As the old year passes and the new year rolls in, it’s a time of reflection on the highlights of the previous year and a time to wonder what the new year will bring…
When I started this blog four years ago (WOW – I still can’t believe it’s been going that long and as always, thank you to all my readers – longterm and newer for finding my musings entertaining enough to check out and follow along!), it was to celebrate my love of Disney Parks & Resorts performers and shows. Over the years, shows have come and gone, as have some of my favorite performers. Happily, some are still singing and dancing and playing music and entertaining guests on a weekly basis, and equally happily I’ve found new performers to appreciate and admire.
While sadly the live musical entertainment options have contracted lately, I’ve come to truly treasure my interactions with characters in the meantime, finding new ways to live out my own fantastical stories in connection with their worlds and universes.
I was thrilled to return to the Walt Disney World Resort in 2018 after a several year absence – and it was my bucket list Wonderland and other character experiences that were my biggest takeaway from the visit. While at the Disneyland Resort, I had a once in a lifetime photo op with the full Disneyland Resort Alice in Wonderland cast when they celebrated the 60th anniversary of Alice’s namesake attraction in Fantasyland.
But if I had to choose, I’d say the individual character highlights of 2018 at Disneyland Park included my many merry moments of florid flattery to Gaston as I showered him with the compliments he so richly says he deserves:
As well as my recent seasonal visits with the devastatingly debonair and ghoulishly delightful Jack Skellington, whose dancer-like grace informs every move that he makes:
Over at Disney California Adventure, my fondest memories of the past year include my regular disagreements with Captain America as I defended my absolute loyalty to #TeamLoki while our heroic Cap gallantly forgave me and vowed to help me mend my misguided ways (as he saw it!): Continue reading