Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 1034: 10 of 12

Another month of the #EverydayDisneyChallenge has gone by, so it's time for another roundup of photos! This October I thought it might be fun to celebrate the color that makes up the Disney Parks, and with a redesigned prompt photo, things are looking pretty grand!

Some of the colors were definitely hard to come up with, even for me, but the fact that I'm trying really hard not to repeat pictures doesn't help much. I may have thousands of photos from Walt Disney World, but only so many of them feature the color "aqua!" 

Have a magical day! 

(Note: This blog post was written on December 30).

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 1033: GIF World

Since I've been so into using GIFs lately, it occurred to me that while I have some really priceless Colin O'Donoghue and Harrison Ford GIFs, as well as a few reactions from other things, but nothing that's just plain Disney in regards to, say, the parks. So I went looking for Disney World GIFs, not because I wanted to use them for anything specific, but because I thought it might be fun and calming.

I don't know what it is about watching this GIF of Splash Mountain over and over again, but it makes everything else in life seem unimportant. 

I feel like watching this Space Mountain one for too long would cause some medical issues though...

What's more beautiful than a GIF of World of Color? Other than THIS: 

And, of course, did you really expect this to go on without anything Spaceship Earth related? 

I could watch these for hours...and just because we all need a laugh every once and a while, here's a bonus featuring our favorite Sith: 

Now I feel like I want to make GIFs of every Disney attraction. Maybe that'll have to be a New Years Resolution or something: learn how to make GIFs and then GIF every Disney World attraction. I act as though I have way too much time on my hands haha. 

Have a magical day! 

(Note: This blog post was written on December 31).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 1032: I Know You

When you get to 1000 blog posts that are all supposed to be different, things start to get a little messy, which is why I've started doing some Throwback Thursday posts, where I go back and revisit posts from previous years. After all, I've changed over the past two years, and so have you and so has the world, so it only makes sense.

For instance, back on Day 667: Through Association, I talked about how in sociology I learned about the six degrees of separation and the theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away from anyone else int he world. At the time, I mentioned that I was about three degrees away from Colin O'Donoghue, although now I suppose I'm closer to one (although I can't remember if one means I personally know them or if I know someone who knows them). Either way, I do know someone who knows Colin, and I have talked to him personally, so I guess three is an outdated number. I haven't gotten any closer to Harrison Ford though

And that's the funny thing about connections. I've certainly learned in the past few years that it's all about who know you. In fact, a friend of mine knows people who worked on Glee, and when I attended the Twin Cities Film Festival I met tons of people who know Colin, including a few who were quite interested in me and the work I hope to do in the future. This next summer I hope to work at a national youth convention that happens to be taking place at Walt Disney World, and there too I'm working my way in through connections.

I also talked, on Day 667, about bringing Disney into the lives of people even when I'm not there, and I hope that's something that's continued. Actually, the other day a friend of mine tweeted me to tell me they were watching Star Wars, and I absolutely get comments about how people thought of me in reference to other Disney circumstances. And you know what, if my label forever ends up being "That Crazy Disney Girl," I guess I'll do just fine.

Have a magical day!

(Note: This blog post was written on December 31).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 1031: Crazy Talk

Searching Tumblr as I usually do, and I came across an article about 12 Disney Employees who were asked about the craziest thing they've ever experienced in the Park, and honestly, some of the answers are pretty great. You can read the article HERE, and I definitely had a few good laughs, but it also got me thinking about what kinds of crazy experiences I've had in the parks.

For instance, when I was there with the High School Band, we met up with my parents in Hollywood Studios for dinner, and they kept going on and on about this cast member who had complimented our shirts. She happened to still be working when we headed back that direction, and she was enlightened to meet the person who created the shirts (me), and proceeded to tell us that she had asked some students earlier about the shirts and who designed them, only to be given blank faces in return. Needless to say, it wasn't necessarily an awkward or funny experience, but it was certainly one that I laughed at.

Thinking of other, weirder, things though, I once saw a group of Nuns by Splash Mountain, which wasn't as weird as much as it just surprised me. It's not something you see every day. 

