Wordless Wednesday – Disney History

One Man's Dream

When it comes to Walt Disney, I confess that I don’t have a whole lot of historical pictures — at least, not in the true sense of what I’m thinking about.  So when I saw that today’s Wordless Wednesday theme is “History”, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to share with all of you.  Then I thought, the best attraction that I know of at Walt Disney World is One Man’s Dream — so I’ll share a picture of that.  So here you go.  Then, as I was typing this, I remembered that the Walt Disney World Railroad contains locomotives that are from the 1910s and 20s, and that is pretty historical in and of itself!  So I’m sharing a picture of one of the locomotives with you.

Walt Disney World Railroad Then, after I thought of this bit of history, I started remembering the history that goes along with the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.  This carrousel, built in 1917, is truly a historical piece all itself, so here is a picture of it!

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel I guess what I’ve learned from my trip down Disney History Lane is that, when you think about it, the whole park is comprised of history!  So much history, in fact, that it is all around you, just waiting to be discovered!

There is the history of the Magic Kingdom to begin with — Main Street, U.S.A. feels like a trip into the past; Tomorrowland, a trip into the Future; and Liberty Square, a trip into what it must have been like to be a citizen at the birth of a nation in 1776.

Thank you for stopping by for Wordless Wednesday this week! As always, special thanks goes out to my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting this! Click on the button below to see the rest of the entries!


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2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Lightning McQueen

The 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs from March 6 – May 19, 2013, and is one of the special events that you can visit at Epcot.  Featuring incredible flower displays all throughout Epcot, along with special events and guests, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a highlight for many people in their Disney Vacation plans!

My family has never been to the Flower & Garden Festival before, but this is certainly one thing that is on our bucket list of things to experience!  In addition to the incredible topiaries, flower displays, and other incredible gardening exhibits, Epcot also has their Flower Power Concert series throughout, and HGTV, as one of the sponsors of the event, has special hosts at their pavilion throughout the Festival’s run.  Here is the list of HGTV hosts that will be on hand during the Festival’s run:

  • March 8-10: Chris Lambton of HGTV’s Going Yard
  • March 15-17: Chris Grundy of DIY Network’s Cool Tools
  • March 22-24: Egypt Sherrod of HGTV’s Property Virgins
  • March 29-31: Brandon Johnson of HGTV’s My Yard Goes Disney
  • April 5-7: Meg Caswell of HGTV’s Meg’s Great Rooms
  • April 12-14: Jason Cameron of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves
  • April 19-21: Sara Peterson of Editor-in-Chief, HGTV Magazine
  • April 26-28: Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms
  • May 3-5: Casey Noble of HGTV’s Design on a Dime
  • May 10-12: Dan Faires of HGTV’s Design Star and HGTV.com’s DanMade
  • May 17-19: David Bromstad of HGTV Design Star, Color Splash, Design Star All-Stars

Are you interested in attending the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this year?  If so, then Pixie Vacations has a great deal for you if your travel dates fall between April 7 – 14, 2013.  If this is the case, then you can get a 5-night, 6-day vacation for an astounding deal!  Included in your trip will be accommodations at one of these incredible Disney resorts:

  • Disney’s All Star Movies Resort (Value Level Resort)
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Moderate Level Resort)
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Spa (Moderate Level Resort)
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort (Deluxe Level Resort)
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort (Deluxe Level Resort)

Additionally, you will receive Magic Your Way tickets, Disney’s Plus Dining, and a free Disney Water Park or DisneyQuest ticket for each person of your party.

If you are interested in booking this trip, you have until March 7, 2013 to do so, so don’t delay!  You can call me at 919-606-6725, email me at Mike@PixieVacations.com, or you can go to the Pixie Vacations website and request a quote.  It’s that simple!

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