Because this week's Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Focused on the Magic is unable to run as usual, Deb our weekly host is without power, I wanted to still share a photo. Please keep Deb and everyone else who has been impacted by Sandy in your thoughts and prayers today!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia! I used my Walt Disney World Fun Facts app again to select the next Disney fact I am going to share today. This time I went with Epcot, and to my delight, a Food and Wine Festival fact came up! If you saw my recent Magical Blogorail Blue post, My Top 5 Food and Wine Festival Favorites, you'll know that I love this festival. It is one of my favorite times of the year to visit Epcot.
Here's the fact I discovered today:
Here's the fact I discovered today:
Chefs cook up 3,000 gallons of soup during the International Food & Wine Festival.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Throughout the Walt Disney World parks, there are plenty of attractions for little ones, but what about those little ones who are thrill seekers, who aren't quite tall enough for the larger scale thrill rides? Of course, there is the Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini, a wonderful way to introduce your little one to roller coasters. I envision this E.A.C. attraction to be of the same thrill level.
This dark attraction will make you feel as though you are in the "big blue" from the moment you enter the queue. Special effects will create the illusion that you are Dory or Marlin (whichever you choose) on your adventure to find Nemo. As you make your way through the queue there are different parts of the story being narrated in the scenery. Then, you walk pass the scene filled with jellyfish and enter a hall that is dimly lit. Imagine you board your ride vehicle, a 150 year old sea turtle, maybe even be lucky enough to get Crush himself, because of course each ride vehicle will be unique.
Once you board, you begin your journey slowly (your short uphill climb) amongst the sea turtles. It gets lighter and lighter as you reach the peak, which corresponds with the part of the movie that Dory and Marlin come around and wake up. Keep an eye out for Squirt. He and his friends just may be swimming by! As you reach the top of this incline, you hear Crush yell, "Grab shell, Dude!" This begins the faster portion of the attraction with special effects making you feel as though you are Marlin himself (or Dory) riding the E.A.C along with Crush. Because I envision this as a thrill ride for kids, this ride would last about 90 seconds, the same amount of time the Barnstormer lasts.
Being a mom of a child who wanted to experience all the thrill rides well before she was tall enough, I had a lot of fun coming up with a kid friendly thrill ride that I think she would love!
What attraction would you love to design for your little one?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|The images on the wine glasses are glass slippers|
and a tiara ~ a subtle nod to Cinderella
Monday, October 8, 2012
Did you know there is a new (well, a couple of weeks ago new) blog hop? It is called the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia. You share a piece of Disney trivia that you think everyone would be interested in knowing, and learn more trivia by reading what everyone else had to share. Since there is such a significant amount of Disney trivia out there, and I am indecisive, I decided to pull my piece of trivia from one of my favorite apps: Walt Disney World Fun Facts. This is a free app I downloaded and open whenever I have a few moments, such as when I am waiting at the bus stop for the kids or just have a few spare moments to read. Each week I have decided that I will chose my trivia from this app - whichever fact pops up when I open it and select a park, that is the one I will share. Today's fact just happens to be from my girls' most favorite attraction in the Magic Kingdom. We experience the Prince Charming Regal Carousel at least 8-10 times per trip.
Friday, October 5, 2012
|The girls were all ready for Cinderella's Royal Table|
As you may know, princess dresses can be a very costly matter. When I looked up costumes online, there are Disney princess costumes where from $25 to over $100. I tend to purchase anything below $20, though below $10 is even better. My girls dress up as their favorite princesses all the time here at home, so there is no question that they will in Disney. So to save money on dresses, I try to be on the look out just after Halloween for any princess dresses in the clearance section. Sometimes that isn’t always easy, but if I look in enough stores, I usually can find a deal or two. One year, I even found a full Snow White costume, red cape included, for $2. That was a rare (yet very exciting) find! Usually though, I can find them for about $7 to $10. Of course, if you can sew, that is always an option, though since I can't sew, I am not sure it would be a money saver for me. But just in case I ever learn to sew, I started a Pinterest Board with all kinds of Disney related sewing projects: Crafts ~ Sewing Projects