When it was announced that the characters of Up were no longer going to be on the regular schedule of character meet and greets I got a little sad.  I really enjoyed meeting them and they are a great fit in the Animal Kingdom.

We had the luxury of meeting them when they had a spot in ‘The Magic of Disney Animation’.  They were fun to interact with.  Joe and I spent quite a bit of time bantering with them when I was pregnant.  Dug took quite a shine to me and even tried to follow us home.

Scrapbooking Tip: Use different fonts.  There are a lot of free fonts sites.  My favorite is fontspace.com.  In these pages I used ‘Disney Print’ and ‘Chalkduster’.

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout by Mary - Pixar Up Meet and Greet with Kevin, Dug, and Mr. Fredrickson

Then I started thinking of other things that are no longer there.  It’s one of those things where you miss what they took away but understand that they have to do that to bring you a little more.  Here are some of my favorites that you can no longer find:

  1. The ‘Fake’ Beatles – On every trip we would sit in Epcot’s England pavilion garden and listen to the music of the Beatles by British Invasion.  I like the new British Experience band but I miss those days sitting there with my husband when we were still just dating.
  2. The Muppet Mobile Lab – We lucked into seeing this and loved how they interacted with the crowds.  I hope they continue working on this technology and we see more of them in the parks some day.
  3. Main Street Theatre – Before the princesses and the mouse there was a quiet area in the back of the theatre to be explored.  There was a move theatre running old cartoons and a few cut outs to have your photo taken with.  We loved going back there to get away from the heat of summer and a little peach from the bustle from the park.
  4. Tollhouse Jr. Chef – I am so glad we got to experience this before it went away.  It was in Epcot’s Land Pavilion and it allowed young children to make chocolate chip cookies in a magic oven.  The kids loved it!

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout by Mary - British Invasion, Mobile Muppet Lab, Buzz Lightyear Photo Op, and Toll House Cookies

Scrapbooking Tip: Use opacity to make papers blend into your background.  In this case the olive paper on top was a bit to bright and stuck out.  I changed the opacity to 50% and it now blends beautifully with the brown background.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I brought back a couple of your memories of past experiences and inspired you to capture them in your albums.

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