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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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Toy Store Mania Preview at Disneyland – Guest Blog

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AllEars Reader Chelsi Murphy attended the Annual Passholder Preview of Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney’s California Adventure on Tuesday, and has kindly shared her experience in this guest blog. My husband and I received an email a few weeks ago announcing the Toy Story Mania sneak preview for annual passholders. You had to pick … Continue reading "Toy Store Mania Preview at Disneyland – Guest Blog"
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The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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The California Grill is the Contemporary Resort’s signature restaurant, offering upscale dinners, sophisticated atmosphere, and spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom. For many years, the Concourse Steakhouse, on the fourth floor of the Contemporary, was their casual dining spot, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although I liked this restaurant, I always felt it lacked a … Continue reading "The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort"
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Part II: How We Did Four Parks in One Day

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This is the second of two parts in which I describe how a number of friends and I did the four Walt Disney World theme parks in one day. Park #3: Epcot Everyone knew this park would be a challenge. It was early afternoon and we figured the crowds were peaking. We arrived at 2:00 … Continue reading "Part II: How We Did Four Parks in One Day"
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