Magical Blogorail ~ A Few of My Favorite Disney Things

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail. Since my whole family loves Disney, I thought I'd take a little poll and have everyone chime in on this topic.  (I know what MY favorite Disney things are!)  It was fun and interesting to get my husband and kids perspective. And in the spirit of the classic Sound of Music song by "A Few of My Favorite Things" by Julie Andrews... I'm going with lists. My Family's Favorite Disney Things Husband's favorites: Key to the World card Spaceship Earth Parades Illuminations Desserts at The Land Pavilion Daughter's favorites (age 7): Fun rides (favorite:  it'sa small world, Dumbo, & Soarin') Great memories (favorite:  Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique) Fireworks (from a safe enough distance to not be too loud) Meeting Lots of fun characters (favorite:  Rapunzel) Son's favorites (age 2): (His trip was at age 1, so the … [Read more...]

Toddlers First Disney Character Greeting

The month my son turned one, we took a family trip to Disney World.  The first time you get to take your child to Disney is special for many reasons.  Meeting so many beloved Disney characters for the first time is, of course, a highlight! If your child is young, or timid, here's a few tips you can follow to help make it a carefree and happy experience for them. Toddlers First Disney Character Greeting Tips Even at a young age, toddlers often recognize the live Disney characters found in the parks, just from the shows they have watched.  So be sure to watch some of your Disney movie favorites before your trip!  It will keep the characters fresh in their mind, and hopefully help them warm up more readily when they spot them in the Parks. I had my son in Disney Jr Mickey Mouse Clubhouse boot camp for a few weeks prior to our trip.  I think it paid off nicely. When the big moment arrives - ease in slowly, and don't pressure them to be held or get close to the character once … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Disney Hug?

Sometimes you just need a Disney Character Hug.  When was your last one? *o*     *o*     *o* I'll be using this as a Disney blog post entry for a contest being held by BodyLogicMD through September - with a 2 night/3 day at Disney World prize.  :) … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Mix it Up at Chef Mickey’s

This week's theme:  Mixing it up with Mickey & Minnie *o*     *o*     *o* As I see it, there are numerous ways you can "mix it up" with Mickey and Minnie at the Disney Parks. You can boogie down with them, as they float by during a parade. You could convince them to ride Mad Tea Party with you. You could have them mix you up some grub for breakfast (at Chef Mickey's, of course), and then come mix it up socially by chatting with the hungry masses and signing autographs for adoring fans! We went with #3 today.  Double mixed.  Not stirred. *o*     *o*     *o* Thanks to Deb at Focused On the Magic for hosting this fun, weekly Disney photo blog hop!  Click the button below to come link up, or just enjoy all the great shots from everyone's posts this week. … [Read more...]