Author: Angie Harris

Professional social influencer attacking adventures, searching for amazing food and finding new friends.  Home in Branson, MO or exploring Disney, I am searching for deals, finding new experiences and sharing stories along the way.

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door                         

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments

Christmas gifts can get expensive when including teachers, friends, hair stylist, postal delivery person, and random others.  Noodle Angel Ornaments are a perfect item to hand out like Christmas candy!   

Shopping list:

Small Wooden Balls  

Ribbon 

Thumbtacks with a flat surface

Tacky Glue

One Can of Cream-Colored Paint

Red and Black Paint Pens OR Sharpies

Rigatoni, Elbow, Bowtie and Orzo pasta. 

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

 

Start from the head and work your way down with tacky glue.

Add glue to the wooden balls.

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Hold the wooden ball on the rigatoni until they begin to stick.  It should take less than a minute.

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Put a dollop of glue on the bowtie pasta.  Leave it laying flat and then lay the body of the angel on top of it.

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Next glue on the elbow macaronies.  They will not be perfect but it all works out in the end. 

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Any small noodles will work for hair.  I prefer the little circle round pasta for hair but it is not always easy to find.  I used orzo for this round of angels.  Put the glue directly to the angel head and then dip it in a bowl full of noodles.

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Every angel needs a candle for the choir performance.  These flat thumbtacks are perfect!

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Add glue to the back of the thumbtack and then just set it on the elbow macaroni arms.

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The DoorNoodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Once the angels have dried, preferably overnight, then take them outside and spray paint.  You will want to spray several coats of paint from many angles and once they have dried flip them over to spray from a different direction.  The extra coats will make the noodles stronger and will give them a glossier look.  

 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Choose a ribbon to attach to the back to use as a hanger for the ornament.

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Tie your circles first, then drop glue at the back just above the wings.  Hold the ribbon for a few seconds to be sure it will stick.  I use hot glue for this part.

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The DoorNoodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Now it’s time to make your angel yours.  You can use paint pens or sharpies.  Use a red sharpie to tip the tack for the look of a flame.  The little oval mouth is perfect for an angel who sings in the choir. 

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

I tried the Rustoleum stone paint on one of the angels and did not care for it.  I went back to the cheap cream colored glossy paint for the rest of the project.  

Noodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The DoorNoodle Angel Christmas Ornaments, Going Out The Door

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Going Out The Door

Tickets are on sale for Disney’s biggest bash of the year, Mickeys Not-So-scary Halloween party! From August 17– October 31st, 2018 the entire park, and cast are transformed into a Halloween boo-nanza. The party begins after the park closes at 7:00 p.m. and lasts until midnight most nights. This is a special ticketed event and the following is included in the ticket:

Trick or Treating

Regardless of age, everyone gets a bag at the gate of Magic Kingdom and goes Trick or Treating! Cast members are placed at stations throughout the park with fifty-five gallons drums filled with candy. No, not just dumb dumbs or tootsie rolls, but yummy chocolate! On our trip, the cast members were giving ‘two hand scoops’ full of candy which quickly filled our bags. The lines were not long but it would not have mattered because, after two stations, our bags were full of yumminess.

 

Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Going Out The Door

 

Costumes

People young and old dress up for the party and the creativity of the family-themed costumes is amazing. Our favorite costumes were a couple in their fifties dressed up as Mary Poppins and Burt going to the county fair, and their costumes looked like they were taken directly from the movie. The rest of their family, adults down to babies in strollers, were dressed as the dancing penguins and they were adorable! Disney has specific costume guidelines which can only be worn during the ticketed party and not during regular park hours. Check the rules and start planning your extravagant Halloween costuming!

Alice In Wonderland, Queen of Hearts, Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Going Out The Door

Happy Hallo-Wishes

Cinderella’s castle turns into a ghost house while scary villains like Ursula the sea witch, Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella De Vil, and Oogie Boogie try and take over the haunting fireworks presentation. Eerie sounds from several Disney classics, including the Haunted Mansion soundtrack, play as you watch the nighttime extravaganza.  Although it is a Halloween theme, the entertainment is not really scary and presented in such a way that the kids laugh, not cry!

