WIN A Family Four Pack Of Tickets To See Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOut

WIN A Family Four Pack Of Tickets To See Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOut

WIN A Family Four Pack Of Tickets To See Disney/Pixar's Inside Out #InsideOut

Lookie what I have for y’all!  Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom is giving away 2 family four packs of tickets to see Disney/Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out!   Two lucky readers will win 4 tickets to the advance screening of Inside Out on Monday, 6/15 at the AMC Elmwood Palace 20 for 7:00 p.m., in Harahan, Louisiana.  The family four packs of passes are not guaranteed seats. They are first come, first served. The winner will have 12 hours to respond when contacted by email or another winner will need to be chosen.  The winner is responsible for their transportation to and from the theater in Harahan, Louisiana.

* * * ENTER TO WIN:  All you have to do to enter to win is watch the trailer below and tell me which ‘emotion’ from Inside Out, you can relate to the best.  Leave your answer in the comments below.  This giveaway ends on Friday, June 5, at 12:00 p.m.

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INSIDE OUT opens in theatres everywhere on June 19th! [Read more…]

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FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

OH my goodness!  Only a few short weeks and, what I think will be, one of the funniest movies of the year will be out in theaters everywhere!  Just in time to get you and your family excited about Disney Pixar’s Inside Out; they have come out with some super fun recipes and FREE activity sheets.  I love printing these out for my kiddos.  It’s a great way to introduce the characters of the movie to them and just makes them that much more excited when they see them on the big screen.  Be sure to stay tuned, because I will be giving away 4 tickets to see Inside Out in New Orleans!  Oh yes!  In the meantime, try a couple of these yummy recipes and print out the activity sheets for your little ones.

Print Recipes
FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

Print Crazy Maze
FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

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FREE Inside Out Recipes And Activity Sheets #InsideOut

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Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent

Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent

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Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent
Photo Credit: Disney

While I was in Los Angeles two weeks ago getting ready for all of the events surrounding Disney’s Tomorrowland, I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Raffey Cassidy, who plays Athena in Tomorrowland.  She is also known for her roles in Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012 and Dark Shadows in 2012.  Before I tell you how absolutely adorable she is, I want to tell you how very smart she is!  Of course, her charming Brittish accent did not hurt at all :D  Listening her talk in such a mature way about her experience filming such an epic Disney film was both refreshing and humbling.  If you haven’t seen Tomorrowland yet, you have to see Raffey play Athena, it truly is captivating!  Oh yeah, plus George Clooney in there, in a bathtub…yeah, um, I’m just going to leave that out there for you to ponder :D  Okay, let’s get on to the interview, shall we?  She is adorable!

Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent
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Question: What got you into acting at such a young age?

Raffey Cassidy: Well, my brother went for an audition, and then they asked me if I wanted to have a go at that. So I had to go and then it kind of started from there.

Question:  How did you get involved in this movie?

Raffey Cassidy:  I just went up for an audition, but it was a self-tape at home and then I went to London to do another screen test. And then I went to America to do another screen test. And then I found out that I got the part.

Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent

 Question: What was your first scene?

Raffey Cassidy: Oh, my first scene… It was in the world’s fair when I was watching young Frank get, I think it was getting on the bus.

Question: What was your favorite scene to shoot?

Raffey Cassidy: My favorite scene to shoot was probably the blast from the past sequence. I really liked that because  it was a lot of action in it.

Question: What was your take away from the movie? If there’s one thing you took away from it, and want everybody to think that you know.

Raffey Cassidy: That everybody should be very optimistic and feel that there’s a way around situations if they’re in a bad situation. There’s always a bright side.

Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent

Question: What was the most challenging part of filming the movie for you?

Raffey Cassidy: Well, I kind of had to create a background for Athena, because she didn’t really have one, which was fun because that was something that I created for Athena.

Question: George was talking about your scene about you driving the truck. So what were your feelings on driving the truck and learning to do all that?

Raffey Cassidy:  I really enjoyed it. It was so fun because I’ve worked with an amazing stunt team, and so they actually taught me how to drive and, and there was a scene where I had to go down a ramp and then stop. I think really I started to get a little too confident, and I got too close. Britt just went stop, because it got so close.

Question: How was it working with George? Did you know of him before?

Raffey Cassidy: Well I’d seen the Descendants and I really, really liked it. And George is just so down-to-earth and, and I learned so much from him. And he’s so professional but really fun at the same time.

Learning to Drive In Tomorrowland With Raffey Cassidy #TomorrowlandEvent

As you can see, Raffey Cassidy was precious.  She recalled so much fun on the set making Tomorrowland.  I cannot imagine the amount of maturity it takes to do such a large role in such a huge project at her age.  I have to say, though, when she said she knew George Clooney from his role in Descendants?!  Say what?!  You don’t remember him from E.R.???  LOL  She wasn’t even around then.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere NOW!

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My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

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My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

I was given the amazing opportunity to review and keep the Samsung Dual Door Electric Range from Best Buy.  I have to say, of all the products I have been able to review; I was most excited about this one!  We just bought a new home last November and, although the appliances were new, I wasn’t that fond of the oven that we had.  I cook and bake a LOT and I need something that can keep up with me.  This new range definitely does the job!  Last week I had both of the ovens going at two different temperatures and both timers going.  I was cooking on 3 of the eyes on the top it was AMAZING!  I am in blogger recipe heaven!

My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

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My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

Cook for large gatherings with this Samsung dual door electric range, which features 5 cooktop elements and a warming drawer. FlexDuo technology and Dual Door technology let you program separate compartments with 2 different temperatures for versatile cooking.  Enjoy the flexibility of an extra-large single oven, or easily convert it to a double oven capable of convection cooking at two different temperatures simultaneously with a removeable Smart Divider. The built-in warming drawer keeps food at the ideal temperature until you’re ready. ~Best Buy

My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

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My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

Flex Duo® with Dual Convection

Cook food faster and more evenly with the Flex Duo® Oven’s Dual Convection system. It allows the single oven to split into two ovens with the Smart Divider and also use convection cooking in both ovens. Two temperature controls cook dishes simultaneously at different temperatures.

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My New Obsession, The Samsung Dual Door Electric Range #masteryourhome

Samsung Dual Door Electric Ranges

  • Divider Accessory-Slides in horizontally, splitting the oven cavity in half. Creates two mini ovens that users can heat and control independent of one another.
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Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

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Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

Guess what?!  I have more to tell you about George Clooney….so. much. more!  Now that everyone has had a chance to see Disney’s Tomorrowland, I have a bit more to share with you about the movie from George Clooney.  Be careful though, if you haven’t seen the movie, there may be some spoilers in this portion of the interview.  You will also see just how funny George Clooney really is and how much fun they had making Tomorrowland.  I really wanted to share this part of the interview with you because you really get a ‘feel’ for George Clooney’s sense of humor and how he relates to all of the people making this amazing film.

