Friday, December 30, 2011

Polynesian Resort Flowers


The walking path at Polynesian :)
I am right now living up in New England where it's a nice 20 degrees during the day and about 5 degrees at night. So, I started looking at pictures of my trip to Walt Disney World when I was on my honeymoon. I started at the Polynesian Resort and right now, I wish I was standing next to these beautiful flowers that you can find all around the resort. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them and when I was shopping for flowers this summer, I found them up here. The lady told me that they are imported, topical flowers that if you have them in New England, have to bring them inside during the winter months. It can not go below 40 degrees or they won't make it. These are Hibiscus Flower and they are so beautiful. Here are a few pictures I took of them when I was down at Disney World:)





 Staying at Polynesian Resort? Enjoy the Flowers!:)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Happy New Year

Ready to celebrate 2012?
Well,  Debs Dis @ Focused on the Magic  theme this week is Happy New Year 
and what would use as a Calender Cover.... 
But I also have to many great Disney pictures to pick from, so...
I am also picking a January for a Disney calender. 
This would be the Picture:
 
Fireworks (Wishes) at Magic Kingdom over Cinderella's castle
Great way to start the NEW year:)


Focused on the Magic

Hope Everyone has a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Animal Kingdom Lodge

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE. BACK SIDE POOL
I love Walt Disney World and when I was a cast member I got a few great deals on resorts, so I thought I would stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The moment I walked into the front, I feel in love with the place. I loved the hand carved furniture and the beams around where so beautiful. I felt like I walked into a resort in Africa and I didn't want to leave! There is a pool out back with water slide and the cool part is that it's very close to the animals grazing in the field. I saw so many animals that are around the Animal Kingdom Lodge, I went to the Disney site and got the list of names of all of them: Ankole Cattle, Bontebok, Eland, Zebra, Greater Kudu, Impala, Okapi, Red River Hog, Nyala, Reticulated Giraffe, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Thompson's Gazelle, Waterbuck, White-Bearded Wildebeest, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Blue Crane, East African Crowned Crane, Greater Flamingo, Marabou Stork, Ostrich, Pink-Backed Pelican, Spur Winged Geese, Guinea Fowl and Ruppel's Griffon Vulture!  So, if you are a huge wild animal fan, this is the resort fro you to stay at, promise! You will not be disappointed at all!
Here is a picture of what I saw out my window one day when staying at the resort:
I made this picture extra large so you can see the giraffe following the truck outside our window. They had to cut down a tree and when they were hauling it away, the giraffe followed them trying to eat the leaves off tree. The truck had to keep stopping and giraffe would start pulling on the tree trying to eat the leaves. I guess he didn't want any leaves going to waste! You never know what you will see out your window or when you sit on your balcony.
At this resort, there are some great dining, if you want fast dining there is The Mara. There you can get soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers. Everything is under $14. Plus it's very close to pool.
Want to have a fun experience, eat at Boma! I loved eating there and would love to eat there again! It is a buffet-style restaurant and you can eat as much as you like. There is so much to pick from and everything was so delicious! This is cost around $25 to $35 per person but worth it!
The rooms have everything as well. I loved how large the bathroom was and so much room to move around. the bed was comfortable and loved being on the balcony, watching the animals.  The room has Cable TV with Disney Programming, Safe, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, and Iron and Iron Board. If you get a suite, you can get more with your room.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Room
If you are looking for an adventure and want a place where you can see animals anytime you want, then this is the resort for you and your family! Plus if you are a family that like to take a day to hang out and enjoy the resort, then there is a lot to do here and feel the magic of Disney. Enjoy your stay!


Monday, December 19, 2011

My 10 Most favorite Disney items #1

DisneyBook
Out of all my Disney items that I have collected so far, I would have to say that my Disney Book that I had got for Christmas from my parents is still my most favorite. Back in 2005 I wanted the The Art of Walt Disney From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom Revised and Expanded Edition which was $60.00. I am sure that they have revised and expanded this book even more now. Great book to own if you are a huge Disney fan, tells you everything about Disney! Everything up to when you buy the book, for there is always more added every year to Disney. The book as published in 2004, which is the one I still have. The pictures are wonderful in this book and I have enjoyed reading it over the years. There are 496 pages of reading with beautiful pictures of the movies, the parks and more! 
 The pages in the Book are large with
pictures of the movies, and parks.

