TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Disney Adventures, Old and New!

Happy Wednesday Main Streeters! This week is an extra busy one, and next week will be the same, I have so much to tell you about! Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Busy is good, I always tell myself that. I’d rather have things to do than not, and lately it’s been go, go, go! Last week, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts began, and Disney invited me to check out a preview of the food and listen to what this years festival is going to be about. How cool is that? The Festival of the Arts is bigger and better this year, and the fun food choices are awesome. I’ve been TRYING to stay on a health kick for the new year, but wouldn’t you know it….. they had cheesecake to sample. Hey, it’s research, I had to try it! I’m a picky eater, and they had a lot of fancy foods that I simply won’t even try, so I just asked others what they thought, for the greater good of reporting the scoop. Seafood is on my “never do” list, it has been since I was a little girl. But the food was a hit with the crowd, so was the itinerary. Disney put out even more merchandise this year, so that’s a good thing too! If you get a chance to check out the Festival of the Arts, do so! Don’t forget to try the “deconstructed strawberry cheesecake” while you’re there! Later that evening, we had media tickets to go cover Marvel Universe Live at the Amway Center in Orlando. It was a full day for sure. The show was fun and my kiddos enjoyed it for sure. They got a kick out of the fact that our social media pics made it up on the big screen, I’ll share one below. Yes, I found a Loki banner and had to take a picture with it! No shame!

On Saturday, we did some LuLaRoe work at home, then headed out for a bit and went to Animal Kingdom. I realized that I hadn’t been there since the summertime, so I figured it would be a good outing. The weather was chilly here on Saturday, so we actually wore heavy coats again to the park. Even though it was cold, we did stay to watch Rivers of Light. I absolutely love that show, the music, the lotus flowers…. it’s fantastic. I”m so glad we went. Sunday we had more work to do at home, but in the afternoon we went over to the Magic Kingdom to meet my friend and staffer Erika and her friends. It was her birthday so I wanted to make sure we made it there for her. Even though it was her day, she made me some beautiful custom TMSM mouse ears. They’re awesome. She does great work, her shop is called Imagineering Emporium if you’d like something for yourself too!

So, it’s a new week and we have so much to do. This afternoon I had a media event at Epcot to attend, lots of good food and info! I have to get my dogs shots updated tomorrow because he’s going to spend the weekend at the doggie hotel at Disney. Why? Because Disney is hosting us on the Disney Dream this weekend. I’m SO excited. I have never been on a Disney cruise before, so this is a new adventure for me and my family. You’ll have to watch TMSM’s facebook page and Instagram this weekend for coverage. I want to do a good job, so I’ll be getting as much info as possible. I can’t wait to share this experience with you this weekend. On that note, I’m going to wrap up this weeks blog. Thank you all so very much for following along with me every week. I don’t take my job for granted one bit, and having you all on board means so much to me. Thanks, you’re the best. Until next week, sending you lots of love, blessings and pixie dust. See ya real soon! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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