Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 1009: Disney Mashup

I came home tonight and my roommate immediately had me watch a video she had found while doing research on Boise for one of her classes. I'm pretty sure she came across it in a newspaper or something, but regardless, I figured I'd share with you guys since I greatly enjoyed it!

I still remember the day I found out that Disney bought Lucasfilm and Star Wars officially became a part of the Disney Universe...officially. A lot of people were't exactly thrilled, but I was over the moon (or death star?) when I found out. And you know what, it still amazes me that things like this video are possible. Star Wars is a part of the family now! 

As for what part of this I enjoyed much, it just has to be the Olaf part...but here's a fun fact about me! I LOVED The Lion King as a kid (like most 90's children), and oddly enough my favorite part of the entire film was the segment when he's running across the desert as he returns to Pride Rock. Don't ask me why, but it was definitely my favorite for some odd reason. 

Let me know your favorite mashup of the video in the comments below! 

Have a magical day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 1008: At the End of the Day

More often than not, I find myself racing against the clock to get everything done in the day. On a rare occasion, I'll have a blog post ready to go earlier in the day, but usually it's the last thing I do before heading to bed...and considering the fact that it's technically now after midnight (making it September 6), I'm just tired and want to sleep. But Everyday Disney comes first...once I figure out a blog post topic.

But today I got to thinking. Sleep means bedtime, and what comes with bedtime? Bedtime stories! And guess what, Disney's got those too. So tonight I thought that we might share a bedtime story together. Turns out Disney Parks has us covered, so here's a Duffy the Disney Bear Bedtime Story!

I don't think a bedtime story is supposed to make you cry, but this bedtime story definitely made me emotional...and now I want a Duffy of my own (I do have a Duffy Tsum Tsum...maybe I should bring that to school). The whole bit about Mickey feeling the love Minnie put into little Duffy and how it made him feel like he was at home got to me. There goes the Disney homesickness again. Is it really too much to ask to skip going to bed here in Wisconsin and instead fall asleep in a Disney one? 

Have a magical day (and night)!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 1007: For Adriane

It pains me that I'm even writing this, but days like today are never easy. For those outside of the Once Upon A Time fandom, you probably have no idea who I'm talking about, but when I debated what today's post should be on, it could only be Adriane.

Many CaptainSwan shippers woke this morning to find that one of our own tragically passed away from meningitis early this morning, and while I didn't know her personally, I did know her as a voice of absolute positivity in the fandom. Adri, as we all knew her, was, as Colin O'Donoghue said, a true Oncer, and I couldn't agree more. Her Tumblr, which you can find HERE, was filled with some of the best Once posts, and I still remember following her because of her absolute love of Emma Swan.

It's in tragic times like these that I'm amazed at the absolute support a fandom can create. Most of the time, it's an internet community, and even in one of my classes we've been having debates about the realities of communication destroying relationships. But if I've learned anything in my time with the Once Upon A Time Fandom, and if Adri's experiences stood for anything, it's that the relationships created are very real.

The CaptainSwan fandom, in particular, has been a source of absolute love today, and in a world that's filled with so much negativity, it was refreshing to see. I'm crushed that it took something like this for it to happen, but it's always a beautiful sight when people unite together to spread love and celebrate life in a time of tragedy. From the newest shipmates to our captains Colin and Jen, this fandom united in an amazing way, and while I'm always proud to be a Oncer, I've never been more proud than today.

So this blog post goes out to Adri, and please, if you are able, watch Once Upon A Time tonight in her memory and tweet using the tag #WatchForAdri. And to the CaptainSwan fandom, never change. Let's keep getting through thick and thin: together.

Rest in Peace Adri, we'll all miss you.

Have a magical day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 1006: Watching It Grow

For some reason, I'm in a Spaceship Earth kind of mood today. Maybe it's just because I miss home despite the fact that I have less than 100 days left now until my return, or maybe it's because I think about Spaceship Earth far more than I probably should, but I figured it would be a great time to take advantage of those thoughts and share a few Spaceship Earth Videos with you! Plus, that makes this blog post an extention of the birthday celebrations from the other day!

Even back in the day Disney was thinking about making YouTube videos! Just kidding, but this time-lapse video of the creation of Spaceship Earth is pretty darn awesome!

Want to learn the entirety of the narration by heart like I did? You can find a recording of the current version right here! 

Pre-2007 Spaceship Earth more your style? Same here! Check out this recording and reflect on the memories of 1994-2007 (aka my entire childhood). 

Want to learn more about how Spaceship Earth was created? You can find "The Spaceship Earth Story" right here and learn about how this meraculous spaceship came to be! 

