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True Love Week at Walt Disney World Resort   Leave a comment

Love is in the air at Walt Disney World.

If you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort between February 11th and 17th, you are in for some romantic treats.  Part of Disney’s Limited Time Magic campaign, True Love week will feature special entertainment and character meet & greets, photo backdrops, merchandise, gourmet cuisine, and much more to help celebrate the perfect Valentine’s Day.

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 According to Disney, during Disney’s True Love Week, a tapestry of romance will be woven throughout the resort, from limited-time Valentine’s Day merchandise and special entertainment, to romantic dinners for two and new themed photo locations offering greetings with beloved Disney sweethearts, from Cinderella and Prince Charming to Mickey and Minnie Mouse — all for a limited-time only.

This week-long celebration is intended to celebrate the love of friends and family, and will invite couples to rekindle the flame.

Here’s what you can expect to see around Walt Disney World during True Love Week:

  • Romantic Setting: Guests will feel the romance at every turn, as banners proclaiming True Love, heart-shaped signage and sweetheart-themed decor adorn the Magic Kingdom.
  • Blushing Castle: At dusk, hues of pink, red, lavender and blue bathe Cinderella Castle with themed lighting synced to musical melodies adding to the ambiance.
  • Dinners for Two: Candlelit dinners for two with prix fixe menus at select restaurants. Specially-created menus at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort make an ideal setting for a romantic evening. Book online at disneyworld.com/dining, or call (407) WDW-DINE.
  • Valentine’s-Themed Takeaways: Limited-edition pins, plushes, newly-designed apparel and Vinylmations available at select merchandise locations.
  • Royal Gathering: The rare opportunity to get a photo with Disney Princes as they escort their Princesses to enchanting character greeting locations.

In Town Square Theater, you may find Mickey and Minnie, Aurora with Phillip or Rapunzel and Flynn. Mary Poppins joins Bert in Fantasyland, while Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana meet guests in the Enchanted Glade in Liberty Square.

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Romantic Photo Locations in Magic Kingdom with your Sweetie:

  • Carriage Awaits: New Fantasyland invites lovers to create memories alongside Cinderella’s Glass Coach situated by the new Castle wall for True Love Week.
  • Wishes Come True: Hearts and flowers enhance Cinderella’s Wishing Well creating the perfect backdrop for a cherished moment.
  • Rose Walk: The Rose Garden in Central Plaza is all decked out with enchanting decor.

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And more…

  • Romantic Touches: Long-stem roses, chocolate covered strawberries, the finest champagne or scattered rose petals create a romantic scene for lovebirds, all available through the Disney Florist.
  • Elegant Oasis for Relaxation: An aromatherapy couples’ massage is just the escape after a day with the kids in the theme park. Couples’ massages are available at the newly opened, full-service Senses, A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
  • Perfectly Princess: Join your prince for the ultimate fairytale come true with a customized Disney Wedding or honeymoon getaway. More than 1,000 couples get married, or renew their wedding vows in romantic settings in various locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort every year. Visit DisneyWeddings.com for more information.

Information from Walt Disney World was used in this report.

 

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The 5 Great Lessons Walt Disney Taught Us   1 comment

This is a re-blog from Addicted to Success.  It doesn’t have much, if anything really, to do with travel, but I came across it today when preparing some material for one of my classes.  It is so true that I had to share.

Enjoy!

Walt Disney's SuccessOne of the most successful people that we all know and love is none other than Walt Disney. Walt Disney is the famous voice and creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disneyland. His achievements in the world of animation garnered him multiple awards and international fame.

Walt Disney had humble beginnings; he was not born a success, instead he made his own success.

Here are 5 things that you can learn from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.

1. Do What You Love

Walt Disney PassionThe first thing that we can learn from Disney as an entrepreneur is his love for drawing. He loves to draw so much that he draws in his spare time and he even draws while working as an artist. He devoted most of his life to his art that he was even willing to work other jobs just to fund his passion.

Just imagine how fun it would be for him to wake up everyday to go to his studio and do what he loves to do. That scenario is a lot more enticing compared to waking up everyday and going to a job that drains the life out of you.

Disney went through a series of odd jobs and even became an ambulance driver in the army during World War I along with his friend Ray Kroc (the man who made McDonalds what it is today); and throughout this journey, Disney found his love for drawing.

2. Take What You Do Seriously

Walt Disney MotivationWhenever Walt Disney made his cartoons he always did so with the focus of a lion stalking his prey. He always paid attention to every detail and dealt with things with the utmost care. He never took his art and talent for granted.

