Wednesday

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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Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop | Celebrating Disney Dads

Hi, Disney fans. Welcome to the latest edition of The Disney 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.
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The theme this week is Disney Dads to honor and celebrate Father's Day Disney style. Disney Dads are Fathers, Grandfathers, Care Givers, Uncles, famous father's like Walt Disney, Goofy, Baloo, Uncle Scrooge, Pongo, Tramp, Mr. Darling, The COP Father...you get the idea.

Have fun and share your favorite Disney Dad with us in the link up below.

This is the first Father's Day we are without my husband, Paul. My bestie and the best Disney Dad!


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Wishes | The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop where each week we gather together link up our Disney vacation photos and hop from blog to blog. Want to link up your #DisneySide pictures? Look no further than the bottom of this post.

Since this is the first Wednesday of the month I am sharing my calendar shot for June. Wishes holds a special place in my heart and I enjoy looking at the pictures of it anytime. Many magical memories are wrapped up in this picture. Over 13 days we stayed in Animal Kingdom Lodge, The Boardwalk Villas and the Villas at Wilderness Lodge. 
Wishes Fireworks Spectacular at Walt Disney World

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Sharing The Magic Statue | Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop where each week we gather together and share our Disney vacation photos and hop from blog to blog. Want to link up your #DisneySide pictures? Look no further than the bottom of this post.

Throughout the parks you'll discover Blaine Gibson, the multi talented sculptors works in attractions, movies and statues, including the famous "Partner's Statue".

One statue I always look for in Magic Kingdom is the "Sharing The Magic" statue. It depicts Roy O. Disney seated with Minnie on a park bench. You have to admire Blaine Gibson not only for his talent but his work ethic. This statue was delivered in 1999 when he was 81!
In my research I also learned from Gene Duncan, the Disney Parks Blog Photographer that Gibson created the statue to show Roy holding Minnie’s hand from underneath as way to show how Roy supported his brother.
Sharing the Magic Statue, Walt Disney World


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Wordless Wednesday | Goofy Day!

Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop where each week we gather together and share our Disney vacation photos and hop from blog to blog. Want to link up your #DisneySide pictures? Look no further than the bottom of this post.

Today we are celebrating Goofy Day!
Mickey's whacky pal Goofy first appeared in Mickey's Revue on May 25, 1932, but it wasn't until 1934 that he was named Goofy.
One of my favorite close encounters is with The Great Goofini in Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Magic Kingdom.
There you can meet The Astounding Donaldo, The Great Goofini, Minnie Magnifique and Madame Daisy Fortuna. Two separate lines form to meet the stars. One for Daisy and Minnie and the other is for Donald and Goofy. It's a spacious themed meet and greet with plenty of room for Goofini to ham it up for the cameras.

Happy Birthday, Goofy!! ah-hyuck! hoo hoo hoo hoo!
Happy Goofy Day! The Great Goofini Under The Big Top


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Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop | Carousel of Progress

Welcome to The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop where each week we gather together and share our Disney vacation photos and hop from blog to blog. Want to link up your #DisneySide pictures? Look no further than the bottom of this post.

For this week's theme, we are getting in our Wayback Machine and going way-way back to the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York which was my one of my very first Disney attraction experiences.

I was fortunate to visit the NY Word's Fair with my grandmother, mom, and uncle. We didn't know what to expect but I thought at the time that it must be good if so many people were waiting in such a long line in the blazing August sun. Once inside the cool dark theater, it was a refreshing as it is today.
The revolving stage and Audio-Animatronics were amazing and left a big impression.

The last time I saw Carousel of Progress I was with a great group of my blogging buddies during the Type-A Parent Conference making it even more special.

Carousel of Progress, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida


Here's a link to my blog, Deb's Dose of Disney and my genealogy blog in 2005 captured by the real Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

What attraction or experience brings back Disney memories for you?


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Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort | Relaxing Wordless Wednesday

Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by for the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, where bloggers get together and link up their #DisneySide Wordless or Almost Wordless Wednesday posts.

Each week we have a prompt or theme. This week we are enjoying Resorts and Relaxation. With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday I am wishing all of you a most relaxing day. I hope you get to Disneyfy it. I've been very fortunate to spend a few in Walt Disney World and they were the best!

Our DVC home resort is the Boardwalk Villas but it is not our number one choice of relaxing resorts. That honor goes to The Wilderness Lodge, then The Boardwalk Villas, The Grand Floridian, Yacht Club and then my favorite but not my husbands, Animal Kingdom Lodge. Notice a trend here? We enjoy being surrounded by water.


Relaxing at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is easy. Not only are the pools and hot tubs delightful but there is a nice sandy beach and paths through the woods for running or leisurely walks. Ferries are always at the ready for a ride across the bay. What a wonderful way to get around. Renting water mice and buzzing around the bay is a must!

Here Paul is sitting by the fire enjoying some down time while I roam around the lobby snapping pictures and browsing the gift shop.








A relaxing way to end the day!








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The Force Is Strong | 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's theme is "Your May Calendar Shot" and tomorrow is May 4th, the unofficial "Star Wars Day". As I am a huge Star Wars fan, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Star Wars moments we've enjoyed at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The fireworks force is strong this month first with a shot of Magic Kingdom fireworks.

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, fireworks


An out of this world Galactic Spectacular Fireworks show. We were able to see but not hear except for the explosions from our balcony at Coronado Springs Resort each night.

Star Wars, Disney Hollywood Studios





I have lots of pictures of the new March of the First Order parade that I'll share at a later date. I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. Have you seen it and what did you think?


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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"?


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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


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