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My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Next Day

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After an extraordinarily funtastic birthday at Disneyland, Yoli, Drina, and I slept in a little bit. When we finally began dragging ourselves out of bed, I put a concert DVD into the player. Now, just imagine it was whoever your favroite band or singer is, and the concert is from 23 years ago when you … Continue reading "My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Next Day"
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Disneyland – Miscellaneous Observations

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Just some notes and observations on some things going on or upcoming at the Disneyland Resort. As I posted in my recent blog entry, the new Celebrate! A Street Party opened on March 27. This not a traditional parade – it’s more of a traveling dance party with three performance stops, so getting a good … Continue reading "Disneyland – Miscellaneous Observations"
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My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Big Day

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As I briefly mentioned last week, a cast member at Paradise Pier Hotel made my day, my birthday. It also marked the first time I dined at Club 33 and rode in the Lily Belle car on the train. My actual birthday, March 6th, was filled with friends and fun. Come, let me show you. … Continue reading "My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Big Day"
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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2009 — Part 2

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The first topiaries you’ll encounter when leaving Future World for World Showcase are Mrs. Pots, Chip, Cogsworth, and Lumiere from “Beauty and the Beast.” I have to admit, Anita Answer and I were both somewhat perplexed by Chips lips. It looks like he borrowed a pair of Mrs. Potato Head’s. Hmmmm. In keeping with the … Continue reading "Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2009 — Part 2"
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Disneyland Paris – Fantasyland — Part 4 — Le Pays des Contes de Fées (Land of the Fairytales) & Casey Jr. — le Petit Train du Cirque (The Small Train of the Circus)

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Both “Le Pays des Contes de Fées” and “Casey Jr.” are located outside the perimeter of the Disneyland Railroad. To reach these attractions you must pass under a trestle. Le Pays des Contes de Fées (Land of the Fairytales) This ride is an updated version of “Storybook Land Canal Boats“ found at Disneyland in California. … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Fantasyland — Part 4 — Le Pays des Contes de Fées (Land of the Fairytales) & Casey Jr. — le Petit Train du Cirque (The Small Train of the Circus)"
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TrenD, New Downtown Disney Retail Offering, Blends Retro Style and Current Trends with a Touch of Disney

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A stylish boutique with designer flair and eclectic offerings becomes a premier shopping spot at Downtown Disney Marketplace with the March opening of TrenD. The urban-inspired Walt Disney World specialty store is a one-of-a-kind, hip destination for fashion-conscious shoppers seeking trendy apparel and novel accessories. “This unique environment, filled with … Continue reading "TrenD, New Downtown Disney Retail Offering, Blends Retro Style and Current Trends with a Touch of Disney"
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Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Days 1-2

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(I didn’t have time to finish all of Day 2’s activities, I’m going to pick up where I left off from Friday, and then talk about today, Saturday.) So, when we left our intrepid band on Friday evening, they were headed into Epcot for dinner, IllumiNations, and Extra Magic Hours. On the Epcot schedule we’d … Continue reading "Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Days 1-2"
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Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 2 — Adventure Isle

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Disneyland Paris does not have a Tom Sawyer Island. It was decided that most Europeans were not familiar enough with Mark Twain’s writings to design an entire attraction around his stories. Instead, the Imagineers came up with Adventure Isle. Here, pirates and castaways are used as a backdrop for this colorful environment. This is a … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 2 — Adventure Isle"
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Disney Cruisin’ – Conclusions

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In no particular order, some of my thoughts and impressions about things we experienced on our Disney cruise. The Ship The Disney Magic is gorgeous. Just what you’d expect a classic ocean liner to be. Beautifully decorated and themed and appointed. And a lot of the Disney theming isn’t “in-your-face” theming – it’s more subtle … Continue reading "Disney Cruisin’ – Conclusions"
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