Inside Out Movie Review with a Twist


I remember when I first saw the preview for the Inside Out movie I thought it looked a bit complicated and might be hard to follow for the kids.   HOW WRONG I WAS.

There are not many kids movies that I walk out of and think WOW that was really amazing but this one was on the list.

Somehow the writers managed to take a complex idea and make it so simple and engaging for kids and adults alike.  Both of my daughters have been talking about this movie for days and it has given me some good opportunities to discuss feelings with them.  This has been great as feelings can be confusing at times for kids and this movie makes them not so scary and easy to explain.

Inside Out should come with a warning though … TAKE SOME TISSUES haha.  I don’t often cry in movies but when I do I need me a tissue.  There is an important message in this movie for parents also which has made me think.

I would recommend 4 year olds and up for this movie.  I think there is something in it for everyone and all my kids can talk about is seeing it again.

We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to see this movie during a Staycation we had at the Novotel Brisbane .

I seriously love the idea of a Staycation.

Sometimes it is all too difficult and expensive to pack up the family for a week and go for a vacation so this a great affordable alternative.

The Novotel offers as awesome deal for families to get away for a night of fun with the kids without the huge price tag.

Did you know about the Novotel Family Promises that are available Nationwide?

One of the major benefits is a 5pm checkout on Sunday, allowing families to enjoy a full weekend of activities at their destination rather than having to check out in the morning. Other family friendly benefits, available with any rate booked include:

  • Bedrooms capable of accommodating up to two adults and two children, with a sofa/bed to allow relaxing during the day
  • Two children up to age 16 stay free when sharing their parents’/grandparents’ room
  • Free breakfast for children under 16
  • Extended check-out till 5pm on Sundays
  • Welcome gift for children
  • Complimentary cartoon network (Nickelodeon)
  • Special equipment for babies available to parents (bottle warmers, changing tables etc) making it easier for them to travel with less luggage
  • Balanced and nutritious menu for children
  • A children’s play area

Novotel Brisbane – room rates priced from $219 per room per night. You can find out more here

Below are a few pics of our recent stay at the Novotel Brisbane which was also decked out with Inside Out promotions and fun to make it that bit more exciting and fun for the kids.








Every Novotel Australia wide does fun a little bit different for the kids so make sure to check in and ask what to expect from your local.

Since 2008 Novotel & Disney have enjoyed a successful partnership in Australia. This year, 24 Novotel hotels and resorts have partnered with Disney to celebrate the premiere of ‘Inside Out’ and are offering great prizes whenever you stay from June 15th to July 19th.

If  you book now and find one of the character toys from the Disney/Pixar new movie ‘Inside Out’ around your local Novotel Hotel you could WIN one of over 800 prizes valued at more than $40,000!

You can find out more about it here


We were lucky enough to be given 9 Family passes (4 tickets each) to give away to 9 lucky families.

Win 1 of 9 Family Passes (4 tickets) To See Disney's Inside Out Movie



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Being a mum to 3 kids (one of them full time at home with me) and trying to juggle everything became pretty crazy.

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