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Winnie-the-Pooh is the world’s most famous bear, and has been beloved by children around the world for 90 years. He appears in two storybooks – Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner – and two poetry collections – When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six – written by A. A. Milne and definitively illustrated by E. H. Shepard. With a rich storytelling heritage, the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood represent friendship, simple joys and the curious and gentle nature of a child’s imagination.
Many have been inspired by Winnie the Pooh’s words of wisdom – or ‘Poohisms’ as they are affectionately known – and today Disney released 10 favorite phrases to celebrate the character’s 90thanniversary. Providing invaluable advice about friendship and love to last a lifetime, parents have used these phrases to introduce their children to the concepts from history’s greatest philosophers including Confucius, Aristotle and Plato.
Favorite ‘Poohisms’ *
· “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
· “If the string breaks, try another piece of string.”
· “The most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”
· “It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”
· “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
· “Never let things come to you, go out and fetch them.”
· “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
· “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
· “It’s best to know what you’re looking for before you look for it.”
· “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
Dr. Catherine McCall, philosopher and patron of The Philosophy Foundation, believes Pooh has proven his place amongst history’s greatest philosophers. She has developed a theory to determine his unique philosophy and how it compares to some of philosophy’s greatest minds.
“Winnie the Pooh may never have had a university professorship or even gone to school, but his words, experiences and adventures have stood the test of time,” said Dr. Catherine McCall. “Poohisms encapsulate the thinking of many famous philosophers in beautiful, clear and memorable sayings that have inspired children and parents for generations.”
Multiple limited-edition product lines have been launched in celebration of Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th anniversary. Winnie-the-Pooh was the star of the debut Disney X Cath Kidston collection in September, which resulted in record high traffic for Cath Kidston’s website and the majority of products selling out within hours of launch.
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After watching so many Disney animated movies with our New Year’s Resolution this year, I began thinking about how many movies don’t have representation in the parks. I wish more had a presence in the parks. While I have never seen Lady and Tramp walking around for meet and greets, they do have quite the presence to be over 60 years old!
If you want to see glimpses of Lady and Tramp at Walt Disney World, there are a few key places you need to go: Pop Century Resort, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.
At Disney’s Pop Century Resort you can find oversized statues of both Lady and Tramp (see above photo).
While I’ve never eaten at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’ve read that there are subtle nods to Lady and the Tramp inside this restaurant.
But, if you are really wanting to get a good feel for Lady and the Tramp at Walt Disney World, you need to head to Magic Kingdom Park and visit the Town Square area on Main Street USA. As you enter the park head to the right side. You’ll find Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. This is the restaurant where Lady and Tramp ate spaghetti.
Inside the restaurant you’ll find the movie Lady and the Tramp playing in the lobby/ lounge area non stop. Once you are seated, you’ll see a statue of the pups in the middle of the restaurant and other pictures of the couple around the room.
Here’s a little secret I recently experienced… if you want Lady and Tramps “autograph” ask the hostess or your waiter. They will take your autograph book or paper to the back and when Lady and Tramp have a break from eating spaghetti, they’ll “sign” your book!
TIP: You don’t even have to eat at the restaurant! Just take your autograph book to the hostess stand and ask for the autographs!
One of my favorite “Hidden Gems” inside Magic Kingdom Park is the paw prints outside Tony’s Town Square Restaurant that Lady and Tramp made while the concrete was still wet! While it’s not exactly like they did it in the movie, it’s still a nice detail to look for. When you are facing the front of Tony’s, look to the left.
While you won’t be able to meet Lady or Tramp at Walt Disney World, you can meet Tony. You know, the restaurant owner and character from the movie! I was lucky enough to meet him during our 2012 trip. We arrived to Magic Kingdom Park early for the Welcome Show and when everyone else was rushing into the park to get in line for their favorite attraction, we took our time hanging out in Town Square. Tony was at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the Railroad. Below you can see him serving Lady and Tramp in the movie.
The last nod I know of to this movie is hidden in the sign for The Chapeau shop on Main Street. The sign for this shop is actually the pink box with the blue bow that Lady came in! You can read more about it on Touringplans.
