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Beyond the Mouse

In adventure, Disney, fitness, friends, fun, holiday, orlando on February 13, 2015 at 4:03 am

In my personal experience, the more you visit a place, the more new things you tend to discover. At least if you possess an adventurous soul you do. Of course there are lots of people who go places and do the same thing every time, and that’s just fine, but it’s not my style. I like to explore. As I am currently on vacation and spending time with some friends in Orlando, we have been making the usual theme park rounds, but we’ve also been on a few random adventures. Today we drove to Winter Garden and rented bicycles, determined to discover places we’d never been.

First of all, Winter Garden itself is delightful and I want to live there. Its a beautiful sleepy town with ambiance music and fountains and benches!! Something about it feels charming and welcoming. If a town could embrace you, Winter Garden is like a warm hug from an old friend. i did not want to leave.

Winter Garden is a haven for triathletes, cyclists, and athletes of all kinds and the bike shop we went to was staffed by some very lovely people who made us feel right at home. Our bicycle adventure took us around the West Orange Trail which runs partially alongside Lake Apopka and reminded me of the Galloping Goose Trail at home in Victoria B.C. I got to see the lake, gazebos, country fields, trees, and random animals. As much as I adore all of Florida’s many theme parks and attractions, I am very excited to have explored a whole different slice of what the sunshine state has to offer. The moral of today’s story is: STAY ADVENTUROUS my friends!!

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Art Of Animation

In Disney, Florida, walt disney world on June 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I just came back from a wonderful, wonderful vacation in Florida and had a chance to look at Disney’s brand new resort, Art of Animation!! You may recall that I posted a video about the resort and how it was getting ready to open. Well the first phases of opening have begun, and it is glorious!! Just a short jaunt (across a lovely bridge over the Hourglass Lake) away from the Pop Century resort, Art of Animation is so lovely. The first section of the building that has opened is the Finding Nemo section and it’s really neat because it’s designed as though you are Nimo! So it’s pretty much like a giant fish tank!! The other sections of the resort are Lion King, Little Mermaid, and Cars themed. Each of them are sized around a specific character, in the Lion King you see from Simba’s point of view, in Cars you’re Lightning McQueen, and in Little Mermaid you are Sebastien!! By the next time I return to Orlando, the whole resort will be open!! I’m so happy I got to see the resort while I was there, it’s a shining example of how amazing the Imagineers are and what fantastic work they do!

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Look it’s a really big Crush!!

Goofy Shuffle

In Disney, Disney College Program, Florida, walt disney world on April 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

I can’t remember if I shared this before, but I watched this video the other day and it really took me back to Orlando and the Disney College Program and I decided to post it (possibly for the second time)! So I’m not sure if you’ve ever considered exactly what goes on at a Disney College Program graduation ceremony, but if you guessed characters in caps and gowns, you would be correct! They also dance. I took this video on our graduation day! I love having memories like this to look back on, my Disney experience is something I will remember forever!!