When You Wish Upon The South

9 11 2009
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I had the wonderful priviledge of a weeklong vacation at Disney World in Orlando, Florida last week (thanks for being such a good sport, husband, when I acted like a child in awe of all the magic and for riding “It’s a Small World” ride, even though the song is still stuck in your head), and while I truly believe it’s the most magical place on earth, as its name suggests, I spent my week on the lookout for tastes of our beloved Southern states.

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Even though Walt was a Californian, he and his Imagineers clearly have a love for the South. Once I started looking, the South was everywhere. From a sip at the New Orleans booth at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, to the Liberty Belle Riverboat taking us to Tom Sawyer Island to explore, to the Song of the South prominently featured on Splash Mountain. Not to mention the beautiful Port Orleans Resort.

Disney with the McCuistions

at Disney with our beloved in-laws

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beautiful palms in Orlando, Florida - image of Sweet Iced Tea photos

But the part I’m most excited about is the new movie (plenty promoted in and around the park, of course) The Princess and the Frog. It takes place in our beloved South! In the Bayous of Louisiana and is based on the classic fairy tale of the princess and the frog prince. Randy Newman and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are on the soundtrack. Look for it next month!

Anyone want to go see it with me?




4 responses

12 11 2009

We’re headed there with our little man’s first time next week!

11 12 2009
Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities

The Princess and the Frog will be my preschooler daughter’s first theater movie experience. Looking forward to seeing it.

13 01 2010
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19 01 2010
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[…] enjoy it, I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it was. Silly me, of course Disney would do nothing less than the best! Image from Jim Hill […]

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