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What should you do when it begins to snow? Build Disney snowmen

We’ve lived in the southern parts of the United States our entire lives.  I was born in Alabama and have lived in Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma and South Carolina.  So, for us, snow accumulations are a rare occurance.  In 2007, while living in Ardmore, OK, my kids and I decided to collect the snow in our yard and our neighbors yards in order to make a decent snowman.  We rolled the snow into very large balls and it basically stripped the yards of it’s 1 or 2 inches of wet snow.  After creating the traditional 3 ball design snow man, I thought it would look cool to add some Mickey ears, so I tossed on a couple more snow balls and we laughed.  I wondered how the snow man would look if I attempted to sculpt the ears to look more like Mickey’s ears.  All we had available were a few lawn tools and some paint scrapers.  The ears were looking really good, so I printed out a couple of pictures of Mickey from different angles and decided to see if I could actually create his entire face.

After about an hour of sculpting, I had created my first every snow creation, but my kids thought he would look better with Mickey hands, which my son had from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World.  We tried to attach them with sticks, but it didn’t look very good.  My son came out with a couple of his plastic bats to use as arms.  We cut up a black sock to create the eyes and nose and a small piece of red fabric for the tongue.  I added on my very own Mickey tie and our first ever snow sculpture was created!

A month or so later we had another, smaller snowfall and decided to create a version of Sleeping Beauty Castle.  We added all the parapets and small details that we could with the very limited amount of grassy snow.

In 2008 we had another small snowfall and tried diligently to create a Donald Duck snowman before the snow melted, which was difficult because he was melting as we were building him.  After creating him, while the kids were at school the next morning, I decided to see what it would look like if I used water based paints that I thinned down to add color to the creation.  Well, it looked like I had created the world’s largest snow cone, but not as much Donald as I wanted.

In February of 2010 we were living in Gun Barrel City, Texas which rarely has snow accumulations.  We awakened to find a nice 2 inch snowfall, but it was powdery snow, which doesn’t make good snowmen.  We had to wait a couple of hours for the snow to melt just slightly, thus created a wet snow.  We rolled all the snow from our yard and our neighbor allowed us to wheel barrow their snow too.  We lived on a hill, so pushing that snow up the driveway was difficult.

My daughter and I chose to attempt our first ever head to snow creation using this wet-pack we had created.  My son has always been a huge Stitch fan, so we created Stitch for him.  To the top of his ears, Stitch measured over 5 feet tall.  We had a lei that we had gotten from a stay at the Polynesian, so that was a natural fit to add to Stitch.

In late 2010 we had moved to our current residence in South Carolina.  The residents here teased us about our former character creations and told us we’d never see enough snow in Florence to make a decent snowman.  Well, we had TWO snowfalls that winter that allowed us to continue our creations with Phineas, Ferb & Agent P and later with Spongebob Squarepants.

It’s fun to make the snow creations, but even more fun watching people stop to take photos.  Some of our snowmen have made it into the local papers and local news and Goofy actually won us a free steak dinner too!

So, if it snows this year in South Carolina, what would you like to see us create?

Possible changes with Donald and Goofy in Epcot

Rumor has it that Goofy is moving out of the Epcot character spot to join Daisy in “Legacy Plaza” at the front of the park.  Does this finally eliminate Stitch from that area?  Stitch has been off the schedule for a couple of weeks.

Donald is said to be leaving the Character Spot and will only be offering his meet in Mexico.

Rundown of possible September 30th Disney World character changes

Animal Kingdom

Update:  Pooh characters remain in their place and Camp Minnie Mickey will stay at least until Fall 2013

Rumors have been that Winnie the Pooh an the Hundred Acre Wood characters will be removed from the Animal Kingodm.  This move is to provide space for some of the  characters from Camp Minnie Mickey while the new Bazaar area is being constructed.

Epcot

  • Marie will definitely move to Magic Kingom.
  • Beast has been heavily rumored to be removed from Epcot  but the date is unconfirmed (plausible)
  • Stitch  will need to move or be removed at some point to make room for construction to begin on the new Epcot Character Spot, which is right behind where these characters currently meet.

Hollywood Studios

  • Mrs. Incredible will be retired from the scheduled meet at Magic of Animation.  Mr. Incredible will then meet only with Frozone.
  • Winnie the Pooh will definitely leave the Magic of Animation in order for the area to be remodeled into Wreck-it Ralph’s new meet area.  Rumors have it that Winnie and the gang might be leaving the park, but that is unconfirmed (but highly plausible).  It is known that two character attendant positions will be cut from the next budget, so the assumption is that it is the Pooh characters that are being cut.  Stitch would make good sense to me, because he is the least popular of all the hat characters.

Magic Kingdom

  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow will begin soft openings. Daisy, Minnie, Goofy and Donald will relocate to join the circus and take on all new costumes in this brand-new indoor character meet area.
  • Marie the cat will relocate from France in Epcot to the Magic Kingdom flag pole.  She will take Daisy’s vacant spot and meet next to Pluto.
  • Prince Eric  will be retired from the schedule and will no longer meet at the Adventueland Verandah.  Ariel will continue to meet alone until she moves to her new Grotto and takes on fins again.
  •  Chip n Dale will move from Tomorrowland to Frontierland to fill Donald’s vacant spot.
  • At this point it appears that Goofy’s spot at Pirates of the Caribbean may go unfilled.

Beast (Dinner only Be Our Guest)  and Gaston (regular in park meets) will be added to New Fantasyland once the area opens to guests in November.

There could be additional changes coming to which I’m not privy

Ohana Best Friends Breakfast

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch

Food/Dining Type:  American & Polynesian

Location:  Polynesian Resort

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Family style table service

Price:  Adults $22.36-$26.62; Child (3-9) $12.77-$14.90 Tax included.

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  7:30am-11:00am

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs), Pua’a (Pork) – pork breakfast sausage links & smoked bacon, Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes) – island-style potatoes, caramelized onions & scallions, breads, seasonal fruit, juice, milk and coffee included

Characters:  Stitch, Lilo, Mickey, Pluto

Stitch
Lilo only appears for this breakfast!
Pluto
Mickey

Stitch (Experiment 626) at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Stitch at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Stitch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012