Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 9, 2013: Top Spinning Day, Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day, Leif Erikson Day, John Lennon and Peter Docter.

Today is International Top Spinning Day. Let’s go for a spin. Okay. I’ll move on now. You could ride any number of spinning rides at Walt Disney World. How about Dumbo?

Today is National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day. If you worked at EPCOT, your Teddy Bear would be at work, Duffy Bear. Go see Duffy and get a hug.

Today is Leif Erikson Day. The great Viking explorer travelled across the northern Atlantic Ocean and was probably the first European to reach the new world. He called his discovery Vinland. Go to Norway in EPCOT and be sure to tell them that Vikings Rock.

Speaking of rock, John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. The Beatles changed the face of music permanently. In 1965 Walt Disney met with Brian Epstein to discuss the Beatles performing songs for The Jungle Book. Walt ended up using similarly sounding voices for the vultures in the movie. In 1974, John signed the papers that ended The Beatles at Walt Disney World at the Polynesian Village Hotel. While we’re at EPCOT, lets visit the British Pavilion and enjoy the British Revolution.

One of the Pixar greats, Peter Docter was born in 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Docter was the third animator added at Pixar and the tenth person hired by the company. Docter has directed Monsters, Inc. and Up, worked on Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, Cars and Wall-E and contributed voices for Up, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc. Just go to Hollywood Studios and do the whole Pixar Place thing.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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