When we were in line for Aladdin and Jasmine at Epcot there was a [very] drunk father talking to another [very] drunk father as they saved places for their family in the hour long line. I can't for the life of me remember what they talked about, but one of them definitely had one of the Perry the Platypus World Showcase things in his bag, which was removed multiple times for discussion. 

Other than that, I'm honestly not sure what I've seen in the parks that can match anything in that article, although I'm sure I've seen something that's ridiculous and I've just forgotten about. I do want to know if there's been any really weird experiences in your life though! Let me know in the comments below! 

Have a magical day! 

(Note: This blog post was written on December 31).

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 1030: In the Air

On the old "A Day at Magic Kingdom" VHS that I have, there's this part where they showcase a couple of old hot air balloons, and honestly, I didn't know much about them aside from the fact that I really, really wanted to go on one. In our world today, you can certainly book a trip on the Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon that calls Disney Springs home, but the balloons in the video that I grew up with are a bit more unique. 

I happened to see the following picture on Tumblr, which got me thinking about the balloons, and now I can't really stop thinking about them.

While I have to admit that the giant Mickey and Donald heads as balloons weirds me out just a little bit, they are still pretty awesome, and way cooler than any hot air balloon I've ever seen in real life. Of course, there's also these two: 

I have no idea how such balloons can be made, but I sure like them, especially the Spaceship Earth one. Obviously it had to have flown in my lifetime because the Epcot portion of the decor wasn't put on until after 2000, and I remember very well when that 2000 was put on, and when it was changed to the Epcot that stayed until a number of years ago. The castle is pretty awesome too though, don't you think? 

I'd certainly be interested in hearing more about these balloons, so if you have any information I'd be happy to hear about it, but otherwise let me know in the comments below what kind of Disney hot air balloon you would want to fly in. Would it be a Spaceship Earth balloon like me or something entirely different? 

Have a magical day! 

(Note: This blog post was written on December 31).

Monday, October 26, 2015

Day 1029: What We Wear

If you've been following for a while, you know can probably tell that I spent a good amount of time thinking about my wardrobe. When I completely revamped my entire closet a couple of years ago, I made it a priority to incorporate color and pieces of clothing that could be used for outfit after outfit, especially in regards to DisneyBounding.

And yet, when I was trying to figure out what to wear to the Twin Cities Film Festival, I looked in my closet and realized that I had absolutely nothing to wear.

Which led me to thinking about the important outfits that have been a part of my life...or rather, the outfits I was wearing when really important things may have happened. For instance, we did have my outfit from the Twin Cities Film Festival, which consisted of a midi tule skirt from Charlotte Russe, a plain black long-sleeve shirt, some killer heels (really...they killed me after seven hours of wearing them), and a little bit of Hook flair in the form of a Hook necklace (Colin, I hope you appreciated that touch!)

But even before that, there have been some outfits that will forever live on in my memory as "the outfit I was wearing when this happened." Here are a few more examples: 

This was definitely an important outfit of my life...after's how I got on Buzzfeed! 

I don't think I realized back in 2013 just how much one red leather jacket would impact my life. Honestly, I think after I got that jacket, that's when the OUAT world really started to turn into a complete whirlwind. I'm so thankful for everything that red leather has brought me, from roommates, to TCFF, to meeting tons of awesome people at D23, and right back to my own living room where I sit every Sunday awaiting more Emma Swan. 

When I picked what to wear to Alton Brown's show, I knew completely that I was picking something that I'd look back at for a really, really, really long time. I'm still happy with my choices, and I wear that outfit pretty frequently.

My Hook outfit doesn't really hold any importance, but I just like it. So it's on this list. 

I really enjoyed this DisneyBound back in the day...and it just so happens that this was the outfit I was wearing when I found out that my High School Band would be performing at Walt Disney World! 

And finally, I just have to include my Epcot gear, because this stuff, especially the sweatshirt, has gotten me through a lot of important life events. It's definitely still one of my favorite pieces of clothing, and it comes on every Disney trip with me...because a trip without the Epcot Sweatshirt would just be wrong. 

Do you have any important outfits in your life? 

Have a magical day! 

(Note: This blog post was written on December 1...because college).