Magical Blogorail Red – Best Disney Photo Spots

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Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Hello everyone, and thanks for joining us this month on the Magical Blogorail Red line!  This month we are talking about our best (or favorite) Disney Photo Spots!  There are so many locations to take incredible photos at that this one is going to be a tough one to narrow down! So, as a result, I’m going to share with you several of my favorite spots, and highlight them with pictures!

For my first photo spot, I think a trip on a boat makes for some incredible photography.  Perhaps my shot here will convince you of that?  For this boat ride, we had a date with ‘Ohana for breakfast to keep, but even if you don’t, there is no reason why you can’t hop the water taxi to the Polynesian yourself for a little Resort Hopping!

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This shot was taken from the water taxi on our way to the Polynesian Resort for breakfast at ‘Ohana!

Another place I like to take a picture is right by a parade route.  Who doesn’t love a good parade?  The beauty of parades is that there can be hundreds of incredible photo locations — for me, though, I seem to get my best pictures in Town Square.  Perhaps you like these?

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Mickey & Minnie walking around Town Square in the 40th Anniversary Opening Day Parade, October 1, 2011.

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Pete’s Dragon, part of the Main Street Electrical Parade

As you know, though, boats and parades aren’t the only things to photograph at Walt Disney World.  Some of the best shots are simply candid shots, when those being photographed don’t realize that it is happening.  Such was the time when we came upon Princess Jasmine in Morocco of Epcot’s World Showcase.  Sophie had literally five to ten minutes of Princess Jasmine time because she and the Genie had just come out, and no one else was there.  It was truly a magical Disney memory, and the picture just sums it up best.

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Sophie whispering to Princess Jasmine how she was going to buy a Princess Jasmine costume during this trip. That was the only souvenir she wanted!

One great photo spot, that unfortunately isn’t around any more, is the love seat in Minnie’s Country House, in what used to be known as Mickey’s Toontown Fair.  While that land is no more, the memory of Sophie with her Meemaw remains, and I’m sharing it with you now.

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Taken when we took Meemaw to Disney, August 1, 2006 — almost 7 years ago!

Have you ever had your picture taken at a block party?  I’m sure many of you have had that happen over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  But how many can say they danced the night away with Chip over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?  Sophie can!

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Dancing at the block party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during rare evening Extra Magic Hours.

Of course, sometimes the best photo spots are when you are just relaxing in Epcot’s World Showcase, at the tables in front of the American Adventure pavilion.  Hey, who put that picture in here?

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The Goofy Creator, Editor, Author, blah blah blah of My Dreams of Disney

Oh, you know what?  I hear getting your picture taken in front of Cinderella Castle can be kind of neat.  Tell me, what do you think?

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I love you two! Shane, thank you for being Stephanie’s Prince Charming!

I hope, in a roundabout way, that I have answered the question of where the best Disney photo spots are.  The truth of the matter is that wherever your camera is pointed is where the best photo spot is!  These pictures bring a smile to my face, and in some cases, a tear to my eye, as I remember the wonderful memories that these pictures remind me of.  Thank you for indulging me as I took my trip down memory lane!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Donna Kay.

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

1st Stop ~ Colorado Mountain Mom
2nd Stop ~ A World View
3rd Stop ~ Growing Up Disney
4th Stop ~ My Dreams Of Disney
Final Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay

Wordless Wednesday – Pinterest Pic

Cinderella Castle

Welcome to another week of Wordless Wednesday!  Today the subject is “Pinterest Pic”, and as always, I would like to thank my good friend Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting this awesome series!  The My Dreams of Disney Pinterest Page is an expanding one, and has become quite a good traffic feeder to the blog!  Pinterest is a lot of fun, and it is, in my opinion, a great way to look at Disney pictures and get a quick Disney fix, or click on them to read more about a particular subject!

It was really hard coming up with one picture that I thought would be my Pinterest Pic for this post — but in the end I thought Cinderella Castle in Royal Blue or Purple was the pic to go with.  If you click on the picture above, it will take you to my Pinterest Pin for this picture, and from there you can go see the rest of the pictures I have displayed!

Thanks for stopping by this week!  To see the rest of the entries for this week’s post, please click on the button below to head on over to Focused on the Magic!  Thanks, and make it a Disney Day (or night!)

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The Power of a $100 Disney Gift Card

I have been astounded by the depth of the comments that people have been leaving with regards to our Disney Gift Card contest.  While I know that there are entries being made with each and every comment, it still has surprised me how many people have taken the time to write true, deep reasons why they want to win the gift card.  I only wish that I could give a gift card to each and every one of them.  That would be Disney Magic at it’s best.  Today, I thought I would take some time to highlight some of the comments that have stood out to me.

Eva wrote:

I would save the gift card for our next trip.We had to cancel our Dec trip because I have to have 2 surgeries :(

Eva, I hope that your surgeries are successful!  I’ll include you in my prayers!

Lisa wrote:

I would put this towards a trip my husband and I are planning for next Fall in order to take my parents for their very first visit! I’m graduating college in May, and with living expenses so high in Massachusetts, it sure would help us out :)

Lisa, congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  How exciting that you are taking your parents for their first trip!

Stephanie writes:

We’re surprising our kids and my baby sister with a trip to WDW in November. I’d get them some more stuff for their tote bags!

How exciting, Stephanie!  I love springing trips on my daughter!  Have fun!

Kim writes:

I know what I would do with that card! We are going to WDW in November to celebrate our 22 anniversary, our DD getting married and moving in with her new DH and my 43rd birthday! My birthday is October 8, the day the raffle ends, so it would be perfect to win the card to take on our trip! I’d use it for some awesome souvenirs!

Happy upcoming birthday Kim!  So many great events happening in your life, congratulations on all of them!

Melissa writes:

I would LOVE to win this! I am a Christmas fanatic and Disney fanatic… put them together and you have one deliriously happy lady haha! I’ve always wanted to see DisneyWorld at Christmas time… last year was soooo hard on my little family. We need a fun vacation together now that we’re on the mend. And I’m turning 40 in January. So THIS DECEMBER, I get to cross #2 off my bucket list and the three of us get to go see DisneyWorld in mid December. I am ecstatic!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have some spending money to shop with…. fingers crossed!!!

Good luck to you, Melissa!  I’ve never been at Christmas, it’s on my bucket list too!

Lastly, Adrienne writes:

I would buy as many Mickey ice cream bars as my heart desired on our 2013 trip! Is that selfish not to share?

Adrienne, my wife agrees with you!  Have one for her!

These are just a very small sample of the currently 244 comments that have been left for the contest!  Have you entered to win yet?  If not, make sure you do!  Just complete the requirements below, and good luck to everyone who has entered!

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