S2E31: The Bad Batch Premiere Breakdown “Aftermath”

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Happy May the 4th Be With You! As any Star Wars fan knows, this is an important day on our calendar. This year, Disney and Lucasfilm released The Bad Batch, the latest animated offering in the Star Wars canon.

Before we get into this Bad Batch premiere breakdown, this is your spoiler warning. The Bad Batch premiere is now streaming on Disney+.

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The Bad Batch Premiere Breakdown

Being a spiritual successor of The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch starts off in typical Clone Wars fashion. A narrator brings everyone up to speed on the latest happenings in the galaxy. Then it’s time for our Batch to do what they do best.

After they save the day the galaxy descends into chaos when Order 66 is enacted. All the clones around them proceed to react and eliminate the Jedi master in their midst. They also attempt to kill a young Padawan who Star Wars Rebels fans might just recognize.

Related: The Bad Batch Premiere Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Hunter and most of the Batch are confused by this new order and what life in the empire will mean for them. Crosshair however is more on the order following side and disagrees with Hunter’s methods.

They meet a new clone named Omega who reveals Kamino is no longer safe for her or the Batch. After a daring escape, the crew sets course for a planet to visit an old friend. Unfortunately, one of their own has turned on them. The fact that he is now working steadfastly for the empire will make for some epic drama down the road.

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S2E32: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown “Cut and Run”

Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown

Star Wars and Disney not only dropped an exciting 70-minute premiere for The Bad Batch but they also released episode 2, “Cut and Run” this morning. Now that the Batch are fugitives of the Empire, they must find a way to survive. The problem is the Empire is cracking down on its people and they have a curious child in tow.

Before we get into this Bad Batch episode 2 breakdown, this is your spoiler warning. The Bad Batch is now streaming on Disney+.

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Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown

The Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown

The Clone Wars intro is gone. Now the boys are fugitives from the empire and are responsible for a young clone – Omega. Clone Force 99 has made it to J-19 but unfortunately so has the empire.

They meet up with an old friend, someone you may recognize if you watched The Clone Wars. Cut also drops a hint that Rex has come and gone recently. Since Rex appeared briefly in the trailer, it is safe to say we may see him really soon.

Related: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

With the increased presence of the empire, Cut and his family needs passage off the planet but the only way to do so is with chain codes. Unfortunately, he can’t get one since he is technically a deserter. That’s not an issue for the Bad Batch. Tech comes up with a great plan. But things never go as planned for our clones and they must fight their way out.

We are sharing our thoughts on episode 2 and where think the series is headed. Plus you can hear the full breakdown. Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode!

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S2E26: Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

It’s here the moment we have waited and dreaded, the finale of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Episode 6, “One World, One People” gave us a ton of action, Sam in his new suit, and a few surprises. That one reveal though left us going really? This is what you went with Marvel? Are you ready for this Falcon and Winter Soldier finale breakdown?

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If you haven’t watched Episode 6 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier this is your spoiler warning.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

The finale begins with Karli making moves to stop the GRC vote. Sam and Bucky arrive on the scene where Bucky meets up with Sharon who snuck in using a little trick Black Widow loves. Karli planned to make the GRC flee the building so they could be kidnapped by the Flag Smashers. Sam figures it out and tries to keep it from happening. Unfortunately, he was stopped by Batroc’s interference. However, that gave us a chance to see his new suit and watch him kick some Leaper butt.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 6 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Episode 6 felt like the third act of any Marvel film, packed with enough action to satisfy every hardcore fan. Sam not only got a new suit but he has fully accepted his new role as Captain America. When he saves a truck full of GRC members even the crowd is finally putting respect on his name.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Bucky was finally thanked after he saved a group from burning up in a truck. It’s about time these two guys get the love they deserve. And I guess we do have to mention Walker decided to do the right thing…eventually. Of course, he is still a giant toddler and the proof of that is how he acts during his later meeting with Contessa Valentina. Speaking of our friend Val, we have some thoughts about her and Zemo.

Oh and Zemo? We told you so!