George smile
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Question: I loved how your character interacted with, Raffey Cassidy and Britt Robertson. I just thought everything was so sweet between all three of you. What was it like working with such young and talented actors?

George Clooney:  I didn’t like them. I’ll say that…Now, we can say nice things now, but the truth is I don’t care for them.  Well, first of all, they’re, you know, Britt is fantastic and, you know, her career is just at the  very beginning and is going to be really fun. Raffey is spectacular and she was just 12 at the time and way too talented for her age, and sweet and funny. It is also a fun part for me because, as you well know, if you’d seen me speaking to a 12 year old the way I speak to her at the grocery store, you’d call child services.   Who gets to yell at a 12 year old. Yeah, teachers do. But in the movies it’s, it’s so much fun because she’s not really a 12 year old and it’s fun to be able to sort of set up a way where we’re a little family of three, but she’s the adult,  driving the car and and Britt and I are the two kids, arguing and bickering all the time. They were fantastic, and they were really sweet and I think they’re having a really fun time with this, which is how it’s supposed to be. When I work with younger actors, I  always have to try to remind them that this is the fun kind of job that most people don’t get to do. And if you get to be an actor and work, and somebody pays you for it, you’ve caught the brass ring and it’s just fun. That’s part of, the thing is, they really do dig it and they’re having fun, which is really a good time.

Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent
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Question: What was your favorite scene or favorite fun memory while filming Tomorrowland?

George Clooney:  I don’t remember much of it. I was drunk most of the time.  You know, I will tell you, there were a lot of moments, because it wasn’t all done to green screen. They were nice enough to build a lot of these sets where you actually got to play in them. The most fun we had was the driving sequences, believe it or not, because we’re being towed but Raffey is driving and I keep having to teach her that you’ve got to keep looking at the road.  And she’d be like, ‘what is the deal?’ Like my mother actually drives, which is true, it was fun because there was no technology. There was nothing. It was just old fashioned, three people sitting in a truck for five days, arguing and doing fun stuff. And that’s really fun for actors, because you don’t have to do any make believe. It’s all just right there.  I really enjoyed that. And also it was fun doing the stuff, like shoving all the packs of powder down their, throat because we must have done, I don’t know, 30 takes, and every time I go, ‘here you go’.  And she’d be like ‘not the whole pack’. And I was like ‘yeah, so much sugar on it’.

Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

Question: Did Britt really drink all those bottles of Coke?

George Clooney:  Yeah, now in fairness, Brad was kind enough to only do it, I think, three times.  But she does down two cokes in the take. I think it’s two cokes in the take.  I was like, I just sit there going, ‘you know, she’s gonna explode’, but she did it. Because you learn, like young actors, I remember when I was doing Descendants and we had this little girl, she played my youngest daughter in the film, and we did a scene where she gets to eat ice cream, and she never acted in a movie before and she just starts pounding the table. And they’re just sitting there watching her going, ‘you can see her, take 9′ and she literally was like ‘uuugh’.

Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

Question: Where there any scenes that were emotionally hard for you to film?

George Clooney: Emotionally hard, no. Because I find, movies in general aren’t emotionally, I mean, you’re involved in them but, it’s not really something honestly terrible has happened.  It is still make believe but I did find that, it was a tricky scene, there’s a moment where I have to let  Raffey’s character go, the robot go, and there was a really weird, we’d shot it once and she kind of clicks out, but her eyes are open still and we drop her out, and it literally feels like I’m murdering her. It really does. It was odd. And you’re watching it, it’s so disturbing and it was really  awful, so we went back and re-did it where she sort of completely goes out, because otherwise it really felt horrible. There are all kinds of weird balances in this film. My relationship with her is very, we’re walking a very thin line there like I don’t know, this is kind of weird. And it’s a constant thing. Let’s walk very carefully through these things. And thankfully, Brad is really good at what he does. He makes it much simpler.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere NOW!

Exclusive Interview With George Clooney About Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

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Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

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Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

I was given the fun task of creating a new spring salad recipe for Save A Lot Insiders!  I am such a huge fan of layered salads and make my 7 layer salad every chance I get.  I have seen a cornbread salad in a lot of different places and decided to incorporate two of my favorite foods; 7 layer salad and corn bread!  This turned out amazing and I just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you :D  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

I have to say, our Save A Lot in Opelousas has some of the best produce around and they definitely have the best prices.  If you haven’t checked out Save A Lot lately, you really should give them a shot!

Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

Ranch dressing:

  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

For the pico de gallo:

  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium purple onion
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (seeded)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • garlic salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 (7.5 oz)box cornbread mix prepared according to directions on box, cooled, and crumbled.
  • 3 cups canned or frozen corn
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 head chopped iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 12 oz. bacon cooked, crumbled & cooled

Directions:

  1. Chop tomato, jalapeno, onion, and parsley (or cilantro) and mix with lime juice, garlic salt, & pepper.
  2. Prepare the dressing (I use a Mason jar to add the ingredients and shake) and chill for about an hour.
  3. Mix bell pepper with corn.
  4. Begin to layer with 1/3 of the lettuce, then 1/3 cornbread, 1/3 pico de gallo, 1/3 corn, 1/3 beans, 1/3 cheddar cheese, then 1/3 bacon.  Repeat this process until all of the ingredients are used.
  5. Cover the salad and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. Serve cold and ENJOY!

Layered Cornbread Salad #SaveALotInsiders

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Disney’s Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Disney’s Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

The wait is finally over and one of the coolest movies of the year, Disney’s TOMORROWLAND, is now playing in theatres everywhere!  We have activity sheets for you and your kiddos! My kids love, love, love these and I kinda like doing them with them. We have seen the movie, so they’re a little more special around our house, than if you haven’t seen Tomorrowland yet, but these are also a super fun way to get your kiddos ready to see the movie. This movie is amazing, rated PG, and stars George Clooney! What better way to spend your long weekend than relaxing with a bag of popcorn with George, right?! I have seen Tomorrowland twice and I really want to see it again. We took all 3 of our kids to see it on Friday and all 3 of them LOVED it! Even Hannah loved it and she is not easy to please when it comes to movies.

Print Coloring Sheets
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Print Spot The Difference
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Print Mazes
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Print Fortune Teller Game
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Print Jet Pack Balloon Races
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

Print Memory Game
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

 

Lots of fun facts!
Disney's Tomorrowland Activity Sheets and Fun Facts #TomorrowlandEvent

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere NOW!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

 “What if the greatest minds of the past left behind hidden keys to our future?”

