Our Favorite Disney Memories 2007

Dale hams for the camera at the Block Party in 2007!

Dale hams for the camera at the Block Party in 2007!

Disney Memories 2007.  The trip we took in 2007 was our first trip ever where we stayed on Disney property, and we were guests at Coronado Springs.  We loved the resort!  It was great, and we had a lot of fun staying there.  So much so, in fact, that we stayed there in 2008 also!

The picture at the beginning of this post is from one of our favorite memories all time, not just for 2007.  In this photo, we were at the Animal Kingdom Park for evening Extra Magic Hours — something they don’t do anymore!  On this particular visit, we were fortunate because we came upon the Block Party that they were having over in DinoLand, U.S.A., and it was so much fun!  Sophie danced with Chip and Dale and Goofy, got autographs, and it was just a lot of fun!

Mike’s Favorite Disney Memory

Clarabelle Cow, Sophie, and Horace Horsecollar pose for the camera!

Clarabelle Cow, Sophie, and Horace Horsecollar pose for the camera!

For me, the things that are my favorites from this trip are the great character shots that we got with Sophie.  In the picture above, Sophie is posing with Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, a set of Disney Characters that you just don’t see in the parks very often!  In addition, we’ve got Sophie with Minnie Mouse, Sophie dancing with Donald Duck, and even shots of Sophie with Mickey & Donald at Chef Mickey’s!

Minnie & Sophie -- love how Sophie's leg kicks out!

Minnie & Sophie — love how Sophie’s leg kicks out!

Sophie was so excited to see Donald Duck, she started dancing!

Sophie was so excited to see Donald Duck, she started dancing!

Sophie kisses Mickey's nose over at Chef Mickey's restaurant!

Sophie kisses Mickey’s nose over at Chef Mickey’s restaurant!

Sophie hugs on Donald Duck at Chef Mickey's!

Sophie hugs on Donald Duck at Chef Mickey’s!

Cindy’s Favorite Disney Memory

Goofy & Sophie sharing a special "Ear" photo!

Goofy & Sophie sharing a special “Ear” photo!

Like me, Cindy has many memories from this trip that stand out.  Among them are the block party that we talked about at the beginning, the breakfast that we had at RestaurantSaurus with Mickey, Donald Duck, and Goofy — and this picture of Sophie and Goofy comparing pigtails and ears!

Sophie’s Favorite Disney Memory

Sophie loved this spot in DinoLand, U.S.A., when she could dig all she wanted!

Sophie loved this spot in DinoLand, U.S.A., when she could dig all she wanted!

For Sophie, there are a lot of memories of this trip, and all of the ones that we’ve listed previously are ones that she enjoyed as well.  However, one thing that we haven’t talked about that Sophie really loved was the Boneyard at DinoLand, U.S.A.!  This special area is a place to dig for dinosaur bones, and Sophie loved playing here.

Thank you for taking the time to relive our memories from our trip in 2007.  What are your favorite Disney memories from your trips?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for visiting today!

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday – Character Movie Stars

Starting with the original Face Character Star -- Snow White!

Starting with the original Face Character Star — Snow White!

By Mike Ellis.  Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop post! Like last week, today I’m filling in for Deb as she enjoys her time off and visits Walt Disney World!

This week we are taking a look Character Movie Stars — and there are a ton to choose from, so you almost can’t go wrong with your selections! Take a look at some of the ones I’ve run across in my days, and share with us your choices also!

Gotta Love Belle! Such a classic star!

Gotta Love Belle! Such a classic star!

Cinderella with Stephanie and Sophie, such a great picture!

Cinderella with Stephanie and Sophie, such a great picture!

Mickey & Minnie taking a 40th Birthday Stroll!

Mickey & Minnie taking a 40th Birthday Stroll!

I've only shared this about a million times -- Sophie and Princess Jasmine!

I’ve only shared this about a million times — Sophie and Princess Jasmine!

Pocahontas with Sophie at Rafiki's Planet Watch!

Pocahontas with Sophie at Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

Pinocchio and Geppetto greeting Sophie!

Pinocchio and Geppetto greeting Sophie!

The Goofy Statue with Sophie!

The Goofy Statue with Sophie!

Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar with Sophie!

Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar with Sophie!

This last picture you might think is a bit of a stretch, but Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar have been in Disney shorts together.  Check them out in the Disney Cartoon “The Band Concert”!

Thank you for stopping by! Hopefully our link issues this week will not hinder us, but at the least, you can check out Deb’s post! Just click on the button, and thanks!

Focused on the Magic


Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Horace Horsecollar!

Magic Kingdom, Town Square, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar

Clarabelle Cow, Sophie, and Horace Horsecollar in Town Square!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia! We have all enjoyed bringing you these little snippets of Disney Trivia, and we are glad that some of you are taking advantage and adding your own trivia for us to read as well! Keep it coming, you can never have enough Disney information, can you?!

Did You Know: That Horace Horsecoller was first seen in 1929 in the Disney short called The Plowboy alongside Mickey Mouse? Horace was actually quite a regular in the early years of Disney (also known as the Classic Era) — but you don’t see him around much anymore.  I was able to find The Plowboy on YouTube, so here it is for your enjoyment!  Spoiler alert: Mickey isn’t as nice at times in this short as he is now!  Watch what Minnie Mouse does to him at one point in the video!  Lastly, the cow you see there — that is the cow that would later become Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar’s girlfriend!

Thank you for stopping by tonight for Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia! Check out the rest of the entries for this week, and have fun getting your Disney Trivia Fix!