Where’s my Popcorn: How to make Walt’s Ostrich Hat

For D23 Destination D in 2016 I knew I wanted to make something fun to wear that only deep fans of Disney history would get. For a few years I have been marveling over the odd phenomenon of the ever present ostrich feather fedora hat seen in tourist pictures and on Walt Disney himself from the 1960s – 1970s. Being a fairly easy craft I … Continue reading Where’s my Popcorn: How to make Walt’s Ostrich Hat

ABD Backstage Magic: Day 4 (part 1)

What a day! Opening and closing Disneyland on your first full day there is a bit much, both emotionally and physically taxing, and not for the faint of heart. This was close second for my favorite day, with so much pack in I think I might have to split it into three or four posts! This was one of the first times we had more free time so I’ll keep the focus on the Adventures By Disney tour, trust me there is more than plenty. Are you ready for a whole day at Disneyland? Allons-y. Continue reading “ABD Backstage Magic: Day 4 (part 1)”

ABD Backstage Magic: Day 2

Day two, our first day from start to finish on the tour. Luckily the time change was still in our favor and we were able to get up for the breakfast in our hotel (an achievement). It is nice to always know where your meals are coming from on a vacation and not having to think about it. Waking up late we had to have our day bag packed for whatever the first half of the day had in store. Part of doing a planning trip is to give up knowing what it always going to happen, and more so trusting that the tour will still satisfy you. Continue reading “ABD Backstage Magic: Day 2”