Monday, November 9, 2015

Dapper Dans Love

I am a music freak. Most definitely. Without question. So of course, one of my favorite things to do at Disney is to sit and listen to the Dapper Dans!


For any of you who might not be familiar with them, the Dapper Dans are a barbershop quartet that sings live on Main Street, with funny instruments and (questionably) funny jokes. :) They normally only perform in the mornings, so if you're not an early riser, you might miss them.

I love getting to the park right when it opens, hurrying to get coffee and breakfast before the crowds come surging in, and just sitting and relaxing while watching the "Golden Voices". While most people are rushing to get a few rides in before the lines get long, it' since to take it easy in the cool morning and soak up the magical atmosphere. Sounds like a perfect morning, right?

How could you not love these silly singers?

Do I have fellow Dapper Dan enthusiasts out there? Any interesting experiances with them?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mysterious Door

At Disney World's Magic Kingdom, in New Fantasyland near the bathrooms at Gaston's Tavern, there is a mysterious mini door. It's between Belle's Shoppe and the restrooms, and it has a Mickey shaped lock. Unfortunately, I can't find the pictures I took of it. :( But if anybody knows what I'm talking about, and also knows the story behind it, PLEASE TELL ME. This seemingly random door is driving me crazy! Why is it there? Who's door is it? Why is it locked up? I must know!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Toon Town

So with the Fantasyland expansion, we had to lose some things. Namely, Toon Town. Toon Town was a bit like the Storybook Circus is today, but it hosted Mickey and Minnie's houses, as well as shenanigan-y miscellaneous buildings.It was never my favorite place in the park, but I do think it was better than the current Circus theme. I miss the Fab 5's houses a lot, and the silliness of the whole place. Especially seeing the Circus that replaced it, which I'm really not a fan of. I'm in love with the  fairy tale part of New Fantasyland, but I wish my family's younger generations could have experienced Toon Town.

Anybody else miss it? Any fun memories?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Most Adventurous Park

I love the themeing in Animal Kingdom! It is so immersive  and photogenic! You can take a picture almost anywhere in Animal Kingdom, and it will come out looking great. Even a camera-ditz like me can take a few good ones. :)
Me next to the India food car



Random ruins :)


DeVine the Vine doing her thing


An awesome shrine of some sort

Have ya'll gotten some good pictures too? Where at? I'd love to learn more, so please share!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Disney Fashion

I love little ways of showing my Disney side on a day-to-day basis, particularly, through Disney fashion! It's a subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) way of always keeping the magic with you.


Can I just tell you how much I love Disney-inspired bows? I'm obsessed with hair bows anyway, and this takes that obsession to a whole new level. These are the cutest things ever! Kudos to all the Etsy crafters who make these for us less-capable humans. Thank you, beautiful people!

                                          


Another new trend I love is Disneybounding. It's much fun creating an outfit based off of your favorite characters, and it makes you feel like you're dressed up in a socially acceptable adult-y way. :)
Me as Anna with Mary Poppins

Of course, I always love Disney jewelry too! So many necklaces, earrings and bracelets... I should seriously calm down...

Alex and Ani bangle

Anyway, this is how I carry the magic with me, even when I'm far away from "home." What about you guys? Do you love a little Disney style in your life? Or do you have other ways of keeping the magic with you? Let me know!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Snow White's Mine Train


Has anyone else had the fortune to try out the new roller coaster at Magic Kingdom yet? I've been excited for Snow White's Mine Train for awhile, as I've been following all the hype during it's development. I even got to see some of it being built:
 This ride boasts a lot new innovations, as we would expect from Disney!

Before you even get on the ride, you go through an interactive experience in line. I. LOVE. THIS! Personally, I thought the queue was almost as fun as the ride! Especially when you have to wait in line for upwards of an hour.

It also has moving carts that swing as you ride through the twists in turns on the track. However, when I rode it, I was able to feel the swinging mush better in the front of the train than the back. Even in the back though, it was still plenty of fun.

Themeing throughout the area is just impeccable. You really get the sense that you've stepped into Snow's world. Disney's obsession with details shines through in this area.

As much as I love this ride, I have to admit that it's a little short. It's only about a minute and a half long, and with the staggeringly long wait times, this can be a little disappointing. It's a great ride and definitely worth riding, but if you can, I would definitely suggest getting a fast pass!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Story of the Glass Slipper, Live-Action!


March 13 is the day guys! The new Cinderella live action movie is coming out on Friday in 3 weeks. I'm so excited to see how it turns out, especially because I loved Maleficent. I have confidence that Cinderella will be just as well done. I'm really loving this new live-action movement Disney is doing with the princesses. (In case you don't know, Beauty and the Beast is next in line. Yay!) I loved the princess movies as a little girl, and I love that they are translating these stories to an older audience. I have high hopes for this movie, and the ones in the future. What do you guys think? Are you all for the new versions, or do you prefer the traditional ones?