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Seven Weeks Until Disney – Seven Things to Experience

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our weekly countdown post of things we want to experience while we are at Disney next month!

This week we’re focusing on attractions that we want to experience for one reason or another.  There’s no real rhyme or reason for this list, just because, which I suppose is reason enough for me! I hope you enjoy the list!

Pirates of the Caribbean

Simply put, this is just one of those attractions that we really enjoy, even if the version at Disneyland is better…
For a unique twist of the theme song from the movies, check out this YouTube video:

Test Track

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Test Track for us is one of the overlooked attractions at Epcot. We are such fans of Soarin’ that usually that’s what gets our top-tier FastPass selection, and as a result, we end up skipping on Test Track. This time, though, we are interested in experiencing it, so hopefully we’ll make that a reality!

Soarin’ over the World

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Since it’s been a few years since we have been to Walt Disney World, we have not experienced Soarin’ over the World yet, but it’s definitely on our list to experience! Hopefully we’ll make it a reality on this trip!

Frozen Ever After

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So my daughter and her best friend have no interest in Frozen Ever After, but the adults do, so we’ll see if we can experience it. Part of me wants to see what it will be like in replacement of Maelstrom, so for any of you that have answers to that, feel free to comment below and let me know.

Star Tours

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Star Tours is one of those attractions that Disney just did right when they updated it.  They turned a tired attraction into one of my favorite attractions at Hollywood Studios, and I’m hoping to experience it once again next month.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is still, to this day, one of my favorite roller coasters.  Everything from going around that curve, to watching for the saloon girls in the window dancing, to looking for Hidden Mickey’s, there’s just a ton I love about this attraction, and I can’t wait to see it and experience it again.

Expedition Everest

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A thrilling roller coaster located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!

Closing us out this week is Expedition Everest over at Animal Kingdom.  Still one of my favorites, I can almost guarantee that Cindy and I at least will be experiencing this attraction once again.

That concludes our look for this week of the attractions we want to experience next month at Disney.  What’s on your list of attractions and experiences to enjoy at Disney?


Grim Grinning Ghosts

The Haunted Mansion Hidden Mickeys!

The Haunted Mansion, that classic attraction that has been the focus of our attention this week at Mouse and Memos, WDW Hints, and here at My Dreams of Disney, is back for day five of our exploration of this iconic ride!  In today’s segment, I am going to examine some of the Hidden Mickey’s that you can find throughout the attraction.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of them, but hopefully that will change in future trips!

Believe it or not, but there are actually four Hidden Mickey’s to be found associated with The Haunted Mansion!  Three of them can be found while you are on the ride, and one more can be found after you get off the ride!

In the first Hidden Mickey, you need to be looking for it at the left end of the table during the ballroom scene.  Do you see it?  Look closely at the plates…if anyone has a picture of it, please share it with us for Disney In Pictures this Sunday!

The second Hidden Mickey can be found at the end of the graveyard scene.  Look at the face of a small ghost off to the right.  To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one, so I’ve got to go look for this one!

The third Hidden Mickey is near the woman with the red beating heart.  Look to the other side, and look at the three pots hanging on a post!

Lastly, after you get off the ride and exit The Haunted Mansion, look down and look for the Hidden Mickey next to a gate.

As we have explored this week, the stories about The Haunted Mansion are many, and the interest that it has piqued is considerable to me.  Couple that with the advent of the Hidden Mickey, and the Imagineers have successfully (in my mind, anyway) merged the old (the backstory) with the newer (the Hidden Mickey).

How many of you have found the Hidden Mickey’s?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!

Here is the schedule of what we have in store for you this week: registered & protected