Disney Magical World 2 Release Party- Nintendo Store NY #Nintendo #NintendoKidReviewers

Disney Magical World 2 Release Party -Nintendo Store NYdisneymw1Disney has been a part of our family forever. Everyone needs a little magic in their life and Disney is right there to help us out. Recently our family was invited to a pre-release party at Nintendo World New York for the newest Disney game- Disney Magical World 2, available on Nintendo 3DS as of October 14th. The magic was flowing as we were introduced to the newest Disney game. The children on hand, including my own were treated to a morning of testing out the game, delicious foods, glitz and glamour, and hair styling. There was even a costume nook where the children were able to choose their favorite Disney Princess or Prince costume which included Belle, Ariel, Alice, Rapunzel, Anna, Elsa and more. What more could anyone ask for to be put in the mood to play Disney Magical World 2!?


The guests were also treated to an into to the game by Disney XD and singing star, Olivia Holt. She was available to chat about the game and help the children choose their favorite costume. What a doll! As for the game- we give it a definite thumbs up! It’s definitely like a handheld trip to Disney! There are six different magical worlds to explore that include worlds of The Little Mermaid where you can become a mermaid yourself and swim along with Ariel, Snow White’s world where you can mine for gems along side of the Seven Dwarfs, Lilo & Stitch’s World where you can hula and surf, Alice In Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh and of course Frozen where you can help Anna, Elsa and Olaf with your own magical wand!

disneymw2hdisneymw2fAs for characters there are more than one hundred available for you to meet and interact with throughout the game. In Castleton you can show off your creativity by showing your fashion and decorating your house. Also be sure to check the store often for seasonal items! You can even snap and share your photos! You can check out everything about Disney Magical World 2 right here. So, if you were wondering what we thought of the game, we loved it! There is enough variety to keep every single Disney fan occupied for hours. It’s great for both boys and girls of all ages. As for adults, we saw quite a few that were actively engaged testing out all of the Disney Magic, myself included. This is going to be one of those games that the kids put down and the parents pick up. It’s just an easy going, easy to operate , fun game. We have also solved a question I have had forever- Do Disney Princesses play video games? Of course they do! Look at Belle going to town on the Nintendo 3DS! Belle gown on, hair curled and primped, makeup applied, gems, cupcake in hand and gaming- What a magical day for all!


disneymw2dYou definitely do not want to miss out on our video from our day at Nintendo Store NY and all the Disney Magical World 2 fun! Enjoy!

Disney Magical World 2 is available now for preorder and launces on October 14th! It’s great for an Disney fan. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on my own copy! In addition this will make any girl or boy happy on their birthday, report card or holiday! Enjoy your time in Disney Magical World 2. You may never want to leave……  http://disneymagicalworld2.nintendo.com/buy/disneymw2a

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Nintendo Partner. Emily and Adam Sullivan are Official Nintendo Kid Reviewers. No compensation was given for this post. Sample products are sent throughout the year for the purpose of review…and fun!  Follow our gaming series for all of the latest on everything Nintendo. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids everywhere else across the social media platform. 3decades3kids.net Snap us at : ThreeDecades

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales NEW TEASER TRAILER! #APiratesDeathForMe #PiratesOfTheCaribbean

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Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life For Me….. This boy mom seriously cannot wait for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales! I know right where I will be on May 26th, 2017!




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Elena Of Avalor Disney’s First Latina Princess! #PressJunket #ElenaOfAvalor

Elena of Avalor Makes Her Royal Debut Friday July 22nd on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT)elenaofavalorposterOur family is pretty much obsessed with everything Disney! Recently during the Disney Social Media Moms Conference I was thrilled to be in the presence of Nancy Kanter, executive vp original programming and general manager at Disney Junior Worldwide. She introduced the attendees to Disney’s first Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor. It was love at first sight for me. I immediately had a connection to her. I personally am not Latina, but have taught in the inner city for the past twenty years. I knew deep in my heart exactly what this would mean to every little girl I had taught along the way. It was like a dream come true to me and to the world.

