Surprise! I Went to the Toy Story Mania Preview!

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Do me a favor. Don’t tell anyone what I’m about to tell you. Just keep it between you and me okay? Promise? Okay”¦(Mike looks over both shoulders.) I’m in Walt Disney World. Yep. I flew in on Thursday afternoon. I decided to surprise my partners in crime on the WDWTODAY podcast. They decided to come … Continue reading "Surprise! I Went to the Toy Story Mania Preview!"
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Four Parks in One Day

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Alright! You’ve been given some time to think it over. Just how would you be able to navigate through the four Walt Disney World theme parks under the parameters set by yours truly? It takes some thought; some planning; and probably a little luck. I’ve put some thought into this and I’m ready to share … Continue reading "Four Parks in One Day"
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Block Party Bash – Parade Moving 101

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I recently had an opportunity to talk with Thomas Tryon who serves as a Show Producer for Special Events and Projects at Walt Disney World. Tryon was given the task of bringing the Block Party Bash Parade from Disneyland’s California Adventure Theme Park to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park. The parade debuted in … Continue reading "Block Party Bash – Parade Moving 101"
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Mousefest Friday, December 7, 2007!

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MouseFest Friday, December 7th. It seemed that no sooner did my head hit the pillow the night that the alarm went off proclaiming “Day 2 Mike! Time to get up!” First stop was Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the annual Kilimanjaro Safari Meet. It was quite a challenge gathering everyone for this annual event. Deb welcomed … Continue reading "Mousefest Friday, December 7, 2007!"
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Day 9 — Parrrrghhhhty Day

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We’ve been trying to see the Indiana Jones stunt spectacular at the Studios for a ong time. Thus today we started out in Disney-MGM Studios. We got off to a late start but it was not an Extra Magic Hour morning for the park and things don’t start “cooking” until mid-morning in that park anyway. … Continue reading "Day 9 — Parrrrghhhhty Day"
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Day 7 — The M-Day…MGM, Muppets, and Mama’s

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I knew it was going to be next to impossible to get up early and run after getting in after 1 A.M. I was right. I woke up at 8:30. Please don’t tell anyone. I have a reputation to uphold. I knew we’d be leaving the room late so I looked for the “Privacy Please” … Continue reading "Day 7 — The M-Day…MGM, Muppets, and Mama’s"
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Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles

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Arrgghhh….slept until 6:36 and since we had an early ADR at Donald’s Breakfastosaurus another morning went by the boards without me running. Not good. Anyway, we headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and made our way to Donald’s. Here’s me…awake for only an hour, with Mr. Goofy. We left breakfast and went to see Festival … Continue reading "Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles"
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Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That

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Travel days take a lot out of me. The proof was that I didn’t wake up until 6:45 Monday morning”¦at the time I’m usually just back from my morning run”¦not on this morning. What was worse was that I closed my eyes and didn’t really wake up until 8:30. We had breakfast at Chef Mickey’s … Continue reading "Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That"
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The Day The Tower Opened: Part III

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Thirteen years later it was all coming back to me, the anticipation, the excitement, and the thrill of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. As I read through my trip report of 13 years back what struck me as most interesting was my observations as my daughter, son, and I came to the bottom of … Continue reading "The Day The Tower Opened: Part III"
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The Day the Tower Opened: Part II

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It’s always exciting to do a soft opening of a Walt Disney World attraction. such was the case back in 1994 when my family and I were among the first to experience the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. When we left off in Part 1 we were sitting in the elevator. My son, daughter and … Continue reading "The Day the Tower Opened: Part II"
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