Disney Music Monday

#DMM – Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride

Disney Music Monday

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s #DisneyMusicMonday post!  I’m joined by my buddy Tim from Dad for Disney, and each Monday we bring you a special post that helps you get through the blahs that Monday’s can bring to us sometimes.  Well, I don’t want to brag, but I think I have got the PERFECT song to put a smile on your face.  I like this song so much that I’m actually putting two videos of the song in it — so go ahead, hit that play button twice, and enjoy!

I came across this gem from the Disney Modern Classics soundtrack that I bought on iTunes.  Of course, the song Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride is from Lilo & Stitch, and also Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch.  What I love about this song is the upbeat melody, the rhythm that just flows, and the feeling, despite just listening to the song, as if you have been transported out to Hawaii and are on that surfboard yourself!  I hope you enjoy these YouTube videos as much as I do — the first one is the original song as performed by Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu and The Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus.

This next version of the song was performed by the band Jump 5 and is full of energy and pep.  Here is the video:

So tell me, which one did you like better? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today on our #DisneyMusicMonday sing along!

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American Adventure

MB Blue – American Adventure Music!

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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.

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 ~ My Dreams of Disney
2nd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog
3rd Stop ~ Rolling with the Magic
4th Stop ~ Frontierland Station
Final Stop ~ My Pixie Dust Diary

Final Day in our #Disney #App #Giveaway!

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We are on our final two hours left in our Disney App Giveaway!  There are still plenty of opportunities for you to get in the winning entry, so just complete the entries listed below!  Remember, you could win one of five sets of these five apps that TimeStream Software has released!  Here is the list of all of them:

The five Disney Apps that we are giving away!

The five Disney Apps that we are giving away!

Giveaway Details

The TimeStream Software giveaway runs from January 1 – 8, 2014.  To enter, just complete the entries you wish to on the Rafflecopter Widget located below.  The giveaway is open to anyone that can redeem an iTunes code, and the winners will each receive one code for each of the apps listed above.  Winners will be notified via email on Thursday, January 9, 2014, and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Failure to do so within 24 hours of when the email was sent will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be selected.  All entry options are optional, but the more you enter, the better your chances of winning.  Each person has the potential for 144 entries in the giveaway.  Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of entries received.

Later on today, we will also have another special announcement from our friends at TimeStream Software, so stay tuned for that!  In the meantime, make sure you get your entries in each and every day, and good luck everyone!

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TimeStream Software January App Giveaway!

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In honor of New Years Day, my friends at TimeStream Software have allowed me to host a giveaway of their Disney apps that are so successful for the iOS devices that we all seem to have!  We are going to have a giveaway of five sets of the TimeStream Software apps — great apps that focus on all that Walt Disney World and Disneyland have to offer.  Here is the list of all of them:

The five Disney Apps that we are giving away!

The five Disney Apps that we are giving away!

Giveaway Details

The TimeStream Software giveaway runs from January 1 – 8, 2014.  To enter, just complete the entries you wish to on the Rafflecopter Widget located below.  The giveaway is open to anyone that can redeem an iTunes code, and the winners will each receive one code for each of the apps listed above.  Winners will be notified via email on Thursday, January 9, 2014, and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Failure to do so within 24 hours of when the email was sent will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be selected.  All entry options are optional, but the more you enter, the better your chances of winning.  Each person has the potential for 144 entries in the giveaway.  Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of entries received.

Later on today, we will also have another special announcement from our friends at TimeStream Software, so stay tuned for that!  In the meantime, make sure you get your entries in each and every day, and good luck everyone!

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Today’s the last day to enter to win the TimeStream Software Apps!

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Today is the final day to enter to win the TimeStream Software series of apps that we are giving away for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch!  Have you entered the contest yet?  Well, if you have, great, you can always share the contest today for extra entries!  However, if you haven’t, and you are a Disney fan with an iOS device, then why haven’t you?  You can’t win if you don’t enter! The contest is up at 11:59 PM tonight, so don’t delay!

Over the past week, I’ve shared some of the incredible photography that you can experience in the apps, starting with the Photography of the Disneyland Mobile Guide, continuing on with more imagery from the app, and finishing up with a look at the incredible photography in the Walt Disney World apps.

So here’s your final chance to win these apps.  Remember, there are three prizes here.  They are:

  • The Grand Prize winner will win codes to get all of these TimeStream Software apps:
  • The Second place winner will win codes to get these TimeStream Software apps:
    • The Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!
    • Disneyland Secrets Gold!
    • WDW Hidden Mickeys
    • Disney World Mobile Guide
  • The Third place winner will win codes to get these TimeStream Software apps:
    • The Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!
    • Disneyland Secrets Gold!

To enter, you need to fulfill the requirements listed in the Rafflecopter form below.  There are plenty of opportunities for you to enter, so have fun, and remember, today is the last day!  Good luck everyone, and thanks for all of you that have participated so far!

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