So much has changed at Walt Disney World since Animal Kingdom opened in 1998

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A neon version of Jessica Rabbit invites guests to join in the fun at Pleasure Island in the former Downtown Disney area. At this point in time, THE place to be on Walt Disney World property is Animal Kingdom park. Specifically, the focus of all the attention [not to mention overflow crowds and hours-long wait … Continue reading "So much has changed at Walt Disney World since Animal Kingdom opened in 1998"
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Where in the World #493

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! This is it, Players! Where in the World Photo Fun is 10 years old! I’m blown away. Some of you have … Continue reading "Where in the World #493"
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From Black Lake to Disney Springs

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A long, long time ago there was a quiet, tranquil pond outside the sleepy little Florida village of Vineland. The pond was called Black Lake; it was surrounded by struggling vineyards which gave the nearby village its name, some mature orange groves, a few old cherry orchards and swamps. Lots and lots of swamps! Farming … Continue reading "From Black Lake to Disney Springs"
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From the Tickle Trunk – WDW News – Autumn 1989

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Let’s pull another old newsletter out of the Tickle Trunk. This is a colorful one; it was issued in the autumn of 1989 and the masthead calls it the “Wonders of Life Edition“. That new pavilion at EPCOT opened October 19, 1989 and this edition heralded all the brand-new attractions on the front page! Most … Continue reading "From the Tickle Trunk – WDW News – Autumn 1989"
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From the Tickle Trunk — Walt Disney World News 1990

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The last WDW newsletter we looked at was from October 1982. Now Mr. Peabody has dialed his WABAC Machine forward eight years so we can take a look at the Summer 1990 edition. There’s a new theme park, Disney-MGM Studios . . . and look at all that color on the front page! They are … Continue reading "From the Tickle Trunk — Walt Disney World News 1990"
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Where in the World #333

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Happy Memorial Day to all celebrating it! Now for Challenge #332: And here’s the answer: Copyright © Erin Blackwell I gave … Continue reading "Where in the World #333"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Downtown Disney and More

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Our fourth day of vacationing was the most relaxed which might be an odd statement once you read all that we did. The morning began as usual with eating breakfast in our room at All-Star Movies. We’d each bought cereal, milk, and fruit and had the same thing almost every day. I also had some … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Downtown Disney and More"
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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Hosts Central Florida’s First Boutique Irish Festival ‘The Great Irish Hooley’ August 31-Sept. 3 at Downtown Disney

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will host Central Florida's first boutique Irish festival, The Great Irish Hooley, August 31-September 3 at Downtown Disney. A traditional Irish social celebration, the "Hooley" combines music ranging from traditional to rock tunes with entertainment and interactive fun for the whole family. Raglan Road's Great Irish Hooley will make the long weekend memorable with a mix of great Irish bands, Irish dance workshops for anyone in the family, structured set dancing known as the Ceili (pronounced kay-lee), Celtic face-painting Saturday through Monday and authentic food and beverages for all. The four-day party kicks off August 31 at 5 p.m. and will feature six top Irish bands and a troupe of acclaimed dancers. For more information, visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.
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Disney Pic of the Week – Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World’s main shopping and dining district is comprised of three sections that make up Downtown Disney. West Side is the home of Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba show, video and virtual game destination DisneyQuest, hot air balloon ride Characters in Flight, and celebrity-owned restaurants. In the center sits Pleasure Island which is currently … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Downtown Disney"
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