“This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
It is time for the most magical season of the year! Wonder, excitement, and joy seem to fill the air. I have always loved this season, it is definitely my favorite. And now, being able to watch the kids get into the holiday spirit is just so much fun. They enjoy it just as much I do! Especially all our family traditions, like decorating cookies, getting our Christmas tree, and drinking hot chocolate.
The holiday season is also a time for a lot of laughs. My little guy loves to talk about all things Christmas. He will readily share what he believes about everything from Santa and his reindeer to making it on the nice list!
Here he is answering some of those deep questions you might be pondering over this holiday season.
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There was that time two of my favorite things combined and I was overjoyed. My love of Disney and gaming joined and became Disney Infinity. Eventually this game would evolve into include most of my beloved fandoms and characters. And when I thought it couldn’t get better, the all new Disney Infinity 3.0 is here! Do you know a gamer? How about a Disney, Marvel, and/or Star Wars fan? Whether they love classic Disney characters, using The Force, or Assembling to fight the bad guys, Disney Infinity 3.0 is perfect for the gamer on your list.
I’m sharing all about the new Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box and giving an overview of what makes the latest Disney Infinity game a must have!
Being able to enter worlds or create ones of your own that reflect your favorite movies, rides, and characters is what has always made Disney Infinity unique.
The team at Disney Infinity was conscious of making sure this platform would give you a great value for the price. When you pick up your Disney Infinity Starter Pack for $64.99 it comes with 2 figurines, base, the game, and online codes. Most games retails for $60. Just. For. A. Game. I mean when I was in my young gaming days I know games didn’t cost that much. I am also pretty sure my parents wouldn’t have bought it if they did!
If you have been IN since 1.0 or you joined up with 2.0 the entire figure collection, yes even from the very beginning, is playable in the new Toy Box! Jack Skellington can be King of Halloween Town or Captain Jack Sparrow can grab a churro all in the new Toy Box Hub.
I’m hoping for a Dole Whip setup next!
The Toy Box has really evolved since the beginning. I will confess I didn’t take too much time to build in the Toy Box in 1.0. Rather I spent all my time in the playsets, especially the Pirates of the Caribbean. Then 2.0 debuted with new capabilities for the characters, the Marvel superheroes, and easier to use controls for building and customizing the Toy Box. I made up for lost time and created an awesome if I do say so myself Toy Box!
Connect your Disney account and load your old Toy Box saves onto the new game. The Toy Box is not system based it is game based like the figurines. As long as your account is connected you can access previous Toy Box saves or start fresh, making something new and awesome.
Pro Tip: Use your Magic Band to unlock something special in your Toy Box!
I love the new Toy box hub. It is a game within a game within a game, you get the idea. The Toy Box Hub is full of surprises. From training areas, stores to buy new toys, playing with others, and more you can find something new to do inside the Hub. You never know what will happen! I was playing the other day and all of a sudden the Empire showed up and I had to jump in my X-Wing to defeat them. How cool is it to battle the Dark Side above Cinderella’s castle!?!
Play against others in Flynn’s Arcade
Pro Tip: Avoid this swirly guy. I don’t know his name or really what it is but you cannot defeat him. He only goes away after you are defeated by him. He also will destroy other bad guys in the area but he will chase you all over the hub. Oh and Swirly Guy always spawns in this area of Halloween Town.
Phil, you remember him from Hercules, he is a great resource for combat. In fact I like to use his training areas to give me an edge up in the playsets. Visit the other Toy Box hosts like Phil to learn how to do all sorts of cool things with your characters and the Toy Box.
Pro Tip: Take your characters into the Urban Brawler Challenge. I went from level 0-6 just by completing the challenge. It is also a great place to practice your new skills before heading into the playsets with baddies like General Grievous!
Possibilities are only limited to your imagination. With power discs, expansion packs, and a ton of characters to choose from you can truly transform the Disney Infinity Toy Box and make it your own!
Are you ready?
Thank you to Disney Infinity for sending over the game. All opinions are my own.
As we usher in the holiday season for 2015 the kiddos and I are busy putting together our first ever Gift Guides! In the meantime, here is a peek at something your stuffed animal loving kids will want under the tree. Puppy Surprise is a classic toy for me. I had a Puppy, Kitty, and Pony surprise when I was little. I only ever got lucky enough 1 time to get 5 babies!
When I was in New York for Blogger Bash I happened upon an awesome booth that included some pretty amazing toys, including Puppy Surprise. I was so excited not only to see a beloved toy making a comeback but also that the overall design had not changed. The moms and babies still had the sweetest faces and just as cuddly as ever. I like the addition of the sparkles, because glitter is great, and each box comes with one baby that makes a surprise sound. How cute!
My princess was excited to play with her very own Puppy Surprise. She is kind of has a stuffed animal obsession like her mother! Watch the video to see how many puppies her Riley came with!
Thank you to Just Play for sending over the Puppy Surprise!
One of the great opportunities we were given at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was recording our families on a ride. We chose Dumbo, because for me it is one of those attractions I cannot miss when I go. I remember riding it as a little girl, waiting patiently in line because *gasp* there were no fast pass options back in the day! Yes my kids were shocked to hear that. You waited in line all the time?
Don’t worry, I didn’t leave my husband out. He is riding in the elephant behind us!
After we finished our ride, we stayed on for another trip on board the Flying Elephant. This guy was excited to steer again. You’ll notice in the video he was having Dumbo jump up and down. Crazy driver!
You can read more about my intial reactions to DisneySMMC here: A Whole New World and check back as I add more videos and posts sharing the magic and the fun of this celebration!
I was invited to the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World and their sponsors. I was not asked to write about my experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own.