Today is the big day!  Disney’s Tomorrowland is open in theaters everywhere today :D  I have been so nervous about writing this review of Tomorrowland.  Ever since the day I saw it, I had so many ideas running through my head and just hope I can convey to each and every one of you how much I want you to see this movie!  Disney’s Tomorrowland is about so much more than the past and the future and how in the heck does Casey get from one time and world to the next just by touching that crazy pin!?  Tomorrowland is about hope in a hopeless world and renewing a sense of urgency in dreaming to the next generation.  I am planning on taking all 3 of my children to see Tomorrowland today and full expect that all 3 of them (ages 16, 10 & 8) will LOVE it!  How did I decide to convey your need to take your family to see Tomorrowland today?  Well, I made a list, of course!  Surely, I can get that right, right?

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today

1.  Hellooooo GEORGE CLOONEY IS IN A BATHTUB! Oh yes, maybe you didn’t know this, but there is this one scene….where George Clooney gets in the bathtub….okay, so he’s fully clothed, but hey, it’s George Clooney :D

2.   It’s rated PG.  Oh yes!  Everyone, I mean everyone from age 42 down to 8, in our house, will be in love with Tomorrowland; I just know the will.

3.  Hello again…JETPACKS.  There are jet packs….lots and lots of jet packs.  There are jet packs from the past and jet packs in the future.  Will they work?  You’ll have to see Tomorrowland to find out!

4.   Casey will make you happy :D  I just love Casey in Tomorrowland.  She is such a dreamer and believes there is good in the world.  She is determined and head strong; everything I love in a young actress!

5.  There’s something for everyone.  Not only is Tomorrowland appropriate for all ages; there’s something to keep the attention of everyone.  There’s a sweet story about a daughter and her father for all the moms out there!  There’s tons of action for all of the action lovers.  There is a romantic vision of the future for all the dreamers (this is what is going to draw my 16 year old daughter in).  There is space, time travel and scientific innovation.

6.  You will feel, no BE,  inspired!  You won’t just ‘feel’ like there is something better waiting in the future; you will know it!  By the end of this movie, you’ll be ready to go out and change the future.  When I say shape the future, I’m not talking about deep, philosophical issues, I’m talking about hope and dreaming of a brighter future.  This is a movie about hopes and dreams and how we can bring them back to life.

7.  Athena will steal your heart.  Athena is a young girl, a child.  She has a very grown up ‘mission’ in Tomorrowland and watching her pull no punches in getting that accomplished is nothing short of magical!

8.  The Eiffel Tower splits in half!  Oh yes, I’m not going to tell you anymore about that scene, but it is AMAZING!   Go watch the movie so you can see it for yourself :D

9.  It takes place around the World’s Fair.  If you’re like me, you have fond memories of wanting to go to the World’s Fair.  I never got to go, buy I can remember the ‘magic’ that surrounded it!  Tomorrowland will take you there, in a new  and exciting way.

10.  It was directed by Brad Bird!  He’s the guy who’s won two Oscars also worked on Ratatouille (2007), The Simpsons (1989) and The Incredibles (2004).  Yeah, he’s that good!

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

Casey Newton, played by Britt Robertson, is a teen with boundless scientific curiosity.  Growing up watching NASA space launches in person, Casey dreams of being an astronaut.  But with Cape Canaveral shutting down and her engineer father out of work because of it, Casey sees her dream slipping away.  Casey is driven to fight the bland acceptance of a diminished future, to do big things – and she won’t take no for an answer. ~ Disney.com

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Frank Walker, played by George Clooney, once a dreamer and budding scientist, isolates himself on the family farm, living like a hermit, surrounded by his unique inventions spawned from his growing sense of paranoia.  When a young stranger shows up on his doorstep, Frank is forced to leave his secure world and deal with his past.  ~ Disney.com

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Athena, played by Raffey Cassidy, is an intelligent, mysterious young girl with a seemingly unlimited skill set.  Although her origins are unknown, she possesses a deep knowledge of Tomorrowland, believing it is her mission to recruit dreamers energized to realize the promise of a better world. ~ Disney.com

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

The story of “Tomorrowland” started with a box labeled “1952,” supposedly discovered by accident in the Disney Studios archive.  The mystery box contained all sorts of fascinating models and blueprints, photographs and letters related to the inception of Tomorrowland and the 1964 World’s Fair. Lindelof was excited by the find and recalls, “I began to imagine that the contents of the box were a guide to a secret story that nobody knew. But if so, what would that story be? And the most obvious answer to me was that there really was a place called Tomorrowland that was not a theme park but existed somewhere in the real world.” ~Disney

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 “Tomorrowland. That word is so evocative of all the themes that we’ve been talking about here,” concludes Jensen. “It’s evocative of the future. It’s evocative of the notion of progress. It is evocative of the idea  of a culture working together collaboratively—not necessarily without disagreement, but creatively to build the future that we want. We’re putting that word out there and asking people to respond to it.” ~Disney

10 Reasons You Need To See Tomorrowland Today #TomorrowlandEvent

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

My Journey Inside Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

My Journey Inside Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

My Journey Inside Disneyland's Tomorrowland Part Deux #TomorrowlandEvent

The day is almost here!  The most anticipated movie in Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom’s history is opening in theaters everywhere tomorrow!  Oh yes, Disney’s Tomorrowland will be opening everywhere and I cannot wait to find out what all of you think about it.  What better day than today to share more of my Disneyland Tomorrowland experience.  There was so much to see and do, I couldn’t possibly fit it all into one post LOL  If you have ever been to Disneyland, you know that there are two sides that are packed full of rides, shows and FOOD!  If you have never been, please allow me to share a bit of the magic with you.  When you’re planning your next (or first) trip, be sure to include Tomorrowland in your ‘must see’ list of lands to visit; you’ll be happy you did :D

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There were many different sets used in the filming of Tomorrowland.  Not the least of which was  the It’s a Small World ride at Disneyland in Anaheim!  There were also two days spent on a beach in the Bahamas, and a second-unit shoot in Paris.  If we’re counting Peitzman’s plates of the World’s Fair Globe in what is now Flushing Meadows park, the spot in Queens where the 1964 World’s Fair was held, then New York has to be added to that list. When all was said and done, the film had over 90 different combinations of sets and locations, and moved 10 times, almost unheard of in the industry.

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In case you were wondering, there are no ‘kiddie rides’ at Disneyland (in my opinion).  I will ride on any and all of them and have a BLAST!  It’s A Small World is such a fun ride and you won’t soon get THAT SONG out of your head, but hey, why would you want to, right?

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“From the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the golden Serengeti, the children of the world are ready to make your acquaintance. During your tour, experience a rainbow of diverse cultures from such far-off locales as:

  • The Polar Regions
  • The British Isles
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • The Middle East
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • The South Pacific
  • The United States

Before returning home, the children reunite for a grand finale, reminding us of our common bonds of friendship, laughter and happiness—and by seeing the world through the eyes of a child, we are all basically the same.” ~Disneyland

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 While we were there, we rode the Radiator Springs Racers, which is SO MUCH FUN!  It starts out as a leisurely drive down country roads, but quickly turns into a race for 1st place that leaves you clinging to your seat!  Be sure to check out the new Frozen Fun exhibit if you go soon!

