Wow, we’ve reached 2015! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to your year. Christmas is my favorite holiday of all, but I have to say that my second favorite is probably New Year’s. I love the idea of starting fresh, and looking forward at all that will come in the next year! For me, 2015 holds two trips to Disney World and my very first trip to Disneyland, as well as two Disney half marathons that should earn me my coast to coast medal. I’m excited!
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The past year has been a good one for Disney in your Day, but I’m excited for all that is to come in the new year. December included lots of holiday themed posts, as well as my review of Into The Woods. In the immediate future you can expect more thoughts on Disney movies, as well as the end of the restaurant tournament. Plus, I want to roll out a new series, “Other theme parks,” featuring other places around the country that might be worth visiting when you can’t get to Disney. And I’ll continue with my Glass Slipper Challenge training until February, when I actually run the Glass Slipper Challenge!
The past month was super busy here at Disney in your Day! Thanks to a trip to the World in early October, I had a ton of content to write about for the blog. Plus, in my personal life I am performing in the musical Sweeney Todd, which just opened in mid-October and runs for four weekends! So it’s been pretty non-stop for me.
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There are lots of exciting things I’ve written about from my past trip, including the Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the Tower of Terror 10 miler. But there’s also more things to come that I experienced: the expo for the race, the Villains Bash, and staying the Villas at the Grand Floridian, just to name a few!
I’ve started race training for the Glass Slipper Challenge, so those updates will be coming. And a new restaurant tournament will be up shortly!
This week’s Wordless Wednesday topic is “show your Disney side.” So for this post, I decided to bring you a moment from each of my 2013 Disney trips that showed a bit of my Disney side. I was lucky enough to go to the World 5 times in 2013, so I have five photos to share with you!
Picture courtesy of Regina Hyman photography
In February, I went down with a group of girlfriends. One of the things we did was tea at the Grand Floridian. To truly get into the Disney spirit of things, we all dressed up in nice dresses and fancy hats and had a photo shoot before tea! We show our Disney side by really getting into the theme of things.
Personally, October was a crazy month for me! I started a new job and the theater production that I’m in opened in mid-October. Lots of positive things have been happening, and I think November will continue the busy yet good pattern. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving – a time to spend with family and to appreciate all that I have in life. Plus, after Thanksgiving is the start of the Christmas holidays for me! Though of course, Disney’s Christmas celebrations will start even sooner this month. It just gets me even more excited for my trip down there in December!
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Thank you for getting us over 500 facebook “likes”!
We are going to continue to feature Etsy shops from our Disney Holiday Gift Guide. There are still lots of great items to check out, so stay tuned for that! We’ll also have a few related giveaways coming up so I know you’ll want to participate in those two! Our two October giveaways, for a Rock City Skirt and some Disney art from Kathleen McCready, were big successes. And we now have over 500 facebook fans, which is incredibly exciting! Our restaurant tournament of the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios restaurants was completed, with Be Our Guest as the victor.
It came down to two. Magic Kingdom’s brand new Be Our Guest Restaurant, and the classic Hollywood Studios restaurant Sci-Fi Dine In. Both have great theming, fun food, and a good atmosphere. So which is the ultimate winner?
And then there were two! We’re down to the final match up in our Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom restaurant tournament. Probably not too surprising to anyone, Animal Kingdom is no longer present in the final two. But representing the Magic Kingdom we have Be Our Guest, and representing Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine In! Which of these two restaurants is your favorite?
We’re down to just two match-ups: it’s Be Our Guest vs. Crystal Palace, and Sci-Fi vs. Yak and Yeti. Which two do you think belong in the finals? Place your votes now by commenting on this blog post!