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Celebrity Kids and GenerationOn Team up to give back to the Community this Holiday Season

Last week generationOn and Disney Friends for Change along with hundreds LA families made some Christmas magic for children in the community on Family Volunteer Day (November 22nd).  Volunteers spent the day at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA doing various volunteer activities like wrapping gifts and writing out cards for less fortunate children.

Family Volunteer 1

Some of the volunteers even included some celebrities like “Parenthood’s,” Xolo Mariduena, TV actor Max Page (The Bridge, CBS’s Extant and The Young and The Restless) and Josh Rush (Clarence and Mr. Peabody & Sherman).

Family Volunteer


This volunteer effort was a part of generationON’s Family Volunteer Day.  generationON encourages families to come together to do good for their community.  “Coming together and volunteering as a family shows kids first-hand how even one act of caring can make a real difference in someone else’s life,” said Mike Strautmanis, vice president of Strategic Programs, Corporate Citizenship at Disney. “Disney is proud to continue our sponsorship of Family Volunteer Day to inspire kids and families to develop a lifelong love of service and share in our commitment to creating a brighter tomorrow.”

Families are encouraged to share their story at www.generationon.org/fvd for a chance to win one of twenty “family night out” prize packages, and ten families with amazing service impact stories will be selected for inclusion in a fall issue of FamilyFun Magazine.  Volunteer activities can range from any number of things like a park clean up, donating gifts, making cards for kids that are in the hospital, or any activity that is helping their community.

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#Disney BIG HERO 6 hits theaters in 3D on November 7th

Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

#Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Set to Open May 28th

7 dwarfs mine train

It has been YEARS in the making, but we have an official open date for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride… May 28th this new attraction will be open to the public and YES FastPasses are available!  I was able to snag 2 fastpasses for David and I tonight, the My Disney Experience site and App both have been wonky all day due to the huge amount of people attempting to get their fastpasses for opening day.

Disney held their media event for the new attraction over the last few days, so the ride IS FUNCTIONAL and complete!  There may be a few soft opening days and opportunity for cast members to ride coming up, but make sure you mark your calendar for May 28th if you want to be one of the first to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

Win a $50 gift card to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Ends April 5th

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

Spring is here! I’m ready to freshen up my/my family’s wardrobe for seasonal holidays, beach outings and other warmer weather activities. And, I’m always looking for great deals to stretch my budget. That’s why I plan to head to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where shopping is hassle-free and you can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more). Plus, there’s easy store front parking.

Join in on the fun at the mall’s upcoming 17th Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 12th. It’s a FREE festival for the entire family, including character appearances by Mayor Clayton and Ms. Merry, rabbits from Give Kids the World Village; and superheroes from Heroes Alliance. You’ll also enjoy a farmers market, crafts, face painting, balloon sculpting, games and an awesome sidewalk sale.

Mr and Mrs Clayton

Plus, the center is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win more than $6,000 in great prizes including attraction tickets, hotels stays, store gifts and gift cards. One hundred percent of raffle ticket sales benefit Give Kids the World.

Here’s your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall, where you can select merchandise at over 50 spacious outlet shops and get great deals at the area’s only Old Navy outlet store, newcomers U.S. Polo Assn. and Lindt Chocolate, newly renovated Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh and Tommy Hilfiger Stores, plus other well-known outlets including G by GUESS, Justice, Carter’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Gap, Izod, Rack Room Shoes, and many more.

LBVFS Shoppers

(See entry rules below…)

Even if you don’t win, you can get in on the savings by downloading a coupon from the Center’s website, then bringing it to Travelpro at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to receive a coupon booklet valued up to $400 in savings. Many stores offer additional savings from 20-40% off to “Friends & Family.”  Savvy discount shoppers can learn about these discounts, as well as specific stores and their hours by following the center on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visiting www.lbvfs.com. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is located just one mile from Walt Disney World at 15657 S. Apopka Vineland Road (State Road 535), Orlando, FL 32821-6316, and two miles south of I-4, Exit 68. Stores are open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, and 10am-7pm on Sunday.

And now for the Giveaway.  One lucky Mommy Has A Life reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.  Giveaway ends 4/5/14 at 11:59 PM.  Winner can pick up the prize in the mall office with photo ID, sorry we can not mail the prize.

This offer is only valid for one winner, one time, through 2014. No duplicate entries at multiple blogger websites, please.

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