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What joy spring brings! Flowers bloom, empty forests refill with abundant green foliage, forest animals make friends with random princesses…wait a minute…okay so maybe that last one was a stretch (unless you are 100% princess like me. Accept it. Embrace it.) Any rate, with all of these spring things comes the inevitable thunderstorm.
Now, I know that there are loads of articles all over the internet on what to do at Disney in the event of rain; I even wrote one, appropriately titled It’s Raining…Not Pouring! Making the Most of the Parks in the Rain! In this article I’ll give suggestions for making the most of the parks when it rains. Among my suggestions, head for indoor attractions, be prepared with ponchos, and last but not least brave it. Brave it? That is a bold statement, one that should be followed up by some caution, granted, most of us have a generous portion of common sense! Now, I will give my self credit on this article because I did say that if you hear thunder, you should head for safe cover. But recently I watched a news show with a segment on lightning safety and I have to say that I am so glad I watched!
I’ve never been one to play around with lightning! When I was little, my mother would make us shut everything off, we weren’t allowed to stand near windows, we couldn’t use the telephone, we couldn’t go anywhere near water (like even the toilet). Now that I’m grown, I’ve relaxed a lot; pretty much the only of those rules I keep is to get indoors to safety. I thought that all my Mom’s precautions were preposterous. But friends, thanks to some time watching the tube whilst laying on my belly waiting for an allergy panel to react, I got some eye opening information! I was shocked to learn just how dangerous lightning is! So, what does this have to do with Disney? A lot!
Here are some tips for playing it safe in the parks: lightning safety at Disney World.
Night of Joy is a special event at the Magic Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort every September. This year, the 2013 Night of Joy event will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 and Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Night of Joy is a contemporary Christian music festival featuring Christian superstars who are Dove Award and Grammy Award winning artists. The event takes place both nights from 7:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
On Friday, September 6, Night of Joy performances will include:
When you enter any park at Walt Disney World, or visit the Downtown Disney area, you can’t help but be overwhelmed and overstimulated by the vast amount of merchandise! Of course you might think of mouse ears, pins, and Vinylmation as some of the top Disney souvenirs. But, if you think outside the box a bit, you might be surprised what you’ll be bringing home. So, I want to share with you s0me suggestions for souvenirs you can get at Disney that will make everyone happy!
- Picture Frames. You know you’re taking a ton of pictures at Disney, right? Well, in almost every gift shop you’ll find some fun frames to showcase those memories. I try to keep in mind the frames I have, and make sure I get a good picture of our family from that current trip to put in it.
If you have young kids you are going to want to subscribe to the new Disney Junior digital magazine available in the app store or Apple Newsstand.
My son and I spent hours playing with this interactive magazine and let me tell you, it was a big hit with both of us. The issue we read was called “Everyone’s an Artist,” and there were lots of games relating to color and art work. My son loved all of the coloring and the ability to choose which color virtual crayon he would use with each new page! I love the fact that he could draw and write without any risk to my walls and floors!
So, you’ve decided it’s time for another trip to Walt Disney World, Let me be the first to congratulate you on a decision well made, and may I also suggest that you consider the beautiful Wilderness Lodge as your Disney Resort. WHY, you might ask? Well, here’s the top 5 reasons:
1. A Lot To Look At – Inside AND outside: From far away, it looks like a giant log cabin, and it is simply breathtaking. It’s modeled after the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, as it was in the early 1900′s. The lobby is quite the sight – it has an 80 foot tall fireplace, huge totem poles, and plenty of spaces to relax (including some old fashioned wooden rocking chairs). The theming is spectacular at this resort, from the landscaping to the sound of crickets as you enter the front door, you really are immersed in the National Park motif that’s carried on throughout the Resort.