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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Enjoy Some 100 Acre Wood Fun In The Magic Kingdom

 

As a kid, I REALLY loved Winnie The Pooh – so much so that I wore out the video tapes (yeah, videos – you remember, the ancestor to the blu-ray?). Luckily for me, I can get my Winnie the Pooh fix right at the Magic Kingdom as there’s a ride and restaurant just for us 100 Acre Wood Fanatics!

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The Crystal Palace is a buffet that serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily – with a side helping of characters of course! Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore circulate and hand out hugs and autographs and pose for pictures while you get to enjoy the delicious buffet! Check out my breakfast review on the Disney Food Blog for more details

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Then once you are full from your delicious Crystal Palace eats, I suggest you head over to The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh ride (don’t worry, it is safe to ride on a full stomach – and kid friendly too!) – where you travel through the classic Winnie The Pooh stories (blustery day and Heffelumps anyone?) while riding in an adorable honey pot

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Oh – but don’t be sad once the ride is over! As there is of course a gift shop where you can bring home your very own Eeyore or other cuddly Pooh character!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – DISNEY IS SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT!

My husband and I leave TOMORROW for our week in Disney World – and I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about it! Disney is an amazing place to be, but at Christmas it is even better – and I can’t WAIT to wake up on Christmas morning at the happiest place on earth!

As I was packing, I got to thinking about the things I am most looking forward to

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That first view of Cinderella’s Castle from the entrance to Main Street is probably one of my all-time favorite sights (it will likely move me to tears, sappy, I know)

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Getting a hug from your favorite character is great – it makes you feel like a kid again!

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The FOOD at Disney is something to look forward to for sure. At the top of my “must eat” list? One of these hugely delicious Butterfinger Cupcakes

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One of the greatest things of all is getting to see my husband and family enjoy themselves – and Star Tours is definitely one of my husband’s favorites, so I am sure we will be riding it multiple times!

So much to look forward to! Can’t wait to leave tomorrow, and next week I will be coming to you LIVE from WALT DISNEY WORLD so stay tuned for that 

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Cinderella’s Castle Celebrates With New Looks

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Cinderella’s Castle is a thing of beauty – it stands tall and proud at the end of Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, and I know I could spend hours just staring at it! The Castle has its classic look that we all know and love, but it also takes on other forms too – check out how the castle’s “wardrobe”

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In 1996, the Castle was transformed into a GIANT birthday cake to commemorate Walt Disney World’s 25th anniversary. The pink “icing” is made up of over 400 gallons of paint, plus an additional 1000 feet of inflatable “icing” was added to give it that “cake-y” look. The celebration went on throughout the Parks, and lasted through January of 1998 when the Castle was changed back to its original state

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When the sun sets, the castle is illuminated by LED light fixtures that are placed on different castle levels and the surrounding areas, providing an effective range of 16.7 million colors

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At closing time, the nightly ‘Kiss Goodnight’ is performed, with Roy Disney’s Magic Kingdom dedication speech played as the Castle changes colors in time with Disney music

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The “Castle Dream Lights” are comprised of over 200,000 LED lights that cover the Castle and give it a festive look for the holiday season. What’s cool about these lights is they are actually sort of “draped” onto the Castle in nets that are colored to match the Castle and blend in during the daytime (if you get close you can see the web of lights against the castle surface!)

Wishes fireworks show (with Cinderella Castle behind), Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida USA

“Wishes” is the Magic Kingdom’s nightly show that combines music, lights, and projections onto the Castle, and ends with a spectacular fireworks show! It’s a really fun show to watch for those of all ages

Well, WDW sure knows how to dress up the Castle, and I feel grateful to have seen it in ALL of its different forms throughout the years

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – What A View!

There are so many amazing things about Walt Disney World – The Parks The Rides, The Food…..etc…that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the experience of it all!

Sometimes it’s worthwhile just to step back and take a look at your surroundings – you’ll find there’s really a LOT to see:

 

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If you choose to stay at WDW’s Animal Kingdom Lodge -this could be the view off your balcony of the savannah, where you can watch the animal roam about (yep, those are giraffes out there!)

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TGIF Views CaliGrillThe view from the balcony at California Grill at the top of the Contemporary Resort – you can really see it all, and it’s quite the spot for firework viewing too!

TGIF Views MainStAnd my all time personal favorite view – standing at the base of Main Street, where you can get a great view of Cinderella’s Castle. Standing here makes me feel like I have come home

Talk about some great views!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – More Favorite Disney Things

Last Week I talked about some of my favorite Disney things, including Character Hugs, Mickey Waffles, and the View down Main Street of Cinderella’s Castle. Well, my mind was wandering to all things Disney today (as it so often does!), and I realized there are a WHOLE lot more Disney Things to Love, and this time I wanted to focus on some of the ones I love as an Adult Walt Disney World vacationer:

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Trying out the different yummy Adult Beverages available at many WDW restaurants, including sampling some of the beers on the extensive list available at Raglan Road Irish Pub

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Enjoying the View of the Savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, something I love doing and I always try and arrive early for my dinner reservation at Boma so I can catch a glimpse of the animals!

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Taking my time to stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase and really soak in the culture and detail that is imbedded within each country (something I did NOT care much for when I was a kid, but can really appreciate and enjoy as an adult!)

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Some Of My Favorite (Disney) Things

There are MANY things to love about Walt Disney World, so many that it’s hard to narrow down my absolute “favorites”, but I can try…

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A Hug From A Character – there are few things better than this, it just makes you instantly feel like a kid again!

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Mickey Waffles – Luckily this one isn’t limited to just the Disney Parks, I can make them at home with my Mickey Waffle Maker!

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This is my absolute favorite view in the whole world (disney world or real world!) – the view of Cinderella’s Castle down Main Street is amazing, it just reminds me that I’m “home” again

 

These are just a very few of my favorite Disney things – they are each special to me, and seeing them reminds me of just how special Disney World is, and how much I love it!

TGIF!

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