Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – The Little Mermaid

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  I’m joined by my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and today I’ve got a little Little Mermaid trivia for you!

The Little Mermaid…

Did you know that on January 20, 1990, The Little Mermaid nearly one the Best Picture Golden Globe award?  Here are all the details, courtesy of our friends at This Day in Disney History:

Although nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, The Little Mermaid is edged out by Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Globe Awards. The Little Mermaid does win Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Under the Sea” – written by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. Ironically they beat out another of their own tunes nominated – “Kiss the Girl” (also from The Little Mermaid). Alan Menken is awarded Best Original Score – Motion Picture for his work on The Little Mermaid.

Now, before you head over to see the rest of the entries, why not take a look at the sing along video that I found of Under the Sea!  It’s got the lyrics, so if you don’t know all the words, no worries, just keep singing along!


Under the Sea Lyric Video on Disney Video

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! Please click on the images below to see the rest of the entries, and everyone, go out and make it a Disney Day!

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Surprising your Child at Disney

Surprising your child at Disney can be a great joy to a parent!

Surprising your child at Disney can be a great joy to a parent!

Today I’ve got a post going up over at the site of my friends — Mousekejournal!  In it, I talk about the fun and joy you can have in surprising your child with a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland!  I think, as a parent, one of life’s best joys is in surprising your children with something fun.  We have surprised Sophie with whole trips to Walt Disney World when she thought we weren’t going; we have surprised her with special events while we were already on vacation; I have surprised both Sophie and Cindy with a manicure at Mandara Spa; and this year we surprised her with a trip to Walt Disney World that includes visits from her two best friends at the same time!

Who knows, there may be even more surprises in store that Sophie doesn’t know about!  But for now, why not go check out the post over at Mousekejournals?!  I think you will enjoy it, and maybe even come up with some ways to surprise your kids on your next trip to Disney!

Click here to visit the Mousekejournals site and read my post!  Thanks everyone, and make it a Disney Day!

 

Middle of Winter? Let’s think about the Flower and Garden Festival!

Lightning McQueen at the Flower and Garden Festival!

Lightning McQueen at the Flower and Garden Festival!

Although it’s the middle of winter, and not very warm out, we thought we would talk a bit about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!  This yearly spring event brings Epcot World Showcase to life as thousands and thousands of flowers are brought to life for everyone to enjoy!  While I haven’t been fortunate to attend it — yet — I have seen some of the big display pieces, as they tend to leave them up for several weeks after the event is over.  In the case of the picture of Lightning McQueen above, that picture was taken on June 20, 2011 — well over a month after the festival ended on May 15th that year.  Since the grounds around Epcot always look so much better than my words, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite pictures from Epcot that include the use of landscaping to enhance the view for the Guests.  Enjoy!

Tow Mater shows us how to drive backwards!

Tow Mater shows us how to drive backwards!

This picture of the Tron Monorail is one of my favorites!  I love the purple flowers and the way the monorail looks!

This picture of the Tron Monorail is one of my favorites! I love the purple flowers and the way the monorail looks!

The gardens at the Canada Pavilion are always incredible!  This is meant to remind us of the world famous Victoria Gardens!

The gardens at the Canada Pavilion are always incredible! This is meant to remind us of the world famous Victoria Gardens!

This scene is actually from the Living with the Land boat ride.  I like the look of it even if it's not from the Festival!

This scene is actually from the Living with the Land boat ride. I like the look of it even if it’s not from the Festival!

While my post doesn’t do justice to the incredible special event that the Flower and Garden Festival is, I hope that it has brought you out of the post-Christmas, middle of winter blahs that January often has.  Just think, only a couple of months and we’ll be staring at Spring and dreaming of a trip to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!  Now, please click on the image below and go check out the rest of the entries for this week’s Riding the Rails segment — courtesy of your Magical Blogorail!  Have a Disney Day, everyone, and remember, here at My Dreams of Disney, we’re working to help turn My Dreams of Disney into Your Dreams of Disney!