I found this tag while searching the internet and saved it for this period of time while I’m away. Right now I’m on my flight to Florida and I seriously can’t wait. We will arrive late tonight and while tomorrow is going to be a fairly quiet day, I’m so excited to throw myself into the holiday. Just my blog posts this month, majority of my holiday will be Disney themed and as such the first tag I wanted to share with you is also Disney themed. I haven’t specifically tagged anyone to take part but if you’d like to do it, then please do!
1. A scene in in any Disney movie you wish you could experience.
There are so many beautiful scenes in Disney movies, that it makes it hard to decide. Flying on a magic carpet with Jasmine and Aladdin, the amazing Ballroom in Beauty and the Beast, listening to “kiss the girl” in a boat with Prince Eric and Ariel etc. etc. However if I had to pick just one place to experience, it would most definitely be the lantern scene in Tangled, with Flynn and Rapunzel. The actual scene itself is so beautifully drawn and I would imagine that moment would be pure romance. That would just be such a magical moment to be a part of.
2. An unforgettable experience moment you’ve had at the Parks.
I’ve only ever been to Disneyland Paris, prior to this current trip to Florida. The first time was very rushed, trying to cram both parks into one day, after a 6 hour drive to get there and with a 6 hour drive to get back. The second was February 2013 and while we definitely had more time, it was still only three days. However at this present time, my most unforgettable moment was definitely the girls meeting Snow White. It was a picture perfect moment and one that will stay in my heart forever.
3. What non-Disney song(s) reminds you or brings back memories of Disney and/or the Parks?
This is sort of a cheat answer, because the song is from The Nightmare Before Christmas which when originally released, was under the Touchstone Pictures studio. It has since been reissued by Walt Disney Pictures though. The song “This is Halloween” will forever remind me of Disneyland Paris, because of the parade we saw the first time we visited (it was October). Whenever I hear the song, I automatically connect with the parade. It was awesome.
4. When was the first time you went to a Disney Park?
October 2009 was my first time. We were actually staying in the Dordogne on holiday and randomly we just decided to drive 6 hours to get to Disneyland Paris. The girls were both really young and when we visited again in 2013, Megan barely remembered it at all and Lily really didn’t. Now they are a bit older I’m hoping they’ll remember Florida better.
5. If you could choose any of the characters to be your best friend, who would you choose?
Since we only get a quick snap of what the princesses are like, in their hour and a half movie, its hard to really say which ones you’d get along with and which would make good friends. However I’d quite like to hang out with Belle, Rapunzel and Ariel – see which one I’d like the most. Probably it would be Belle, but who knows?
6. Who are your favourite Disney princesses?
Belle is by far my favourite princess and always has been. Partly its because she has dark hair, but she also seems one of the most level headed and easy to identify with. That said I have also liked Ariel for almost as long and Rapunzel ever since Tangled was released. Though she isn’t a princess, Megara definitely has to get a mention as she’s a totally awesome female lead character.
7. Name a scene/moment in a Disney movie that never fails to make you cry.
Just recently, while doing our Disney Countdown, I’ve re-watched a lot of Disney movies. While doing so, I’ve actually been surprised by some of the moments that made me cry, even though I might have seen them hundreds of times. There are three that I can really think of -the first being when it seems like the Beast is dying and Belle tells him she loves him. This always touches my heart. The second is in Tangled, when it seems that Flynn is dead and Rapunzel weaps for him. As with Beauty and the Beast, even though I know they’re not dead, it still brings me to tears. Finally, and the moment I’m picking, has got to be Monsters Inc. When Sully has to say goodbye to Boo, its completely heartbreaking. I always cry. Not only that but when Mike gives Sully the broken door at the end, only short of the missing piece that Sully has, I can’t help but burst into tears all over again.
8. What is the first Disney movie you remember seeing?
I don’t know if it was actually the first one I saw, but my first memory of seeing one, was Oliver and Company at the cinema. Having watched the movie since, I didn’t really enjoy it all that much. However at the time I know I really did like it. Funny how things change when you get older.
9. What is your favourite Disney movie?
Like with my princesses, the same applies with my movies. Beauty and the Beast always sits in my mind at the top, but its definitely joint favourite along with The Little Mermaid and Hercules. Most recently I’ve added Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and Big Hero 6 to the mix though. It’s hard to pick just one!
10. Share a video or image that shows your love of Disney.
As I mentioned on Number 2 my most magical moment was when the girls met Snow White. This was my favourite picture from the whole trip and I will treasure it always.