I am so excited to welcome Jodi Whisenhunt from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse as our Guest today! Magical Mouse Schoolhouse is a wonderful site that shows how Disney and learning can work together in a fun and magical way! I am so happy that Jodi could Be Our Guest today! Thank you Jodi!
In the heart of Central Florida there exists a World so magical Guests step right into their favorite movies, dance with cartoon Characters, turn with the pages of storybooks and tour exotic lands. It is, in face, the Most Magical Place on Earth! It is Walt Disney World Resort.
I’d like to invite you into this magical place and let you in on a little secret: When you visit Walt Disney World, you learn.
Did you know…
Lifelike Audio-Animatronics are not merely visual enhancements. They are the Characters in a number of shows and attractions at Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad features some 20 of the three-dimensional robotic figures. They fill the scenery and help tell the story of the ramshackle mine town of Tumbleweed. Poor old “Cousin Ed” got caught surprised by the flood that gullywashed the town and can be seen adrift in his bathtub.
You can take the magic home with you and mine for gold in your own neck of the woods.
Did you know…
The icon of Epcot is a big silver golf ball. But if you were to hit it with a golf club, you’d need to stand over one mile tall! This 16 million pound, 183 foot high geodesic sphere measures 165 feet in diameter and encompasses 2.2 million cubic feet of space. It is covered with 11,324 aluminum and plastic-alloy triangles which funnel rainwater away from the surface and route it to the World Showcase lagoon. Inside is Spaceship Earth, a journey through millennia of human innovation and communication, demonstrating how each generation has affected the next from the dawn of recorded time to the 21st century.
You can take the magic home with you and create a unit study from the Egyptian scene. Learn about Egyptian government, architecture and art, and learn to write simple hieroglyphic symbols.
Did you know…
Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Disney’s first interactive 3-D ride, as it is also a game. Wearing special glasses, Guests can actually see the virtual objects they launch as they hit (or miss) targets in five different game booths. Adding 4-D special-effects technology, riders may sense objects whirring past them as they pop out of the 3-D scenes or feel the spray from bursting virtual water balloons.
You can take the magic home with you and build a rubber bouncy ball catapult game reminiscent of the carnival midway games featured in this attraction.
Did you know…
The Dinosaur! ride is housed inside the Dino Institute, a large building toward the rear of DinoLand, USA, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A 40-foot long, 20-foot high exact replica of the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed stands charge by the entrance. The fossil was excavated in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1990, and is named Dino Sue after her discoverer, fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson.
You can take the magic home with you by making your own fossils and going on a dino dig.
Perhaps next time you visit the Most Magical Place on Earth, you’ll have so much fun learning while you play that you may just think of it as the Most Educational Place on Earth, and you’ll remember how much more value there is to visiting Walt Disney World than just a vacation.
Thank you for having me as your Guest today, Nancy!
Today’s Guest feature is by Jodi Whisenhunt, a Disney-devoted veteran homeschooling mom of 3, who owns Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, a place where children and their parents can stretch the walls of the home classroom. Think outside the textbook and discover how Disney IS school. Also on Facebook and Twitter.
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