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Photo Credit: Disneyland

We ended an amazing night with Disneyland’s World of Color.  Words or pictures can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this experience is.  You really need to, at least once in your life, experience it yourself first-hand.  I took the best pictures I could with my little camera phone, but with it being at night, it is hard to capture just how magical it is!

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“World of Color Is Big!
To create the approximately 19,000 square-foot projection screen, nearly 1,200 fountains shoot water 200 feet into the air. Watch as water dances and pyrotechnics explode!

Be wowed at how all the elements are woven into a kaleidoscope of imagination. Be awed as this sensational show sweeps and expands across the water at Paradise Bay.

And be carried away by the soaring soundtrack that spans decades of Disney movies—from classics to the most recent releases.” ~ Disneyland

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Photo Credit: Disneyland

Behold a Timeless World of Wonder

“Ever since Disneyland Park opened on July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort has been an unforgettable destination for families to return to, again and again—a source of joy for the entire world and a place where innovation has continued to inspire an exciting future.

Throughout the festivities, soak up the sights as iconic jewels you know and love—Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park and Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park—magically transform, glistening and gleaming with special Diamond Celebration enhancements.

In addition, be sure to treat your senses to the visual feast set all along beloved Disneyland Resort locations like Buena Vista Street and Main Street, U.S.A. Both will be decked out for the occasion with shimmering banners, glittering décor… and so much more.” ~Disneyland

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere TOMORROW, May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent

As most of you know; I took a trip to Los Angeles last week to learn all about Disney’s Tomorrowland.  While I was there, I had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview the Director of Tomorrowland, Brad Bird and the Producer, Damon Lindelof.  This was such a fun treat!  These two men are unbelievably creative and very funny to listen to.  Just to refresh your memory; Brad Bird also worked on Ratatouille in 2007, The Simpsons in 1989 and The Incredibles in 2004.  As George Clooney so eloquently put it; “he’s never made a bad film”.   Before Tomorrowland, Damon Lindelof worked on  Lost in 2004, Prometheus in 2012 and Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013.  As you can see, these are two very talented men.   As we were sitting and waiting on them to enter the room for the interview, we were all wondering what they were going to be like.  You never know with the creative minds behind the films.  They’re not always super socially savvy.  I can tell you, these are two of the most likable guys I have ever interviewed.  They kept the interview going and has so much fun input about the movie.  This was definitely a highlight of my year!  Now, onto the good stuff; what did they have to say about Disney’s Tomorrowland?!

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent

Question:  How did the information from the Disney archives help you to bring tomorrowland to life on the big screen?

Damon Lindelof:  I think that we are both fascinated with Imagineering and particularly Walt’s futurism. A lot of that stuff was rampant in the early days of designing the park itself and in Tomorrowland.  Obviously, he came up with the concept in the 50’s and 60’s but I think that this sort of treasure trove of roads not taken, the part that Brad and I particularly zeroed in on was the 1964 World’s Fair.  We just felt like it would be really great to see those on the big screen kind of re-create that feeling. Our initial ambition was a lot higher but, again, the World’s Fair as what they represented at the time, particularly in the 60s, the connection to Disneyland that was really the stuff that we kind of locked in on.

Brad Bird: It’s also that world’s fairs in and of themselves were a thing where people would bring together their brightest minds and talk about the future. They were semi-regular events where people came together from all over the world and kind of traded ideas.  They had a Utopian aspect.  When we were talking about what happened to the idea of a positive future we kind of started to notice that that great future sort of disappeared around the time the world’s fairs disappeared.

The world went through world wars and had plenty of strife but people clung to the idea of things in the future will be better.  That idea seems to have been retired and  now everybody seems to be going, yeah it’s going to suck.  You know? Is there anything we can do about it?  No.  We’re all just kind of on this bus that we have no control over the destination.  We were just kind of looking at each other going, why did that change?  When did it change? How do we get back to it?  So, that was kind of trying to do sort of a fable around that idea was kind of on our minds.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent

Question:  What do you do to feed that creativity and just help you tell those stories?

Damon Lindelof:  We watch a lot of TV.  We go and see a lot of movies.  We tell our wives and children that that’s work, but it is the idea of constantly sort of surrounding yourself.  I do feel, for me in particular, and I think that Brad shares this is we sort of grew up in that culture and the idea of saying, ‘I want to do this one day’, but where we start almost every time that we get together is ‘oh, did you see this?’ ‘Did you read this?’ ‘What do you think about that?’.  I think that we are so steeped we are fans of this material ourselves.  I think the minute that you start to seal yourself off and say, I’m just going to become completely introverted and write my own stuff and you close the gates to everything that surrounds you. I think in a lot of ways this movie, as Brad was just saying, is a little bit of a response to the sort of apocalyptic storytelling that we’ve been kind of barraged with, but I also think  there’s got to be a future that isn’t of people trying to kill each other in the desert or teenagers killing each other or zombies killing each other. Zombies killing teenagers and all that stuff.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent
Photo credit: Tomorrowland-Movie.com

Question:  What part of technology would you like to have today from the ones that we see in the movie?

Damon Lindelof: Well, I would love to be able to travel somewhere without having to actually get on a plane. I mean, I love the idea of walking through a doorway and being somewhere else. I think that would probably change the planet in wonderful and nightmarish ways. But I think that there are a lot of sort of dream concepts in this movie. That was one of the things that attracted me was getting a chance to glimpse those things. Of course, you sit there and talk about all the things that you could put on screen and that’s a wonderful pie in the sky moment of any movie.  That’s usually very early and then pretty soon you have to get down to the sobering reality after binging on what it could be.  Then you go, well wait a minute now, that was great last night.  I’m kind of hung over now but it’s two hours, we only get to spend this much money and we have a story to tell which means we can’t spend two hours just going, ‘woohoo’.   You have to start saying what ideas are central to the story that you’re trying to tell. And sometimes your favorite notions don’t fit into the story you’re trying to tell, so you save that for another day.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent
Photo credit: Tomorrowland-Movie.com

Question:  Can you tell us more about the discovery of the 1952 box and how that inspired you in the movie?

