War Eagle! This mighty tiger was found at Animal Kingdom in February 2008. After watching my Auburn Tigers stay undefeated for 9 games and sit at #1 in the BCS poll, I had to post this majestic photo from AK!!
Archives for October 2010
Cinderella characters are another bunch I’ve met several times on our trips. I saw the Fairy Godmother and got a quick photo of her and JAG while we were eating dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table, but I didn’t get a photo with her or her autograph. I’ve also never met Prince Charming. I’ll work on that in December!
Jonathan and I met Lady Tremaine, Drizella and Anastasia in January of 2008 when we went to run the half marathon. We were at the Magic Kingdom behind the castle by the Cinderella water fountain. They were so much fun! We had several photos taken with them- photopass and my camera. The ones on my camera were so much better, so I didn’t order any of the photopass photos. Then, when I went to look for them on my external hard drive- they weren’t there. I think when I downloaded them they were named the same as some previous photos (IMG 36546…). I lost all but one photo from that trip. 🙁 The one that made it is a stupid hold out photo of us on Space Mountain and we are both making idiotic faces… Oh well. I’ll add these 3 to my list in December as well!
All that to say, we’re only 4 days from Halloween! One of the things on my Disney Bucket List is to go to Disney World in October for Halloween. There are many unique things to do in Disney World this month:
2. Trick or Treating in DTD– On October 30 and 31 from 5-9pm kids can trick or treat at Downtown Disney at 20 locations. You can also enjoy a DJ Dance party, magicians, storytellers and more!
3. Special Events at Disney Resorts– Scroll to the bottom of this link to find information on events at Fort Wilderness, Old Key West, Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs, and Wilderness Lodge revolving around Halloween!
4. Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival– You can sample food and wine from more than 2 dozen countries around the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot. While you are strolling the lagoon, you will be immersed in the cuisine, culture and entertainment of the countries.
I’ve met Mary Poppins a few times, but only met Bert and Mr. Penguin once. The photo above was during our February 2008 trip to WDW. We found Mary and Bert on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom. As you enter the right side tunnel under the railroad tracks, they were up in the covered sidewalk to the right. I also got their autographs…
…even though I already had Mary’s from a previous trip (below). I can’t remember which trip this autograph was from, sorry. Interesting how her autograph changed over the years! 😉
I met Mr. Penguin during my trip in November of 2006 with my mother. This was in Epcot at the American Pavilion in World Showcase. I’m not quite sure why Mr. Penguin was at the American Pavilion? If you look above Mr Penguins head, between the tree trunks/ limbs, you can see Spaceship Earth!
Have you ever seen the cast member sitting by the cart on the left side of the walkway, outside of Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe as you enter Liberty Square from Cinderella’s Castle? If you have, I hope you have taken the time to have a silhouette made. If you haven’t, I hope the next time you are in Liberty Square you will take advantage of this treat! JAG sat down and within 5 minutes, literally, we had 2 framed silhouettes of him! It’s a fairly inexpensive souvenir that you will always have! I plan on having silhouettes done of the boys every trip we take from now on. I can’t wait to see how they change over the years!
The focus this man had while he created this piece of art was amazing. I have no idea how he CUT such intricate details!! Even the cowlick made it into the picture!
Here is the finished product that hangs in our hallway. I think the silhouette was around $10. We actually got 2 silhouettes- the paper was folded, so the silhouettes are facing opposite directions! We paid a little more (I don’t remember how much, sorry) to have it framed. It is a cheap, black plastic frame, but it works fine! We gave the second framed silhouette to Mimi and Granddaddy!
I have met Woody and the gang multiple times at WDW in the past 10 years. This photo below of me, Buzz, Woody and Jessie was at MGM Studios in February of 2005. It was right outside of Pizza Planet. I am not a fan of the stamped autographs, but I understand it’s necessary for some characters. I’m just glad Jessie could sign her own name! Woody, Buzz and Jessie signed at the same time the photo was made.
Another visit with the Toy Story gang was during the Marathon in January of 2003. I had this photo taken during the race. I stopped outside the back entrance to MGM around mile 22-23. I was beat at this time and seeing these guys gave me strength to continue! The Buzz autograph came later during my February 2005 trip (see above) and the Green Army Man autograph came during the February 2006 trip with JAG and Jonathan.