Disney Music on #YouTube – Frozen

Over the years, Disney movies have brought out some incredible Disney Music to the public — to the point that in many cases the Disney Music may be, in some cases, be more of a draw than the movie! In this short series, I’ve decided to take a look at the Disney Music that you can find on YouTube — and share some of it with you as embedded YouTube videos! Today, since this movie has captivated most of us, I’m starting with the Disney Movie Frozen. Enjoy!

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

As I wrote about in my post about Anna, the words “Do you want to build a snowman?” certainly have multiple connotations, from fun, to remembering when they played together, to wanting to turn back time so their parents are back in their lives.  Personally, I think that this song is my favorite in the whole soundtrack, and I truly enjoy seeing it online.

Let It Go

Let It Go is Elsa’s song — her song about how she embraces her magic and makes it her own!  I love so much about this song — the music, of course.  Then there is how Elsa turns her circumstances around and embraces her magic.  Lastly, I love the hope she has when she sings this song.  I hope you enjoy it also!

For good measure, here is Demi Lovato’s music video of the song Let It Go:

In  Summer

Olaf, the incredibly warmhearted snowman, in many ways stole the show.  He was comic relief when things were a little too heavy in the movie, but he also had one of the best lines of the whole movie, when he said “Some people are worth melting for.”  However, he also had his own show tune number, when he sung about what it would be like for him In Summer:

This is just a sampling of the incredible music that you can find in the blockbuster hit Frozen.  Tell me, which is your favorite song from the movie?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Hidden Mickey in the El Capitan Theatre

You just never know where you might find a Hidden Mickey. I guess that’s why they call them ‘hidden’. But while attending an event in the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood I had to navigate through some back hallways and stairwells to get to an interview.

On the way, this is what I saw:

OK, not very well hidden!

If you have a chance to visit the El Capitan, it’s unlikely that you would ever see this Hidden Mickey. Normally guests aren’t allowed in these backstage areas.


Magical Blogorail – Traditions of a Mexico Pavilion Christmas

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Welcome to those of you joining me from Rolling with the Magic and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Image courtesy and ©DISTherapy

Image courtesy and ©DISTherapy

When it comes to Christmas at Disney, I think my favorite part will be when I get to experience Epcot’s World Showcase.  I know that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is over the top, and so is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, but to me, I think the true meaning of Christmas is seen most clearly at Epcot.  Did you know that each of the pavilions shares their own traditions with us on how they celebrate the Holiday season in their native land?

In the Mexico Pavilion, the Three Kings greet you and tell you how they celebrate the Holidays.  The Mexico term for Christmas is La Navidad, and the main celebration is known as Las Posadas (Posadas is Spanish for “inn”).  The story revolves around the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, and their attempts to find a room at the inn.  Included in the celebration in Mexico is Three Kings Day, which takes place on January 6th, the day traditionally known as the day that the Three Kings arrived to see the Baby Jesus.  In our country, we sometimes call that day “Old Christmas”.

I’m a real fan of all of the lights that you can find at the Magic Kingdom and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but as I’ve gotten older — notice I didn’t say wiser — I really appreciate the traditions of Christmas, and I think that the World Showcase does the best job of reflecting what the true meaning of Christmas is.

What is your favorite part of the Holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Home is Where the Mouse Is.

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 ~ Rolling with the Magic – Germany Pavilion
2nd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney – Mexico Pavilion
3rd Stop ~ Home is Where the Mouse Is – Holiday Treats from Around World Showcase
4th Stop ~ Journeys from a Follower – Holiday Happenings: How to Bring EPCOT’s Holiday Celebration Home
Final Stop ~ Mommy to All Girls – Candlelight Processional

Hollywood Studios

6 Days: Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania is our choice for #Day6 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

We are really getting down to the wire, and on this great Monday, we are taking a look at Toy Story Mania for our Disney World Countdown post!  This is one of the best attractions in all of Disney, but it suffers — or, at least, it used to suffer — from such popularity that it ran out of FastPass selections really early, so if you didn’t get there early, you were likely to miss out on it and just have to wait 60 minutes or longer for a FastPass.  With the new FastPass+ system, I wonder if that has improved any.  I would think it has, at least for those that take the time to plan their FastPass+ selections online, but I’m not sure.  If any of you have experience with this and have an opinion one way or another, I’d love to hear it, so let me know please.

Toy Story Mania

Sophie standing in front of Mr. Potato Head in the queue for Toy Story Mania.

Toy Story Mania is great from the queue on in.  Here is a picture of Sophie with Mr. Potato Head in the line at Hollywood Studios!

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania is an attraction where you play a whole bunch of different Midway Games!

The Midway Games are how you get your score, and you will ride in special vehicles that take you through and allow you to play the games.

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania is great because it is like being a part of Andy’s Toy Box!

Other than the line issues, which is hard, Toy Story Mania is one of my favorite attractions.  Do you like it?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Star Tours

33 Days: Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues is our choice for #Day33 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown! Image ©Disney Parks

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues is a great attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and is our selection for #Day33 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown.  This attraction was redone in 2010 and into 2011, and it was totally transformed.  The Imagineers converted it to a 3D attraction, and the computer technology behind it is so much more advanced that you can ride it 54 times before you see the same ride story twice!  The story is well written, and the audience even plays a roll — as one of you is accused of being the Rebel Spy by Darth Vader!

Star Tours

Have you ever been the Rebel Spy?

Just so you know, I WAS the Rebel Spy the first time I rode Star Tours after they redid the ride, and it was so funny to me, I just started laughing!

However, one thing to be aware of is that this attraction can lead to some queasy stomachs for some people.  My wife Cindy can’t ride it anymore because it just doesn’t agree with her anymore, and for others the same may be true.  Also, because of the “newness” of the attraction, a FastPass+ reservation is recommended, especially for a park like Hollywood Studios where your choices can be somewhat limited at times.

Star Tours

The queue for Star Tours can be a bit long at times, but there is plenty to check out too!

So tell me, please, do you and your family ride this attraction, or do you skip it, or do you split up and some ride and some don’t, or what?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!