Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where in Walt Disney World Am I Wednesday

This should be a bit easier...any guesses?

Don't forget while you're here to check out the giveaway I'm doing for a cute Disney Vinylmation figure-anyone who loves Goofy or just collecting fun Disney figures will want to enter!!  Only a couple days left to enter and right now the odds are really good for anyone entered!  Click HERE to check it out, then check back again on the blog again next month for another Vinylmation giveaway!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tuesday Tip-Epcot's Germany-It's the Little Things...

If you've been to Epcot and checked out the Germany pavilion in the World Showcase, you may have noticed the amazing model train landscape they have set up there.  There's a little village, trees and landscaping, a little farm...all in miniature.  There's usually three trains running, though sometimes you may only see one or two chugging along.

Now for the fun tip...

You know how Disney is known for its amazing attention to even the smallest of details, right?  If you're lucky enough to be able to visit Walt Disney World more than once, especially if it's at different times of the year, be sure to carefully scrutinize the display.  The setup will change depending on the time of year.  During the winter, the little town is decorated for the holidays, and during Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival, you'll see miniature food booths just like the food booths around the World Showcase!  There's even people standing around tall tables enjoying what they got at the booths and a mini-cranberry bog, just like the real-life cranberry bog they had for the festival!
Miniature Food & Wine Festival Booths in the train set
So, on your next trip to Epcot, be sure to check out the trains in Germany and see what setup they have going on.  My favorite?  Many years ago in the farm section, there was a crop circle in the middle of the farmer's field and they had the farmer standing next to it with his head tilted back staring up at the sky as if he was looking for the aliens who did it.  The best part?  The crop circle was in the shape of a Mickey head!

Do you check out the trains whenever you visit?  What different setups have you seen?
Here's a wider view of the above set...see the walkway at the top?  That's where you can walk thru, so it will help with the perspective of the size of the setup (and yes, there's more of the model trains on the other side of the walkway-there's a tunnel that takes the trains thru to the other side!)
Don't forget while you're here to check out the giveaway I'm doing for a cute Disney Vinylmation figure!  Only a couple days left to enter and right now the odds are really good for anyone entered!  Click HERE to check it out, then check back again on the blog next month for another Vinylmation giveaway!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Where in Walt Disney World Am I Wednesday

If you're a crazy Disney fan like I am, you know they are known for all the little details that you'd never in a million years think of, but when you're in the WDW theme parks those little things are what really make you feel part of another world.  Like this next pic...what are you looking at and where can you find this in Walt Disney World?
Where in WDW can you find this, and what exactly are you looking at?
When you're done here, don't forget to check out my Vinylmation giveaway and get yourself entered...there's still time left to enter and share the giveaway with your friends and family!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Tip-Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safaris

One of the most popular attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom is Kilimanjaro Safaris in the Africa section of the park.  There's the hope of seeing real wild animals close up and personal and it can be a fantastic opportunity for photographs.  Today's tip?  Don't ride just once-try to fit in multiple rides at different times of the day or even on multiple days across your whole trip.  Most guests report seeing the most activity from the animals in the morning hours before the heat and humidity of the Florida day start to really take hold, but don't forget-these are live animals that roam around freely in their areas so you never know what you'll see from ride to ride.  And don't forget to keep your camera ready-you never know when or where a cool animal will pop up!
Almost close enough to touch-the beige-colored pole on the right side of the picture is part of our vehicle, that's how close this one was!
Don't forget-there's still time left to enter my giveaway for a Color Block Goofy Vinylmation figure!  Stop on by-there's several options to gain entries-and please share with others!  Thanks all!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Tip-Epcot's Spaceship Earth

The moment you enter Epcot this is the sight that dominates-Spaceship Earth.  A relaxing ride through the history of communication, crowds of people head directly for it the moment they open the gates.  Tip for the day?  Wait until later in the day to ride instead.  The crowds will be significantly lower and in many cases you should be able to just walk right save it for your last ride on the way out instead of your first ride on the way in, especially first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Where in Walt Disney World Am I Wednesday

Where in Walt Disney World can you find this beautiful garden?  Bonus points if you can tell what time of the year this is based on the flowers and plants you see!  Double bonus points if you know what guest-favorite restaurant is just steps away :-)