Sunday, November 2, 2014

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Fire

Normally, I don't pay too much attention to the sensational news out of Disney World.  However,  last night I was there,  so I know it's true.  Apparently,  a firework from Wishes landed on the exterior of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride and set it on fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished,  but the ride was closed for nearly two hours.  It reopened shortly after midnight,  which was when my family and I rode for the first time.  It was well worth the wait; we loved it! The fire doesn't seem to have done any major damage, but I suspect there will be some changes for fireworks on windy nights.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

El Dia de los Muertos at EPCOT

Have you ever been at EPCOT on November 1st or 2nd? These two days are part of a Mexican celebration called El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. As mentioned at EPCOT, "The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember relatives who have died." While the Mexico Pavilion doesn't have any special events to mark this holiday, they do have a lot of fun merchandise to decorate your home with. Here are a few of my favorites.
Painted skulls, t-shirts, books and much more.
I love these large, skull-shaped pillows. 
They have fantastic floral embroidery reminiscent of sugar skulls.
These square pillow cases are also cool. I especially like the ball fringe.
Can you imagine wearing skulls on your shoes? Well you can with these ShWings. Bean has some that are actual pink wings and she loves them. They are very easy to put on shoe laces and can definitely add a bit of fun to some boring shoes.