Wednesday

Happy Pretzel Day! | Almost Wordless Wednesday

Welcome and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic where each week we gather together to link up and share our #DisneySide pictures.

Today is all about Food, something that I thoroughly enjoy photographing. I don't know if it's more of a challenge to get the best shot technically or having to wait to get the shot when I am dying to just dig in. I do try to make do with a fast one take.

Today is also National Pretzel Day! Yay!  How about a Pretzel Roll? Not by itself of course. In the Canadian Kiosk, it's combined with a creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup.  Very memorable and a much needed pick me up after strolling around the World Showcase. We stopped just in time as the rain started as we were finishing up. Remy our mascot for the trip was thrilled to pose with it too.

This is a picture of the main entrance display to the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival


Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pretzel Roll and Cheddar Cheese Soup, Remy


Tell me what your favorite pretzel is and where we can find it.



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Almost Wordless Wednesday | Happy Earth Day 2017!

Hey there Disney photography fans. Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we get together to share our #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday Disney related picture posts.

This week our theme is Disney Nature in celebration of the 47th Earth Day which is Saturday, April 22nd.

Disney Parks celebrates Earth Day every day in The Animal Kingdom Park in Florida which opened on April 22, 1998. I'd like to share a few shots of  The Tree of Life the iconic centerpiece of the park and symbolizes the beauty, diversity, and grandeur of our animal life on Earth.

It is covered in beautiful animal carvings that you can see from every angle. The closer you get the more you can see the intricacy of each carving around the base and branches. At night the tree comes alive with The Tree Awaking light show.

Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World, Florida


"You've probably heard people talk about conservation. Well, conservation isn't just the business of a few people. It's a matter that concerns all of us. It's a science whose principles are written in the oldest code in the world, the laws of nature. The natural resources of our vast continent are not inexhaustible. But if we will use our riches wisely, if we will protect our wildlife and preserve our lakes and streams, these things will last us for generations to come."  

"I have learned from the animal world, and what everyone will learn who studies it is, a renewed sense of kinship with the earth and all its inhabitants."
~ Walt Disney 

Now for my favorite, Kilimanjaro Safaris. This is a popular attraction so you will experience a wait. If you can grab a Fastpass or arrive early. The animals are most active in the morning and during the rain which usually happens in the afternoon. You can read about it here.

Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom,Walt Disney World, Florida


How will you celebrate Earth Day? I'll be planting seeds in my garden.

Have a magical day!

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Friday

Trailer Talk | Thrilling "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Teaser Trailer


#SWCO Star Wars Fans got to see the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Friday at the Star Wars Orlando Convention in Florida.

The sneak peak starts right where they left off in "The Force Awakens". There's footage of  Rey in Jedi training and galactic battle scenes and well check it out for yourself.

I can't wait to see this exciting #StarWars adventure. Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in your galaxy December 15.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Are you looking forward to seeing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"?


More Trailer Talk....

Thursday

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Star Wars Celebration begins with the 40 Years of Star Wars panel. For the full livestream, visit StarWars.com.



http://www.starwars.com/star-wars-celebration


CELEBRATION ORLANDO LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 13
  • 5:00 PM ET 
-RAY PARK: PREPARE TO BE MAULED


FRIDAY, APRIL 14 -
  • 11:00 AM ET
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
  • 1:30 PM ET
THE MAKING OF ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
  • 2:45 PM ET
SMOOTH TALKIN' WITH BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
  • 3:30 PM
HEROINES OF STAR WARS
  • 5:30 PM
A TRIBUTE TO CARRIE


SATURDAY, APRIL 15
  • 11:00 AM ET
STAR WARS REBELS
  • 1:30 PM ET
ANTHONY DANIELS: 40 YEARS WITH THREEPIO
  • 2:30 PM ET
EA PANEL
  • 4:00 PM ET
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: STAR WARS
  • 5:30 PM ET
SMALL TALK WITH WARWICK DAVIS
  • 7:00 PM ET
SMUGGLER'S REVENGE


SUNDAY, APRIL 16
  • 11:00 AM ET
THESE ARE THE DROIDS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
  • 1:00 PM ET
MARK HAMILL
  • 4:00 PM ET

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Wednesday

DisneySide Wordless Wednesday: Toy Story Mania, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Welcome and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic where each week we gather together to link up and share our #DisneySide.

This week our prompt is Pixar!

Stepping into the world of Pixar at Disney's Hollywood Studios is magical. I love to see the reactions on peoples faces when The Green Army Men spontaneously interact with them. It's hysterical. Toy Story Mania is a must do and of course we never miss an interactive photo op.

Toy Story Mania, Disney Hollywood Studios

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Mickey Mouse | Wordless Wednesday

Welcome and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic where each week we gather together to link up and share our #DisneySide.

This week's theme is Your Calendar Shot!
If you were to make a calendar for the month of April what picture would you choose?
Mickey Mouse aka The Boss, the Leader of  The Gang, The Big Cheese is the subject of my calendar shot for April.

Want to learn a bit of trivia about The Partners Statue? Check out this Tiggerific Trivia: Partners Sharing The Magic post.

The Partners Statue



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Friday

Trailer Talk: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017. in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D! 
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”


The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. 

Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. 

At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced. 

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, Stephen Graham as Scrum, David Wenham as Scarfield and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

 Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. 

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Are you looking forward to seeing "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"? 

