/ Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Extraordinary Magic in Everyday Life


Move It Shake It Celebrate ItIt’s the new year, and with it comes the inevitable resolutions. If you love Walt Disney World, your list of goals for 2014 might look something like this…

Ride every monorail color.

Go for the double whammy: Citrus Swirl AND a Dole Whip! You sly dog, you!

Be “That Guy” in the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor®.

Watch Wishes from somewhere you’ve never seen it before.

When you drive through the WDW entrance sign, put on the track from the Saving Mr. Banks soundtrack when P.L. Travers pulls into Disneyland.

Make Frozen puns every time it snows. Because they are just so cool.

Submit  an idea to the WDW Radio 7th Anniversary Show 😉

With inspiration from the Anniversary Show, make challenges for you own family to complete in the parks.

Ride the monorail through Epcot® during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Call the phone booths in Epcot®‘s United Kingdom. Much more frequently. You’ve been slacking on that lately.

Write a 43-page scholarly analysis of the similarities and differences between the Epcot® Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV and the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase®.

Obtain a WDW Radio Mystery Ticket!

Be the Rebel Spy on Star Tours® – The Adventure Continues.

Turn on the Fantasmic! soundtrack at the exact moment the show is starting and follow along at home.

Have a day where you celebrate your favorite WDW theme park, visiting it and only experiencing attractions present on its opening day.

Take a selfie with your favorite character… and then send it to Self-Shot Tuesdays!

Create a unique hashtag for your vacation so that you can easily track your memories later.

Take a power walk through Animal Kingdom® while listening to the Tarzan soundtrack just to be adventurous.

Keep a tally each time you find Disney in everyday life. In conversation, in sights, in sounds… it will surprise you!


(Image from personal family collection.)

Blake is a college student focusing on Film and Media Studies. He enjoys making his family of six watch the parade on Main Street and then sprint to Frontierland in time to see it again. You can follow Blake’s random Disney ramblings on Twitter at @olddirtyblake, or at BlakeOnline.com.




1 thought on “Finding Disney in New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Anne says:

    I may have already shared this story… I can’t remember. One day, when my husband and I were eating at a Logan’s restaurant, a waiter (not ours) approached our table and inquired about my Dooney & Bourke WDW exclusive wristlet. It’s small, and I was surprised he noticed it. He explained that he recognized the pattern because he had recently seen it when he was visiting his mother, who happens to work at WDW Resort. We struck up a conversation about her job there and his trip. He was quite tanned and we were jealous of him… and his mother. We all had a wonderful time talking about our favorite place to vacation. It made our day. Which brings me to a Disney resolution suggestion, “Make a more purposeful effort to acknowledge and engage other WDW fans when we encounter them.” Maybe it will make their day like that waiter made ours.

    Oh, and you’re right, everyone should submit an idea for the WDW Radio 7th Anniversary Show.