Thursday, March 31, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Flower and Garden

Welcome to "A Disney Moms Thoughts!"  If you are joining me for the first time from Babes in Disneyland's Blog Hop, thanks for stopping by!  If you are a frequent visitor, welcome back! :)

Today we are posting about Flowers and Plants from Disney, since Epcot is in the middle of the Flower and Garden Festival.  I have not been fortunate enough to visit WDW during this Festival, but my mom has!  She was there a few weeks ago, so the first set of pictures are from her- Thanks mama!

I have been able to see Walt Disney World decked out for Christmas though!  Here are a few "flower and garden" photos from our December trip!  Enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mouse of Zen Magical Blogorail

Welcome to those of you joining me from Your Highway in the Sky or those of you who have just hopped aboard. I am the 5th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

hear my guitar weep
through speed of sound, riding in
encore of flowers

I chose this haiku because I immediately thought of the attraction "Rock'n'Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith." This is one of my favorite attractions and I was thrilled to find out I could use one of my photos from the attraction to accompany one of JB's Mouse of Zen Haiku poems. Obviously, with it being the "rock'n'roller coaster" I thought of the giant guitar outside the attraction to go along with the first line of the poem "hear my guitar weep." The speed of the ride going from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds ties into the second line "through speed of sound, riding in". The last line "encore of flowers" makes me think of the guests riding in a limousine bringing along flowers to throw to the band after the performance!

I love this attraction.  It's definitely a "must do" when I visit Hollywood Studios!  I don't even mind standing in the queue for this one... as long as I don't ride right after Tower of Terror!  In my old age, I can't handle that much excitement back to back.  The "G-Force Studios" memorabilia is fun to look at and the Aerosmith tunes playing will get anyone excited!  "Seeing" Aerosmith wrap up a recording session and hurry out the door inviting all of us, their guests, to attend the concert with them sets the stage perfectly for what is to come!

The Rock'n'roller Coaster has been at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World since July 29, 1999. It's the best thrill ride at WDW in my opinion. The maximum height of the ride is 80 feet, the maximum speed is 60 mph, the maximum G Force is 4.5 and the length from start to finish is 3:12 (which is the exact running time of Aerosmith's greatest hit 'Sweet Emotion.') There are 125 speakers and 24 sub-woofers in each limo of the Rock'n'Roller Coaster. There are over 900 speakers in the attraction. There are two rollover loops and one corkscrew in the ride. There is 3, 403 feet of track and the track is more than half a mile long. The launch of the coaster catapults you 200 feet and each limo can hold 24 guests (the exact number of passengers a standard stretch limo can hold!). While riding, you can hear one of the following Aerosmith songs playing:
  • Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  • Walk this Way
  • Love in an Elevator (Love in a Roller Coaster for the attraction!)
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Young Lust
  • Back in the Saddle
  • Nine Lives
This is not a ride for those who are pregnant, experience high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that are aggravated by a ride such as Rock'n'Roller Coaster! The height requirement for riders is 48 inches. You can fastpass this attraction or use the rider switch.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Where's Pocahontas?

While I have never met Pocahontas herself, I have met two of the supporting characters in her movie!  Maybe one day I'll run into Pocahontas...

I met Meeko during a trip to Animal Kingdom in February of 2005.  We were on our way to the entrance of the park and found Meeko hanging out with a few other characters.  I quickly met up with him, got his autograph and took a quick photo before entering the park!

While I'm not a fan of Governor J Ratcliffe, I met him anyway.  We were ending a long day at the Magic Kingdom during our trip in 2006.  JAG was asleep in the stroller, so I met the Gov. alone.  He's not a friendly looking guy at all!  But, he was nice enough to sign my autograph book and snap a picture!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Hidden Mickey where?

How's this for post #200??

