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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney Christmas Cheer At Home!

The countdown to Christmas is on – less than three weeks remain until Santa comes for a visit! Last Christmas I was lucky enough to be vacationing at Walt Disney World – and this year, while I won’t be away on vacation, I will be getting to celebrate my son’s first Christmas! He is only 2 months old so he won’t really know what’s going on, but we are still super excited- he already “helped” us decorate the tree and the house, and of COURSE the decor includes some awesome Disney touches! Check them out:

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This one is new this year – to celebrate ournewest family member’s first Christmas!

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This was a gift from a friend – I just love the design and it looks great on the tree!

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Picked this one up last year at WDW – loved the drawing and detail

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This was a honeymoon purchase – had to commemorate our first trip as a married couple somehow!

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Picked this one up on our 2011 Disney trip – we went a few weeks before Christmas and had such a great time!

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Minnie walking her little pup was a gift from a close friend – who knows how much I love my dog Walter (who was of course named after Mr Disney!)

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This is actually a framed greeting card – when we were at the Art of Disney Store in Downtown Disney last December, the artist was actually there displaying a lot of his Disney sketches, and we fell in love with this one so we bought some cards but I couldn’t resist putting one on display!

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This was actually a gift we received at our baby shower for our son – he’s a bit young to get to use it now, but we will certainly be setting it up around the Christmas tree for that extra little Disney magic!

What about you – do you like to decorate Disney for the holidays? Personally I love it – it reminds me of my favorite place while celebrating my favorite holiday!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy (Belated) Birthday To The World’s Favorite Mouse!

Can you believe this guy celebrated his 86th Birthday on Tuesday? He looks pretty good for 86, I think! It’s hard to imagine a character being able to stay relevant and entertain audiences for that long, but I guess that’s what makes Mickey so special! Of course, he has had a few tweaks and changes over time – So here’s a peek at Mickey’s different looks throughout the years…

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Mickey Mouse through the years

I love this poster – we have it hanging at my parent’s house, and I especially love “Today” Mickey – he is so late 80’s early 90’s don’t you think?

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Here he is on the opening day of Disneyland Park in 1955 with his creator, Walt Disney

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And here he is on opening day of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida, 1971

Something tells me Mickey has a lot more entertaining to do, and that he will be delighting audiences of all ages for many years to come. So here’s to you Mickey Mouse – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Little Mickey!

Ok so confession time – I am completely obsessed with someone new. Sorry husband and dog, but you have been demoted – by this little man

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This is my son, John – born on October 8th 2014, and he is the new love of my life. He is beautiful, amazing, and completely time and life consuming – which is why I haven’t been doing much posting here (you forgive me though, right? I mean, look at how cute he is!!)

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I just can’t even with this face – he is too much!

I hope to someday get back to posting more, but until then, I will be hugging this guy and planning our first Disney trip (it may not be until 2018 but hey, it’s never too early to plan, right?!)

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Christmas Countdown Time!

So Halloween is over, the candy has been eaten (well its all gone in my house at least!), and if you’ve been to any store in the past two weeks you’ll agree that the Christmas season is upon us (whether you like it or not!). Commercials, sales, merchandise – it’s all out and ready to help you celebrate! It may be a bit early to start Christmas shopping or listening to Christmas Carols, but it’s never too early to plan a trip to Walt Disney World at Christmastime! I HIGHLY recommend it – I personally have gone twice during the holiday season and its a great time for those who want to combine their love of Christmas with their love of Disney World (what, doesn’t everyone love those two things as much as I do?!)

Here are a few of the awesome things you can expect to experience when you visit WDW at Christmas:

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The FOOD – Holiday themed treats are around every corner – from peppermint fudge to snowman candy apples, and seasonal cupcakes and cookies too!

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Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of the other things I recommend – it’s an extra ticket cost as it’s a special event, but it’s worth it – a special parade and character appearances, free cookies and cocoa, and that’s right, it even SNOWS on Main Street! What could be better?

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Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios you’ll find the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights – a display of millions of Christmas lights that is lit nightly, and the lights blink in tune to famous Christmas Carols. We went on Christmas Day to see this, and it was amazing – I couldn’t picture a better way to spend Christmas Day with my family!

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Are you a big fan of Gingerbread? Well then you’re in luck, as several of the Disney Resorts construct Gingerbread displays that are truly a sight to behold – as in this house is made entirely of actual baked gingerbread – pretty cool, right? Oh – and if you’re a fan of actually EATING gingerbread, then you’ll appreciate the fact that you can buy gingerbread “shingles” to take home too!

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Disney World is amazing all times of the year, but Christmas is when it really shines – literally! The lights, decor, giant decorated trees, songs, treats, and everything else all add up to an amazing holiday experience which I hope you are lucky enough to get to experience someday!

Oh and by the way – there are only 48 days until Christmas!

TGIF!

Categories: Disney Food, Disney in Pictures, Disney News, Disney Resorts, Disney Special Events, Disney Vacation Planning, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Inside WDW’s Newest Store – Memento Mori

Walt Disney World is always changing and evolving with new rides, experiences, shows, and merchandise to entice it’s guests – but one tried and true classic that has stood the test of time is the Haunted Mansion Ride – it has always been a favorite of mine, and my husband absolutely loves it too (which means we end up riding it multiple times during each trip!). The ride has stayed mainly the same over the years, but as it has become even more popular, Disney has decided to expand it’s exposure – with a Haunted Mansion themed store! I blogged about the upcoming store opening in July, and now that the store is opened, I thought it would be fun to take a little look inside:

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The outside of the store seems innocent enough…but step inside and you’re surrounded by frightly sights! Ok not really, but there is some really awesome stuff inside…

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Plenty of awesome merchandise featuring the famous Haunted Mansion wallpaper – like this necktie

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“Gracey Manor” tablewear – from plates and bowls to wine glasses, plus placemats and coasters for sale too (the coasters are modeled after the graves you see outside the mansion!)

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Shirts, mugs, figurines, cups, keychains – they have it all!

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The detail put into the store is certainly up to Disney standards – plenty to see and discover here! This new store is a must do for all Haunted Mansion fans out there!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Fall Season Is In Full Bloom At The Disney Parks!

Fall is – in my humble opinion – the very best season of all! Apple and pumpkin everything, cool air, changing leaves, sweaters – I love it all. And although autumn may not officially begin for a few days (9/22 to be exact!) – the season is definitely in the air everywhere – here in upstate NY you can see it in the apple orchards and feel it in the crisp air, and in Walt Disney World, you can see it everywhere you look!

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…And of course with fall comes Halloween – which Disney is already fully prepared for, since they are already in the midst of their Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party celebrations! Whether or not you get to celebrate fall or Halloween at Disney, I hope you get to enjoy the season as much as I do!

TGIF!

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