Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Photo Flashback! Unbelievable Beauty

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is one of the most beautiful times of the year at Walt Disney World.  I love the beautiful flowers and wish I had a green thumb so I could grow them at home. Below are some of the pictures I took last May at the Flower and Garden Festival.

Celebrating 20 years

Topiarys at the entrance to EPCOT

Flower Tea pot behind the Twinings Shop at the UK pavilion

Beautiful flower ground cover

Flowers surround the Fountain of Nations

Unbelievable Beauty to the Unbelievably Strange.

I saw these ladies driving underneath Spaceship Earth.

Hope you enjoyed a quick look at some of my photos from last years Flower and Garden Festival.

Disney Letter "U" - Unbelievable Beauty
Focused on the Magic

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Photo Flashback! Our Favorite Part of the Flower and Garden Festival

I love all the topiaries, gorgeous mass plantings, and the new food booths at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  However, as a mom and a huge fan of Epcot, my favorite part of the festival is the various playgrounds added during the springtime.  These colorful and creative play areas provide some much needed opportunities for little ones to work off some energy.  I just wish they'd be available year-round!!

These photos are from the 2013 festival.  This was one of three play areas and was located in the grassy area near the Morocco pavilion.

They even gave the grown-ups a chance to work off a few calories.

Focused on the Magic

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Photo Flashback! Your Disney Side

What is your Disney Side?  Some people go to Walt Disney World and put on a set of Mouse Ears or a Disney World T-shirt for a week of vacation. The rest of the year, they dress nothing quite like that. 

For me my Disney Side shows just about all the time.  It is my Disney Baseball hat, my Mickey Mouse Watch, my Mickey Mouse Shirt, and my Mickey Mouse Socks.  This is me pretty much 365 days a year.

Growing Up Disney
DisneyDad's Disney Side
And when at Walt Disney World, I usually look like the above picture, including the camera.  I've borrowed some of Amy's pictures to show some of my Disney while at Disney.

Growing Up Disney
Minnie and DisneyDad

Growing Up Disney
Hide 'n Seek at Epcot

Growing Up Disney
Tink, Minnie and DisneyDad

Growing Up Disney
Disney Side of Main Street USA
As I am writing this sitting at home, I have on my Mickey Mouse polo shirt, my Mickey Mouse socks, my Mickey Mouse watch and my Mickey Mouse house shoes. Above my head is a art print Amy gave me of the Lighthouse at Disney's Old Key West Resort.  On another wall is a giclee print celebrating 20 years of Disney Vacation Club.  The wall across from me has a framed limited edition set of Mickey Through the Year's postage stamps from The Gambia.  Down the hall hang more Disney art.  On my back porch is a Disney Vacation Club 2-Mountain logo sign that was displayed at the DVC resort at Hilton Head. For most, the frames are more expensive than the prints. But there they hang along with pictures of family and other art.

Oh! By the way, you can see my Disney Side, as well as Amy's and Chris' as well as our Minnie Mom's and other guests here at GrowingUpDisney anytime.  Just stop by and check us out. There is always something new.

What's your Disney Side?

Your Disney Side
Focused on the Magic