30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 23 “Favorite Villain”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Alright today is time to talk Villains!  I love that there is more attention being paid to the Villains at Disney.  I love visiting the store Villains and Vogue at Hollywood Studios.  I wish there was even more of a presence!  It would be great if there were more meet and greets with them outside of the “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” too!  Yet I digress,..Disney has many great villains and I think could make this list, but I will have to go with Ursula.  She is just fantastic!  I love that she’s curvy, and not afraid of it!

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Going along with today’s Villain post, I’m going to have to recommend that you check out Todrick Hall’s video “Spell Block Tango.”  It’s a terrific mix of The Cell Block Tango (from Chicago) and Disney Villains!  So fun!

Lastly, here is a cool photo opportunity that I got while running the Disney Marathon in 2012.  This was the only picture spot that featured the Villains.  I did my best to give a menacing look for the photo.

2012 Disney Marathon

2012 Disney Marathon

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 22 “Favorite Live Action Movie”

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Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Alright, a few months ago I posted my “Top Ten Animated Disney Movies” post, and had every intention of following up with a “Top Ten Live Action Disney Movie”… In fact, I have the draft saved, I just never got around to finishing it up!  Perhaps I will get that done after the 30 day challenge and vacation are over!  So I guess today’s post will be a little bit of a spoiler as I officially declare my “Favorite Live Action Disney Movie.”

This truly is a difficult decision, and is part of the reason that I haven’t finished my Top 10 list!  But I’m going to have to go with “The Rocketeer” as my favorite live action.

My parents taped it off of the Disney channel for me and my brother when we were little (for younger readers, “taping” is something we did on VHS tapes with a VCR, before the days of DVR.)  I just feel in love with this movie.  It had the love story where the good guy gets the girl, and lots of Nazi fighting action!  It is a great story line with a wonderful cast.  If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend it!

The Rocketeer

Fun fact- If you ever visit the Sci-Fi Dine In theater at Hollywood Studios, be sure to look for the Rocketeer’s helmet as you enter from the lobby!

Rocketeer Helmet at Sci-Fi Dine In Theater

Rocketeer Helmet at Sci-Fi Dine In Theater

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 20 “Favorite Disney Stage Show”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

There have been many difficult decisions during this 30 day challenge for me, and today is NOT one of them!  My favorite stage show at Disney is the “Festival of the Lion King” at Animal Kingdom.

I love the energy, artistry, colors, and music of this show.  I feel like it is appealing to all ages, and is fun for all!  There are songs, dance, acrobatics, and of course the antics of Pumbaa and Timon!  If you’ve never seen this show, it’s a must see!

The Tumble Monkeys

The Tumble Monkeys

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 19 “Favorite Disney Souvenir”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

I am a “frugal” person and rarely spend money on expensive souvenirs.  I will buy the occasional mug or tshirt, but rarely spend more than $35, because I don’t see the point in buying something that I’ll rarely use or don’t need.

My very favorite (and a little more that  I would normally spend) souvenir is the ring that I got at Epcot in January.  I participated in the pick a pearl area at Japan and then had my pearl set in a ring.  It consider this my favorite souvenir because it’s not just the ring itself, it’s the memory of the experience that came along with it!

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 18 “Favorite Disney Memory”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Okay, this may be one of my absolute silliest Disney stories that I have, but it is one of my favorite memories!

During my husbands very first Disney trip, in 2008 we only had 2 days to visit the park, and knowing that we only had the two days, I selected Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  I knew that my husband would love the World Showcase and seeing all the cultures, so we spent a lot of time in each country.  We started in Mexico and eventually made our way to Canada.

We were crossing the bridge between France and the United Kingdom (Fun Fact, the water under that bridge is representative of the English Channel!!!)  As we were crossing the bridge we passed a Father and a little boy who I would estimate to be about 8 years old.  As we passed the little boy exclaimed “Daddy I farted!”   Craig and I stifled our laughter until they were out of ear shot, but we just thought it was so funny!  Now EVERY single time we cross the bridge between France and the UK we look at each other and say “Daddy I farted.”   Is it a dumb thing to remember yes, but it makes us laugh 🙂

Bridge between France and UK at Epcot

Bridge between France and UK at Epcot

30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 17 “Favorite Non-Park Experience”

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

There are tons of great experiences to be had both in the parks and outside of the parks.

By far my favorite experience was going to Downtown Disney and Raglan Road with my Mom and my Aunt during our trip this past January.  This was an incredibly special trip for me.  I was traveling for the RunDisney Marathon weekend, and my husband didn’t have enough vacation time to travel with me.  I decided to invite my Mom and Aunt to go with me, and I’m so glad that I did.  It had been 15 years since my Mom’s last trip to Disney, and my Aunt had never been to Disney.

My Aunt has always had an affinity for the culture of the United Kingdom.  So when I knew we were going to spend time at Downtown Disney I made sure to make reservations for Raglan Road (Click Here to read my review of Raglan Road).

For me the greatest joy was watching my Aunt enjoy the Irish food, beverages, and dancing at Raglan Road.  We were seated right by the stage and had a perfect view!

Sometimes the greatest pleasures at Disney come from spending time with family and making memories that last a life time.  Don’t be afraid to spend time away from the parks, and slow down and enjoy.

Here is a video of some of the dancing we saw at Raglan Road (did I mention we had amazing seats!)

And just because, here is a video of my Aunt as we were leaving enjoying the live music outside the restaurant

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