Wednesday

Food and Wine Festival Wordless Wednesday

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, travel related picture posts.

Last year the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival  was a gastronomical good time. 2017 looks like it will be even better (if that's possible) because it is also Epcot's 35th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 1st. I am booked and ready. I can't wait!
We had so much fun sipping and tasting our way around the World Showcase, rocking out to the concerts and learning at the seminars. Remy joined us in France as our trip mascot last year providing giggles between bites and long queues.
Celebrate 35 years of Epcot during the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017. The annual Disney culinary tour of flavors will expand in 2017 for a longer-than-ever 75-day run

"A record number of global food and wine marketplaces – 35 in all –will sizzle with new edible delights to celebrate 35 years of Epcot during the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017. The annual Disney culinary tour of flavors will expand in 2017 for a longer-than-ever 75-day run.
Growing in scope as one of America’s top food festivals each year since 1996, the Epcot (Walt Disney World) event will run for 13 additional days of inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World. Guests will have a chance to mix and mingle with celebrity chefs, experience hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations at the Festival Center, and get their gourmet groove on at nightly Eat to the Beat concerts."
What's your favorite travel food experience?

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Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Celebration

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

I hope you will join me in the celebration by sharing your 'Celebration' pictures.






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August | The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

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"Your calendar Shot" is the theme for this week.
I hope your month is off to a bang. Mine certainly is! There was a spectacular Balloon Festival last weekend that had hot air balloons flying over our house under beautiful blue skies. My garden is producing peppers and cucumbers at a rapid rate. Tomatoes are just about to come in. And I got an blogging opportunity that I couldn't pass up. More to come on that...

Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars Fireworks



Do you have travel plans for this month?
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Wordless Wednesday | The Great Movie Ride

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

Nostalgia is the theme for this week.

One of my favorite attractions since it's opening day in 1989, The Great Movie Ride inside the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios aka Disney's MGM Studios will take it's last journey August 13, 2017. 

According to Wikipedia. The Great Movie Ride directly inspired the creation of Disney's Hollywood Studios. In a Walt Disney Imagineering book, it was revealed that The Great Movie Ride was actually going to be the main attraction in a show business themed pavilion at Epcot

I have a wealth of wonderful memories wrapped up in The Great Movie Ride. It was my must do attraction each visit. I loved the theme, the story and the photographic challenge it presented me every time.
I'll add more pictures and video as I go through them. These are some shots of my favorite scenes.
 

Do you have a favorite scene?


The Great Movie Ride directly inspired the creation of Disney's Hollywood Studios



The Great Movie Ride inside the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


What are your thoughts on the changes coming?
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Favorite Disney Views | The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop where each week we gather together and share our Disney vacation photos. Would you like to link up your #DisneySide pictures or hop around to all the blogs linked up? Look no further than the bottom of this post.

A few of my favorite views.

There are so many that come to mind. Not pictured but much loved is the view from the verandah at sunset and sunrise on cruises, my sons first walk down Main Street USA or their first fireworks show, the animals at Animal Kingdom Lodge at night and in the morning while sitting on my balcony. I could go on and on.

Pictured: castle fireworks, the castle during Magic Hours, Christmastime, favorite attractions, fun with food, good night kiss on a full moon, my bed at the end of the day



What's your favorite view?
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Monday

Star Wars-Themed Lands Detailed Model and Fly Through Video

In case you missed it. Over the weekend at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands that are under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.



The Star Wars-themed lands represent the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each will open in 2019.to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model, we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be,” Chapek said.



There will be two anchor attractions for guests to experience.
Guest will have a chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and to be right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. 

For a fly through look, click the image below: 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Model Fly Through Video
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Are you excited to experience the new Star Wars-themed lands in 2019? Me too!



About Deb 

I'm a cancer survivor, a pretty good mom, a pet parent to Einstein a brilliant Border Collie/Aussie mix. I enjoy all things Disney, photography, travel, vintage cameras, blue and white, and modern farmhouse style antiques. I love films on both big and small screens, cooking, growing beautiful roses, luscious fruits, wine grapes, and vegetables but not weeding. I'm a perpetual learner, a good deed doer and dedicated doer of things. I'm here to share what I've learned. 
You'll find me most often fueled by too much coffee and dreams of my next adventure.

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Wednesday

Almost Wordless Wednesday | Pirates of the Caribbean

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

Adventure is the theme for this week.

Big changes are coming to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. With Paris as the first park to be renovated. The scheduled reopening is later this month. I am looking forward to reading everyone's reviews.

Among the addition of new characters from the film series, the animatronic auction scene, "Take a Wench for a Bride" will be re-imagined transforming the famous flirty redheaded woman into an auctioneer inviting the locals to “surrender yer loot” at an auction.
There will be no more pirates shouting “We want the redhead!” although I think Guests will continue the tradition for years to come.



Disney Artist’s concept rendering of Pirates of the Caribbean ride scene at Walt Disney World. Image credit: Disney Imagineering
Artist’s concept rendering of Pirates of the Caribbean ride scene at Walt Disney World.
Image credit: 
Disney Imagineering 
(2017)
What are your thoughts on the changes coming to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction?
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Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Linkup: July Calendar Shot

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

Your Calendar Shot is the theme for this week. Which photo would you choose for July?




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Wordless Wednesday Disney Style Linky | Cape May Cafe

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

Food fabulous food is the theme for this week.
Paul's favorite breakfast spot was Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort.
Cape May Cafe



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The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop | Happy First Day Of Summer!

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This is the latest edition of The Wordless and Almost Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to blog hop, link up and share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday, Disney related picture posts.

Happy first day of summer! Also known as the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year and the official start of summer for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
The theme or topic of this week's hop is Summertime.

In summers past I've been to Stonehenge, enjoyed the beaches of the Hamptons and Jersey Shore, boating on Great South Bay, the Long Island Sound and Jersey waters, lounging around the pool, camping, road trips, cruises, the annual balloon festival and flights to exotic and not so exotic locations. Always accompanied by lots of food, family, and fun. The most family fun trips hands down have been at Disney World and on Disney Cruises.

Summer time at the Disney Parks is hot, hot, hot! 
I decided to share a few of my favorite ways we stay cool besides drinking copious amounts of water whilst spritzing ourselves with misters, hopping from shop to shop, attraction to attraction based on the air conditioning, and swimming after hours. 

Who doesn't love The Yacht & Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge pools to swim away the heat?
Or zipping around on water mice by the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge. And a cool frosty Blue Raspberry Goofy Glacier at Animal Kingdom.
Walt Disney World Summertime Fun

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