So these are my favorite Disney Items that I own.
I wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays:)



Friday, December 16, 2011

My 10 Most favorite Disney items #3 and #2


#3 This was a gift that I received when I joined the D23 Club. You get a Magazine and a gift. This was the first gift I got when I joined. I love this poster and hung it in my living room. It was Mickey painting a SMILE on the World:) I have also got a Christmas Card from them that was a print of the one Walt Disney gave out for Christmas. So, if you join the D23 club you will get some really cool items along with some great magazines. I have enjoyed reading them over the years now. It's $75 to join for the whole year and you also get to purchase items online at the Disney Store (in the D23 section) when a member. :) All Smile here!

#2 Received as a gift for the family one Christmas, this waffle maker makes MICKEYS! Yummy! I love getting the Mickey waffles at Disney World when I stay at the resorts, but when I can't be there, it's nice to have a mickey waffle at home. It's the Best breakfast for Saturday mornings! This Mickey waffle maker is around $50.00 online. They also have others as well if you check out the Disney Store Website!:)
 Soon will be #1:) Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My 10 Most Favorite Disney Items #4 (remembering Walt Disney)


#4 This magnet was given to me when I started working at Walt Disney World at Magic Kingdom. It now has a permanent place on the fridge. Sorry, you can't buy this, you have to work at WDW in order to have one. Of course this was back in 2003, so I wonder if the magnet is still given out today to cast members. 

It has always reminded me, who I was working for and why...Making Dreams come true for Guests who walked through the gates at WDW. Working at MK made me feel very close to Walt Disney, though he had passed away years before I was born. I sometimes wonder what his reaction would be on Disney today, the Parks, the Movies, the Merchandise, the Cruises and other wonders of Disney.  But everywhere I go in the parks, his presence is there. He started something amazing and now is shared by all.

This Magnet reads:

"The Magic Kingdom shall be a place where once upon a time is now and the wondrous characters and places of make believe are brought to life. Timeless tales and bold adventures are experienced anew each day, and the vivid dreams of childhood always end well. Here, the spirit of Walt Disney will live on - delighting generation after generation with stories, myths, and legends shared by all.

To a Great man whom I feel passed away before his time, at the age of 65...Walt Disney. 
Born Dec. 5 1901 - Passed Dec. 15th 1966

Monday, December 12, 2011

My 10 Most Favorite Disney Items... #6 and #5


#6 I just love this picture of Mickey painting himself and him being Walt Disney. I know this was a play on Norman Rockwell which was so creatively done. I found this picture at Downtown Disney and feel in love with it. It cost about 25.00 and now sits near my computer. There are others at The Art of Disney at Downtown Disney to pick from.



#5 This Tinker Bell lamp sits by my bed, given to me by my wonderful sister one Christmas. She said she spent $50.00 on this great lamp. I really love using it at night to read my books. She said she got it at a Disney Store, though I don't think they sell this lamp anymore, though you could check on Ebay.





Come back soon for #4 and #3. Happy Holidays:)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My 10 Most Favorite Disney Items #8 and #7

8# My Three Mickey Canisters which I got off the Disney Store site a few years back. I had them in storage for a year but took them out this spring when we bought our house. I love them. They go so well in the kitchen too. They cost around $40.00.


7# I love this Disney Christmas Mickey Hanger with Bells. I also got this off the Disney Store site a few years ago. I am not sure if they sell the same one anymore, though I have seem some wonderful new ones. I remember getting it for around $25.00. I just love the colors!