Conversation tonight between me and hubby when a commercial for a show about military funerals came on-

Hubs: That soldier was from Alabama.
Me: How do you know?
Hubs: He had an Alabama flag on his headstone.
Me: Isn't our flag also St. Andrew's cross?  Maybe he just likes St. Andrew.
Hubs: No, not our state flag, the University of Alabama flag.
Me: Oh my.  Please don't put an Auburn logo on my headstone when I die.
Hubs: Oh, I am.  I'll also include Aubie [the Auburn mascot] doing this [makes a crazy face while standing in a crazy pose].  And a big eagle with his talons doing this [makes a creepy "eagle" face with is fingers sticking out as talons].
Me: Fine.  As long as there is a Hidden Mickey somewhere in that mess, I'll be fine.
Hubs: That's it!  I'll put a Hidden Mickey INSIDE your casket with you.  That way when people go down to look at your body I can tell them it's a big game... "See if you can find the Hidden Mickey!"

Great.  This is what I have to look forward to.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My favorite WDW Park

Welcome to those of you joining me from Adventures of a Disney Princess or those of you who have just hopped aboard.  I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Over the years my favorite park at Walt Disney World has evolved.  When I was a child, it was definitely Magic Kingdom.  Probably because Magic Kingdom and Epcot were my only options and I saw Epcot as too educational and boring!  When MGM, now Disney's Hollywood Studios, opened and for several years following, it was my favorite park.  At that time I was in high school and was "too cool" to say Magic Kingdom was my favorite because it was "for kids" and I couldn't say Epcot was my favorite for fear of being labeled a "geek."  Animal Kingdom, while I still love it, is the only park that hasn't been a favorite of mine at some point.  

As a teenager, MGM was my favorite because of it's uniqueness, newness and diversity in attractions.  I loved the movie theme and felt I could relate to it better.  I really felt like I was "part of the show" when I was at MGM.  Our family has great memories of strolling along Hollywood Boulevard and mingling with the street performers, taking part in the special effects, and posing for interactive photos!  My favorite attraction at that time was the Backstage Studio Tour!  I loved the Golden Girls house on Residential Avenue!

Now that I'm older and have kids and a family of my own, I have to say Magic Kingdom is my favorite.  I've been asked several times, "If you could go to Walt Disney World for a only one day, where would you go?"  My answer is always Magic Kingdom.  I feel like I can see more there that encompasses Disney and Walt himself.  I also feel like everyone in my family can enjoy this park equally.  There are thrill rides, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain for my 10 year old and husband to enjoy.  There is fantasy land for my 2 year old to enjoy.  Then there are attractions that all of us can enjoy as a family- Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, the PeopleMover and Jungle Cruise.  There are great counter service and table service restaurants that everyone in my family will eat and enjoy.  There are plenty of shows, parades and character interactions to keep everyone happy.  Magic Kingdom seems more magical to me than the other parks and for me, it's the magic that makes Disney so unique.  Walking down Main Street USA always gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes.  I don't get that feeling in any of the other parks.

HOWEVER... if I only had one day and I was with my husband and no kids, I think I may choose Epcot!!  (Can you tell this was a difficult topic for me!!  How can I choose just one park!?)  Epcot is a slower pace and is more romantic.  I love strolling around World Showcase Lagoon enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the countries.  I enjoy trying new foods at the countries and talking to the cast members about their home countries.  Soarin', Test Track and Mission Space in Future World provide the "thrill" aspect if we want it, but we would prefer to leisurely hang out in World Showcase.  The table service meals throughout the world showcase are amazing and there's nothing better than ending a day with an adult beverage watching Illuminations with your spouse.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

WDW Family Photo Idea

I'm always trying to decide on the best places at Walt Disney World to get a family photo made.  Usually if there is a Photopass Photographer or a Kodak picture spot sign, you know it'll be a decent place for a picture.

I wonder where I could get this picture made?!!?
Found this on Ellen's web site!  You can enjoy other horrible photos people actually paid for on her site!  It may bring back memories for some of you who were a part of the 1980s bad hair days! :)

Haunted Mansion

I'm so excited about the new interactive queue at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion!  I've been reading about it on blogs, websites and twitter.  My parents just missed it while they were there last week, but it should be in full swing in September when I visit!  I wonder if Cman will be too scared to ride?!

