Fun with Julia at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Do you sometimes wonder what to do with all of those photos and videos on your iPhone? Well, wonder no more. Disney has just launched a brand new app that will compose your memories in to a beautiful story. Disney’s Story app is free! I’m already addicted!!

Full disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for the publication of this post. I happened to see the app advertised on a Disney bus on the way to Hollywood Studios today, and I just had to check it out.

We Can’t Wait for Disney’s PLANES

My boys all love the Cars movies. I can’t even tell you how many times they’ve seen them – more than a few! We’ve had Cars themed birthday parties, color the scenes in Cars coloring books, have the story books memorized, and we’ve even collected all of the little character figures.

Ray and I took a very surprised Ben and Noah on a press trip to Cars Land in California Adventure for the grand opening. We were among some of the first to see Mater and the gang, and ride Radiator Springs Racers and Master’s Junkyard Jamboree! Boy, was that a treat!! (Thanks Disney!!)

Now, we (impatiently) wait for Disney’s Planes to hit the theaters this summer…Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying air racer—and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights.

Joining Dane Cook, who provides the voice of Dusty, are Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe and Brent Musburger. Adding some high-flying flair from a classic feature film are Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.

The teaser trailer has us begging for more!

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Our Afternoon at #CarsLand in Disney’s California Adventure

Today was a big day for Disney – it literally “just got happier” with the opening of CarsLand and Buena Vista Street.

And we got a sneak peek!

We first visited Radiator Springs and Rte 66…


But, somebody got very cranky.


Radiator Springs Racers is a ride you won’t want to miss!

Look who’s happy now…


I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing Kathleen, a Disney Imagineer… Stay tuned for a video of my ride with Kathleen.


I even filmed a fun webisode, complete with an appearance from Mater! You won’t want to miss it, so check back soon.


Of course my afternoon would not have been complete without a visit from Mickey…


And, becoming an honorary candy maker was quite the treat!


Ben and Noah were excited to see Donald, while I was hard at work… having fun!


Are you planning to visit CarsLand this summer?

I can’t wait to share all of the fabulous footage I got from this magical place. And I’d love to hear about what you think of CarsLand after you visit!