Thursday, January 15, 2015

Indulging My Disney Side With Planning

It's just 5 more weeks until some of my family and I will be headed off for another fantastic Disney Destination. Sadly, everyone is not coming along, and not everyone gets to be there for the entire length of time.  When you have a large, older family it can be really difficult to get everyone's schedule to match up for any sort of trip.  It's also really hard to leave people behind holding down the fort, but at the same time there's always a peace of mind that things won't go too haywire while I'm gone.

I've been working on getting all the details together and finishing up our overall spreadsheet.  ~ You can take a peek at it below. ~  The packing lists, budget, and work research lists are all about done too.  We've made FastPass+ reservations for attractions and I think I hate doing that already.  I've never been a big FastPass user, and don't often have a pre-set touring plan in the Parks.  Having to schedule them like this is awkward for me, I've never worried about how much time I need to do any specific thing before. 

I have, however, been checking the Be Our Guest Lunch website religiously hoping to be able to snag a lunch reservation there.  I really, really want to eat there and because we missed the 180 day reservation point I wasn't able to schedule dinner.  Right now we're scheduled for lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern, but if I can get Be Our Guest that will certainly change.  Everyone keeps telling me that the 27 day mark is when BOG should open up.  That's on 1/23 for us, fingers crossed and I'll let you all know if we get in.

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid from Walt Disney Records

I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

As I've mentioned before, Tori is a GIANT Disney music fan, and since we're heading off for a Disney Cruise Vacation soon, I couldn't think of a better way to get "in the mood" than to listen to some music from my favorite mermaid and her friends. 

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney classic movie The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney Records' launched a tribute to the memorable film.  The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid is two discs of festive music from Under the Sea paying tribute to the songs and score of Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. 

Disk 1 features the songs and score directly from the film and Disc 2 features work tapes and song demos performed by Menken and Ashman.  Included with the CDs is a 20-page hard bound booklet with stunning artwork and liner notes about each and every song.

My girls have listen to the soundtrack non-stop since the collection arrived at out house, but I'm fond of Disc 2 because it gives the listener that  peek behind the curtain to the origins of the music and the process of putting together some of the most beloved Disney songs of the modern generation. 

Disney Little Mermaid CD

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available at http://smarturl.it/lclma1 and at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com.

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