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Countdown to the Weekend: 4/13/2012

Happy Birthday to my mom and sister today! Woot!

What are you up to this weekend? James and I will be heading to Carnegie Hall tomorrow afternoon to see “Jim Henson’s Musical World“. It’s an hour concert with New York Pops, host John Tartaglia, and several puppeteers. So I’m sure you can guess what Muppet Monday will be about in a few days!

In keeping with Animal Kingdom Appreciation month, I am proud to say there were a HUGE amount of AK posts this week. Get ready!

+ Those Disney Hipsters have done it again with a mix of music from around AK. This was one of my go-to posts this week for sure.
+ A look at the Wildlife Express train in AK from Ryan at Main Street Gazette. (One of the few attractions I did not mention in my big 3-part series from this week.)
+ Joanna aka @goddessofmath does a great rundown of her time in AK… in the rain. That’s dedication!
+ Insta-pics live from Animal Kingdom, where Melissa from Makin’ Memories has been vacationing this week!
+ Brian from Touring Plans takes a look at the Safari at different points of the day!
+ DisSavvy at WDW Guru writes about my mom’s favorite live show, Festival of the Lion King.
+ Beth went from thinking of AK as a half-day park to a full-day! Isn’t that exciting? Check out her History of Africa at Pursuing the Magic.
+ Sarah from Running at Disney joins in Animal Kingdom Appreciation fun by sharing her experience running the Disney Halloween 5K through AK!

Nothing puts a smile on my face like reading about Animal Kingdom especially during its birthday month!

Next up, a few of the other stories that helped me pass the time this week:

+ Jeff of MiceChat talks about one of my favorite attractions, MuppetVision 3D.
+ Tracy & Melissa from Mouse on the Mind went on the segway tour & lived to tell the tale. What did they think?
+ The folks at Designing Disney celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 20th anniversary!
+ Eating WDW helped me start a shopping list for my October trip to WDW. (Thanks a lot guys… I definitely need those drinking gloves.)
+ I was put into even more of a shopping mood (dangerous!) with DVCMom’s post about the Minnie merchance in TrenD. One of my favorite stores in WDW!

Whew! Happy reading everyone!

Hope you have a great weekend! And thanks for the comments this week… I really appreciate it!

About Estelle Hallick

Estelle is a Disney enthusiast with a soft spot for Muppets, theatre, and small details. She thinks Animal Kingdom is a full day park, the BoardWalk feels like home, and nothing is better than watching Illuminations. When she's not writing about Disney, she enjoys hanging out with her cat and her husband, having adventures in Queens, New York. She can also be found geeking out over books at Rather Be Reading Blog.

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