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Hello friends!

Today I’m back with a Disney post, because you guessed it: I LEAVE FOR DISNEY IN 3 DAYS! I can’t believe it’s almost here. When I travel to Disney, or feel a little “homesick” I like to listen to park music. Today I’m here to bring you four playlist that I have created that make me feel a little closer to the parks near and dear to my heart.

Each of these playlist consist of music that you would walking around each of the theme parks. Since there are so many songs that fill the Disney air, I’ve broken them down into each park: Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot. I’m still working on adding more songs to each playlist, but if you follow the playlist on my Spotify you will get automatic updates!

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The first playlist I created was for my favorite park, Hollywood Studios. I enjoy the atmosphere Hollywood Studios gives. The old fashion music fills the air, and you are taken to a period where you live in the movies. I will never get over walking down Sunset Boulevard, seeing Tower of Terror in the distant and hearing music taking me to old Hollywood.

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Here are links to several songs I have on the playlist:

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The next playlist I tackled was Animal Kingdom, because I love the music that surrounds you from when you enter the park until you leave. Music can truly take you to a new place, and Disney does a great job of using music to enhance your experience in these different park areas.

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Here are links to several of my favorite songs from Animal Kingdom:

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Magic Kingdom was up next, and I couldn’t help but get all giddy. I mean come on Magic Kingdom sums up the true Disney experience. Most of us who have had the chance to visit Disney World remember walking under the train station, and “enter the word of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy!” The music adds to the excitement of seeing the castle for the first time of your trip, and comforts you as you leave until your next trip!

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Here are links to my favorite Magic Kingdom tracks that you can find on my Spotify:

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This was the most difficult park to find music for, Epcot. I’m not the biggest fan of this park, nor the music. Hopefully, I can leave Disney next week feeling inspired by Epcot’s music and better the playlist. I was able to find a few songs that pay homage to Epcot’s gems, but I didn’t tackle the word showcase. Follow the playlist to get updates!

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Here a links to the few songs I enjoy:

There you have it, the way I get into the Disney spirit. Days leading up to a trip I will blast this music and imagine myself in the parks, or when I’m going home I will listen and just think of the fun memories I just created. Hopefully, you can listen to these playlist a feel a little inspired by the magical world of Disney! Look out for a post Sunday for more Disney fun!

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Best Friend: Mom

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Hello Friends!

Happy Mother’s Day! What a great day to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives who have done everything in their power to make us feel loved, safe, and cared for. I’m beyond grateful for every influential woman in my life: my mother, grandmother, friends. When I take a look at my life these women have shaped who I am today. When sitting down to think about what to post this week I thought of Disney, and how I would be leaving in a week. Then I thought HELLO WAKE UP, ITS MOTHER’S DAY! This one is for you mom!

You don’t realize this when you’re growing up, but in my case I had no idea that my mother was always right, and would end up being my best friend. You see, in high school I never wanted to listen to my mom. I didn’t think she had a clue as to what I was going through, or how I was feeling. Hello, she was a teenage girl once too. I realize this more now with my sisters. I’m the eldest and I total act like my mom giving my sisters advice I’m sure they couldn’t care less about. Here is the thing, when I graduated high school most of my friends moved away. They all went off to college, and I stayed home going to a local school for my first year. I was extremely emotional that I had no friends at home, and slowly I began to “grow up.” My mom was always there, telling me she knew I would grow out of my phases, and eventually we became inseparable.

I do everything with my mom now. I call her all the time, I’m serious all the time. I’m sure if anyone at my mom’s work reads this they will chuckle in the fact her phone goes off 20+ times a day (majority of the calls from me). She’s my best friend though, and I tell her everything: what grades I got, cute things Ethan has done, or give her updates about her grand puppy (Riley). Most of the time I need her to give me that boost: Go for it, or hey rethink that.

One of the greatest things my mom and I bond over is…. DISNEY WORLD. We are a tad bit obsessed, and plan trips all the time. We even compete to see who could get better fast passes even though we aren’t at the parks. This past year I’ve spent so many wonderful trips with my mom, and I will be forever grateful being able to spend that time with her. I love my dad more than anything, but with my mom we are on the same page when it comes to Disney. We don’t mind waking up at 5:00am to make it to the parks, or going to all of the parks in one day. Disney is our thing, and we love it. My favorite memory is from our last trip. My mom and I booked a last minute spring break trip just the two of us. We were greeted at 2am by managers and security guards knocking on our door. Come to find out the previous guest had left something that was consider dangerous, so they had to check our room immediately. It was just funny that of all trips we go on alone this happens the very first night. I mean my mom and I NEVER go back to the room, but the next day we were so tired that we had to. It’s my favorite memory just because it was our trip, and it was a funny way to kick our trip off. Other things happened this trip like our amazing dinning experiences (I think my mom and I secretly go for the food) and riding our favorite rides over and over again.