Yesterday, I got my daily "Disney Trivia" email and the question was about the Haunted Mansion. 
"What true-life mansion is the Haunted Mansion at Disney World partly modeled after?"

I had no idea what the answer was, but this morning, the answer (along with today's trivia question) was waiting for me in my in box!  The answer is...
"The Harry Packer Mansion" in Jim Thorpe, PA.
Who knew!?!  I immediately googled Harry Packer Mansion so I could see photos of this place.  This is what I found.

"The Harry Packer Mansion Bed & Breakfast is located in the little Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA . Jim Thorpe is a scenic paradise nestled between three mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The town is an oasis of perfectly preserved history; the architecture is purely Victorian. Perched atop Packer Hill, just steps from historic downtown, the Harry Packer Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the town. The mansion's impressive facade could have been taken from a Gothic novel, so much so that the building's design caught the eye of Disney Imagineers and it became the model for Walt Disney World's "Haunted Mansion!" The interior however is anything but spooky. Fifteen foot ceilings, marble fireplaces and gilded mirrors reflect the elegance of the Victorian Age. The guest accommodations in the mansion and the adjoining Carriage House are furnished with period antiques, luxurious fabrics, and carefully selected artwork. In addition to offering Bed and Breakfast accommodations the Mansion also hosts Murder Mystery Weekends, First Friday Wine Tastings and Special Events. The newest addition to the mansion is Libations Lounge, where you can sit back and relax with your favorite beverage in a setting unlike any other." ~from the Harry Packer Mansion web site

When I first saw the photo on the left, I didn't really see much of a resemblance to the WDW Haunted Mansion.  But, after finding the photo on the right, I could see a better resemblance!  Here is a photo of the WDW Haunted Mansion.  What do you think?  Do you see the resemblance?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lonnie from "American Adventure"

During my marathon trip to Walt Disney World in 2003, I met Lonnie from the "American Adventure." Lonnie is only one of two cast members I've met and received an autograph. The other was Oscar from Disneyland. While we were waiting for the American Adventure show to start we started talking to an older man in the rotunda. The Voices of Liberty had finished and Lonnie started telling us about American History and showing us some of the unique items in the pavilion. He was so interesting and made history fun! After talking with him for quite some time I asked for his autograph so I could remember the moment. I wish now that I had taken a picture with him. On my September trip, I'm going to try to find Lonnie at the American Adventure and get a photo made!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Magical Call" Part 2

I posted my newest Favorite Disney Memory on Friday when I wrote about my "Magical Phone Call" to Epcot when my brother was visiting. Here are the pictures my mom sent from the phone call! :)

What a year it's been!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my blog, "A Disney Moms Thoughts"! It's been a fun year, to say the least! As I mentioned in my blogorail introduction, I started this in hopes of attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in 2011. But that didn't happen...

I didn't get to attend the Celebration, which was this weekend, but I have made some wonderful friends along the way though this blog, facebook and twitter! Special thanks to Beth at Pursuing the Magic for including me in the Magical Blogorail! I have "met" some amazing Disney friends through all the blogorail blogs: Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. It's crazy how much we all have in common- jobs, colleges, home states, family make up, etc- but it's Disney that brings us all together. That's what I love about Disney. It brings people together. It makes people slow down and appreciate the small things. It makes people smile!

Along with the Magical Blogorail, I've been asked to be a writer for weekly column on another Disney Blog! It hasn't been "officially announced" yet, so I'll hold of on the details, but I'm very excited about this opportunity! Stay tuned...

Looking back over the past year, there have been so many great memories through this blog. I'll highlight a few of my favorites for you.

5. Memories of our experience at Harmony Barber Shop in 2008. I haven't even written about our experience in 2010 because it was so disappointing!

6. And a memory from the past year that has nothing to do with Disney... Auburn won the Football National Championship!

I look forward to many more memories, ideas, tips and thoughts in the future! Thanks for sticking around!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Favorites for the week

Here are a few of my favorite Disney related posts on the web this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Disney Blog shares new interactive queue at the Haunted Mansion at WDW! I'm very excited about

Andi, from Wife and Mom University, has a great post about shooting a Disney Commercial as a member of the Disney Mom's Panel!

