16 Wishes Street Team Contest! Starting Tuesday, June 29th most Borders nationwide (U.S.) will have your favorite 16 Wishes gear in stock--bracelets, apparel, the Soundtrack (featuring tracks from Debby Ryan) and more!
Photograph yourself in front of a Borders where you can find 16 Wishes merchandise, and you could win a PROP FROM THE MOVIE: Abby' star mirror!
TO ENTER: Post a link to your photo and tell us about your favorite product, and be entered to win!
Contest ends July 16th, 1O:OO ET.
Can't find the 16 Wishes merchandise at your local Borders? No problem! If your Borders doesn't have the gear, you can still qualify. Just send us the photo and tell us where the store is located so we can get them the goods!
No, that's not the title of a new horror movie. It's my life. Why is my life full of terror, you might ask? Two words:
AKA Driver's Ed. Specifically, Driver's Ed with Abby Jensen at the wheel. It sounded like a good idea at first. Abby and I are both car crazy. She's partial to red vehicles and I always look at the blue ones, but we're both totally excited about turning 16 and getting our driver's licenses. So naturally, we signed up for Driver's Ed together.
And then she got behind the wheel.
Terror in the Parking Lane. And the Passing Lane. And the Right Turn Only Lane. I hope her parents let her practice A LOT before she gets her license. In an empty parking lot. With no obstacles of any kind within a mile or two.
Gotta run. Today we're learning Parallel Parking. I think I'll keep my eyes closed.
Think you're a 16 Wishes FANatic? Complete our scavenger hunt based on the movie and all of the awesome 16 Wishes websites that you love, and be entered to win a Border's 16 Wishes Tshirt, signed by Debby Ryan!
Combine the first letters from your answers, and you have the password (uppercase) to unlock the contest page! Once you're there, just tell us your favorite part of the movie, and you are entered to win the random drawing.
*Scavenger Hunt Questions*
1. What is Abby’s middle name?
2. What was the name of the dress boutique?
3. Celeste loves pepperoni and _ pizza.
4. Name on the side of Celeste’s van:
5. Logan Buchanan isn’t just the quarterback, but in the _ Club as well!
6. To which song did Debby Ryan, Chase Ryan, and friends. do a remix? (Hint: Check the Video section of Abby's Blog)
7. Who said "I got pranked" in one of the Behind the Scenes videos?
8. Where can you find exclusive 16 Wishes Tshirts, BFF jewelry, and more?
9. In Jean-Luc Bilodeau's interview on the 16 Wishes Borders.com page, he says he would wish for a _.
1O. This is Debby Ryan's song for 16 Wishes, and there's even a music video for it now!
11. Name of the Charity receiving a portion of sales from the purple Jac Vanek 16 Wishes bracelets sold at Borders and Borders.com:
12. In what kind of a shop are Abby and Jay in their video on the 16 Wishes YouTube Channel?
13. On the 16 Wishes Myspace, you can hear the songs "A Wish Comes True Everyday" and _.
14. This tasty treat company is one of the 16 Wishes "Favorite" pages on Facebook.
15. For the latest news on contests, behind the scenes pictures, video, and much more, sign up for the 16 Wishes _.
16. In the movie 16 Wishes, you learn to "be careful what you _ for".
**Congratulations to Rae, the raffle winner!**
*Now follow the link below, and type the password when asked
Example: If the answers were Grape, Yellow, Dog, Heidi, Brazil, your password would be GYDHB
*From here simply leave a Comment with your favorite part of the movie, and you’re entered in the random drawing to WIN!
**Psst...here's a HINT! Check these places for some of your answers!**
Contest ends Saturday, June 26th at 1O:OO pm ET...Good luck!
Have you read my sister's blog? I just found it online, under the oh-so-creative title "Abby's Blog" and I feel the need to set the record straight:
I do NOT carry my "stupid toy guitar" around "all the time." Just in the morning when I'm feeling particularly creative. And late at night when the freshman blues hit me hard. That's when I write my best songs. Abby only hears the goofy ones I sing when I'm messing around or just want to torture her. (I am her younger brother, after all. It's in my contract.) But I really do want to be a singer/songwriter/recording artist/major rock star, and right now that guitar is the only thing I have that makes me feel like I'm getting close.
Someday I'll be old enough to get a job and make some bank for the axe of my dreams. Until then, I'll proudly bear the name of "Duffus and his Toy Guitar Band."
Hey...great idea, Abs. I think I'll start a band!