Related: Best Quotes from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

In one of the most powerful scenes to date, Sam gives a speech while the world watches. In it he talks about how the governments need to change, they need to do better by the people they govern. And he knows what it’s like to struggle. He is aware of how people will hate him simply for being a Black man wearing the Stars and Stripes.

We cannot say enough about this scene. Seriously, just go back and watch it again.

Related: Sam Wilson’s Captain America Speech

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Post Credit Scene

Sharon revealed herself to be the Power Broker earlier in the episode. In the post-credit scene, she gets her pardon and decides to use her newly gained power for evil. What are your thoughts? We have a lot.

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S2E23: Interview with Jon Levine: Working On Loki, Cobra Kai, and more.

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For the latest episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we sat down for an interview with Jon Levine your soon-to-be favorite friendly neighborhood TVA clerk. That’s right, Jon is part of the new series Loki.

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Interview with Jon Levine

One of the standout moments in the new Loki trailer was when Loki ended up in the TVA’s version of the DMV. Only instead of waiting forever for your number to be called, you have to verify everything you’ve ever said. Absurd. Yikes.

In the room we see an adorable cat, that may or may not be a Flerken, and the paperwork clerk in charge of getting Loki to sign off on an inordinate amount of papers. That clerk is none other than Jon Levine.

Related: Loki Trailer Breakdown

Jon Levine paperwork clerk

We couldn’t wait to talk with Jon about his time on the Loki set. Naturally, we wanted all the details but we know how those pesky NDAs work. However, he shared what he could including what it was like working with the god of mischief himself. From what he told us, that scene is going to be awesome.

As with all our guests, we asked him about his favorite fandoms, characters, and movies, which included a little tangent about Taika Waititi because how can you not. Jon also talked about Cobra Kai, Flerkens, and a lot more.

About Jon Levine

Jon Levine is an actor and standup comedian who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon has appeared in several films, TV shows, and commercials throughout his career as an actor. He has had roles on shows such as Cobra Kai and the upcoming Marvel Studios’ Loki

interview with Jon Levine

As a stand-up comedian, Jon has performed in a multitude of standup shows across the country as the host, guest, and featured comedian, as well as numerous corporate and private events. Jon has been the emcee at Belushi’s Comedy Club in Fort Myers, the Comedy Zone Sunny Isles Beach, and the Improv in West Palm Beach.

Loki premieres on Disney+ June 11.

S2E20: The Weekly Bugle Vol 23 Loki Trailer, Space Jam, and More

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Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 23. This week we are talking about the hot new Loki trailer, Black Widow footage, Space Jam, surprise Phase 4 cameos, and more.

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 23

The Weekly Bugle Vol 23

This past week we got a new look at Black Widow, Loki, plus the Space Jam 2 trailer. Bruce Campbell continued to tease a cameo in Doctor Strange 2 and we got confirmation about another Sam Raimi favorite.

And although we talked a bit about Sharon Carter and how she relates to the Power Broker in our Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Breakdown, we decided we should go into a little more detail. However, we want to hear your opinions. Who do you think the Power Broker is?

Black Widow Final Trailer

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The new Black Widow trailer was released to celebrate the set-in-stone release date of July 9. Finally, Widow is coming. We think it will feel like seeing a Marvel movie for the first time because it has been so long!

Related: Who Is The Taskmaster?

Not only did Marvel share a peek at young Natasha and a young Red Guardian but they revealed the best look yet of Taskmaster. Taskmaster is a very interesting villain and will prove to be a massive challenge for Nat. Not to mention we know some other Widows are running around. Good thing she has her family by her side.

Seriously though, Budapest needs to feature here. Somewhere…

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New Loki Trailer

Marvel dropped the new Loki trailer and in case you haven’t watched it do yourselves a favor and do that now.

Is that a Flerken we spy? Who knows but when we see a cat hanging out outside of Earth we automatically think Flerken. Loki is as charming as ever and clearly, has a thing or two up his sleeves. But you can TOTALLY trust him Mobius.

Bruce Campbell Cameo in Doctor Strange 2

A few months back Bruce Campbell tweeted about working on a movie in a city with some people and that it was great. The image he shared was of London where Doctor Strange 2 just happened to be filming. 

