Magical Blogorail Green: My Disney Side

Magical Blogorail Green My Disney Side

Welcome to those of you joining me from A Disney Mom’s Thoughts and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

I am thrilled to be joining Magical Blogorail Green as a guest blogger! When I found out our topic would be My Disney Side, it took me a little while to determine what exactly to write about. I couldn’t quite grasp the idea of a Disney Side, separate from the normal side of you people see everyday. After some thinking (and input from my husband) I realized I don’t really have a separate Disney Side. I pretty much just have one side – my Disney Side.

I have loved Disney my entire life. My parents are Disney fans and they passed the love of all things Disney on to me at a very young age. My first trip to Walt Disney World was when I was 5 years old. I remember listening to the radio on the drive to Orlando. As we were getting close, a song came on with someone singing “We’re going to Disney World, We’re going to Disney World.” We all thought it was so funny since we were going to Disney World. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that song. In fact, I still sing it every now and then.

When I was 7 years old, my family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station! This time, we went to Disney in style. Our vacation included a stay at Wilderness Lodge, meal vouchers for any Disney restaurant, and tons of Disney magic.

Wilderness Lodge Disney Side

My parents, my grandmother, and I dined with Cinderella in the castle and even watched Mickey swim by as we dined at the Coral Reef Restaurant. Jafar almost kidnapped me while we dined at the old Soundstage restaurant in MGM. We watched the Electrical Water Pageant from our fabulous resort. My family and I got to experience many magical attractions and meet many of our favorite characters on this special vacation. If we weren’t hooked before the Disney vacation we won, we certainly were after! Since that trip, my family has visited Disney about every year or two.

My Disney Side doesn’t stop at visiting the parks. Growing up, I had plenty of Disney themed birthday parties. One of my favorites was when my friends were invited to attend dressed as their favorite Disney character. I dressed as Princess Jasmine for the occasion. The Disney themed birthdays didn’t end when I grew up (not that I’m admitting I have grown up). I still have Disney themed birthday cakes every year. My birthday cake last year was decorated like Mickey Mouse.

Princess Jasmine Disney Side

Apart from vacations and birthdays, Disney is still very much a part of my everyday life. I love searching for hidden Mickeys and often find myself looking for them outside of the parks. In addition, I listen to Disney parks music almost every day. Sometimes I drink out of my resort mugs just to pretend I’m at the Most Magical Place On Earth. My wardrobe consists of quite a few Disney shirts and jackets. Much of my home decor features The Mouse. And of course, my car is almost always sporting a Disney antenna topper.

How do you show your Disney Side? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Green this month. We will be back on February 13th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

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 ~ Heidi’s Head
2nd Stop ~ DISTherapy
3rd Stop ~ Return to Disney
4th Stop ~ A Disney Mom’s Thoughts
Final Stop ~ Main St. Insider

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Heidi Strawser

First of all, I just want to say how THRILLED I am to have you as a part of the Magical Blogorail! I knew you’d be a great fit! 🙂 Now, about your #DisneySide . . . I have a feeling that my daughter, now 20, will have something similar to say about her #DisneySide when she shares it via the Orange Loop on the 30th. Hopefully she will pay tribute to me, much like you did to your parents. I hope that I have instilled this same love and passion for Disney in her (and my younger 2 children… Read more »

Thank you so much for having me! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Magical Blogorail!!
I have a feeling all of your children have that same love for Disney…it’s kind of contagious, especially when you have Disney parents! 🙂

DisneyDonnaKay

We stayed at the Wilderness lodge on our first family WDW vacation and loved it!! I love that you have a Disney birthday party every year, would love to see a picture of that Mickey birthday cake!!

I love having Disney cakes every year! Here’s a photo of last year’s Mickey cake: http://instagram.com/p/eBS2Q8CF2g/ My husband made it for me!

AshleyAspires

Great job! Loved reading about your #DisneySide! 😀
http://ashleystrawser.com

Thanks! Can’t wait to hear about your Disney side later this month!

Mickey

Hello Kimberly! Welcome to the Blogorail! I loved hearing about your Disney Side! How cool is it that your family won that trip! Wow! Thanks for sharing your Disney Side with all of us, and I hope you’ll become a permanent member of the Blogorail!

It was awesome! I have so many great Disney memories from that vacation. Thanks for welcoming me! I’m hoping to have the chance to be a permanent member! I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this loop!

ReturnToDisney

Thanks for sharing your DisneySide with us! I love the resort mugs too (she said, sipping coffee out of her faded resort mug…) 🙂

I was drinking out of one of mine yesterday! 🙂

Lisa Cameron

Thanks for sharing your Disney Side with us. I love how Disney has always been a part of your life. You have some wonderful childhood memories.

Thanks! I’ve enjoyed getting to share with you and reading about everyone else’s Disney sides!

Rosanne_Mottola

Welcome to the Magical Blogorail! We’re so happy to have you here! I love your #DisneySide. That’s so cool that your family won a trip – it makes me so happy when people who truly appreciate its worth win something that amazing! I hope to see you around the Blogorail more often.
Rosanne @ The Disney Point

Thanks! It was an awesome trip!

JenniferLissak

Welcome to the Blogorail! I can’t believe you won a trip! SO awesome! Great way to start a wonderful Disney loving life! Thanks for sharing!

We couldn’t believe it either! It was so much fun!

Thanks for joining the Green loop this month! I hope you’ll become a regular 🙂 You’re right, for us Disney-devotees, Disney Side is our ONLY side!

Thanks! I’ve enjoyed being a part of the loop!

Love your story!! Especially the magic of winning a trip. How wonderful and like you I have bits of Disney around me at all times. Welcome aboard!

Thanks! I loved being a part of this month’s green loop!

What a wonderful Disney story you have! Winning a trip must have been so exciting!! Thanks for sharing and joining in the Magical Blogorail this month.

It was!

Lin @ DisneyMamas

Wow! You actually won a trip! That is so exciting, and such an awesome memory! Thanks for sharing your story!

Many of my favorite Disney memories are from that trip. It was so much fun! Thanks for reading!

Beth Green

What great memories and stories you have all revolving around your DisneySide! I love how similar, yet different we all are! 🙂

Me too! It’s been fun learning about everyone’s Disney side!

DIStherapy

Well said Kimberly; when you are raised on Disney at such an early age, it is indeed an inbred philosophy. Your Disney Side infuses your cells, and gives you a pixie-dusted outlook on life. On you, it shows!!

My husband says I have a Mickey shaped brain! Haha! Luckily for me, he loves Disney too.

Awesome post! I’m so glad you joined us and I loved reading about your Disney Side. I can definitely relate! It just becomes a part of who you are and it just makes life a little more fun. 🙂

Thanks! I enjoyed being a part of the green loop!

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