The Mousy Mindboggler – April 2016

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you’ll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it’s a word game, sometimes it’s a riddle, sometimes it’s some other brain-teasing challenge — but it’s always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as “dzneynut” around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way — by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to last month’s crossword puzzle:

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We received 58 correct responses. All of you knew that the last attraction that Walt Disney personally supervised before his passing in 1966 was the Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland. To many guests’ surprise when Walt Disney World opened in 1971, there was no Pirates attraction to be found! Incredibly, Disney felt that there would be little interest in an attraction concerning marauding pirates in the Caribbean because of the proximity of this area to the Florida coast. To meet the demands of early guests, a Pirates attraction was quickly created based on the Disneyland version. It opened in 1973, exactly seven years after Walt’s passing.

The winner of a Stitch pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Angela P. of Jacksboro, TN.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance!

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be, “This Month in Disney History, April.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of April. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

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The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you’d like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to [email protected].

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 15, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late May.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at [email protected].

Thanks!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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