Damon Lindelof: Yes,  the more that we look into what the origins of the box are and where it came from and who found it, the less defined answers that we get.  Suffice to say we became fairly convinced, looking through it, that we didn’t know exactly what it was. The items in it could have been, probably 80% of them were completely and totally uninteresting. The ones that were interesting to us felt like; what if we were kids in third grade and someone put this box in front of us and said, ‘tell us a story about the things that you find in this box’.  How would they all connect? We took some things like the design for the, It’s A Small World ride and Flushing Meadows in 64 and this weird disk that might have been an animation that Orson Welles might have had some interest in.  We sort of said, what if Walt Disney was a member of this secret group of geniuses plus ultra.  What if Tomorrowland itself was actually a cover for a real place that they built in an alternate dimension?  Then we were off to the races and the box became just  a part of the Santa myth. It became sort of the North Pole but we were more focused on trying to leave presents under people’s trees.  Bad metaphor but, Santa is real.

Talking With Tomorrowland Director Brad Bird And Writer Damon Lindelof #TomorrowlandEvent
Photo credit: Tomorrowland-Movie.com

Question:  What do you think people will learn or take away from watching this film?

Brad Bird:  I think we are hesitant to make it like broccoli and say, although I like broccoli ‘go see this movie because it’s good for you’.  That’s the sure way to have sagebrush blowing through the theater.  Our goal first and foremost is to make a great time at the movies and, you know, go well with popcorn and all of that. That said, my favorite rides in terms of movies are rides where I still think about them later. There’s a lot of very loud, very fast, very disposable entertainment right now, but you know, it’s all of that.  Before they even come up in the theater you’re thinking about something else. You know that you paid money, you know that you were not bored, and you know that you heard a lot of loud sounds and saw some flashy movement, but there’s not a lot to take away.  I don’t think those two things need to be mutually exclusive, you know. I loved ET years ago.  On the face of it, it’s a movie about a rubber alien puppet, but it absolutely swept you away and got you emotionally involved and you thought about it.  I think we would like to be that.  We would like people hopefully to come away thinking I have a hand in the future. I’m not a passenger on this bus. I can be the driver and that we collectively are in charge of what we want the future to be. It’s a malleable thing that’s changing every day and it’s being created by what people do today.

Damon Lindelof:  We have a young woman in the movie that you guys are well aware of and she is being barraged with the polar ice caps are melting, things are going to be much worse in the future. And she asks the only relevant question which is, ‘can we fix it?’ We hope that you walk out of the movie at the end saying, you can but you have to do something. You can’t just sort of sit around. The future isn’t something that happens to us it’s something that we make happen.  I think that she certainly comes out of the movie feeling that way.

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

SWASH ~ Clothing Care that Fits Your Life #SwashatBestBuy

SWASH ~ Clothing Care that Fits Your Life #SwashatBestBuy

Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions are 100% my own.

SWASH ~ Clothing Care that Fits Your Life #SwashatBestBuy

WOW!  Do you do tons of dry cleaning?  We don’t either LOL  What we do is have a little bit of dry cleaning each month that never gets done because we forget to take it.  The SWASH system that is now available at Best Buy looks like an amazing helper in the dry cleaning area!  Just this last Sunday, my husband was complaining because all of his favorite suits needed to go to the cleaners.  Between you and me, he wouldn’t have known the difference between me taking them to the cleaners or me just ‘freshening them up’ with the SWASH system from Best Buy.  This could significantly cut down on the stress in our house over dry cleaning.  Anything that saves time and stress is a winner in my book!

SWASH ~ Clothing Care that Fits Your Life #SwashatBestBuy

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The SWASH™ system is the only in-home 10-minute clothing care system designed to fit your life. The SWASH System will Dewrinkle, Refresh, Restore and Preserve your clothes so you can say goodbye to excessive washing, drying, steaming, ironing, and dry-cleaning, and say hello to living life unhampered.

Right now, there are two amazing, limited time offers happening right now at Best Buy for the SWASH Clothing Care System:

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Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

While I was in Los Angeles last week preparing to interview George Clooney and the cast of Disney’s Tomorrowland, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime, to tour the Disney Archives at Walt Disney Studios!  How stinkin’ exciting is that?!  I was even more excited when I found out I could take lots of pictures and share the experience with all of you :D  Going into the archives was a bit scary, like bull in a China shop scary.  I was so afraid I would bump into something or take a picture of something I wasn’t supposed to, but none of that happened.  They let us take a picture of EVERYTHING and we were given an amazing tour by one of Disney’s very on archivists.  Did you even know that such a thing existed?  Well, they do and, boy oh boy, do they know a LOT about Disney!  Plus, do you see I’m holding an Oscar?!  I’m holding an Oscar award y’all :D

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

From D23.com:

“Commemorating 75 years of Walt’s “dream factory,” the Walt Disney Archives has unveiled an all-new display exploring the Disney Studio’s rich legacy. In one display, historic materials and equipment used in soundstages, offices, and other facilities tell the behind-the-scenes story of the Studio’s operations and the people who worked there. Another case showcases an array of props and costume pieces from some of the most beloved films and shows produced on the 51-acre lot.”

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

As we walked around the room, we were taken back to the 1950’s when Walt Disney was really taking off.  Walt had a vision and Roy had the business sense to bring it all to fruition.  It was amazing to see the animator’s desk and media desk that were actually used by some of the original Walt Disney animators.  An original drawing of Mickey Mouse framed on the wall really brought it all home to me!  I mean, really, we see these images everywhere, but do we ever stop to think about where they came from?  Where and how did it all start?  Is it just a bunch of overrated drawings?  Of course not!  Walt Disney is a legacy.  I am taken aback at the excellence and care put into every single piece of animation from Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

How often do  you get a chance to get photo-bombed by Walt Disney himself?  Well, Heather from Pink Ninja Blogger and I did!  We had a blast!  What you see above is one of the original “Autopia” driver’s license, Walt Disney’s ID and two original drawings by Walt Disney himself.

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

Now, onto the World’s Fair and Disney’s Tomorrowland.  In the photos I took above are an original doll from the ‘It’s A Small World’ ride, a collectors pin from the 1965 World’s fair and an original behind the scenes guide to It’s A Small World.  It was simply, incredible to actually be able to see these originals in person!

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

The picture below is a model of Cruella De Vil’s car.  This model was created for animators during the production of 101 Dalmatians in 1961.
Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

This was such an exciting adventure and great way to tie the World’s Fair to Disney and to Tomorrowland.  This movie is not only action-packed, exciting, and a wild ride, but it is  also a little piece of history we can use to build our future!

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 75 Years With This Amazing Archives Display #TomorrowlandEvent

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Talking Tomorrowland And Hunting Alligators With Britt Robertson #TomorrowlandEvent

Talking Tomorrowland And Hunting Alligators With Britt Robertson #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

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You are going to LOVE Britt Robertson as she talks about hunting alligators during the filming of Disney’s Tomorrowland.    Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to her about her role as the bright, optimistic teen, Casey, in Disney’s Tomorrowland.  With all of the excitement around George Clooney, it was easy to overlook what an amazing young woman we were about to interview, Britt Robertson.  I was excited about meeting Britt, because we just finished an Under The Dome marathon in our house in which Britt played an amazing role.  I also had just seen Tomorrowland and she was so amazing and just full of energy in that role also!  Just watching her walk in the room and feeling the fun energy in her voice as she talked about her role in Tomorrowland, I couldn’t help but love her and I’m pretty sure you will too :D  Yes!  She did talk about alligators too!  Be sure to read through this fun interview to see what she had to say.

