Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy Review

DISCLOSURE: I received a copy a copy of Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy for review. All opinions are my own.Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy Disney DVD

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy

Features a Full-Length Adventure with Special Appearance by Rapunzel!

Plus Three Additional Episodes and a FREE Exclusive Color-Changing Butterfly Necklace!

Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy, available now on Disney DVD, that features a full-length adventure featuring a special appearance by Rapunzel, 3 additional episodes (The Amulet of Avalor, and Princess Butterfly & The Emerald Key)

I was afraid that Zoe was going to say she was ‘too old’ for Sophia the First, but she totally loved The Curse of Princess Ivy!

The revelation of a spellbinding secret sets in motion the most thrilling adventure in the history of Sofia the First! After learning that the Amulet of Avalor is magical, Amber snatches it while Sofia is sleeping.  Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes a curse that summons evil Princess Ivy, who threatens to destroy the amulet, seize the crown and turn the entire kingdom black-and-white!  Amber and Sofia soar through the skies on a flying dragon – aided by special guest Rapunzel – as they embark on a daring quest to defeat Ivy, break the curse and save Enchancia.  Packed with high-flying excitement, plus three more song-filled episodes, The Curse of Princess Ivy shows how love, trust, and unselfishly putting others’ needs first can truly work magic!

In Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy, the cast is joined by some amazing guest stars!  

Mandy Moore reprises her role as Rapunzel from Disney’s “Tangled.” Anna Camp (“The Help,” “Pitch Perfect”) guest stars as Princess Ivy, along with her “Pitch Perfect” co-star John Michael Higgins (“Pitch Perfect,” “Yes Man”) as the self-appointed leader of an all-dragon a cappella group, and Oliver Platt (“The West Wing”) as Enchancia’s oldest-living dragon, Everburn.

I love that Zoe still enjoys Sophia the First, because I love how she has patience and a gentle demeanor is so wonderful to see!

We really enjoyed Sophia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy, and hope that you and your Royal Court will, too!

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A Different Way To Show Your #DisneySide

Give Kids the World Village #DisneySide

A Different Way To Show Your #DisneySide

When I started to plan my #DisneySide Party I wanted to add an element of giving back to the Orlando Community that has close ties to the Disney Community, and I decided that Give Kids the World Village was the perfect choice!

Give Kids the World Village is Village is a 70-acre resort complete with over 144 Villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun specifically designed for children with special needs.

The Give Kids the World Mission Statement:

Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.


Over 134,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. No child in need has ever been turned away – and no child ever will. Give Kids The World is a place where families find joy, laughter, serenity, and a lifetime of memories. Through the tireless support of our volunteers, employees and generous partners, we dedicate each and every day to these special families.

To keep ‘costs down and smiles up’ Give Kids the World Village looks for donations of items from Wish List to make the most of their resources, and I have asked my guests to bring a donation from this list to my #DisneySide Party.

The Wish List includes items needed for their daily gift-giving program, supplies for our Family Entertainment Program, and items to help keep the Village sparkling.

So how can you help and show your support and #DisneySide from home?

#DisneySide Walt Disney Quote Give Kids The World Viillage

Below you will find the Give Kids the World Village Wish List in case you are so inclined to make a donation!

To make a donation of any of the following items, or to help in any other way, please call 1-800-995-KIDS.  In addition to the potential gifts listed below, Give Kids the World Village can gladly accept gift cards to stores in which we could purchase these items.

Gift Giving Program (All gifts must be new and in original packaging):

  • Batteries – AAA
  • Disposable cameras
  • Autograph Books
  • Photo Albums
  • Gifts for children of all ages (with batteries)
    • Board Games
    • Hand Held Games
    • Travel Games
    • Teenage Gifts
    • MP3 Players
    • Wii games (rated E)

Venue Support

  • Pool-Accessible (PVC & Stainless) Wheelchairs

Village Entertainment & Family Programs

  • Video Services
  • Princess Dresses
  • Small prizes/toys (non-candy)
  • Birthday gifts for children of all ages
  • 1/4″ x 12″ wooden dowels
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Bubbles
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • DVD-R (MINI – 30 minutes and/or 60 minutes)
  • Movies (G or PG rated on DVD and Blu Ray Disc)
  • Red and white crepe paper streamers
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Wheelchairs (adult and child size)
  • Disposable Cutlery
  • Pillow Cases for Wish Pillows (pattern will be provided)
  • Gift Cards for material – Joann Fabrics, Visa, MC

