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Does Doing The Hot Dog Song Dance Count As Cardio? Heck ya it does!

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There’s a new Mickey Mouse experience in town that is my new cardio, plus is my new favorite TV show, rolled up in one very fun time! I have to tell you about what I discovered by hosting a party for LA Blogger Moms at Disney Channel last week. If you love all things Mickey Mouse (like we do) then “Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures” was made for YOU TOO!

Complete with an all new version of that catchy “Hot Dog Song”, the new show from Disney Junior captures the attention of your littlest Disney fan, just as Mickey has captured our hearts for so many years. The theme song for Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures is an absolute toe-tapper. I posted videos of the most adorable little fans dancing to the new tune at the Disney Channel building last week during a private Mommy Influencer Screening.

If you’re a Mom with little ones in Los Angeles and you're a blogger then you might have been there. I know we are all Today Show fans too and read the parenting posts. If YOU were there please give yourself a shout-out in the comments below! And I want to thank you for joining us for such a fun morning. Our momtourage events are always good ones, but you really can't go wrong with a decked-out room filled with Mickey Mouse merchandise and endless hot dogs made by the Disney chefs! What kid doesn't love hot dogs for breakfast?

Are you a Mom looking for shows that won't disappoint? (As a mom, we are always looking for something good to watch on TV.) I can promise this is a fresh new program your smallest critics will get excited about!

Here's what you need to know:

Disney Junior's Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures debuts Monday October 14th on Disney Junior, Disney Channel and Disney now.

Pro Tip:

Get that Disney Now App because we downloaded it on all of our devices and now it's the go-to App on the front page of the kids’ iPads. By the way, I personally approve of the shows that are available there for my kids to watch, unlike some other apps that are supposed to have kid-friendly entertainment. The Disney entertainment apps are a sigh of relief for moms who worry like me. This is good quality entertainment, while also being digitally super convenient.

New episodes of Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures will be premiering throughout this entire week! So, check back for new ones often! The show takes Mickey and the Gang along with friends Chip and Dale on zany new adventures all around Hot Dog Hills in fun locales.

Each episode features a mid-episode dance break when Mickey and the Gang invite viewers to dance along to the newly updated Hot Dog Song. Getting the kids moving their bodies is a priority for so many of us moms and this show is a wonderful way to shake the mom-guilt of letting your kid have screen time instead of playing outside. IMPO of course. Hey sometimes we have stuff to do in the kitchen and we need to keep our little one busy nearby us, so the iPad is a good way to do that. With Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures the kids will be invited to get up and move with their favorite friends! To me, this is really smart indoor entertainment, or take-anywhere entertainment #momwin.

On a personal note: I've done the Hot Diggity Dog Dance and I swear I am burning calories. I say we should be able to add a couple points to our Weight Watchers tally because I was workin’ it! That counts as cardio, don't ya think?

The new “Hot Dog” Song was so popular with parents and kids that during the month of September when Disney had their hot dog dance challenge, there were literally millions of video views on Instagram and YouTube. Everybody went nuts for the new song.

If you are a Mickey fan and you check the show out, please let me know what you think about it online. You know I live on Instagram and Twitter so hashtag your post with #MickeyMouseAdventures and I will let my friends at Disney Channel PR know that you're talking about them. Who doesn't love to hear someone say nice things about them? It just feels good. Mickey wants to hear all about what you have to say and I bet he'll hear! I mean he's got the most famous ears for listening ever right?

Mickey and Disney have definitely been listening to us parents, that's for sure. Because, when we wanted more great programming with positive energy, healthy lifestyle concepts, interactive entertainment with good role models for our kids, they really came through! I think Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures is another modern take on a true classic, the way only Disney can do it.

Check out the new “Hot Dog” Song here in this video for yourself! WARNING: It will be stuck in your head all day today & make you smile. You’re welcome.


By Kristin Cruz - @kristincruz for momtourage media brands

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