The Mandalorian Puzzles

The Mandalorian Season 1 now streaming on Disney+. Season 2 coming this October. (©Disney)

After two days of celebrating all things Star Wars, we couldn’t forget the newest addition to the family, “The Mandalorian” along with the cutest side kick in the galaxy, lovingly referred to as “Baby Yoda,” but only known as “The Child” in the series.

Here are two new puzzles to challenge you.

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Star Wars Word Puzzles

Getting a Storm Trooper “Stink-eye!”

We have been negligent in getting more of these word search puzzles up, so with today being “Star Wars Day” we decided it was time for more.  So here are the next 2, an easy and a more difficult one.

UPDATE:  The two newest are at the bottom of this post.

Today’s puzzles are generic Star Wars.  Tomorrow we will put up some that are Star Wars Villain inspired for “Revenge of the Fifth.”

As usual, all we ask is you link to our blogsite mickeyafterfifty.com instead of just spreading our puzzles across the internet.

Here are the next two puzzles full of Star Wars Villains, celebrating “Revenge of the Fifth.”

We hope you are enjoying these.  Please drop us a comment or suggestion.

Disney Word Searches

Sleeping Beauty CastleThis year is going to be a tough one for Disney fans, especially for those who had trips planned in the spring and summer of 2020.  There are plenty of blog and facebook posts speculating on what will happen to the Disney parks in both the short- and long-term, and a few trolls and naysayers who want to spread doom and gloom.  But we are not going to add to any of that.

Instead, we are going to create some word search puzzles that can be downloaded and used for school work, fun or just something to do.  We will try to create two versions in each topic and will post them every few days.  These are in .pdf formats, so you will need to download a viewer.  Here’s a link if you don’t have one: 

We don’t use RSS feeds to update our readers, so be sure to like and follow our facebook page for new puzzles.

There is one favor we ask:  Don’t just download these puzzles and pass them around to your friends, share or link our facebook page so they can also be notified when new ones come out.  Our first 2 are associated with the Disneyland park. (published 4/20/20)

Here are the next two puzzles (published 4/23/20)

 

 

 

P.S. Our puzzles will be enhanced as soon as we get permission from Disney to use their images for a distributable product.

Frozen 2 Movie Review

(As with all our movie reviews, we will attempt to entice you without having to issue any “spoiler alerts.”)

Frozen II opened in theaters nationwide on November 22. (©Disney)

Three years since Anna saved Arendelle with her dying act of true love, we are transported once again to that mythical (mystical?) kingdom ruled by a young queen and her little sister.  In the gap of time, Elsa has learned to control her fear and is no longer a threat to the village, but now she is called upon to use her powers to find the truth to right a wrong between two people groups.

After an unexplained event dried up the water, put out the fires, blew everyone around and eventually ran them out of town, Pabbie Troll shows up to provide some clues about what is to come. Elsa, hearing a call in the wind, follows it and inadvertently awakens the spirits of Earth, Wind, Fire Continue Reading →

Home Away from Home – Pin Style

For months, we have been trying to figure out how to meet up with other Disney people in North Carolina when we are away from Disneyland or Walt Disney World.  Recently, we found TriangleNCPinTraders on Facebook.  This is a fairly new group, having just obtained their 100th follower.  They have been holding regular meet-ups for trading and sharing and today we finally made it to one of their gatherings.

Meeting of Disney pin traders in Raleigh.  (our apologies for not getting everyone in the picture!)

So, without any hesitation we got ourselves down to the Crabtree Mall where they meet to purchase the latest from the Disney Store and then head to to food court for an hour of oohing and aahing over each other’s pins with a little trading in between.

It was nice to see so many people who are into Disney pins and other collectibles.  Some have small collections and others have very unique ones, but the group is open to all who love pins and trading.  We all had stories to tell about our Disney experiences and describing Continue Reading →

10 Magical Years

“Who’s the leader of the club…?”  We all know the answer to that question.  But did you know that it’s possible to be a member of the ultimate fan club?  If you consider yourself the “ultimate” fan, nerd, or geek, or just like to experience more of the Disney magic, then a membership in “D23 – The Official Fan Club” should be on your list.