Main St. Monitor has a great post about the Epcot Flower and Garden topiaries. I can't wait to see these in person one day!

Chris, at Everything Walt Disney World, shares an interesting bit of "bad" advice from CNN!

Shawn, with DisneyShawn, shares his thoughts on the earthquake in Japan and ways you can contribute to the cause.

Chuck, from DisneyDaddy, gives us the details about the new release of Kingdom Keepers 4! I can't wait to read about their newest adventures!

Last, Melissa from Makin' Memories shares why The Great Movie Ride is her favorite WDW attraction and how it changed her. She asks the question, "What attraction have you let change you?"

Friday, March 18, 2011

The "Magical Call" to Epcot!

photo from our 08 trip to Epcot!

Last month Kimberly over at Mouse Tales Travel posted about "Ringing Epcot." I have many pictures of the phone booths at the United Kingdom at Epcot, but I had no idea they were actually working phones!! Kimberly shared the phone numbers for the three phone booths and I saved them in my cell phone.

Fast forward to this week. My parents, my little brother Mark and his girlfriend are visiting Walt Disney World. I told my mom about the phone booths and my plan. My plan was for mom to text me when they were at the phones and have Mark stand by them for a photo. Once I got her text, I was going to call the phone she told me to call (left, center or right) and hope Mark would answer!

I knew they were going to be at Epcot today. I had my phone with me ALL day waiting for her text! At 2:30 central time, I asked where they were and got an update~ they were still in Future World. Hubby and I decided to go to Lowe's to buy plants this afternoon and yes, my phone was in my hand the entire time! At 4:55, I got the text. "OK, call phone 3." I knew phone 3 was the right one. I started shaking I was so excited and called the number. It rang 3 times and my dad answered!!!! I said, "Hello. May I ask who is on the line?" even though I knew it was him! He didn't say anything to me. All I heard was, "Mark, it's for you." In the background I could hear my mom saying, "Just answer it Mark. Say Hello. See who's there." Finally I heard a very hesitant, "hello." I responded with "Ding, Dong, Day." a joke we've had for years. He just laughed!!

We talked for 10 minutes about their trip and what was going on. He told me he was exhausted and in a foul mood because he was so tired from the past 4 days. He had hit his Disney wall. BUT... after my "magical phone call to the UK phones", his spirits were lifted and he was wearing a Disney smile! :)

Later on I got this wall post on facebook from him:
"I still have a big smile on my face from your UK call. Thanks for still finding a way into my disney memories even when you're not here. Love you!"

That made my day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I happened to be in NYC for St. Patrick's Day in 2004 and grabbed this pin at the Disney Store! It's one of my favorites because it includes 2 of my favorite things: NYC and Disney!

I've decided that I want to visit Walt Disney World on March 17 for multiple reasons:

1. It's only a week after my anniversary. I would love to spend time with my husband alone at WDW for our anniversary- staying at the Polynesian of course! :)

2. Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival I'd LOVE to see all the flowers and topiaries at Epcot. I would also love to run into some of the HGTV stars! The Flower Power concert series would be a lot of fun too. This weekend Chubby Checker is playing!!

3. Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves. I've blogged about my love for baseball before and on March 16, 2011 they played my Boston Red Sox! Maybe the year I go to WDW for St. Patrick's Day, they'll be playing on March 17!

4. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Downtown Disney. Throughout DTD there is special entertainment and events for adults and kids centered around the holiday. There are food and drink specials, themed face painting, lots of Irish music, folk dancing and green! If you forget to pack something green to wear, you can easily pick something up from a vendor: beads, bowler hats, Mickey ears, feather boas, etc. The children are included in the fun too! There is a Pot 'o' Gold treasure hunt where they find hidden clovers throughout DTD. They have the opportunity to win prizes or a gold doubloon! (If your kids have been watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior, they will LOVE finding doubloons!) The Lego Store and Build A Bear Workshop will have special St. Patrick's Day merchandise and clover activities too!

