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Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom – Video

Under the Sea Journey of The Little Mermaid is a slow-moving ride through the scenes of the popular Disney classic movie The Little Mermaid. The attraction is on both US Disney coasts, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and also at the Disneyland Resort at Disney’s California Adventure. While both the rides are … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Tokyo Disneyland Cookie Tin

I have a real love of the various tins available in the stores at Tokyo Disneyland and I have shown some previously on this previous post. This particular Winnie the Pooh theme Cookie tin, I picked up at a Salvation Army store in Queenstown at the weekend.  It was only $NZ2, and while I’m trying to declutter … Continue reading

Shopping at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot

Just like in the Mexico Pavilion, the Norway Pavilion also has Norwegian inspired items to buy. They have clothing suitable for the hot Florida climate… But also woollen sweaters for travellers from colder places, or when Florida gets that one chilly day each year 😉 They also have a large range of Helly Hansen jackets.   In … Continue reading

Norway Pavilion at Epcot

Continuing our walk around the World Showcase at Epcot, we have now left the Mexico pavilion, and we moved on to Norway.  Much of the Norway pavilion has been taken over by Frozen.  This is a huge shame in my opinion, as Frozen is set it a fictional country and last time I looked at my atlas, … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Walt Disney World Glass Plate

Last week I showed a couple of glass plates souvenir plates from Disneyland. This week’s “My Disney Collection” item is a Walt Disney World Glass Plate. Unfortunately don’t know the history or vintage of this as I bought it online.  This one is a particularly heavy piece of glass though.

Shopping in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot

For many visitors to Walt Disney World, buying souvenirs can take up a big chunk of the budget and if you are looking for items with Mickey Mouse on, they are everywhere!  However the World Showcase can offer some really interesting and unique items to take home that don’t scream Disney at you 🙂 Inside the … Continue reading

WDW Annual Pass – worth it or not?

Before we went to Walt Disney World, we had a number of family discussions about what ticket media to get. My brother was adamant that we only needed 10 day passes, I was equally convinced we needed Premium Annual Passes (PAP) since we were going for 4 weeks. However since my brother was going to … Continue reading

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot

This video is the boat ride the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Back in 1944 Disney did an animated movie called The Three Caballeros in which Donald Duck, José Carioca (a parrot from Brazil) and Panchito Pistoles (a rooster from Mexico) travel through South America. While I wouldn’t … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Disneyland Glass Plates

This week’s “My Disney Collection” item(s) are a couple of glass plates souvenir plates from Disneyland. I got these both second hand so I’m not sure what era they come from, however this first one I was amazed to see at the Disney Archives on display when we were there in July.  I bought it … Continue reading

Bullet point summary of our fabulous trip to Walt Disney World

At work we have a bi-monthly newsletter, for my submission about our holiday to Walt Disney World, I summarised it.  I thought it was worth sharing here.  Some of these I have already blogged about and some are still to come. It is possible to rent a 4 bedroom house, in a gated community, with a resort style … Continue reading

Mexico Pavilion at Epcot

Despite my nephews thinking Epcot was “boring”, it has always been one of my favourite theme parks at Walt Disney World.  I particularly like wandering around the World Showcase with its series of selected country pavilions. As the country pavilions are set out in a half moon shape, most Disney fans have a strong preference … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Minnie Mouse Cabbage Patch Kid

This week’s “My Disney Collection” item is a prize item within my collection.  Its original, one of a kind and more importantly made especially for me by a very talented friend many years ago. She took an original 1980s Cabbage Patch Kid and recreated her into Minnie Mouse. This involved removing the original yarn hair and … Continue reading

Journey Into Imagination With Figment at Epcot – Video

Epcot has its own mascot called Figment, a small purple dragon who is the star of the Journey Into Imagination With Figment attraction in the Imagination pavilion. The current attraction is the 3rd incarnation of the ride.  The first one which opened in 1983 and closed in 1999 for the millennium celebration was (and still is) considered … Continue reading

Plants and flowers of Walt Disney World

Originally posted on New Zealand Gardener's Diary:
I have always been impressed with the thought and attention to detail of the gardening team at the Disney properties.  Their ‘water parks’ are especially well thought out and very lush. Below are some snaps I have taken as I wandered around recently.  I have not provided…

Chocolate displays at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Center

I’m not a huge fan of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, which is practically unheard of, but as a non-drinking, vegetarian, there isn’t a lot on the menus that appeal.  Also with the drop in the NZ$, the cost is insane per dish. However that didn’t stop us enjoying the Ghirardelli chocolate displays in the Food … Continue reading

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