Wednesday

4 Things I always take pictures of ~ Wordless Wednesday

Welcome and thanks for stopping by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic where each week we gather together to link up and share our #DisneySide.

This week's theme is 4 Things. Any four things!
I chose 4 shots I take every time I visit Walt Disney World. They aren't always perfect and sometimes they are just awful but they are my cherished memories of that visit which makes them priceless to me.

Family and friends are my most photographed subject. That seemed too obvious so I have included photos I always take without people. The castle day or night from just about any angle. During shows, fireworks I can never get enough. My favorite attraction that day. I go through phases of favorites. Everyone teases me because I always snap a shot of my food before I start eating. I also get teased for taking pictures of the resort room before the bags are unpacked.



What are your 4 things? They could be things you love, hate, eat, will never do again, would do over?


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Wordless Wednesday | Epcot Fun, Food and Flowers

This year Walt Disney World is celebrating 24 years of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival with the theme, “Welcome Spring Fun, Food, and Flowers,” which was inspired by a vintage Walt Disney short film that featured Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy, and Pluto.

We're doing a flashback to a few of the fun times we've had at Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival since 1994 for this week's theme,
Fun, Food and Flowers.
Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival


Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival


Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival 2013


Now it's time for you to link up your #WW #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday Disney related blog posts.

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Almost #WW Linky | Be Our Guest Restaurant Details

With this week’s release of the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, I thought it would be fun to have a closer look at some of the details you may discover at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort.


Throughout the restaurant you'll find roses in the design and decor. The rose represents the Beast's "countdown clock" to finding true love and accepting it.
You'll see them from the royal crest and iron gates, the gargoyles guarding the entrance and into the elegant Ballroom, the elegant Rose Gallery, and then to the dark West Wing where the Enchanted Rose is under glass slowly dropping petals as it counts down.

Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Be Our Guest Restaurant is a quick serve table service dining experience. For the menu click here.
Don't forget to try "The Grey Stuff", it's delicious.

What is your favorite quick serve restaurant? What do you usually order?


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Wordless Wednesday - Happy International Woman's Day!!

Today is March 8th and we are celebrating International Woman's Day #Disneystyle. The day focuses on social, political, cultural, economic achievements and contributions of women in the world.

I thought it would be fun to feature a few of my favorite strong female characters and on a more serious not a video of Emma Watson speaking to the UN on women's issues in 2015.

Merida in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in Walt Disney World, Florida


Belle and her Beast in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in Walt Disney World,Florida.

"well-behaved women seldom make history." ~ Louise Thatcher Ulrich


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2017 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival features new gardens, topiaries, entertainers and tasty foods

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which runs 90 days March 1-May 29, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series - all included in regular Epcot admission. (Gene Duncan, photographer)


Celebrating 24 years the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will jump-start spring with blooms aplenty and gardens of edibles including toothsome morsels from the new Northern Bloom and The Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchens. A new, next-generation Belle topiary from “Beauty and the Beast” will debut in France, and a redesigned “Cars” play garden will introduce a colorful new character topiary sure to capture children’s imaginations.

Richly-hued flowers and floating gardens adorn the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which runs 90 days March 1-May 29, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series - all included in regular Epcot admission. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs return to the festival near the Germany Pavilion. Topiary artists have found new ways to use a wider variety of plant materials to represent character topiary facial features, bringing Snow White's face to life. The festival, which runs 90 days March 1-May 29, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series - all included in regular Epcot admission. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) Topiaries of the popular stars of the Disney classic film "Lady and the Tramp" grace a colorful flower bed at the Italy Pavilion during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which runs 90 days March 1-May 29, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series - all included in regular Epcot admission. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

The 90-day festival, runs March 1-May 29 2017 and will feature an irresistible array of new gardens and character topiaries, popular entertainers and tasty food and drink offerings.

Wordless Wednesday: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Our theme this week for the #Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop is "Your March Calendar Shot".
If you were to make a calendar what photo would you choose for the month of March?

I couldn't resist the opportunity to celebrate one of my favorite festivals, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which opens today, March 1.

The 90-day festival runs March 1-May 29, 2017 and will showcase new gardens and character topiaries, the ever popular weekend concert series, special tours and an array of tasty foods and drink.
You can read all about it here.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens today, March 1.

Welcome, so glad you stopped by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather to link up and share our #WW #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday Disney related picture posts.

And now it's time to link up your Disney photos and hop with us.

Wordless Wednesday - I Kicked Cancer!

Welcome, so glad you stopped by The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop here at Focused on the Magic.com where each week we gather to link up and share our #WW #DisneySide Wordless Wednesday or Almost Wordless Wednesday Disney related picture posts.

Our theme this week is "Celebrate!". This year has been filled with sorrow to say the least but I did find time to celebrate my first clear PET scan. I am so happy to say I survived! What better way to celebrate than with fireworks, family and friends in Magic Kingdom park.

Celebrating in Magic Kingdom Park


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Thursday

New Attractions Experiences and Dining Debut At Walt Disney World Resort

It’s an exciting spring season at Walt Disney World Resort, one filled with new fun that spans all four theme parks, Disney’s Water Parks and Disney Springs. New Attractions Experiences and Dining Debut At Walt Disney World Resort (Disney)

From the unveiling of a whole new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to an awe-inspiring fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park, the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to more retail and restaurant openings at Disney Springs, there is more to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort than ever before. Here’s a closer look at what is in store:


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