Modern Malificent

Modern Malificent
As a child, I was always fascinated by the beautiful Disney princesses with flowing gowns and sparkling accessories. However, as an adult, I have become interested in the drama and the glamor of the Disney villains, namely Malificent, the Evil Queen, and Ursula. This outfit has a dark, mysterious vibe that incorporates the color palette from Malificent’s cloak, even the pop of red. I really like this cape dress as I think it is a modern embodiment of the dramatic, floor-length robe. Let me know what your thoughts are on the Disney princess vs. Disney villain issue in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica
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Modern Cinderella

Modern Cinderella
I love this beautiful, one shoulder dress! The draping in the skirt reminds me of the two swaths of fabric found on the hips of Cinderella’s costume. The silver and pearl accessories add a touch of elegance, perfect for the formal look. Also, I thought that these pumps look a little like Cinderella’s glass slippers!
Modern Cinderella
This Cinderella inspired outfit was based on the pre-fairy godmother outfit that Cinderella wore while doing chores. This timeless dress feels like something Cinderella would wear. The delicate, floral headband also is reminiscent of Cinderella’s beautiful, ladylike demeanor and style. Let me know which ones of these looks you like best in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Alice

Modern Alice
Although this outfit is a pretty literal translation from Alice’s original costume, I think this is a really wearable, modern version. I love the combination of the mid-calf flowing skirt with the button down blouse with the bow detail tucked in. These heels have an ankle strap, just like Alice’s, and make the outfit a little more sophisticated. The headband is a really cute detail that finishes the look. Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Jasmine

Modern Jasmine
Jasmine always had a seductive, mysterious air which is the main theme that I tried to replicate in this outfit. This simple bandage dress feels like something a modern Jasmine would wear, due to both the snug fit and color. This necklace is almost an exact replica of the one that she wears in the movie, but I continued the geometric gold theme with the earrings and cuff bracelet. Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Ariel

Modern Ariel

Mesh shirt
topshop.com

Oasis flat shoes
$47 – oasis-stores.com

When creating this look, I wanted to replicate the flowing, laid-back feel of Ariel’s original costume. This maxi skirt flows along the entire bottom half of the body and fits closely, just like the tail that is actually part of Ariel’s body. Also, this crop top is a more appropriate version of Ariels’ sea shells. When I saw this necklace, I knew it was perfect for Ariel! The coral detail has a beachy vibe. These gold gladiators are easy-to-wear and add a pop of color to this mermaid-inspired look. Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Aurora

Modern Aurora

Rare London bandage dress
£65 – rarelondon.com

Leather shoes
£99 – kurtgeiger.com

Kanupriya chandelier earrings
$238 – maxandchloe.com

Sleeping Beauty Giant Wall Decal with Gems
$26 – roommatespeelandstick.com
This first look is inspired by the playfulness of Aurora’s gown. The high-low hemline is the new take on a maxi, long look. The bow detail on the shoes and the sparkle of the earrings adds a girly element, perfect for her character.
Modern Aurora

Hervé L Leroux couture cocktail dress
€1.795 – colette.fr

HARRIET WILDE high heel pumps
£450 – harrods.com

Argento Vivo tear drop earrings
$49 – nordstrom.com

Sleeping Beauty Giant Wall Decal with Gems
$26 – roommatespeelandstick.com
This look is inspired by the shape of Aurora’s gown. Although I love the off-the-shoulder look, the one-shoulder neckline is the modern equivalent. I though these peep toe pumps were very appropriate for the theme, as the crawling vines on the heel replicate the forest of thorns that he prince had to chop through to reach her. The geometric shape of the gold earrings also was pulled from the similar-looking tiara.
Which of these two looks is your favorite? Share in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Rapunzel

Modern Rapunzel

Cotton shirt
$60 – topshop.com

7 For All Mankind skinny jeans
215 CAD – eluxe.ca

Steve Madden high heels
$93 – endless.com

Warehouse flower hair accessory
£10 – warehouse.co.uk
When creating this outfit, I really considered Rapunzel’s character. Because she loves running and exploring, I see her wearing an outfit that is easy to move in, so I chose to use jeans instead of a skirt or dress. These colored jeans are a young, fun look that match the purple in her original costume. The camisole also mimics the fitted, corset type look of the costume’s bodice. The floral print of the camisole and the fun hair clip are nods to the point in the movie where Rapunzel has her hair decorated with wildflowers. Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Belle

Modern Belle

AX Paris yellow dress
£20 – republic.co.uk

Rebecca Minkoff strappy sandals
$165 – shopbop.com

Borsalino straw hat
£107 – farfetch.com

When creating this outfit, I tried to replicate the effortless, book-worm feeling of Belle’s personality while using the color scheme of the grand ball gown. This cute belted sheath dress seems like something a modern day Belle would wear while visiting a library. The leather sandals and wide-brimmed hat continue with the casual, yet chic theme. Let me know what you think of this look by leaving a comment below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Modern Tiana

Modern Tiana

Hervé Léger short dress
£499 – farfetch.com

Elie Saab gold chain necklace
$329 – boutique1.com

Pointed shoes
sammydress.com

I created this outfit as a modern version of Princess Tiana’s swamp wedding dress. The pumps have a beautiful flower attached to the side, reminiscent of the colorful flowers found in nature. Also, the gold chain necklace is embellished with flies, a nod to the frog theme. Let me know what you think of this look by leaving a comment below! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

See Your Favorite Characters on the Big Stage

The are many opportunities to see your favorite characters in the parks. There are meet and greets and character dining experiences for all guests. Another great way to see your favorite characters is in the many shows and musicals that the parks offer.

