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Countdown to Walt Disney World!

May 8, 2010

Only 1 week until we’re in Walt Disney World once again!!!! HOORAY!!!! 😀


Creating Your Masterpiece Show 065: Who is showing up? YOU or your representative??

April 28, 2010

Creating Your Masterpiece Show 065: Who is showing up? YOU or your representative??

Leah Turner and Jennifer Lee do a FANTASTIC job on their podcasts!

Try not to be fearful about who you are as a person. You are fabulous just as you are – perfect as you are.

Words of encouragement from two great ladies! :-) Each podcast I listen to inspires me to become the true artist of my life!

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Disney Dream gets NEW Animator’s Palate

March 30, 2010
Animator's Palate

MUAH! When the whole room was lit up!

Animator’s Palate was my favorite restaurant when we took our cruise on the Disney Wonder. Watching the room change colors during our dinner was truly magical, and you could certainly tell Disney spared no expense when designing the entire experience.

Today, Disney Cruise Line’s Jonathan Frontado, posted about the NEW Animator’s Palate that will be on the Disney Dream:

We are getting ready to present a completely re-imagined version of our signature restaurant. The minute you walk into Animator’s Palate, you know you’re in for a treat –- it will feel like you’ve entered a classic animation studio, filled with character maquettes, paint brushes, colored pencils and other tools of the trade. Throughout the restaurant are sketches from the Disney-Pixar film “Finding Nemo.”

Check out Jonathan’s entire post for pictures and more details!

‘Mickey Notes’ – Disney Parks Celebrates Volunteering

February 24, 2010

Disney Parks Blogger and Social Media Director, Thomas Smith, posted a great video today highlighting Disney’s “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” Program.

Our “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” story unfolds through thousands of individual photos featuring Walt Disney World Cast Members moving sticky notes around by hand – no video cameras were used. Also, there were no post-production “tricks” used to create the giant sticky note Mickey Mouse, the background or to “animate” the pieces of paper…

Check out the full post on the Disney Parks Blog.

Disney Park Tips for Parents

January 28, 2010

Disneyland Resort’s Print and Social Media Manager, Heather Hust Rivera, posted the following blog on the Disney Parks Blog today:

Disneyland Tips For Moms (and Dads)

If you’re a mom (or dad), you’re busy wiping and feeding all the time—even at the Disneyland Resort. However, your next visit can still be fun and much easier with the following tips:

– Mark your stroller with a brightly colored scarf, ribbon or bandana, so you can spot your stroller in the sea of strollers.

– Visit the Baby Care Centers. They provide moms a place to breast feed and there are even training toilets for toddlers. (No reason to stop the training during vacation, right?) There are also supplies available for purchase.

– If you need a break from walking, take the train. It begins on Main Street, U.S.A. and stops in Mickey’s Toontown, Tomorrowland and New Orleans Square.

While this blog is directed at visitors to Disneyland Park in California, the tips Heather shares can be applied to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as well. You can read the rest of her park tips here.

Our 4-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Wonder!

January 10, 2010

Jen and I just got back from our 4-night cruise to the Bahamas and boy did we have an amazing time! Once again, I am so grateful that we are Disney Vacation Club members so that we can travel and take magical vacations like this. I’m glad Ashley and Wes were able to come with us, too because they had a great time as well. It was fun going as a group and for all of us to experience our first cruise together. 🙂

I want to post a trip report as soon as I can, but I’ve gotta catch up on work and life after being away. In the mean time, I finally got all of our photos uploaded, so be sure to check them out here.

Walt Disney World’s ‘Twin Town’

December 17, 2009

One is home to Mickey Mouse, the other is known as the hometown of model Melinda Messenger – but Walt Disney World and Swindon have become officially linked.

Swindon Twined Town Plaque

(Photo Courtesy Disney. Diana Zalucky, Photographer)

The Wiltshire town, famous for its many roundabouts and rail and heritage, has won a competition to be the first ever UK twin town of Walt Disney World, Florida.

Disney held a contest to find its Twin Town in the United Kingdom and thanks to 20-year-old Rebecca Warren, Swindon in Wiltshire has been named Walt Disney Worlds first ‘Twin Town.’

Read more about the contest here.

Disney World celebrates Walt Disney’s birthday with new Epcot tilt-shift video

December 5, 2009

The Disney Parks Blog shared the Yellow Shoes Creative Group’s first tilt-shift video of the Magic Kingdom back in October and I instantly loved it. “A Day at the Magic Kingdom Park” was amazing, and the newest edition is just as good!

Disney World celebrates Walt Disney’s birthday with new Epcot tilt-shift video

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“I’m walking right down the middle of Main Street, USA…”

November 30, 2009

Well, Mickey may not have been walking in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but he was certainly present! This year Sailor Mickey made his debut and what a treat it was!

November 26, 2009 — Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marched down 7th street this morning in New York City, New York, Included in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was the highly anticipated Sailor Mickey Mouse who was being sold as a plush in the Macy’s Department store. Mickey Mouse had his captain hat on and dressed like he just came off the boat floating through the air between the skyscrapers.

Read more from the article here.

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

November 18, 2009

ºOº Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 81st birthday today!!!! ºOº

You've come a long way since "Steamboat Willy" Mickey!

Check out for fun crafts to do to celebrate today!

Happy 81st Birthday!!!!