You can learn a lot by leafing through decades-old Disney magazines

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A magazine advertisement for Eastern Airlines, which was the official airline of Walt Disney World when the resort opened in 1971. [Chuck Schmidt] “You can observe a lot by watching.” So said the great American philosopher, Lawrence Peter [Yogi] Berra. Most of us have Disney books and magazines tucked away somewhere. Some are probably years, … Continue reading "You can learn a lot by leafing through decades-old Disney magazines"
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Dayton Disneyana 2017

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What is it that motivates a couple of normal, rational Canadian Disney fans to drive 656 miles to Dayton Ohio for a one-and-a-half day stay, then drive 656 miles home again? The answer is Dayton Disneyana. It’s a gathering of Disney fans from across the continent who meet in Dayton once a year to buy … Continue reading "Dayton Disneyana 2017"
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Dayton Disneyana 2016

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Carol and I always look forward to our trip to Dayton, Ohio for the Disneyana Show and Sale hosted by the Dayton Plane Crazy Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club. Carol and Rob love scouring the vendor tables looking for new items for their growing Disneyana collections while I enjoy the seminars and speakers. There’s … Continue reading "Dayton Disneyana 2016"
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Disney fan clubs have captured people’s imaginations, and fueled their passion, for years

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The Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet planning committee. That’s founder Don Morin, second from the right. [Courtesy of the Northwest Pacific Mouse Meet] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy about Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger During the weekend of May 14-15, 2011, I attended my first Disney fan convention. I walked through the doors of the Contemporary Resort’s … Continue reading "Disney fan clubs have captured people’s imaginations, and fueled their passion, for years"
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Dayton Disneyana 2015

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It’s a long drive from our home in south-eastern Ontario to Dayton Ohio, 615 miles to be exact! That’s about 10 hours of driving but it was a trip we had been looking forward to for quite some time! This was our third trek to Dayton for the annual Disneyana Show & Sale hosted by … Continue reading "Dayton Disneyana 2015"
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Disney Collector Plates

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About a year ago Carol said, “I need more room, build me a plate rail.” The walls in her Disney Room were filled with Disney art and memorabilia and adding new items was becoming a challenge. Her collector plates were hanging in several clusters on the walls and she desperately needed to free up space … Continue reading "Disney Collector Plates"
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Dayton Disneyana 2014

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Last year Carol and I, along with son Rob, made our first trek to Dayton Ohio for the annual Disneyana Show & Sale hosted by the Dayton “Plane Crazy” Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we just had to return this year. There was one issue . . . … Continue reading "Dayton Disneyana 2014"
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