Have you discovered these out-of-the-way play areas at Walt Disney World?

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Before I knew better, I wondered why parents would spend time at the various playgrounds within Walt Disney World when there are so many other unique things to do only on Disney property. Now, after taking my own kids to Disney World for almost a decade, I understand — everyone needs a break! You might … Continue reading "Have you discovered these out-of-the-way play areas at Walt Disney World?"
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Piloting Walt Disney World paddleboat a magical moment for my son

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Recently, my 9-year-old son had a magical experience at the Magic Kingdom that he can’t stop talking about. Now, before you ask, “Well, aren’t most experiences at Walt Disney World magical?” let me say this was an unexpected surprise. I’m sure you know what I mean — when a cast member goes the extra mile … Continue reading "Piloting Walt Disney World paddleboat a magical moment for my son"
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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival offers lots of activities for kids

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If you think the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which begins March 7, is just for adults, think again! Sprinkled throughout the beautiful scenery are several interactive opportunities for kids that will make parents smile as well. For my elementary-age children, the hands-down favorite is the annual “Let’s Get Moving” area along Imagination! Walkway. … Continue reading "Epcot Flower & Garden Festival offers lots of activities for kids"
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Meet ‘Kingdom Keepers’ author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World

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Fans who missed Ridley Pearson when he visited Walt Disney World in January will be happy to know the author will be back on Disney property March 29 and 30 to greet readers. Pearson returns to Lake Buena Vista to preview and sign copies of the fifth installment of his hugely popular Kingdom Keepers series, … Continue reading "Meet ‘Kingdom Keepers’ author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World"
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Kids Will Fall Under Spell of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, a new Walt Disney World attraction that is a role-playing scavenger hunt, officially opens today after getting a lot of buzz during the testing phase. On Saturday, my husband, 9-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and I took our turn at trying to defeat the Disney villains. We went in blind, not … Continue reading "Kids Will Fall Under Spell of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom"
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HGTV’s ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ host says new things are in store for show’s new season

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The second season of HGTV’s popular My Yard Goes Disney kicks off this week with a one-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, February 24. I talked with the show’s host, Brandon Johnson, about what viewers can expect this season and about how he enjoys his various Disney-related TV roles. “We’re going to be … Continue reading "HGTV’s ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ host says new things are in store for show’s new season"
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Girl Scouts to celebrate 100th birthday at Walt Disney World

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Girl Scouts will have a unique opportunity to celebrate their organization’s 100th birthday this spring with special events at Walt Disney World during Memorial Day weekend. “Bridging into the Next Century” takes place May 25 to 28 at Epcot in Orlando, Florida. On Saturday, troops will recite the Girl Scout Promise in unison with all … Continue reading "Girl Scouts to celebrate 100th birthday at Walt Disney World"
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Disney World to enforce return times for FastPasses in March

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Families planning to visit Walt Disney World after the first week in March may want to reconsider their touring strategies for the theme parks. Beginning March 7, cast members will enforce the end times on FastPass tickets, according to multiple reports and sources. FastPasses are essentially reservation times for guests to return to the most … Continue reading "Disney World to enforce return times for FastPasses in March"
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Introducing Kristin Ford

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I’m new to AllEars, but I’m not new to the Disney experience. My love of The Mouse began, like so many others’, with childhood family vacations to Walt Disney World. In 1979, I stayed at the Contemporary; rode the monorail to the only Disney World theme park, the Magic Kingdom; swam at River Country; and … Continue reading "Introducing Kristin Ford"
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