Alyssa Bautista

Writer at DisneyExaminer. Contributing Writer at SoCalThrills.

Location icon Huntington Beach, California

CSUF Alumni-B.A. in Communications, emphasis in Public Relations.

Secret SoCal places to indulge in for Star Wars-inspired food and drinks

For $15, you can use your lightsaber chopsticks to snack on the Star Wars Roll - Spicy tuna, avocado, cream cheese, gobo and jalapeƱo - deep fried. Grab a pint and indulge on the Imperial Army...meaning Imperial Stouts of course. Oskar Blues Brewery Ten FIDY, North Coast Brewing Co.'s Old Rasputin, Great Divide Brewing Co.'s Yeti are all available.

#OOTD: Female Star Wars-Inspired Outfits

Who is ready for The Force Awakens? Who is also ready for the fashion op on opening day? I am! I am not going to pass up the opportunity to rock my finest Star Wars apparel and girl power Galactic OOTD.

The bright side of the Dark Side at Autism Speaks' Walk

Nothing but smiles gleamed off the attendee's faces at the 2015 12 th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Angel Stadium on Sunday. Who knew the Dark Side of The Force would brighten the day of so many people? The Southern California Garrison, Orange Country Squad, 501 st Legion had the honor of trooping the event.

7 Games to Play While Waiting in Line at Disneyland

Waiting in line at Disneyland is the only thing that can put a damper on your fun-filled day at the park. Don't worry, friends! I got your back when it comes to relieving your boredom through those hour-long wait times. Some rides' wait times go by a lot faster than the more popular attractions.

Get cozy this Fall with a D.I.Y. Little Mermaid blanket

You don't have to live in the ocean to live like a mermaid so flap your fins in the comfort of your own home. Up where they walk, up where they talk, up where they stay all day in the sun... ...or sometimes the cold.

Get creative with these Disney D.I.Y. fall crafts

By Veronica Thach A memory I have growing up as a little kid was waking up the next morning after a long night of trick-or-treating disguised as Winnie the Pooh to rediscover all of the candy that was collected. Although I've been guilty for sneakily having a piece or two as part of my breakfast, it's definitely NOT the best choice.

Top picks for Disney-inspired Halloween pet costumes

Ghosts, zombies, mummies, and witches-Halloween is a frightening time for scaredy-cats like me. This is why I use my pug puppy, Indiana Jones aka Indy, to ease my fears during the holiday. I dress him up in adorable outfits that make everyone say 'Awww!' instead of 'Ahhh!'. Works every time!

Star Wars Rebels [Season 2 Spoilers + Director's Comments]

Director Dave Filoni talks with us about what he has in store for Season 2, and what it takes to expand the Star Wars Universe. The second season of Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels is set to kick off its premiere this Wednesday, October 14 th @ 9:30 P.M!

Austin's Adventures at Disneyland [Disney Fans With Disabilities Series]

Just like every kid, Austin Ringelman just wants to have a fun time at Disneyland. He does not let Cerebral Palsy stop him from having a magical experience. As he sits watching the sky go round on Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, he is filled with joy as the music fills Mater's tow truck.

See Darth Vader go Force Friday shopping

Just like most Target shoppers, you usually go in for one particular item and then end up with a loot full of glorious random necessities. Darth Vader had the same issue on Force Friday ! On September 4, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens products were shelved around the world.

Meet the Cast - 'The Big Short' Press Conference - SOCALTHRILLS

On Friday Nov 13, Paramount Pictures' film The Big Short hosted a press conference at The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. After screening the film the night before, press was able to discuss the movie with those involved in creating it.

Star Wars' bad guys who do good.

When you think of stormtroopers, Sith Lords, and bounty hunters- you immediately think of The Dark Side of Star Wars. When people think of the Dark Side of The Force, they think of evil, menacing villains. The 501st Legion: Vader's Fist, however, exemplifies "bad guys who do good".

Digital Galaxy. [Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Review]

Beyond reliving the epic Lucasfilm saga in HD, the Digital Movie Collection will help you grow strong in The Force through bonus features It's Star Wars Day today and not too long ago, I found myself going through Star Wars withdrawals. I needed more Jedi, droids, and stormtroopers in my life.

Disney Princess-Inspired Hairstyles [Back-To-School Series]

It's that time again... back to school! I don't know about you, but I have never been the "go to school in sweat pants" girl. And more props to the girls who do, but I need to feel my best and dress for success, head to toe.

Make your own Disney bow ties!

Looking your finest at Disneyland is key when it comes to the true fans. What accessory represents the "finest"- your bow tie swag that is. With Disneyland Resort's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration starting shortly, fans want to show off their personal Disney admiration.

Make your own Disney head bands!

A Disney fanatic is only as big as their ears...their Disney ears, that is! As you travel around any Disney Park, from left to right, no matter their age, guests represent their favorite characters on top of their heads with the iconic Disney Parks' ear hats and bands - the #1 selling souvenir.