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.
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!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is DISTherapy
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Delightfully Disney
2nd Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
3rd Stop ~ Return to Disney
4th Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog
Final Stop ~ DISTherapy