The World InThe Late 80’s: A Visit to Disney-MGM Studios

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With Disney-MGM Studios’ renaming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently, what better time to talk about my very first trip to that park? Turn the clock back. It’s 1989. Mr. Answer and I had not gone back to the World since our 1986 honeymoon, and we were ready to go again. Not having to follow school … Continue reading "The World InThe Late 80’s: A Visit to Disney-MGM Studios"
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Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #28

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This was Challenge #27: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1.0s shutter, f8 Sam’s BBQ is from the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This spectacular holiday display can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Christmas season. Congratulations to Derek Carty, this week’s winner. Jim Thompson, Patty … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #28"
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February WDW Trip Report Part 3b, Sunday 2/3/08

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When I returned to the hotel I called WDW Dining and was able to get a reservation at the Brown Derby for dinner at 6:15pm. I lucked out since there was only one show of Fantasmic so anyone on the Fantasmic Dinner Package would be finishing by that time. As I walked toward the Hat … Continue reading "February WDW Trip Report Part 3b, Sunday 2/3/08"
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Pacific Electric Railway & Disney

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Years before Los Angeles was famous for its freeways, it boasted the largest mass transit system in the world, the Pacific Electric Railway. Locals affectionately called the trolleys either the P.E. or the Big Red Car. The system spanned southern California with over 1,100 miles of track that ran between Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and … Continue reading "Pacific Electric Railway & Disney"
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MouseFest 2007

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by AllEars Guest Blogger: Michelle Scribner-MacLean MouseFest 2007 is over and I am left with one question: How can it be possible to pack so much into a few days? As I waited at the airport, ready to leave the cold New Hampshire weather, I ran into my AllEars® buddy, Mike Scopa, who, of course, … Continue reading "MouseFest 2007"
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Super Soap Weekend at the Disney MGM Studios Day 2

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Super Soap Weekend Day #2: For the second day of Super Soap Weekend, I like to do things a bit different. As this was my third time to SSW, I am starting to understand the schedule and have developed my own little routine. DRESSING FOR SUPER SOAP Example: The first day of the weekend, we … Continue reading "Super Soap Weekend at the Disney MGM Studios Day 2"
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Super Soap Weekend at the Disney MGM Studios Day 1

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Robyn Kaplan (accompanied by her mom) attended the 2007 Super Soap Weekend (SSW) at Disney’s MGM Studios. This was Robyn’s third Super Soap weekend. Her report is full of tips and information so you can enjoy a weekend with the stars! Super Soap Weekend Day 1 We awoke at 5:30 am, put on last year’s … Continue reading "Super Soap Weekend at the Disney MGM Studios Day 1"
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Jedi Training Academy

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Once just a part of the Star Wars Weekends at the Disney/MGM Studios, the Jedi Training Academy was a small stage show where children could learn to use the lightsaber and battle Darth Vader. The show proved so popular that Disney built a permanent training academy next to the entrance of the Star Tours attraction. … Continue reading "Jedi Training Academy"
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Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

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The following is taken directly from a sign posted on the Streets of America in the Disney-MGM Studios. In 1986 Jennings and Mitzi Osborne of Little Rock, Arkansas granted their daughter’s Christmas dream by covering their home with sparkling red lights. By 1993 the Osbornes had bought and decorated their neighbors’ homes, too. The Christmas … Continue reading "Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights"
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Disney MGM Studios Fun

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While visiting the Disney/MGM Studios recently, I came upon the most interesting game being played by several young children. A custodial cast member had laid out two rows of artificial fruit in parallel lines. At one end of the fruit was a wicker basket. Each child was given a trash picker-upper – the kind that … Continue reading "Disney MGM Studios Fun"
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