Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summertime - Disney Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's Thursday and that means the Disney Blog Hop, one of my favorite days of the week. Thanks to Lisa for hosting every week and my friend Melissa for co-hosting this week.

This weeks theme is "Summertime" and it is especially poignant for me because this summer I am going to Walt Disney World.  So I thought I would list the 5 ways I plan to cool off this summer while at WDW. 

1.Storm Along Bay - I am staying at the Yacht Club, and it has the most awesome pool in all of Disney World! I think the Disney website describes it perfectly. "Stormlong Bay is a beachside water park that offers up 3 acres of aquatic fun for the whole family. Catch currents in an expansive sand-bottomed pool or a lazy circular river, explore the "Shipwreck" and slide down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort, or simply lie on the elevated tanning deck and soak up the sun's golden rays.
With 750,000 gallons of water comprising an impressive complex of pools that range from swirling to placid, open to secluded and cool to warm, every member of your family can find a place to make a splash at Stormalong Bay. Guppy Bay Kiddie pool lets even the youngest of Guests in on the fun."


2. Blizzard Beach - We didn't do a water park last vacation (we were there in January) so we want to be sure to experience one this trip, and I am sure we will need the cool down in the July Florida heat! Quoting the Disney website again "Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family—like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.
The story behind Disney's Blizzard Beach begins with a freak snow storm that blanketed Florida. Within the blink of a snowflake-tipped eye, a ski resort sprang up with slalom courses, toboggan slides and iceberg walkways. Then, just as quickly, the weather shifted back to hot. The whole resort started to melt. What to do?
An enterprising alligator saw an opportunity! Clad in a scarf and hat, this Ice Gator slid down the snow-less ski jump, shouting 'Yahoooo!' all the way. With a big splash he landed in a pool of melted snow below the mountain. It was at this moment the slushy, slippery slopes became an exhilarating Water Park with a ski theme."
3.  Mickey Premium Bars - A quick snack you can find almost anywhere at Disney World. And they are so darn cute with the Mickey Mouse Ears!!
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4.  Beaches & Cream - Again, we're staying at the Yacht Club...way too close not to try it out. Dakota is a milkshake aficionado, he can spot them from a mile away. I don't think he would let me go home without checking this place out.
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5. Kali River Rapids - Quoting the Disney website again: "Kali River Rapids is an adventurous river raft ride for big kids, teens and adults that journeys through the rainforest on the churning Chakranadi River in the Asia area of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

The Kali River Rapids raft covers some choppy waters, and then there's a startling change in scenery. Hazardous debris left behind by illegal loggers litter the riverbanks. A few infernos blaze through the landscape. Scattered across your path: evidence that renegade logging companies are threatening wildlife and destroying delicate rainforests.
Escape the devastation by rushing down a 30-foot waterfall. As your raft floats under the bridge, beware the smiling faces that look down from above—you may get a soppy surprise. There are signs before boarding Kali River Rapids warning that you will get wet. You will. Maybe even soaked. Such a pleasant respite on a hot day."
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So what do you to to cool off while you're at Disney? I would love to know, just leave a comment.  Hope you are have a Magical Summer!!


  1. Great minds! I am looking forward to a trip where I can sit next to Stormalong Bay with my cherry coke and ice cream from Beaches & Cream. It might actually make me love summer. :o)

  2. Make mine a Mt. Dew and I'll join you! I love summer, I can't stand cold weather. I will let you know how I like it (like I wouldn't LOVE it who am I kidding?)...

  3. Sounds like you have a great plan for keeping cool on your summer visit!

  4. That is so funny Donna Kay I wrote about Stormalong Bay too. I love that pool. It is so awesome..
    and I hear Summit Plummit is awesome, but I have not been brave enough to go down it..LOL

  5. great list!! I've never been to stormalong bay, but the rest top my list! :)

  6. Oh, you have picked 5 goodies! My favorite part of Stormalong Bay is the sand bottom!! You really feel as though you are at the beach, not at a pool. You are going to have a SUPER cool time :D

  7. I googled Stormalong Bay for more photos and it looks gorgeous! I'm so jealous! :D


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