Posts Tagged ‘Disney’

The Mickey Mouse dual balloon returns!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I had forgotten to write about this. While we were down at the Walt Disney 2008 Marathon Weekend, I was surprised and excited to see a balloon in our hotel lobby: it was two balloons in one, one colored balloon shaped like a Mickey Mouse head inside a clear outer balloon.

I was reminded of this encounter when I read Jeff Pepper’s recent post; “Souvenirs: The Return of a Classic“. He includes a picture of the balloons in his post.

This style of balloon was the type that I remember when I first visited Walt Disney World when I was about 7. 🙂

I got mentioned on MouseStation!

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I got mentioned on the MouseStationListener Feedback” podcast from Friday, October 5, 2007! I was catching up on my Disney podcasts this morning and was surprised to hear my name mentioned on the show (and in the show notes).

I had a problem downloading a previous MouseStation podcast on Friday, September 28, 2007. It was a simple problem with a URL. I had sent an email via the MouseStation web form telling them the problem and how I was still able to get the show. I was surprised back then to get an email from Mark Goldhaber on Saturday, September 29, 2007. This was the weekend when there was a lot of Disney, Epcot in particular, activity. October 1, 2007 was Epcot’s 25th anniversary. I expected the MouseStation crew to be busy. So I was surprised to get an email from Mark, who is the host of the show along with Mike Demopoulos.

Hearing your name on a podcast is a bit like when I had my first web site. It is kind of neat seeing yourself personally in a new technology. Thanks MouseStation guys!

Happy 25th Birthday, Epcot

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth from Family Fun Run in January 2003 (cropped, scaled)Epcot, part of Walt Disney World in Florida, celebrates it’s 25th anniversary today. Here is a picture of Spaceship Earth (with the wand. 🙁 I’m not a big fan of the wand, which has now been taken down. Yeah!) from the 2003 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run.

So in October 1982, when it opened, I would have been 11 and in sixth grade. Being that I was already a computer geek by then, I was fascinated by Epcot. There have been a lot of changes in the 25 years of the park, but I still like it. One of my favorite things is the food available in the World Showcase. I am partial to Les Chefs de France. (I like French cuisine. 🙂 ) I haven’t yet been to the Epcot resort area, which includes Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. (This resort has shops and restaurants in the boardwalk section and is in walking distance to Epcot. You can enter through the World Showcase entrance. But it is a deluxe resort, so I probably won’t be staying there any time too soon.) I haven’t been to the new and improved “The Seas with Nemo & Friends“. (It used to be called “The Living Seas”.) And Spaceship Earth is currently being updated (which is why the wand was taken down) and should be open by my next visit. So, even though it is 25 years old, there is still something new to do in the park.