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A Day at the Food and Wine Festival

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On Sunday Lee and I spent a day at the Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on that experience. Our day began with the very first Sweet Sundays event at the California Food and Wine Festival – Festival director Jim Ames attended one in Florida and … Continue reading "A Day at the Food and Wine Festival"
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Disneyland Resort Announces 2009 Scholarship Recipients

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Ten Orange County High School Students Receive Disneyland Resort Scholarship for Excellence in Community Service, Academics and Leadership Anaheim, Calif. April 30, 2009 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Disneyland Resort presented a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 10 exemplary high school seniors for outstanding community service, academic excellence and overall leadership. Each … Continue reading "Disneyland Resort Announces 2009 Scholarship Recipients"
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Fort Wilderness — Swimming Pool Rehab and More

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The Ft. Wilderness swimming pool has been down for rehab for several months and just reopened last week. This prompted me to take a drive to the campground and check things out. I wanted to snap a few pictures for the Ft. Wilderness Fact Sheet on the Allears.net website. I am not a camper. My … Continue reading "Fort Wilderness — Swimming Pool Rehab and More"
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Walt Disney Studios Park Paris – Part 4 — Production Courtyard — TOT & Backstage Tour

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In an earlier blog I wrote that when the Walt Disney Studios Park opened, it lacked soul. Much of this was due to the fact that many of the buildings either looked like soundstages or office buildings. And most of the other structures and facades were uninspired. But I’m happy to report that the Imagineers … Continue reading "Walt Disney Studios Park Paris – Part 4 — Production Courtyard — TOT & Backstage Tour"
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My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Party Continues

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All alone in my one bedroom suite at Paradise Pier Hotel, I contemplated having breakfast delivered by room service. Then I looked at the prices and that was the end of that thought. Once I had everything packed up, I got ready for the day and exchanged phone calls and text messages with Yoli, Jen, … Continue reading "My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Party Continues"
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D23 Materials Arrived!

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by Debra Martin Koma AllEars Senior Editor Well, it looks like all of my D23 materials (for the new Disney fan club that was announced just a few week ago HERE) have finally arrived. I wanted to share with you a little bit about them. I first received the membership card with a welcome letter. … Continue reading "D23 Materials Arrived!"
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The “American Idol Experience” Experience!

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by Jennifer Badcock AllEars® Guest Blogger The American Idol Experience is AWESOME! My husband and I were there the Friday before the Super Bowl. Our plan was to visit three parks that day and we hit the Studios late morning. There was a cast member at the tip board passing out time cards for auditions … Continue reading "The “American Idol Experience” Experience!"
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Caribbean Beach Resort — Pirate Room

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I recently spent the night at the Caribbean Beach Resort in one of the new pirate themed rooms. In this blog, I’ll be discussing the overall resort and describe this new experience in Disney accommodations. When Michael Eisner was hired by shareholders Sid Bass and Roy E. Disney in 1984, he was given the directive … Continue reading "Caribbean Beach Resort — Pirate Room"
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Disney Cruisin’ – Is it a Good Value?

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Several weeks ago I received an email from Kristin about Disney Cruises, and she asked: “Is it a good value for the money compared to a Disney World vacation?” In a blog entry I asked you to tell me what you thought, and I’d like to share some of those responses with you now. Thank … Continue reading "Disney Cruisin’ – Is it a Good Value?"
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“it’s a small world” – Ride-through with Imagineer Kim Irvine

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The day before “it’s a small world” reopened at Disneyland, I had the opportunity to go on a ride-through of the attraction with Imagineer Kim Irvine, art director for the “small world” project. What follows is a transcript of Ms. Irvine’s comments while we were going through the attraction. (Ms. Irvine was asked what changes … Continue reading "“it’s a small world” – Ride-through with Imagineer Kim Irvine"
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