Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet & Greet Dreaming

It's no secret that it's pretty darn easy to find Disney Princesses and any of the Fab Five in the parks at Walt Disney World.  All you have to do is put up with waiting in line an hour or so for your dream shot at meeting Cinderella.  Most visits, I don't have time to do this.  Or rather, I won't take the time to.  I'm a short line kinda gal.  Though, there are characters that I've been dreaming of meeting in the parks but they just might be too rare for me to find.

Max Goof
Max probably used to be seen more when A Goofy Movie came out but as of late, you can only find him randomly.  Back in 2004, I met Max for the first and only time in the Magic Kingdom.  It was a glorious day and I told him that I had a crush on him and intended on marrying him one day... true story.  Again, in 2008, I bumped into him accidentally at the Art of Animation.  I waited in line, got really excited, and then as I was the NEXT person to go, the character wrangler said Max had to leave... out came Minnie.  I didn't want to meet Minnie!  I wanted to meet the love of my life!!!  Max!  Someday, Max.  Someday.

How can you resist him as Powerline?  I surely can't.

Meg and Hercules
My favorite of the Disney "heros" is Hercules.  And my favorite damsel in distress?  Megara.  I absolutely LOVE Hercules.  I remember watching it for the first time with my family at the movie theater and then buying the movie the day that it came out.  I remember sitting front of the television begging my mom to rewind it so we could watch it again.  The soundtrack astounded my family.  We were obsessed with this film.  I'd love to meet Herc and Meg together someday if they ever decide to come out of hiding.

I am the biggest Hades fan there is.  It's true.  He's got the best lines of any Disney villain that I've ever seen.  He's witty and sarcastic.  Somehow he even manages to be charming while looking like the scariest hellion known to man.  I saw that he was out at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party last year doing meet and greets.  I wish they'd bring him out for more than just a hard ticketed event.

Flynn Rider and Rapunzel 
God bless Tangled.  What a great film with awesome music and an event better storyline.  This is one meet and greet that I can actually accomplish at some point!  I heard that Flynn is no longer appearing in the meet and greet but at least I'll still get to meet Rapunzel one day soon.

TouringPlans.com - BabyCakes NYC Review

Sorry I haven't posted on my blog in a while!  I promise!  Something is coming!

In the mean time... here is my last post at TouringPlans.com!   http://blog.touringplans.com/2011/07/15/babycakes-nyc-a-sweet-treat/

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Exciting New Gig!

Last week I was contacted by Katie Siloac who heads up the blog at TouringPlans.com.  Ya know, the website for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World?  Len Testa's brain child.  My hero.  Yeah, that TouringPlans.com.  Anyway... Katie asked me if I would be interested in writing for the blog!  Of course I jumped up and down and called my husband to tell him.

If you've been a follower of my blog here you'll know that I've admired the whole TouringPlans.com team, especially Len for a long time.  Back when I discovered WDW Today in 2006 I never would have imagined that they would inspire me to start my own ramblings about Disney World let alone come to be associated with any of them.  I'm not sure what these awesome people see in me but I'm really very thankful and humbled by their praise.

My very first post for their blog will be available to read tomorrow at this link.  Please check it out and feel free to comment!  I think you all will enjoy my topic!

Friday, July 1, 2011

O, Canada!

In honor of Canada Day, I'd like to celebrate the great country to the north of us.  When I think of Canada, I think of two things... Epcot and the better "Niagara Falls" view.  :p

Enjoy some shots of my past trips to WDW that I've taken in the gorgeous Canada pavilion.