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Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Blue. Enjoy the ride as we discuss the music at the Disney Parks.

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The Voices of Liberty is an Acapella group that plays at the American Adventure.

Music.  Known to soothe the savage beast, music is a part of our nature, part of our culture.  At Walt Disney World, so much of the story is enhanced through the use of music that, in many ways, just hearing a song instantly takes us back to the moment we first experienced it.  In today’s post, I’m taking a look at how the music of the American Adventure draws you in, capturing your heart, your mind, and your spirit, and reminds you of how our great country was formed over the years.

The beauty of the Voices of Liberty is that they sing incredible Americana songs from days gone by, and they do it with such a charm, grace, and excellence that they are known the world over.  We thoroughly enjoy listening to them perform before the American Adventure show begins.

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Voices of Liberty, performing before the American Adventure show.

After each performance, you are welcome to say hi to the members of the group, and even get your picture taken with one of them, like Sophie did a few years back.

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One of the members of Voices of Liberty posing with Sophie.

The Voices of Liberty are a refreshing change from some of the music that you can here on the radio — I enjoy them so much that I even found an album on iTunes of theirs that I purchased and am listening to in the car!  It has such great songs as The Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Penny / My Country ‘Tis of Thee, and my favorite, Golden Dream.  In fact, I like Golden Dream and The Penny / My Country ‘Tis of Thee so much that here are two YouTube videos I found of Voices of Liberty performing those songs.  I hope you enjoy them!

The music of the American Adventure — in particular, the music of Voices of Liberty — shares so much of what made our country great.  My prayer is that our leaders in Washington, from both sides of the isle, would read this, hear the wonderful music, and remember why they got into politics to begin with, and in doing so, work together to bring our country back to what is once was.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is my great friend Jenn from Disney Babies Blog.

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – WDW Trivia Book

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  I’m joined as always by my great friends Heidi from Heidi’s Head, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!  Today I’ve got a “Did You Know” segment from the WDW Trivia Book, Volume 2, by Lou Mongello!  So, let’s get right into the meat of our post!  Please tell me what you think of this!

Did You Know…

In the construction of the newest Disney Park at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, 60 dump trucks full of dirt were delivered to the DAK construction site every day for two straight years to create the Park’s landscape!  That’s about 4.4 million cubic yards of dirt!

I don’t know about your yard, but I could have used just 1 dump truck full of dirt — or maybe even less than that — for my yard!  What about you?

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoying my trivia tidbit!  If you have a blog, I invite you to write up a trivia post and submit it for us to enjoy as well!  Now, please take a look at the rest of the entries by clicking on the images below, and thanks for reading!  Go out and make it a Disney Day!

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Maelstrom

Today's #DisneyTrivia is about Maelstrom -- good luck with our trivia question!

Today’s #DisneyTrivia is about Maelstrom — good luck with our trivia question!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment for this week!  Christmas is certainly coming on strong, isn’t it?  I hope everyone is ready and able to enjoy the holiday season, and that you are able to spend some good, quality time with your family.

I am pleased to be joined by my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for this week (truly, they take pity on me each week and let me join in…)

This week’s trivia is about Maelstrom, but I don’t think it will be all that difficult for you hard core fans.  Let’s see if you can get this trivia question:

In the Maelstrom in EPCOT there is a troll that tells you to disappear. How many heads does this troll have?

A) 1

B) 6

C) 3

D) 2

Read along, and you’ll get the answer at the bottom of the post.

Did you know that you can join in on our trivia segments each week?  We’ve got this thing, called a “linky” — don’t ask me where the term comes from because I don’t know — and if you have a blog, you can write your own post, publish it, and then add your information into the linky so that we can all see it.  What do you think?  Care to give it a try?  Go for it!

In the meantime, please click on the links of the other entries and read what great trivia they have for you this week!  Now, about that answer.  Of course you all know this — the troll has 3 heads.  Thanks for playing along!

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – The Sherman Brothers

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By Mike Ellis.  Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  If you are new here, we like to get a little jump on Tuesday, so we post our trivia a little bit early! As always, special thanks goes out to my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!  Today I’ve got what I think is a great trivia piece!  I got the information from the incredible book Disney Trivia from the Vault, written by Mr. Dave Smith.

Did you know…

That, on March 11, 2010, the Sherman Brothers were honored with their own Disney window?  It is located on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland Park, and features the following details:

Two Brothers Tunemakers

Richard M. Sherman and Robert  B. Sherman, Proprietors

“We’ll write your tunes for a song!”

As you can see from the image above, it has some really cool details, and fits the brothers to a Tee in my opinion!
Thank you for stopping by today.  Now, please go check out the other entries below, and at the bottom of this post, make sure you come back to get your entries put in for our Disney Gift Card Giveaway that we’re having!  You could win a $500 Disney Gift Card, or one of 2 $250 Disney Gift Cards!  Thanks, and good luck!

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Tiggerific Tuesday – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Hello everyone, and welcome to Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia! Today I’m joined once again by Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jenn from Disney Babies Blog to give you the best in Disney trivia!

Today’s trivia is an anniversary — the anniversary of the opening of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction at the Magic Kingdom!  Here is the information, courtesy of This Day in Disney History:

1971: Walt Disney World’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction (based on the 1954 Disney film) opens at the 14-day old Magic Kingdom. It features 12 thirty-eight passenger (39 including the operator) submarines in an 11.5 million gallon tank of water. A very close cousin to Disneyland’s Submarine Voyage which opened in 1959, the two rides share many of the same elements and animatronics.

It’s unfortunate that I don’t really have any memories of this attraction — but I did ride the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage ride over at Disneyland, and I’m thinking that the ride was pretty similar to what we experienced on that one.  Let me know in the comments what you thought of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction, and thanks for stopping by!  Now, please take a look at the other entries for their trivia!

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