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#TweetBlog Thursday: Disneyland Christmas Tree

Disneyland Christmas trees

Disneyland Park put up stunning, natural Christmas trees during the holiday season every year from its 1955 opening until 2007. From 2008 to the present, the Park has installed an artificial–though equally beautiful–tree that features more than 62,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Compare 1950s #Disneyland #Christmas tree with today’s! #TweetBlog Click To Tweet Add MAGICAL MOUSE […]

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December 2014 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

MMS square logo

Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Earn Your E.A.R.S.! The Enriching Academic Reward Series, or E.A.R.S., is an achievement program designed to encourage kids to continually reach for academic success. Sign up to Earn Your E.A.R.S.! #FREE #Disney #homeschool resources Click To Tweet As a homeschooler, I emphasize learning. I do not stress getting […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Candlelight Processional

Disneyland Candlelight Processional 1959

Did you know today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional? The first Candlelight Processional held at Disneyland Park occurred on December 20, 1958, and was narrated by actor Dennis Morgan. However, the first photo they have is of the 1959 ceremony (above). The picture almost looks like it was taken today, but if […]

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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle DLR

Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, the Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! During the Christmas holidays, Disneyland Park‘s Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits. The whole Park, it seems, is aglow. The […]

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Disney Games for Holiday Gifts, from Wonder Forge

Disney games from Wonder Forge

My kids and I love to play board games together. It’s a great way to enjoy each other’s company, discover new pieces of personality (see who’s competitive), crank those brain gears, and just have some good old family fun. So you can imagine how excited I was when Wonder Forge contacted me about reviewing three […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Joyce Carlson, What a Doll!

Joyce Carlson Disney Trivia

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Joyce Carlson? The late Imagineer and Disney Legend, Joyce Carlson, worked for the Walt Disney Company for 56 years, before retiring in 2000. She painted animation cels for 16 years, then moved over to Walt Disney Imagineering (then called WED Enterprises) to build miniature prototypes […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Space Mountain? When it opened in December 1974, Space Mountain–the first roller coaster to be placed inside a darkened building–was one of the first E-Ticket attractions to debut at Walt Disney World rather than at Disneyland. Space Mountain #DisneyTrivia at this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday #bloghop! […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: X. Atencio & The Haunted Mansion

X Atencio and Hitchhiking Ghosts

To complement this month’s Magical Blogorail Red Loop, this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia features a little-known snippet about The Haunted Mansion. Haunted Mansion scriptwriter X. Atencio had been an animator at the Walt Disney Studios. He was brought into songwriting because Walt Disney thought he’d be good at it. And Walt was right! In […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

Little Known Facts Haunted Mansion

Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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#TweetBlog Friday Fun with Disney Duct Tape

Disney Princess duct tape purse

My daughter is quite the duct tape diva. A couple years ago, she established her own etsy shop called Pink All That to sell her creations. She has made wallets, checkbook covers, phone cases, pencil toppers, bracelets, hair bows, and more! And although the shop is not currently active, she still loves to make things. […]

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