The Magic Number

July 28, 2014
The Magic Number

Hi my name is Kerri and I love Disney. I am super excited (and nervous) to be joining the WDW Fan Zone team.  So nervous that I have to say I’ve written, erased and rewritten this article about a dozen times. While I only visited the parks as a kid twice, since moving to central Florida way back last millennium I have gone more times than I can count and I am hoping all those visits have added up to lots of useful knowledge I can pass on to you. Of course any trip to Disney rocks but the very best trips are always with kids.  I mean forget what school...
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Boring Burgers? No Way! Earl of Sandwich Will Save Your Disney Day!

July 28, 2014
Boring Burgers? No Way! Earl of Sandwich Will Save Your Disney Day!

  It’s no secret that my family LOVES to eat while on our Disney vacations. Most travelers are familiar with the many table service dining options available while at Walt Disney World. However, many guests are stumped when it comes to quick service meals, thinking they have to settle for boring burgers when they want something on the go. This is most certainly not the case. There are many delicious quick service restaurants scattered throughout the Walt Disney World Resort area. One of our family favorites is Earl of Sandwich. Located in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace, this restaurant truly lives up to its royal name with its majestic soups, regal...
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Slow Down! It’s All In The Details

July 27, 2014
Slow Down! It’s All In The Details

. For over forty years, guests vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort have relished the beauty and delight of the theme parks. The effort of the Disney Imagineers go above and beyond when theming and designing the attractions.  Whether we’re seeing the scratches from the wildlife on the floor in the Country Bear Jamboree or admiring the carvings in the lava rock seats outside the Swiss Family Treehouse,   the difference has always been in the details. But it’s not just the attractions that receive the attention, it’s everything. . . It was once suggested to me, that when it comes to touring a Disney park, it’s important to slow...
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Healthy Eating on a Disney Vacation

July 26, 2014
Healthy Eating on a Disney Vacation

Let’s face it, who wants to say the words, “diet,” or even, “healthy eating,” while on vacation…especially in Disney on the dining plan. We recently were able to accompany guests to Disney for a few days and eat like we were on the dining plan. What people think is if you’re eating on the dining plan you need to get your money’s worth. I have to say that I’ve been a party to that kind of thinking on past trips. . Lately, I’ve been trying to eat healthy and lose some weight. When our friends came to visit they wanted to eat at the buffets. I thought to myself,...
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Dad vs. the Family Disney Blues

July 25, 2014
One of my prized photo albums

Being a Disney Dad has its ups and downs. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel our annual family Disney trip. It a Disney Dad’s job to help keep the smiles on your princesses faces, but you are also responsible for wiping the noses and drying the tears when the vacation is canceled. So here is my list for how to fight the family Disney blues. 1) Look at photos and videos of past trips together. My wife and I spent our honeymoon (2001) at Disney World. This was before Instagram or Twitter and we used something called Photo Albums. I know the concept maybe foreign to...
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Land of the Lost

July 25, 2014
Will Dole Whips taste the same?

Growing up, I dreamed of the day that I would one day visit the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle.  My first and only Disneyland trip was while visiting cousins in Los Angeles, three years before my first visit to Walt Disney World.  I was the typical angst filled teenager.  Then, the trip to Disneyland felt like a consolation prize as I was fixated on a desire to be at the Florida parks.  I do not remember anything that happened on that trip, twenty years ago.  Last week, I was digging through boxes in the basement, looking for two decade old 35mm photos to help me remember the Disneyland trip,...
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A Nest of Disney Rabbits!

July 24, 2014
A Nest of Disney Rabbits!

When I visit Disney I really love to find characters I haven’t previously meet and endeavour to catch them in their many different outfits that blend in with the land, park or season. Take for instance my visit to Disneyland this April. I was on a tight schedule and very busy but I had to make sure I was in Disneyland for Easter Sunday. Disney were “releasing’ their rabbits… I knew I really wanted to meet them all. However I didn’t get to the park till 5.00pm (a friend had invited me to Club 1901 and I just couldn’t say no!) I just had 30 minutes to get round Rabbit,...
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Keeping Time With Disney

July 24, 2014
Keeping Time With Disney

As a child each morning I would wake up and pray for the Yankees to win another World Series, for the Rangers to win a Stanley Cup, and to someday go to Walt Disney World where being a kid is cool no matter how old you are. I even prayed for a Mickey Mouse watch that could lead me to the path of the Promised Land, Walt Disney World.   I must have been about 16 or 17 years old and I was walking around the side of the apartment building where I grew up when I noticed this shiny object laying on the pavement. As I bent down to...
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