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Disney (Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Icons

Posted in Mickey Moms, Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , , on March 21, 2012 by Lucinda

It’s Wednesday! Time to get wordless…or almost wordless anyhow. I have words…so bear with me.

Focused on the Magic is focusing on Disney icons on the “Disney Wordless Wednesday” blog hop this week. In case you’re unfamiliar with Disney icons…each park has one. At Magic Kingdom, it’s Cinderella’s Castle and at Epcot, it’s Spaceship Earth. The enormous Sorcerer Mickey hat is the icon for Hollywood Studios and the Tree of Life for Animal Kingdom.

I chose to share this photo of Cinderella’s Castle I took from the TTA Peoplemover. It’s not spectacular or stunning but special to me nonetheless. It was taken December 10, 2007, during training week for the inaugural WDW Moms Panel. If you look closely, you can see a tripod and some equipment in the lower left corner. Just moments earlier, the Moms were there recording videos with the castle as a backdrop.

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 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 Wordless Wednesday – Flowers & Gardens

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , on March 7, 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 Wordless Wednesday – Details, Details…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 22, 2012 by Lucinda

Welcome to the “Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!” Many thanks to our wonderful hostess, Deb at Focused on the Magic for having us. Please click her link (above and below in orange text) to see what the Disney Blog Hop is all about.

This week the focus is on Disney details. I narrowed my choices down to a few of my favorites from Epcot. Have you noticed these before? Do you see any hidden Mickeys?

Scary German Guy

Hapsburg Emperor in Germany

Disney's Doge Detail

Disney’s replica of Doge’s Palace in Venice.

Dizzying Detail

Pavement Pretties

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

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Disney Wordless Wednesday – Animal Attractions

Posted in Wordless Wednesdays with tags , , on February 15, 2012 by Lucinda

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 Blog Hop – Favorite Disney Parks Dinner

Posted in Thoughts & Opinions with tags , , , on February 3, 2012 by Lucinda

This week on the “Disney Blog Hop” we’re discussing “Favorite Disney Parks Dinner.” Head over to Babes in Disneyland to see what bloggers are saying about their favorites.

I love Disney Parks dinners, but I’m not good with favorites. I’d have a very hard time choosing one Disney restaurant or meal that I like more than all others. I love nearly all kinds of food and there are so many wonderful restaurants and food options to choose from.

I can easily say however, that as a stay-at-home mom, my favorite part about a meal at a Disney park or resort is that I don’t have to cook it and I don’t have to clean it up. And aside from a few dinner reservations here and there, I don’t have to plan it either. But there’s more to it than that…

My youngest son has sensory issues and many restaurants are not at all ideal for him. He is a finicky eater and has trouble sitting still for a meal, even at home. Add all the distractions of dining out in a strange place and it can be a for-sure overload for him. This usually results an early exit for me…without getting to eat all my dinner. I hate when that happens.

This is not a problem for me at Disney. They offer kid-friendly foods and kid-sized buffets. The character dinners are a big help too, as they keep my fast/light eaters entertained so I can actually finish my own meal before we have to go.

One more aspect that I adore about dining at Disney…their attention to the special dietary needs of their guests. My problem with wheat generally keeps me from dining out at all…ever.

While more and more restaurants have started to adjust to special food issues, no one does it like Disney. I let my server know about my restriction and I can trust that the chef will safely guide me to my available options.

It’s a very special treat that I can actually relax and enjoy my Disney meals with my family, as I can no where else. It’s just one of the many reasons that I’m always looking forward to my next trip back to the World.

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