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Britt Robertson on how it felt when she first found out she got the role as Casey in Tomorrowland:

“When they told me that  was Casey,  it was like really kind of an overwhelming moment. It’s something that I still remember in my mind as being like the most euphoric feeling that I’ve ever had.  I was happy and I was elated, I was crying and I was just so excited. It was such a cool movie to be a part of and I loved the story so much and the people attached to it. I just knew that it was going to be a changing point for me in terms of career.”

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Britt Robertson tells us what it was about Tomorrowland that drew her to it:

“It was something about when you read the script and the story.  The story itself is a really sweet, it’s an original idea and it’s something that I had never thought about because the themes of the movie, it really covers future and how we look at our future and how, as a society, we can actually influence our future and make it the world that we want to live in. I thought that was a really powerful message and especially for a young woman to be the lead in a movie like this was really cool for me.”

Britt Robertson on how she feels about being the hero of Tomorrowland:

“Well,  you know, it’s a really great thing to be like the hero of a movie like this.  A Disney film and to be a young woman and carry a movie like that, I found it really intimidating, but luckily Brad Bird was such a wonderful human being and he’s a family man. He understands people on a very real level, so I think he gave me the encouragement to be brave and just take it one day at a time, so that was I wasn’t too overwhelmed by being the hero.”

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Britt Robertson tells me what her favorite scene to shoot was from Tomorrowland:

“I loved all the pin experience scenes. There’s one in particular where I end up out in a lake or not even a lake. It was like it was like a swamp real. In Florida in swamps there are crocodiles or alligators.  ALLIGATORS!  That’s’ what it is!  Crocodiles, that would be even scarier.  I was like on the hunt for an alligator the entire time I was there and we were actually out in the water and they had spotted some, but then something about just like being in the water and having to also create these little pin experiences.  It was just a lot of fun.”

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Britt Robertson on George Clooney‘s practical joking:

“What I loved about his practical jokes on our set is it wasn’t  full on prank where there’s a pig in my trailer one day, because that would not go over well.  I don’t think. I don’t know.  I like pigs, but it would be complicated with my wardrobe and whatnot.  I don’t recall a lot of the practical jokes, but I do remember there was so many times where he would try and convince Raffey to  be a diva or fake smoking a cigarette or something. Just  teaching her really naughty things.  I was like, bring it down a notch.  He was always very silly like that.”

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

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How I Survived Disneyland’s Tomorrowland #TomorrowlandEvent

How I Survived Disneyland’s Tomorrowland #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.

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I recently took a trip to Los Angeles to learn all about Disney’s new family friendly movie, Tomorrowland starring George Clooney.  One part of our trip was visiting Tomorrowland in Disneyland and I survived!  It wasn’t easy, but I was able to make it out in one piece :D  This was my second time visiting Disneyland and I still haven’t seen everything they have to see and do there.  We spent much of our day in Tomorrowland and had a blast!  Tomorrowland is full of rides, shows, exhibits, and now the sneak peek at Tomorrowland.  We rode Space Mountain,  played Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, shared the  Star Tours – The Adventures Continue experience, and ate lunch at Tomorrowland Terrace.  This was such an amazing experience and helped add such great insight to Walt Disney’s vision for the future and what a wonderful dreamer he was.

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Photo Credit: Disney Gals

We started our day at Disneyland by viewing the exclusive sneak peek into the film Tomorrowland at the Tomorrowland Theater inside Tomorrowland at Disneyland (WHEW!  Those are a lot of Tomorrowland’s LOL).  I had no idea what I was in for when I took my seat inside the theater.  Although we had seen the entire movie the night before, nothing could have prepared me for the 12  minute wild ride we would take that afternoon!  The sneak peek was shown on a huge screen with amazing effects at our seat.  Our seats rocked and rumbled with the movie, we even had mist sprayed at us during parts of the movie that had water in them.  It was a blast (from the past…errr, um, future)!

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 After we finished the sneak peek inside the Tomorrowland Theater, we were excorted next door to Starcade where they had actual props from the movie.  there was also original artwork, maps and newspaper articles from the 1964 New York World’s Fair.  If you didn’t know the connection between Disney and the World’s Fair, don’t feel bad, I didn’t either!  I was simply amazed at all of the amazing artifacts that were on display.

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As you can see below, there were tons of props from the actual Tomorrowland movie.  These are only a few of the them on display.  There was Frank’s (George Clooney) homemade jet pack, a Tomorrowland jet pack, weapons and production artwork!

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All of the pieces are behind glass for obvious reasons.  I was looking for a way to show everyone how awesome this experience was and give a clearer picture of the room at Disneyland with the Tomorrowland props when I stumbled on this video below.  This gives a great idea of the props, the room, and what better way to do that than with commentary from director/producer/writer Brad Bird and producer/writer Damon Lindelof?!  I just love when Youtube really comes through for me :D

 Below are the suits and jetpack worn in Tomorrowland.  Once you see the movie, this will mean so much more to you.  You will notice, as Brad Bird pointed out in the video above, the more futuristic jetpack that was used in Tomorrowland kept the “T” theme by being made into the shape of a “T” for Tomorrowland.  I am not one to watch a movie more than once and, certainly, not more than twice, but Tomorrowland will be the exception!  There are so many little “nuggets” that I feel like I missed the first time around and there is so much to learn about our past and future with this film.  It is definitely going to be on weekly replay once it comes out on DVD :D  Until then, I *may* make a few trips to the theater after it opens on May 22!

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While we were at Disneyland, we learned that this is their 60th year of creating magic.  This year Disneyland has its 60 year celebration!  We were able to share in the magic of this upcoming event and share it with all of you.  “The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins Friday, May 22, 2015, celebrating 60 years of Disney magic with three new nighttime spectaculars, dazzling decor and an exciting sweepstakes that will award authentic diamonds and one-of-a-kind prizes to some lucky guests.”

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter #Tomorrowland

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

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New Featurettes Are Now Available For Disney’s Tomorrowland #TomorrowlandEvent

New Featurettes Are Now Available For Disney’s Tomorrowland #TomorrowlandEvent

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Every time a new clip or featurette is released for Disney’s Tomorrowland, there’s a whole new burst of excitment over this retro-futuristic film!  Learn about Disney’s TOMORROWLAND in these new featurettes starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Producer/Writer Damon Lindelof and Director Brad Bird!  Both of the featurettes below capture the magic that is Tomorrowland with the spirit of the actors, writers, and directors.  I love when Brad Bird says “Can you find Tomorrowland on a map?  The map would have to be one trippy map.”  It would definitely have to be a different kind of map!   I cannot wait for May 22, so I can take my entire family to see it.  This is definitely the family film of the year.  Be sure to take everyone you can find to the theater with you and find an IMAX theater if you can :)  You’ll be happy you did!

