Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Top Tens for Princesses

For anyone with a little princess at home, a trip to Walt Disney World can be an extra magical experience. Of course you can ride all the princess rides, but WDW offers so many special experiences for a princess fan. As a life-long princess fan myself, these are my top ten favourite Disney experiences for princesses!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Just Not Talk About It AND WDW Events

Don't you just love the way deadlines go whooshing by? I can only excuse my complete procrastination on an alarmingly busy school year and I will endeavour to do better this year.

On a more positive note, I start at Disney World on June 5! This means more regular and in-depth planning ideas. Ideally, I'll be back with Orlando Informer around this time as well. I'm also playing around with some ideas for a side project which I'll throw out some sneak-peeks of before then.

I won't bore you with any more excuses or news. Let's just get on to the good stuff!

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2009

 Making a Disney Trip Even More Special: Festivals and Events

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Quick Little Update

Oh my goodness! I have no excuse for my silence other than the stress that comes with the new school year and the beginning of the nerve wracking process that is applying to work at Disney World. On the plus side, I've settled nicely back into a new school year and, after waiting for two acceptance e-mails and fumbling through a phone interview, I've managed to snag an in-person interview in November for the Cultural Representatives Program. Hopefully things will calm down now and I can get back to writing.

New workplace?

My goal is to have at least two new posts for you by Thanksgiving (for all you non-Canadians, that's October 10). Until then, I will leave you with good thoughts and pixie dust!

♥ Rhys

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hidden Mickey #3 and #4

Wow, two posts. Guess I have to make up for being so behind on my blogging here. Because I've missed a few weeks of my own hidden mickeys, we're doubling up today!

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Can you spot it?

Un-Hiding Mickey

Honestly, I'm a hidden mickey junkie. Ever since I heard about the whole thing, I've been completely obsessed with finding them. So, in honor of my obsession and the title of this blog, we go ahead with a Hidden Mickey article about hidden mickeys.

A hidden mickey is the simplest thing in the world: just three circles put together to form the outline of Mickey Mouse's head. There are other variations including his profile, full body, or hand print but the most classic remains the three circle outline. These little things have been hidden all around Walt Disney World by Imagineers in places you'd never imagine. Check out this Mickey head in a tuba at Mickey's Philharmagic:

Now, you may ask, what's the best way to find them? Well then... on we go!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Making More of the Mouse

A trip to the World is always tons of fun. Racking up a bill that will take you months to pay off? Not so much fun. It’s surprisingly easy to lose track of how much you’re spending. There are six tricks I use to save some money on my trips to the World, and they’ve saved me a bundle. Before we left for Disney last time, I added up two bills – what we would actually be spending, and what it could have been if we hadn’t kept a careful watch on our wallets. The difference ended up hitting the $2000 mark for a two person trip.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Birthday Fun

This is really just a little something to bridge the gap until tomorrow when I post something (hopefully) more useful to anyone planning a Disney trip. So in the spirit of keeping it short and sweet, I thought I'd share a Disney memory of mine.

 When V and I took the trip in February 2010, both of our birthdays ended up passing while we were in Orlando. Like any mature adult, I spent my 20th birthday in the Magic Kingdom with a Snow White bow on my head, a big birthday pin on my chest, and ate dinner surrounded by Winnie the Pooh characters at the Crystal Palace. Now, I had heard birthdays could be fun at Disney World, but I really wasn't prepared for what ended up happening. (Tip: if you're celebrating something, make sure to get a pin from guest services and wear it proudly)