Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister

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My sister, Donna McMurrey, stayed at Pop Century last week for one of her twice yearly visits to Disney World. Donna is an Assistant Principal at a Dallas area high school. When she visits, we plan days or evenings in the parks (depending on my work schedule); we look for Hidden Mickeys and generally have … Continue reading "Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister"
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update

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We have received lots of email the last 2 weeks about the ongoing construction at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Some readers reported they were contacted by Disney and moved to another resort (Saratoga Springs being the primary one). Others have written stating they have not been contacted and asking for advice. All Ears Team Member Linda … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update"
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Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 2

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In Part 1 of Animal Kingdom Lodge I spoke of the pre-opening and the opening of the Lodge. In this blog, I’ll talk about the Savannahs. The most unique aspect of Animal Kingdom Lodge are the animals and their savannahs. There are 3 savannahs encompassing a total of 11 acres, each with it’s own look … Continue reading "Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 2"
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I broke one of my own rules!

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I had a day off work and, naturally, I wanted to spend the day at WDW looking for Hidden Mickeys! The day was really special because I had a dinner meeting with my publisher, Kelly Monaghan, at Raglan Road in Pleasure Island at 6 pm. I studied my file of Hidden Mickey posts that needed … Continue reading "I broke one of my own rules!"
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Photo Updates from Walt Disney World

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All Ears® Team member Jack Spence was roaming the parks recently, and sent in these photos. First, an updated view of the space that once was occupied by the North Garden Wing of the Contemporary. Larger Version Here. Next the Haunted Mansion entrance, closed for rehab! Larger Version Here. Finally, a new figurine for sale … Continue reading "Photo Updates from Walt Disney World"
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Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 1

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I’m often asked “What is your favorite resort?”, which is actually a difficult question to answer — much like “What is your favorite restaurant?” is a difficult to answer. My experience with just about anything Disney is that it’s not just the resort or meal itself, but also the ambience, the cast members, the themeing, … Continue reading "Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 1"
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A Quick Weekend Trip Report

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AllEars Team Member Anita Answer files this report: Just back from a quick Mothers’ Day weekend trip to the World, and wanted to share a couple of things: New Fastpasses: Saw them at the Safari and Everest. They’re about 1/3 bigger, on heavier stock. The issue date is BIG now, so no cheating! The new … Continue reading "A Quick Weekend Trip Report"
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4/25/2007 WDW Almost Live

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Evening 4/21/2007 Tonight we dined at Jiko to celebrate our dear friends Tod and Sue’s anniversary. Our dinner was simply amazing and highlighted by manager Jeremy who paired each of our courses with a special South African Wine. We actually never did have a “main course” per se… but did manage to have several courses … Continue reading "4/25/2007 WDW Almost Live"
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