Check out what we did at home for our Lady and the Tramp movie night!
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians was released on January 25, 1961. This is the 18th movie in our Disney New Year’s Resolution. Our family actually watched this movie way back in early May, but I’m just now blogging about it! We had a fun night watching this familiar movie. In fact, 2 years ago we dressed up as Cruella, Horace and a puppy for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
One fun part about watching this movie were the cameos of other Disney characters we spotted in the film! Lady, Tramp, Peg, Bull, and Jock, all from Lady and the Tramp, were found in the midnight bark scene. There are also many “Hidden Mickeys” if you look close enough at all those spots! Lucky also has spots in the shape of a horseshoe on his back.
The Disney Movie’s web site has many different coloring sheets, games, activity pages, and crafts to go along with this movie that would be perfect for a movie night.
The snacks we chose to have were dog bone shaped graham crackers (which were actually “Scooby snacks” but I flipped them over as to not see Scooby’s name!) and “puppy chow” made from Chex cereal. The boys LOVED the puppy chow. It’s a simple recipe for this movie night.
Chex Puppy Chow Snack
9 cup Chex
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour over Chex cereal, put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well to coat.
Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.
Let’s be honest. While you do have to take vacation time off of work to go to Walt Disney World, it really isn’t a vacation. At least it isn’t for my family. When we go to any Disney park we hit the ground running and we don’t stop. We are there when the parks open and we usually shut them down too. We don’t take breaks, unless you count the times we sit on the curb to hold our spot for a parade, and we don’t take naps, unless you count the short snoozes during particular attractions. Being the mom, I’m typically the last one to bed and the first one up each morning trying to get everything done for everyone else. When we get home from our Walt Disney World vacation, we need an “at home” vacation to rest from our trip and prep for the next work day!
So, to properly prepare for a Walt Disney World Vacation, so that it actually feels like a vacation, I suggest every mom do the following things before leaving home.
1. Get a mani/ pedi.
2. Get a facial.
3. Get rid of any unwanted facial hair: lip, brows, etc.
4. Get a massage.
5. Get any hair color/ roots touched up.
6. Take a long, hot bubble bath.
Depending on your budget, after you have paid for your Walt Disney World vacation, you can pay a professional to do these things for you or you can do them yourself in your own home. Have fun, relax, and pamper yourself before you leave on your magical Disney vacation. I promise you’ll appreciate it later! 🙂
We have a new “favorite game” at our house. It’s called Protect the Pridelands by WonderForge and it can be purchased at Target. This game is perfect for my boys, ages 4 and 7, to play together. In fact, we all play together and it provides me with the perfect opportunity to discuss strategy with my boys. This game is not like others where you are competing against the other players to win. In this game, everyone works together to accomplish one goal- to move Kion to the top of Pride Rock before the outlanders take over. When we all work together, there is no fighting or tears involved!! That’s a win win for all of us.
In this game, everyone works together. Players take turns turning over a card. The images on the card determine what you are to do in the game. Most of the cards have you do two things: move one of the Lion Guard characters and one to the outlanders, which are the hyenas, snakes and vultures. The Lion Guard characters, Fuli, Beshte, Kion and Bunga are protecting the Prideland while the Outlanders are trying to take over. Players have to strategically think about which move would be best for the overall success of the game. I like that this gives me a chance to think out loud with my boys and show them how to strategize in the game. I can do this by posing questions to let them decide which would be best in the long run.
The only thing about this game I don’t like is Pride Rock. It’s made out of cardboard that “slides” together to form the rock. After several times of setting up and taking down the game, the rock became a bit flimsy and eventually started to tear in places. I wish it had been made out of hard plastic that popped together to form the rock.
Overall, I think this is a great team building game for kids. My boys love it because it’s fun, they can work together, and the characters are some of their favorites. If you need a good game for a birthday party or Christmas gift this year, this is a great one for both boys and girls.
Thanks to Wonder Forge for providing the game for my review. I didn’t receive anything other than the game and this is my honest review.