Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photo Flashback! Details, Details, Details!

When I think of details at Walt Disney World, I think of all the architectural details used in all the attractions.  Every where you go in WDW you probably DON'T see the DETAILS.  Most people see the "big picture" but miss all the little details that make up that picture.

Here are a few pictures I have taken at EPCOT.  None of these have been cropped to make something appear larger.  I just take pictures of the details.  Do you know where these are located in EPCOT?  There is no prize for guessing them all, except for winning the title of Disneyphyle.

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EPCOT Detail - 8.....   There is no picture for this one.  But notice the name EPCOT.  I still write it in all capital letters.  Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  The original name was EPCOT Center when it opened in 1982.  It has changed over the years and is know simply as Epcot now.

Thanks for visiting with us at GrowingUpDisney.
--DisneyDad
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review: Disney Princess at Macy's

My girls love all things Disney princess and Frozen and I think this may be their favorite review that I've ever done.  Macy's and Disney Consumer Products have launched a collection of adorable clothes for little girls featuring their favorite characters.  These items are available in special Disney Princess shops at Macy's locations across the country.

Tink and Minnie wanted to do a fashion show so you could see their awesome new clothes.

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This set is the Frozen "You Melt My Heart" leggings set.  It retails for $36.00 and is really cute.  The girls are in sizes 6x and 4.  This one was a big hit...Elsa, tutus, and flowers.   As a mom, I like that these clothes seem to be made well and will hold up.  Minnie should be able to wear the 6x set in a couple of years and it will still look nice. She gets really good hand-me-downs.

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Next up is the "Every Girl is a Princess" tee for $14.00.  Aunts and uncles of America, this one would make a fabulous, easy gift for nieces.  I always find it hard to shop for my niece, but every little girl will love this shirt.   From the mom point of view, this is another shirt I really like for the kids but it is a little snug on Tink since she is at the upper end of the 6x range and sometimes wears a 7.  

Cinderella outranks all other princesses in our home and Minnie must now thinks she is a fashion model.  I don't know where she came up with that face but it was too funny not to include.  

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Now this is the outfit they love the most.  The Cinderella tutu set is $36.00 and your girls will get your money's worth.  I really like the details on this set.  The top has a bit of tulle on Cinderella's headband and on the edge of the sleeves.  Kids seem to want to grow up so fast and I love any clothes that scream 'little girl.'  The background of the shirt is covered in a pink rose pattern to tie-in the pink tutu.  A Cinderella shirt and a pink tutu...big hit.  The tulle used on all of these clothes is nice and soft and we haven't run into any itchy seams (or the associated complaints.)

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Many thanks to Disney Consumer Products to providing these clothes for our review.  My girls love them.  These are my honest thoughts and no other compensation was offered or received.

I get nothing from the following link but it looks like this line is on sale this weekend! Go check it out!  There are additional items and princesses available online.   Disney Princess at Macy's

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Photo Flashback! My First Star Wars Weekends Adventure

I just returned from a long weekend trip to Walt Disney World with my brother, Chris (aka Ridge.)  This was my first time experiencing Star Wars Weekends and it was great fun.  I'm thankful that my brother and I are good friends and enjoy traveling together.  Our previous brother/sister only trips were in 2003 for the Passholder preview of Mission Space and in 2007, just because.  I'll write a trip report soon but for now, here are a few shots to go with today's theme over at Focused on the Magic---ADVENTURE.   

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Photo Flashback! I love Parades!

Parades in 1979 look a little different than they do today!

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1979 Parade

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In 1979 things looked a little different

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1979 - the "Ears" at the bottom are Amy

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2014 - Parade floats are a little different now.

Hope you like some of my old photos -- DisneyDad

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Growing Up Disney - The First 5 years

STORY...

Walt Disney knew the power of a good story.  Here at Growing Up Disney we have tried to share our story for the past 5 years.  Amy began this effort with her first post on April 26, 2010 (click here to read the first post).  What began with Amy has grown over the years and included many friends and family sharing their story here.

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A good story can take you on a fantastic journey. --Walt Disney

   We have shared lots of photos on Growing Up Disney.  Lots of photos! Photos from our trips and our contributors as we all have shared our experiences with Disney.... TV, Movies, Disney Parks and more.  I hope you read about the "Family Behind the Blog".  Take time to visit with our "Minnie Moms".  Go "Around the World with Ridge".  Or learn about Disney Vacation Club. (we have been members since 1993.)  Or check out one of our other pages.

Thank you for allowing us to share our story and I hope you get to feel you are a part of our "Fantastic Journey".

Below are a few pictures that we have shared here on Growing Up Disney that tell part of our story.

--DisneyDad

Honeymoon at Walt Disney World
DisneyDad and Mom on their honeymoon 1973

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Amy 1979


Walt Disney World
Ridge
Disney Weddings at Walt Disney World
Amy and her Prince Charming 2005

Disney's Old Key West Resort
DisneyDad & Mom with Tink and Minnie


EPCOT Walt Disney World
Ridge and his cell phone


Mickey Ear Hat Walt Disney World
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