They Asked, I Said Yes, So I’m Heading to LA to Disney Studios #PirateFairyBloggers #FrozenBluRay

They Asked, I Said Yes, So I’m Heading to LA to Disney Studios #PirateFairyBloggers #FrozenBluRay

They Asked, I Said Yes, So I’m Heading to LA to Disney Studios

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the email that was inviting me to Los Angeles on all expense paid trip to visit the Walt Disney Studios Lot, the Disney Animation Studios and the Disney Toon Studios to celebrate the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Frozen and The Pirate Fairy.  When I first saw the title of the email in my inbox I just assumed it had something to do with the #DisneySide party I was selected to host or maybe another Baltimore blogger was inviting me to theirs and so I just left it unopened for almost an hour.  When I finally opened it I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  I called my husband to come read it for me.  I started jumping and screaming, I couldn’t believe that I got invited.  It’s a huge deal for me and knew I wanted to go, but I first chatted with my husband about be going and him being home with our kids.  He didn’t hesitate to say “Yes, of course – Baby you deserve it.”  So that was it I responded and accepted the invite.  So on Monday, February 10th I’ll be heading to LA on my first Disney Blogger Event.  Here’s what I’ll be doing in LA for my trip.

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Frozen is set to release on March 18th and I’ll be getting some behind the scenes looks at the making of the movie and lots of other fun stuff including:

  • Travel to Walt Disney Animation Studios for a behind the scenes look at the making of FROZEN including:  
    • Q&A with Director, Chris Buck and Producers, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
    • Hands-on demonstration of the Rigging process lead by Character TC Supervisor, Gregory Smith
    • Voice-over recording session with FROZEN’S Audio Engineer, Gabe Guy

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On Wednesday we’ll be seeing an advanced screening of the newest in the fairy movies – The Pirate Fairy.  My daughter has been waiting for this to be released and it will be available for purchase on April 1st.  Some of the other activities for that day include:

  • Travel to the DisneyToon Studios for a look at THE PIRATE FAIRY including:
    • Advance screening of the THE PIRATE FAIRY
    • Sit down with THE PIRATE FAIRY Director Peggy Holmes and Producer  Jennifer Magee-Cook
    • Walk through the creation of “Zarina”, The Pirate Fairy from story to character design to animation

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I’m very nervous and excited about this trip.  It will be my first time traveling alone in a very long time, my first trip to LA and of course my first trip to Disney Studios.  I’ve checked the weather every day since getting my email, read my invite email a hundred times and even second guessed myself as to how I got picked but none of it really matters because in five days I’ll be heading to LA for the opportunity of a lifetime and I plan to enjoy it and make the most of it all.  I’ll have so much to share when I return so make sure you follow me on Twitter (@nickicoupons) and Instagram (nostephens) for updates during the trip.  I’ll be using the hashtag #DisneyBloggersEvent #DisneyFrozenEvent #DisneyPirateFairy during and after the event to share.  To get ready for my trip my daughter and I have been watching the Disney channel on our Roku and looking at all the clips from Frozen, including the “Let It Go” Sing Along clip & the Frozen multi-language sequence clip.  You can check them out below:

Clip: Let It Go Sing Along

Clip: Let It Go Multi-language

Thanks to the PR reps and Disney for choosing me to attend this awesome opportunity and sending me on an all expenses paid trip to LA.  Any thoughts and opinions I share are my own.

 

Nickida Stephens

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

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Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

Comments

  1. Congratulations!!!!! What a fun email to open and enjoy every minute of the trip.

  2. OMG! Congrats! This is so great and I know that you’re going to have a great time!

  3. Saw your post on the Disney Side Home Celebrations site. WOW!! How cool is this!! Soo happy for you!! Enjoy it! Soak it all in!! Have a wonderful time. Will be following along via FB to see how it goes. :-)

  4. OOps. I also forgot to say that I’m originally from MD!!! LOVE Baltimore.
    We moved to Central Florida in 2004 (couldn’t take the cold anymore) but all our family is in MD. We were from Mt. Airy and Olney :-)

    Blessings

  5. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading about all the exciting things Disney has in store for you. Enjoy!

