Today is Hop A Park Day. A day for you to visit and check out what is going on in the parks in your area. So naturally, the first thing I think of are park hopper passes to Walt Disney World. If you’ve never used park hoppers, they are awesome; you can do all four parks in one day (well you can do some things at all four parks in one day). We have done just that several times starting at Animal Kingdom in the morning, over to Magic Kingdom in the mid-day, EPCOT in the afternoon and Hollywood Studios in the evening. That is bus to AK, bus to MK, monorail to EPCOT and boat to DHS. Try it sometime to focus on one or two things at each park. It’s fun.
This is International Cherry Pit Spitting Day. This is a serious event, held on this date each year in Michigan. The champion for 2012 was Ron Matt from Chicago, IL. Ron spat his pit 69 feet. Second was Rick Krause from Dimondale, Michigan who spat his pit 61 feet 2 inches. Go to the Magic Kingdom and ride the Magic Carpet Ride. Look out for those camels… they spit.
Today is International Kissing Day. Find a Photopass photographer; pucker up and save it for posterity. It’s fun and you’ll embarrass your kids. We did.
1918: Sebastian Cabot was born in London, England. Cabot was most famous as Mr. French on Family Affair but he has a fine Disney pedigree. Cabot was the narrator of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too and The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. Cabot was also Bagheera in The Jungle Book and Sir Eric in The Sword in the Stone. This one is simple enough for Pooh to figure out, ride the Pooh ride at The Magic Kingdom.
Ned Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky on this day in 1937. Beatty, an actor with quite a long work record, is also the voice of Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear in Toy Story 3; A round of Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios for everyone.
1951: Geoffrey Rush was born in Queensland, Australia. Rush has played Captain Barbossa in all four Pirates of the Caribbean films. Rush also voiced Nigel the Pelican in Finding Nemo and has won a Tony (Exit the King), an Emmy (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) and an Oscar (Shine). Ride Pirates of the Caribbean at The Magic Kingdom, yep, he did voice work for that too.
1747: John Paul Jones was born. Jones was a naval hero in the Revolutionary War (“I have not yet begun to fight.”) Visit Liberty Square and perhaps focus on the Columbia Harbor House, which has a maritime focus.
1945: Holy sidekick, it’s Robin’s birthday. Burt Ward, Robin on the 1960’s Batman TV show was born on this date. Visit the “Partners” statue at The Magic Kingdom, Walt and his sidekick, Mickey.
1978: Twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry were born. They starred in Sister, Sister, Twitches and Twitches Too. The ladies have also starred in their own reality series in which Tia shares the trials and joys of her pregnancy. Go to the twin Dumbo rides at The Magic Kingdom and ride them twice.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.