Monday, August 10, 2020

Walk Disney World: Magic Kingdom Spotify Playlist

In honor of my first post on The Magical Adventurers blog which details an at-home walking plan to virtually stroll the streets of the Magic Kingdom at home, I've compiled a playlist to get your fins flipping and your legs jumping and dancing!  

The songs, played in this order, will take you on a 45-50 minute walk starting at the Magic Kingdom Boat Launch, down Main Street USA, and into New Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Adventureland, back to Liberty Square, and through Fantasyland back down to Cinderella Castle and Main Street U.S.A. to the Boat Launch. Add my playlist on Spotify and head over to The Magical Adventurers for directions on your virtual walk! 

Spotify Playlist - Walk Disney World: Magic Kingdom


There is no better way to start your walk than hearing "All Aboard!" from Main Street Station! Be an honorary Mouseketeer as you march down Main Street U.S.A. as you head toward Ariel's Grotto. 
  • Songs: "All Aboard! - From Main Street Station," "Mickey Mouse March," 'Under the Sea."

Breeze past Seven Dwarfs Mine Train into to Tomorrowland to Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. 
  • Songs: "Heigh-Ho," "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"

Make your way toward Liberty Square through the Castle Hub as Queen Elsa herself inspires your journey!
  • Songs: "Into the Unknown"

Head out West to Frontierland to one of my favorite attractions, Country Bear Jamboree, and to Princess Tiana's future home. You're Almost There - half-way through your walk!
  • Songs: "The Bear Band Serenade," "Almost There"

It's all adventure for this next musical trek through Adventureland!
  • Songs:"The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me"

Only one song needed as spooks arrive for the midnight spree and you head to my all-time favorite attraction, The Haunted Mansion:
  • Songs: "Grim Grinning Ghosts"

It's back into Fantasyland with the greatest opening number to any Disney movie and everyone's favorite inspiring ballad from the Princess of Motunui:
  • Songs: "Belle," "How Far I'll Go"

Finish off your walk with a triumphant stroll past the Castle and this empowering song from the 2015 live-action Cinderella...because you are strong!
  • Songs: "Strong"

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Pinnie Mouse Plans! Disney Inspired Planner Layout | Week of July 5, 2020

After years and years of being a part of the planner community, I decided to share my passion for paper craft in my first Plan with Me video. 

For those not familiar with this particular hobby, planning, in this sense, can be described as the intersection of paper media scheduling books/agendas/day journals (a “planner”) and scrapbooking. Styles can range from strictly functional planning with little to no decor all the way to “no white space planning” in which nearly every spot on the page is covered with stickers. Planner enthusiasts often use a mix of decorative and functional stickers, washi tape, ink stamps, pens and simply their own humble handwriting or crafted hand lettering to note, record, remind and remember the day-to-day. Great examples can be found on Instagram by planner masters such as @kellofaplan, @planwithlaken, @athomewithquita, @ajmcgarvey, @neatlyplanned, @nowhitespacestickers.

As for me, my style always includes a bit of Disney magic! Most of the Disney inspired stickers that I use I find on Etsy and other small shop websites. I’ll be highlighting them here and linking to their shops. 

While I’ve used a few different planners over the years I have used consistently and favored The Happy Planner. There are hundreds of styles and layouts (arrangements) offered. Currently I am using the Happy Planner mini vertical Planner Babe for personal planning (which I will highlight here) and the Amy Tangerine classic vertical Happy Planner for work.

Last week I used a weekly kit (pack of stickers designed to be used on a given calendar week which includes a combination of decorative and functional stickers) I had in my stash for months from The Stickery Co. on Etsy. I really enjoyed playing with this fun and vibrant kit and was really pleased with the quality as well the variety included. Will definitely be buying from her again!

Here’s my video! A “plan with me” is exactly like it sounds - I speak very briefly at the beginning and end of the video but most of it is just watching me lay out the stickers on my weekly spread. There are tons of these kinds of videos on YouTube and you can find them by simply searching “plan with me.” The Instagrammers I listed above are a great place to start if you’re curious! 

Hope your days are filled with magic and you have a great big beautiful tomorrow!