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.


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas pose with their children, Dylan (left), age 10, and Carys (right), age 7, on Nov. 24, 2010, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Epcot theme park Christmas tree in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18. … Continue reading "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas"
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The Walt Disney World Moms Panel and Celebrity Guests Star in New Vacation Planning Videos

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Panelists and Celebrity Moms Provide Behind-the-Scenes Look At Park Attractions and Share Favorite Travel Tips LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (November 16, 2010) /PRNewswire/ – Need suggestions on how to plan an unforgettable family getaway? Look no further than the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Disney’s 43 park-savvy parents have released a new set of online … Continue reading "The Walt Disney World Moms Panel and Celebrity Guests Star in New Vacation Planning Videos"
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Disney, Gowalla Deliver the Magic of Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, In a New Way

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Gowalla’s Unique Product Features Inspire Visitors To Experience Disney Parks Like Never Before GLENDALE, Calif.(Nov. 18, 2010) – In its first foray into location services, Disney Parks has teamed up with Gowalla – the social network that inspires people to keep up with friends and share the places they go – to provide park-goers a … Continue reading "Disney, Gowalla Deliver the Magic of Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, In a New Way"
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Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian

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Each year, the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa hosts a magnificently festive creation — a 16-foot-tall gingerbread house baked with 1,050 pounds of honey that takes more than 160 hours to decorate. I had the chance to see the house the other day as it was near completion. Here are some photos … Continue reading "Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian"
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Walt Disney World Resort Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive with ‘Cuddliest Christmas Tree’ Featuring 1,200 Stuffed ‘Duffy’ Bears

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2010) – Walt Disney World Resort launched its annual Toys for Tots collection drive today with a little help from Duffy the Disney Bear and his pals Mickey and Minnie, creating the “Cuddliest Christmas Tree,” a 20-foot-high, 10-foot-wide Christmas tree made of 1,200 stuffed Duffy bears. Topping the “Cuddliest … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Resort Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive with ‘Cuddliest Christmas Tree’ Featuring 1,200 Stuffed ‘Duffy’ Bears"
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Holiday Decorations around Epcot

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I made a short trip to the World this past weekend (Nov. 12-14), mostly for the end of the Food & Wine Festival. I couldn’t help but notice, however, that Christmas decorations are popping up all over. Here are some of the more prominent holiday displays I noticed as I wandered around the park. Starting … Continue reading "Holiday Decorations around Epcot"
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AquaDuck Water Coaster on the Disney Dream

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Disney Cruise Line introduces a cruise industry innovation on the Disney Dream with the debut of AquaDuck, the first-ever shipboard water coaster. Guests aboard the new Disney Dream can get swept away on the exhilarating high-speed flume ride which features twists, turns, drops, acceleration and river rapids. Stretching 765 feet in length and spanning four … Continue reading "AquaDuck Water Coaster on the Disney Dream"
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Enjoy a D-Lightful Yuletide Season With Disney Institute Holiday Tours

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — With the holidays just around the corner, Disney Institute is offering guests of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the opportunity to go behind the scenes of celebrations at various theme parks. Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights, both led by seasoned Disney … Continue reading "Enjoy a D-Lightful Yuletide Season With Disney Institute Holiday Tours"
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Chris DiMarco and Golf Channel Contestant Mike Perez Join Celebrity Golfers Competing in PGA TOUR Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney

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DiMarco and Perez enter as sponsor’s exemptions; NBA Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Rays players Carlos Pena and James Shields, and former World Series champions A.J. Pierzynski and Aaron Rowand headline celebrity pro-am LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Three-time PGA TOUR winner and Orlando resident Chris DiMarco and Golf Channel’s Big Break Disney … Continue reading "Chris DiMarco and Golf Channel Contestant Mike Perez Join Celebrity Golfers Competing in PGA TOUR Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney"
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