  6. Wow, that sounds so exciting! My kids and I are obsessed with Frozen these days.

  7. That sounds like SO much fun! I took the kids to see “Frozen” and they loved it (I did too). Enjoy your trip! :-)

  8. That’s amazing! I hope your trip is super.

  9. What an awesome invite. I haven’t been personally but reading on other trips you are going to have an amazing time.

  10. OH MY….what a wonderful email and thank goodness you actually opened it!!!! I hope you have a wonderful magical adventure this week.

    Happy SITS Comment Love Tuesday!!

  11. Amazing! Have a great time (although I KNOW you will).

  12. Congratulations – you are going to have a blast! Enjoy every minute of it and I hope you get to walk the red carpet!!!
    xo ~kim & chloe

  13. How cool!!!! Have so much fun!!!!

    Yay for the SITS Girls for giving me the chance to find your blog!

  14. Congrats!!! I hope you have a wonderful time.

  15. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! I love all things DISNEY! Enjoy every moment. :)

  16. What a fun email that must have been to open!

    You must be having a blast there. My son is 4 and loves the Disney Fairies and really enjoyed Frozen too! I had no idea there was a Pirate Fairy moving coming out. I think I know what he’s going to get in his Easter basket!

    • He’ll love this movie. They did a great job and it has a super exciting twist. Now I’m more excited about him seeing it than I was seeing it myself. When you get it make sure you post about it and let us know how he liked it.

  17. Enjoy your trip! Frozen is a fun movie! I saw it with my twin daughters, and we had a great time! Visiting from SITS!

  18. How exciting! I was smiling the whole time I was reading this because it’s so exciting to hear when someone gets a fun opportunity like this!! I hope you have an amazing time! Congratulations!

  19. What a fun experience! I have not seen Frozen yet, but I am sure I will love it as I do all Disney animation.
    Found you via the SITS Challenge and am following on G+ !

  20. Have a great time! We live within driving distance of Disneyland…was just there for TechMunch food bloggers conference. Wonderful time! Connecting today via SITS Comment Love challenge. Happy Blogging!!

  21. This is so awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy!! xx

  22. Enjoy your trip! I’m stopping by from SITS Girls Comment Love.

  23. Rachel DeVaughn says:

    holy moly!! how exciting!!! :-) have fun and can’t wait to hear all about it!! (from a SITS girl!)

  24. What a lucky girl :) Enjoy your trip.

  25. I’m green with envy :) Congratulations, you do deserve it! Disney is one of my daughter’s dreams, we’d love to go there one day.
    Enjoy your experience, I’m sure it’s going to be awesome.
    #SITSBlogging

  26. Wow – that certainly is the adventure of a life time. What a blessing it’s all expenses paid! Enjoy and have fun. :)

  27. Wow – that is the opportunity of a lifetime, and such a blessing to have it all expenses paid. Enjoy your trip!

  28. That is so awesome wow! And now I know when the Frozen DVD comes out. Cool!

  29. How exciting! Congratulations! I haven’t seen Frozen yet since we don’t have any kids. I’ve heard such good things about it though. I’ll have to check it out when its on DVD.

  30. Congratulations! That’s such exciting news to receive. I’ve yet to see Frozen, but I’m really excited about the sibling aspect of the story.

    Stopping over from SITS Girls. Meant to comment Tuesday, but accidentally commented in the wrong group.

  31. What a cool trip. I will admit that I’m a little jelly! I hope you had a blast and can’t wait to check out Frozen on DVD. The Pirate Fairy sounds adorable.

  32. Congratulations! This sounds like such a great trip. My children and I saw Frozen and loved it. My daughter loves Tinker Bell and I’m sure like to see the new Pirate Fairy movie. Have a great time and I can’t wait to see your updates during your trip. I’m stopping by from the SITS group.

  33. Congratulations. Wishing a great trip and tour.

  34. How cool is that?! You must have been over the moon when you read that email! I’m guessing you’re pretty amazing at what you do to have them to pay for it all to get you there! Good for you – so impressive! #SITSBlogging (I’m late with my comment…took me a little while to figure it out! LOL!)

    • Thanks for stopping by and yes I was super excited it was a dream come true. I loved it. I am behind to from my trip and getting stranded due to the storm so I totally understand.

  35. We have fallen in love with Frozen and are so looking forward to the movie coming out on DVD in March! Mom’s Lifesavers found you through the SITS girls – so glad to connect – have a great trip – I can’t wait to read all about it!

  36. Sounds amazing!

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