This is the best hotel counterservice I have been too-- I love that its got a Dole Whip machine and its open 24 hours! Plus you can get other Poly favorites like Kona Cafe's Tonga Toast here and sushi to go!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Photo Tip: Remember, pictures don't have to be perfect. Even though I have a beautiful camera and have gotten good a fireworks shots, this one holds a special place in my heart. It was the first time I saw Wishes from the train station in Magic Kingdom and even with a little blur it was a great addition to our Christmas card and frames!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I thought this would be a great place to start our West Coast Wednesdays since it was my first wishing well wish in a Disney Park! I have passed by Cinderella's fountain numerous times in all my trips but never made a wish for some silly reason! Last month, a friend and I stumbled upon Snow White's adorable fountain in Disneyland and both made a wish. ;)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
In the first 6 months of my photoblogging I was multiple times so thrilled and excited to have so many followers and Facebook fans that I decided I would share crochet patterns I had created and used to sell on Etsy when I was really into amigurumi.
My first try at a Disney amigurumi was Mike from Monster's Inc. I had just heard about Monster University being made and I thought he was a good place to start since he is an easy shape and I had used the design for his eye on a smaller scale for spots on a different amigrumi I had made.
Click the link to get our FREE copy of my Mike Pattern.
I made a Nemo plushie for one of my cousins newborn son and spent a lot of time designing him and writing down the pattern so I thought it would be great to share with other Disney fins, I mean fans! ;)
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My next Disney crochet pattern is not an amigurumi but a hat. My husband and I have been trying to get down to Disney for Christmas for years now. We had planned a trip in 2010 for Thanksgiving and had to postpone to February 2011 when our flight schedule changed and then in 2011 we went back for Flower & Garden and Food & Wine festivals so we once again missed it. I had this hat made and sitting in my closet just waiting to attend a Very Merry Christmas Party when Hurricane Sandy hit New York and donated it to a Disney lover who needed some warmth and magic in 2011.
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Last but certainly not least is everyone's favorite steed from Woody's Round up. Bullseye from the Toy Story trilogy! I made this as a generic horse for a friend's newborn baby but when he brought it home his daughter loved it and wouldn't stop calling it Bullseye so I made her one that looked like him. Sorry I don't have pictures but I think you can imagine the color differences!
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I am not sure its possible not to love this place. It fits perfect with all the Pixar themed attractions in the park (like Bug's Land and Toy Story Mania) and yet I feel like it could work in ANY Disney Theme Park all the same. I love DCA so much, I've often said here that it is everything I want from Hollywood Studioes. I hope Imagineering looks to DHS next for some updating now that they have perfected the integration of Pixar theming into the parks and Buena Vista Street blows away any retro street Ive ever set foot on in a Disney Park.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Today is my Dad's Birthday and he is another "Walt" who inspires me so I thought I would share my favorite park statue ever. Also, I am writing this post up ahead of time and since I had my Storytellers LE replica statue was shipped from Off the Page I will surely be gushing about it on the Picturing Disney Facebook soon enough! ;)
Monday, July 9, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
As we headed over to Soarin' we spotted Minnie Mouse getting ready to take a break from some photopass pictures out front in Condor Flats. I know this is cut off and crooked but I just love how Minnie is posing, how you can see the photographer and how you can just make out the plane she is standing next to. Aren't the "worst" pics, sometimes the best?!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I am so lucky for my Disney friends! Until I saw Pixie Brenda's fabulous pictures of Walt's Bench I didn't even know it was there in Disneyland! How awesome is this? When she sent me the pictures she sent a little note that said: I wish I could sit right next to him and have him tell me all about life in his words. Me too Pixie Brenda! :)
Head over to her blog Ideally Disney for more awesome Walt anecdotes!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Carsland is more than just amazing views and great rides. The hype is well worth it and here's a great example. DJ's Dance & Drive is part parade part party... check the times guide if you are heading out to Disneyland and be sure to check it out (but beware the crowds can be huge)!
The quintessential Carsland "icon" can be found over at Radiator Springs Racers. Like many other Disney Park icons the great thing is how different each shot can truly be. I took some standard shots, although I think the Instragram pic is my favorite because it gives it that old timey Route 66 look.
Photo Tip: When you find an icon you love snap pictures all round the land you can find it in. This post has 4 pictures of everyone's favorite butte, however, they all look unique. I love to send pictures to my Travel Agent and friends where they can showcase a great new icon.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Expect lots more Newsie love here on Picturing Disney... but this seems the best place to start. The Red Car Newsboys are probably my favorite street performers I have ever seen. They were just fabulous and California Adventure Park was just popping with bright colors and the Newsies put on such a show!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Photo Tip: Snap some pictures while you are waiting in stand by lines. I just love Paradise Pier and don't think I could have gotten this fun view from anywhere besides the queue line on Midway Mania! Kudos to pictures for passing the time!
Happy Independence Day, Disney lovers!
Wanna know the ONLY difference between the Disneyland and Disney World versions of this ride? Wait times!!! While this is probably the most sought after fast pass in WDW it was a 20 minutes standby way at peak time during our Disneyland trip last year! Talk about snake in your boots!