Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.


Holiday Treats at Disneyland

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What’s holiday time without some special treats? The bakers and confectioners at Disneyland have certainly done their best to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us! There’s special cookies at the bakeries, candies at the confectioneries, specialty hot beverages, and most of the restaurants have a special holiday dessert. There’s even special hot foods … Continue reading "Holiday Treats at Disneyland"
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Christmas at Disneyland

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Hello everyone! Sorry for the rather extended break in the blog…real life and all of that stuff. You know how it goes, especially this time of year. I hadn’t been to Disneyland since early October, but Lee and I stopped by on Monday on our way home from central CA, where we’d seen our niece … Continue reading "Christmas at Disneyland"
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Animal Kingdom – You “Otter” See This!

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One of the things we love about Animal Kingdom is taking time to watch the animals, whether it be the tigers and bats on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, the meerkats, gerenuks and gorillas in Pangani Forest, the cotton-top tamarinds or lemurs around the Tree of Life, etc. One of our very favorites, though, is the … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom – You “Otter” See This!"
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Animal Kingdom Villas

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We’re DVC members and spent the last three nights of our trip in the new Animal Kingdom Villas (AKV). We have not stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge in quite a while, but we get over there just about every trip to have dinner at Jiko or Boma or both. Back when they first opened up … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Villas"
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Tower of Terror 13K – Reader Comments

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I wanted to share some of the comments I’ve received from other participants in the Tower of Terror races and from the party attendees. From Ray: I couldn’t agree more! This was one of the worst prepared races imaginable. No one had any “official” information-cast members to volunteers were all giving out conflicting information on … Continue reading "Tower of Terror 13K – Reader Comments"
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Eating Around the World – Days 2 and 3

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We didn’t get to Epcot at all on Saturday because of the 13K race, but we more than made up for it on Sunday and Monday – on Monday we started about 12:30 and didn’t finish until 8:30 – though we did take some time for some attractions! Our first stop on Sunday was France, … Continue reading "Eating Around the World – Days 2 and 3"
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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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This was the first time we’ve ever had the opportunity to attend one of the Halloween parties at the Magic Kingdom. We’ve gone to the Mickey’s Halloween Treat party at Disney’s California Adventure the last three years, and wanted to see how different it was here. (Not so different in most ways, much different in … Continue reading "Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party"
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Walt Disney World – Crowds, Clouds, and Christmas

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Thought I’d write a little bit about the conditions here this week. Crowds: Because of the Food and Wine Festival, World Showcase at Epcot was quite crowded Friday night and Saturday, though lines for the attractions were short. Sunday afternoon and evening were less crowded, though – five minutes before IllumiNations started we walked right … Continue reading "Walt Disney World – Crowds, Clouds, and Christmas"
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Walt Disney World – What’s New?

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New to us, that is – since we haven’t been here since last December. That’s one of the things we really enjoy about Walt Disney World – it seems like every time we’re here there’s always something that’s new, whether it’s a new attraction or exhibit or live entertainment group. Contrary to what you might … Continue reading "Walt Disney World – What’s New?"
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Eating Around the World – Day 1

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This blog entry is a bit late, since up until now I’ve been concentrating on writing about the Tower of Terror 13K – but I think I’ve said all that I have to say about that now. 🙂 This is only the second time we’ve been to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – the first … Continue reading "Eating Around the World – Day 1"
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