“What Is Tomorrowland” featurette

“Citizens Of Tomorrowland” featurette

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

I’m Talking Tomorrowland With George Clooney #TomorrowlandEvent

I’m Talking Tomorrowland With George Clooney #TomorrowlandEvent

*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for our readers.
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Photo Credit: Mom Start

I had the unbelievable opportunity to sit in the room with George Clooney and interview him about his role as Frank Walker in Tomorrowland.  I was sitting with my husband, listening to the audio of my interview with George Clooney, thinking about what an AMAZING opportunity I have had to interview, not just him, but other amazing Hollywood talent. It is an such an amazing opportunity because, when we sit in the room with them and listen to them talk, we realize that they are people….people with feelings. They are real. They love, hurt, and feel just the way you and I do. They don’t just exist for our entertainment. It is so amazing to get just a glimpse into the soul of these people who do such a phenomenal job of keeping us entertained.

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As you can imagine, we were all just giddy waiting on George Clooney to walk in the room.  We got to the point where we were teasing each other that he was on his way in.  Then, all of a sudden, there he was!  He walked in the door behind me.  I didn’t even get a glimpse of him until I felt a hand running across my shoulders.  All of the blood rushed from my face when I turned around and realized it was him!  George Clooney touched me!  He walked in smiling and he just seemed happy to be with us.  It was so much fun to listen to him talk about the movie.  The excitement in his voice as he described working with Raffey Cassidy (“Athena”) and Britt Robertson (“Casey Newton”).  You could tell, from all of the interviews, they had a blast making Disney’s Tomorrowland.

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Now, let’s get into the real reason you’re all over here; the interview!  In true George Clooney style, he started it out with humor:  “I have never seen a table this long. Alright, we have time for one more question.”  We hall giggled, very loudly.  I think *someone* said we cackled like a bunch of hens :D  He was very entertaining throughout the interview.  Then the first question was asked:

Question:  The message in Tomorrowland said a lot. Can we fix it? And you firmly believe in that with all your humanitarian work. Is that one of the things that drew you to the movie?

George Clooney:  Yeah, you know, at first I wanted to work with Brad Bird. I think he doesn’t make bad films, and I just love the kind of films he makes. And then when I read the screenplay, I thought, what I love about it is that we sort of are inundated in our lives with lots of bad news. You turn on the television, it hurts. It’s a bad time and what I loved was the idea of the script said, their future isn’t just automatically inevitable. And that, you have to participate or you don’t have to just accept how it ends.  I grew up in the early 60’s, so I grew up in the era where the individual actually had effect; the civil rights movement, the Vietnam movement, the women’s rights moments, and that stuff, and so I always felt like and believed that there was a version of it where you could affect the future, and you didn’t have to just accept it. The Russians weren’t going to, necessarily, just blow us all up. So, I really loved the idea of hearing this again, this idea that we’re not just necessarily doomed, that there’s something that you can do about it if you pay attention and you work hard….and I liked it.

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Question: Was it fun or difficult to be working with contraptions and harnesses and all those things?

George Clooney:  I’ve done it a few times; in Gravity, I had to do it, and I’ve done it in a few films. I’m never particularly in love with it. Green screen is tricky because you just have to sort of make things up. But, the thing about being an actor is you really don’t ever have to grow up, right? We’re still playing make believe. I’m 54 and I’m playing make-believe.  When they put you in a contraption, and say now you’re gonna fly, you’re still a 12 year old and you go “really, am I gonna fly from here to there?”  Oh yeah, let’s go, it’s fun!  I’ve always found that part to be magical.  I just wish the jet pack really worked. When I was growing up, it was the space race and it was everything you were eating, space food sticks and drinking Tang. I really thought by now we’d be riding around in Jetson cars.

Question: Well, that’s what the Jetsons told us.

George Clooney: Well, they did tell us and I believed them, so when I see the jet pack, I’m like I want that thing to work by now,  but no such luck.

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

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Marvel’s New Ant-Man Poster Now Available

Marvel’s New Ant-Man Poster Now Available

Wowzers!  We have Marvel’s new Ant-Man poster available right now!  Marvel is really on a roll with all of these amazing movies coming out.  The one theme that is running through all of the Marvel movies is that they are amazing!  Marvel has done an outstanding job of keeping the theme of the comic while bringing in great talent and story lines to present the movies.  I am so excited for Ant-Man!  I love to see the new characters come to the “big screen” and Ant-Man is going to be a lot of fun to watch develop.

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From Marvel:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

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ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!

 

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Meet Casey And Athena From Disney’s Tomorrowland #TomorrowlandEvent

Meet Casey And Athena From Disney’s Tomorrowland

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I am so excited for you to meet Casey And Athena from Disney’s Tomorrowland!  Only a few more days and I’m going to be heading out to meet the cast of Tomorrowland and visit Tomorrowland in Disneyland :D  During my trip, I’ll be screening Tomorrowland in IMAX at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.  The next day, I’ll have a private tour of the Disney archives where I’ll learn about Walt Disney’s vision and the early history behind “Tomorrowland”.  After the tour, I’ll head over to Disneyland where I’ll experience the Tomorrowland exhibit!  The last day, I’ll be interviewing the cast of Tomorrowland before I head back to Louisiana :D  Right now, you can meet Casey (Britt Robinson) and Athena (Raffey Cassidy) in these brand new featurettes from Disney’s TOMORROWLAND, starring George Clooney!

Meet Casey (Britt Robinson):

Meet Athena (Raffey Cassidy):

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Like TOMORROWLAND on Facebook 

Follow Disney Pictures on Twitter

Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website 

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Modal Tote Laptop Bag Is Everything I Need In A Bag

Modal Tote Laptop Bag Is Everything I Need In A Bag

Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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I was given a super cool opportunity to review this Modal athletic concept tote laptop bag from my favorite store; Best Buy!  I have to admit, I didn’t do a lot of research on this bag before I received it.  I had no idea it was an athletic laptop bag.  OH! MY! GOODNESS!  This is perfection in a bag :D  I couldn’t have received it at a better time than the beginning of baseball season.  Having a bag that I can put my electronics and water AND stinky baseball cleats in all at the same time is now essential in my life.  I’m really not sure what I did before this bag was in my life.  Now that I have been ‘enlightened’, I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to live without it in my life.  There is also a backback that can hold all of the same things!  Say what?!  Oh yes, this is going to be on my list for when Madeline goes off to college too.

