Thursday, May 1, 2014

Meeting the Original Donald Duck!

Welcome to those of you joining me from A Disney Mom's Thoughts and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Donald Duck. 
Donald is a classic character and a part of the big five with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. You would think that finding Donald would be easy at Walt Disney World, but it isn't. It simply isn't!

Don't get me wrong. Donald CAN be found. However, he is usually in another outfit. For example:

In Epcot's Mexico Pavilion, he can be found with a poncho and a sombrero. 

In the Magic Kingdom's Frontierland, he can be found with his Davy Crockett outfit. In Disney's Animal Kingdom he has his safari gear on.

However, we've never, in 25 plus years of Disney trips, met "classic Donald." Donald is my husband's favorite character and he's always wanted a photo with him in his regular gear.

We had a feeling that the place where it all started, Disneyland, may be able to come through for us. On our second day at Disneyland, we spent the morning at Disney California Adventure Park. We park hopped over to Disneyland Park at dinner time to get to our reservation at Blue Bayou and as soon as we went through the turnstiles, Donald came skipping along holding a little girl's hand. Magical! We were next in line!

Donald spent a lot of time with us. He was a little annoyed that Tom had Mickey on his polo shirt, but he soon got over it.

Looking for your own Donald adventure? At Disneyland, Donald can be found on Main Street USA, and at Paradise Pier in California Adventure. 

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Mamas.

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