Villa Support

  • Pressure Washers – Gas Powered
  • Treated Lumber – 4×4 x8 Posts
  • Truck-mounted steam cleaner and van
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Brooms
    • Scrub Brushes
    • Vinyl Powdered Gloves – S, M, L, XL
    • 60 Gallon Trash Liners
  • Painting Supplies
    • Disposable 1”, 2” and 3” brushes
    • Pink Wizzy Roller Covers
    • Canvas Drop Cloths
    • Ladders (any size)
    • 6’ & 8’ fiberglass ladders
  • Landscaping Supplies
    • Rakes – Leaf or Hard Rake
    • Shovels – Round long handled
    • 50 ft heavy duty hoses
    • Hand Cutters and pruners
    • Backpack Sprayers
    • 2 Cycle Oil Mix
    • Pine Bark Nuggets
    • Wasp Spray
    • Ant bait

Administrative Support to help keep administrative costs down

  • CD-R and DVD-R Discs (High Speed)
  • CD Envelopes with plastic window
  • AA and AAA alkaline batteries
  • Mailing Supplies
    • Bubble Wrap
    • Peanuts
    • #0 and #00 Padded Envelopes
    • 2” Packaging Tape
  • Office Supplies
    • Scissors
    • Paper Clips
    • 2 x 2 Post It Notes
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center Announces New 3D Film

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

All New 3D Film ‘Journey To Space,’ narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, Launches at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

New Movie Showcases NASA’s Bold Plans for Deep Space Exploration, Highlighting Accomplishments of Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Brave Astronaut Explorers


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has launched a new 3D space film, “Journey To Space,” showcasing NASA’s bold plans for the future, including landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids – painting a clear picture for viewers that “NASA’s next era will be its greatest yet.”

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center 3D Movie Launch

Through extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander of the final shuttle mission, and Serena Aunon, a new astronaut chosen for future flights, as well as narration by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, the film gives a sweeping overview of NASA’s past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans. Using spectacular space footage, this inspirational new film puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle Program and its astronauts, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope and assembling the International Space Station. Together, the space shuttle and ISS programs have taught humankind how to live, build and conduct science in space, setting the stage for the deep space exploration missions to come.

The film concludes with a realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, live there, and then return home after a two-and-a-half-year mission. During this incredible 3D journey, guests will meet the icons of deep space exploration: the Orion crew capsule; Olympus, an inflatable transportation habitat that will provide astronauts the work area and living space necessary for long-duration missions; and the powerful Space Launch System rocket that will launch Orion and its crew. SLS also will carry the Mars landers and ascent vehicles to get astronauts to the surface of Mars and back up to the Orion spacecraft for their return trip to Earth.

More than recounting NASA’s past, present and future, “Journey To Space” captures the spirit of human exploration and describes how it is at the core of human DNA. It also highlights the enormous risks associated with human spaceflight, accentuating the bravery of all space travelers.

“Through breathtaking imagery shot on the ground and in space, as well as personal accounts from past and current astronauts, ‘Journey To Space’ lays out in clear detail the bright future of America’s space program and NASA’s new mission to explore Mars and beyond,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “We invite the public to join us in viewing this powerful film that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of the space shuttle program, particularly the International Space Station, that have served as a springboard for deep space exploration.”

Produced specifically for IMAX®, giant screen and other specialty theaters, the 3D film provides the optimal way to see this larger-than-life NASA story. The images projected onto the Visitor Complex’s 5-story screens are in the highest resolution possible for theatrical viewing, which will help audiences feel like they are truly a part of the action.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center 3D Movie Launch

“Journey To Space” is one of two space films currently shown at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Both “Journey to Space” and the IMAX® film “Hubble 3D” are included in the price of admission and are free for annual pass holders.

“Hubble 3D,” follows the crew of STS-125 Atlantis as they embark on the space shuttle’s final mission and very last chance to save the ailing Hubble Space Telescope. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film not only shows celestial images of stars, nebulas and galaxies, it also showcases the incredible moments as space walkers climbed into the bowels of the school-bus-sized telescope to replace its cameras – an activity they likened to performing brain surgery wearing oven mitts – all while spending hour after hour in partial darkness and temperatures reaching 200 degrees below zero.

“Journey To Space” is co-produced and co-distributed by K2 Films, Inc. and Giant Screen Films and will be released in IMAX, giant screen and other specialty theaters in 2D and 3D.

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