Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! Carthay Circle Interior

Welcome back to another Wordless Wednesday hosted by the fascinating Focused on the Magic!

I knew I had to try out the new Carthay Circle Restaurant while I was at DCA, so I made a solo dinner reservation.  Of course I was early, so I got to hang out in the bar and lounge downstairs for a bit.  The bar had some really neat deco ceiling lamps.

When I went upstairs to use the bathroom before my table was ready, I got a shot of the hallway and main dining room.

Now hop on to the next stops!

Focused on the Magic

Silent Sunday: Disneyland Hotel Frontierland Model

Silent Sunday

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Carsland At Night

Welcome back to another Wordless Wednesday hosted by the friendly Focused on the Magic!

Returning to my photo-recap of my March 2013 Disneyland trip, I had heard about the lighting ceremony at Carsland and VERY much wanted to see it in person.  I ended up waiting around for about an hour - that sun just wouldn't go down dammit!  I asked a couple castmembers and they said that it happens close to sunset and that I'd know it when the music changed.

All of a sudden, the music changed to a doo-wop song.  One by one the neon lights came on.  

Carsland is STUNNING at night, and then I hopped on a nighttime ride (my third of the trip) of Radiator Springs Racers.  I must advise you to try this ride in the day AND nighttime.  It's neat to see the differences.

Well, thanks for hopping along with me.  Now hop on to the next stop!

Focused on the Magic

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Disney World in 1980

Welcome to another Wordless Wednesday hosted by the Fantasmic Focused on the Magic.

I found these pictures at a garage sale!  They're dated on the back as from 1980.  I'm guessing it's a husband taking pictures of his beautiful new bride on their honeymoon!  I blocked her face to protect her privacy, whoever she is lol.

Here she is on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.

They stayed at the Polynesian!  A close inspection shows their room was 1505.

Here's the interior of their room - it looks so different from the way it is now!  I personally remember the white/green lattice pattern by the old restaurants the Poly used to have.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on to the next stop!

Focused on the Magic

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Pixar Theory

Guys, check out this guy's Unifying Theory of the Pixar Universe (in brief: every Pixar movie world is connected).  It is so cool.

What do you guys think?  Do his arguments hold water?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Vintage Parade Shot

Welcome back for another Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by the funky Focused on the Magic!

I came across an old picture of Tigger walking in a parade near Tomorrowland.  Can anyone determine the date based on the details in the photo?  I see my favorite blue strollers were still around - does anyone know when those changed over?  

I can also see the old Tomorrowland towers.  
Lots of clues but I'm not up on my Disney history enough to pin point a date!

I do love that Tigger is not that eye-searing safety orange color.  
He's just a normal orange - not matching a traffic cone.

Welp, thanks for stopping by.  Now hop on to the next stop!

Focused on the Magic

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Corn Dog Castle Cheddar Cheese Stick

Welcome back to another Wordless Wednesday hosted by the flourishing Focused on the Magic!

Later on in the day, I decided to snack on a cheddar cheese stick from the Corn Dog Castle.  I got there a little early so I sat and people-watched until it was open.  

I loveth the medieval style language in which the menu is writteneth!

Fresh and hot from the fryer, the outer crust was a crispy, the dough/bread was deliciously corn-y, and the cheese inside was melty and flavorful. 


Now hop on to the next stops!

Focused on the Magic