Come back again soon for #6 and #5 :) Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Disney Babies Jenn's little one Noah meeting Magician Mickey and Minnie



A trip to Walt Disney World is filled with magical moments.  Narrowing it down to one is always incredibly challenging for me, but when Disney Blue Fairy asked, I thought really hard about one specific memory.  Even after years and years of visiting the parks, my favorite memories all now revolve around my son’s reactions. 
At 2 years old, he’s been on three 4-day park hopping trips with a 5 day right around the corner.  Each trip has been so different - at 6 months, he was in awe of everything.  He enjoyed himself, though mostly he just tried to take everything in.  At 13 months, showed more interest and enjoyment, though was still in awe whenever he saw a favorite character.  At 18 months, he finally took pleasure in things.  He discovered a favorite ride (Living Seas with Nemo and friends http://www.disneybabiesblog.com/2011/07/noahs-favorite.html), danced with characters at a breakfast (Hollywood ‘n Vine Play and Dine http://www.disneybabiesblog.com/2011/07/blogorail-dining-experiences.html)
But, our most magical experience?  In June, we headed into the Magic Kingdom for a few minutes at the end of one night to notice that the line to meet Mickey Mouse was only a few minutes long.  Noah had been chewing on his shoes, so I took off his shoes and took a barefoot Mickey inside Town Hall to meet Magician Mickey and Minnie. 
We waited in line, keeping Noah busy by playing with one of those ridiculously overpriced Mickey Mouse balloons and when we finally got backstage (in the same room as the characters, but a separate line), Noah’s eyes lit up http://www.disneybabiesblog.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-hop.html and he had a hard time waiting his turn.  Only a few minutes later, we put him down, not thinking, and he ran to meet Mickey.  Unfortunately, a cast member said “no shoes, he can’t be on the floor” so we had to pick him up and he sort was so distracted, he lost his extreme excitement.  We met the characters and they were wonderful with him – he even sat on Mickey’s lap!
(I can’t access my photo pass pics! Sad!)
Though he wasn’t very interactive and we weren’t sure if he enjoyed meeting them, as we exited and enter the store, he found the piles and piles of Mickey Mouse dolls and found one he hadn’t previously owned – the Sorcerer Mickey.  Very similar to the Magician Mickey he had just met inside, he picked up this Mickey Mouse and wouldn’t let go.  He held on to that Mickey and loved it and hugged it – keeping his memory of the character he just met alive for the rest of the evening and trip.
Photos taken while watching the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Thanks for having me!!

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So, if you had an amazing Magical Moment at Disney, or your child/children had a Great character

experience, or something wonderful happened at Disney with your WHOLE family and you would 

love to share this Magical Moment with others...Now you can:)


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...and tell my wonderful readers about your magical moment at Disney!

Can be a few paragraphs, can share a photo of two of the moment.

And every Saturday and Sunday, I'll SPOTLIGHT Magical Moments on my DisneyBlueFairy Blog:)

Hope everyone has a Magical Day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

And the Winner for the Princess Stocking Stuffer Giveaway is....



CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!
PLEASE CONTACT THE DISNEYBLUEFAIRY AT
magical_moments24@hotmail.com

SEE YOU ALL AT THE NEXT GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My 10 Most Favorite Disney Items #10 and #9

 This Holiday Season,
I wanted to share my 10 most
favorite Disney items.
 Starting with #10 and #9

#10 This is my favorite Minnie Mouse. She is wearing the outfit from the Haunted Mansion. When I was working at Magic Kingdom, I ran the Cart outside the mansion at Walt Disney World. Before I left, I bought this Minnie to remind me of my time at the cart back in 2003.










#9 Also when I was working at Disney, I picked up my first Christmas ornament for a Tree. I loved this Ariel ornament. She is in her wedding dress. This is still one of my favorite ornaments on  Christmas Tree and sits close to the top at the front so I can always see it during the Holiday season.






Come Back soon for #8 and #7 :) Happy Holidays!






Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

Happy Birthday Walt!
If he was walking on earth today, he would be 110 years old!
Born Dec 5th, 1901

To honor Walt's Birthday I wanted to share some of his most memorable quotes:

"If you can Dream it, You can do it"

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" 

"The more you like yourself,
the less you are like anyone else,
which makes you unique."

