Mike and Sulley

#DisneyMusicMonday – Mike and Sulley

Mike and Sulley

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Disney Music Monday post.  This series is dedicated to giving you a smile to brighten your Monday morning.  I’m joined by my co-host Tim from Dad for Disney.  Thanks Tim for joining us!

This week we’re taking a look at a song sung by Mike and Sulley from Monster’s Inc.  Did you know that the song “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monster’s Inc. won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003?  I had no idea!  Today we’ve got two versions of the song for you.  The first is the song with selected video clips put in, since this song was part of the end credits of the movie, and the second version is the song with takes featuring John Goodman and Billy Crystal actually recording the song in the studio.  They are both a lot of fun, so take a few moments to watch them, and enjoy!  I hope that this #DisneyMusicMonday selection brings a smile to your face!  As John Goodman said, “It’s a great friendship song.”

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Did that bring a smile to your face like it did for me? Let me know in the comments below, and please check out the rest of the entries. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monster's Inc.

90 Days: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

Monsters Inc.

The Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor takes you right into how the power is made!

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s #DisneyWorldCountdown post!  We’re at day 90 in our countdown, and for today, we are taking a look at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor!  This special show features the stand up comedy of many of the Monsters that you saw in the original movie as they work to fill the power canisters so that the doors will open and you’ll be able to leave the area after the show!  In fact, this is such a special show that they even invite you, the audience, to participate along by texting in your jokes for possible use in the show!

My family enjoys Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor because it gives us a little break from the heat of the day, and it gives us the opportunity to enjoy possibly being on the television screens and hearing your joke performed.  As a result, I give Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor two thumbs up!

60 Days til Disneyland – Monster’s Inc.!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

We are fast approaching our halfway point in our countdown to Disneyland series!  Today is Day 60 in our countdown, and we are taking a look at the attraction Monster’s Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

This attraction, located at Disney’s California Adventure in Hollywood Land, is a taxi ride straight into the heart of Metropolis!  Throughout the ride you’ll see scenes from the movie Monster’s, Inc., and you will see whether or not Mike & Sulley are able to safely get Boo out of Metropolis and back to her room!  Do you think they’ll be able to do it?  If you aren’t sure, maybe you should go check out the movie — it’ll probably give you a few ideas on what is going to happen, plus, if you have a Disney trip planned, it will also serve as a great countdown movie to your own trip!

I think my family will really enjoy Monster’s Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!  Does your family enjoy it?  Why not let me know in the comments or on our Facebook Page, and thanks for stopping by!

Let’s Get to know Alicia, our new My Dreams of Disney contributor!

{Editor’s Note: Fresh off her recent post talking about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, our newest writer Alicia is back to talk about herself and her love of Disney!  Everyone, please welcome Alicia!}

Hello fellow Disney fans. My name is Alicia and I am thrilled to be joining Mike here at My Dreams of Disney as a contributor. I can’t think of anything better than sharing Disney memories and future plans, can you??

At the Italy Pavilion in Epcot

So how did I come to love Disney? Well I am not exactly sure of the exact moment. It was probably when I was a little girl. Growing up I would get a Disney movie every year for Christmas and we made a family trip here and there.  In high school, I was privileged enough to be able to perform at the Magic Kingdom with my high school marching band in a parade during the Christmas holiday. That was truly one of the coolest things I have ever done. Then for senior year there was Grad Night in 98. My classmates and I got all dressed up, rode rides, walked around and enjoyed concerts.  It was a magical night.

But it wasn’t until I became an adult that Disney really connected with me. It was then that I was able to really appreciate the parks for what they were and it was the first time I went to any of the other parks. Up until that point I had only been to the Magic Kingdom. Now I can say that Epcot has become one of my favorite parks, but Magic Kingdom will always be the bees knees! Of course, like any good Disney pass holder, we have the park hopper option. Who wouldn’t invest in that? It is the greatest option and it makes me feel like we own the park when we go from one to the other with no hassle.

One of my favorite things to do at the parks is take pictures. I know nothing changes but it seems like every time I go, things look different or I catch something that I overlooked before. The boyfriend and I do not ride many of the coasters or anything like that. We prefer the classics like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World. We mainly like to walk around and enjoy the weather and atmosphere. We generally try to go to the parks when the weather is nice and the parks are less crowded. It’s our preference to stay away during the weekend if at all possible. We generally try and plan our 2 main trips around the Flower and Garden festival and the Food and Wine Festival, both held at Epcot.

So for a few of my fave things about Disney:

  • Fave park: Epcot, Magic Kingdom
  • Fave movie: Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Cars, the Princess Movies too
  • Love the Boardwalk area. It’s so peaceful and pretty back there. It’s like a hidden gem.
  • Love shopping at The World of Disney at Downtown Disney
  • I have a serious addiction to Disney coffee mugs
  • We love to eat at Seasons at Epcot in the Land. It offers a great variety of foods and it’s a good place to regroup for your next outing.
  • I have recently started collecting pins too.
  • Fave character is Tinkerbell

Well that’s a little bit about me and my Disney history. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing our love of all things Disney.


The early Disney visits

My Dreams of Disney In the beginning of my Disney experiences, all of our visits consisted of single day trips.  The first time we went, we spent one day at the Magic Kingdom, one day at Sea World, and then continued our trip out to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

When we went to Epcot in 1983, we went over and back in one day, although we didn’t get back to Port Richey until about 12:30 AM (or maybe later)!  With Grandma and Grandpa living in state, it just didn’t make sense to stay in a resort, or visit for longer than a day at a time.

However, in 2000, all that would change.  That was the year that I found the love of my life, Cindy.  In June and July of that year, my parents, Cindy, and I went to visit my Grandparents.  While we were visiting them, Cindy and I decided to take a couple of days and go to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center.  Since we were there at the right time, we went for July 3rd and 4th.  We stayed at a hotel in Orlando, so we didn’t stay on property, but despite that, we still had a great time.

We both expected the parks to be really packed, but to our surprise, it wasn’t so bad.  We had a really great time, and we saw a show that is no longer presented at the Magic Kingdom:  The Timekeeper.

If you have never seen it, the Timekeeper was a circle-vision movie about time travel that was hosted by Robin Williams.  His assistant, 9-Eye, was played by Rhea Pherlman, and there are other big name actors in it as well, such as Jeremy Irons.  I really liked the Timekeeper show (for an idea of where the show was presented, the current attraction is the Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor).  I have found a YouTube videos of the Timekeeper, so feel free to enjoy it if you wish.

By the way, as a side note about the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor, did you know that you can text in a joke to Mike Wazowski, and he might use it in the show!  We did that once with my daughter, and it was selected for the show.  Her joke:  “Why did the chicken cross the road?  To get away from KFC!”

When they read the joke, a few people laughed, and then they said “We don’t get it either.”  Sophie was so excited about it, though, that was all she could talk about!