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July 2, 2008

Adults and Disney Characters

For a long time I thought I was the only adult without children who actually waited in line to take pictures with the characters. After many hours surfing the internet for Disney news I discovered there are in fact many adults without children who love the characters and will treat them like celebrities.

Since our big move to Florida I have not stood in line to have my picture taken with any characters, for two reasons, I have been having an absolutely fantastic time at the Sounds Like Summer concert series in Epcot and two, the lines are a lot longer than I remember.

Because I want to update my character photo collection I have decided to set aside at least one day a week at one park for a month and try to get as many character photos as I can. To inspire myself to stand in the long lines I have collected a few of my favorite photos with characters. I hope you find them as enjoyable as I do.

First up is my newest character photo taken at Norway's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Dinner:


We almost did not take this photo because we saw nothing but cute little girls dressed in their princess attire standing in line before us for their photos. We felt completely silly, soaked from rain but we have this photo in our Disney memory book. It is too bad that I did not bring my camera that day because all the princesses were there.

Besides the photo of Norwood and I with Belle I have not gotten a new photo with myself and a character since 2003!

Here are just a couple of my favorites from December 2003.
Me and Chip or is it Dale, I could never tell the difference.

amanda and chip

And Rafaki and I in December 2003


Neither was a digital picture when they were taken and neither is of the greatest quality but they are Disney memories I will always cherish.

Have a Disney Day Everyone!

July 6, 2008

Bjorn Again A Tribute to ABBA

Once again America Gardens is rocking out. This week the sounds of ABBA are filling the night air for Epcot park goers. Bjorn Again is a group that was formed in 1988 as a tribute to ABBA. Completely in character this group of Australian and British musicians sing ABBA greatest hits. Everyone in the audience was having a great time. Here are some of my favorite photos from Tuesday's first show.

Bjorn Again A Tribute to ABBA Epcot's American Gardens Theatre

Bjorn Again A Tribute to ABBA Epcot's American Gardens Theatre

Bjorn Again A Tribute to ABBA Epcot's American Gardens Theatre

Have a Disney Day Everyone!

July 8, 2008

The Beauty of China - Epcot

One of my favorite places in the World Show Case at Epcot is China.

I love the details, the art of the entire country. The colors are so rich in the buildings and the landscaping. Not to mention the food is also great, it is going to be wonderful when Nine Dragons opens again. And there is always something that I want to purchase at the shops in China.

Anyway to celebrate the beauty of China I wanted to share with you this week some of my favorite China shots.

First up the main building in China:

Epcot's China

I love to take pictures of this building each time we go to Epcot. Every time I take a new photo of it, I notice some detail I did not notice the last time I took a picture. It is so ornate, here is a close up of one of my favorite details of the building.

Epcot's China

Besides the main building that houses the Reflections of China show and some Chinese art work I also love the Kodak Picture spot there. I could spend all day photographing the water, trees and flowers. Here are some of my favorite shots at the spot.

Epcot's China

Epcot's China

Epcot's China

Have a Disney Day!


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