Adult Walt Disney World

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Dreaming Of Disney (LAND That Is!)

I mostly write about how much I love Walt Disney World and how great of a place it is for adults (not just kids!), but today I find myself thinking of the place that started it all – Disneyland Park

I have been lucky enough to get to travel to Disneyland once – and I am hoping to go back someday and get to spend more time getting to know the Park that Walt built, the place where he saw his visions come to life!

Here’s a few reasons why I cannot WAIT to get back to Disneyland:

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Mickey’s Toontown may have been dismantled at Disney World to make room for the New Fantasyland, but fear not – as Toontown fans can still get their fix at Disneyland! Visit Mickey’s house, take a ride on Gadget’s Go Coaster, and top if off with a hot dog at Pluto’s Dog House (yum!)

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Disneyland Park has many of the same rides as the Magic Kingdom, but they are not exactly the same – there are subtle differences in décor, styling, and the rides themselves – can you spot all the differences? When I rode Pirates of the Caribbean, I noticed the waiting area and entrance were different – and I loved getting to experience the unique qualities of the ride!

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I had one of these when I was little – the brim was so heavy that when I fell asleep on the monorail my parents said my head dropped forward under the weight. I have never seen one for sale at Disney World since then, but I did spot this one at Disneyland!

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Once awesome ride difference? The Mad Tea Party is OUTSIDE at Disneyland – isn’t that beautiful?

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Oh, and so is part of “It’s A Small World” – love the topiaries and the outside of the building!

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Looking at all these pics makes me want to go back SO BADLY. Oh – and one more thing to mention – Disneyland just happens to be in beautiful sunny California – a BIG WIN for someone like me (from Upstate NY where it snows 6-ish months a year!). Hoping to plan a trip to Disneyland soon – but until then, I shall keep on dreamin’…

TGIF!

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Living In A Grown Up World – Plus One!

In looking back on my recent articles, I realize that a lot of them involve me reminiscing, or dreaming, or pretending, or wishing…basically, I realized I haven’t been to Disney in a while, nor will I get to go for quite a while. Normally this would make me sad, but this helps a little….

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My little man has brought so much joy to my life – watching him learn things – grab a new toy, or whip his head around when he hears mine or my husband’s voice – it’s something that is so great, I can’t really describe it – and although having a baby may have postponed our next Disney trip (for a LONG time) – I don’t care. I would give up any and everything for this little guy – and someday I will get to show him just how great Disney World is – and then we will get to experience Disney from a whole new perspective! Traveling there as a family will undoubtedly have its challenges – but the payoff will be so much greater! To get to see my son experience the rides and characters for the first time is something I can’t wait to do, and can’t wait to share here too!

So I may still be an adult Disney lover, but I will probably not travel there in an “all adult” party anytime soon – which is ok, because I hear it’s a great place for kids too… 

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Itchin’ To Cruise Away….

My husband and I are parents to a 7 month old baby boy – he is beautiful, hilarious, and an amazing little guy – parenthood is such a great experience, and while we knew some of what to expect, one can never be fully prepared for all that kids take out of you – emotionally, physically, mentally – they are draining. It’s worth it for sure though, when he laughs or smiles when I walk into the room, I will remember those moments forever! That all being said – I think we are ready for a break. Mommy and Daddy need a vacation! We have been on a few cruises before, and are looking to try something new this time around, so after doing some research, we are leaning towards a Disney Cruise. After checking out these pics, I think you might see why it’s such a tempting choice…

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Their ships are huge and so beautiful – even on the outside!

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After stepping on board, you’re surrounded by luxury! Isn’t this beautiful? I especially love the characters in the staircase!

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There’s plenty to do on board – including swimming and even water slides – I know there’s a small child in this picture, but I can picture myself doing this too…

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Love this night time view

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Plenty of Entertainment options onboard too – including live shows nightly

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Watching a movie on a giant screen while cannonballing into a pool? Yes please!

