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Wandering the World 1/2/07

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Journey back to the early 1980s… As we ring in the New Year, Tom McPherson takes us to an earlier time in Disney's history — these photos were taken from 1982 through 1984. He notes: "The children in the pictures are our daughter, Heather, and our son, Craig. The kids have grown up and WDW … Continue reading "Wandering the World 1/2/07"
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Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

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Introduction | Attraction | Touring Tips | Kids and Characters | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts INTRODUCTION There is only one symbol that springs to mind when you think of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World — Cinderella Castle. You know you are truly someplace magical when you spy that beautiful structure looming … Continue reading "Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom"
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Spaceship Earth Epcot

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INTRODUCTION "Journey with us now to the dawn of recorded time…" You can't miss it! The shimmering geosphere that houses Spaceship Earth is visible from the road before you even get to the parking lot. Spaceship Earth is the story of communications throughout the ages — where we have been and where we are going. … Continue reading "Spaceship Earth Epcot"
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Shakespeare in the House: The Music of Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

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by Al Krombach AllEars® Guest Columnist Feature Article This article appeared in the November 17, 2015 Issue #843 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. "Our guests don't go out of … Continue reading "Shakespeare in the House: The Music of Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion"
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WDW Chronicles: WDW’s First Mickey Mouse Friend

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the September 17, 2013 Issue #730 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. There is only one Mickey Mouse. In … Continue reading "WDW Chronicles: WDW’s First Mickey Mouse Friend"
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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Jungle Jingle Cruise

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the December 17, 2013 Issue #743 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. During the last decade, Walt Disney World … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Chronicles: Jungle Jingle Cruise"
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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Cinderella Castle

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the April 15, 2014 Issue #760 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. Unofficially, in surveys taken by The Walt … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Chronicles: Cinderella Castle"
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News Around the World

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the January 15, 2013 Issue #695 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. (EDITOR'S NOTE: On this day in 1975, … Continue reading "News Around the World"
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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue

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Almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is the distinctive "Partners" statue in the Hub just in front of the castle's elaborate entrance. Guests from around the world have taken photos of this statue from every angle every hour of the day. Ironically, while he was alive, Walt Disney was extremely adamant that he never wanted a statue of him made and certainly not one that would be placed in his theme park. His widow, Lillian, continued to respect his wishes for decades after his passing. So, what is the story behind this striking statue and how did it end up at Walt Disney World?
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WDW Chronicles: Year One – Walt’s Dream Come True

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the November 15, 2011 Issue #634 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Thanksgiving weekend November 1971 was a historic moment at Walt Disney World, demonstrating beyond a doubt that the new vacation kingdom was a success. The media had dubbed the October opening of the … Continue reading "WDW Chronicles: Year One – Walt’s Dream Come True"
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