We love to find and re-find Hidden Mickeys. Their origin traces back to the design of EPCOT in the 1970's and 80's and the intent to include alcohol sales in that park. Disney characters in the presence of alcohol???? What if a future employer sees a picture on social media? The shame!
Never fear! Some clever Imagineers found ways to include Mickey and friends into various places without them being too obvious. The birth of the Hidden Mickey.
We have had the pleasure of talking with some new visitors to WDW over the past few weeks. It is so fun for Tabitha and I to do that. It takes me back to a day when we would order promo DVD's to be delivered to our house and watch them.....Before you ask, the internet did exist and so did YouTube......But it was definitely a time of transition! Talking with these people, it took us back to some of the budget tips that we have learned over the years.
This is just a quick post with the intent of re-energizing this blog...........I enjoy it when I do it, but it has been hard for me to make it a priority. We have been to Walt Disney World a LOT of times. I have found that some of our best trips do not involve the "E-Ticket" rides whatsoever. On a recent trip, we took a leisurely stroll through the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom park. Along with many interesting animals (Komodo Dragons, huge bats, interesting birds, and tigers just to name a few), I spotted a few Hidden Mickeys...........It's so fun!
Taking advantage of DVC Perks - Advanced Movie Screenings There are many advantages of being a Disney Vacation Club member. The perks and benefits aren't enough to justify membership, but they are a great "icing on the cake." This is particularly true now that we have moved to Florida and can be in Orlando without flying. The most recent example is an opportunity to pre-screen the new Pixar movie "Onward" on Leap Day. We received an email on Tuesday, February 26th, that notified us of the opportunity for DVC owners to pre-screen the movie on Leap Day. My wife registered us, and we were looking forward to it! The doors were to open at 10:00 am on February 29th. According to the "fineprint", it was a possibility that there were not enough seats for everyone. Since we know how eager DVC people can be, we arrived at Disney Springs about 45 minutes early and were able to take a few pictures outside the theater: Not only did we a