Then on April 1st (yes April Fools), he tweeted a piece of the supposed script where his character, the disheveled man speaks to Dr. Strange. He has been known to troll fans before, like last April when he teased a return of Brisco County Jr. However, with his other tweet and the fact Sam Raimi is working on this film…perhaps Bruce might actually be in the movie.

Another Sam Raimi connection also may feature in the film. The Oldsmobile Delta first appeared in the Evil Dead along with other films of his such as Drag Me to Hell, The Gift, and naturally the Spider-Man trilogy. Raimi somewhat confirmed the car would be in Doctor Strange as well saying “It is currently considering a small cameo. It Auto!”

Space Jam The New Legacy Trailer

Welcome to the Jam! The new Space Jam trailer dropped, and we had some thoughts. As fans of the original, this one looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. At the end of the day, Zendaya (who is voicing Lola Bunny) better get to sing! We need another anthem like I Believe I Can Fly but you know sung by someone who isn’t that one person.

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S2E19: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Breakdown

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Last week, we broke down episode 2 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 3, “Power Broker” is now streaming on Disney+. It gave us a lot of callbacks to previous MCU films, comics, and the team-up we didn’t know we needed. Yes, that’s right Zemo is now teaming up with our guys to find out the deal behind the super-soldier serum.

Of course, we have some new theories about where this series might be headed and what future MCU properties it ties into.

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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

falcon and winter soldier episode 3 breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Breakdown

The show starts off with a commercial commending the virtues of the Global Repatriation Council, but as we know from experience, these types of organizations are rarely as saintly as they appear. Walker and Hoskins are attempting to capture Karli Morgenthau and failing. In another nod to #NotMyCap, Walker loses it on a prisoner yelling in his face screaming, “Do you know who I am?” Bless this random guy because he says what we are all thinking. “Yes. I do. And I don’t care.” It’s true, we don’t care about you. Moving on.

Bucky manages to break Zemo out of a high max security facility a la Ocean’s 11 style. Zemo reveals that he is wealthy, ahem, he is a Baron in case you don’t read the comics like Sam.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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In Madripoor, a frequent haunt in the X-Men comics we see nods to that franchise and get a few more comic Easter eggs including Sam’s disguise as the Smiling Tiger. That disguise has ties to a certain upcoming MCU property… just saying. In the city, they search for the doctor responsible for the creation of the new super serum. Before they can find him, trouble comes round, because of course, it does.

Sharon Carter returns to help save their butts. She is more cynical than ever and for good reason. They manage to find Dr. Nagel and learn that the Flag Smashers have stolen all the Super Soldier Serum he was able to create.

Related: Best Quotes from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

A new lead has the three co-workers traveling to Riga where Bucky leaves Sam and Zemo to take a walk. Turns out he has called in a friend who you may recognize and who definitely wants Zemo in jail.

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The episode is called Power Broker, yet he is never revealed. Some theories point to Sharon being the Power Broker, perhaps it is Zemo, or maybe it’s someone we haven’t seen in a while. What do you think?

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S2E17: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown

Last week, we broke down episode 1 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 2, “Star-Spangled Man” is now streaming on Disney+. It gave us more US Agent, which had our blood boiling and also featured a hilarious, yet heartbreaking, therapy session.

We would love to know how you feel about budget Cap, how they are pushing him onto the world, and when you think his true colors will show. Leave a comment or tweet with us.

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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown

The show begins with John Walker reliving his glory days at his old high school before taking the field to show off his new title of Captain America. His partner Hoskins who reveals his alias later as Battlestar is also there.

Unlike Steve who hated the pomp and circumstance that surrounded his forced stage shows as Captain America, Walker is reveling in them, taking selfies, signing autographs like a gloried comic con newb. Sam and Bucky watch as this clown parades around with the shield.

They leave to confront the Flag Smashers in Germany where after a battle, Bucky realizes exactly what they are dealing with. Like we mentioned last week these people are strong and now we know why.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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This episode did a few things. One, it made us hate John Walker more. Two, it revealed how the Flag Smashers are so powerful. Three, it tackled race in such a poignant and honest way. Four, it made us even more hyped for next week.

