Lou Mongello’s Audio Guide to Walt Disney World – A Review

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Lou Mongello’s Audio Guide to Walt Disney World: Your Portable Personal Guide to Main Street, USA By Michelle Scribner-MacLean Think about that first time you went to the Magic Kingdom. Remember all of the excitement as you hit Main Street, USA as you entered the Happiest Place on Earth? Perhaps you “rocketed” over to Tomorrowland … Continue reading "Lou Mongello’s Audio Guide to Walt Disney World – A Review"
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Animal Kingdom Turns 10 in April! Part 2

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In my first blog on Animal Kingdom circa 1998, I shared with you my initial trip report as well as some photos from the Cast Previews in March of that year. I also told you that in this blog, I would share information about a special 10th Anniversary Celebration taking place at Animal Kingdom on … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Turns 10 in April! Part 2"
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Rawlings Baseball Bats

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Did you know that you can have a custom-made baseball bat made at Disney World? Well you can. Tucked in a corner inside the Team Mickey Store at the Marketplace section of Downtown Disney, you’ll find a Rawlings shop. Here, a craftsman will create your one-of-a-kind bat while you watch. Opened last September, this shop … Continue reading "Rawlings Baseball Bats"
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Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #25

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This was Challenge #24: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/60s shutter, f4 On Main Street in the Magic Kingdom is a counter service restaurant called Casey’s Corner. Casey’s the place to go when you have a taste for a good old fashioned hot dog. Decorated with old baseball … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #25"
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Marathoning with Mike and Mickey — Saturday, January 12th: Race Day

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If there is anything I have learned from doing the Walt Disney World Half Marathon several times is that there really is no separation between the Friday before the race and race day itself. Friday sort of folds into Saturday. This year was no different. On Friday night before the race I recall glancing at … Continue reading "Marathoning with Mike and Mickey — Saturday, January 12th: Race Day"
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Photographic Innoventions: Your Pictures in HD

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Did you get a new High Definition (HD) TV for Christmas? You might want to pull out it’s user manual and see how you can get your digital photos to display on it. Most come with a way to hook up your camera or computer directly to a video input. Some, like the Samsung DLP … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Your Pictures in HD"
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Boardwalk Castles

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Anyone who visits a Disney theme park knows that it’s the details that set them apart from all other amusement venues. Well, this attention to detail doesn’t stop at the parks. It extends to their hotels as well. Case in point, the Boardwalk Resort. In the lobby, above the check-in desk are three ornate gold … Continue reading "Boardwalk Castles"
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Animal Kingdom Turns 10 in April! Part 1

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Can you believe it? I can still vividly remember the March day in 1998 that I spent in Animal Kingdom during Cast Previews…. it was amazing! Ever since that first day, I have been in love with the park and try to get there whenever I can. It’s the first time I have been able … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Turns 10 in April! Part 1"
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Pacific Electric Railway & Disney

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Years before Los Angeles was famous for its freeways, it boasted the largest mass transit system in the world, the Pacific Electric Railway. Locals affectionately called the trolleys either the P.E. or the Big Red Car. The system spanned southern California with over 1,100 miles of track that ran between Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and … Continue reading "Pacific Electric Railway & Disney"
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