We all want our wishes to come true, but have you ever granted another person's wish? Tell us about it! You could win a REAL PROP from 16 Wishes.
Just respond in the comment section, contest ends June 24th!
**Thank you to all who told us about the wishes you have granted--they were TRULY magical! Congratulations Jordan, you won Abby's piggy bank from the set of 16 Wishes!**
Guess what?! I've just been given my best assignment EVER! A girl named Abby Jensen has made a wish list!
Not just any wish list. It's 16 Wishes she wants to come true all on one day: her 16th Birthday. I haven't seen the list yet, so I don't exactly know what kind of a ride we're in for, but I can't WAIT for Abby's Birthday Morning so I can get started!
Sometimes I get someone's birthday wish in advance. That's fun too, since it gives me time to plan. But Abby's Wish List is a mystery. She keeps it in her closet, so I'm assuming no one's ever seen it. Well, maybe her little brother Mike. He's always invading her privacy, coming in without knocking, that kind of thing. Or maybe she's shown the list to Jay Kepler, her best friend.
Anyhoo, that's stage one: I have to get a good look at that list without Abby knowing, which means I need to get her out of her room - preferably out of her house. Planning that stage will give me a little something to scheme about, but not in an evil way, of course. Now that I'm on the case, everything that happens on Abby's 16th Birthday is going to happen for a reason.
Goodness, this going to be fun!
Director's backstage access: Peter DeLuise sets the scene for a @16Wishes car chase, catch the action June 25th 8/7 central on Disney Channel!
When I was a freshman, everybody tried to tell me the importance of immediately picking my "clique." For the those of you not yet in High School, it's pronounced "click" and it means a group or set of people with a common interest. Our first day of freshman year, Abby and I identified some of most obvious cliques:
The Band Geeks
Once you identify yourself with one of these groups, it's hard to switch. So I decided to steer clear all together and develop friendships with everyone. I have friends in band, friends in football, friends who play chess, friends who dance, friends who wouldn't be caught dead dancing...friends who should rethink a few of their favorite dance moves because of how ridiculous they look doing them (that means you, Abby).
I guess I'm just not interested in taking sides. I like staying neutral.
Someday, that's all gonna pay off.
Watch Anna Mae Routledge react to the shenanigans of Debby Ryan (@TheDebbyRyan), Keenan Tracey (@KeenanTracey), Karissa Tynes (@MissKarissaT) and JesseReid (@JesseReid99). Filmed by writer Annie DeYoung. 16 Wishes (@16Wishes) will premiere on Disney Channel on Friday, June 25 at 8/7 central.
Now it's your turn to show the world what you can do! Share your plans for a 16 Wishes Premiere party (you can comment here, or even upload a video to YouTube!), and you could win! The grand prize is a signed BTS pic of Debby Ryan and a REAL box of Celeste's magic candles from the filming of 16 Wishes...how great will those look on your next birthday cake?!
**Thank you to all who told us about your AWESOME plans for 16 Wishes Premiere Parties! Congratulations to our winner, Chasney!**
Behind the scenes look at the filming of Debby Ryan's, @TheDebbyRyan, music video for "A Wish Comes True Everyday". Don't miss the premiere of 16 Wishes, @16Wishes June 25th, 8/7 central on Disney Channel!
Abby has this list of 16 Wishes she hopes will come true when she turns 16. I'm only four months younger than her, so I started thinking it's time I came up with my own Wish List.
Here goes. When I'm 16...
#1 - I'll have a cool car, preferably new, preferably fast.
#2 - I'll drive Abby around in my new, fast car.
#3 - I'll get courtside basketball tickets for me and Abby.
#4 - Maybe I'll try out for football.
#5 - Maybe Abby will come to a football game to watch me play instead of Logan.
#6 - I'll do something impressive and important, like...not sure yet.
#7 - I'll convince Principal Smith to put foosball tables in the lunchroom.
That's all I can think of right now. Ideas? Thoughts? Commentary?
Debby Ryan, @TheDebbyRyan gives a tour of the studio where she recorded the song "A Wish Comes True Everyday" for 16 Wishes, @16Wishes. Don't miss the premiere on Disney Channel June 25th, 8/7 central!
Freshman guys have it rough. I'm not saying we're short, it's just that most of us haven't reached our "full height potential" yet. Someday, most of us will tower over our big sisters and call them names we just learned in Shakespeare 1O1, like "acorn" and "minimus."