And finally, if you want to go even further back, check out this 1994 recording ot Spaceship Earth! 

Just like communication itself, Spaceship Earth has come a long, long way since 1982, and I'm sure it will continue long into the future. IN FACT, I've been so inspired by Spaceship Earth through my personal experience and reflecting on the attraction through thi blog post that you can probably expect to see a YouTube video about it sometime soon! 

Have a magical day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 1005: Disney When You're Busy

If by now you haven't figured out that I'm incredibly busy this semester, then maybe we all need a reality check. I sort of anticipated this semester being like this, but I don't think I was actually prepared for it. In other words, by the time I got around to actually making an attempt at my schedule this semester, things hit me kind of like a brick wall. This week has been better, much of which I attribute to the fact that Everyday Disney is caught up and I can finally focus on writing one blog post a day. Things are more constant, but it's still a lot of work to keep everything going and in place.

And not having time means a couple of things. First, that there's not as many opportunities to think about Disney or incorporate it into my everyday life, and second, there's not a bunch of time to focus on making YouTube videos each week. I'm definitely not stopping, but I have a whole list of ideas that I'll hopefully have time to film...someday. This week, however, I decided that this exact topic was the perfect opportunity for a video in itself, so I give you my top four ways to bring Disney into your busy day!

A quick fun story about the filming of this video too: I actually was filming Wednesday morning, as that's about the only time I have all week that I'm alone in my townhouse and can easily talk to my camera without interruptions or bothering someone else. Turns out there can still be interruptions though, as only seconds before I was about to film a take of me falling onto the bed, the fire alarm went off in my building. After about five minutes of standing outside, I finally got the shot...but the alarm did go off a second time about 20 minutes later. Wednesday was definitely a day on the struggle bus. 

Remember that you can check out my YouTube channel at any time by following the link in the sidebar! Currently I post two YouTube videos a week (vlogs on Tuesdays and Disney Videos on Fridays), although after the vlogs from Disneyland conclude Tuesday videos will stop until new vlogs are filmed in January!

Have a magical day!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1004: History Repeats Itself

First off, I'd like to say that I'm not at all used to seeing the Day number be over 1000. After all, I spent 900 days in triple digits and now everything will be changed forever! On the other hand, however, it's quite odd, because today I find myself in a position I apparently found myself in two years ago, to the day: stuck.

Every once and a while, when I can't quite come up with a solid topic for a blog post, I'll go back and look at old ones. Sometimes they'd featrued in a #ThrowbackThursday post, and other times I'll just find inspiration for another blog post entirely. Usually, when I do this, I'll start with the day that corresponds with the current date. So, today, I went back to October 1, 2013 to see what was aflutter back then!

Apparently nothing was aflutter though, because my blog post that day talks half about not knowing what else to say. For year 1, it was an incredibly short blog post, to be honest, and if you want to read it, you can do so HERE. A year ago I did a post on How I Blog, which is actually entirely different from the way Everyday Disney works now (I did some serious updates about 11 months ago), but might still be worth a read (find it HERE).

The important part about October 1, however, rings true no matter what year it is or now actually boring the day was, and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, I think you need to go brush up on your Disney history! That's right! October 1 marks the birthday of both Magic Kingdom and Epcot at Walt Disney World, and it's a day my Instagram is filled with celebrations from Disney fans across the world.

And you know what, it's on days like today that I'm really reminded about the Disney community. It really doens't matter where you come from, and it doesn't matter where you're going, because all of have one thing in common: Disney. For some that might mean Disneyland, and for me it definitely means Disney World, but regardless of what you call home, it's always going to be there waiting for us.

So happy birthday Walt Disney World! Here's to many more years of magic!

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Day 1003: Disneyland Month!

I'm starting to think that the months are going faster than what they should be, but that always seems to be the case when I finally head back to school in the fall. One minute it's summer and the next there's two feet of snow and I'm shivering on my walk to class. It may already be turning cold here in Wisconsin, but that doesn't mean we can't remember warmer times, like my trip to Disneyland, which I celebrated this month with the Everyday Disney Challenge! 

I'm not so sure I love the new update where you can do wider and longer pictures, mostly because it really messes thinks up for blog posts, but they do look rather nice on Instagram itself. Maybe I just need more time to get used to the new format? And speaking of a new format...I decided to change up the prompt list for October last minute, and while I was at it, decided that maybe it was time for an update in the design! 

So if you're up for it, join in on the #EverydayDisneyChallenge this month! It's color month, so there's something for everyone for sure, and you can participate on Instagram or Twitter, even Tumblr! Just repost the below prompt for easy access and use the tag #EverydayDisneyChallenge on your preferred social media platform!

Have a magical day!