Disney USA — Adventure is Out There!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Several days ago, AllEars.Net’s Picture This! photoblogger Scott Thomas wrote on how he found Disney in non-Disney places while traveling this summer. I guess it’s true that “Great Minds Think Alike,” because our Guest Blogger Norris Anderson has also written on this same theme. Take their advice — you can find Disney wherever … Continue reading "Disney USA — Adventure is Out There!"
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Progress stood still during a torrential rain storm in the Magic Kingdom

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The exterior of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It was a typical mid-June day in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: Hot and humid, with ominous dark clouds lurking on the horizon. After riding on the WEDway PeopleMover in Tomorrowland, we decided to escape … Continue reading "Progress stood still during a torrential rain storm in the Magic Kingdom"
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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history

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Walt Disney stands in front of two World’s Fair posters in a publicity photo taken in 1964. [The Walt Disney Company] To many long-time Disney followers, the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment for the Walt Disney Company. Disney’s participation in the Fair saw the introduction of a radically new form of … Continue reading "The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history"
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Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot

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By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Brown We attended the Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot on Monday, May 13. We checked in at the Rose & Crown podium at 9:30 AM. It was raining heavily, but they were prepared to talk about the tea in the covered patio area if necessary. Luckily, the rain let up … Continue reading "Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot"
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During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm

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An aerial view shows Holidayland during its heyday, right outside the berm at Disneyland. Much has been written about the berm at Disneyland … those large mounds of dirt, cleverly placed foliage and other inconspicuous obstacles which keep Disney guests from seeing the outside world, effectively insulating them from reality. As Disney Legend John Hench … Continue reading "During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm"
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Disney Cruise Line sails into its 20th year with major expansion on the horizon

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A rendering shows one of the three new ships that are scheduled to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet in 2021, 2022 and 2023. [The Walt Disney Company] Disney Cruise Line turns 20 years old this year with the anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Disney Magic on July 30, 1998. The seeds for … Continue reading "Disney Cruise Line sails into its 20th year with major expansion on the horizon"
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Ben Rossi brought the Wild West to Walt Disney World’s Frontierland

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Performers flip and tumble on the rooftops in Frontierland during a live action show in the early 1980s. [Courtesy of Ben Rossi] Return with us to Walt Disney World, circa 1980. The Magic Kingdom has been up and running for nine-plus years and is living up to its “vacation kingdom of the world” nickname. Indeed, … Continue reading "Ben Rossi brought the Wild West to Walt Disney World’s Frontierland"
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Through the decades, the Magic Kingdom has remained true to Walt Disney’s vision

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The fabled photo of Walt Disney World’s cast members in front of Cinderella Castle, taken a few weeks before opening day in 1971. [Life Magazine/Yale Joel] Remember the first time you visited Walt Disney World? I certainly do. It was in November of 1972 during the Thanksgiving break, a little more than a year after … Continue reading "Through the decades, the Magic Kingdom has remained true to Walt Disney’s vision"
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Mission: Anniversary Gift Autographs

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by J. Scott Lopes AllEarsĀ® Guest Blogger My parents are huge Disney fans and since we were going to be in Walt Disney World during their anniversary I decided to surprise them with a gift of an autographed card. My mission: to get as many character signatures as possible. To start the process prior to … Continue reading "Mission: Anniversary Gift Autographs"
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