Friday, February 25, 2011

Top 10 list...

Top 10 things to remember for having a good time at WDW

10. Get to the parks before they open.

9. Always be on the look-out for a cast member trading pins.

8. Fastpass is your friend.

7. Magic is everywhere. Don't miss it on your way to the next ride.

6. No time of day is the wrong time for a Mickey bar.

5. Everyone's allowed to be a kid.

4. Go with people you like who also like matching t-shirts.

3. Stake out a spot early for parades and fireworks.

2. Stay close together when the crowds are large.

1. Remember that the worst day at WDW is better than the best day at school!!!

The solution to every problem....

"It is too hot!" have a Mickey Bar

"Lines too long?" have a Mickey Bar

"Is it lunch time yet?" have a Mickey Bar

"Is it too crowded?" have a Mickey Bar

"This popcorn is too salty!" have a Mickey Bar

"My feet are soooo tired!" have a Mickey Bar

"Was that taste of Beverly too nasty?" have a Mickey Bar

"Lori just beat me at Toy Story Mania!" have a Mickey Bar

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More like "Watch"...

Get good seat early for the Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom. It is always a crowd pleaser, and definitely provides a look into the past for us nostalgia types.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How many nations are represented in World Showcase at Epcot?
  1. 15
  2. 11
  3. 14
  4. 9

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tee #4 design???

I'm looking for feedback and input on this one. I was trying to think of some clever wording but striking out. In the interest of rewearability, I thought perhaps simplicity rules. So I'm asking for the collaborative talents of this group to weigh in.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jack's Hidden Mickey

As Jack doused his Wasa cracker with Tabasco sauce a Mickey plopped out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

When Jim was writing about the themeing of Animal Kingdom it made me want to make this my Thursday attraction. This ride is the most themed ride ever. You almost want to wait in the whole queue just so you can discover all the amazing details that the Imagineers have planted here. All of us should even walk through the line even if some take the last minute exit.
For more details check out the description here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Very few people who visit WDW leave disappointed. However, there are also very few people who leave having taken notice of the real magic that surrounds them every step through the experience. When Walt Disney created Disneyland, he found himself disappointed by the area surrounding the park that was a constant reminder to guests of the "real world". When he started purchasing land in Florida for his new endeavor he did so with the idea that everything a guest encountered would lend toward an experience of being transported to a different world. This goal has remained a constant in the vision for the parks to this day. And it is an effort that truly separates the experience at WDW from other theme and amusement parks.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to see this attention to detail. Everything you look at, hear, smell or touch communicates that you are in a place that has been there for a very long time. One small example is shown in the photo with this post. Notice how the signage doesn't look shiny and new but instead looks like it's been directing travelers for a hundred years or more.


I want to know what you want most! Your opinion matters.

Do you want to have autographs on ...

* t-shirt

*autograph book

* baseball hat/visor


*picture frame mat

I don't think that everyone has to have the same thing. What do you want most? What do you want to have to remember this trip when we get home?

Hiden Mickey Moment

Savanna found this one while we were sitting in church.
I had to very slyly pull out my camera to catch this hidden Mickey!

Win a Pin....

In which of these attractions does your ride car NOT travel backwards at some point?
  1. The Haunted Mansion
  2. Maelstrom
  3. Spaceship Earth
  4. Peter Pan's Flight

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hidden Mickey

While at the mall, my sister Janelle spotted this:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

An oldie but semi-goodie

This is one of those never-dying park institutions. It has a terrible loading queue. It loads sooo slowly. It gives you a feeling of out of control driving. It speeds at a crawl. But it is a park favorite. It is having some rerouting construction at the moment so it may or may not be a possibilty for this trip. It does make a great photo op.
Here is where you can read more about it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Win a Pin

How large is the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction?
  1. 5 acres
  2. 50 acres
  3. 100 acres
  4. 150 acres

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hidden Mickey challenge

We will be at a place where you will be able to locate this hidden mickey. It is definitely "off the beaten path."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Funny but true...

This was a funnyoneliners tweet today:

Disney World Rule: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by money.
The monorail travels through the center of which of these resort hotels?
  1. Disney's Polynesian Resort
  2. Disney's Contemporary Resort
  3. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
  4. Walt Disney World Swan Resort