There are 4 parks at Walt Disney World in Florida and my favorite is Epcot. The best attraction at Epcot (in my humble opinion) has been Soarin’ Over California (also known as Soarin’). The attraction has recently undergone some revamping to increase the capacity by adding an additional theatre and updating the movie to (insert drum roll here)…Soarin’ Over the World. This will show at Epcot and Disneyland. Shanghai Disney will show Soarin’ Over the Horizon.
I haven’t been back to see the updated version yet, but D23, the official Disney fan club, posted an article about 3 ‘easter eggs’ in the film. You can see their article HERE.
Don’t miss out on We are looking forward to returning to our happy place and seeing this new, updated version 🙂
I love looking at old photographs of Walt Disney, surveying the creation of his ideas. Disney Parks Blog posted this great pic of Walt and I just had to share. This is one of the classic Disney attractions that you can’t find at Walt Disney World in Florida.
So much detail goes into each area of this attraction that you might notice something different each time you ride that you may have missed before. When we rode this, the Cast Member loading the boat made a HUGE deal about my younger daughter, who was dressed as Cinderella, calling her ‘Princess Cindy.’ The guests were sweet to play along with her special treatment as royalty aboard our little ship.
George Savvas, Public Relations Director for Disneyland Resort, posted an article on the Disney Park blog earlier this year, sharing the story behind the making of this classic attraction. You can read his post HERE.
Yesterday was the first day of Fall. This is one of my favorite times of the year and always look forward to the day that I can finally pull out my Fall Disney door decoration (please excuse the old door). The pumpkin has a removable layer to display the Jack-‘o-lantern underneath, but I usually leave it covered until Halloween day.
And before you ask, I purchased this MANY years ago (before I ever owned a home of my own) at a Disney store outlet, so I doubt it is still available for purchase. But it is my favorite Fall decoration, and I love pulling this out of the closet each October. When I see this, it reminds me of cooler weather (even though it may be 100 degrees outside) and also has the BEST character, Sorcerer Mickey (of course, his real title is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, but it gets shortened ALOT).
To go with my favorite door decoration, we also love to carve pumpkins (and roast the seeds…YUM!). We’ve tried cutting, painting and light bright pegs, but for all of these you need to start with a great design and stencil. I’m not great at freehand, so I really LOVE when someone makes my life easier by sharing their templates.
Colleen at ClassyMommy.com has a post on Disney stencils for designing your pumpkin this fall. All of the favorite characters are represented such as Frozen and princesses, but also the Villains 🙂
Since Walt Disney World (Florida) started using Magic Bands in 2013, there have been collectors for the different colors and styles of Magic Bands. For more information on the history of Magic Bands, check out this article.
You receive your Magic Bands in the mail prior to your trip if you are staying on property, however you can always order additional colors and styles from the Disney Parks store here.
For the upcoming 45th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom in WDW, Disney is releasing lots of collectibles, including a limited edition Magic Band. Magic Bands are your ‘key to the world,’ including your room key, park tickets and fast passes.
According to Ethan at MagicBand Collectors, it will be released on October 1st at the Emporium in the Magic Kingdom. There aren’t any photos of these special Magic Bands yet, but follow Ethan’s blog here for updates.
He makes these GORGEOUS dress up gowns for his daughter and coordinating outfits for his family. I REALLY want one for ME! He has a few tutorials on YouTube if you are inclined to make one of your own!
His designs are inspirational and currently VERY pricey, however he is working on a Designer Daddy line, which accommodates all budgets. Take a look at his website and be inspired to go overboard. LOVE IT!
Have fun being creative!