Friday, October 31, 2014

A Halloween Story

Before our huge family trip to Disney for Thanksgiving, I tried to convince my son Logan to dress up as Peter Pan or Captain Hook for Halloween.  I figured it would get him psyched up for vacation and he could take the costume with him to wear at the Magic Kingdom.  Disney and Halloween are the perfect match after all.  They are made for each other.  Endless characters to choose from and exotic costumes to conjure up from your wildest imagination! 

Logan chose Iron Man instead.  It was a great costume and he had a blast pretending to be Tony Stark.  
Iron Man

Then.... we got to Disney.  

Then.... he rode the Peter Pan ride.  

Then.... he became obsessed!

It happens to the best of us.  The Disney bug!   

A year later and the obsession is in full swing.  

Peter looking for his shadow!
Happy Halloween from our little piece of Neverland to yours. 
May you never grow up and stop wanting to dress up!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party: Boo To You Halloween Parade

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is definitely an event that can't be missed. Being able to dress up in your favorite costume inside the Magic Kingdom and Trick or Treating around the park aren't the only perks to joining in on the Halloween Fun.

The park begins clearing out daytime guests of the Magic Kingdom at 4:00pm. Guests who have purchased tickets for the night time event are also allowed to start waltzing in at this time. At the gate, you are given a paper wrist band that allows for Cast Members to tell who is part of the party and who is a daytime guest.

One of the highlights of this hard ticket event is the evening parade called Boo To You Halloween Parade. They offer it twice during the event (unless there is rain or unseen circumstances) and guests may even catch a glimpse of the Headless Horseman himself ride down Main Street, ceremoniously leading the charge for the parade to begin. In my opinion, this is one of the best parades you will see in Walt Disney World. EVERYONE you could think of from Pirates, Ghouls, Cowboys, and Villains come out to join in on the celebration.

Check out some of the great pictures below of Boo To You Halloween Parade.
(Circa 2012)

Christopher Robin!!!!!!!!!

Enter the PIRATES!!!!!!!

I had heard prior to attending that some of the residents of the Haunted Mansion
come out to join in on the Halloween Fun....but I truly had no idea how awesome
they would truly be.

And what would Halloween be without CANDY?!
They pass out candy during the parade to the children that are closest
 to the parade route.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Roll Call: Michele!

Hi everyone:
I'm Michele and my love of everything Disney began on the couch!  I grew up watching The Wonderful World of Disney back in the 70's.  Before cable and VCR's came around this was the only way to get your Disney fix.  Disney sparked my imagination on Sunday nights.  I could not wait to see what would be on each week!  Just the sight of spunky little Tinkerbell flying around the screen with her wand instantly helped fend off any lurking Sunday night blues.  These days I am happily introducing a love of Disney to my seven year old son.  We took Logan to Disney for the first time over Thanksgiving with my entire family.  What a blast! Twenty six happy, Disney loving enthusiasts including four first timers!  

I can't wait to start swapping Disney stories with you all.  By the way I have never outgrown my Sunday night blues.  Good thing I have Once Upon a Time to get me motivated for the work week!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Story Time with Princess Sofia

Few things are better than when the little ones show enthusiasm for reading. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Magical Moments 2: Winnie the Pooh

On Friday, we shared an some news about an exciting new giveaway. Tom Ameen, whom we've featured before, has released a new album called Magical Moments 2: The Magic Continues. In this album are many classic Disney songs that have been remade into delicate markers of memories past.

One of my absolute favorite songs on the album is Winnie the Pooh. Growing up, I remember the character Winnie the Pooh had struck a chord with Disney fans and Disney had decided to share the loveable bear's stories in a new way. We had been given The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Welcome to Pooh Corner. I remember always sitting and enjoying both shows. However, I would have to say my favorite Winnie the Pooh story was Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Most of the memorable stories and songs that I remember from Pooh and his gang of 100 Acre Wood were from that film.

But one of the best parts was always the beginning title of the story. It began with the introduction of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. You know the song....Oh for Heaven sakes....Ok for those of you that might not remember, Here Watch!!

When I heard the track on Tom's new album, I was taken back to the days where a "willy, nilly, silly, old bear" walked upon a log to walk over to his home with the name of Mr. Sanderz above his door. There are other wonderful rewritten songs on the album, but this one was definitely my favorite. 

Even today, I still have a soft spot for a silly old bear,  a wonderful chap, and a donkey named Eeyore.

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