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Disney Wordless Wednesday – Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , on March 14, 2012 by Lucinda

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For more fun Disney photos, be sure to check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hops at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse.


Disney Blog Hop – Pirates Edition

Posted in Thoughts & Opinions with tags , on February 10, 2012 by Lucinda

We’re talking about pirates this week on the Babes in Disneyland Disney Blog Hop. If you’re a fan of these mischievous marauders, be sure to click over and check out all the pirate posts there.

I’m definitely a fan of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I enjoy stepping back into that era through fantasy, adventure and scandal. I adore the costumes and the dialect. And who doesn’t love the eye candy? Hubba hubba!

But even more than the movies…I seriously love the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida. When I first rode back in 1975, I thought I’d seen the most amazing thing ever. And though my kids are much more difficult to wow than I was as a child…they’re pretty impressed with the attraction themselves.

This is definitely one of our must-do’s…and more often than not, it’s our first stop when we visit the Magic Kingdom.

I’m still working on getting some good photos from this attraction. It’s a dark ride so flash photography and lighted videography are forbidden. Please…adhere to this policy because if you don’t…your fellow crew members will hate you and they just may throw you overboard.

But no worries…you can still get good photos even without your flash. I know this because I’ve seen good photos of PotC. I just haven’t taken any myself yet…but I am improving.

If you click over to Focused on the Magic, Debra Ann shares her dark ride photo tips there. You’re sure to get a good shot if you follow her advice. I can’t wait to try it myself!

Disney Almost Wordless Wednesday – Love is in the Air

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , , on February 8, 2012 by Lucinda

“Love is in the Air” is this week’s “Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop”theme at Focused on the Magic.

When you think of romance at Walt Disney World, Splash Mountain probably isn’t your first thought (or your second, or third), but it’s mine. The reason being, this is the ONLY attraction that I’ve ever ridden as a couple with my significant other. We’ve been together now for over eight years and we’ve been to WDW nine times…yet we’ve only done this one attraction alone together. AND IT WAS FANTASTIC! Hopefully we’ll have many more rides like this in our future.

For more fun Disney photos, be sure to check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hops at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse.

Disney Blog Hop – Disney Bucket List

Posted in Thoughts & Opinions with tags , , , on January 26, 2012 by Lucinda

Welcome to the “Disney Blog Hop”…brought to you weekly by Babes in Disneyland. Sincerest thanks to Lisa for providing blog readers and blog writers a place to gather and share Disney passion and information.

This week’s topic is “Disney Bucket List.”

Everyone knows what a bucket list is and many have actually written one. I’ve seen Disney bucket list memes before, but I’ve not ever in my life thought about what mine would include. I think it’s finally time to make one.

1. Behind the Seeds – Living with the Land is easily one of my most favorite attractions at Walt Disney World. I love plants and I’m an avid gardener. One of my oldest daughter’s childhood friends is a manager there and I’m just fascinated and curious about the work she does. I’d love to know more about what’s going on beyond the boat ride. I hope to cross this off my list on my next visit to Walt Disney World…and I hope to do this SOON!

Wave “hello” to Laura!

2. Revamp – I have a long mental list of changes for this blog. I want to become a self- hosted site to give myself more freedom to control my design. I’m currently reading Blog Critique (thanks Donna!) and sitting in on free programming methodology lectures from Stanford.

I want to include more Disney crafts, recipes and party ideas…my head is full of them. I also want to write a formal proposal for a family grand gathering and submit basic park information as blog posts directed towards my sisters. There’s just so much I want to do, that I often overwhelm myself. I need to write up a blog plan and attack it in manageable segments.

3. Family Grand Gathering – For years I’ve hoped to travel to WDW with my four sisters, our families, our father and stepmother. This is no easy feat with all the different schedules and travel budgets. Still, I plan to give it one last shot with my “Sister Series” posts as I attempt to advise and coerce my beloved siblings into a Magical Disney Family Reunion. This ain’t going to be easy. Send pixie dust, folks!

4. Walt Disney World Cast Member – This wish has been with me deeply since late 1998. I’ve actually applied to the Walt Disney Company numerous times and hold each rejection letter dearly as memories of my journey to obtain this goal. I quit applying during the pregnancy and birth of my two youngest children, but they’re school age now…and the fire is burning inside me again…hotter than ever. I want to be a Walt Disney World cast member!

So…what’s on your Disney Bucket List? You don’t have to have a blog to share. Just leave a comment about what Disney wishes you have yet to fulfill.

Disney Almost Wordless Wednesday – Best of Times I

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , , on December 28, 2011 by Lucinda

Focused on the Magic

The Almost Wordless Wednesday theme at “Focused on the Magic” is Your Calendar Shot. Deb shared her choice for a calendar cover…a stunning warm welcome to the new year. Click her link at the end of this post to see the newest Disney Wordless Wednesday photos on her blog hop this week.

If I were to make a new calendar of my favorite Disney shots, I’d choose a 15-month format so I could showcase one photo from each of my past trips.

My first three calendar photos would be from 1975, 1985 and 1999.

November 1975

I’m on the left in the dazzling plaid pants.

December 27, 1985

Bambi Jayne with Grandma

May 4, 1999

Too hot and too tired to smile for the camera.

I’ll be digging through my Disney photo archives for the rest of my calendar and I’ll share them in the next four Wordless Wednesday posts. Watch for them!

For more fun Disney photos, be sure to check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hops at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse.

Almost Wordless Wednesday – JOY! My Christmas Vacations

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by Lucinda

Recently, while sorting through my Disney Christmas photos, I realized for the first time, that I’ve been to Walt Disney World three times during Christmas. Never on Christmas Eve nor Christmas Day…but I’ve been during the lights and festivities of the holiday. Three times.

My DWW post this week is a slideshow created from photos and video of all three trips. Click play and have a good time. Dance. Sing. Fa la la la la and HO HO HO!

For more fun Disney photos, check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hops at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse.

Disney Almost Wordless Wednesday – Thanks for the Memories

Posted in Thoughts & Opinions, Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , , , on November 23, 2011 by Lucinda

Each Disney trip I’ve taken with family has been special to me in some way. One that really stands out among all my Disney memories, took place in December of 2007.

My post this week is from a collection of photos from that holiday vacation with my sister and our families! I’m extremely thankful for the magic we were able to share together.

Princesses at Breakfast

Heading to Hollywood

Sibling Bonding

Happy as Clams

For more fun Disney photos, check out the blogs at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse

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