Archives for January 2016
On the food table, I used a simple black plastic table cloth as the “road” and using yellow duct tape, I made stripes across the middle (even though you can’t really see the stripes in this picture due to cones and platters!). I also had several Cars bumper stickers that I stuck on the table for extra flair! I found checked racing flags on sale and used those with orange cones we already had as a simple centerpiece. Lightening McQueen waited patiently between the cones! 🙂
For the second movie night of 2016, we watched Pinocchio. This movie was released in 1940 and neither of my boys had seen it before. It was fun to see them so excited about this movie. While they have seen the characters in the parks, they weren’t familiar with the story. There are so many great lessons in this movie!
There are lots of great foods and snacks you can make to go along with this movie. We chose to make it VERY simple!! We got pretzels for “Pinocchio’s Nose”, chocolate covered raisins for “Jiminy Crickets”, and whale crackers as “Monstro.” My boys mixed up all three to make trail mix. We looked for star shaped marshmallows to represent “When you wish upon a star” but had no luck.
Other ideas would be to serve Stromboli for dinner. You could also use goldfish crackers for “Cleo.” Blue punch would be great as “Blue Fairy Juice.” Cotton Candy is a treat to represent Pleasure Island. My favorite would be to use large pretzel rods and dip them in melted white chocolate and sprinkle blue sprinkles on it to be the Blue Fairy’s wand.
At the end of the day when you find your child asleep on his bedroom floor, you know you’ve had a successful party! Sweet dreams baby boy!
At Walt Disney World there are several places where you can send a FREE picture or video home from an attraction.
In the ImageWorks area of The Imagination Pavilion, there are kiosks where you can create your own Figment dragon. You can choose a head, body, and wings for your dragon then add color and a name. Once you finish this, you can email him home or to family and friends.
Splash Mountain is one of my favorite rides at Walt Disney World. This attraction is located in Frontierland beside Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Splash Mountain opened July 17, 1992, and the Official Dedication was held October 2. This ride is a very unique ride that uses over 100 animatronics who sing and tell the story of Br’er Rabbit during the “dark ride” portion of the ride, it includes the thrills of a 5 story drop, it’s a flume ride that’s approximately 1/2 mile long that WILL get you wet, and is 11 minutes long!
This attraction is based on the 1946 Disney classic “Song of the South.” The story is about Br’er Rabbit leaving his briar patch home looking for adventure while trying to escape from and outwit Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox and ultimately finding his laughing place. Throughout this ride you’ll hear the following songs:
- “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place”
- “How Do You Do?”
- While this ride is perfect for families with children, tweens, teens, and adults, you do have to be 40 inches tall to ride.
- Parents can use the “rider switch” option for families who have children too short or too scared to ride.
- This attraction is on my “must do” list each time I visit Magic Kingdom! Make plans accordingly: head straight there as you enter the park or plan for a FastPass+.
- This attraction is typically closed during January or February for refurbishment. Check refurbishment schedules prior to your trip to see if this will be an option for your family.
- You WILL get wet on this ride, no doubt! If you sit in the front, expect to get soaked. If you are in the back you may get sprayed, but you will get wet. Some people wear ponchos on this ride to try to stay as dry as possible.
- This is a great ride for a hot day in Florida to help cool you off. In winter or cool evenings, however, you may be chilly after exiting this ride
- Expectant mothers, those with heart conditions, motion sickness, and back or neck problems should not ride.
- Guests in wheelchairs must be able to transfer to the log boats in order to ride this attraction.
- Just before you head down the final drop, your photo will be taken! You can view and purchase your photo at the exit.
- There is a play place, in the shade, near the queue to this ride. If you have younger children who can’t ride, this is a great place to hang out while the rest of your party enjoys this attraction.