Around the edge of the decorative fences at the Main Street Plaza Gardens, you'll find adorable little statuettes. If you aren't familiar where these gardens are, this is usually the place for the reserved viewing of Happily Ever After.
It is so easy to overlook these tiny little statues, but they are absolutely adorable, and very detailed. There are eight in all. While it was raining that day I took these, so the background is rather gloomy and raindrops decorated everything, these precious little statues brought a smile to our face. Once again, as I was taking these pictures, I noticed so many guests rushing past in their haste to get to rides, they missed out on things, like they had missed these characters strolling around interacting. Walt Disney World is an amazing place to visit, and there is so much to do, too much for one trip, but it is important to stop, and explore the details!
Here is a photo of each of the statues. Which one do you like best?
While I am a Donald fan, through and through, there is something very sweet and special about this Dumbo statuette! Next time, I'll need to get a better close up of Mr. Timothy Mouse!
It was family movie/preview night in our house this last weekend, and we watched the best thing ever. A preview of ALL of the shows that are dropping on Disney+ in about 3 weeks. Want to see them? I promise, this won't be a quiet video. Everyone in the room is going to be full of "Wow!" or "I loved that one!" or "I remember that!". It's awesome. You won't regret a second of this.
A fun little flashback! The front page of the Orlando Sentinel, almost 54 years ago when it was guessed that Walt Disney was the one buying all of the land in the Orlando area!
A favorite souvenir for children is the building of a lightsaber. You can build your lightsaber at many different locations throughout Walt Disney World, including at Disney Springs, so no park ticket? No problem! Remember, you can do a lot of Disney, without a park ticket!
This multi step process can take as little, or as much time as you'd like. On busier days, or if you get an over zealous cast member helping, they'll rush you along and you'll be done incredibly fast. Prices do change, but the more elaborate the lightsaber, the more it costs. There are different stations:
Here are some close ups of the parts. These parts are interchangeable, so if you get more than one lightsaber, you can change the look later, mixing the pieces.
As you can see, there is a LOT of customization that can be done. There are guides if you wish to copy an existing Jedi or Sith lightsaber, but I personally think it's more fun to create you own! Does your family have any of these?
Recently a young reader wrote with her school media librarian to tell me they had used some of my posts for a research project she was working on. This girl, Mia, is such a Disney fan, at school she is known as Mia Mouse! She had found this website while working on her project, and discovered many, many other great resources on it, including links of vintage Disney pictures. Since we all love Disney, and especially early Disney, I wanted to thank her and share these great links with you as well.
Thank you Mia Mouse, and good luck on your project!