My name is Sharon and I’m not a Star Wars fan. There, I said it.
I went with my dad to see the very first SW movie when it was released and as we exited the theater when it was over, I distinctly remember telling him that I thought the movie was, “too intense for kids.”
Thus was the beginning of 40+ years of non-fandom.
That being said, I’ve SEEN all the movies, some of them more than once. But I was never one to say I loved or even liked most, if any of them; just that my friends (or later on, my husband and friends) were going and so I’d go too, just because. But I never really enjoyed them.
So when Disney announced in 2015 they were building virtually identical Star Wars-themed lands in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, my response was, “Meh.”
However, I’m married to a Star Wars geek and I knew that once the land opened at WDW, there was going to be some “Star Wars land” in my future. So we made a plan, at my suggestion, to go on the Sunday after it opened – they would have an early opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park where Galaxy’s Edge is located, for guests staying on-site, so Joe got us a hotel room. And away we went, to a galaxy far, far away.
And in the blink of an eye, we’re already well into the first week of September. Time goes by so quickly! Anyway, here are our most popular posts for August 2019. Some of them were actually written before August (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:
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Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
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When you go to a Disney park – any Disney park around the world – it’s designed and intended to immerse you by playing to all 5 senses. You can see the buildings, smell and taste a snack, touch (and purchase!) merchandise, and hear background music that matches whatever themed land, attraction, restaurant or even hotel you’re in.
Disney parks’ background music (BGM) is one of the ways to “bring you back” to your Disney vacation again and again. And best of all, it’s FREE! Back in the 80s and 90s, I used to bring a tape recorder with me, locate a speaker and audiotape the loop for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of my audiotape. It wasn’t great; it always sounded hollow, and had its own background sounds of the people passing by. But it was something ;-).
Fortunately, technology has improved substantially, so not only are mere mortals like us about to get clean, crisp digital copies of Disneyland and Walt Disney World BGM, thanks to the likes of YouTube, they’re right at our fingertips. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there:
Continue reading “A Fun & Free Way To Relive The Magic Of Your Disney Park Visits”
It’s a timeless question: if you had never been to a Disney park before and could go to any of the six Disney resorts around the world, which one should you pick?
The answer to this question will very much be up to the individual person and what kind of vacation (s)he is looking for. However, the reasons behind that decision are as varied as the amount of rides, shows and attractions each of the resorts have to offer.
Continue reading “Anaheim, Orlando, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong & Shanghai: Which Disney Resort Should You Go To, And Why?”