After vacationing at Disney World many times over the past five years, I was excited to get the opportunity last year to go to Disneyland for New Year’s Eve. I was anxious to compare the park that started it all to the parks I had grown to love. Before we left for California, I did research online and saw a lot of familiar sights – many rides looked exactly the same as Disney World, which was very comforting to me. However, after spending 4 days at Disneyland, I’d have to say there is no contest on which I like better – and that’s Disney World!
Often times when we are planning a trip to Disney, we keep it on the DL. Not because we’re not super excited, but because we know that not everyone is able to go to Disney World as often as we do – and maybe not ever. I never take for granted how blessed our family is to be able to go on a few vacations a year to get away and spend time together, especially when it’s in the Disney bubble.
Today on Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the countless things God has given us. Going to Disney World has provided so many amazing memories that we’ll share as a family forever.
Here are some of the things I’m most thankful for – be sure to vote below on what YOU are most thankful for!
Being an annual passholder
Getting to go to Disney World and Disneyland in the same year
Air conditioning in August
San Angel Inn margaritas
Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table with my daughter dressed as Cinderella
Beauty and the Beast show at Hollywood Studios
The Magical Express
Perfume in Norway Pavilion
Tomorrowland Transit Authority
Everything about Epcot
Thankful at Disney World
Hopefully we’ll be at Disney again soon, but until then I’ll just stay thankful for all the memories.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series trivia contest on Twitter! Congratulations to the lucky winner of the wine cork keychain – @the_real_cho!
For everyone who’s wondering, here are the complete questions and answers: Continue reading →
Labor Day is over and that means we’re even closer to the start of Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. The fall edition of the Mickey Monitor passholder newsletter included the musical lineup for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup and I have to admit, I didn’t immediately recognize all the artists. So I thought it would be fun to do a Twitter trivia contest to see if people can identify the 19 acts who will be performing this year from clues I’ll put on Twitter. Make sure you follow @InDisneyBubble to get the clues!
RULES OF THE CONTEST: Revised 9/6 at 6:00PM to make it easier!
The contest will run from Friday, September 6, 2013 – Monday, September 9, 2013.
Each artist/group will have 2 clues tweeted about them, along with the hashtag #EatToTheBeatTrivia
To guess the answer, reply to that tweet so I know which question you’re answering with your answer including the hashtag #EatToTheBeatTrivia
At the end of the contest, all who answered a question correctly will be entered in a random drawing to win a wine cork key chain (in honor of the food and wine festival.) Each correct answer is another entry into the drawing!
I’ll post the clues/answers along with winners here on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Disclaimer: I got of my trivia facts from the artists’ websites and Wikipedia, I apologize in advance for any errors!
After going to Disney World many times, you’d think that it would become less and less important to take pictures since we have literally thousands of pictures from the parks. However, no matter how many times we go there are certain pictures that I find myself taking again and again, even though nothing has changed since the last picture!
One of my biggest pet peeves about picture taking in general is taking a lot of photos where people are not in the shot (things like landscapes, animals, buildings, etc.) because they always seem so interesting at the time but are boring to look through later. However, I find myself breaking this rule all the time at Disney! Even after taking these photos every year, I still just can’t resist the urge when the next trip comes around. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in my opinion no pictures really capture the magic of what happens in the Disney bubble… but at least they help bring back those magical memories!