While I think the classic Cinderella Castle shot is one most anyone could recognize, on our last trip I noticed that depending on what angle you stood at, it was actually a little more beautiful that from the front, but most impressive of all (to me) was that such care was put into each detail. Look at this shot! Just beautiful!
It's the attention to detail that really adds that special touch of magic Disney is so well known for!
This Spotlight Sunday is another guess who! Can you guess before I've finished giving the clues?
This person , at age 16, dropped out of school to join the Army, but was rejected, for being too young. He then joined the Red Cross as an ambulance driver and was sent to France, after lying and saying he was 17. (Kind of makes me think of Young Indiana Jones under age and joining the Belgium Army!) He drove the ambulance for a year, before he moved back to the United States with the desire to make a career as a newpaperman.
Can you guess? Yup! It's Walt Disney, himself!
A bit of a rascal running off like that, but as patriotic as they come, even at such a young age, wanting to do his part for his country.
I LOVE Disney trivia!! For some reason, I can't remember how to match a person's name with their face two minutes into a group conversation, but I can tell you the most random, obscure Disney facts, and I've that talent of turning ANY conversation into something related to Disney. Annoying, to some, I'm sure.
Today, I've an awesome bit of pretty well known Disney History Trivia, but, who knows! Maybe it's one you didn't know!
Mickey was first voiced by someone very close to him! Someone who was sure that he'd be just the thing to rescue them from the devastating loss of Oswald. Someone, who thought of him while on a train trip.
You guessed it! Mr. Walt Disney himself! Walt was the original voice to Mickey! For almost 20 years he helped create that iconic guy that we all know, and love.
I don't know...there might be a few similarities...a little family resemblance... especially with the smile! What do you guys think?
Today is the day! Epcot is 35! I have been seeing photos of the lines of people wanting to get birthday merchandise, and WOW! Remember those long lines when Frozen Ever After opened? It's similar.
Today's picture is of the ceiling in the absolutely beautiful temple in the China Pavilion. I was surprised at all of the people that walked through, but never once looked up. You miss so much if you don't look up, down left and right! If I had been able to lay down on the floor and shoot up I think it would have been better, but even though it wasn't crowded, I didn't really want to do that. Besides, how can you do that yourself when you've spent years telling your kids to get up off the floor at stores?! I could look at that for an hour and still not see it all. Mr Disney Magic could have left me and the oldest in China or Japan and we'd have stayed there all day. There are still parts we didn't get to explore!
Just beautiful, isn't it? Do you have a favorite spot at Epcot?
This past Friday when Disney did a live stream of the Mickey's Boo To You parade, we were all very excited. We cut the last of the Disney rice krispy treats we brought back this summer. Since the cotton candy stash we have is good for another year, we are all set for the next few live streams, and Disney treats.
It seemed the parade was a little short, though that could have been because we are always sad to see anything Disney end, but it definitely got us into the mood for Halloween! That catchy little song wasn't stuck in my head right away, but this morning, there it was and it's stayed all day!
Didn't get a chance to see it? You can watch it here on Youtube, until they take it down.
I'm wondering what they will stream next...!! I can't wait to find out!