We’re all stuck inside, at home, wishing we were somewhere else.
I’ve seen a lot of people recreate their favorite rides or “Disney days” at home, and I’ve also seen a lot of Disney Favorites story templates floating around Instagram. So, I decided I’d like to post about my favorite Disney World attractions, parks, foods, etc. I can’t travel anywhere physically right now, but I can take a trip down memory lane – or should I say, Main Street USA?
It’s been a little bit since I’ve been to a First Friday event at the St Louis Science Center. My last visit was the Stranger Things themed night with my nieces.
But, of course, I couldn’t miss the Star Wars event for January.
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I was raised by a nerd, with a nerdy brother, in a home where being into geeky stuff was acceptable and embraced, before it became more normalized like it seems today. At least, that’s how it seemed to me.
And that is the home my nieces have, today: a home where being passionate about things you love is acceptable and encouraged.
I have a chunk of my wardrobe that I literally only wear for trips to Universal and Disney. This is beneficial on one hand, because these shirts I wear for just those trips stay in decent condition and don’t get worn to death. But, unfortunately, that means I have a chunk of my closet taken up by shirts I very rarely use.
Guys. I need more closet space.
While I love horror and spooky goodness all year long, there’s a handful that I enjoy watching close to Halloween time to bask in all their delicious glory. While I may watch plenty of other horror and Halloween-y movies around this time of year, this list is my top favorites, in no particular order:
It’s been a bit since we’ve talked about my beloved Orlando. So, how about a Flashback Friday post to one of my favorite places to eat at Walt Disney World: Via Napoli!
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
As some of you may remember, during the summer, I had a short notice trip to the New York / New Jersey area. I was only going to be there for a few days, and didn’t have much wiggle room to do extra stuff. But I had one day I could spare to return to New York, and I happily made a nerdy itinerary for that day.
Among the things on my list: Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Discovery Times Square, where I could see screen used costumes from the movies.
Now, I took LOADS of pictures, because there were SO MANY COSTUMES. However, I think I’m just going to highlight some favorites. So, let’s begin!
Last year, we took my nieces to Disney World for their first trip, and specifically planned it to be during Star Wars Weekends in May. This is a family of Star Wars nerds, so this was a must-do for the kiddos first time there.
Legends of the Force Motorcade
Ian McDiarmid – PALPATINE!
The Legends of the Force Motorcade, or as we called it, the Star Wars Parade, was probably the highlight for our family. But for more reasons than just enjoying a motorcade of people in costumes and celebrities from various different Star Wars movies and shows. When we came into the park that day, slightly later than we intended because we were trying to run to get the girls signed up for Jedi Training, an employee stopped us. She noticed that we were all decked out in Star Wars, including the adorable two little girls, and asked if the girls would want to be in the parade as little padawan representatives of the Jedi Training Academy. Of course, we said yes. And they needed one adult per child to go with them behind the scenes at Disney before the parade and walk behind them during the parade and wave to the people. Uh. Yeah. I definitely volunteered to go with my brother.
I’ve been to Disney several times, but an especially fun time of year for me is Halloween time, when the decorations change up for the season. I’m very passionate about Halloween, and love to attend what events celebrating my favorite holiday I can. So, for the first time last year, I went to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and when they announced the special Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus) show earlier this year, I was ready to buy my tickets and go.