Kilimanjaro Safaris

Best Kilimanjaro Safaris Trivia!

Kilimanjaro Safaris

The flamingos are present in this shot on Kilimanjaro Safaris!

As we continue our look at Kilimanjaro Safaris from our #DisneyWorldCountdown, we have some astounding facts related to this attraction.  How many of them did you know?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Best Kilimanjaro Safaris Trivia

  •  The size of Kilimanjaro Safaris is 4,791,600 square feet, or approximately 110 acres.
  • By comparison, the entire size of the Magic Kingdom is 107 acres, so one attraction — Kilimanjaro Safaris — is larger than the entire Magic Kingdom!
  • The ride is approximately 22 minutes in duration.
  • The flamingo island is actually shaped like a huge Hidden Mickey!

What other trivia do you have to share with us?  Please let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!  Please take time to visit my friend Jodi’s site at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and my friend Heidi’s site at Heidi’s Head for more great #DisneyTrivia!  Also, do you have a blog and some Disney trivia to share with us?  Then I urge you to write a post and add it to our link tool at the bottom of this post!  It’s a lot of fun and I think you’ll enjoy it!  Thanks, and make it a great Disney Day!

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Jiminy Cricket!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  Along with Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, I’m Mike from My Dreams of Disney here to share a special bit of Disney Trivia!

This month the questions all come courtesy of my daughter Sophie, and our resource is the excellent book Disney Trivia from the Vault by Mr. Dave Smith.  If you like our trivia and want to purchase your own copy of the book, you can do so by clicking on the link!  It’s a great read!

Today’s Trivia is written in from Kathy in Wheeling, IL , who asks:

In what movie or short did Jiminy Cricket teach us how to spell “encyclopedia”?

Jiminy Cricket’s Encyclopedia was a separate little cartoon that appeared a number of times on the Mickey Mouse Club television show beginning in 1956.

Now, for a little fun, take a look at the cartoon that Kathy was referring to! It’s a short little ditty, do you remember this from your childhood?

Thank you for stopping by today, but don’t forget to check out the rest of the entries this week! Just click on the links below, and have a Disney Day!

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Eric Larson

#DisneyTrivia – Eric Larson

Eric Larson

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Walt’s Nine Old Men were a core group of supervising animators who created Walt Disney Studios’ most famous work – such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Rescuers. Walt jokingly called them his “Nine Old Men” (even though most of them were in their 20s when they first started at the studio) – referring to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s nine Supreme Court judges. All nine of these talented gentlemen were named Disney Legends in 1989.

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s #TiggerificTuesdayTrivia post!  I’m joined as always by my dear friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and Heidi from Heidi’s Head.  This month we are sharing some great trivia revolving around Walt’s Nine Old Men.  Today we are sharing some trivia about Eric Larson.  Almost more important than the works he is credited with, check out the list of some of those animators that went through his training program!

Eric Larson from Utah (born 9/3/05) began work at the Disney Studios on June 1, 1933.
Larson started as an assistant animator on the shorts The Tortoise and the Hare and Two-Gun Mickey. By 1940, he was an animation director and had designed Figaro the cat for Pinocchio. He also animated the horses and centaurs for the “Pastoral Symphony” sequence in Fantasia. Larson assisted Marc Davis in creating the title character of the 1950 Cinderella and animated Caterpillar for the 1951 Alice in Wonderland. But his most famous sequence, is the flight to Neverland in the 1953 Peter Pan. After Walt’s death in 1966, Larson was placed in charge of finding and training new talent (along with animator Walt Stanchfield) – in addition to his character animating work (which ended as a consultant for the 1986 The Great Mouse Detective). Many well-known animators went through Larson’s training program, including Brad Bird, Don Bluth, Tim Burton, Ron Clements, Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. Larson retired in February 1986 after 52 years with Disney – making him the last of the 9 to retire. He passed away just two years later.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Now, please go check out the other entries in our post this week, and have a great day!

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Kokomo Grand Floridian

Disney Trivia – Kokomo

Kokomo Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian Resort

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Disney Trivia post!  I was going through some of the “This Day in Disney History” stuff that I enjoy, and came upon a great piece of trivia that I just had to share with you!  As always, I am joined by my great friend Heidi from Heidi’s Head and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!

The year was 1988…the place was the not-yet-open Grand Floridian Resort and Spa…the trivia tidbit is this:

The video for the Beach Boys’ 1988 hit song “Kokomo” was filmed on the “beach” at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort in Florida. Performing in the video was honorary Beach Boy and Disney fan … actor John Stamos! The resort had not opened when the video was shot and so the band & Stamos were the Grand Floridian’s very first guests!

As soon as I saw this, I knew that it was my trivia for today.  I hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by, and please take a moment to click on the rest of the links and read the rest of the trivia posts as well!  Lastly, if you are a blogger, and have a Disney Trivia Tidbit to share, write up a post and enter it in our linky!  Have a great week, everyone!

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Adventures by Disney Norway

Magical Blogorail – Heading to Norway!

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Welcome to those of you joining me from Heidi’s Head and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Adventures by Disney Norway

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Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by today as we explore the incredible Adventures By Disney adventures that await you!  For my trip, I have selected Norway — not just because it is the setting for the movie Frozen, but because the picturesque beauty that the country offers in incredible and something I want to see in person!  This is definitely a bucket list item for me!

The Norway itinerary features 8 days and 7 nights, and if you are unfamiliar with how an Adventures By Disney trip works, you are accompanied by great guides that show you a lot of the incredible things you’ll experience on your journey.  I’ve never been on one of these trips, so I am by no means an expert, but together we’ll explore more about this particular setting and venue.

  • Day 1 — Arrival at Bergen, welcome reception.
  • Day 2 — River rafting in Voss
  • Day 3 — Fjord Safari on a speedboat, also a visit to the Undredal Stave Church, the world’s smallest Stave Church.
  • Day 4 — Visit the Borgund Stave Church (constructed in 1250 A.D.) In addition, your Junior Adventurers will have a special dinner, and you’ll follow that up with a Disney Movie before bed.
  • Day 5 — Travel to Lake Loen for either trout fishing or row boating.  Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Kjenndalstova (on the shore of Lake Loen) before heading to Briksdal Glacier to visit it.
  • Day 6 — Visit Westeras Farm, then walk to a Fjord viewpoint. Afterwards, you’ll have an afternoon to explore Geiranger on your own.
  • Day 7 — On your last day before departure, you’ll travel to Oslo, the capital of Norway. From there, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner and folk dancing at the Grand Hotel Oslo.
  • Day 8 — Much like Walt Disney World, this is the worst day — Departure day where you head back home.
Adventures by Disney Norway

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To me, the best part of this trip will be the scenic beauty that you can experience firsthand.  What do you think your favorite part of this kind of trip will be?  Let me know, and thanks for stopping by!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is In the Mouse House as Gina talks about Ecuador & the Galapagos.

1st Stop ~ Heidi’s Head – Southeast Asia
2nd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney – Norway
3rd Stop ~ In the Mouse House – Ecuador & the Galapagos
4th Stop ~ Disney Nouns – England & France
Final Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog – Scotland & Southern California