Monday, March 28, 2011

Reasons I Love Disney A-Z..."W"

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - (December 5, 1901- December 15, 1966) Walt was truly a pioneer in the animation field, and he faced a lot of adversity along the way. One of the things I admire most is the fact that he never lost faith that what he was doing was right, no matter what obstacles stood in the way. We could all learn something from the positive attitude, and we should all have as much confidence in ourselves and our ideas. I think Walt the man was so much more than the movies, television, merchandise, theme parks. One of my favorite Walt Disney quotes "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney World - Covering approximately 21 square miles, Walt Disney World is home to the largest and most visited recreational facility in the world. Located in Kissimmee, FL is has 4 Theme Parks, 2 Water Parks, 23 Resort Hotels, and 2 Health Spas. Tired yet? The thing I love most is it is exactly what Walt wanted, a living breathing growing theme park, just look at what is happening now with the changes going on at Fantasy Land. Disney World is ever changing and that is part of Walt Disney's dream. I am sure he is smiling down on all the changes as they happen.
Wake Up Calls - Wake up calls at a Disney World Resort are a real treat, most of the time you get Mickey Mouse when you answer the phone, occasionally you do get another character but that's great too!  Even if you set the alarm clock while you're at Disney World make sure you get a wake up call too!
Wedding Pavilion - I cannot imagine getting married at Disney World, I would be so happy!  The wedding pavilion is located beside the Grand Floridian and Polynesian on it's own private island in the Seven Seas Lagoon. It is extremely elegant, and tasteful and Disney really knows how to do everything right, you don't have to worry about anything. Your family even gets a Disney Vacation when they come to the wedding!! If I were getting married again this would definitely be what I would do, you can reach the Disney Wedding Planners at 312-939-4610. Here's a video from Disney's website these weddings are incredible, and no Disney doesn't know I am posting here I am just a sucker for weddings!
Wendy (Peter Pan) - Wendy, her stories were the whole reason Peter came to London. Tink, the mermaids and even Tiger Lily were jealous of her, no wonder she didn't care for Neverland much.
Winnie The Pooh - Everyone's favorite friend from the Hundred Acre Wood, enough said.
Woody (Toy Story)- The Rootin' Tootin' leader of Andy's toys. How could you not love Woody? Woody loves Andy so much and he is Andy's favorite toy, along with Buzz, and they do make an awesome duo. He wants the toys to all stay together so badly and he is so valiant in how he tries to save Wheezy and gets captured by the Toy Barn guy, but that's another story.
Will Turner - I do love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and the story line with Will and Elizabeth have a good deal to do with that. Of course, Orlando Bloom isn't bad to look at either...
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress - This show was actually created by Walt himself for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. It's located in Tomorrowland in The Magic Kingdom, the fascinating thing about the show is that the audience actually rotates around the stage, they learn how technology has made our lives easier and more comfortable decade by decade. The show lasts just over 20 minutes.
Walt Disney World Railroad -  Lilly Belle, Roy O. Disney, Roger E. Broggie and Walter E. Disney, these are the four trains of the Walt Disney World Railroad. Walt loved trains, and these for trains are all pulled by fully restored antiques steam engines dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The trains will take you for a 20 minute scenic trip around the Magic Kingdom with stops at Main Street U.S.A. and Frontierland.
Walt Disney:One Man's Dream - I'm really looking forward to this attraction, I am such an admirer of Walt's. There are photographs, audio interviews and memorabilia that tell his story in this self guided tour. I am excited to see the models for Main Street USA (California) and Sleeping Beauty Castle in particular. There are over 400 artifacts in this attraction, including a desk from Walt's second grade classroom.
Wilderness Lodge - This deluxe resort is where we stayed on our last trip in 2003. We even had a view of the geyser from our balcony. I love the rustic look to everything, the exterior reminded me of a huge log cabin with a green metal roof. We chose to use the ferry boats to get to almost everywhere we had to go, it was so convenient and buses were readily available.  The rooms were very comfortable, they have 727, and the 7 story lobby was amazing, there was an 82 foot stone fireplace with rocking chairs. There were two 55 foot totem poles in the lobby, they were pretty incredible. We would definitely stay again, we are just trying out a resort we haven't stayed at this time.
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular- The spectacular fireworks show at Disney's Magic Kingdom, there really is no better way to end a day at Walt Disney World. Jiminy Cricket hosts an amazing fireworks and lights display synchronized to Disney music with 

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