Jeanine resides in Southern California, pursuing the sort of lifestyle that makes her the envy of every 11-year-old she meets. She has been to every Disney theme park in the world and while she finds Tokyo DisneySea the Fairest Of Them All, Disneyland is her Home Park... and there is no place like home.


Happy Independence Day!

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Fourth of July came a trifle early to the Disneyland Resort this year, as both the holiday firework show at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show at World of Color played from July first through the fourth. I stopped by and battled the crowds to take a look at them. Unfortunately, my video of the World … Continue reading "Happy Independence Day!"
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How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 3.)

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A late start was in the cards for the next day, as the midnight Star Tours Meet Up was that evening, and I was attempting to keep my candle from burning out at both ends. That afternoon I visited the Magic Kingdom to check out the new Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet location recently installed in the … Continue reading "How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 3.)"
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How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 2.)

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So after the end of Destination D, I ran over to the Magic Kingdom to catch the new interactive headstones over in the Haunted Mansion queue. They’re amusing enough, but it’s true that they don’t do much to maintain the genuine air of suspense and disquiet that some find an integral part of this attraction. … Continue reading "How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 2.)"
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How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 1.)

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While I attended a multitude of events and places last month, most of them have already been covered in depth erstwhile. Here then, for your perusal, is a more superficial accounting of what you might have seen had you been in my slightly-tired shoes recently. Last month saw the publication of Dick Van Dyke’s new … Continue reading "How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 1.)"
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D23 Destination D: Here We Go Again…

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Hey, remember when I was blogging about Destination D, back when it happened at Disneyland, last year? Remember when I got through the first day and said I’d come back to the second day? Remember when I never did? So now we’re less than a week away from the second Destination D, out at Walt … Continue reading "D23 Destination D: Here We Go Again…"
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Pacific Northwest. I went too!

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So to make up at least half of an AllEars full house, I too went on the DCL Pacific repositioning cruise from Long Beach to Vancouver. Unlike the rest of those lucky stiffs, I had to go rejoin Reality (such as it is,) before they continued on to Alaska, but it was still a great … Continue reading "Pacific Northwest. I went too!"
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Even More About the Disney Dream…

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Hey guys! I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Disney Cruise Line has a new ship called the Dream! And it’s 40% bigger! And…wait, where are you all going…? So OK, maybe you’ve suffered a severe case of Dream publicity burn-out. I get that. That’s why I’ve deliberately procrastinated on blogging about my Dream … Continue reading "Even More About the Disney Dream…"
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Mardi Gras, Disneyland Style

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For the last couple months, Disneyland has made a bid to enliven the traditionally low-traffic winter months by putting on Family Fun Weekends. Having gone through weekends with themes as diverse as “Kickin’ Country” and “Lunar New Year,” we find ourselves at the tail end of the event with three weekends devoted to Mardi Gras. … Continue reading "Mardi Gras, Disneyland Style"
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Wild Africa Trek – Animal Kingdom

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A relatively new offering from the Walt Disney tour department is the Wild Africa Trek, taking place over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. I had the opportunity to experience it, and survived to tell the tale. The tour is offered six times a day, currently–three times before noon, and three times after. Some people feel … Continue reading "Wild Africa Trek – Animal Kingdom"
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A Pilgrimage to Pixar

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On November 6th, the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco held its Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit at the Pixar Animation Studios. Since I’d always wanted to take a look at that bastion of animation excellence, I made the 6 hour drive up to the Bay Area to attend. It’s a pretty boring drive. … Continue reading "A Pilgrimage to Pixar"
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