 Little did I know that within a few weeks I would be invited to the  Elena of Avalor NYC  Press Junket and get to meet Aimee Carrero who Stars as the Voice of Princess Elena. It was so special to me to sit just a row in front of her as she watched with an very intimate group Elena of Avalor for the very first time. Of course, I cannot lie, by the time the screening arrived, my daughter had played the Disney Channel you tube previews and opening song so many times that I could sing along word for word. It was also a perk that my family was able to accompany me to the screening. We each had our own ideas on exactly what that very first episode would be like and many speculations on the amulet. So, the music played and the screening began and quite honestly it was nothing like I expected. It was so much better.

Let me explain, I was a boymom for sixteen years before Emily was born. I never thought twice about how boys vs girls were presented in programming until Emily was born. By becoming a girlmom it made me take a second and very hard look at exactly how things are presented to little boys and little girls. Now that Emily is nine I am very concerned about the inner strength she will need to take on the upcoming years that are approaching rapidly. I am on a constant hunt for women that are role models for her to connect with. The entire “Dream Big Princess” brought tears to my eyes the first hundred times it played on our tv and each and every time I would find the courage without crying to grab my little girl and give her a squeeze and whisper, Dream Big Princess.


Elena is a perfect role models for girls. She is someone who believes in herself and is not on a quest to find Prince Charming. She finds what she needs within herself and her family. Can there be any better lesson to teach our own daughters? Elena is also geared for girls up to age eleven. Thank you, Disney! Thank you for not making this a preschool show because my daughter is nine and still wants to hang onto Princess Sofia. Princess Elena is all about empowerment, adventure and family. She is a hero and an adventurer!

You will not want to miss the premiere of Elena of Avalor. Gather the family. Both girls and boys will enjoy this show. There is something for everyone and lessons to be learned. There are many many conversation starters within the episodes that you can chat about with your family within the days following up. That is what I love the most. The fact that Disney helps me to be a better parent. Princess Elena will help me to bring up issues my own daughter may be having in her life. There is nothing more I could ask for than being able to talk to my children about whatever may be going on.

During the first episode Princess Elena is preparing for her birthday party when an evil sorceress appears and threatens the entire family. Elena saves her kingdom but is cast into an amulet where she can find safety. Her grandparents and younger sister are put into a magical painting where the four survive for forty one years until the spell is broken. Elena, her grandparents and her sister Isabelreappear to continue the celebration that was to take place many years ago in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor. Although Elena feels she is ready to be crowned queen, she quickly realizes it takes a little more learning before that can actually happen. Elena’s journey will help her to find the traits she needs to become as great a leader as the many who have been queen before her. The episode also introduces Zuzo, Elena’s spirit guide in the animal world, based on the belief of a Mayan tribe in southern Mexico. Our family loved him!

The stories incorporate influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures through architecture, traditions, food and customs. Magic, mythology, folklore and music also play an important role, with each episode featuring original songs spanning an array of Latin musical styles including Mariachi, Latin Pop, Salsa, Banda and Chilean Hip Hop.

Our site had the pleasure of interviewing Aimee Carrero, the voice of Elena of Avalor. Please enjoy:

Princess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one-hour premiere event Friday July 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The theme song is performed by Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero. In addition, this fall, Disney Channel will air a special TV movie titled “Elena and the Secret of Avalor,” which explains how Elena was imprisoned for decades in her magical amulet and eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia. I need to know the date, so I do not make ANY plans!

“Elena of Avalor” stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar respectively; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando.

