Wordless Wednesday: Wardrobes!

Cinderella, Prince Charming, Magic Kingdom, Wedding, My Dreams of Disney

Cinderella with her Prince Charming

Welcome to another edition of the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, which is hosted every week on my friend Deb’s site Focused on the Magic!  This week the theme is Wardrobes, and I have some photos I love that show off the depth that Disney takes to make sure that their characters and other Cast Members are dressed accordingly!  Enjoy!

Dapper Dans, Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, My Dreams of Disney

The Dapper Dans with Sophie and Anna Jane!

Voices of Liberty, Epcot World Showcase, The American Adventure, My Dreams of Disney

Sophie with one of the singers from the Voices of Liberty

Voices of Liberty, Epcot World Showcase, The American Adventure, My Dreams of Disney

The Voices of Liberty

Off Kilter, Canada Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase, My Dreams of Disney

Off Kilter in the rain by Canada Pavilion.

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Disneyland: Generating an attraction list

As you all know, next year our vacation plans are taking us to Disneyland instead of Walt Disney World!  This is a first for us, we have never been to Disneyland, so we are getting excited (except for Sophie, who doesn’t know we are going!)

In the weeks ahead, I thought I would take some time to write what my thoughts are going to be about some of the attractions, parades, shows, fireworks, and dining locations so that I can generate a baseline in my own mind about them.  Then, after we get back, I can compare that baseline with what we experienced on the trip to determine how close we were to our original thoughts!  For now, I’m going to make a list of the attractions that we want to try out at Disneyland.  This is in no particular order:

  • Disneyland Park
    • Adventureland
      • Enchanted Tiki Room
      • Indiana Jones Adventure
      • Jungle Cruise
      • Tarzan’s Treehouse
    • Critter Country
      • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
      • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
      • Splash Mountain
    • Fantasyland
      • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
      • “it’s a small world”
      • Matterhorn Bobsleds
      • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
      • Peter Pan’s Flight
      • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
      • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
      • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
      • Storybook Land Canal Boats
    • Frontierland
      • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
      • Fantasmic!
      • Mark Twain Riverboat
      • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
      • Sailing Ship Columbia
    • Main Street, U.S.A.
      • Disneyland Railroad
      • The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
      • Main Street Cinema
      • Main Street Vehicles
    • Mickey’s Toontown
      • Goofy’s Playhouse
      • Mickey’s House
      • Minnie’s House
      • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
    • New Orleans Square
      • Haunted Mansion
      • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Tomorrowland
      • Astro Orbitor
      • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
      • Disneyland Monorail
      • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
      • Space Mountain
      • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Disney California Adventure Park
    • Buena Vista Street
      • Red Car Trolley
    • Cars Land
      • Luigi’s Flying Tires
      • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
      • Radiator Springs Racers
    • Condor Flats
      • Soarin’ Over California
    • Grizzly Peak
      • Grizzly River Run
      • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
    • Hollywood Land
      • Disney Animation
      • Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular
      • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
      • Muppet*Vision 3D
      • Turtle Talk with Crush
      • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    • Paradise Pier
      • California Screamin’
      • Goofy’s Sky School
      • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
      • Mickey’s Fun Wheel
      • Toy Story Mania!

After a quick look, it’s obvious that I’ve got a lot of research to do, but it certainly is fun research!  Do you see anything missing from my list that I should add to the list, or do you see something on the list that you absolutely think I should totally eliminate from the list?  If so, please let me know in the comments!

Magical Blogorail Orange: My Disney Bucket List!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Your Highway in the Sky and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Today I’m filling in for my good friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, who is away, and when I heard that the topic was My Disney Bucket List, I immediately got excited!  This is something that a lot of people have, but I’ve never gotten around to creating one, nor have I written about it before either!  This is a fun post for me, how many of mine are on your lists?  Let’s find out!

  1. Visit the original: Disneyland!  I have always thought that there is so much more to do at Walt Disney World, but I have never been to Disneyland before!  It is a dream of mine to walk the same paths that Walt Disney did, to experience some of the attractions that he had a personal hand in creating, and to imagine what life at Disney would have been like when Walt was walking those streets.  Now, it looks like we’ll be able to do just that next year!  We currently have reservations for June 20-27, 2013, at the Grand Californian Resort & Spa, our DVC Home resort!  I can’t wait!  Only 240 days until our trip!
  2. Before we bought our DVC membership, Cindy and I always talked about how we would come to Walt Disney World and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Now, of course, they are building a DVC at the GF, but that doesn’t stop me from putting that on the bucket list (even if we stay there sooner then the 25th anniversary!)
  3. Neither Cindy nor I have ever been to Hawaii.  The day that Aulani opened as a DVC resort, it went on the bucket list!  Regardless of the fact that I wouldn’t be able to walk from there to Space Mountain, that’s okay, I could enact my own version of Splash Mountain on the lazy river!  One day.
  4. When we purchased our DVC ownership, we found out that the number of points we purchased was enough for a 1BR for 1 week at Animal Kingdom.  After we got home, though, and started looking through more of the information, we also found out that the same number of points (transferred to RCI) would get us 2 weeks in Tuscany over in Italy!  One of my bucket items is to use those points to stay in Italy!
  5. Have you ever taken an Adventures By Disney trip?  I would love to take an ABD trip to Europe one year.  I don’t know when it will happen, but it is definitely on my list!
  6. Last, but by no means least on my shortened Disney Bucket List is the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  I don’t know if this is something I will ever be selected for, but it definitely is on my list!  The unique nature of this is that it is an honor to apply, and I have been honored two years in a row to be able to say that I made it to round 2.  Ultimately, I would love for this year to be the year I get selected for the panel, but until then, I will keep the dream alive!  If you dream it, you can do it!

This is just a sample of what I have on my Disney bucket list!  I think I’ll create a special page outlining all of them and check off the ones that I’ve gotten accomplished!

What crazy and exciting things do you have on your Disney Bucket lists?  Thanks for stopping by, let me know your list in the comments below!

Thank you for joining me today.  Special thanks to all of my Magical Blogorail Orange teammates today!  Don’t worry, Deb will be back next month I’m sure! :) Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Heidi’s Head.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Disney on Wheels

2nd Stop ~ A Glass Slipper Vacation

3rd Stop ~ Your Highway in the Sky

4th Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney

Final Stop ~ Heidi’s Head