John Walker and his buddy Hoskins both have ties to the criminal organization the Power Brokers. The Power Brokers are after the Flag Smashers for stealing what belongs to them, which would be the super-soldier serum that they developed.

Related: Best Quotes from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

We also met Isaiah Bradley, the black Captain America, this week. In the comics and on the show it seems, Isaiah was mercilessly experimented on by both the government and Hydra. Sam also dealt with discrimination for simply being a black man on a street in Maryland.

Our favorite therapist was back and forced our two unlikely friends into a couples’ therapy session. What followed was the most hilarious moment of the show while also being a very heartfelt, tender one as well. After they have a staring contest the heart of their problem is revealed which as often happens in therapy brings them closer together.

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Finally, the ultimate tactician awaits their arrival. They are pawns in a chess game they don’t know they are playing.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown

S2E16: The Weekly Bugle Vol 21 Loki, No Way Home, & More!

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Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 21. This week brought with it Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode one, Loki news, and more Spidey set leaks!

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The Weekly Bugle Vol. 21

This past week we saw a new Loki poster plus some interesting casting and confirmation. Sure there was that one 4-hour long cut that was released, but we don’t have the time for that. But we do have the time to discuss the latest Marvel news. Click here for our Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Breakdown

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Loki Podcast

Marvel Studios released a new poster promoting the upcoming Loki series coming to Disney+ on June 11. It shows Loki in the custody of the TVA complete with a collar that much like Wanda’s in Civil War is meant to disrupt his power. However, one look at his face shows he is not concerned in the least.

Visually the clock is playing to the notion of his time traveling. It is also a nod to the TVA’s time machine from the comics. We have some thoughts about the lack of hexagons and the multitude of circles.

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Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man Set

William Spencer, Andrew Garfield’s stunt double, shared and has since deleted a photo of him allegedly on the set of Spider-Man No Way Home. He also tagged Tom Holland’s stunt double in the caption and liked a comment that asked “are you on the set of NWH?” 

While the multiverse angle of No Way Home has been out there for a while this would be more confirmation that it’s happening. However

Pretty sure the dude is in a Marvel jail somewhere and will never work again. We have seen those NDA’s close up and they cover EVERYTHING.

Patriot Confirmed For Falcon and Winter Soldier

Elijah Richardson who was rumored to be playing Eli Bradley aka Patriot in Falcon and The Winter Soldier is confirmed to be in the show based on an Instagram story from his agency. That means one more for the Young Avengers and we are excited about it.

ZOMBIES 3

Fans of the Disney Channel franchise Zombies will be excited to learn that Zombies 3 is officially filming. The Zoms, Poms, and Werewolves must team up to take on a threat of galactic proportions.

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S2E15: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Breakdown

falcon and winter soldier episode 1 breakdown

As promised our Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 1 breakdown is here! The highly anticipated Marvel show is now streaming on Disney+ and if you haven’t watched it yet do that and then come back and hang out with us.

For anyone who complained WandaVision didn’t start off fast enough or Marvel enough, they won’t be saying that now. Falcon and The Winter Soldier drops you right into the middle of the action and feels very much like an MCU film.

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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 1 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

falcon and winter soldier episode 1 breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Breakdown

The show begins on a somber note as Sam is packing up the shield Steve gave him at the end of Avengers: Endgame. But almost immediately the scene shifts and fans are treated to an epic aerial battle. Falcon manages to rescue an operative who was kidnapped by none other than Batroc. Remember him?

Batroc gets away and before Sam heads home he learns about the Flag-Smashers, a group of individuals who think like was better during the blip. They want a unified world with no borders, and essentially no governments.

Sam turns over Steve’s shield to the Smithsonian to be used in the ever-expanding Captain America exhibit.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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Bucky continues to have nightmares about the bad things that happened during his Winter Soldier days. He is in therapy which is good for him as someone with PTSD to the millionth degree. It is also a mandated part of his pardon.

Related: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Review

The show mixes in classic Marvel humor with a lot of action and heart. There are more scenes about the real-world implications of the Blip, which started in WandaVision. Specifically how hard it is now that everything and everyone is back to “normal.”

The last 3 minutes or so had us fuming! If you know us well, you know exactly what I mean too.

