Happy 85th Birthday, Goofy!

“Safari” Goofy and us at dinner in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

You look as youthful as ever!  It is hard to believe that you are a young 85 years old.  Making your first appearance on this day in Mickey’s Revue in 1923; and you have been delighting audiences ever since.

Without repeating a lot of information about this lovable, unflappable, always optimistic, anthropomorphic dog, we mostly want to say “Happy Birthday!”

Limited Edition Pins released for Goofy’s 85th birthday. Contains a spinner that depicts Goofy then and now.

If you would like to read our original post from 2 years ago, you can find it here.  We have also included a link to Goofy’s facebook page if you would like to follow his story.

One “Y-Ear” Anniversary

Here it is April 9th, one “y-ear” since our blog post went live.  We wish we could say that all of our social sites were operational and we had thousands of readers and followers.  Unfortunately, life gets in the way of getting much of this done – but never fear, we will accomplish all this and will let you know as soon as it is finished.

Walt Disney World Monorail During the Flower & Garden Festival

Walt Disney World Monorail During the Flower & Garden Festival

We have already had more trips to Walt Disney World than Disneyland, this year.  We never thought that a possibility, but it has shockingly occurred.  Next month we will be in Disneyland for the Tinkerbell 10K, but we have no other immediate plans to get back into a Disney park.

Life goes on and we have had many changes over the past year.  Melvin has officially retired, we sold the house and almost Continue Reading →

Busy Summer & A New Princess

First, we would like to apologize to our reader (whoever you are) for the lack of posts this summer.  It has been a while since our last message, but these couple of months have found us unusually busy and events have taken our time away from visiting anything Disney and writing about our experiences.

Since Melvin is very soon facing mandatory retirement, we have been repairing, cleaning and polishing the house to put it up for sale and we finally turned it over to a realtor on July 14th.  We have had an amazing number of people look at our place; and all have said they really liked it.  We have had a couple of offers, but there were things that made them questionable and so far they haven’t gone through to begin escrow.

In between all this, we have been Continue Reading →



m&dTo those who have come to our new website, we say “Welcome.”  We are brand new to blogging, but we are “old” Disney fans.  Since we have raised our girls and now find ourselves as empty nesters, we are rediscovering all things Disney in a new way.  And with that, we have started this blog site to share our experiences with you, and to hear from you about finding that “Disney Magic.”

The first few posts will be going over some of our past Continue Reading →

Contests and Drawings


We will make this a permanent fixture on the front page, and will update it as we find new contests that become available. The list of link(s) are provided for your convenience and our listing does not imply any warranty, endorsement or sponsorship.  You must read and follow the sponsor’s rules and instructions for entry.  You may be required to sign up for memberships or email lists.

Below are some other contests you may be interested in, listed in order of expiration:

Win a Grand Prize of a 3-night trip to Orlando for 4 people, including airfare, ground transfers, hotel accommodations, 4-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper option to Walt Disney World and a check for $25,000. Or you could win one of 76 daily prizes.  From Freeform Channel.  Expires 12/25/2018.

Win 2 one-day park hopper tickets to Disneyland plus other gift cards from Amazon, Fandango and more!  Sponsored by Sizzler on their Facebook page.  Expires 12/31/2018.

Win one of 5 grand prizes of 4 nights in Orlando for 4 people.  Includes airfare, hotel, rental car, and 8 one-day tickets to either Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Orlando.  Sponsored by VisitOrlando.com.  Expires 1/3/2019.

Win your choice of one of 5 fabulous grand prizes from Disney Vacation Club to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Aulani, a Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream, or a trip to Costa Rica by Adventures by Disney.  Expires 1/9/2019.