So, those are my reasons for wanting to visit WDW for St. Patrick's Day. Did I miss something!?

The Coveted Disney Pin Code

A few weeks ago I recieved an email about Free Dining at Walt Disney World if you book a trip before April 30 for dates ranging between April 23 and August 13, 2011. My family is at "the world" now, so they couldn't take advantage of this offer and my next trip is in September, so I can't take advantage of it either. I hate that! I've always heard about these illusive Pin Codes, so I was excited when I got one in an email!

The next week I got the same information in the mail from Disney. Here is the "letter" I recieved, but won't be able to use. :(

Does anyone know if these codes can be transfered to another family?

Blog Hop Memories

Lisa, at Babes in Disneyland, is hosting another Disney Blog Hop along with Becky at Homeschooling Disney Style. Today they asked us to post about our favorite Disney memory.

REALLY?!?! Just one?! I can't do it. There are so many memories to share! I think one of my favorites is when my husband and I went to WDW by ourselves to run the half marathon in 2008. One morning we went to the Magic Kingdom for rope drop and early magic hours. We spent our extra hour walking around, looking at everything and finding the magic in the details! It was such a great time without rushing from ride to ride and waiting in lines. You can read more about it here.

Another great memory was the first time C-man, my 2 year old, went to the Magic Kingdom! He still talks about meeting Woody and Jessie and riding "Dummo!"

I also was thrilled to visit Disneyland for the first time last May! I'm in no rush to head back to LA, but I would love to revisit the original Magic Kingdom and spend days walking around taking it all in!

Thanks for reading about my favorite Disney Memories with this Blog Hop! Don't forget to follow me with Google Friend Connect! You can also find me on Twitter @adisneymom and on Facebook, A Disney Moms Thoughts.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Treats from home

Today's Tip: Bring Disney goodies from home for the trip down and to surprise the kids with each day of the trip!

Before our trip to Walt Disney World last December, I shared about the goody bags I made for the boys to enjoy on our way to Disney. If you are driving or flying with little kids, it's nice to have things to keep them occupied. A DVD player with Disney movies is great, but I don't want my kids glued to the screen the entire 9 hour drive! So, these goody bags were a fun way to spread a bit of magic before we even entered the WDW Resort!

Another idea is to buy Disney souvenirs before actually arriving to the parks! I've mentioned it before, I'm frugal and don't like to spend money if I don't have to. I hate buying full price items. So, I search stores and web sites, prior to my trip, to find items that I can buy in the parks for a fraction of the price. Disney Store has great sales and often has free shipping. Ebay has all sorts of Disney items: pins, lanyards, costumes, toys, lights, etc. that are exactly like you find in the parks. Party supply stores are also a great place to find items that are great for the trip down! Target, Kmart, WalMart, drug stores and grocery stores also have great Disney treats if you just keep your eyes open!

Here are few treats I found online at the places mentioned above:

Cars Waterbottle @ Party City. Great to take in the parks!

Belle wand @ Party City. Perfect for a princess!

Mickey Mouse sticker book @ Party City. Keeps kids busy in cars!

Disney Pins from Ebay. What a cheap way to get pins to trade with cast members!

Different costumes on Ebay. This will help your child fit right in!

Mickey Silly Bandz @ Party City. Perfect for the whole family!

Cars notebook @ Party City. Draw, write, take notes- in the car or parks!
Princess lip balm @ Party City. Who doesn't like lib balm?!?

Woody glasses @ Walgreens. Perfect for the car, in the parks and when you get home!

Princess crayons @ Party City. Use with the Cars notebook above!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ten things I must do at WDW

A few weeks ago, I did a post on the ten attractions I won't do at WDW. I was rereading that post and didn't want to sound like a "Debbie Downer" so I thought I'd post 10 things I always do on a trip to Walt Disney World! These are in no particular order, but know that these are 10 things that happen on every trip to the World.

