Magic Kingdom: Photo Diary & Video

Entrance to Magic Kingdom

I’m finally getting round to sharing my Disney photos and videos! The last thing I mentioned about Disney was that sadly my grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousins couldn’t come with us. In the end, it was just my family plus Ben and our family friends, Peter and Christine, who managed to make the trip to Florida. We definitely missed the ones who couldn’t be there, but we still had a lot of fun. So much fun in fact that I have far too many photos and videos to share!

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Some Sad Disney News

Beauty and the Beast falling rose

I’ve been putting off and putting off writing on this blog for a little while, so I wanted to come in with an explanation before I jump straight back into posting again. I have a million ideas for posts, plus our trip to WDW is in less than a month now (all the Fastpasses are booked, so watch out for a post on that), but I have some sad Disney-related news about our trip.

The trip has been booked for over a year now and I’d posted about how excited I was and joked about how basically half of Yorkshire was coming with us as family members and family friends had booked up at the same time so we could all experience it together with my young cousins. But here comes the sad news: nearly half of them can no longer make the trip and are in the process of cancelling it all due to unexpected health reasons. It means that my grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousins will no longer be coming to Florida with us.

So it’s been really hard to talk about it during this period of uncertainty over who will be there and who won’t, and it’s still just as hard because I feel bad to share my excitement when the people I was looking forward to sharing it with won’t be there. I’ll still experience Disney through First-Timer’s eyes (which I’d posted about being super excited for) as our family friends have never been, but I won’t see it through a child’s eyes as Mollie and Eva won’t be there. We won’t get to experience their excitement and share it with them.

My first trip to Disney was my family, including my grandparents. And it’s these same grandparents who now wanted to visit with our younger cousins so they can have that same trip with them. It’s really sad that they won’t get to have this experience now, although fingers crossed that they may be able to in future – at least Disneyland Paris if not Disneyworld.

So I’m sure you can understand why it’s been so difficult to talk about. I’m still super excited about Disney – I swear I get more excited the older I get! Yet it’s bittersweet as it’s not the way we expected it to be. We’ll still have the best time, but there will always be that back-of-the-mind sadness that we’re not sharing it with the people who were supposed to be there. I’m still hoping for another trip in future, but it’s difficult to say at this stage. I will of course be posting plenty about the trip afterwards and I’m hoping to take photos-galore from it for future blog posts (as strangely enough, I’m lacking in images for the blog that don’t have lots of people in them!), so I’m looking forward to sharing that afterwards too.

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Walt Disney Inspired Halloween Pumpkin

Every year for as long as I can remember, I’ve created at least one Halloween pumpkin. When I was younger, this would be a “scary” face that usually consisted of triangle-shaped eyes, a square nose and a zig zag mouth, because that was pretty much all I could manage to draw on or cut out with a knife.

I’ve managed to extend my pumpkin carving capabilities a bit of late – a couple of years ago, I managed a spooky owl carved into my pumpkin, then I attempted to create Sulley’s face using a template quite similar to the one here. It wasn’t entirely successful – I’ve never been one for art – but I’ve ever since loved the idea of Disney inspired pumpkins at Halloween.
There are lots of ideas out there, especially thanks to attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and because of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (I’m dying to make it to this one year!). But my (first!) pumpkin for this year was based around the idea of Walt himself:

Walt Disney Inspired Halloween pumpkin

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Disney Pixar Tag: My Sister

Beth - Disneyland Paris

So my sister is just as much of a Disney addict as me – that’s her there above. When I started up this blog, I had intentions of getting the whole family involved but thought that they probably wouldn’t do – I can barely tie them down to get photos of my outfits for my other blog! But Beth surprised me by reading my Disney Pixar Tag and deciding to answer the questions herself 😀 I’ve got to say, I’m much more impressed by her answers than mine as they’re far more creative – she always was the creative one in the family. So I’m publishing her answers as well now so you can get an introduction to another Disney obsessed family member – here’s to getting more to of them on the blog!

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Disney Eras Tag: The Golden Era (Part 1)

Disney's Golden Era TagThis is an awesome tag started by Scariel’s Grotto that I decided I just had to complete – even if it is a long one that takes up several posts. It passes through all the eras of Disney (read about these here if you’re unfamiliar) from the Golden Age beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ending with right now, the Revival Era starting in 2010.
Today’s post is all about the Golden Age – the era home to the following films:

And here we go with the questions! I’ve seen The Neverland Mermaid has also completed these too, so take a look at her post too and some others here 🙂

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