The Aristocats was released by Walt Disney Studios on December 24, 1970. Our family watched it on May 28, 2016 for the first time as a part of our 2016 New Year’s Resolution. Meeting Thomas O’Malley and Duchess was a treat. The story reminded me a bit of Lady and the Tramp… but with cats. The only thing we knew about this movie prior to watching it was the song, Everybody Wants To Be A Cat. Everything else was new- the characters, the storyline, everything. (Not sure how I missed this one in my childhood…)
I am over the moon excited to announce to all of you that I am now a Disney Travel Specialist with Exclusive Travel Partners! After 7 years of having this blog and sharing my love of Disney through writing, I decided to share my love of Disney by helping others create memories that will hopefully lead to their own love of Disney.
Why should you let me help you book your Walt Disney World vacation? Let me tell you why:
1) It’s FREE! It won’t cost you any more money to book with a Disney Travel Specialist. I am paid by Disney after you travel, not by you. You can call Disney directly and they will give you the same quote I will but…
2) I can save you money. If Disney releases a discount code for the week you are traveling, I can apply that to your reservation and work to get you a lower cost. These discounts can come in the form of rooms, food, or tickets. I will keep a watch on all the discounts to see if any can be applied to your vacation.
3) It saves you time. By allowing me to help book your Walt Disney World vacation, I can save you time by booking your actual vacation, your special bookings such as Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage, your dining reservations, and Fastpass+ reservations. Dining reservations can be made up to 180 days prior to your vacation and Fastpass+ reservations 30-60 days early, depending on where you are staying. You can relax and maybe sleep a little later when I book these things for you.
4) It’s personal. When you have a question or need suggestions about your vacation, you will be talking to me, not a random person sitting in a cubicle in a call center. I will spend time getting to know you and your family, your budget, your expectations, and your needs. We will work together to make your vacation the best it can be for your family.
5) My Knowledge & Experience. I am a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge. I’ve received hours of online training through Disney and will continue to have this training. I have been traveling to Walt Disney World since 1983 and have been sharing about these experiences on my blog for 7 years. I’ve learned that planning a first time trip to Walt Disney World can sometimes be harder than planning a wedding! Very few vacations require as much planning and prep work.
6) You’re supporting a small business. Disney pays the travel agency. So when you don’t use a Disney Travel Specialist, you are paying Disney for something you are not using. Take advantage of the work I can do for you in making your vacation as magical as possible.
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Disney’s The Jungle Book was released on October 18, 1967. My boys and I watched this movie last May as part of our 2016 Disney New Year’s Resolution. While this was the first time my boys had seen the movie, they were already familiar with the story. They loved the movie even more because we had read the book so much and the songs are on so many of our “Disney mixed CDs”. The characters are fun and lovable and the songs are some of our favorites. “I wanna be like you-oo-oo”
This was a great movie for our family. Since my parents visited Walt Disney World prior to this movie night, we had new friends, King Louie and Baloo, to watch with us! We enjoyed curling up on the couch with our new stuffed animals eating our movie snack which was trail mix.
Jungle Trail Mix:Animal Crackers (jungle animals)
Green Twizzlers (vines)
Cheetos (tiger tails)
Gummy Bears (Baloo)
M&Ms (for color)
Popcorn (for crunch)
Disney’s The Sword in the Stone was released on Christmas day 1963. Our family watched this movie last May as part of our 2016 Disney New Year’s Resolution. While both of my boys have had the chance to try to pull the sword from the stone at Walt Disney World, this was their first time seeing the movie. It had been a long time since I had seen it, so I was seeing it through new eyes with my boys this time.
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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