"We keep moving forward,
opening new doors, and doing new things, 
because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life,
but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."

Did you know:
Did you know that Disney had received 59 Academy Award nominations
and won seven Emmy Awards and 26 Oscars, plus four being won
in the same year! He has had the most awards and nominations
for an individual over any other!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALT!
Thanks for everything...
there won't have anything "Disney" without you!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Around the World at Epcot / WDW

My stepson is ten years old, but he told me he is looking forward to going to Walt Disney World when he is sixteen years old. I was curious why he couldn't wait to be sixteen and go to WDW. He told me that he wanted to go on the Segway. He had been on a Segway as a trail run at Clark's Trading Post in New Hampshire, and now really wants to ride one around the World Showcase at Epcot.
So, I looked into the Around the World at Epcot, for I wanted to learn more about it. I also know I few family members who have done this adventure at WDW. I remember them telling me what a wonderful, fun experience they had going around the Showcase at Epcot in the morning before people got into the park.
You ride on a 2-wheel Segway Personal Transporter and you can do the tour even if you are a beginner. The tour reads that you have to be 16 years old and weigh between 100 to 250 pounds. Now, if you have never been on a Segway before, the do take time showing you how to use one before taking you on 1.3 mile loop around the Showcase. I have been on a few Segways before and they are fun. You have to use your body weight to make the Segway go forward and backwards.
The price for this wonderful enjoyment is $99.00, but if you have a Disney Visa Card you can get 20% off your tickets which is great. I told my stepson that when he gets older that we will do this fun 2 hour tour together. If you have ever been on this tour, I would love to know your experience. If you are interested in taking this tour on your next Disney trip...just call Call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Princess Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

It's that time of year!! 
December 1st and its time to get ready for Christmas...
so what better way to start this month off,
but with a Princess Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

To enter all you have to do is put in separate entries with your name in the comment section below. They each need to be separate for each will count as one entry:
EXAMPLE: Hi I am Ariel Snow and I follow you on Twitter
EXAMPLE: I am Ariel Snow and I have liked your Disney Fan Page

These are what you can entry with: let me know how you are following my blog:

  1. Follow my DisneyBlueFairy blog
  2. Friend me on Facebook under Ariel Snow
  3. Friend me on Twitter @DisneyBlueFairy
  4. "like" my Disney Fan Page on Facebook
  5.  Tell me who is your favorite Disney Princess (this one is a MUST)
You can enter one or all five, it's all up to you! But you have to enter who you favorite Princess is, for the winner will also have their favorite princess post on my blog next week when the winner is picked.

Here are the fun giveaway princess stuffers!

Three Princess chap-sticks (Ariel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty) , A Princess Disney Poster, Ariel pin and Ariel bookmark, plus Daisy and Minnie stickers (for they are Princesses to me and I am sure Mickey and Donald would agree!)

Good Luck...Winner will be picked next Thursday! 
Happy Holidays:)
Any questions on this giveaway..let me know!:)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rumor Mill....Muppets Meet and Greet again?

THE MUPPETS!!!
 I remember when I went to Disney World back in the 90's as a kid. We got out of the Muppet Vision 3D theater in Disney's Hollywood Studios and came to a stage setup, we were greeted by the Muppets! I have looked back into my WDW autograph book and found The Great Gonzo, Kermit and Miss Piggy had stamped my book. I would say that back in the day, I was so excited about seeing The Great Gonzo. He was my favorite and still is to this day.
My stamped autograph back on 1993
The Rumor is that the Meet and Greet could be coming back. The Muppets being human size again like they were back in the 90's. I thought this was great...and getting the Muppets back is be fine with me. I loved coming out of the show and seeing them all together. I was so excited as a child when they were all together on stage singing and watching Animal play the drums. That was my favorite part as a kid, he was so awesome playing those drums. I would really love to see them back there again, doing what they do best and then getting their autographs. When I would visit the site now, it seems so dead and sad looking, that they need to bring them back again!

