Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we share which Character we would choose to escort us through Magic Kingdom Park for a day.
My kids and I talked about this topic for quite a while. My oldest said he’d choose Captain Jack Sparrow, because he’d be crazy, goofy fun on roller coasters. My daughter chose either Princess Cinderella or Princess Aurora so she would have the royal treatment and enjoy being pampered all day, and my youngest said he’d choose Mickey Mouse, because it’s Mickey’s place after all! But a condition of our choosing this topic was that we had to pick someone other than the world’s most famous mouse. When I started thinking about it, I knew I’d want my personal Disney Character tour guide at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park to be…drum roll…wait for it…Kermit the Frog!
Alright, I know Kermit was not originally a Disney icon, but he is now, and I’ve been a big fan of his since I was little. He and his pals have quite the posh place over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (except for when they blow it up at each performance). It may not be easy being green, but seeing what an all-around nice guy Kermie is, I know we’d have an over-the-rainbow good time together.
I think Kermit has the best modes of transportation. We could cruise Magic Kingdom on his tandem bike, joyride in his friend Fozzie’s taxi, or—and this is the best one of all—travel by map! Boy, would my feet thank me at the end of the day if we could just poof from one Magic Kingdom Land to another without having to walk miles back and forth. We’d get to see and do so much more that way, because we wouldn’t have to meander through crowds over any distance. We’d just point to Space Mountain on the Park map, and voila! We’d be there, and then point to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and suddenly arrive there without the trek. And if we can travel by map, we might have time to squeeze in a visit to Disneyland Resort or the international Parks too. It would be great!
But I think the best part of hanging out with Kermit would be ending our day sitting together by the Castle moat, admiring the fireworks in the sky and their reflections in the water below, and then singing our own finale of “Rainbow Connection” (with Kermit’s banjo accompaniment, of course). “What’s so amazing that keeps us star-gazing, and what do we think we might see? Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection—the lovers, the dreamers, and me. All of us under its spell, we know that it’s probably MAGIC!” That would indeed be a magical time! I just hope Miss Piggy won’t mind.
To honor my pal Kermit, study frogs! Homeschool Share has an excellent unit study (don’t worry, there are no dissections!) with free pdfs and other downloadable exercises. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom also has some great suggestions. Both are geared toward younger students but could certainly be adjusted to suit your older kiddos as well.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Biology
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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