Hundred Acre Woods WALL MAP featuring Pooh & Friends

Hallmark stores are almost becoming as good as, or better than, The Disney Store for offering great Disney treasures! I kid you not.

Take a look at what we just picked up recently:

15″ W x 15″ H x 1 1/2″ D

This great reproduction of the Hundred Acre Wood map can stand or be hung, which is what we have done with it. It features all of your favorite characters from the A. A. Milne’s classic Pooh stories. Here are closer looks at each corner of the piece:

The houses of Rabbit, Kanga, and Owl

Christopher Robin’s house

Notice that the compass has the letters spelling out Pooh’s name instead of the cardinal points of North, East, South, and West.

Winnie the Pooh’s house (or Mr. Sander’s, depending on who you ask)

Eeyore’s gloomy place… er, house

The only omission is Piglet’s house. Poor little guy! But he shouldn’t feel too bad as Tigger is missing altogether! Most of the other main attractions of the Hundred Acre Wood are represented here.

In conclusion, kudos to Hallmark for offering such wonderful things. And to Christopher Robin we say: Work on your spelling!

Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide – Winnie the Pooh

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Continuing our Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide series, we’ve got a second attraction for you today!  This one is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction, located in Fantasyland.  Here are the details for this bouncy trip in the Hundred Acre Wood:

Attraction Name: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Attraction Type: Slow Ride
Height Requirements: Any Height
Location: Fantasyland
Hours of Operation: All Day.
FastPass+: Available
Interactive Queue: Yes

For my family, this attraction is a little beyond our time.  With a soon to be 14 year old, bouncing in a Hunny Pot just isn’t at the top of her attraction list.  However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t experience it for the nostalgia effect every now and again!  Since this attraction is indoors, and features many of the scenes from the movie, it can be a great way to cool off from the blistering summer sun of Florida!  It’s a slow moving ride, so there aren’t any fear factors based on that, and the gentle bouncing will probably excite all of the younger audience. One thing I like is the way part of the story is outlined in book form on the walls of the queue as you approach the ride vehicles, like the picture below.

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What is your take on this classic Disney tale?  Do you ride it with your kids, do you wish Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was back, or both?  Let us know in our poll, and thanks!


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55 Days: Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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#Day55: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s post for our #DisneyWorldCountdown series!  We are now at #Day55 in our countdown, almost halfway completed, and today’s post is about the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!  This attraction is located in Fantasyland, and also exists in Disneyland at Critter Country.  The Magic Kingdom version has a new interactive queue that allows your younger kids to play in Pooh’s tree, as well as look for different things in special honey displays, and other fun things for the kids.  At this point, I would guess that Sophie has outgrown the interactive queue part of this, but we still enjoy taking a ride into the Hundred Acre Wood from time to time!

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Sophie about to embark on her journey to the Hundred Acre Wood!

The picture of Sophie above is an older one — she was only 5 or 6 in this photo, and still had quite the baby face!  The honeypots that we ride in, though, haven’t changed at all to my knowledge, and one game we like to play is to see if we can guess what color honeypot we will get!

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Owl’s tree has fallen down, but that doesn’t stop Owl from telling his story!

The ride focuses on the part of the story where they celebrate a Happy Windsday!  The wind was blowing so hard that Owl’s tree fell over, and the rain fell and fell and fell, and — well, you know the story I’m sure!  The ride is quite nice when you are visiting the Magic Kingdom during a hot summer day and want to cool down, that’s for sure!

Even though we’ve kind of outgrown this, I still enjoy this ride.  It’s a fun little trip down memory lane, and when you’re at Disney, that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?  Do you like this ride?  Let me know in the comments if you do and what your favorite part of the ride is, and thanks for stopping by!