On August 2nd the Disney Channel released the final movie in their Descendants series. This is a series of movies my daughters have only recently found, but were immediately drawn into them and are their current obsession. Basically the story revolves around the VKs (Villain Kids), the children of all the famous Disney movie villains like Mal the daughter of Maleficent, or Evie the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White, Carlos is the son of Cruella de Vil, and Jay the son of Jafar just to name a few.
To celebrate this new movie, over at Disney Springs on the Waterside Stage they started having nightly DescenDance Parties. Basically, there is a DJ up on stage encouraging everyone to dance, and periodically there are video clips show on stage with the Villain Kids showing off new dance moves or of course promoting the new movie. When I told my girls about it they immediately wanted to head over and check it out. To be honest, I was kind of blown away, the movie is great and the kids absolutely loved it. Most of the adults are sitting back on the benches watching, and down front by the stage are all the kids (or kids at heart) dancing around enjoying their favorite songs. The show starts nightly at 7:30pm and runs through 10:30pm. We stuck around for a couple hours at which time our girls were exhausted but we still had to drag them away. No one was quite ready to head home yet so we wondered around Disney Springs a bit and just window shopped a few of our favorite stores.
Over near Rainforest Cafe is one of my favorite stores the Art of Disney. I try not to buy too many items from this place but they have so much cool stuff it’s hard to just look and not buy. It had been a while since my last visit so we headed inside to see what was new.
The artwork is constantly being rotated in the store but mostly because it’s very popular and people buy up all the artwork as quickly as they put it out. They have paintings, prints, posters, sculptures and so much more. There are even animators on hand that will hand draw your favorite Disney character if you want.
As we walked through the store I noticed in the far back corner where the collectible Medallion machine usually was located, it was no longer there.
I headed over to that side of the store just to make sure but did find it had just been moved to the opposite corner. This seemed a little strange so I headed up to it just to see if anything else had changed.
The machine itself was the same with no changes.
Then when I looked at the designs that were available one immediately stuck out. There used to be a Frozen design with Anna and Elsa as the far left option. But now there was Mickey’s 90th Celebration design.
Here is a close up of the button on the machine.
Above is a picture of the actual medallion that I picked up for my collection. The cost is also the same as before, $10 for 3 medallions or $5 each. Definitely a bit pricey but these are not plastic or cheaply made coins, they have quite some weight to them and the designs have very nice detail with Mickey and his birthday hat. Plus I love the slogan World’s Biggest Mouse Party. This will make a nice addition to my Mickey’s 90th Celebration set of pressed pennies that the parks released earlier this year. If you want to read about those pennies you can check it out here.
Since Mickey’s 90th is only going on until the end of the year, and this machine also has a dated 2019 medallion the odds are good they won’t be around forever. I’ll have to remember to keep a closer eye on this machine as the designs seems to be changing more frequently than I would have guess.