You’re Invited…

to the “Rock Your Disney Side: 24- Hours” event in Disney Parks coast to coast!

Photo courtesy of the Disney Company.

Who:  You, your friends, and family

What:  This is a celebration to kick off the summer of 2014…#DisneySide style!

Where: Disneyland and Magic Kingdom (WDW)

Date:  May 23-24, 2014

Time:  6:00 AM- 6:00 AM

***Be sure to dress like your favorite hero, villain, princess, or pirate.***

For more information click here.

Hope everyone has a magical day!! °o°

-Buzz

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Not All Disney Magic Is Found In The Parks!

Hey everyone, Mickey here!

So, I know that basically the  main reason to go to Walt Disney World is to go to all of the parks and Downtown Disney, but have you heard about some of the cool activities that the resorts offer as well?  You can choose anything from campfires, carriage rides, movies, and so much more.  I, personally, loved going to the Boardwalk.  You can basically walk around and see a whole bunch of side acts.  Now I’m not trying to brag, but I was a part of one.

Kody at Boardwalk

If only you guys could have seen how the act actually went down.  It was very embarrassing on my part, yet, it was also a lot of fun.

Here is a quick little list that I think would be probably the best activities to do while visiting the Mouse at WDW.

1. View animals in the dark with night vision binoculars 

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can walk outside at night and use a pair of night vision binoculars to get a great view of how the animals act at night.  Not a lot of people know about this, but I can tell you that it is defiantly worth your time.  I was able to take a night during my DCP to travel over to the resort and give it a try.  It is such a fun experience.  Now, you might have to share with somebody since they have a limited number of binoculars, but trust me it’s worth the wait.

2. Campfire Anyone? 

If you ever feel like having a good ol’ fashioned sing-a-long and a s’more, then head over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and join Chip ‘n’ Dale.  After everyone is done making their s’mores, the resort also plays a movie on a big blow up movie screen for everyone to enjoy.

FW-Roasting-Marshmallows

(Photo from: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/activity-campfire.php)

3. Carriage  Rides 

This is one of my all time favorite ideas Disney has.  You can take a nice carriage ride through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort.  I, personally, would choose to go through Riverside.  There’s just something about the way the resort is set up that I think would be more fun for this type of activity.  They also offer a Holiday Sleigh Ride during December, which is essentially the same ride, just with a lot more Christmas spirit.  However, this particular sleigh ride only departs from Fort Wilderness.  I have yet to go on the carriage ride, but I will someday.  By the way, this would be a great date idea for anyone out there looking for a great way to impress that special someone.  Even if you’ve been married 50 years, it’s never to late to try to impress and do something fun and new.

4. Parasailing 

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers parasailing and much more.  If you have never been parasailing then I don’t know what you’re doing with your life because it’s one of the best feelings in the world. But, what makes this particular location extra special is that you get to be flying high above the water and see the Magic Kingdom.  I can’t even begin to think about how much fun this would be.  They also offer a number of different water vehicles that you can rent and drive out on the lake.

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(Photo from: http://wdwprince.wordpress.com/)

5. Boardwalk 

Flat and simple, just go to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and walk around.  There is so much to see!  A lot of great performers have shows all along the Boardwalk, especially at night.  There are bikes you can rent to take for a spin around the area, but please be careful!  I played a game of corn-hole with a family while I was there.  There is also a piano bar called Jellyrolls, which I heard makes for a great night out (without the kids).  It is a 21 and over bar, but you can bet the next time I’m in WDW, I am making a stop there.

There are plenty of other activities to go and do at the resorts so don’t just stick with some of my ideas.  If not, just go from resort to resort and check them all out.  They are all so unique and beautifully designed that is it just breath-taking. Now go, have some fun!

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”                    – Walt Disney

–Mickey

The True Identity of Andy’s Mom In “Toy Story” Will Blow Your Mind

Jon Negroni

It all started with a hat.

Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns (that’s a thing on a resume) came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy’s mom is Emily, Jesse’s previous owner.

I laughed. I then agreed.

For some time, I compiled all of the evidence to this theory and found some incredible support for this theory. For one thing, take a close look at Andy’s cowboy hat he frequently wears in the movies:

Andy's Hat

Here’s another close look:

Andy's Hat

As you can see, Andy’s hat is noticeably different from Woody’s. Why is this? Why wouldn’t Andy want to wear a hat that closely resembles the one worn by his favorite toy?

It’s no secret that Andy has a close connection with Woody. In Toy Story 2, his mom (who we only know as Ms. Davis) mentions that Woody is an old family toy.

Remember that Woody doesn’t…

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Custodial Cast Member Creates a Magical Moment

The following story was sent in by Katie from California.  This is her most memorable magical moment at Walt Disney World.

I was roommates with Buzz and Woody during their Disney College Program and spent many glorious days in the parks with friends, as well as on my own.  One of the “magical moments” that happened to me occurred while I was killing a few hours before my shift in Tomorrowland at “Stitch’s Great Escape.”

I was over in Fantasyland, hoping to ride the Carousel and “it’s a small world.” I absolutely love these attractions.  When I looked around, I saw a custodial cast member doing something a bit out of the ordinary.  Instead of sweeping up garbage with his broom and dust pan, he was painting with them on the pavement.

There was no one else around, watching him, at the time.  There was just me and I knew something was up.  I saw him draw a big circle and then a smaller one.  Then, he turned to me and asked if I wanted to help him draw Mickey!  I was surprised that I was being chosen to help with this “water art” (I learned later on that this was the proper term for what was happening).  It was a simple act that completely made my day.  This Mickey we painted was not perfect, but it was beautiful to me.  It also made me appreciate other Cast Members for the jobs that they do.  This particular custodian made my day just by letting me help create a temporary masterpiece on the pavement of Fantasyland.

I think magic is made in all sorts of ways.  It can be as small as helping make water art or as large as spending the night in the Cinderella Castle Suite.  Regardless, when at Disney, I think it’s important to realize just how much magic is surrounding you.  Especially in the smallest gestures.

-Katie

 

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