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.


Davis Love III wins 2008 PGA TOUR event at Walt Disney World Resort

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Davis Love III poses with Mickey Mouse and the champion’s trophy Nov. 9, 2008 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., following his PGA TOUR victory in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart. Love shot a final round 8-under on Disney’s Magnolia Course, and finished the tournament … Continue reading "Davis Love III wins 2008 PGA TOUR event at Walt Disney World Resort"
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Walt Disney World Vacation Package Savings in 2009!

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An Affordable Special Offer Lets Guests Buy 4 Nights and Get 3 Nights Free LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The new year will bring new ways for guests to celebrate their special occasions with family and friends at Walt Disney World Resort – and special savings that make a Disney vacation even more affordable. Guests … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Vacation Package Savings in 2009!"
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Disney Chef Wins Culinary Professional of the Year in National Competition

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2008 – Several Walt Disney World Cast Members were among the top hospitality-industry professionals to receive honors for outstanding culinary achievements in the annual Santé Restaurant Awards presented by Santé, a magazine for restaurant professionals. As the only peer-judged restaurant and hospitality competition in North America, the awards program … Continue reading "Disney Chef Wins Culinary Professional of the Year in National Competition"
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Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art, On-Site Health and Wellness Center

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Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art, On-Site Health and Wellness Center Provides Additional Resources to Help Walt Disney World Cast Members Lead Healthier Lives Center for Living Well is “one-stop shop” for primary medical care for as many as 40,000 benefits-eligible Cast Members and their families Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Oct. 15, 2008 – Hundreds of Walt … Continue reading "Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art, On-Site Health and Wellness Center"
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Disney Outlines Growth Strategy for Sports Business

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Changes to benefit guests, the community and business LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With the sports tourism industry expanding by $200 million last year, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex outlined plans to further grow its business and bring new visitors to Central Florida. The strategy includes plans to expand facilities, enhance existing events, diversify … Continue reading "Disney Outlines Growth Strategy for Sports Business"
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Expanded Fireworks Illuminate Walt Disney World Resort During New Year’s Celebration

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A kaleidoscope of colors and elaborate light displays will decorate the skies on the final night of 2008 at Walt Disney World Resort. Dazzling fireworks showers, live entertainment and extended park hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom on Dec. 31 make it a popular spot to ring in the new year. … Continue reading "Expanded Fireworks Illuminate Walt Disney World Resort During New Year’s Celebration"
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This Year’s ABC Super Soap Weekend the Last!

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Cameron Mathison Headlines ABC-SOAPNet Super Soap Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Thorsten Kaye, Erika Slezak and Jason Thompson Join the Event This year’s event marks the last in Orlando as ABC’s Daytime Division embarks on the 2009 Soap Nation Tour, a collection of nationwide initiatives designed to interact with fans more often on a year-round … Continue reading "This Year’s ABC Super Soap Weekend the Last!"
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CULINARY GREATS — Bocuse d’Or USA Semifinal Competition at Walt Disney World — Sept. 26, 2008

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Disney Chefs present an elaborate fish dish, Sept. 26, 2008, created by Chef Richard Rosendale of Rosendales in Columbus, Ohio, during the Bocuse d’Or USA semifinal competition held during the launch of the 13th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The legendary Chef Paul Bocuse (right) and sole female Bocuse d’Or International winner — … Continue reading "CULINARY GREATS — Bocuse d’Or USA Semifinal Competition at Walt Disney World — Sept. 26, 2008"
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Disney’s Favorite Pixie, Tinker Bell, Introduces Magic Kingdom Guests to Her New Fairy Friends

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — To celebrate the animated film “Tinker Bell,” Disney’s most famous fairy and four of her best friends are featured in a meet-and-greet experience in Mickey’s Toontown Fair at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. To meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends, guests enter a magical forest called “Pixie … Continue reading "Disney’s Favorite Pixie, Tinker Bell, Introduces Magic Kingdom Guests to Her New Fairy Friends"
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What’s all the Hoopla (HOOPLA!) about?

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by Emily Owens-Pickle In 2006 I embarked on what has been and will be the adventure of my life… marriage. True, it is not a trip for everyone and I might not have made the journey myself except that I lucked out in my choice of partner — laid-back, hard-working, and awfully cute, one of … Continue reading "What’s all the Hoopla (HOOPLA!) about?"
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