This is just a quick shout-out to one of our favorite theme park media sites on the Web. Utilidors Audio Broadcasting is a wonderful free Internet radio service that plays Disney theme park music exclusively. Not only can you log on from any Internet-capable device to listen to their live stream, you can also request your favorite tracks! Be sure to check them out if ever you want to be transported to the Disney Parks right from your desk!
Chip and Dale toy with Pluto in Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1942)
We hope this most magical season finds our readers well! We’re in the middle of a long holiday weekend full of love, laughs, and a little Disney magic. We’ve watched our favorite Disney Christmas shorts, including Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Pluto’s Christmas Tree. Our long weekend menus include some of our favorite food and drink from around the parks. We’ve listened to our favorite Disney theme park holiday tracks at Utilidors Audio Broadcasting. We’ve wrapped our gifts for one another … which may include a few wished-for Disney items, but we’re not spoiling those surprises just yet!
We’re traveling to Walt Disney World today to enjoy the tail end of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. We hope everybody has a safe and happy Halloween. We’ll see ya real soon!
Whether you’re enjoying a picnic …
… watching fireworks …
… or thanking our troops …
… we at the Hyperion Papers hope you have a wonderful Independence Day.
Now that we live in Montana, our opportunities to enjoy some Disney magic in our hometown are few and far between. We can no longer go to the World of Disney in Manhattan on a whim, nor do we have great revival theaters that play the classics from time to time. Pixar Studios re-released a lot of its movies to AMC theaters on Memorial Day weekend, but the nearest AMC to us is probably hundreds of miles away. The one tiny mall in our city doesn’t even have a Disney store.
Often when we need a Disney fix, we just pop in a DVD or listen to park music at UAB Magic. We also subscribe to several blogs and post frequently on various Disney-dedicated message boards. But when I saw that Disney on Ice would be coming to our city about a month after we moved here, I suggested we go (read: I begged Danny to take me). I had been to Disney on Ice a couple times as a little girl with my family. Danny had never been and thus, didn’t know what to expect. This was probably lucky for me, as I’m sure I’ll never get him to make the same mistake again. He’s not a fan of ice skating, has no particular affinity for costumed Disney characters, and doesn’t enjoy live Disney shows with low production value (“Voyage of the Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’m talking about you).
Welcome to our new blog! We intend to use this as our own personal notebook for all things relating to the Walt Disney Company. We’ll share our thoughts on news from Disney Parks and Entertainment, as well as memories from our own Disney vacations. Tomorrow, we’re heading to Disneyland, so be sure to check back next week as we recap our adventures in Anaheim and document the new changes to Disney California Adventure!