TOP 10 “MUST DO” LIST AT DISNEY by Beverly Braunsdorf

Hey guys! Beverly here. Sheila asked me to do a post about my Disney top ten list. I first thought to my self… Pick only ten things? How? After lots of thought I finally made my list and here it is for you guys to read. I hope you enjoy my list, and hopefully I help you put a few new items on your must do list!

10: Monsters Inc. laugh Floor. My daughters love these cute and lovable monsters so when we saw the sign for this show we all knew we had to try it. I am so glad we did; we texted in our joke, (What do you call fake noodles? Impasta! lol I know, so funny!) and they used it in the show…. Warning! After seeing this show, hearing the phrase “that guy” will never be the same… I still smile every time!

9: The Mad Tea Party (the tea cups): So, I don’t know if it is just Disney nostalgia or my own childhood ideas of Disney. My first trip, outside of my childhood imagination, was not until I was 26 years old. You can imagine how many times I would spin the tea cups like crazy in my daydreams, so seeing my kids spin for the first time is something I will remember forever!

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8: Enchanted Tales with Belle: This is an interactive play where you get to be a star alongside Belle! It is an amazing experience especially for any Beauty and the Beast fans.

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7: Ariel’s Grotto (meet and greet): As a child I would watch The Little Mermaid (on VHS mind you) about 5 times everyday… It was, and still is, my favorite Disney movie. I first met Ariel as a princess with her dress and feet and that was all well and good, but when I (yes as a GROWN WOMAN) met Ariel with her fin, tears wailed up in my eyes, and I got butterflies in my tummy and I almost could not speak… It was amazing!!!

6: Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage in Hollywood Studios. This show is what I would imagine and actual Broadway show to be like. It is like being right there in France with Belle, Gaston, Beast and all the enchanted dishes. So cool…a definite must see!

5: Animation Academy: in a tiny little studio ( no kidding, I think it is room for 30 people only) tucked way behind everything in Hollywood Studios is this little gold nugget. This is a 30 min show where an actual Disney animator teaches you the secrets of how to draw Disney characters. So fun! If you have an artist or someone who wants to be an artist in you family, you must not miss this!

4: Pick a Pearl: Located inside a store in the Japan Pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. I cannot begin to explain the excitement of this experience!! My daughters both took part in Pick A Pearl on our last trip… It started off so quiet and simple where you try to pick the perfect oyster from one of these 2 tanks on either side of the counter. After you pick the oyster, the fun begins… They really make a big deal for every single person doing this!! It is so cool… It is less than $20 so if you are at Epcot, don’t miss out!

3: Splash Mountain: Ok, so after reading the rest of my list, you may have gathered that I am not much of a thrill junkie… But man oh man do I LOVE Splash Mountain!!! On our first trip we rode splash mountain about 10 times… And sadly, on our most recent trip, it was closed for refurbishment… So I am excited to ride again on our next trip.

2: The Norway Pavilion. I needed a place showcase Akershus (my favorite Disney Restaurant), Maelstrom (my favorite ride/show in the World Showcase) and the Elsa & Anna Meet and Greet (my favorite Epcot meet and greet)!! So, yes, technically it is not ONE thing, but I am a rebel when it comes to Disney – I do what I want!

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1: Celebrate the Magic/ Wishes/ The Electrical Parade… Looking back, I could have just went with Magic Kingdom after dark, but in sticking with my rebellious side from the previous post, I am going to talk about all 3 right here in my number 1 spot!!! So here goes…I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Celebrate the Magic castle show… It is simply amazing!!! Secondly Wishes, oh how I love Wishes…. So beautiful! And finally, the Electrical Parade… This is so cool… Light up the night with lit parade floats… These 3 things should be on your list if you will be at Magic Kingdom!
Thanks so much for reading my post, and watch for my next post where I post my “Top 10 List for Each Park.” Please leave a comment below if you enjoyed my post. I can’t wait to get some feedback from you guys!!

About My Travel Lobby

My Travel Lobby is a travel agency comprised of 3 passionate travel agents and Disney travel planners: Shane & Sheila Nowell and Beverly Braunsdorf. My Travel Lobby is an affiliate of Magical Moments Vacations, an Earmarked and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agency. We are all graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge. Be sure to read the FAQ page for more information about our services! Be blessed and take some time out for yourself and/or your family! Take a vacation! You will make memories that will last for the rest of your life... Sheila Nowell, Owner/Manager: I am a natural-born planner. I've planned everything I can in life and help others plan their stuff, too. My favorite hobby is traveling. My family and I travel whenever we have the money! My passion, next to God, is DISNEY! I have been 6 times in 12 years and am always planning the next trip... So, it's only natural that I work the best job in the world for me! I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Business Management. I was a Realtor for 12 years prior to becoming a travel agent. I have also worked in"Corporate America" at a Fortune 50 company and for the local public school district. I believe in excellence in everything I do and will do the same for you! I am married to fellow planner, Shane Nowell, and we have 3 children. We currently live in Central Illinois. Beverly Braunsdorf, Team Leader: I love & specialize in Disney Destinations, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, and Au Lani. I am wife to Jeremy and mother of 2 girls. I live in Vidalia, GA. Shane Nowell, Team Support: I am blessed to have a wife who shares my passion for traveling and to be able to share that passion with my customers by helping to book and plan their vacations. I have been to Disney World 8 times and look forward to our next trip in October 2014. I have also been to England and many of the US States, and look forward to traveling more in the future. I work full-time for a Fortune 50 company as a Technical Analyst and assist my wife, Sheila, with all of the bookings, advertising, and more! I'm a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors in Mass Communication.

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