Doing research is awesome but also depressing when you realize how far away your vacation is….but someday (sorta) soon maybe we will get to experience all that Disney Cruise line has to offer. I can’t wait! What an amazing thing it would be to get to relax on a cruise ship with my man….I’m (mentally) there already!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney-Themed Mother’s Day Ideas

Hard to believe it’s already May, isn’t it? But here we are – another Spring upon us – the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the rain is falling (depending on where you live, it may be falling a LOT), and the temperature is slowly inching upward. Spring brings with it plenty of great things to look forward to – picnics, long strolls around the neighborhood, playing outside, longer days, and of course – Mother’s Day! In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is May 10th this year (yeah, as in NEXT SUNDAY!) – but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten a gift for mom yet, because I’ve got some great ideas for you (with a DISNEY flair, of course!)

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Photos are always a great gift for mom – a framed memory of a great Disney trip perhaps? These frames are great because they can be personalized, but there are plenty of other choices too – check out the Photos and Memories section of the Disney Store online for a whole bunch of album and frame options

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What woman doesn’t love receiving jewelry as a gift? This set is really affordable, but if you’re looking for something a bit fancier, don’t worry – The Disney Store has got you covered there, too

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Vera Bradley bags and accessories are super popular right now – so if your mom is a fan, then I suggest you check out the Disney Vera Bradley Collection for a new tote or cute crossbody purse for Mom

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I don’t know many mothers who can survive without coffee (myself included!). Order mom a cute mug and gift it paired with a bag of her favorite brew

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I personally can’t wait to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and my little guy this year – and I really hope she likes the gift I got her, and hopefully you’re inspired by this to pick out a great Disney gift for your mom too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Saying “I Do” With A Disney Twist

Your wedding day will likely be one of the best days of your life – and there are so many ways to celebrate your love, but for us Disney lovers – we are always trying to find a way to weave some of that “Disney Magic” into our everyday lives, and there are plenty of Disney love stories out there, so why not let Disney be your wedding inspiration?

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Did you know you can get married AT DISNEY WORLD? You can even have Mickey and Minnie as your wedding guests!

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Imagine the magic of getting to feel like Cinderella on your wedding day

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Speaking of Cinderella…these may not be glass slippers, but they sure are fit for royalty!

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If you can’t afford to get married at Walt Disney World (it is QUITE pricy!), then you can still dress like your favorite Disney Princess on the big day with the Alfred Angelo Disney Bridal Collection

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A Disney photo booth at the reception? Yes, please!

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A little subtle Hidden Mickey can be inserted pretty much anywhere and everywhere you choose – from favors to cake and décor

Check out this list of 33 subtle ways to add a little Disney to your wedding for some more DIY Disney wedding inspiration

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Spring Is In Bloom At Epcot!

It is starting to finally feel like spring – no more snow (at least I HOPE not), temperatures slowly starting to creep up, birds chirping…these are all good signs in my book! While Florida may not have the extreme seasons like my Upstate NY home does, they still find ways to celebrate the season of regrowth – and one way is with Disney’s annual International Flower and Garden Festival, where each spring starting in March and running through May, guest can view amazing topiaries, gardening displays, and attend gardening seminars (hosted by your favorite HGTV stars!), plus much more!

Check out what is in store at this year’s festival:

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Mickey and Minnie greet the crowds as they enter Epcot

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A gorgeous topiary of Disney’s most popular “Frozen” sisters

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Everyone’s favorite Monsters head to college in this awesome display

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Oh, and aside from the amazing gardening displays, they also have tons of “Outdoor kitchens” – basically food kiosks that are serving up some awesomely fresh and delicious eats – like these drool-worthy desserts (have to give props to the always amazing Disney Tourist Blog for these beautiful photos!)

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Overall, if you’re a lover of flowers, gardening, and all things Spring – then you will love the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, as they have something for everyone and it’s a great way to spend a day!

TGIF – and HAPPY SPRING!

 

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