learn about the human world. Ariel needs information, gosh darn it!

When Eric is introduced, it isn’t a strictly love situation. “But she says she does, like, blatantly!” Yes, I realize annoyed reader. However, the love is also towards the idea of humans. She wants to know what’s above her and that just happens to include Eric. Then she saves his life, y’all. Did Cinderella save anyone’s life? Um, no. Getting close to Eric during the rescue on the beach piques her interest even more as she’s never been that close to a completely new species before, especially one she’s been enamored with since birth. It was, in her mind, as if all these years spent interested and compiling information and looking on from a far were finally rewarded. I liken it to you finally meeting your favorite celebrity. You’ve followed their social media, you’ve watched their films/listened to their music/watched their every move, and now you are seeing them in person. You’d have some pretty strong feelings in that moment, too, and for Ariel, they occurred in her mind as love.

Ursula’s contract states that to become a human for good, she must receive Eric’s true love’s kiss. Now, the love is nice incentive and there is clearly a reason for its existence, but she wants to kiss him more to remain a human and not strictly for the relationship. Really, Eric is the one who is more in it for love. He is in search of the girl who saved him in the hopes to fall in love with her, strictly based on her voice. Eric is solely on this hunt for a wife with no concept of the repercussions or weirdness of the whole thing, easily making him the worst character in the film, even if his ship captaining does kill Ursula in the finale. As the film draws to a close, Ariel gets to remain human for the rest of her days as her father (FINALLY) sees what she’s been fight for her whole life. She was a human born in a mermaid’s body and she can finally live her truth. She can finally be where the people are!

Ariel is a feminist. She revolts against the patriarchy and gender roles her stern father has assigned to her and eventually gains freedom and the chance to be her true self. I love Ariel and will never be ashamed to say that.

Disney Style Around the World: Tokyo Disneyland

Please welcome Arielle Tschinkel to the disneyBOP family!

To the uneducated masses, it would seem that every Disney Park is the same – after all, is it really that different to ride Space Mountain whether you’re in Florida or France?

But true Disney fans know that what makes the Disney parks so special is that each one around the world has its own spirit…there are undeniable differences in culture you’ll find whether you’re stateside in California or across the world in China.

One of the best parts of heading to Disney is people watching, and that’s never truer than at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Disney fans in Japan pull out all the stops for a day at the parks, and their enthusiasm and love of Disney shines through in their elaborate fashion and style choices.

Sure, some are content to put on a pair of Mickey ears, but more often than not, you’ll see entire groups of people in coordinating Disney outfits and costumes. It doesn’t matter what season it is or what the weather is like – Tokyo Disney visitors face unbearably hot and humid weather in the summer thanks to their proximity to Tokyo Bay, and snowy wet weather in the winter – but they still enjoy dressing up no matter what the forecast calls for.

Check out some awesome examples of the unique fashion at Tokyo Disney – maybe these looks will inspire you for your next day at the parks.

A super-kawaii crew!

Where do we get these shirts for our squad?!

Toontown selfies.

. 🌞🌞 . . 意外と2ヶ月ぶり💗 #disneyland#disney#land#tdl

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Sunny game strong!

💓#tbt #withmylove

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When your Mickey pop matches your bow…

Too cute for words!

#SquadGoals indeed

でぃずにー🐭🌈 #0706#二週間前#七夕#🎋

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Uniform doesn’t have to mean boring.

Hangin’ out at Mickey’s house

♡♡♡ Best pic🐭❤️ #disney #disneyland #tokyo #twins #code #ootd #instagram #instalike #instagood #love #l4l

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Dumbo has never looked so stylish!

#Twinning

No bad apples here!

Every moment I have with you is precious. Don't we look alike😜? #potd #disneyland #tokyo #japan #lotd #snowwhite

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Giving Donald a run for his money.

BRB…booking our flights to Japan now.

 

Book Club: “A Wrinkle In Time” Update

So, here’s the dealio book clubbers (if any of you actually exist),

I still want the book club to continue, but weekly just doesn’t make sense like I initially thought it would. We’re still a new site, so expecting a book club to work on a weekly basis is impossible.

I still want to read the book, so a month from today, September 30th, I’ll come back here to discuss the entire book and we’ll chat from there.

Cool?

Cool.

See you then.