5 Years of Wining, Dining and, oh yeah, Running…

November 21, 2014
5 Years of Wining, Dining and, oh yeah, Running…

Last weekend, I ran in the 5th annual Wine & Dine Half Marathon.  I’ve actually run this race every year since it started in 2010, but more on my “perfect spatula” – or lack thereof – later!   The race started at 10:00 PM on Saturday, 11/8.  For those that don’t know, Thursday and Friday (11/6-11/7) are Teacher Convention days in NJ, so public schools are off.  As such, about 90% of the state of NJ (myself included) travel to Disney during this time.  With Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, 11/11, it made for a nice long weekend for a lot of people – and large crowds in the parks!...
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Disney Vera Bradley Purses

November 21, 2014
Disney Vera Bradley Purses

I’ve always been a fan of Vera Bradley purses. I own several different size purses and prints. I love the fun, bright designs! I’ve always known that Vera Bradley made select Disney print purses, but never really loved any of them enough to spend the money on it. Well that’s changed! I first saw this purse about a month or two ago, and instantly fell in love with it. (Photo taken from the Disney Store Website) The hipster style purse has really grown on me recently. I used to not be a huge fan of them, but I’m really starting to like them! I love how easy they are...
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Disneyland for the WDW Fan

November 20, 2014
Disneyland for the WDW Fan

Hi, I’m Jennifer. Nice to meet you! For my first post I asked myself what WDW Fans really want to know about the Disneyland resort. I thought I would start with a compare and contrast of Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.  At first glance, they are pretty similar.  Sure, the Magic Kingdom has the benefit of more space, but they are both hub and spoke parks featuring a majestic castle and primarily the same rides and lands. So why should a WDW Fan make the journey to California? You can walk in Walt’s footsteps. Disneyland was the only Disney park that was open during Walt Disney’s lifetime. He welcomed...
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November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep you warm through the next 2 weekends!   I was excited to find out that a popular musical event was coming to Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend!   Pixar in Concert!   The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is hosting Pixar In Concert! The perfomances are: Friday November 28th @ 8pm, Saturday November 29th @8pm, and Sunday November...
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Cool Disney Finds – New Holiday Ornaments at Target

November 19, 2014
Cool Disney Finds – New Holiday Ornaments at Target

It seems like Christmas comes earlier and earlier each year. At least according to our major retailers. My local Target stores have their full Christmas sections set up already. Attached are some of the new Disney ornaments available this year at Target. Happy Shopping!   Share
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First Things First

November 18, 2014
First Things First

One of the questions that is often asked of WDW veterans like myself is this: “What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at each of the parks?” Everyone has their own answer to this query, and like most Disney fanatics, I am convinced that mine is right! So today I share with you my thoughts about putting first things first when visiting Walt Disney World. Obviously, Fast Pass + can change your schedule. But here are a few good ways to begin! We will begin at the Animal Kingdom. It has long been acknowledged by doing the Kilimanjaro Safaris in the morning you will get to see...
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The Joy and Heartbreak of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search

November 17, 2014
The Joy and Heartbreak of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search

As most Disney fans know, the Disney Parks Moms Panel is a group of dedicated, knowledgeable Disney Parks enthusiasts who answer Guests’ questions on the Disney Parks Moms Panel website. Each year, the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search kicks off in September, and thousands of Moms Panel hopefuls begin to vie for a coveted spot on the panel. Although the actual numbers of applicants are not released, it suspected that 10,000-15,000 Guests apply for the limited (approximately 15-22 this year) spots each year. Although I have submitted questions to the Disney Parks Moms Panel a few times over the past few years, I had never taken the leap and...
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Win Marvel Table Top Games

November 16, 2014
Win Marvel Table Top Games

Last month I reviewed a Disney theme children’s’ game and gave one away to a lucky reader. Well, I thought I’d do it again only this time, I’d focus on Marvel. I managed to acquire a couple of games to give away. Who doesn’t like free stuff? I said before that while I’m a Disney Dad, that I’m a gamer; well I forgot to mention how much of a superhero geek I am. So writing about Marvel games is nerdvana to me. This time we’re taking a quick look at three different Marvel games: Marvel Heroclix, Marvel Dice Masters, and Marvel Puzzle Quest. These games are a bit obscure,...
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