 The recurring guest voice cast includes: Constance Marie as Doña Paloma, Magister of the Traders Guild; Lou Diamond Phillips as Victor Delgado, a debonair villain who uses his charisma to deceive the people around him; Justina Machado and Jaime Camil as siblings Carmen and Julio, who run a restaurant in Avalor; Rich Sommer as Captain Daniel Turner, Naomi’s father and harbormaster; Tyler Posey as Prince Alonso, a charming prince from the Argentine-inspired Kingdom of Cordoba; Lucas Grabeel as Jiku, the leader of the Noblins; and Echo Kellum as King Joaquín, a monarch from the Caribbean-inspired Kingdom of Cariza, who is a trusted and close friend of Elena.


 The guest voice cast for season one includes: Tituss Burgess as Charoca, a magical volcano creature based on a Chilean myth; Ana Ortiz as Rafa, Mateo’s mother; Ivonne Coll as Doña Angelica, an absent-minded and overly dramatic ghost; Hector Elizondo as Fiero, a wicked wizard; Odette Annable as Señorita Marisol, Isabel’s enthusiastic young teacher; Danny Trejo as Antonio Agama, a popular Avaloran hero; Anthony Mendez as King Juan Ramón, a monarch from the Argentine-inspired Kingdom of Cordoba; Eden Espinosa as Orizaba, an evil moth fairy banished to the spirit world; Marsai Martin as Cat, a budding scientist and adventurer; Aasif Mandvi as King Raja, a monarch from the Indian-inspired Kingdom of Napurna; and George Takei as King Toshi, a monarch from the Japanese-inspired Kingdom of Satu.

 Latin Grammy Award winner Gaby Moreno performs the series’ theme song and will also voice a guest role. Born in Guatemala, Moreno performs her music, which ranges from blues to jazz to soul to R&B, in both English and Spanish. In addition to winning the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2013, Moreno was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2010 for co-writing the theme song to “Parks and Recreation.”

 “Elena of Avalor” was created by Emmy Award winner Craig Gerber, who also serves as executive producer. Silvia Cardenas Olivas is the story editor, and Elliot M. Bour is the supervising director. The series’ cultural advisors are Marcela Davison Avilés, founder of The Chapultepec Group, co-founder of the international Latino arts initiative Camino Arts, and Director of Humanities Programs at the FDR Foundation at Harvard University; and Diane Rodriguez, Associate Artistic Director of Centre Theatre Group and co-founder of the theatre ensemble Latins Anonymous, who was recently appointed by President Obama to be a member of the National Council on the Arts.

Our site also had the pure pleasure of interviewing Craig Gerber and Silvia Cardenas. Please enjoy.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney Channel Partner Blog. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect upon the opinions of the parent company represented. Diane Sullivan was invited to the NYC Press Junket for Elena of Avalor and to a media premiere screening. Please contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net, @3decades3kids across all social media platforms and on snapchat: ThreeDecades


#Giveaway Finding Dory Dolby Cinema at AMC in NYC #FindingDory #DolbyCinema #ShareAMC #Spon

Finding Dory Dolby Cinema at AMC  In NYC Giveaway!findingdorydolbyWhen it comes to Disney movies our family is pretty much obsessed with all of them! Every time a new one is in the works we have to know all the latest details and make sure we are at the theater to see it opening weekend. As soon as Disney’s Finding Nemo was released we all loved it immediately. When we heard that Finding Dory was coming we could hardly believe it. Recently I had a chance to see the first thirty three minutes of the movie and absolutely fell in love with it.Something that is just as important to our family as a good movie is where we see it. Our family is thrilled to say that our favorite viewing place is Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25- NYC (234 West 42nd Street). Quite honestly, we could kind of just live there! The theater experience is absolutely incredible!

Dolby Cinema delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit an incredible event.  Dolby Cinema includes Dolby Vision—a state-of-the-art authoring and playback imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive on screen. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around.  When everything combines it pulls you right inside of the story! It does not get any better than this for movie fanatics. For more information, please visit the Dolby Cinema web page.  



