I've not had a Disney (not so) Wordless Wednesday in a while but I know what you're thinking; it's September, why are you writing a Halloween post?! Next I'll be talking about Christmas (Which is only 100 days away too by the way. You're welcome!). Halloween at Walt Disney World is roughly a 6 week affair, at least it is at the Magic Kingdom where they hold Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). And guess what, the first party of the season took place yesterday. A peek at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place after regular park hours and is an extra ticketed event. Whilst it might seem a little pricey for a 5 hour party, MNSSHP gives a lot of bang for it's buck with many exclusive Halloween events. You can also enter th
Today's (not so) Wordless Wednesday is Disney Music. Music is a big deal in their theme parks - from ambient background, to catchy tunes that haunt you all day on rides (you're welcome). This week I'm highlighting one of my favourite musical Magic Kingdom attractions. Disney Music Mickey's Philharmagic is a 4D attraction. The story takes place with Donald Duck and is a Disney music medley through some of Disney's higher profile movies. Yet the Disney music theme starts long before we get to watch the movie. Check this large selection of posters advertising other well known 'performers' in the entrance. I think these posters are so cool. I never get bored of looking at the 'alternate' careers of some well known Disney characters. There is one poster that's my favourit
Today's (not so) Wordless Wednesday theme is Disney Adventure. When I visit Walt Disney World, I can't help but think about all the fun little adventures I have so I hardly knew where to start with this one. Still, I've never been one to let a little detail like 'too much choice' get in my way, so lets get started on our... Disney Adventure There aren't many Disney adventures that were 'born' on the first day Disneyland opened, but the Jungle Cruise Expedition is one of them. However if a river cruise through the tropics isn't exciting enough for you, maybe a runaway train is more appealing? Or maybe you'd prefer a more vertical adventure on the Tower of Terror. Count me out of that particular Disney adventure though, the only elevator I've dar
Today's Wordless Wednesday theme is "Disney Parades". I've been very lucky to be able to visit Walt Disney World a lot over the years. It's great to have excuse to share some of my Disney Parade memories, new and old. Shall we just jump right in? Ok then! Disney Parades Ahhh, Tapestry of Nations, I really liked you. By keeping things simple and largely only using giant puppeteers it was a refreshingly different feel for a parade. Unfortunately it took place around the Epcot's World Showcase which lacked space, turning the entire area into a bit of a nightmare for both guests and parade participants. Share a Dream Come True was a Magic Kingdom afternoon parade and one of the odder ones really. Interesting Snow Globe concept, but also rather hard to relate to your favourite ch
Today's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme is "May Calendar Shot". We frequently visit Orlando this time of year and 2011 was no exception. These photos bring back some special Disney memories in May. It's also very topical for this week too! In 2011, Will and Kate (yes, that Will and Kate) were getting married back home in the UK while we were in Walt Disney World. Yup, we were missing the Royal Wedding. Fortunately it was shown on US TV too, however it was during our wander of the World Showcase in Epcot that day that we were also greeted with this scene. Disney memories in May: Wordless Wednesday Such a surprise! It hadn't occurred to either of us at all that the Royal Wedding would be celebrated anywhere else except back home in the United Kingdom. It was v
Today's Wordless Wednesday theme is Disney Storytelling. I wanted to keep things simple because ultimately everything about Disney represents storytelling in some form! I have decided to showcase these small statues in the Magic Kingdom that represent the early movies and cartoons. This to me, encapsulates Disney storytelling perfectly. So lets jump in and get started straight away with this week's: Wordless Wednesday - Disney Storytelling These statues were a familiar sight for me on every visit but have recently been moved. The photos were all taken a little while ago in their old location around the castle hub. I've always appreciated the tribute to famous classic Disney characters. There's something so simple and understated about them.