From time to time, I enjoy opening HoosierDisneyGuy up to guest bloggers. I am very excited for everyone to read this post from my good friend Dolly Rettig. Enjoy!!
When my friend Jason asked me to be a guest blogger for his HoosierDisneyGuy blog, I was ecstatic! But, seeing as I’m no longer a Hoosier (I live on the West Side of Cincinnati though, so close), and I’m not a guy (proudly female from birth ), I feel like I need to at least pay homage to the roots of the HoosierDisneyGuy blog for my first couple of posts.
So, here are some of my favorite “Indiana” themed Disney moments, attractions and stuff…(in no particular order)
1. Indiana Sports at Walt Disney World
Back in 2009, when the Colts won the Super Bowl, Indianapolis citizens were beyond thrilled. The whole city had “Backed the Blue” for an entire season. And, as one of the more beloved teams in the NFL, the entire nation was excited when they uttered those famous words, “We’re going to Disney World!” in one of the most well-known advertising campaigns in the country.
This year, when the Pacers went to the playoffs in Orlando, they had some time to celebrate their Guard, Paul George’s 22nd birthday at Walt Disney World. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_magic/2012/05/indiana-players-visit-disney-world-during-day-off.html
2. Mickey Head Crop Circles
A couple of years ago, a family with a farm located in Central Indiana responded to their need for more Disney in their lives by creating a Mickey-themed “crop circle” in one of their fields. Featured in the Disney Parks Blog, in October 2011, these Hoosiers really know how to show their passion for the mouse!
3. Indiana Jones
So, okay, it’s not exactly Hoosier, but who can talk about Indiana in Disney without mentioning the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular in Hollywood Studios or the Indiana Jones Adventure in the Disneyland park? And, how can we forget the lovely little scene played out in the Great Movie Ride. As a kid, that scene scared me half to death.
4. Back Home in Indiana
But, my favorite Hoosier moment in the whole World will always be the Voices of Liberty giving voice to their version of Back Home in Indiana. The first time I heard this live, I had just moved to Indianapolis. I was still in the early stages of living in a strange place away from my family and friends, and I was uncomfortable when anyone would ask me, “Where are you from?” When I stood outside of the American Adventure and listened to the Voices of Liberty sing this beautiful song, I felt, for the first time, that I could call Indiana home. It was a great feeling and one that I cherish even now that I am “back home” in Cincinnati.
So, what are your favorite Hoosier moments in Disney? I’m sure I missed something. Next time I post, I’ll talk about my favorite “guy” things at Disney, a very long list! Until then, have a magical day!