This week at Focused on the Magic we are doing Calendar shots. I feel like this one here is pretty appropriate for August, because as much as I hate to admit it, summer is winding down. It was cold this morning and foggy (which I hate driving in) and in just a few short weeks the kids will be in school. While I don't mind the fall, all those holidays give you something to look forward to, it's about end of December until May that everything feels BLAH. So farewell to the last little bits of summer... ciao, aloha, shalom, adios...
And as a side note, anyone else seen that ADORABLE Small World tumbler they released? It's limited, and expensive! Absolutely adorable and there's a few people who have them for sale, but I just can't bring myself to get one even though I love Small World.
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This week, Focused on the Magic has Nostalgia as the theme. I feel the most nostalgic with Hollywood Studios, what with all of the changes that have happened in the last year, and continue to be made. Without a doubt, I loved the Streets of America, and was almost in tears seeing it torn down. It's funny though, when we first visited, we did the Backlot Tour. Just as an afterthought sort of "Oh, look at that!" I snapped a photo of the Earful tower. Who would have guessed, certainly not me, that in a year it would be gone, and that a few years after that, nothing of the back section would remain. An important less and reminder to snap those photos! You really may never get to see it again. Even if the photos are blurry, because your tram driver must have been a former NASCAR driver, it's ok! Blurry is better than none!
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This week on Focused on the Magic the topic is Favorite Views. I have a few of those for sure! The Hourglass Lake between Pop Century and Art of Animation is one of my favorites, and it's possible that the landscape will be forever changed, with the new sky gondolas coming. I also love anything from Animal Kingdom, but my favorite thing, is our happy family, there in the best place on earth!
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This week the topic for the Wordless Wednesday hosted by Focused on the Magic was Adventure!
Animal Kingdom is the first (though, tied with Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, naturally) when I think about Adventure. The newest area in Animal Kingdom is indeed an adventure waiting to happen! Pandora is full of exotic plants and creatures, both real and imagined as well as the entire landscape being created from something that only existed as CGI. That alone amazes me each time I think about it. Definitely an adventure to explore.
This week's theme over at Focused on the Magic is what would your July Calendar shot be. Since I don't have any good fireworks shots, I'm going to stray from the obvious, and pick this, The Great Movie Ride, because it rumors are correct, this is the last summer for it.
We have only been on this twice, but it holds good memories for our family on this last trip, when our Indiana Jones obsessed 4 year old got to see the Ark of the Covenant there with some of the movie props on display, and then a scene from the movie. I had forgotten those were there, so it was a pleasant surprise that chased away the late afternoon crankies and made him cheerful, while giving us all a much desired break in the air conditioning!
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