Never would you find Walt Disney in his studio just slacking off and procrastinating on his projects; he always took the lead when it came to doing what he loves and he would never put his passion on the back burner.

 

 

 

3. Do It For Others

Walt Disney FamousWhenever Walt Disney created animated shorts back then he never did it just for himself; he never hid his creations from the world, but instead he would always find ways in which he could share his work with others.

He had a lot of comics back in the day and he would always find ways to share it with the public. He joined his school’s publications as a comic artist, and he even took a job in a local newspaper as none other than a comic artist.

Walt Disney’s works teach us a lot of things, such as the value of love for friends and family, hope for the good and his most important lesson: good will always triumph over evil.

 

 

 

4. Never Just Settle With Your First Success

Walt Disney InspirationOne thing that you would definitely notice about Walt Disney is that after one accomplishment he would immediately start on another project. After finishing his legendary film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, Disney immediately went to work on other feature films such as “Bambi”, “Fantasia” and many others.

After creating Mickey Mouse, Disney didn’t stop at just him. Instead he went on and created Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and many other iconic characters even for today’s generation. He was never content with what he had done because he always wanted to achieve more and grow with his dreams. He also didn’t stop with just one Mickey Mouse design, he kept redesigning his creation so that it would be better every time.

 

 

5. Don’t Let Obstacles Stop You

Walt Disney - DisneylandWhen Walt Disney first started to work on Snow White, his wife and own brother did all they could to convince him to stop. The Snow White project was even termed as “Disney’s Folly”, and halfway across production he ran out of money to continue the work.

Most people in this situation would just quit and get whatever they can out of what’s left, but for Disney he persevered. He decided to travel around and show clips of the raw film to producers in hopes of them funding his project; in the end this attempt was what saved his studio and allowed him to finish the classic Snow White film.

When Snow White was finally featured it received nothing short of a standing ovation. The success of the film put Disney in the Golden Age of Animation, and allowed him to start on all of his other feature films. He could have cashed in and went his separate ways from the animation world, but his hopes and his dreams where too strong to fold. Walt’s decision to ‘full steam ahead’ is really what allowed him to define a generation with his iconic creations.

There are a lot of other things that you can learn from other successful people, but most likely those things are either the same or at least, they are related. Here are only 5 things that you can learn from Walt Disney. His success has definitely served as an inspiration to a lot of people and even after his death, his legacy still carries on.

Walt Disney Quotes To Live By

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

“Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won’t do that.” – Walt Disney

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

Article By Chris Racpan | Addicted2Success.com

 

Awesome New Disney Page on Facebook!   1 comment

For those of you who are fans of Disney history there is a new Facebook page just for you!

My sweet friend, and former Disney Store co-worker, Andrea just launched a new page, My Disney Experiences.  She shares great Disney Company history, as well as some antics from her past Cast Member days.  Andrea logged 15 years with Disney and has some great stories to share.  She is also a wealth of information and an all-around awesome gal!  

Andrea at the Walt Disney Studios

Give-Away! Steampunk Mickey Ears!   Leave a comment

Want a chance to win these adorable limited-edition ears?

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January Year of the Ears Limited Edition Steampunk Mickey Ears.

Head on over to my Facebook page!  Like the page, and don’t forget to hover over the “Like” box and select “Show In News Feed”.  I’ll be announcing the criteria for winning later tonight!

Disney’s Limited Time Magic Events Update – Long Lost Disney Friends Return!   Leave a comment

Hey there Disney fans!

I’m pretty excited about this Limited Time Magic Promotion!  Although I won’t get to see it in person, I’m looking forward to seeing pictures from others!

For one week only, January 21-27th, you will be able to meet some Classic Disney Characters at Walt Disney World.  Characters scheduled to appear include: Robin Hood & Friar Tuck, Clarabelle Cow & Horace Horsecollar, and perhaps the Three Little Pigs.  Characters will be appearing at Magic Kingdom Park, so be sure to have your cameras prepped and ready for this Limited Time Magic Experience!

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return for ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Walt Disney World

Robin Hood and Friar Tuck to appear at WDW’s Magic Kingdom for one week only as part of Limited Time Magic.

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return for ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Walt Disney World

Perhaps The Three Little Pigs will join them?

 

 

Disney Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Twelve   Leave a comment

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve hugs from Mickey!
Eleven Disney ornaments
Ten rides on Dumbo, Nine Mickey Ear Hats,
Eight Vinylmations, Seven character meetings, six Mickey Crispies
Five Disney Pins!
Four Fastpasses, Three Mickey Bars, Two Dole Whips,
And a special trip to Disney!

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