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I’m thankful for all the women in my life, but my mom will forever hold a special place in my heart. She is my voice of reason, encourager, Disney partner, but most of all my best friend! I love you mom, and can’t thank you enough for everything you have ever done and will ever do for me!

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Disney Summer Bucket List 2017

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Hello Friends!

Most people know me as the Disney OBSESSED girl. Its crazy, but because of my mother’s equally obsessed craze I’ve been able to visit Disney World a fair amount of times this past year with my family. I just finished up my junior year at UGA, and have summer of adventures awaiting me. As of now I have two huge Disney trip planned, one in the month of May (hello 21st birthday) and a week long family getaway in July. I thought it would be fun to document those trips, but before my summer begins create a list of things I want to accomplish!

Im going to start with my May trip coming up soon so here it goes:

 

  1. Get a Birthday Pin
  2. Take a picture in front of the castle with my pin
  3. Visit Epcot to have my first drink as a 21 year old! (What better place to do it)
  4. Visit Pandora (Animal Kingdom) *Side note: As an annual pass holder we were able to sign up for a select time to visit before the park opening yay!!
  5. Dine at Be our Guest lunch — my mother and I have been able to eat breakfast and dinner there, however we can’t get a lunch reservation!
  6. Visit a waterpark (preferably typhoon lagoon) — over the past year we have only visited one waterpark with our passes (what?!?!) I know fingers crossed for our May trip.
  7. Ride space mountain with the lights on
  8. Watch Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – This is a hard one, usually during this time the wait for tower of terror is non existent. You can get on over and over again, and watching the doors slide open to see a firework bursting is the most amazing sight. BUT I have to see this show in all its glory.
  9. Watch Fantasmic – again how have I had an annual pass for almost a year and not seen this show!
  10. Take advantage of ALL the extra magic hours – best time to get in those epic rides. My favorite time is the evening hours though, hard to be a morning person haha.
  11. Extra bonus bucket list …. EAT A TON OF FOOD. Disney food is the best food, but we will again be on the dining plan, so I want to take advantage of all the yummy snacks.

Summer in general:

 

  1. Go on a spontaneous Disney trip — family, friends, boyfriend. I just want to experience Disney as much as possible.
  2. Ride every ride that Disney World has to offer at least once — yes including it’s a small world…. Totally regret this already.
  3. Eat the kitchen sink — just look it up, if you’re an ice cream lover like me you will be amazed.
  4. Go on a Disney Date with Ethan – I want to spend one day at the parks with just Ethan, ride our favorite rides, meet characters, eat yummy food.
  5. Watch fireworks at Magic Kingdom from the hub grass.
  6. Following this firework trend — watch them from the beaches of one of the Disney resorts.
  7. Swim at a Disney Hotel pool
  8. Get a picture at all of the Disney “Famous Walls” – The purple wall, Spaceship Earth bubble gum wall, Animal Kingdom “Most Beautiful” wall, etc. (I’ve found several but I know there are many more to be found)
  9. Get a Drink from as many pavilions in Epcot – I’ve just heard of so many!
  10. Stay on property one last time before my annual pass expires
  11. Meet as many characters as I can over summer months — even the rare ones!
  12. Send a post card home from every single park — there are locations in each park where you can send a letter to a family member, friends, or even yourself!
  13. Fill up a Disney photo album with memories from the past year.
  14. Experience some Disney magic from a cast member – I’ve heard of so many amazing things happening to people because of cast member. Even if I don’t experience it, I would love to witness someone else receive some Disney magic! I also want to give a cast compliment to someone who makes our trip even more special!

I feel as if there are many other things I want to experience, but that was a general overview of my hopes for this summer. Without a doubt I will be documenting my trips (head on over to my Instagram to see some videos from our past trips). Also be on the look out for some other bucket list such as food, drinks, and specific attractions. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and look forward to having an adventure/Disney filled summer!
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