Friday, July 6, 2012

I'm Can't Get Enough...

Welcome to those of you joining me from Return to Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Our One Disney obsession. That sentence doesn't do it justice - I asked my husband what my obsession is and he said "Disney." And, he's right. But really, what is it that makes me feel most at home?  

Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street Trolley Show
I've written about Main Street U.S.A. several other times. In fact, I've done an entire series decoding the Windows of Main Street. I've talked about the Magic you can discover while walking down the street, if you're not simply rushing towards Tomorrowland.

My dream Disney job would to be a character on Main Street - I got to sing with the Women of Main Street in January, but I love the idea of joining the Main Street Saxophone Quartet or becoming the Casey Corner Piano WoMan (it couldn't happen, right?)

For too many years, I walked down the street, looking towards the Weenie (yup, the weenie) that is Cinderella Castle and headed straight for the rides. I didn't think about everything that was on Main Street.

Now, I walk down the street thinking about how magical that street is (and was, when the shops were different, as opposed to the big giant shop that lines both sides of the street). I love the forced perspective - how the upper floors are smaller than the bottom floors, so they appear taller than they are - drawing your eye down the street - they are larger than in Disneyland, though. These upper floors are used as offices for lucky Cast Members! I mentioned the Windows - so many give credit to retired Imagineers, giving them a lasting legacy.

It's calling a lot of people!
I love the Characters of Main Street - Mayor Christopher George Weaver

and the Dapper Dans:

With occasional guest writer, Brandon, singing bass!
But really, the music gets me every time. Whether it's the Dans, the piano man at Casey's, the Women, or the piped in music from The Music Man, among others, it's the first thing that always gets me in the mood for a magical day.

The Piano man letting my son play!

I love the music. I turn on Disney radio stations as often as possible hoping to hear some great music to start my day (D-Cot when possible, so I choose my tunes). The music transports me into my happy place. Not the smells of popcorn and ice cream (though those don't hurt!), but the sounds of Main Street, U.S.A. I just can't get enough of it!

I want to thank the Magical Blogorail Yellow Loop for letting me join - I'm regularly on the blue loop!

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  1. I too for many years walked down Main Street headed for some attraction and never took the time to appreciate just what it is all about and all that is has to offer. Now we take it all in and I am hoping that I am sharing the appreciation for the details with my children at an early age so that won't make the mistake I did by using Main Street as a means to just get to somewhere else, not as an attraction in itself! By the way, love your Main Street Windows series!

  2. I can't get enough either, Jenn! I know we totally ignored Main Street on our very first visit, because my daughter (then a month shy of 3) was so overwhelmed with it being REAL!!! She was headed straight to the castle & nothing else mattered at that moment. Now, though, I get excited to enter Main Street, because there's always some detail I notice that I'd missed before. Just love it! And YES, you could definitely be a piano WOman!

  3. Christina MumpowerJuly 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I adore Main Street as well. It really does set the mood for a magical day. I loved reading your post, thank you!

    Christina @ Disney in Our Blood

  4. I am so with you, Jenn! I love the music on Main Street! What a dream job that would be!

  5. Yup- Main Street U.S.A. qualifies. Great obsession!!

  6. I love this post Jenn. You made me feel like I was there. Here is a little secret...I played the saxophone for many years. :0)

  7. I would have never guessed you played sax.. gives me a little insight to your personality!! As a clarinetist, I figure its an easy switch, but it's a highly coveted job among sax players so I think it's a pretty unrealistic dream. Oh well, that's not the point of dreams!!