10 Ways To Add a Bit of Moana Magic To Your Disney Days
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog this week then you’ll know that we have been celebrating Princess Week!. We can’t think of a better way celebrate Friday then with a look at all of the ways you can add a bit of Moana magic to your life whether that’s at the Disney theme parks, resorts or from the comfort of home!
Aulani: Character Greeting
If you’re lucky enough to be staying a
.in Hawaii then you’ll want to be on the lookout for Moana as you enjoy your Hawaiian adventure! Moana seems perfectly at home at this vacation paradise in Hawaii with a touch of Disney magic! She’ll be on hand to meet with guests, pose for photos and even takes part in some of the storytelling adventures on property.
Moana Swim Makeover
While at Aulani, you can also treat your child to a Moana-inspired makeover at Painted Sky: Hi Style Studio! Head to the luxurious studio where boys and girls ages 3-12 can choose from a variety makeover packages including hairstyling, makeup, costumes and accessories. There are a variety of makeover options but our favorite hands-down has to be Moana of Motonui!
You’ll find Painted Sky: in the Wai’anae Tower, just outside of Lainwai Spa. The studio embraces the Hawaiian connection to nature and explores the cultural significance of the rainbows that you’ll often times see in the Hawaiian skyline. Be on the lookout for the rainbow inside the studio through a special touch of magic. Adding to the ambiance is the lovely sound of a ukulele strumming a familiar Disney tune!
You can find out more details about Painted Sky here at disneyaulani.com.
Walt Disney World: Moana Mercantile
Head to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Moana’s very own shop called – Moana Merchantile. Open from 8am – 11pm ET, this shop has a little bit of everything that you’ll need for your Walt Disney World stay including exclusive Walt Disney World, Poly and Moana-inspired merch!
Disneyland Resort: Main Street Electrical Parade
You’ve only got a few more days to check out the Main Street Electrical Parade so if you’re at Disneyland, be sure to pop over to Disneyland! A new grand finale float has been added to this beloved nighttime parade that features the latest characters from Disney and Pixar. This includes MOANA! Be sure to check out the entertainment schedule and/or the Disneyland app to find out when you can catch the show before it goes away!
Disney Cruise Line: Wish Tower Suite
On Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, there are magical details around every corner. Nowhere is this more evident then with a visit to the Wish Tower Suite! Located in one of the ship’s iconic funnels, the suite is filled with iconography and artwork from Moana! The suite takes up an incredible 1,966 square feet. The signature art piece in stateroom is a hand-crafted porcelain sculpture that comes to life in stunning hues of green accompanied by soft chimes reminiscent of the film’s soundtrack. The suite features two main bedrooms, children’s room, library and four and a half bathrooms and can sleep up to 8 people.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: Moana: A Homecoming Celebration
“Moana: A Homecoming Celebration” at Hong Kong Disneyland has the distinction of being the first-ever Disney parks stage show featuring Moana. The production is inspired by Moana’s adventure in the film and includes inspirational storytelling, dancing, puppetry and music. Follow along with Moana as she restores the heart of Te Fiti alongside Maui!
Disneyland Paris: Gardens of Wonder
To celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary the theme park has a whimsically wonderful Gardens of Wonder exhibit. This outdoor museum features abstract statues representing your favorite Disney friends including Moana!
Tokyo Disney Resort: ‘it’s a small world’
Head to the beloved classic attraction at Tokyo Disney Resort and see if you can find Moana! You’ll find the Polynesian princess hidden amongst the incredible scenes. “it’s a small world” is located in Fantasyland just beyond Cinderella’s Castle at Tokyo, Disneyland.
Shanghai Disney Resort: “Summer Blast” Castle Show
Be sure to check out the incredible production that takes place at the Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai Disney! Mickey, Moana and other familiar Disney characters take to the stage to perform iconic songs in Summer Blast! This show is only around for a few more days (August 31) so don’t miss your chance to experience it!
Moana Inspired Merchandise
Can’t make it to the parks? You can bring the Moana magic to your home by picking up Moana merchandise from shopDisney like this Disney Animator’s Collection Moana Doll. This 15″ doll retails for $29.95 and you can find it here.
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