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


This a permanent fixture to our front page, and we 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 one of two grand prizes to Walt Disney World for 4 people from Fresh Express.  Prize includes hotel, airfare, and 16 park tickets.  Expires 11/30/2019.

Choose your prize from one of 3 options!  The number in your party is determined by which prize you select.  From Disney Destinations.  Expires 12/2/2019.

Football and Disney? What could be better!  Win a Grand Prize trip to Orlando for 4 people for 4 nights to see the NFL’s Pro Bowl and a 2 day trip to any Orlando theme park plus more from VisitOrlando.  Expires 12/13/2019.

Travel to two galaxies far, far away!  Win one of 5 grand prizes for 4 people to Star Wars: Galaxy Edge in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World from Southwest Airlines. This contest is in 2 phases.  First expires on September 30, 2019.  The second expires on December 31, 2019.

Win a 4 night trip for 4 people to your choice of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or Sea World from VisitOrlando.com.  Prize includes airfare, hotel, and 8 tickets to the park of your choice.  Expires 1/3/2020.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes.  Too many to list here from Ziplock.  There are weekly and monthly drawings with entries allowed until June, 2020.  Be sure to read the rules carefully.  Expires 6/30/2020.