Tuesday, January 26, 2010

destination disney (via heidi)

My friend, Heidi, is hosting a Destination Disney Q&A on her site and though I am already a week behind, I wanted to participate.

We are Disney freaks around here. We have visited the Florida Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Disney Studios) quite a few times (10-ish?) and always have a great time. Since I write for parenting magazines, I have been fortunate to be able to attend a number of media events at Disney as well – the next is coming up in February to kick off Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day promotion – and to share travel tips and event information with readers. I can write passionately about the Disney parks because it is a favorite destination for my family.

Our favorite character meal? Hands down, it’s the Crystal Palace. It is a world away from the hustle of the Magic Kingdom crowds just outside the window. When my son was a toddler, he was terrified of all characters he encountered at the parks, except for Pooh and friends at the Crystal Palace. Years later, he lost a tooth there while eating mac and cheese, but that’s probably TMI.

Heidi, want to know our favorite hotel? Favorite attraction (at each park)? Best hard ticket event? Best time of year to go? Favorite menu items? :)

Through the years:

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We opened Disney Studios:

MGM opening photo

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At Cinderella’s Castle Suite (I didn’t get to stay – only a quick media tour…)

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My most recent Disney story:

Homeschooling at WDW

1 comment:

TOSHeidi said...

Chris~ Thanks so much for playing along this week! Sounds like you're an expert - so I hope you'll play along each week. I used to make up a schedule and post it ahead of time; but now I'm thinking I'll just ask a random question each week for awhile.

I wanna do what you do - I want to get to go to Disney for fun stuff like that! I'm quite envious!!!