Until then, we have to endure being a little bit invisible. The girls at school are all beautiful creatures who step on us with their high heels at dances and look over our heads when we try to talk to them.
Then there are guys like Logan Buchanan. He doesn't really say very much, but all the girls are crazy about him, including my sister Abby. Personally, I think it's just because he's tall enough to look them in the eye.
So until I'm taller -- like next semester -- I'm just going to bide my time and perfect my rock star air of cool, casual confidence.
That's my plan and I'm stickin' to it.
Being a Birthday Fairy has to be the best job in the world. Well...maybe the second best. The Big Guy in Red who lives at the North Pole has the most awesome job. Think about it: he gets to eat whatever he wants, he has a really cool uniform - I'd love to get my hands on those glam boots and that wide shiny belt - and he only works one day a year!
Birthday Fairies, on the other hand, are pretty much always on the job. We speak dozens of languages and get to travel all over the world. Oh boy, do I have the stories! I've worked my Birthday List Magic on kings and queens, presidents and senators, ministers and prime ministers. But my favorite birthdays are for people just like you.
Someday maybe I'll be assigned to your Birthday List. Won't that be fun?
Until then, keep making those wishes and don't forget to write them down. I think it's important to know what you want in life. Who knows? Maybe you won't need a Birthday Fairy.
You're smart, strong and beautiful. Start making your own wishes come true!
Debby Ryan, @TheDebbyRyan, gives us a look at what happens after filming for 16 Wishes, @16Wishes. Early to set, late to leave, all the day in the life of Debby Ryan, Chase Ryan @ChaseRyan, and Jean-Luc Bilodea @vancityjeanluc! 16 Wishes is premiering on Disney Channel Friday, June 25th 8:00 pm ET/PT.
Badminton is scary. As is volleyball, softball and basketball. I am, admittedly, terrible at sports, but I particularly abhor games where an object hurtles toward you, threatening to put out an eye.
Jay loves sports and is naturally good at almost everything. I think it's annoying to him that I duck when we play tennis instead of even trying to hit the ball. Personally, I think ducking is justifiable behavior when a puke-yellowy orb made of carpet-covered ROCK comes flying at your face. Jay says all I need is a good forehand. I think I need hockey pads.
So, naturally, I hate PE. And PE hates me. Or maybe it's just Miss Duffy, the girls' gym teacher at my school. I'm sure when she was my age she had bigger dreams than being a whistle-blowing tyrant. Or maybe not. Maybe she achieved her life goal when she got a job thinking up ever more painful ways for us to spend an hour of our young lives.
Jay says I'm the most unathletic person he's ever known. Sometimes I wonder, if I was good at sports, would I like PE? Would Miss Duffy and I become friends? Would my quads stop burning after one stupid lap around the stupid track?
I mean, correct me if I'm wrong: I think shopping is excellent exercise.
Enjoy a snippet of @TheDebbyRyan 's new song, "Open Eyes" that she wrote with her brother, @TheChaseRyan. Debby met many fans during the filming of @16Wishes in Vancouver, Canada. 16 Wishes is premiering on Disney Channel Friday, June 25th 8:OO pm ET/PT.
Young fourteen year old Abby Jensen (Debby Ryan, @TheDebbyRyan) goofs around with Krista Cook (Karissa Tynes, @MissKarissaT) in this special behind the scenes look at 16 Wishes (@16Wishes) which will premiere on Disney Channel on Friday, June 25 at 8/7 central.
Behind the Scenes look with Anna Mae Routledge, @OfficialAnnaMae, Jean-Luc Bilodeau @vancityjeanluc, and Debby Ryan @TheDebbyRyan. See the final scene when 16 Wishes @16Wishes premieres June 25th at 8/7 central on Disney Channel!
...but Rock & Roll doesn't necessarily love me. Yet.
I know I have musical talent. I can feel it coursing through my veins. But when I open my mouth to sing a song I made up, it doesn't exactly sound like it does in my head.
Please don't tell my sister Abby what I just told you. She already thinks there's something wrong with me.
See, the only guitar I have is this toy I got when I was nine. She thinks I'm fooling myself and wants me to give up my dream. But she doesn't realize a Real Rocker never gives up on the Music.
One day my musical muse is going to visit and something magical is going to happen. I just know it. Until then I'm givin' it all I've got with what I've got: a toy guitar and a voice that seems to be changing by the second.
Besides, it's fun to torture her with my recently perfected power strum.
Next week: stage diving!