Hidden Mickey's are everywhere at Disney! It's fun to try and spot them on the walls, the floor, in pictures...they are everywhere. My 2 kids like to keep the Disney Magic going even while we aren't on vacation by pointing out things to me like: "Look! Those chocolate chips are a hidden Mickey!" "Hey! Those spots on the sidewalk are a hidden Mickey!"
There are some books out there to show you where some of them are, and of course, it's just fun to discover on your own!
Usually I would put out a lot of pictures when I did a spotlight on a ride, but I always have trouble capturing photos on this"dark" ride. A large number of people think that a dark ride is scary, but that's not the case. It just means that the ride has low lighting, so that the focus is on specific things, not everything around you all at once, like Winnie the Pooh's ride (My absolute favorite) or Small World. Other dark rides can include Pirates of the Caribbean, and even Little Mermaid Journey Under the Sea.
An all time favorite of myself and my oldest, is Peter Pan's flight. There is something special about standing in line, trying to guess which ship is going to be yours as you take flight over London... I think it's one of the most magical moments as you first take flight.
Here we goooooo!! Off to Neverland...
Have you ever been on this attraction? What do you think of it?
How is it possible that Disney has not only invented a good for you icy treat, but it also tastes wonderful, and if you enjoy it while walking/sweating burns more calories than you take in? Magic, my friends. Disney Magic.
The regular Dole Whip has 80 calories. 80! The float has a little more, because it's floating in pineapple juice, but still. Cold, healthy, delicious... why can't everything taste this good?
Are you a Dole Whip fan or have you never tried one? They are fabulous...!
I think I have Rapunzel on the brain because my boys and I watched Tangled two nights ago. It's such a great movie!! My oldest asked a question though, and I don't know the answer...do you?
He wants to know why at the end of Tangled her hair turned brown, but in the new animated Tangled series, it's yellow again. Any ideas?
This week are two pictures from the small Rapunzel area at Magic Kingdom. The first, her beautiful tower (Make sure you look up, it's easy to miss if you aren't looking up, at least a little!)
The second photo is a lovely little cottage in the Rapunzel area at the park. While there is no ride unless you need to stop and visit "The Rapunzel" (a.k.a. the restroom) there is a wonderful area to sit and admire the brickwork, and flowers, and that is also the stroller parking for several nearby attractions.
There are so many fun details hidden around this area, I encourage you to stop, even if you don't need to park a stroller or use the restroom!
High on the hill, and truthfully, not really noticeable to many people's line of sight, sit's Beast's castle. During the day when the sun is bright and you are squinting and hurrying for your reservation at Be Our Guest, or perhaps heading towards the Rapunzel area or Prince Regal's Carousal, you might not even notice this small castle. It's easy to miss until dawn, when the castle becomes aglow in sort light.
While my photo makes it look larger and closer to the walking area, here is a really fascinating one I found that Disney took when they were creating Be Our Guest that show's how far back it really sits. If you'd like to see a few more photos, just click on it, and it will take you to the Disney Parks Blog article.
For those of you who can't quite picture in your mind where this castle, it is located between Be Our Guest, and Journey Under the Sea, the Little Mermaid Ride. If you were to go to the stroller parking near Gaston's Tavern, and turn around and look up-- there it is.
Our most recent visit was the first time I ever got to see the castle at night. In fact, our first visit I had no idea that it was even there. It just goes to show that no matter how many times you go, you can never see it all! There's just too much, and that makes Disney World Parks a magical place to explore over, and over, and over again.
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