Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween on the High Seas

We just got back from our second cruise on the Disney Dream. We had a great time and were so excited that we got to experience Halloween on the High Seas. We didn’t attend every event but loved the ones that we did get to see.

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Accessible Room

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

We’ve stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort twice now in a wheelchair accessible room with a roll in shower in the Little Mermaid section of the resort. Unlike the other standard rooms at the value resorts, the Little Mermaid rooms have two layouts.

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The Magic Kingdom Ferryboats

Accessible Disney Transportation - Magic Kingdom Ferryboats

Driving to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is a little different than driving to the rest of the parks. When you visit the Magic Kingdom you actually park at the Transportation and Ticket Center. From there you can either take the monorail or the ferryboats.

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Born Just Right: Help Support Camp No Limits!

Born Just Right: Help Support Camp No Limits!

One of the best things about blogging is getting to know not only people who read what your write but other bloggers as well. And sometimes you actually get to meet some of these awesome people in person! I first met Jen from Born Just Right at the Type A Bootcamp at Walt Disney World and I was so excited when I was able to see her again at the Type A Conference in Atlanta.

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Week in Review – October 19, 2014

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What We’re Reading

Miss Emma from A Pinch of Pixie Dust wore the cutest outfit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. You have to check it out!

Jennifer at For the Love of Disney shares why she loves Disney’s BoarWalk Inn & Villas and reviews the BoardWalk Ballyhoo Tour.

We haven’t had the chance to visit Harambe since the new Festival of the Lion King theater opened but I am really looking forward to checking it out after seeing these awesome photos of the Rejeresha Arts and Crafts Workshop from Ryan at the Main Street Gazette.

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Disney Legends – Dorothea Redmond

Disney Legend - Dorothea Redmond

Welcome to those of you joining me from Home is Where the Mouse Is and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Today we are discussing some of the Disney Legends we admire.

“Her watercolor sketches were extraordinary placemaking,” Marty Sklar once said. “They expressed the concept so beautifully you felt you had already ‘been there’ in her restaurants and shop interiors, Walt’s suite for New Orleans Square, or along the promenade in Epcot’s World Showcase.”

When it comes to Disney and art one of the first names people think of is Mary Blair. I love her work and murals but I wanted to highlight another woman who’s vision is also throughout the parks, Dorothea Holt Redmond. She began her career at David O. Selznick’s studio and worked closely with directors helping them create the look of their films with her illustrations. “Gone with the Wind,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “The Ten Commandments,” “Funny Face,” “Sabrina” and “White Christmas” are just a few of the films she contributed to.

Watercolor of Tara from Gone with the Wind - Image via Cinema Style

Watercolor of Tara from Gone with the Wind – Image via Cinema Style

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Accessible Attractions – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Accessible Attractions - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is one of the attractions at the Magic Kingdom that wheelchair users use an alternate entrance. The attraction also has an accessible ride vehicle to make transferring easier. Check out the details below to see if the wildest ride in the wilderness is for you.

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Fall for Greenville 2014 – Disney Trip Prep!

Fall for Greenville

Over the weekend Drew and I attended Fall for Greenville with my sister and her family. It is a three day festival in Downtown Greenville, SC that features food, wine, live music, and a lot more. We had a great time and it ended up being a fun way to get excited about our upcoming Disney trips.

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