Planning my Bucket List Cruise to Alaska 2015

May 25, 2015
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Hello all!  I know you can hear it in my words but I am so excited to be going on my bucket list cruise to Alaska in June.  My husband and I jumped on the chance to join our friends/family with Lou Mongello from the WDW Radio Group to sail the Disney Wonder through Alaska.  We are going to sail from Vancouver Canada, up to Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau & finally Ketchikan. First we are going out a day and half before the cruise to explore Vancouver.  We have heard it is a beautiful city.  A few years back we were talking of going to Vancouver but didn’t...
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Chat with Disney artist Dave Avanzino

May 24, 2015
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I recently interviewed the well known Disney artist, Dave Avanzino and thought I would share some of what we talked about (and glorious pictures of his work) with you. However, if you wish to listen to the full interview search for it on iTunes ‘Disney Dream Girls’ episode 45. The style of Dave Avanzino This is tricky! Dave himself finds it difficult to describe his work although he does say its a type of paper sculpture. However, it’s not true paper sculpture as that is when an artist gets a red piece of paper and cuts a shape out, airbrushes then bends it. The way he work is that he...
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Innoventions West (Coast)

May 23, 2015
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In The Magic Kingdom, the well loved Carousel of Progress still resides in its circular, rotating theater. Disneyland has an identical building in Tomorrowland, but it was dormant for a decade when America Sings closed in 1988 and the animatronics were repurposed for Splash Mountain. In 1998, the building reopened as Innoventions. Compared to the two sprawling buildings that make up Innovations at Epcot, the west coast version was limited, but boasted some very cool features. Innoventions was hosted by Tom Morrow, and for many years, guests entered via the still rotating first floor entrance into The Neighborhood where a cast member greeted them and demonstrated new technologies. One...
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A Trattoria Breakfast

May 22, 2015
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Hello all!  I just got back from the third annual Jensen anniversary WDW celebration and decided to share a review of our parting day breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno.  For those that aren’t familiar, this restaurant replaced Cat Cora’s Kouzzina last year (which had replaced Spoodles many years ago) and is located at Disney’s Boardwalk.  Since its Spoodles beginning’s, the general genre of this restaurant has been Mediterranean cuisine and the restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.  For dinner, reservations are a good idea, but, as you can see in the picture of the seating area below, breakfast can probably be a last-minute walk up decision if you’d like (note,...
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Top 5 Reasons to see Tomorowland!

May 22, 2015
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Hi my friends!  I can’t believe it’s almost the end of May!  Where has this year gone?  Time is flying by so quickly! However,  this weekend,  a new Disney movie is being released that will allow us to go back in time for a while! Tomorrowland opens on Friday May 22nd and, I think, is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year for Disney fans!   Announced a few years ago in 2012 and then again at the D23 expo, with small teasers throughout the years, this movie has kept fans wondering what this movie will be about…or if even released!  Finally though, after months of waiting,...
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Grilled Cheese ? Yes Please !!!

May 21, 2015
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My husband and I, are huge grilled cheese sandwich fans. Carbs are not our enemy in this family; tasty, tasty carbs. We were excited when we heard Epcot had a Grilled Cheese Stand; we knew this was something we needed to try. It took us a few tries, it was always closed, but one rainy Sunday we got our chance. When we walked up to the stand, a cast member informed us they only took cash, gift cards, or magic bands. She had a panicked tone in her voice, and we could tell this payment issue had angered some past guests. It was a please-don’t-get-mad-at-me voice. We asked where the...
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Got Teens? Here are 5 things to do when going to WDW

May 20, 2015
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5 fun things for teens to do at WDW 1. Decorate your own magic band! Before you even get to WDW you can have fun at home getting ready for the trip by theming out your magic band. As soon as it arrives take it out of the box and decorate it with marker we like to order ours with themed names. Last year we did all Frozen characters. My Mother named hers  Bulda, the mother of the all of the trolls. People have gotten really creative with so many great ideas. If you google the words magic bands you can see so many great bands with awesome decorations....
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An Itty Bitty Obession

May 20, 2015
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It should be no surprise to anyone who reads my articles that I’m quite the Disney collector. Walt Disney Classics Collection, Bradford Exchange Little Mermaid Plates, Precious Moments Princesses, Vinylmation, TsumTsum, and of course hundreds of Christmas Ornaments. The newest item to join my growing collection, Itty Bitty’s. If you haven’t experienced Itty Bitty’s yet, they are tiny plush available from Hallmark. Well mostly tiny, there is a gigantic Mickey and Darth Vader too (called “Biggies”).  They have a very distinctive look. Some are kind of rare, some are quite popular. You will find them at your local Hallmark store. If you are lucky, they offer a Itty Bitty...
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