1. Stay on property. I've taken enough trips to WDW and stayed off property to know that I don't want to do it again. I think the only reasons I can find for not staying on Walt Disney World property would be a) I'm staying with a friend who lives within 15 minutes of the resort or b) I have a free place to stay within 15 minutes of the resort that isn't a complete dive!

2. Watch Stacey on resort TV. On channel 18 on your resort TV you can watch all you can stand of Stacey Aswad. You either love her or hate her. I tend to love her and love seeing her have fun in all the parks. See #1. I can't watch Stacey if I'm not on property!

3. Get something to eat that is Mickey shaped: waffles, rice krispy treat, ice cream, caramel apple, etc. Usually this involves multiple food items shaped like Mickey before the trip is over!

4. Ride the people mover. I'm not sure why this is one of my favorite attractions, but it is. I love the slow pace and how you can see all of Tomorrowland. My wish is to ride it while Space Mountain is out of commission, so I can see the rollercoaster with the lights on! :)

5. Get a photo of all the parks icons, even though I have a ton already! For some reason I feel compelled to take pictures, multiple, of the castle, sorcerer hat, tree of life and spaceship earth every time I go to WDW. I guess I'm hoping one day I'll get the perfect shot that will trump all the other shots!

6. Carry a backpack with all my loot. I have to carry a backpack with all my "but what if I NEED it while I'm in the park" items. That list is too long to repost, so you can click on the link to read my list and see a photo! *Note= I carry all the items on my list to each trip to WDW, however they don't always make it into the backpack. In fact, by the end of the trip, the backpack is much lighter! :)

7. Ride the monorail. Even if I don't really need to ride the Monorail to get to a location, I'll always ride it. I love it and I hate that you can't ride in the front anymore. I loved how the Monorail is an "in the park" attraction at Disneyland that also serves as transportation to the hotel and California Adventure!

8. Buy a pin and a christmas ornament. I started the pin buying craze on my trip in 2006. I started out buying all sorts of pins for different things. I realized this could get way out of hand, so now I just buy 1 pin (sometimes 2) on each trip that will represent something from the trip. Usually I get a pin with the year, our resort or a special event (holiday, party, etc). I also get a Christmas ornament for our tree that is especially Disney. I have ornaments from almost all my travels dating back to 1997. It's pretty cool to look back on all my past vacations!

9. Send postcards home to the grandparents and my niece. This is a fairly new tradition! I guess it started when Jonathan and I got married and took JAG on his first trip. The niece has only been around for 18 months, so it's still a pretty new "must do!!" :)

10. Cry when I enter the MK for the first time and cry it's time to go home. Call me a softy, I don't care. I get teary eyed throughout my trips, but I always cry on the first walk down Main Street USA and when it's time to head home. I guess when the tears stop, it'll be time for me to find a new passion!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Face Painting at WDW

During our trip to WDW in February 2006 our son, JAG, wanted to get his face painted at then MGM Studios. Of course he chose a character I didn't know, Darth Maul. Even after it was completed, I still had no idea who that was. I had to google it when we got home! Obviously, I'm not a Star Wars fan! Here is the progression of the transformation:

In case you are just as oblivious as I was as to who Darth Maul is, here is a photo of the real Darth Maul:
Not too bad huh?! Those Disney face painters do a great job! If you aren't a Star Wars fan, you can still get your face painted. Disney offers many different options. You can go to the Pirate's League and get a full pirate transformation starting at $45.95. If you don't want to be a pirate or pay that much, you can go to other areas in the parks for a cheaper painting. Your little ones can get a character option like Tigger or your little girls can choose to have butterfly wings painted around her eyes. Those paintings begin around $10 and go up to around $15. You can pay with cash, credit or I believe you can use your room key if you have charging privileges.

Here are a few images I pulled off google images of different options at WDW for face painting! You can also check out Magical Kingdoms for more information, photos and prices at the Downtown Disney location.
Pirate from The Pirate's League

Another pirate... her "real eyes" are actually closed!!

Butterfly eyes.

Baby Tigger!

Have you had your face painted at WDW before? What did you choose?