2018 is finally here, and boy, there sure are a lot of changes in the air! As awesome as 2017 was, people all around the world are finding ways to make change and try to make this new year even better… And so have I!
Firstly, after a year of hibernation, I finally got a new annual pass to Universal Studios Hollywood! I simply cannot wait to get into more Minion Mayhem or go skateboarding in Springfield…. or even cast some enchantments in Hogsmede at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Even if it’s outside of Disneyland, I’m hoping getting to go in such long car rides will push me to do more fun activities I’ve never done, before!
Speaking of Disneyland, Many people like to make resolutions to achieve in The New Year, and theme parks are no exception! As January 7th marks the last day of the holiday season, January 8th will mean the biggest New Year’s resolution to Disney California Adventure Park, the big transformation Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier! This includes attractions such as California Screamin’, King Triton’s Carousel, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, and The Games of the Boardwalk, as well as Ariel’s Grotto Character Dining and Cove Bar Restaurants as they are re-imagined from the 17th seaside amusement park into themes involving some of our favorite Disney/Pixar stories and characters (visit The Disney Parks Blog for more information)! Although the perfect Dapper Day setting will be missed, if Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout is any example of how epic the changes will be, I can’t wait to see everything!
And as we bid a fond farewell to the glorious 2-story Build-A-Bear Workshop in Downtown Disney (Along with multiple other shops in the coming months) know that a brand new store has recently been opened in The Shops At Orange, just 2 miles away! Although I am beary disappointed to see the old one leave, and the “new” look of the store seems a bit bland, I am content that there will still be a store near me, plus it will hopefully encourage me to explore some new places! Be sure to check out my Instagram Story Highlights for a virtual tour of the new place!
With all of these changes in 2018, theme parks, stores, and people, you might just be afraid I’ll go through a lot of changes, too. But in a way, that’s the best part about being a teddy bear. When so many other things around me change, even after 14 years, I never have. My resolution this year is to go on more new adventures, wear all new outfits, and of course share all of the fun I have with my pals, whether in person or through my social media. But you can always be assured I will be true to myself!
Are you ready to make this the best year, yet? Comment and tell me YOUR New Year’s Resolutions, below! Let me know which new places I should explore!