The last time you visited the Magic Kingdom, you might have visited Ariel in her grotto, or even experienced the Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid, but did you happen to notice where those places were located? They are there, at Prince Eric's Castle. It's a beautiful castle, and this Sunday we are here to share some of our favorite pictures. Join on on a mini tour!
What do you think? There are some amazing details hidden in these pictures, and next time someone asks how we like the Disney Castle, I'm going to ask them which one they mean!
Who'd have thought that much Disney Magic could squeeze on an 8 x 10 canvas?
Nothing makes me happier than walking past this every day! Well...it might have added a smidge more happiness if Pooh and Tigger had been around, but Eeyore and Chip and Dale, Scrooge and Launchpad made up for that, since we've never met them before!
On our most recent trip to Disney World, we had cast members going above and beyond to make it extra special. I'll have a later post on how to make sure that they get the recognition they deserve, but today I want to tell you about these gloves.
These might be the most special gloves in the world. At Hollywood Studios, we waited to meet Indiana Jones after his show. Those of you who have been there know what it is, you can click here to see pictures of the show. If you haven't ever heard of it, they have some amazing stunt doubles act out several scenes from the Indiana Jones movie and explain a little bit about how some of the special effects are done. It's all absolutely real though, real fire real possibility of getting hurt. Just amazing to see.
Anyway it's not every time but sometimes afterwards Indiana Jones will go and meet his fans. The little one got terrified once again to meet his Idol, and hid behind dad on the very very top row of the theater. Big brother asked them for an autograph and pointed out his brother dressed as Indiana Jones and said he was too shy to come down. Indy and Marion said "No problem! We will go to him!!" And they started walking up the stairs. Little brother saw and instantly hid and started dragging Dad out. I apologized and said that he was so nervous.
Indy and Marion just smiled, and signed the white hats we were collecting autographs on for the boys, and then Indy stops, asks Little Brother's name, looks over and picks up the gloves he'd worn in the show and said "Here. Give these to your brother." Indy laughed, and apologized, saying "You might need to sanitize them, they're a little sweaty!"
Those gloves stayed on him almost non-stop the rest of the trip, and have a very special place in his Indiana Jones bag. It was such a special gift and something that we never imagined could happen.
I made sure to email Guest Services with a cast compliment, and about a week later I heard back from them. It's reasons like this that though, Disney is expensive, and they make it hard to go sometimes, we keep going back. Memories like these are priceless.
If you are missing the sweet sounds of a Disney Park, why not stream them from home or on your phone? Here are three popular FREE places to stream Disney music 24/7
DParkRadio has loops of background music, or, streaming music.
Sorcerer's Radio is also chock full of Disney tunes!
Tune Disney Radio even stream the nighttime performances!
These aren't the only Disney streaming choices, but are fan favorites! Do you have another you'd suggest for our list?
Disney sure hit everyone with a LOT of new, immediate fees, and increases on things like the annual pass, the reusable shopping bags (just about doubled!) parking and more.
The new parking fees are as follows:
Value Resorts are now $15 a night to park
Moderate Resorts $20 a night to park
Deluxe Resorts $25 a night to park
At this time, you will still get complimentary parking at theme parks, if you choose to take your own vehicle.