Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Birthday from Talking Mickey

On our recent Walt Disney World vacation, we were celebrating our family's April and May birthdays.  Tink was wearing her birthday button when we met with Mickey Mouse and this happened.

If you can't see the video above, check it out on YouTube.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Photo Flashback! Cinderella Castle Through the Years

The absolute best icon at Walt Disney World has to be Cinderella Castle.  If you hear someone call it Cinderella's Castle you know immediately they are a "tourist" and not a Disneyphyle.  The Castle is not Cinderella's.  The name of the Castle is "Cinderella Castle".

The Castle is the "weenie" that draws guests down Main Street USA and on to other Lands at the Magic Kingdom.
Main Street USA - May 2014

Below are a few of the pictures I have taken over the years.
My wife and I went to The Magic Kingdom on our honeymoon in 1973.
Cinderella Castle 1973
And we have been back many times since.
Cinderella Castle 1975
On occasion the castle has been changed for special occasions, like making it into a giant cake to celebrate WDW 25th Anniversary.
WDW 25th Anniversary "Cakestle" 1996
The huge "stained glass mirror" was put on the castle as part of the Happiest Celebration on Earth.  The image changed every 40 seconds showing images of all the Castles from each park from Disneyland to Hong Kong Disneyland and the date each park opened.
Happiest Celebration on Earth - 2006

The rear of the Castle is beautiful too.  The arched windows open into Cinderella's Royal Table restaurant.
Rear of Cinderella Castle - November 2013
 I love the Magic Kingdom at night.  The Castle and Main Street USA are especially beautiful at night when decorated for Christmas.
Night!  November 2013
I like the view of the Castle from the walkway to Tomorrowland.  This view shows some of the beautiful landscaping around the Castle.
Cinderella Castle - May 2014

And this one is of me, taken by Mom, in 2012.
The Castle is not a bad backdrop for a photo.
Wonder if anyone has thought of that? :-)

Focused on the Magic