D23 membership gift and magazine

As a member, you don’t just get to call yourself a member of D23, but opportunities and privileges abound.  You can have “Lunch With a (Disney) Legend,” tour the Animation and Imagineering Studios, along with the Disney Archives, attend pre-release screenings of Disney movies, receive additional discounts and more.  In August 2019, the biennial D23 Expo will arrive at the Anaheim Convention Center for 3 days of everything Disney, where you can attend Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2 Movie Review

After a 14 year hiatus, The Incredibles has hit the big screen with their sequel to the 2004 box office success, amassing and even larger opening weekend than Finding Dory, which was a box office record.

It’s amazing that after 14 years, Jack-Jack hasn’t aged a day!

Before we proceed with this review, we think it disappointing that we must issue a couple of warnings regarding a Disney animated movie.  First and most important, there are several scenes with flashing lights that could trigger an epileptic episode to those with this medical condition, or any medical condition that can be made worse with flashing lights.  Second, while many kids today have heard a lot of inappropriate language, this PG rated movie has a couple of scenes with stronger language than we believe is necessary for the plot.

The Incredibles is now back in theaters with their sequel. (©Disney/Pixar)

The Incredibles 2 picks up where it left off with the Underminer attacking the city and the supers attempting to catch him.  The pursuit leaves the city in shambles and causes a huge political uproar against them, so much so that the entire department is being shut down and their trusty government friend, Rick Dicker is being retired.  But a wealthy businessman and his sister want to hire them to Continue Reading →

Peter Pan Anniversary

Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either.” – Walt Disney

Over the weekend, the official Disney Fan Club – D23, held a “Magical Screening” of Peter Pan celebrating its 65th Anniversary.  Screenings were held at the Animation Studios in Burbank and the AMC Theater in Disney Springs in Orlando,

Screen shot of event title.

where we are currently visiting.  Events like these are a lot of fun and what keep us renewing our membership!

There is a lot of history about this movie that few know.  Peter Pan took many years to get to theaters; even though Walt obtained the animation rights to the story in 1939, it didn’t make it to the big screen until 1953 due to many circumstances involving finances and America entering into World War II.

The event was hosted by Steven Vagnini, the only D23 Cast Member in Florida, who has now been promoted to Walt Disney Imagineering and will Continue Reading →

Cars 3 Movie Review

“From this moment, everything will change”

The latest release from the imaginations of Disney/Pixar is now in theaters with Cars 3.  The story line of this latest animated movie in the trilogy is of the quality that should have been in Cars 2, harkening back to the original plots of racing and relationships instead of a sophisticated “James Bond” type of spy novel.

Cars 3, starring all of our favorite Radiator Springs characters is now in theaters. (©Disney/Pixar)

We find our favorite race car still winning race after race, with the occasional loss.  But then the inevitable happens:  Along comes a younger, faster car (Jackson Storm) who turns the racing world upside down.  Lightning McQueen, in an attempt to get back on top, pushes his limit to its unfortunate consequences and we next find him back in Radiator Springs, along with all the Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Beast Movie Review

Yeah, yeah, we know.  The movie has been out for almost three weeks – so what took us so long?  We just didn’t have the opportunity with our travels to find enough time for a night at the movies.  The important thing is we finally did it!  We saw the new Disney Beauty and the Beast live action movie in 3D.

Beauty and the Beast now in theaters. (©Disney)

With just a few exceptions, this story strays very little from the original 1991 animated movie; from the bookworm Belle, to the antagonist Gaston who is bent on marrying her, to the iconic songs and French setting.  The director and writers have taken the liberty of expanding on parts of the story that were left to the imagination in the original, such as the fate of Belle’s mother (most Disney movies are notoriously missing at least one parent).  The Enchantress who cast the beastly spell on the prince plays a much larger, and surprising role in this story.

The story also goes farther in humanizing the beast when he begins quoting Shakespeare, and then grumbles when Belle tells him that Romeo and Juliet is her favorite, which helps the audience realize that under that scary, hairy façade is a person who is capable of feeling.  The beast is also given Continue Reading →