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Mickey’s Trick or Treat Party

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The special after-hours Halloween party at DCA has returned this year with a new name – Mickey’s Trick or Treat Party. It’s being held on 11 nights in October, with the final night on Halloween itself. We attended on the first night, Friday October 3. We had a good time, but as far as I … Continue reading "Mickey’s Trick or Treat Party"
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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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Haunted Mansion Attic

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In mid-September of last year, the Haunted Mansion reopened at Disney World after a lengthy rehab. A number of effects were either enhanced or added. The Attic Room is one such example. Gone are the carnival-like pop-up heads to be replaced with state-of-the-art effects. This blog is going to discuss some of the nuances of … Continue reading "Haunted Mansion Attic"
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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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For many years, Universal Studios featured Halloween Horror Nights. This was a separate, ticketed event and the park was transformed at night from its regular theming into a frightening ghost town. It was marketed toward teenagers and young adults and the idea was to truly scare their guests with monsters, vampires, werewolves, and other terrifying … Continue reading "Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party"
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Michael Phelps Celebrates Gold at Walt Disney World

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Michael Phelps Wins Record-Setting Gold in Beijing” What’s He Doing Next? “He’s Going to Disney World! LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2008 /PRNewswire/ – Direct from the Beijing Games where he won a record eight Gold Medals, world champion swimmer Michael Phelps celebrated his unprecedented achievement with an all-American homecoming parade in his honor … Continue reading "Michael Phelps Celebrates Gold at Walt Disney World"
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Disneyland Trip Report

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Thought I’d post a trip report from my day trip to Disneyland on Thursday – I went up to spend the day with my “Evil Twin” Pam and her son Mark. (No, we’re not really twins, but we look like sisters – so we say we are twins separated at birth – separated by several … Continue reading "Disneyland Trip Report"
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Day at Sea – Disney Magic Panama Canal Cruise August 2008

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Here we are with another day at sea. Michael and I are sitting on lounge chairs on deck 9 facing the beautiful blue Pacific. I just read through many messages forwarded to me from Deb. Thank you so much! You’re making me cry again. Can I tell you something? After my “intro” blog was posted, … Continue reading "Day at Sea – Disney Magic Panama Canal Cruise August 2008"
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Should you go to Hong Kong and Tokyo Disney?

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During the postings of my Hong Kong and Tokyo Disney blogs, I received several emails from people asking me if it’s worth the trip to travel this vast distance to visit these parks. Ultimately, this would depend on your budget and how strong your desire is to experience the foreign Disney parks, but I will … Continue reading "Should you go to Hong Kong and Tokyo Disney?"
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The Hub — Tokyo Disneyland

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The Hub isn’t really a “land” but my blog about World Bazaar was getting a little long so I decided to give this area its own column. The Hub at Tokyo Disneyland is a little different from that of the other Magic Kingdoms. When exiting World Bazaar (Main Street), you enter a sort of courtyard … Continue reading "The Hub — Tokyo Disneyland"
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Magic Meets

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MagicMeets Well, MagicMeets is approaching and things are happening. I’m sure that Fred Block and crew are busy putting together what will no doubt be yet another magical weekend for those lucky enough to attend the 5th Annual MagicMeets. I will be there hosting two special sessions we’re calling “MagicTunes“ in which participants will be … Continue reading "Magic Meets"
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