What’s all the Hoopla (HOOPLA!) about?

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by Emily Owens-Pickle In 2006 I embarked on what has been and will be the adventure of my life… marriage. True, it is not a trip for everyone and I might not have made the journey myself except that I lucked out in my choice of partner — laid-back, hard-working, and awfully cute, one of … Continue reading "What’s all the Hoopla (HOOPLA!) about?"
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Wish You Were Here!

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/80s shutter, f4.5, ISO 800 There is no such thing as a simple sign in Disney World. My Pic of the Week is the postal and shipping area in Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories store at Downtown Disney. I’m notoriously bad at writing but this just makes … Continue reading "Wish You Were Here!"
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The Eight Days of Christmas and Little Bit More

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I was at the Marketplace at Downtown Disney recently and visited the Disney’s Days of Christmas Shop. While browsing, I noticed a cute sign with one of the “12 Days of Christmas” printed on it. It piqued my curiosity so I started to search for all twelve. To my dismay, I couldn’t find them. So … Continue reading "The Eight Days of Christmas and Little Bit More"
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‘T-REX’ Restaurant is going to Disney World

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A two-story tall dinosaur is pictured August 13, 2008 being transported on a flatbed truck past a pedestrian crossing sign at the Downtown Disney entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The dinosaur will be featured inside a new restaurant, currently under construction, called “T-Rex: a Prehistoric Family Adventure.” Developed … Continue reading "‘T-REX’ Restaurant is going to Disney World"
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Construction Photo Updates – Walt Disney World

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While I was out and about, I took a few pictures of the Bay Lake Tower under construction. This is a rumored DVC that sits prominently next to the Contemporary Resort. It appears that the structure has reached its ultimate height as finishing touches are being added to the top of the building. At the … Continue reading "Construction Photo Updates – Walt Disney World"
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Voted Off The Island

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It’s confession time. Confession I: I started writing this the day the news was released of the impending demise of Pleasure Island.It suddenly seemed like everyone was writing about it and new information was coming in from all directions. I went back and rewrote it. Then I rewrote it again…and again. Then, I put it … Continue reading "Voted Off The Island"
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Favorite Restaurants at Walt Disney World

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A reader asked me for a list of my ten favorite Disney World restaurants. He also asked me for a list of my LEAST favorite Disney World restaurants. I’ve decided to answer half of his question, sort of, by telling you my favorite counter service and full service restaurant for each park, Downtown Disney, and … Continue reading "Favorite Restaurants at Walt Disney World"
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Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 4

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Today was pretty fun! I went to Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort and it was my first time! My family and I usually just take the Disney transports back and forth to the parks so we don’t have a way to get to Universal and we usually don’t have enough time to anyway. … Continue reading "Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 4"
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Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 1

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Hello from very warm (for us Michigan folk) Florida! I”m Caitlin Burns blogging live from Walt Disney World! In case you missed yesterday’s post, here’s my intro! I really don’t think that there is a better sound than that of your pilot saying,” We are touching down in Orlando Florida!” It’s then that you realize, … Continue reading "Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 1"
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Wolfgang Puck Express — Marketplace

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When Wolfgang Puck’s first opened at the Marketplace in Downtown Disney, they had no indoor seating. This simply wouldn’t do in hot, humid, and rainy Florida. Eventually, they rearranged what little indoor space they had and added a few tables. This helped, but it wasn’t the solution they needed. So a couple of months ago … Continue reading "Wolfgang Puck Express — Marketplace"
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