 

Cinderella Castle, Hallowishes, Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Going Out The Door

Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular

Live performances at the stage show in front of Cinderella’s castle are a tradition at the Magic Kingdom. The three mischievous Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus, along with other Disney villains and dancers, take control of the stage for a special Halloween performance. Go early in order to acquire seating with a good view.

 

 

Halloween Dance Parties

Dance parties are held all year in Tomorrowland and somehow, my crew always finds extra energy to dance in the street with the Disney characters. During the Halloween party, of course, characters like Cruella De Vil and the wicked stepmother and the two awful stepsisters must make an appearance and they are hilarious. There are two locations for the dance parties during the event; one in Tomorrowland by the People Mover and the other in Frontierland by the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. The parties provide wonderful photo opportunities that you will not want to miss!

 

 

Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade

The Headless Horseman leads the parade down Main Street, starring the cast of the Haunted Mansion. We were waiting by the train station for the parade to start when Madame Tremaine and her two selfish daughters came out to play. They danced in the street with us for twenty minutes and then stood by and watched the parade. Well, actually, they hid behind us and yelled and teased the characters marching by, who then returned the taunts. The Halloween parade is action-packed and draws the guests into the excitement!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

parade band, Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Going Out The Door

 

Fall colors and decorations adorn the park, pumpkin and apple scents from the food vendors fill the air, and villain merchandise is available in the stores. It must be time for the Halloween party! Tickets are limited and sell out quickly on certain days, so make your reservations early. During the ticketed celebration there are smaller crowds in the park, shorter waiting times for the rides, and more opportunity to meet your favorite characters.

 

Mickeys Not-So-scary Halloween party is NOT scary. It’s fun and interactive.  If you can say relaxed in the same sentence with Disney I would say it is a more relaxed version of a Disney vacation and an incredible way to celebrate fall!

Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar

The World of Pandora was first discovered in the highest-grossing movie of all time, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’.  Disney Imagineers have re-created the most beautiful region of the city, the Valley of Mo’ara, in a private setting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar has proven to be as much of a success for the park as the movie is for James Cameron. 

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Bridge

Guests are surrounded by the Hallelujah Mountains, the legendary floating mountains of Pandora, as well as stunning waterfalls, exotic bioluminescent plants, and enticing dining opportunities with food options not found anywhere else in the parks.

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Waterfall

“This is our land.”

Jake Sully, Avatar

Pandora is a designated area inside the park similar to the Kilimanjaro Safari and is included in the price of admission to the Animal Kingdom. To get there, cross the bridge, turn left at the Tree of Life, and follow the signs!

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Landscape

“You are not in Kansas anymore.” 

Jake Sully, Avatar

The elaborate details within Pandora are breathtaking and the mountains, vines, trees, and even the stones that are walked on seem to come to life! A Na’vi-built drum circle provides the sounds that completely transport guests to Pandora in this amazing and immersive experience.

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Flora

“Nothing’s over while I’m breathing!”

Col. Miles Quaritch, Avatar

Two captivating rides are offered in Pandora; Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. I would not suggest attempting to walk onto either of these rides as long wait times are expected (sometimes up to three hours). Fast pass is the only option for me and well worth any extra effort!

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Banshee Art

 

Satu’li Canteen

Dining in Pandora is an enjoyable experience and healthier than most Disney food. Satu’li Canteen has an international feel and flavor and is high on my list of dining options. Guests can choose their own grain, vegetable, and protein bowls that are full of flavor and very filling. Of course, Disney style food is also offered such as hamburgers, etc.

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Satu'li Canteen

Pongu Pongu

Pongu Pongu is an exotic drink station offering several options for ‘fancy’ drinks in fun cups. The drinks are either served frozen, with Boba Balls, or a combination of both. My family purchased an extremely sweet and colorful apple, pear, and limeade drink combined with passion fruit.

 

Boba Balls

Boba Balls were not my favorite but I seemed to be in the minority as plenty of guests seemed to be enjoying their drinks!  

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, path

You do not have to be a fan of the Avatar movie to enjoy Pandora because it is a masterpiece that stands on its own. If you are a big fan, you will absolutely love it! Avatar 2 is set to premiere Christmas 2020 but don’t hold your breath, this movie has been delayed several times!

Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar, Going Out the Door, Disney, Floating Mountains

“All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for.”

Jake Sully, Avatar