Year In Review 2020

2020 has come to a close. Whew!

We had a lot to worry about this past year. Many of us on the team wondered if it was “right” to be talking Disney when the world around us was experiencing so much pain.

Then we realized something. The few minutes we “wasted” on Disney fluff were essential to helping us tackle the hard stuff that we encountered throughout the rest of the day. Our hobby – with its weekly dose of escapism – actually helped us help others.

Today we look back on the 52 “POP IN Photos of the Week” that we shared in our newsletter in 2020. Each one represents hope and reminds us that everything we love about Disney is still there and waiting for us when we are ready to return.

Hang in there, friends. “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, just a dream away.”

From the January 6 Newsletter – Emperor Charles V at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion in the World Showcase
From the January 13 Newsletter – Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life
From the January 20 Newsletter – Rex watches over the Slinky Dog Dash attraction at Hollywood Studios
From the January 27 Newsletter – The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at the Magic Kingdom
From the February 3 Newsletter – The queue for the Haunted Mansion is never boring
From the February 10 Newsletter – R2 droids at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
From the February 17 Newsletter – The Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents
From the February 24 Newsletter – The entrance to Epcot during the Festival of the Arts
From the March 2 Newsletter – View from the Liberty Belle riverboat
From the March 9 Newsletter – Inside it’s a small world
From the March 16 Newsletter – Shopping at World of Disney at Disney Springs
From the March 23 Newsletter – Chip parades through the Magic Kingdom
From the March 30 Newsletter – Stormtroopers inside of Rise of the Resistance
From the April 6 Newsletter – Security staff raising the American flag inside an empty Magic Kingdom park at the start of the COVID pandemic (photo courtesy of Disney)
From the April 13 Newsletter – Remembering the calm waters at Epcot’s Living With The Land
From the April 20 Newsletter – Tick Tock Croc
From the April 27 Newsletter – Topiaries from the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival
From the May 4 Newsletter – A First Order TIE Echelon
From the May 11 Newsletter – The Animal Kingdom’s Discovery River
From the May 18 Newsletter – When we were missing Disney a good castle shot got us through. This one was from 2019.
From the May 25 Newsletter – When cooking at home became frustrated, we dreamed about our favorite quick-service restaurants at the Magic Kingdom like Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square.
From the June 1 Newsletter – A virtual trip on the Kilimanjaro Safari happened more than once.
From the June 8 Newsletter – Hollywood Studios Chinese Theater, now the home of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
From the June 15 Newsletter – Hollywood Studio’s Slinky Dog Dash rollercoaster
From the June 22 Newsletter – Epcot’s Japan Pavilion at the World Showcase
From the June 29 Newsletter – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
From the July 6 Newsletter – Glasshouse balloons
From the July 13 Newsletter – Mickey gets ready for the July 11 reopening of the Magic Kingdom (Photo Courtesy of Disney/Kent Phillips, photographer)
From the July 13 Newsletter – A lovely nighttime view of Pandora (Photo by Brett Svenson, Disney Photo Snapper)
From the July 20 Newsletter – Cinderella Castle’s new paint job (Photo by Brett Svenson, Disney Photo Snapper)
From the August 3 Newsletter – A new baby mandrill born on July 25 clings to its mom (photo courtesy of Disney)
From the August 10 Newsletter – Inside the iconic Contemporary Resort (Photo by Brett Svenson, Disney Photo Snapper)
From the August 17 Newsletter – For the MLS is Back Tournament, the castle temporarily lights up in the team colors of the Orlando City Soccer Club and the Portland Timbers (Photo Courtesy of Disney)
From the August 24 Newsletter – Toy Story Land’s Alien Swirling Saucers
From the August 31 Newsletter – August means the start of Halloween at the Magic Kingdom (photo courtesy of Disney)
From the September 7 Newsletter – One of Hollywood Studios scarier attractions, Dinosaur
From the September 14 Newsletter – The photogenic Dolphin Hotel located on The BoardWalk
From the September 21 Newsletter – Onboard the Gran Fiesta Tour at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion
From the September 28 Newsletter – Three rhinos were expecting this year (photo courtesy of Disney)
From the October 5 Newsletter – Beast’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom
From the October 12 Newsletter – Cinderella Castle
From the October 19 Newsletter – The Haunted Mansion (Photo Courtesy of Disney)
From the October 26 Newsletter – The Hollywood Tower of Terror (Photo Courtesy of Disney)
From the November 2 Newsletter – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Spaceship Earth (Photo Courtesy of Disney/David Roark, photographer)
From the November 9 Newsletter – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse sail down the Animal Kingdom’s Discovery River (Photo Courtesy of Disney/Kent Phillips, photographer)
From the November 16 Newsletter – Minnie and Mickey both celebrated 92nd birthdays on Nov. 18, 2020
From the November 23 Newsletter – The 2020 Christmas Tree Stroll
From the November 30 Newsletter – Rainbows without rain = Pure Disney
From the December 7 Newsletter – Cinderella Castle at the holidays (Photo Courtesy of Disney/Kent Phillips, photographer)
From the December 14 Newsletter – Two recently born Masai giraffe calves join the herd. (Photo Courtesy of Disney/David Roark, photographer)
From the December 21 Newsletter – A Disney cast member performs a backstage inspection of the Electrical Water Pageant. (Photo Courtesy of Disney/Matt Stroshane, photographer)
From the December 28 Newsletter – On the day after Christmas, Mickey and Minnie wave to fans in front of EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion.

With 2021 just around the corner, we’re looking forward to another year of taking quick trips to Disney with you. Subscribe to our newsletter so you’ll be the first to see our Photo of the Week, Quote of the Week, and Good News.

Happy New Year, and…

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