Believe me when I tell you that once you relax back into your reserved seat the magic will just begin to surround you. It’s like being transported directly into the movie. If you have not been to an Dolby Cinema at AMC you have to give it a try. It’s something you will not regret, believe me. With saying that, our family is super pumped about this weekend and seeing Disney’s Finding Dory at the Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25. What’s even better than that is 3decades3kids has partnered with Dolby Cinema and Disney Pictures. Two lucky readers will be joining our family at the 10:30 am show on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 (Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25- NYC (234 West 42nd Street).  If you are in the NYC area and can make the 10:30 show please enter below. In addition to each family getting to enjoy a four pack of tickets to Disney’s Finding Dory, each family will receive one collector’s edition Finding Dory shirt courtesy of Dolby Cinema. So excited for the two groups of winners! It’s going to be an awesome morning!


GIVEAWAY: Please be sure you can attend the 10:30 am show of Disney’s Finding Dory on June 18th at Dolby Cinema at AMC Empire 25 NYC. This prize is location and time specific. Two winners will each win a four pack of tickets to Finding Dory that will be picked up at Will Call the morning of the show. Please arrive at 10 am. Giveaway ends June 15th. Winner will be notified by email and have 12 hours to respond and claim prize before a new winner is chosen. Enter on the rafflecopter below.
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These are the Dolby Cinema at AMC  participating locations playing Finding Dory that are currently opened. Disney’s Finding Dory opens nationwide on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

AMC Desert Ridge 18
AMC Mesa Grand 24

AMC Burbank 16
AMC Century City 15
AMC NewPark 12

AMC North Point Mall 12

AMC Hawthorn 12

AMC Town Center 20

AMC BarryWoods 24

AMC Town Square 18

New Jersey
AMC Garden State 16

New York
AMC Empire 25

AMC Deerbrook 24
AMC Willowbrook 24
AMC NorthPark 15
AMC Village on the Parkway 9

AMC Hampton Town Centre 24

AMC River Park Square 20

Washington D.C.
AMC Tysons Corner 16


Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is an Dolby Cinema at AMC /Disney Pictures partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent company represented. Thid is a sponsored blog post. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms and Snapchat: ThreeDecades. See you at the movies! 3decades3kids.net.

Disney’s The Jungle Book In Theaters Today. We Have The Inside Scoop on the Movie #Review

Disney’s The Jungle Book In Theaters Today- Reviewjunglebook3For years Jungle Book has played over and over in our house. It’s a movie our family loves and enjoys all of the fun loving Disney songs that Disney movies are make of. When we first heard about the live action Jungle Book no one really knew what to expect from it. Would it have the same story line? Would they stay true to the original that we already love. junglebook1 junglebookWell, I’m here to tell you that you will definitely want to see this movie in the theater. You will fall in love with Mogli within a matter of minutes and get completely pulled in by all of the animals that convince you of their true emotions the more you get into the story. There are a few changes especially at the end, but it works and you will love it. As for Mowgli, the twelve year old who is new to acting, he is quite talented. He also is the only live action character in the film! If possible it would be best to view this movie in 3D with Dolby Surround Sound. Believe me when I tell you- you will actually think you are in the jungle with the sensational sound effects! We loved the experience.

I wanted to share an amazing video highlighting the voices in the film including  Bill Murray (“Baloo”), Sir Ben Kingsley (“Bagheera”), Lupita Nyong’o (“Raksha”), Scarlett Johansson (“Kaa”), Idris Elba (“Shere Khan”), Christopher Walken (“King Louie”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Akela”) and Neel Sethi (Mowgli).

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.junglebook2For all things Jungle Book, check out Disney.com/thejunglebook

So grab your little man cub and your family and friends and head to the theater asap! It’s a great movie to share with someone you love. Obbi doo…I wanna be like you-ooo! See you at the movies!3decades3kidslogoDisclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney Pictures blog partner. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the  parent company represented. No compensation was given for this post. We love to keep our readers up to date on the latest movies. Media invite extended in order to facilitate this review/announcement post. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 3decades3kids.net