Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Enjoy the ride as we share the greatest Disney moments of 2012.
As we wrap up another year and get ready to start another, I think back about some of the best Disney moments I’ve had over the past 12 months. I actually got to experience two Disney trips this year…one with our Girl Scout troop and more recently, a short four-day trip with my family.
Two of my favorite Disney moments happened during the Girl Scout trip. The first was when we checked into the new Disney value resort Art of Animation. The opening of this resort in May of this year was a great Disney moment in and of itself, but actually stepping out of the lobby into the Finding Nemo wing of the hotel literally took my breath away. Any pictures you may see just can’t do it justice.
My next great Disney moment that trip was the experience of the Discovering the American Spirit Youth Education Series program that we were able to participate in. What a great time we all had that morning as we walked into the park before it was even open, got an up close and personal on-stage view at the Hall of Presidents, and were able to be first in line on Splash Mountain.
During our family vacation last week, I experienced two more great Disney moments. One was actually a result of our first visit to Universal Studios. We’ve been saying for several years now that we were going to take a couple of days off of Disney and visit Universal. Big mistake…HUGE! There was no magic whatsoever. In general, it was dirtier, customer service was poor, even the visitors to the park weren’t up to the quality of those at Disney at times cutting lines, being rude, and even leaving trash lying around. When we returned to our room at Saratoga, we felt the need to walk over to Downtown Disney to find the magic again. And we did!
The best Disney moment I had this year was when DisKid #2 lost a tooth on the last night of our visit. We called the front desk at Saratoga to see if the Tooth Fairy visits Disney World. Let me tell you…boy, does she ever! We were told that something would be put together for her, and we could pick it up in the front lobby. Now THAT’S Disney magic!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is A Disney Mom’s Thoughts.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Disney Living (You are here!)
2nd Stop ~ A Disney Mom’s Thoughts
3rd Stop ~ Walt Disney World: Not Just for Kids
4th Stop ~ Mouse on the Mind
Final Stop ~ Heidi @ Your Highway in the Sky