Then I heard a Rumor that a Meet and Greet with Kermit as a puppet might be happening! That he will interact with guest and talk with them. That would be so cool and the kids would love this with their favorite frog. But if they do this with him, will they add a few of the other favorites in there as well. I am sure many of us would love to have a conversation with Miss Piggy! I know I would love to chat with Gonzo and ask him a few question. I am just hoping that this will be added in the near future since the movie seems to be doing so well at the theaters!

What ever happens, I would love to see a Meet and Greet back with the Muppets and since they are a huge hit again right now, this would be a great time for Disney to bring them back to DHS!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Special Find....

Went on Facebook a few days ago and
found that Hallmark had
Facebook Coupons!
For liking their page, you can
get two: Save $5.00 on any purchase
of $10.00 of more.

I was excited for I enjoy going to Hallmark to
pick up my Disney ornaments for the Christmas Season.

Just picked this new 2011 Rapunzel
Disney Hallmark ornament with my
coupon this week and saved $5.00!

Plus the Hallmark in my area has a section
of Disney Mickey and Minnie dolls, statues, books and wall art
with wonderful saying on them.

Just picked up this Disney Book at Hallmark
Wit and Wisdom of Disney
Price $9.95 also added in a Disney Sticker set for $2.00
Price together $11.95
then used the coupon at the register and it came to $6.95!
I love this book, such cute quotes from Disney movies and Walt Disney.

So, get your coupons and head over to your Hallmark today
for your Disney treasures!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - MK Photo Spot

I love this Photo Spot 
and 
Noticed that  Debs Dis @ Focused on the Magic  
had used it for the Blog Hop this week.
Everytime I go, 
I enjoy taking a picture at this spot,
with Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse,
plus you have Main Street USA 
and the Cinderella's castle in the back!


This last photo is of me, my dad, and stepson
with Main Street and castle in back:)




Focused on the Magic

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A mom enjoying Magic Kingdom and Wishes with her family

Being with Family at Walt Disney World and 
enjoying seeing Wishes together!


The Happy Osgood Family

   The Magical Moment that I loved most is the fireworks at Walt Disney World over the castle with my family. Wishes is most beautiful thing I have ever watched and watching the fireworks with my two grown up boys Jason and Cory and my husband Dave was wonderful.We had taken them down when they were young and things always went wrong, getting sick mostly. But we had a great time being together when they got older.
   Also coming around a corner and meeting up with Mickey Mouse and my youngest Cory being able to get a great picture with him was a great Magical Moment of mine. I enjoyed being with my boys at the parks when they were older as much as when they were young.

video
Wishes at Magic Kingdom
given by the Osgood Family 

This Magical Moment was given by
a wonderful mom from New England:)

Email: magical_moments24@hotmail.com


...and tell my wonderful readers about your magical moment at Disney.

Can be a few paragraphs, can share a photo of two of the moment.

And every Saturday and Sunday, 
I'll SPOTLIGHT Magical Moments on my DisneyBlueFairy Blog:)
So, send your Magical Moment my way!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Fun Walt Disney World Tour at Magic Kingdom

Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour

   I really wanted to take my husband on this tour for our Honeymoon. Since I had once worked at Magic Kingdom, I thought it would be so much fun to show him some of the behind the scenes at Magic Kingdom. 
This tour is for 16 and older, for the don't want to hurt the magic for the younger ones. If you use a Disney Chase card you get 20% off this fun tour. When I called up, I set us for the 10:00 o' clock morning tour. We were both excited.
   When we arrived that morning, we were greeted with a smile. They gave us a few morning snacks, coffee and bottled water. We also got a cool name tag which were ours to keep. They like for you to arrive about a half hour before the tour starts to get all that you need and to head sets. They want to make sure you can hear the tour at all times. Our tour guide was amazing. She was so friendly. She told us that she had always wanted to work at Walt Disney World, so her husband and her relocated to Orlando so she could out live her dream. She really enjoyed being a tour guide and was amazing at her job. We were so interested in everything she had to say about the Magic Kingdom and Walt.
Keys to the Kingdom
   The tour starts out on Main Street USA, then heads over to Adventureland. There we got to skip the lines to Jungle Cruise and got a special tour. We learned about the ride and other attractions. Then she brought us to Columbia Harbour House where we ate in the VIP section. Believe it or not, Prince Harry from England was there with some family members. We enjoyed our meal and got a cool Pin that was shaped as a Key. It said Key to the Kingdom. Loved it. 
   After Lunch we headed over to the Haunted Mansion where we were lead into the ride by a side entrance. I remember this way when I was getting my tour as an College Program intern for Magic Kingdom. What I really enjoyed most though was when we were taken back to see where they hold the parades. We got to look inside a float. My husband found the Utilidors to be fun, but I have worked at Magic Kingdom, so it brought back many memories for me. I had once got a little confused down there in those halls. 
   Overall the Tour was great and the rest of the day we enjoyed the park. Went on a few more rides and watched the fireworks. If you want to see the behind the scenes at Disney, this is a great tour to go on. The tour guides are great and you will love everything you see!
Call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687 to make your reservations:)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Magical Moment : A whole week of magical moments at WDW for a family:)


 Trying to pick one Magical Moment from all of my trips to Walt Disney World is no easy task! There are tons of amazing memories that stick out in my mind. Like the time my oldest son Jake was pulled up on stage by Captain Jack right after he had been transformed into “Charles Shorepaddler” at the Pirates League. The time I surprised the boys by taking them on the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise, and didn’t tell them until moments before it was about to happen. The time I had “Mickey’s Grand Welcome” waiting for the boys in our hotel room the first night of our stay at the Wilderness Lodge. Not to mention the first time each of the boys met Mickey himself!


When Ariel asked me to share a Magical Moment with you, I thought of all these times, and I realized that anyone who reads my work probably feels like they are best friends with my boys by now, I have written about them so much! So I decided to share with you, what wasn’t just one Magical Moment in particular, but a whole week full of Magical Moments, on our last trip to Walt Disney World, which was my little princess Maggie’s first trip.

Any hard core Disney fan that has children knows that each of their children’s first trip to The World is a huge milestone, and promises memories that will last a lifetime. I have had endless amounts of fun with my two boys in Walt Disney World, but when I found out that I was expecting a little girl back in May of 2010, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was how I was going to be able to experience Disney through the eyes of a little girl. Finally I would be able to relive the days of Fairies and Princesses from my childhood, and not have to focus so much on Pirates for once!

Now Maggie was only 6 months old when I took her on her first WDW adventure back in August. The vacation was still focused on the boys, since Maggie obviously wasn’t old enough to be excited about Minnie Mouse or the Princesses yet, but I found myself thinking more and more about trips in years to come, bringing Maggie to meet whoever her favorite Princess turns out to be, and dining in Cinderella’s castle. Some may say that it is silly to bring a baby that is only half a year old to Disney World, but I will be the first one to say that it is worth it. Maggie’s eyes lit up when she gazed upon Minnie’s big smile, and even though she got carried around in a Baby Bjorn most of the time, I just know that she enjoyed it. I could even swear the she got the Post Disney Blues when she got home just like the rest of us.

It was Magical Moment in itself to bring my little girl to Walt Disney World for the first time, and I can’t wait until a couple years down the road, when she is old enough to tell us her own favorite Magical Moment!

Molly is Wonderful. A mom to two pirates and one little princess. LOVES DISNEY! She is the Kids writer for Disney Driven Life. She is also the resident MOM for the WDWDads...so ask her a question and she will answer it for you on their site! Her own blog is http://www.therealdisneymom.wordpress.com Can also catch her on twitter @realdisneymom



If you have a Magical Moment you would like to share for other Disney fans to enjoy, please send them to:
magical_moments24@hotmail.com
...and you could see your Disney Magical Moment up here in the next few weekends to come:)


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Magical Moment : Finally meeting The Little Mermaid

