Disney Link Love – Week Of January 30

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Before we jump into this week’s link love – a quick programming note: I’ll be out of the country until next Monday on a (non-Disney) cruise. The blog posting schedule will still be regular (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in case you haven’t caught on to the pattern yet). But the Wordless Wednesday and Link Love will probably be a little bit less topical, as I’m planning on scheduling out my posts. So – with out further ado, here’s this week’s Disney Link Love!

Wordless Wednesday – Pinterest Pins

I’m happy to be participating in this week’s Wordless Wednesday hosted by Deb over at Focused On The Magic. This week’s theme is Pinterest Pins. So with out further ado – here are three of my favorite ‘pins’ I’ve made for this blog:

This Wordless Wednesday is particularly appropriate because one of my goals for the blog this year is to get better about making fun, interesting, clickable graphics for not just my Pinterest, but my Facebook and Twitter as well. Anyone have any tips? I’d love to hear them!

4 Ways To Be A Disney Nerd In New York City (Or Any City, Really)

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I only really picked NYC because I wanted to photo shop mouse ears on to the statue of liberty.

In last week’s Wordless Wednesday  I mentioned that I’d be posting some thoughts about how to be a Disney fan when you don’t live in Orlando. Well – those thoughts start today, as I clue you in on how I beat Post Disney Depression, judgment from cool New York types when I say Disneyland is my happy place, and just general malaise from people who visited the park just once when they were seven.

4. Make The Disney Store Your Happy Place. I’m lucky enough to work across the street from The Disney Store (though the downside to this is that it means I work in Time Square, which is about as bad as working on Main Street USA on New Year’s Eve but it happens every day). Anyway… whenever things get too stressful – I just head to the Disney Store and take a moment to appreciate its magic. If you don’t have a store close enough to you for this to be a possibility – there’s always the online version.

3. Be shameless. If Disney is a big part of your life, people should know about it. Being up front with your possibly unhealthy obsession will let people know that they can expect to watch a Disney Princess movie with you while being snowed in should they become your roommate, and they can judge accordingly. It also helps with tip number two…

2.  Find Your People.  I’m lucky to have one of my best friends from my CP not only in the city, but in the same apartment as my girlfriend. Not only is it great to have Lauren around to talk all things Disney, but my roommate Brittany happens to be a huge Disney nerd as well (something I only found out because of taking my own advice from tip number three). Not only do these two lovely ladies provide me a chance to talk all things Disney, I’ve found other co-workers, friends from college, and more who I know will understand me when I say I’m wishing more than anything that I was watching Wishes.

1. Share The Love. When I met my girlfriend she was not a Disney fan. But after years of seeing how much I love it, going on trips with me, and starting Disney traditions of our own, she’s grown to love it as well (or at least she claims she has). And trust me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as showing other people the magic in the things you love, be they Disney or otherwise.

Any other tips for living your life as a Disney nerd trapped in a non-Central Florida city? Let me know if I need to cope in any other ways!

Disney Link Love – Week of January 23

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I don’t have many updates – so with out further ado, here’s what you missed this week on the blog and beyond!

Anything I missed this week? Let me know what Disney news you’ve been reading about!

Wordless Wednesday – My Disney (Cast Member) Side

Another week, another great opportunity for a Wordless Wednesday link up hosted by Deb at Focused On The Magic. This weeks theme is Disney Side, and I thought for a while about what I wanted to focus on. My first thought was to focus on how I bring Disney into my daily New York City life, but the more I thought about that, the more I realized that might be a series of blog posts better saved for another time.

So, instead I’m going to focus on my Disney Cast Member Side. I participated in a College Program during the Fall of 2013, before returning to school that Spring and graduating. Here are some of my favorite memories from that time.

And, just a few highlights of the actual job itself:

Well… I’m feeling super nostalgic now.

5 Countries We Could Put In EPCOT Instead Of A ‘Frozen’ Meet and Greet

My fight with ‘Frozen’ over the destruction of EPCOT has been well documented on this blog since the feud began. But the flames were stoked again this week when Disney released new construction plans for The World Showcase that had many feeling the expansion of Arendelle to include an Anna and Elsa meet and greet would be immanent. While these plans aren’t officially confirmed to be part of the ‘Frozen’ take over, at this point I believe it has to be, because I have no faith in the Imagineers when it comes to the money machine that is ‘Frozen’ I can respect why it makes sense from a business perspective.

But, I also can’t stop dreaming about what may be headed to this place instead… and so, without further ado, here’s what I’d like to see take over the World Show Case:

5.  A Rotating Meet and Greet. Think of it like a cultural Fairy Tale Hall – you could meet characters (both Disney cannon and otherwise) who could help you learn about the cultures of the World Showcase.

4. A Country. Any Country. From Australia to Brazil, there are tons of countries that would be a great addition to the World Showcase – and they could help diversify the (super Euro-centric) area.

3. Maelstrom. Because I’m still not over it.

2. A Wine Bar. EPCOT has a lot of beer and hard liquor, but not a lot of wine. I’d love to sip a glass while watching Illuminations, or just getting out of the heat (because for now I sip margaritas instead, and that never ends well).

1. Food and Wine Food Trucks.  I LOVE the Food and Wine Festival – so how great would it be to have that experience year round? Food Trucks are all the rage across the country, and it would be cool to house them inside this wear house to feature rotating foods from around the world.

Are you excited for the ‘Frozen’ expansion? If not, what would you put in its place?

Disney Link Love – Week of January 16

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The weekly round up of what other great people are saying about The Walt Disney Company

First of all, can I just say – I can’t believe it’s already half way through January? Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, here are some things about the House of Mouse you shouldn’t miss this week:

Am I missing anything else? Let me know what I should be checking out (and sharing on Facebook).