Gary hails from Canada and he’s a lifelong Disney fan. In the 1950s he watched the original Mickey Mouse Club and The Wonderful World of Disney on a snowy old black-and-white television. Gary was mesmerized by the Disneyland that Walt introduced to the world during those Sunday night shows! In 1977 he took his young family to Walt Disney World for the first time and suddenly that Disney magic he experienced as a child was rekindled. Since then Gary and his wife Carol have enjoyed about 70 trips to Walt Disney World, 11 trips to Disneyland and 11 Disney Cruises.


Dayton Disneyana 2018

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Dayton Disneyana is one of our favourite annual events. It has something for each of us to enjoy . . . Carol loves to browse through the collectibles offered for sale, then spend time trading Disney pins. I enjoy the seminars; there are always entertaining and knowledgeable Disney speakers with plenty of Disney ‘insider information’ … Continue reading "Dayton Disneyana 2018"
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A Path Less Traveled

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At Disney's Animal Kingdom, 'A Path Less Traveled' is a tour being offered for a limited time as part of the park's 20th Anniversary celebration. The tour combines the best elements from a few 'behind the scenes' tours.
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Disney Magic Can Sometimes Span The Globe

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A few months ago I heard my computer sound a ding! When I looked to see what had caused the alert I discovered that a stranger from Brazil was trying to contact me on Facebook Messenger. “Hmm,” I thought, “I wonder what this is all about.” Then I remembered a nice Brazilian couple Carol and … Continue reading "Disney Magic Can Sometimes Span The Globe"
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Disney’s Wild Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is going to celebrate its 20th birthday on Earth Day, April 22, 2018 and Carol and I are planning to be there to join in the festivities. As Carol started making plans for the trip I spent a few minutes reflecting on our first visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It … Continue reading "Disney’s Wild Animal Kingdom"
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Do Hippos Like Country Music?

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In November 2003 Carol and I were exploring one of the little side trails that surround the Tree of Life on Discovery Island when we spotted a cast member tossing fish to one of the saddle-billed storks. Every time the stork stepped onto a small square of plywood on the ground inside the fence he … Continue reading "Do Hippos Like Country Music?"
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Caring For Giants At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Last August Carol took her annual ‘solo’ trip to Walt Disney World to attend the yearly EPCOT Pin Event. When she got home she couldn’t stop raving about the backstage tour that she and her friend Carrie had taken. They signed up for the “Caring For Giants” tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and spent an … Continue reading "Caring For Giants At Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Touring Walt Disney’s Hollywood

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Last month, just before Christmas, Carol and I were in California enjoying ourselves at Disneyland. When the weekend rolled around we knew the parks would be very busy . . . much busier than we like! What else could we do Saturday and Sunday? We had tickets for a D23 event at Walt Disney Studios … Continue reading "Touring Walt Disney’s Hollywood"
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EPCOT Food & Wine Festival — A Timeline

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Last year at the annual EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Carol and I discovered a little hidden treat, a pictorial timeline of the Festival. It was tucked away in a corner of Innoventions East, beside the merchandise area where they were distributing commemorative wine glasses for Annual Passholders. Neither Carol nor I are wine drinkers, … Continue reading "EPCOT Food & Wine Festival — A Timeline"
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The Disneyland Pancake Race

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Six decades ago Disneyland was brand new! The Disney Corporation had invested heavily in its construction and they were rumored to be overextended. The senior management team was constantly trying new ways to attract guests to the park and increase revenues. That big pile of debt had to be repaid! Fortunately, Disney Studios had several … Continue reading "The Disneyland Pancake Race"
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