Magic Kingdom

1) Mickey’s PhilharMagic – This movie is a great choice for the whole family especially if you want to cool off for while. This 3-D film features Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse and takes you on a fun-filled trip through some of your favorite Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. This film, located in Fantasyland, is about 12 minutes long and runs throughout the day.

2) Dream-Along with Mickey – This show runs throughout the day in front of Cinderella’s Castle. The show celebrates the magic of dreams and is great for younger children. This show also features many characters like Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, and Captain Hook. Make sure to check your Times Guide to see what times this show will be playing.

3) Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial – Learn how to be a pirate from the one and only Captain Jack Sparrow. This show invites children to take the stage with Captain Jack as he teaches them how to be a pirate. The show runs throughout the day and can be a very memorable experience for young kids. This show is located in Adventureland and runs at numerous times throughout the day.

Captain Jack Sparrow teaches young children how to be a pirate.

Captain Jack Sparrow

4) Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor – This interactive show located in Tomorrowland invites you to help Mike Wazowski power the city of Monstropolis with your laughter. This is a great show for both kids and adults and is sure to make you laugh. The show is about 15 minutes and runs continuously throughout the day.

5) Country Bear Jamboree – This 20 minute show located in Frontierland is a great show if you need to relax for a few minutes. This show features the Country Bears singing some your favorite classic country songs.

Join these singing bears and their friends in the Country Bear Jamboree!

EPCOT

1) Turtle Talk with Crush – This is show is located in the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion and invites children to have a fun-filled discussion with Crush from Finding Nemo. Because the show revolves around your questions every show is different. Even if you’re traveling without kids this is a great show to sit in on as it is very cute and entertaining. The show is about 15 minutes long and runs throughout the day.

2) Circle of Life – This show features Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa, from The Lion King and teaches children and adults alike about human impacts on the environment. This attraction is located in the The Land Pavilion and is about 20 minutes long, running continuously throughout the day.

Hollywood Studios

1) Fantasmic – Fantasmic is a great way to see many of your favorite characters. This 25-minute fireworks and water show takes you into the imagination of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This show is only performed on select nights so check your Times Guide to see when it will be playing. Furthermore this show is extremely popular so I recommend getting to the theater, located on Sunset Boulevard, early if you want to find a good seat.

2) Lights, Motor, Action! Extreme Stunt Show – This show is about 30 minutes long and shows you how Hollywood creates its amazing car stunts. This is a fun action packed show that is great for the whole family. Be sure to be on the lookout for Lightening McQueen who likes to make an appearance during this show. This show runs a few times each day at the Backlot so be sure to check your Times Guide to see when it will be playing while you are there.

Cars perform many stunts during this action packed show!

Lights, Motor, Action shows the audience how they safely use fire when making movies.

3) Beauty and the Beast – This Broadway-style show tells the story of the beloved Disney Classic, Beauty and the Beast.  This live show is about 20 minutes long and features your favorite songs from this beloved Disney movie. It usually runs a few times each day so check your Times Guide to see which performance time works best for you. The theater is located on Sunset Boulevard near the Tower of Terror.

4) Disney Junior – Located in the Animation Courtyard, this show is great for young children. The show invites children to jump, dance, and sing along with some of their favorite characters from Disney Junior television shows like Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Little Einsteins, and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Showtimes for this attraction can vary so be sure to check your Times Guide if this is something you want to see.

5) Voyage of the Little Mermaid – One of my favorite shows, the Voyage of the Little Mermaid allows you to relive the Disney Classic through colorful puppets, live performers, special effects and movie clips. The show is about 15 minutes long and runs continuously throughout the day.

6) Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy – Kids ages 4-12 are invited to learn how to use the Force from a Jedi Master. As they train to become Jedi Knights, children will pledge the sacred Jedi-Oath and learn how to use a lightsaber. At the end of this 30 minute show the participating children get to battle Darth Vader. This show runs at various times throughout the day so check your Times Guide to see when it will be running when you are in the park. The show only allows about 15 children to participate during each show, so if you have a child who wants to participate you must get their early and your child will have to wait in line. Cast members entertain children with games while they wait.

Junior Jedi’s learn the art of the lightsaber.

Younger brother John battles Darth Vader!

7) Muppet Vision 3-D – Muppet-Vision 3-D is fun-filled comedy featuring your favorite Muppets including Kermit the Frog and Ms. piggy. This movie is located in the Backlot and has continuous 20 minute showings throughout the day.

Animal Kingdom

1) Festival of the Lion King – The Festival of the Lion King is one my favorite shows in the parks. The show is a high-energy live show featuring your favorite characters from The Lion King. This is a show for the whole family and great show to watch if you need to sit down and cool off. The show is located in an indoor theater in Camp Minnie Mickey and is approximately 30 minutes long. Check your Times Guide to see what times this show will playing at.

Simba greets guests in The Festival of the Lion King

2) Finding Nemo the Musical – Take a trip under the sea and visit Nemo and all of his friends. This performance is approximately 30 minutes long and uses large puppets and catchy songs to help tell the story Finding Nemo. The play is performed in an indoor theater located in Dinoland USA. Check your Times Guide to see what times this musical is showing.

3) It’s Tough to be a Bug – This 3-D movie is located in the Tree of Life and runs continuously throughout the day. The show is approximately 10 minutes long and invites guests to become honorary bugs as Flick and his friends from A Bugs Life show you what its like to be a bug.

Have a Magical Day!

xoxo – Michaela