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 Just look at all that the Modal Tote will hold!  There was still plenty of room for my camera, binder and cleats.  I’m going to be carrying this with me to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks too!  I have another laptop bag that I love, but it’s leather and a lot heavier than this one.  It also isn’t waterproof.  I am already making big plans for our Modal athletic tote and our community swimming pool this summer.  I love sitting by the pool with my electronics and being able to catch up on school work while the kids play.  The Modal tote will ensure that everything stays nice and dry and I can pack some cold drinks in it too!  Be sure to check out the video that shows all of it’s amazing features over at Best Buy!

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The Modal Concept Tote is designed to carry all your essentials in style. Store your wallet and other valuables in discreet, water-resistant pockets. There’s even space to store warm hairstyling tools. It’s all together in a convenient, portable bag that can go from the gym to the office. With functionality unlike any other, this bag would make a terrific Mother’s Day gift for the busy mom that hits the gym before or after work.

Other great features of the Modal athletic tote:

  • Laptop Storage
  • Dedicated, secure and padded sleeves for both laptop and tablet storage with quilted soft-touch lining
  • Heavy duty, moisture-resistant fitness pocket has plenty of room for your workout clothes, including shoes, and is vented to promote air circulation along with straps for a towel or yoga mat.
  • Thermo Pocket

 

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Best Buy also has Free Shipping on orders $35 and up and free store pickup.  You can pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes at most stores.

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FREE Programmable 5 Quart Slow Cooker After Cashback ~ $36.99 Value

FREE Programmable 5 Quart Slow Cooker After Cashback ~ $36.99 Value

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7 Must Have Items To Pack For Summer Camp 

7 Must Have Items To Pack For Summer Camp

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Whether you are attending camp as a counselor or sending your kids away for a few weeks this summer, these 7 Must Have Items To Pack For Summer Camp are sure to keep you happy while away.  Summer camp is a great fun adventure that everyone will enjoy, but there are a few comfort items to make sure you have on hand.  From the basics, to things that often slip your mind, we have provided you with some excellent options to make this years summer camp experience amazing.

Simple Bedding:  Most camps have bunk beds, and sheets with a single blanket are commonly packed.  If your camp doesn’t have specific requirements for bedding, pack a sleeping bag with an extra sheet or blanket rolled inside it.  This makes for a simple way to keep everything together, while giving yourself or your kids comfortable and simple to maintain bedding.

Comfort Item:  This varies from person to person.  Packing a toy, blanket, pillow, picture, book or talisman are important for both adults and children.  Kids tend to want their stuffed animal or blanket, but as they get older may be embarrassed to take these.  Whether they keep them tucked away in their bag, or choose to take something simple like their Dad’s t-shirt to sleep in instead, they should have something comforting from home.  Most kids adapt to summer camp with no problems, but that comfort item can help them ease into being away from home. 

Appropriate Footwear:  While this would be considered a no brainer, some people forget to back the proper shoes.  Depending on the activities involved, most children will need a good sturdy pair of tennis shoes, as well as a pair of sandals that have a strap to secure them.  Flip flops are typically not a great choice since they break easily, and can pose a hazard for younger kids prone to falling or tripping easily. 

Medications & Emergency Contact Information:  This is typically given to the administration when you sign up for camp, but it is also a great idea to send along a sheet to be kept in your kids bags that lists out any medications, allergies and emergency contact information.  Having it handy in their cabin may be helpful along to counselors should a problem arise. 

Favorite snacks:  Some camps have rules about outside foods, so make sure before you pack something.  Otherwise, a small bag of favorite snacks and treats is a great surprise for your kids to find when they unpack at camp. 

Simple toiletry kit:  The more simplistic you can get the better.  If you can find a nice durable waterproof pack that can go into the shower and hold their shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste all together that will be perfect.  You want to use as much all in one or multi-purpose as you can, while making it easy for them to keep track of.  Make sure to label things well with their names just in case.

Dirty clothes bag:  Pack a simple trash bag into their bags for them to put all dirty clothing into.  The last thing you want is for them to come home with a backpack or suitcase stuffed full of stinky dirty clothes.  At least with a trash bag the smell will be contained a bit.

Make sure to have these items to pack for summer camp ready when it is time for your kids to load up and head out for their fun summer adventure.

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Disneyland’s Sneak Peak of Tomorrowland Movie and Exhibit

Disneyland’s Sneak Peak of Tomorrowland Movie and Exhibit

Oh my goodness!  Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland are teaming up to bring an exclusive sneak peak of Disney’s Tomorrowland Movie and special exhibit for park guests to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort!  This exclusive sneak peak will include exciting, never-before-seen footage of Tomorrowland and feature the making of Tomorrowland with props, concept artwork, photos from filming, and images from the Disney archives!  I am so excited that I will get to see this first-hand and share the experience with all of you :D

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From Walt Disney Studios:

Walt Disney Studios announced today an unprecedented collaboration between the Studio, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort to offer park guests a 12-minute sneak peek of Disney’s upcoming thrilling, mystery-adventure film, “Tomorrowland,” opening in U.S. theaters on May 22. Guests will also enjoy an impressive exhibit that features the making of the movie with props, concept artwork and photos from the filming of the movie plus exclusive images from the Disney Archives. The sneak peek and exhibit will open April 17 in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park and on April 18 in Future World at Epcot and will be available to the public for a limited time.

The must-see event marks the first time that a sneak peek has been offered at Epcot in Walt Disney World and the first time Walt Disney Studios has teamed up with both parks to showcase an upcoming Disney film with footage and an in-depth look at the making of the film. Sure to spark the imagination and curiosity of all, the special exhibit details the process of bringing director Brad Bird’s vision to life and will show how filmmakers created the world of Tomorrowland, along with archival images of iconic Disneyland attractions featured in the movie.

In the movie, the premise that the futuristic city of Tomorrowland could actually exist pays homage to Walt Disney’s vision for both Tomorrowland at Disneyland Resort and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort where ever-evolving technologies are showcased along with ideas to make the world a better place for all.

Commenting on the exclusive “Tomorrowland” sneak peek event, Brad Bird, the film’s two-time Oscar® winning director, says, “We are excited that park guests will be the first to get an extended look at ‘Tomorrowland’ in the part of Disneyland that inspired the film. Tomorrowland is the one section of the park that Walt Disney himself designed to be tied inexorably to constant change. After all, the future is always in motion, continually shifting as humankind’s choices of the present remake the world ahead of us. ‘Tomorrowland’ is a state of mind. My hope is that the exhibit will convey some of the magic that went into bringing this land… and this movie, to life.”

“Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney, tells the story of former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, who are bound by a shared destiny and embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers.

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

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