Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

October 31, 2014
Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

. Recently, we were looking through some old photos and reminiscing about all the great Disney World vacations our family has taken through the years when my wife smiled and reminded me of some of the hurdles we faced to find these joyful memories. While the memory of those big smiles on our childrens’ faces the first time they bounced in a honey pot with Tigger will forever be etched in our minds, we cringe when we thought about the nightmare that ensued beforehand. Have you ever spent 45 minutes in line on a 95° day with 100% humidity surrounded by IWantToRideItNOW! toddlers for that 2 minute attraction? You blocked...
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The Sandwich Villain

October 31, 2014
Earl of sandwich

If you haven’t been listening to the Friday night broadcasts of WDW Fan Zone blogcast with Kurt, Stuart, Emily, and myself, you’ve been missing a treat!  We have discovered some very interesting things about each other and learned a great deal about the Disney Parks we all know and love.  Stuart, our fearless leader, is the hilarious moderator who jokes weekly about the show being a disaster (it really is a good blogcast) and tries to keep us on topic.  Kurt is the member of the group who always does his homework.  He has the most educated and well thought out answers of any question that comes up!  Emily...
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Keeping Disney Close When It’s So Far Away!

October 30, 2014
Keeping Disney Close When It’s So Far Away!

I’m in the UK so its not realistic to pop on a plane for the weekend. Sometimes theres a very long wait in between my trips. How do I manage? Read on and I will share some of my ideas with you. An important way is to surround myself with an array of Disney merchandise and then ensure I use it each and every day. There is nothing better than a pumpkin spiced latte in a pumpkin shaped mug that I have brought back from my Disney travels! Also another key way is my amazing friends. On their trips they bring back goodies, like these ears from my friend...
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Everyday Is Halloween On The Tower of Terror

October 30, 2014
Everyday Is Halloween On The Tower of Terror

Before it was known as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror it was the hot spot for the rich and famous known as the Hollywood Tower Hotel standing 13 stories tall. The hotel was the in place to be with a very popular and chic restaurant, the Tip-Top Lounge occupying the top floor. Then one Halloween night October 31, 1939 it all changed.   The main elevators were out of order so the restaurant decided to use a service elevator built in 1917 to transport guests to and from the restaurant, their rooms, and the lobby. Five people got on the elevator for what appeared to be a normal ride....
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It’s a shark! Disney style.

October 29, 2014
It’s a shark! Disney style.

A trip to Disney in the warm summer months would not be complete without a full day at one of the two awesome waterparks.  While both parks have so much to offer, our family favorite is Typhoon Lagoon. The tropical feel and the theme is just what we look forward too when we prepare to spend the day. Typhoon Lagoon has a great layout and that makes it so easy to get around.  Here is some history of the park. The waterpark opened in June of 1989. It has the world’s largest outdoor wave pools. The story of the park goes like this. A big typhoon hits the beautiful...
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Is Disney’s Hollywood Studios at a crossroads?

October 29, 2014
Is Disney’s Hollywood Studios at a crossroads?

“Disneyland is something that will never be finished. It’s something that I can keep developing. It will be a live, breathing thing that will need change.”–Walt Disney Change is nothing new for any of the Disney theme parks. Walt Disney always viewed his work as something that required constant reflection and adjustment as people and the times changed. Still, anyone with more than a passing familiarity with Walt Disney World could argue that the amount of recent changes happening in and around the Florida theme parks is not only noticeable, but also possibly distracting to the vacation experience. Visitors see construction walls all over which stand as the barriers...
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Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

October 28, 2014
Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

Problem Statement: You have a half-day at Walt Disney World and no extra days on your tickets. This most often happens on arrival and departure days. No problem. Disney’s resort services for onsite guests and the huge array of offerings on property makes it tough to decide just what to do! First up is logistics. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort and arrive before your room is available or need to check out before you are ready to leave, Bell Services will hold your bags. For guests utilizing Magical Express, arriving luggage will be delivered directly to the room when it is ready. If the...
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The Wonders of Walt Disney World Museum

October 27, 2014
The Wonders of Walt Disney World Museum

  October has been a month of weeping and gnashing of teeth for longtime Walt Disney World fans. I know this because no one has wept more or gnashed louder than me! We said goodbye to two great attractions, the Backlot Tour (with Catastrophe Canyon) and Maelstrom. While we are all encouraged to face that facts that change is a part of life and that new is always better, old timers like me have a hard time saying goodbye to rides, shows, events and attractions that are such a part of our memories. Get over losing Maelstrom? I am still trying to recover from Mr. Toad! I still miss...
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