Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rainy Days in Disney

For us, the rain cannot stop us from entering the parks.  Of course, we attempt to spend some time on more of the indoor attractions to keep as dry as possible!  Though there are plenty of places in Epcot to spend some indoor time exploring, my kids favorite place is in the Imagination! Pavilion at the ImageWorks - What If Labs.  Not only do the kids get to explore, but they also get to jump around.  With three children who love all kinds of music, this is the perfect spot to spend some time in Disney out of the rain!

The What If Labs are the area of the Imagination! Pavilion you enter, upon exiting the Journey into Imagination with Figment attraction.  In this area, there are two things my children particularly love.  First is the Melody Maker.  Guests can use their arms to create music, which is actually the melody of One Little Spark.  Joey goes all out as if he is conducting and orchestra!  Now that my children are all tall enough to reach to play around here, it is one of their favorite things to do in Epcot.  On previous trips, I have had to hold Emily up to be able to test this out.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The 1997 Toy Story Parade ~ Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

Focused on the Magic
Today I am joining in the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Focused on the Magic with what some may call "vintage" Disney.

Before having children, my husband and I took a trip to Walt Disney World during the month of May in 1997 for our friends' wedding.  One of my favorite things from this trip was the Toy Story Parade at Disney MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios).    I really miss these movie themed parades.  The Toy Story one was really fun.  My kids are huge fans of these characters, so I hope one day, Disney will bring this one back (though I am sure they will not!).

If you haven't seen this parade, there is a great video on You Tube, well there are several, but I found one uploaded by Disneyworld144 from 1997.

Make sure you head over to 
to see everyone's May Calendar Shots.  This is a great way to bring a little Disney into your day as you stroll through this virtual photo album!