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We also shared our thoughts on what could happen next week as well as who we think Flag-Smasher could be behind the mask. What are your thoughts on the show? And most importantly how mad were you at the last 3 mins? Chat with us on Twitter and let us know!

Falcon and Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+.

Ep. 13: Disney Magic At Home When You Can’t Go To The Parks

Disney Magic At Home

On this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we are talking Disney, but you know sad Disney because none of the parks are open. We know it is for the best, but that doesn’t make missing the magic any easier. To help with the Disney blues, these are ways to have Disney magic at home.

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Disney Magic At Home When You Can’t Go To The Parks

Disney Videos & Playlists

Do you find yourself wandering around your house singing “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life For Me?” Or “It’s a small world after all!” No matter your favorite Disney ride, parade, or fireworks show, there are tons of YouTube videos for you to choose from.

Cast it to the TV and sit up close to feel like you are really there on the Incredicoaster, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Splash Mountain. Or you know tear up watching Happily Ever After or the now-retired Wishes show. No one will judge you…I’m a total crier during fireworks. Anyone else?

Maybe you just need to feel like you’re walking down Main Street. Disney Parks playlist on Apple Music as well as Sorcerer Radio on Google Play, Alexa, and in iTunes App Store plays Disney music 24/7. Close your eyes use that great big beautiful imagination of yours and pretend you’re right there on the corner by the Confectionary.

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Disney Movies and TV Shows

Thank the maker for Disney Plus, Disney Now, and Movies Anywhere. Between those three you have access to almost everything Disney has ever made. From classics like Cinderella to new films like Onward.

Disney+ is our lifesaver at the moment. With so many shows and films to watch it is definitely helping pass the time. If you are wondering where to start, don’t worry. We have our lists of what we think are the best things to binge right now on Disney Plus.

Ashley’s picks: What To Binge Watch On Disney Plus Right Now.

Jana’s picks: What To Binge on Disney Plus

For more ideas on what to watch (including non-Disney titles):

Best Shows for Tweens and Teens to Binge-Watch Right Now

Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch Right Now

Hottest Home Releases

Stuck at Home as Told By Schitt’s Creek Memes

Disney Home Decor

Even if you can’t go to Disney you can bring a little pixie dust into your home with some Disney Home Decor. We like to use our Refillable Mugs from the resorts as well as other Disney mugs when we drink our tea and coffee. Science says it tastes better that way.

I also have various art pieces from our trips and collectibles hanging around that make me smile when I see them. If your home is lacking Disney magic, head over to ShopDisney to find everything you need to decorate your home Disney style.

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Disney Podcasts

Listening to other Disney Nerds might also help stave off the Disney blues. Disney Podcasts, like ours, are great for some much-needed laughs.

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Some others we recommend are:

No-Guilt Disney Podcast

MouseChat

WDW Radio

The Happiest Podcast on Earth

Disney Recipes

Can someone please make me a Dole Whip float? I guess I need to make it myself right now, ugh fine!! At least there are a plethora of Disney copy-cat and Disney inspired recipes on Pinterest. We have several on our websites as well.

It can be something as simple as these Toy Story inspired snacks or you can go all out and create an entire meal designed after your favorite attraction or character. Read all about Ashley’s Disney party ideas here.

Don’t these Moana cupcakes look amazing?

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Jana has everything from a Frozen White Chocolate Milkshake to Hocus Pocus cupcakes. Click here for her Disney inspired recipes.

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If baking or creating recipes is not your thing you can also look for Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Star Wars Ice Cream Sandwiches, Toy Story Themed Ice Cream, and other various snack foods at your local grocery store.

Adults, this one is for you. If you are looking for adult Disney beverages check out Jana’s extensive cocktail list here. I could go for this Captain Marvel Cocktail right now.

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Disneybound

Grab your Minnie Mouse ears and Magic Bands. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous. Not to mention this gives you a great excuse to get out of your pajamas into some real clothes!

We know you have plenty of “Disney Parks” clothes and if you have children they probably do too. Put on a fashion show, strut your stuff like you’re Daisy Duck, and see who can be the most Disneyfied person in your house.

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