A Magical Moment to last a Lifetime,
All I have ever wanted since 9 was to meet Ariel...
She was the one princess that I wanted to be like,
She could sing, a dreamer, always happy,
when she wanted something she went for it,
and had super cool friends. 
Let me tell you my Magical Moment with this princess:)


I remember when my parents bought me the The Little Mermaid movie, I watched it every day! I knew all the lines and lyrics to the songs. I was so excited to find out that my parents were planning to take us to Disney. It took about three years to save up for this trip. I was 12 when we took the trip. Sadly when we got Disney World I was sick, ear infection and also strep throat. LUCKY ME! I missed out on many rides that week and never got my chance to see Ariel or even the show. 
Honestly, the only time I had my chance to meet her was when I was 22 years old. I was going to be leaving my internship at Disney World, so I made it my mission to find time to get my picture with The Little Mermaid. The day I went to see her the line was long, about 50 minutes and the temp was about 95 degrees. I was so hot and sweating. I had thought about getting out of line, but I stayed for I just had to see her once. 
When I got to the front of the line, I smiled big! She was on the rock and called me over. I felt like I was 9 years old again.  She tried to talk with me, but it was like meeting a celebrity, I didn't know what to say. I had been waiting since I was 9 for this moment and here I was sitting next to her, getting a picture. 
After meeting Ariel, I ran to the Emporium on Main Street USA, got a wonderful Little Mermaid frame. To this day the frame with picture sits on the night stand. I will never forget that wonderful magical Disney day when my dream of meeting Ariel came true!
One Magical Moment:
Ariel sitting next to Ariel 
If you have a Magical Moment you would like to share for other Disney fans to enjoy, please send them to:
magical_moments24@hotmail.com
...and you could see your Disney Magical Moment up here in the next few weekends to come:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Getting into a Disney Parade

So, everyday when I go on to check my posts, I notice that someone is looking at my post "How I got into a Disney Parade" . It's a post I did on my experience on how I got into the Animal Kingdom Parade. When I check to see what people wrote to get to my posting, I see...
"how to get into a disney parade"
"how one can get into a disney parade"
"a disney parade and getting into one"

This is how I did it...

I got into a Disney Parade back in 2004  by pure "LUCK". My two friends and I arrived to Animal Kingdom during mid-day. The Bridge that takes guests from Oasis to The Tree of Life is where I got this LUCKY chance to be in Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade. It was around noon when we arrived, a cast member approached us on the Bridge. I thought she wanted to take our picture, she then asked, "How would you like to be in a parade?" We HAPPEN to be the PERFECT number for the front float. They were looking for three guests traveling together. Some floats needed a Party of Four, but ours needed a Party of Three.
  • If you are traveling down to Disney in a very large party, chances are cast members are not going to ask you because your party is to large. If you happen to go in a smaller group, then your chances are higher.
  • If it's Animal Kingdom, go by the bridge during mid-day, they were looking for guests a few hours before the parade starts.
  • They ask you to show up at a certain Spot at a certain Time...you need to then make sure you do show up there. There will also be other guest there as well that are going on other floats. So, you want to be there on TIME. The cast members had vents and hats for us to wear and will talk to you about the parade.
So, you chances in getting into a Disney Parade is "small" but you can increase your chance by being in a smaller group, show up to the front of AK or the other parks during mid-day. This is when cast members are more likely to be looking for guests, a few hours before the parade. Then show up on time to get you spot on the float. And this could be you...

If anyone has ever made it into a Disney Parade I would love to know
how it happened for you.
Hope to all those that want to get into a Disney parade, that this helps a little
and that one day "your dream comes true"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday - One Child's Dream

 One Child's Dream
all possible...Thanks to Walt Disney!

 His first kiss from a lady

Sit at the steering wheel of a nice car 
(most Grownups Dream too!)

 Be anything he wants to be...AlienCatMonkey

 Learn some cool, new moves

 Ride and touch Dinosaurs

 Get a Whole, new, fun look:)

Hang out with some characters!

This One Child's Dream came true...
Thanks to one imaginative guy!

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible, " Walt Disney


Focused on the Magic
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